JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 33 o'clock a. m. , Representative Steinberg of the 136th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Mary Alice Hughes of East Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Almighty Creator, bless our labors this day as we handle the business of the State. Give us the wisdom to discern what is right for the people we represent. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Alexander J. South of Southbury, Connecticut.

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:

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5900 (File No. 592) AN ACT REQUIRING MORE TRANSPARENCY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE STATE EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5903 (File No. 593) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESOLUTION OF TIE VOTES IN PRIMARIES FOR STATE OR DISTRICT OFFICES AND FOR THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR OR STATE REPRESENTATIVE.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 6669 (RAISED) (File No. 594) AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE STATE ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

EDUCATION

On motion of Representative Conroy of the 105th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Education in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 6331 (RAISED) (File No. 39) AN ACT CONCERNING SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD BLOOD DONORS.

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

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6562 (RAISED) (File No. 509) AN ACT CONCERNING ADULT EDUCATION AND TRANSITION TO COLLEGE.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

On motion of Representative Conroy of the 105th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. H. B. No. 6373 (RAISED) (File No. 124) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POLICING OF INDIAN TRIBAL LAND.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. H. B. No. 6605 (RAISED) (File No. 511) AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPARENCY OF EXPENSES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

JUDICIARY

On motion of Representative Conroy of the 105th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6235 (RAISED) (File No. 548) AN ACT CREATING A STATE-WIDE TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS BLIGHT AND CONCERNING NOTICE OF FINES, PENALTIES, COSTS OR FEES FOR CITATIONS ISSUED UNDER MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6369 (RAISED) (File No. 527) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILD SUPPORT AND ENFORCEMENT.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 6590 (RAISED) (File No. 577) AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSING OF TATTOO TECHNICIANS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 6591 (RAISED) (File No. 578) AN ACT REQUIRING THE EUTHANIZATION OF ANY CAT OR DOG TO BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

On motion of Representative Conroy of the 105th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Planning and Development in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. H. B. No. 5542 (COMM) (File No. 396) AN ACT REQUIRING THE DISPLAY OF HOUSE NUMBERS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 6482 (RAISED) (File No. 528) AN ACT CONCERNING BIRTH CERTIFICATES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6538 (RAISED) (File No. 329) AN ACT CONCERNING ARBORISTS AND TREE WARDENS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION

On motion of Representative Conroy of the 105th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Transportation in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. H. B. No. 5278 (RAISED) (File No. 352) AN ACT AUTHORIZING FIREFIGHTERS TO CONDUCT CHARITABLE FUNDRAISING BOOT DRIVES ON STATE HIGHWAYS.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Conroy of the 105th District, the House adjourned at 11: 36 o'clock a. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.

BILL SIGNED IN THE ORIGINAL BY HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following bill was signed, IN THE ORIGINAL, by His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated:

April, 22, 2013

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