JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Monday, April 25, 2016

The House of Representatives was called to order at 12:34 o'clock p.m., Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey in the Chair.

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

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Dear God, enlighten our eyes to the imperatives of faith and tradition - dignity, love and freedom. Let our minds venerate all that is good. And, may our Legislative work minimize fear and shame and maximize virtue and justice. In Your name, Holy One of Blessing, we give thanks for this opportunity to serve. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Bolinsky of the 106th District.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE BILL

The following House Bill was received from the committee indicated, the bill read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H.B. No. 5046 (RAISED) (File No. 711) AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE BILL PASSED

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill passed.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5229 (RAISED) (File No. 524) AN ACT CHANGING CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS IN THE STATE CODES OF ETHICS.

The bill was explained by Representative Jutila of the 37th.

The bill was discussed by Representatives Smith of the 108th and Sredzinski of the 112th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 1:05 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 145

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 143

Those voting Nay 2

Those absent and not voting 5

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5229 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

O'DEA

   

X

ALBIS

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BERTHEL

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

   

X

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

SCOTT

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

BUMGARDNER

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CARNEY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

CARTER

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

MULLIGAN

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS PASSED

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the committees indicated accepted and the bills passed.

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 5510 (RAISED) (File No. 567) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRIC, ZERO EMISSION AND FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

The bill was explained by Representative Reed of the 102nd who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 4522) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Ackert of the 8th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 4522):

In line 26, after "motion;" insert "and"

In line 31, strike "; and" and insert a period in lieu thereof

Strike lines 32 to 36, inclusive, in their entirety

Strike lines 48 to 50, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(NEW) (c) An owner of an electric vehicle charging station, as defined in section 16-19f, as amended by this act, shall not be deemed to be a "utility", "public utility" or "public service company" solely by virtue of the fact that such owner is an owner of an electric vehicle charging station."

In line 103, bracket "and each municipal electric company,"

In line 108, after "year" insert a closing bracket and after the closing bracket insert "not later than June 1, 2017"

In line 109, strike "] not later than June 1, 2017,"

In line 112, bracket "and each municipal electric company"

In line 115, bracket "and each municipal company"

In line 122, bracket "or municipal electric company"

After line 123, insert:

"(c) Each municipal electric company shall (1) within two years, consider and determine whether it is appropriate to implement any of the following rate design standards: (A) Cost of service; (B) prohibition of declining block rates; (C) time of day rates; (D) seasonal rates; (E) interruptible rates; and (F) load management techniques, and (2) not later than June 1, 2017, consider and determine whether it is appropriate to implement electric vehicle time of day rates for residential and commercial customers. The consideration of said standards by each municipal electric company shall be made after public notice and hearing. Each municipal electric company shall make a determination on whether it is appropriate to implement any of said standards. Said determination shall be in writing, shall take into consideration the evidence presented at the hearing and shall be available to the public. A standard shall be deemed to be appropriate for implementation if such implementation would encourage energy conservation, optimal and efficient use of facilities and resources by a municipal electric company and equitable rates for electric consumers."

In line 124, bracket "(c)" and after the closing bracket insert "(d)"

In line 131, bracket "(d)" and after the closing bracket insert "(e)"

In line 150, before "to" insert an opening bracket

In line 151, after "thereafter," insert a closing bracket and after the closing bracket insert "as described in section 16a-3a,"

The bill was discussed by Representatives Ackert of the 8th, Staneski of the 119th, Piscopo of the 76th and Davis of the 57th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 1:39 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Passage 74

Those voting Yea 146

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 4

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5510 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

O'DEA

   

X

ALBIS

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BERTHEL

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

SCOTT

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

BUMGARDNER

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

CARTER

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

MULLIGAN

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5421 (RAISED) (File No. 280) AN ACT CONCERNING INCOME TAX REFUND CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUPPORT THE ARTS.

The bill was explained by Representative Perone of the 137th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 4641) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Camillo of the 151st and Ziobron of the 34th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 4641):

In line 71, after "(6)" insert "or (7)"

In line 76, after "19a-32b" strike "," and strike the opening and closing brackets

In line 77, strike "and section 2 of this act"

The bill was discussed by Representatives Camillo of the 151st and Ziobron of the 34th.

DEPUTY SPEAKER RYAN IN THE CHAIR

The bill was further discussed by Representatives Davis of the 57th, Sredzinski of the 112th, Betts of the 78th, Staneski of the 119th, Buck-Taylor of the 67th, Wood of the 141st, Lavielle of the 143rd and Noujaim of the 74th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 3:21 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 147

Necessary for Passage 74

Those voting Yea 124

Those voting Nay 23

Those absent and not voting 3

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5421 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

 

N

 

ADINOLFI

 

N

 

O'DEA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

 

N

 

AMAN

 

N

 

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

 

N

 

BELSITO

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

 

N

 

BERTHEL

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

 

N

 

BETTS

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

 

N

 

BUCK-TAYLOR

 

N

 

SCOTT

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

BUMGARDNER

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

BYRON

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CARPINO

 

N

 

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

CARTER

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

CASE

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAVIS

 

N

 

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

FLOREN

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

 

N

 

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

LEMAR

         

N

 

MULLIGAN

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE BILLS PASSED

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the committees indicated accepted and the bills passed.

AGING. Substitute for S.B. No. 280 (RAISED) (File No. 169) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN'S NOTICE TO NURSING HOME RESIDENTS.

The bill was explained by Representative Abercrombie of the 83rd.

The bill was discussed by Representative Wood of the 141st.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 3:34 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 145

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 145

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 5

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 280 was passed in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

ALBIS

   

X

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BERTHEL

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

SCOTT

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

BUMGARDNER

Y

   

SHABAN

   

X

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

CARTER

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

MULLIGAN

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S.B. No. 161 (RAISED) (File No. 159) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION OF PENALTIES FOR ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF NURSING HOME RESIDENTS.

The bill was explained by Representative Serra of the 33rd.

The bill was discussed by Representatives Bolinsky of the 106th, Sredzinski of the 112th and McCarty of the 38th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 3:47 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Passage 74

Those voting Yea 146

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 4

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 161 was passed in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

ALBIS

   

X

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BERTHEL

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

SCOTT

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

BUMGARDNER

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

CARTER

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

MULLIGAN

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

HOUSE BILL PASSED

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill passed.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5053 (RAISED) (File No. 7) AN ACT INCREASING ACCESS TO OVERDOSE REVERSAL DRUGS.

The bill was explained by Representative Ritter of the 1st who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 4795) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Srinivasan of the 31st.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 4795):

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Section 17a-714a of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For purposes of this section, "opioid antagonist" means naloxone hydrochloride or any other similarly acting and equally safe drug approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of drug overdose.

(b) A licensed health care professional who is permitted by law to prescribe an opioid antagonist may prescribe [,] or dispense [or administer] an opioid antagonist to any individual to treat or prevent a drug overdose without being liable for damages in a civil action or subject to criminal prosecution for prescribing [,] or dispensing [or administering] such opioid antagonist or for any subsequent use of such opioid antagonist. A licensed health care professional who prescribes [,] or dispenses [or administers] an opioid antagonist in accordance with the provisions of this subsection shall be deemed not to have violated the standard of care for such licensed health care professional.

(c) A licensed health care professional may administer an opioid antagonist to any person to treat or prevent an opioid-related drug overdose. Such licensed health care professional who administers an opioid antagonist in accordance with the provisions of this subsection shall not be liable for damages in a civil action or subject to criminal prosecution for administration of such opioid antagonist and shall not be deemed to have violated the standard of care for such licensed health care professional.

[(c)] (d) Any person [,] who in good faith believes that another person is experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose may, if acting with reasonable care, administer an opioid antagonist to such other person. Any person, other than a licensed health care professional acting in the ordinary course of such person's employment, who administers an opioid antagonist in accordance with this subsection shall not be liable for damages in a civil action or subject to criminal prosecution with respect to the administration of such opioid antagonist.

(e) Not later than October 1, 2016, each municipality shall amend its local emergency medical services plan, as described in section 19a-181b, to ensure that the emergency responder, including, but not limited to, emergency medical services personnel, as defined in section 20-206jj, or a resident state trooper, who is likely to be the first person to arrive on the scene of a medical emergency in the municipality is equipped with an opioid antagonist and such person has received training, approved by the Commissioner of Public Health, in the administration of opioid antagonists.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2017) No individual health insurance policy providing coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11), (12) and (16) of section 38a-469 of the general statutes delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or continued in this state that provides coverage for prescription drugs and includes on its formulary naloxone hydrochloride or any other similarly acting and equally safe drug approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of drug overdose shall require prior authorization for such drug.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2017) No group health insurance policy providing coverage of the type specified in subdivisions (1), (2), (4), (11), (12) and (16) of section 38a-469 of the general statutes delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or continued in this state that provides coverage for prescription drugs and includes on its formulary naloxone hydrochloride or any other similarly acting and equally safe drug approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of drug overdose shall require prior authorization for such drug.

Sec. 4. Section 17a-667 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

(a) There is established a Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Policy Council which shall be within the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

(b) The council shall consist of the following members: (1) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee; (2) the Commissioners of Children and Families, Consumer Protection, Correction, Education, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Public Health, Emergency Services and Public Protection and Social Services, Commissioner on Aging, and the Insurance Commissioner, or their designees; (3) the Chief Court Administrator, or the Chief Court Administrator's designee; (4) the chairperson of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, or the chairperson's designee; (5) the president of The University of Connecticut, or the president's designee; (6) the Chief State's Attorney, or the Chief State's Attorney's designee; (7) the Chief Public Defender, or the Chief Public Defender's designee; and (8) the cochairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, criminal justice and appropriations, or their designees. The Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Commissioner of Children and Families shall be cochairpersons of the council and may jointly appoint up to seven individuals to the council as follows: (A) Two individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder or representing an advocacy group for individuals with a substance use disorder; (B) a provider of community-based substance abuse services for adults; (C) a provider of community-based substance abuse services for adolescents; (D) an addiction medicine physician; (E) a family member of an individual in recovery from a substance use disorder; and (F) an emergency medicine physician currently practicing in a Connecticut hospital. The cochairpersons of the council may establish subcommittees and working groups and may appoint individuals other than members of the council to serve as members of the subcommittees or working groups. Such individuals may include, but need not be limited to: (i) Licensed alcohol and drug counselors; (ii) pharmacists; (iii) municipal police chiefs; (iv) emergency medical services personnel; and (v) representatives of organizations that provide education, prevention, intervention, referrals, rehabilitation or support services to individuals with substance use disorder or chemical dependency.

(c) The council shall review policies and practices of state agencies and the Judicial Department concerning substance abuse treatment programs, substance abuse prevention services, the referral of persons to such programs and services, and criminal justice sanctions and programs and shall develop and coordinate a state-wide, interagency, integrated plan for such programs and services and criminal sanctions.

(d) Such plan shall be amended not later than January 1, 2017, to contain measurable goals, including, but not limited to, a goal for a reduction in the number of opioid-induced deaths in the state.

Sec. 5. Subsection (h) of section 20-206bb of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

(h) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, any person [certified by an organization approved by the Commissioner of Public Health] who maintains certification with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association may practice the five-point auricular acupuncture protocol specified as part of such certification program as an adjunct therapy for the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse and other behavioral interventions for which the protocol is indicated, provided the treatment is performed under the supervision of a physician licensed under chapter 370 and is performed in [either] (1) a private freestanding facility licensed by the Department of Public Health [for the] that provides care or treatment [of] for substance abusive or dependent persons, [or] (2) a setting operated by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, or (3) any other setting where such protocol is an appropriate adjunct therapy to a substance abuse or behavioral health treatment program. The Commissioner of Public Health shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to ensure the safe provision of auricular acupuncture [within private freestanding facilities licensed by the Department of Public Health for the care or treatment of substance abusive or dependent persons] in accordance with the provisions of this subsection.

Sec. 6. Subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 20-74s of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

(4) "Practice of alcohol and drug counseling" means the professional application of methods that assist an individual or group to develop an understanding of alcohol and drug dependency problems, define goals, and plan action reflecting the individual's or group's interest, abilities and needs as affected by alcohol and drug dependency problems, and may include, as appropriate (A) conducting a substance use disorder screening or psychosocial history evaluation of an individual to document the individual's use of drugs prescribed for pain, other prescribed drugs, illegal drugs and alcohol to determine the individual's risk for substance abuse, (B) developing a preliminary diagnosis for the individual based on such screening or evaluation, (C) determining the individual's risk for abuse of drugs prescribed for pain, other prescribed drugs, illegal drugs and alcohol, (D) developing a treatment plan and referral options for the individual to ensure the individual's recovery support needs are met, and (E) developing and submitting an opioid use consultation report to an individual's primary care provider to be reviewed by the primary care provider and included in the individual's medical record;

Sec. 7. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2016) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Opioid drug" has the same meaning as provided in 42 CFR 8.2, as amended from time to time;

(2) "Adult" means a person who is at least eighteen years of age;

(3) "Prescribing practitioner" has the same meaning as provided in section 20-14c of the general statutes;

(4) "Minor" means a person who is under eighteen years of age;

(5) "Opioid agonist" means a medication that binds to the opiate receptors and provides relief to individuals in treatment for abuse of or dependence on an opioid drug;

(6) "Opiate receptor" means a specific site on a cell surface that interacts in a highly selective fashion with an opioid drug;

(7) "Palliative care" means specialized medical care to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with a life-threatening illness; and

(8) "Opioid antagonist" has the same meaning as provided in section 17a-714a of the general statutes.

(b) When issuing a prescription for an opioid drug to an adult patient for the first time for outpatient use, a prescribing practitioner who is authorized to prescribe an opioid drug shall not issue a prescription for more than a seven-day supply of such drug, as recommended in the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

(c) A prescribing practitioner shall not issue a prescription for an opioid drug to a minor for more than a seven-day supply of such drug at any time. When issuing a prescription for an opioid drug to a minor for less than a seven-day supply of such drug, the prescribing practitioner shall discuss the risks associated with use of an opioid drug, including, but not limited to, the risks of addiction and overdose associated with opioid drugs and the dangers of taking opioid drugs with alcohol, benzodiazepines and other central nervous system depressants, and the reasons why the prescription is necessary with (1) the minor, and (2) the custodial parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the minor if such parent, guardian or other person is present at the time of issuance.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of this section, if, in the professional medical judgment of a prescribing practitioner, more than a seven-day supply of an opioid drug is required to treat an adult patient's or minor patient's acute medical condition, as determined by the prescribing practitioner, or is necessary for the treatment of chronic pain, pain associated with a cancer diagnoses or for palliative care, then the prescribing practitioner may issue a prescription for the quantity needed to treat the acute medical condition, chronic pain, pain associated with a cancer diagnosis or pain experienced while the patient is in palliative care. The condition triggering the prescription of an opioid drug for more than a seven-day supply shall be documented in the patient's medical record and the practitioner shall indicate that an alternative to the opioid drug was not appropriate to address the medical condition.

(e) The provisions of subsections (b), (c) and (d) of this section shall not apply to medications designed for the treatment of abuse of or dependence on an opioid drug, including, but not limited to, opioid agonists and opioid antagonists.

Sec. 8. Subdivision (3) of section 21a-240 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

(3) "Agent" means an authorized person who acts on behalf of or at the direction of a manufacturer, distributor, [or] dispenser or prescribing practitioner. It does not include a common or contract carrier, public warehouseman, or employee of the carrier or warehouseman;

Sec. 9. Subsection (j) of section 21a-254 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(j) (1) The commissioner shall, within available appropriations, establish an electronic prescription drug monitoring program to collect, by electronic means, prescription information for schedules II, III, IV and V controlled substances that are dispensed by pharmacies, nonresident pharmacies, as defined in section 20-627, outpatient pharmacies in hospitals or institutions or by any other dispenser. The program shall be designed to provide information regarding the prescription of controlled substances in order to prevent the improper or illegal use of the controlled substances and shall not infringe on the legitimate prescribing of a controlled substance by a prescribing practitioner acting in good faith and in the course of professional practice.

(2) The commissioner may identify other products or substances to be included in the electronic prescription drug monitoring program established pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(3) Prior to July 1, 2016, each pharmacy, nonresident pharmacy, as defined in section 20-627, outpatient pharmacy in a hospital or institution and dispenser shall report to the commissioner, at least weekly, by electronic means or, if a pharmacy or outpatient pharmacy does not maintain records electronically, in a format approved by the commissioner, the following information for all controlled substance prescriptions dispensed by such pharmacy or outpatient pharmacy: (A) Dispenser identification number; (B) the date the prescription for the controlled substance was filled; (C) the prescription number; (D) whether the prescription for the controlled substance is new or a refill; (E) the national drug code number for the drug dispensed; (F) the amount of the controlled substance dispensed and the number of days' supply of the controlled substance; (G) a patient identification number; (H) the patient's first name, last name and street address, including postal code; (I) the date of birth of the patient; (J) the date the prescription for the controlled substance was issued by the prescribing practitioner and the prescribing practitioner's Drug Enforcement Agency's identification number; and (K) the type of payment.

(4) [On] (A) Except as provided in this subdivision, on and after July 1, 2016, each pharmacy, nonresident pharmacy, as defined in section 20-627, outpatient pharmacy in a hospital or institution, and dispenser shall report to the commissioner by electronic means, in a format approved by the commissioner, the following information for all controlled substance prescriptions dispensed by such pharmacy or outpatient pharmacy immediately upon, but in no event [more] later than [twenty-four hours] the next business day after, dispensing such prescriptions: [(A)] (i) Dispenser identification number; [(B)] (ii) the date the prescription for the controlled substance was filled; [(C)] (iii) the prescription number; [(D)] (iv) whether the prescription for the controlled substance is new or a refill; [(E)] (v) the national drug code number for the drug dispensed; [(F)] (vi) the amount of the controlled substance dispensed and the number of days' supply of the controlled substance; [(G)] (vii) a patient identification number; [(H)] (viii) the patient's first name, last name and street address, including postal code; [(I)] (ix) the date of birth of the patient; [(J)] (x) the date the prescription for the controlled substance was issued by the prescribing practitioner and the prescribing practitioner's Drug Enforcement Agency's identification number; and [(K)] (xi) the type of payment.

(B) If the electronic prescription drug monitoring program is not operational, such pharmacy or dispenser shall report the information described in this subdivision not later than the next business day after regaining access to such program. For purposes of this subdivision, "business day" means any day during which the pharmacy is open to the public.

(C) Each veterinarian, licensed pursuant to chapter 384, who dispenses a controlled substance prescription shall report to the commissioner the information described in subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, at least weekly, by electronic means or, if the veterinarian does not maintain records electronically, in a format approved by the commissioner.

(5) The commissioner may contract with a vendor for purposes of electronically collecting such controlled substance prescription information. The commissioner and any such vendor shall maintain the information in accordance with the provisions of chapter 400j.

(6) The commissioner and any such vendor shall not disclose controlled substance prescription information reported pursuant to subdivisions (3) and (4) of this subsection, except as authorized pursuant to the provisions of sections 21a-240 to 21a-283, inclusive, as amended by this act. Any person who knowingly violates any provision of this subdivision or subdivision (5) of this subsection shall be guilty of a class D felony.

(7) The commissioner shall provide, upon request, controlled substance prescription information obtained in accordance with subdivisions (3) and (4) of this subsection to the following: (A) The prescribing practitioner [,] or such practitioner's authorized agent, [who is also a licensed health care professional,] who is treating or has treated a specific patient, provided the information is obtained for purposes related to the treatment of the patient, including the monitoring of controlled substances obtained by the patient; (B) the prescribing practitioner with whom a patient has made contact for the purpose of seeking medical treatment or such practitioner's authorized agent, provided the request is accompanied by a written consent, signed by the prospective patient, for the release of controlled substance prescription information; or (C) the pharmacist who is dispensing controlled substances for a patient, provided the information is obtained for purposes related to the scope of the pharmacist's practice and management of the patient's drug therapy, including the monitoring of controlled substances obtained by the patient. The prescribing practitioner, such practitioner's authorized agent, or the pharmacist shall submit a written and signed request to the commissioner for controlled substance prescription information. Such prescribing practitioner or pharmacist shall not disclose any such request except as authorized pursuant to sections 20-570 to 20-630, inclusive, or sections 21a-240 to 21a-283, inclusive, as amended by this act.

(8) No person or employer shall prohibit, discourage or impede a prescribing practitioner or pharmacist from requesting controlled substance prescription information pursuant to this subsection.

(9) Prior to prescribing greater than a seventy-two-hour supply of any controlled substance to any patient, the prescribing practitioner or such practitioner's authorized agent [who is also a licensed health care professional] shall review the patient's records in the electronic prescription drug monitoring program established pursuant to this subsection. Whenever a prescribing practitioner prescribes a controlled [substances] substance, other than a schedule V nonnarcotic controlled substance, for the continuous or prolonged treatment of any patient, such prescriber, or such prescriber's authorized agent, [who is also a licensed health care professional,] shall review, not less than once every ninety days, the patient's records in such prescription drug monitoring program. Whenever a prescribing practitioner prescribes a schedule V nonnarcotic controlled substance, for the continuous or prolonged treatment of any patient, such prescribing practitioner, or such prescribing practitioner's authorized agent, shall review, not less than annually, the patient's records in such prescription drug monitoring program. If such electronic prescription drug monitoring program is not operational, such [prescriber] prescribing practitioner may prescribe greater than a seventy-two-hour supply of a controlled substance to a patient during the time of such program's inoperability, provided such [prescriber] prescribing practitioner or such authorized agent reviews the records of such patient in such program not more than twenty-four hours after regaining access to such program.

(10) (A) A prescribing practitioner may designate an authorized agent to review the electronic prescription drug monitoring program and patient controlled substance prescription information on behalf of the prescribing practitioner. The prescribing practitioner shall ensure that any authorized agent's access to such program and patient controlled substance prescription information is limited to the purposes described in this section and occurs in a manner that protects the confidentiality of information that is accessed through such program. The prescribing practitioner and any authorized agent shall be subject to the provisions of 45 CFR 164.308, as amended from time to time, concerning administrative safeguards for the protection of electronic protected health information. A prescribing practitioner may receive disciplinary action for acts of the authorized agent as provided in section 21a-322, as amended by this act.

(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, a prescribing practitioner who is employed by or provides professional services to a hospital shall, prior to designating an authorized agent to review the electronic prescription drug monitoring program and patient controlled substance prescription information on behalf of the prescribing practitioner, (i) submit a request to designate one or more authorized agents for such purposes and a written protocol for oversight of the authorized agent or agents to the commissioner, in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner, and (ii) receive the commissioner's approval to designate such authorized agent or agents and of such written protocol. Such written protocol shall designate either the hospital's medical director, a hospital department head, who is a prescribing practitioner, or another prescribing practitioner as the person responsible for ensuring that the authorized agent's or agents' access to such program and patient controlled substance prescription information is limited to the purposes described in this section and occurs in a manner that protects the confidentiality of information that is accessed through such program. A hospital medical director, a hospital department head, who is a prescribing practitioner, or another prescribing practitioner designated as the person responsible for overseeing an authorized agent's or agents' access to such program and information in the written protocol approved by the commissioner may receive disciplinary action for acts of the authorized agent or agents as provided in section 21a-322, as amended by this act. The commissioner may inspect hospital records to determine compliance with written protocols approved in accordance with this section.

[(10)] (11) The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, concerning the reporting, evaluation, management and storage of electronic controlled substance prescription information.

[(11)] (12) The provisions of this section shall not apply to (A) samples of controlled substances dispensed by a physician to a patient, or (B) any controlled substances dispensed to hospital inpatients.

[(12)] (13) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any institutional pharmacy or pharmacist's drug room operated by a facility, licensed under section 19a-495 and regulations adopted pursuant to said section 19a-495, that dispenses or administers directly to a patient an opioid agonist for treatment of a substance use disorder.

Sec. 10. Section 21a-322 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

The commissioner may suspend, revoke or refuse to renew a registration, place a registration on probation, place conditions on a registration and assess a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars per violation of this chapter, for sufficient cause. Any of the following shall be sufficient cause for such action by the commissioner: (1) The furnishing of false or fraudulent information in any application filed under this chapter; (2) conviction of a crime under any state or federal law relating to the registrant's profession, controlled substances or drugs or fraudulent practices, including, but not limited to, fraudulent billing practices; (3) failure to maintain effective controls against diversion of controlled substances into other than duly authorized legitimate medical, scientific, or commercial channels; (4) the suspension, revocation, expiration or surrender of the practitioner's federal controlled substance registration; (5) prescribing, distributing, administering or dispensing a controlled substance in schedules other than those specified in the practitioner's state or federal registration or in violation of any condition placed on the practitioner's registration; (6) suspension, revocation, expiration, surrender or other disciplinary action taken against any professional license or registration held by the practitioner; (7) abuse or excessive use of drugs; (8) possession, use, prescription for use or distribution of controlled substances or legend drugs, except for therapeutic or other proper medical or scientific purpose; (9) a practitioner's failure to account for disposition of controlled substances as determined by an audit of the receipt and disposition records of said practitioner; [and] (10) failure to keep records of medical evaluations of patients and all controlled substances dispensed, administered or prescribed to patients by a practitioner; (11) failure to establish and implement administrative safeguards for the protection of electronic protected health information pursuant to 45 CFR 164.308, as amended from time to time; and (12) breach of any such safeguards by a prescribing practitioner's authorized agent.

Sec. 11. (Effective from passage) Not later than October 1, 2016, the chairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health shall convene a working group concerning the issuance of opioid drug prescriptions by prescribing practitioners, as defined in section 7 of this act. The working group shall study whether it is a best practice for prescribing practitioners to limit prescriptions to not more than a three-day supply of opioid drugs for the purpose of treating a minor patient's acute medical condition. Not later than February 1, 2017, the working group shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4 of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health concerning the results of such study."

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

17a-714a

Sec. 2

January 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 3

January 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 4

October 1, 2016

17a-667

Sec. 5

October 1, 2016

20-206bb(h)

Sec. 6

October 1, 2016

20-74s(a)(4)

Sec. 7

July 1, 2016

New section

Sec. 8

October 1, 2016

21a-240(3)

Sec. 9

July 1, 2016

21a-254(j)

Sec. 10

October 1, 2016

21a-322

Sec. 11

from passage

New section

The bill was discussed by Representatives Srinivasan of the 31st, Dubitsky of the 47th, Conroy of the 105th, Cook of the 65th, Perillo of the 113th, Wilms of the 142nd, O'Dea of the 125th, Scanlon of the 98th, Carney of the 23rd, McCarty of the 38th, Miner of the 66th, Willis of the 64th, Adinolfi of the 103rd, Ziobron of the 34th, Case of the 63rd, Smith of the 108th, Tweedie of the 13th, Mushinsky of the 85th, Kupchick of the 132nd and Staneski of the 119th.

DEPUTY SPEAKER SAYERS IN THE CHAIR

The bill was further discussed by Representatives Ferraro of the 117th, Urban of the 43rd, Carpino of the 32nd, MacLachlan of the 35th, McCrory of the 7th and Belsito of the 53rd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 6:28 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 144

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 144

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 6

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5053 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BERTHEL

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

   

X

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

SCOTT

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

BUMGARDNER

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

CARTER

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

   

X

DILLON

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

   

X

LEMAR

       

Y

   

MULLIGAN

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

DEPUTY SPEAKER RYAN IN THE CHAIR

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE BILL PASSED

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill passed.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 5481 (RAISED) (File No. 286) AN ACT CONCERNING PHOSPHORUS REDUCTION REIMBURSEMENTS TO MUNICIPALITIES.

The bill was explained by Representative Miller of the 36th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 4755) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Aman of the 14th, Adinolfi of the 103rd, Ackert of the 8th, Mushinsky of the 85th and O'Dea of the 125th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 4755):

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subdivision (6) of subsection (c) of section 22a-478 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(6) Any contract entered into by a municipality prior to, on or after the effective date of this section but before July 1, [2018] 2019, that is eligible for financing as a project undertaken for phosphorus removal to at or below [two-tenths] thirty-one one-hundredths milligrams per liter [effluent discharge] provided such amount is specified as the average monthly effluent total phosphorous limit in a discharge permit issued to such municipality by the commissioner pursuant to section 22a-430, shall receive (A) a project grant of fifty per cent of the cost of the project associated with such phosphorus removal, (B) except as provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, a twenty per cent grant for the balance of the cost of the project, and (C) a loan for the remainder of the costs of the project, not exceeding one hundred per cent of the eligible water quality project costs, [. In providing funding under this subdivision, the commissioner shall give priority, first to projects with the lowest permitted limit of phosphorus discharge as contained in a valid discharge permit issued pursuant to section 22a-430, and then to those that remove the greatest amount of phosphorus, as measured in pounds per year] provided nothing in this subdivision shall effect any requirement or schedule in any discharge permit issued by the commissioner pursuant to said section."

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

22a-478(c)(6)

The bill was discussed by Representatives Boukus of the 22nd and Wilms of the 142nd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 6:48 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 144

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 144

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 6

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5481 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BERTHEL

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

   

X

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

SCOTT

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

BUMGARDNER

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

CARTER

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

   

X

DILLON

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

   

X

LEMAR

       

Y

   

MULLIGAN

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

DEPUTY SPEAKER SAYERS IN THE CHAIR

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE BILLS PASSED

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the committees indicated accepted and the bills passed.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 219 (RAISED) (File No. 370) AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT OPERATIONS.

The bill was explained by Representative Tong of the 147th.

The bill was discussed by Representative Rebimbas of the 70th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 6:59 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 144

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 144

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 6

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 219 was passed in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BERTHEL

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

   

X

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

SCOTT

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

BUMGARDNER

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

CARTER

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

   

X

DILLON

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

   

X

LEMAR

       

Y

   

MULLIGAN

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S.B. No. 330 (RAISED) (File No. 474) AN ACT CONCERNING DEMOLITION PERMITS.

The bill was explained by Representative Miller of the 36th.

The bill was discussed by Representatives Aman of the 14th, Smith of the 108th, Ackert of the 8th, Kokoruda of the 101st, LeGeyt of the 17th, Sredzinski of the 112th, Ziobron of the 34th and McCarty of the 38th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 7:45 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 144

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 113

Those voting Nay 31

Those absent and not voting 6

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 330 was passed in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

 

N

 

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

LUXENBERG

 

N

 

ALBERTS

 

N

 

O'NEILL

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

 

N

 

AMAN

 

N

 

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

 

N

 

BELSITO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

 

N

 

BERTHEL

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

MORIN

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

   

X

BUCK-TAYLOR

 

N

 

SCOTT

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

BUMGARDNER

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CAMILLO

 

N

 

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CARPINO

 

N

 

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

CARTER

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

CASE

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

ROSE

 

N

 

DAVIS

 

N

 

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

 

N

 

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

   

X

DILLON

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

FERRARO

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

FLOREN

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

   

X

LEMAR

       

Y

   

MULLIGAN

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS PASSED

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the committees indicated accepted and the bills passed.

EDUCATION. H.B. No. 5553 (RAISED) (File No. 294) AN ACT CONCERNING ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ISSUES.

The bill was explained by Representative D'Agostino of the 91st who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 4714) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Ferraro of the 117th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 4714):

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subsection (m) of section 10-264l of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(m) (1) On or before May 15, 2010, and annually thereafter, each interdistrict magnet school operator shall provide written notification to any school district that is otherwise responsible for educating a student who resides in such school district and will be enrolled in an interdistrict magnet school under the operator's control for the following school year. Such notification shall include (A) the number of any such students, by grade, who will be enrolled in an interdistrict magnet school under the control of such operator, (B) the name of the school in which such student has been placed, and (C) the amount of tuition to be charged to the local or regional board of education for such student. Such notification shall represent an estimate of the number of students expected to attend such interdistrict magnet schools in the following school year, but shall not be deemed to limit the number of students who may enroll in such interdistrict magnet schools for such year.

(2) For the school year commencing July 1, 2015, and each school year thereafter, any interdistrict magnet school operator that is a local or regional board of education and did not charge tuition to a local or regional board of education for the school year commencing July 1, 2014, may not charge tuition to such board unless (A) such operator receives authorization from the Commissioner of Education to charge the proposed tuition, and (B) if such authorization is granted, such operator provides written notification on or before September first of the school year prior to the school year in which such tuition is to be charged to such board of the tuition to be charged to such board for each student that such board is otherwise responsible for educating and is enrolled at the interdistrict magnet school under such operator's control. In deciding whether to authorize an interdistrict magnet school operator to charge tuition under this subdivision, the commissioner shall consider (i) the average per pupil expenditure of such operator for each interdistrict magnet school under the control of such operator, and (ii) the amount of any per pupil state subsidy and any revenue from other sources received by such operator. The commissioner may conduct a comprehensive financial review of the operating budget of the magnet school of such operator to verify that the tuition is appropriate. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to any interdistrict magnet school operator that is a regional educational service center or assisting the state in meeting the goals of the 2008 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al., as extended, or the goals of the 2013 stipulation and order for Milo Sheff, et al. v. William A. O'Neill, et al., as extended.

[(2)] (3) Not later than two weeks following an enrollment lottery for an interdistrict magnet school conducted by a magnet school operator, the parent or guardian of a student (A) who will enroll in such interdistrict magnet school in the following school year, or (B) whose name has been placed on a waiting list for enrollment in such interdistrict magnet school for the following school year, shall provide written notification of such prospective enrollment or waiting list placement to the school district in which such student resides and is otherwise responsible for educating such student."

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

10-264l(m)

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 7:55 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 143

Necessary for Passage 72

Those voting Yea 143

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 7

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5553 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

   

X

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BERTHEL

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

   

X

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

SCOTT

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

BUMGARDNER

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

CARTER

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

   

X

DILLON

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

   

X

LEMAR

       

Y

   

MULLIGAN

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H.B. No. 5591 (RAISED) (File No. 303) AN ACT CREATING THE CONNECTICUT RETIREMENT SECURITY PROGRAM.

The bill was explained by Representative Tercyak of the 26th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 4515) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Rutigliano of the 123rd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 8:28 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 139

Necessary for Adoption 70

Those voting Yea 78

Those voting Nay 61

Those absent and not voting 11

On a roll call vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

 

N

 

ACKERT

   

X

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

 

N

 

ADINOLFI

 

N

 

O'DEA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

LUXENBERG

 

N

 

ALBERTS

 

N

 

O'NEILL

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

 

N

 

AMAN

 

N

 

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

 

N

 

BELSITO

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

 

N

 

BERTHEL

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

 

N

 

BETTS

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

 

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

MORIN

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

   

X

BUCK-TAYLOR

 

N

 

SCOTT

Y

   

BECKER, B.

 

N

 

NICASTRO

 

N

 

BUMGARDNER

 

N

 

SHABAN

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

 

N

 

BYRON

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CAMILLO

 

N

 

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CARNEY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CARPINO

 

N

 

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

CARTER

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

CASE

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

   

X

ROSARIO

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

 

N

 

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

   

X

ROSE

 

N

 

DAVIS

 

N

 

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

 

N

 

ROVERO

 

N

 

DEVLIN

 

N

 

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

   

X

DILLON

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

FERRARO

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

FLOREN

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

 

N

 

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

 

N

 

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

KLARIDES

       
   

X

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

 

N

 

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

 

N

 

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

 

N

 

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

 

N

 

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

 

N

 

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

 

N

 

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

 

N

 

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

   

X

LEMAR

         

N

 

MULLIGAN

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 4515):

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) As used in this section and sections 2 to 13, inclusive, of this act:

(1) "Authority" means the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority established pursuant to section 2 of this act;

(2) "Board" means the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors established pursuant to section 2 of this act;

(3) "Contribution level" means (A) the contribution rate selected by the participant that may be expressed as (i) a percentage of the participant's taxable wages as is required to be reported under Sections 6041 and 6051 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, or (ii) a dollar amount up to the maximum deductible amount for the participant's taxable year under Section 219(b)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time; or (B) in the absence of an affirmative election by the participant, three per cent of the participant's taxable wages as is required to be reported under Sections 6041 and 6051 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, or such other amount as determined by the authority, provided such amount shall not exceed six per cent. The contribution level of a participant who customarily and regularly receives gratuities in conjunction with his or her employment shall be a percentage of such participant's wages as is required to be reported under Sections 6041 and 6051 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time;

(4) "Covered employee" means an individual (A) who has been employed by a qualified employer for a period of not less than one hundred twenty days, (B) who is nineteen years of age or older, (C) who performs services within the state for purposes of section 31-222 of the general statutes, and (D) whose service or employment is not excluded under the provisions of subdivision (5) of subsection (a) of section 31-222 of the general statutes;

(5) "Participant" means any individual participating in the program;

(6) "Program" means the Connecticut Retirement Security Program established pursuant to section 3 of this act;

(7) "Qualified employer" means any person, corporation, limited liability company, firm, partnership, voluntary association, joint stock association or other entity doing business in the state during the calendar year, whether for profit or not for profit, that employed on October first of the preceding calendar year five or more individuals in the state and has paid not less than five of such individuals taxable wages of not less than five thousand dollars in the preceding calendar year. "Qualified employer" does not include: (A) The federal government, (B) the state or any political subdivision thereof, (C) any municipality, unit of a municipality or municipal housing authority, (D) an employer employing only individuals whose services are excluded under subdivision (5) of subsection (a) of section 31-222 of the general statutes, or (E) an employer that was not in existence at all times during the current calendar year and the preceding calendar year;

(8) "Individual retirement account" means a Roth IRA;

(9) "Roth IRA" means an account described in Section 408A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time;

(10) "Normal retirement age" means the age specified in Section 408A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, when an individual may withdraw all funds without penalty; and

(11) "Vendor" means (A) a regulated investment company or an insurance company conducting business in the state, or (B) a company conducting business in the state to (i) provide payroll or recordkeeping services, and (ii) offer retirement plans or payroll deposit individual retirement account arrangements using products of regulated investment companies. "Vendor" does not include individual registered representatives, brokers, financial planners or agents.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is hereby established and created a body politic and corporate, constituting a public instrumentality and political subdivision of the state of Connecticut established and created for the performance of an essential public and governmental function, to be known as the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority. The authority shall not be construed to be a department, institution or agency of the state.

(b) The powers of the authority shall be vested in and exercised by a board of directors, which shall consist of nine voting members, each a resident of the state, (1) the State Treasurer who shall serve as an ex officio voting member; (2) the State Comptroller who shall serve as an ex officio voting member; (3) one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall have a favorable reputation for skill, knowledge and experience in the interests of the needs of aging population; (4) one appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall have a favorable reputation for skill, knowledge and experience in the interests of employers in retirement savings; (5) one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall have a favorable reputation for skill, knowledge and experience in the interests of retirement investment products; (6) one appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, who shall have a favorable reputation for skill, knowledge and experience in the interests of employees in retirement savings; (7) one appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, who shall have a favorable reputation for skill, knowledge and experience in retirement plan designs; (8) one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, who shall have a favorable reputation for skill, knowledge and experience in the interests of retirement plan brokers; and (9) one appointed by the Governor, who shall have a favorable reputation for skill, knowledge and experience in matters regarding the federal Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time, or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time. Each member appointed pursuant to subdivisions (3) to (9), inclusive, of this subsection shall serve an initial term of four years. Thereafter, said members of the General Assembly and the Governor shall appoint members of the board to succeed such appointees whose terms expire and each member so appointed shall hold office for a term of six years from July first in the year of his or her appointment.

(c) All appointments to the board shall be made not later than July 31, 2016. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority not later than thirty calendar days after the office becomes vacant. Any member previously appointed to the board may be reappointed.

(d) The Governor, with the advice and consent of both houses of the General Assembly, shall select a chairperson of the board from among the members of the board. The board shall annually elect a vice-chairperson and such other officers as it deems necessary from among its members. The board may appoint an executive director and assistant executive director, who shall not be members of the board and who shall serve at the pleasure of the board. The executive director and assistant executive director shall be employees of the authority and shall receive such compensation as prescribed by the board.

(e) The members of the board shall serve without compensation but shall, within available appropriations, be reimbursed in accordance with the standard travel regulations for all necessary expenses that they may incur through service on the board.

(f) (1) Each member of the board shall, not later than ten calendar days after his or her appointment, take and subscribe the oath of affirmation required by article XI, section 1, of the State Constitution. Each member's term shall begin from the date the member takes such oath. The oath shall be administered by the Secretary of the State and shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the State.

(2) Each member of the board authorized by resolution of the board to handle funds or sign checks for the program, and any other authorized officer, shall, not later than ten calendar days after the date the board adopts such authorizing resolution, execute a surety bond in the penal sum of fifty thousand dollars or procure an equivalent insurance product or, in lieu thereof, the chairperson shall obtain a blanket position bond covering the executive director and every member of the board and other employee or authorized officer of the authority in the penal sum of fifty thousand dollars. Each such bond or equivalent insurance product shall be (A) conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of the chairperson or the members, executive director and other authorized officers or employees, as the case may be, and (B) issued by an insurance company authorized to transact business in the state as surety. The cost of each such bond shall be paid by the authority.

(g) An authorized officer or the executive director, if one is appointed by the board pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, shall supervise the administrative affairs and technical activities of the program in accordance with the directives of the board. Such authorized officer or executive director, as the case may be, shall keep a record of the proceedings of the program and shall be custodian of all books, documents and papers filed with the program, the minute book or journal of the program and its official seal. Such authorized officer or executive director, as the case may be, may cause copies to be made of all minutes and other records and documents of the program and may give certificates under the official seal of the program to the effect that such copies are true copies, and all persons dealing with the program may rely upon such certificates.

(h) Four members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business or the exercise of any power of the authority. Each member shall be entitled to one vote on the board.

(i) (1) No member of the board or any officer, agent or employee of the authority shall, directly or indirectly, have any financial interest in any corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal or commercial entity contracting with the authority.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection or any other section of the general statutes, it shall not be a conflict of interest or a violation of the provisions of said subdivision or any other section of the general statutes for a trustee, director, officer or employee of a bank, investment advisor, investment company or investment banking firm, or a person having the required favorable reputation for skill, knowledge and experience in retirement savings, to serve as a member of the board, provided, in each case to which the provisions of this subdivision are applicable, such trustee, director, officer or employee of such a firm abstains from discussion, deliberation, action and vote by the board in specific respect to any undertaking pursuant to this section or sections 3 to 13, inclusive, of this act in which such firm has a direct interest separate from the interests of all similar firms generally.

(j) The board, on behalf of the authority, and for the purpose of implementing the Connecticut Retirement Security Program established pursuant to section 3 of this act, shall adopt written procedures in accordance with the provisions of section 1-121 of the general statutes for the purposes of:

(1) Adopting an annual budget and plan of operations, including a requirement of board approval before such budget or plan may take effect;

(2) Hiring, dismissing, promoting and compensating employees of the authority, instituting an affirmative action policy and requiring board approval before a position may be created or a vacancy filled;

(3) Acquiring real and personal property and personal services, including requiring board approval for any nonbudgeted expenditure in excess of five thousand dollars;

(4) Contracting for financial, legal and other professional services, and requiring that the authority solicit proposals not less than every three years for each such service used by the board or authority, except for any firm that contracts to provide custodial, recordkeeping or other services for the provision of an individual retirement account such solicitation shall be not less than every ten years;

(5) Using surplus funds to the extent authorized under this act or other provisions of the general statutes;

(6) Making modifications to the program that the board deems necessary to implement the provisions of sections 2 to 13, inclusive, of this act consistent with federal rules and regulations in order to ensure that the program meets all criteria for federal tax-deferral or tax-exempt benefits, and to prevent the program from being treated as an employee benefit plan under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time; and

(7) Establishing an administrative process by which participants, potential participants and employees may submit grievances, complaints and appeals to the board and have such grievances, complaints and appeals heard and addressed by the board.

(k) The authority shall continue as long as the program remains in effect and until its existence is terminated by law. Upon termination of the existence of the authority, all its rights and properties shall pass to and be vested in the state of Connecticut.

(l) The provisions of this section and section 1-125 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, shall apply to any member, director or employee of the authority. No person shall be subject to civil liability for the debts, obligations or liabilities of the authority as provided in this section and section 1-125 of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is established the Connecticut Retirement Security Program the purpose of which shall be to promote and enhance retirement savings for private sector employees in the state. The board of directors of the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority may:

(1) Adopt bylaws for the regulation of the affairs of the board and the conduct of its business;

(2) Adopt an official seal and alter the same at the pleasure of the board;

(3) Maintain an office at such place or places in the state as the board may designate;

(4) Sue and be sued in its own name;

(5) Establish criteria and guidelines for the retirement programs to be offered pursuant to this section and sections 4 to 13 of this act;

(6) Receive and invest moneys in the program in any instruments, obligations, securities or property in accordance with section 8 of this act;

(7) Contract with financial institutions or other organizations offering or servicing retirement programs. The authority may require that each participant be charged a fee to defray the costs of the program. The amount and method of collection of such fee shall be determined by the authority. No employer shall be required to fund or be responsible for collecting fees from plan participants;

(8) Employ attorneys, accountants, consultants, financial experts, loan processors, banks, managers and such other employees and agents as may be necessary in the board's judgment, and to fix the compensation of such individuals;

(9) Charge and equitably apportion among participants the administrative costs and expenses incurred in the exercise of the board's powers and duties as granted by this section;

(10) Borrow working capital funds and other funds as may be necessary for the start-up and continuing operation of the program, provided such funds are borrowed in the name of the authority only. Such borrowings shall be payable solely from revenues of the authority;

(11) Make and enter into contracts or agreements with professional service providers, including, but not limited to, financial consultants and lawyers, as may be necessary or incidental to the performance of the board's duties and the execution of its powers under this section;

(12) Establish policies and procedures for the protection of program participants' personal and confidential information; and

(13) Do all things necessary or convenient to carry out the provisions of sections 2 to 13, inclusive, of this act.

(b) The board of directors of the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority shall enter into memoranda of understanding with the Labor Department and other state agencies regarding (1) the gathering or dissemination of information necessary for the operations of the program, subject to such obligations of confidentiality as may be agreed or required by law, (2) the sharing of costs incurred pursuant to the gathering and dissemination of such information, and (3) the reimbursement of costs for any enforcement activities conducted pursuant to section 10 of this act. Each state agency may also enter into such memoranda of understanding.

Sec. 4. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors shall prepare informational materials regarding the Connecticut Retirement Security Program for distribution by qualified employers to plan participants and prospective plan participants pursuant to section 7 of this act. Such informational materials shall include, but need not be limited to:

(1) The benefits and risks associated with making contributions to or making withdrawals from the program;

(2) The process for making contributions to the program, including a contribution election form;

(3) Clear and conspicuous notice regarding the default contribution level;

(4) The process by which a participant may opt out of the program by electing a contribution level of zero;

(5) A description of applicable federal and state regulations, including income and contribution limits for participating in the program;

(6) The process for withdrawing retirement savings from the program, including an explanation of the tax treatment of withdrawals;

(7) The process by which a participant may obtain additional information on the program, including information regarding investment options available under the program; and

(8) Such other information as the board may deem necessary or advisable to provide to participants, potential participants and qualified employers in the state.

(b) Not less than quarterly, the board shall provide a statement to each participant that shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information:

(1) The account balance in a participant's individual retirement account, including the value of the participant's investment in each investment option selected by the participant;

(2) The various investment options available to each participant and the process by which a participant may select investment options for his or her contributions in accordance with subsection (b) of section 31-71j of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or as prescribed by the authority;

(3) The amount of fees charged to each participant's individual retirement account and a description of the services to which such charges relate; and

(4) At the election of the board, an estimate of the amount of income the account is projected to generate for a participant's retirement based on reasonable assumptions.

(c) Not less than annually, the board shall provide each participant with notification regarding fees that may be imposed through the program and information regarding the various investment options that may be available to participants. The board may provide such notification and information in the form of a prospectus or similar document.

(d) The board, on behalf of the authority, may adopt policies and procedures in accordance with the provisions of section 1-121 of the general statutes for the electronic dissemination of any notices or information required to be provided to participants, potential participants and qualified employers pursuant to the provisions of this section.

Sec. 5. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Connecticut Retirement Security Program shall provide for the establishment and maintenance of an individual retirement account for each program participant. Such individual retirement account shall be established and maintained through the program or a third-party entity in the business of establishing and maintaining individual retirement accounts. Program assets shall be held in trust or custodial accounts meeting the requirements of Section 408(a) or (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, or any other applicable federal law requirements.

(b) Interest, investment earnings and investment losses shall be allocated to each participant's individual retirement account. A participant's benefit under the program shall be equal to the balance in such participant's individual retirement account as of any applicable measurement date prescribed by the program.

(c) The Connecticut Retirement Security Authority shall establish, or cause to be established, processes to prevent a participant's contributions to the program from exceeding the maximum amount of deduction under 26 USC 219(b)(1) for the participant's tax year.

(d) The state shall not be liable for the payment of any benefit to any participant or beneficiary of any participant and shall not be liable for any liability or obligation of the authority. The authority shall not be liable for the payment of any benefit to any participant or beneficiary of any participant, except with respect to any individual retirement accounts established and maintained by the authority.

(e) Any unclaimed funds in a participant's individual retirement account shall be governed by section 3-57a of the general statutes.

Sec. 6. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors, in conducting the business of the authority, including its oversight functions, shall act: (1) With the care, skill, prudence and diligence under the circumstances then prevailing that a prudent person acting in a like capacity and familiar with such matters would use in the conduct of an enterprise of like character and with like aims; (2) solely in the interests of the program's participants and beneficiaries; (3) for the exclusive purposes of providing benefits to participants and beneficiaries and defraying reasonable expenses of administering the program; and (4) in accordance with the provisions of sections 2 to 13, inclusive, of this act and any other applicable sections of the general statutes.

(b) The board shall, to the extent reasonable and practicable, require any agents engaged or appointed by the authority to abide by the standard of care described in subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 7. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) (1) Not later than January 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, each qualified employer shall provide each of its covered employees with the informational materials prepared by the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors pursuant to section 4 of this act. For any employee of a qualified employer who (A) is hired on or after January 1, 2018, or (B) does not meet the definition of covered employee pursuant to section 1 of this act, such qualified employer shall provide such informational materials to such employee not later than thirty days, or such other time period as prescribed by the authority, after (i) the date of such employee's hiring, or (ii) the date such employee meets the definition of covered employee pursuant to section 1 of this act.

(2) Not later than sixty days after a qualified employer provides informational materials to a covered employee in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, or such other time period as prescribed by the authority, and subject to the provisions of subdivision (3) of this subsection, such qualified employer shall automatically enroll each of its covered employees in the program at the participant's contribution level in accordance with the provisions of section 31-71j of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(3) A covered employee may opt out of the program by electing a contribution level of zero.

(4) (A) A qualified employer that (i) maintains a retirement plan or retirement arrangement described under Section 219(g)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, or (ii) any other retirement arrangement approved by the authority, shall be exempt from the requirements of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection.

(B) A qualified employer shall not be considered to maintain a retirement plan or retirement arrangement described under said Section 219(g)(5) or any other retirement arrangement approved by the authority pursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, if the authority determines that (i) as of the first day of the previous calendar year, no new participant was eligible to be enrolled in a retirement plan or retirement arrangement maintained by such qualified employer, and (ii) on and after the first day of the previous calendar year, no contributions were made to such retirement plan or retirement arrangement by or on behalf of a participant in such plan or arrangement.

(5) The authority may defer the effective date of the program, in whole or in part, and for particular categories of employers, as the authority deems necessary to effectuate the purposes of sections 2 to 13, inclusive, of this act in a manner that minimizes the disruption and burdens that may exist for any qualified employer. The board shall provide notice of any deferment of the effective date of the program to the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor not later than seven days after the authority has deemed such deferment necessary. Such notice shall include the categories of employers affected, the purpose for which the deferment was granted and the new effective date of the program.

(b) An employer that does not otherwise meet the definition of a qualified employer may make the program available to its employees subject to such rules and procedures as may be prescribed by the authority. No such employer shall require any employee to enroll in the program.

(c) Any individual who is not enrolled in the program pursuant to subsection (a) of this section may participate in the program at any time subject to such rules and procedures as the authority may prescribe. The authority shall provide the informational materials described in section 4 of this act to any such individual at or before the time of such individual's enrollment in the program.

(d) To the extent permitted under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, the authority shall allow any individual to establish or contribute to an individual retirement account maintained for such individual under the program by rolling over funds from an existing retirement savings account of the individual.

(e) A qualified employer that withholds a contribution from a covered employee's compensation in connection with the program shall transmit such contribution on the earliest date the amount withheld from the covered employee's compensation can reasonably be segregated from the qualified employer's assets, but not later than the fifteenth business day of the month following the month in which the covered employee's contribution amounts are withheld from his or her paycheck.

(f) No employer shall be permitted to make a contribution to the program.

(g) The board shall disseminate information concerning the tax credits that may be available to small business owners for establishing new retirement plans.

Sec. 8. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The Connecticut Retirement Security Authority shall provide for each participant's account to be invested in (1) an age-appropriate target date fund, except as provided in subsection (b) of section 9 of this act, or (2) such other investment vehicles as the authority may prescribe.

Sec. 9. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Connecticut Retirement Security Authority shall establish rules and procedures governing the distribution of funds from the program. Such rules and procedures shall allow for such distributions as may be permitted or required by the program and any applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time.

(b) The program shall include the following design features prescribed by the authority, provided the authority determines such features to be feasible and cost effective:

(1) Designate a lifetime income investment for the program intended to provide participants with a source of retirement income for life. Any lifetime income investment for the program shall include spousal rights;

(2) Provide to each participant, one year in advance of the participant's normal retirement age, a disclosure explaining (A) the rights and features of the lifetime income investment; (B) that once the participant reaches normal retirement age, fifty per cent of the participant's account will be invested in the lifetime income investment; and (C) that the participant may elect to invest a higher percentage of his or her account balance in the lifetime income option;

(3) On the date a participant reaches his or her normal retirement age, invest fifty per cent of the participant's account balance, or such higher amount as specified by the participant, in the lifetime income investment;

(4) Permit each participant to elect a date not earlier than his or her normal retirement age on which to begin receiving distributions, provided, in the absence of an election, such distributions shall commence not later than ninety days after the participant reaches his or her normal retirement age; and

(5) Establish procedures whereby each participant may elect to invest a higher percentage of his or her account balance in the lifetime income investment.

(c) The board shall inform participants about their rights to withdraw funds from the program in accordance with the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time. For participants who elect to withdraw their assets prior to their normal retirement age, the authority shall notify such participants of any tax penalties associated with such withdrawal and the effect of such withdrawal on such participant's expected retirement income.

Sec. 10. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Attorney General may investigate any violation of section 6 of this act. If the Attorney General finds that any member of the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors, or any agent engaged or appointed by the board or the authority has violated or is violating any provision of said section, the Attorney General may bring a civil action in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford under this section in the name of the state against such member or agent. The remedies available to a court in any such action shall be limited to injunctive relief. Nothing in this section shall be construed to create a private right of action.

(b) If a qualified employer fails to remit contributions to the program in the time period specified in subsection (e) of section 7 of this act, such failure to remit such contributions shall be a violation of section 31-71e of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(c) If a qualified employer fails to enroll a covered employee as required under subsection (a) of section 7 of this act, such covered employee, or the Labor Commissioner, may bring a civil action to require the qualified employer to enroll the covered employee and shall recover such costs and reasonable attorney's fees as may be allowed by the court.

Sec. 11. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Connecticut Retirement Security Authority shall keep an accurate account of all its activities, receipts and expenditures and shall submit, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, a report detailing such activities, receipts and expenditures to the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors, the Governor, the Office of Auditors of Public Accounts and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and finance, revenue and bonding on or before December thirty-first annually. Such report shall be in a form prescribed by the board and shall include projected activities of the authority for the next fiscal year and shall be subject to approval by the Auditors of Public Accounts.

(b) The Auditors of Public Accounts may conduct a full audit of the books and accounts of the authority pertaining to such activities, receipts and expenditures, personnel, services or facilities, in accordance with the provisions of section 2-90 of the general statutes. For the purposes of such audit, the Auditors of Public Accounts shall have access to the properties and records of the authority, and may prescribe methods of accounting and the rendering of periodical reports in relation to projects undertaken by the authority.

(c) The authority shall enter into memoranda of understanding with the State Comptroller pursuant to which the authority shall provide, in such form and manner as prescribed by the State Comptroller, information that may include, but need not be limited to, the current revenues and expenses of the authority, the sources or recipients of such revenues or expenses, the date such revenues or expenses were received or dispersed and the amount and the category of such revenues or expenses. The State Comptroller may also enter into such memoranda of understanding.

Sec. 12. (Effective from passage) (a) The Connecticut Retirement Security Board shall conduct a study of the interest of participants and potential participants of the Connecticut Retirement Security Program in investing in a traditional IRA option. The study shall include, but need not be limited to: (1) The number of participants and potential participants whose incomes exceed federal limits for contributing to a Roth IRA; and (2) the percentage of current participants that would prefer a tax-deferred savings option. Not later than January 1, 2019, the board shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, on the results of such study to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor.

(b) The Connecticut Retirement Security Authority may study the feasibility of the state or the authority making available to employers a multiple-employer 401(k) plan or other tax-favored retirement savings vehicle.

Sec. 13. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2018) (a) The Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors shall:

(1) Establish and maintain a secure Internet web site to (A) provide qualified employers with information regarding employer-sponsored retirement plans and payroll deduction individual retirement accounts, and (B) assist qualified employers in identifying vendors of retirement arrangements that may be implemented by the qualified employers in lieu of participation in the program;

(2) Include the Internet web site address on any posting to the Internet web site or in other materials offered to the public regarding the program;

(3) Prior to implementing the Internet web site, and at least annually thereafter, provide notice to vendors (A) that such Internet web site is active, (B) that such vendors may register for inclusion on the Internet web site, and (C) regarding the process for inclusion on the Internet web site; and

(4) Establish an appeals process for vendors that are denied registration or removed from the Internet web site pursuant to subsection (d) of this section.

(b) Each vendor that registers to be listed on the Internet web site shall provide: (1) A statement of such vendor's experience providing employer-sponsored retirement plans and payroll deduction individual retirement accounts in this state and in other states, if applicable, (2) a description of the types of retirement investment products offered by such vendor, and (3) a disclosure of all expenses paid directly or indirectly by retirement plan participants, including, but not limited to, penalties for early withdrawals, declining or fixed withdrawal charges, surrender or deposit charges, management fees and annual fees.

(c) The cost of establishing and maintaining the registration system and the Internet web site shall be borne solely and equally by registered vendors, based upon the total number of registered vendors.

(d) The board may remove a vendor from the Internet web site if the vendor: (1) Submits materially inaccurate information to the board, (2) does not remit assessed fees within sixty days from the date of assessment, or (3) fails to submit to the board notice of any material change to the vendor's registered investment products. Any vendor found to have submitted materially inaccurate information to the board shall be allowed sixty calendar days to correct the information.

Sec. 14. Subdivision (12) of section 1-79 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(12) "Quasi-public agency" means Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, the Connecticut Health and Education Facilities Authority, the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, the State Housing Authority, the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, the Capital Region Development Authority, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, the Connecticut Airport Authority, the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, the Connecticut Green Bank, the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority, the Connecticut Port Authority and the State Education Resource Center.

Sec. 15. Subdivision (1) of section 1-120 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(1) "Quasi-public agency" means Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority, the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, the Connecticut Housing Authority, the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, the Capital Region Development Authority, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, the Connecticut Airport Authority, the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, the Connecticut Green Bank, the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority, the Connecticut Port Authority and the State Education Resource Center.

Sec. 16. Section 1-124 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority, the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, the Connecticut Housing Authority, the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, the Connecticut Airport Authority, the Capital Region Development Authority, the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, the Connecticut Green Bank, the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority, the Connecticut Port Authority and the State Education Resource Center shall not borrow any money or issue any bonds or notes which are guaranteed by the state of Connecticut or for which there is a capital reserve fund of any kind which is in any way contributed to or guaranteed by the state of Connecticut until and unless such borrowing or issuance is approved by the State Treasurer or the Deputy State Treasurer appointed pursuant to section 3-12. The approval of the State Treasurer or said deputy shall be based on documentation provided by the authority that it has sufficient revenues to (1) pay the principal of and interest on the bonds and notes issued, (2) establish, increase and maintain any reserves deemed by the authority to be advisable to secure the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds and notes, (3) pay the cost of maintaining, servicing and properly insuring the purpose for which the proceeds of the bonds and notes have been issued, if applicable, and (4) pay such other costs as may be required.

(b) To the extent Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, the Connecticut Housing Authority, the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority, the Connecticut Airport Authority, the Capital Region Development Authority, the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, the Connecticut Green Bank, the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority, the Connecticut Port Authority or the State Education Resource Center is permitted by statute and determines to exercise any power to moderate interest rate fluctuations or enter into any investment or program of investment or contract respecting interest rates, currency, cash flow or other similar agreement, including, but not limited to, interest rate or currency swap agreements, the effect of which is to subject a capital reserve fund which is in any way contributed to or guaranteed by the state of Connecticut, to potential liability, such determination shall not be effective until and unless the State Treasurer or his or her deputy appointed pursuant to section 3-12 has approved such agreement or agreements. The approval of the State Treasurer or his or her deputy shall be based on documentation provided by the authority that it has sufficient revenues to meet the financial obligations associated with the agreement or agreements.

Sec. 17. Section 1-125 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

The directors, officers and employees of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, the Connecticut Housing Authority, the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, including ad hoc members of the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority, the Capital Region Development Authority, the Connecticut Airport Authority, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, the Connecticut Green Bank, the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority, the Connecticut Port Authority and the State Education Resource Center and any person executing the bonds or notes of the agency shall not be liable personally on such bonds or notes or be subject to any personal liability or accountability by reason of the issuance thereof, nor shall any director or employee of the agency, including ad hoc members of the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, be personally liable for damage or injury, not wanton, reckless, wilful or malicious, caused in the performance of his or her duties and within the scope of his or her employment or appointment as such director, officer or employee, including ad hoc members of the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority. The agency shall protect, save harmless and indemnify its directors, officers or employees, including ad hoc members of the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, from financial loss and expense, including legal fees and costs, if any, arising out of any claim, demand, suit or judgment by reason of alleged negligence or alleged deprivation of any person's civil rights or any other act or omission resulting in damage or injury, if the director, officer or employee, including ad hoc members of the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, is found to have been acting in the discharge of his or her duties or within the scope of his or her employment and such act or omission is found not to have been wanton, reckless, wilful or malicious.

Sec. 18. Section 31-71e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

No employer may withhold or divert any portion of an employee's wages unless (1) the employer is required or empowered to do so by state or federal law, or (2) the employer has written authorization from the employee for deductions on a form approved by the commissioner, or (3) the deductions are authorized by the employee, in writing, for medical, surgical or hospital care or service, without financial benefit to the employer and recorded in the employer's wage record book, or (4) the deductions are for contributions attributable to automatic enrollment, as defined in section 31-71j, as amended by this act, in a retirement plan described in Section 401(k), 403(b), 408, 408A or 457 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, established by the employer, or in the Connecticut Retirement Security Program established pursuant to section 3 of this act, or (5) the employer is required under the law of another state to withhold income tax of such other state with respect to (A) employees performing services of the employer in such other state, or (B) employees residing in such other state.

Sec. 19. Section 31-71j of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) As used in this section: (1) "Automatic enrollment" means a plan provision in an employee retirement plan described in Section 401(k) or 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, or a governmental deferred compensation plan described in Section 457 of said Internal Revenue Code, or a payroll deduction Individual Retirement Account plan described in Section 408 or 408A of said Internal Revenue Code, or the Connecticut Retirement Security Program established pursuant to section 3 of this act, under which an employee is treated as having elected to have the employer make a specified contribution to the plan equal to a percentage of compensation specified in the plan until such employee affirmatively elects to not have such contribution made or elects to make a contribution in another amount; and (2) "automatic contribution arrangement" means an arrangement under an automatic enrollment plan under which, in the absence of an investment election by the participating employee, contributions made under such plan are invested in accordance with regulations prescribed by the United States Secretary of Labor under Section 404(c)(5) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time.

(b) Any employer who provides automatic enrollment shall be relieved of liability for the investment decisions made by the employer or the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority pursuant to section 8 of this act on behalf of any participating employee under an automatic contribution arrangement, provided:

(1) The plan allows the participating employee at least quarterly opportunities to select investments for the employee's contributions between investment alternatives available under the plan;

(2) The employee is given notice of the investment decisions that will be made in the absence of the employee's direction, a description of all the investment alternatives available under the plan and a brief description of procedures available for the employee to change investments; and

(3) The employee is given at least annual notice of the actual investments made on behalf of the employee under such automatic contribution arrangement.

(c) Nothing in this section shall modify any existing responsibility of employers or other plan officials for the selection of investment funds for participating employees.

(d) The relief from liability of the employer under this section shall extend to any other plan official who actually makes the investment decisions on behalf of participating employees under an automatic contribution arrangement.

Sec. 20. Sections 31-410 to 31-415, inclusive, of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)"

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Sec. 2

from passage

New section

Sec. 3

from passage

New section

Sec. 4

from passage

New section

Sec. 5

from passage

New section

Sec. 6

from passage

New section

Sec. 7

from passage

New section

Sec. 8

from passage

New section

Sec. 9

from passage

New section

Sec. 10

from passage

New section

Sec. 11

from passage

New section

Sec. 12

from passage

New section

Sec. 13

January 1, 2018

New section

Sec. 14

July 1, 2016

1-79(12)

Sec. 15

July 1, 2016

1-120(1)

Sec. 16

July 1, 2016

1-124

Sec. 17

July 1, 2016

1-125

Sec. 18

July 1, 2016

31-71e

Sec. 19

July 1, 2016

31-71j

Sec. 20

July 1, 2016

Repealer section

The bill was discussed by Representative Rutigliano of the 123rd who offered House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 4827) moved its adoption and further moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Tercyak of the 26th and Aresimowicz of the 30th.

Representative Rutigliano then withdrew the motion for a roll call vote on House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 4827).

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 4827):

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) No member of the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors or any executive director, assistant executive director or authorized officer appointed by said board or any vendor, as defined in section 1 of this act, shall make a contribution to, or knowingly solicit contributions from the board's or the executive director's or assistant executive director's or the vendors' employees or from a subcontractor or principals of the subcontractor on behalf of (1) an exploratory committee or candidate committee established by a candidate for nomination or election to the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, Secretary of the State or State Treasurer, (2) a political committee authorized to make contributions or expenditures to or for the benefit of such candidates, or (3) a party committee.

(b) No member of the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors or any executive director, assistant executive director or authorized officer appointed by said board or any vendor, as defined in section 1 of this act, shall make a contribution to, or knowingly solicit contributions from the board's or the executive director's or assistant executive director's or the vendors' employees or from a subcontractor or principals of the subcontractor on behalf of (1) an exploratory committee or candidate committee established by a candidate for nomination or election to the office of state senator or state representative, (2) a political committee authorized to make contributions or expenditures to or for the benefit of such candidates, or (3) a party committee."

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

from passage

New section

The bill was further discussed by Representatives Adinolfi of the 103rd, Ackert of the 8th and Smith of the 108th.

DEPUTY SPEAKER RYAN IN THE CHAIR

DEPUTY SPEAKER SAYERS IN THE CHAIR

The bill was further discussed by Representatives Lavielle of the 143rd, Zawistowski of the 61st, Staneski of the 119th, Candelora of the 86th, Belsito of the 53rd, Sredzinski of the 112th, Tweedie of the 13th and Shaban of the 135th.

DEPUTY SPEAKER GENTILE IN THE CHAIR

The bill was further discussed by Representatives Scott of the 40th, Kokoruda of the 101st, MacLachlan of the 35th, Srinivasan of the 31st and O'Dea of the 125th.

The bill was further discussed by Representative Tercyak of the 26th who offered House Amendment Schedule "C" (LCO 4868) moved its adoption and further moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Carter of the 2nd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 1:54 a.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 139

Necessary for Adoption 70

Those voting Yea 81

Those voting Nay 58

Those absent and not voting 11

On a roll call vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

 

N

 

ACKERT

   

X

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

 

N

 

ADINOLFI

 

N

 

O'DEA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

LUXENBERG

   

X

ALBERTS

 

N

 

O'NEILL

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

 

N

 

AMAN

 

N

 

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

 

N

 

BELSITO

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

 

N

 

BERTHEL

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

 

N

 

BETTS

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

 

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

MORIN

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

   

X

BUCK-TAYLOR

 

N

 

SCOTT

Y

   

BECKER, B.

 

N

 

NICASTRO

 

N

 

BUMGARDNER

 

N

 

SHABAN

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

 

N

 

BYRON

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

   

X

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CAMILLO

 

N

 

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CARNEY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CARPINO

 

N

 

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

CARTER

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

CASE

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

ROSARIO

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

 

N

 

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

ROSE

 

N

 

DAVIS

 

N

 

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

 

N

 

ROVERO

 

N

 

DEVLIN

 

N

 

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

FERRARO

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

   

X

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

   

X

FLOREN

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

 

N

 

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

 

N

 

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

 

N

 

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

   

X

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

 

N

 

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

   

X

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

 

N

 

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

 

N

 

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

 

N

 

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

 

N

 

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

LEMAR

         

N

 

MULLIGAN

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

The following is House Amendment Schedule "C" (LCO 4868):

Strike section 501 in its entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) No member of the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors, except the State Comptroller or State Treasurer, or any executive director, assistant executive director or authorized officer appointed by said board or the principal of an entity with a contract with the authority to administer the Connecticut Retirement Security Program, shall make a contribution to, or knowingly solicit contributions from the board's or the executive director's or assistant executive director's employees on behalf of (1) an exploratory committee or candidate committee established by a candidate for nomination or election to the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, Secretary of the State or State Treasurer, or (2) a political committee authorized to make contributions or expenditures to or for the benefit of such candidates.

(b) No member of the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors, except the State Comptroller or State Treasurer, or any executive director, assistant executive director or authorized officer appointed by said board or the principal of any entity with a contract with the authority to administer the program shall make a contribution to, or knowingly solicit contributions from the board's or the executive director's or assistant executive director's employees on behalf of (1) an exploratory committee or candidate committee established by a candidate for nomination or election to the office of state senator or state representative, or (2) a political committee authorized to make contributions or expenditures to or for the benefit of such candidates.

(c) The provisions of this section and sections 1 to 20, inclusive, of this act, shall be severable, and, if any of their provisions are held to be unconstitutional or invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions of said sections will not be affected."

The bill was further discussed by Representatives Wilms of the 142nd, Devlin of the 134th, O'Neill of the 69th and Carter of the 2nd.

The bill was further discussed by Representative Perillo of the 113th who offered House Amendment Schedule "D" (LCO 4878) moved its adoption and further moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Tercyak of the 26th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2:52 a.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 138

Necessary for Adoption 70

Those voting Yea 131

Those voting Nay 7

Those absent and not voting 12

On a roll call vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

   

X

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

O'DEA

 

N

 

ALBIS

Y

   

LUXENBERG

   

X

ALBERTS

Y

   

O'NEILL

 

N

 

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BERTHEL

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

 

N

 

MORIN

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

   

X

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

SCOTT

Y

   

BECKER, B.

 

N

 

NICASTRO

Y

   

BUMGARDNER

Y

   

SHABAN

   

X

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

SIMANSKI

   

X

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

 

N

 

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

CARTER

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

 

N

 

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

 

N

 

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

ZIOBRON

   

X

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

   

X

FLOREN

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

   

X

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

   

X

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

MULLIGAN

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

The following is House Amendment Schedule "D" (LCO 4878):

Strike section 501 in its entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) No member of the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors, except the State Comptroller or State Treasurer, or any executive director, assistant executive director or authorized officer appointed by said board or the principal of an entity with a contract with the authority to administer the Connecticut Retirement Security Program, shall make a contribution to, or knowingly solicit contributions from the board's or the executive director's or assistant executive director's employees on behalf of (1) an exploratory committee or candidate committee established by a candidate for nomination or election to the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, Secretary of the State or State Treasurer, (2) a political committee authorized to make contributions or expenditures to or for the benefit of such candidates, or (3) a party committee.

(b) No member of the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority board of directors, except the State Comptroller or State Treasurer, or any executive director, assistant executive director or authorized officer appointed by said board or the principal of any entity with a contract with the authority to administer the program shall make a contribution to, or knowingly solicit contributions from the board's or the executive director's or assistant executive director's employees on behalf of (1) an exploratory committee or candidate committee established by a candidate for nomination or election to the office of state senator or state representative, (2) a political committee authorized to make contributions or expenditures to or for the benefit of such candidates, or (3) a party committee.

(c) The provisions of this section and sections 1 to 20, inclusive, of this act, shall be severable, and, if any of their provisions are held to be unconstitutional or invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions of said sections will not be affected."

The bill was further discussed by Representatives Bolinsky of the 106th and Aresimowicz of the 30th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2:58 a.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 139

Necessary for Passage 70

Those voting Yea 76

Those voting Nay 63

Those absent and not voting 11

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5591 as amended by House Amendment Schedules "A," "B," "C" and "D" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

LESSER

 

N

 

ACKERT

   

X

NOUJAIM

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

LOPES

 

N

 

ADINOLFI

 

N

 

O'DEA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

LUXENBERG

   

X

ALBERTS

 

N

 

O'NEILL

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

 

N

 

AMAN

 

N

 

PAVALOCK

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

MCCRORY

 

N

 

BELSITO

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

MCGEE

 

N

 

BERTHEL

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

MEGNA

 

N

 

BETTS

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

MILLER, P.

   

X

BOCCHINO

 

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

MORIN

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

   

X

BUCK-TAYLOR

 

N

 

SCOTT

 

N

 

BECKER, B.

 

N

 

NICASTRO

 

N

 

BUMGARDNER

 

N

 

SHABAN

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

PERONE

 

N

 

BYRON

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

   

X

BOUKUS

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CAMILLO

 

N

 

SMITH

Y

   

BRYCKI

Y

   

RANDALL

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CARNEY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CARPINO

 

N

 

STANESKI

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

CARTER

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

CASE

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

ROSARIO

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

 

N

 

WILMS

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

ROSE

 

N

 

DAVIS

 

N

 

WOOD

Y

   

DARGAN

 

N

 

ROVERO

 

N

 

DEVLIN

 

N

 

YACCARINO

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

FERRARO

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

   

X

ESPOSITO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

   

X

FLOREN

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

SCANLON

   

X

FRANCE

       

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

SERRA

 

N

 

FREY

       
   

X

FRITZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

 

N

 

HARDING

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

HOYDICK

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

GRESKO

 

N

 

STEINBERG

 

N

 

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

TONG

 

N

 

KUPCHICK

       
 

N

 

HAMPTON

Y

   

URBAN

   

X

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

VARGAS

 

N

 

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GENTILE (DEP)

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

VERRENGIA

   

X

LEGEYT

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

WALKER

 

N

 

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B. (DEP)

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

WILLIS

 

N

 

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

MORRIS (DEP)

 

N

 

JUTILA

Y

   

ZONI

 

N

 

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

KINER

     

VACANT

 

N

 

MINER

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

LEMAR

         

N

 

MULLIGAN

 

N

 

SAYERS (DEP)

REPRESENTATIVES ABSENT

The following Representatives were absent today or may have missed some votes due to the following:

Representative Bocchino of the 150th District - illness

Representative France of the 42nd District - out of state - business

Representative Fritz of the 90th District - illness

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District, the House adjourned at 3:00 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.