Legislature’s Special Session update
EO released on Workers Comp coverage for COVID
CRMA golf outing date change
News and notes from around the state

  • Early this morning, the State House of Representatives finished its portion of the Special Session that legislators were called in for, passing bills on all four of the issues on their agenda.
  • The highest profile issue that House voted on was the so-called police accountability bill.
  • The bill passed after a 7-hour overnight debate by an 86-58 margin.
  • The bill split the majority Democratic caucus and almost derailed the bill on an amendment offered by Republicans that would have stripped away a controversial immunity section of the legislation.
  • Chris Keating of the Hartford Courant does a great job on the story. You can go here for that.
  • The three other bills that were on the special session agenda also passed, including “no-excuse” absentee voting in November; CTNewsJunkie has that story here.
  • The other bills that received House approval were to cap insulin costs and permit broader telehealth services; CT Mirror provides that coverage, here.
  • The State Senate is expected to take up the measures next week when they go into session.


EO on Workers Comp released

  • As we went to print with this week’s FF, the Governor released his latest Executive Order, this time allowing essential workers to apply for Workers Compensation coverage. The EO, which you can review if you go here, covers the time period March 10 to May 20,
  • The employee must have worked at the direction of the employer outside the home during at least one of 14 days immediately preceding the date of injury and had not been ordered to instead work from home, according to the Hartford Courant’s reporting, here.
  • To the extent that we could have any influence, CRMA did reach out to the Governor’s Office to make them aware of our concerns and the impact this new EO would have on our members.


CRMA Golf Outing date change

  • As we notified you in a previous FF, we are moving forward with our Annual Golf Outing this year, working closely with Wampanoag CC to ensure that all COVID-related safety measures are put in place.
  • There is one small change that we wanted to inform you of today.
  • We are moving the date of the outing from Monday, Oct 12 to TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 – the next day. We are sorry about the confusion on the date change and hope you will be able to support us this year.
  • You can go here for registration information about this year’s event.


News and notes from around the state

  • A new national report says that immigrants play a significant role in Connecticut’s economy. The report says immigrant entrepreneurs in CT generate over $1 billion in business revenue, and are 24% of all self-employed CT residents.  Hartford Courant has the story here.
  • Best Buy and Walmart are among the latest national retailers to announce they will require shoppers to wear face coverings. CT Post has the story here and here.
  • The list of states on Connecticut’s travel advisory has grown, and now includes 31 states. CT Post has the update here.  Officials at Bradley International Airport are raising concerns about the impact of the restrictions; the Courant has that story here.
  • The State Bond Commission has approved funding for projects around the state, mostly transportation and school construction. Fairfield County Business Journal has the story here.