A bill allowing Connecticut to sponsor a 401(k) plan for small businesses did not come up for a vote in the state Senate before the session ended last week, according to the Senates website. It passed the House last month. The bill would have created a 401(k) plan for small businesses that cant otherwise afford to offer such retirement plans. Investment options would mirror the 20 options in Connecticuts 401(a), 457 and 403(b) plans. Those plans, administered by ING Retirement Services, have institutionally priced mutual funds and fees consistent with government-sponsored plans. The bill can come up for a vote in the Senates next session.