Contracting Standards Board bill killed in House after passage in state Senate

The Connecticut House of Representatives did not raise a bill concerning the state Contracting Standards Board on Wednesday, the last day of the legislative session, leaving it stranded after the Senate passed the bill last week. By a bipartisan, unanimous, the state Senate approved the bill to shore up Contracting Standards Board staff Friday night. House Speaker Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, said Wednesday morning that there were concerns about the bill but the decision to remove the section allowing the board to investigate all quasi-public agencies last week conceivably gave it new life in the House. House Majority Leader Jason Rojas, D-East Hartford, said he’d been speaking with Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, about the bill, and said he knew she was working with different state agencies on the bill.

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