JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Monday, January 28, 2013

The House of Representatives was called to order at 12: 05 o'clock p. m. , Representative Morin of the 28th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Kyle C. Fowler of Bristol, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, awaken our hearts with Your presence. Help guide us to do what is best for our constituents. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kyle C. Fowler of Bristol, Connecticut.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

January 24, 2013

Corrected Letters

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent re-appoint, RANDY L. COHEN of Westport to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years beginning February 20, 2013.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent re-appoint, DANIEL E. DILZER of Middletown to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years beginning May 6, 2013.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent appoint, STEPHEN MORELLI of Berlin to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years from the date of confirmation.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent re-appoint, JODI MURRAY GREGG of Stamford to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years beginning February 20, 2013.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations.

January 28, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 4-1 and 13b-212b of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint JAMES GILDEA from Derby, to be a member of the Metro North New Haven Rail Commuter Council to serve a term ending June 30, 2013 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer, in succession to Jack H. Testani.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 4-1 and 10-153f of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint WILLIAM DEVANE LOGUE, ESQUIRE from West Hartford, to be a member of the Education Arbitration Board, as a neutral arbitrator, to serve a term ending June 30, 2015 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 4-1 and 51-51k of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint the HONORABLE ELLIOT N. SOLOMON from West Hartford, to be a member of the Judicial Review Council, as a Superior Court Judge, to serve a term ending November 30, 2016 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer, in succession to the Honorable James Ginocchio.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

REPORTS

The following reports were received on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committees indicated:

Report - Water Planning Council - Annual Report to the General Assembly and Work Plan for 2012 - January 2013. (Pursuant to Section 25-330(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: January 18, 2013

Referred to the Committees on Energy and Technology, Environment and Public Health.

Report - Office of the Attorney General - Claims filed Against the State of Connecticut. (Pursuant to Section 4-160(k) of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: January 22, 2013.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicle - Emissions Activity Report for the Period of December 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. (Pursuant to Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes. Date Received: January 25, 2013

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Auditor of Public Accounts - 2012 Annual Report to the General Assembly. (Pursuant to Section 2-92 of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: January 25, 2013

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Becker of the 19th 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.

AGING

Proposed H. B. No. 6170 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. ; REP. FLEXER, 44th DIST. ; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING BACK-UP POWER GENERATION IN HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY', to require adequate power generation in the event of an outage to ensure the safety and well-being of elderly persons.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 6171 REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING PRESCHOOL SPACES IN HARTFORD', to appropriate funds for the purpose of creating new slots in preschool programs in Hartford.

Proposed H. B. No. 6172 REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING OVERTIME PAYMENTS FROM THE CALCULATION OF RETIREMENT INCOME FOR STATE EMPLOYEES SUBJECT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING', to help reduce the cost of retirement income payments to unionized state employees from the State Employees Retirement Fund.

BANKS

Proposed H. B. No. 6173 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REFORM OF DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES IN THE STATE', to reform debt collection practices in the state.

COMMERCE

Proposed H. B. No. 6174 REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STATE'S BROWNFIELDS REMEDIATION AND DEVELOPMENT STATUTES', to enact the recommendations of the Brownfields Task Force and facilitate brownfields remediation and development projects.

Proposed H. B. No. 6175 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. ; SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BUSINESSES', to provide for the establishment of social enterprise businesses in the state.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H. B. No. 6176 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MANDATORY COMBINED REPORTING', to raise revenue by requiring multistate corporations to file returns allowing the state to tax them appropriately.

Proposed H. B. No. 6177 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PLANNING AND ANALYSIS OF ANY PROPOSED STATE PROJECTS COSTING OVER FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS', to ensure transparency and accountability in state sponsored projects.

Proposed H. B. No. 6178 REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR DONATIONS TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to provide a tax credit for donations to school districts.

EDUCATION

Proposed H. B. No. 6179 REP. CLEMONS, 124th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BRIDGEPORT MILITARY ACADEMY', to change the status of the Bridgeport Military Academy from a public school to an interdistrict magnet school.

Proposed H. B. No. 6180 REP. BOUKUS, 22nd DIST. ; REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. ; REP. ALTOBELLO, 82nd DIST. ; REP. WILLIS, 64th DIST. ; REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION GRANTS', to increase the state grant percentage for public library construction grants.

Proposed H. B. No. 6181 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SPECIAL REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to continue to integrate public schools in the state to meet the goals of the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al. , and to reduce costs by reducing the number of school districts in the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 6182 REP. SAWYER, 55th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF SELF DEFENSE AND CLASSROOM DEFENSE AS PART OF IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR EDUCATORS', to require regional educational service centers to develop and make available information regarding self defense and classroom defense.

Proposed H. B. No. 6183 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SCHOOL PARAPROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL', to expand the membership and responsibilities of the School Paraprofessional Advisory Council.

Proposed H. B. No. 6184 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUDGETS OF REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTERS', to improve the understanding of the budgets of regional educational service centers.

Proposed H. B. No. 6185 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE CHARTER SCHOOLS', to ensure the equitable education of Connecticut students through fostering racial, ethnic and economic diversity in charter schools funded by the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 6186 REP. MOLGANO, 144th DIST. ; SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. ; SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. ; REP. TONG, 147th DIST. ; REP. FOX, 146th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE FOUNDATION LEVEL OF THE ECS FORMULA', to study demographic, economic and education cost factors associated with the establishment of an appropriate foundational level for purposes of the education cost sharing formula.

Proposed H. B. No. 6187 REP. MCCRORY, 7th DIST. ; REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DATABASE CONTAINING BUDGETARY INFORMATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to increase the access of information regarding school district budgets and spending for parents and taxpayers.

Proposed H. B. No. 6188 REP. MCCRORY, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DATABASE CONTAINING SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGETARY INFORMATION', to increase the access of information regarding school district budgets and spending for parents and taxpayers.

Proposed H. B. No. 6189 REP. MCCRORY, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PILOT PROGRAM FOR INCLUSION OF CHARTER SCHOOL DATA TO DETERMINE A SCHOOL DISTRICT'S ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE', to make permanent the pilot program permitting school districts to use charter school student data in a district's determination of academic performance.

Proposed H. B. No. 6190 REP. MOUKAWSHER, 40th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE RACIAL IMBALANCE LAW', that the racial imbalance law be repealed.

Proposed H. B. No. 6191 REP. KOKORUDA, 101st DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION TO WAIVE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AND PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHER EVALUATION PROGRAMS FOR HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to authorize the Commissioner of Education to waive new teacher evaluation and reform requirements for high performing school districts and to allow certain school districts more flexibility in designing and implementing teacher evaluation programs.

Proposed H. B. No. 6192 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO PAY TUITION FOR ATTENDANCE AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS', to charge tuition for public school attendance of undocumented immigrant students.

Proposed H. B. No. 6193 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A UNIFORM STATE-WIDE POLICY FOR POOL SAFETY AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS', to establish a uniform policy regarding school pool safety so as to reduce the loss of life or injury related to swimming at public schools.

Proposed H. B. No. 6194 REP. SAWYER, 55th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING CERTAIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO CREATE A PERSONAL CORE COURSE PROGRAM', to allow students to waive certain course requirements so that they may create a personal core course program.

Proposed H. B. No. 6195 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SLIDING FEE SCALE BASED ON FAMILY INCOME FOR PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS OFFERED AT MAGNET SCHOOLS', to offset the cost of providing preschool education opportunities offered at interdistrict magnet schools.

Proposed H. B. No. 6196 REP. MOUKAWSHER, 40th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING REDUCTIONS TO THE MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT FOR TOWNS THAT REGIONALIZE SERVICES, ACHIEVE EFFICIENCIES AND LOWER COSTS', to allow towns to reduce their minimum budget requirement for education by encouraging school districts to regionalize services, achieve efficiencies and lower costs.

Proposed H. B. No. 6197 REP. MCCRORY, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A PREFERENCE FOR SELECTION IN THE COMMISSIONER'S NETWORK OF SCHOOLS', to create a preference for selection in the commissioner's network of schools for schools located in a school district with experience in school turnaround or that previously received SIG funds.

Proposed H. B. No. 6198 REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST. 'AN ACT DELAYING THE START OF TEACHER EVALUATION AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND PERMITTING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ADOPT THEIR OWN TEACHER EVALUATION PROGRAMS', to delay the start of teacher evaluation and support programs and to permit boards of education to develop and adopt independent teacher evaluation programs.

Proposed H. B. No. 6199 REP. MCCRORY, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT EDUCATION DATA AND RESEARCH SYSTEM', to make aggregate student and teacher performance data available as part of the Connecticut Education Data and Research System.

Proposed H. B. No. 6200 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. ; SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. ; REP. GENGA, 10th DIST. ; REP. LARSON, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCIAL RELIEF FOR MAGNET SCHOOL TUITION COSTS FOR CERTAIN TOWNS', to provide financial relief to school districts who are experiencing rising magnet school tuition costs.

Proposed H. B. No. 6201 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. ; REP. ARCE, 4th DIST. ; REP. AYALA, 128th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. ; REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. ; REP. SANCHEZ, 25th DIST. ; REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST. ; REP. SANTIAGO, 84th DIST. ; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST. ; SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAMS', to provide clarity regarding alternative school programs and to ensure that students placed in alternative school programs have an opportunity to succeed academically.

Proposed H. B. No. 6202 REP. MOUKAWSHER, 40th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT', to repeal the minimum budget requirement.

Proposed H. B. No. 6203 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT THE VERNON E. CLEAVES VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE CENTER 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. 6204 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RAISE THE GRADE PILOT PROGRAM', to establish the Raise the Grade pilot program to increase the academic achievement of children and youth in the care or custody of the Commissioner of Children and Families or being served by the Court Support Services Division in Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed H. B. No. 6205 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DEBIT TRANSACTIONS BY CONVENIENCE STORES AND GAS STATIONS', to restrict convenience stores and gas stations to deducting only the exact amount of a debit transaction from a consumer's bank account, rather than placing a hold or tentative transaction in excess of the exact amount.

Proposed H. B. No. 6206 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REFUSE REMOVAL CONTRACT RENEWALS', to protect consumers by requiring refuse removal companies to provide them with written contract renewal notices.

Proposed H. B. No. 6207 REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING INSTALLERS OF SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS TO BE LICENSED ELECTRICIANS', to ensure that solar power systems are installed properly and safely.

Proposed H. B. No. 6208 REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING SCRAP METAL PROCESSORS TO PROPERLY IDENTIFY SELLERS OF COPPER', to require scrap metal processors to obtain proper identification from sellers of copper.

Proposed H. B. No. 6209 REP. FREY, 111th 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. 6210 REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING PACKAGE STORES TO SELL CIGARS', to allow package stores to sell cigars.

Proposed H. B. No. 6211 REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE OFFERING AND TASTING OF DISTILLED SPIRITS', to allow the offering and tasting of samples of distilled spirits at the places of business where they are produced.

Proposed H. B. No. 6212 REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WINE TASTING AT PACKAGE STORES', to base wine tasting limits on market interest.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 6213 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE', to move towards implementing the Interstate National Compact regarding a national popular vote for the election of the President, rather than the electoral college system.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H. B. No. 6214 REP. SANCHEZ, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF HEARING LOSS IN YOUNG CHILDREN', to reduce the incidence of hearing loss in young children associated with noise.

JUDICIARY

Proposed H. B. No. 6215 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING THE POSSESSION OF ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES', to protect the public safety by limiting the possession of high capacity assault weapons and ammunition to police, members of the armed forces, and residents who belong to a shooting club that agrees to monitor its members' use of assault weapons and magazines.

Proposed H. B. No. 6216 REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS, ASSAULT WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION', to enact comprehensive controls on the possession and purchase of firearms, assault weapons and ammunition.

Proposed H. B. No. 6217 REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DEATH WITH DIGNITY', to allow a competent, terminally ill patient to self-administer medication that will end his or her life.

Proposed H. B. No. 6218 REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NONDISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION RELATING TO PROBATION OFFICERS', to exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act certain information relating to probation officers that is requested by an individual under the supervision of the Court Support Services Division.

Proposed H. B. No. 6219 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. ; REP. ALTOBELLO, 82nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A PILOT PROGRAM WITHIN THE PROBATE COURT SYSTEM FOR THE RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES IN COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES', to establish a pilot program within the probate court system to resolve disputes that arise in a common interest community.

Proposed H. B. No. 6220 REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT OPERATIONS', to enact the Probate Court Administrator's proposed revisions to certain statutes concerning the Probate Courts.

Proposed H. B. No. 6221 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. ; REP. ALTOBELLO, 82nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM WITHIN THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT SYSTEM FOR THE RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES ARISING IN COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES', to establish a pilot program within the small claims court system that facilitates the resolution of disputes arising in common ownership communities.

Proposed H. B. No. 6222 REP. COOK, 65th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ENTICING A MINOR THROUGH ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA', to prohibit the use of electronic applications and social media to entice a minor into prostitution or sexual activity.

Proposed H. B. No. 6223 REP. FLEXER, 44th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REGISTRY OF REPEAT FAMILY VIOLENCE OFFENDERS', to establish a registry of offenders who have repeatedly committed a family violence crime.

Proposed H. B. No. 6224 REP. COOK, 65th DIST. 'AN ACT PROTECTING MINORS FROM EXPLOITIVE ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS', to protect minors from computer pornography and child exploitation transmitted or committed through electronic applications.

Proposed H. B. No. 6225 REP. TONG, 147th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS', to strengthen provisions that prevent, deter and respond to victims of trafficking in persons.

Proposed H. B. No. 6226 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. ; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. ; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. ; REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. ; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST. ; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. ; REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. ; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. ; REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. ; REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF AN ANIMAL THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A CUSTODY DISPUTE', to ensure the protection of an animal that is the subject of a custody dispute in a family relations matter.

Proposed H. B. No. 6227 REP. FLEXER, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PLANNING OF FUNERALS WHEN ONE SPOUSE IS INCARCERATED', to ensure that family members and next of kin have greater priority than an incarcerated spouse when making funeral arrangements for a spouse who dies unexpectedly and without written designation concerning the disposition of his or her body upon death.

Proposed H. B. No. 6228 REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT TO A PERSON WITH MENTAL ILLNESS', to provide the probate court with the authority to order assisted outpatient treatment for a person with mental illness in certain limited circumstances.

Proposed H. B. No. 6229 REP. AYALA, 128th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING YOUTH VIOLENCE AND GANG-RELATED ACTIVITY', to reduce youth violence and gang-related activity.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H. B. No. 6230 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PREVAILING WAGE THRESHOLDS AND INFLATION', to change the prevailing wage thresholds to reflect cost changes experienced by municipalities undertaking public works projects.

Proposed H. B. No. 6231 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT APPLYING COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENTS TO THE MINIMUM FAIR WAGE', to improve the economic stability of Connecticut citizens by ensuring that the state minimum fair wage keeps pace with inflation.

Proposed H. B. No. 6232 REP. WILLIS, 64th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PAID SICK LEAVE ANNUAL ACCRUAL DATE', to allow employers to utilize an alternate method of calculating their employee's accrued sick leave.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 6233 REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION', to target tax relief to resident homeowners by allowing municipalities to provide a homestead property tax exemption.

Proposed H. B. No. 6234 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION TO MUNICIPALITIES OF ADDRESS CHANGES', to ensure accurate municipal records.

Proposed H. B. No. 6235 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. ; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BLIGHT VIOLATIONS', to expand current blight laws by giving cities and towns additional methods of recovering blight liens and fines and by holding property owners personally responsible for blight violations.

Proposed H. B. No. 6236 REP. FOX, 148th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL FEES FOR FINALIZING OPEN BUILDING PERMITS', to cap the fee charged by towns for finalizing open building permits.

Proposed H. B. No. 6237 REP. ALEXANDER, 58th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REFERENDUM BY RESIDENTS OF THE THOMPSONVILLE FIRE DISTRICT TO PURCHASE PROPERTY OR CONSTRUCT A NEW FIRE STATION', to require district-wide approval for the purchase of property or construction of a new fire station in the Thompsonville Fire District.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H. B. No. 6238 REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUBJECT OF CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION COURSES', to remove the requirement that courses be taken in the same five mandated subject areas every two years once the physician has taken one course in each of the subject areas.

Proposed H. B. No. 6239 REP. DAVIS, 57th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE TRAINING OF HEALTH CARE EMPLOYEES CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL HIPAA LEGISLATION', to protect patients' confidential health information.

Proposed H. B. No. 6240 REP. CONROY, 105th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR PHYSICIANS', to make continuing medical education relevant and pertinent to the medical profession.

Proposed H. B. No. 6241 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ALLERGY TESTING FOR CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA', to encourage allergy testing of children with chronic and severe asthma by primary care physicians to achieve better compliance with the National Institute of Health's guidelines, to identify potential triggers of childhood asthma and to encourage better asthma management.

Proposed H. B. No. 6242 REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDUCTION OF HOSPITAL READMISSIONS', to improve efficiency and the quality of health care by reducing hospital readmissions.

Proposed H. B. No. 6243 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. ; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. ; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT MAKING A TECHNICAL CHANGE TO THE STATUTE CONCERNING ADVERTISING BY MASSAGE THERAPISTS', to make a technical change to section 20-206g.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H. B. No. 6244 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. ; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF LONG GUNS AND LONG GUN AMMUNITION', to reduce the use of long guns in the perpetration of crime by imposing the same requirements that apply to the purchase or receipt of pistols and revolvers on the purchase and receipt of long guns and long gun ammunition.

Proposed H. B. No. 6245 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. ; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF FIREARMS', to require registration of all firearms.

Proposed H. B. No. 6246 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. ; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF AMMUNITION FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER', to reduce illegal handgun use by requiring a person to hold a valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver or eligibility certificate in order to purchase handgun ammunition.

Proposed H. B. No. 6247 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DETERMINATION OF THE MENTAL HEALTH STATUS OF AN INDIVIDUAL APPLYING FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER CERTIFICATE OR PERMIT', to strengthen the state's firearm permitting process by requiring a more comprehensive mental health background check for individuals seeking a pistol or revolver certificate or permit.

Proposed H. B. No. 6248 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS BY THE STATE', to allow the state to regulate firearms exclusively and to preempt the regulation of firearms by municipalities.

Proposed H. B. No. 6249 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PURCHASE AND STORAGE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION', to establish requirements for the purchase of long guns and ammunition, the issuance and renewal of firearm certificates and permits and the safe storage of firearms, and make certain gun offenders ineligible for early release or parole.

Proposed H. B. No. 6250 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. ; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS PRIOR TO THE SALE OR DELIVERY OF FIREARMS OTHER THAN HANDGUNS', to ensure that criminal background checks are conducted prior to the delivery or sale of firearms other than handguns.

Proposed H. B. No. 6251 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING FINGERPRINTING AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS PRIOR TO THE SALE, DELIVERY OR TRANSFER OF ALL LONG GUNS', to require the completion of fingerprinting and a criminal background check prior to the sale, delivery or transfer of any long gun.

Proposed H. B. No. 6252 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE MIDDLESEX COUNTY FIRE SCHOOL', to provide funding for the Middlesex County Fire School.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H. B. No. 6253 REP. VERRENGIA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO REMOVE ICE OR SNOW FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE', to authorize persons cited for failing to remove accumulated ice or snow from their motor vehicles to pay the fine by mail rather than making a court appearance.

Proposed H. B. No. 6254 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF MINI-MOTORCYCLES, MOTOR SCOOTERS AND ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES ON ROADS AND SIDEWALKS', to prohibit the operation of mini-motorcycles, motor scooters and all-terrain vehicles on roads and sidewalks.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H. B. No. 6255 REP. WILLIAMS, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS REPAID BY STATE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE GRANTED MILITARY LEAVE TO PERFORM NATIONAL GUARD DUTIES', to allow state employees who are required to perform active duty service as members of the Connecticut National Guard to buy back time for retirement purposes by making contributions over the course of thirty-six months, rather than in one lump sum.

Proposed H. B. No. 6256 REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NUMBER PLATES FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO SERVED DURING TIME OF WAR', to honor veterans who served in time of war.

Proposed H. B. No. 6257 REP. ALEXANDER, 58th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSPORTATION AND INSTALLATION OF HEADSTONES FOR RESERVISTS AND MEMBERS OF THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD', to require the state to pay for the cost of transporting and installing headstones provided by the federal government for the graves of Connecticut National Guard members and reservists.

Proposed H. B. No. 6258 REP. CONROY, 105th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PAID LEAVE FOR MEMBERS OF VETERANS' ORGANIZATIONS WHO PERFORM SERVICES IN AN HONOR GUARD DETAIL', to make it easier for any member of a veterans' organizations to serve in an honor guard detail at the funeral of a deceased member of the United States armed forces.

Proposed H. B. No. 6259 REP. ALEXANDER, 58th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR NUMBER PLATES, MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSES AND IDENTITY CARDS REFLECTING THE HOLDER'S STATUS AS A VETERAN', to allow any person who served in the Connecticut National Guard or a reserve component of any branch of the armed forces, regardless of whether such person had active duty service, to obtain a set of number plates and a motor vehicle operator's license or identity card indicating such person's status as a veteran.

JUDICIARY

Proposed H. B. No. 6260 REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST. ; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL RESPONSE TO GUN VIOLENCE', to adopt the anti-violence initiative of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Proposed H. B. No. 6261 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ASSAULT WEAPONS AND FIREARMS', to provide specific civil and criminal liability for property damage or personal injury that results from failure to report a lost or stolen assault weapon or other firearm or illegal transfer of an assault weapon or other firearm.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H. J. No. 24 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE A TWO-THIRDS VOTE TO PASS MUNICIPAL MANDATES', to require a two-thirds vote of each chamber of the General Assembly before a new unfunded municipal mandate may be passed.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 712 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR THE STAFFING OF EVENING MANUFACTURING PROGRAMS AT TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOLS', to appropriate funds for the purpose of providing staffing for evening manufacturing and manufacturing remediation programs offered at technical high schools.

Proposed S. B. No. 713 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. ; REP. AMAN, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR RESTACKING THE FUEL CELL AT SOUTH WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL', to provide for a grant of four hundred thousand dollars for restacking the fuel cell at South Windsor High School.

COMMERCE

Proposed S. B. No. 714 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. ; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR MYSTIC SEAPORT MUSEUM IN NEW LONDON', to provide funding to complete the restoration of America's oldest commercial vessel and last remaining whaling ship.

EDUCATION

Proposed S. B. No. 715 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE RAISE THE GRADE PILOT PROGRAM', to establish the Raise the Grade pilot program to increase the academic achievement of children and youth in the care or custody of the Commissioner of Children and Families or being served by the Court Support Services Division in Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven.

Proposed S. B. No. 716 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT GAP OF YOUTH IN STATE CARE OR CUSTODY', to collect data, monitor progress and develop strategies for eliminating the academic achievement gap of youth who are in state care or custody.

Proposed S. B. No. 717 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STANDARDS FOR SCHOOLS AT FACILITIES UNDER THE CONTROL OF OR CONTRACTED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND THE COURT SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION', to establish standards for and monitor schools at facilities under the control of or contracted with the Department of Children and Families and the Court Support Services Division.

Proposed S. B. No. 718 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES', to study educational opportunities.

Proposed S. B. No. 719 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ANONYMOUS SCHOOL VIOLENCE HOTLINE', to establish an anonymous school violence hotline throughout the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 720 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. ; SEN. CHAPIN, 30th DIST. ; REP. CASE, 63rd DIST. ; REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST. ; REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. ; SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NOTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT IN PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS OFFERED AT MAGNET SCHOOLS', to require regional educational service centers to notify the appropriate local and regional boards of education of the enrollment of students in preschool programs offered at magnet schools.

Proposed S. B. No. 721 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. ; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. ; SEN. CHAPIN, 30th DIST. ; SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. ; REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST. ; REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. ; REP. WIDLITZ, 98th DIST. ; REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. ; REP. LEGEYT, 17th DIST. ; REP. CASE, 63rd DIST. ; REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ; SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE REQUIREMENT THAT BOARDS OF EDUCATION BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PRESCHOOL TUITION PAYMENTS', to repeal the requirement that local and regional boards of education are responsible for paying preschool program tuition at magnet schools and charter schools.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S. B. No. 722 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO INSTALL CLASS I RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AT CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES', to increase the use of Class I renewable energy sources at correctional facilities in order to achieve savings and maximize efficiency.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 723 SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE ESTATE TAX FOR FARM ASSETS', to help preserve the viability of family working farms, who may otherwise have to sell off farm land to pay the estate tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 724 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO REQUEST RECONSIDERATION OF A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION', to allow an extension of time for a company in Berlin to request reconsideration of a notice of modification of a grand list claim.

Proposed S. B. No. 725 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TAXATION OF ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO', to remove the sales tax on alcohol and tobacco and replace it with a tax at the wholesale level.

Proposed S. B. No. 726 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. ; REP. BECKER, 19th DIST. ; REP. LEGEYT, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX', to clarify a developer's liability for the real estate conveyance tax in situations where the developer sells the land in a separate transaction from the sale of the residence built on the land.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 727 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST UNDER THE CODE OF ETHICS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS', to create the Connecticut Good Government Act.

Proposed S. B. No. 728 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDUCTION OF GRANTS FROM THE CITIZENS' ELECTION FUND', to achieve budgetary savings by reducing public financing to political candidates.

Proposed S. B. No. 729 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM TO ALLOW EARLY VOTING', to allow for a pilot program for early voting.

Proposed S. B. No. 730 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. ; REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. ; REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. ; REP. BOUKUS, 22nd DIST. ; REP. SANCHEZ, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXCHANGE OF PARCELS OF LAND BETWEEN THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION', to provide for the conveyance of vacant state-owned land to the city of New Britain to facilitate economic development and the creation of jobs in the city.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S. B. No. 731 SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT ADJUSTING THE CONTRIBUTION RATE FOR MEMBERS OF THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM', to increase the contribution rate for members of the municipal employee retirement system to be more commensurate with rates in the private sector.

Proposed S. B. No. 732 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARDS AND THE CHRONICALLY UNEMPLOYED', to redistrict regional workforce development boards to better meet the needs of the chronically unemployed.

Proposed S. B. No. 733 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FIRST RESPONDERS TO THE SANDY HOOK TRAGEDY AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS', to allow the first responders to the Sandy Hook school tragedy to receive workers' compensation benefits if they suffer from severe emotional distress or Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 734 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GUN OFFENDER REGISTRY', to strengthen Connecticut's public safety laws.

Proposed S. B. No. 735 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. ; SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACTIONS AGAINST SCHOOL SECURITY CONSULTANTS', to encourage the hiring of professional school security consultants.

Proposed S. B. No. 736 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CHAIN OF CUSTODY FOR THE PROPERTY OF ARRESTED PERSONS', to protect the property of arrested persons by maintaining a chain of custody for such property.

Proposed S. B. No. 737 SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A GUN OFFENDER REGISTRY', to help law enforcement officials intervene to reduce the commission of crimes by repeat offenders.

Proposed S. B. No. 738 SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ENHANCED MONITORING OF CERTAIN PAROLEES', to promote public safety by enhancing parole enforcement.

Proposed S. B. No. 739 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPEAL OF FIREARMS PERMITTING DECISIONS', to eliminate the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners and allow individuals aggrieved by a decision of a firearms permit issuing authority to appeal directly to the superior court.

Proposed S. B. No. 740 SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. ; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST. ; REP. ALTOBELLO, 82nd DIST. ; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. ; REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. ; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. ; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR STRAW PURCHASES OF FIREARMS', to strengthen the state's law against the "straw purchase" of firearms in the interest of public safety.

Proposed S. B. No. 741 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS', to establish a civil commitment process for sexually violent predators.

Proposed S. B. No. 742 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REBUILT ASSAULT WEAPONS', to prohibit a person from rebuilding, with updated parts, a lawful assault weapon that was owned prior to October 1, 1993.

Proposed S. B. No. 743 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMES COMMITTED WITH FIREARMS', to increase the sentence for crimes committed with a firearm.

Proposed S. B. No. 744 SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A MODERN METHOD OF FORECLOSURE', to implement the use of market sales in foreclosure proceedings in order to promote a more efficient method for selling foreclosed properties.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S. B. No. 745 SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT RESTRICTING THE USE OF EXPLODING TARGETS', to prohibit the use of exploding targets near dwellings.

Proposed S. B. No. 746 SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXTRADITION OF FUGITIVE CRIMINAL DEFENDANTS', to facilitate the return to this state of fugitive defendants in criminal cases who have absconded to another jurisdiction after forfeiting a bail bond by requiring the bondsman, as a condition of being released from the terms of the bond, to reimburse the Division of Criminal Justice for the costs incurred by the division in extraditing the defendant.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed S. B. No. 747 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR LAWS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ISSUES', to create a task force to study alcoholic liquor laws and consumer protection issues in Connecticut.

Proposed S. B. No. 748 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CREDIT POLICIES AND RETAIL ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR ESTABLISHMENTS', to reform credit policies relating to retail alcoholic liquor establishments.

Proposed S. B. No. 749 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LIQUOR CONTROL ACT', to repeal alcoholic liquor minimum pricing requirements and to permit package stores to sell snack foods.

Proposed S. B. No. 750 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING SUNDAY HOURS OF OPERATION FOR CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR PERMITTEES', to extend Sunday liquor sales hours for certain alcoholic liquor permit holders.

Proposed S. B. No. 751 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT', to protect consumers and small businesses.

Proposed S. B. No. 752 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SELF-STORAGE FACILITY LIENS', to modernize self-storage facility lien laws.

Proposed S. B. No. 753 SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SUNDAY SALES OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR AT RESTAURANTS', to allow restaurants to begin serving alcoholic liquor on Sundays at the same time package stores may sell it.

Proposed S. B. No. 754 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND THE RENEWAL OF CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR PERMITS', to ensure that the pilot program established by special act 11-14 does not lapse and to allow for consideration of the report due February 1, 2014.

Proposed S. B. No. 755 SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. ; REP. SEAR, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS AND REQUIRING CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS', to establish a structural engineer endorsement to the professional engineer license and to require professional engineers and land surveyors to complete not less than fifteen hours per calendar year of continuing professional education.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 756 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. ; REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. ; REP. BOUKUS, 22nd DIST. ; REP. SANCHEZ, 25th DIST. ; REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OR DELIVERY OF BODY ARMOR TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PROVIDERS', to allow those who provide emergency medical services to more easily obtain body armor for use in dangerous work environments.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed S. B. No. 757 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING VETERANS' DISABILITY COMPENSATION FROM PROPERTY ASSIGNMENT AND ALIMONY IN DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE PROCEEDINGS', to ensure that income a veteran receives from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as disability compensation is not subject to an alimony or property assignment order in an action for marital dissolution, annulment or legal separation.

Proposed S. B. No. 758 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN WARTIME AND PEACETIME VETERANS WITH RESPECT TO VETERANS' BENEFITS', to allow all veterans, regardless of whether they served in time of war, to receive veterans' benefits.

COMMERCE

Proposed S. B. No. 759 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE WAIVER OF FINES AND PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN BUSINESS REGULATION VIOLATIONS', to permit businesses to remediate regulatory problems without penalty if such problems are remediated in a timely manner.

CHILDREN

Proposed S. B. No. 760 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PHYSICAL RESTRAINT OF STUDENTS BY TEACHERS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL', to protect teachers from being required to physically restrain students.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 761 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT MAKING THE JANITORIAL WORK PILOT PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY OR A DISADVANTAGE PERMANENT', to make the janitorial work pilot program for persons with a disability and persons with a disadvantage permanent.

Proposed S. B. No. 762 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REMOVAL OF INFORMATION FROM STATE AGENCY INTERNET WEB SITES', to give state agencies the discretion to remove information from their Internet web sites.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S. B. No. 763 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES', to provide notice to a child's guardian, custodial parent and noncustodial parent of any investigation the Department of Children and Families opens regarding the child.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 764 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FORECLOSURE WHEN LEGAL TITLE HAS NOT BEEN CONVEYED', to repeal provisions concerning foreclosure by a person to whom the legal title to the mortgaged premises has not been conveyed.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 765 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS TO ACCESS THEIR ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE', to allow adopted adults to access their original birth records.

Proposed S. B. No. 766 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF MEDICAL TEST RESULTS TO PATIENTS', to permit laboratory test results to be given directly to patients.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed S. B. No. 767 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE DRAM SHOP ACT MAXIMUM DAMAGES AMOUNT', to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities caused by intoxicated drivers.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 768 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. ; REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING A STATE GRANT IN LIEU OF TAXES FOR THE NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE NEW LONDON', that the town of Groton receive a state grant in lieu of taxes as reimbursement for the loss of property tax on such property.

COMMERCE

Proposed S. B. No. 769 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LIFELONG LEARNING ACCOUNTS', to establish a lifelong learning account program for workers in the manufacturing, health care and biotechnology sectors.

EDUCATION

Proposed S. B. No. 770 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT AT EAST SHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL IN MILFORD', to allow the town of Milford to proceed with a school building project at East Shore Middle School.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed S. B. No. 771 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WASTE REMOVAL CONTRACT RENEWALS', to require the prominent display of all terms and conditions of waste removal contract renewals.

Proposed S. B. No. 772 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION LICENSE RENEWALS', to provide a three-year grace period for certain occupational license holders who have failed to renew their licenses.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 773 SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. ; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. ; REP. BUTLER, 72nd DIST. ; REP. NOUJAIM, 74th DIST. ; REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. ; REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. ; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SITING OF STATE AGENCY FACILITIES', to encourage the state to site state agency facilities in the central business districts of large municipalities.

Proposed S. B. No. 774 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION CONCERNING VOTING RIGHTS TO PERSONS BEING RELEASED FROM DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION FACILITIES', to provide voting information for those being discharged from incarceration.

Proposed S. B. No. 775 SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT ENCOURAGING THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY-BASED TOOLS BY POLL WORKERS', to provide for twenty-first century solutions for poll workers locating correct precincts for confused voters.

Proposed S. B. No. 776 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE', to ensure that the President of the United States is the candidate who receives the most votes in the entire United States.

Proposed S. B. No. 777 SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MORE RAPID IDENTIFICATION OF VOTERS BY POLL WORKERS', to enhance the voter identification process by using the bar code voter identification that can result in more rapid identification and may help to shorten lines.

Proposed S. B. No. 778 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. ; REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDUCTION OF POLLING PLACES FOR A PRIMARY', to permit small towns to reduce the number of polling places for primaries.

Proposed S. B. No. 779 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OVERVOTING OF CROSS-ENDORSED CANDIDATES', to prevent "overvoting" of cross-endorsed candidates.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 780 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SUITABILITY FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER PERMIT', to establish statutory standards for determining suitability for a pistol or revolver permit, and allow local authorities additional time to consider permit applications.

Proposed S. B. No. 781 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PRESENTATION OF A STATE PISTOL OR REVOLVER PERMIT TO PURCHASE AMMUNITION', to require presentation of a state pistol or revolver permit to purchase ammunition.

Proposed S. B. No. 782 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SECURE STORAGE OF A FIREARM', to expand the requirement to securely store a firearm.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 783 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. ; REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. ; REP. BOUKUS, 22nd DIST. ; REP. SANCHEZ, 25th DIST. ; REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNDERUTILIZED DEVELOPMENT ZONES', to allow municipalities to encourage the development of unproductive properties.

Proposed S. B. No. 784 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MILL RATES', to permit municipalities to impose different mill rates on different classes of property.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed S. B. No. 785 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES FOR VETERANS', to study options for special number plates for veterans.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. J. No. 24 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION TO FORM A UNICAMERAL LEGISLATURE', to save money, end redundant and duplicative representation, create a more contemplative legislature, and make the legislature more broad based.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Becker of the 19th District, the House adjourned at 12: 07 o'clock p. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

The following reports on the House Bills, recommending a change of reference were received from the committees indicated, the reports of the committees accepted, and the bills referred as recommended:

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5106 AN ACT CONCERNING CHARGES FOR PATIENT CARE BY NURSING HOMES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Human Services.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5109 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REFILL OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS WHEN THERE IS SEVERE WEATHER.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 5156 AN ACT CONCERNING EVICTION PROCEEDINGS WITH RESPECT TO A BREACH OF THE OCCUPANCY LIMIT IN A RENTAL AGREEMENT.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 5158 AN ACT PERMITTING A LANDLORD TO ENTER A RENTED DWELLING UNIT DURING THE PENDENCY OF A SUMMARY PROCESS ACTION.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 5159 AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO SUMMARY PROCESS PROCEDURES.

The Bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5175 AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE'S PURCHASE OF GROUP HOMES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 5240 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF HOOKAH LOUNGES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Public Health.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 5440 AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION EXPENSES FOR CERTAIN POLICE SERVICES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Employees.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 5441 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN EMERGENCY RESPONSE EMPLOYEES TO ENROLL IN THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Employees.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 5533 AN ACT CONCERNING THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONTRIBUTION RATE.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Employees.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILLS

The following reports recommending a change of reference were received from the committees indicated, the reports of the committees accepted in concurrence, and the bills referred as recommended:

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 100 AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS BY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO ARE ON ACTIVE DUTY OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 145 AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO WAIVE DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAX PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN MILITARY PERSONNEL.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.