JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 32 o'clock a. m. , Representative Rojas of the 9th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, John A. Orofino of Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Almighty Father, look graciously upon this Body today. Help us discern Your divine will in working for the good of the people of Connecticut. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by John A. Orofino of Hartford, Connecticut.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Zoni of the 81st District, 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.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 5321 REP. BETTS, 78th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO VOTE ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS AND AGREEMENTS AND STIPULATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH A LAWSUIT', to require a vote by each chamber of the General Assembly on all state employee collective bargaining agreements and all agreements and stipulations in connection with a lawsuit.

Proposed H. B. No. 5322 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY RESOURCE OFFICERS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS', to provide funding for enhanced security at elementary schools.

COMMERCE

Proposed H. B. No. 5323 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT DESIGNATING THOMASTON AS AN ENTERPRISE ZONE', to designate Thomaston as an enterprise zone.

EDUCATION

Proposed H. B. No. 5324 REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. ; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. ; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. ; REP. ADINOLFI, 103rd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE VO-AG SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT AT LYMAN HALL HIGH SCHOOL IN WALLINGFORD', to permit Wallingford to submit a change order for a school construction project later than six months after such change order was issued.

Proposed H. B. No. 5325 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AMOUNT SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN CHARGE FOR STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES', to limit the amount a school district can charge a student for participating in sports programs offered at school.

Proposed H. B. No. 5326 REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PRESCHOOL PROGRAM MAGNET SCHOOL IN WALLINGFORD', to establish and construct a dual language immersion preschool program interdistrict magnet school in Wallingford.

Proposed H. B. No. 5327 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCHOOLS FOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES', to establish a tax credit for contributions to schools for extracurricular activities.

Proposed H. B. No. 5328 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELECTION OF COCHAIRPERSONS TO BOARDS OF EDUCATION', to permit boards of education to elect two cochairpersons to lead the board so as to allow for a stronger board of education.

Proposed H. B. No. 5329 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FREQUENCY OF EMERGENCY DRILLS CONDUCTED AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS', to ensure that public schools are properly conducting lockdown drills to prepare students for emergencies.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H. B. No. 5330 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING', to protect public health and ensure that hydrocarbon resources are developed responsibly.

Proposed H. B. No. 5331 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING CUSTOMERS OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES AN OUTAGE CREDIT', to hold public service companies financially responsible for customer outages.

Proposed H. B. No. 5332 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING CALIFORNIA MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSION STANDARDS IN CONNECTICUT', to repeal legislation implementing California motor vehicle emission standards in Connecticut.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 5333 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE BIENNIAL LICENSING OF DOGS', to have dog registration be more in line with the biennial rabies vaccine requirements for such animals and to save municipalities the yearly postage expense for license renewal applications.

Proposed H. B. No. 5334 REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE WAIVER OF STATE PARK FEES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CERTAIN PROM PHOTOS', to provide a benefit to certain residents of state park host communities.

Proposed H. B. No. 5335 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT BANNING THE RECEIPT OF HAZARDOUS FRACKING BY-PRODUCTS IN THE STATE', to prohibit the possession and storage of fracking waste by-products in the state.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H. B. No. 5336 REP. BETTS, 78th DIST. ; SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to repeal the business entity tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5337 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE TREASURER TO INCLUDE INTERFUND TRANSFERS IN THE MONTHLY REPORT', to require the Treasurer to report interfund transfers.

Proposed H. B. No. 5338 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE IMPOSITION OF RETROACTIVE TAXES', to prohibit retroactive taxation.

Proposed H. B. No. 5339 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPEAL OF THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT', to provide budget relief by eliminating the earned income tax credit.

Proposed H. B. No. 5340 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. MINER, 66th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A DEDICATED SOURCE TO BE USED FOR THE BUDGET RESERVE FUND, EXCESS DEBT PAYMENTS AND EXCESS PENSION PAYMENTS', to provide for additional state revenue through segregating an amount representing income taxes paid on unearned income.

Proposed H. B. No. 5341 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING THE INCREASE IN THE VALUE OF PROPERTY FOR PURPOSES OF REVALUATIONS', to maintain fair property taxes.

Proposed H. B. No. 5342 REP. BETTS, 78th DIST. ; SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REDUCTION IN THE MOTOR VEHICLE FUELS TAX', to reduce the gas tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5343 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING A TOWN'S ABILITY TO PHASE IN A REAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT DECREASE', to provide that a town implementing a revaluation may phase in a real property assessment increase but not a decrease.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed H. B. No. 5344 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING GENERATORS AT GASOLINE STATIONS', to ensure gas stations will be able to sell gasoline during power outages.

Proposed H. B. No. 5345 REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOMEMAKER COMPANION AGENCIES AND CONSUMER PROTECTION', to provide greater protection for consumers contracting for services with homemaker companion agencies.

Proposed H. B. No. 5346 REP. BETTS, 78th DIST. 'AN ACT INCLUDING POLITICAL "ROBO" CALLS ON THE "DO NOT CALL" LIST', to include political "robo" calls on the "do not call" list.

Proposed H. B. No. 5347 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABELS', to lower the incidence of drug overdoses.

Proposed H. B. No. 5348 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION FOR PERSONS WHO DECONTAMINATE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS', to reduce the number of persons effected by cross-contamination and infection in surgical settings.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 5349 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COUNTING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS', to permit candidates who are running for office to name employees to supervise the process of the absentee ballot count or recount.

Proposed H. B. No. 5350 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION', to create a more open complaint and investigatory process for the SEEC.

Proposed H. B. No. 5351 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING ADMINISTRATIVE FEES FOR ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT SERVICES', to ensure that entities the state contracts with to provide e-services do not charge high administrative fees.

Proposed H. B. No. 5352 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL', to empower voters and to harmonize qualifications for the office of Attorney General with the qualifications of other states.

Proposed H. B. No. 5353 REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. ; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING STATE BUILDINGS TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY', to give persons with a disability equal access to state government services.

Proposed H. B. No. 5354 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM', to make for a more open and transparent campaign finance system.

Proposed H. B. No. 5355 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPLICATIONS FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS', to require that any requested application for an absentee ballot be mailed to the elector's residence.

Proposed H. B. No. 5356 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRARS OF VOTERS', to require a registrar of voters seeking reelection to step down from their office during the period of their campaign.

Proposed H. B. No. 5357 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES', to ensure that prospective candidates for an elected office with a residency requirement supply proof of meeting such requirement for at least one year before filing a candidacy.

Proposed H. B. No. 5358 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING STATE CONTRACTS WITH ENTITIES MAKING CERTAIN INVESTMENTS IN IRAN', to bring the state into compliance with Section 202 of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010.

Proposed H. B. No. 5359 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTORS WHO MOVE BUT REMAIN WITHIN THE SAME VOTING DISTRICT', to allow an elector who has moved and not updated their voter registration to cast an ordinary ballot, provided their new address is in the same voting district as the previous address.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H. B. No. 5360 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM', to develop and implement an internship program for adults with autism.

Proposed H. B. No. 5361 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COVERAGE UNDER THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR COUGH DROPS', to allow for state medical assistance coverage of cough drops that do not require a prescription.

Proposed H. B. No. 5362 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE PURCHASE OF ALCOHOL OR ADULT ENTERTAINMENT WITH STATE CASH ASSISTANCE', to comply with federal law requiring states to restrict use of Transitional Assistance to Needy Families benefits.

JUDICIARY

Proposed H. B. No. 5363 REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. ; REP. ADINOLFI, 103rd DIST. ; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. ; SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENTS TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE STATE AND A MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IS LOCATED', to permit a municipality in which a state-operated correctional facility is located to seek and obtain an amendment to any contract that is in effect between the municipality and a state agency related to the correctional facility.

Proposed H. B. No. 5364 REP. LABRIOLA, 131st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR OR DRUGS', to increase the penalty for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs by permitting the seizure and forfeiture of a motor vehicle used to commit such offense and remitting the proceeds to the municipality in which the offense occurred.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H. B. No. 5365 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE PREVAILING WAGE', to increase the prevailing wage thresholds for municipal construction projects.

Proposed H. B. No. 5366 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PREVAILING WAGE THRESHOLD', to provide financial relief to the state and municipalities by increasing the threshold at which public works projects will be subject to the prevailing wage laws.

Proposed H. B. No. 5367 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION OF THE PREVAILING WAGE RATE TO SCHOOL AND TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS', to provide property tax relief to towns and to ensure that maximum funding is made available for local school and transportation projects.

Proposed H. B. No. 5368 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MODERNIZATION OF THE PREVAILING WAGE LAWS', to provide financial relief to the state and municipalities by immediately increasing the threshold amount for public works projects required to pay prevailing wages and to ensure that the threshold for prevailing wage laws keeps pace with inflation in the future.

Proposed H. B. No. 5369 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL PROJECTS AND THE PREVAILING WAGE', to facilitate municipal public works projects by exempting certain projects from the prevailing wage requirements.

Proposed H. B. No. 5370 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN MUNICIPAL PROJECTS FROM PREVAILING WAGE RATE REQUIREMENTS', to exempt certain municipal projects from the prevailing wage requirement.

Proposed H. B. No. 5371 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVAILING WAGE', to increase the prevailing wage thresholds in order to encourage the state and municipalities to undertake public works projects.

Proposed H. B. No. 5372 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN EMPLOYERS' BILL OF RIGHTS', to develop a regulatory mechanism to protect businesses throughout the state from fraudulent claims brought by employees.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H. B. No. 5373 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS FROM POWER OUTAGES', to protect vulnerable populations in the event of a power outage.

Proposed H. B. No. 5374 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENTS TO MEDICAL CLINICS FOR SERVICES', to require clinical facilities, such as blood laboratories, to accept cash payments.

Proposed H. B. No. 5375 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING BACKUP GENERATORS FOR PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS', to require all public community well water systems, including those maintained by private homeowners associations, have backup generators.

Proposed H. B. No. 5376 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING PHYSICIANS FROM OWNING BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES', to prevent a conflict of interest by restricting physicians from owning a physical therapy business.

Proposed H. B. No. 5377 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE USE OF PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS, VIOLENT MEDIA AND MASS VIOLENCE', to study the relationship between the use of psychotropic drugs and incidents of mass shootings and the impact of violent media on episodes of mass violence.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H. B. No. 5378 REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. ; REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A CIVILIAN MEDAL OF HONOR', to honor Connecticut citizens who perform extraordinary acts of heroism.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H. B. No. 5379 REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING A BRIDGE IN CHESHIRE IN HONOR OF LIEUTENANT MYRON VERNER', to name a bridge in honor of Lieutenant Myron Verner for his service with the police department in Cheshire.

Proposed H. B. No. 5380 REP. GENGA, 10th DIST. ; REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST. ; REP. BARAM, 15th DIST. ; REP. LARSON, 11th DIST. ; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. ; SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. ; SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING IN MOTOR VEHICLES WITH MINOR CHILDREN', to protect children from secondhand smoke.

Proposed H. B. No. 5381 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES PRIOR TO THE SUSPENSION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION', to require the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide sufficient notice before suspending a motor vehicle registration.

Proposed H. B. No. 5382 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING ROUTE 322 IN WOLCOTT IN HONOR OF EUGENE A. MIGLIARO, JR', to name Route 322 in Wolcott in honor of Eugene A. Migliaro, Jr.

Proposed H. B. No. 5383 REP. MILLER, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP AND EXPAND THE PORT OF NEW LONDON', to establish a task force to develop and expand New London into a destination port for cruise ship traffic and a transportation hub for tourism in southeast Connecticut.

Proposed H. B. No. 5384 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS BY AUTOMOBILE DEALERS TO BUYERS WITH CERTAIN LOCAL ENFORCEMENT ISSUES', to increase sales of motor vehicles by allowing dealers to issue temporary motor vehicle registrations to buyers with certain outstanding local enforcement issues.

Proposed H. B. No. 5385 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL TRAFFIC AUTHORITIES AND STREET LIGHT OUTAGES', to improve safety on local roads by allowing local traffic authorities to report street light outages.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H. B. No. 5386 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS', to give preference in affordable or subsidized housing admission to veterans meeting the federal veterans' preference requirements. .

Proposed H. B. No. 5387 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE USE OF MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY TRAINING AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS', to determine which training and experience obtained by veterans during their service in the armed forces equates to the training or experience necessary to obtain certain state licenses.

Proposed H. B. No. 5388 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MUNICIPALITIES TO DESIGNATE A VETERANS SERVICE CONTACT', to extend outreach services for veterans to every municipality.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H. J. No. 12 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE A TWO-THIRDS VOTE FOR TAX INCREASES', to require a two-thirds vote of each chamber of the General Assembly before a tax may be increased.

EDUCATION

Proposed S. B. No. 167 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF THE HISTORY AND MEANING OF VETERANS' DAY, MEMORIAL DAY AND THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM', to teach public school students about the history and meaning of Veterans' Day, Memorial Day and the founding documents.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 168 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSE PARTIES HOSTED BY STATE CONTRACTORS', to prohibit state contractors from hosting campaign fundraising house parties.

CHILDREN

Proposed S. B. No. 169 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT AND DELIVERY OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILDREN', to enhance the provision of social, emotional, behavioral and mental health services.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 170 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE INMATES WITH HEALTH CARE PLANS UPON RELEASE FROM INCARCERATION', to proactively address the needs of inmates being released thereby increasing the inmates' chance for successful reintegration into the community and reducing the recidivism rate.

AGING

Proposed S. B. No. 171 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A SAFE HAVEN FROM EVICTION FOR ELDERLY TENANTS', to prevent certain elderly tenants from becoming homeless.

BANKS

Proposed S. B. No. 172 SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING BANKS TO OFFER POLITICAL ACCOUNTS TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS AND POLITICAL COMMITTEES', to give political campaigns and political committees greater access to political accounts.

COMMERCE

Proposed S. B. No. 173 SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. ; REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT INCLUDING THE TOWN OF THOMASTON IN THE WATERBURY ENTERPRISE ZONE', to expand the Waterbury enterprise zone to include the town of Thomaston.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 174 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF BAMBOO STAKES TO MARK SHELLFISH BEDS IN LONG ISLAND SOUND', to improve water safety in Long Island Sound.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 175 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCOME TAX TREATMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME', to provide tax relief to the elderly and disabled by exempting Social Security income from the state income tax.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 176 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A HIGHER EDUCATION PERFORMANCE INCENTIVE TASK FORCE', to establish a higher education performance incentive program.

Proposed S. B. No. 177 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING LIMITS ON ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS IN PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION', to reduce and control administrative costs at public institutions of higher education.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 178 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A PERSON WHOSE PARENTAL RIGHTS WERE TERMINATED DUE TO ABUSE OR NEGLECT OF A CHILD TO CONTINUE TO MAKE CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CHILD', to ensure that a parent whose parental right are terminated due to abuse or neglect of a child remains financially responsible for the support of the child after the date of the termination of parental rights.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S. B. No. 179 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PAID SICK LEAVE AND ITS EFFECTS ON STATE BUSINESSES', to improve the state business climate by eliminating the statutory requirement that employers compensate their employees for sick time.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 180 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPANSION OF THE LICENSE RENEWAL FEE WAIVER FOR CERTAIN RETIRED PHYSICIANS', to expand the license renewal fee exemption for doctors who volunteer their time.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S. B. No. 181 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SIXTY-DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR THE SALE OF PAWNED PROPERTY', to establish a mandatory waiting period prior to which pawned property may not be sold by a pawnbroker.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S. B. No. 182 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSPECTION OF MOTORCYCLES WITH AFTERMARKET EXHAUST PIPES', to strengthen motorcycle noise laws by ordering an inspection of aftermarket exhaust pipes when a ticket for a noise violation is issued.

Proposed S. B. No. 183 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION TO STUDY CONGESTION ON INTERSTATE 95', to require a comprehensive study of congestion issues on Interstate 95 so the Department of Transportation can better plan for congestion.

Proposed S. B. No. 184 SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DRIVING HISTORY RECORDS OF MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS WHOSE LICENSES WERE SUSPENDED FOR VIOLATING CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON DRIVERS WHO ARE SIXTEEN OR SEVENTEEN YEARS OF AGE', to remove records of license suspensions for violations of certain teen driving laws from the driving history records of motor vehicle operators who have reached the age of eighteen to aid such operators in obtaining automobile insurance.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed S. B. No. 185 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PREFERENCE IN THE AWARD OF STATE CONTRACTS FOR VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES', to assist veteran-owned businesses in procuring state contracts.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S. B. No. 186 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING CERTAIN DISCLOSURES BY INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIRS AND GLASS WORK', to require insurance companies to disclose to an insured the insured's right to choose a motor vehicle repair or glass shop.

Proposed S. B. No. 187 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING CONSULTATION BETWEEN THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT', to require the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange board of directors to consult with the Insurance Department to consult when negotiating premiums with health carriers offering or seeking to offer qualified health plans through the exchange.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S. B. No. 188 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS', to assist unemployed persons and to encourage professional development for teachers.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 189 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTIVE ANGIOPLASTY FOR CERTAIN PATIENTS', to improve patient health.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S. B. No. 190 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL PENALTIES FOR RETRIEVAL OF A DIRT BIKE AND ESTABLISHING A TITLE SYSTEM FOR DIRT BIKE OWNERSHIP', to make municipalities safer by increasing penalties for dirt bike retrieval after certain municipal ordinance or regulation violations and by establishing a title system for dirt bike ownership.

Proposed S. B. No. 191 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR CAUSING HARM TO A VULNERABLE USER OF A PUBLIC WAY', to increase awareness for vulnerable users of our roads.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. J. No. 17 SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION CONCERNING TERM LIMITS FOR STATE-WIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY', to limit the number of terms for elected officials.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Zoni of the 81st District, the House adjourned at 11: 34 o'clock a. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.