JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 06 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, Laura Bartok of Bristol, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Dear God, what others do or think can make us hesitate to take a stand until we realize you hold the now and future in your hand. 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 April 1, 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 Senate Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

April 1, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE SENATE:

Pursuant to Sections 4-5 through 4-8, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 19 of Public Act 12-1 of the June 12, 2012 Special Session, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint EDITH PRAGUE from Columbia, to be Commissioner of the Department of Aging, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor, but no longer than March 1, 2015.

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 Joint Standing Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

April 1, 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 DALE C. ROBERSON, ESQUIRE from Ellington, to be a member of the Education Arbitration Board, representing the interests of local and regional boards of education, 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

April 1, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 31-280a of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint DANIEL E. KRAUSE, from North Haven, to be a member of the Advisory Board of the Workers' Compensation Commission, as a representative of employees, to serve a term ending December 31, 2016 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

April 1, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 51-51k of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint ERVIN GERVENI from West Hartford, to be a member of the Judicial Review Council, as an alternate public member, to serve a term ending November 30, 2015 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer, in succession to Linda Camelio.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

April 1, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 51-51k of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint DAVID A. ROCHE from Bristol, to be a member of the Judicial Review Council, as an alternate public member, to serve a term ending November 30, 2015 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer, in succession to Stephen J. Litke.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

April 1, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 31-280a of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint ROCCO CALO, from Newtown, to be a member of the Advisory Board of the Workers' Compensation Commission, as a representative of employees, to serve a term ending December 31, 2016 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

April 1, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 51-51k of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint the HONORABLE JOHN J. NAZZARO from Pawcatuck, to be a member of the Judicial Review Council, as an Alternate Superior Court Judge, to serve a term ending November 30, 2015 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer, in succession to Hon. Paul Matasavage.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILL

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

COMMERCE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5018 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MANUFACTURING TRAINING PROGRAMS.

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

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. 115 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENTIAL NURSING HOME FACILITIES SERVING INMATES AND MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS', to prohibit the Commissioner of Correction from releasing inmates convicted of sexual assault for placement in a community-based nursing home and to provide that powers of local zoning commissions are not restricted.

S. B. No. 368 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ADVISORY COUNCIL ON LYME DISEASE AND OTHER TICK-BORNE DISEASES AND REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO CONDUCT A SURVEY CONCERNING LYME DISEASE TESTING', to establish an advisory council on Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.

H. B. No. 5733 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO DEATH CERTIFICATES', to restrict access to certain information on death certificates.

H. B. No. 6157 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATIONS OF BIRTH AND MARRIAGE AND DEATH CERTIFICATES', to make technical changes to the statute concerning vital records.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 13 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 03/28/13

AT 5: 00 P. M.

COMMERCE

S. B. No. 3 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING JOBS IN EMERGING SECTORS.

S. B. No. 282 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CONNECTICUT ANTIQUES TRAIL.

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

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

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

S. B. No. 537 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BROKER BETWEEN EB-5 VISA APPLICANTS AND BUSINESSES SEEKING CAPITAL.

S. B. No. 619 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION ON CONNECTICUT'S FUTURE.

S. B. No. 759 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE WAIVER OF FINES AND PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN BUSINESS REGULATION VIOLATIONS.

S. B. No. 838 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FUND FOR BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION.

Substitute for S. B. No. 931 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES.

S. B. No. 940 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PERMITS FOR FILMING ON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROPERTY.

Substitute for S. B. No. 941 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SALES AND USE TAX RELIEF BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

Substitute for S. B. No. 942 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CAPS ON STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESS PROJECTS AND THE URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL SITE TAX CREDIT.

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

S. B. No. 1007 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE PAID SICK LEAVE STATUTES.

S. B. No. 1008 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STREAMLINING OF CERTAIN PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Substitute for S. B. No. 1021 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY'S INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY INSERTION PROGRAM.

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

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

S. B. No. 1080 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND THE TENURE REVIEW PROCESS IN THE STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

S. B. No. 1130 (RAISED) AN ACT MAXIMIZING JOBS FOR STATE WORKERS BY REQUIRING PLANS OF LOCAL HIRING BY CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES.

S. B. No. 1131 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE CONNECTICUT HISTORIC HOME TAX CREDIT.

Substitute for S. B. No. 1132 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXTENSION OF THE ANGEL INVESTOR TAX CREDIT AND REQUIRING A STUDY CONCERNING THE EXPANSION OF BUSINESS TAX CREDITS.

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

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

Substitute for H. B. No. 5018 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MANUFACTURING TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Substitute for H. B. No. 5302 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED STATE-FUNDED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL INVESTMENTS.

H. B. No. 5459 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE DELIVERY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

H. B. No. 5460 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PLAN FOR EMERGING BIOSCIENCE AND PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESSES IN SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT.

H. B. No. 5568 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING TARGETED HEALTH AREAS.

H. B. No. 5569 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE FOR THE STATE'S DEEP WATER PORTS.

Substitute for H. B. No. 6356 AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFIT CORPORATIONS AND ENCOURAGING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE.

H. B. No. 6467 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL AID FROM CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED.

H. B. No. 6469 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

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

H. B. No. 6529 (RAISED) AN ACT INTEGRATING MUNICIPALITIES INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ELECTRONIC BUSINESS PORTAL.

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.

H. B. No. 6651 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT BROWNFIELDS WORKING GROUP.

H. B. No. 6652 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STATUTES.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

S. B. No. 657 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER PROTECTION OF CABLE TELEVISION AND VIDEO SERVICE CUSTOMERS.

S. B. No. 839 AN ACT CONCERNING STATUTORY CHANGES TO ADVANCE CONNECTICUT'S ENERGY POLICIES.

S. B. No. 945 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF SECURITY DEPOSITS TO MUNICIPAL UTILITIES FURNISHING ELECTRIC, GAS OR WATER SERVICE.

S. B. No. 946 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACT EXTENSIONS FOR PROJECT 150 PROJECTS.

S. B. No. 1036 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE.

H. B. No. 6360 AN ACT CONCERNING IMPLEMENTATION OF CONNECTICUT'S COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY STRATEGY.

H. B. No. 6402 (RAISED) AN ACT MODERNIZING THE STATE'S TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAWS.

H. B. No. 6472 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM.

H. B. No. 6530 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DEVELOPMENT OF CONNECTICUT-BASED RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES.

H. B. No. 6533 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING.

H. B. No. 6534 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING GASOLINE VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEMS.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

S. B. No. 330 (COMM) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE TO ESTABLISH A BUSINESS SUCCESS CENTER AT SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY.

S. B. No. 333 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND DROP-OUT RATES IN RELATION TO FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENTS AT THE REGIONAL-COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGES.

S. B. No. 844 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE GOVERNOR CONCERNING HIGHER EDUCATION.

S. B. No. 867 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FACULTY REPRESENTATION ON THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

Substitute for S. B. No. 868 (RAISED) AN ACT TARGETING STATE FINANCIAL AID TO SUPPORT TECHNICAL TRAINING.

S. B. No. 869 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

S. B. No. 878 (RAISED) AN ACT MAKING CLARIFYING CHANGES TO THE HIGHER EDUCATION STATUTES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM.

S. B. No. 889 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ADVERTISEMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT'S CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

S. B. No. 934 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FEE WAIVERS FOR EDUCATIONAL EXTENSION PROGRAMS AND SUMMER SCHOOL SESSIONS FOR WARTIME VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD.

S. B. No. 1044 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY.

S. B. No. 1139 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO PROGRAM APPROVAL FOR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.

H. B. No. 5426 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

H. B. No. 5499 (COMM) AN ACT ENCOURAGING STUDENTS IN TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS TO TUTOR CHILDREN IN ALLIANCE DISTRICT SCHOOLS.

H. B. No. 5617 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT.

Substitute for H. B. No. 5618 (COMM) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS AT MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

H. B. No. 5911 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TEACHING OF GIFTED AND TALENTED CHILDREN.

H. B. No. 6292 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

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

H. B. No. 6386 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF MEDICAID FUNDS TO PAY HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS FOR MEDICALLY INDIGENT STUDENTS.

H. B. No. 6394 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INDEMNIFICATION OF UNIVERSITY POLICE.

H. B. No. 6459 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING TUITION WAIVERS FOR CERTAIN VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD ENROLLED AT CHARTER OAK STATE COLLEGE.

H. B. No. 6491 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING A REPORT FROM THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT REGARDING ADMINISTRATORS.

H. B. No. 6562 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ADULT EDUCATION AND TRANSITION TO COLLEGE.

H. B. No. 6563 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF WORKFORCE COMPETITIVENESS.

H. B. No. 6604 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT FEES.

H. B. No. 6605 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPARENCY OF EXPENSES.

H. B. No. 6655 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY.