JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Friday, February 22, 2013

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 35 o'clock a. m. , Representative D'Agostino of the 91st District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Glenn L. Youngstrom of West Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we ask Your blessing on our legislators as they serve in their elected offices. Guide their deliberations so that the good of all will be served. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kirsten D. Youngstrom, of West Hartford, Connecticut.

REPORTS

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

Report - State of Connecticut - Judicial Branch - Court Support Services Division - Annual Report - Electronic Monitoring and Supervision of Sex Offenders - January 2013. (Pursuant to Section 54-260a of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: January 17, 2013

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Interim Report Regarding the State Education Resource Center (SERC). (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: February 21, 2013

Referred to the Committee on Education.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

The following House Bills were received from the committees indicated, the bills read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5925 (RAISED) (File No. 6) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCE UNDERWRITING GUIDELINES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5926 (RAISED) (File No. 7) AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONAL RISK INSURANCE RATE FILINGS.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Sear of the 47th 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.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. B. No. 6486 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES OF ADDRESSES FOR ELECTORS', to provide that when registrars mail to an elector a notice of change to the registry list due to the elector's change of address, that the mailing be to the elector's new address.

JUDICIARY

H. B. No. 6487 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PROPERTY OWNER'S LIABILITY FOR THE EXPENSES OF REMOVING A FALLEN TREE OR LIMB', to impose liability on certain owners of private real property for the expenses of removing a tree or limb from a tree located on such property that falls on an adjoining private real property.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H. B. No. 6488 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EVACUATION AND TEMPORARY SHELTERING OF CERTAIN ANIMALS DURING EMERGENCIES', to require the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to evaluate state and local resources and plans available for the evacuation and sheltering of certain animals in the event of an emergency and to make such information more widely available.

BANKS

S. B. No. 971 (RAISED) BANKS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A MODERN METHOD OF FORECLOSURE', to support the Attorney General's settlement with five large mortgage servicers by providing a faster mechanism of short sales and discouraging double-tracking of short sale and foreclosure matters by all mortgage lenders.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Sear of the 47th District, the House adjourned at 11: 37 o'clock a. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.