THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The House of Representatives was called to order at 2: 40 o'clock p. m. , Representative Ryan of the 139th District in the Chair.

SPEAKER RYAN:

The House of Representatives is now in session. Will all members and guests please rise and direct your attention to our guest chaplain, the esteemed Dorian Lockett of Manchester, Connecticut.

GUEST CHAPLAIN DORIAN A. LOCKETT:

Let us pray.

Almighty God, as we attend to the business of the State, we seek Your wisdom and guidance in handling the matters before us. Grant us the ability to address the needs of our people with fairness and compassion. We ask Your blessings on those affected by the tragedy in Boston yesterday.

Amen.

SPEAKER RYAN:

We'll have Patrick Shortell, of West Hartford, lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

PATRICK T. SHORTELL:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

SPEAKER RYAN:

Fine job man, fine job.

PATRICK T. SHORTELL:

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

SPEAKER RYAN:

Does the Clerk have any business?

THE CLERK:

Yes, Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has a list of reports to be referred to the committees indicated.

SPEAKER RYAN:

The Chair recognizes Representative Aresimowicz.

REP. ARESIMOWICZ (30th):

Good afternoon, Mr. Speaker. How are you today, sir?

SPEAKER RYAN:

Fine, sir. I've been waiting here for a while, but it's nice to finally see you.

REP. ARESIMOWICZ (30th):

Well, it's good to see you. You seem a little out of practice, so it's good we have the tech session today.

Mr. Speaker, I move that we waive the reading of the list of reports and reports be referred to the committees indicated.

SPEAKER RYAN:

Is there objection? Is there objection? Hearing no objection, it is so ordered.

THE CLERK:

Also, Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has a list of favorable reports, House Bills, to be tabled for the Calendar and printing.

SPEAKER RYAN:

The Chair recognizes the Majority Leader, Representative Joseph Aresimowicz.

REP. ARESIMOWICZ (30th):

Mr. Speaker, I move that we waive the reading of the House favorable reports and the bills be tabled for the calendar and printing.

SPEAKER RYAN:

Is there objection? Is there objection? Hearing no objection, so ordered.

THE CLERK:

Also, Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has a list of referrals in accordance with House Rule 20, Subsection e, a written expression of agreement between the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader is in the possession of the Clerk.

SPEAKER RYAN:

Once again the Chair recognizes the Majority Leader, Joseph Aresimowicz.

REP. ARESIMOWICZ (30th):

Mr. Speaker, I move that we waive the reading of the list of referrals as stipulated by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader and the bills be referred to the committees indicated.

SPEAKER RYAN:

Is there objection? Is there objection? Hearing no objection, it is so ordered.

THE CLERK:

Mr. Speaker, there is no further business on the Clerk's desk.

SPEAKER RYAN:

The Chair recognizes the Majority Leader, Joseph Aresimowicz for a point of personal privilege.

REP. ARESIMOWICZ (30th):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, and it is for a point of personal privilege. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to read a memoriam into the record. Be it hereby known to all that the Connecticut General Assembly extends its sincerest condolences and expressions of sympathy to the people of Khojaly in Azerbaijan in recognition of the Khojaly tragedy which occurred on February 25th and 26th, 1992, in which more than 600 people were killed.

International organizations such as Human Rights Watch documented these killings. Major U. S. and international news organizations reported that the killings with -- of the killings with horror, and numerous governments around the world have condemned the attack.

This tragic event is a sobering reminder of the terrible carnage that can be inflicted in war time and the enduring need for greater understanding, communication and tolerman -- tolerance among people the world over.

Introduced by Representative Ryan, Senator Maynard, given this 16th day of April 20 -- 2013, signed by Senate President Donald Williams, Speaker of the House J. Brendon Sharkey, and Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill.

SPEAKER RYAN:

Thank you, Representative Aresimowicz. We certainly appreciate and acknowledge this incredibly tragic incident that's happened in the history of the world, and we appreciate you being able to read that into the recog -- into the record and acknowledging your participation in this issue.

REP. ARESIMOWICZ (30th):

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

SPEAKER RYAN:

The Chair recognizes Representative Aresimowicz one final time.

REP. ARESIMOWICZ (30th):

Mr. Speaker, I enjoyed spending time with you this afternoon, but there being no further business on the Clerk's desk, I move we sub -- adjourn subject to the Call of the Chair.

SPEAKER RYAN:

Is there an objection? Hearing none, the House stands adjourned subject to the roll of the Chair -- the Call of the Chair. Excuse me.

On motion of Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District, the House adjourned, at 2: 45 o'clock p. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.

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