JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 10:30 o'clock a.m., Speaker Joe Aresimowicz in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Pastor Dan Darling of North Haven Bible Church in North Haven, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. God of heaven, we thank You for this beautiful day and for an opportunity to stand in this hallowed hall. We are thankful this morning, Lord, for each person that is here. We are thankful that they serve so wonderfully and with an open heart and an open mind. I pray, Lord, that You might bless them. I pray that You might give them wisdom and understanding and guidance. I am overwhelmed this morning by how much they care for Your people and how much they care for this great State and our nation. I pray that You might uphold them and we'll uphold their arms, and we will encourage them and strengthen them - that they might be great witnesses for the freedoms that we enjoy in this country and in this great State. I pray that You might bless it, bless today, bless them in what they're doing - that it might bring honor and glory to our God on high. Amen

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Dunsby of the 135th District.

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FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED

The following resolutions were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the committees indicated accepted and the resolutions adopted.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.R. No. 15 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ELIN KATZ, ESQUIRE, OF WEST HARTFORD, TO BE REAPPOINTED CONSUMER COUNSEL.

The resolution was explained by Representative D'Agostino of the 91st.

The resolution was discussed by Representative Perillo of the 113th.

On a voice vote House Resolution No. 15 was adopted.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.R. No. 16 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JORDAN A. SCHEFF OF VERNON TO BE COMMISSIONER OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES.

The resolution was explained by Representative D'Agostino of the 91st.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Perillo of the 113th and Ackert of the 8th.

On a voice vote House Resolution No. 16 was adopted.

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FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED

The following resolutions were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the committees indicated accepted and the resolutions adopted.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 112 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE ELIZABETH A. BOZZUTO OF WATERTOWN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL AS A SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE.

Representative Petit of the 22nd District absented himself from the Chamber due to a possible conflict of interest.

The resolution was explained by Representative Vargas of the 6th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Perillo of the 113th and Polletta of the 68th.

On a voice vote House Joint Resolution No. 112 was adopted.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 114 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MICHELE C. MOUNT, ESQUIRE OF MONROE TO BE A HUMAN RIGHTS REFEREE.

The resolution was explained by Representative Vargas of the 6th.

The resolution was discussed by Representative Perillo of the 113th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 11:04 a.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 142

Necessary for Adoption 72

Those voting Yea 72

Those voting Nay 70

Those absent and not voting 9

On a roll call vote House Joint Resolution No. 114 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

 

N

 

CARNEY

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CARPINO

 

N

 

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CASE

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

 

N

 

CHEESEMAN

 

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

 

N

 

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

 

N

 

DAVIS

 

N

 

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

 

N

 

DELNICKI

 

N

 

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

 

N

 

DEVLIN

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

   

X

BUTLER

   

X

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

DUFF

 

N

 

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUNSBY

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

 

N

 

FERGUSON

 

N

 

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

 

N

 

FERRARO

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

 

N

 

FLOREN

 

N

 

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FRANCE

 

N

 

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

 

N

 

FREY

   

X

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

FUSCO

 

N

 

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

GREEN

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

HALL, C.

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

   

X

TONG

 

N

 

HARDING

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

   

X

URBAN

 

N

 

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

 

N

 

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

 

N

 

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

 

N

 

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

 

N

 

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

   

X

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

         

N

 

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

         

N

 

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

 

N

 

ACKERT

 

N

 

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

 

N

 

BELSITO

 

N

 

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

 

N

 

BETTS

 

N

 

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

 

N

 

BOCCHINO

 

N

 

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

 

N

 

BUCKBEE

 

N

 

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

 

N

 

BYRON

 

N

 

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

   

X

MUSHINSKY

 

N

 

CAMILLO

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 115 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ERICK A. RUSSELL OF NEW HAVEN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION.

The resolution was explained by Representative Vargas of the 6th.

The resolution was discussed by Representative Perillo of the 113th.

On a voice vote House Joint Resolution No. 115 was adopted.

DEPUTY SPEAKER BERGER IN THE CHAIR

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 116 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF NICHOLAS KAPOOR OF MONROE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES.

The resolution was explained by Representative Vargas of the 6th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Perillo of the 113th and Sredzinski of the 112th.

On a voice vote House Joint Resolution No. 116 was adopted.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 113 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ERIC J. GEORGE OF GLASTONBURY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION.

The resolution was explained by Representative Vargas of the 6th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Perillo of the 113th, Srinivasan of the 31st and Tweedie of the 13th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 11:18 a.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 141

Necessary for Adoption 71

Those voting Yea 141

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 10

On a roll call vote House Joint Resolution No. 113 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

   

X

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

   

X

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

   

X

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

   

X

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

   

X

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

   

X

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

   

X

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

   

X

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

RECESS

On motion of Representative Abercrombie of the 83rd District, the House recessed at 11:22 o'clock a.m., to reconvene at the Call of the Chair.

AFTER RECESS

The House reconvened at 1:51 o'clock p.m., Deputy Speaker Berger in the Chair.

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FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE BILL PASSED

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill passed.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 7212 (RAISED) (File No. 459) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROMOTION OF LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAMS.

The bill was explained by Representative Haddad of the 54th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7029) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Staneski of the 119th, Ackert of the 8th, Cheeseman of the 37th and Srinivasan of the 31st.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7029):

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017) (a) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Public service employer" means an organization, agency or entity that is a public service organization, including, but not limited to, each local and regional board of education. "Public service employer" does not include a federal or tribal nation government organization, agency or entity, or a tribal nation institution of higher education;

(2) "Employment certification form" means the form used by the United States Department of Education to certify an individual's employment at a public service organization for the purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program;

(3) "Public Service Loan Forgiveness program" means the loan forgiveness program as administered under 34 CFR 685.219, as amended from time to time;

(4) "Public service organization" means a public service organization as defined in 34 CFR 685.219, as amended from time to time; and

(5) "Teacher Loan Forgiveness program" means a loan forgiveness program administered under 34 CFR 685.217, as amended from time to time.

(b) The Office of Higher Education shall create and distribute informational materials that increase awareness of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and Teacher Loan Forgiveness program to public service employers. Such informational materials shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:

(1) A standardized letter to (A) notify employees of the eligibility and participation requirements of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program or Teacher Loan Forgiveness program, and (B) recommend that employees contact a student loan servicer for additional information regarding such programs;

(2) A detailed fact sheet describing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program or Teacher Loan Forgiveness program, and containing the telephone number and electronic mail address for the Office of Higher Education, which an employee may use to report any alleged violations of the provisions of subsection (e) of this section; and

(3) A document containing frequently asked questions concerning the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program or Teacher Loan Forgiveness program and the answers to such questions.

(c) The Office of Higher Education may distribute any document published by a federal agency that meets the requirements of informational materials set forth in subsection (b) of this section.

(d) The Office of Higher Education shall make the informational materials described in subsection (b) or (c) of this section available on the Office of Higher Education's Internet web site. Each biennium the Office of Higher Education shall verify the accuracy of the informational materials and update any informational materials that are incorrect or obsolete.

(e) A public service employer that employs more than ten full-time employees shall:

(1) Provide new employees with the informational materials described in subsection (b) or (c) of this section two weeks after the employee's start date by mail, electronic mail or in-person;

(2) Provide its employees with a copy of the employment certification form upon request of an employee; and

(3) Conspicuously display the fact sheet, described in subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section, on its premises.

(f) (1) All complaints received by the Office of Higher Education regarding any alleged violations of the provisions of subsection (e) of this section by a public service employer shall be (A) investigated not later than thirty days after the complaint was made, and (B) made publically available. The Office of Higher Education shall order corrective actions to a public service employer that has violated this section. A public service employer may contest such corrective actions ordered under this subdivision not later than fifteen days after its issuance.

(2) Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect the authority of the Attorney General to bring an action in a court of competent jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this section."

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2017

New section

The bill was discussed by Representative Belsito of the 53rd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2:33 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 144

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 95

Those voting Nay 49

Those absent and not voting 7

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7212 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CARPINO

 

N

 

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CASE

   

X

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

 

N

 

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

 

N

 

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

 

N

 

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

 

N

 

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

 

N

 

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUNSBY

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

 

N

 

FERGUSON

 

N

 

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

 

N

 

FERRARO

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

 

N

 

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FRANCE

 

N

 

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

 

N

 

FREY

   

X

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

GREEN

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

HALL, C.

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

   

X

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

 

N

 

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

 

N

 

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

         

N

 

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

   

X

LEMAR

         

N

 

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

 

N

 

ACKERT

 

N

 

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

 

N

 

BELSITO

 

N

 

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

   

X

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

 

N

 

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

 

N

 

BUCKBEE

 

N

 

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

 

N

 

CAMILLO

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

HOUSE BILL PASSED

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill passed.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 7060 (RAISED) (File Nos. 187 and 716) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISCLOSURE OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS.

The bill was explained by Representative Rose of the 118th.

The bill was discussed by Representative Kupchick of the 132nd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2:54 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Passage 74

Those voting Yea 146

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 5

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7060 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

   

X

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

   

X

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

   

X

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS PASSED

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the committees indicated accepted and the bills passed.

BANKING. Substitute for H.B. No. 7032 (RAISED) (File No. 185) AN ACT REGARDING THE OFFICE OF THE STATE TREASURER'S RECOMMENDED REVISIONS TO THE ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM.

The bill was explained by Representative Lesser of the 100th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6511) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Simanski of the 62nd.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6511):

In line 3, bracket "3-39q" and after the closing bracket insert "3-39r"

In line 9, insert an opening bracket before "(2)"

In line 10, strike the opening bracket

In line 11, strike "] a" and strike "with a qualified ABLE program"

In line 13, insert a closing bracket after "."

In line 14, bracket "(3)" and after the closing bracket insert "(2)"

In line 16, bracket "(4)" and after the closing bracket insert "(3)"

In line 18, bracket "(5)" and after the closing bracket insert "(4)"

In line 23, bracket "(6)" and after the closing bracket insert "(5)"

In line 40, bracket "(7)" and after the closing bracket insert "(6)"

In line 46, bracket "(8)" and after the closing bracket insert "(7)"

In line 48, bracket "(9)" and after the closing bracket insert "(8)"

In line 52, bracket "(10)" and after the closing bracket insert "(9)"

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Section 3-39k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) [(1)] The State Treasurer (1) shall establish a qualified ABLE program pursuant to the federal ABLE Act and sections 3-39j to 3-39q, inclusive, as amended by this act, and (2) may contract with any state with a qualified ABLE program established pursuant to the federal ABLE act to provide residents of this state with access to such state's program.

(b) (1) Under the program established pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section: (A) The State Treasurer shall administer individual ABLE accounts to encourage and assist eligible individuals and their families in saving private funds to provide support for eligible individuals, and (B) a person may make contributions to an individual ABLE account to meet the qualified disability expenses of the designated beneficiary of the account.

(2) For the purposes of [the] such program, there is established within the Office of the State Treasurer the Connecticut Achieving A Better Life Experience Trust. The trust shall constitute an instrumentality of the state and shall perform essential governmental functions, as provided in sections 3-39j to 3-39q, inclusive, as amended by this act. The trust shall receive and hold all payments and deposits intended for ABLE accounts as well as gifts, bequests, endowments or federal, state or local grants and any other funds from public or private sources and all earnings, until disbursed in accordance with sections 3-39j to 3-39q, inclusive, as amended by this act.

[(b)] (c) (1) The amounts on deposit in the trust shall not constitute property of the state and the trust shall not be construed to be a department, institution or agency of the state. Amounts on deposit in the trust shall not be commingled with state funds and the state shall have no claim to or against, or interest in, such amounts, except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection. Any contract entered into by, or any obligation of, the trust shall not constitute a debt or obligation of the state and the state shall have no obligation to any designated beneficiary or any other person on account of the trust and all amounts obligated to be paid from the trust shall be limited to amounts available for such obligation on deposit in the trust. The amounts on deposit in the trust may only be disbursed in accordance with the provisions of sections 3-39j to 3-39q, inclusive, as amended by this act.

(2) The trust shall continue in existence as long as it holds any deposits or other funds or has any obligations and until its existence is terminated by law, and upon termination of the trust, any unclaimed assets of the trust shall return to the state. Property of the trust shall be governed by section 3-61a.

[(c)] (d) The State Treasurer shall be responsible for the receipt, maintenance, administration, investment and disbursements of amounts from the trust. The trust shall not receive deposits in any form other than cash. No depositor or designated beneficiary may direct the investment of any contributions or amounts held in the trust other than in the specific fund options provided for by the trust and shall not direct investments in such specific fund options more than two times in any calendar year. No interest, or portion of any interest, in the program shall be used as security for a loan.

[(d)] (e) A person may make deposits to an ABLE account to meet the qualified disability expenses of the designated beneficiary of the account, provided the trust and deposits meet the other requirements of this section, the federal ABLE Act and any regulations adopted pursuant to the federal ABLE Act by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.

[(e)] (f) On or before December 31, [2016] 2017, and annually thereafter, the State Treasurer shall submit (1) in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of section 3-37, a report to the Governor on the operations of the trust, including the receipts, disbursements, assets, investments and liabilities and administrative costs of the trust for the prior fiscal year, and (2) in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, a report on the trust and any contract entered into pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance and public health, and shall make such report available to each depositor and designated beneficiary. The report required under subdivision (2) of this subsection shall include, but need not be limited to: (A) The number of ABLE accounts; (B) the total amount of contributions to such accounts; (C) the total amount and nature of distributions from such accounts; and (D) a description of issues relating to the abuse of such accounts, if any."

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

October 1, 2017

3-39k

The bill was discussed by Representatives Simanski of the 62nd, Belsito of the 53rd and Cheeseman of the 37th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 3:05 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Passage 74

Those voting Yea 146

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 5

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7032 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

   

X

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

   

X

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

   

X

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 7304 (RAISED) (File No. 642) AN ACT CONCERNING COMPUTER EXTORTION BY USE OF RANSOMWARE.

The bill was explained by Representative Stafstrom of the 129th.

The bill was discussed by Representative Rebimbas of the 70th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 3:12 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Passage 74

Those voting Yea 146

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 5

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7304 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

   

X

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

   

X

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

   

X

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

REPRESENTATIVES ABSENT

The following Representatives were absent today or may have missed some votes due to the following:

Representative Betts of the 78th District - family emergency

Representative Santiago of the 130th District - illness

Representative Tong of the 147th District - family business

Representative Urban of the 43rd District - family business

Representative Wood of the 141st District - out of state - son's graduation

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, the House adjourned at 3:14 o'clock p.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.

BILLS SIGNED BY HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following bills were signed, by His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated:

May 16, 2017

H.B. No. 6008 (RAISED) (File Nos. 491 and 681) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INDEPENDENT CONSUMER ADVOCATE FOR METROPOLITAN DISTRICT OF HARTFORD COUNTY CONSUMERS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

Public Act No. 1

Substitute for H.B. No. 7025 (RAISED) (File Nos. 183 and 480) AN ACT AUTHORIZING DOMESTIC INSURERS TO DIVIDE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

Public Act No. 2

H.B. No. 7254 (RAISED) (File No. 462) AN ACT REQUIRING SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS TO COMPLETE A PROGRAM OF STUDY IN EVIDENCE-BASED STRUCTURED LITERACY INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA.

Public Act No. 3