JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 32 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 April 23, 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 Department of Correction. Report on Inmate Disciplinary Reports Filed, as required by Public Act 09-39. Report received April 22, 2013.

The report was referred to the committee on Judiciary.

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.

Substitute for S. B. No. 777 (COMM) (File No. 589) AN ACT ENABLING TOWNS TO CHECK VOTERS IN ELECTRONICALLY.

S. B. No. 1150 (RAISED) (File No. 590) AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING THE STATE TREASURER.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

SENATE RESOLUTION

The following favorable report was received from the Senate Committee indicated, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

S. R. No. 15 (COMM) (File No. 591) RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING PRESIDENT PUTIN TO ALLOW AMERICAN ADOPTIONS OF RUSSIAN CHILDREN IN PROCESS TO PROCEED.

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

The following favorable report was received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, the bill was read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

NO NEW FILE

Substitute for S. B. No. 1043 (RAISED) (File No. 317) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT STATE-WIDE PORT AUTHORITY.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 37 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.

BILLS SIGNED BY HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following bills were SIGNED IN THE ORIGINAL by His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated:

April 22, 2013

Substitute for H. B. No. 6648 (RAISED) (File No. 237) AN ACT CONCERNING THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.