JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 32 o'clock a. m. , Representative Haddad of the 54th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Andrea M. Polinsky of Woodbridge, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, as the bills continue to come out of committee, assist our efforts to give each a fair hearing and to prudently select those that will most benefit Your people. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Matthew Bruno Polinsky of Woodbridge, Connecticut.

COMMUNICATION FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

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

February 4, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 46a-13b of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint GARVIN AMBROSE of Vernon to be the Victim Advocate, to serve for a term of four years from the date of confirmation.

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 Judiciary.

February 5, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, MICHAEL ALBIS of East Haven, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Joseph A. Licari, who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, THOMAS COLIN of Ridgefield, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Samuel J. Sferrazza, who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, MELANIE CRADLE of Middlefield, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable George N. Thim, who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, KAREN GOODROW of Chester, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Angelo L. dos Santos, who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, SHEILA HUDDLESTON of West Hartford, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Bruce Levin, who retired from the bench.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, MICHAEL KAMP of Hamden, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Carmen Espinosa, who was appointed to the Appellate Court.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h), 51-165 and 51-197c of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, the HONORABLE CHRISTINE KELLER of Hartford, to be a Judge of the Appellate Court and a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you in succession to the Honorable Carmen Espinosa, who was nominated to be an Associate Judge of the Supreme Court.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, CHARLES LEE of Greenwich, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Stuart Bear, who was appointed to the Appellate Court.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, JASON LOBO of Suffield, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Dennis D. Eveleigh, who was appointed to the Supreme Court.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, SHELLEY MARCUS of Branford, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Bruce W. Thompson, who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, MAURICE MOSELY of Waterbury, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Michael E. Shay, who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, THOMAS MOUKAWSHER of Groton, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Thayer Baldwin, who reached the mandatory age of retirement.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, ANDREW RORABACK of Goshen, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Barbara J. Sheedy, who reached the mandatory age for retirement.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, HOPE SEELEY of Coventry, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Elizabeth A. Gallagher, who elected to take senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, ROBYN STEWART JOHNSON of Glastonbury, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Stuart M. Schimelman, who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, ANTHONY TRUGLIA of Stamford, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Deborah Kochiss Frankel, who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

The following House Joint Resolutions were received from the committees indicated, the resolutions read the second time and tabled for the Calendar:

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 28 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE CARMEN ESPINOSA OF SOUTHINGTON TO BE AN ASSOCIATE JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT AND A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 29 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE HENRY S. COHN OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 30 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE WALTER R. BUDNEY OF IVORYTON TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 31 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE PAUL M. VASINGTON OF NIANTIC TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 32 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF RANDY L. COHEN OF WESTPORT TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 33 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF CHRISTINE L. ENGEL OF NEW PRESTON TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER .

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 34 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF STEPHEN MORELLI OF BERLIN TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 35 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MICHELLE D. TRUGLIA OF STAMFORD TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Vargas of the 6th 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.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S. B. No. 830 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SITING COUNCIL', to give towns greater control over projects considered by the Connecticut Siting Council.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 831 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FEES TO ESTABLISH HISTORIC DISTRICTS', to allow municipalities to cover the cost of processing applications to establish historic districts.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Vargas of the 6th District, the House adjourned at 11: 34 o'clock a. 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:

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 5352 AN ACT CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 5353 AN ACT REQUIRING STATE BUILDINGS TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5731 AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL CAFETERIA INSPECTIONS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Education.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5735 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SALES TAX ON CERTAIN VIDEO GAMES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5742 AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE HISPANIC COALITION OF GREATER WATERBURY, INC.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5743 AN ACT CONCERNING DISBURSEMENTS FROM THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUND AND MONEYS RECEIVED FROM TOBACCO TAXES.

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

COMMERCE. H. B. No. 5779 AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR A RECREATIONAL COMPLEX IN THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5976 AN ACT CONCERNING POSTURAL SCREENING IN SCHOOLS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Education.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5982 AN ACT REQUIRING CERTIFICATION FOR CERTAIN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WHO PROVIDE EXPERT TESTIMONY IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5987 AN ACT REQUIRING CERTIFICATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOR CERTAIN EXPERT WITNESSES IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

COMMERCE. H. B. No. 6075 AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR A RECREATIONAL PROJECT IN THE TOWN OF GRISWOLD.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

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:

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 21 AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR AN ETERNAL LIGHT IN MEMORY OF VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Legislative Management.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 22 AN ACT CONCERNING EQUITY IN PAY FOR THE ADVOCATES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S. B. No. 220 AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEYS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND EDUCATION.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S. B. No. 221 AN ACT CONCERNING CARE FOR ELDERLY PERSONS IN A HOME SETTING RATHER THAN A HEALTH CARE FACILITY.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Aging.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 358 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO ALLOW HOMELESS SHELTERS TO PROVIDE RECUPERATIVE CARE.

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

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 362 AN ACT EXPANDING THE PHYSICIAN LICENSE FEE WAIVER TO RETIRED PHYSICIANS WHO PROVIDE SERVICES AT NO COST.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 373 AN ACT CONCERNING DIAGNOSES OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER.

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

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 376 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PHYSICIAN LICENSE RENEWAL FEE FOR MEDICAL SOCIETY MEMBERS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 534 AN ACT CONCERNING TAX ABATEMENTS FOR NEW BUSINESSES OCCUPYING VACANT PROPERTY.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 538 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE PERMITTING OFFICE.

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

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 624 AN ACT CONCERNING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on General Law.