JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:00 o'clock a.m., Speaker Joe Aresimowicz in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by House Chaplain, Rabbi Alan Lefkowitz of Windsor, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Praised are You oh Lord our God, the One who created us all, who guides us on our life's journey as we are grateful to God for the guidance on our life's path, where God accompanies us on our journey, even when we aren't aware. We also acknowledge all those who protect and accompany us on our path; we honor those who have come before us, those who have left us and those who continue to walk with us now. We honor those who have contributed to us having made a difference in our lives, having made us better human beings. Let us remember that each of us is on our journey, that we don't know where this journey is taking us, yet we trust in God's process as we all journey together, all for that which is for the highest good.

We bless You now Lord our God, Living spirit of the World who gave us life, sustains our being and enabled us to reach this moment, time and season as we thank You for Your love and all blessings. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Wilms of the 142nd District.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

The following House Joint Resolutions were received from the committees indicated, the resolutions read the second time and tabled for the Calendar:

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. Proposed H.J. No. 56 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF AVIVA D. BUDD OF STAMFORD TO BE APPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 57 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MICHAEL R. RICCI OF GUILFORD TO BE APPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Ritter of the 1st 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.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H.B. No. 5174 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR ASSAULT OF AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER OR DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION EMPLOYEE', to establish a penalty for the assault of a reasonably identifiable off-duty police officer and employee of the Department of Correction.

H.B. No. 5176 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR LOCAL VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY SERVICE PERSONNEL', to authorize municipalities to increase the property tax exemption for local volunteer emergency service personnel.

H.B. No. 5297 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INTIMIDATION BASED ON BIGOTRY OR BIAS AGAINST A PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEE', to include within the offense of intimidation based on bigotry or bias the act of a person intimidating or harassing another person because such other person is a police officer, firefighter or emergency medical technician.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

H.B. No. 5402 (COMM) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CAMERA, COMPUTER AND CELLULAR MOBILE TELEPHONE REPAIR PERSONNEL AS MANDATED REPORTERS', to include camera, computer and cellular mobile telephone repair personnel as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H.B. No. 6038 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GOOD SAMARITAN PROTECTIONS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS WHO RENDER EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO ANIMALS', to extend the Good Samaritan law to apply to first responders who provide emergency medical assistance to animals.

H.B. No. 6265 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PAWNBROKERS, SECONDHAND DEALERS AND PRECIOUS METALS OR STONES DEALERS', to require the court to order restitution to a pawnbroker, secondhand dealer and precious metals or stones dealer under certain circumstances and allow secondhand dealers and precious metals or stones dealers previously licensed as pawnbrokers to pay cash for any property received pursuant to such licenses.

H.B. No. 6713 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT DEFINING MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTORS AS PEACE OFFICERS', to redefine "peace officer" to include a motor vehicle inspector who is certified as a police officer.

H.B. No. 6715 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR THE INTENTIONAL INJURY OR KILLING OF POLICE ANIMALS OR DOGS IN VOLUNTEER CANINE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS', to increase the penalties for intentionally injuring or killing any police animal or dog that is a member of a volunteer canine search and rescue team.

AGING

H.B. No. 6983 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR HOME-CARE SERVICES', to provide Medicaid coverage retroactively for eligible individuals.

H.B. No. 6984 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE STATE OMBUDSMAN TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS CONCERNING RECIPIENTS OF HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES', to expand the oversight of the State Ombudsman to home and community-based services.

H.B. No. 6985 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A CONSERVED PERSON'S RIGHT TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS', to prevent a conservator from banning a conserved person's loved ones from interacting with the conserved person, except under limited circumstances.

H.B. No. 6986 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUMS', to provide a tax incentive for persons to purchase long-term care insurance.

H.B. No. 6987 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM STATE INCOME TAX', to exempt Social Security income includable for federal income tax purposes from the state income tax.

H.B. No. 6988 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT INCREASING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER NONPARENT RELATIVES WHO ARE RAISING CHILDREN', to provide financial assistance to grandparents and other nonparent relatives who have assumed the responsibility of raising needy children.

H.B. No. 6989 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS APPLYING FOR REVERSE MORTGAGES', to provide consumer protections during the application process for a reverse annuity mortgage loan.

H.B. No. 6990 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE NEEDS', to ensure that long-term care programs are accessible and sufficient to meet the needs of Connecticut residents.

H.B. No. 6991 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF COST SAVINGS FROM THE UTILIZATION OF MOBILITY SYSTEMS', to study potential cost savings from the utilization of mobility systems and other technology for persons who receive state-funded medical assistance.

H.B. No. 6992 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF CONSUMERS DOING BUSINESS WITH FINANCIAL PLANNERS', to provide protections for consumers who receive investment advice from financial planners.

H.B. No. 6993 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR ELDERLY NUTRITION', to provide adequate state reimbursement to cover the costs of providing meals to elderly persons.

H.B. No. 6994 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REVOLVING LOAN FUND TO ASSIST ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS', to assist elderly homeowners who fall behind on their property tax payments.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

H.B. No. 6995 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT REQUIRING SAFETY TRAINING FOR EQUESTRIAN RIDING ESTABLISHMENTS' OPERATORS AND INSTRUCTORS', to require persons who operate or provide instruction at equestrian riding establishments to be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, complete a first aid course and complete a safety training course regarding concussions approved by the Commissioner of Agriculture.

H.B. No. 6996 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S SAFETY', to study the safety of children in the state.

H.B. No. 6997 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN', to study the effects of the programs offered by the Department of Children and Families that address the well-being of children in the state.

H.B. No. 6998 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF RECYCLED TIRE RUBBER AT MUNICIPAL AND PUBLIC SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS', to prohibit the installation of ground cover that contains shredded or ground rubber recycled from motor vehicle tires in municipal and public school playgrounds.

H.B. No. 6999 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF THERAPY DOGS TO COMFORT CHILDREN TESTIFYING IN CERTAIN CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS', to allow the use of therapy dogs to provide comfort to children who are testifying in a criminal prosecution of an offense involving the assault, sexual assault or abuse of a child under the age of eighteen.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H.B. No. 7000 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT EQUALIZING ACCESS TO STUDENT-GENERATED FINANCIAL AID', to allow students to have equal access to institutional financial aid.

H.B. No. 7001 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT', to add two additional student trustees to the Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H.B. No. 7002 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONAL RISK INSURANCE RATE FILINGS', to extend the sunset date for personal risk insurance filings.

H.B. No. 7003 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SURETY BAIL BOND AGENTS', to (1) impose an automatic cancellation of a surety bail bond agent's license if such agent has not paid the annual examination fee by January thirty-first, (2) change the time of transfer of funds in the surety bail bond agent examination account from the close of the fiscal year to the end of the calendar year, and (3) authorize the Insurance Commissioner to adopt regulations establishing continuing education requirements for surety bail bond agents.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

S.B. No. 13 (COMM) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MINIMUM FAIR WAGE', to provide more economic security to Connecticut families by increasing the minimum fair wage.

AGING

S.B. No. 756 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME SERVICES', to ensure that nursing home services adequately meet the needs of persons requiring institutional care.

S.B. No. 757 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR AGING IN PLACE INITIATIVES', to commit additional state funds to expand access to aging in place initiatives.

S.B. No. 758 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF MEDICAID-FUNDED PROGRAMS', to ensure that Medicaid-funded programs are effective and accessible.

S.B. No. 759 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A COMMUNITY SPOUSE'S ALLOWABLE ASSETS', to allow the community spouse of an institutionalized individual to live independently longer by retaining the maximum amount of assets permissible under Medicaid eligibility rules.

S.B. No. 760 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESPITE CARE PROGRAM', to expand eligibility for the Alzheimer's disease respite care program.

S.B. No. 761 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE DOLLAR VALUE OF FARMERS' MARKET VOUCHERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS', to increase the amount of nutritious food the senior participants may purchase at farmers' markets.

S.B. No. 762 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CLARIFYING THE ROLE OF THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN IN THE MANDATED REPORTING OF ABUSE OF ELDERLY PERSONS AND DELETING OBSOLETE STATUTORY PROVISIONS', to clarify the role of the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman regarding mandated reporting of the abuse of elderly persons and to delete obsolete statutory provisions.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S.B. No. 763 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR POLICE OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER', to provide workers' compensation coverage to police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a direct result of witnessing the death of a human being or the immediate aftermath of such death.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

S.B. No. 764 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S HEALTH', to study the health of children in the state.

S.B. No. 765 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES', to study issues affecting children under the care and custody of the Department of Children and Families.

S.B. No. 766 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT EXTENDING CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES REPORTING DEADLINES', to change the date by which the Commissioners of Children and Families and Agriculture shall report on the number of written reports regarding animal neglect and cruelty received from employees of the Department of Children and Families and animal control officers from January 1, 2015 to February 15, 2018.

S.B. No. 767 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD OBESITY', to improve the physical health of children in child care settings by prohibiting or limiting the serving of sweetened beverages, prohibiting or limiting children's access to mobile cellular telephones, computers, video games and movies and increasing participation in physical activity.

S.B. No. 768 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF HAND-HELD MOBILE TELEPHONES AND MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES BY INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN WHILE DRIVING', to increase the license suspension period for individuals under the age of eighteen who use hand-held mobile telephones or mobile electronic devices while driving.

S.B. No. 769 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONCUSSIONS AND YOUTH ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED ON PUBLIC ATHLETIC FIELDS', to require operators conducting youth athletic activities on public athletic fields to obtain the informed consent of a parent or guardian of each child participating in the youth athletic activity regarding concussions, to require coaches of youth athletic activities on public athletic fields to complete a training course regarding concussions, to require coaches of youth athletic activities on public athletic fields to remove from play youth athletes suspected of having or diagnosed with concussions and to prohibit youth athletes suspected of having or diagnosed with concussions from resuming play until such youth athletes obtain permission to resume play from a licensed health care provider.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTED

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

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. Proposed H.R. No. 11 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MARK L. BOXER OF GLASTONBURY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT.

The resolution was explained by Representative DiMassa of the 116th who moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 11:38 a.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 143

Necessary for Adoption 72

Those voting Yea 143

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 7

On a roll call vote House Resolution No. 11 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

X

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HALL

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

   

X

VARGAS

Y

   

HARDING

       
   

X

GUERRERA

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

Y

   

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

     

VACANT

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LABRIOLA

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LESSER

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

BERGER

   

X

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BERTHEL

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

GENTILE

   

X

MCGEE

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

   

X

MCCRORY

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

MORIN

   

X

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

RYAN

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED

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

H.J. No. 58 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SYMPATHY ON THE DEATH OF REPRESENTATIVE BETTY BOUKUS.

Representative Ritter of the 1st District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Ritter of the 1st.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Orange of the 48th, Fleischmann of the 18th, Petit of the 22nd, McCarthy Vahey of the 133rd, Ziobron of the 34th, Tercyak of the 26th, Betts of the 78th, Berger of the 73rd, Butler of the 72nd, Klarides of the 114th and Floren of the 149th.

House Joint Resolution No. 58 was adopted by a standing moment of silence.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by this Assembly:

WHEREAS, on Friday, December 2, 2016, the State of Connecticut lost an admired and dedicated State Representative with the passing of Representative Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Castiola) Boukus, at the age of seventy-three; and

WHEREAS, she represented the 22nd House district with distinction for nearly twenty-two years until the date of her passing; and

WHEREAS, she was born on April 16, 1943, in New Britain, Connecticut, daughter of the late Salvatore and Helen (McCooey) Castiola; and

WHEREAS, she attended Plainville High School, Mount St. Mary College, Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford; and

WHEREAS, she was a teacher at the Wheeler and Toffolon elementary schools, until she left teaching to raise her children; and

WHEREAS, she also had a career in real estate and insurance; and

WHEREAS, she was a member of the Plainville Town Council from 1989 to 1994 and was chairperson of the council from 1993 to 1994; and

WHEREAS, she was first elected to serve in the 1995 to 1996 term, representing the city of Bristol and the town of Plainville where she lived, and later representing the city of New Britain and the town of Plainville; and

WHEREAS, she served for eleven terms as a State Representative, and served as co-chairperson of the Bonding Subcommittee, member and vice-chairperson of the Select Committee on Aging and the Public Safety and Security Committee, member of the Appropriations, Banks, Commerce, Executive and Legislative Nominations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding, General Law, Judiciary, Transportation and Internship Committees and member of the Select Committees on Children, Veterans' Affairs and Workforce Development; and

WHEREAS, she also served as Assistant Majority Leader, Deputy Majority Whip and Deputy Majority Caucus Chair in the Connecticut House of Representatives; and

WHEREAS, she served as chairperson of the Prudence Crandall Statue Committee and worked to commission a statue in the State Capitol to honor Prudence Crandall, the state heroine, at the request of students from the fourth grade class of 2000 at Ellen P. Hubbard School in Bristol; and

WHEREAS, she attended and spoke at meetings of the State Bond Commission as an invited co-chairperson of the Bonding Subcommittee; and

WHEREAS, she worked tirelessly every December as an organizer of a Secret Santa program that collected gifts and supplies for residents of the Veterans' Home and Hospital in Rocky Hill; and

WHEREAS, she is survived by her beloved husband of fifty years, Gary Boukus, Sr., and her son, Gary Boukus, Jr., her daughter, Helen Santini and husband Jason, her four grandchildren, Zachary and Alexander Santini and Logan and Maddison Boukus, her brother, Steven Castiola, and her sister, Teresa Czak.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Connecticut General Assembly expresses its sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolences on the passing of one of its honorable members, Betty Boukus, whose death is a profound loss to the House of Representatives, her family and friends, the residents of New Britain and Plainville and the entire State of Connecticut; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate cause a copy of this resolution to be sent to the family of Betty Boukus, as an expression of the high esteem and affection in which she is held.

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE SENATE

On motion of Representative Ritter of the 1st District, the rules were suspended for immediate transmittal to the Senate of House Joint Resolution No. 58.

RECESS

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, the House recessed at 12:41 o'clock p.m., to reconvene at the Call of the Chair.

AFTER RECESS

The House reconvened at 1:33 o'clock p.m., Speaker Aresimowicz in the Chair.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTED

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

APPROPRIATIONS. Proposed H.R. No. 8 (File No. 4) RESOLUTION PROPOSING APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AND THE STATE EMPLOYEES BARGAINING AGENT COALITION.

The resolution was explained by Representative Walker of the 93rd.

The resolution was discussed by Representative Ziobron of the 34th.

DEPUTY SPEAKER RYAN IN THE CHAIR

SPEAKER ARESIMOWICZ IN THE CHAIR

The resolution was further discussed by Representatives Srinivasan of the 31st, Albis of the 99th, Case of the 63rd and Betts of the 78th.

DEPUTY SPEAKER MORIN IN THE CHAIR

The resolution was further discussed by Representatives Soto of the 39th, Devlin of the 134th, Rovero of the 51st, Skulczyck of the 45th, Candelora of the 86th, Genga of the 10th, Belsito of the 53rd, de la Cruz of the 41st, Wilms of the 142nd, Paolillo of the 97th and Davis of the 57th.

SPEAKER ARESIMOWICZ IN THE CHAIR

The resolution was further discussed by Representatives Klarides of the 114th and Ritter of the 1st.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 3:48 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 148

Necessary for Adoption 75

Those voting Yea 76

Those voting Nay 72

Those absent and not voting 2

On a roll call vote House Resolution No. 8 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

PETIT

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CARNEY

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REYES

 

N

 

CARPINO

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CASE

 

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

CHEESEMAN

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROSARIO

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSE

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

 

N

 

SKULCZYCK

 

N

 

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

 

N

 

DAVIS

 

N

 

SMITH

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DELNICKI

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

DEVLIN

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SCANLON

 

N

 

DUFF

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SERRA

 

N

 

DUNSBY

 

N

 

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FERGUSON

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SLAP

 

N

 

FERRARO

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

 

N

 

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

STAFSTROM

 

N

 

FLOREN

 

N

 

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

FRANCE

 

N

 

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

FREY

 

N

 

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

FUSCO

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TONG

 

N

 

GREEN

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

URBAN

 

N

 

HALL

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

   

X

VARGAS

 

N

 

HARDING

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VERRENGIA

 

N

 

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

WALKER

 

N

 

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

 

N

 

KLARIDES-DITRIA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

 

N

 

KOKORUDA

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

     

VACANT

 

N

 

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

LEMAR

         

N

 

LABRIOLA

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LESSER

         

N

 

LAVIELLE

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

 

N

 

ACKERT

 

N

 

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LOPES

 

N

 

BELSITO

 

N

 

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LUXENBERG

 

N

 

BERTHEL

 

N

 

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

 

N

 

BETTS

 

N

 

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

GENTILE

   

X

MCGEE

 

N

 

BOCCHINO

 

N

 

O'DEA

Y

   

MCCRORY

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

O'NEILL

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

 

N

 

BUCKBEE

 

N

 

OHLER

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

BYRON

 

N

 

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PERONE

 

N

 

CAMILLO

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

RYAN

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED

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

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. Proposed H.J. No. 31 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF KATHERINE SCHARF DYKES OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A UTILITY COMMISSIONER OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY.

The resolution was explained by Representative DiMassa of the 116th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Wood of the 141st, Ackert of the 8th and Hoydick of the 120th.

On a voice vote House Joint Resolution No. 31 was adopted.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. Proposed H.J. No. 32 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF PETER W. LISI OF WEST HARTFORD AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY.

The resolution was explained by Representative DiMassa of the 116th.

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

On a voice vote House Joint Resolution No. 32 was adopted.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. Proposed H.J. No. 42 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF BRETT C. BROWCHUK OF AVON TO BE REAPPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

The resolution was explained by Representative DiMassa of the 116th.

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

On a voice vote House Joint Resolution No. 42 was adopted.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. Proposed H.J. No. 43 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THEODORE M. DOOLITTLE OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE.

The resolution was explained by Representative Fleischmann of the 18th.

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

On a voice vote House Joint Resolution No. 43 was adopted.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. Proposed H.J. No. 44 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MARY ELLEN S. JONES OF GLASTONBURY TO BE REAPPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

The resolution was explained by Representative DiMassa of the 116th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Wood of the 141st and Srinivasan of the 31st.

On a voice vote House Joint Resolution No. 44 was adopted.

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE SENATE

On motion of Representative Ritter of the 1st District, the rules were suspended for immediate transmittal to the Senate of all matters requiring further action by the Senate.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED

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

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. Proposed H.R. No. 12 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF SYLVIA CANCELA OF COLLINSVILLE TO BE REAPPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD.

The resolution was explained by Representative DiMassa of the 116th.

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

On a voice vote House Resolution No. 12 was adopted.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. Proposed H.R. No. 13 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF LENNY T. WINKLER OF GROTON TO BE REAPPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION.

The resolution was explained by Representative DiMassa of the 116th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 3394) and moved its adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 3394):

In line 3, strike "2021" and insert "2020" in lieu thereof

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Conley of the 40th and Wood of the 141st.

On a voice vote House Resolution No. 13 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was adopted.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED

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

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 32 RESOLUTION APPOINTING ROBERT J. KANE OF WATERTOWN AN AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS.

Representative Ritter of the 1st District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative DiMassa of the 116th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Wood of the 141st and Berthel of the 68th.

On a voice vote Senate Joint Resolution No. 32 was adopted in concurrence with the Senate.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

UNFAVORABLE REPORT OF HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE RESOLUTION REJECTED

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

APPROPRIATIONS. H.R. No. 9 (File No. 1) RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN JUAN F., ET AL. V. DANNEL MALLOY, ET AL.

The resolution was explained by Representative Walker of the 93rd who moved acceptance of the House Committee's Unfavorable Report and rejection of the resolution.

The resolution was discussed by Representative Ziobron of the 34th.

DEPUTY SPEAKER CANDELARIA IN THE CHAIR

The resolution was further discussed by Representatives Urban of the 43rd, Abercrombie of the 83rd, Wilms of the 142nd, Case of the 63rd, O'Dea of the 125th, Lavielle of the 143rd and Ferraro of the 117th.

SPEAKER ARESIMOWICZ IN THE CHAIR

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 4:52 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary to Accept the Unfavorable Report and Reject the Resolution by 3/5ths 88

Those voting Yea 110

Those voting Nay 36

Those absent and not voting 4

On a roll call vote House Resolution No. 9 was rejected by the necessary 3/5ths of members present and voting.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

ADAMS

 

N

 

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

 

N

 

ALBIS

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

REBIMBAS

 

N

 

ALTOBELLO

 

N

 

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

 

N

 

RITTER

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

SAMPSON

 

N

 

ARCONTI

 

N

 

ROJAS

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIMANSKI

 

N

 

BARAM

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

 

N

 

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

STANESKI

 

N

 

CURREY

 

N

 

SCANLON

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STOKES

 

N

 

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

 

N

 

SIMMONS

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

 

N

 

SLAP

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

 

N

 

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILSON

 

N

 

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WOOD

 

N

 

FLEISCHMANN

 

N

 

STEINBERG

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

YACCARINO

 

N

 

FOX

 

N

 

TERCYAK

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

 

N

 

GENGA

 

N

 

TONG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

 

N

 

URBAN

Y

   

HALL

Y

   

ZUPKUS

 

N

 

GRESKO

   

X

VARGAS

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

 

N

 

VERRENGIA

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KLARIDES

       
 

N

 

HAMPTON

 

N

 

WINKLER

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

 

N

 

ARESIMOWICZ

 

N

 

HENNESSY

 

N

 

ZIOGAS

Y

   

KOKORUDA

       
   

X

JOHNSON

     

VACANT

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LABRIOLA

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LESSER

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

LEGEYT

       
 

N

 

LOPES

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

Y

   

BERGER

 

N

 

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BERTHEL

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

 

N

 

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

   

X

GENTILE

   

X

MCGEE

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

MCCRORY

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

MORIN

 

N

 

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

ORANGE

 

N

 

PERONE

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

 

N

 

RYAN

REPRESENTATIVES ABSENT

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

Representative McGee of the 5th District - business

Representative Vargas of the 6th District - illness

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, the House adjourned at 4:55 o'clock p.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

The following reports on the House Bills, recommending a change of reference were received from the committees indicated, the reports of the committees accepted, and the bills referred as recommended:

COMMERCE. Proposed H.B. No. 5022 AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE RAILROAD MUSEUM OF NEW ENGLAND IN THOMASTON.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Proposed H.B. No. 5081 AN ACT CONCERNING OPERATION OF THE PERSONAL SCREENING SYSTEM AT THE LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING AND THE STATE CAPITOL AND ACCESS BY LEGISLATORS TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE CHAMBERS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Committee on Legislative Management.

CHILDREN. Proposed H.B. No. 5471 AN ACT INCREASING PENALTIES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST CHILDREN.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Proposed H.B. No. 5635 AN ACT CONCERNING A FEE STRUCTURE FOR FOIA REQUESTS OF BODY-WORN CAMERA RECORDINGS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H.B. No. 6006 AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO LEVY A LOCAL SALES TAX.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

HOUSING. Proposed H.B. No. 6170 AN ACT PROVIDING CONDOMINIUM RESIDENTS WITH INCREASED INPUT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONDOMINIUM COMPLEX.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

HOUSING. Proposed H.B. No. 6171 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REMOVAL OF CERTAIN NONTENANTS FROM ONE'S HOME.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H.B. No. 6226 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF ENTERPRISE FUNDS FOR MUNICIPAL BROADBAND SERVICES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

CHILDREN. Proposed H.B. No. 6299 AN ACT CONCERNING AN ADOPTED PERSON'S ABILITY TO OBTAIN AN UNCERTIFIED COPY OF HIS OR HER ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Public Health.

GENERAL LAW. Proposed H.B. No. 6398 AN ACT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING AND PERSONS WITH CRIMINAL HISTORIES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Employees.

GENERAL LAW. Proposed H.B. No. 6408 AN ACT ALLOWING INVESTMENT COMPANIES TO WITHHOLD OR DEPOSIT ACCOUNT FUNDS FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Banking.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Proposed H.B. No. 6421 AN ACT REQUIRING THE LICENSING OF TAX PREPARERS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on General Law.

HOUSING. Proposed H.B. No. 6427 AN ACT CONCERNING FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE ANIMALS OF TENANTS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Environment.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H.B. No. 6468 AN ACT ELIMINATING PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR CERTAIN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H.B. No. 6469 AN ACT ALLOWING MUNICIPALITIES TO DETERMINE THE PROPERTY TAX TREATMENT OF CERTAIN PROPERTIES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H.B. No. 6474 AN ACT CONCERNING AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Housing.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H.B. No. 6476 AN ACT LIMITING THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Housing.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H.B. No. 6480 AN ACT AUTHORIZING DISTRICTS FOR COMMUNITY BROADBAND SYSTEMS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

CHILDREN. Proposed H.B. No. 6524 AN ACT PROVIDING AN ADOPTED PERSON WITH EASIER ACCESS TO AN UNCERTIFIED COPY OF HIS OR HER ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Public Health.

HOUSING. Proposed H.B. No. 6596 AN ACT PROHIBITING INQUIRIES ABOUT CRIMINAL HISTORY ON CERTAIN APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H.B. No. 6677 AN ACT CONCERNING A LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H.B. No. 6678 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE-WIDE EDUCATION PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM IN LIEU OF THE CURRENT PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H.B. No. 6683 AN ACT UPDATING THE PREVAILING WAGE CEILING FOR MUNICIPAL PROJECTS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Employees.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H.B. No. 6686 AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL EMPLOYERS, UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND THE APPEALS PROCESS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Employees.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILLS

The following reports recommending a change of reference were received from the committees indicated, the reports of the committees accepted in concurrence, and the bills referred as recommended:

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S.B. No. 497 AN ACT CONCERNING THE GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ON HOSPITALS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

CHILDREN. Proposed S.B. No. 638 AN ACT CONCERNING THE NOTIFICATION OF CHILD CARE CENTERS REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Education.