JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

On Wednesday after the first Monday of February, A.D. 2016, the date prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Connecticut for the meeting of the General Assembly, the House of Representatives convened in the Representatives' Hall in the Capitol at Hartford, Connecticut at the hour 10:21 o'clock in the forenoon.

J. Brendan Sharkey, Speaker of the House of Representatives, called the House to order.

Prayer was offered by House Chaplain, Rabbi Craig Marantz of Glastonbury, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Dear Holy One of Blessing, We thank You for this opportunity to make people and their lives matter. God, please grant us the desire to work with and not at each other - to listen with care and mutual respect, even when we disagree. May we engage each other as creative problem-solvers, wrestling with public challenges - bipartisan ambassadors, seeking good for all.

May the people of Connecticut take pride in our work and may our legislative efforts within this glorious House - and beyond its walls - nurture dignity, purpose and well-being in our great State. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representatives Aresimowicz of the 30th District and Klarides of the 114th District.

The National Anthem was performed by Alexander N. Blair, Rody J. Conway, Benjamin S. Ferriby and Riccardo L. Hernandez, students at Hamden High School and ACES Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, Connecticut.

OPENING DAY ADDRESS

OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

J. BRENDAN SHARKEY

Mr. Majority Leader, Madame Minority Leader, Members and honored guests - first let me thank our young men from Hamden High School for their terrific acapella version of our National Anthem - weren't they terrific?

Because we are starting our short Session, it's appropriate that I start with a short speech. In fact, I'm hoping, as I'm sure all of you agree, that brevity will be a theme for this session - shorter agendas, fewer bills, shorter debates, and that most appreciated commodity of all -- early adjournments!

Now I think it's fair to say that we all have been through a significant transformation leading into this session. Certainly, our economy has transformed from recession to growth. Our private sector employment is now back to pre-recession levels, and we continue to receive good and positive news - last week's announcement from General Dynamics about hiring 1,800 workers, and our investment in Jackson Laboratory.

But in transitioning out of the Great Recession, both nationwide and in Connecticut, we find ourselves now in a new, unfamiliar world. We have transformed to a world where the average working family is working harder and earning less, while the wealthiest among us enjoy unprecedented benefits from the economic recovery. This directly affects our state budget, because as household incomes fail to recover, so do our tax revenues - a phenomenon affecting virtually every other state in the Nation.

On a positive side, our post-recession world is a more tolerant and accepting place. We can now have rational discussions about the effectiveness of past criminal justice models without fear of reprisal for being “soft on crime.” We can accept the notion of LGBT rights, including the right to marry the person we love. We have come to understand the reality of mental illness as a medical condition requiring the same attention as any physical ailment, without stigma. And we accept the principle of affordable, accessible health care for all people (though listening to our presidential candidates, there are still a variety of opinions on how to deliver that care).

The world today is one where efficiency, innovation and adaptability are the keys to success, both in business and in government. We now live in a world that leaves behind those who do not adapt and innovate, and appropriately so.

And, like our economy and our social norms, the world of politics today has also transformed. The discourse is more coarse. The rhetoric more partisan. Personal phone calls and breakfast meetings have given way to letter writing and press conferences in an effort to score points rather than share points of view. And in that environment, the ability to get things done has become more difficult - and I'm not talking only about Washington, D.C.

The people of Connecticut have entrusted us to lead our State into this newly transformed world. Those who believe we can continue to govern at the State and local levels the same way as before the Great Recession simply do not grasp the transformation I describe. Those who think we must maintain the practices of the past are simply not equipped to lead our State into the future.

Here in Connecticut, we must recognize and affirm that:

• The inherent inefficiency of our system of local government and education is unsustainable.

• Accountability of State agencies for every taxpayer dollar must be the new watchword.

• Adaptability of our economy to support existing and emerging market opportunities must be achieved.

• The development of a transportation infrastructure that supports this new economy under a targeted and accountable plan cannot wait.

• Support for the most vulnerable and those without hope and opportunity must continue to be protected.

And to accomplish all this, we must accept our new fiscal realities and undergo a fundamental transformation in the way we construct our budgets. I would argue that rather than rely on cuts, we must seek out savings. To simply cut line items is like performing surgery with a meat cleaver. If we are truly transformational, we must look at our budgets as opportunities for savings, savings generated by smart, precise, value-driven decision-making -- and we have to start now.

As we look ahead over this session, we can work together to craft that transformational future, or we can remain in separate, political camps. I would argue that the latter is not leadership, and I think the people of Connecticut would agree. The former choice is what they expect us to do - what we're supposed to do.

I urge all of us in this room, starting on this Opening Day, to focus not on what is best for us, but on what is best for our State. With that guiding principle, all of us will realize far greater rewards in the end.

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following House Resolution was introduced, read by the Clerk and adopted.

H.R. No. 1 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PRINTING OF THE HOUSE JOURNAL.

Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District.

On a voice vote House Resolution No. 1 was adopted.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by this House:

That the Clerk of the House is authorized and directed to cause to be printed and distributed daily such number of copies of the Journal of the House of Representatives, as the clerk deems necessary, and such number of copies at the close of the session as may be provided by law.

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following Senate Joint Resolution was introduced, read by the Clerk and adopted.

S.J. No. 3 SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. RESOLUTION CONCERNING PUBLICATION OF LEGISLATIVE BULLETIN, PRINTING OF BILLS AND EXPENSES.

Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District.

On a voice vote Senate Joint Resolution No. 3 was adopted in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by this Assembly:

That the clerk of the House and the clerk of the Senate shall cause to be published, from time to time, as they find suitable, notices of caucuses, committee hearings, meetings and announcements of interest to members of the General Assembly, following the plan of the Legislative Bulletin published at previous sessions; and

That the joint committee on legislative management is authorized to pay the cost of printing of bills for the 2016 session of the General Assembly; and other necessary expenses of the 2016 session of the General Assembly.

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following House Resolution was introduced, read by the Clerk and adopted.

H.R. No. 2 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. RESOLUTION RAISING A COMMITTEE TO INFORM THE SENATE THAT THE HOUSE IS READY TO MEET IN JOINT CONVENTION.

Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District.

On a voice vote House Resolution No. 2 was adopted.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by this House:

That a committee consisting of three Representatives be appointed to inform the Senate that the House is ready to meet with the Senate in Joint Convention.

Speaker Sharkey appointed the following Representatives:

Representative Mushinsky of the 85th

Representative Serra of the 33rd

Representative O'Neill of the 69th

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

The following communication was received from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and ordered printed in the Journal.

October 22, 2015

Mr. Martin Dunleavy

Clerk of the House of Representatives

State Capitol, Room 109

Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Dear Mr. Dunleavy,

This letter is to inform you of the following changes to committee assignments:

Representative Victor Cuevas will be removed as Vice-Chair of the Labor and Public Employees Committee.

Please contact my office if you have any questions.

J. Brendan Sharkey

Speaker of the House of Representatives

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

The following communication was received from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and ordered printed in the Journal.

February 2, 2016

Mr. Martin Dunleavy

Clerk of the House of Representatives

State Capitol, Room 109

Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Dear Mr. Dunleavy,

This letter is to inform you of the following changes to committee assignments:

Representative Angel Arce is removed from Judiciary Committee.

Representative David Alexander is Vice Chair of the Government Administration and Election Committee.

Representative Jonathan Steinberg is removed from Vice Chair of Government Administration and Election Committee.

Please contact my office if you have any questions.

J. Brendan Sharkey

Speaker of the House of Representatives

COMMUNICATION FROM THE HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER

The following communication was received from the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

January 6, 2016

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1 of June Special Session Public Act 5-5 and Section 4-1 of the General Statutes, it is my honor to nominate and submit to you for your advice and consent the name of BONNIE REEMSNYDER of Old Lyme, Connecticut to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve a term beginning immediately and expiring on June 30, 2017.

Joe Aresimowicz

House Majority Leader

Date Received: January 7, 2016

COMMUNICATION FROM THE

SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

The following communication was received from the Senate President Pro Tempore, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

February 1, 2016

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1 of June Special Session Public Act 15-5, it is my honor to nominate and submit to you for your advice and consent the name of TERRY GILBERTSON of New Haven, Connecticut to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve a term beginning immediately and expiring on June 30, 2019.

Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Date Received: February 2, 2016

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

The following communication was received from the Senate Majority Leader, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

July 24, 2015

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1 of Public Act 15-2 (JSS) it is my honor to nominate and submit to you for your advice and consent the name of ATTORNEY SCOTT D. BATES of Stonington, Connecticut to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve a term beginning immediately and expiring on June 30, 2017.

Bob Duff

Majority Leader

Date Received: July 27, 2015

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

The following communication was received from the Senate Majority Leader, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

August 3, 2015

Corrected Letter

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1 of Public Act 15-5 (JSS), it is my honor to nominate and submit to you for your advice and consent the name of ATTORNEY SCOTT D. BATES of Stonington, Connecticut to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve a term beginning immediately and expiring on June 30, 2017.

Bob Duff

Majority Leader

Date Received: August 6, 2015

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SENATE MINORITY LEADER

The following communications were received from the Senate Minority Leader, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

June 16, 2015

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes 9-7a, it is my pleasure to nominate, and with your advice and consent, reappoint ATTORNEY MICHAEL J. AJELLO of North Haven, Connecticut, to be a member of the State Elections Enforcement Commission, for a term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2018.

Len Fasano

Senate Minority Leader

Date Received: June 17, 2015

July 2, 2015

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to the provisions of 2015 Senate Bill 1502 Section 1, it is my pleasure to nominate, and with your advice and consent, appoint Mr. HENRY W. JUAN III of Greenwich, Connecticut, to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, for a term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2019.

Len Fasano

Senate Minority Leader

Date Received: July 7, 2015

COMMUNICATION FROM THE RANKING MEMBERS

OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

The following communication was received from the Ranking Members of the Transportation Committee, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

September 25, 2015

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 11; subsection (n) of Public Act 14-199, it is our pleasure to nominate, and with your advice and consent, appoint Ms. GINA M. PASTULA of Suffield, Connecticut as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. The term is effective immediately and is coterminous with the appointing authority, or until an appropriate successor has been appointed, whichever is longer.

Senator Toni Boucher

Representative Tom O'Dea

Ranking Member

Ranking Member

Transportation Committee

Transportation Committee

Date Received: September 29, 2015

COMMUNICATION FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following communication was received from His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and ordered printed in the Journal.

February 3, 2016

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

I have the honor to inform you of the following Interim Appointments made by the Governor since the adjournment of the 2015 General Assembly:

Genea Odessa Bell - of Colchester, as a member of the Judicial Review Council, as an attorney-at-law liscensed to practice in the state, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, in succession to Martin B. Burke, whose term expired.

Susannah M. Beyl - of West Haven, as a nonvoting student member of the State Board of Education, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Alice A. Bruno - of New Britain, as a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, in succession to the Honorable Wilson J. Trombley, who reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Erik M. Clemons - of New Haven, as a member of the State Board of Education, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

William P. Davenport - of Litchfield, as to be a member of the State Board of Education, as a person experienced in manufacturing or a trade offered at the regional vocational-technical schools, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Nancy J. DiNardo - of Trumbull, as a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Carol Ekonomides - of Danbury, as a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board, as a physician's assistant, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Pamela K. Elkow - of Redding, as a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

John B. Farley - of West Hartford, as a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, in succession to the Honorable Richard F. Comerford, Jr., who elected senior judge status.

Lisa B. Giliberto - of South Glastonbury, as a member of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Gerald L. Harmon - of Southington, as a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, in succession to the Honorable James J. Devine, who elected senior judge status.

John S. Johnson - of Old Lyme, as a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Honorable Maureen M. Keegan - of Cheshire, as a member of the Judicial Review Council, as an alternate Superior Court Judge, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, in succession to the Honorable Kevin G. Dubay, whose term expired.

Edward T. Krumeich - of Greenwich, as a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, in succession to the Honorable Edward J. Dolan, who reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Mark D. Leighton - of Vernon, as an alternate member of the Judicial Review Council, as an attorney-at-law liscensed to practice in the state, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, in succession to Carl M. Porto, whose term expired.

Timothy J. Noel-Sullivan - of Hartford, as a nonvoting student member of the State Board of Education, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Mark E. Ojakian - of West Harford, as a member of the New England Board of Higher Education, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Douglas Olson - of Cheshire, as a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board, as a physician who specializes in internal medicine, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Cherron Payne - of Farmington, as a member of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, in succession to Gary Collins, who resigned.

Richard U. Sherman - of Broad Brook, as a member of the Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission, until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, in succession to Barbara Ruhe, whose term expired.

Malia K. Sieve - of Norwich, as a member of the State Board of Education, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Ashley C. Stewart - of East Hartford, to be a member of the Thames River Valley Flood Control Commission, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, in succession to Denise Ruzicka, who resigned.

Honorable Hillary B. Strackbein - of Guilford, as a member of the Judicial Review Council, as a Superior Court Judge, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, in succession to the Honorable Joan K. Alexander, whose term expired.

Honorable Jose A. Suarez - of Chester, as a member of the Judicial Review Council, as an alternate Superior Court Judge, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, in succession to the Honorable John J. Nazzaro, whose term expired.

Parker S. Wise - of Branford, as a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

COMMUNICATION FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following communication was received from His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the House Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations.

February 3, 2016

TO THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

Pursuant to Sections 4-5 through 4-8 and 31-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint SCOTT JACKSON from Hamden, to be Commissioner of the Department of Labor, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor, but no later than March 1, 2019.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

COMMUNICATION FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following communication was received from His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations.

February 3, 2016

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 4-19 of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 1 of Public Act 15-5 of the June 2015 Special Session of the Connecticut General Assembly, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint NANCY J. DINARDO from Trumbull, to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve a term ending December 17, 2019 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 4-19 of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 1 of Public Act 15-5 of the June 2015 Special Session of the Connecticut General Assembly, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint PAMELA K. ELKOW from Redding, to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve a term ending December17, 2017 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 46a-52 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint LISA B. GILIBERTO from South Glastonbury, to be a member of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to serve a term ending July 14, 2020, or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 46a-52 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint CHERRON PAYNE from Farmington, to be a member of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to serve the remainder of the term of Gary Collins, who resigned, ending July 14, 2018 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 4-19 of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 1 of Public Act 15-5 of the June 2015 Special Session of the Connecticut General Assembly, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint PARKER S. WISE from Branford, to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve a term ending December 17, 2019 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a (h), 51-165, and 51-198 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE CHRISTINE S. VERTEFEUILLE of East Haven to be a Justice of the Supreme Court and a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 1, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE ROBERT E. BEACH, JR. of Storrs to be a Judge of the Appellate Court, to serve for a term of eight years from February 20, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE JOAN K. ALEXANDER of Cromwell to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 1, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE WILLIAM H. BRIGHT, JR. of Columbia to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 5, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you ALICE A. BRUNO of New Britain to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you in succession to the Honorable Wilson J. Trombley, who reached the age of mandatory retirement.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE WILLIAM T. CREMINS of Middlebury to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 1, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE MICHAEL R. DANNEHY of Manchester to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 1, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE EDWARD S. DOMNARSKI of Essex to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 1, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE CARA F. ESCHUK of Naugatuck to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 5, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you JOHN B. FARLEY of West Hartford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you in succession to the Honorable Richard F. Comerford, Jr., who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE MATTHEW E. FRECHETTE of Branford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from February 20, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE DAVID P. GOLD of Middlefield to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 1, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you GERALD L. HARMON of Southington to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you in succession to the Honorable James J. Devine, who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE BARBARA BAILEY JONGBLOED of Madison to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 1, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you EDWARD T. KRUMEICH of Greenwich to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you in succession to the Honorable Edward J. Dolan, who reached the age of mandatory retirement.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE LINDA K. LAGER of New Haven to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 4, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE PAUL MATASAVAGE of Oakville to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 1, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE JOHN J. NAZZARO of Pawcatuck to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from February 20, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE JOHN W. PICKARD of Harwinton to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 1, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE LINDA PEARCE PRESTLEY of West Hartford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 1, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, JR. of Easton to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 4, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE ROBERT E. YOUNG of South Glastonbury to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 5, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Section 52-434(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE CHARLES D. GILL of Litchfield to be a Judge Trial Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from March 14, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Section 52-434(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE JOSEPH A. LICARI, JR. of North Haven to be a Judge Trial Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from March 14, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Section 52-434(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE ROBERT J. MALONE of Miford to be a Judge Trial Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from March 5, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Section 52-434(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE SOCRATES H. MIHALAKOS of Southbury to be a Judge Trial Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from March 1, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Section 52-434(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE FRANCIS M. MCDONALD, JR. of Middlebury to be a Judge Trial Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from March 1, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Section 52-434(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE JOSEPH H. PELLEGRINO of Hamden to be a Judge Trial Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from March 12, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Section 52-434(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE BARRY R. SCHALLER of Guilford to be a Judge Trial Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from February 20, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Section 52-434(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the HONORABLE MICHAEL E. SHAY of Wilton to be a Judge Trial Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from March 1, 2016.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent reappoint SCOTT A. BARTON of Seymour to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years from January 26, 2015.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent reappoint JOHN A. MASTROPIETRO of Watertown to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years from April 1, 2015.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

The following communications and reports were received on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committees indicated:

Report - Public Safety Committee - Public Safety & Security Committee Sunset Review of Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST). (Pursuant to Public Act 12-143 and Section 2c-3 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 3, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Government Administration and Elections and Program Review and Investigations.

Communication - Office of the Treasurer - Debt Management Division - Certificate of Indebtedness Calculation as of July 1, 2015 & Certificate of Indebtedness Calculations as of July 1, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 3-21 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 3, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2011 and 2012. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 4, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Auditor's Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated June 2, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: June 5, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of May 1, 2015 through May 31, 2015. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 9, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - State Board of Education - Connecticut Technical High School System's Rolling Capital Improvements and Capital Equipment Plan for 2016 - 2020. (Pursuant to Section 10-95i and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 11, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Education, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Appropriations.

Report - Department of Energy and Environmental Protection - Public Utilities Regulatory Authority - Docket No. 14-07-16, PURA Report to the General Assembly Concerning Lost and Unaccounted for Gas. (Pursuant to Section 1(a) of Public Act 14-152 (codified as Section 16-34a of the Connecticut General Statutes) and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 11, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Office of Military Affairs - Annual Report 2014. (Pursuant to Section 32-58b and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 12, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Commerce, Public Safety and Security and Select Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a Access Health CT - Quarterly Financial and Personnel Status Reports for the First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2014. (Pursuant to Section 1-123(b) and (c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 16, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a Access Health CT - Quarterly Financial and Personnel Status Reports for the Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 2014. (Pursuant to Section 1-123(b) and (c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 16, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a Access Health CT - Quarterly Financial and Personnel Status Reports for the Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2014. (Pursuant to Section 1-123(b) and (c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 16, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a Access Health CT - Quarterly Financial and Personnel Status Reports for the Fourth Quarter, Fiscal Year 2014. (Pursuant to Section 1-123(b) and (c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 16, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a Access Health CT - Quarterly Financial and Personnel Status Reports for the First Quarter, Fiscal Year 2015. (Pursuant to Section 1-123(b) and (c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 16, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a Access Health CT - Quarterly Financial and Personnel Status Reports for the Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 2015. (Pursuant to Section 1-123(b) and (c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 16, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a Access Health CT - Quarterly Financial and Personnel Status Reports for the Third Quarter, Fiscal Year 2015. (Pursuant to Section 1-123(b) and (c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 16, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a/ Access Health CT - Quarterly Data Report for Calendar Year 2014 (January 1, 2014 - March 31, 2014). (Pursuant to Section 1-38a-1092(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 16, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a/ Access Health CT - Quarterly Data Report for Calendar Year 2014 (January 1, 2014 - June 30, 2014). (Pursuant to Section 1-38a-1092(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 16, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a/ Access Health CT - Quarterly Data Report for Calendar Year 2014 (January 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015). (Pursuant to Section 1-38a-1092(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 16, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a/ Access Health CT - Quarterly Data Report for Calendar Year 2014 (January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014). (Pursuant to Section 1-38a-1092(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 16, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a/ Access Health CT - Quarterly Data Report for Calendar Year 2015 (January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015). (Pursuant to Section 1-38a-1092(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 16, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Communication - Auditors of Public Accounts - Whistleblower Complaint Concerning the Office of the State Comptroller's Retirement Services Division. (Pursuant to Section 4-61dd and Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 17, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Government Administration and Elections, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Appropriations.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditor's Report - Office of the Governor - Office of the Lieutenant Governor For the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 23, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditor's Report - Office of the Attorney General for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 24, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Legislative Management.

Report - Department of Energy and Environmental Protection - Public Utilities Regulatory Authority - Docket No. 14-07-18, PURA Report to the General Assembly Concerning its Review of Each Electric Distribution Company's Vegetation Management Practices. (Pursuant to Section 16-32k and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 25, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2010 and 2011. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 25, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Environment and Energy and Technology.

Report - Board of Trustees for the University of Connecticut - Independent Accountant's Report - University of Connecticut - Agreed Upon Procedures on UCONN 2000 Expenditures - June 30, 2014. (Pursuant to Chapter 185b Section 10a-109z of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 26, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Board of Trustees of the University of Connecticut - Independent Accountant's Report - University of Connecticut - Audit of Construction Expenditures of UCONN 2000 Projects Substantially Completed - June 30, 2014. (Pursuant to Chapter 185b Section 10a-109z of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 26, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Appropriations and Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Communication - Office of the Treasurer - Debt Management Division - Certificate of Indebtedness Calculations as of July 1, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 3-21 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 29, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Connecticut State Colleges and Universities - Board of Regents - Eleventh Semi-Annual Report on the Status and Progress of CSUS 2020 as of May 31, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 10a-91f of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 29, 3015

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Office of the Treasurer - Annual Evaluation of the Connecticut Higher Education Trust. (Pursuant to Section 3-22e of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 30, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Education and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Office of Early Childhood - Annual Report of the Children's Trust Fund - Report on the Nurturing Families Network. (Pursuant to Section 17b-751 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 30, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Human Services, Public Health and Education.

Report - Office of Early Childhood - Report on Changing the Kindergarten Entry Date. (Pursuant to Section 9 of Public Act 14-39 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 30, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - State Board of Education - Report of Standardized Testing Study. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 13-207 and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 30, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 2, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs and Public Safety and Security.

Report - State of Connecticut Judicial Branch & the Office of Victim Services - Sandy Hook Workers' Assistance Fund - Quarterly Report Summary - April 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Subsection (d) of Section 2 of Special Act 13-1 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 7, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of June 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Received: July 2, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - State Employee Spousal Health Insurance Eligibility - July 9, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 9, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Government Administration and Elections and Insurance and Real Estate.

Report - Department of Public Health - Quality in Health Care Annual Report - June 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 19a-127l-n of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 9, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a/ Access Health CT - Quarterly Data Report for Calendar Year 2015 (January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015) For the Quarter Ended June 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 1-38a-1092(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 9, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Auditor's Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated July 9, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: July 10, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Judicial Branch - Court Support Services Division - Juvenile Family Violence Medication Pilot Program Report. (Pursuant to Section 85 of Public Act 14-217.) Date Received: July 14, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - Connecticut Bioscience Collaboration Program - Quarterly Status Report - Funding and Operations - 4/1/2015 through 5/30/2015. (Pursuant to Section 32-41y(d)(2) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 14, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Public Health.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Board of Regents for Higher Education - Charter Oak State College for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 15, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - UCONN 2000 - Rebuilding, Reviewing and Enhancing the University of Connecticut - April 2015 - the Fortieth in a Series of Reports to Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut General Assembly. (Pursuant to Section 10a-109 through 10a-109y of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Appropriations.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - 2014 Leased Personal Property Per Section 4a-6 of the General Statutes of Connecticut. (Pursuant to Section 11-4a and Section 4a-6 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report Board of Regents for Higher Education - Connecticut Community College System for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012 and 2013.

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Department of Public Health - Palliative Care Advisory Council Report - March 2015. (Pursuant to Public Act 13-55 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 29, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - University of Connecticut for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 29, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Children and Families for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2011, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 30, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Children.

Communication - Auditors of Public Accounts - Matter Being Referred to the Governor - Issue Impacting the Transparency.CT.gov Website. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 31, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Committee on Legislative Management and Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Department of Correction - Inmate Disciplinary Report, Inmate Assaults on Custodial Staff, Inmate Assaults on Other Inmates and Worker's Compensation Claims filed by Custodial Staff for the Fourth Quarter (April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015) of Fiscal Year 2014 - 2015. (Pursuant to Section 18-81t of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 31, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Labor and Public Employees.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - State Insurance and Risk Management Board - 51st Annual Report to the Governor - 2014/2015. (Pursuant to Section 4a-19, 20 and 21 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 3, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

Report - Adjutant General's Office - Military Department - Military Facility Usage Report for Fiscal Year 2015. (Pursuant to Section 11-4a and Section 27-39(f) of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: August 6, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Safety and Security and Veterans' Affairs.

Report - Adjutant General's Office - Military Department - Military Relief Fund - Annual Report January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Section 11-4a and Section 27-100a(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 6, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Safety and SecurityVeterans' Affairs.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of July 1, 2015 through July 31, 2015. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Received: August 6, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Auditor's Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated August 17, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: August 19, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Whistleblowers Matters Received July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 - Status As of August 18, 2015. (Pursuant to Subsection (d) of Section 4-61dd of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 20, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Government Administration and Elections, Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - Economic Cluster Bond Funds Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 32-4h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 26, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Report - Department of Public Health - Location of Funding Sources for the Healthy Homes Initiative - December 30, 2014. (Pursuant to Special Act 14-14.) Date Received: August 31, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Housing, Environment and Insurance and Real Estate.

Report - State of Connecticut Judicial Branch & the Office of Victim Services - Sandy Hook Workers' Assistance Fund - Monthly Activity Report - Final Report. (Pursuant to Section 2(d) of Special Act 13-1 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 4, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - State Board of Education - School Paraprofessional Advisory Council Annual Report for 2014/2015. (Pursuant to Section 10-155k and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 4, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Auditor's Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated September 3, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: September 8, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - 2015 Annual Report on the Regional Performance Incentive Program. (Pursuant to Section 4-124s (e) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 8, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Public Health - Office of Health Care Access - September 2015 - Annual Report on the Financial Status of Connecticut's Short Term Acute Care Hospitals For Fiscal Year 2014. (Pursuant to Section19a-670.) Date Received: September 8, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - Department of Public Health - Lead and Healthy Homes Program - Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control - 2013 Annual Disease Surveillance Report. (Pursuant to Section 19a-111i of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 14, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health and Human Services.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of August 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Received: September 15, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Office of Policy and Management for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Motor Vehicles for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2011 and 2012. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 17, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - State Board of Education - Report to the General Assembly on School Climate and Bullying in Connecticut Schools. (Pursuant to Section 10-222h(b) and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 17, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Education and Children.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Revenue Services - Integrated Tax Administration System Information Technology Security as of May 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 22, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities - Case Processing Report, Cumulative Data For Fiscal Year July 1, 2010 to June 30 2011. (Pursuant to Section 46a-68(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 22, 2015.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities - Case Processing Report, Cumulative Data For Fiscal Year July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. (Pursuant to Section 46a-68(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 22, 2015.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities - Case Processing Report, Cumulative Data For Fiscal Year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. (Pursuant to Section 46a-68(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 22, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities - Case Processing Report, Cumulative Data For Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. (Pursuant to Section 46a-68(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 22, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities - Case Processing Report, Cumulative Data for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 46a-68(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 22, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Department of Public Health - Office of Emergency Medical Services - Data Report - 2014. (Pursuant to Section 19a-177 of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: September 22, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - The Department of Administrative Services - Annual Report to the State Properties Review Board For Fiscal Year 2015. (Pursuant to Section 4b-2 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 24, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Board of Regents for Higher Education - Report on Collaboration & Utilization at the Higher Education Center Between UCONN and Naugatuck Valley Community College - July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016. (Pursuant to Seciton10a-144(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2015.

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Consumer Protection for the Fiscal Years ended June 30, 2010 and 2011. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 30, 2015

Referred to the Committee on General Law.

Report - University of Saint Joseph - School of Pharmacy Campus - 2015 Uniform Campus Crime Report. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 30, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Yale University - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 30, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Quinnipiac University - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 30, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Quinnipiac University - Title IX Policy Against Gender-Based Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct for Calendar Year. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 30, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - University of Connecticut - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus - January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 1, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Banking for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 1, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Banking.

Report - Department of Children and Families - Connecticut Children's Behavioral Health Plan - Prepared by Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc. (Pursuant to Public Act 13-178 and Sections 17a-22bb and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 1, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Children and Appropriations.

Report - Mitchell College - 2015 Annual Uniform Campus Crime Report (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 1, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Fairfield University - Department of Public Safety - 2015 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 1, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - University of New Haven - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence & 2015 Title IX Sexual Misconduct Policy. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 1, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Goodwin College - Report on Title IX: Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy & Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 1, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Annual Report - State of Connecticut Office of the Comptroller - The Comptroller's Annual Report on Core-CT to the Governor and the Legislature for Fiscal Years 2014 - 2015. (Pursuant to Section 3-115e of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 1, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Government Administration and Elections and Appropriations.

Report - Trinity College - Annual Report on Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence - October 1, 2015. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 1, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - State of Connecticut Information and Telecommunications Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2016 - September 15, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 4d-7(e) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 1, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Government Administration and Elections and Energy and Technology.

Report - University of Bridgeport - Report to the General Assembly - Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 1, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Marinello Schools of Beauty - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence - October 2015. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11 and Section 10a-55m of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 1, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits for Fiscal Year 2015. (Pursuant to Section 10-416c (j) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 2, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - First Five Plus Program - September 1, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 32-4l (d) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 2, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Corrected Report - University of Connecticut - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus - January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 5, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange for Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 6, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Office of the State Comptroller - Departmental Operations for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2011, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 8, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Department of Children and Families and the Office for Research and Evaluation - Child Visitation with Siblings and Parents - Final Report - October 13, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 17a-10a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 13, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Children.

Auditor's Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated October 8, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: October 14, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Transportation - Winter Highway Maintenance Operations: Connecticut, July 2015 - A Report by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering - Analysis of the Corrosive Effects of Chemical Road Treatments (Pursuant to Section 6 of Public Act 14-199) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Charter Oak State College Foundation, Inc. for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committee Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of September 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Asnuntuck Community College - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Capital Community College - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Central Connecticut State University - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Eastern Connecticut State College - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Gateway Community College - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Housatonic Community College - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Manchester Community College - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Middlesex Community College - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Naugatuck Valley Community College - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Northwestern Connecticut Community College - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Norwalk Connecticut Community College - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Quinebaug Valley Community College - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Southern Connecticut State University - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Three Rivers Community College - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Tunxis Community College - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut State Universities and Colleges - Western Connecticut State University - Report on Sexual Violence for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: October 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Judicial Branch - Annual Report - Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision for Fiscal Year 2015. (Pursuant to Article V Compact Statute.) Date Received: October 19, 2015

Referred to the Committee Judiciary.

Report - Department of Energy and Environmental Protection - Connecticut Paint Stewardship Annual Report - July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 22a-904a(h) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 20, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Environment and Energy and Technology.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station - June 30, 2011, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 22, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Environment.

Report - Department of Labor - An Analysis of Connecticut's Cybersecurity Sector. (Pursuant to Special Act 15-21) Date Received: October 22, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Employees.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a Access Health CT - Quarterly Financial and Personnel Status Reports for the Quarter ended September 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 1-38(a -1092(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 29, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Rehabilitation Services for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012, 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 29, 2015

Referred to the Committee Human Services.

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - Financial Assistance Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2015. (Pursuant to Section 32-47a of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date Received: November 3, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Commerce, Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Central Connecticut State University - National Collegiate Athletic Association for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 5, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Department of Education - Connecticut Technical High School System - Report of School Budgets for School Year 2015-16. (Pursuant to Sections 10-99g(b) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 5, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Department of Education - Connecticut Technical High School System - Report of School Expenditures for School Year 2014-15. (Pursuant to Sections 10-99g(b) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 5, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Department of Education - Connecticut Technical High School System - Report on School Bus Replacement for the 2015-16 School Year. (Pursuant to Sections 10-97b(b) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 5, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Department of Education - Connecticut Technical High School System - Assuring Connecticut's Success: Tomorrow's Framework, Connecticut Technical High School Systems Strategic Action Plan, 2014-2017. (Pursuant to Sections 10-95h(b)(2) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 6, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Education, Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Labor and Public Employees.

Report - Department of Education - Connecticut Technical High School System - Strategic Plan Annual Report, 2014-2015. (Pursuant to Section 10-95h(b)(2) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 6, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Education, Labor and Public Employees and Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of October 1, 2015 through October 31, 2015. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 6, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Department of Children and Families - Screening for Developmental and Social-Emotional Delays, Annual Report. (Pursuant to Section 17a-106e of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 9, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Children.

Report - University of Connecticut - Office of Student Financial Aid Services - Institutional Need and Merit Based Gift Aid for Undergraduate Students, 2014-15 (October 30, 2015). (Pursuant to Public Act 15-231.) Date Received: November 9, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Auditor's Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated November 6, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: November 9, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Developmental Services - Annual Mortality Report for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Executive Order No. 42) Date Received: November 10, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Public Health and Human Services.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) - DECD's Relationship With the Connecticut Technical High School System. (Pursuant to Section 10-95h(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 13, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Education, Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Labor and Public Employees.

Report - Department of Correction - Inmate Disciplinary Report, Inmate Assaults on Custodial Staff, Inmate Assaults on Other Inmates and Worker's Compensation Claims filed by Custodial Staff for the First Quarter (July 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015) of Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016. (Pursuant to Section 18-81t of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 17, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Labor and Public Employees.

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - Connecticut Bioscience Collaboration Program - Quarterly Status Report - Funding and Operations - 7/1/2015 through 9/30/2015. (Pursuant to Section 32-41y(d)(2) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 17, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Appropriations, Commerce and Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - State Board of Education - Implementation of Early Reading Legislation in Connecticut for School Year 2014 - 2015. (Pursuant to Section 10-14u of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 18, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 20, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Report - Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund - Quarterly Report of Disbursals of the State of Connecticut Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 27-140 of the Connecticut General Statutes as Amended by Public Act 07-187) Date Received: November 23, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Office of the State Comptroller - State Retirement Funds and State Employee and Retiree Benefits for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2009, 2010 and 2011. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 24, 2015

Referred to Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Agriculture for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 2, 2015

Referred to Committee on Environment.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Board of Regents for Higher Education System Office for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 3, 2015

Referred to Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - 2015 Annual Report of Connecticut Innovations. (Pursuant to Section 1-123(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 4, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Commerce Appropriations and Public Health.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of November 1, 2015 through November 31, 2015. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 7, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Auditor's Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated December 4, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: December 8, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012 and 2013 & Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 10, 2015

Referred to Committees on Public Health and Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Connecticut Airport Authority - Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2015. (Pursuant to Section 15-120pp and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 15, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Transportation and Commerce.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - 2005-2006-2007-Transportation Initiatives. (Pursuant to Section 13b-79z of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 16, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Transportation and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - State Treasurer - Departmental Operations for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2013 and 2014. . (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 17, 2015

Referred to Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - Pilot Program for Alternative Method of Assessment for Commercial Properties, Annual Report - 2015. (Pursuant to Section 12-63i of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 21, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Communication - Judicial Branch - Response to the Report and Recommendations Made by the Office of the Child Advocate in the Homicide of Zaniyah C. (Pursuant to Section 46a-13l(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 22, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Board of Regents for Higher Education - Semi-Annual Report on the Status and Progress of CSCU 2020. (Pursuant to Section 10a-91f of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 23, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Office of the Attorney General - 2016 Report of the Office of the Attorney General Regarding Civil Actions Pursuant to the Connecticut False Claims Act for Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 4-289 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 24, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - State Education Resources Center - Assistive Technology Sharing Programs, January 2016. (Pursuant to Section 271 of Public Act No. 15-5) Date Received: December 28, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Education and Energy and Technology.

Report - Department of Housing - Annual Report on the Incentive Housing Zone Program. (Pursuant to Section 46(b) of Public Act 07-4, Sections 38 to 50; inclusive, and, Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 30, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Housing.

Report - Department of Housing - Rental Assistance Program and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. (Pursuant to Section 69 of Public Act 13-234.) Date Received: December 30, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Housing.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - Policy Development and Planning Division - Long-Term Care Planning Committee - Report to the General Assembly on Balancing the System: Working Toward Real; Choice for Long-Term Services and Support in Connecticut, January 2016. (Pursuant to Section17b-337 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 30, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Aging, Human Services and Public Health.

Report - State Education Resources Center - Feasibility of Expanding the Preschool Through 20 Workforce Information Network and Reporting on Employment Outcomes for Students With Disabilities. (Pursuant to Section 283 of Public Act No. 15-5) Date Received: December 30, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission - 2015 Annual Report & Results-Based Accountability Report, December 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-120 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 30, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Legislative Management.

Report - Connecticut Housing Finance Authority - Annual Report on Fair Housing Choice and Racial and Economic Integration for the Period October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 8-37bb of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 31, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Housing.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Independent Auditors' Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards, Office of State Treasurer for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 31, 2015

Referred to Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection - Police Officer Standards and Training Council - Policy - Use of Body-Worn Cameras. (Pursuant to Section 7 (j) of Public Act 15-4.) Date Received: December 31, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Manufacturing Innovation Fund Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015. (Pursuant to Section 32-7o of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 31, 2015

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Report - Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission - 2015 Annual Report. (Pursuant to Section 2-122 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 31, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Legislative Management.

Report - Department of Children and Families & Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services - Substance Abuse Recovery Support Plan to Provide Services to Adolescents and Young Adults. (Pursuant to Section 3 of Special Act 14-7) Date Received: December 31, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Children and Public Health.

Report - Commission on Aging - 2015 Results-Based Accountability Report and Performance Report Card. (Pursuant to Section 17b-420(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 1, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Aging and Appropriations.

Report - Commission on Aging - Elder Abuse Report. (Pursuant to Public Act 15-236) Date Received: January 1, 2015

Referred to the Committees on Aging and Appropriations.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - 2015 Film, Television and Digital Media Annual Tax Credit Report. (Pursuant to Section 32-1p of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 4, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Connecticut General Assembly - Office of Fiscal Analysis - Agency Overtime Report. (Pursuant to Section 21 of Public Act 15-1) Date Received: January 4, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - Annual Report to the General Assembly on the Progress of the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. (Pursuant to Section17b-254 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 4, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Human Services, Insurance and Real Estate and Public Health.

Auditor's Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated January 4, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: January 4, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Small Business Express Program for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 32-7(g) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 4, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - First Five Plus Program - January 1, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 32-4l (d) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 4, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection - Statewide Emergency Management and Homeland Security Activities in 2015. (Pursuant to Section 28-1i of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 4, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - State Fleet Composition and Fuel Usage Report. (Pursuant to Sections 4a-67d(f) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 5, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Government Administration and Elections, Environment and Energy and Technology.

Report - Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection - 2015 Military Occupational Specialty Task Force Report. (Pursuant to Section 14(c) of Public Act 14-131.) Date Received: January 5, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Report - Office of the Probate Court Administrator - Truancy Clinic Pilot Programs administered by the Waterbury and New Haven Regional Children's Probate Courts. (Pursuant to Section 45a-8c of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 5, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Education.

Report - Permanent Commission on the Status of Women - Trafficking in Persons Council - 2015 Annual Report. (Pursuant to Section 46a-170 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 5, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology, Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2012-2015. (Pursuant to Section 4d-80(c)(8) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 5, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Education, Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Energy and Technology.

Report - Permanent Commission on the Status of Women - 2015 Annual and Results-Based Accountability Report. (Pursuant to Sections 46a-4(b) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 6, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Legislative Management.

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - Connecticut Bioscience Collaboration Program - Quarterly Status Report - Funding and Operations for the Period 7/1/2015 through 12/31/2015. (Pursuant to Section 32-41y(d)(2) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 6, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Public Health.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Public Health for Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 7, 2016

Referred to Committee on Public Health.

Report - University of Connecticut - Office of Government Relations - Administrative Compensation, Competitive Assessment Results by Position Detail, December 29, 2015. (Pursuant to Public Act 13-143.) Date Received: January 8, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Appropriations.

Report - Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection - Annual Report to the General Assembly on Planning and Activities for Children and Youth. (Pursuant to Section 28-1l of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 11, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Education and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection - Coordinating Advisory Board - Report to the Governor and the Joint Standing Committee on Public Safety and Security, January 1, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 29-1t of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date Received: January 11, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

Report - University of Connecticut - Services Available to Veterans Enrolled at the University of Connecticut, January 11, 2016. (Pursuant to Special Act 15-1) Date Received: January 12, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs and Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - UCONN 2000 - Rebuilding, Reviewing and Enhancing the University of Connecticut - October 2015 - the Forty First in a Series of Reports to Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut General Assembly. (Pursuant to Section 10a-109 through 10a-109y of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 13, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Appropriations.

Report - Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection - Annual Submission on School Security and Safety Plan Standards. (Pursuant to Section 10-222n(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 13, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Education and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of December 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 13, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - State Board of Education - Youth Service Bureaus' 2013-15 Report, Positive Youth Development, Diversion from the Justice System and Youth development Services. (Pursuant to Sections 10-19m(c) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 14, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Connecticut General Assembly - Office of Fiscal Analysis - Status Report for Transparency CT, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-53l of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 14, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Report - State of Connecticut - Judicial Branch - Court Support Services Division - Annual Report - Electronic Monitoring and Supervision of Sex Offenders - January 2016. (Pursuant to Section 54-260a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 14, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Department of Children and Families - Annual Report Concerning Actual or Suspected Instances of Animal Neglect or Cruelty. (Pursuant to Section 17a-100c of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 15, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Children.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - Annual Report of the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund Board of Trustees, January 2016. (Pursuant to Sections 4-28f and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 15, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Public Health.

Report - Connecticut Sentencing Commission - 2015 Annual Report. (Pursuant to Sections 11-4a and 54-300 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 15, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Medical Assistance Program Oversight Council - Biannual Report for Quarters 1 - 4 for Calendar Year 2015. (Pursuant to Section 17b-28 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 15, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Human Services and Public Health.

Report - Department of Insurance - Property Casualty Insurance Rate Reviews for Calendar Year 2015. (Pursuant to Section 38a-9(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 15, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

Report - Office of the Chief State's Attorney - Task Force to Examine the Methods to Reduce Costs to Extradite, January 15, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 15-211) Date Received: January 15, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Department of Energy and Environmental Protection - Request for Information Regarding Concessions at Connecticut State Parks, December 4, 2015. (Pursuant to Public Act 15-106.) Date Received: January 20, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Environment and Energy and Technology.

Report - Task Force on Domestic Workers - Recommendations for Legislative Initiatives to Provide Outreach and Education Services to Domestic Workers and Their Employers. (Pursuant to Section 1 of Public Act 14-17 of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date Received: January 20, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Employees.

Report - Office of the State Treasurer - Annual Report of the State Treasurer for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 3-37(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 21, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority For the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012, 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: January 21, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Connecticut General Assembly - Program Review and Investigations Committee - Dealer Conveyance Fees Charged by New and Used Car Dealers in Connecticut and Related Information, January 15, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 428 of Public Act 15-5 (June Special Session) and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 21, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - University of Hartford - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2014. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: January 21, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - 2015 Annual Report to the General Assembly. (Pursuant to Section 2-92 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 22, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Office of the Chief State's Attorney - Annual Wiretap Report for the Calendar Year Ending 2015. (Pursuant to Sections 54-41o(b) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received January 26, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Office of the State Comptroller - Facility Fee Report. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-217.) Date Received: January 28, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2015, State of Connecticut Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.. (Pursuant to Section 2-92 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 29, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a Access Health CT - Quarterly Data Report for Calendar Year 2015. (Pursuant to Section 1-38a-1092(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 29, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Office of the Chief State's Attorney - Summary of Ex Parte Orders for the Calendar Year 2015. (Pursuant to Sections 54-47aa(g) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 29, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority - Legislative Report (Pursuant to Public Act 15-200 of the Connecticut General Assembly) Date Received: January 29, 2016

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Banking.

Report - Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority - Capital Financing Alternatives for Community Hospitals. (Pursuant to Public Act 15-146 of the Connecticut General Assembly) Date Received: February 1, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District, 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.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5001 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS NECESSARY TO RESTORE THE CAP ON CERTAIN PROBATE COURT FEES', to appropriate funds to the Probate Court and restore the cap on Probate Court fees for the settlement of an estate.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

Proposed H.B. No. 5002 REP. MCCARTY, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, MUNICIPALITIES AND REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE COST OF EDUCATING NONRESIDENT STUDENTS', to require the Department of Children and Families to reimburse towns for the costs of educating nonresident children that are placed in such towns.

COMMERCE

Proposed H.B. No. 5003 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE RAILROAD MUSEUM OF NEW ENGLAND IN THOMASTON', to provide funding to the Railroad Museum of New England in the town of Thomaston for construction and renovations to the facility.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5004 REP. ZUPKUS, 89th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DOUBLE TAXATION OF CONSUMER GOODS', to eliminate double taxation on consumer goods when businesses purchase products at wholesale prices and pay sales tax on such products which products are then subject to sales tax when resold to the consumer or otherwise included in a taxable consumer good.

Proposed H.B. No. 5005 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TAXATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME AND THE ELIMINATION OF THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT', to exempt Social Security income from the personal income tax and eliminate the earned income tax credit.

Proposed H.B. No. 5006 REP. SHABAN, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX ON SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to eliminate the personal income tax on Social Security benefits.

Proposed H.B. No. 5007 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING STATE TAXES THAT COST MORE TO ADMINISTER THAN IS GAINED IN REVENUE', to eliminate state taxes costing more for the state to collect in administrative costs than the state gains in revenue received from the imposition of said tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5008 REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to repeal the business entity tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5009 REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX ON PENSIONS FOR PERSONS SIXTY-SEVEN YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER', to eliminate the personal income tax on pensions for persons sixty-seven years of age or older.

Proposed H.B. No. 5010 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE IMPOSITION OF PERSONAL INCOME TAXATION ON PENSION BENEFIT INCOME', to eliminate the imposition of personal income taxation on pension benefit income.

Proposed H.B. No. 5011 REP. SHABAN, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE HOSPITAL AND AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAXES', to phase out the hospital tax and the ambulatory surgical center tax over a five-year period beginning July 1, 2016.

Proposed H.B. No. 5012 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT HIRE RECENT HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE GRADUATES', to provide a tax credit to businesses that hire a recent high school or college graduate.

Proposed H.B. No. 5013 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT HIRE UNEMPLOYED OR SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS', to provide a tax credit to businesses hiring unemployed or self-employed persons.

Proposed H.B. No. 5014 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INCOME TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO AN ABLE ACCOUNT', to allow a deduction from the personal income tax for contributions made to an ABLE account.

Proposed H.B. No. 5015 REP. STANESKI, 119th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE TAX RATE APPLICABLE TO CERTAIN JEWELRY AND CLOTHING SALES', to revitalize consumer buying by reducing the sales tax on certain jewelry and clothing sales.

Proposed H.B. No. 5016 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE UNITARY TAX', to repeal the unitary tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5017 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR INTEREST AND PRINCIPAL PAID ON STUDENT LOANS', to provide a credit against the personal income tax for interest and principal paid on student loans.

Proposed H.B. No. 5018 REP. BELSITO, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to exempt Social Security income from the personal income tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5019 REP. BELSITO, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN PENSION INCOME FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to exempt certain pension income from the personal income tax in order to stop the loss of retired individuals from Connecticut to states that do not tax pension income.

Proposed H.B. No. 5020 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE IMPOSITION OF PERSONAL INCOME TAXATION ON SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to eliminate the imposition of personal income taxation on Social Security benefits.

Proposed H.B. No. 5021 REP. BYRON, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING PERSONAL INCOME TAXATION ON PENSIONS AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to eliminate the personal income tax on pensions and Social Security benefits.

Proposed H.B. No. 5022 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE TAX PAYABLE ON CASUAL CAR SALES', to provide that the documented purchase price of a private passenger motor vehicle that is sold by one private individual to another be the basis for calculating the sales tax payable on the motor vehicle.

Proposed H.B. No. 5023 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE THOMASTON OPERA HOUSE', to provide funds to the town of Thomaston for the renovation of the Thomaston Opera House.

Proposed H.B. No. 5024 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE ESTATE TAX', to eliminate the estate tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5025 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX ON PENSIONS', to eliminate the personal income tax on pensions.

Proposed H.B. No. 5026 REP. JANOWSKI, 56th DIST.; REP. SERRA, 33rd DIST.; REP. BOUKUS, 22nd DIST.; REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST.; REP. SCANLON, 98th DIST.; REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST.; REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARITY FOR SINGLE-FILERS UNDER THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to establish a ten-year plan to phase in an increase in the personal exemption for single-filers under the personal income tax in order to reduce the higher tax liability that is imposed on single-filers, including students, recent graduates, young people entering the workforce, widows, widowers and senior citizens, who pay up to five times more income tax than individuals filing jointly, in order to reduce the brain drain of youth leaving Connecticut for more favorable tax climates.

Proposed H.B. No. 5027 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE ESTATE TAX', to eliminate the estate tax and remove certain tax consequences of dying.

Proposed H.B. No. 5028 REP. BETTS, 78th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CREDIT AGAINST THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE POLICY COSTS', to encourage individuals to purchase long-term care insurance.

Proposed H.B. No. 5029 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to eliminate the business entity tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5030 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX ON SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to eliminate the personal income tax on Social Security benefits.

Proposed H.B. No. 5031 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to eliminate the business entity tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5032 REP. MULLIGAN, 55th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to eliminate the business entity tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5033 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE SALES TAX ON PARKING FEES AT STATE PARKS', to eliminate the sales tax on motor vehicle parking at state parks.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5034 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONSOLIDATING THE ANNUAL INFORMATIONAL MAILING OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS', to reduce the cost of the annual informational mailing by General Assembly members by consolidating it to one per senatorial district.

Proposed H.B. No. 5035 REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM', to repeal the Citizens' Election Program.

Proposed H.B. No. 5036 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING LEGISLATOR FRANKING PRIVILEGES', to eliminate the costly franking privileges of members of the General Assembly.

Proposed H.B. No. 5037 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING THE NUMBER OF DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS IN STATE AGENCIES', to eliminate duplicative service and provide cost savings to the state.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H.B. No. 5038 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REPAYMENT OF LOANS EXTENDED UNDER THE FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT TAX ACT', to relieve businesses of the obligations created by the loans extended to the state through the Federal Unemployment Tax Act.

Proposed H.B. No. 5039 REP. MULLIGAN, 55th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REPAYMENT OF LOANS EXTENDED UNDER THE FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT TAX ACT', to relieve businesses of the obligations created by the loans extended to the state through the Federal Unemployment Tax Act.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5040 REP. BELSITO, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE COST OF RESIDENT POLICE OFFICERS', to reimburse towns for the costs incurred when the resident state police officer provides services on state highways or outside the boundaries of such towns.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H.B. No. 5041 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRIVATIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES', to privatize the Department of Motor Vehicles.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 1 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; SEN. FONFARA, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND CONNECTICUT'S ECONOMIC FUTURE', to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Connecticut and enhance Connecticut's economic future.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed S.B. No. 2 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST.; SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST.; SEN. LARSON, 3rd DIST.; SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST.; SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST.; SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST.; SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST.; SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST.; SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT SUPPORTING VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES', to support veteran-owned small businesses.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S.B. No. 3 SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING OF NEW AND USED CAR DEALERS', to increase revenue gain to the state by expanding the car dealer license eligibility to additional manufacturers.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 4 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEDUCTION FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR UNPAID FAMILY CAREGIVERS', to provide personal income tax relief to family caregivers for unpaid services provided in order to allow the elderly to remain at home.

Proposed S.B. No. 5 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FEE ON THE MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION, PRESCRIPTION AND DISPENSATION OF OPIOIDS', to control the opioid epidemic by imposing a fee on the manufacture, distribution, prescription and dispensation thereof.

Proposed S.B. No. 6 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE THRESHOLDS FOR THE ESTATE TAX AND THE GIFT TAX', that the estate and gift tax thresholds be increased in order to help retain the state's retirees.

Proposed S.B. No. 7 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING PERSONAL INCOME TAXATION ON PENSION AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to provide tax relief to retirees and seniors by exempting pension and Social Security benefits from the personal income tax.

Proposed S.B. No. 8 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to provide tax relief to state businesses by repealing the business entity tax.

RECESS

On motion of Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District, the House recessed at 11:31 o'clock a.m., to reconvene at the Call of the Chair.

AFTER RECESS

The House reconvened at 12:05 o'clock p.m., Speaker Sharkey in the Chair.

RECESS

On motion of Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District, the House recessed at 11:31 o'clock a.m., to reconvene at the Call of the Chair.

REPORT OF HOUSE COMMITTEE

The Committee appointed by the House to inform the Senate the House was ready to meet in Joint Convention reported that they had discharged the duties assigned to them and that the Senate would meet the House in Joint Convention forthwith.

The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

COMMITTEE FOR THE SENATE

The committee appointed by the Senate appeared in the Hall of the House and informed the House that the Senate was ready to meet in Joint Convention for the purpose of receiving any communication the Governor might be pleased to make.

REPORT OF THE JOINT CONVENTION

Ladies and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives: 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 the message of Her Excellency, the Governor.

Her Honor, the Lieutenant-Governor, presided over the Joint Convention and the Clerk of the Senate and the Clerk of the House were Secretaries of the Convention.

The prayer was offered by Senate Chaplain, Reverend James J. Nock of East Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Almighty Father, we ask your blessing on this Joint Convention, as we come together this afternoon, to begin a new Legislative session for 2016. This will be a difficult session, as our economy has not rebounded as we hoped it would. It will be a real challenge. But we have been here before; and, we have learned that with your guidance and the talents, abilities, experience and cooperation of everyone here, there is no limit to what we can achieve, so long as we do it together. We ask this of you, who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by J. Brendan Sharkey, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Senator Duff of the 25th District offered a resolution raising a Committee of two Senators and two Representatives to inform the Governor that the Senate and the House of Representatives were in convention for the purpose of receiving any communication the Governor might be pleased to make.

The resolution was adopted and Senator Duff of the 25th District, Senator Fasano of the 34th District, Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District and Representative Klarides of the 114th District were appointed as the Committee.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE

The Committee to inform the Governor that the Senate and the House of Representatives were met in Joint Convention reported that it had performed the duties assigned to them and had been informed that the Governor would soon come into the Convention. The Committee was discharged with the thanks of the Joint Convention.

His Excellency, the Governor, thereupon appeared in the Hall of the House with the other Executive Officers.

Upon motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, it was voted that the message of the Governor be printed in the Journals of the Senate and House and that a sufficient number of copies be printed for general distribution.

House Chaplain Rabbi Craig Marantz of Glastonbury, Connecticut offered the following benediction:

Let us pray. Dear God, thank you for the leadership of our dear Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Legislators and all other public servants here and elsewhere. In the spirit of our State motto, Qui Transtulit Sustinet - translated: “He who transplanted continues to sustain.” Please support our leaders - like you did the founders of our great State. Focus their virtue and lift them to high purpose. To make life and people matter. To lead passionately and sensibly. To create effective policy and fresh approaches to change. To listen and collaborate respectfully. To be flexible and accountable. Help them do everything possible to nurture the roots of democracy to shape fiscal discipline and sustain and ennoble the lives of Connecticut's citizenry. May it be Your will, O Holy One of Blessing. Amen.

Upon motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, it was voted that the Convention be dissolved.

The President thereupon dissolved the Convention and the Senate withdrew.

Respectfully submitted,

J. Brendan Sharkey, Speaker

AFTER RECESS

The House reconvened at 1:20 o'clock p.m., Deputy Speaker Ryan in the Chair.

SPEAKER SHARKEY IN THE CHAIR

OATH OF OFFICE

The Oath of Office was administered to Representative Joe Gresko of the 121st District by Denise W. Merrill, Secretary of the State.

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE

The following communication was received from the Secretary of the State, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and ordered printed in the Journal.

February 3, 2016

Martin J. Dunleavy

Clerk of the House

Room #109 - State Capitol

Hartford, CT

Dear Mr. Dunleavy:

This is to advise you that the return of votes cast at the special election held in the 121st Assembly District (a part of the town of Stratford) on February 2, 2016, for the purpose of filling a vacancy in the office of State Representative for said district, states the following candidates received the number of votes annexed to their names:

Joe Gresko (D) ……………..…….…………1,339

Susan F. Barksdale (R) …………………….…873

In accordance with Conn. Gen. Stats. Section 9-215, Joe Gresko appeared before me today and was administered the Oath of Office.

A copy of the official Statement of Vote signed by the State Board of Canvassers is enclosed.

Denise W. Merrill

Secretary of the State

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Morin of the 28th District, the House adjourned at 1:38 o'clock p.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.

STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS BY

GOVERNOR DANNEL P. MALLOY

JOINT SESSION OF THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HALL OF THE HOUSE, STATE CAPITOL

FEBRUARY 3, 2016

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Lt. Governor Wyman, Senator Fasano, Representative Klarides, my fellow State officials, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, members of the clergy, and all the citizens of our great State: thank you for the honor of inviting me once again into the people's House.

As always, let us thank and honor the brave men and women of Connecticut serving in our Armed Forces around the globe.

I'd like to recognize my wife Cathy and my son, Dannel, who are here with me, and thank them for their tremendous love and support. And of course, the State of Connecticut could not have a better Lt. Governor, and I could not have a better friend than Nancy Wyman.

We live in changing times. You don't have to take my word for it. You hear it from your constituents every day - a visceral feeling that our country and our State are not going back to how things were before the Great Recession. Families are budgeting differently. Their expectations are changing. They know they can't rely on the same economy their parents and grandparents did, where wages and home values steadily increased. They know it's tougher to save - for retirement, for a college education, or just for the inevitable repairs to their car or their home.

Businesses feel it too, both large and small. They're making different decisions about how they hire, and the benefits they offer. They're looking at new technologies to fundamentally change how they operate, because if they don't, they won't survive. In short, Connecticut families and businesses alike are adapting to a new economic reality.

We in Connecticut are not alone. Our neighbor to the north, Massachusetts, is facing a $635 million shortfall. Pennsylvania is facing a $2.4 billion deficit, but still unable to overcome partisan gridlock to reach a deal. And Louisiana faces nearly a $2 billion deficit next year. Twenty-six other states have not fully recovered peak revenue from the Great Recession.

Our national economy, while making progress from the Great Recession, was fundamentally changed. A shifting workforce, the rapid rise of technology, and stagnant wage growth have made this recovery tougher for everyone, everywhere.

But here at home, the problems were compounded by our inability over prior decades to make the necessary changes and investments that would've moved our economy forward more quickly. And now, while we have made year-after-year progress chipping away at our structural imbalance, it's clear that our work is not done. It's clear we have not gone far enough.

You don't need to look any further than our revenue projections, which continue to come in lower than expected. It's a frustration that goes beyond party affiliation. Projections used by Democrats, Republicans, and nonpartisan staff have all come up short.

In response, we have to adapt even more. Connecticut state government must reset our expectations of what we can afford, how we provide services, and how we save for our priorities. It won't be easy, and it often won't be politically popular. However, it is absolutely necessary if we want to create a more sustainable and enduring economy.

Friends, as we embark on another legislative session, my message to you is this: Connecticut is not going back to that pre-recession reality. It just doesn't exist anymore. The people of Connecticut know it. They've accepted it. And so must their government.

That's what I want to talk with you about today - how we adjust to this new economic reality. There are many ways we can do it, many ways we need to change, but I want to spend my time on just one topic: I want to talk about how we budget. There's a simple reality that, while our economy was evolving, the State budget did not change.

Together, this year - we need to reshape the way Connecticut budgets. We need to make our budget more predictable, more sustainable, and more transparent. A more sustainable budget will help us build an economy that can be one of the strongest in the region and competitive nationally.

With that said, I'm going to lay out five budget principles. The first principle is in many ways the simplest: Going forward, we need to limit our spending to available resources. We can do it by changing our “current services” budget approach. “Current services” is a term readily understood inside this Hall, but it's a foreign concept to our constituents. Essentially, it means that we wrongly assume government can do everything it does now, regardless of ever-growing costs. It just isn't sustainable.

Families and businesses do not set their budget based on the amount of money they want to have next year. Neither can the State of Connecticut. Managing our finances this way assumes we will face cuts if we don't achieve double digit growth in revenue every single year. It puts spending increases on autopilot. This must end, and this must end this year.

The budget adjustments I submit to you today are not based on current services spending. Similar to a zero-based budgeting approach, my budget limits spending in the upcoming fiscal year and beyond to actual revenue projections. In other words, this budget is based not on how much we want to spend, but how much money we actually have to spend.

This new method will require different decisions to keep government living within its means. It won't come without sacrifice - it will require the reduction of the state workforce by more than a thousand employees through attrition and other means.

I don't take that lightly, but I do think it's necessary. I will continue to work with our state employees to make sure those reductions are done fairly and with great care.

And, if we're going to limit ourselves to available resources, there's another way we can do it. Twenty-four years ago the people of Connecticut voted for a constitutional spending cap to ensure that the State could live within its means. It's time we give them what they asked for. The wisdom of the voters was correct in 1992, and it is correct now. Connecticut needs to enact a spending cap to keep spending in check. An enforceable spending cap goes hand in hand with eliminating the current services model. We cannot both constrain spending with a cap and assume government will continue to grow unchecked every year. I have previously offered this as a proposal to the General Assembly. But this year, we have to act. Otherwise, we will be forced year after year to either cut spending or look for additional revenue. Pass an enforceable spending cap, and I again will support it.

Here's the second principle: We cannot structurally balance our budget for the long run until we have addressed the primary driver of our long-term unfunded obligations. I'm talking about Connecticut's unsustainable pension and post-employment costs. In point of fact, we have made substantial progress addressing these costs. Reforms made in 2011 have saved us billions upon billions of dollars. But our work addressing this debt remains unfinished. We have to do more. Much of our liability is due to decisions made before most of us went into public service. The problem was made worse over the years as the State offered early retirement incentives that added billions to our long term costs. Now, it has fallen upon us to fix it. After decades of neglect, we are finally paying our pension obligations every year.

I think we all know that must continue. And yet, we still face a fiscal cliff in 2032 that will be impossible to meet. The instability created by this cliff is shaking the confidence of the business community and looming over the next generation of Connecticut taxpayers. This past November, my administration released a study from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College on how we could best stabilize our pension system. It offered ideas for ensuring that we can meet our obligations to our employees, pay down our unfunded liabilities, and do so without falling off that fiscal cliff 15 years from now.

Building on that work, I've proposed ways to refinance our debt, adjust our assumed rate of return, and change our most expensive Tier One pension plan to a pay-as-you-go system. Others have put forward their proposals to address this cliff, and I appreciate those ideas. Now is the time for a frank discussion and an honest assessment of our options. To that end, I have directed Secretary Barnes to pull together all stakeholders - including the Treasurer and the Comptroller, SEBAC and the State employees it represents, as well as the Connecticut teachers - to work on this issue together. Using the work we've already begun, this group should develop a consensus on how to best make our pension system more affordable and more sustainable. We should find the best combination of our ideas to help us support current pensions, pay off old liabilities, and strengthen our entire system for generations to come.

We should complete this work as soon as possible, so that the changes can be made this year and have an immediate impact on our long-term liabilities. While this group is meeting, my administration will continue to negotiate with 13 State employee bargaining units, discussing salaries and other important issues. As this process is ongoing, know this: I will not negotiate with our partners in labor from this podium or through the press. Instead, I will simply say that our expectations for these negotiations should be based on what we can afford, not what we previously spent.

And finally, there's one more area to discuss. Our work in the months and years ahead should include a larger, ongoing effort to align State employment benefits with our present economic reality. Let me be clear - I strongly believe that working people who serve the public for decades deserve good benefits and a secure retirement that is offered by a defined benefit plan. But friends must be honest with each other. The obligation of maintaining this system cannot be solely supported by our taxpayers under our current budget practices. If we want to support our pension and benefits system, we have to make changes. We should be willing to have the tough but necessary conversations about what those changes might look like.

Let's acknowledge that we should not wait until 2022 to have necessary discussions between labor and management.

Together, with our partners in labor, we can address how we pay for our long-term obligations and keep the pension and benefit system aligned with our economic reality. To be sure, Connecticut State employees are not at fault for our current budget shortfall. But it has fallen to all of us - collectively - to address the challenges before us. Let's give our citizens and businesses the confidence that will come from having addressed that which we know needs to be done.

The third principle is this: We need to prioritize funding for core services. Simply put, every existing line item cannot be considered a core service to be funded in perpetuity. Together, we must concentrate on the core functions of State government, namely: protecting the public, ensuring a social safety net, building a strong economy, safeguarding our environment, providing a public education, and administering justice.

To that end, functions that fall outside of those core services must be considered on merit alone. We must transition toward making recipients of State funding compete for available dollars based on proven results. In other words, we have to reform our earmark process. That includes State funding to outside agencies, community organizations, and special events. Funding for these items should be time-limited, and we should re-examine these expenditures regularly. Let's reform this process and do it this year.

My budget cuts existing earmarks by more than 20 percent in order to live within our means. And, it creates new pools so that entities receiving line item earmarks and, importantly, those entities that have not had the political clout to receive them will compete on equal footing for funds. Any State funding that falls outside our core government services must be based on merit and merit alone. Let's make this change together.

The fourth principle is this: State agencies must be held accountable to the public and the legislature for their results. The bill I submit to you today will require agencies to post online detailed, meaningful, timely information about how they are spending the people's money, and precisely what that money is accomplishing. And, at the same time we're making agency budgets more transparent, we also need to push commissioners to find more cost-effective ways of accomplishing their respective missions.

I recognize that many in this Chamber will have concerns with this change. Let me be clear: I have no desire to diminish the General Assembly's right to set policy or to mandate certain programs or services. But as we shrink our budget - as we ask State employees to do more with less - giving commissioners more latitude will allow them to preserve those very programs and services. In other words, by simplifying line items in the budget, we can give our top executives the ability to manage their agencies, while providing quality services to taxpayers in the most efficient way possible. Just as in business, our managers need the ability to lead their agency, adjust to shifting circumstances, and set priorities in the face of limited resources. Together this year we can let managers manage, and we can hold them accountable for results. Accountable to you, accountable to me, and accountable to the public.

Here's the fifth and final principle: We've talked about limiting our spending, we've talked about our pension and post-employment cost, we've talked about setting priorities, and we've talked about focusing on results. This final principle is one that can't be reflected in a budget book. It's about our process. It's about how we work together to deliver the best product possible to the people of Connecticut.

No budget will be perfect, but I firmly believe that by changing how we come to a budget bill, we can improve the final result. So this is my challenge to you and to me: Let's not pass a budget on the final day of this session this year. Let's get it done early. Let's do it so that we can spend those final days working on other proposals - both yours and mine. And that goes for budget implementers as well. No longer should implementers be a place to pass things that we didn't have time for during the session. If an idea didn't get a fair hearing during the legislative process, then it shouldn't be brought to the table at the eleventh hour. This is true of both Democrat and Republican ideas.

While I want to get a budget done early, I also understand and respect the committee process. I have no intention of circumventing it. While committees do their work, legislative leaders and committee leadership can meet regularly with me and my staff to understand each other's goals.

I welcome anyone to that table - Democrat or Republican. No one party, no one leader, and no one individual holds a monopoly on good ideas. Now is the time for everyone to put those ideas on the table - for us to have a bipartisan discussion throughout this session.

Of course, it needs to be a real effort, one that is seen through to a responsible conclusion. To that end, I have only two conditions for our talks. First, everyone must be willing to compromise. I know some consider compromise a dirty word, but just last November and December, Democrats and Republicans in Washington compromised on a transportation bill and passed a federal budget together. Compromise is necessary if we are going to address our challenges here in Connecticut.

Second, there comes a point where it isn't enough to bring your ideas, you also need to bring your votes. While every good idea should and will be heard, anyone who expects their ideas to be made reality must be ready to support a final budget bill. That's the price of leadership and the price of being part of the solution.

I know this is an election year. Too often, it's easier for all of us to point fingers at one another. But I assure you, there will be time for campaign politics this fall. During this session, we can either be part of the solution or stand on the sidelines throwing stones. We cannot do both. We can't be opposed to tax increases, but unwilling to cut the spending those taxes support. We can't be for reigning in spending, but oppose cuts in any one line item. We must be honest about the challenges we face, and work on them together.

That's it - those are my five principles for making our budget more predictable and our economy more sustainable. For giving confidence to our residents and our businesses that government is adjusting to a new economic reality. Budgeting more prudently can help us protect the services we value most. I believe strongly that government can and should play a positive role in the lives of our citizens.

The measures I've laid out today aren't about cutting spending just to cut spending. This isn't a call for overzealous austerity, or a departure from Connecticut's core values. Rather, they're about changing how we budget in order to preserve that which we hold dear. In order to preserve what makes Connecticut so special.

These are my ideas. I am sure there will be other ideas from those in this chamber, from leaders across the State, and citizens' concerned about our future. All of those ideas should be heard as we take on this challenge together. I want to hear those ideas, so I plan on holding a series of town hall meetings across Connecticut. Anyone and everyone can be part of the discussion.

For myself, in addition to what I laid out today, I look forward to continuing our work together to fix our broken transportation system - work that must begin with a constitutional transportation lockbox. I want to thank each of your leaders, Democrat and Republican, for their votes in support of a lockbox this past fall. Together, let's get this resolution on the 2016 ballot. Let's get this done and let's get this done early this session.

I also look forward to continuing a discussion from last year about making our criminal justice system more fair and equitable. Together, we can be the first in the Nation to acknowledge that young adults in our juvenile or adult systems need a different approach. We can give more young people a better chance to reform and become contributing members of our economy. And we can do it while saving taxpayers money.

These will be just some of my priorities this year. I know that you will have yours as well. I look forward to hearing them, and to continuing our progress together. I say “continuing” because, despite my calls for change, we should also recognize that progress is happening. We're moving forward already.

Consider what we've accomplished. Thanks to our concerted efforts to grow our economy, Connecticut's private sector has grown more than 80,000 jobs in the last five years. In just the last six months, we've secured employers like Synchrony Financial, and we welcomed new employers like Serta Simmons from Massachusetts and MC Credit Partners from New York. These employers alone will create and retain more than 700 jobs in Connecticut. Last week, Electric Boat announced they will add 800 new jobs to their workforce this year and 4,000 in the years to come. We've held onto major employers like United Technologies and Sikorsky along with their 24,000 employees. And we've done it at the same time we're supporting more small businesses than ever before. In 2015, our Small Business Express Program worked with more than 230 businesses to create or retain more than 4,400 jobs.

Together in a special session last fall, we made changes to our tax code that both parties agreed were necessary to help our business community. Because of our work, employers can continue their strong pace of hiring and invest in the new innovative economy that will drive us into the future. Our community colleges and regents system have answered the challenge for precision manufacturing training. The University of Connecticut has increased engineering capacity by 50 percent, helping meet the demand for technology and manufacturing job openings across Connecticut. The Manufacturing Innovation Fund has launched two new programs geared specifically at training. One of those programs has already assisted 88 companies in training their workforce. Our teachers and public schools are working hard as well. Test scores are up. Graduation rates have increased, and we're closing the achievement gap every year. We're making housing more affordable. Last year alone we created or funded more than 11,000 units of housing. Together, we ended chronic veterans' homelessness - the first State in the Nation to do it. This year, we will end chronic homelessness for everyone. And finally crime is at a 48-year low. Violent crime is down again from the previous year, our prison population has reached new lows, and this year we closed our fourth prison. These efforts have saved taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and made us safer.

This is progress we all can be proud of. But if we want to sustain it, if we want to build on it, we have to fix how we budget. I know it will be a challenge. So, as we begin this new session of the General Assembly, let us resolve together that we will use fresh eyes to look for answers to old problems.

Let us take new approaches to our challenges and find innovative ways to meet them. Let us accept that we can't wish away our problems. Let us seize this moment together to address the unfinished work before us. Let us collectively believe that we can change the way our State budgets, while we hold true to our Connecticut values. We can adjust to a new economic reality while we protect our quality of life. We can support our business community and train a 21st century workforce. We can ensure that our progress leaves no one behind. We can look to the years ahead with optimism for the future, pride in the State we all love, and hope that we can achieve what is right - and do it together.

Thank you and God bless you. May God bless the United States of America. And may God bless the great State of Connecticut.