JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:59 o'clock a.m., Representative Berger of the 73rd 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, as the bills continue to come out of committee, assist our efforts to give each a fair hearing and to prudently select those that will most benefit Your people. 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 McCarthy Vahey of the 133rd 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.

JUDICIARY

H.B. No. 5442 (COMM) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGAL AGE TO MARRY IN THIS STATE', to prohibit the issuance of a marriage license to any applicant under eighteen years of age.

H.B. No. 7198 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COURT OPERATIONS AND VICTIM SERVICES', to make various revisions to statutes affecting court operations, court procedures and the Office of Victim Services.

H.B. No. 7199 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCIES IN THE FILING OF HABEAS CORPUS MATTERS', to establish a task force that shall examine methods by which the state can better evaluate an application for a writ habeas corpus claim at the time of filing in order to reduce the number of frivolous applications filed.

H.J. No. 98 (COMM) JUDICIARY. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PERMIT A JUDGE OF PROBATE WHO ATTAINS SEVENTY YEARS OF AGE WHILE HOLDING OFFICE TO COMPLETE HIS OR HER TERM OF OFFICE'

S.B. No. 931 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FRAUDULENT FILING OF RECORDS', to establish: (1) A new crime for filing false records, and (2) a judicial process that allows a person to file a petition seeking to invalidate a falsely filed record.

S.B. No. 932 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATUTORY CAUSE OF ACTION FOR INJURY TO PERSON OR PROPERTY BASED ON NEGLIGENT INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS', to permit a person, injured in person or property as the result of the negligent act of another person, to bring a civil action against the person who committed such act to recover damages for negligent infliction of emotional distress.

S.B. No. 933 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT REQUIRING AN EMPLOYER TO ADHERE TO EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION GUIDANCE RELATING TO THE USE OF ARREST, CRIMINAL CHARGE AND CONVICTION RECORDS WHEN MAKING EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS', to require an employer to adhere to guidance issued by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concerning the use of arrest, criminal charge and conviction records when making employment decisions.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative McCarthy Vahey of the 133rd District, the House adjourned at 12:00 o'clock p.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.