JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:59 o'clock a.m., Representative Linehan of the 103rd District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Kerri E. Malloy of Wethersfield, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, listen to the prayers of Your people today as we tend to the business of the State. There are many issues that need our attention, be with us as we discuss them. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kerri E. Malloy of Wethersfield, Connecticut.

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

The following communication was received from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and ordered printed in the Journal.

January 31, 2017

Mr. Frederick Jortner

Clerk of the House of Representatives

State Capitol, Room 109

Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Mr. Jortner:

This letter is to inform you of the following changes to committee assignments:

Representative Joe de la Cruz has been removed from the Public Health Committee.

Representative Tony D'Amelio has been removed from the Housing Committee.

Representative Mike Bocchino has been appointed to the Housing Committee.

Please contact my office if you have any questions.

Joe Aresimowicz

Speaker of the House of Representatives

COMMUNICATION FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following communication was received from His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the House Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations.

January 30, 2017

Corrected Letter

TO THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 1-205 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint LENNY T. WINKLER from Groton, to be a member of the Freedom of Information Commission, to serve a term ending June 30, 2020 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Ziogas of the 79th District, the first reading of the following bills and resolutions was waived, the list of bills and resolutions as prepared by the Clerks was accepted, and the bills and resolutions referred to the committees as indicated thereon in concurrence.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 6977 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A CENTRALIZED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICE', to integrate strategy and planning across administrative departments concerning information technology to achieve efficiencies and better coordination.

Proposed H.B. No. 6978 REP. PAVALOCK-D'AMATO, 77th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM AND SYSTEM TO ASSIST BUSINESSES IN THE STATE', to help businesses in the state thrive.

PUBLIC HEALTH

H.B. No. 6979 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ACCREDITATION OF DENTAL ASSISTANT PROGRAMS', to allow persons who have successfully completed a dental assistant education program that is accredited or recognized by any regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, in addition to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, to qualify as a dental assistant.

H.B. No. 6980 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ART THERAPISTS', to require persons seeking certification as an art therapist to have earned a graduate degree in art therapy.

Proposed H.B. No. 6981 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PUBLIC HEALTH PRIMARY PREVENTION STUDY GROUP', to establish a public health primary prevention study group.

Proposed H.B. No. 6982 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COUNCIL', to allow for the development of the State-wide Health Information Exchange.

S.B. No. 755 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OVERSIGHT', to eliminate the standing subcommittee established to study and make annual recommendations concerning Medicaid cost savings.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Ziogas of the 79th District, the House adjourned at 12:01 o'clock p.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILL

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

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Proposed H.B. No. 6305 AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT MAY BE USED TO TRACK THE LOCATION AND MOVEMENT OF A PERSON.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security.