Veterans' Affairs Committee


Thursday, February 11, 2016

12:30 PM in Room 1C of the LOB

The meeting was called to order at 12:33 PM by Chairman, Sen. Flexer M. S29.

The following committee members were present:


Flexer M. S29; Gomes E. S23; Hwang T. S28; Martin H. S31; Osten C. S19



Adinolfi A. 103; Conroy T. 105; Guerrera A. 029; Hennessy J. 127; Nicastro F. 079; Rose K. 118; Staneski P. 119; Tweedie M. 013; Yaccarino D. 087


Absent were:





Alexander D. 058

Sen. Flexer opened the meeting, welcomed everyone, and asked if there were any opening remarks. Rep. Yaccarino proceeded to thank the members of the committee, Legislative Commissioners'' Office, and everyone else involved in working together in a nonpartisan manner for Connecticut's veterans.

Under bills for review of agenda item III, Sen. Flexer recognized Rep. Nicastro's motion to draft S.B. 2 - An Act Supporting Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. Rep. Hennessey seconded the motion. The motion was passed by a unanimous voice vote.

Sen. Flexer entertained a motion raise all concepts under item IV of the agenda of which Rep. Nicastro made the motion with Rep. Yaccarino seconding. The items, 38 in total, all unanimously passed via voice vote.

Sen. Flexer recessed the meeting until 4:00 PM at which time the meeting was adjourned.

Rep. Alexander was unable to attend the meeting due to a family emergency.

Stephen Sanabria


Assistant Clerk