Wednesday, February 13, 1991

February 13, 1991]                           JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE                                  [Wednesday,
    The Senate was called to order  at 2:07 p.m., the President in
the Chair.

    The Prayer was offered by the Chaplain, Rev.  Joseph J. Devine
of Waterbury, Connecticut.

    The following is the prayer.

    Let  us pray.  Bless our circle, O Lord, that we may know your
bountiful mercy. Give us the insight and the wisdom that we may be
able  to judge with complete sincerity.  May we have the  prudence
to seek advice and the skill to  use  our  knowledge well, for all
the people of our state.  We ask this through our Heavenly Father.
Amen.

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                              PLEDGE

    Senator Barrows of the  2nd  led  the  Senate in the Pledge of
Allegiance.

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                     BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR
            FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE
              EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS
                       RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED

    The  following  favorable reports were taken from  the  table,
read the third time, the reports of the committee accepted and the
resolutions adopted.

    EXECUTIVE   AND   LEGISLATIVE   NOMINATIONS.   S.R.   No.   12
RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION  OF  ROSE  ALMA  SENATORE  OF
EAST  HAMPTON,  TO  BE  COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN
AND YOUTH SERVICES.

    Senator Mustone of the 13th explained the resolution and moved
its adoption.

    Remarking  favorably on the resolution were Senators  Przybysz
of the 19th and Meotti of the 4th.

    The following is the result of the vote:


    On a roll call vote the resolution was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

A     1  WILLIAM A. DIBELLA         Y   19  KENNETH L. PRZYBYSZ
 Y    2  FRANK D. BARROWS           Y   20  LAWRENCE J. BETTENCOURT
 Y    3  JOHN B. LARSON             Y   21  GEORGE L. GUNTHER
 Y    4  MICHAEL P. MEOTTI          Y   22  LEE SCARPETTI
 Y    5  KEVIN B. SULLIVAN          Y   23  MARGARET E. MORTON
 Y    6  JOSEPH H. HARPER, JR.      Y   24  JAMES H. MALONEY
 Y    7  CORNELIUS O'LEARY          Y   25  ROBERT GENUARIO
 Y    8  JAMES T. FLEMING           Y   26  JUDITH G. FREEDMAN
 Y    9  A. CYNTHIA MATTHEWS        Y   27  GEORGE C. JEPSEN
 Y   10  CHARLES H. ALLEN, III      Y   28  FRED H. LOVEGROVE, JR.
A    11  ANTHONY V. AVALLONE        Y   29  KEVIN P. JOHNSTON
 Y   12  WILLIAM ANISKOVICH         Y   30  M. ADELA EADS
 Y   13  AMELIA P. MUSTONE          Y   31  STEVEN C. CASEY
 Y   14  MAX S. CASE                Y   32  LOUIS C. DELUCA
 Y   15  THOMAS F. UPSON            Y   33  EDWARD W. MUNSTER
 Y   16  STEPHEN R. SOMMA           Y   34  PHILIP S. ROBERTSON
 Y   17  GARY A. HALE               Y   35  MARIE A. HERBST
 Y   18  STEVEN SPELLMAN            Y   36  WILLIAM H. NICKERSON

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    EXECUTIVE   AND   LEGISLATIVE   NOMINATIONS.   S.R.   No.   13
RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF HAMILTON  D.  HARPER,  JR.
OF  WEST  HARTFORD,  TO  BE  COMMISSIONER  OF  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF
VETERANS AFFAIRS.

    Senator Mustone of the 13th explained the resolution and moved
its adoption.

    Remarking favorably on  the  resolution  was Senator DeLuca of
the 32nd.

    The following is the result of the vote:


    On a roll call vote the resolution was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

A     1  WILLIAM A. DIBELLA         Y   19  KENNETH L. PRZYBYSZ
 Y    2  FRANK D. BARROWS           Y   20  LAWRENCE J. BETTENCOURT
 Y    3  JOHN B. LARSON             Y   21  GEORGE L. GUNTHER
 Y    4  MICHAEL P. MEOTTI          Y   22  LEE SCARPETTI
 Y    5  KEVIN B. SULLIVAN          Y   23  MARGARET E. MORTON
 Y    6  JOSEPH H. HARPER, JR.      Y   24  JAMES H. MALONEY
 Y    7  CORNELIUS O'LEARY          Y   25  ROBERT GENUARIO
 Y    8  JAMES T. FLEMING           Y   26  JUDITH G. FREEDMAN
 Y    9  A. CYNTHIA MATTHEWS        Y   27  GEORGE C. JEPSEN
 Y   10  CHARLES H. ALLEN, III      Y   28  FRED H. LOVEGROVE, JR.
A    11  ANTHONY V. AVALLONE        Y   29  KEVIN P. JOHNSTON
 Y   12  WILLIAM ANISKOVICH         Y   30  M. ADELA EADS
 Y   13  AMELIA P. MUSTONE          Y   31  STEVEN C. CASEY
 Y   14  MAX S. CASE                Y   32  LOUIS C. DELUCA
 Y   15  THOMAS F. UPSON            Y   33  EDWARD W. MUNSTER
 Y   16  STEPHEN R. SOMMA           Y   34  PHILIP S. ROBERTSON
 Y   17  GARY A. HALE               Y   35  MARIE A. HERBST
 Y   18  STEVEN SPELLMAN            Y   36  WILLIAM H. NICKERSON

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    EXECUTIVE   AND   LEGISLATIVE   NOMINATIONS.   S.R.   No.   14
RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF HENRY S. SCHERER,  JR.  OF
AVON, TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING.

    Senator Mustone of the 13th explained the resolution and moved
its adoption.

    Remarking  favorably on the resolution was Senator Sullivan of
the 5th.

    The following is the result of the vote:


    On a roll call vote the resolution was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

A     1  WILLIAM A. DIBELLA         Y   19  KENNETH L. PRZYBYSZ
 Y    2  FRANK D. BARROWS           Y   20  LAWRENCE J. BETTENCOURT
 Y    3  JOHN B. LARSON             Y   21  GEORGE L. GUNTHER
 Y    4  MICHAEL P. MEOTTI          Y   22  LEE SCARPETTI
 Y    5  KEVIN B. SULLIVAN          Y   23  MARGARET E. MORTON
 Y    6  JOSEPH H. HARPER, JR.      Y   24  JAMES H. MALONEY
 Y    7  CORNELIUS O'LEARY          Y   25  ROBERT GENUARIO
 Y    8  JAMES T. FLEMING           Y   26  JUDITH G. FREEDMAN
 Y    9  A. CYNTHIA MATTHEWS        Y   27  GEORGE C. JEPSEN
 Y   10  CHARLES H. ALLEN, III      Y   28  FRED H. LOVEGROVE, JR.
A    11  ANTHONY V. AVALLONE        Y   29  KEVIN P. JOHNSTON
 Y   12  WILLIAM ANISKOVICH         Y   30  M. ADELA EADS
 Y   13  AMELIA P. MUSTONE          Y   31  STEVEN C. CASEY
 Y   14  MAX S. CASE                Y   32  LOUIS C. DELUCA
 Y   15  THOMAS F. UPSON            Y   33  EDWARD W. MUNSTER
 Y   16  STEPHEN R. SOMMA           Y   34  PHILIP S. ROBERTSON
 Y   17  GARY A. HALE               Y   35  MARIE A. HERBST
 Y   18  STEVEN SPELLMAN            Y   36  WILLIAM H. NICKERSON

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    EXECUTIVE   AND   LEGISLATIVE   NOMINATIONS.   S.R.   No.   15
RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION  OF  REGINALD  SMITH  OF  NEW
HARTFORD,  TO  BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE
SERVICES.

    Senator Mustone of the 13th explained the resolution and moved
its adoption.

    Remarking favorably on the resolution were Senators O'Leary of
the 7th, Eads of the  30th,  Larson  of the 3rd and Fleming of the
8th.

    The following is the result of the vote:


    On a roll call vote the resolution was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

A     1  WILLIAM A. DIBELLA         Y   19  KENNETH L. PRZYBYSZ
 Y    2  FRANK D. BARROWS           Y   20  LAWRENCE J. BETTENCOURT
 Y    3  JOHN B. LARSON             Y   21  GEORGE L. GUNTHER
 Y    4  MICHAEL P. MEOTTI          Y   22  LEE SCARPETTI
 Y    5  KEVIN B. SULLIVAN          Y   23  MARGARET E. MORTON
 Y    6  JOSEPH H. HARPER, JR.      Y   24  JAMES H. MALONEY
 Y    7  CORNELIUS O'LEARY          Y   25  ROBERT GENUARIO
 Y    8  JAMES T. FLEMING           Y   26  JUDITH G. FREEDMAN
 Y    9  A. CYNTHIA MATTHEWS        Y   27  GEORGE C. JEPSEN
 Y   10  CHARLES H. ALLEN, III      Y   28  FRED H. LOVEGROVE, JR.
A    11  ANTHONY V. AVALLONE        Y   29  KEVIN P. JOHNSTON
 Y   12  WILLIAM ANISKOVICH         Y   30  M. ADELA EADS
 Y   13  AMELIA P. MUSTONE          Y   31  STEVEN C. CASEY
 Y   14  MAX S. CASE                Y   32  LOUIS C. DELUCA
 Y   15  THOMAS F. UPSON            Y   33  EDWARD W. MUNSTER
 Y   16  STEPHEN R. SOMMA          A    34  PHILIP S. ROBERTSON
 Y   17  GARY A. HALE               Y   35  MARIE A. HERBST
 Y   18  STEVEN SPELLMAN            Y   36  WILLIAM H. NICKERSON

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                     BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR
        FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES
                           BILLS PASSED

    The  following  favorable reports were taken from  the  table,
read the third time,  the  reports  of the committees accepted and
the bills passed.

    JUDICIARY.  H.B.  No.  5339  (RAISED)  (File  No. 2, 8) AN ACT
CONCERNING  CRIMINAL  RECORDS.(As  amended  by   House   Amendment
Schedule "A").

    Senator  Spellman of the 18th explained the bill, as  amended,
and moved its passage.

    The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

    The following is the result of the vote:


    On the roll call vote the bill, as amended, by House Amendment
Schedule "A" was passed in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

A     1  WILLIAM A. DIBELLA         Y   19  KENNETH L. PRZYBYSZ
 Y    2  FRANK D. BARROWS           Y   20  LAWRENCE J. BETTENCOURT
 Y    3  JOHN B. LARSON             Y   21  GEORGE L. GUNTHER
 Y    4  MICHAEL P. MEOTTI          Y   22  LEE SCARPETTI
 Y    5  KEVIN B. SULLIVAN          Y   23  MARGARET E. MORTON
 Y    6  JOSEPH H. HARPER, JR.      Y   24  JAMES H. MALONEY
 Y    7  CORNELIUS O'LEARY          Y   25  ROBERT GENUARIO
 Y    8  JAMES T. FLEMING           Y   26  JUDITH G. FREEDMAN
 Y    9  A. CYNTHIA MATTHEWS        Y   27  GEORGE C. JEPSEN
 Y   10  CHARLES H. ALLEN, III      Y   28  FRED H. LOVEGROVE, JR.
A    11  ANTHONY V. AVALLONE        Y   29  KEVIN P. JOHNSTON
 Y   12  WILLIAM ANISKOVICH         Y   30  M. ADELA EADS
 Y   13  AMELIA P. MUSTONE          Y   31  STEVEN C. CASEY
 Y   14  MAX S. CASE                Y   32  LOUIS C. DELUCA
 Y   15  THOMAS F. UPSON            Y   33  EDWARD W. MUNSTER
 Y   16  STEPHEN R. SOMMA           Y   34  PHILIP S. ROBERTSON
 Y   17  GARY A. HALE               Y   35  MARIE A. HERBST
 Y   18  STEVEN SPELLMAN            Y   36  WILLIAM H. NICKERSON

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    JUDICIARY.  H.B.  No.  5346  (RAISED)  (File  No.  4)  AN  ACT
CONCERNING THE FORM OF A NOTICE TO QUIT  POSSESSION  OR  OCCUPANCY
IN AN EVICTION PROCEEDING.

    Senator  Spellman of the 18th explained the bill and moved its
passage.

    The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

    The following is the result of the vote:


    On  the roll call vote the bill was passed in concurrence with
the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

A     1  WILLIAM A. DIBELLA         Y   19  KENNETH L. PRZYBYSZ
 Y    2  FRANK D. BARROWS           Y   20  LAWRENCE J. BETTENCOURT
 Y    3  JOHN B. LARSON             Y   21  GEORGE L. GUNTHER
 Y    4  MICHAEL P. MEOTTI          Y   22  LEE SCARPETTI
 Y    5  KEVIN B. SULLIVAN          Y   23  MARGARET E. MORTON
 Y    6  JOSEPH H. HARPER, JR.      Y   24  JAMES H. MALONEY
 Y    7  CORNELIUS O'LEARY          Y   25  ROBERT GENUARIO
 Y    8  JAMES T. FLEMING           Y   26  JUDITH G. FREEDMAN
 Y    9  A. CYNTHIA MATTHEWS        Y   27  GEORGE C. JEPSEN
 Y   10  CHARLES H. ALLEN, III      Y   28  FRED H. LOVEGROVE, JR.
A    11  ANTHONY V. AVALLONE        Y   29  KEVIN P. JOHNSTON
 Y   12  WILLIAM ANISKOVICH         Y   30  M. ADELA EADS
 Y   13  AMELIA P. MUSTONE          Y   31  STEVEN C. CASEY
 Y   14  MAX S. CASE                Y   32  LOUIS C. DELUCA
 Y   15  THOMAS F. UPSON            Y   33  EDWARD W. MUNSTER
 Y   16  STEPHEN R. SOMMA           Y   34  PHILIP S. ROBERTSON
 Y   17  GARY A. HALE               Y   35  MARIE A. HERBST
 Y   18  STEVEN SPELLMAN            Y   36  WILLIAM H. NICKERSON

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    JUDICIARY.  H.B.  No.  5349  (RAISED)  (File  No. 5, 7) AN ACT
CONCERNING  ORDERS  FOR  HEALTH  INSURANCE  COVERAGE   FOR   MINOR
CHILDREN.(As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

    Senator  Spellman of the 18th explained the bill, as  amended,
and moved its passage.

    The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

    The following is the result of the vote:


    On the roll call vote the bill, as amended, by House Amendment
Schedule "A" was passed in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

A     1  WILLIAM A. DIBELLA         Y   19  KENNETH L. PRZYBYSZ
 Y    2  FRANK D. BARROWS           Y   20  LAWRENCE J. BETTENCOURT
 Y    3  JOHN B. LARSON             Y   21  GEORGE L. GUNTHER
 Y    4  MICHAEL P. MEOTTI          Y   22  LEE SCARPETTI
 Y    5  KEVIN B. SULLIVAN          Y   23  MARGARET E. MORTON
 Y    6  JOSEPH H. HARPER, JR.      Y   24  JAMES H. MALONEY
 Y    7  CORNELIUS O'LEARY          Y   25  ROBERT GENUARIO
 Y    8  JAMES T. FLEMING           Y   26  JUDITH G. FREEDMAN
 Y    9  A. CYNTHIA MATTHEWS        Y   27  GEORGE C. JEPSEN
 Y   10  CHARLES H. ALLEN, III      Y   28  FRED H. LOVEGROVE, JR.
A    11  ANTHONY V. AVALLONE        Y   29  KEVIN P. JOHNSTON
 Y   12  WILLIAM ANISKOVICH         Y   30  M. ADELA EADS
 Y   13  AMELIA P. MUSTONE          Y   31  STEVEN C. CASEY
 Y   14  MAX S. CASE                Y   32  LOUIS C. DELUCA
 Y   15  THOMAS F. UPSON            Y   33  EDWARD W. MUNSTER
 Y   16  STEPHEN R. SOMMA           Y   34  PHILIP S. ROBERTSON
 Y   17  GARY A. HALE               Y   35  MARIE A. HERBST
 Y   18  STEVEN SPELLMAN            Y   36  WILLIAM H. NICKERSON

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                             PETITION

    The  following  petition  was received by  the  Clerk  of  the
Senate,   Wednesday  February  13,   1991  in  accordance with the
provisions of Joint Rule 11.

                          PETITION NO. 1

    In accordance  with  the  provisions  of  Joint  Rule 11,  the
Committee  on Insurance and Real Estate is respectfully  requested
to draft a bill based on Proposed  Bill No.  186, entitled "AN ACT
ESTABLISHING A STANDARDIZED MEDICAL CLAIM FORM.

                     SEN. GUNTHER, 21st DIST.
                   SEN. BETTENCOURT, 20th DIST.
                      SEN. UPSON, 15th DIST.
                    SEN. LOVEGROVE, 28th DIST.
                      SEN. EADS, 30th DIST.
                      SEN. SOMMA, 16th DIST.
                     SEN. DELUCA, 32nd DIST.
                    SEN. FREEDMAN, 26th DIST.
                    SEN. NICKERSON, 36th DIST.
                      SEN. CASE, 14th DIST.
                     SEN. MUNSTER, 33rd DIST.
                   SEN. ANISKOVICH, 12th DIST.

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                              REPORT

    The following report was received and is on file in the Senate
Clerk's Office.

    Public   Transportation   Commission:  Final  report  on   the
Coordination  of   Transportation  services  for  the  Elderly and
Disabled pursuant to Special Act 90-10.  Date of Receipt: February
11, 1991
    The   report   was   then  referred  to   the   Committee   on
Transportation.

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                      INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
              SENATE AND HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

    On motion of Senator O'Leary  of the 7th, 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:

                            JUDICIARY

    S.B.   No.   104   (COMM)   JUDICIARY.   'AN   ACT  CONCERNING
PATERNITY', to permit the court of probate to establish  paternity
after death for the purpose of inheritance.

                     COMMERCE AND EXPORTATION

    S.B.   No.  114  (COMM)  COMMERCE  AND  EXPORTATION.  'AN  ACT
ESTABLISHING  A  SURETY   BOND   GUARANTEE   PROGRAM   FOR   SMALL
CONTRACTORS  AND MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES', to establish a surety
bond guarantee fund and a technical assistance program  for  small
contractors  and  minority-owned  businesses with state government
contracts.

    S.B.  No.  129  (COMM)  COMMERCE  AND  EXPORTATION.  'AN   ACT
CONCERNING  A  PURCHASING  PREFERENCE  FOR  COMPANIES DEPENDENT ON
DEFENSE CONTRACTS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT', to assist  defense
dependent  companies  which  are  seeking to convert to nondefense
industries.

    S.B.  No.  415  (COMM)  COMMERCE  AND  EXPORTATION.  'AN   ACT
PROMOTING  TRADE  WITH  MEXICO',  to  allow  for the expansion and
promotion  of  trade  activities  with  Mexico   within   existing
department of economic development resources.

    S.B.  No.  676  (RAISED)  COMMERCE  AND  EXPORTATION.  'AN ACT
ESTABLISHING  A  PRIVATE  BOND  MORTGAGE  INSURANCE  FUND  AND   A
MANUFACTURING  INVESTMENT  FUND TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO
MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN THE STATE',  to  create  a  program  of
bond  insurance  and  equity  financing  for purposes of providing
financial assistance to manufacturing companies in the state.

                   ENERGY AND PUBLIC UTILITIES

    S.B. No. 677 (RAISED) ENERGY AND  PUBLIC  UTILITIES.  'AN  ACT
CONCERNING  PROMOTIONAL  ACTIVITIES  BY PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES',
to  permit  opportunities  for  energy   efficiency   improvements
through fuel switching.

    S.B.  No.  678  (RAISED)  ENERGY AND PUBLIC UTILITIES. 'AN ACT
CONCERNING THE EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX FOR  RENEWABLE
ENERGY  SYSTEMS  AND  SMALL  COGENERATION  SYSTEMS',  to stimulate
investment in and development of  alternative  energy  systems  by
continuing  an  existing  exemption from the sales and use tax but
limiting the  exemption  to  cogeneration  systems  with  a  names
rating of one megawatt.

    S.B.  No.  679  (RAISED)  ENERGY AND PUBLIC UTILITIES. 'AN ACT
CONCERNING REVISIONS IN  THE  BIENNIAL  ENERGY  ASSESSMENT  REVIEW
PROCESS',  to  provide  a greater opportunity for the coordination
and development of an integrated and comprehensive energy policy.

    S.B. No. 680 (RAISED) ENERGY AND  PUBLIC  UTILITIES.  'AN  ACT
CONCERNING  AN EXEMPTION FROM THE CORPORATE BUSINESS TAX FOR SMALL
COMPANIES CONCERNED WITH ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS', to  continue
to  provide  a  stimulus for investment in small business involved
in alternative energy systems for a five year period.

    S.B. No. 681 (RAISED) ENERGY AND  PUBLIC  UTILITIES.  'AN  ACT
CONCERNING   RATE   ADJUSTMENTS',  to  adopt  procedures  allowing
automatic  public  service  company  rate  increases  for  certain
expenses  in  accordance  with a price index in order to eliminate
costly rate proceedings.

                          PUBLIC HEALTH

    S.B. No. 682 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN  ACT  CONCERNING  THE
ACCESS  OF  MINORS  TO CIGARETTE VENDING MACHINES', to ensure that
minors do not have access to cigarettes.

             GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

    S.B.  No.   683   (RAISED)   GOVERNMENT   ADMINISTRATION   AND
ELECTIONS.  'AN ACT CONCERNING COMPUTER-STORED PUBLIC RECORDS', to
(1) provide explicitly that, except as  specifically  provided  by
the  legislature,  a  public agency shall provide, at cost, copies
of its non-exempt computer-stored public records on  the  computer
storage  device  or medium requested, if the agency can reasonably
make such copies; (2) provide  that  a  public  agency  shall  not
impair  by contract or otherwise any right of the public under the
freedom  of  information  act  with  respect   to   the   agency's
computerized,  non-exempt  public  records;  (3)  to prospectively
require public agencies, as part  of  their  design  analysis,  to
consult  with  the  freedom  of information commission before they
acquire computer  systems,  equipment  or  software  to  store  or
retrieve  non-exempt  public  records in order to ensure that such
systems, equipment or software adequately provide for  the  rights
of  the  public  to such records at the least cost possible to the
agency and  to  any  person  requesting  them;  (4)  to  establish
criteria  for  determining  the  cost  of  copying computer-stored
records and  transcriptions;  (5)  to  prospectively  require  the
freedom  of  information  commission  to  authorize  its  staff to
consult  with  and  advise  public  agencies  seeking  to  acquire
computer  systems,  equipment  or  software that store or retrieve
non-exempt public records in order  to  help  such  agencies  meet
their  obligation  to  ensure  that  such  systems,  equipment  or
software adequately provide for the rights of the public  to  such
records  at  the  least  cost  possible  to  the agency and to any
person requesting them; and (6) to make technical  corrections  to
statutory references.

                            JUDICIARY

    H.B.  No.  5533  (COMM) 'AN ACT TO RENAME THE PROBATE DISTRICT
OF NEW LONDON', to rename the probate district of  New  London  to
the probte district of Waterford.

                           ENVIRONMENT

    H.B.  No.  5665  (COMM)  'AN  ACT TO PRESERVE THE AGRICULTURAL
LANDS  AT  THE  SOUTHBURY  TRAINING  SCHOOL',  to   preserve   the
agricultural lands at the Southbury Training School.

                     COMMERCE AND EXPORTATION

    H.B.  No.  5766 (COMM) 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL
TRAINING  PROGRAM  AND  A  SELF-EMPLOYMENT   LOAN   PROGRAM',   to
establish   a   training   program  and  loan  program  to  attack
structural unemployment, to  reduce  unemployment  and  to  reduce
participation in the general assistance program.

    H.B.  No.  5767  (COMM)  'AN  ACT  ESTABLISHING  AN INDUSTRIAL
INCUBATOR PROGRAM AND CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION  OF  BONDS  OF  THE
STATE  FOR  AN  INDUSTRIAL  INCUBATOR IN WATERBURY', to develop an
industrial  incubator  in   Waterbury,   thereby   providing   new
businesses  with a location without a high overhead and to provide
funds for such purpose.

                            JUDICIARY

    H.B. No. 6258 (COMM) 'AN ACT CONCERNING  COURT  ACCOMMODATIONS
AT   DANIELSON',  to  provide  superior  court  accommodations  at
Danielson.

    H.B. No. 6515 (COMM) 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE  DEADLINE  FOR  THE
PLAN  TO ESTABLISH AN INDEPENDENT FUND TO OPERATE THE CORPORATIONS
DIVISION OF THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE',  to  extend
the  deadline  for  the  secretary of the state to file the report
from January 15, 1991 to June 1, 1991.

                     COMMERCE AND EXPORTATION

    H.B. No. 6749 (COMM) 'AN ACT TO  FACILITATE  ACCESS  TO  BONDS
FOR  SMALL  CONTRACTORS',  to  facilitate  access  to performance,
surety  and  bid  bonds  for  the  purpose   of   enabling   small
contractors  to  effectively  participate  in  contracts involving
state projects.

    H.B. No. 6888 (RAISED)  'AN  ACT  ALLOWING  PREFERENCE  FOR  A
CONNECTICUT  COMPANY  AGAINST  AN OUT-OF-STATE BIDDER IN THE STATE
PURCHASING   PROCEDURE',   to   enable   the    commissioner    of
administrative  services  under  certain  conditions  to  award  a
contract in the state  purchasing  procedure  to  a  bidder  whose
primary   commercial   or   manufacturing   location   is   within
Connecticut although a lower bid is submitted by  a  bidder  whose
primary  commercial or manufacturing location is outside the state
of Connecticut.

                    LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

    H.B.  No.  6889   (RAISED)   'AN   ACT   ELIMINATING   BINDING
ARBITRATION  FOR  STATE EMPLOYEES AND GRANTING STATE EMPLOYEES THE
RIGHT TO STRIKE', to eliminate mandatory binding  arbitration  for
state employees and to give state employees the right to strike.

                            JUDICIARY

    H.B.  No.  6890  (RAISED)  'AN  ACT CONCERNING REVIEW HEARINGS
FOR GUARDIANSHIP OF THE  MENTALLY  RETARDED',  to  provide  for  a
mandatory  three-year  review  of  a  guardianship of the mentally
retarded,  while  eliminating  the  necessity  for   a   mandatory
hearing.

    H.B.  No.  6891  (RAISED)  'AN  ACT CONCERNING REVIEW HEARINGS
FOR CONSERVATORSHIP MATTERS', to provide  for  a  mandatory  three
year  review  of  conservatorship  while eliminating the mandatory
hearing.

                    INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

    H.J. No.  12  (COMM)  'RESOLUTION  MEMORIALIZING  CONGRESS  TO
AMEND   THE  EMPLOYEE  RETIREMENT  INCOME  SECURITY  ACT  OF  1974
(ERISA)', to call upon Congress to amend ERISA to allow states  to
regulate self-insured health plans.

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            FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE
                        SENATE RESOLUTIONS

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

    EXECUTIVE   AND   LEGISLATIVE   NOMINATIONS.   S.R.   No.   18
RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE  NOMINATION  OF  ROBERT  R.  GOOGINS  OF
GLASTONBURY, TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE.

    EXECUTIVE   AND   LEGISLATIVE   NOMINATIONS.   S.R.   No.   19
RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF  JOHN  J.  C.  HERNDON  OF
SALISBURY, TO BE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

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                     BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR
         FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE
                           BILL PASSED

    The following favorable report was taken from the table,  read
the third time,  the report of the committee accepted and the bill
passed.

    JUDICIARY.  H.B.  No.  5343  (RAISED)  (File  No.  3)  AN  ACT
CONCERNING A REGISTRY OF PROTECTIVE AND RESTRAINING ORDERS.

    Senator Spellman of the 18th  explained the bill and moved its
passage.

    Senator  Fleming of the 8th offered Senate Amendment  Schedule
"A" (LCO 3603), moved its  adoption and requested that the vote be
taken by roll call.

    Remarking  favorably on the amendment was Senator Upson of the
15th.

    Remarking unfavorably on the  amendment were Senators Spellman
of the 18th and O'Leary of the 7th.

    The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

    The following is the result of the vote:


    On  the  roll  call  vote Senate Amendment  Schedule  "A"  was
rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

A     1  WILLIAM A. DIBELLA          N  19  KENNETH L. PRZYBYSZ
  N   2  FRANK D. BARROWS           Y   20  LAWRENCE J. BETTENCOURT
  N   3  JOHN B. LARSON             Y   21  GEORGE L. GUNTHER
  N   4  MICHAEL P. MEOTTI          Y   22  LEE SCARPETTI
  N   5  KEVIN B. SULLIVAN           N  23  MARGARET E. MORTON
  N   6  JOSEPH H. HARPER, JR.       N  24  JAMES H. MALONEY
  N   7  CORNELIUS O'LEARY          Y   25  ROBERT GENUARIO
 Y    8  JAMES T. FLEMING           Y   26  JUDITH G. FREEDMAN
  N   9  A. CYNTHIA MATTHEWS         N  27  GEORGE C. JEPSEN
  N  10  CHARLES H. ALLEN, III      Y   28  FRED H. LOVEGROVE, JR.
A    11  ANTHONY V. AVALLONE         N  29  KEVIN P. JOHNSTON
  N  12  WILLIAM ANISKOVICH         Y   30  M. ADELA EADS
  N  13  AMELIA P. MUSTONE           N  31  STEVEN C. CASEY
 Y   14  MAX S. CASE                Y   32  LOUIS C. DELUCA
 Y   15  THOMAS F. UPSON            Y   33  EDWARD W. MUNSTER
 Y   16  STEPHEN R. SOMMA           Y   34  PHILIP S. ROBERTSON
  N  17  GARY A. HALE                N  35  MARIE A. HERBST
  N  18  STEVEN SPELLMAN            Y   36  WILLIAM H. NICKERSON

    The following is Senate Amendment Schedule "A".

    In  line  12, after "The" insert a closing bracket  and  after
said closing bracket insert "ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 1992, THE"
    In line 16, delete the closing bracket.
    In line 28,  delete "AND", and  delete the opening bracket and
insert in lieu thereof "ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 1992,"
    In line 30, delete the closing bracket.

    Senator Spellman of the 18th moved passage of the bill.

    Remarking on the bill was Senator Lovegrove of the 28th.

    The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

    The following is the result of the vote:


    On  the roll call vote the bill was passed in concurrence with
the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

A     1  WILLIAM A. DIBELLA         Y   19  KENNETH L. PRZYBYSZ
 Y    2  FRANK D. BARROWS           Y   20  LAWRENCE J. BETTENCOURT
 Y    3  JOHN B. LARSON              N  21  GEORGE L. GUNTHER
 Y    4  MICHAEL P. MEOTTI          Y   22  LEE SCARPETTI
 Y    5  KEVIN B. SULLIVAN          Y   23  MARGARET E. MORTON
 Y    6  JOSEPH H. HARPER, JR.      Y   24  JAMES H. MALONEY
 Y    7  CORNELIUS O'LEARY          Y   25  ROBERT GENUARIO
 Y    8  JAMES T. FLEMING           Y   26  JUDITH G. FREEDMAN
 Y    9  A. CYNTHIA MATTHEWS        Y   27  GEORGE C. JEPSEN
 Y   10  CHARLES H. ALLEN, III      Y   28  FRED H. LOVEGROVE, JR.
A    11  ANTHONY V. AVALLONE        Y   29  KEVIN P. JOHNSTON
 Y   12  WILLIAM ANISKOVICH         Y   30  M. ADELA EADS
 Y   13  AMELIA P. MUSTONE          Y   31  STEVEN C. CASEY
  N  14  MAX S. CASE                 N  32  LOUIS C. DELUCA
  N  15  THOMAS F. UPSON            Y   33  EDWARD W. MUNSTER
 Y   16  STEPHEN R. SOMMA           Y   34  PHILIP S. ROBERTSON
 Y   17  GARY A. HALE               Y   35  MARIE A. HERBST
 Y   18  STEVEN SPELLMAN            Y   36  WILLIAM H. NICKERSON

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                          SENATOR ABSENT

    The following Senator was absent today or may have missed some
votes due to the following:

              Senator DiBella  of the 1st - illness

                       ____________________

                              RECESS

    On  motion  of Senator O'Leary of the 7th, the Senate at  2:54
p.m. recessed.

                       ____________________

                           AFTER RECESS

    The Senate  reconvened  at  6:50  p.m.,  the  President in the
Chair.

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                            PETITIONS

    The  following  petitions  were received by the Clerk  of  the
Senate,   Wednesday  February  13,   1990  in  accordance with the
provisions of Joint Rule 11.

                          PETITION NO. 2

    In  accordance  with  the provisions of Joint  Rule  11,   the
Committee on Transportation is  respectfully  requested to draft a
bill   based   on   Proposed  Bill   No.55,   entitled   "AN   ACT
RE-ESTABLISHING THE TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNTABILITY BOARD."

                     SEN. DELUCA, 32nd DIST.
                     SEN. GUNTHER, 21st DIST.
                   SEN. BETTENCOURT, 20th DIST.
                      SEN. EADS, 30th DIST.
                      SEN. UPSON, 15th DIST.
                    SEN. LOVEGROVE, 28th DIST.
                      SEN. SOMMA, 16th DIST.
                    SEN. NICKERSON, 36th DIST.
                    SEN. FREEDMAN, 26th DIST.
                      SEN. CASE, 14th DIST.
                     SEN. MUNSTER, 33rd DIST.
                    SEN. SCARPETTI, 22nd DIST.
                   SEN. ANISKOVICH, 12th DIST.
                    SEN. ROBERTSON, 34th DIST.
                    SEN. GENUARIO, 25th DIST.
                     SEN. FLEMING, 8th DIST.

                       ____________________

                          PETITION NO. 3

    In accordance  with  the  provisions  of  Joint  Rule 11,  the
Committee  on Insurance and Real Estate is respectfully  requested
to draft a bill based on  Proposed  Bill No.  41, entitled "AN ACT
ESTABLISHING  AN  INDEPENDENT  OFFICE  OF  CONSUMER  COUNSEL   FOR
INSURANCE MATTERS."

                      SEN. SOMMA, 16th DIST.
                     SEN. GUNTHER, 21st DIST.
                   SEN. BETTENCOURT, 20th DIST.
                      SEN. EADS, 30th DIST.
                      SEN. UPSON, 15th DIST.
                    SEN. LOVEGROVE, 28th DIST.
                     SEN. DELUCA, 32nd DIST.
                    SEN. NICKERSON, 36th DIST.
                      SEN. CASE, 14th DIST.
                     SEN. MUNSTER, 33rd DIST.
                    SEN. SCARPETTI, 22nd DIST.
                   SEN. ANISKOVICH, 12th DIST.

                       ____________________

                          PETITION NO. 4

    In accordance  with  the  provisions  of  Joint  Rule 11,  the
Committee  on Insurance and Real Estate is respectfully  requested
to draft a bill based on  Proposed  Bill No.  71, entitled "AN ACT
CONCERNING REGULATION OF INSURANCE RATES."

                      SEN. SOMMA, 16th DIST.
                     SEN. GUNTHER, 21st DIST.
                   SEN. BETTENCOURT, 20th DIST.
                      SEN. EADS, 30th DIST.
                      SEN. UPSON, 15th DIST.
                    SEN. LOVEGROVE, 28th DIST.
                     SEN. DELUCA, 32nd DIST.
                    SEN. NICKERSON, 36th DIST.
                      SEN. CASE, 14th DIST.
                     SEN. MUNSTER, 33rd DIST.
                    SEN. SCARPETTI, 22nd DIST.
                   SEN. ANISKOVICH, 12th DIST.

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                        SENATE RESOLUTION
                        RESOLUTION ADOPTED

    The following resolution was introduced, read and adopted.

    S.R.  No.  20  SEN.  O'LEARY,  7th  DIST. RESOLUTION RAISING A
COMMITTEE TO INFORM THE HOUSE THAT THE SENATE IS READY TO MEET  IN
JOINT CONVENTION.

    Senator   O'Leary  of  the  7th explained the  resolution  and
moved its adoption.

    On a voice vote the resolution was adopted.

    The following is the resolution.

Resolved by the Senate:
    That a committee of three senators be appointed to inform the
House that  the  Senate  is  ready  to  meet  the  House in Joint
Convention.

    The  President appointed Senators Mustone of the 13th, Morton
of the 23rd and Case of the 14th.

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                           ADJOURNMENT

    On  motion of Senator O'Leary of the 7th, the Senate  at  6:52
p.m.  adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

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                         JOINT CONVENTION

    The  Honorable Senate, preceded by the Lieutenant Governor and
the Clerks of the Senate,   entered  the  House of Representatives
and met the House in Joint Convention.

    The  President  of the Senate called the Joint  Convention  to
order.

    The prayer was offered by the Senate Chaplain, Reverend Joseph
A. Devine of Waterbury, Connecticut.

    The following is the prayer.
    Let  us  pray:   Be  with us, O Lord, as  we  gather  in  this
historic session for  Governor  Weicker's  first  budget  message.
Indeed,  the tone is somber -- with 60,000 of our own  Connecticut
men and women as part of a force of 500,000 American men and women
half  way  around the world in Desert Storm, the brows of many  at
home lined with anxiety about their  safety and their own concerns
about  the worsening economy and the growing  unemployment  lines,
and our own  state  budget  splashed  with  the running red ink of
deficit.
    In  a special way bless our Governor,  our noble Senators  and
our loyal Representatives.  Give  them  inspiration and light that
they may have the vision of a prophet,  the wisdom of Solomon  and
the uncommon  valour  the  Connecticut  young  men who carried our
battle  flags  in the Civil War.  For the rest of us, your  little
people,  O Lord, give us faith, trust,  hope,  understanding,  and
love. We ask this through our Heavenly Father. Amen.

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                       PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    Senator  Mustone  of the 13th led the Joint Convention in  the
Pledge of Allegiance.

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                   JOINT CONVENTION RESOLUTION
                        RESOLUTION ADOPTED

    The following Joint Convention Resolution was introduced, read
and adopted.

    J.C.  No.  21  SEN.  O'LEARY,  7th  DIST.; REP. FRANKEL, 121st
DIST. RESOLUTION RAISING A COMMITTEE TO INFORM THE  GOVERNOR  THAT
THE   SENATE  AND  HOUSE  OF  REPRESENTATIVES  ARE  MET  IN  JOINT
CONVENTION TO RECEIVE HIS MESSAGE CONCERNING THE BUDGET.

    On a motion of Senator O'Leary  of the 7th, the resolution was
adopted.

    The following is the resolution.

Resolved by this Assembly:
    That a committee of  two  Senators  and two Representatives be
appointed  to inform His Excellency the Governor, that the  Senate
and the House of Representatives  are  met in Joint Convention for
the purpose of receiving his message concerning the budget.

    The  President appointed Senator O'Leary of the 7th,   Senator
Eads  of  the  30th,   Representative  Frankel  of  the  121st and
Representative Krawiecki of the 78th.

                       ____________________

    The Governor thereupon  appeared  in the Hall of the House and
delivered his budget address.

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                   JOINT CONVENTION RESOLUTION
                        RESOLUTION ADOPTED

    The following Joint Convention Resolution was introduced, read
and adopted.

    J.C.  No.  22  SEN.  O'LEARY,  7th  DIST.; REP. FRANKEL, 121st
DIST.  RESOLUTION  CONCERNING  THE  PRINTING  OF  THE   GOVERNOR'S
MESSAGE CONCERNING THE BUDGET.

    On a motion of Senator O'Leary of the 7th, the resolution was
adopted.

    The following is the resolution.

Resolved by this Assembly:
    That the message  of  the  Governor  concerning  the budget be
printed  in  the journals of the Senate and the House and  that  a
sufficient number of copies be printed for general distribution.

    After the Governor read his budget address, Senator O'Leary of
the 7th moved for dissolution of the Joint Convention.

    The President thereupon dissolved the Joint Convention and the
Senate withdrew.

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                  REPORT OF THE JOINT CONVENTION

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the Senate:
    It  is  my duty to report to you the proceedings of the  Joint
Convention.
    Upon the invitation of the  House, the Senate met the House in
convention  for the purpose of receiving any communications  which
the Governor might choose to make.
    Her  Honor,  the  Lieutenant   Governor,   presided  over  the
Convention.
    Prayer  was offered by the Senate Chaplin Reverend  Joseph  A.
Devine of Waterbury.
    Senator  O'Leary  of  the 7th offered a resolution  Raising  a
Committee of two Senators and  two  Representatives  to inform the
His  Excellency,  the  Governor,  that the  Senate  and  House  of
Representatives were met in  Joint  Convention  for the purpose of
receiving his message concerning the budget.
    The  resolution  was adopted and Senators O'Leary of the  7th,
Eads of  the  30th,   Representatives  Frankel  of  the  121st and
Krawiecki of the 78th were appointed as such committee.
    The committee soon reported that they had performed the duties
assigned  to  them and had been informed that the  Governor  would
soon come into the Convention.
    His  Excellency,   the  Governor,   accompanied  by  the State
Officers, appeared in the Hall of the House in Joint Convention.
    His  Excellency delivered his budget message to the convention
and a copy of the message was left  in my hands for the use of the
General Assembly.
    Presently  all of the executive officers retired from the Hall
of the House.
    Senator O'Leary of the 7th offered a resolution concerning the
printing of the Governors message.
    The resolution was adopted.
    Upon motion of  Senator  O'Leary  of the 7th it was voted that
the Convention be dissolved.
    The  President  thereupon  dissolved the  Convention  and  the
Senate withdrew.

                     Respectfully Submitted,
                          JOHN B. LARSON
                      President Pro Tempore

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                  BUDGET MESSAGE FOR CONNECTICUT
                 GOVERNOR LOWELL P. WEICKER, JR.
                        FEBRUARY 13, 1991

    Madam  President,   Mr.  Speaker, Ladies and Gentlemen of  the
General Assembly, Ladies and Gentlemen of Connecticut.

    Thank you for extending  me  the  courtesy of this Chamber and
your  homes this evening.  I know these are trying times  in  many
different ways and one more  pronouncement  from a Governor, Mayor
or President does not fall into the category of a good time.

    But there are jobs to be done, as another Connecticut National
Guard Unit knew when I bade its  members  farewell in Niantic this
afternoon.  It is the job of the budget that has me before you this
evening.

    Tonight is a special moment  for  our State -- for each of us,
elector and elected, who are the State. We have the power, if only
the will, to positively and dramatically  change our little corner
of the world.

    And mind you, not having Washington, or the United Nations  or
economic tides changing it  for  us,  but  rather deciding our own
destiny in this act called a budget.

    Every  generation is a part of history -- few in a  generation
have the chance to make history.  Everyone within and without this
chamber starts at such a threshold this evening.

    I've  made my choice and although the path to it was trying, I
feel great.

    And the reason I feel great is  that  with this budget -- what
was  done  is  done; what is to be, is free  to  flourish,  to  be
created, to happen.

    I'll spend little time  with  a  reprise  of  harsh facts.  The
deficit  projection, as I walked into this Chamber, is 2.4 billion
dollars.  It  grew  $40  million  just  within  the  past  days as
corporations claimed refunds for overpayment of taxes.

    These  kinds  of figures, left untended,  control  lives,  sap
confidence, humble visions and make recovery impossible.

    Neither you nor I signed  on  to  muck  around for two to four
years in the mistakes of the past. We're in the future business so
lets's get on with life in Connecticut, not debt.

    Now, as with anything  new,  there  are  those who will grimly
hang onto the old. I predict the saying "turf battle" will achieve
a whole new definition in Connecticut in 1991.

    Already,   without  the  totality of the budget  before  them,
wealthy towns,  labor unions,  correction  officers,  nursing home
operators and boot camp advocates have all said "not me."

    Now, with the budget public, they will be joined by many other
legitimate elements of our society.  But as  the lobster sheds  its
shell to grow and the tree its  leaves  for beauty, so Connecticut
now must turn in the old for new clothes and new functions.

    The change begins with the deficit. The themes are fairness and
effectiveness.

    These less-familiar words of  Patrick Henry best describe what
should be our process in the days ahead:

    "For my part, whatever the anguish of spirit it may cost, I am
willing to know the whole truth,  to know the worst and to provide
for it."

    For openers,   such  "provision"  means proposing cuts of $1.2
billion  from  the budget.  Not across-the-board cuts, as  is  the
style of the lazy and  philosophical,  but line-by-line reductions
after review of each service, each need.

    We used a scalpel, not a chain saw.  Every function, with  the
exception of economic development and certain health and education
programs, was cut.

    Would  that  it  were only  numbers,  only  mathematics.   But
suffering is  peculiar  to  human  beings,  not  statistics.  So I
confide  to you that this was the most difficult task in terms  of
the heart.

    The final upshot, without  picking  through the remains on the
abattoir floor, is general fund expenditures that are 2.8  percent
below last year's.  If achieved,  it  would be the first time that
minus growth in state spending has occurred in modern memory.

    Even with that magnitude of cuts in spending, only one half of
the deficit problem is erased.  The remainder is dealt with either
by more cuts or more revenue.

    Incidentally,   for  any  read-my-lips  dreamers  out   there,
long-term bonds are not revenues. They are expenditures -- and not
so long-term either when it comes to paying interest.

    So,  on  with  the second bullet of  adding  revenues.   I  am
recommending  the  following  revenue  system  to give us balanced
budget in 1991-1992 and beyond:

         1.  Cutting the state sales  tax  from 8 percent to 4 and
             one quarter percent on July 1.

         2.  Eliminating the capital gains, dividends and  interest
             taxes on July 1.

         3.  Expanding the  sales  tax  base  by  eliminating  the
             exemptions   on  gasoline,   newspapers,    clothing,
             haircuts, laundry, movies and amusements, among other
             goods and services, effective July 1.

         (Still exempt are utility  bills, prescription medicines,
         food, among a host of other goods and services.)

         4.  Eliminating   the   20  percent  corporate   surcharge
             effective with the income year that begins January 1,
             1992.

         5.  Cutting nearly in half the sales tax on utility bills
             of non-manufacturing companies on July 1.

         6.  Adoption of a  personal  income  tax  of 6 percent of
             adjusted gross income in excess of 25,000 dollars for
             joint filers and 12,500  dollars for single filers on
             July 1.

    With  such a system in place, two other entities contribute to
Connecticut's revenue stream:

         1.  The  federal government -- with an estimated  pick-up
             of one third or  $300  million  plus of the aggregate
             net new taxes.

         2.  Non-residents  -- who earn income here now will  help
             pay for the services Connecticut provides them.

    To close the circle and  pay  for  the  $707.4 million deficit
from  1990-91,  I recommend setting up an Economic  Recovery  Fund
with one third of the debt  being  retired  each year for the next
three  years  -- accomplished with dedicated  funds  from  general
revenues.  272.1 million dollars is included in the 1991-92 budget
for that purpose.

    In  other  words, we're generating the payback internally  and
with short-term notes, not long-term bonds.

    Now, my friends, if indeed I still have any -- let me walk you
through  the  process used to arrive at my  conclusions  of  this
evening:

    I went into  budget  deliberations  seeking to avoid an income
tax,  thinking  to  expand  the  sales tax --  even  to  food  and
prescription medicines -- and planning  a one-shot surcharge on an
individual's federal tax liability.

    On another tack were those of my administration who  marshaled
facts on behalf of an income tax.

    No rank was pulled in the debate.  Both sides had spirited and
conscientious  advocates.   Facts  had to carry the day  --  facts
linked not only to a past but to a future.

    And what finally pulled me over the line was this:

    One option -- my wish -- took  care  of the past, with nothing
to  show  for  the present or the future -- except  the  need  for
another economic disaster speech  next year; another multi-million
budget cut exercise and certainly more nickle-and-dime taxes.

    The  other  option -- this plan -- takes care of the past  and
starts tomorrow today.  Hope was  the difference, with it, all was
possible.   Without it, our Connecticut, as we envision it,  would
slip away.

    The  average  difference  in taxes as a percent of  income  to
avoid that, would range from 2  percent  less taxes in the zero to
$10,000 range to 1 percent more taxes for the $200,000-plus range.

    The  good news is what this course promises for  the  business
climate of Connecticut  --  allowing  it to compete again with all
other  states and the world; encouraging small business,  offering
new and expanding jobs and thus generating revenue.

    And remember. As follows the night the day, without jobs there
are no revenues and no services.

    Not  so  coincidentally, jobs in good times and  certainly  in
bad, are the number one priority of this administration.

    The impact of this budget on business includes:

    * Three hundred million dollars less each year in business
      taxes which can be invested in expansion and the work force.

    * With the reduction in the sales tax, business -- which pays
      40 percent of the state sales tax -- will have more money to
      invest in jobs.

    * Exemptions will be maintained for business-associated
      services such  as  legal  and  accounting;  architect, land
      surveying and engineering services will be transferred back
      to exempt status -- all to encourage business expansion,
      growth and jobs for Connecticut-based professional services.

    * A vital link between higher educationa and the business
      community   through   the  establishment  of  new   Advanced
      Technology Centers at Yale and the University of Connecticut
      to promote research in the areas of precision manufacturing
      science and neuroscience and biotechnology.

    *  Increased  support   for   the   Department   of   Economic
       Development, increasing the funding for programs nurturing
       entrepreneurial ventures and ventures selling Connecticut
       products abroad.

    I want business to get a very clear signal from  Connecticut's
tax policies:  We want  you  here.   We need you here.  You are no
longer  the  limitless  well to which everybody  turned  when  new
revenue was needed.


    In this no-punches-pulled  budgeting process we have preserved
-- even enhanced -- our commitment to children, the real future of
Connecticut.

    The top priorities in this budget include:

    * Initiatives to promote voluntary integration in education,
      continuing Project Concern and encouraging initiatives
      promoting racial, ethnic and economic integration within and
      across school districts.

    * Birth to Three early intervention programs and services for
      handicapped infants and toddlers with an initial new
      commitment of 1.2 million dollars.

    * Improving access to community health care centers for
      uninsured and underserved clients, particularly children,
      born and unborn.

    * Implementing the federal mandate expanding Medicaid to
      children.

    * Expand services of the Department of Children and Youth
      Services that will protect  children from abuse, neglect and
      abandonment.

    * For our older youngsters, I am recommending block grants to
      higher education institutions.

    I  have long believed that our universities and colleges  have
realized nowhere near  their  potential.   I also have to tell you
that  the best decisions are made in the university, in the health
center  and  the  colleges,  not  the  governor's  office  or  the
legislature.

    Where there is freedom of decision, excellence flourishes.

    There  will be accountability -- the taxpayer has every  right
to expect money is being spent correctly.

    But I believe in the excellence achieved by those on the front
lines  delivering  the best possible education to the children  of
Connecticut.

    In this budget  message  I  have  chosen  to  dwell on crucial
priorities for our future and on present programs of proven worth.

    But being tough, this budget is likely to bring out those  who
would point fingers,  seek  blame.   Time  just doesn't permit for
that.   If anyone is going to argue in the huddle, go talk to  the
water boy.

    We can't stand a moment  of  self  pity over what deficits and
recessions have done to us.  Our competitors don't care.

    We  must  be ready to take the field with 49 other states  and
the world.  Like or not, ready or  not, that is the game now being
played.

    And  to  those  -- watching at home -- who say  the  political
system is responsible for our  present  predicament,  I say BUSHWA
(no pun intended).  The political system is all of us in the State
of Connecticut.

    We all had the means  to  give  direction  to  our revenue and
spending  habits -- and we didn't choose to do so.  It wasn't only
the fact that the legislature didn't.  The people chose not to.

    To my friends at home,  no  system  can  be devised, either by
constitutional  amendment  or  statutory  authority,  that  is  as
effective as the individual  citizen participating in the process,
voting the fiscally-responsible into office, the deadbeats out.

    You  can't expect a governmental automatic pilot to do the job
you refuse to do once a year in the voting booth.

    It takes involved men  and  women,  and once we get this State
straightened  away  --  and  we  will  --  participation  in   our
one-of-a-kind   constitutional   process   must   be  expanded and
maintained.

    To  my  friends here in this Chamber, I know we  can  do  this
together.  Not me,  not  you,  not  Democrat,  not Republican, not
Connecticut  Party -- but us.  If we are fair and set forth  those
values that relate to others and  not ourselves, than we will have
done what we were elected to do.

    I  do not think any one of us is going to benefit, short-term,
from this exercise.  Nobody is  going  to come out ahead -- except
those we were elected to serve.

    I  think they want this budget as the first order of business,
not the monkey-business  concluded  in the last wee hours of every
legislature, from mine in 1963 to ones of more recent vintage.

    As  for  the courage I ask for here, its meaning can be  found
everywhere, from the simple  words  of  Nathan Hale of Coventry to
the faces of our young men and women, seen so closely and  clearly
from that strange war on the desert and gulf of the Middle East.

    Nobody asked or is  asking  those  men  and women of different
color  and  backgrounds, to go slow, to give  anything  less  than
their best, even their lives.

    I think the best we can do in  honoring  them is to make sure,
so far as their opportunities are concerned -- and those of  their
children -- that we give no less  in preparing a healthy, thriving
Connecticut for their home-coming.

    Now, how to close a message of sacrifice and hope?

    Well,  far  better  than the words of a governor  or a  speech
writer are the words of a citizen.

    Phyllis Zlotnik, disabled, in  a  wheelchair, and an advocate,
wrote me the following words on January 21, 1991:

        "There's  no  doubt  we're  in  difficult times,
        painful  ones  in every direction.   Why  anyone
        would want to be Governor now is unfathomable to
        me,  however, I'm glad you do.  As concerned  as
        you are about people  with  disabilities, I know
        you'll  have to make cuts in those  services  as
        well.  Who ever would  be Governor would have to
        make  similar cuts and I'd rather that person be
        a friend such as  you  rather  than  someone who
        didn't care.

        We  may  not always agree, and  may  have  other
        ideas about the ways to  make services more cost
        effective,  but those of us who understand  will
        be behind you.  We hope  you'll seek our advice,
        but will accept if you cannot do so.

        I  wish  you luck and success in your  endeavors
        for all our sakes, including yours.  Despite the
        fact  I've been present in an area with  you  on
        numerous occasions, circumstances have prevented
        me  from saying 'congratulations' and good luck.
        I'm taking this  opportunity to do that now.  If
        there  is anything I can do to be of  assistance
        in any way, please call  on  me.  I've lost alot
        of my faith in politics over the last few years;
        but you have not  let  me  down since Watergate,
        and  I  know  you will continue to  be  my  last
        bastion of believability.

        And if  you  feel  alone  with  your  decisions,
        remember  those of us -- and there are many  out
        there -- who are silently with you."

    To Phyllis and all of you, my thanks -- and Godspeed.