JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Senate was called to order at 10: 55 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:

Help us to guard with care the things we say. Let us remember that our words have the power to build up or tear down.

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 19, 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:

January 28, 2013

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 10-153f of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint William Devane Logue, Esquire from West Hartford, to be a member of the Education Arbitration Board, as a neutral arbitrator, to serve a term ending June 30, 2015 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

February 19, 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 Angel B. Perez from 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 19, 2016

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 10-153f of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint Clifford B. Silvers from Milford, to be a member of the Education Arbitration Board, representing the interests of exclusive bargaining representatives of certified employees, 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 19, 2016

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 10-153f of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint Gerald T. Weiner, Esquire from Woodbridge, to be a member of the Education Arbitration Board, as a neutral arbitrator, to serve a term ending June 30, 2017 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

February 19, 2016

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 10-153f of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint Laurie G. Cain, Esquire from Simsbury, to be a member of the Education Arbitration Board, as a neutral arbitrator, 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 19, 2016

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 10-153f of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint Richard H. Kosinski, Esquire from Oxford, to be a member of the Education Arbitration Board, as a neutral arbitrator, to serve a term ending June 30, 2017 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

REPORT

The following report was received, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee indicated:

Report – Department of Energy and Environmental Protection – Energy Conservation Management Board Program Status Report for the Residential Furnace and Boiler Replacement Program and the Connecticut Green Bank On-Bill Repayment Program. (Pursuant to Section 16-243v(k)(6) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 18, 2016

Referred to Committees on Energy and Technology, Environment and Finance, Revenue and Bonding

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

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

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 5 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF DOUGLAS OLSON OF CHESHIRE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 6 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF RICHARD U. SHERMAN OF BROAD BROOK TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY FLOOD CONTROL COMMISSION.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 7 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ASHLEY C. STEWART OF EAST HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE THAMES RIVER VALLEY FLOOD CONTROL COMMISSION.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

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

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 30 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JOHN S. JOHNSON OF OLD LYME TO BE APPOINTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT PORT AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 31 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF HENRY W. JUAN III OF GREENWICH TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT PORT AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 32 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MARK E. OJAKIAN OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

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:

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

S. B. No. 212 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING WATER COMPANIES FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX', to exempt water companies from the sales and use tax.

AGING

H. B. No. 5361 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PROTECTED PERSON'S RIGHT TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS', to protect the rights of protected persons to interact with family and friends.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H. B. No. 5362 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPARENCY REGARDING TUITION COSTS', to require transparency regarding funds that are set aside from a public institution of higher education's tuition revenue in documentation regarding the cost of tuition that is sent to students or those paying a student's tuition.

HOUSING

H. B. No. 5363 (RAISED) HOUSING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS PROCEDURE', to reduce the instances in which an affordable housing developer can appeal a municipality's rejection of an affordable housing project and to expand the types of housing that allow a municipality to qualify for an affordable housing moratorium.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 11: 00 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILL

The following report on a Senate Bill recommending a change of reference was received from the Committee indicated, the report of the Committee was accepted, and the bill referred as recommended:

HUMAN SERVICES. S. B. No. 112 (RAISED) AN ACT PROVIDING CHILD CARE FOR ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS ENROLLED IN APPROVED HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

Referred to the Committee on Education

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILL

The following report on a House Bill recommending a change of reference was received from the Committee indicated, the report of the Committee was accepted, and the bill referred as recommended:

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. H. B. No. 5054 AN ACT PROTECTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary