JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Senate was called to order at 10: 17 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, Alice Ann Joseph of West Simsbury, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Kindness is a loving guide that shows us how to live. A treasure which, the more we spend, the more we have to give. 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 February 18, 2014, 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.

Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, Access Health CT. Submittal of Annual Report, as required by Public Act 11-53. Received February 14, 2014

The report was referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

SENATE AND HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

In accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(b), 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:

BANKS

S. B. No. 127 (RAISED) BANKS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING', to make changes to the general statutes related to the Department of Banking.

S. B. No. 128 (RAISED) BANKS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT', to establish a task force to study ways in which the state may (1) encourage the growth of business, (2) stimulate job growth and increase state and municipal tax revenue, and (3) address concerns regarding the availability of financing after the merger, takeover or liquidation of a financial institution.

S. B. No. 129 (RAISED) BANKS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTION OF EXEMPT FUNDS IN BANK ACCOUNTS', to conform state law protection of moneys exempt from execution in bank accounts to federally-required procedures.

S. B. No. 130 (RAISED) BANKS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF FIRST OR SECONDARY MORTGAGE LOAN PROCEEDS BY WIRE TRANSFER', to address concerns regarding the difficulties of closing and scheduling the settlement of funds and the potential violation of the Attorney Settlement Agent's ethical obligation not to commingle funds of different clients when wire transfers are delayed and the closing attorneys close in escrow.

COMMERCE

Proposed S. B. No. 131 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION PROJECTS', to increase funding for brownfield remediation projects.

Proposed S. B. No. 132 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE CONSORTIUM OF CONNECTICUT ART MUSEUMS', to provide funding for the Consortium of Connecticut Art Museums.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S. B. No. 133 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR LOW-INCOME CUSTOMERS', to provide low-income customers with energy assistance programs.

Proposed S. B. No. 134 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE CLEAN ENERGY FINANCE AND INVESTMENT AUTHORITY', to provide additional funding for the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority.

Proposed S. B. No. 135 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PUBLIC, EDUCATIONAL AND GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMMING AND EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT', to restore funding to the public, educational and governmental programming and education technology investment account.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 136 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE FEE FOR LOBBYIST REGISTRATION', to double the minimum fee for lobbyist registration.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S. B. No. 137 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELIMINATING DOUBLE CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES', to prevent waste and abuse and promote fairness in the distribution of child care subsidies.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 138 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. ; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST. ; SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. ; REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING SERVICES UNDER A MEDICAID WAIVER FOR PERSONS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER', to eliminate the waiting list for services under a Medicaid waiver program for persons with autism spectrum disorder.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S. B. No. 139 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TWEED-NEW HAVEN AIRPORT', to encourage regional travelers to use Tweed-New Haven Airport rather than going out of state for their travel needs.

Proposed S. B. No. 140 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO ROUTE 34 AND THE RECONFIGURATION OF ORANGE STREET IN NEW HAVEN', to authorize bonds of the state for improvements to Route 34 and the reconfiguration of Orange Street in New Haven.

COMMERCE

Proposed S. B. No. 141 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. ; REP. MIKUTEL, 45th DIST. ; REP. FLEXER, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE EASTERN CONNECTICUT PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION', to provide funding to the Eastern Connecticut Performing Arts Association for the renovation and remodeling of a performing arts center.

Proposed S. B. No. 142 SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE CONSIDERATION OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES OF MUNICIPALITIES WHEN MAKING ALLOCATIONS UNDER STATE ECONOMIC INCENTIVE PROGRAMS', to require the consideration of municipal unemployment rates in determining allocations under state economic incentive programs.

Proposed S. B. No. 143 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE CONNECTICUT TROLLEY MUSEUM IN THE TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR', to provide the Connecticut Trolley Museum with funds to improve and expand the museum in order to become a larger regional tourism destination.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 144 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REDUCTION IN THE TAX ON GASOLINE', to provide tax relief to motorists.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 145 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REDUCED FARES ON THE METRO-NORTH RAILROAD', to honor Connecticut's veterans and armed forces members by providing reduced fares on the Metro-North Railroad.

Proposed S. B. No. 146 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING OVERTIME PAY FROM THE CALCULATION OF STATE EMPLOYEE PENSION BENEFITS', to end pension padding by providing that overtime pay may not be used to increase pension benefits for state employees.

Proposed S. B. No. 147 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP', to implement the constitutional spending cap.

Proposed S. B. No. 148 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS', to improve fiscal accountability and efficiency through regular performance audits designed to assess whether state agencies are achieving economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the use of state resources.

Proposed S. B. No. 149 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT PREVENTING THE INTRODUCTION OF KENO IN THE STATE', to prevent the introduction of keno in Connecticut.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 150 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FILING FEES FOR ANNUAL REPORTS THAT ARE ELECTRONICALLY FILED BY LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS AND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES', to eliminate the twenty-dollar filing fee for limited partnerships and limited liability companies that electronically file their annual reports with the office of the Secretary of the State.

S. B. No. 151 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACT COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT OF HARTFORD', to require the Metropolitan District of Hartford County to comply with certain state contracts concerning nondiscrimination, affirmative action and the set aside program.

S. B. No. 152 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COURT SUPPORT SERVICES', to: (1) Require the Department of Children and Families to disclose information to the Judicial Branch regarding the division's supervision and treatment services for a child or youth; (2) clarify the scope of disclosure of records of cases of juvenile matters; (3) permit disclosure of alternative sentencing plans and community release plans to employees of the Division of Criminal Justice and the Department of Correction; (4) allow authorized personnel of the Judicial Branch to access the COLLECT system with respect to Judicial Branch applicants and contractors who will have access to criminal justice information systems; (5) permit certain take custody orders regarding children to be entered into a central computer system; (6) provide that violation of a protective order issued during a period of probation constitutes criminal violation of a protective order; and (7) make changes to the pretrial drug education and community services program for accuracy and consistency.

S. B. No. 153 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO CERTIFICATES OF REHABILITATION', to enact the recommendations of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission with respect to certificates of rehabilitation in order to provide eligible offenders with relief from barriers to employment and licensure.

S. B. No. 154 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT OPERATIONS', to revise statutory provisions concerning probate court operations.

S. B. No. 155 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURTS', to revise and update statutes regarding (1) adoption and inheritance matters in the Probate Courts, and (2) Probate Court access to certain juvenile records.

S. B. No. 156 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DESECRATION OF PROPERTY LOCATED IN A CEMETERY', to clarify the state statute relating to interference with a cemetery or burial ground in order to ensure that law enforcement personnel take proper action in responding to a complaint alleging a violation of the statute.

COMMERCE

Proposed S. B. No. 157 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. ; REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST. ; SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE SUBASE YOUTH CENTER IN GROTON', to provide funding for the Subase Youth Center at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 158 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT REOPENING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE RENTAL REBATE PROGRAM', to repeal the limit on eligibility for the rental rebate program.

Proposed S. B. No. 159 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REDUCTION IN THE GAS TAX', to reduce the gas tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 160 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCOME TAX TREATMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to provide financial relief to persons receiving Social Security benefits.

AGING

Proposed S. B. No. 161 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FULLY FUNDING THE ELDERLY NUTRITION PROGRAM', to ensure adequate nutrition for vulnerable senior citizens.

Proposed S. B. No. 162 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE FOR CERTAIN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS', to provide badly needed funds to long-term care residents for personal needs.

Proposed S. B. No. 163 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING INCOME ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY', to provide more senior citizens with the opportunity to receive care at home rather than an institution.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 164 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR THE DIAL-A-RIDE PROGRAM', to provide additional funding for the Dial-A-Ride program.

Proposed S. B. No. 165 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT REDEFINING TERMS CONCERNING THE SPENDING CAP', to implement the constitutional spending cap as required by article third, section 18 of the Constitution of the state of Connecticut.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 166 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME', to exempt from the personal income tax all Social Security income.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S. B. No. 167 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A TAX CREDIT FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE', to provide an income tax credit incentive for the purchase of long-term care insurance that provides benefits for care in an insured's home.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 168 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to repeal the business entity tax.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 169 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEYS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND EDUCATION', to increase funding for breast cancer research.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 170 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING OF THE SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES FUND', to adequately fund the administration of the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 171 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PHASE-OUT OF THE HOSPITALS TAX', to phase out the hospitals tax over five years.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S. B. No. 172 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. ; REP. GENGA, 10th DIST. ; REP. LARSON, 11th DIST. ; REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS FOR EAST HARTFORD', to make transportation infrastructure improvements and promote economic development in East Hartford.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 5154 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF AN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS', to cut funding to the advertising budget of the Department of Education that was to be used for the promotion of the implementation of the common core state standards.

Proposed H. B. No. 5155 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS IN SMALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to help small school districts implement the Common Core State Standards.

Proposed H. B. No. 5156 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM IN NEW HAVEN', to provide funding for the summer youth employment program in New Haven.

Proposed H. B. No. 5157 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NONEMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED RESIDENTS OF SOUTHBURY', to provide transportation to nonemergency medical appointments for elderly and disabled residents of Southbury.

BANKS

H. B. No. 5158 (RAISED) BANKS. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE INCLUSION OF THE ENTIRE ACCOUNT NUMBER ON BANK STATEMENTS', to protect Connecticut account holders whose account statements inadvertently end up in the hands of an individual other than the account holder who is not an authorized recipient of such statement.

H. B. No. 5159 (RAISED) BANKS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT BANKS', to clarify certain powers of Connecticut banks.

H. B. No. 5160 (RAISED) BANKS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SECURED AND UNSECURED LENDING', to repeal a duplicate provision in the general statutes.

COMMERCE

Proposed H. B. No. 5161 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ENTERPRISE ZONES IN MUNICIPALITIES IN WHICH A POSTAL SERVICE PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER HAS CLOSED', to allow for the designation of enterprise zones in municipalities that have lost postal service processing and distribution centers.

Proposed H. B. No. 5162 REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR ECO-INDUSTRIAL PARK INVESTMENTS', to establish a tax credit for investments in eco-industrial parks.

Proposed H. B. No. 5163 REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE KLEIN MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM IN THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT', to provide funding for the expansion of the Klein Memorial Auditorium.

Proposed H. B. No. 5164 REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE WATERBURY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION', to provide funding to the city of Waterbury's economic development team, the Waterbury Development Corporation.

EDUCATION

Proposed H. B. No. 5165 REP. GIULIANO, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE RENEWAL FEE FOR TEACHING CERTIFICATES FOR RETIRED EDUCATORS', to reduce the renewal fee for a teaching certificate for retired educators.

Proposed H. B. No. 5166 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACQUISITION AND REMEDIATION COSTS AND SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT GRANTS', to allow additional acquisition and remediation costs for school construction grants.

Proposed H. B. No. 5167 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR "Q" HOUSE IN NEW HAVEN', to fund the repair of the Dixwell Community "Q" House in New Haven.

Proposed H. B. No. 5168 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DELAY OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS', to delay the implementation of the common core state standards in the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 5169 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE NUMBER OF MONTHS A STUDENT MAY SPEND IN A PROGRAM OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION', to increase the time a student may spend in a program of bilingual education from thirty months to sixty months and to provide funding to school districts for such increase.

Proposed H. B. No. 5170 REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A MORATORIUM ON NEW CHARTER SCHOOLS', to place a moratorium on the issuance of new charters for charter schools and to use the savings from such moratorium for the payments in lieu of taxes grant.

Proposed H. B. No. 5171 REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE FUNDING FOR NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS', to ensure that the funding for a low performing school is at least equal to that of the highest state-funded charter or magnet school.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H. B. No. 5172 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. ; REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. ; REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE PUBLIC, EDUCATIONAL AND GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMMING AND EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT', to stop the fund sweep of the public, educational and governmental programming and education technology investment account and restore the original purpose of providing grants for video programming to Connecticut's schools, municipalities and local public access television.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H. B. No. 5173 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to increase employment opportunities for small businesses.

Proposed H. B. No. 5174 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE MIDDLESEX COUNTY FIRE SCHOOL', to provide funding for the Middlesex County Fire School.

Proposed H. B. No. 5175 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REPEAL OF THE SALES TAX ON COSMETIC MEDICAL PROCEDURES', to repeal the tax on cosmetic medical procedures.

Proposed H. B. No. 5176 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCOME TAXATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE ELIMINATION OF THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT', to exempt Social Security from the personal income tax and to eliminate the earned income tax credit.

Proposed H. B. No. 5177 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX', to repeal the state portion of the real estate conveyance tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5178 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPEAL OF THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT', to provide budget relief by eliminating the earned income tax credit.

Proposed H. B. No. 5179 REP. BOUKUS, 22nd DIST. ; REP. JANOWSKI, 56th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEDUCTIBILITY OF SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to provide more senior citizens with the ability to deduct Social Security benefits from their Connecticut income tax. A Connecticut taxpayer currently can deduct one hundred per cent of the federally taxable Social Security benefits if the taxpayer has income less than fifty thousand dollars for a single filer, or sixty thousand dollars if the taxpayer files jointly.

Proposed H. B. No. 5180 REP. DAVIS, 117th DIST. ; REP. MARONEY, 119th DIST. ; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. ; REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. ; REP. BOUKUS, 22nd DIST. ; SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING ONE HUNDRED PER CENT OF MILITARY RETIREMENT PAY TO BE DEDUCTED FROM THE INCOME TAX', to provide that one hundred per cent of military retirement pay may be deducted from the income tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5181 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR SCHOONER, INC. IN NEW HAVEN', to provide funding to Schooner, Inc. , a community organization in New Haven providing education and access to Long Island Sound.

Proposed H. B. No. 5182 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEDUCTION FROM INCOME TAX FOR THE INTEREST PAID ON STUDENT LOANS', to provide relief to college graduates with burdensome college loans.

Proposed H. B. No. 5183 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT', to provide budget relief by eliminating the earned income tax credit.

Proposed H. B. No. 5184 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXEMPTION FROM SALES AND USE TAX OF CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR', to provide tax relief for those items that are essential to our residents' everyday lives.

Proposed H. B. No. 5185 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to increase employment opportunities for small businesses.

Proposed H. B. No. 5186 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALLOCATION OF THE REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX', to modify the allocation of revenues raised by the real estate conveyance tax between towns and the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 5187 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL SHARE OF THE SALES TAX', to direct a portion of the sales tax to the town where the sale occurred.

Proposed H. B. No. 5188 REP. FOX, 148th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEDUCTIBILITY OF PREMIUMS PAID ON OUT-OF-STATE BONDS', to modify the current laws dealing with out-of-state municipal bonds. The deduction allows someone, who trades bonds as a business, when calculating Connecticut adjusted gross income, to subtract amortizable bond premiums for the taxable year on bonds whose interest is subject to taxation in this state, but exempt from federal tax, to the extent the premiums are not deductible in determining federal adjusted gross income.

Proposed H. B. No. 5189 REP. O'DEA, 125th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL LOW PRICE FOR GASOLINE DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, 2014', to make Connecticut gasoline the least expensive in the region for the month of August.

Proposed H. B. No. 5190 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPOSITION OF SALES AND USE TAXES ON CONSULTANT SERVICES', to eliminate the sales tax on consultant services.

Proposed H. B. No. 5191 REP. ZONI, 81st DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING THE SALE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE TO A GRANDCHILD FROM THE USE TAX', to allow grandparents to transfer registration of a car to a grandchild without paying the use tax due on such casual sale.

Proposed H. B. No. 5192 REP. DARGAN, 115th DIST. ; REP. DAVIS, 117th DIST. ; REP. ESPOSITO, 116th DIST. ; SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE ARTS CENTER IN WEST HAVEN', to provide one million dollars in funding for renovations to the Arts Center in West Haven.

Proposed H. B. No. 5193 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT RESTORING THE EXEMPTION FROM SALES AND USE TAXES FOR NONPRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND MEDICINES', to provide tax relief for those items that are essential to our residents' everyday lives.

Proposed H. B. No. 5194 REP. KOKORUDA, 101st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REDUCTION IN THE PETROLEUM PRODUCTS GROSS EARNINGS TAX', to reduce the petroleum products gross earnings tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5195 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A PRIORITY IN THE CAPITAL BUDGET FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE NEW HAVEN LINE', to make commuter railroad improvements the top priority among public transportation projects.

Proposed H. B. No. 5196 REP. JANOWSKI, 56th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RATES, EXEMPTIONS AND CREDITS UNDER THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to adjust the personal income tax tables to eliminate the disproportionate tax liability being placed upon lower and middle income single filers.

Proposed H. B. No. 5197 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF REVENUE FOR MUNICIPALITIES', to create additional revenue streams for municipalities.

Proposed H. B. No. 5198 REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE TO CONSTRUCT A PARK IN THE CITY OF WATERBURY', to authorize bonds of the state to acquire space and construct facilities suitable for a park in the city of Waterbury.

Proposed H. B. No. 5199 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES (PILOT) PROGRAMS', to compensate municipalities for lost revenue due to state-mandated property tax exemptions in order to prevent a shifting of the tax burden to residents.

Proposed H. B. No. 5200 REP. SANTIAGO, 130th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALPHA COMMUNITY SERVICES', to authorize the issuance of bonds in the amount of one million five hundred thousand dollars to the Department of Social Services for the purpose of allowing Alpha Community Services in Bridgeport to rehabilitate and maintain properties used to house homeless families.

Proposed H. B. No. 5201 REP. DAVIS, 117th DIST. ; REP. MARONEY, 119th DIST. ; REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE INCOME TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR RETIRED GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND RETIRED TEACHERS', to change the state income tax exemption for retired government employees and retired teachers.

Proposed H. B. No. 5202 REP. WILLIAMS, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE SALES TAX ON COSMETIC MEDICAL PROCEDURES', to repeal the sales tax on cosmetic medical procedures.

Proposed H. B. No. 5203 REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR SENIOR CITIZENS', to provide a maximum property tax payment for certain senior citizens eligible for the state circuit breaker program.

Proposed H. B. No. 5204 REP. AYALA, 128th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING RELIEF FOR CONNECTICUT TAXPAYERS SUBJECT TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY GOVERNMENT PENSION OFFSET OR THE WINDFALL ELIMINATION PROVISION', to provide state income tax relief for taxpayers affected by certain provisions under the Social Security Act.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 5205 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. ; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF NEXT GENERATION CONNECTICUT ON THE TOWN OF MANSFIELD', to provide resources to the town of Mansfield in order to assess the impact of the Next Generation Connecticut proposal.

Proposed H. B. No. 5206 REP. MARONEY, 119th DIST. ; REP. DAVIS, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE TAX CREDIT FOR APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING IN MANUFACTURING, CONSTRUCTION AND PLASTICS-RELATED TRADES', to develop a qualified workforce in the technology and biotechnology industries by enticing more companies to locate in Connecticut and provide a highly skilled workforce for existing Connecticut companies.

H. B. No. 5207 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COLLEGE CREDIT FOR MILITARY TRAINING', to permit institutions of higher education to award college credit for military occupational specialty training.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H. B. No. 5208 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. ; SEN. CHAPIN, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOME CARE PROVIDER REIMBURSEMENTS', to ensure adequate payment for the services of home care providers.

JUDICIARY

Proposed H. B. No. 5209 REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. ; SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. ; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. ; REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. ; REP. DIMINICO, 13th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST. ; REP. ARCE, 4th DIST. ; REP. AYALA, 128th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ENHANCED OVERSIGHT OF GUARDIANS AD LITEM AND ATTORNEYS FOR MINOR CHILDREN BY THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF PUBLIC DEFENDER', to enhance oversight of guardians ad litem and attorneys for the minor children who are appointed to represent children in family relations matters and proceedings before the superior court for juvenile matters.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H. B. No. 5210 REP. WALKO, 150th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMPENSATION OF STATE BOARD OF MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION ARBITRATORS', to establish a uniform compensation rate for arbitrators serving as panel members with the state Board of Mediation and Arbitration.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 5211 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RECORDING FEES', to avoid a reduction in funding to town clerks.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H. B. No. 5212 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES', to increase the number of residential placements for young adults with developmental disabilities.

Proposed H. B. No. 5213 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR AUTISTIC WELLNESS PROGRAMS', to promote the health and well-being of the state's autistic population.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H. B. No. 5214 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL FIREARM PERMITTING', to reduce expenses to municipalities.

JUDICIARY

H. B. No. 5215 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADOPTION OF THE CONNECTICUT UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT', to adopt the Uniform Power of Attorney Act in this state.

H. B. No. 5216 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT ADOPTING THE UNIFORM CERTIFICATE OF TITLE FOR VESSELS ACT', to adopt the Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act in this state.

H. B. No. 5217 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT', to: (1) Establish the crime of "criminal use of an unmanned aircraft", and require persons convicted of using an unmanned aircraft that is equipped with a deadly weapon to be subject to registration under the deadly weapon offender registry; (2) establish standards for the use of unmanned aircraft by law enforcement agencies; and (3) provide for regulations to be adopted concerning the use of unmanned aircraft in any state airspace that is not subject to federal regulation.

H. B. No. 5218 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF THE UNIFORM PARTITION OF HEIRS' PROPERTY ACT', to adopt the Uniform Partition of Heirs' Property Act.

H. B. No. 5219 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MAINTENANCE OF PRIVATE EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY', to establish requirements for the maintenance and repair, and cost-sharing of such maintenance and repair, of private easements and rights-of-way.

H. B. No. 5220 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PROPERTY OWNER'S LIABILITY FOR THE EXPENSES OF REMOVING A FALLEN TREE OR LIMB', to impose liability on owners of private real property for the expenses of removing a tree or limb from a tree located on such property that falls on adjoining private real property.

H. B. No. 5221 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING LENGTHY SENTENCES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED BY A CHILD OR YOUTH AND THE SENTENCING OF A CHILD OR YOUTH CONVICTED OF CERTAIN FELONY OFFENSES', to (1) provide for automatic review of sentences served by persons who were under eighteen years of age when they committed their crimes, and (2) provide guidelines for the sentencing of juveniles convicted of Class A, B and C felonies and enact provisions to comply with the United States Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 20 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.