Legislative Priorities for 2015

January 8, 2015
Icy Frantz and Sen. Scott Frantz during opening day of the 2015 Legislative Session in Hartford.
Icy Frantz and Sen. Scott Frantz during opening day of the 2015 Legislative Session in Hartford.

Hartford, CT – State Senator Scott Frantz (R-Greenwich) Deputy Minority Leader of the Senate Republican Caucus joined his colleagues in the General Assembly at the swearing in of the newly elected 2015 Legislative body. The new Senate includes 36 members: 15 Republicans and 21 Democrats. The House is comprised of 151 members: 87 Democrats and 64 Republicans.

Among the bills Senator Frantz will sponsor this legislative session:

  • Constitutional Amendment to protect transportation funds
  • Improve boating safety regulations
  • Repeal the hospital tax
  • Expansion of job creation tax credits for hiring honorably discharged and disabled veterans
  • repeal the 10% corporate tax surcharge
  • repeal the business entity tax, estate tax, gift tax
  • eliminate outdated, redundant and counterproductive state business regulations
  • provide tax incentives to emerging and next generation businesses
  • require bond proceeds to be used for intended purpose, not for operating expenses
  • phase in of newly assessed property tax after a home or business is destroyed and rebuilt

Many of these initiatives have the potential of providing good paying jobs for thousands of Connecticut workers. The legislation aims to improve the business climate in Connecticut by helping to capitalize on one of its greatest strengths – a highly skilled and educated workforce.

“More public input about steps the legislature can take during the 2015 Session to help businesses thrive and create jobs in today’s challenging economy is extremely important. The future of our state’s economy depends on the legislature’s ability and willingness to be a partner to Connecticut’s businesses. I invite any and all ideas,” said Sen. Frantz.

To follow Senator Frantz throughout the legislative session, visit www.senatorfrantz.com or the Senate Republican caucus on facebook at www.Facebook.com/CTSenateGOP and twitter at @CTSenateGOP