JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Friday, April 4, 2014

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 16 o'clock a. m. , Representative Becker of the 19th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Mary Alice Hughes of Haddam, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, as we witness the beauty and rebirth of all living things during this season of Spring, help us to work toward preserving the natural beauty which abounds in the State of Connecticut so that future generations will also enjoy it. Amen.

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

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

The following House Joint Resolutions were received from the committees indicated, the resolutions read the second time and tabled for the Calendar:

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 69 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF WENDELLA A. BATTEY OF BLOOMFIELD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE BOARD OF LABOR RELATIONS.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 70 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF TIMOTHY BEEBLE OF BETHEL TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 71 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF PATRICIA V. LOW OF GLASTONBURY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE BOARD OF LABOR RELATIONS.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 72 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF EDITH PESTANA OF HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Appropriations in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

AGING. H. B. No. 5001 (File No. 76) AN ACT PROVIDING RENTAL COST RELIEF TO ELIGIBLE SENIORS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

CHILDREN. H. B. No. 5035 (RAISED) (File No. 77) AN ACT CONCERNING TOXIC FIRE RETARDANTS IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS.

HUMAN SERVICES. H. B. No. 5137 (RAISED) (File No. 145) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIGIBILITY OF CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE HUSKY PLAN.

AGING. H. B. No. 5223 (RAISED) (File No. 137) AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR ELDERLY NUTRITION.

AGING. H. B. No. 5224 (RAISED) (File No. 81) AN ACT INCREASING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE TO GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER RELATIVES RAISING CHILDREN.

AGING. H. B. No. 5225 (RAISED) (File No. 148) AN ACT INCREASING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY.

AGING. Substitute for H. B. No. 5226 (RAISED) (File No. 149) AN ACT INCREASING THE PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE FOR CERTAIN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS.

AGING. H. B. No. 5228 (RAISED) (File No. 83) AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESPITE PROGRAM.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H. B. No. 5249 (RAISED) (File No. 84) AN ACT CONCERNING COPAYMENTS FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES.

COMMERCE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5275 (RAISED) (File No. 87) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEARN HERE, LIVE HERE PROGRAM AND BUSINESS CREATION.

COMMERCE. H. B. No. 5276 (RAISED) (File No. 140) AN ACT CONCERNING SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING UNDER THE PRESEED FINANCING PROGRAM.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 5283 (RAISED) (File No. 152) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPANSION OF FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE.

CHILDREN. H. B. No. 5304 (RAISED) (File No. 154) AN ACT PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS FOR YOUTH UNDER THE CARE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

AGING. H. B. No. 5350 (RAISED) (File No. 156) AN ACT CONCERNING AN ASSISTANT TO THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN.

AGING. Substitute for H. B. No. 5351 (RAISED) (File No. 157) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REVOLVING LOAN FUND FOR PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES FOR ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 5436 (RAISED) (File No. 48) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE MEDICAL RESPITE FOR THE HOMELESS.

HOUSING. Substitute for H. B. No. 5483 (RAISED) (File No. 99) AN ACT EXTENDING THE FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROGRAM.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

JUDICIARY

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 5054 (RAISED) (File No. 40) AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYED JOB SEEKERS.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 5071 (RAISED) (File No. 16) AN ACT CONCERNING CIVIL ACTIONS AGAINST AN EMPLOYER FOR FAILURE TO PAY WAGES OR COMPENSATION.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5309 (RAISED) (File No. 45) AN ACT CONCERNING ABANDONED VESSELS.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the House adjourned at 11: 18 o'clock a. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF APRIL 3, 2014

AT 5: 00 O'CLOCK P. M.

APPROPRIATIONS

H. B. No. 5030 (RAISED) AN ACT MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO STATE EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2015.

H. B. No. 5031 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUDGET RESERVE FUND.

H. B. No. 5032 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPENDITURE CAP AND REDUCING LONG-TERM LIABILITIES.

H. B. No. 5034 (RAISED) AN ACT MAKING DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2014.

Substitute for H. B. No. 5052 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS.

Substitute for H. B. No. 5324 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF ASSETS THAT MAY BE RETAINED BY THE SPOUSE OF AN INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSON.

H. B. No. 5325 (RAISED) AN ACT ELIMINATING THE HOME-CARE COST CAP.

H. B. No. 5396 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RETENTION OF THE COPARTICIPANT OPTION UNDER THE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM AFTER DIVORCE.

H. B. No. 5397 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING INTEREST ON UNCLAIMED CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM AND ELIMINATING CERTAIN OBSOLETE LANGUAGE.

H. B. No. 5398 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY OF ACTUARIAL VALUATIONS.

H. B. No. 5399 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES OF THE GENERAL FUND.

H. B. No. 5400 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES FOR THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

H. B. No. 5401 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES FOR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES RELATED TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

H. B. No. 5402 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES OF STATE AGENCIES PROVIDING SOCIAL SERVICES.

H. B. No. 5440 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PHYSICIANS.

H. B. No. 5463 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PREPARATION OF THE STATE BUDGET.

H. R. No. 8 (RAISED) RESOLUTION PROPOSING APPROVAL OF AN ARBITRATION AWARD BETWEEN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AND THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION - SEIU LOCAL 2001 (NP-8 BARGAINING UNIT).

S. B. No. 21 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE GOVERNOR CONCERNING GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

S. B. No. 22 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF FRAUD IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS.

S. B. No. 104 (RAISED) AN ACT PROVIDING FINANCIAL RELIEF TO NURSING HOMES FOR UNCOMPENSATED CARE.

S. B. No. 306 (RAISED) AN ACT ALLOCATING FUNDING FOR THE PROVISION OF POTABLE WATER TO CERTAIN COMMUNITIES AND REAUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO PROVIDE POTABLE WATER TO COMMUNITIES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

Substitute for S. B. No. 323 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CAPITAL EXPENDITURES AT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

S. B. No. 340 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A TWO-GENERATIONAL SCHOOL READINESS PLAN.

S. B. No. 341 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL FEES FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THE RETIRED TEACHERS HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM ACCOUNT.

S. B. No. 343 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN PROPERTY-RELATED MUNICIPAL INFORMATION.

S. B. No. 344 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES OF STATE AGENCIES PROVIDING PUBLIC HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES.

S. B. No. 345 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.

S. B. No. 346 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES OF THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT, THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND THE PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES COMMISSION.

S. B. No. 347 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENDITURES OF APPROPRIATED FUNDS OTHER THAN THE GENERAL FUND.

S. B. No. 442 (RAISED) AN ACT PROVIDING FUNDS FOR THE GARBAGE MUSEUM IN STRATFORD.

S. R. No. 12 (RAISED) RESOLUTION PROPOSING APPROVAL OF AN ARBITRATION AWARD BETWEEN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AND THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION - SEIU LOCAL 2001 (NP-8 BARGAINING UNIT).