JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 33 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, Frank A. Forzano of South Windsor, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Heavenly father, in your word you have given us a vision of that holy city to which the nations of the world bring their glory. Behold and visit, we pray, the cities of Connecticut. Renew the ties of mutual regard which form our civic life. Send us honest and able leaders. Enable us to eliminate poverty, prejudice, and oppression that peace may prevail with righteousness, and justice with order, and that men and women from different cultures and with differing talents may find with one another the fulfillment of their humanity.

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 March 5, 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 Committees indicated:

State of Connecticut Legislative Regulations Review Committee. 2012 Mandated Regulations Report as required by Section 4-170(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes. Report received March 4, 2013.

The report was referred to the committees on Labor and Human Services.

State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture. Animal Population Control Program 2012 Annual Report as required by Section 22-380K of the Connecticut General Statutes. Report received March 4, 2013.

The report was referred to the committee on Environment.

State of Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts. Auditors' Report Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010 and 2011as required by Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes. Report received March 4, 2013.

The report was referred to the committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

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 Executive and Legislative Nominations:

March 5, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 10-153f of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint EMANUEL N. PSARAKIS, ESQUIRE from Simsbury, to be a member of the Education Arbitration Board, as a neutral arbitrator, to serve a term ending June 30, 2014 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

March 5, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 10-153f of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint GLENN POWELL from Collinsville, to be a member of the Education Arbitration Board, as a neutral arbitrator, to serve a term ending June 30, 2014 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, read by the Clerk and referred to the Senate Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

March 5, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE SENATE:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1, 25-99 and 25-100 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint JASON E. BOWSZA from Broad Brook, to be a member of the Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission, to serve the remainder of the term of Charles E. Berger, who resigned, ending June 30, 2013 and then to serve a full six year term ending June 30, 2019 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

March 5, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE SENATE:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1a, 4-7 and 20-8a of the Connecticut General Statutes as amended by Public Act 12-62, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint KATHRYN EMMETT from Stamford, to be a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board, as a public member, to serve a term coterminous with my term or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE BILLS

The following favorable reports were received from the Joint Standing Committees indicated, read the second time and tabled for the calendar and printing.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 812 (RAISED) (File No. 22) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 859 (RAISED) (File No. 23) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF PRIVATE TRANSFER FEES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 863 (RAISED) (File No. 21) AN ACT CONCERNING FACTORS USED IN AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE RATING.

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:

GENERAL LAW

S. B. No. 316 (COMM) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDED BEST PRACTICES FOR THE SAFE USE OF CELLULAR TELEPHONES', to promote consumer safety with the proper use of cellular telephones.

S. B. No. 326 (COMM) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER PROTECTION', to protect consumers from unfair business practices.

S. B. No. 439 (COMM) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GASOLINE PUMP DISPLAY SCREENS', to provide that gas pumps with unreadable digital display screens not be used.

S. B. No. 752 (COMM) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITY LIENS', to modernize self-service storage facility lien laws.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

S. B. No. 1052 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING IMPROVED TAX COLLECTION', to clarify that sales of cigarettes at the distributor level are deemed retail sales, and to allow the licensed dealer to recoup the sales tax it paid to the distributor; to provide that interest on an overpayment of the public services companies tax, estate tax, petroleum products gross earnings tax or gift tax will accrue beginning on the ninety-first day following the date of the return or amended return; and to amend the petroleum products gross earnings tax to exempt cosmetic grade mineral oil from the tax and to include as eligible for the credit against said tax a company importing a petroleum product into the state that uses or incorporates a petroleum product into a product that falls under the NAICS section of paint, coating and adhesive manufacturing.

S. B. No. 1053 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY FOR APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING TAX CREDITS', to expand eligibility for the apprenticeship training tax credit to business entities other than corporations, in order to provide additional incentives for job creation.

S. B. No. 1054 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ANNUAL ADJUSTMENTS TO ASSESSMENT RATES', to ensure that annual adjustments to assessment rates pursuant to section 12-62r of the general statutes are done correctly.

S. B. No. 1055 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS TAX CREDITS AND AN EXEMPTION TO, AND A STUDY OF, THE INCOME TAX', to provide for the ordering of tax credits for purposes of the insurance premiums tax; to consolidate two credits, section 12-217ff, donation of land for educational use, and section 12-217dd, donation of open space land; to make the period in which an assignee may claim the film infrastructure credit consistent with the allowable periods under the film production and digital animation credits; to increase the amount of the apprenticeship credit; to provide a fifteen-year carry forward for an R & D credit; to make changes to the JET credit; to permit an exemption from personal income tax in certain circumstances; and to require a study of whether all taxpayers are treated equitably under the personal income tax.

GENERAL LAW

H. B. No. 5347 (COMM) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABELS', to lower the incidence of drug overdoses.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

H. B. No. 5387 (COMM) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE USE OF MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY TRAINING AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS', to determine which training and experience obtained by veterans during their service in the armed forces equates to the training or experience necessary to obtain certain state licenses.

GENERAL LAW

H. B. No. 5610 (COMM) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF MUNICIPAL SOFT-SERVE ICE CREAM VENDOR PERMITS', to expedite the processing of municipal soft-serve ice cream vendor permits.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

H. B. No. 6575 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN STATE GRANTS TO TOWNS', to assist municipalities by providing higher grants in lieu of property taxes for The University of Connecticut Health Center and by providing a higher rate of reimbursement to municipalities for phosphorous removal projects.

H. B. No. 6576 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICABILTY OF THE SALES AND USE TAX TO BOATS', to allow a longer period of time for boat storage and repair, and to exempt from the sales and use tax boats that are in this state for sixty days or less.

H. B. No. 6577 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX', to clarify a developer's liability for the real estate conveyance tax in situations where the developer sells the land in a separate transaction from the sale of the residence built on the land.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 38 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.