JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
Friday, March 7, 2014
The Senate was called to order at 10: 14 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:
Lord, when we learn that someone is hurting, help us to know what to do and to say; speak to our heart and give us compassion. Let your great love flow through us today. 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 March 7, 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.
The following report was received, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee indicated.
State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. Submittal of Report, Emissions Report for the period February 1, 2014 through February 28, 2014. As required by Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes. Received March 6, 2014.
The report was referred to the Committee on Transportation.
FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES
CHANGES OF REFERENCE
The following favorable reports on Senate Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the Joint Standing Committees indicated, the reports of the Committees accepted, and the bills referred as recommended.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 98 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL SECURITY PERSONNEL.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Education.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 99 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLES FORMERLY USED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Transportation.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 101 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING FIRST RESPONDER DAY.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.
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:
S. B. No. 433 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING PROCESS FOR COMMUNITY PROVIDERS', to streamline licensing requirements for community providers of health care and human services.
S. B. No. 434 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE IN FUNERAL HOMES', to adopt the recommendations of the task force to study the provision of beverages and prepackaged food in funeral homes by allowing the service of nonalcoholic beverages and packaged food during prearrangement and arrangement meetings at funeral homes.
S. B. No. 435 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF FUNERAL DIRECTING AND THE DISCLOSURE OF FUNERAL SERVICE COSTS', to amend the definition of funeral directing and to make changes to requirements concerning disclosure of costs relating to funeral services.
H. B. No. 5534 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES', to require the Department of Developmental Services to provide certain services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
H. B. No. 5535 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF A PATIENT'S OBSERVATION STATUS AND NOTICE CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THOSE WHO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE AND COUNSELING SERVICES', to require hospitals to provide patients with notice of placement in observation status and to require providers of health care and counseling services to provide notice of their qualifications and a description of the services provided.
H. B. No. 5536 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS', to require continuing education for psychologists.
H. B. No. 5537 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES', to implement the Department of Public Health's recommendations concerning various revisions to the public health statutes.
H. B. No. 5538 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING JUICE BARS', to enhance public safety by strengthening notice and enforcement requirements for cafe permittees who operate juice bars or similar facilities where nonalcoholic beverages are served to minors.
The Senate at 10: 20 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.