JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:40 o'clock a.m., Representative McCarthy Vahey of the 133rd District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Henry J. Anderson of Boy Scout Troop 88 in Fairfield, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, make us worthy of the trust of those who are depending on us. We look to You for guidance in making decisions and the will to take appropriate action. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Charlie D. Anderson of Boy Scout Troop 88 in Fairfield, Connecticut and Trevor D. Roberts and Dylan W. Roberts of Boy Scout Troop 440 in Chaplin, Connecticut.

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:

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.J. No. 100 (File No. 516) RESOLUTION APPROVING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROTECT TRANSPORTATION FUNDS.

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:

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.B. No. 5434 (File No. 487) AN ACT ADOPTING THE INTERSTATE COMPACT TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 5554 (File No. 488) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POLITICAL COMPOSITION OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL POLITICAL BODIES.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 5592 (File No. 489) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCING OF MUNICIPAL ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5944 (File No. 490) AN ACT REQUIRING PUBLIC HEARINGS ON REPORTS OF THE AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 6008 (File No. 491) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INDEPENDENT CONSUMER ADVOCATE FOR METROPOLITAN DISTRICT OF HARTFORD COUNTY CONSUMERS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 6012 (File No. 492) AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER PROTECTION IN EYE CARE.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 6463 (File No. 493) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO CERTAIN RESIDENTS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 6471 (File No. 494) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL AUDITS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 6481 (File No. 495) AN ACT REQUIRING THE APPRAISAL OF CERTAIN PROPERTY BY MUNICIPALITIES AND WATER COMPANIES PRIOR TO SALE.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.B. No. 6568 (File No. 496) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE CONCERNING THE STATE CONTRACTING PORTAL.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 6675 (File No. 497) AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL OPTION FOR PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 6681 (File No. 498) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL TAX APPEALS AND CONTINGENCY AGREEMENTS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 6937 (File No. 499) AN ACT PERMITTING MUNICIPALITIES TO INITIATE AND IMPLEMENT NONEDUCATIONAL EXPENDITURE COST-SHARING MEASURES.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 6941 (File No. 500) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL GRANT PORTAL.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 6948 (File No. 501) AN ACT CONCERNING REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 7034 (File No. 502) AN ACT TRANSFORMING THE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 7035 (File No. 503) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING EDUCATION.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 7063 (RAISED) (File No. 504) AN ACT CONCERNING INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION FOR PROPOSED REGULATIONS.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 7155 (RAISED) (File No. 506) AN ACT REQUIRING THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD TO DEVELOP A PROPOSED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR COMPENSATION SCHEDULE.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 7186 (RAISED) (File No. 507) AN ACT REVISING CERTAIN STATUTES CONCERNING THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

EDUCATION. H.B. No. 7200 (RAISED) (File No. 508) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES IN SCHOOLS.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 7207 (RAISED) (File No. 509) AN ACT MAKING REVISIONS TO THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT OF 2016.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 7252 (RAISED) (File No. 510) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ADJUDICATION PROCESS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REQUIRING BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A POLICY PERMITTING PARENTS TO OBSERVE THEIR CHILD AT SCHOOL.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 7270 (RAISED) (File No. 511) AN ACT CONCERNING THE EDUCATION COST-SHARING GRANT FORMULA FOR FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 2018, AND JUNE 30, 2019.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 7276 (RAISED) (File No. 512) AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION MANDATE RELIEF.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.B. No. 7281 (RAISED) (File No. 513) AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 7294 (RAISED) (File No. 514) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL FINANCE.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 7297 (RAISED) (File No. 515) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PRIVATE RIGHT OF ACTION IN THE DUTY TO PROMOTE FAIR HOUSING AND REQUIRING A STUDY OF CONNECTICUT'S HOUSING INVENTORY AND CURRENT AND FUTURE HOUSING NEEDS.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE BILL

The following Senate Bill was received from the House committee indicated, the bill read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S.B. No. 582 (RAISED) (File No. 522) AN ACT PROHIBITING INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES BY FOREIGN-INFLUENCED BUSINESS ENTITIES AND LIMITING COVERED TRANSFERS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

On motion of Representative Boyd of the 50th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

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

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 7221 (RAISED) (File No. 460) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO WATER PLANNING INFORMATION.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

On motion of Representative Boyd of the 50th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Planning and Development in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

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

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Boyd of the 50th District, the House adjourned at 11:42 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.