- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Following are some bills that passed or failed in this year’s session of the Connecticut General Assembly. Most still await the governor’s signature:


- Allows school districts to no longer require 11th graders to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium or SBAC test.

- Bans the purchase or sale of encapsulated alcohol.

- Requires local registrars of voters to be certified and undergo training. Bill includes process for removal.

- Allows immigrants brought illegally to U.S. as children to receive in-state college tuition rates after two years instead of three years at a Connecticut high school.

- Requires school districts to add instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to middle school or high school health and safety curriculum.

- Creates two-step process for Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes to possibly open a satellite tribal casino.

- Allows limited bow-and-arrow hunting on private property on Sundays.


- Allowing physicians to provide life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients.

- Creating a moratorium on the state’s education commissioner from approving more charter schools.

- Requirements that the University of Connecticut Foundation adhere to state open government laws.

- Regulations for ride-sharing companies like Uber.

- Requiring people who have a restraining or protective order against them to surrender their firearms and ammunition within 24 hours of being notified of the order.

- Allowing Tesla Motors to open three stores in Connecticut to sell directly to consumers.

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