JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:46 o'clock a.m., Representative Arce of the 4th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Mary Alice Hughes of Haddam, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, help advance our minds to acknowledge the suffering of those in need, so we may bind together to embrace and empower all, so they in turn, can share in the fulfillment that You intended for all people. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Michael W. Robinson of Manchester, Connecticut.

REPORTS

The following reports were received on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committees indicated:

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a/ Access Health CT - Quarterly Data Report for Calendar Year 2016 (January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016) - For the Quarter Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 1-38a-1092(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: February 3, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Department of Children and Families - Annual Report Concerning Actual or Suspected Instance of Animal Neglect or Cruelty. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-70 and Section 17a-110c of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: February 4, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Children.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Interim Report on Special Education Private Provider Audits. (Pursuant to Sections 278 through 281 of Public Act 15-5 and Sections 2-90 subsection (i) and 10-91g of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: February 6, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Connecticut Sentencing Commission - Report to the Governor and the General Assembly on: Pretrial Release and Detention in Connecticut - February 2017. Date Received: February 6, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Public Safety.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative D'Agostino of the 91st District, the House adjourned at 11:47 o'clock a.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:

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 5162 AN ACT REQUIRING THE PROVISION OF SERVICES TO SENIORS BY LICENSED OR CREDENTIALED PROFESSIONALS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Aging.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 5163 AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 5665 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INNOVATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 5809 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND.

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

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6020 AN ACT ALLOWING MUNICIPALITIES WITH FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL PILOT FUNDING.

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

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6028 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSPORTATION OF STUDENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Education.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6034 AN ACT CONCERNING THE OVERALL SAFETY MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING OF STUDENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Education.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6036 AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STATE'S SAFE HAVEN LAWS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Human Services.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6236 AN ACT EDUCATING ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY RESIDENTS REGARDING INFLUENZA.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Aging.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6240 AN ACT CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6243 AN ACT CONCERNING DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH STANDARDS FOR AND OVERSIGHT OF ONSITE SUBSURFACE SEWAGE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SYSTEMS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6493 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE STORAGE OR DISPOSAL OF WASTE FROM HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND NATURAL GAS AND OIL EXTRACTION ACTIVITIES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Environment.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6495 AN ACT ENCOURAGING THE USE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN THE STATE AS A MEANS OF ADDRESSING CARBON-RELATED POLLUTION.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Transportation.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6688 AN ACT CONCERNING PROVIDER PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS WITH HEALTH CARRIERS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6689 AN ACT CONCERNING IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY FOR SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS WHO ADMINISTER EPINEPHRINE TO A STUDENT.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Education.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6700 AN ACT REQUIRING CHILD CARE PROVIDERS TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST INFLUENZA.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Children.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6702 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSPORTATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES BY A LIVERY PERMIT HOLDER.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Human Services.

COMMERCE. Proposed H.B. No. 6745 AN ACT CONCERNING A GRANT PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE THE REDEVELOPMENT OF UNUSED PROPERTIES IN URBAN AREAS AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Housing.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6950 AN ACT CONCERNING STATE PALLIATIVE MARIJUANA PROGRAM RECIPROCITY.

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

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H.B. No. 6952 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM AND ALLOWING A BUSINESS TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT UTILIZE SUCH PROGRAM.

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

COMMERCE. Proposed H.B. No. 6962 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDITS.

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

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. 436 AN ACT CONCERNING THE BAKERY PERMIT LICENSE FOR EXISTING RESTAURANTS.

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

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S.B. No. 440 AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AND LOCAL POLICE HANDLING OF INCIDENTS INVOLVING INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS OR INTELLECTUAL OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY.

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

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S.B. No. 446 AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICARE FRAUD.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S.B. No. 450 AN ACT CONCERNING CHARGES FOR VACANT NURSING HOME BEDS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S.B. No. 556 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES BY ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

COMMERCE. Proposed S.B. No. 624 AN ACT EXTENDING WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS TO EMPLOYEES OF BUSINESSES RECEIVING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE STATE.

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

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S.B. No. 748 AN ACT PERMITTING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES TO REALLOCATE AN UNALLOCATED BUDGET SURPLUS TOWARD SERVING THOSE ON WAITING LISTS FOR DEPARTMENT SERVICES OR TO RETAIN SUCH UNALLOCATED SURPLUS FOR SERVICES EXPENDITURES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.