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“The legislation passed tonight includes performance-based regulation which we believe will benefit our customers," Eversource -- roundly criticized for its response to Tropical Storm Isaias -- said.
The most contentious of the bills – centered on police accountability – passed the Senate by a 21-15 margin after some 10 hours of debate.
In addition, Lamont’s emergency powers and the executive orders he issued under those powers during the COVID-19 crisis are scheduled to expire on Sept. 9, meaning that the General Assembly must decide on the absentee ballot and extension of telehealth coverage questions by then.
Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano said the bill was an example of "why people distrust government."
Connecticut Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff spearheaded this legislative effort by insisting the bill would “hold companies to their commitments not to block websites, throttle speeds, or impose prioritization pricing and to establish a process for internet service providers to certify that they will not engage in practices inconsistent with net neutrality principles.”