JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 11: 56 a. m. , Senator Williams of the 29th in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplin Laura Bartok of Bristol, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Heavenly father it is in your name that we come humbly to seek your will and wisdom. We thank you for the opportunity to serve your people. We ask that you incline our hearts to carry out our daily business justly, with a spirit of unity and equality for all that we serve. These and many blessing we ask in your son's name. Amen

PLEDGE

Senator Kissel of the 7th, led the Senate in the pledge of Allegiance.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

The following favorable reports of the Joint Standing Committees were received from the House, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 103 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MOTKUE BOWLES OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 104 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THERESA HOPKINS-STATEN, ESQUIRE OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 105 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JOSEPH A. MACDOUGALD OF MADISON TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT RESOURCES RECOVERY AUTHORITY.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

The following favorable reports of the Joint Standing Committees were received from the House, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

APPROPRIATIONS. H. B. No. 5599 (RAISED) (File No. 35) AN ACT CONCERNING PROVISIONAL BALLOTS FOR STATE AND MUNICIPAL OFFICES.

APPROPRIATIONS. H. B. No. 6458 (RAISED) (File No. 771) AN ACT CONCERNING THE NEW ENGLAND DISASTER TRAINING CENTER ACTIVITY ACCOUNT.

COMMERCE. Substitute for H. B. No. 6467 (RAISED) (File No. 297) AN ACT CONCERNING APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL AID FROM CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6490 (RAISED) (File No. 529) AN ACT CONCERNING GRANTS IN LIEU OF TAXES FOR LEDYARD AND MONTVILLE AND REPEALING A DEFICIT REPORTING REQUIREMENT.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6567 (RAISED) (File No. 587) AN ACT CONCERNING DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES PROCEDURES REGARDING PENALTY WAIVERS, PERSONNEL PROCEEDINGS, SALES TAX PERMITS AND LICENSE RENEWALS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 5514 (RAISED) (File No. 623) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR ADULT OFFENDER SUPERVISION.

GENERAL LAW. H. B. No. 5614 (COMM) (File Nos. 167 and 818) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF ELECTRONIC BOOKS TO USERS OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6553 (RAISED) (File Nos. 233 and 819) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE INSURANCE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6674 (RAISED) (File No. 730) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR INTERFERING WITH AN OFFICER.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6688 (RAISED) (File No. 675) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO STATUTES RELATING TO THE AWARD OF ALIMONY AND THE DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REMOVED FROM THE FOOT OF THE CALENDAR

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was placed on the foot of the calendar:

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6602 (RAISED) (File No. 588) AN ACT CONCERNING A RENEWAL PERIOD FOR CERTAIN TEMPORARY NOTES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 872 (RAISED) (File No. 535) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF INDOOR TANNING DEVICES BY PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7084) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the amendment.

In line 17, strike "eighteen" and insert "seventeen" in lieu thereof

In lines 19 and 20, strike "eighteen" and insert "seventeen" in lieu thereof

Remarking were Senators Witkos of the 8th, McKinney of the 28th and Kissel of the 7th.

On motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7084) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PASSED

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill passed.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6437 (RAISED) (File Nos. 365 and 755) AN ACT CONCERNING A MATTRESS STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "C").

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill as amended and moved passage. In concurrence with the House.

PRESIDENT IN THE CHAIR

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th, Witkos of the 8th, LeBeau of the 3rd, Kissel of the 7th, Kane of the 32nd, Frantz of the 36th and Ayala of the 23rd.

Senator Fasano of the 34th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7126) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Meyer of the 12th, Kane of the 32nd and Welch of the 31st.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 2: 41 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 14

Those voting Nay 22

Those absent and not voting 0

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

In line 242, strike "In each transaction described above, the fee shall appear"

Strike line 243 in its entirety

In line 244, strike "fee. "

Senator Fasano of the 34th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 7201) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Meyer of the 12th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 2: 50 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 33

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 11

Those voting Nay 22

Those absent and not voting 3

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 7126) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

A

   

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

A

   

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

A

   

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

In line 242, strike "In each transaction described above, the fee shall appear"

Strike line 243 in its entirety

In line 244, strike "fee. "

Senator Fasano of the 34th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “C” (LCO 7188) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Meyer of the 12th and Welch of the 31st.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 05 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 13

Those voting Nay 21

Those absent and not voting 2

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “C” (LCO 7188) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

A

   

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

A

   

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

In line 263, after the period, insert the following: "The council shall submit a copy of each annual report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment. "

Senator McKinney of the 28th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “D” (LCO 7198) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Meyer of the 12th and Fasano of the 34th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 12 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 14

Those voting Nay 22

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “D” (LCO 7198) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

In line 234, after the period, insert the following: "In no event shall the amount of the mattress stewardship fee described in this subsection exceed ten dollars. "

Remarking were Senators Fasano of the 34th and Meyer of the 12th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 16 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 28

Those voting Nay 8

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 6437 was Passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

   

N

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 1027 (RAISED) (File No. 272) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION OF NONPAYMENT OF PREMIUM FOR INDIVIDUAL LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE POLICIES AND LONG-TERM CARE BENEFITS UNDER AN ANNUITY CONTRACT.

Senator Crisco of the 17th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7047) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Kelly of the 21st.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike section 1 in its entirety and renumber the remaining sections accordingly.

On motion of Senator Crisco of the 17th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7047) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill passed temporarily.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 907 (RAISED) (File No. 313) AN ACT CONCERNING ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR AN EMPLOYER'S NOTICE TO DISPUTE CERTAIN CARE DEEMED REASONABLE FOR AN EMPLOYEE UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT.

Senator Osten of the 19th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5560) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Markley of the 16th and Guglielmo of the 35th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 34 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 30

Those voting Nay 5

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5560) was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

A

   

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

Strike subsection (d) of section 1 in its entirety and reletter the remaining subsection accordingly

In line 71, strike "notice"

In line 74, strike "notice"

Strike line 76 in its entirety and insert in lieu thereof "provides the majority of their employees with accident and health insurance"

Remarking was Senator Fasano of the 34th.

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5560) was passed temporarily.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1016 (RAISED) (File No. 442) AN ACT REGULATING THE PLANTING AND SALE OF RUNNING BAMBOO.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7172) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

In line 35, strike "in"

In line 36, strike "conjunction with the Department of Consumer Protection" and insert "any duly authorized municipal constable, municipal tree warden, zoning enforcement officer or inland wetlands and watercourses enforcement officer"

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th and McKinney of the 28th.

On motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7172) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PASSED

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill passed. In concurrence with the House

COMMERCE. H. B. No. 6466 (RAISED) (File No. 138) AN ACT CLARIFYING COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED.

Senator LeBeau of the 3rd explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Frantz of the 36th.

Senator McKinney of the 28th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7102) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators LeBeau of the 3rd, Boucher of the 26th and Welch of the 31st.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 25 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 15

Those voting Nay 21

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7102) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) (a) Any applicant for more than five million dollars of financial assistance from the Department of Economic and Community Development or Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated for an economic development project shall include in its application for such assistance a commitment to take reasonable steps to contract with Connecticut businesses for any construction-based portion of such project. Such commitment shall include a list of proposed steps such applicant will take to contract with Connecticut businesses. For purposes of this section, "financial assistance" means grants, extensions of credit, loans or loan guarantees, participation interests in loans made to eligible applicants by Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated or combinations thereof.

(b) Not more than twelve months after the construction portion of any such project begins, and annually thereafter until construction is completed, any recipient of financial assistance that has made a commitment pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall file with the Labor Department and the Department of Economic and Community Development a local construction hiring report concerning such recipient's efforts to contract with Connecticut businesses and the employment practices of businesses contracted by such recipient to perform the construction-related portion of such project. Such report shall include:

(1) A description of the efforts undertaken by such recipient to contract with Connecticut businesses for the construction-related portion of such project;

(2) A description of the efforts undertaken by such recipient to encourage contracted businesses to hire Connecticut residents;

(3) (A) The names of businesses contracted by such recipient to perform the construction-related portion of such project, (B) the number of Connecticut residents employed by such contracted businesses, (C) the percentage of such contracted businesses' workforces that are composed of Connecticut residents, (D) the number of Connecticut residents employed by such contracted businesses on such project, and (E) the average wage and benefits paid to construction workers employed by such contracted businesses on such project; and

(4) Any other information required by the Labor Department and the Department of Economic and Community Development.

(c) Not later than February first, annually, the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Labor Department shall submit a report to the Governor, the General Assembly and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce and labor, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. Such report shall summarize the local construction hiring reports filed with said departments in the preceding calendar year pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, and shall include, but not be limited to:

(1) A list of the businesses included in any local construction hiring report;

(2) The number of Connecticut residents employed by each such business, and in the aggregate;

(3) The increase or decrease in the number of Connecticut residents employed by each such business, and in the aggregate, since the preceding year's report;

(4) The average wage and benefits paid to construction workers, on projects funded in whole or in part by state funds, employed by each such business, and in the aggregate; and

(5) Policy suggestions to encourage the hiring of Connecticut residents. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

October 1, 2013

New section

Senator Linares of the 33rd offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 7221) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Witkos of the 8th, LeBeau of the 3rd and McLachlan of the 24th.

SENATOR DUFF IN THE CHAIR

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 37 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 14

Those voting Nay 22

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 7221) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2013) (a) There shall be allowed a credit against the tax imposed on any taxpayer pursuant to chapter 208 of the general statutes for contributions made to a scholarship established to enable Connecticut students to attend any of the regional community-technical colleges for the purpose of obtaining a certificate related to manufacturing. The minimum contribution shall be two thousand five hundred dollars and the credit shall be in an amount equal to ten per cent of any contribution above such minimum contribution amount.

(b) The amount of the credit allowed for any income year for any one taxpayer may not exceed five thousand dollars. In no event shall the total amount of all tax credits allowed to all business firms pursuant to the provisions of this section exceed five hundred thousand dollars in any one fiscal year.

(c) The credit shall be claimed on the tax return for the income year during which the taxpayer made the contribution to the scholarship fund. Any tax credit not used in the period during which the expenditure was made may be carried forward for the five immediately succeeding income years until the full credit has been allowed.

(d) The Commissioner of Revenue Services shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to implement the provisions of this section. Such regulations shall include criteria for scholarship funds to qualify for contributions allowed a credit pursuant to this section. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

July 1, 2013, and applicable to income years commencing on or after January 1, 2013

New section

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 41 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 22

Those voting Nay 14

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 6466 was passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

   

N

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

   

N

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

   

N

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

   

N

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

   

N

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

COMMERCE. H. B. No. 6529 (RAISED) (File No. 301) AN ACT INTEGRATING MUNICIPALITIES INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ELECTRONIC BUSINESS PORTAL.

Senator LeBeau of the 3rd explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Frantz of the 36th. Welch of the 31st and LeBeau of the 3rd.

On motion of Senator LeBeau of the 3rd, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5310 (COMM) (File No. 100) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES AND AUTHORITY OF THE CONNECTICUT AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

On motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

ENVIRONMENT. H. B. No. 6313 (RAISED) (File No. 77) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCALLY GROWN POULTRY IN CONNECTICUT FOOD MARKETS.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

On motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6315 (RAISED) (File No. 78) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESALE OF DOGS TO MILITARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

On motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 5970 (COMM) (File No. 208) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POWER OF MUNICIPAL FAIR RENT COMMISSIONS.

Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th explained the bill and on her motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar. In concurrence with the House.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5388 (COMM) (File Nos. 526 and 640) AN ACT REQUIRING CITIES AND TOWNS TO DESIGNATE A VETERANS' SERVICE CONTACT PERSON. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Leone of the 27th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

On motion of Senator Leone of the 27th, the bill as amended was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6346 (RAISED) (File Nos. 123 and 790) AN ACT REVISING VARIOUS STATUTES CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th explained the bill as amended and on her motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar. In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 984 (RAISED) (File No. 267) AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT OPERATIONS.

Senator Coleman of the 2nd explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7171) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senators Kissel of the 7th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Change the effective date of section 2 to "July 1, 2013"

In line 136, strike "as amended by this act,"

Strike sections 10 and 11 in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 10. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) The rules of evidence in civil actions adopted by the judges of the Superior Court shall apply to all hearings held pursuant to sections 45a-644 to 45a-667v, inclusive, of the general statutes. All testimony at a hearing held pursuant to sections 45a-644 to 45a-667v, inclusive, of the general statutes shall be given under oath or affirmation.

Sec. 11. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) If a conserved person, as defined in section 45a-644 of the general statutes, notifies the Probate Court in any manner that the conserved person wants to attend a hearing pursuant to sections 45a-644 to 45a-663, inclusive, of the general statutes, but is unable to do so, the Probate Court shall schedule the hearing at a place that would facilitate attendance by the conserved person. "

Remarking was Senator Kissel of the 7th.

On motion of Senator Coleman of the 2nd, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7171) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6641 (RAISED) (File Nos. 670 and 787) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A PERSON WHO IS PHYSICALLY HELPLESS OR WHOSE ABILITY TO CONSENT IS OTHERWISE IMPAIRED. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Coleman of the 2nd explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Kissel of the 7th, Meyer of the 12th, Looney of the 11th, Cassano of the 4th and Boucher of the 26th.

On motion of Senator Coleman of the 2nd, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6383 (RAISED) (File Nos. 291 and 642) AN ACT CONCERNING HIRING STANDARDS FOR ATHLETIC DIRECTORS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Stillman of the 20th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th and McKinney of the 28th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 21 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 2

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 6383 as amended was passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

   

N

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

ADOPTED

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on the Consent Calendar be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 24 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 36

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote the Consent Calendar No. 1 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

The following favorable report was received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, the bill was read the second time and tabled for the calendar and printing.

NO NEW FILE

APPROPRIATIONS. H. B. No. 5250 (COMM) (File No. 351) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SAFETY OF WORKERS IN ROADWAY WORK ZONES.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 6: 30 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.