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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Assisted Suicide Bill HB 5420 Dead for Now

Stephen Mendelsohn
Stephen Mendelsohn:
We still need to be concerned about a special session, but for now, 8 years with no bill passing a single committee.
Story below courtesy of Connecticut News Junkie:

HARTFORD, CT — They never expected it to end like this, but legislative leaders decided Monday that it’s not safe for them to return to the state Capitol before the constitutional adjournment of May 6.

The sign on the door to the state Capitol still says the building is closed until Friday, April 24, but that will be changed soon. Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, said Monday that they haven’t ruled out a special session, however, the state Capitol will remain closed through the constitutional adjournment of May 6.

Looney said they can’t bring people back into the building without the proper protection, such as masks and gloves. He said they are working with Legislative Management to purchase the equipment and in the meantime lawmakers are being asked to work with committee chairs on legislation they would like to see raised during a future special session.

No date has been set yet for a special session.

Looney suggested Monday that rank-and-file lawmakers could look at bills they debated already this session and believe should pass. He said they are looking to build consensus to some extent for some omnibus bills, one per committee, but “don’t want to give the minority party a veto over content.”