JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Thursday, May 18, 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 Deputy Chaplain, Imam Refai Arefin of Berlin, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Eternal God, we pause now in Your presence and acknowledge our utter dependence on You. We ask Your blessing upon the men and women of this, the people's House. Keep them aware of Your presence as they face the tasks of this day, that no burden be too heavy, no duty too difficult and no work too wearisome. Help them and, indeed, help us all to obey Your law, to do Your will and to walk in Your way. Grant that they might be good in thought, gracious in word, generous in deed and great in spirit. May all that is done this day be for Your greater honor and glory. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Skulczyck of the 45th District.

DEPUTY SPEAKER COOK IN THE CHAIR

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 7245 (RAISED) (File No. 636) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REVISOR'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE GENERAL STATUTES.

The bill was explained by Representative Stafstrom of the 129th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6663) and moved its adoption.

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

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6663):

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

"Sec. 501. Subsection (e) of section 22a-43 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(e) There shall be no right to further review except to the Appellate Court by certification for review in accordance with the provisions of subsection [(p)] (o) of section 8-8."

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2017

22a-43(e)

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

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 11:24 a.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 137

Necessary for Passage 69

Those voting Yea 137

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 14

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7245 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

   

X

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

   

X

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

   

X

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

Y

   

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

   

X

GONZALEZ

   

X

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       
   

X

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.

   

X

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

   

X

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

   

X

MORRIS

   

X

MUSHINSKY

   

X

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

HOUSE BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

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

The bill was explained by Representative Lemar of the 96th.

The bill was discussed by Representatives Devlin of the 134th, Sampson of the 80th and Dubitsky of the 47th.

Representative Ritter of the 1st District moved for suspension of the rules for the purpose of an introduction.

On a voice vote the motion carried unanimously.

After the introduction, the bill was further discussed by Representatives LeGeyt of the 17th, Haddad of the 54th, Lesser of the 100th and Perillo of the 113th.

Representative Ritter of the 1st District moved to pass over the matter temporarily.

On a voice vote the motion carried and House Bill No. 5434 was passed temporarily.

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.

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.

The bill was explained by Representative Scanlon of the 98th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7376) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Sampson of the 80th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7376):

In line 57, strike "Two" and insert "One" in lieu thereof

In line 58, strike "Two" and insert "One" in lieu thereof

In line 58, after "Senate" insert ", who shall have experience in the insurance industry"

Strike lines 59 to 61, inclusive, in their entirety

In line 62, strike "(5)" and insert "(3)" in lieu thereof

In line 64, strike "(6)" and insert "(4)" in lieu thereof

In line 65, strike "(7)" and insert "(5)" in lieu thereof

Strike line 66 in its entirety

In line 67, strike "(9)" and insert "(6)" in lieu thereof

In line 69, strike"(10)" and insert "(7)" in lieu thereof

In line 71, strike "(11)" and insert "(8)" in lieu thereof

Strike lines 73 to 74, inclusive, in their entirety

In line 75, strike "(13)" and insert "(9)" in lieu thereof

In line 77, strike "(14)" and insert "(10)" in lieu thereof

In line 79, strike "(15)" and insert "(11)" in lieu thereof

In line 81, strike the comma after "(3)" and insert "or" in lieu thereof

In line 81, strike ", (5) or (6)"

The bill was discussed by Representatives Sampson of the 80th and Belsito of the 53rd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 1:09 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 143

Necessary for Passage 72

Those voting Yea 143

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 8

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7184 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

   

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

   

X

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

   

X

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

Y

   

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

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

   

X

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

   

X

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

   

X

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

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

The bill was explained by Representative Scanlon of the 98th.

The bill was discussed by Representative Perillo of the 113th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7082) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Scanlon of the 98th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7082):

Strike lines 186 to 194, inclusive, in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"(j) Reimbursement for covered services rendered in this state by an out-of-network health care provider for the diagnosis or treatment of a substance use disorder shall be paid under the insured's individual health insurance policy directly to the provider if the provider is otherwise eligible for reimbursement for such services. The insured who received such services shall be deemed to have made an assignment to such provider of such insured's coverage reimbursement benefits and other rights under the policy. In no event shall such provider bill, charge, collect a deposit from, seek compensation, remuneration or reimbursement from or have any recourse against the insured for such services, except that such provider may collect any copayments, deductibles or other out-of-pocket expenses that the insured is required to pay under the policy."

Strike lines 403 to 410, inclusive, in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"(m) Reimbursement for covered services rendered in this state by an out-of-network health care provider for the diagnosis or treatment of a substance use disorder shall be paid under the insured's group health insurance policy directly to the provider if the provider is otherwise eligible for reimbursement for such services. The insured who received such services shall be deemed to have made an assignment to such provider of such insured's coverage reimbursement benefits and other rights under the policy. In no event shall such provider bill, charge, collect a deposit from, seek compensation, remuneration or reimbursement from or have any recourse against the insured for such services, except that such provider may collect any copayments, deductibles or other out-of-pocket expenses that the insured is required to pay under the policy."

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 1:24 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 141

Necessary for Passage 71

Those voting Yea 141

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 10

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5140 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

   

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

   

X

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

   

X

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

   

X

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

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

   

X

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

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

   

X

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

   

X

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

   

X

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

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.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.B. No. 5554 (RAISED) (File No. 488) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POLITICAL COMPOSITION OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL POLITICAL BODIES.

The bill was explained by Representative Steinberg of the 136th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7400) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Zawistowski of the 61st and Lavielle of the 143rd.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7400):

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

"Sec. 501. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes and any special act, municipal charter or home rule ordinance, the Westport Library Association, incorporated pursuant to number 228 of the special acts of 1907, may borrow funds or obtain loans or grants from the state, the town of Westport and institutional or other lenders, and may, to secure any such loans or grants, grant liens, pledges, mortgages or other encumbrances on any assets, real or personal, of said association. Additionally, said association may engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be formed under the provisions of sections 33-1000 to 33-1290, inclusive, of the general statutes."

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

Sec. 501

from passage

New section

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2:04 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 144

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 144

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 7

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5554 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

   

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

   

X

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

   

X

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

Y

   

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

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

   

X

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

   

X

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.

AGING. Substitute for H.B. No. 7020 (RAISED) (File No. 28) AN ACT REQUIRING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE.

The bill was explained by Representative Mushinsky of the 85th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7081) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Byron of the 27th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7081):

Strike lines 65 to 84, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(d) The Commissioner of Social Services shall, within available resources, maintain a data collection system, in accordance with the federal reporting requirements pursuant to Section 6071 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, as amended from time to time, to guide the development of the strategic plan for long-term care. In maintaining the data collection system, the commissioner shall, as applicable: (1) Establish a process to identify and report on individuals participating in the Money Follows the Person demonstration project who signed an informed consent agreement to participate; (2) ensure that persons and agencies identifying persons as candidates for the Money Follows the Person demonstration project have access to information regarding plans to transition persons from institutional to community living and options for persons not eligible for the demonstration project; (3) ensure that Money Follows the Person demonstration project participants are counted only once for reporting purposes regardless of how many times they have been referred to the demonstration project; (4) establish a benchmark length of time that Money Follows the Person demonstration project participants may hold a status of "transition in process" before they are placed in a home in the community; and (5) identify steps to reduce the post-transition outcome of premature death for participants with chronic diseases or health conditions, including cardiac, pulmonary and endocrinal conditions or diabetes."

In line 155, after "accommodated." insert "The committee, within available appropriations, shall evaluate available data on the average net actual Medicaid expenditures for nursing homes, in comparison to average net actual Medicaid expenditures for home and community-based services waiver participants who require a nursing home level of care, including the number of individuals served, to assist in short-term and long-term Medicaid expenditure forecasting."

Strike lines 259 to 264, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(b) In awarding any grants or entering into any agreements or contracts after the effective date of this section, the Commissioner on Aging shall determine appropriate data and program outcome measures, including fall prevention program outcome measures, as applicable, that the recipient organization, institution or consortia of organizations and institutions shall collect and report to the commissioner and the frequency of such reports."

The bill was discussed by Representatives Byron of the 27th, Srinivasan of the 31st and McCarty of the 38th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2:22 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 144

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 143

Those voting Nay 1

Those absent and not voting 7

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7020 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

N

 

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

   

X

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

   

X

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

Y

   

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

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

   

X

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

   

X

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

EDUCATION. H.B. No. 7205 (RAISED) (File No. 458) AN ACT CONCERNING EARLY LITERACY.

The bill was explained by Representative Miller of the 145th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7293) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Lavielle of the 143rd and Ziobron of the 34th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7293):

Strike sections 1 and 2 in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Section 10-145r of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

For the school year commencing July 1, 2014, and biennially thereafter, the local or regional board of education that employs a certified individual who holds an initial, provisional or professional educator certificate with an early childhood nursery through grade three or an elementary endorsement in a position requiring such an endorsement in kindergarten to grade three, inclusive, shall require each such certified individual to take a survey on reading instruction, developed by the Department of Education that is based on the reading instruction examination approved by the State Board of Education on April 1, 2009, or a comparable reading instruction examination with minimum standards that are equivalent to the examination approved by the State Board of Education on April 1, 2009. The department shall design such survey in a manner that identifies the strengths and weaknesses of such certified individuals in reading instruction practices and knowledge on an individual, school and district level. Such survey shall be administered at no financial cost to such certified individual. [and in a manner that protects the anonymity of such certified individual.] The results of such survey shall be confidential and shall not be included as part of any summative ratings for performance evaluations, conducted pursuant to section 10-151b, and not be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in section 1-200, [. Such results shall be] except such results shall be (1) distributed to such certified individual and the supervisor of such certified individual who is responsible for designing and facilitating the program of professional development conducted pursuant to section 10-148b for such certified individual, and (2) used for the purpose of improving reading instruction by developing student learning objectives and teacher practice goals that will be included in the professional development conducted pursuant to section 10-148b for such certified individuals.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017) (a) The Department of Education shall, within available appropriations, establish a reading readiness program that provides tiered supports in early literacy to each school district designated as an alliance district, pursuant to section 10-262u of the general statutes, and each school participating in the commissioner's network of schools, pursuant to section 10-223h of the general statutes. The department shall conduct an assessment of the reading readiness of students enrolled in kindergarten to grade three, inclusive, for each such school and school district. Such reading readiness assessment shall consider any combination of the following: (1) Whether such school or school district has developed and is implementing a multiyear plan and allocated resources specifically for early literacy in kindergarten to grade three, inclusive, (2) whether teachers and administrators have received training regarding the science of teaching reading, and the extent to which teachers and administrators have completed the program of professional development in scientifically based reading research and instruction, pursuant to section 10-148b of the general statutes, (3) the level of access to external coaches in literacy, and (4) whether there is reading intervention staff embedded at such school or in the school district.

(b) The department shall identify the early literacy needs of each school and school district described in subsection (a) of this section based on the results of the reading readiness assessment conducted pursuant to said subsection (a), and provide tiered supports in early literacy as follows:

(1) Tier one universal supports shall be provided to each such school district that is an educational reform district, as defined in section 10-262u of the general statutes, and include online professional development modules aligned with the reading instruction survey, as described in section 10-145r of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and other literacy modules and programs available in the state;

(2) Tier two targeted supports shall include (A) a two-year program of literacy leadership training for certain teachers and administrators, (B) targeted professional development, in accordance with the provisions of section 10-148b of the general statutes, using the results of the reading instruction survey, as described in section 10-145r of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and (C) external coaching support using funding received pursuant to section 10-223h or 10-262u of the general statutes; and

(3) Tier three intensive supports shall include multiyear support from the department and a commitment from such school or school district, that includes, but need not be limited to, (A) the use of funding received pursuant to section 10-262u of the general statutes to support an early literacy program for students enrolled in kindergarten to grade three, inclusive, (B) technical support in the drafting and submission of alliance district reading plans, as described in section 10-262u of the general statutes, (C) identifying and embedding dedicated literacy coaches and reading interventionists, (D) targeted and intensive professional development, and (E) funds for assessment and instructional materials.

(c) Any tiered supports in early literacy provided under this section shall be aligned with any turnaround plan, developed pursuant to section 10-223h of the general statutes, or alliance district plan, developed pursuant to section 10-262u of the general statutes, as applicable."

The bill was discussed by Representatives McCarty of the 38th, Cheeseman of the 37th, Kokoruda of the 101st, LeGeyt of the 17th and Srinivasan of the 31st.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2:47 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 144

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 144

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 7

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7205 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

   

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

   

X

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

   

X

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

Y

   

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

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

   

X

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

   

X

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM 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.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 7146 (RAISED) (File No. 192) AN ACT REQUIRING A CRIMINAL CONVICTION FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES BEFORE ASSETS SEIZED IN A LAWFUL ARREST OF LAWFUL SEARCH MAY BE FORFEITED IN A CIVIL PROCEEDING.

The bill was explained by Representative Lesser of the 100th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7422) 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 7422):

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

"Section 1. Section 54-33g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) When any property believed to be possessed, controlled, designed or intended for use or which is or has been used or which may be used as a means of committing any criminal offense, or which constitutes the proceeds of the commission of any criminal offense, except a violation of section 21a-267, 21a-277, 21a-278 or 21a-279, has been seized as a result of a lawful arrest or a lawful search that results in an arrest, which the state claims to be a nuisance and desires to have destroyed or disposed of in accordance with the provisions of this section, the Chief State's Attorney or a deputy chief state's attorney, state's attorney or assistant or deputy assistant state's attorney may petition the court not later than ninety days after the seizure, in the nature of a proceeding in rem, to order forfeiture of such property. Such proceeding shall be deemed a civil suit in equity, in which the state shall have the burden of proving all material facts by clear and convincing evidence. The court shall identify the owner of such property and any other person as appears to have an interest in such property, and order the state to give notice to such owner and any interested person by certified or registered mail. [The court shall promptly, but not less than two weeks after such notice, hold a hearing on the petition.]

(b) The court shall hold a hearing on the petition filed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section not more than two weeks after the criminal proceeding that occurred as a result of the arrest has been nolled, dismissed or otherwise disposed of. The court shall deny the petition and return the property to the owner if the criminal proceeding does not result in (1) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to any offense charged in the same criminal information, (2) a guilty verdict after trial to a forfeiture-eligible offense for which the property was possessed, controlled, designed or intended for use, or which was or had been used as a means of committing such offense, or which constitutes the proceeds of the commission of such offense, or (3) a dismissal resulting from the completion of a pretrial diversionary program.

[(b)] (c) If the court finds the allegations made in such petition to be true and that the property has been possessed, controlled or designed for use, or is or has been or is intended to be used, with intent to violate or in violation of any of the criminal laws of this state, or constitutes the proceeds of a violation of any of the criminal laws of this state, except a violation of section 21a-267, 21a-277, 21a-278 or 21a-279, and that a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to such offense or another charge in the same criminal information, or a guilty verdict after trial for such forfeiture-eligible offense, or a dismissal resulting from the completion of a pretrial diversionary program has been entered, the court shall render judgment that such property is a nuisance and order the property to be destroyed or disposed of to a charitable or educational institution or to a governmental agency or institution, except that if any such property is subject to a bona fide mortgage, assignment of lease or rent, lien or security interest, such property shall not be so destroyed or disposed of in violation of the rights of the holder of such mortgage, assignment of lease or rent, lien or security interest.

[(c)] (d) (1) When the condemned property is money (A) on and after October 1, 2014, and prior to July 1, 2016, the court shall order that such money be distributed as follows: (i) Seventy per cent shall be allocated to the law enforcement agency, including the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and local police departments, responsible for investigating the criminal violation and seizing the money, and such local police departments shall use such money for the detection, investigation, apprehension and prosecution of persons for the violation of criminal laws, and any money allocated to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall be deposited in the General Fund; (ii) twenty per cent shall be deposited in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund established in section 54-215; and (iii) ten per cent shall be allocated to the Division of Criminal Justice and deposited in the General Fund; and (B) on and after July 1, 2016, such money shall be deposited in the General Fund.

(2) When the condemned property is a valuable prize, which is subject to a bona fide mortgage, assignment of lease or rent, lien or security interest, such property shall remain subject to such mortgage, assignment of lease or rent, lien or security interest.

[(d)] (e) When any property or valuable prize has been declared a nuisance and condemned under this section, the court may also order that such property be sold in accordance with procedures approved by the Commissioner of Administrative Services. Proceeds of such sale shall first be allocated toward the balance of any mortgage, assignment of lease or rent, lien or security interest, and the remaining proceeds of such sale, if any, shall be allocated in accordance with subparagraphs (A) to (C), inclusive, of subdivision (1) of subsection [(c)] (d) of this section. In any criminal prosecution, secondary evidence of property condemned and destroyed pursuant to this section shall be admissible against the defendant to the same extent as such evidence would have been admissible had the property not been condemned and destroyed.

[(e)] (f) If the court finds the allegations not to be true, irrespective of the findings in the criminal proceeding, or that the property has not been kept with intent to violate or in violation of the criminal laws of this state, or that the property does not constitute the proceeds of a violation of the criminal laws of this state, or that the property is the property of a person who is not a defendant, the court shall order the property returned to the owner forthwith and the party in possession of such property pending such determination shall be responsible and personally liable for such property from the time of seizure and shall immediately comply with such order.

[(f)] (g) Failure of the state to proceed against such property in accordance with the provisions of this section shall not prevent the use of such property as evidence in any criminal trial.

Sec. 2. Section 54-36h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) The following property shall be subject to forfeiture to the state pursuant to subsection (b) of this section:

(1) All moneys used, or intended for use, in the procurement, manufacture, compounding, processing, delivery or distribution of any controlled substance, as defined in subdivision (9) of section 21a-240;

(2) All property constituting the proceeds obtained, directly or indirectly, from any sale or exchange of any such controlled substance in violation of section 21a-277 or 21a-278;

(3) All property derived from the proceeds obtained, directly or indirectly, from any sale or exchange for pecuniary gain of any such controlled substance in violation of section 21a-277 or 21a-278;

(4) All property used or intended for use, in any manner or part, to commit or facilitate the commission of a violation for pecuniary gain of section 21a-277 or 21a-278;

(5) All property constituting, or derived from, the proceeds obtained, directly or indirectly, by a corporation as a result of a violation of section 53a-276, 53a-277 or 53a-278.

(b) Not later than ninety days after the seizure of moneys or property subject to forfeiture pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, in connection with a lawful criminal arrest or a lawful search that results in an arrest, the Chief State's Attorney or a deputy chief state's attorney, state's attorney or assistant or deputy assistant state's attorney may petition the court in the nature of a proceeding in rem to order forfeiture of said moneys or property. Such proceeding shall be deemed a civil suit in equity, in which the state shall have the burden of proving all material facts by clear and convincing evidence. The court shall identify the owner of said moneys or property and any other person as appears to have an interest therein, and order the state to give notice to such owner and any interested person by certified or registered mail. [, and shall promptly, but not less than two weeks after notice, hold a hearing on the petition.] No testimony offered or evidence produced by such owner or interested person at such hearing and no evidence discovered as a result of or otherwise derived from such testimony or evidence, may be used against such owner or interested person in any proceeding, except that no such owner or interested person shall be immune from prosecution for perjury or contempt committed while giving such testimony or producing such evidence. At such hearing the court shall hear evidence and make findings of fact and enter conclusions of law and shall issue a final order, from which the parties shall have such right of appeal as from a decree in equity.

(c) The court shall hold a hearing on the petition filed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section not more than two weeks after the criminal proceeding that occurred as a result of the arrest has been nolled, dismissed or otherwise disposed of. The court shall deny the petition and return the property to the owner if the criminal proceeding does not result in (1) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to any offense charged in the same criminal information, (2) a guilty verdict after trial to a forfeiture-eligible offense for which the property was possessed, controlled, designed or intended for use, or which was or had been used as a means of committing such offense, or which constitutes the proceeds of the commission of such offense, or (3) a dismissal resulting from the completion of a pretrial diversionary program.

[(c)] (d) No property shall be forfeited under this section to the extent of the interest of an owner or lienholder by reason of any act or omission committed by another person if such owner or lienholder did not know and could not have reasonably known that such property was being used or was intended to be used in, or was derived from, criminal activity.

[(d)] (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, no moneys or property used or intended to be used by the owner thereof to pay legitimate attorney's fees in connection with his defense in a criminal prosecution shall be subject to forfeiture under this section.

[(e)] (f) Any property ordered forfeited pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall be sold at public auction conducted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services or his designee.

[(f)] (g) The proceeds from any sale of property under subsection [(e)] (f) of this section and any moneys forfeited under this section shall be applied: (1) To payment of the balance due on any lien preserved by the court in the forfeiture proceedings; (2) to payment of any costs incurred for the storage, maintenance, security and forfeiture of such property; and (3) to payment of court costs. The balance, if any, shall be deposited in the drug assets forfeiture revolving account established under section 54-36i.

Sec. 3. Section 54-36o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) All property constituting, or derived from, the proceeds obtained, directly or indirectly, by a person as a result of a violation of section 53a-129a of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to January 1, 2003, or section 53a-127g, 53a-129b, 53a-129c, 53a-129d, 53a-129e, 53a-130, 21-120 or 21-121 shall be subject to forfeiture to the state pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

(b) Not later than ninety days after the seizure of property subject to forfeiture pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, in connection with a lawful arrest or a lawful search that results in an arrest, the Chief State's Attorney or a deputy chief state's attorney, state's attorney or assistant or deputy assistant state's attorney may petition the court in the nature of a proceeding in rem to order forfeiture of said moneys or property. Such proceeding shall be deemed a civil suit in equity, in which the state shall have the burden of proving all material facts by clear and convincing evidence. The court shall identify the owner of such property and any other person as appears to have an interest therein, and order the state to give notice to such owner and any interested person by certified or registered mail. [, and shall promptly, but not less than two weeks after notice, hold a hearing on the petition.] No testimony offered or evidence produced by such owner or interested person at such hearing and no evidence discovered as a result of or otherwise derived from such testimony or evidence, may be used against such owner or interested person in any proceeding, except that no such owner or interested person shall be immune from prosecution for perjury or contempt committed while giving such testimony or producing such evidence. At such hearing the court shall hear evidence and make findings of fact and enter conclusions of law and shall issue a final order, from which the parties shall have such right of appeal as from a decree in equity.

(c) The court shall hold a hearing on the petition filed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section not more than two weeks after the criminal proceeding that occurred as a result of the arrest has been nolled, dismissed or otherwise disposed of. The court shall deny the petition and return the property to the owner if the criminal proceeding does not result in (1) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to any offense charged in the same criminal information, (2) a guilty verdict after trial to a forfeiture-eligible offense for which the property was possessed, controlled, designed or intended for use, or which was or had been used as a means of committing such offense, or which constitutes the proceeds of the commission of such offense, or (3) a dismissal resulting from the completion of a pretrial diversionary program.

[(c)] (d) No property shall be forfeited under this section to the extent of the interest of an owner or lienholder by reason of any act or omission committed by another person if such owner or lienholder did not know and could not have reasonably known that such property was being used or was intended to be used in, or was derived from, criminal activity.

[(d)] (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, no property used or intended to be used by the owner thereof to pay legitimate attorney's fees in connection with his defense in a criminal prosecution shall be subject to forfeiture under this section.

[(e)] (f) Any property ordered forfeited pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall be sold at public auction conducted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services.

[(f)] (g) The proceeds from any sale of property under subsection [(e)] (f) of this section shall be applied: (1) To payment of the balance due on any lien preserved by the court in the forfeiture proceedings; (2) to payment of any costs incurred for the storage, maintenance, security and forfeiture of such property; and (3) to payment of court costs. The balance, if any, shall be deposited in the privacy protection guaranty and enforcement account established under section 42-472a.

Sec. 4. Section 54-36p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) The following property shall be subject to forfeiture to the state pursuant to subsection (b) of this section:

(1) All moneys used, or intended for use, in a violation of subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 53-21 or section 53a-86, 53a-87, 53a-88, 53a-90a, 53a-189a, 53a-189b, 53a-192a, 53a-196a, 53a-196b, 53a-196c or 53a-196i;

(2) All property constituting the proceeds obtained, directly or indirectly, from a violation of subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 53-21 or section 53a-86, 53a-87, 53a-88, 53a-90a, 53a-189a, 53a-189b, 53a-192a, 53a-196a, 53a-196b, 53a-196c or 53a-196i;

(3) All property derived from the proceeds obtained, directly or indirectly, from a violation of subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 53-21 or section 53a-86, 53a-87, 53a-88, 53a-90a, 53a-189a, 53a-189b, 53a-192a, 53a-196a, 53a-196b, 53a-196c or 53a-196i;

(4) All property used or intended for use, in any manner or part, to commit or facilitate the commission of a violation of subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 53-21 or section 53a-83, 53a-83a, 53a-86, 53a-87, 53a-88, 53a-90a, 53a-189a, 53a-189b, 53a-192a, 53a-196a, 53a-196b, 53a-196c or 53a-196i.

(b) Not later than ninety days after the seizure of moneys or property subject to forfeiture pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, in connection with a lawful criminal arrest or a lawful search that results in an arrest, the Chief State's Attorney or a deputy chief state's attorney, state's attorney or assistant or deputy assistant state's attorney may petition the court in the nature of a proceeding in rem to order forfeiture of such moneys or property. Such proceeding shall be deemed a civil suit in equity in which the state shall have the burden of proving all material facts by clear and convincing evidence. The court shall identify the owner of such moneys or property and any other person as appears to have an interest therein, and order the state to give notice to such owner and any interested person, including any victim of the crime with respect to which such moneys or property were seized, by certified or registered mail. [The court shall promptly, but not less than two weeks after such notice, hold a hearing on the petition.] No testimony offered or evidence produced by such owner or interested person at such hearing and no evidence discovered as a result of or otherwise derived from such testimony or evidence may be used against such owner or interested person in any proceeding, except that no such owner or interested person shall be immune from prosecution for perjury or contempt committed while giving such testimony or producing such evidence. At such hearing, the court shall hear evidence and make findings of fact and enter conclusions of law and shall issue a final order from which the parties shall have such right of appeal as from a decree in equity.

(c) The court shall hold a hearing on the petition filed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section not more than two weeks after the criminal proceeding that occurred as a result of the arrest has been nolled, dismissed or otherwise disposed of. The court shall deny the petition and return the property to the owner if the criminal proceeding does not result in (1) a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to any offense charged in the same criminal information, (2) a guilty verdict after trial to a forfeiture-eligible offense for which the property was possessed, controlled, designed or intended for use, or which was or had been used as a means of committing such offense, or which constitutes the proceeds of the commission of such offense, or (3) a dismissal resulting from the completion of a pretrial diversionary program.

[(c)] (d) No moneys or property shall be forfeited under this section to the extent of the interest of an owner or lienholder by reason of any act or omission committed by another person if such owner or lienholder did not know and could not have reasonably known that such moneys or property was being used or was intended to be used in, or was derived from, criminal activity.

[(d)] (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, no moneys or property used or intended to be used by the owner thereof to pay legitimate attorney's fees in connection with his or her defense in a criminal prosecution shall be subject to forfeiture under this section.

[(e)] (f) Any property ordered forfeited pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall be sold at public auction conducted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services or the commissioner's designee.

[(f)] (g) The proceeds from any sale of property under subsection [(e)] (f) of this section and any moneys forfeited under this section shall be applied: (1) To payment of the balance due on any lien preserved by the court in the forfeiture proceedings; (2) to payment of any costs incurred for the storage, maintenance, security and forfeiture of any such property; and (3) to payment of court costs. The balance, if any, shall be deposited in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund established in section 54-215."

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

Section 1

October 1, 2017

54-33g

Sec. 2

October 1, 2017

54-36h

Sec. 3

October 1, 2017

54-36o

Sec. 4

October 1, 2017

54-36p

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

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 3:00 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 143

Necessary for Passage 72

Those voting Yea 143

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 8

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7146 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

   

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

   

X

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

   

X

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

Y

   

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

   

X

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

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

   

X

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

   

X

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 7100 (RAISED) (File No. 129) AN ACT CONCERNING AMERICAN LEGION STATE FUND COMMISSION TRANSPARENCY.

The bill was explained by Representative Hennessy of the 127th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7365) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Ferraro of the 117th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7365):

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

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) As used in this section, (1) "personal information" means information capable of being associated with a particular individual through one or more identifiers, including, but not limited to, an individual's first name or first initial and last name, a Social Security number, a driver's license number, a state identification card number, an account number, a credit card or debit card number, a financial record, a passport number, an alien registration number, a health insurance identification number or any military identification information, and does not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state or local government records or widely distributed media, and (2) "military identification information" means information identifying a person as a member of the armed forces, as defined in section 27-103 of the general statutes, or a veteran, as defined in said section, including, but not limited to, a selective service number, military identification number, discharge document, military identification card or military retiree identification card.

(b) (1) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, any record of the American Legion related to the administration of the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund, which fund is described in sections 27-138 to 27-140, inclusive, of the general statutes, shall be deemed a public record, as defined in section 1-200 of the general statutes, and disclosed to the extent required of any such public record under the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in said section.

(2) The Treasurer, as custodian and trustee of the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund under section 27-138 of the general statutes, may access any such record and shall be the public agency for purposes of any request made for any such record pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.

(c) The Treasurer shall not disclose the personal information of any individual who (1) makes a gift, bequest or donation to the fund, or (2) is an applicant for, or a recipient of, aid from the fund unless any such disclosure is for purposes of (A) administering aid from the fund, (B) assisting any such applicant or recipient in obtaining aid from any other government or private program, or (C) complying with a court order."

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

The bill was discussed by Representative O'Neill of the 69th who offered House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 7421) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Hennessy of the 127th and Ferraro of the 117th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 7421):

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

"Sec. 501. Subsection (b) of section 12-81g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017 and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2017):

(b) (1) Effective for the assessment year commencing October 1, 2013, and each assessment year thereafter, any municipality may, upon approval by its legislative body or, in any town in which the legislative body is a town meeting, by the board of selectmen, provide that, in lieu of the additional exemption prescribed under subsection (a) of this section, any person entitled to an exemption from property tax in accordance with subdivision (20) of section 12-81, reflecting any increase made pursuant to the provisions of section 12-62g, who has a disability rating of one hundred per cent, as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, shall be entitled to an additional exemption from such tax in an amount equal to three times the amount of the exemption provided for such person pursuant to subdivision (20) of section 12-81, provided such person's total adjusted gross income as determined for purposes of the federal income tax, plus any other income not included in such adjusted income, excluding veterans' disability payments, individually if unmarried, or jointly with spouse if married, during the calendar year ending immediately preceding the filing of a claim for any such exemption, is not more than [twenty-one] twenty-four thousand dollars if such person is married or not more than [eighteen] twenty-one thousand dollars if such person is not married.

(2) The provisions of this subsection shall not limit the applicability of the provisions of subsection (a) of this section for persons not eligible for the property tax exemption provided by this subsection.

Sec. 502. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017, and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2017) (a) Any municipality, upon approval by its legislative body, may provide that any veteran, as defined in subsection (a) of section 27-103 of the general statutes, which veteran is a resident of such municipality and ineligible for an exemption from property tax under subdivisions (19) to (21), inclusive, of section 12-81 of the general statutes, shall be entitled to an exemption from property tax, provided such veteran's qualifying income does not exceed (1) the maximum amount applicable to an unmarried person as provided under section 12-81l of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or (2) an amount established by the municipality, not exceeding the maximum amount under section 12-81l of the general statutes, as amended by this act, by more than twenty-five thousand dollars. The exemption provided for under this section shall be applied to the assessed value of any such veteran's property and, at the municipality's option, may be in an amount up to five thousand dollars or in an amount up to five per cent of such assessed value.

(b) (1) Any veteran described in subsection (a) of this section who claims an exemption from taxation under this section shall give notice to the town clerk of such municipality that he or she is entitled to such exemption.

(2) Any such veteran submitting a claim for such exemption shall be required to file an application, on a form prepared for such purpose by the assessor, not later than the assessment date with respect to which such exemption is claimed, which application shall include (A) a certified copy of such veteran's military discharge document, as defined in section 1-219 of the general statutes, or (B) in the absence of such certified copy, at least two affidavits of disinterested persons showing that the claimant was honorably discharged from, or released under honorable conditions from active service in, the armed forces, as defined in section 27-103 of the general statutes, provided the assessor may further require such claimant to be examined by such assessor under oath concerning such facts. Each such application shall include a copy of such veteran's federal income tax return, or in the event such a return is not filed such evidence related to income as may be required by the assessor, for the tax year of such veteran ending immediately prior to the assessment date with respect to which such exemption is claimed. Such town clerk shall record each such affidavit in full and shall list the name of such veteran, and such service shall be performed by such town clerk without remuneration. No assessor, board of assessment appeals or other official shall allow any such claim for exemption unless evidence as specified in this section has been filed in the office of such town clerk. Any such veteran who has filed for such exemption and received approval for the first time shall be required to file for such exemption biennially thereafter, subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of this section.

(3) The assessor of such municipality shall annually make a certified list of all such veterans who are found to be entitled to exemption under the provisions of this section, which list shall be filed in the town clerk's office and shall be prima facie evidence that any such veteran whose name appears on such list is entitled to such exemption, subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, as long as he or she continues to reside in such municipality and as long as the legislative body of such municipality continues to provide for such exemption. Such assessor may, at any time, require any such veteran to appear before such assessor for the purpose of furnishing additional evidence, provided any such veteran who, by reason of total disability, is unable to so appear may furnish such assessor a statement from such veteran's attending physician or an advanced practice registered nurse certifying that such veteran is totally disabled and unable to make a personal appearance and such other evidence of total disability as such assessor may deem appropriate.

(4) No such veteran may receive such exemption until such veteran has proven his or her right to such exemption in accordance with the provisions of this section, together with such further proof as may be required under such provisions. Exemptions so proven shall take effect on the next succeeding assessment day.

(c) Any such veteran who has submitted an application and been approved in any year for the exemption provided in this section shall, in the year immediately following approval, be presumed to be qualified for such exemption. During the year immediately following such approval, the assessor shall notify, in writing, each veteran presumed to be qualified pursuant to this subsection. If any such veteran has qualifying income in excess of the maximum allowed under subsection (a) of this section, such veteran shall notify the assessor on or before the next filing date for such exemption and shall be denied such exemption for the assessment year immediately following and for any subsequent year until such veteran has reapplied and again qualified for such exemption. Any such veteran who fails to notify the assessor of such disqualification shall make payment to the municipality in the amount of property tax loss related to such exemption improperly taken.

Sec. 503. Section 12-81l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017, and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2017):

Whenever used in sections 12-81f, 12-81g, as amended by this act, 12-81i, [and] 12-81j and section 502 of this act, "qualifying income" means, with respect to any person making application for exemption from property tax as provided under any of said sections, such person's total adjusted gross income as determined for purposes of the federal income tax plus any other income not included in such adjusted gross income, individually if unmarried, or jointly with spouse if married, during the calendar year ending immediately preceding the filing of a claim for any such exemption, but does not include veterans' disability payments. For purposes of determining eligibility for any of such exemptions, such qualifying income may not exceed fourteen thousand dollars, if unmarried, or sixteen thousand dollars, jointly with spouse, if married, provided in no event shall such maximum amounts of qualifying income with respect to any such person be less than the maximum amount of such qualifying income in the case of a married or unmarried person, whichever is applicable, under subsection (b) of section 12-170aa, and in the event that such maximum qualifying income under this section is less than the comparable amount under said subsection (b) of section 12-170aa for any assessment year, such amount under this section shall be made equivalent to that under said subsection (b) of section 12-170aa for purposes of determining eligibility under this section for such assessment year."

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2017 and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2017

12-81g(b)

Sec. 502

October 1, 2017, and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 503

October 1, 2017, and applicable to assessment years commencing on or after October 1, 2017

12-81l

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 3:15 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 144

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 144

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 7

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7100 as amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "B" 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

   

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

   

X

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

   

X

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

Y

   

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

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

   

X

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

   

X

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

HOUSING. Substitute for H.B. No. 6880 (RAISED) (File No. 179) AN ACT CONCERNING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS PROCEDURE.

The bill was explained by Representative Butler of the 72nd who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7418) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Kupchick of the 132nd and Walker of the 93rd.

Representative Ritter of the 1st District moved to pass over the matter temporarily.

On a voice vote the motion carried and House Bill No. 6880 was passed temporarily.

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.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 7080 (RAISED) (File No. 228) AN ACT CONCERNING LEGAL PROTECTIONS FOR PERSONS ENTERING PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES TO RENDER EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO CHILDREN.

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

The bill was discussed by Representatives Rebimbas of the 70th and Carpino of the 32nd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 3:56 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 141

Necessary for Passage 71

Those voting Yea 141

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 10

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7080 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

   

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

   

X

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

   

X

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

   

X

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

Y

   

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

       
   

X

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       
   

X

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

   

X

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

   

X

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

SPEAKER ARESIMOWICZ IN THE CHAIR

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 7132 (RAISED) (File No. 656) AN ACT PERMITTING AN EMPLOYER TO POST NOTICE OF THE ADDRESS WHERE AN EMPLOYEE'S CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION SHOULD BE SENT.

The bill was explained by Representative Conley of the 40th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7424) and moved its adoption.

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

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7424):

In lines 24, 28, 29 and 79, strike "must" and insert "shall" in lieu thereof

In line 28, after "sent" insert a comma

In line 31, after the period, insert "An employer shall be responsible for verifying that information posted at a workplace location is consistent with the information posted on the commission's Internet web site. If an employee, other than an employee of the state or a municipality, opts to mail to his or her employer the written notice of a claim for compensation required under the provisions of this section, such written notice shall be sent by the employee to the employer by certified mail."

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 4:08 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 139

Necessary for Passage 70

Those voting Yea 128

Those voting Nay 11

Those absent and not voting 12

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7132 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

 

N

 

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

 

N

 

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

   

X

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

   

X

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

   

X

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

   

X

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

 

N

 

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

WOOD

 

N

 

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

 

N

 

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

   

X

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

 

N

 

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       
 

N

 

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

 

N

 

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       
   

X

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

 

N

 

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       
 

N

 

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

   

X

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

   

X

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

   

X

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

   

X

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

   

X

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

 

N

 

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 Bolinsky of the 106th District - family illness

Representative Candelora of the 86th District - family business

Representative Morris of the 140th District - illness

Representative Santiago of the 130th District - illness

Representative Smith of the 108th District - death in family

Representative Stokes of the 58th District - family business

Representative Tong of the 147th District - death in family

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, the House adjourned at 4:10 o'clock p.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.