JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Friday, March 7, 2014

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 32 o'clock a. m. , Representative Miller of the 145th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Luz I. Osuba of Willimantic, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, You who are merciful, teach us compassion. You who are just, teach us equality and You who are wise, teach us Your wisdom. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jonathan M. Salomone of Newington, Connecticut.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILL

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

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. H. B. No. 5149 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION CERTIFICATION.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Public Health.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILLS

The following favorable reports on the Senate Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the committees indicated, the bills read, the reports of the committees accepted and the bills referred as recommended in concurrence:

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 98 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL SECURITY PERSONNEL.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Education.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 99 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLES FORMERLY USED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Transportation.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 101 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING FIRST RESPONDER DAY.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Conroy of the 105th District, 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

H. B. No. 5534 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES', to require the Department of Developmental Services to provide certain services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

H. B. No. 5535 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF A PATIENT'S OBSERVATION STATUS AND NOTICE CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THOSE WHO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE AND COUNSELING SERVICES', to require hospitals to provide patients with notice of placement in observation status and to require providers of health care and counseling services to provide notice of their qualifications and a description of the services provided.

H. B. No. 5536 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS', to require continuing education for psychologists.

H. B. No. 5537 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES', to implement the Department of Public Health's recommendations concerning various revisions to the public health statutes.

JUDICIARY

H. B. No. 5538 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING JUICE BARS', to enhance public safety by strengthening notice and enforcement requirements for cafe permittees who operate juice bars or similar facilities where nonalcoholic beverages are served to minors.

PUBLIC HEALTH

S. B. No. 433 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING PROCESS FOR COMMUNITY PROVIDERS', to streamline licensing requirements for community providers of health care and human services.

S. B. No. 434 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE IN FUNERAL HOMES', to adopt the recommendations of the task force to study the provision of beverages and prepackaged food in funeral homes by allowing the service of nonalcoholic beverages and packaged food during prearrangement and arrangement meetings at funeral homes.

S. B. No. 435 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF FUNERAL DIRECTING AND THE DISCLOSURE OF FUNERAL SERVICE COSTS', to amend the definition of funeral directing and to make changes to requirements concerning disclosure of costs relating to funeral services.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Conroy of the 105th District, the House adjourned at 11: 34 o'clock a. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.