JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Senate was called to order at 10: 50 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, Tim Kehoe of East Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Help us to be honest and true in all that we say and all that we do. Give us the courage to do what is right.

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 10, 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

THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

The following communications were received from the Speaker of the House, read and referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations.

February 8, 2016

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 10a-1a of the Connecticut General Statutes, it is my pleasure to nominate and submit to you for your advice and consent the name of Richard Balducci of Deep River, Connecticut to be appointed as a member of the Board of Regents for Higher Education for a term of four years and expiring on June 30, 2019.

J. Brendan Sharkey

Speaker of the House of Representatives

REPORTS

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

Report – Auditors of Public Accounts – Board of Regents for Higher Education, Eastern Connecticut State University for the Fiscal Years ended June 30, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-92 of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 9, 2016

Referred to Committee on Appropriations and Higher Education and Employment Advancement

Report – Auditors of Public Accounts – Monthly Loss Report to the Governor as of January 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 9, 2016

Referred to Joint Committee on Legislative Management and Committee on Program Review and Investigations

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:

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 71 SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. ; REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR SMOKING CESSATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS', to provide funding for smoking cessation and prevention programs.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

S. B. No. 72 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A NOTIFICATION OF SUPPORT FOR FOSTER PARENTS AND RELATIVE CAREGIVERS', to provide information and support for foster parents and relative caregivers by aggregating the various privileges and options available to such parents and caregivers in a single document and distributing the document to such parents and caregivers at the time of placement of a child or at such parents' or caregivers' request.

S. B. No. 73 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S SAFETY', to study children's safety within the state.

S. B. No. 74 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN', to study the effects of the programs offered by the Department of Children and Families that address the well-being of children in the state.

S. B. No. 75 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DETAINED YOUTH', to improve the behavioral and mental health services provided to youth in the custody of the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Correction by requiring such departments to limit instances of seclusion and restraint to individuals twenty years of age and older, to study and report upon youths held in secure detention and correctional facilities and to adopt certain performance-based standards for such facilities.

ENVIRONMENT

S. B. No. 76 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM', to facilitate the full implementation of the state's farm to school program.

S. B. No. 77 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIMING OF THE SUBMISSION OF THE PAINT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM'S ANNUAL REPORT', to provide more time for submission of the annual paint stewardship report in order to allow for the adequate receipt and review of certain financial related components of such report.

S. B. No. 78 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISPOSITION OF DREDGED MATERIALS FROM CERTAIN HARBORS AND PORTS ON LONG ISLAND SOUND', to establish a preference for not disposing of harbor and port dredged materials through open water placement and to have benthic surveys and studies inform the decision of how to dispose of such dredged materials.

S. B. No. 79 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CLARIFYING PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL STATUTES REGARDING THE USE OF PROPERLY INSTALLED AND CONSTRUCTED BARRIER SYSTEMS FOR CERTAIN PLANTINGS', to conform the continuing violation provision of such section of the general statutes to the intent of public act 14-100 by repealing reference to the use of a properly installed and constructed barrier system.

Proposed S. B. No. 80 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. ; REP. STANESKI, 119th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPOSITION OF SALES TAX ON PARKING FEES AT STATE PARKS', to repeal the sales tax on admission to state parks.

S. B. No. 81 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN AREAS OF THE HOUSATONIC RIVER AS A WILD AND SCENIC RIVER', to designate a portion of the Housatonic River as wild and scenic for purposes of designation and preservation under Section 2(a)(ii) of the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 82 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE 7/7 PROGRAM AND PROMOTING BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT', to promote the redevelopment of brownfields and blighted properties and the employment of local workers by providing tax incentives for the development and use of such properties provided certain hiring requirements are met.

Proposed S. B. No. 83 SEN. KENNEDY, 12th DIST. ; SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. ; REP. KOKORUDA, 101st DIST. ; REP. MACLACHLAN, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR RENOVATIONS OF THE VISTA VOCATIONAL AND LIFE SKILLS CENTER IN WESTBROOK', to provide funds for the renovation of the Vista Vocational and Life Skills Center's Westbrook campus.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S. B. No. 84 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WORK INCENTIVES FOR PERSONS RECEIVING TEMPORARY FAMILY ASSISTANCE', to provide incentives for temporary family assistance recipients to become employed.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 85 SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR A STUDY ON COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH CARE SERVICES', to appropriate funds to the Department of Public Health to study and issue a preliminary and a final report on the effectiveness of providing community-based health care services in Connecticut.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

S. B. No. 86 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FIRE SAFETY CODE AND ONE, TWO AND THREE-FAMILY DWELLINGS', to exempt three-family dwellings from Fire Safety Code regulations and provide for variation or exemption where impairment or destruction of a historic structure or landmark being used as a private dwelling and occupied by one, two or three families would result from compliance with said code.

S. B. No. 87 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPALITIES', to make technical changes to the statutes regarding municipal constables.

S. B. No. 88 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE STRUCTURES', to permit residents of this state to install temporary health care structures on their property.

S. B. No. 89 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS BY TOWN BOARDS OF FINANCE WITHOUT TOWN MEETING APPROVAL', to increase the amount of additional appropriations a town board of finance may appropriate without town meeting approval.

S. B. No. 90 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT', to require the Office of Policy and Management to study responsible development.

S. B. No. 91 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTEREST RATE ON DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES', to provide municipalities with a local option to charge interest on delinquent property taxes at a rate between ten and eighteen per cent per annum.

ENVIRONMENT

S. J. No. 4 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PERMANENTLY PRESERVE PLUM ISLAND AS A NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE'

S. J. No. 5 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES OF THE STATE'

APPROPRIATIONS

S. R. No. 4 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING APPROVAL OF A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (UCPEA)'

Proposed H. B. No. 5134 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDS FOR MEDICAL CARE OF INMATES', to redirect excess funds to be used for the medical care of inmates.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

Proposed H. B. No. 5135 REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. ; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLOSURE OF THE CONNECTICUT JUVENILE TRAINING SCHOOL AND THE PUEBLO UNIT FOR GIRLS', to reduce costs to the state by requiring the closure of the Connecticut Juvenile Training School and the Pueblo Unit for girls not later than January 1, 2017.

H. B. No. 5136 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE HEALTH OF CHILDREN', to study the health of children in the state.

H. B. No. 5137 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING DISPOSABLE OR REUSABLE DIAPERS FROM THE SALES TAX', to provide an exemption from the sales tax for disposable or reusable diapers.

H. B. No. 5138 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES', to study issues affecting children under the care and custody of the Department of Children and Families.

H. B. No. 5139 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF RECYCLED TIRE RUBBER AT MUNICIPAL AND PUBLIC SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS', to prohibit the installation of ground cover that contains shredded or ground rubber recycled from motor vehicle tires in municipal and public school playgrounds.

H. B. No. 5140 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF THERAPY ANIMALS TO COMFORT CHILDREN TESTIFYING IN CERTAIN CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS', to allow the use of therapy animals to provide comfort to children who are testifying in a criminal prosecution of an offense involving the assault, sexual assault or abuse of a child twelve years of age or younger.

H. B. No. 5141 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONCUSSIONS AND YOUTH ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED ON PUBLIC ATHLETIC FIELDS', to require operators of youth athletic activities utilizing public athletic fields to follow concussion protocols substantially similar to those currently used for intramural and interscholastic athletic activities.

EDUCATION

Proposed H. B. No. 5142 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING STATE FUNDING FOR LOCAL CHARTER SCHOOLS', to increase the local charter school per student grant in an amount that is closer to the state charter school per student grant amount.

Proposed H. B. No. 5143 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE HIRING OF ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS BY BOARDS OF EDUCATION', to require the state to provide matching funds to school districts for the purpose of hiring additional mental health professionals.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 5144 REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FARMERS' MARKET VOUCHERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS', to enable senior citizens to have greater access to nutritional foods.

H. B. No. 5145 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BOATING SAFETY ON CANDLEWOOD LAKE', to reduce the overnight speed limit on Candlewood Lake.

H. B. No. 5146 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RECYCLING AND THE REDUCTION OF LITTER AT PUBLIC BALLFIELDS', to provide for the availability of recycling receptacles at public ballfields.

H. B. No. 5147 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR PERSONS CONVICTED OF SUBSEQUENT OFFENSES OF MALICIOUS AND INTENTIONAL ANIMAL CRUELTY', to increase the penalty for subsequent animal abuse offenses and generally prohibit the availability of accelerated rehabilitation for such subsequent offenses.

H. B. No. 5148 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT MAKING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL STATUTES REGARDING COMMERCIAL KENNEL SERVICES ADVERTISEMENTS', to provide that any person who advertises commercial kennel services shall be required to include their license number in such advertisement.

H. B. No. 5149 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFICIAL END USES FOR DISCARDED TIRES AND THE EFFICACY OF TIRE HAULING LICENSES OR PERMITS', to identify a beneficial end use for discarded tires and evaluate tire hauling licenses as a means to prevent the illegal disposal of tires.

H. B. No. 5150 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TREE WARDENS' NOTICES ON TREES AND SHRUBS PRIOR TO REMOVAL, TREE REMOVAL ALONG STATE HIGHWAYS AND CLEAN-UP BY PUBLIC UTILITY CORPORATIONS FOLLOWING CERTAIN TREE REMOVAL', to require tree warden postings on each tree, shrub or group of shrubs before removal, regardless of consent by an abutting property owner, enable tree wardens to post for a group of shrubs rather than for each individual shrub, require the Department of Transportation to report on tree removals along state highways and require public utilities to remove debris caused by tree and shrub removals they undertake.

H. B. No. 5151 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS IN COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES', to provide animal control officers with the authority to enter common elements of common interest communities in order to carry out their duties.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H. B. No. 5152 REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE TO ASSIST BUSINESSES WITH INCREASING HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY TO THEIR FACILITIES', to provide funds to assist businesses with increasing handicapped accessibility to their facilities.

Proposed H. B. No. 5153 REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ANNUAL CAP ON STATE BOND AUTHORIZATIONS', to reduce the state's long-term indebtedness by establishing an annual cap on bond authorizations.

Proposed H. B. No. 5154 REP. DEMICCO, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE TO INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY TO STATE FACILITIES', to authorize bonds of the state for the installation of ramps, power assist doors, elevators and disability-accessible bathrooms in state facilities to improve accessibility.

Proposed H. B. No. 5155 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAMS OF EAST HARTFORD AND MANCHESTER', to authorize bonds of the state to expand the housing rehabilitation programs of the towns of East Hartford and Manchester to assist additional homeowners.

Proposed H. B. No. 5156 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR RENOVATIONS OF THE BARBELL CLUB BUILDING IN NEW HAVEN', to authorize bonds of the state for renovations to the former Barbell Club building in New Haven to serve as a community and youth center.

Proposed H. B. No. 5157 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 CAP ON BOND AUTHORIZATIONS AND STATE BOND COMMISSION ALLOCATIONS', to limit the amounts of general obligation bond authorizations and State Bond Commission allocations.

Proposed H. B. No. 5158 REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to repeal the business entity tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5159 REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE CORPORATE TAX SURCHARGE', to repeal the corporate tax surcharge.

Proposed H. B. No. 5160 REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE GASOLINE TAX', to reduce the tax on gasoline to levels that are equivalent to the average of other states.

Proposed H. B. No. 5161 REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX ON SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to repeal the personal income tax on Social Security benefits.

Proposed H. B. No. 5162 REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX ON PENSION PLANS', to repeal the personal income tax on income from pension plans.

Proposed H. B. No. 5163 REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE TAX ON AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS', to repeal the tax on ambulatory surgical centers.

Proposed H. B. No. 5164 REP. FERRARO, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE HOSPITAL TAX', to repeal the hospital tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5165 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE BENEFITS', to establish a tax credit for businesses that provide paid family and medical leave benefits to employees.

Proposed H. B. No. 5166 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE CONNECTICUT PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX', to repeal the Connecticut personal alternative minimum tax provisions of the state personal income tax in order to better correspond with federal tax law.

Proposed H. B. No. 5167 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIMINATION OF THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', 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 as defined in 42 CFR 416. 2 by eliminating the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5168 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TAXES ON HOSPITALS AND AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS', to phase out the hospital tax and repeal the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5169 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT RESTORING THE EXEMPTION FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX ON WATER COMPANIES', to restore the sales tax exemption on water companies.

Proposed H. B. No. 5170 REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING PERSONAL INCOME TAXATION ON SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS', to eliminate the imposition of personal income taxation on Social Security benefits.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H. B. No. 5171 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT . 'AN ACT CREATING A SLIDING SCALE FOR LETTERS OF CREDIT FILED BY PRIVATE OCCUPATIONAL SCHOOLS', to create a sliding scale of acceptable amounts for letters of credit filed by private occupational schools with the Office of Higher Education.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H. B. No. 5172 REP. JANOWSKI, 56th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING COMPENSATION FOR HOSPITALS THAT PROVIDE FREE CARE TO UNINSURED PERSONS', to provide financial relief to hospitals that provide uncompensated care for persons who have not enrolled in or are not eligible for coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P. L. 111-148.

JUDICIARY

Proposed H. B. No. 5173 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INMATE MEDICAL COPAYS', to increase inmate medical copays.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H. B. No. 5174 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SALARIES FOR NONPROFIT HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS', to save municipalities and the state money in property tax subsidies that are given to nonprofit corporations.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

H. B. No. 5175 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION BUDGETS', to enhance oversight and transparency of local and regional board of education budgets.

H. B. No. 5176 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY RESIDENCES', to allow municipalities to designate an employee to serve as a liaison between the municipality and any state agency with respect to community residences located in such municipality, and to establish a task force to study the distribution of community residences throughout the state.

H. B. No. 5177 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE DEADLINE FOR THE LAND VALUE TAXATION PILOT PROGRAM', to extend the deadline by which a municipality must submit its plan for land value taxation from December 31, 2015, to December 31, 2016.

H. B. No. 5178 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING OF DOGS', to provide that dog owners license their dogs every three years instead of annually.

H. B. No. 5179 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING HISTORIC PROPERTIES COMMISSIONS TO CHARGE REASONABLE FEES FOR THE PROCESSING OF CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS APPLICATIONS', to authorize historic properties commissions to charge reasonable fees for the processing of certificate of appropriateness applications.

H. B. No. 5180 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DOCUMENTATION OF CONCRETE FOUNDATION APPLICATIONS', to require documentation of the name of the individual or entity that poured a concrete foundation at a new residential or commercial building and the date upon which the foundation was poured prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.

H. B. No. 5181 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DELIVERY OF FREE NEWSPAPERS', to provide a mechanism by which recipients of unsolicited newspapers may opt out of delivery.

H. B. No. 5182 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING LEASED MUNICIPAL PROPERTY FROM TAXATION', to exempt leased municipal property from taxation.

H. B. No. 5183 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ATTORNEY FEE AGREEMENTS IN MUNICIPAL TAX APPEALS', to prohibit attorneys from entering into contingency fee agreements with property owners or lessors pursuing certain appeals in Superior Court concerning real property assessments for commercial properties.

H. B. No. 5184 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CAPITAL CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT', to extend the boundaries of the capital city economic development district.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H. B. No. 5185 REP. ADAMS, 146th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE FINES FOR FAILING TO YIELD THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO PEDESTRIANS', to increase the penalty for drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 55 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.