JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:37 o'clock a.m., Representative Abercrombie of the 83rd District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Cydonnie I. Henry of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Heavenly Father, help us to be diligent in judging the various issues coming forth so that the just needs of our people may be met. Amen.

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

COMMERCE. Substitute for H.B. No. 5584 (File No. 382) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A SMALL BUSINESS HOTLINE.

ENVIRONMENT. H.B. No. 5618 (File No. 383) AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN THE HANDLING FEE FOR BOTTLE REDEMPTION CENTERS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 5756 (File No. 384) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE DENTAL COMMISSION.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 5871 (File No. 385) AN ACT PROVIDING FUNDING FOR SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.

TRANSPORTATION. H.B. No. 6051 (File No. 386) AN ACT REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION TO SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGARDING THE HARTFORD-NEW BRITAIN BUSWAY.

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 6059 (File No. 387) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

ENVIRONMENT. H.B. No. 6329 (File No. 388) AN ACT CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTE IN CONNECTICUT.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H.B. No. 7040 (File No. 389) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS.

TRANSPORTATION. H.B. No. 7054 (RAISED) (File No. 390) AN ACT CONCERNING ROADWAYS.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 7067 (RAISED) (File No. 391) AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM FOR CONSUMER PACKAGING.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 7109 (RAISED) (File No. 392) AN ACT EXTENDING THE MUNICIPAL REVALUATION DEADLINE FOR THE TOWN OF ORANGE BY ONE YEAR.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H.B. No. 7169 (RAISED) (File No. 393) AN ACT CONCERNING PSYCHOLOGY TECHNICIANS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H.B. No. 7173 (RAISED) (File No. 394) AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT REGISTRARS OF VITAL STATISTICS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 7175 (RAISED) (File No. 395) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TESTING OF NATURAL GRAVEL AGGREGATES FOR THE PRESENCE OF PYRRHOTITE.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 7185 (RAISED) (File No. 396) AN ACT EXEMPTING LEASED MUNICIPAL PROPERTY FROM TAXATION.

COMMERCE. H.B. No. 7223 (RAISED) (File No. 397) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED.

COMMERCE. Substitute for H.B. No. 7227 (RAISED) (File No. 398) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

EDUCATION

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Education in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H.B. No. 6619 (RAISED) (File No. 318) AN ACT CONCERNING SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

ENVIRONMENT

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Environment in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

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.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

GENERAL LAW

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on General Law in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

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

TRANSPORTATION. H.B. No. 7098 (RAISED) (File No. 324) AN ACT CONCERNING THE IN-STATE TRANSPORTER'S PERMIT.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for H.B. No. 7137 (RAISED) (File No. 330) AN ACT CONCERNING CHARITABLE BINGO GAMES, BAZAARS AND RAFFLES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for H.B. No. 7100 (RAISED) (File No. 129) AN ACT CONCERNING AMERICAN LEGION STATE FUND COMMISSION TRANSPARENCY.

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.

ENVIRONMENT. 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.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Planning and Development in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H.B. No. 5445 (RAISED) (File No. 250) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL BUDGET RESERVE BALANCES.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H.B. No. 6913 (RAISED) (File No. 261) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

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.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 7210 (RAISED) (File No. 265) AN ACT PROVIDING MUNICIPAL OPTIONS FOR DOG LICENSING.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

PUBLIC HEALTH

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Public Health in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H.B. No. 7052 (RAISED) (File No. 186) AN ACT PREVENTING PRESCRIPTION OPIOID DIVERSION AND ABUSE.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H.B. No. 7118 (RAISED) (File No. 189) AN ACT CONCERNING BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS.

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

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

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MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Transportation in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

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.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the House adjourned at 11:39 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.