The Senate is expected to consider similar legislation later this month.
Similar language appears in legislation being considered by the Senate this week.
Congress is considering legislation to cover them, but nothing has been passed yet.
Connecticut is one of the 20 states expected to consider new legislation this year.
The Australian federal government is to consider similar legislation for the whole country.
The Senate is scheduled to consider similar legislation in the coming weeks.
For information about legislation considered by the committee in the 111th Congress, please visit the minority site.
The previous Congress considered legislation that gave little, if any, consideration to the economic needs of the nation.
About a dozen states are considering or have considered such legislation.
About two dozen other states are considering legislation on the issue.