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2015 Testimony of the PCSW

Testimony is listed in chronological order by committee

Aging Committee

S.B. 705 An Act Concerning a Community Spouse’s Allowable Assets (2/5/2015)

Appropriations Committee

Governor’s Proposed Budget: Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (3/5/2015)

Governor’s Recommended Budget: Department of Economic and Community Development (3/2/2015)

Governor’s Recommended Budget: Department of Social Services (2/27/2015)

Children’s Committee

S.B. 956, AA Expanding the Care 4 Kids Program (3/3/2015)

H.B. 5653, AAC Chemicals of High Concern to Children (2/5/2015)

Government, Administration and Elections Committee

H.B. 5793, AA Establishing Safe Haven Day (2/25/2015)

Higher Education Committee

S.B. 966, An Act Concerning Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners at Institutions of Higher Education (3/12/2015)

Human Services Committee

S.B. 895 An Act Concerning Temporary Family Assistance (2/19/2015)

S.B. 795 An Act Concerning a Two-Generational School Readiness and Workforce Development Plan (2/10/2015)

H.B. 5823 An Act Implementing a State-Wide Coordinated Two-Generational Model (2/5/2015)

H.B. 5806 An Act Increasing the Minimum Amount of Assets that May be Retained by the Spouse of an Institutionalized Person (1/29/2015)

Insurance Committee

H.B. 5500, AA Requiring Health Insurance Coverage for Fertility Preservation for Insureds Diagnosed with Cancer (2/17/2015)

S.B. 7, AAC Health Insurance Coverage of Orally and Intravenously Administered Medications (2/3/2015)

Judiciary Committee

S.B. 651, An Act Concerning a Temporary Hold for Certain Family Violence Arrestees, S.B. 1087, An Act Concerning Sexual Offender Registration Laws, Residency Restrictions for Registered Sexual Offenders and Reentry Housing, H.B. 7004, An Act Concerning Implementation of the Recommendations of the Task Force to Study Service of Restraining Orders (3/16/2015)

S.B. 650, An Act Concerning Temporary Restraining Orders & H.B. 6848, An Act Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence (3/11/2015)

H.B. 6923, AAC Sexual Assault (3/4/2015)

Labor & Public Employees Committee

S.B. 858, AAC Employees Who Customarily and Regularly Receive Gratuities and the Minimum Fair Wage, H.B. 6784, AA Expanding Paid Sick Leave, H.B 6932, AAC Paid Family Medical Leave & H.B. 6933, AAC Predictable Scheduling (3/5/2015)

Governor’s Bill No. 6850, An Act Concerning Pay Equity and Fairness (3/3/2015)

H.B. 6244, AAC Parents and Guardians of Crime Victims and Unemployment Benefits (2/24/2015)

SB 446, AAC the Definition of the Term “Domestic Worker, SB 428, AA Protecting Interns from Workplace Harassment and Discrimination, HB 5848, AAC Women Re-Entering the Workforce, HB 5854, AAC Thanksgiving and Double Overtime Wages, HB 5865, AAC Credit Card Transactions and Gratuities,HB 6249, AA Establishing a Tax Credit Program for Employers who Offer On-Site Child Day Care Options for Employees &HB 6566, AA Establishing a Tax Credit for Employers Who Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave in Excess of the Leave Required by Law (2/17/2015)

Public Health Committee

S.B. 687, An Act Concerning Notice to Patients of Costs for Routine Health Services & H.B. 5270, An Act Concerning Video Monitoring of Nonverbal Nursing Home Residents (3/11/2015)

Public Safety & Security Committee

H.B. 6498, AAC the Timely Transfer and Processing of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits (2/17/2015)

Veterans’ Affairs Committee

S.B. 904 An Act Establishing the Husky Women Veterans’ Program (2/17/2015)

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