JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 20 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, Alice Ann Joseph of West Simsbury, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Dear Lord, protect our leaders from deceivers, who lie and plot to take advantage of them and confuse decisions that they must make. 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 28, 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.

REPORT

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

State of Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts. Annual Report of the Treasurer for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. Report received March 27, 2013.

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

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.

BANKS. Substitute for S. B. No. 11 (COMM) (File No. 240) AN ACT REQUIRING NOTICE OF THE REORDERING OF BANKING TRANSACTIONS.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for S. B. No. 70 (COMM) (File No. 241) AN ACT RESTORING BENEFITS TO VETERANS DISCHARGED UNDER "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL".

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 203 (COMM) (File No. 242) AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES.

BANKS. S. B. No. 234 (RAISED) (File No. 243) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT BANKS.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 236 (RAISED) (File No. 244) AN ACT CONCERNING UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE FOR BODILY INJURY TO A NAMED INSURED OR RELATIVE DURING THE THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE.

CHILDREN. S. B. No. 651 (COMM) (File No. 245) AN ACT CONCERNING NUTRITION STANDARDS FOR CHILD CARE SETTINGS.

CHILDREN. Substitute for S. B. No. 652 (COMM) (File No. 246) AN ACT CONCERNING REFERRALS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO THE BIRTH-TO-THREE PROGRAM.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 817 (RAISED) (File No. 247) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROPERTY TAX PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 908 (RAISED) (File No. 248) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF CRIMINAL CONVICTION INFORMATION.

BANKS. Substitute for S. B. No. 911 (RAISED) (File No. 238) AN ACT CONCERNING MONEY TRANSMISSION, MORTGAGE SERVICERS AND CONSUMER COLLECTION AGENCIES.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 950 (RAISED) (File No. 239) AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL AND MINOR REVISIONS TO AND REPEAL OF OBSOLETE PROVISIONS OF ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY STATUTES.

BANKS. Substitute for S. B. No. 979 (RAISED) (File No. 249) AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTION OF EXEMPT FUNDS IN BANK ACCOUNTS.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 1033 (RAISED) (File No. 250) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILLS

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

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 390 (COMM) AN ACT EXTENDING THE JOB EXPANSION TAX CREDIT PROGRAM.

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

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 527 (COMM) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

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

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 530 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 1005 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS BOND AUTHORIZATIONS.

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

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 1079 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING THE MANUFACTURING APPRENTICESHIP TAX CREDIT.

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

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 1133 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING BIDDING PREFERENCES IN STATE AND MUNICIPAL CONTRACTING.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Employees.

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:

PUBLIC HEALTH

S. B. No. 59 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO BIRTH CERTIFICATES BY ADOPTED PERSONS', to provide adult adopted persons, twenty-one years of age or older whose adoptions were finalized on or after July 1, 2014 with access to their birth parents' health information and information in the person's original birth certificate or record.

S. B. No. 170 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE INMATES WITH HEALTH CARE PLANS UPON RELEASE FROM INCARCERATION', to establish a pilot program to provide inmates being released transitional health care plans.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S. B. No. 283 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VOTING BY MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY SERVING OVERSEAS', to permit voters who are members of the armed forces and serving overseas and their spouses and dependents to return ballots by electronic means.

PUBLIC HEALTH

S. B. No. 466 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES FOR PHYSICIANS', to allow physicians to take continuing education courses on specified topics once every six years and to require physicians to take continuing education courses on the topic of behavioral health.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S. B. No. 762 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REMOVAL OF INFORMATION FROM STATE AGENCY INTERNET WEB SITES', to give state agencies the discretion to remove information from their Internet web sites.

PUBLIC HEALTH

H. B. No. 5298 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY', to require the probate court to follow certain procedures before issuing an order for involuntary electroconvulsive therapy and to replace the term "shock therapy" with "electroconvulsive therapy".

H. B. No. 5299 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION FOR THE USE OF ANTIEPILEPTIC MEDICATIONS IN SCHOOL SETTINGS', to authorize certain school personnel to administer antiepileptic medication to students.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. B. No. 5358 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING STATE CONTRACTS WITH ENTITIES MAKING CERTAIN INVESTMENTS IN IRAN', to bring the state into compliance with Section 202 of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010.

PUBLIC HEALTH

H. B. No. 5538 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A REPORT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CARE CENTERS', to require the school-based health center advisory committee to submit a report concerning recommendations for a pilot program.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

H. B. No. 5725 (COMM) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE-WIDE PHOSPHOROUS REDUCTION PLAN', to require the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to submit a report to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to municipalities and the environment concerning the status of collaborative meetings regarding a state-wide strategy to reduce phosphorus loading in inland nontidal waters.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. B. No. 5896 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT REQUIRING STATE AGENCIES TO CITE SPECIFIC STATUTORY AND REGULATORY AUTHORITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS', to create a more business-friendly government and to further encourage government accountability.

H. B. No. 5900 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MORE TRANSPARENCY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE STATE EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER', to subject the State Education Resource Center to competitive bidding and Freedom of Information Act requirements and to require the Department of Education to submit an annual report to certain legislative committees regarding contracts awarded by the department or the center, sources of funding and amounts paid to employees and consultants of the department or center.

H. B. No. 5903 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESOLUTION OF TIE VOTES', to ensure that an adjourned primary resulting from a tie vote for a state office or the office of state senator or state representative only includes those candidates who were in a tie vote.

PUBLIC HEALTH

H. B. No. 5979 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA', to establish a task force on Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. J. No. 3 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT THE FREE SPEECH RIGHTS OF PERSONS', to provide that free speech rights of natural persons not be attributed to corporations.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 27 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 03/27/13

AT 5: 00 P. M.

TRANSPORTATION

S. B. No. 190 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL DIRT BIKE OPERATION AND A STUDY OF A TITLE SYSTEM FOR DIRT BIKE OWNERSHIP.

S. B. No. 191 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR CAUSING HARM TO A VULNERABLE USER OF A PUBLIC WAY.

S. B. No. 303 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

S. B. No. 646 (COMM) AN ACT RESTORING FUNDING FOR THE STATE MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM FOR DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION FOR ELDERLY PERSONS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

S. B. No. 849 AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL BRIDGE PROGRAM REFORM AND ESTABLISHING A LOCAL TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL PROGRAM.

S. B. No. 975 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE TRANSPORTATION STATUTES.

S. B. No. 1040 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COUNTERFEIT AND SUBSTANDARD AIRBAGS.

S. B. No. 1041 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE ISSUES AND TECHNICAL REVISIONS.

S. B. No. 1043 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE-WIDE TRANSPORTATION ISSUES AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE-WIDE PORT AUTHORITY.

S. B. No. 1078 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING THE GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OF VEHICLES HAULING AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES.

H. B. No. 5183 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES AND ESTABLISHING AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE DIVISION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

H. B. No. 5250 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SAFETY OF WORKERS IN ROADWAY WORK ZONES.

H. B. No. 6023 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF RECYCLED ASPHALT ROOFING SHINGLES IN ROAD PAVING MATERIALS.

H. B. No. 6033 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE PROVIDERS AND DISTRACTED DRIVING.

H. B. No. 6039 (COMM) AN ACT LIMITING EXPENDITURES FROM THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND.

H. B. No. 6051 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STUDY OF ELECTRONIC TOLLS, HIGHWAY CONGESTION, SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND EXPENDITURES AND REDUCTIONS TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE FUELS TAX.

H. B. No. 6052 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TOLLS FOR THE EXTENSION OF ROUTE 11.

H. B. No. 6253 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO REMOVE ICE OR SNOW FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE.

H. B. No. 6494 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DRIVERS' SCHOOLS AND ADULT INSTRUCTION PERMITS.

H. B. No. 6495 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES.

H. B. No. 6528 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CLEAN MARINAS.

H. B. No. 6558 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE QUICK CLEARANCE OF STATE HIGHWAYS, TOWING AND TRANSPORTING.

H. B. No. 6560 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING OWNER-OPERATORS OF CERTAIN VEHICLES.

H. J. No. 63 (COMM) RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION LIMITING THE USE OF MONEYS CONTAINED IN THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND.