Happy New Year! The Connecticut General Assembly opened for the “long session” on January 4. In a long session, legislators negotiate the budget and do not limit what types of bills can be introduced (compared to the short session, which is typically limited to budgetary and financial issues). This year’s session ends June 7.
As in past years, CFSA will be tracking bills that have a potential impact on the food system. Every week, we’ll post updates on those bills as they move through the legislature. The list will be updated here and weekly via our listserv. We hope this information makes it easier for you to advocate for a sustainable, equitable food system! If you find this useful, please this page with colleagues and friends to grow our alliance.
The Capitol and Legislative Office Building are open to the public this year, and we have the option to testify in person or virtually! CT Mirror has more information on this year’s session.
Tracked Bills (table)
Tracked Bills (text)
Follow the links below for more info about the legislative session:
- How a bill becomes a law & additional info (fun version)
- How to read CT legislation
- How to testify at a CT public hearing
- Learn who your legislators are
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 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. If you think any bill is missing from our tracking, let us know!
Aligned 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).