JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Senate was called to order at 10: 15 a. m. , in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(b), and under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader.
The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Sarah Hamby of Pomfret, Connecticut.
The following is the prayer:
Lord, make us see that while the law seems to curb our freedom, it is necessary for maintaining a peaceful and happy society. Keep responsibilities to those they serve. Amen.
Pursuant to Senate Rule 9(b) the Senate is called into Session, by the Office of the Senate Clerk's under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader.
It is hereby moved that Senate Agenda Number 1, dated Thursday, February 23, 2012 is adopted, the items on said Agenda shall be acted upon as indicated and that the Agenda shall be incorporated into the Senate Journal and Senate Transcript.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
SENATE AND HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
In accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(b), the first reading of the following bills and resolutions was waived, the list of bills and resolutions as prepared by the Clerks was accepted, and the bills and resolutions referred to the Committees as indicated thereon in concurrence:
S. B. No. 219 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE ACT', to enable certain business entities to qualify for credits under the Neighborhood Assistance Act.
S. B. No. 220 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NAVIGATION, COASTAL ACCESS AND CLEAN MARINAS', to direct existing funding to dredging projects that improve navigation and public access while incentivizing clean marina practices and creating jobs.
S. B. No. 221 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN ECONOMIC INCENTIVES FOR RELOCATING JOBS THAT ARE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE STATE', to give preference in the first five plus program and other financial incentives to businesses that relocate jobs from outside of the United States to the state.
S. B. No. 222 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REGULATORY FAIRNESS BOARD', to establish a Regulatory Fairness Board within the Department of Economic and Community Development.
S. B. No. 223 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS TO SUPPORT BUSINESS', to require the Department of Economic and Community Development to explore certain public-private partnership infrastructure projects.
S. B. No. 224 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES THROUGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT', to require The University of Connecticut to establish a program to help state businesses develop innovations in manufacturing technologies.
S. B. No. 225 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN UPDATED ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY STUDY', to provide an updated study on the state's advanced communications technologies.
S. B. No. 226 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENTITIES AND THE EB-5 ALIEN INVESTOR PROGRAM', to require the Department of Economic and Community Development to assist applicants seeking designation as regional centers for the purpose of attracting immigrant investors to the state and provide administrative and other services to designated regional centers, and allow regional centers to be temporarily eligible for any financial assistance or grant program administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Development Authority and Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated.
S. B. No. 227 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CORRECTIONS TO CERTAIN CENSUS DESIGNATIONS', to replace certain census tracts in the city of Bristol incorrectly identified as commercial property.
ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY
S. B. No. 228 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY STATUTES', to implement technical revisions to various Energy and Technology statutes.
S. B. No. 229 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID LONG-TERM CARE COVERAGE FOR MARRIED COUPLES', to increase the maximum protected amount for community spouses of institutionalized persons applying for Medicaid.
S. B. No. 230 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY CHOICES FOR LONG-TERM CARE AND DISABILITY SERVICES', to establish a single point of entry for information and services concerning aging and disability issues.
S. B. No. 231 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT MODIFYING THE KATIE BECKETT HOME CARE WAIVER PROGRAM', to make technical modifications to a Medicaid waiver program for persons with disabilities to expand access and better define the population served.
S. B. No. 232 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT EXTENDING A MORATORIUM ON NURSING HOME BEDS', to extend a moratorium on nursing home beds in keeping with a state plan to move more residents to community care settings.
S. B. No. 233 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADVANCE PAYMENTS TO NURSING FACILITIES FOR UNCOMPENSATED CARE', to mitigate financial hardships to nursing homes caused by delays in Medicaid eligibility determinations.
S. B. No. 234 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT REPEALING CERTAIN OBSOLETE HUMAN SERVICES STATUTES', to repeal statutes concerning obsolete subject matter.
S. B. No. 235 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL AGENTS FOR THE ELDERLY', to clarify duties of municipal agents to the elderly and training opportunities available.
S. B. No. 236 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT OF EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIANS FOR TREATMENT OF MEDICAID RECIPIENTS', to provide payment to physicians who treat Medicaid recipients in emergency rooms but do not receive a salary or subsidy for those services.
HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT
S. B. No. 237 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SHARING OF INFORMATION BETWEEN THE LABOR DEPARTMENT AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION', to permit the Labor Department to share wage and employment data with institutions of higher education for purposes of program evaluation.
S. B. No. 238 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE LEARN HERE, LIVE HERE PROGRAM', to expand the Learn Here, Live Here program and change the name of the Connecticut first-time homebuyers account to the Learn Here, Live Here account.
S. B. No. 239 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE DISTRIBUTIONS OF THE BLOCK GRANT TO THE REGIONAL COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGES AND THE CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM', to require a study of issues concerning distributions of the block grant to the Connecticut State University System and the regional community-technical colleges.
S. B. No. 240 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT ALLOWING THE RETENTION OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE COST ALLOWANCE FROM THE CONNECTICUT INDEPENDENT COLLEGE STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM FOR COMPLIANCE AUDITS', to allow the state to set aside up to thirty thousand dollars annually from the Connecticut Independent College Student Grant appropriation to fund the administration of compliance audits.
S. B. No. 241 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT ALLOWING ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE REGIONAL COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM TO WAIVE MEMBERSHIP IN A STATE RETIREMENT PLAN', to permit adjunct faculty members of the regional community-technical colleges to waive membership in a Connecticut retirement plan just as adjunct faculty members employed by the Connecticut State University System or The University of Connecticut are permitted to do.
S. B. No. 242 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY ON THE RELEASE OF FACULTY FROM CERTAIN TEACHING REQUIREMENTS', to require a study of issues concerning course releases and the feasibility and potential effects of reducing the number of faculty members who receive course releases.
S. B. No. 243 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATES OF MERIT', to revise provisions concerning certificates of merit in medical malpractice actions.
S. B. No. 244 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENHANCED PENALTY FOR THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF DRUGS NEAR SCHOOLS, DAY CARE CENTERS AND PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS', to revise the circumstances under which an enhanced penalty is imposed for the sale or possession of controlled substances or drug paraphernalia near a school or a day care center, to eliminate the enhanced penalty for such sale or possession near a public housing project, and to allow judges more discretion in sentencing persons convicted of those offenses.
S. B. No. 245 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECORDING OF POLICE ACTIVITY BY THE PUBLIC', to protect the right of an individual to photograph or video record peace officers in the performance of their duties.
S. B. No. 246 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DOG', to (1) clarify that the owner or keeper of a dog that does damage to the companion animal of another is liable for the expense of veterinary care, the fair monetary value of the companion animal and the burial expenses for the companion animal, and (2) clarify the calculation of damages for damage done by a dog to domestic animals.
S. B. No. 247 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF PERSONS WHOSE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE LACK OF CONSENT IS SUBSTANTIALLY IMPAIRED', to provide that sexual intercourse or sexual contact with a person whose ability to communicate lack of consent to such sexual activity is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition constitutes the crime of sexual assault.
S. B. No. 248 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE FEES', to: (1) Revise the calculation of probate fees in matters where the state has a claim against an estate due to support provided or costs of incarceration or institutionalization, (2) eliminate the additional charge of twenty-five dollars for each additional hearing or hour of hearing, (3) specify the fee for providing a digital copy of an audio recording of a hearing, (4) make conforming changes regarding statutory references to costs, charges and fees, and (5) repeal a provision regarding the method for determining a gross estate for purposes of computing fees for the settlement of estates.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
S. B. No. 249 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISMISSAL OF DEPUTY CHIEFS OF POLICE', to prohibit the dismissal of a deputy chief of police except by the chief of police with the approval of the authority that appoints the chief of police for that town.
SELECT COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS
S. B. No. 250 (RAISED) SELECT COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING VETERANS' DISABILITY COMPENSATION FROM PROPERTY ASSIGNMENT AND ALIMONY IN DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE PROCEEDINGS', to require the Superior Court to exclude disability compensation received by either party from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs from the amount and sources of income considered in determining orders for alimony or property assignment in an action for marital dissolution, annulment or legal separation.
S. B. No. 251 (RAISED) SELECT COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS' JOBS', to increase job opportunities available to veterans by providing state grants and subsidies to businesses.
H. B. No. 5040 (COMM) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR TRAFFIC CALMING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN WESTVILLE VILLAGE', to provide funds from the Main Street Investment program to Westville Village for improvements relating to traffic calming.
H. B. No. 5041 (COMM) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE SHUBERT THEATER IN NEW HAVEN', to provide the Shubert Theater with funds to make improvements and renovations.
Proposed H. B. No. 5264 REP. DARGAN, 115th DIST. ; REP. DAVIS, 117th DIST. ; REP. ESPOSITO, 116th DIST. ; SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE WEST HAVEN CENTER FOR ARTS', to provide bond funds to the West Haven Center for the Arts.
H. B. No. 5265 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SMALL BUSINESS LENDING', to support small business financing and growth.
H. B. No. 5266 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE IN STRATFORD', to provide funds to the Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford for improvements and renovations.
H. B. No. 5267 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TAX REVENUE', to allow the city of Waterbury to establish a special taxing district in its central business district.
H. B. No. 5268 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR A GREENWAY PROJECT', to authorize bonds of the state for a grant-in-aid for the greenway project in Waterbury.
H. B. No. 5269 (RAISED) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND ENFORCING JOB CREATION COMMITMENTS ON CERTAIN STATE-SPONSORED PROJECTS', to require business development projects participating in the First Five Plus program to maintain certain jobs for twelve calendar months and to require certain reports from the Department of Economic and Community Development related to investments of ten million dollars or more in a single project or program.
Proposed H. B. No. 5270 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL CURRICULUM REGARDING FISCAL LITERACY', to increase fiscal literacy among high school students by developing a model curriculum regarding fiscal literacy for use in public high schools.
ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY
H. B. No. 5271 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SITING COUNCIL', to make changes to the Connecticut Siting Council's procedures, including those related to the siting of certain facilities.
H. B. No. 5272 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE', to determine how to continue the development of renewable technologies in the state.
FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING
Proposed H. B. No. 5273 REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST. ; SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. ; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. ; REP. JUTILA, 37th DIST. ; REP. REYNOLDS, 42nd DIST. ; REP. OLSON-RILEY, 46th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. ; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COLLECTION AND REMITTANCE OF THE HOTEL TAX BY ROOM REMARKETERS', to ensure that sales tax is being paid on the full price a consumer pays to rent a hotel room, including that portion of the rent that is added on by a room remarketer in excess of the rent received by the hotel.
Proposed H. B. No. 5274 REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING SALES TAX ESCROW ACCOUNTS', to reduce the delinquency rates for the payment of sales tax returns.
Proposed H. B. No. 5275 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES TAX FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES PROVIDED TO BUSINESSES', to remove the sales tax on environmental services to businesses, including cleanup of hazardous spills, evaluation of contamination and similar services, in order to prevent loss of business in such services to other states.
HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT
H. B. No. 5276 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CAPITOL SCHOLARSHIP GRANT PROGRAM', to eliminate the provision that restricts new, incoming students in certain academic years from receiving financial assistance under the capitol scholarship grant program.
H. B. No. 5277 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INDEMNIFICATION OF UNIVERSITY POLICE', to require indemnification of special police force officers.
H. B. No. 5278 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT FACILITATING DUAL ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES', to identify and facilitate dual enrollment opportunities for secondary school students participating in a career cluster curriculum.
H. B. No. 5279 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION', to conform the purchasing statute governing public institutions of higher education with the current practice of and statutory framework regarding advertising for competitive bids and proposals for goods and services on the part of the Department of Administrative Services; to require that the audit of faculty consulting agreements occur on an annual, rather than a seminannual, basis; to eliminate the requirement that independent auditors estimate the book value of The University of Connecticut Health Center's patient account receivables; and to require the automatic vesting of title to inventions in The University of Connecticut in certain circumstances.
H. B. No. 5280 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT ADJUSTING NURSING HOME RATES FOR PHYSICAL PLANT IMPROVEMENTS', to adjust Medicaid rates for nursing facilities that made physical plant improvements or replaced furniture and equipment between 2008 and 2011.
H. B. No. 5281 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FRAUD DETECTION IN SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAMS', to expand efforts to fight fraud and abuse in taxpayer-supported social services programs.
H. B. No. 5282 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT ADJUSTING INCOME ELIGIBILITY FOR MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAMS', to align income eligibility guidelines among programs for senior citizens.
H. B. No. 5283 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT WAIVING ADVANCE PAYMENT RESTRICTIONS FOR CERTAIN NURSING FACILITIES', to allow for the waiver of restrictions on advance payments for nursing facilities in receivership.
H. B. No. 5284 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RECOUPMENT OF STATE ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS', to clarify third-party and health plan obligations regarding payment and recoupment of state assistance payments.
H. B. No. 5285 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT ADJUSTING COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER RATES FOR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS', to adjust rates paid by the state to community health centers for capital investments made by the centers.
H. B. No. 5286 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RETURN OF STOLEN PROPERTY', to permit more stolen property recovered by police to be returned to the rightful owner by raising the property value threshold that determines whether the police must file an inventory and retain the property.
H. B. No. 5287 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF A GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR A PERSON WHO IS SUBJECT TO A CONSERVATORSHIP PROCEEDING OR A PROCEEDING CONCERNING ADMINISTRATION OF TREATMENT FOR A PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITY', to provide that: (1) A person who is subject to a conservatorship proceeding or a proceeding concerning administration of treatment for a psychiatric disability shall not be appointed a guardian ad litem prior to a determination that such person is incapacitated, and (2) such appointment be made for limited purposes and duration established by the court.
H. B. No. 5288 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED WOMEN', to study the feasibility, costs and benefits of establishing a nursery facility at the Connecticut Correctional Institution, Niantic, for the purpose of caring for children born to women during their detention at such institution.
H. B. No. 5289 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSES OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS', to classify a second or subsequent offense of cruelty to an animal as a felony punishable by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars or imprisonment of not more than five years, or both.
H. B. No. 5290 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEASING OF JUDICIAL BRANCH FACILITIES', to authorize the Judicial Branch to lease its own facilities.
LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
H. B. No. 5291 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE, REMOVING THE MINIMUM WAGE TIP CREDIT, AND INCREASING PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO PAY THE MINIMUM WAGE', to raise the minimum wage and base future raises on the consumer price index, remove the tip credit, and increase penalties for failure to pay the minimum wage.
Proposed H. B. No. 5292 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BONDING TO BENEFIT REDEMPTION SONG, INC', to improve recovery rates and maintain family connections by allocating bond funds for the acquisition or rental of supportive sober housing for parents attending the Dry Dock recovery program in Wallingford.
Proposed H. B. No. 5293 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR CERTAIN MUNICIPAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS', to provide funding for full-time health departments in municipalities with populations of less than fifty thousand.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
H. B. No. 5294 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LATERAL CERTIFICATION OF POLICE OFFICERS', to clarify that certified police officers who seek employment with a different police department do not have to take and pass a physical fitness test.
H. B. No. 5295 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS A POLICE OFFICER', to allow a person who has had a criminal conviction in another state removed as a barrier to employment as a police officer in that state, and who has served as a police officer in that state, to qualify as a candidate to be a police officer in this state.
SELECT COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS
H. B. No. 5296 (RAISED) SELECT COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COURSE ENROLLMENT FEE WAIVERS FOR CERTAIN VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD ENROLLED AT CHARTER OAK STATE COLLEGE', to waive the payment of tuition for certain veterans and members of the National Guard enrolled at Charter Oak State College.
H. B. No. 5297 (RAISED) SELECT COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE SUBSTITUTION OF STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS WITH MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY TRAINING FOR VETERANS', to establish a task force to study the use of military occupational specialty training as a substitute for state licensing requirements.
H. B. No. 5298 (RAISED) SELECT COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A LIST OF PREFERRED VETERANS' CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS', to establish and make public a list of reputable veterans' charitable organizations.
H. B. No. 5299 (RAISED) SELECT COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A COMMENDATION MEDAL, AN ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL AND THE ORDER OF PRECEDENCE FOR STATE MILITARY DECORATIONS AND AWARDS', to establish eligibility requirements for commendation and achievement medals and to set forth an order of precedence of state military decorations and awards.
Proposed H. B. No. 5300 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSING FOR MANICURING SERVICES', to protect public safety and reduce the workload of local health departments who must deal with a significant number of unlicensed facilities and the lack of a standardized training program and inspection criteria by the Department of Public Health.
The Senate at 10: 18 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.