JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:35 o'clock a.m., Representative Elliot of the 88th 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 Creator, bless our labors this day as we handle the business of the State. Guide us as we discern what is right for the people we represent. Amen.

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

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

The following House Joint Resolutions were received from the committees indicated, the resolutions read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for H.J. No. 41 (RAISED) (File No. 297) RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION LIMITING THE USE OF MONEYS IN THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND.

TRANSPORTATION. H.J. No. 54 (RAISED) (File No. 298) RESOLUTION EXPRESSING OPPOSITION TO THE FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION'S PLAN TO CONSTRUCT A BYPASS THROUGH SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT.

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:

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H.B. No. 5140 (RAISED) (File No. 277) AN ACT CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENTS TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. H.B. No. 5298 (RAISED) (File No. 278) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SAFETY OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS AND PATIENTS DURING EMERGENCIES.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.B. No. 5636 (RAISED) (File No. 279) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES OF CERTAIN ATTORNEYS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 5764 (RAISED) (File No. 280) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING OF BARBERS AND HAIRDRESSERS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 6025 (RAISED) (File No. 281) AN ACT ALLOWING MEDICAL ASSISTANTS TO ADMINISTER VACCINES UNDER SUPERVISION.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. H.B. No. 6041 (RAISED) (File No. 282) AN ACT PERMITTING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO SELL RAFFLE TICKETS ONLINE.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 6237 (RAISED) (File No. 283) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF MEANS TO IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DIABETES ADVISORY COUNCIL.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for H.B. No. 6266 (RAISED) (File No. 284) AN ACT CONCERNING BOXING EVENTS AND MIXED MARTIAL ARTS MATCHES.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for H.B. No. 6954 (RAISED) (File No. 285) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY INSPECTIONS OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS BY LOCAL FIRE MARSHALS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 6981 (RAISED) (File No. 286) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY PUBLIC HEALTH PREVENTION EFFORTS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 7082 (RAISED) (File No. 287) AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT OPERATIONS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 7131 (RAISED) (File No. 288) AN ACT EXPEDITING CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATION ORDERS FOR INCARCERATED OR INSTITUTIONALIZED OBLIGORS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 7134 (RAISED) (File No. 289) AN ACT CONCERNING CONSENT ORDERS ENTERED INTO BY THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 7135 (RAISED) (File No. 290) AN ACT ADOPTING THE REVISED UNIFORM ARBITRATION ACT.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for H.B. No. 7136 (RAISED) (File No. 291) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR ALTERING REMOVABLE WINDSHIELD PLACARDS FOR PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 7157 (RAISED) (File No. 292) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE PROPOSALS OF THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H.B. No. 7183 (RAISED) (File No. 293) AN ACT LOWERING THE MINIMUM UNIMPAIRED PAID-IN CAPITAL AND SURPLUS REQUIREMENT FOR SPONSORED CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H.B. No. 7184 (RAISED) (File No. 294) AN ACT CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT FOR HEALTH CARE AND CLINICAL SERVICES PROVIDED AT STATE EXPENSE AND ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO MAXIMIZE REIMBURSEMENTS FOR COVERED BENEFITS AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY STATE AGENCIES.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. H.B. No. 7238 (RAISED) (File No. 295) AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING THE COMMISSIONER OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for H.B. No. 7239 (RAISED) (File No. 296) AN ACT CONCERNING A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO QUALIFY AN ENTITY TO DEVELOP A CASINO GAMING FACILITY IN THE STATE.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILL

The following favorable report on the House 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:

EDUCATION. H.B. No. 7204 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELECTRONIC TRANSFER OF STUDENT RECORDS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

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.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

H.B. No. 7312 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STATE TAXATION AND COLLECTION AND IMPROVING TAX GAP COMPLIANCE', to implement the Department of Revenue Services' recommendations for state taxation and collection and improving tax gap compliance.

H.B. No. 7313 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT IMPOSING A SURCHARGE ON INCOME DERIVED FROM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES', to impose a nineteen per cent surcharge on income derived from investment management services, such surcharge to take effect upon certification by the Commissioner of Revenue Services of the enactment of substantially similar legislation by New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.

H.B. No. 7314 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A TAX ON CERTAIN SWEETENED BEVERAGES', to impose a tax of one cent per ounce on certain carbonated and noncarbonated nonalcoholic beverages that contain added caloric sweetener, and to use such moneys for certain education and outreach programs and evaluations.

H.B. No. 7315 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF A REPLACEMENT MOTOR VEHICLE IN A BUYBACK PROGRAM', to specify that a payment received by an individual from a motor vehicle manufacturer under certain circumstances shall be considered an amount allowed for a motor vehicle traded in if the individual purchases a replacement motor vehicle not more than one year after receiving the payment.

S.B. No. 1046 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICABILITY OF THE FILM PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT AND THE SALES AND USE TAXES EXEMPTION FOR SERVICES RENDERED BETWEEN CERTAIN PARENT COMPANIES AND SUBSIDIARIES', (1) To allow the film production tax credit to be claimed against the sales and use taxes and limit the amount of such credit if such credit is sold, assigned or otherwise transferred and claimed against said taxes, and (2) to decrease from one hundred per cent to at least eighty per cent the controlling interest in a subsidiary of certain parent companies for purposes of an exemption from the sales and use taxes on services rendered between a parent company and a subsidiary.

S.B. No. 1047 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TAX PREPARERS AND FACILITATORS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES' CHANGES TO THE TAX AND RELATED STATUTES', to regulate tax preparers and facilitators, and to implement the Department of Revenue Services' changes to the tax and related statutes.

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.