JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 16 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 March 22, 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.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE JOINT 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. S. J. No. 49 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF CLIFFORD B. SILVERS OF MILFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

The following favorable reports on House Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the Joint Standing Committees indicated, the reports of the Committee accepted, and the bill referred as recommended:

COMMERCE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5017 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LEARN HERE, LIVE HERE PROGRAM.

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

COMMERCE. H. B. No. 6600 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE TAXATION OF PASS-THROUGH ENTITIES IN THE MANUFACTURING, BIOSCIENCE, AND ALLIED HEALTH FIELDS.

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

REPORT

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

State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management. State Facility Plan 2013-2018 as required by Section 4b-23 of the Connecticut General Statutes. Report received March 21, 2013.

The report was referred to the committees on Planning and Development and Government Administration and Elections.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

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

S. B. No. 282 (COMM) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CONNECTICUT ANTIQUES TRAIL', to require the Department of Economic and Community Development to establish a Connecticut antiques trail.

S. B. No. 527 (COMM) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS', to provide funding for various economic development projects.

S. B. No. 530 (COMM) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS', to provide funding for the Consortium of Connecticut Art Museums, the redevelopment of the Norwich State Hospital property and the Labor Department's incumbent worker training programs, and to require the Labor Department to provide an annual report concerning the expenditure of such funds.

HUMAN SERVICES

H. B. No. 5267 (COMM) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGIONAL DELIVERY OF HUMAN SERVICES', to establish an integrated human service delivery system to ease access for consumers and reduce inefficiencies.

COMMERCE

H. B. No. 5459 (COMM) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE DELIVERY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES', to develop a training program for local nonprofits, chambers of commerce and other organizations to foster the delivery of the programs and services offered by the Department of Economic and Community Development.

HUMAN SERVICES

H. B. No. 5918 (COMM) HUMAN SERVICES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRIVATE DUTY NURSING FOR SEVERELY DISABLED CHILDREN', to assist parents and caregivers who are becoming impoverished by paying for home and community-based care for severely disabled children.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 21 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF 03/21/13

AT 5: 00 P. M.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Substitute for S. B. No. 811 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHARTER OAK HEALTH PLAN COVERAGE OF MAMMOGRAPHIC EXAMINATIONS.

S. B. No. 857 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF STEP THERAPY FOR AND OFF-LABEL PRESCRIBING OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

S. B. No. 953 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURES FOR UNIVERSAL LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES.

S. B. No. 954 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENTS MADE UNDER UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE.

S. B. No. 955 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PHARMACY AUDITS.

S. B. No. 958 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER PAYMENTS BY PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS TO PHARMACIES.

S. B. No. 959 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE GRACE PERIOD FOR LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AND DESIGNATION OF THIRD PARTIES TO RECEIVE CANCELLATION NOTICES.

S. B. No. 1027 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION OF NONPAYMENT OF PREMIUM FOR INDIVIDUAL LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE POLICIES AND LONG-TERM CARE BENEFITS UNDER AN ANNUITY CONTRACT.

S. B. No. 1028 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING INSURANCE DEPARTMENT EXAMINATIONS OF MARKET CONDUCT ACTIVITY.

S. B. No. 1029 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.

S. B. No. 1030 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICE OF PROCESS ON THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.

S. B. No. 1031 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT'S AUTHORITY TO PROTECT CONSUMERS.

S. B. No. 1088 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY ADVERSE DETERMINATIONS BY HEALTH CARRIERS FOR THE TREATMENT OF MENTAL DISORDERS.

S. B. No. 1091 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF AND PROGRAM ENROLLMENT OPTIONS FOR TREATMENT THAT IS ORDERED BY A COURT FOR MENTAL DISORDERS.

S. B. No. 1092 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSURERS REHABILITATION AND LIQUIDATION ACT.

S. B. No. 1093 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE INSURANCE STATUTES.

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

H. B. No. 6321 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING CERTAIN DISCLOSURES FOR LONG-TERM CARE POLICIES.

H. B. No. 6378 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE AND RELATED STATUTES.

H. B. No. 6379 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE BROKERS.

H. B. No. 6380 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE POLICIES AND HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS.

H. B. No. 6476 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COVERAGE.

H. B. No. 6477 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATUTORY LIEN FOR ASSESSMENTS ON A CONDOMINIUM UNIT.

H. B. No. 6546 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES.

H. B. No. 6547 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ENTERPRISE RISK REPORTS.

H. B. No. 6549 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MEDIATION PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN INSURANCE POLICY CLAIMS ARISING FROM A CATASTROPHIC EVENT.

H. B. No. 6550 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING LOSS RATIO GUARANTEES FOR INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES.

H. B. No. 6551 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING OWN RISK AND SOLVENCY ASSESSMENTS FOR DOMESTIC INSURERS.

H. B. No. 6611 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEES' PENSIONS SOLVENCY.

H. B. No. 6612 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE HEALTH INSURANCE GRIEVANCE PROCESS FOR ADVERSE DETERMINATIONS, THE OFFICE OF THE HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE AND MENTAL HEALTH PARITY COMPLIANCE CHECKS.

H. B. No. 6613 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STANDARD VALUATION LAW.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S. B. No. 299 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNICATION AMONG STATE AND LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS DURING ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENTS.

S. B. No. 506 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL PRIVATE FIREARM SALES.

S. B. No. 709 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SILVER ALERT SYSTEM AND MAINTAINING THE PRIVACY OF A MISSING PERSON'S MEDICAL INFORMATION.

S. B. No. 710 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING PERMITS FOR GUN SHOWS.

S. B. No. 897 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REGULATION OF FIREARMS.

S. B. No. 928 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PRECIOUS METALS OR STONE DEALERS.

S. B. No. 929 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONSOLIDATION FUNCTIONS AND OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND REGULATING SPECIAL EFFECTS DISPLAYS.

S. B. No. 969 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FEES CHARGED FOR CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECKS.

S. B. No. 1003 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SECONDHAND DEALERS.

S. B. No. 1072 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHARITABLE GAMES AND THE GAMING POLICY BOARD.

S. B. No. 1073 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO PUBLIC SAFETY STATUTES.

S. B. No. 1094 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION.

H. B. No. 5113 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING POOL SAFETY AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

H. B. No. 5117 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING INCREASED PENALTIES FOR FAILING TO STOP FOR SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS.

H. B. No. 5277 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

H. B. No. 5278 (COMM) AN ACT AUTHORIZING FIREFIGHTERS TO CONDUCT CHARITABLE FUNDRAISING BOOT DRIVES ON STATE HIGHWAYS.

H. B. No. 5353 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING STATE BUILDINGS TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

H. B. No. 5542 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING THE DISPLAY OF HOUSE NUMBERS.

H. B. No. 6007 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING "BLUE ALERTS".

H. B. No. 6009 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL TRAINING OF MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICERS.

H. B. No. 6015 (COMM) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE CHARGING OF FEES FOR THE DISPATCH OF EMERGENCY SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO 9-1-1 CALLS.

H. B. No. 6160 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING WORKING SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN ALL RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS AT THE TIME TITLE IS TRANSFERRED.

H. B. No. 6373 AN ACT CONCERNING THE POLICING OF INDIAN TRIBAL LAND.

H. B. No. 6374 AN ACT CONCERNING COORDINATED LONG-TERM DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY.

H. B. No. 6424 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FEES FOR SEARCHES OF ACCIDENT AND INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION.

H. B. No. 6425 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FIRE SAFETY ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.

H. B. No. 6453 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FOAMED-IN-PLACE INSULATING MATERIAL.

H. B. No. 6488 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE EVACUATION AND TEMPORARY SHELTERING OF CERTAIN ANIMALS DURING EMERGENCIES.

H. B. No. 6523 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF FIRE CHIEFS AT CERTAIN STATE FACILITIES.

H. B. No. 6524 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING BUILDING CODE ADOPTION CYCLES AND DUTIES OF BUILDING OFFICIALS.

H. B. No. 6596 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS.

H. B. No. 6597 (RAISED) AN ACT CREATING THE CIVILIAN MEDAL OF HONOR.

H. B. No. 6598 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC PROTECTION.