JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The House of Representatives was called to order at 12:05 o'clock p.m., Representative Nicastro of the 79th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Olivia C. Tawa of West Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Dear Lord, we thank You for this new day and a new opportunity to serve You by serving Your people in a helpful, just and caring way. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Olivia C. Tawa of West Hartford, Connecticut.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Sayers of the 60th 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.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H.B. No. 5375 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT WORKFORCE ADVANCEMENT GRANTS FOR EDUCATION AND WOMEN IN TRANSITION PROGRAMS', to provide the Connecticut Workforce Advancement Grants for Education and Women in Transition programs with additional resources to assist low-income working parents with college degree attainment.

H.B. No. 5376 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT', to require the inclusion of affirmative consent as a standard in every institution of higher education's policy or policies regarding sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 5377 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVAILING WAGE', to require business organizations that receive financial assistance from the state for construction projects to abide by the prevailing wage requirements and to raise the threshold amounts at which public works projects shall be subject to the prevailing wage requirements.

H.B. No. 5378 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STANDARD RATE OF WAGES', to include security services in the definition of "building, property or equipment service" and to classify housekeeping aides as light cleaners for the purposes of the standard wage and to index the standard rate of wages to the consumer price index.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

S.B. No. 224 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CAPACITY AND CRITERIA FOR CERTAIN RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION FACILITIES', to allow submission of proposals for Class I renewable energy generation facilities with an increased potential size for such facilities.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

S.B. No. 225 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT AUGMENTING THE FEE SCHEDULE FOR RADIOLOGY SERVICES UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION STATUTES', to require the chairman of the Workers' Compensation Commission to augment the fee schedule for certain radiology services by fifteen per cent.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Sayers of the 60th District, the House adjourned at 12:06 o'clock p.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.