Substitutue for House Joint Resolution 21 appears again on the “Go List” for the Connecticut House of Representatives once again today. Last week the Democratic majority abruptly ended discussion on this bill which proposes an amendment to the state Constitution allowing seventeen-year-olds to vote in primaries for general elections that they will be eighteen-years-old and qualified to vote in. House Republican Leader Larry Cafero offered an amendment to the measure that would allow for unrestricted use of absentee balloting.
Also among the bills up for consideration today before the House:
SB 518. An Act Concerning Beer Cooler Accesibility – This bill prohibits the Department of Consumer Protection from adopting regulations under the Liquor Control Act that require publicly-accessible beer coolers to be locked when the sale of alcoholic liquor for off-premises consumption is prohibited and stores holding grocery beer permits are open for business.
HB 5438. An Act Concerning Making Permanent the Unemployment Benefits for Military Spouses – This bill makes permanent the eligibility for unemployment compensation of military spouses who voluntarily leave their jobs to accompany a spouse required to relocate for active-duty service in the U. S. Armed Forces. Current law applies to spouses who leave their jobs between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008.