Lawmakers have until the current legislative session ends next Wednesday to work out a solution.
The chair of the environment committee, 79, said he and his wife are training to get back into competitive tennis.
The bill now moves to the Senate, where a vote is tentatively planned Wednesday. It’s possible the House could take up the bill if the Senate approves it.
One item already under consideration in the Connecticut legislature is a strengthening of the laws already on the books. The state already has a ban on assault weapons, but the Bushmaster .223 semiautomatic rifle used in the Newtown school shooting rampage was legal.
Connecticut does not require college coaches to report suspected child abuse, but the scandal at Penn State has some state officials pushing to mandate they notify authorities.