JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Monday, March 27, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:33 o'clock a.m., Representative Currey of the 11th 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. Heavenly Father, make us worthy of the trust placed in us by our constituents. Guide us to make decisions that will be beneficial to all. Amen.

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

REPORTS

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

Report - Department of Transportation - Connecticut Enhanced Accident Response Plan - December 2016. (Pursuant to Section 164 of Public Act 15-5 of the June Special Session.) Date Received: March 20, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Transportation, Environment and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a Access Health CT - Independent External Audit: 2016 Audit Findings Report and Financial Statements and Federal Single Audit Reports, June 30, 2016 - Filed in Compliance with 45 CFR 155. (Pursuant to Section 4 of Public Act 11-53.) Date Received: March 20, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - State Facility Plan - 2017-2022. (Pursuant to Section 4b-23 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: March 20, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Independent Auditors' Report on the Application of Agreed-Upon Procedures to the Records of the Connecticut State Employees' Campaign for Charitable Giving for the 2013 and 2014 Campaigns. (Pursuant to Section 5-262 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: March 21, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Legislative Management and Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Office of the Chief State's Attorney - Amended Report - Summary of Ex Parte Orders for the Calendar Year 2016. (Pursuant to Sections 54-47aa(g) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: March 23, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System - Report on Activities from 2011-2016. (Pursuant to Public Act 00-154.) Date Received: March 24, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

The following House Joint Resolution was received from the committee indicated, the resolution read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:

ENVIRONMENT. H.J. No. 99 (File No. 235) RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT THE FUNDING OF PROGRAMS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

The following House Bills were received from the committees indicated, the bills read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H.B. No. 5590 (File No. 213) AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5655 (File No. 214) AN ACT CONCERNING A PROPERTY OWNER'S LIABILITY FOR THE EXPENSES OF REMOVING A FALLEN TREE OR LIMB.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 5713 (File No. 215) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FARM DISTILLERY PERMIT.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H.B. No. 5963 (File No. 216) AN ACT CONCERNING TREATMENT OR CARE PROVIDED BY RELIGIOUS NONMEDICAL PROVIDERS UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES OR HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H.B. No. 6212 (File No. 217) AN ACT CONCERNING EARNED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H.B. No. 6398 (File No. 218) AN ACT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING AND PERSONS WITH CRIMINAL HISTORIES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H.B. No. 6623 (File No. 219) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM RATE INCREASES AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS TO MITIGATE SUCH INCREASES.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H.B. No. 6662 (File No. 220) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REVOCATION OF PENSIONS OF POLICE OFFICERS WHO COMMIT ANY CRIME RELATED TO EMPLOYMENT.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H.B. No. 6663 (File No. 221) AN ACT CONCERNING POLICE MISCONDUCT.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H.B. No. 6668 (File No. 222) AN ACT CONCERNING PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H.B. No. 6914 (File No. 223) AN ACT CONCERNING A MINIMUM WORKWEEK FOR PERSONS PERFORMING JANITORIAL OR BUILDING MAINTENANCE SERVICES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H.B. No. 7003 (RAISED) (File No. 224) AN ACT CONCERNING SURETY BAIL BOND AGENTS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H.B. No. 7023 (RAISED) (File No. 225) AN ACT AUTHORIZING SHORT-TERM CARE GROUP INSURANCE POLICIES, PERMITTING HEALTH CARE CENTERS TO CHARGE COINSURANCE, AMENDING THE INSURERS REHABILITATION AND LIQUIDATION ACT AND REQUIRING THAT INSURERS ISSUE NOTICES TO INSUREDS REGARDING PERSONAL AND COMMERCIAL RISK POLICIES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H.B. No. 7042 (RAISED) (File No. 226) AN ACT CONTROLLING CONSUMER HEALTH CARE COSTS.

ENVIRONMENT. H.B. No. 7065 (RAISED) (File No. 227) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PERMITTING OF WASTE CONVERSION FACILITIES.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 7080 (RAISED) (File No. 228) AN ACT CONCERNING LEGAL PROTECTIONS FOR PERSONS ENTERING PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES TO RENDER EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO CHILDREN.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. H.B. No. 7093 (RAISED) (File No. 229) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION TO THE POLICE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H.B. No. 7124 (RAISED) (File No. 230) AN ACT CONCERNING MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE COST LISTS AND DISCLOSURES BY PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGERS, LIMITING COST-SHARING FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND SHIELDING PHARMACISTS AND PHARMACIES FROM CERTAIN PENALTIES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H.B. No. 7125 (RAISED) (File No. 231) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

EDUCATION. H.B. No. 7156 (RAISED) (File No. 232) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO STUDENT RECORDS FOR CERTAIN UNACCOMPANIED YOUTHS.

EDUCATION. H.B. No. 7159 (RAISED) (File No. 233) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S SEAL OF BILITERACY.

ENVIRONMENT. H.B. No. 7209 (RAISED) (File No. 234) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FARMLAND PURCHASE PROGRAM FOR BEGINNING FARMERS.

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:

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 7218 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

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

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 7219 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT.

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

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative McCarthy Vahey of the 133rd District, the House adjourned at 11:35 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILL

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

EDUCATION. S.B. No. 840 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING IMMUNIZATION RATES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF MARCH 24, 2017

AT 5:00 O'CLOCK P.M.

ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 5415 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO PREPARE A PLAN FOR THE RAPID DETECTION AND ERADICATION OF NEWLY DISCOVERED TERRESTRIAL INVASIVE SPECIES.

H.B. No. 5416 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE THRESHOLD FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION'S REVIEW OF COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEMS.

H.B. No. 5618 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN THE HANDLING FEE FOR BOTTLE REDEMPTION CENTERS.

Substitute for H.B. No. 5713 (RAISED) (File No. 215) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FARM DISTILLERY PERMIT.

H.B. No. 5858 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING LIFETIME HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES.

H.B. No. 5871 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING FEES BY CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.

H.B. No. 6329 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTE IN CONNECTICUT.

H.B. No. 6332 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT SEPTIC SYSTEMS.

H.B. No. 6334 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF ANIMAL SHELTERS.

H.B. No. 6335 (RAISED) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE AND TRADE OF IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN IN CONNECTICUT.

H.B. No. 6347 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO PROVIDE FINDINGS TO COMPLAINANTS CONCERNING COMPLAINTS OF WRONGDOING AGAINST VETERINARIANS.

H.B. No. 7065 (RAISED) (File No. 227) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PERMITTING OF WASTE CONVERSION FACILITIES.

H.B. No. 7067 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP.

H.B. No. 7069 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF COMMERCIAL SALES STABLES.

H.B. No. 7209 (RAISED) (File No. 234) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FARMLAND PURCHASE PROGRAM FOR BEGINNING FARMERS.

H.B. No. 7210 (RAISED) AN ACT PROVIDING MUNICIPAL OPTIONS FOR DOG LICENSING.

H.J. No. 99 (RAISED) (File No. 235) RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT THE FUNDING OF PROGRAMS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT.

S.B. No. 285 (RAISED) AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE OFFSET OF CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS AND FINES THROUGH INVESTMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION.

Substitute for S.B. No. 287 (RAISED) (File No. 238) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TESTING OF SHELLFISH AT ALTERNATIVE LAB FACILITIES.

S.B. No. 506 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING WATER USAGE AND CONSERVATION DURING DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

S.B. No. 515 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING RESTAURANTS AND OTHER AMENITIES ON FIXED BARGES UNDER THE COASTAL MANAGEMENT ACT.

Substitute for S.B. No. 522 (RAISED) (File No. 241) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BEAR HUNTING IN CONNECTICUT.

S.B. No. 603 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE'S INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY.

S.B. No. 605 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING LOCAL APPROVAL OF CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT SILVER SANDS STATE PARK.

Substitute for S.B. No. 753 (RAISED) (File No. 243) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMERCIAL BOTTLED WATER OPERATIONS AND STATE STREAMFLOW REGULATIONS AND THE STATE WATER PLAN.

S.B. No. 833 (RAISED) (File No. 245) AN ACT CONCERNING BEE INSPECTIONS.

S.B. No. 835 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO ENVIRONMENT-RELATED STATUTES AFFECTING VARIOUS PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

S.B. No. 836 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CIVIL PENALTY REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

S.B. No. 943 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF CERTAIN SOLAR FACILITIES ON PRODUCTIVE FARMLANDS.

S.B. No. 994 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSERVATION FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

S.B. No. 995 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDUCTION OF CERTAIN LAND-BASED MARINE AND FRESHWATER DEBRIS.

S.B. No. 996 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BOTTLE RECYCLING FEE IN LIEU OF A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.

S.B. No. 997 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S KELP INDUSTRY AND THE STATE'S BIODIESEL BLENDING AND CLASS I RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE REQUIREMENTS AND NITROGEN CREDIT EXCHANGE PROGRAM.

S.B. No. 998 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOLICITATION OF HIGH-PRIORITY REGULATORY CONCERNS BY THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FROM A STATE-WIDE BUSINESS ORGANIZATION.

S.B. No. 999 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PERMITTING PROCEDURES FOR WASTE CONVERSION FACILITIES AND THE USE OF COW MANURE IN ANAEROBIC DIGESTION FACILITIES.

S.B. No. 1000 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMERCIAL USES FOR RECYCLED GLASS.

S.B. No. 1001 (RAISED) AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING IN STATE PARKS.