JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 40 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, Timothy Kehoe of East Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Help us, Lord, to reassure and strengthen others by the words we speak today; we should always try to be an encouragement, as our pathways cross along life's way. 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 February 6, 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.

REPORTS

The following reports were received, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee indicated.

State of Connecticut Chief State's Attorney. Amended Summary Report of Ex Parte Orders, as required by section 54-47aa(g) of the Connecticut General Statutes. Report received February 6, 2013.

The report was referred to the committees Judiciary and Human Services.

State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. Annual Report, as required by section 32-1m of the Connecticut General Statutes. Report received February 6, 2013.

The report was referred to the committees Commerce and Labor and Public Employees.

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:

HUMAN SERVICES

S. B. No. 27 (COMM) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT PROMOTING THE PURSUIT OF EDUCATION BY RECIPIENTS OF ASSISTANCE', to expand the number of hours recipients of temporary assistance for needy families funds may spend on educational pursuits as part of approved work activities.

S. B. No. 93 (COMM) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMUNITY SPOUSE OF AN INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSON', to increase the amount of assets that may be retained by the spouse of an institutionalized Medicaid recipient.

AGING

S. B. No. 837 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT ON AGING', to update statutory references to reflect the name and responsibilities of the new Department on Aging.

COMMERCE

S. B. No. 838 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FUND FOR BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION'

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

S. B. No. 839 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATUTORY CHANGES TO ADVANCE CONNECTICUT'S ENERGY POLICIES'

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

S. B. No. 840 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NEXT GENERATION CONNECTICUT'

S. B. No. 841 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPROVING THE FISCAL DISCIPLINE OF THE STATE BY ELIMINATING THE ACCUMULATED GAAP DEFICIT AND RESTRUCTURING ECONOMIC RECOVERY NOTES'

S. B. No. 842 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER PURPOSES'

S. B. No. 843 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE ITEMS TO IMPLEMENT THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET'

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

S. B. No. 844 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE GOVERNOR CONCERNING HIGHER EDUCATION'

HOUSING

S. B. No. 845 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING'

JUDICIARY

S. B. No. 846 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT DECREASING RECIDIVISM AND PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE REINTEGRATION'

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

S. B. No. 847 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION FOR TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT'

PUBLIC HEALTH

S. B. No. 848 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS OF THE BUDGET CONCERNING PUBLIC HEALTH'

TRANSPORTATION

S. B. No. 849 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL BRIDGE PROGRAM REFORM AND ESTABLISHING A LOCAL TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL PROGRAM'

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

S. B. No. 850 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT AID TO PUBLIC COLLEGE STUDENTS', to change the responsibility for the annual appropriation request and approval of the formula for the Connecticut aid to public college students grant program from the Board of Regents for Higher Education to the Office of Higher Education.

HUMAN SERVICES

S. B. No. 851 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT PROTECTING THE ASSETS OF THE SPOUSE OF AN INSTITUTIONALIZED MEDICAID RECIPIENT', to increase the amount of assets the spouse of an institutionalized Medicaid recipient may keep.

S. B. No. 852 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME OVERSIGHT AND COMMUNITY-BASED PLACEMENTS', to give the Department of Social Services a means to identify in advance nursing homes in danger of bankruptcy, receivership or closure and to assist eligible residents to move into a community-based setting.

S. B. No. 853 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL AND OTHER REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES', to delete dated references and make technical changes to statutes concerning the Department of Rehabilitation Services.

S. B. No. 854 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SOCIAL INNOVATION INVESTMENT', to allow for the funding of a wider array of preventive social programs through outcome-based performance contracts.

S. B. No. 855 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT REVISING CERTAIN SOCIAL SERVICES STATUTES', to repeal certain program reporting requirements, and revise the timeline to make disability determinations related to public assistance requests.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S. B. No. 856 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE', to increase the penalty for the assault of a family or household member that results in serious physical injury.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

S. B. No. 857 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF STEP THERAPY FOR AND OFF-LABEL PRESCRIBING OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS', to regulate the imposition of certain prescription drug utilization requirements on insureds.

S. B. No. 858 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE SERVICES', to require health insurance coverage of medical advice, diagnosis, care or treatment provided through telemedicine if such advice, diagnosis, care or treatment is covered when provided through in-person consultation.

S. B. No. 859 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF PRIVATE TRANSFER FEES', to regulate the imposition of private transfer obligations on the conveyance of real property located in this state.

S. B. No. 860 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRUST-OWNED OR EMPLOYER-OWNED LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AND EMPLOYEE TERMINATION'

S. B. No. 861 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MODERNIZATION OF CERTAIN MEDICAL FORMS', to require the Insurance Commissioner to develop, health care professionals to use, and health carriers to use and accept, uniform prior authorization forms, and to require health carriers and managed care organizations to make available electronically to health care professionals clinical criteria used for utilization review.

S. B. No. 862 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR LUNG CANCER SCREENING', to require health insurance coverage for lung cancer screening tests, in accordance with the recommendations established by the American Lung Association, after consultation with the American Cancer Society.

S. B. No. 863 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FACTORS USED IN AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE RATING', to prohibit certain factors from being used to underwrite or rate a private passenger nonfleet automobile insurance policy.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

S. B. No. 864 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN PENALTIES DUE TO FALSE OR MISLEADING DECLARATIONS, STATEMENTS OR REPRESENTATIONS', to increase the financial penalty on employers relating to certain unemployment compensation payments.

S. B. No. 865 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF NEW EMPLOYEE IN THE UNEMPLOYED ARMED FORCES MEMBER SUBSIDIZED TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM', to eliminate the requirement that all armed services members must serve in a "combat zone" to be considered "new employees" under the Standardized Training and Employment program.

S. B. No. 866 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT IMPROVING THE TIMELINESS AND EFFICIENCY OF THE LABOR DEPARTMENT'S UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TAX OPERATIONS', to improve the operating efficiency of the Labor Department by requiring employers to (1) pay a penalty of one hundred dollars if such employer fails to electronically notify the department within fifteen days of becoming subject to the provisions of chapter 567 of the general statutes or upon acquiring any part of the assets, organization, trade or business of another employer subject to chapter 567 of the general statutes, and (2) pay a fee of fifty dollars if such employer submits a tax and wage report without being properly registered.

APPROPRIATIONS

H. B. No. 6350 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2015, AND OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO REVENUE'

H. B. No. 6351 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT MAKING DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2013'

H. B. No. 6352 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPENDITURE CAP'

H. B. No. 6353 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE BUDGET REFORM'

H. B. No. 6354 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING GENERAL GOVERNMENT'

BANKS

H. B. No. 6355 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOMEOWNER PROTECTION RIGHTS'

COMMERCE

H. B. No. 6356 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFIT CORPORATIONS AND ENCOURAGING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE'

EDUCATION

H. B. No. 6357 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE GOVERNOR CONCERNING EDUCATION'

H. B. No. 6358 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT UNLEASHING INNOVATION IN CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS'

H. B. No. 6359 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EARLY CHILDHOOD SYSTEM'

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

H. B. No. 6360 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING IMPLEMENTATION OF CONNECTICUT'S COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY STRATEGY'

GENERAL LAW

H. B. No. 6361 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FAIR ALCOHOL PRICING'

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. B. No. 6362 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF THE REGULATIONS OF CONNECTICUT STATE AGENCIES'

H. B. No. 6363 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT STREAMLINING STATE GOVERNMENT AND INCREASING EFECTIVENESS'

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H. B. No. 6364 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OF QUARTERLY REPORTS BY THE OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION', to include the Office of Higher Education in the quarterly financial reporting process for the constituent units by adding it to the list of recipients of the report on actual expenditures submitted by each constituent unit.

H. B. No. 6365 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF INITIAL TEACHER CERTIFICATES TO GRADUATES OF THE CONNECTICUT ALTERNATE ROUTE TO CERTIFICATION PROGRAM'

HOUSING

H. B. No. 6366 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING'

HUMAN SERVICES

H. B. No. 6367 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS'

H. B. No. 6368 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHOICES HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM', to change oversight of the CHOICES Health insurance assistance program from the Department of Social Services to the Department on Aging.

H. B. No. 6369 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILD SUPPORT AND ENFORCEMENT', to establish a uniform reasonable health care cost in child support cases and to broaden access to the criminal history of child support defendants by special officers serving them civil arrest warrants.

H. B. No. 6370 (RAISED) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR SUBSIDIZED ASSISTED LIVING', to provide subsidized assisted living opportunities for persons with mental illness.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H. B. No. 6371 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF LABOR RELATIONS AND THE STATE BOARD OF MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION', to allow the disclosure of performance evaluations of members of the State Board of Labor Relations and the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration to certain individuals.

H. B. No. 6372 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENT FOR ELECTRONIC FILING OF QUARTERLY UNEMPLOYMENT TAX RETURNS', to require each employer, person or organization employing one or more employees to electronically file and pay quarterly unemployment tax returns.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H. B. No. 6373 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE POLICING OF INDIAN TRIBAL LAND'

H. B. No. 6374 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COORDINATED LONG-TERM DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY'

H. B. No. 6375 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS', to increase compliance by police departments with the uniform crime reporting system and thereby ensure more complete and accurate data is collected and reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

H. B. No. 6376 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY', to revise the definition of "possess" for purposes of offenses concerning the possession of child pornography.

TRANSPORTATION

H. B. No. 6377 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ARREST POWERS OF MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTORS'

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H. B. No. 6378 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE AND RELATED STATUTES', to make changes to property and casualty insurance and related statutes.

H. B. No. 6379 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE BROKERS', to allow surplus lines brokers and insureds to write signed statements in lieu of executing affidavits when such brokers and insureds are unable to procure insurance from an authorized insurer, and to require additional information in such signed statements.

H. B. No. 6380 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE POLICIES AND HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS', to (1) require personal and commercial risk insurance policies to provide, for a covered loss that requires repair or replacement of damaged items, parts, components or materials, for the repair or replacement of adjacent undamaged items, parts, components or materials to achieve uniformity as to composition, color, texture, size or quality, (2) regulate the declination, cancellation, nonrenewal of and premium increases for homeowners insurance policies, and (3) specify that a home improvement contractor shall not engage in the activities of a public adjuster.

H. B. No. 6381 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE CLAIM FORMS AND UNIFORM TREATMENT AUTHORIZATION FORMS FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES', to allow health care providers to use a National Provider Identifier in lieu of a federal tax identification number on an HCFA1500 payment claim form, and to require the development of a uniform treatment authorization form for mental health services.

H. B. No. 6382 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIGIBILITY TO PURCHASE A HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN OFFERED BY THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE', to specify that eligible individuals, as defined in Section 1331 of the Affordable Care Act, may purchase health benefit plans offered by the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 50 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 BILLS

The following report on a House Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the Committees indicated, the reports of the Committees were accepted, and the bills referred as recommended:

HUMAN SERVICES. Proposed H. B. No. 5924 AN ACT CONCERNING STATE-FUNDED CHILD CARE.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Education.

HUMAN SERVICES. Proposed H. B. No. 6214 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF HEARING LOSS IN YOUNG CHILDREN.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Public Health.