Last year, we passed many bills that will have an impact on you and your families. A number of these new laws took effect on the first of the new year.
Here are a couple bills that I supported that became law on January 1st.
An Act Concerning Pay Equity
This act will prohibit employers, including the state and its political subdivisions, from asking or directing a third-party to ask about a prospective employee’s wage and salary history. The prohibition does not apply if the prospective employee voluntarily discloses his or her wage and salary. Also. the act specifically allows an employer to ask about other elements of a prospective employee’s compensation structure (e.g., stock options), as long as the employer does not ask about their value.
An Act Concerning Changes to Pharmacy and Drug Control Statutes
This law will help us continue our efforts in battling the opiate epidemic by requiring retail and institutional pharmacies to maintain a perpetual inventory of schedule II controlled substances. In addition, the bill requires DCP-registered drug manufacturers and wholesalers to identify and report suspicious controlled substance orders to the department’s Drug Control Division.
An Act Concerning the Written Residential Disclosure Report, the Captive Insurance Company Established for Assisting with Crumbling Foundations and Funding for Lead Removal, Remediation and Abatement
This act codifies the residential disclosure report home sellers must provide to purchasers and expands what must be included in it. Prior law required the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) to prescribe the form, with certain minimum information, through regulations.
A full list and summary of all the new laws can be found by clicking here.