JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Friday, May 19, 2017

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

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Michael M. Gray, Principal at Race Brook School in Orange, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Heavenly Father, may the spirit of compassion be a significant presence in our land. Guide our people toward tolerance, peace and understanding. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Joy A. Eichler and Dahlia J. DeAngelis, students at Race Brook School in Orange, Connecticut.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

The following favorable reports of the Joint Standing Committees were received from the Senate, the resolutions read the second time and tabled for the Calendar:

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. S.J. No. 25 (File No. 165) RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS TO RECOGNIZE WOMEN IN THE CADET NURSE CORPS DURING WORLD WAR II AS VETERANS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S.J. No. 38 (File No. 276) RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE EIGHTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONNECTICUT-TAIWAN SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE BILLS

The following favorable reports of the Joint Standing Committees were received from the Senate, the bills read the second time and tabled for the Calendar:

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S.B. No. 24 (File No. 237) AN ACT REDUCING THE TIME FRAME FOR URGENT CARE ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEW REQUESTS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S.B. No. 41 (File No. 366) AN ACT CONCERNING PHLEBOTOMISTS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S.B. No. 129 (File No. 61) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TAKING OF MUSHROOMS AT STATE PARKS AND ON OTHER STATE PROPERTY.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. S.B. No. 136 (File No. 103) AN ACT CONCERNING VEHICLE NUMBER PLATES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS.

TRANSPORTATION. S.B. No. 345 (File No. 402) AN ACT CONCERNING LIVERY SERVICE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND ELDERLY PERSONS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S.B. No. 377 (File No. 518) AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE ODD FELLOWS HOME OF CONNECTICUT. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S.B. No. 485 (File No. 143) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION REGARDING DEPLETION ALLOWANCES FOR WINE OR SPIRITS, REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CRAFT BEER AND FARMERS' MARKET WINE SALES PERMITS.

ENVIRONMENT. S.B. No. 506 (File No. 404) AN ACT CONCERNING WATER USAGE AND CONSERVATION DURING DROUGHT CONDITIONS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S.B. No. 723 (File No. 269) AN ACT CONCERNING APPRENTICESHIP COSTS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S.B. No. 755 (RAISED) (File No. 17) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OVERSIGHT.

CHILDREN. S.B. No. 766 (RAISED) (File No. 49) AN ACT EXTENDING CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES REPORTING DEADLINES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S.B. No. 808 (RAISED) (File No. 203) AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF INSURANCE COVERAGE REQUIRED TO ISSUE A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE OF MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S.B. No. 811 (RAISED) (File No. 40) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PATIENT BILL OF RIGHTS FOR LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENTS.

JUDICIARY. S.B. No. 817 (RAISED) (File No. 672) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE OF JOANNE AVOLETTA, PETER AVOLETTA AND MATTHEW AVOLETTA.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S.B. No. 818 (RAISED) (File No. 368) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUSPENSION OF CIVIL PENALTIES IMPOSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ON CERTAIN BUSINESS ENTITIES PURSUANT TO STATE REGULATIONS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

COMMERCE. Substitute for S.B. No. 820 (RAISED) (File No. 408) AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS UNDER THE SMALL BUSINESS EXPRESS PROGRAM. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S.B. No. 821 (RAISED) (File No. 204) AN ACT CONCERNING ROOFING, WINDOW AND SIDING CONSUMER WARRANTIES AND POST-SALE WARRANTY WORK REIMBURSEMENT FOR POWER EQUIPMENT DEALERS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for S.B. No. 871 (RAISED) (File No. 412) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENDOWED CHAIR INVESTMENT FUND. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. S.B. No. 887 (RAISED) (File No. 613) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE OF SARAH DEMARIA AND PAUL DEMARIA.

CHILDREN. Substitute for S.B. No. 894 (RAISED) (File No. 161) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE STATE OVERSIGHT COUNCIL ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

BANKING. Substitute for S.B. No. 906 (RAISED) (File No. 211) AN ACT CONCERNING LEAD GENERATORS OF RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOANS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

EDUCATION. Substitute for S.B. No. 911 (RAISED) (File No. 306) AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICES FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

EDUCATION. Substitute for S.B. No. 912 (RAISED) (File No. 528) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STAFF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for S.B. No. 916 (RAISED) (File No. 163) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO STATUTES CONCERNING VETERANS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S.B. No. 922 (RAISED) (File No. 529) AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE STRUCTURES.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S.B. No. 923 (RAISED) (File No. 372) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POSSESSIONS OF DECEASED TENANTS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S.B. No. 928 (RAISED) (File No. 308) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY METHODS OF DEVELOPING, EXPANDING AND IMPROVING THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY WORKFORCE IN THIS STATE. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S.B. No. 944 (RAISED) (File No. 374) AN ACT CLARIFYING THE CONTINUATION OF NONCONFORMING USES, BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

EDUCATION. Substitute for S.B. No. 954 (RAISED) (File No. 534) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PLAN FOR UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL.

COMMERCE. S.B. No. 962 (RAISED) (File No. 443) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF EVALUATIVE METRICS FOR BIOSCIENCE INVESTMENTS IN THE STATE.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S.B. No. 963 (RAISED) (File No. 444) AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES RELATING TO MANUFACTURING. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 980 (RAISED) (File No. 710) AN ACT CONCERNING TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S.B. No. 983 (RAISED) (File No. 535) AN ACT CONCERNING APPEALS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT INVOLVING NOTICE OF MEETINGS.

JUDICIARY. S.B. No. 1020 (RAISED) (File No. 651) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF A DEFAMATION JUDGMENT ENTERED BY A COURT OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S.B. No. 1030 (RAISED) (File No. 624) AN ACT CONCERNING STATUTORY REFERENCES TO THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE.

JUDICIARY. S.B. No. 1045 (RAISED) (File No. 680) AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE GENERAL STATUTES.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Arce of the 4th District, the House adjourned at 11:38 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.