JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Friday, February 17, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:58 o'clock a.m., Representative Ryan of the 139th 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, let Your grace shine upon us as we move through this Session. Help our legislators to make decisions that will benefit all our constituents. Amen.

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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Gresko of the 121st 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.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

H.B. No. 7104 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS', to no longer permit suppliers and electric distribution companies to make up renewable energy portfolio deficiencies within the first three months of the succeeding calendar year.

H.B. No. 7105 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WATER COMPANY RATE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISMS', to make changes to the time frame used to determine when a public utility's excessive return requires the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to determine the need for an interim rate decrease.

H.B. No. 7106 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AUDIT REPORTS FILED WITH THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY', to allow a telephone company to submit its parent company's Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K in lieu of having an annual comprehensive audit and report.

H.B. No. 7107 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INVESTMENT AND USE OF REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS ACCOUNT FUNDS', to broaden the types of energy investments authorized for the proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative auctions.

GENERAL LAW

H.B. No. 7108 (RAISED) GENERAL LAW. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGERS', to ensure community association managers have completed a nationally recognized course and passed an examination prior to applying for a certificate of registration.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

H.B. No. 7109 (RAISED) PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE MUNICIPAL REVALUATION DEADLINE FOR THE TOWN OF ORANGE BY ONE YEAR', to extend the municipal revaluation deadline for the town of Orange by one year.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

H.B. No. 7110 (RAISED) VETERANS' AFFAIRS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL AND MINOR REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS', to make technical and minor revisions to statutes concerning military and veterans' affairs.

HOUSING

S.B. No. 752 (COMM) HOUSING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSING SEGREGATION', to (1) increase the publication of data on housing production; (2) develop projections of regional affordable housing needs; (3) require municipal planning for reaching recommended apportionment of affordable housing needs; (4) involve the state and other stakeholders in developing regional housing need estimates for municipalities; (5) increase data transparency on subsidized housing investments; (6) provide housing authorities with the option to expand housing authority jurisdiction; (7) increase the amount of funding used on mobility counseling; and (8) integrate subsidized housing by requiring marketing across lines of race and income.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

S.B. No. 860 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACTS FOR ZERO EMISSION RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDITS AND LOW-EMISSION RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDITS', to require electric distribution companies to solicit long-term contracts for zero emission renewable energy credits and low-emission renewable energy credits for an additional year.

S.B. No. 861 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RATEPAYER IMPACT STATEMENTS', to require a ratepayer impact statement on bills which, if passed, would have a financial impact on electric ratepayers.

S.B. No. 862 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY'S REVIEW OF CLAIMS ARISING FROM CONTRACTS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE AUTHORITY', to permit the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to review claims arising from contracts the authority previously approved.

S.B. No. 863 (RAISED) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF TRASH-TO-ENERGY FACILITIES AS A COMPONENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY STRATEGY', to require the study of the viability of trash-to-energy facilities as a component of the Comprehensive Energy Strategy.

HOUSING

S.B. No. 864 (RAISED) HOUSING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVIEW OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FOR HURRICANE SANDY', to establish a task force to: (1) Review the manner in which funds under the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief Program are processed to rebuild areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, and (2) make recommendations to expedite the distribution of such funds.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Gresko of the 121st District, the House adjourned at 11:59 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.