JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 34 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 May 3, 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.

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

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

NO NEW FILE

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 859 (RAISED) (File No. 23) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF PRIVATE TRANSFER FEES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 821 (RAISED) (File No. 55) AN ACT CONCERNING RESPONSIBILITIES OF MANDATED REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 916 (RAISED) (File No. 52) AN ACT AUTHORIZING CIVIL PENALTIES FOR THE FAULTY, CARELESS OR NEGLIGENT APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 434 (RAISED) (File No. 59) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND E-GOVERNMENT, EXTENSIONS OF EXISTING CONTRACTS, A STATE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COORDINATOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND SETTLEMENTS BY THE CLAIMS COMMISSIONER.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 320 (COMM) (File No. 145) AN ACT PROHIBITING PRICE GOUGING DURING SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 879 (RAISED) (File No. 151) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION OBTAINED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DURING THE COURSE OF ANTITRUST INVESTIGATIONS.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 314 (COMM) (File No. 180) AN ACT CONCERNING SECOND PARENT ADOPTION.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 954 (RAISED) (File No. 265) AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENTS MADE UNDER UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1040 (RAISED) (File No. 315) AN ACT CONCERNING COUNTERFEIT AND NONFUNCTIONAL AIRBAGS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 159 (COMM) (File No. 330) AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYEE PRIVACY.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 975 (RAISED) (File No. 343) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE TRANSPORTATION STATUTES AND THE DESIGNATION OF ROADS AND BRIDGES IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF PERSONS AND ORGANIZATIONS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1015 (RAISED) (File No. 441) AN ACT CONCERNING THE NEW ENGLAND NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1019 (RAISED) (File No. 444) AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE STREAMLINING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1082 (RAISED) (File No. 493) AN ACT CONCERNING BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT, INSTITUTIONAL CONTROLS AND SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD PROGRAMS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 992 (RAISED) (File No. 539) AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE ACCESS STATUTES.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1069 (RAISED) (File No. 542) AN ACT CONCERNING THE JOINT PRACTICE OF PHYSICIANS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 461 (COMM) (File No. 558) AN ACT CONFERRING CORPORATE POWERS ON CERTAIN MUNICIPAL STORMWATER AUTHORITIES.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 814 (RAISED) (File No. 416) AN ACT CONCERNING INTERVENTION IN PERMIT PROCEEDINGS PURSUANT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT OF 1971.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 952 (RAISED) (File No. 264) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF LANDLORDS AND TENANTS REGARDING BED BUG INFESTATION.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 847 (File No. 560) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION FOR TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 886 (RAISED) (File No. 111) AN ACT CONCERNING AGING IN PLACE.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 937 (RAISED) (File No. 69) AN ACT CONCERNING CARE FOR ELDERLY PERSONS IN A HOME SETTING RATHER THAN A NURSING HOME FACILITY.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

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

ENVIRONMENT. H. B. No. 5799 (COMM) (File Nos. 458 and 703) AN ACT REQUIRING PET BOARDING FACILITIES AND KENNELS TO DISPLAY THEIR LICENSE NUMBER ON ALL FORMS OF ADVERTISING. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6502 (RAISED) (File No. 226) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE PARAPROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6635 (RAISED) (File No. 514) AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDED ELECTION RETURNS.

GENERAL LAW. H. B. No. 6406 (RAISED) (File Nos. 173 and 706) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 5345 (COMM) (File Nos. 160 and 700) AN ACT CONCERNING HOMEMAKER-COMPANION AGENCIES AND CONSUMER PROTECTION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6491 (RAISED) (File No. 505) 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.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 5117 (COMM) (File Nos. 618 and 699) AN ACT CONCERNING INCREASED PENALTIES FOR FAILING TO STOP FOR SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 6571 (RAISED) (File No. 633) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE FOURTH DEGREE AND KIDNAPPING IN THE FIRST DEGREE WITH A FIREARM.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6235 (COMM) (File No. 548) AN ACT CREATING A STATE-WIDE TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS BLIGHT AND CONCERNING NOTICE OF FINES, PENALTIES, COSTS OR FEES FOR CITATIONS ISSUED UNDER MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6348 (RAISED) (File Nos. 26 and 705) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE MILITARY SERVICE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. H. B. No. 6007 (COMM) (File No. 398) AN ACT CONCERNING "BLUE ALERTS".

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 6243 (COMM) (File Nos. 571 and 704) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRACTICE OF THAI YOGA. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 6392 (RAISED) (File No. 125) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES' REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 5610 (COMM) (File Nos. 166 and 701) "AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF MUNICIPAL SOFT-SERVE ICE CREAM VENDOR PERMITS. " (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 5725 (COMM) (File Nos. 547 and 702) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE-WIDE PHOSPHOROUS REDUCTION PLAN. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

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

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 98 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF COMMISSIONER SCOTT A. BARTON OF SEYMOUR TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 99 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF COMMISSIONER RANDY LYNN COHEN OF WESTPORT TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 100 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF COMMISSIONER JODI MURRAY GREGG OF STAMFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 101 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF RUSSELL L. LONDON, ESQUIRE, OF WETHERSFIELD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 102 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JOHN SOTO OF ORANGE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL.

ADJOURNMENT

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