The House passed a bill requiring chain restaurants to post calorie information on menus. I don’t really have anything to say about this bill, except that if it passes the Senate and is signed by the governor, there will then be another piece of helpful health information that 99.9% of people will gladly ignore.
Flood of Bills at End of Session
According to Ken Dixon, there were 223 bills on the House calendar yesterday.
Today’s calendar is also a little full, as you can see.
How can there possibly be time for all of them? In fact, according to the list of bills passed, only a handful actually were passed yesterday. Among them:
H.B. 6320, which implements recommendations of the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee concerning substance abuse treatment for adults (passed yesterday by the Senate, already passed by the House).
H.B. 6486, which basically seeks federal funding and implements programs for noncustodial fathers (passed by House, not acted upon by the Senate yet).
H.B. 6545, which allows managers employed by the state and legislative Branch employees of the Capitol Police to bargain collectively (passed by House, not acted upon by the Senate yet).
H.B. 6635, which promotes the use of solar power in Connecticut (passed by House, not acted upon by the Senate yet).
S.B. 325, which allows the state to disclose information about pharmacists who mess up and are disciplined by the Pharmacy Commission (passed by the House, passed earlier by the Senate).
S.B. 735, which would require a minimum of 1% of the total highway/road funds received in a fiscal year by DOT and any municipality to be spent on pedestrian and bike routes (passed by House, passed earlier by the Senate).
There are many others. Just head to this page and search for “06/01” to see what happened yesterday.