JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:50 o'clock a.m., Speaker Joe Aresimowicz in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Father Terry Kristofak from the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in Farmington, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. All loving and eternal God, guide the members of this Governing body. You have revealed your goodness to all nations. May there be less violence and more peace. May we be attentive to the needs of our people, no matter the creed or race or origin. We need work for the unemployed, food for the hungry and appropriate health care for those who are sick.

In this season of memorial time, let us always remember our men and women serving our country - home and overseas. Keep them safe. We give You thanks for this day, that Your word will bring hope to an often divided world. For Your goodness brings us blessings and liberty for all. We ask this of You, now and forever. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Cheeseman of the 37th District.

DEPUTY SPEAKER BERGER IN THE CHAIR

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.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 7052 (File No. 186) AN ACT PREVENTING PRESCRIPTION OPIOID DIVERSION AND ABUSE.

The bill was explained by Representative Steinberg of the 136th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8124) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Srinivasan of the 31st.

Representative O'Neill of the 69th raised a Point of Order.

The Speaker ruled the Point of Order was well taken.

The amendment was further discussed by Representatives D'Agostino of the 91st, Tweedie of the 13th, Case of the 63rd, Skulczyck of the 45th, de la Cruz of the 41st, Wilms of the 142nd, Orange of the 48th, France of the 42nd, Abercrombie of the 83rd, Petit of the 22nd, Morin of the 28th, Borer of the 115th, Scanlon of the 98th and Perillo of the 113th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8124):

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

"Section 1. Subsection (j) of section 21a-254 of the general statutes is amended by adding subdivision (11) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (11) The commissioner may provide controlled substance prescription information obtained in accordance with subdivisions (3) and (4) of this subsection to other state agencies, pursuant to an agreement between the commissioner and the head of such agency, provided the information is obtained for a study of disease prevention and control related to opioid abuse or the study of morbidity and mortality caused by overdoses of controlled substances. The provision of such information shall be in accordance with all applicable state and federal confidentiality requirements.

Sec. 2. Section 21a-262 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may receive, take into custody or destroy excess or undesired controlled substances and may in his or her discretion deliver, upon application, to any hospital, laboratory, incorporated college, scientific institution or any state or municipal agency or institution not operated for private gain, any controlled substances that have come into his or her custody by authority of this section. In the case of a care-giving or correctional or juvenile training institution having an institutional pharmacy, the Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall deliver such controlled substances only to the licensed pharmacist in charge of such pharmacy. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may receive and take into custody excess or undesired controlled substances from pharmacists, manufacturers and wholesalers or any other registrant. Said commissioner shall keep a full and complete record of all substances received and of all substances disposed of, showing the exact kinds, quantities and forms of such substances, the persons from whom received and to whom delivered, by whose authority received, delivered and destroyed, and the dates of the receipt, disposal or destruction. Controlled substances and preparations shall at all times be properly safeguarded and securely kept. Minimum security and safeguard standards for the storage, manufacture, sale or distribution of all controlled substances shall be established by regulations adopted hereunder. Controlled substances seized or held as contraband or controlled substances, the title to which cannot be resolved, which controlled substances are not held by law enforcement agencies or court officials as evidence in criminal proceedings, shall be, upon the order of the court, destroyed by the seizing authority or delivered to the Commissioner of Consumer Protection as soon as possible upon resolution of the case or upon ascertaining the status of the unclaimed substance. The agent of the Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall issue a receipt for all such substance obtained. Any loss, destruction or theft of controlled substances shall be reported by a registrant within seventy-two hours to the Commissioner of Consumer Protection as follows: (1) Where, through breakage of the container or other accident, otherwise than in transit, controlled substances are lost or destroyed, the person having title thereto shall make a signed statement as to the kinds and quantities of controlled substances lost or destroyed and the circumstances involved, and immediately forward the statement to the Commissioner of Consumer Protection. A copy of such statement shall be retained by the registrant; (2) where controlled substances are lost by theft, or otherwise lost or destroyed in transit, the consignee shall, immediately upon ascertainment of the occurrence, file with the Commissioner of Consumer Protection a signed statement of the facts, including a list of the controlled substances stolen, lost or destroyed and documentary evidence that the local authorities were notified. A copy of the statement shall be retained by the registrant. As used in this section, "care-giving institution", "correctional or juvenile training institution", "institutional pharmacy" and "pharmacist" have the same meanings as provided in section 20-571.

(b) For each long-term care facility, two or more of the following persons may jointly dispose of excess stock of controlled substances: A nursing home administrator, a pharmacist consultant, a director of nursing services or an assistant director of nursing services. Such facility shall maintain documentation of any such destruction and disposal for a period of three years and such documentation shall be maintained in a separate log and on a form prescribed by the department.

(c) For each outpatient surgical facility, as defined in section 19a-493b, two or more of the following persons may jointly dispose of excess stock of controlled substances: An administrator, a clinical director or chief of staff, or a nursing supervisor. Such facility shall maintain documentation of any such destruction and disposal for a period of three years and such documentation shall be maintained in a separate log and on a form prescribed by the department.

(d) A registered nurse licensed by the Department of Public Health and employed by a home health care agency, as defined in section 19a-490, may, with the permission of a designated representative of the patient, oversee the destruction and disposal of the patient's controlled substances, using the recommendations for the proper disposal of prescription drugs on the Internet web site of the Department of Consumer Protection. Such registered nurse shall maintain written or electronic documentation for a period of three years of any such destruction and disposal on a form prescribed by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection. Such written or electronic documentation shall be maintained with the patient's medical record. Nothing in this subsection shall prevent the registered nurse and patient's designated representative from depositing the patient's controlled substances in a statutorily authorized prescription drug drop box.

Sec. 3. Section 21a-249 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) All prescriptions for controlled drugs shall include (1) the name and address of the patient, or the name and address of the owner of an animal and the species of the animal, (2) whether the patient is an adult or a child, or his specific age, (3) the compound or preparation prescribed and the amount thereof, (4) directions for use of the medication, (5) the name and address of the prescribing practitioner, (6) the date of issuance, and (7) the Federal Registry number of the practitioner. No prescription blank containing a prescription for a schedule II substance shall contain more than one prescription. No prescription or order for a controlled substance issued by a practitioner to an inanimate object or thing shall be considered a valid prescription within the meaning of this chapter.

(b) [Written prescriptions shall be written in ink or in indelible pencil or by typewriter. No duplicate, carbon or photographic copies and no printed or rubber-stamped orders shall be considered valid prescriptions within the meaning of this chapter. No prescription or order for any controlled substance issued by a practitioner to an inanimate object or thing shall be considered a valid prescription within the meaning of this chapter.] Each prescribing practitioner, as defined in section 20-14c, who the Department of Consumer Protection authorizes to prescribe controlled substances, within the scope of practice of his or her license, shall electronically transmit the controlled substance prescription to a pharmacy. Electronically transmitted prescriptions shall be promptly printed out in hardcopy or created as an electronic record and filed by the prescriber. Electronically transmitted prescriptions shall be consistent with the requirements of the federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 USC 801, as amended from time to time. All records shall be kept on file for three years at the premises of the licensed practitioner and maintained in such form as to be readily available for inspection by the commissioner, his or her authorized agent or other persons, as authorized in section 21a-265, at reasonable times. For purposes of this subsection and subsections (c), (d) and (e) of this section, the term "electronically transmit" means to transmit by computer modem or other similar electronic device.

(c) A licensed practitioner shall not be required to electronically transmit a prescription when:

(1) Electronic transmission is not available due to a temporary technological or electrical failure. In the event of a temporary technological or electrical failure, the practitioner shall, without undue delay, reasonably attempt to correct any cause for the failure that is within his or her control. A practitioner who issues a prescription, but fails to electronically transmit the prescription, as permitted by this subsection, shall document the reason for the practitioner's failure to electronically transmit the prescription in the patient's medical record as soon as practicable, but in no instance more than seventy-two hours following the end of the temporary technological or electrical failure that prevented the electronic transmittal of the prescription. For purposes of this subdivision, "temporary technological or electrical failure" means failure of a computer system, application or device or the loss of electrical power to such system, application or device, or any other service interruption to such system, application or device that reasonably prevents the practitioner from utilizing his or her certified application to electronically transmit the prescription in accordance with subsection (b) of this section;

(2) The practitioner reasonably determines that it would be impractical for the patient to obtain substances prescribed by an electronically transmitted prescription in a timely manner and that such delay would adversely impact the patient's medical condition, provided if such prescription is for a controlled substance, the quantity of such controlled substance does not exceed a five-day supply for the patient, if the controlled substance was used in accordance with the directions for use. A practitioner who issues a prescription, but fails to electronically transmit the prescription, as permitted by this subsection, shall document the reason for the practitioner's failure to electronically transmit the prescription in the patient's medical record;

(3) The prescription is to be dispensed by a pharmacy located outside this state. A practitioner who issues a prescription, but fails to electronically transmit the prescription, as permitted by this subsection, shall document the reason for the practitioner's failure to electronically transmit the prescription in the patient's medical record;

(4) Use of an electronically transmitted prescription may negatively impact patient care, such as a prescription containing two or more products to be compounded by a pharmacist, a prescription for direct administration to a patient by parenteral, intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous or intraspinal infusion, a prescription that contains long or complicated directions, a prescription that requires certain elements to be included by the federal Food and Drug and Administration, or an oral prescription communicated to a pharmacist by a health care practitioner for a patient in a chronic and convalescent nursing home, licensed pursuant to chapter 368v; or

(5) The practitioner demonstrates, in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner, that such practitioner does not have the technological capacity to issue electronically transmitted prescriptions. For the purposes of this subsection, "technological capacity" means possession of a computer system, hardware or device that can be used to electronically transmit controlled substance prescriptions consistent with the requirements of the federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 USC 801, as amended from time to time.

(d) Any prescription issued in a form other than an electronically transmitted prescription pursuant to subsection (c) of this section may be issued as a written order or, to the extent permitted by the federal Controlled Substance Act, 21 USC 801, as from time to time amended, as an oral order or transmitted by facsimile machine. Such oral order or order transmitted by facsimile machine shall be promptly reduced to writing on a prescription blank or a hardcopy printout or created as an electronic record and filed by the pharmacist filling it. No duplicate, carbon or photographic copies and no printed or rubber-stamped orders shall be considered valid prescriptions within the meaning of this chapter.

[(c)] (e) Prescriptions for schedule II substances [, if in writing,] shall be [signed] electronically transmitted by the prescribing practitioner at the time of issuance and previously signed orders for such schedule II substances shall not be considered valid prescriptions within the meaning of this chapter. No practitioner shall prescribe, dispense or administer schedule II sympathomimetic amines as anorectics, except as may be authorized by regulations adopted by the Departments of Public Health and Consumer Protection acting jointly. To the extent permitted by the federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 USC 801, as from time to time amended, in an emergency, the dispensing of schedule II substances may be made upon the oral order of a prescribing registrant known to or confirmed by the filling pharmacist. The filling pharmacist shall promptly reduce such oral order to writing on a prescription blank, provided such oral order shall be confirmed by the proper completion and mailing or delivery of a prescription prepared by the prescribing registrant to the pharmacist filling such oral order within seventy-two hours after the oral order has been given. Such prescription of the registrant shall be affixed to the temporary prescription prepared by the pharmacist and both prescriptions shall be maintained on file as required in this chapter. The Department of Public Health and the Department of Consumer Protection, acting jointly, may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, allowing practitioners to prescribe, dispense or administer schedule II sympathomimetic amines as anorectics under certain specific circumstances. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require a licensed pharmacist to determine the diagnosis of a patient prior to dispensing a prescription for such substances to a patient.

[(d) To the extent permitted by the federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 USC 801, as from time to time amended, a prescribing practitioner may issue an oral order or an electronically transmitted prescription order and, except as otherwise provided by regulations adopted pursuant to sections 21a-243, 21a-244 and 21a-244a, such oral order or electronically transmitted prescription order shall be promptly reduced to writing on a prescription blank or a hardcopy printout or created as an electronic record and filed by the pharmacist filling it. For the purposes of subsections (d) and (h) of this section the term "electronically transmitted" means transmitted by facsimile machine, computer modem or other similar electronic device.

(e) To the extent permitted by the federal Controlled Substances Act, in an emergency the dispensing of schedule II substances may be made upon the oral order of a prescribing registrant known to or confirmed by the filling pharmacist who shall promptly reduce the oral order to writing on a prescription blank, provided, in such cases such oral order shall be confirmed by the proper completion and mailing or delivery of a prescription prepared by the prescribing registrant to the pharmacist filling such oral order within seventy-two hours after the oral order has been given. Such prescription of the registrant shall be affixed to the temporary prescription prepared by the pharmacist and both prescriptions shall be maintained on file as required in this chapter.]

(f) All prescriptions for controlled substances shall comply fully with any additional requirements of the federal food and drug laws, the federal Controlled Substances Act, and state laws and regulations adopted under this chapter.

(g) Repealed by P.A. 82-419, S. 46, 47.

(h) Except when dispensed directly by a practitioner, other than a pharmacy, to an ultimate user, a controlled substance included in schedule III or IV, which is a prescription drug as determined under federal food and drug laws, shall not be dispensed without a written, electronically transmitted or oral prescription of a practitioner. The prescription shall not be filled or refilled more than six months after the date thereof or be refilled more than five times, unless renewed by the practitioner.

(i) A controlled substance included in schedule V shall not be distributed or dispensed other than for a medical purpose.

(j) A pharmacy may sell and dispense controlled substances upon the prescription of a prescribing practitioner, as defined in subdivision (22) of section 20-571.

(k) Pharmacies shall file filled prescriptions for controlled substances separately from other prescriptions. All schedule II prescriptions shall be filed in a separate file or in an electronic file. All schedule III, IV and V prescriptions shall be filed in another separate file or in an electronic file, except as otherwise provided for in regulations adopted pursuant to section 21a-243, 21a-244 or 21a-244a. All written controlled substance prescriptions shall, immediately upon filling, be filed chronologically and consecutively.

(l) Any pharmacy may transfer prescriptions for controlled substances included in schedules III, IV and V to any other pharmacy in accordance with the requirements set forth in the federal Controlled Substances Act 21 USC 801 et seq. and the regulations promulgated thereunder, as from time to time amended.

(m) A practitioner authorized to prescribe controlled substances shall not prescribe anabolic steroids for the sole purpose of enhancing a patient's athletic ability or performance.

(n) Each pharmacy, as defined in section 20-571, shall accept an electronically transmitted prescription for a controlled substance from a practitioner, as defined in section 21a-316. All records shall be kept on file for three years at the premises of the pharmacy and maintained current and separate from other business records in such form as to be readily available at the pharmacy for inspection by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, his or her authorized agent or other persons, as authorized in section 21a-265, at reasonable times. Prescription records received from the practitioner electronically may be stored electronically, provided the files are maintained in the pharmacy computer system for not less than three years. If the electronically transmitted prescription is printed, it shall be filed as required in subsection (k) of this section.

Sec. 4. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Opioid drug" has the same meaning as provided in 42 CFR 8.2, as amended from time to time;

(2) "Prescribing practitioner" has the same meaning as provided in section 20-14c of the general statutes; and

(3) "Voluntary nonopioid directive form" means a form that is voluntarily filed by a patient with a prescribing practitioner that indicates such patient's request to not be issued a prescription or medication order for an opioid drug.

(b) The Department of Public Health, in consultation with the Departments of Consumer Protection and Mental Health and Addiction Services, shall establish a voluntary nonopioid directive form and publish such form on its Internet web site for public use. Any person who does not wish to be issued a prescription or medication order for an opioid drug may file such form with a prescribing practitioner. Upon receipt of a voluntary nonopioid directive form, a prescribing practitioner shall document such receipt in the patient's medical record.

(c) The voluntary nonopioid directive form established by the Department of Public Health shall allow a patient to appoint a duly authorized guardian or health care proxy to override a previously recorded voluntary nonopioid directive form. Such patient, duly authorized guardian or health care proxy may revoke the directive, orally or in writing, for any reason, at any time.

(d) An electronically transmitted prescription to a pharmacy shall be presumed to be valid for the purposes of this section and a pharmacist shall not be held in violation of this section for dispensing a controlled substance in contradiction to a voluntary nonopioid directive form.

(e) No prescribing practitioner acting with reasonable care shall be liable for damages in a civil action, subject to criminal prosecution or deemed to have violated the standard of care for such prescribing practitioner for refusing to issue a prescription or medication order for an opioid pursuant to a voluntary nonopioid directive form.

(f) No person acting in good faith as a duly authorized guardian or health care proxy shall be liable for damages in a civil action or subject to criminal prosecution for revoking or overriding a voluntary nonopioid directive form.

(g) A prescribing practitioner who wilfully fails to comply with a patient's voluntary nonopioid directive form may be subject to disciplinary action pursuant to section 19a-17 of the general statutes.

(h) No emergency department prescribing practitioner, acting either as the patient's practitioner or as the medical control officer for emergency medical services personnel, and acting with reasonable care shall be liable for damages in a civil action, subject to criminal prosecution or deemed to have violated the standard of care for a prescribing practitioner for issuing a prescription for or administering a controlled substance containing an opioid to a person who has a voluntary nonopioid directive form, when, in such prescribing practitioner's professional medical judgment, a controlled substance containing an opioid is necessary and such prescribing practitioner had no knowledge of the patient's voluntary nonopioid directive form at the time of issuance or administration.

Sec. 5. Section 20-14o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "Opioid drug" has the same meaning as provided in 42 CFR 8.2, as amended from time to time;

(2) "Adult" means a person who is at least eighteen years of age;

(3) "Prescribing practitioner" has the same meaning as provided in section 20-14c;

(4) "Minor" means a person who is under eighteen years of age;

(5) "Opioid agonist" means a medication that binds to the opiate receptors and provides relief to individuals in treatment for abuse of or dependence on an opioid drug;

(6) "Opiate receptor" means a specific site on a cell surface that interacts in a highly selective fashion with an opioid drug;

(7) "Palliative care" means specialized medical care to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with a life-threatening illness; and

(8) "Opioid antagonist" has the same meaning as provided in section 17a-714a, as amended by this act.

(b) When issuing a prescription for an opioid drug to an adult patient for the first time for outpatient use, a prescribing practitioner who is authorized to prescribe an opioid drug shall not issue a prescription for more than a seven-day supply of such drug, as recommended in the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

(c) A prescribing practitioner shall not issue a prescription for an opioid drug to a minor for more than a [seven-day] five-day supply of such drug. [at any time. When issuing a prescription for an opioid drug to a minor for less than a seven-day supply of such drug, the prescribing practitioner shall discuss the risks associated with use of an opioid drug, including, but not limited to, the risks of addiction and overdose associated with opioid drugs and the dangers of taking opioid drugs with alcohol, benzodiazepines and other central nervous system depressants, and the reasons why the prescription is necessary with (1) the minor, and (2) the custodial parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the minor if such parent, guardian or other person is present at the time of issuance.]

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of this section, if, in the professional medical judgment of a prescribing practitioner, more than a seven-day supply of an opioid drug is required to treat an adult patient's acute medical condition, or more than a five-day supply of an opioid drug is required to treat a minor patient's acute medical condition, as determined by the prescribing practitioner, or is necessary for the treatment of chronic pain, pain associated with a cancer diagnoses or for palliative care, then the prescribing practitioner may issue a prescription for the quantity needed to treat the acute medical condition, chronic pain, pain associated with a cancer diagnosis or pain experienced while the patient is in palliative care. The condition triggering the prescription of an opioid drug for more than a seven-day supply for an adult patient or more than a five-day supply for a minor patient shall be documented in the patient's medical record and the practitioner shall indicate that an alternative to the opioid drug was not appropriate to address the medical condition.

(e) The provisions of subsections (b), (c) and (d) of this section shall not apply to medications designed for the treatment of abuse of or dependence on an opioid drug, including, but not limited to, opioid agonists and opioid antagonists.

(f) When issuing a prescription for an opioid drug to an adult or minor patient, the prescribing practitioner shall discuss with the patient the risks associated with the use of such opioid drug, including, but not limited to, the risks of addiction and overdose associated with opioid drugs and the dangers of taking opioid drugs with alcohol, benzodiazepines and other central nervous system depressants, and the reasons the prescription is necessary, and, if applicable, with the custodial parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the minor if such parent, guardian or other person is present at the time of issuance of the prescription.

Sec. 6. (Effective July 1, 2017) On or before October 1, 2017, the Department of Public Health shall post information on its Internet web site concerning the ability of a prescribing practitioner, as defined in section 20-14c of the general statutes, to obtain certification to prescribe medicine indicated for treatment of opioid use disorder that a patient may take at home. Such information shall include, but need not be limited to, a list of educational requirements, available courses and information regarding waivers from such requirements.

Sec. 7. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Health care provider" means any person or organization that furnishes health care services and is licensed or certified to furnish such services pursuant to chapters 370, 372, 373, 375, 376, 376a, 376b, 377, 378, 379, 380, 383, 383a, 383b and 383c of the general statutes, or is licensed or certified pursuant to chapter 368d of the general statutes;

(2) "Pharmacist" means a pharmacist licensed pursuant to chapter 400j of the general statutes;

(3) "Opioid drug" has the same meaning as provided in section 20-14o of the general statutes, as amended by this act; and

(4) "Opioid antagonist" has the same meaning as provided in section 17a-714a of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(b) On or before October 1, 2017, the Alcohol and Drug Policy Council, established under section 17a-667 of the general statutes, shall develop (1) a one-page fact sheet that includes, in clear and readily understandable language in at least twelve-point font size, the risks of taking an opioid drug, the symptoms of opioid use disorder and services available in the state for persons who experience symptoms of or are otherwise affected by opioid use disorder, and (2) strategies to encourage health care providers and pharmacists to disseminate the one-page fact sheet. Such one-page fact sheet shall be made available on the Internet web site of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for use by health care providers and pharmacists to disseminate to any person (A) whom such provider treats for symptoms of opioid use disorder, (B) to whom such provider issues a prescription for or administers an opioid drug or opioid antagonist, or (C) to whom such pharmacist dispenses an opioid drug or opioid antagonist or issues a prescription for an opioid antagonist.

(c) (1) The Alcohol and Drug Policy Council shall examine the feasibility of the following:

(A) Developing a marketing campaign and making monthly public service announcements on the Internet web sites and social media accounts of the appropriate state agencies, as designated by the council, and any radio station and television station broadcasting to persons in the state, regarding (i) the risks of taking opioid drugs, (ii) symptoms of opioid use disorder, (iii) the availability of opioid antagonists in the state, and (iv) services in the state for persons with or affected by opioid use disorder; and

(B) Establishing a publicly accessible electronic information portal, in the form of an Internet web site or application, as a single point of entry for information regarding the availability of (i) beds at a facility in the state for persons in need of medical treatment for (I) detoxification for potentially life-threatening symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol or drugs, and (II) rehabilitation or treatment for alcohol dependency, drug dependency or intoxication, and (ii) slots for outpatient treatment using opioid medication that is used to treat opioid use disorder, including methadone and buprenorphine. Such examination shall include the ability of the portal to (I) provide real-time data on the availability of beds and slots, including, but not limited to, the types of beds and slots available, the location of such beds and slots and the wait times, if available, for such beds and slots, and (II) be accessible to the public.

(2) Not later than January 1, 2019, the council shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health on the outcome of such examination.

(d) The Alcohol and Drug Policy Council shall convene a working group to advise the council of any recommendations for statutory or policy changes that would enable first responders or health care providers to safely dispose of a person's opioid drugs upon their death. Not later than February 1, 2018, the council shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health regarding the recommendations of the working group.

(e) The Alcohol and Drug Policy Council shall convene a working group to study substance abuse treatment referral programs that have been established by municipal police departments to refer persons with an opioid use disorder or seeking recovery from drug addiction to substance abuse treatment facilities. The working group shall (1) examine such referral programs, (2) identify any barriers faced by such referral programs, and (3) determine the feasibility of implementing such programs on a state-wide basis. Not later than February 1, 2018, the council shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health and public safety and security regarding the findings of the working group.

Sec. 8. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2018) Each insurance company, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation, health care center, fraternal benefit society or other entity that delivers, issues for delivery, renews, amends or continues in this state an individual health insurance policy providing coverage of the type specified in subdivision (1), (2), (4), (11) or (12) of section 38a-469 of the general statutes that provides coverage to an insured or enrollee who has been diagnosed with a substance use disorder, as described in section 17a-458 of the general statutes, shall cover medically necessary, medically monitored inpatient detoxification services and medically necessary, medically managed intensive inpatient detoxification services provided to the insured or enrollee. For purposes of this section, "medically monitored inpatient detoxification" and "medically managed intensive inpatient detoxification" have the same meanings as described in the most recent edition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related and Co-Occurring Conditions.

Sec. 9. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2018) (a) Each insurance company, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation, health care center, fraternal benefit society or other entity that delivers, issues for delivery, renews, amends or continues in this state a group health insurance policy providing coverage of the type specified in subdivision (1), (2), (4), (11) or (12) of section 38a-469 of the general statutes that provides coverage to an insured or enrollee who has been diagnosed with a substance use disorder, as described in section 17a-458 of the general statutes, shall cover medically necessary, medically monitored inpatient detoxification services and medically necessary, medically managed intensive inpatient detoxification services provided to the insured or enrollee. For purposes of this section, "medically monitored inpatient detoxification" and "medically managed intensive inpatient detoxification" have the same meanings as described in the most recent edition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related and Co-Occurring Conditions.

Sec. 10. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017) An alcohol or drug treatment facility, as defined in section 19a-490 of the general statutes, shall use the criteria for admission developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine for purposes of assessing a person for admission to such facility in consideration of (1) the services for which the facility is licensed, and (2) the appropriate services required for treatment of such person.

Sec. 11. Subsection (e) of section 17a-714a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(e) Not later than October 1, [2016] 2017, each municipality shall amend its local emergency medical services plan, as described in section 19a-181b, to ensure that [the emergency responder] at least one emergency medical services provider, as defined in the regulations of Connecticut state agencies pertaining to emergency medical services, who is likely to be the first person to arrive on the scene of a medical emergency in the municipality, including, but not limited to, emergency medical services personnel, as defined in section 20-206jj, or a resident state trooper, [who is likely to be the first person to arrive on the scene of a medical emergency in the municipality] is equipped with an opioid antagonist and such person has received training, approved by the Commissioner of Public Health, in the administration of an opioid [antagonists] antagonist.

Sec. 12. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) A prescribing practitioner, as defined in section 20-14c of the general statutes, who is authorized to prescribe an opioid antagonist, as defined in section 17a-714a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and a pharmacy may enter into an agreement for a medical protocol standing order at such pharmacy allowing a pharmacist licensed under part II of chapter 400j of the general statutes to dispense an opioid antagonist that is (1) administered by an intranasal application delivery system or an auto-injection delivery system, (2) approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration, and (3) dispensed to any person at risk of experiencing an overdose of an opioid drug, as defined in 42 CFR 8.2, or to a family member, friend or other person in a position to assist a person at risk of experiencing an overdose of an opioid drug.

(b) Any such medical protocol standing order shall be deemed issued for a legitimate medical purpose in the usual course of the prescribing practitioner's professional practice. The pharmacy shall provide the Department of Consumer Protection with a copy of every medical protocol standing order agreement entered into with a prescribing practitioner under this section.

(c) A pharmacist may only dispense an opioid antagonist pursuant to a medical protocol standing order if the pharmacist has been trained and certified as part of a program approved by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.

(d) A pharmacist who dispenses an opioid antagonist pursuant to a medical protocol standing order shall (1) provide appropriate training regarding the administration of such opioid antagonist to the person to whom the opioid antagonist is dispensed, (2) maintain a record of such dispensing and the training required pursuant to chapter 400j of the general statutes, and (3) send a copy of the record of such dispensing to the prescribing practitioner who entered into an agreement for a medical protocol standing order with the pharmacy.

(e) A pharmacist who dispenses an opioid antagonist in accordance with the provisions of this section shall be deemed not to have violated any standard of care for a pharmacist.

(f) The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54 of the general statutes, to implement the provisions of this section."

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

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from passage

21a-262

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January 1, 2018

21a-249

Sec. 4

October 1, 2017

New section

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July 1, 2017

20-14o

Sec. 6

July 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 7

July 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 8

January 1, 2018

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July 1, 2017

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July 1, 2017

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The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 1:42 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Passage 74

Those voting Yea 146

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 5

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7052 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

   

X

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

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

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

   

X

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

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

   

X

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

   

X

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

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

SENATE 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.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S.B. No. 975 (RAISED) (File No. 415) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPALITIES AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill was explained by Representative Lemar of the 96th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7355) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Zawistowski of the 61st.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The bill was discussed by Representative Smith of the 108th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2:03 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 147

Necessary for Passage 74

Those voting Yea 119

Those voting Nay 28

Those absent and not voting 4

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 975 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" was passed in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

 

N

 

POLLETTA

 

N

 

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

 

N

 

SIEGRIST

   

X

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

 

N

 

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

 

N

 

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

 

N

 

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FISHBEIN

 

N

 

VAIL

   

X

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

 

N

 

HARDING

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

   

X

URBAN

 

N

 

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

 

N

 

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

 

N

 

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

   

X

LABRIOLA

       
 

N

 

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

 

N

 

ACKERT

 

N

 

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

O'NEILL

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

 

N

 

MORIN

 

N

 

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

 

N

 

PERILLO

 

N

 

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S.B. No. 945 (RAISED) (File No. 414) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOUTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY.

Representative Zupkus of the 89th District absented herself from the Chamber due to a possible conflict of interest.

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

The bill was discussed by Representatives Zawistowski of the 61st, Hoydick of the 120th, Ferraro of the 117th and France of the 42nd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2:31 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 145

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 123

Those voting Nay 22

Those absent and not voting 6

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 945 was passed in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

 

N

 

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

   

X

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

   

X

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

 

N

 

SMITH

   

X

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

 

N

 

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

 

N

 

HARDING

   

X

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

   

X

URBAN

 

N

 

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

 

N

 

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

   

X

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

         

N

 

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

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

O'NEILL

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

 

N

 

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

RECESS

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, the House recessed at 2:32 o'clock p.m., to reconvene at the Call of the Chair.

AFTER RECESS

The House reconvened at 3:48 o'clock p.m., Deputy Speaker Berger in the Chair.

EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION

SENATE BILL PASSED

The following bill was received, read by the Clerk and passed. (Emergency certification signed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives accompanied the bill.) A copy of the bill was on the desk of each member in accordance with the rules.

S.B. No. 1059 SEN. LOONEY, 11TH DIST.; SEN. FASANO, 34TH DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25TH DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8TH DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30TH DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1ST DIST. AN ACT CONCERNING DEFICIT MITIGATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2017.

The bill was explained by Representative Walker of the 93rd.

The bill was discussed by Representatives Ziobron of the 34th and Candelora of the 86th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8133) moved its adoption and further moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Walker of the 93rd, Fishbein of the 90th, Dubitsky of the 47th, Case of the 63rd, MacLachlan of the 35th, Srinivasan of the 31st, Sredzinski of the 112th, Sampson of the 80th, Ferraro of the 117th, Wilson of the 66th, Orange of the 48th, Belsito of the 53rd, Ziobron of the 34th, O'Neill of the 69th, Yaccarino of the 87th, Klarides of the 114th and Ritter of the 1st.

Representative O'Neill of the 69th raised a Point of Order.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 5:37 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 148

Necessary for Adoption 75

Those voting Yea 73

Those voting Nay 75

Those absent and not voting 3

On a roll call vote the amendment was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

N

 

ABERCROMBIE

 

N

 

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

 

N

 

ADAMS

 

N

 

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

 

N

 

ALBIS

 

N

 

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

 

N

 

ALTOBELLO

 

N

 

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

 

N

 

ARCE

 

N

 

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

 

N

 

ARCONTI

 

N

 

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

   

X

BAKER

 

N

 

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

 

N

 

BARAM

 

N

 

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

 

N

 

BORER

 

N

 

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

 

N

 

BUTLER

 

N

 

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

 

N

 

CONLEY

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

 

N

 

CURREY

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

 

N

 

D'AGOSTINO

 

N

 

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

 

N

 

DE LA CRUZ

 

N

 

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

 

N

 

DEMICCO

 

N

 

SIMMONS

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

 

N

 

DILLON

 

N

 

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

 

N

 

DIMASSA

 

N

 

SOTO

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

 

N

 

ELLIOTT

 

N

 

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

WOOD

 

N

 

FLEISCHMANN

 

N

 

STALLWORTH

   

X

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

 

N

 

FOX

 

N

 

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

 

N

 

GENGA

 

N

 

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

 

N

 

GONZALEZ

 

N

 

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

 

N

 

GRESKO

   

X

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       
 

N

 

GUERRERA

 

N

 

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       
 

N

 

HADDAD

 

N

 

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       
 

N

 

HALL, J.

 

N

 

WALKER

Y

   

KOKORUDA

 

N

 

ARESIMOWICZ

 

N

 

HAMPTON

 

N

 

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       
 

N

 

HENNESSY

 

N

 

ZIOGAS

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       
 

N

 

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

 

N

 

GODFREY

 

N

 

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       
 

N

 

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       
 

N

 

LINEHAN

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

 

N

 

BERGER

 

N

 

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

 

N

 

CANDELARIA, J.

 

N

 

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

 

N

 

COOK

 

N

 

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

 

N

 

GENTILE

 

N

 

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

 

N

 

MORIN

 

N

 

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

 

N

 

MORRIS

 

N

 

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

 

N

 

ORANGE

 

N

 

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

 

N

 

RYAN

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8133):

Strike section 47 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 47. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, on or before June 30, 2017, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may approve a sum of up to $300,000 to be transferred from the tax credit - film production account, administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development, and credited to the resources of the General Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017."

Strike section 49 in its entirety and renumber the remaining sections and internal references accordingly

SPEAKER ARESIMOWICZ IN THE CHAIR

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 5:46 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 149

Necessary for Passage 75

Those voting Yea 75

Those voting Nay 74

Those absent and not voting 2

On a roll call vote Emergency Certified Senate Bill No. 1059 was passed in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

 

N

 

CARNEY

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CARPINO

 

N

 

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CASE

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

 

N

 

CHEESEMAN

 

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

 

N

 

SIEGRIST

   

X

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

 

N

 

DAVIS

 

N

 

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

 

N

 

DELNICKI

 

N

 

SMITH

 

N

 

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

 

N

 

DEVLIN

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

 

N

 

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

DUFF

 

N

 

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUNSBY

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

 

N

 

FERGUSON

 

N

 

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

 

N

 

FERRARO

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

 

N

 

FLOREN

 

N

 

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FRANCE

 

N

 

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

 

N

 

FREY

 

N

 

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

FUSCO

 

N

 

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

GREEN

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

HALL, C.

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

 

N

 

HARDING

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

   

X

URBAN

 

N

 

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

 

N

 

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

 

N

 

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

 

N

 

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

 

N

 

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

 

N

 

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

         

N

 

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

         

N

 

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

 

N

 

ACKERT

 

N

 

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

 

N

 

BELSITO

 

N

 

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

 

N

 

BETTS

 

N

 

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

 

N

 

BOCCHINO

 

N

 

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

O'NEILL

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

 

N

 

BUCKBEE

 

N

 

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

 

N

 

BYRON

 

N

 

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

 

N

 

CAMILLO

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

DEPUTY SPEAKER BERGER IN THE CHAIR

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:

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S.B. No. 287 (File No. 238) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TESTING OF SHELLFISH AT ALTERNATIVE LAB FACILITIES.

AGING. S.B. No. 772 (RAISED) (File No. 39) AN ACT REQUIRING EMERGENCY GENERATORS IN CERTAIN HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S.B. No. 874 (RAISED) (File No. 440) AN ACT REQUIRING ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for S.B. No. 918 (RAISED) (File No. 109) AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL OPTION PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR GOLD STAR PARENTS AND SPOUSES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S.B. No. 1014 (RAISED) (File No. 569) AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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

The bill was explained by Representative Conley of the 40th.

The bill was discussed by Representative Storms of the 60th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 7:55 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 Senate Bill No. 817 was passed in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

   

X

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

   

X

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

   

X

BAKER

   

X

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

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

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

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

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

   

X

URBAN

   

X

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

   

X

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

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS PASSED

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

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5992 (RAISED) (File No. 655) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE EARNED RISK REDUCTION CREDIT PROGRAM.

The bill was explained by Representative Tong of the 147th.

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

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 8:02 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 148

Necessary for Passage 75

Those voting Yea 147

Those voting Nay 1

Those absent and not voting 3

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5992 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

   

X

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

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

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

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

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

   

X

URBAN

   

X

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

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H.B. No. 6623 (RAISED) (File No. 219) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM RATE INCREASES AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS TO MITIGATE SUCH INCREASES.

The bill was explained by Representative Scanlon of the 98th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8010) 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 8010):

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

"Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a working group to study health insurance premium rate increases in this state and develop recommendations to mitigate such increases. Such study and recommendations shall include, but not be limited to, means available to: (1) Respond to any pending or enacted legislation or order that amends, modifies or repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148, as amended from time to time, or any portion thereof; (2) encourage competition among health carriers in this state; (3) foster the development of new and more affordable health insurance policies for sale in this state; (4) reduce the financial impact of health benefits mandated by the laws of this state; and (5) address the drivers affecting the cost of health insurance policies and prescription drugs.

(b) The working group shall consist of the following members:

(1) The chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to insurance;

(2) One appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

(3) One appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

(4) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

(5) One appointed by the Senate Republican president pro tempore;

(6) The Insurance Commissioner, or the commissioner's designee;

(7) One representative of the Connecticut Association of Health Plans, appointed by the president of the association;

(8) One representative of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, appointed by its president and chief executive officer;

(9) One representative of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, appointed by the president of the association, who shall be the officer, manager or director of an employer doing business in this state that sponsors a group health insurance policy for its active employees; and

(10) Two individuals appointed by the Healthcare Advocate, one of whom shall be insured under an individual health insurance policy and one of whom shall be insured under a group health insurance policy.

(c) Any member of the working group appointed under subdivisions (1) to (5), inclusive, of subsection (b) of this section may be a member of the General Assembly.

(d) All appointments to the working group shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(e) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall select the chairpersons of the working group from among the members of the working group. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the working group, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(f) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to insurance shall serve as administrative staff of the working group.

(g) Not later than January 1, 2018, the working group shall submit a report on its recommendations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to insurance, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. The working group shall terminate on the date it submits such report or January 1, 2018, whichever is later."

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 Sampson of the 80th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 8:12 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 148

Necessary for Passage 75

Those voting Yea 125

Those voting Nay 23

Those absent and not voting 3

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 6623 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

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

 

N

 

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

 

N

 

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

   

X

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

 

N

 

BUTLER

 

N

 

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

 

N

 

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

   

X

URBAN

   

X

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       
 

N

 

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

       
 

N

 

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

 

N

 

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       
 

N

 

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

 

N

 

GENTILE

 

N

 

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

 

N

 

MORIN

 

N

 

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

 

N

 

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

 

N

 

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE 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. S.B. No. 1021 (RAISED) (File No. 677) AN ACT REVISING THE UNIFORM FRAUDULENT TRANSFER ACT.

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

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

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 8:19 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 148

Necessary for Passage 75

Those voting Yea 148

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 3

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 1021 was passed in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

   

X

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

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

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

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

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

   

X

URBAN

   

X

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

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE SENATE

HOUSE RULE 11(F)

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, all matters requiring further action by the Senate were transmitted to the Senate pursuant to House Rule 11(F).

REPRESENTATIVES ABSENT

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

Representative Hoydick of the 120th District - family business

Representative Urban of the 43rd District - family business

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, the House adjourned at 8:20 o'clock p.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.

BILLS SIGNED BY HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

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

May 31, 2017

Substitute for H.B. No. 6520 (RAISED) (File No. 173) AN ACT RAISING THE ASSET LIMITATION FOR COMMUNITY BANKS AND COMMUNITY CREDIT UNIONS.

Public Act No. 8

Substitute for S.B. No. 839 (RAISED) (File No. 274) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES' RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING REVISIONS TO ITS STATUTES AND REFERENCES TO INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY.

Public Act No. 9

S.B. No. 842 (RAISED) (File No. 410) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS TAKEN AGAINST A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL.

Public Act No. 10

Substitute for S.B. No. 846 (RAISED) (File No. 207) AN ACT CONCERNING SECURITY OFFICER LICENSES.

Public Act No. 11

Substitute for S.B. No. 888 (RAISED) (File No. 648) AN ACT CONCERNING LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DOG ASSIGNED TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.

Public Act No. 12

Substitute for S.B. No. 908 (RAISED) (File No. 305) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO THE STATUTES RELATING TO EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD.

Public Act No. 13

S.B. No. 910 (RAISED) (File No. 527) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Public Act No. 14

Substitute for S.B. No. 946 (RAISED) (File No. 313) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL AND OTHER CHANGES TO THE INSURANCE AND RELATED STATUTES.

Public Act No. 15

S.B. No. 982 (RAISED) (File No. 650) AN ACT CONFIRMING AND ADOPTING VOLUMES 1 TO 13, INCLUSIVE, OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, REVISED TO 2017.

Public Act No. 16

Substitute for S.B. No. 1032 (RAISED) (File No. 652) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION CONCERNING A TECHNICAL REORGANIZATION OF STATUTES INVOLVING THE ILLEGAL SALE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.

Public Act No. 17