JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Senate was called to order at 10: 45 a. m. in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(b), and under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Kathy Zabel of Burlington, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Lord, help me to live a creative life, to lose my fear of being wrong. Let me know that in all things, You are with me, and I will never fear. Amen.

Pursuant to Senate Rule 9(b) the Senate is called into Session, by the Office of the Senate Clerk's under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader.

It is hereby moved that Senate Agenda Number 1, dated February 9, 2016, is adopted, the items on said Agenda shall be acted upon as indicated and that the Agenda shall be incorporated into the Senate Journal and Senate Transcript.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, read by the Clerk and referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

February 9, 2016

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 10-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint Malia K. Sieve from Norwich, to be a member of the State Board of Education, to serve a term ending February 28, 2020 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

February 9, 2016

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-9a, 10a-62, 10a-63 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint Mark E. Ojakian from West Hartford, to be a member of the New England Board of Higher Education, to serve a term ending October 23, 2022 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

February 9, 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 John S. Johnson from Old Lyme, to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve a term ending December 17, 2017 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

February 9, 2016

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1, 10-1, and 10-2a of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint Susannah M. Beyl from West Haven, to be a nonvoting student member of the State Board of Education, to serve a term ending June 30, 2016 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

February 9, 2016

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1, 10-1, and 10-2a of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint Timothy J. Noel-Sullivan from Hartford, to be a nonvoting student member of the State Board of Education, to serve a term ending June 30, 2016 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

February 9, 2016

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 10-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint William P. Davenport from Litchfield, to be a member of the State Board of Education, as a person experience in manufacturing or a trade offered at the regional vocational-technical schools, to serve a term ending February 28, 2020 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

February 9, 2016

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 10-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint Erik M. Clemons from New Haven, to be a member of the State Board of Education, to serve a term ending February 28, 2020 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

REPORTS

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

Report – Office of the Attorney General – Claims Filed Against the State of Connecticut for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 4-160k of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 8, 2016

Referred to Committees on Appropriations and Judiciary

Report – Chief State's Attorney – Summary of Ex Parte Orders for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 54-47aa(g) of the Connecticut General Statutes) date received: February 9, 2015

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

SENATE AND HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

In accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(b), the first reading of the following bills and resolutions was waived, the list of bills and resolutions as prepared by the Clerks was accepted, and the bills and resolutions referred to the Committees as indicated thereon in concurrence:

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 44 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to provide tax relief to state businesses by repealing the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 45 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONAL INCOME TAX WAIVERS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES', to allow income tax waivers for individuals who retire.

Proposed S. B. No. 46 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX ON WATER COMPANIES', to restore the sales tax exemption for private water companies which was repealed by public act 15-244.

Proposed S. B. No. 47 SEN. CHAPIN, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to provide tax relief to state businesses by repealing the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 48 SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE TAX ON AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS', to encourage the growth of and provide financial relief to ambulatory surgical centers by repealing the tax on the gross receipts of such centers.

Proposed S. B. No. 49 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. ; REP. RANDALL, 44th DIST. ; REP. ROVERO, 51st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE HOSPITAL TAX FOR HOSPITALS IN THE SMALL HOSPITAL POOL', to exempt hospitals that qualify for the small hospital pool from the hospital tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 50 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE GIFT TAX', to repeal the gift tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 51 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE ESTATE TAX', to eliminate the estate tax in order to retain and attract residents and small businesses and provide a more steady and sustained source of revenue to the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 52 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE TAX ON AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS', to provide tax relief by eliminating the tax on ambulatory surgical centers.

Proposed S. B. No. 53 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE CORPORATION BUSINESS TAX RATE', to reduce the corporation business tax rate from seven and one-half per cent to six per cent in order to stimulate the state economy, help create jobs and attract businesses to the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 54 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. ; REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. ; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. ; REP. BOCCHINO, 150th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE HOSPITAL TAX', to reduce the cost of health care in Connecticut, improve access to services and retain jobs by repealing the hospital tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 55 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to repeal the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 56 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A DEDUCTION FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR FEDERAL PENSION INCOME', to allow parity between federal pensioners and others such as teachers, military personnel and those collecting Social Security by allowing a deduction from the personal income tax for certain federal pension income.

Proposed S. B. No. 57 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE TAX ON MOTOR VEHICLE FUELS', to provide tax relief to state residents by reducing the tax on motor vehicle fuels.

Proposed S. B. No. 58 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to eliminate the business entity tax in order to provide tax relief to state businesses.

Proposed S. B. No. 59 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE INCOME TAX RATE ON PENSION INCOME', to provide tax relief to seniors and retirees by lowering the tax rate on pensions.

Proposed S. B. No. 60 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE ESTATE TAX', to provide tax relief by phasing out the estate tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 61 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE LUXURY TAX', to repeal the "luxury tax" by eliminating the higher sales and use tax rates for certain consumer goods.

Proposed S. B. No. 62 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNITARY TAX', to make Connecticut more competitive in order to attract and retain businesses by repealing the unitary tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 63 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE GIFT TAX', to provide tax relief by phasing out the gift tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 64 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE STATE PORTION OF THE REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX', to provide tax relief by phasing out the state portion of the real estate conveyance tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 65 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT', to repeal the earned income tax credit.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

S. B. No. 66 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT EXTENDING PAID SICK LEAVE TO SCHOOL PARAPROFESSIONALS', to include school paraprofessionals in the enumerated list of employees who are eligible for paid sick leave.

PUBLIC HEALTH

S. B. No. 67 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES', to make changes to the statutes to give advanced practice registered nurses additional authority and responsibilities.

S. B. No. 68 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPIST ASSOCIATES', to allow for the licensure of marital and family therapist associates.

S. B. No. 69 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING VETERINARIANS FROM THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM', to exempt veterinarians from the electronic prescription drug monitoring program.

S. B. No. 70 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TELEHEALTH PROVIDERS', to redefine "telehealth provider" to include speech and language pathologists and respiratory care practitioners.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 5085 REP. MORIN, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMPLETE REIMBURSEMENT FOR SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION', to provide one hundred per cent reimbursement to school districts for costs associated with the provision of school transportation.

Proposed H. B. No. 5086 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP', to implement the constitutional limitation on expenditures by the General Assembly.

EDUCATION

Proposed H. B. No. 5087 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AID FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES', to achieve fairness in funding special education by reimbursing a school district for the total cost of its special education services when that school district's special education costs are greater than the average of all the state's school districts' special education costs.

Proposed H. B. No. 5088 REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST. ; REP. BUMGARDNER, 41st DIST. ; SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING MAGNET SCHOOL FUNDING TO THE NEW LONDON SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ALIGN WITH STUDENT ENROLLMENT NUMBERS', to institute certain reimbursement entitlements to the New London school district to align with its status as an all magnet school district.

Proposed H. B. No. 5089 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING WINDHAM HIGH SCHOOL AS A STEM MAGNET SCHOOL', to convert Windham High School to a STEM magnet school.

Proposed H. B. No. 5090 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DUAL LANGUAGE MAGNET SCHOOL', to expand and enhance educational opportunities.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H. B. No. 5091 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE GIFT TAX', to repeal the gift tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5092 REP. SHABAN, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING A DEDUCTION FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR CHARITABLE DONATIONS TO CERTAIN PROVIDERS OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES', to provide additional financial support for the provision of mental health and addiction services by allowing a deduction from the personal income tax for charitable donations to certain providers of mental health and addiction services.

Proposed H. B. No. 5093 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN FARM LAND FROM THE ESTATE TAX', to preserve farm land by exempting it from the estate tax provided such land remains farm land for eight or more years.

Proposed H. B. No. 5094 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. ; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ANNUAL BOND CAP', to reduce debt service by enacting an annual bond cap.

Proposed H. B. No. 5095 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING MANDATORY COMBINED REPORTING', to repeal mandatory combined reporting for the purposes of calculating a business' corporate income tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5096 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIME PERIOD FOR FUNDS TO ESCHEAT TO THE STATE', to extend the period of time after which funds are deemed escheated to the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 5097 REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to remove a burdensome tax on businesses by eliminating the business entity tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5098 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A TAX ON CERTAIN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS', to impose a tax on the endowment of educational institutions to create a revenue stream for universal free community college for state residents.

Proposed H. B. No. 5099 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT PERSONAL INCOME TAXATION ON PENSION INCOME AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to phase out personal income taxation on pension and Social Security benefits in order to provide tax relief to senior citizens and make Connecticut competitive with other states.

Proposed H. B. No. 5100 REP. SCOTT, 40th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO CATASTROPHE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS', to provide a deduction from the personal income tax for contributions to catastrophe savings accounts and to allow for the establishment of such accounts in order to allow residents to prepare for the financial impact of a catastrophic storm.

Proposed H. B. No. 5101 REP. PERONE, 137th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE TAX ON AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS', to maintain patient access and cost savings currently realized by patients, employers and government payers when surgical care is provided within community-based ambulatory surgical centers by repealing the tax on such centers.

Proposed H. B. No. 5102 REP. TONG, 147th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE SALES TAX ON TAXES AND FEES ON CABLE SERVICES', to exempt taxes and fees on cable services from the sales tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5103 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE HOSPITAL TAX', to reduce the cost of health care in Connecticut, improve access to health care services and retain jobs by phasing out the hospital tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5104 REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE HOSPITAL TAX', to lower the tax burden on hospitals and improve health care services by reducing the hospital tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5105 REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPEAL OF MANDATORY COMBINED REPORTING', to remove burdensome requirements on businesses by repealing mandatory combined reporting for the purposes of calculating a business' corporate income tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5106 REP. MULLIGAN, 55th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE SALES TAX ON CAR WASH SERVICES', to eliminate the sales tax on car wash services.

Proposed H. B. No. 5107 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. ; REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE SALES TAX ON PARKING FEES AT STATE PARKS AND LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL PARKING LOTS', to repeal the sales tax on parking fees at state parks and local and municipal parking lots.

Proposed H. B. No. 5108 REP. PERILLO, 113th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR PENSION INCOME AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to exempt pension income and Social Security benefits from the personal income tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5109 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. ; REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYERS WHO OFFER ON-SITE CHILD DAY CARE OPTIONS FOR EMPLOYEES', to encourage employers to offer on-site child day care options for the children of employees by establishing a tax credit program for employers who provide such options.

Proposed H. B. No. 5110 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE HOSPITAL TAX AND REPEALING THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to reduce health care costs, improve access to medical services and retain jobs by phasing out the hospital tax and repealing the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5111 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES', to provide municipalities with resources and expand economic development by requiring the state to fully fund PILOT payments.

Proposed H. B. No. 5112 REP. WOOD, 141st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTATE TAX', to encourage Connecticut residents to continue to thrive in Connecticut by exempting the first $5. 75 million from the estate tax to reflect the federal exemption.

Proposed H. B. No. 5113 REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE IMPOSITION OF THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX ON PENSION BENEFIT INCOME', to eliminate the imposition of the personal income tax on pension benefit income.

Proposed H. B. No. 5114 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPOSING A TAX ON SUGARY SOFT DRINKS', to raise and distribute revenue for childhood obesity measures by imposing a tax on sugary soft drinks.

Proposed H. B. No. 5115 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A DEDUCTION FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR STUDENT LOAN INTEREST', to provide tax relief to persons paying student loan interest by establishing a deduction from the personal income tax for student loan interest.

Proposed H. B. No. 5116 REP. SREDZINSKI, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT CONTINUING THE ANGEL INVESTOR TAX CREDIT', to continue the angel investor tax credit for two additional years.

Proposed H. B. No. 5117 REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND DEVICES TO INCLUDE FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS', to exempt feminine hygiene products from the sales tax pursuant to the exemption for medical supplies and devices.

Proposed H. B. No. 5118 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX RATE FOR CERTAIN PERSONS', to phase in an income tax reduction for single filers whose income is less than $50,000 and joint filers whose income is less than $100,000.

Proposed H. B. No. 5119 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR TAMPONS AND SANITARY PADS', to exempt tampons and sanitary pads from the sales tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5120 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE FEES', to restore fair distribution of probate fees by capping the basis for the computation of fees at two million dollars.

Proposed H. B. No. 5121 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. ; REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR DEPENDENT CHILD CARE COSTS', to provide relief to families related to the costs of day care by providing a credit against the personal income tax for day care costs.

Proposed H. B. No. 5122 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KOKORUDA, 101st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONAL INCOME TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE BENEFIT ACCOUNTS', to allow employees to contribute portions of their pre-tax income to an employee funded family and medical leave account.

Proposed H. B. No. 5123 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. ; REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ; REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DEDUCTION UNDER THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR INTEREST PAID ON STUDENT LOANS', to provide relief to Connecticut residents from student loan debts by establishing a deduction under the personal income tax for the amount of student loan interest paid.

Proposed H. B. No. 5124 REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPOSING AN EXCISE TAX ON SUGAR SWEETENED BEVERAGES', to offset state costs associated with treating obesity and to fund active living opportunities in towns by imposing a one cent per ounce excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages.

Proposed H. B. No. 5125 REP. DAVIS, 57th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPEAL OF THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to repeal the tax on ambulatory surgical centers.

Proposed H. B. No. 5126 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT RESTORING THE CAP ON PROBATE FEES', to restore the $25,000 cap on probate fees.

Proposed H. B. No. 5127 REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST. ; REP. MACLACHLAN, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT CONTINUING THE ANGEL INVESTOR TAX CREDIT', to support start-up businesses and entrepreneurs and encourage investments in Connecticut businesses by continuing the angel investor tax credit.

PUBLIC HEALTH

H. B. No. 5128 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES', to require funds appropriated to the Department of Developmental Services that are unexpended at the end of fiscal years 2016 and 2017 remain available for expenditure by the department.

H. B. No. 5129 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF VACCINES BY PHARMACISTS AND MEDICAL ASSISTANTS AND THE LISTING OF CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANTS', to (1) allow (A) pharmacists to administer the influenza vaccine to children, and (B) medical assistants to administer vaccines; and (2) require the Commissioner of Public Health to make available for public inspection a listing of all state residents maintained on the registries of the American Medical Technologists and the National Center for Competency Testing.

H. B. No. 5130 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLEARANCE OF STUDENT ATHLETES WITH CONCUSSIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN TEAM ACTIVITIES', to add physical therapists to the list of those health care professionals who may clear a student athlete who has suffered from a concussion for participation in team activities.

H. B. No. 5131 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE ON NAIL SALONS AND NAIL TECHNICIANS', to establish a task force on nail salons and nail technicians.

H. B. No. 5132 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NEWBORN SCREENING FOR POMPE DISEASE', to require a screening test for Pompe disease.

H. B. No. 5133 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DENTAL ASSISTANTS', to describe the services that dentists may delegate to dental assistants.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 50 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.