JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Senate was called to order at 10: 41 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:

Yesterday is gone; tomorrow is uncertain; today is here, may we use it wisely. Let's choose to live as though this were our last moment on earth by loving more deeply, forgiving more readily, giving more generously, and speak more kindly. 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 April 4, 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.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

The following favorable reports were received from the Senate Committees indicated, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 19 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JAY A. SHAW OF STAMFORD, TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 20 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF PETER M. ZEMAN, M. D. , OF HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

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

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 32 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF TERRI A. CRONIN OF NORWALK TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 33 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JOHN HARTWELL OF WESTPORT TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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

NO NEW FILE

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 68 (RAISED) (File No. 32) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF CERTAIN MICROBIAL AND BIOCHEMICAL PESTICIDES AND GRUB CONTROL PRODUCTS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 203 (RAISED) (File No. 38) AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE-WIDE SEXUAL ABUSE AND ASSAULT AWARENESS PROGRAM.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 229 (RAISED) (File No. 11) AN ACT CONCERNING SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST PREVENTION.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 46 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to 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 P. M.

APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

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

S. B. No. 22 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 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).

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

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

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

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

Substitute for H. B. No. 5052 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 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).