JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 39 o'clock a. m. , Representative Godfrey of the 110th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Thomas J. Magnoli of Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Dear Lord, we humbly come before You this day to seek Your special guidance in handling the needs placed before us. Allow us the wisdom to alleviate and correct all that is within our power so that the common good of all will prevail. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Thomas J. Magnoli of Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

REPORT

The following report was received on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee indicated:

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditor's Report - Central Connecticut State University - National Collegiate Athletic Association for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2011 - Independent Auditors' Report on the Application of Agreed-Upon Procedures. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: March 26, 2013

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

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:

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 83 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF J. LARRY FOY, ESQUIRE, OF ASHFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 84 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MARTIN A. GOULD, ESQUIRE, OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 85 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF SUSAN E. HALPERIN, ESQUIRE, OF HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

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:

BANKS. H. B. No. 5456 (RAISED) (File No. 201) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 5533 (RAISED) (File No. 202) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONTRIBUTION RATE.

BANKS. H. B. No. 5565 (RAISED) (File No. 203) AN ACT CONCERNING REVERSE MORTGAGE TRANSACTIONS.

BANKS. H. B. No. 5638 (RAISED) (File No. 204) AN ACT DECREASING THE TIME FRAME FOR PAYMENT BY AN APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY TO AN APPRAISER.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 5761 (RAISED) (File No. 205) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION TO POTENTIAL AND EXISTING NURSING HOME OWNERS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 5763 (RAISED) (File No. 206) AN ACT CONCERNING GRIEVANCE COMMITTEES IN NURSING HOME FACILITIES.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 5774 (RAISED) (File No. 207) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR SUPPORT OF EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS.

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

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H. B. No. 6148 (RAISED) (File No. 209) AN ACT CONCERNING PENSION DERISKING.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 6327 (RAISED) (File No. 210) AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT OF PRIVATE DETECTIVES BY MUNICIPALITIES.

BANKS. H. B. No. 6338 (RAISED) (File No. 211) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE FINANCE AND BANKING DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AND THE CONNECTICUT FINANCE CENTER.

BANKS. H. B. No. 6340 (RAISED) (File No. 212) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT UNIFORM SECURITIES ACT.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6368 (RAISED) (File No. 213) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHOICES HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

HOUSING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6419 (RAISED) (File No. 214) AN ACT EXTENDING THE FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROGRAM.

HOUSING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6421 (RAISED) (File No. 215) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HOUSING GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 6422 (RAISED) (File No. 216) AN ACT CONCERNING SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H. B. No. 6431 (RAISED) (File No. 217) AN ACT CONCERNING COOPERATIVE HEALTH CARE ARRANGEMENTS.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 6474 (RAISED) (File No. 218) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HOUSING.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H. B. No. 6477 (RAISED) (File No. 219) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATUTORY LIEN FOR ASSESSMENTS ON A CONDOMINIUM UNIT.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6481 (RAISED) (File No. 220) AN ACT CONCERNING ENFORCEMENT PROTECTION FOR NONCONFORMING STRUCTURES.

CHILDREN. H. B. No. 6489 (RAISED) (File No. 221) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S SAFETY.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 6497 (RAISED) (File No. 222) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE ON THE MARKETING OF FIREARMS TO YOUNG CHILDREN.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 6499 (RAISED) (File No. 223) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AND THE RESULTS-BASED ACCOUNTABILITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM.

CHILDREN. H. B. No. 6500 (RAISED) (File No. 224) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE PUBLICATION OF ADVERTISEMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL SEXUAL ACTS THAT DEPICT A MINOR.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 6501 (RAISED) (File No. 225) AN ACT CONCERNING PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6502 (RAISED) (File No. 226) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE PARAPROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 6525 (RAISED) (File No. 227) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE IN SCHOOLS.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 6526 (RAISED) (File No. 228) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS OF HIGH CONCERN.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 6527 (RAISED) (File No. 229) AN ACT CONCERNING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED BABY FOOD.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 6546 (RAISED) (File No. 230) AN ACT CONCERNING COPAYMENTS FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H. B. No. 6550 (RAISED) (File No. 231) AN ACT CONCERNING LOSS RATIO GUARANTEES FOR INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H. B. No. 6552 (RAISED) (File No. 232) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LABOR DEPARTMENT.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6553 (RAISED) (File No. 233) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE INSURANCE.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H. B. No. 6554 (RAISED) (File No. 234) AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H. B. No. 6555 (RAISED) (File No. 235) AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYEE WORKING CONDITIONS.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6614 (RAISED) (File No. 236) AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYERS AND HEALTH CARE.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6648 (RAISED) (File No. 237) AN ACT CONCERNING THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Arconti of the 109th 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. 5421 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING DEATH CERTIFICATES OF MINORS FROM PUBLIC DISCLOSURE FOR A SIX-MONTH PERIOD', to restrict access to the death certificate of a minor for a period of six months after the death of such minor.

JUDICIARY

H. B. No. 5666 (COMM) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FORFEITURE OF MONEYS AND PROPERTY RELATED TO SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING', to expand the offenses that are subject to forfeiture of money and property used in, or obtained or derived from the commission of, sexual exploitation and human trafficking, to include prostitution and promoting prostitution in the third degree.

H. B. No. 6686 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALLOCATION OF SEIZED CRIMINAL ASSETS TOWARD THE PAYMENT OF PAST-DUE CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS', to provide that certain seized criminal assets be remitted to the payment of past-due child support when the owner of such property is subject to a support order.

H. B. No. 6687 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATES OF MERIT', to revise provisions concerning certificates of merit in medical malpractice actions.

H. B. No. 6688 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO STATUTES RELATING TO THE AWARD OF ALIMONY', to revise state statutes relating to the award of alimony by a court.

H. B. No. 6689 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BAIL BONDS', to modify certain statutes concerning the execution and administration of bail bonds and the regulation of surety bail bond agents.

H. B. No. 6690 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COURT PROCEEDINGS AND THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS', to establish a process for appointing an advocate to investigate and advocate for the welfare or custody of an animal that is the subject of a civil or criminal court proceeding.

S. B. No. 1153 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES AND CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES FOR THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT OF HARTFORD COUNTY', to (1) expedite the statutorily prescribed timeframe relating to legislative review of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and (2) require the Metropolitan District of Hartford County to comply with state contracting statutes and regulations.

S. B. No. 1154 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ACCIDENTAL FAILURE OF SUIT STATUTE', to amend the accidental failure of suit statute to expressly include any medical negligence claim that was dismissed because the plaintiff failed to obtain the written opinion of a similar health care provider.

S. B. No. 1155 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO STATUTES RELATING TO DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, LEGAL SEPARATION AND ANNULMENT', to make revisions to various family law statutes, including, but not limited to, revisions relating to the entry of a decree of legal separation, the use of arbitration, the assignment of property, alimony awards and court processes.

S. B. No. 1156 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL IN CERTAIN ACTIONS ALLEGING DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES', to provide a person who claims to be aggrieved by certain alleged discriminatory practices with the right to a jury trial.

S. B. No. 1157 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE INCLUSION OF THE GRANTEE'S MAILING ADDRESS IN A DOCUMENT CONVEYING LAND', to assist municipalities in their efforts to prevent blight by requiring that a document conveying land include the current mailing address of the grantee.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Arconti of the 109th District, the House adjourned at 11: 41 o'clock a. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.