JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:35 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. Almighty Father, bestow Your blessing upon us as we begin a new day of labors for the people we serve. Be with us in our deliberations and make us prudent in our decisions. 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.

March 6, 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 David Yaccarino has been appointed to the Insurance and Real Estate Committee.

Representative Rob Sampson has been appointed to the Housing Committee.

Representative Tony D'Amelio has been appointed to the Banking Committee.

Please contact my office if you have any questions.

Joe Aresimowicz

Speaker of the House of Representatives

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

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

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H.B. No. 7006 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE CARE 4 KIDS CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H.B. No. 7008 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR LONG-ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTIVES PROVIDED AT FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H.B. No. 7009 (RAISED) AN ACT REVISING MEDICAID AUDIT REQUIREMENTS AND ESTABLISHING TEMPORARY WAIVERS FOR PROVIDERS IMPLEMENTING ELECTRONIC VISIT VERIFICATION.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

HUMAN SERVICES. H.B. No. 7041 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING THE RATE OF REIMBURSEMENT FOR MEALS ON WHEELS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILL

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

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S.B. No. 801 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING CLIENT-SPECIFIC EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND EMPLOYEE TRANSITION PLANNING FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED CARE PROVIDERS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

On motion of Representative Gresko of the 121st District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Appropriations in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

AGING. Substitute for H.B. No. 6983 (RAISED) (File No. 7) AN ACT CONCERNING RETROACTIVE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR HOME-CARE SERVICES.

AGING. Substitute for H.B. No. 6984 (RAISED) (File No. 8) AN ACT REQUIRING THE STATE OMBUDSMAN TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS CONCERNING RECIPIENTS OF HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES.

AGING. H.B. No. 6988 (RAISED) (File No. 12) AN ACT INCREASING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER NONPARENT RELATIVES WHO ARE RAISING CHILDREN.

AGING. H.B. No. 6993 (RAISED) (File No. 15) AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR ELDERLY NUTRITION.

AGING. H.B. No. 6994 (RAISED) (File No. 16) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REVOLVING LOAN FUND TO ASSIST ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

On motion of Representative Gresko of the 121st District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

AGING. H.B. No. 6986 (RAISED) (File No. 10) AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUMS.

AGING. H.B. No. 6987 (RAISED) (File No. 11) AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM STATE INCOME TAX.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

JUDICIARY

On motion of Representative Gresko of the 121st District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

AGING. H.B. No. 6985 (RAISED) (File No. 9) AN ACT CONCERNING A CONSERVED PERSON'S RIGHT TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS.

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.

BANKING

H.B. No. 5223 (COMM) BANKING. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY METHODS TO PREVENT THE ISSUANCE OF MORTGAGES TO PERSONS WITH EXCESSIVE BLIGHT FINES OR PERSONS WHO HAVE VIOLATED NUSIANCE ABATEMENT LAWS', to study methods to prevent the issuance of mortgages to persons with excessive blight fines or who have violated nusiance abatement laws.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 6219 (COMM) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY REENTRY BY PERSONS WHO WERE INCARCERATED', to improve the rate of successful community reentry for persons released from correctional facilities through the provision of enhanced employment opportunities.

H.B. No. 6398 (COMM) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING AND PERSONS WITH CRIMINAL HISTORIES', to create equity and opportunity for economic stability for individuals with criminal histories.

H.B. No. 6663 (COMM) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING POLICE MISCONDUCT', to establish accountability for police officers by creating consequences when police officers use excessive force.

H.B. No. 6668 (COMM) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE', to improve workplace protections for pregnant women.

BANKING

H.B. No. 6737 (COMM) BANKING. 'AN ACT ALLOWING PURCHASERS OF REAL PROPERTY AND MORTGAGE LENDERS TO REQUIRE SELLERS OF SUCH PROPERTY TO WAIVE CONSTRUCTIVE TRUST CLAIMS', to prevent sellers of real property from asserting a constructive trust claim with respect to real property that has been sold.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 6965 (COMM) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT JOBS', to create jobs in Connecticut's construction industry.

JUDICIARY

H.B. No. 7243 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT LIENS', to clarify the responsibilities of a bailee when the property being held is special mobile equipment.

H.B. No. 7244 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A GRANDPARENT'S RIGHT TO VISITATION WITH HIS OR HER GRANDCHILD', to allow a grandparent the right of visitation with a minor child upon demonstrating to the court that clear and convincing circumstances support the granting of such visitation.

H.B. No. 7245 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REVISOR'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE GENERAL STATUTES', to make various technical changes concerning grammar, clarity and accuracy of internal references and consistency in the general statutes.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

S.B. No. 746 (COMM) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYMENT RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR NEWLY HIRED EMPLOYEES', to implement pension reform under the Municipal Employee Retirement System for newly hired employees.

JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 979 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION TO SCHOOLS AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION OF RESTRAINING ORDERS, CIVIL PROTECTION ORDERS AND STANDING CRIMINAL PROTECTIVE ORDERS AFFECTING STUDENTS', to allow a person who is afforded protections under a restraining order, civil protection order or standing criminal protective order to request that the clerk of the court provide a copy of such order, or the information contained in such order, to a school or institution of higher education which he or she attends.

S.B. No. 980 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A VICTIM'S RIGHT TO BE REASONABLY PROTECTED FROM THE ACCUSED', to provide notice to a person protected by a restraining or protective order or foreign order of protection as to whether the subject of such order has transferred, delivered or surrendered any pistols, revolvers and other firearms or ammunition as required by law, to cause a person entering the pretrial supervised diversionary program for persons with psychiatric disabilities to immediately transfer, deliver or surrender any pistols, revolvers and other firearms or ammunition, to require a designated party, other than the defendant, to notify the victim of a crime for which the defendant applies for accelerated pretrial rehabilitation and to provide increased employment protections for employees when any order of protection has been ordered on behalf of the employee.

S.B. No. 981 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STRATEGIC LITIGATION AGAINST PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND A SPECIAL MOTION TO DISMISS', to establish a special motion to dismiss in civil proceedings involving a strategic lawsuit against public participation.

S.B. No. 982 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONFIRMING AND ADOPTING VOLUMES 1 TO 13, INCLUSIVE, OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, REVISED TO 2017', to adopt and confirm the general statutes, revised to 2017.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Gresko of the 121st District, the House adjourned at 11:37 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.