JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 47 a. m. in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(b), and under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Brittany Kaplan of Enfield, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Dear Lord understanding is one of the greatest accomplishments of life and with it comes wisdom. Amen.

Pursuant to Senate Rule 9(b) the Senate is called into Session, by the Office of the Senate Clerk's under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader.

It is hereby moved that Senate Agenda Number 1, dated January 25, 2013, is adopted, the items on said Agenda shall be acted upon as indicated and that the Agenda shall be incorporated into the Senate Journal and Senate Transcript.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

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

January 24, 2013

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 March 19, 2013.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

January 24, 2013

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 5, 2013.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

January 24, 2013

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, Christine L. Engel of New Preston to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years beginning March 5, 2013.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

January 24, 2013

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 January 7, 2013.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

January 24, 2013

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 beginning June 13, 2012.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

January 24, 2013

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, David W. Schoolcraft of Hebron to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years beginning May 7, 2013.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

January 24, 2013

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, Michelle D. Truglia of Stamford to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years beginning March 17, 2013.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE RESOLUTION

The following favorable report was received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE. S. J. No. 21 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF RICHARD J. BARLOW OF CANTON TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT RESOURCES RECOVERY AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE. S. J. No. 22 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JOEL FREEDMAN OF SOUTH GLASTONBURY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT RESOURCES RECOVERY AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE. S. J. No. 23 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF SCOTT SHANLEY OF MANCHESTER TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT RESOURCES RECOVERY AUTHORITY.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

SENATE AND HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

In accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(b), 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:

COMMERCE

Proposed S. B. No. 619 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FUTURES COMMISSION', to establish a Futures Commission that will evaluate the state's education and manufacturing base, identify the current and future needs of global society, and develop proposals to help the state adapt to a changing global economy.

CHILDREN

Proposed S. B. No. 650 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A PARENTS' SUPPORT HOT LINE FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN EXHIBITING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ISSUES', to develop a one-stop support mechanism for parents' whose children are exhibiting behavioral health issues allowing the parents to receive both emotional support and education regarding their child's behavioral health.

Proposed S. B. No. 651 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NUTRITION STANDARDS FOR CHILD CARE SETTINGS AND EARLY EDUCATION PROGRAMS', to establish certain nutrition standards for child care settings and early education programs.

Proposed S. B. No. 652 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REFERRALS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO THE BIRTH TO THREE PROGRAM', to pilot an automatic referral process from the Department of Children and Families to the birth-to-three program.

Proposed S. B. No. 653 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND OUT-OF-STATE PLACEMENT FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE PURVIEW OF SUCH AGENCY', to limit the authority of the Commissioner of Children and Families to place children out of state.

Proposed S. B. No. 654 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID PROGRAM FOR PARENTS', to create a program that would help parents whose children exhibit mental health issues.

EDUCATION

Proposed S. B. No. 655 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF INCENTIVES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN', to create incentive for towns to establish full-day kindergarten.

Proposed S. B. No. 656 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. ; REP. ALEXANDER, 58th DIST. ; REP. KINER, 59th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT IN ENFIELD', to include the high school consolidation school building project in Enfield to the 2013 priority list.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S. B. No. 657 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER PROTECTION OF CABLE TELEVISION AND VIDEO SERVICE CUSTOMERS', to provide greater consumer protection for customers of cable television and video service and to provide transparency in advertising.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 658 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PROPERTY TAX CREDIT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS', to provide tax relief for seniors.

Proposed S. B. No. 659 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALES TAX ON BOATS', to stimulate the boat building industry.

Proposed S. B. No. 660 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE CORPORATION BUSINESS TAX RATE', to stimulate the economy, help create jobs and attract businesses to the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 661 SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DATE OF SUBMITTAL OF ELECTRONICALLY-SUBMITTED SALES TAX RECEIPTS', to allow businesses to submit sales tax receipts electronically on the same day that the Department of Revenue Services will accept a postmark.

Proposed S. B. No. 662 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE GIFT TAX', to eliminate the gift tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 663 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TOP MARGINAL INCOME TAX RATE', to increase top marginal income tax rate from 6. 7 per cent to 6. 9 per cent.

Proposed S. B. No. 664 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REDUCTION IN INCOME TAX RATES', to reduce personal income tax rates.

Proposed S. B. No. 665 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE 2011 TAX INCREASES', to provide tax relief to residents by repealing the 2011 tax increases.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 666 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE USE OF CONFLICT MINERALS AND STATE PROCUREMENT AND INVESTMENT', to reduce armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Proposed S. B. No. 667 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM', to study the impact of repealing the Citizens Election Program to use the revenue to offset other tax cuts, including a cut to the gasoline tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 668 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF POLL WORKERS', to provide that each poll worker be trained only once during a calendar year.

Proposed S. B. No. 669 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR PARTIES AND TRANSPARENCY OF ELECTIONS', to require minor parties to establish by-laws and procedures regarding the formation of parties and the nomination of candidates that are similar to the requirements for major parties in order to provide for better transparency of elections.

Proposed S. B. No. 670 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NUMBER OF POLLING PLACES FOR PRIMARIES', to allow towns to reduce the number of polling places for primaries.

Proposed S. B. No. 671 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATION', to improve the integrity of elections by enhancing training and streamlining elections administration.

Proposed S. B. No. 672 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A TRIAL RUN OF COMPUTERIZED ELECTION SYSTEMS', to require systems checks for computerized election software and hardware every two years.

Proposed S. B. No. 673 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION IN PUBLIC HOUSING', to permit residents of public housing to use common areas for political activity.

HOUSING

Proposed S. B. No. 674 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS', to encourage the purchase of homes in the state.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S. B. No. 675 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION PROVIDED TO AN AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE POLICYHOLDER', to require insurance companies that issue, renew, amend or endorse automobile insurance policies in this state to notify a policyholder when a claim has been filed against such policyholder's automobile insurance policy and to allow the policyholder to contest such claim.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 676 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LARGE CAPACITY FIREARM MAGAZINES AND SIMILAR DEVICES', to prohibit the possession, sale, transfer or importation into the state of any firearm magazine, belt, drum, feed strip or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than ten rounds of ammunition.

Proposed S. B. No. 677 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PERIODS OF PROBATION', to prohibit an individual from completing a period of probation while incarcerated for another crime.

Proposed S. B. No. 678 SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT REVISING THE EARNED RISK REDUCTION CREDIT PROGRAM', to suspend and revise the earned risk reduction credit program in the interest of public safety.

Proposed S. B. No. 679 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR FALSE STATEMENT OR INFORMATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR TRANSFER OF FIREARMS', to increase the penalty for making a false statement or giving false information to obtain a pistol, revolver or other firearm.

Proposed S. B. No. 680 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE GRAND JURY PROCESS', to reform the grand jury process.

Proposed S. B. No. 681 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE AWARD OF RISK REDUCTION CREDIT FOR ANY INMATE SENTENCED FOR A SEXUAL OFFENSE AGAINST A MINOR', to prohibit any inmate convicted of a sexual offense against a minor from earning or receiving risk reduction credit toward a reduction in sentence for such offense.

Proposed S. B. No. 682 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRY', to allow individuals to appeal the requirement to register as a sexual offender and prohibit a parolee from being involuntarily registered as a sexual offender by a parole officer.

Proposed S. B. No. 683 SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF RISK REDUCTION CREDITS TO REDUCE A CRIMINAL SENTENCE FOR AN OFFENSE THAT INVOLVED A FATALITY', to prohibit the use of risk reduction credits to reduce a criminal sentence for an offense that involved a fatality.

Proposed S. B. No. 684 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEATH PENALTY', to allow imposition of the death penalty for eligible crimes when guilt is established with absolute certainty.

Proposed S. B. No. 685 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; 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. 'AN ACT PROVIDING FUNDS TO SUPPORT PROJECT LONGEVITY', to support the success of Project Longevity in reducing gang and gun violence in cities.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S. B. No. 686 SEN. CHAPIN, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS', to require out-of-state residents receiving state unemployment compensation to produce proof of job search.

Proposed S. B. No. 687 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY LABOR ISSUES IN CONNECTICUT', to create a task force to study labor issues in the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 688 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CASINO WINDFALLS AND CHILD SUPPORT SHORTFALLS', to create a mechanism that would allow for the interception of funds from parents who owe child support payments and have substantial winnings at casinos.

Proposed S. B. No. 689 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT MEMORIALIZING THE LEGALITY OF PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS', to make clear that project labor agreements are valid legal mechanisms and that entering into a project labor agreement cannot be the basis of a lawsuit against any public entity that is party to such project labor agreement.

Proposed S. B. No. 690 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OWNER-OPERATORS OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES', to establish criteria where owner-operators of commercial motor vehicles would be classified as independent contractors when transporting property for hire.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 691 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY ISSUES CONCERNING LOCAL CONTROL', to study local control.

Proposed S. B. No. 692 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR MUNICIPALITIES', to allow towns greater flexibility and efficiency for purchases of items that are of relatively low value.

Proposed S. B. No. 693 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY MAJOR CONSTRUCTION', to provide property tax relief to businesses impacted by areas of major construction.

Proposed S. B. No. 694 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ALTERNATE MEMBERS OF ZONING BOARDS OF APPEALS', to allow a greater role for alternate members of zoning boards of appeals.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S. B. No. 695 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. ; REP. DAVIS, 117th DIST. ; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. ; REP. MARONEY, 119th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE FLAX MILL LANE BRIDGE IN MILFORD', to rehabilitate the Flax Mill Lane bridge in Milford.

Proposed S. B. No. 696 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. ; REP. DAVIS, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARKING AT THE WEST HAVEN TRAIN STATION', to review parking capacity and the feasibility of constructing a parking garage at the West Haven train station.

Proposed S. B. No. 697 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. ; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE PROVIDERS TO OFFER DISCOUNTS TO CUSTOMERS WHO DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS THAT PREVENT TEXTING WHILE DRIVING', to encourage motor vehicle operators to comply with Connecticut's distracted driving laws.

Proposed S. B. No. 698 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. ; REP. DAVIS, 117th DIST. ; REP. MARONEY, 119th DIST. ; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF INSTALLING SAFETY SIGNS AND SIGNALS TO WARN TRACTOR-TRAILER OPERATORS OF LOW BRIDGES AND IMPROVEMENTS', to install safety signs and signals to warn tractor-trailer operators of low bridges and improvements.

Proposed S. B. No. 699 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT DECREASING THE GASOLINE TAX AND ESTABLISHING ELECTRONIC TOLLS ON CONNECTICUT'S HIGHWAYS USING A CONGESTION PRICING SYSTEM', to allow Connecticut to become more competitive concerning gasoline taxes, to establish electronic tolls using a congestion pricing system to ensure that vehicle operators pay their fair user fees and to ensure the solvency of the Special Transportation Fund.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed S. B. No. 700 SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. ; SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. ; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. ; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. ; REP. JUTILA, 37th DIST. ; REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST. ; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST. ; REP. BOWLES, 42nd DIST. ; SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. ; REP. SEAR, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NUMBER PLATES FOR VETERANS WHO RECEIVED THE PURPLE HEART', to provide a means of verifying that a veteran who applies for a set of Purple Heart number plates was awarded the Purple Heart without requiring such veteran to join and pay dues to a national organization whose membership is limited to Purple Heart recipients.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 701 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSOLIDATION OF POLLING PLACES FOR PRIMARIES', to allow towns to reduce the cost of elections by consolidating polling places for primaries.

Proposed S. B. No. 702 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION TO RECOMMEND WAYS TO REGIONALIZE, PROFESSIONALIZE AND ENHANCE THE EFFICIENCY OF ELECTION ADMINISTRATION', to regionalize, professionalize and economize the election administration process, as was done with probate court consolidation.

HOUSING

Proposed S. B. No. 703 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SECURITY DEPOSITS IN CERTAIN EVICTION CASES', to reimburse landlords for eviction costs.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S. B. No. 704 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RETIREMENT DEFINITIONS OF MUNICIPALITIES AND PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITIES RELATING TO THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT FUND', to remedy administrative inconsistencies in the application of eligibility provisions related to the Municipal Employees Retirement Fund.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 705 SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. ; REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST. ; REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE POWERS OF MUNICIPAL STORMWATER AUTHORITIES', to give stormwater authorities the powers necessary for successful operation.

Proposed S. B. No. 706 SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GOVERNANCE BOARDS OF SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICTS', to allow developers in special taxing districts to complete the purpose of such taxing districts prior to the seating of new members on the governance board.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S. B. No. 707 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES', to study public safety issues in the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 708 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FIRE RETARDANT PAINTS', to diminish the risk of fire by requiring the use of fire retardant paints.

Proposed S. B. No. 709 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SILVER ALERT SYSTEM AND MAINTAINING THE PRIVACY OF A MISSING PERSON'S MEDICAL INFORMATION', to establish proper protocols when issuing a silver alert that will preserve the privacy of the missing person's medical information.

Proposed S. B. No. 710 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PERMITS FOR GUN SHOWS', to require permits for gun shows.

Proposed S. B. No. 711 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN AGE RESTRICTION ON THE PURCHASE OF LONG GUNS', to ensure that rifles and shotguns are not purchased by minors.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H. B. No. 6016 REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM CASHING ANY CHECK FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH REGISTRATION', to prohibit the Department of Motor Vehicles from cashing any check for a motor vehicle registration prior to issuing such registration.

AGING

Proposed H. B. No. 6067 REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REGISTRY OF OFFENDERS WHO PREY ON ELDERLY PERSONS', to create a state registry of offenders who prey on elderly persons.

BANKS

Proposed H. B. No. 6068 REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A MODERN METHOD OF FORECLOSURE', to provide a mechanism for faster approval of short sales and discouraging dual tracking of short sale and foreclosure matters by all mortgage lenders.

CHILDREN

Proposed H. B. No. 6069 REP. AYALA, 128th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A YOUTH GUIDANCE PILOT PROGRAM', to create a program to help at-risk youths deal with the pressures associated with gang culture and criminal activity in their communities and to further support local law enforcement and anti-violence groups already undertaking such measures.

COMMERCE

Proposed H. B. No. 6070 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. ; SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR A STREET GRID SYSTEM IN THE NEW HAVEN MEDICAL DISTRICT', to provide funding to help establish a street grid system in the city of New Haven's medical district, which will create developable property to meet the growing needs of the bioscience industry.

Proposed H. B. No. 6071 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR KIMBERLY PARK IN THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN', to provide funding to the city of New Haven for the renovation of Kimberly Park.

Proposed H. B. No. 6072 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE RENOVATION OF CRISCUOLO PARK IN THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN', to provide funding to the city of New Haven for the renovation of Criscuolo Park, including the purchase of a fence, a dugout, restrooms and bleachers.

Proposed H. B. No. 6073 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION FOR FLECHAS, INC. IN NEW HAVEN', to provide funding for new construction by FLECHAS, Inc. in New Haven.

Proposed H. B. No. 6074 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE BERGAMOS COMMUNITY THEATER IN NEW HAVEN', to provide funds for construction of a ramp and handicapped-accessible restrooms at the Bergamos Community Theater in New Haven.

Proposed H. B. No. 6075 REP. MIKUTEL, 45th DIST. ; SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR A RECREATIONAL PROJECT IN THE TOWN OF GRISWOLD', to provide funds to cover the costs of development of a recreational project in Griswold.

EDUCATION

Proposed H. B. No. 6076 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. ; REP. SAYERS, 60th DIST. ; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS', to create a pilot program that would train teachers in mental health first aid techniques so that such teachers would be more adept at recognizing early symptoms of mental health problems in children.

Proposed H. B. No. 6077 REP. DAVIS, 57th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPEAL OF THE REQUIREMENT THAT TOWNS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PRESCHOOL PROGRAM TUITION PAYMENTS AT MAGNET SCHOOLS', to repeal the requirement that towns are responsible for paying preschool program tuition at interdistrict magnet schools.

Proposed H. B. No. 6078 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN IN PUBLIC HOUSING', to ensure the equitable education of low income Connecticut students receiving state or federal housing assistance and to promote racial and economic school diversity and avoidance of racial isolation consistent with the Sheff v. O'Neill mandate. .

Proposed H. B. No. 6079 REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. ; REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MINIMUM ROOF PITCH REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS', to change the minimum roof pitch requirements for school building projects from one-half inch per foot to one-quarter inch per foot.

Proposed H. B. No. 6080 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. ; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENHANCEMENT OF SCHOOL SECURITY MEASURES', to enhance and protect the safety of students at school in the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 6081 REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING SMALL TOWN ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDS TO BE USED TO ENHANCE SCHOOL SAFETY', to provide more funding opportunities for school safety and security through STEAP grants.

Proposed H. B. No. 6082 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DENIAL OF RECESS AS A FORM OF DISCIPLINE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS', to prohibit the denial of recess as a form of discipline in schools.

Proposed H. B. No. 6083 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE ECS GRANT TO BRIDGEPORT', to increase Bridgeport's education cost sharing appropriation.

Proposed H. B. No. 6084 REP. MIKUTEL, 45th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AND THE REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE COST OF SECURITY UPGRADES IN SCHOOLS', to make security upgrades in schools part of the eligible costs for purposes of school building project reimbursement.

Proposed H. B. No. 6085 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. ; REP. GENGA, 10th DIST. ; REP. LARSON, 11th DIST. ; SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE REQUIREMENT THAT TOWNS ARE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR PRESCHOOL PROGRAM TUITION PAYMENTS AT INTERDISTRICT MAGNET SCHOOLS', to repeal the requirement that towns are responsible for paying preschool program tuition at interdistrict magnet schools and to require that regional education service centers pay for such preschool program tuitions.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H. B. No. 6086 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE DEFINITION OF HYDROPOWER AS A CLASS I RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE', to expand the type of hydropower that qualifies as a Class I renewable energy source from current law that includes only certain run-of-the-river hydropower facilities, and to include all hydropower currently defined as a Class II renewable energy source as a Class I renewable energy source.

Proposed H. B. No. 6087 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL BUILDING PERMIT FEES FOR CLASS I RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS', to limit municipal building permit fees relating to Class I renewable energy source projects.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 6088 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. ; REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING DOG BREEDERS TO BE LICENSED', to have consistency and uniformity in the licensure of dog breeders by having such licensure occur at the state level rather than the local level. .

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H. B. No. 6089 REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A CREDIT AGAINST THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR PROPERTY TAXES THAT EXCEED FOUR PER CENT OF A HOMEOWNER'S INCOME'

Proposed H. B. No. 6090 REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GRANTS IN LIEU OF TAXES MADE TO THE CONNECTICUT MENTAL HEALTH CENTER', to redesignate the Connecticut Mental Health Center in New Haven under the nonprofit hospital PILOT payments, rather than the state-owned property PILOT payments.

Proposed H. B. No. 6091 REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CAPITAL DEBT AFFORDABILITY COMMITTEE', to establish a committee to conduct a debt affordability analysis for use as a financial planning tool in the capital planning process, to estimate how much capital debt the state can afford to issue in the future.

Proposed H. B. No. 6092 REP. FOX, 148th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEDUCTIBILITY OF PREMIUMS PAID ON OUT-OF-STATE BONDS', to modify the current laws dealing with out-of-state municipal bonds. The deduction allows someone, who trades bonds as a business, when calculating Connecticut adjusted gross income, to subtract amortizable bond premiums for the taxable year on bonds whose interest is subject to taxation in this state, but exempt from federal tax, to the extent the premiums are not deductible in determining federal adjusted gross income.

Proposed H. B. No. 6093 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PETROLEUM PRODUCTS GROSS EARNINGS TAX', to prevent the state from receiving a windfall at the expense of taxpayers whenever gas prices increase.

Proposed H. B. No. 6094 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT DIRECTING THAT A PORTION OF THE SALES TAX BE RETURNED TO THE TOWN WHERE COLLECTED', to provide that a portion of sales tax revenue be directed to the town where it is collected.

Proposed H. B. No. 6095 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BONDING POOL FOR MUNICIPALITIES', to allow municipalities to avoid the cost of issuing bonds to borrow amounts less than one million dollars.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed H. B. No. 6096 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY ICE CREAM VENDOR PERMITS', to expedite the temporary permit process for ice cream vendors.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 6097 REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLARIFICATION OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF HEAD MODERATOR', to prevent a registrar of voters who is on the ballot from usurping authority from the head moderator and from intimidating other poll workers.

Proposed H. B. No. 6098 REP. BOWLES, 42nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BALLOT ACCESS FOR STATE-WIDE OFFICES AND THE TABULATION OF WRITE-IN VOTES', to provide easier ballot access for legitimate third-party candidates and to assure that every ballot that is cast is counted and the results promulgated.

Proposed H. B. No. 6099 REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONVEYING A PARCEL OF LAND TO THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN', to convey a parcel of state land to the city of New Britain.

Proposed H. B. No. 6100 REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGIONAL CONSOLIDATION OF CERTAIN FUNCTIONS OF ELECTION ADMINISTRATION', to allow municipalities to regionally consolidate certain functions of election administration.

Proposed H. B. No. 6101 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. ; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING LANDLORDS TO DISTRIBUTE VOTER REGISTRATION CARDS', to help keep the list of registered voters as current as possible.

Proposed H. B. No. 6102 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DEADLINES FOR TREASURERS TO SUBMIT CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS', to ensure timely filing of campaign finance reports.

Proposed H. B. No. 6103 REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMBINATION OF ELECTORAL DISTRICTS BY MUNICIPALITIES', to increase from two hundred to five hundred the amount of electors which may be in a voting district for such district to be combined with another district for a municipal election.

Proposed H. B. No. 6104 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR EARLY VOTING IN NEW HAVEN', to improve voter turnout and enhance access and ease of voting.

Proposed H. B. No. 6105 REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DESIGNATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES', to clarify the designation of political parties.

Proposed H. B. No. 6106 REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING POTENTIAL PARTICIPATION OF A CLIENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES AS AN ELECTOR IN AN UPCOMING ELECTION', to require the Department of Developmental Services to notify guardians of a client that the client may vote in an upcoming election.

Proposed H. B. No. 6107 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM', to repeal taxpayer funded elections and allow those state funds to be used for other more critical needs.

Proposed H. B. No. 6108 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE FOR THE SELECTION OF PRESIDENT', to provide the citizens of small states like Connecticut the opportunity to more fully participate in the process of selecting the President of the United States.

Proposed H. B. No. 6109 REP. FLEXER, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIMINATION OF GRANTS FROM THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM TO UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES AND THE TRANSFER OF THE RESULTING SAVINGS TO THE GENERAL FUND', see attached.

Proposed H. B. No. 6110 REP. ALTOBELLO, 82nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OVERVOTING FOR A CANDIDATE', to reduce confusion in vote tallying.

Proposed H. B. No. 6111 REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNIFORM MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS ACT', to adopt the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act.

Proposed H. B. No. 6112 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR FRAUDULENT VOTING, ABSENTEE BALLOT FRAUD AND VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD', to maintain the integrity of elections by increasing the penalties for fraudulent voting, absentee ballot fraud and voter registration fraud.

Proposed H. B. No. 6113 REP. DAVIS, 57th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A SUNSET FOR STATE AGENCY REGULATIONS', to require an adequate review of state agency regulations.

Proposed H. B. No. 6114 REP. ALTOBELLO, 82nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING POLLING PLACES FOR PRIMARIES', to save municipalities money.

HOUSING

Proposed H. B. No. 6115 REP. MOUKAWSHER, 40th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSIDERATIONS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING APPEALS', to amend the criteria a judge must consider in an appeal of a denial of an affordable housing application.

Proposed H. B. No. 6116 REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXEMPTIONS FROM THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS PROCEDURE', to exempt from the ten per cent affordable housing goal municipalities that serve large low income populations in different ways.

Proposed H. B. No. 6117 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS TO COMPLY WITH PRINCIPLES OF SMART GROWTH AND HISTORIC DISTRICT REGULATIONS', to require affordable housing developments to comply with smart growth principles and, where applicable, historic district regulations.

Proposed H. B. No. 6118 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING CERTAIN FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES TO BE FILED WITH ANY MODIFICATION OF AN APPLICATION TO CONSTRUCT AFFORDABLE HOUSING BASED ON ECONOMIC VIABILITY', to require developers of affordable housing who file modifications of approved applications to make certain financial disclosures and to require such disclosures to remain confidential.

Proposed H. B. No. 6119 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TERM OF THE MORATORIUM FROM THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS PROCEDURE', to increase the term of the moratorium available under the affordable housing land use appeals procedure.

Proposed H. B. No. 6120 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXCEPTION IN THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS PROCESS FOR MUNICIPALITIES THAT CONSTRUCT HOUSING FOR SENIORS', to provide towns with an incentive to develop affordable housing for senior citizens.

Proposed H. B. No. 6121 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN WATERSHED AREAS', to require developers of affordable housing to protect water resources.

Proposed H. B. No. 6122 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING ACCESSIBLE UNITS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS', to enhance accessibility and safety within affordable housing developments.

Proposed H. B. No. 6123 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT INCLUDING SENIOR HOUSING AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING', to include senior housing as affordable housing for the purpose of determining whether a municipality is providing ten per cent affordable housing.

Proposed H. B. No. 6124 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FRIVOLOUS APPEALS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING', to prevent frivolous appeals by developers of affordable housing.

JUDICIARY

Proposed H. B. No. 6125 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF ALIMONY AND CHILD SUPPORT', to enact reforms concerning the amount and durational limits of alimony awards entered in family matters and provide family court judges with the authority to establish child support trust accounts.

Proposed H. B. No. 6126 REP. SERRA, 33rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A PERSON WHO IS PHYSICALLY HELPLESS', to change the definition of "physically helpless" with respect to a sexual assault offense to include any physical or intellectual disability that renders a person unable to verbalize lack of consent to sexual contact.

Proposed H. B. No. 6127 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. ; SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ABATEMENT OF PUBLIC NUISANCES', to afford greater protections to the state and municipalities when abating public nuisances.

Proposed H. B. No. 6128 REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MANSLAUGHTER OF A CHILD', to impose an increased maximum penalty for manslaughter of a person under sixteen years of age for consistency with the increased maximum penalty set forth for murder with special circumstances for murder of a person under sixteen years of age.

Proposed H. B. No. 6129 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER', to extend the psychiatric disability "look back" period for eligibility to carry a pistol or revolver.

Proposed H. B. No. 6130 REP. MIKUTEL, 45th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTY OF A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TO WARN OF POTENTIAL VIOLENT CONDUCT OF A PATIENT', to promote public safety by enacting a statutory duty for a mental health professional to warn law enforcement officials when a patient has communicated a serious threat to inflict imminent physical injury on a reasonably identifiable third party.

Proposed H. B. No. 6131 REP. TONG, 147th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOST AND STOLEN FIREARMS AND GUN TRAFFICKING', to enhance restrictions regarding lost and stolen firearms and gun trafficking.

Proposed H. B. No. 6132 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR CRIMES COMMITTED BY POLICE OFFICERS WHILE ON DUTY', to provide an increased penalty for any police officer who commits a crime in the course of his or her duties.

Proposed H. B. No. 6133 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOME INVASION', to apply the penalty for home invasion to all persons who enter an occupied dwelling with the intent of committing a crime therein.

Proposed H. B. No. 6134 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EARNED RISK REDUCTION CREDIT PROGRAM', to protect the public by prohibiting persons convicted of serious felonies from participating in the earned risk reduction credit program.

Proposed H. B. No. 6135 REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF INFRACTION AND VIOLATION INFORMATION TO THE COURTS', to establish a process for electronically transmitting all infractions and violations data from law enforcement personnel to the superior court.

Proposed H. B. No. 6136 REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS' SECOND CHANCE ACT', to provide a second chance for victims of human trafficking who are convicted of prostitution by establishing a mechanism to vacate or pardon such conviction.

Proposed H. B. No. 6137 REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FAMILY VIOLENCE AMONG RESIDENTS OF MORTGAGED PROPERTY', to provide that in family violence matters, if the offender is the mortgagor on property shared with the victim, such offender must vacate the property after committing an act of threatening or abuse.

Proposed H. B. No. 6138 REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL POWERS TO IMPOUND AND DESTROY A DIRT BIKE OR ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE', to permit a municipality to confiscate, impound and dispose of a dirt bike or all-terrain vehicle that is operated in violation of a lawful municipal regulation or ordinance.

Proposed H. B. No. 6139 REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF "NO THRU TRUCK" VIOLATIONS', to strengthen municipal enforcement of "No Thru Truck" laws to prohibit certain trucks from using prohibited roadways.

Proposed H. B. No. 6140 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE TO APPEAR AND COMPLAINT', to eliminate the requirement that a peace officer take a suspect into custody for processing when such suspect has proper identification and is accused only of a misdemeanor, violation or infraction.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H. B. No. 6141 REP. SANCHEZ, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT ENABLING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS TO ACQUIRE AND DISTRIBUTE BODY ARMOR TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PERSONNEL', to allow providers of emergency medical services to purchase and distribute body armor to emergency medical personnel so that these first responders will be protected in crisis situations.

Proposed H. B. No. 6142 REP. WILLIAMS, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESERVE FUND BALANCES AND CHANGES TO MUNICIPAL BINDING ARBITRATION', to prevent an arbitration panel from considering a municipal reserve fund balance when determining a municipality's financial capability and to limit the review of a rejected arbitration award by a municipality to a single arbitrator. .

Proposed H. B. No. 6143 REP. CONROY, 105th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FIFTEEN YEAR OLDS', to allow fifteen-year-old children access to employment in restaurants and public dining rooms.

Proposed H. B. No. 6144 REP. KOKORUDA, 101st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS', to encourage small business development and facilitate job creation by allowing individuals receiving unemployment benefits to continue to receive such benefits if such individuals are actively engaged in developing a new business.

Proposed H. B. No. 6145 REP. FLEXER, 44th DIST. ; SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPANSION OF THE INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT PROGRAM', to create greater opportunities for low-income families by expanding the eligibility for individual development accounts.

Proposed H. B. No. 6146 REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEES AND VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE', to require the Department of Administrative Services to report the number of complaints of abusive conduct in the workplace between state employees to the General Assembly.

Proposed H. B. No. 6147 REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION FORM 30-C', to uphold the integrity of the workers' compensation system by establishing an intake process for the submittal of a notice of claim that is substantially similar to the system for state employees. This process will ensure that the notice of claim is properly received and processed by the municipal employer in twenty-eight days thereby ensuring efficient payment of workers' compensation benefits to employees.

Proposed H. B. No. 6148 REP. FOX, 146th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTION TO RETIREES FROM DISCRIMINATION IN PENSION DERISKING TRANSACTIONS', to provide equivalent protection, uniform disclosures, fiduciary standards and a mandatory opt-out option to retirees whose pension benefits are transferred from a pension plan protected under ERISA to a substitute pension benefit provider such as an insurance company licensed in the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 6149 REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST. ; SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION', to allow individuals formerly employed in a permanent, part-time position to collect unemployment while looking for another permanent part-time position. The current statutory scheme requires such employees to seek full-time work in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits.

Proposed H. B. No. 6150 REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENTS AND 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. 6151 REP. BECKER, 19th DIST. ; REP. SAYERS, 60th DIST. ; SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN OPERATORS OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND ELIGIBILITY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS', to create an exception in the workers' compensation statutes for owner/operators of motor vehicles with a minimum gross vehicle weight of ten thousand pounds and who transport property, at least in part, in interstate commerce thereby enabling Connecticut-based trucking businesses to better compete with national competitors.

Proposed H. B. No. 6152 REP. O'BRIEN, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVAILING WAGE ON MUNICIPAL PROJECTS', to allow municipalities to conduct construction and renovation projects at the lowest cost possible.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 6153 REP. ALEXANDER, 58th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES TO VOTE IN ELECTIONS IN THE THOMPSONVILLE FIRE DISTRICT', to authorize limited liability companies that hold property in the Thompsonville Fire District to vote in the elections in such district.

Proposed H. B. No. 6154 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND VETERANS', to allow towns to provide property tax relief to their senior citizens and veterans.

Proposed H. B. No. 6155 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 TAX ASSESSMENTS AND APPEALS', to allow tax assessors a look-back period when determining property value and to allow property owners to appeal tax assessments to the local legislative body rather than the superior court. .

Proposed H. B. No. 6156 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FLEXIBILITY IN PROPERTY REVALUATION', to allow towns the flexibility to determine when they perform property tax revaluation.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H. B. No. 6157 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. ; REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON CERTIFICATIONS OF MARRIAGE AND DEATH', to protect against identity theft and to provide confidentiality while ensuring appropriate public access to vital records.

Proposed H. B. No. 6158 REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VACCINE DISTRIBUTION', to allow physicians and other health care providers to opt out of the mandatory state vaccine procurement program and have the choice of where to obtain childhood vaccine, including the private market.

Proposed H. B. No. 6159 REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF ANTIEPILEPTIC MEDICATIONS TO SCHOOL CHILDREN', to allow certain unlicensed persons to administer antiepileptic medications to school children.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H. B. No. 6160 REP. FOX, 148th DIST. ; REP. FOX, 146th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING WORKING SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN ALL RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS AND PRIVATE DWELLINGS AT THE TIME TITLE IS TRANSFERRED', to promote the installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detection and warning equipment in all residential buildings and private dwellings.

Proposed H. B. No. 6161 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INELIGIBILITY FOR A PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER', to expand the mental health look-back period for permits to carry a pistol or revolver to twenty-four months and eliminate the requirement that a probate court order a hospitalization in order for the hospitalization to disqualify a person for a permit.

Proposed H. B. No. 6162 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INELIGIBILITY FOR A PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER BASED ON A PRIOR HOSPITALIZATION', to expand the mental health look-back period for permits to carry a pistol or revolver to twenty-four months and eliminate the requirement that a probate court order a hospitalization in order for the hospitalization to disqualify a person for a permit.

Proposed H. B. No. 6163 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A DATABASE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING OR POSSESSING A FIREARM DUE TO PSYCHIATRIC OR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER', to protect the public by creating a system that identifies individuals who should not be permitted to possess or purchase firearms due to psychiatric or psychological disorder.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H. B. No. 6164 REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. ; REP. PERONE, 137th DIST. ; REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT PROTECTING THE REVENUE DEPOSITED INTO THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND', to create a "lock box" for the Special Transportation Fund to ensure that all revenue deposited into the fund is designated only for transportation projects.

Proposed H. B. No. 6165 REP. BOUKUS, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER FRANCHISE LAWS', to revise franchise laws for motor vehicle dealers.

Proposed H. B. No. 6166 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. ; REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. ; SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO FUND CONSTRUCTION OF SOUND BARRIERS ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS', to authorize certain municipalities to issue bonds to provide funds for the construction of sound barriers.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H. B. No. 6167 REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FARES FOR DISABLED VETERANS WHO USE MASS TRANSPORTATION', to honor and assist disabled veterans by providing them with free or reduced-fare access to Connecticut's public transportation system.

Proposed H. B. No. 6168 REP. ALEXANDER, 58th DIST. ; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST. ; SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING FOR VETERANS', to assist veterans in obtaining employment by streamlining the occupational licensing process for veterans who return from service in the armed forces with particular skill and experience that correlates to that which is necessary to obtain certain state occupational licenses.

Proposed H. B. No. 6169 REP. ALEXANDER, 58th DIST. ; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST. ; SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A VETERANS' COURT PILOT PROGRAM', to prevent recidivism and rehabilitate veterans who have committed certain crimes by creating a veteran-centered court modeled after those that have been successful in other states, including New York and Texas.

CHILDREN

Proposed H. J. No. 21 REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. ; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. ; SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. 'RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE STATE'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO PETITION THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ADOPT THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF A CHILD', to request that the state's congressional delegation urge the United States Congress to adopt the United Nations Convention on Rights of a Child.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 55 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILL

The following report on a House Bill recommending a change of reference was received from the Committee indicated, the report of the Committee was accepted, and the bill referred as recommended:

COMMERCE COMMITTEE. Proposed H. B. No. 5015 AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' PENSIONS SOLVENCY.

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

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE. Proposed H. B. No. 5177 AN ACT PROVIDING A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO ABATE PROPERTY TAXES FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE STATE MILITIA.

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

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE. Proposed H. B. No. 5300 AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION OF ALCOHOL-RELATED INCIDENTS INVOLVING INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE.

The bill was referred to the Committee on General Law.