Connecticut’s 2022 Legislative Session started on Wednesday, February 9, beginning a short session that concludes on May 4. Last year the legislature convened a long session in order to create and approve a budget. However, the 2021 session proved to be extra long to accommodate special sessions. While last year’s session was fully virtual including a closed Capitol and Legislative Office Building and all-virtual public hearings, this year’s session has the capacity to be a hybrid session including some in-person and virtual events. Please check the Connecticut General Assembly website for updates to their current COVID-19 policies.
Every year CFSA’s Coordinator, Meg Hourigan, tracks bills through the legislature and sends weekly updates to the listserv. Every Friday, expect an email with updates to these bills. New bills and updates to existing bills will be recorded and reflected in the following spreadsheet. If you think anything is missing, or you would like to join the listserv, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone can track bills through the Connecticut General Assembly’s website. Anyone with an email address can create an account and select legislators and committees to follow. Register your email address and select how often you want notifications about bills here. The online tracking system will compile a list of legislative activities from the representatives and committees of choice.
Follow the links below for more info about the legislative session:
- How a bill becomes a law & additional info
- How to read CT legislation
- How to testify at a CT public hearing (this may change as pandemic restrictions change)
- Learn who your legislators are
Adjacent policy platforms:
Below are links to partner and sibling organizations’ state legislative priorities (let us know if there are additional platforms/agendas we should know about! This list will be updated).
- Connecticut Land Conservation Council
- Desegregate CT
- Sierra Club CT
- United Way Connecticut
- Working Lands Alliance
Disclaimer about bills tracked by the CFSA:
The Connecticut Food System Alliance uses systems thinking in our work, as well as a racial and social justice lens. We take a broad approach to tracking bills that might have an impact on the food system: issues of public health, labor rights and minimum wage, and land use often end up on our tracked bill list. Tracking a bill does not mean the CFSA supports or opposes the bill – only that it would have an impact on the food system (our policy positions are in development, so stay tuned!). If you think any bill is missing from our tracking, let us know!