JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Monday, April 3, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:52 o'clock a.m., Representative Borer of the 115th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Mary Alice Hughes of Haddam, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, help us to sort out the needs of our State and her people. You have placed a great responsibility upon us. We seek Your guidance in resolving these issues. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mary Alice Hughes of Haddam, Connecticut.

REPORTS

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

Report - Department of Public Health - Palliative Care Advisory Council Report - January 2017. (Pursuant to Section 19a-6o of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: March 28, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station - June 30, 2014 and 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: March 28, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Environment.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons With Disabilities for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2014 and 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: March 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Human Services and Public Health.

Report - Commission on Equity and Opportunity - 2016 Annual Report. (Pursuant to Sections 128 and 130 of Public Act 16-3 of the May 2016 Special Session.) Date Received: March 31, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - State of Connecticut Single Audit Report For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016. (Pursuant to the Federal Single Audit Act and the Requirements of OMB Circular A-133.) Date Received: March 31, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

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:

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 106 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MOTKUE A. BOWLES OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 107 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MICHAEL J. JANUSKO OF ROCKY HILL TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT LOTTERY CORPORATION.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 108 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF RUSSELL L. LONDON, ESQUIRE OF WETHERSFIELD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 109 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF DAVID A. LUCAS, JR. OF OLD SAYBROOK TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 110 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF PETER W. NATHAN OF WESTPORT TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 111 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF RICHARD SMITH OF MILFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL.

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:

COMMERCE. H.B. No. 6100 (File No. 348) AN ACT CONCERNING THE FUTURE OF THE RETAIL SECTOR IN CONNECTICUT.

COMMERCE. Substitute for H.B. No. 6749 (File No. 349) AN ACT CONCERNING A WORKING GROUP ON A PUBLIC-PRIVATE MARKETING PARTNERSHIP TO RECRUIT BUSINESSES TO CONNECTICUT.

COMMERCE. H.B. No. 6758 (File No. 350) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DESIGNATION OF AN ENTERPRISE ZONE IN THE TOWN OF WALLINGFORD.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 7000 (RAISED) (File No. 351) AN ACT EQUALIZING ACCESS TO STUDENT-GENERATED FINANCIAL AID.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. H.B. No. 7012 (RAISED) (File No. 352) AN ACT REQUIRING INFORMATION ON THE STATE'S ENERGY COSTS COMPETITIVENESS AS PART OF THE COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY STRATEGY.

COMMERCE. H.B. No. 7061 (RAISED) (File No. 353) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED, AND A STUDY OF PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT.

COMMERCE. H.B. No. 7062 (RAISED) (File No. 354) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONNECTICUT-MADE DESIGNATION.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. H.B. No. 7104 (RAISED) (File No. 355) AN ACT CONCERNING RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. H.B. No. 7105 (RAISED) (File No. 356) AN ACT CONCERNING WATER COMPANY RATE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISMS.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. H.B. No. 7208 (RAISED) (File No. 357) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM.

COMMERCE. H.B. No. 7225 (RAISED) (File No. 358) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO COMMERCE-RELATED STATUTES.

COMMERCE. Substitute for H.B. No. 7230 (RAISED) (File No. 359) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE'S ELECTRONIC BUSINESS PORTAL.

COMMERCE. H.B. No. 7231 (RAISED) (File No. 360) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE ECONOMIC STRATEGIC PLAN AND THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. H.B. No. 7232 (RAISED) (File No. 361) AN ACT REQUIRING THE STUDY OF THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE STATE.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 7234 (RAISED) (File No. 362) AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENTS IN CRISIS AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 7235 (RAISED) (File No. 363) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES TASK FORCE.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 7236 (RAISED) (File No. 364) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY TO EXPAND CONTRACT POLICIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Rovero of the 51st District, the House adjourned at 11:54 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.