JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Monday, June 5, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 10:35 o'clock a.m., Speaker Joe Aresimowicz in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, The Reverend Canon Jerome R. Cayangyang, Rector, Bishop Seabury Anglican Church in Gales Ferry, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Almighty and ever-living God, in You we live and move and have our being, and in Your providence all things come to pass. We come to You this morning with humble and grateful hearts; and, ask for Your blessings on the people of the State of Connecticut - upon the Representatives gathered here today, their communities, and not to be forgotten, their families - who support them in their duties and their call to serve this great State.

Guide this session today of the State House of Representatives, and may all the deliberations and decisions conducted here be guided by Your infinite wisdom. May we be eternally grateful for Your redemptive purposes being fulfilled in our midst - and for all that is good, just, and true in our lives. May our hearts be like Yours, ever mindful of the least, the lost and the lonely. We pray for the discouraged that they might find hope; for the down-trodden that they may be lifted up; for the weary that they may find rest; and, for the lonely - that they may know the power of Your life transforming mercy and grace.

Now for the work to be done here today, may each Representative know and feel the meaning of their mission, the importance of their task and the power of Your purpose - and at the end of the day, may You O Lord be honored and glorified. May Your kingdom come and Your will be done. This we ask in Your sovereign name. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Petit of the 22nd District.

REPORTS

The following reports were received on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committees indicated:

Report - State Board of Education - A Biennial Report on School Districts' Efforts to Reduce Racial, Ethnic and Economic Isolation of Connecticut's Students. (Pursuant to Sections 10-226h(c) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: May 26, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Education, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Appropriations.

Reports - State Board of Education - State Education Resource Center - 2015-2016 Annual Program Report and Federal Single Audit and State Single Audit of the State Education Resource Center - Year Ended June 30, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10-357d of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: May 31, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - State of Connecticut Judicial Branch - State of the Judiciary Report - Presented to the Connecticut General Assembly by Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers, May 31, 2017.

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Administrative Services for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 1, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Office of the Lieutenant Governor - Annual Report: Health Information Exchange - February 1, 2017. (Pursuant to Public Act 16-77 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 2, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Human Services and Insurance and Real Estate.

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. 7244 (RAISED) (File No. 702) AN ACT CONCERNING A GRANDPARENT'S RIGHT TO VISITATION WITH HIS OR HER GRANDCHILD.

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

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

DEPUTY SPEAKER RYAN IN THE CHAIR

The bill was further discussed by Representatives Cummings of the 74th, Gonzalez of the 3rd, France of the 42nd, Reyes of the 75th, Kokoruda of the 101st, Ferraro of the 117th, de la Cruz of the 41st, Lavielle of the 143rd and Cheeseman of the 37th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 11:34 a.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 147

Necessary for Passage 74

Those voting Yea 143

Those voting Nay 4

Those absent and not voting 4

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7244 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

 

N

 

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

   

X

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

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

 

N

 

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

 

N

 

ZIOGAS

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       
 

N

 

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

   

X

GODFREY

   

X

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 REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

BANKING. Substitute for H.B. No. 7019 (RAISED) (File No. 182) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING'S ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY, THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN REPORTS, REQUIRING THE RETURN OF CERTAIN PORTIONS OF SECURITY DEPOSITS AND MAKING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE BANKING STATUTES.

The bill was explained by Representative Lesser of the 100th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8538) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Simanski of the 62nd, Fishbein of the 90th and Wilson of the 66th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8538):

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

"Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 36a-494 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) (1) The commissioner may suspend, revoke or refuse to renew any mortgage lender, mortgage correspondent lender or mortgage broker license or take any other action, in accordance with the provisions of section 36a-51, for any reason which would be sufficient grounds for the commissioner to deny an application for such license under sections 36a-485 to 36a-498f, inclusive, 36a-534a and 36a-534b, or if the commissioner finds that the licensee, any control person of the licensee, the qualified individual or branch manager with supervisory authority, trustee, employee or agent of such licensee has done any of the following: (A) Made any material misstatement in the application; (B) committed any fraud, misappropriated funds or misrepresented, concealed, suppressed, intentionally omitted or otherwise intentionally failed to disclose any of the material particulars of any residential mortgage loan transaction, including disclosures required by subdivision (6) of subsection (a) of section 36a-493, or part III of chapter 669 or regulations adopted pursuant thereto, to anyone entitled to such information; (C) violated any of the provisions of this title or of any [regulations] regulation or order adopted or issued pursuant thereto, and pertaining to any such person, or any other law or regulation applicable to the conduct of its business; or (D) failed to perform any agreement with a licensee or a borrower. For purposes of this subdivision, "agent" includes any settlement agent used by the licensee and "settlement agent" means the person specified in any Closing Disclosure or other settlement statement, provided such settlement agent has been selected by the licensee. Any settlement agent whose name appears on the licensee's list of approved settlement agents shall be deemed selected by the licensee even if the settlement agent is selected from such list by the borrower.

(2) The commissioner may suspend, revoke or refuse to renew any mortgage loan originator license or any loan processor or underwriter license or take any other action, in accordance with the provisions of section 36a-51, for any reason which would be sufficient grounds for the commissioner to deny an application for such license under sections 36a-485 to 36a-498f, inclusive, 36a-534a and 36a-534b, or if the commissioner finds that the licensee has committed any fraud, misappropriated funds, misrepresented, concealed, suppressed, intentionally omitted or otherwise intentionally failed to disclose any of the material particulars of any residential mortgage loan transaction or has violated any of the provisions of this title or of any regulations adopted pursuant to such title or any other law or regulation applicable to the conduct of such licensee's business.

Sec. 2. Subsection (e) of section 36a-457b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(e) A mortgage loan made by a Connecticut credit union secured by a first lien or interest shall have a maturity not exceeding forty-two years from the date of its making, and a mortgage loan to finance a manufactured home or secured by a subordinate lien shall have a maturity not exceeding [twenty] twenty-five years from the date of its making. For purposes of this subsection, the term "manufactured home" means a movable dwelling containing living facilities suitable for year-round occupancy by one family, including permanent provision for eating, sleeping, cooling and sanitation, provided such dwelling is to be maintained as a residence of the purchaser and will, within ninety days after purchase, be located at a manufactured housing community or other semipermanent site within this state.

Sec. 3. Subdivision (3) of subsection (h) of section 36a-437a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(3) The bylaws may be amended by the adoption at a meeting of an amendment resolution by two-thirds of the directors of the credit union. Written notice of the meeting and text of the proposed amendment shall be given to each director at least seven days prior to the meeting. The Connecticut credit union shall file with the commissioner, within ten days after its adoption, one copy of any proposed amendment [on a form provided by] to the commissioner. In the case of a proposed amendment requiring the commissioner's approval, the commissioner shall, within thirty days after such filing, determine whether such proposed amendment is consistent with the provisions and purposes of sections 36a-435a to 36a-472a, inclusive. The thirty-day period may be extended by the commissioner, in writing, if the commissioner determines that the proposed amendment raises issues that require additional information or additional time for analysis. [The commissioner, upon determining that such proposed amendment satisfies the requirements of said sections 36a-435a to 36a-472a, inclusive, shall endorse the commissioner's approval on such proposed amendment, and return one copy thereof to the Connecticut credit union.]

Sec. 4. Subsection (a) of section 36a-86 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The governing board of each Connecticut bank shall annually procure an audit or examination by certified public accountants or holders of certificates of authority as public accountants selected by vote of the governing board or a duly authorized committee thereof, and such accountants shall agree to provide related working papers, policies and procedures to the commissioner, if requested. The accountants shall thoroughly examine the books, records, accounts and affairs of such bank and submit a signed report of the audit or examination showing the condition of the bank to the governing board of such bank within a reasonable period of time following the conclusion of the audit or examination. The signed report shall be kept on file in such bank and [a copy] such governing board shall [be filed] file the following documents with the commissioner not later than the earlier of (1) one hundred twenty days following the close of such bank's fiscal year, or (2) the date prescribed by federal law for such bank to file such audit or examination with the applicable federal banking regulator, unless the commissioner extends such deadline for good cause shown: (A) A copy of the signed report; (B) any written communication regarding matters that the accountants are required to communicate to the audit committee of the bank; and (C) any written communication from the accountants to the governing board noting significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in internal controls of the bank. Members of the governing board of such Connecticut bank shall not be personally liable for any loss suffered by such bank through the wrongdoing or negligence of any officer or employee, which wrongdoing or negligence should have been discovered by the accountants in the performance of their duties, provided such members shall have exercised due care to procure thorough and substantial audits by the accountants.

Sec. 5. Section 36a-547 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

On and after October 1, 2016, a sales finance company, as defined in section 36a-535, as amended by this act, shall acquire and maintain adequate records in the form and manner as the commissioner shall direct in each retail installment contract acquired by purchase, discount, pledge, loan, advance or otherwise, and any application for a retail installment contract, covering the retail sale of a motor vehicle in the state that has been reviewed by the sales finance company or relates to a retail installment contract acquired by the sales finance company, including, but not limited to, the: (1) Name, address, income and credit score of the applicant and any coapplicants and, if known, the ethnicity, race and sex of such individuals; (2) type, amount and annual percentage rate of the loan; and (3) disposition of the application. Such records shall be made available to the Banking Commissioner not later than five business days after a request for such records by the commissioner. Each sales finance company shall retain such records for not less than two years after the date of the application for applications that were denied or, for any retail installment contract that was acquired, for not less than two years after the date of final payment or sale or assignment of such contract, whichever occurs first, or such longer period as may be required by any other provision of law. On or before January 30, 2017, each licensee shall provide to the commissioner the records collected between October 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016, inclusive.

Sec. 6. Subsection (c) of section 36a-565 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) Notwithstanding the [provision] provisions of subsection (a) of this section, and subject to the provisions of section 46a-80, the commissioner may deny an application based on the history of criminal convictions of the applicant or of its control persons or qualified individual or branch manager.

Sec. 7. Subsection (c) of section 36a-636e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) Upon surrender or termination of the license, the licensee shall promptly notify all customers and provide confirmation of the notification to the commissioner not later than fifteen days after the date of such [suspension] surrender or termination.

Sec. 8. Subsection (b) of section 36a-813 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) In the case of a claim for default judgment the plaintiff shall file, in addition to the evidence required under the rules of the Superior Court, a sworn affidavit that lists the name, address and dates of ownership of each owner of the debt, from the charge-off creditor to the current owner. The plaintiff shall attach documentation to the affidavit that fully substantiates the amount of the debt. If the debt is a credit card debt subject to federal charge-off requirements, the following documents shall, subject to subsection (c) of this section, suffice to substantiate the debt: (1) A copy of the most recent monthly statement recording a purchase transaction, service billed, last payment or balance transfer, (2) a statement that reflects the charge-off balance, (3) with respect to consumer debt purchased on or after October 1, 2016, an additional monthly account statement sent to the consumer debtor while the account was active, which shows the consumer debtor's name and address, (4) such other statements, if any, required by the federal consumer financial protection bureau in its regulations, and (5) [postcharge-off] post-charge-off itemization of the balance if the balance is different from the charge-off amount.

Sec. 9. Subsection (c) of section 36a-636a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) The commissioner, at any time and in accordance with section 29-17a, may arrange for a state and national criminal history records check of each principal, executive officer and director of the applicant or licensee.

Sec. 10. Subdivision (3) of section 49-30p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(3) "Mortgagor" has the same meaning as provided in section 49-24a, except a mortgagor, for the purposes of sections 49-30p to 49-30w, inclusive, as amended by this act, shall only include those mortgagors with personal net liquid assets, excluding retirement and tax advantaged health savings plans, that are less than one hundred thousand dollars;

Sec. 11. Subsection (a) of section 36a-805 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) No consumer collection agency shall: (1) Furnish legal advice or perform legal services or represent that it is competent to do so, or institute judicial proceedings on behalf of others; (2) communicate with consumer debtors, property tax debtors or federal income tax debtors in the name of an attorney or upon the stationery of an attorney, or prepare any forms or instruments which only attorneys are authorized to prepare; (3) receive assignments as a third party of claims for the purpose of collection or institute suit thereon in any court; (4) assume authority on behalf of a creditor to employ or terminate the services of an attorney unless such creditor has authorized such agency in writing to act as such creditor's agent in the selection of an attorney to collect the creditor's accounts; (5) demand or obtain in any manner a share of the proper compensation for services performed by an attorney in collecting a claim, whether or not such agency has previously attempted collection thereof; (6) solicit claims for collection under an ambiguous or deceptive contract; (7) refuse to return any claim or claims upon written request of the creditor, claimant or forwarder, which claims are not in the process of collection after the tender of such amounts, if any, as may be due and owing to the agency; (8) advertise or threaten to advertise for sale any claim as a means of forcing payment thereof, unless such agency is acting as the assignee for the benefit of creditors; (9) refuse or fail to account for and remit to its clients all money collected which is not in dispute within sixty days from the last day of the month in which said money is collected; (10) refuse or intentionally fail to return to the creditor all valuable papers deposited with a claim when such claim is returned; (11) refuse or fail to furnish at intervals of not less than ninety days, upon the written request of the creditor, claimant or forwarder, a written report upon claims received from such creditor, claimant or forwarder; (12) add any [post charge-off] post-charge-off charge or fee for cost of collection, unless such cost is a court cost, to the amount of any claim which it receives for collection or knowingly accept for collection any claim to which any such charge or fee has already been added to the amount of the claim unless (A) the consumer debtor is legally liable for such charge or fee as determined by the contract or other evidence of an agreement between the consumer debtor and creditor, a copy of which shall be obtained by or available to the consumer collection agency from the creditor and maintained as part of the records of the consumer collection agency or the creditor, or both, and (B) the total charge or fee for cost of collection does not exceed fifteen per cent of the total amount actually collected and accepted as payment in full satisfaction of the debt; (13) use or attempt to use or make reference to the term "bonded by the state of Connecticut", "bonded" or "bonded collection agency" or any combination of such terms or words, except the word "bonded" may be used on the stationery of any such agency in type not larger than twelve-point; (14) when the debt is beyond the statute of limitations, fail to provide the following disclosure in type not less than ten-point informing the consumer debtor in its initial communication with such consumer debtor that (A) when collecting on debt that is not past the date for obsolescence provided for in Section 605(a) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681c: "The law limits how long you can be sued on a debt. Because of the age of your debt, (INSERT OWNER NAME) will not sue you for it. If you do not pay the debt, (INSERT OWNER NAME) may report or continue to report it to the credit reporting agencies as unpaid"; and (B) when collecting on debt that is past the date for obsolescence provided for in Section 605(a) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681c: "The law limits how long you can be sued on a debt. Because of the age of your debt, (INSERT OWNER NAME) will not sue you for it and (INSERT OWNER NAME) will not report it to any credit reporting agencies."; or (15) engage in any activities prohibited by sections 36a-800 to 36a-812, inclusive.

Sec. 12. Section 36a-535 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

As used in sections 36a-535 to 36a-546, inclusive, as amended by this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) The terms "goods", "retail installment sale", "retail installment contract", "installment loan contract", "retail seller" and "retail buyer" have the same meanings as provided in section 36a-770;

(2) "Sales finance company" means any person engaging in this state in the business, in whole or in part, of (A) acquiring retail installment contracts [from retail sellers,] or installment loan contracts from the holders thereof, by purchase, discount or pledge, or by loan or advance to the holder of either on the security thereof, or otherwise, [but] or (B) acquiring retail installment loan contracts or installment loan contracts as described in subparagraph (A) of this subsection and subsequently conveying, assigning or otherwise transferring any interest in such contract to another person, but continuing to receive payments of principal and interest from a retail buyer under such contract. "Sales finance company" does not include a bank, out-of-state bank, Connecticut credit union, federal credit union, or out-of-state credit union, if so engaged.

Sec. 13. Section 36a-606a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) Each licensee shall comply with the applicable provisions of the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, 31 USC Section 5311 et seq., as from time to time amended, and any regulations adopted under such provisions, as from time to time amended and, upon request, shall provide proof of such compliance to the commissioner. In addition to any other remedies provided by law, a violation of such federal law or regulation shall be deemed a violation of this section and a basis upon which the commissioner may take enforcement action pursuant to section 36a-608.

(b) Each licensee shall establish an anti-money-laundering program, which shall include, but need not be limited to, (1) internal policies, procedures and controls, (2) a designated compliance officer, (3) an ongoing employee training program, and (4) an independent audit function to test the effectiveness of such anti-money-laundering program.

Sec. 14. Subsection (b) of section 36a-801 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(b) Any person desiring to act within this state as a consumer collection agency shall make a written application to the commissioner for such license in such form as the commissioner prescribes. Such application shall be accompanied by (1) a financial statement prepared by a certified public accountant or a public accountant which evidences that the applicant has a minimum tangible net worth of fifty thousand dollars, the accuracy of which is sworn to under oath before a notary public by the proprietor, a general partner or a corporate officer or a member duly authorized to execute such documents, (2) (A) the history of criminal convictions of the (i) applicant; (ii) partners, if the applicant is a partnership; (iii) members, if the applicant is a limited liability company or association; or (iv) officers, directors and principal employees, if the applicant is a corporation, and (B) sufficient information pertaining to the history of criminal convictions of such applicant, partners, members, officers, directors and principal employees as the commissioner deems necessary to make the findings under subsection (c) of this section, (3) a license fee of eight hundred dollars, or in the case of an initial application that is filed not earlier than one year before the date such license will expire, a license fee of four hundred dollars, and (4) an investigation fee of one hundred dollars. The commissioner shall cause to be made such inquiry and examination as to the qualifications of each such applicant or any partner, member, officer, director or principal employee of the applicant as the commissioner deems necessary. The commissioner, in accordance with section 29-17a, may conduct a state and national criminal history records check of the applicant and of each partner, member, officer, director and principal employee of such applicant. Each applicant shall furnish satisfactory evidence to the commissioner that the applicant is a person of good moral character and is financially responsible.

Sec. 15. Section 36a-806 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) No consumer collection agency shall engage in this state in any practice which is prohibited in section 36a-805, as amended by this act, or determined pursuant to section 36a-808 to be an unfair or deceptive act or practice, nor shall any consumer collection agency engage outside of this state in any act or practice prohibited in said section 36a-805. The commissioner shall have power to examine the affairs of every consumer collection agency in this state in order to determine whether it has been or is engaged in any act or practice prohibited by sections 36a-805 to 36a-808, inclusive, as amended by this act.

(b) No creditor or consumer collection agency shall retain, hire, or engage the services or continue to retain or engage the services of any person who engages in the business of a consumer collection agency and who is not licensed to act as such by the commissioner, if such creditor has actual knowledge that such person is not licensed by the commissioner to act as a consumer collection agency.

Sec. 16. Subsection (d) of section 36b-27 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) (1) Whenever the commissioner finds as the result of an investigation that any person has violated any of the provisions of sections 36b-2 to 36b-34, inclusive, or any regulation, rule or order adopted or issued under said sections, or engaged in a dishonest or unethical practice, as described in sections 36b-31-15a to 36b-31-15d, inclusive, of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, the commissioner may send a notice to (A) such person, (B) any other person that directly or indirectly controls such person and that was a cause of [the] such violation [of said sections or any such regulation, rule or order,] or practice due to an act or omission such other person knew or should have known would contribute to such violation or practice, or (C) any other person that has materially aided in such violation or practice, by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or by any express delivery carrier that provides a dated delivery receipt. The notice shall be deemed received by the person on the earlier of the date of actual receipt or the date seven days after the date on which such notice was mailed or sent. Any such notice shall include: (i) A reference to the title, chapter, regulation, rule or order alleged to have been violated or the legal authority for the dishonest or unethical practice allegation; (ii) a short and plain statement of the matter asserted or charged; (iii) the maximum fine that may be imposed for such violation or practice; (iv) a statement indicating that such person may file a written request for a hearing on the matters asserted not later than fourteen days after receipt of the notice; and (v) the time and place for the hearing.

(2) If a hearing is requested within the time specified in the notice, the commissioner shall hold a hearing upon the charges made unless such person fails to appear at the hearing. Any such hearing shall be held in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. After the hearing, if the commissioner finds that the person has violated [caused a violation or materially aided in the violation of any of the provisions of sections 36b-2 to 36b-34, inclusive, or any regulation, rule or order adopted or issued under said sections] any of the provisions of sections 36b-2 to 36b-34, inclusive, or any regulation, rule or order adopted or issued under said sections, or engaged in a dishonest or unethical practice, as defined in sections 36b-31-15a to 36b-31-15d, inclusive, of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, or that such person caused or materially aided in such violation or practice, the commissioner may, in the commissioner's discretion and in addition to any other remedy authorized by said sections, order that a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars per violation or dishonest or unethical act be imposed upon such person. If such person fails to appear at the hearing, the commissioner may, as the facts require, order that a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars per violation or dishonest or unethical act be imposed upon such person. The commissioner shall send a copy of any order issued pursuant to this subsection by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or by any express delivery carrier that provides a dated delivery receipt, to any person named in such order.

Sec. 17. Subsection (b) of section 47a-21 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(b) (1) In the case of a tenant under sixty-two years of age, a landlord shall not demand a security deposit in an amount that exceeds two months' rent.

(2) In the case of a tenant sixty-two years of age or older, a landlord shall not demand a security deposit in an amount that exceeds one month's rent. Any landlord who has received a security deposit in an amount that exceeds one month's rent from a tenant who becomes sixty-two years of age after paying such security deposit shall return the portion of such security deposit that exceeds one month's rent to the tenant upon the tenant's request.

Sec. 18. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a task force to study methods to prevent the issuance of mortgages to persons with excessive blight fines or who have violated nuisance abatement laws.

(b) The task force shall consist of the following members:

(1) Two appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

(2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

(3) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives;

(4) One appointed by the Senate majority leader;

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

(6) One appointed by the Senate Republican president pro tempore.

(c) Any member of the task force appointed under subsection (b) of this section may be a member of the General Assembly.

(d) All appointments to the task force 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 task force from among the members of the task force. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, 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 banking shall serve as administrative staff of the task force.

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

Sec. 19. (Effective from passage) On or before January 1, 2018, the Banking Commissioner shall submit a 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 banking. Such report shall include a plan to implement the Student Loan Ombudsman designated under section 36a-25 of the general statutes by July 1, 2018.

Sec. 20. (Effective from passage) (a) The Department of Housing and the Department of Banking, in consultation with the banking community, shall, within available appropriations, conduct a study concerning the development of a lead abatement interest rate reduction program that provides interest rate subsidies to owners who experience difficulty obtaining financing for the abatement of lead due to the high cost of such abatement, failure to meet underwriting criteria, decreased market value of an affected home or personal financial circumstances.

(b) On or before January 1, 2018, the Commissioner of Housing and the Banking Commissioner shall submit a report on the study described in subsection (a) of this section to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to housing, banking and planning and development, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to, recommendations for establishing, implementing and administering such program.

Sec. 21. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) Any Connecticut bank or Connecticut credit union, each as defined in section 36a-2 of the general statutes, may accept and store funds deposited by any entity licensed by the Department of Banking or any other state agency.

Sec. 22. Section 1 of substitute house bill 7161 of the current session, as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A", is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) On or after January 1, 2019, any company that administers a retirement plan offered by a political subdivision of the state to the employees of such political subdivision shall disclose to each participant in such retirement plan: (1) The fee ratio and return, net of fees, for each investment under the retirement plan, and (2) the fees paid to any person who, for compensation, engages in the business of providing investment advice to participants in the retirement plan either directly or through publications or writings. Such disclosures shall be made upon initial enrollment in the retirement plan and at least annually thereafter. For the purposes of this section, "retirement plan" means any retirement plan created in accordance with the provisions of Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as amended from time to time, that is not made available through the State Comptroller pursuant to subsection (c) of section 5-264 of the general statutes.

(b) Any such company shall be deemed to comply with the requirements of subsection (a) of this section if such company adheres to the disclosure requirements for plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 set forth in Section 2550.404a-5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on July 1, 2017, or as amended from time to time, provided any amended disclosure requirements are substantially similar to those in effect on July 1, 2017.

Sec. 23. (Effective from passage) Section 9 of substitute house bill 7141 of the current session, as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" shall take effect July 1, 2018."

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

Section 1

October 1, 2017

36a-494(a)

Sec. 2

from passage

36a-457b(e)

Sec. 3

from passage

36a-437a(h)(3)

Sec. 4

from passage

36a-86(a)

Sec. 5

from passage

36a-547

Sec. 6

from passage

36a-565(c)

Sec. 7

from passage

36a-636e(c)

Sec. 8

from passage

36a-813(b)

Sec. 9

from passage

36a-636a(c)

Sec. 10

from passage

49-30p(3)

Sec. 11

from passage

36a-805(a)

Sec. 12

October 1, 2017

36a-535

Sec. 13

October 1, 2017

36a-606a

Sec. 14

October 1, 2017

36a-801(b)

Sec. 15

October 1, 2017

36a-806

Sec. 16

from passage

36b-27(d)

Sec. 17

October 1, 2017

47a-21(b)

Sec. 18

from passage

New section

Sec. 19

from passage

New section

Sec. 20

from passage

New section

Sec. 21

October 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 22

October 1, 2017

HB 7161 (current session), Sec. 1

Sec. 23

from passage

New section

The bill was discussed by Representative Dunsby of the 135th who offered House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 8563) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Lesser of the 100th and Belsito of the 53rd.

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

On a voice vote the motion carried and House Bill No. 7019 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed temporarily.

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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.

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.

The bill was explained by Representative Fox of the 148th.

The bill was discussed by Representatives Devlin of the 134th and Mushinsky of the 85th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 12:32 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 151

Necessary for Passage 76

Those voting Yea 91

Those voting Nay 60

Those absent and not voting 0

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 1030 was passed in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

 

N

 

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

 

N

 

ADAMS

 

N

 

PORTER

 

N

 

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

 

N

 

ALBIS

 

N

 

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

 

N

 

ALTOBELLO

 

N

 

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

 

N

 

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

 

N

 

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

 

N

 

BAKER

 

N

 

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

 

N

 

BARAM

 

N

 

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

 

N

 

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

 

N

 

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

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

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

 

N

 

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

 

N

 

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

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

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

WOOD

 

N

 

FLEISCHMANN

 

N

 

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

 

N

 

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

 

N

 

GENGA

 

N

 

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

 

N

 

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

 

N

 

GRESKO

 

N

 

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       
 

N

 

GUERRERA

 

N

 

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       
 

N

 

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       
 

N

 

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

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.

Y

   

BERGER

 

N

 

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

 

N

 

CANDELARIA, J.

 

N

 

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

 

N

 

GENTILE

 

N

 

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

 

N

 

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

 

N

 

MORRIS

 

N

 

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

 

N

 

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

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HOUSE BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

BANKING. Substitute for H.B. No. 7019 (RAISED) (File No. 182) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING'S ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY, THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN REPORTS, REQUIRING THE RETURN OF CERTAIN PORTIONS OF SECURITY DEPOSITS AND MAKING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE BANKING STATUTES.

The bill which was passed over temporarily earlier today was explained by Representative Lesser of the 100th.

The bill was discussed by Representative Dunsby of the 135th who offered House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 8563) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Lesser of the 100th, Albis of the 99th, Borer of the 115th, Stafstrom of the 129th and Ziobron of the 34th.

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

On a voice vote the motion carried and House Bill No. 7019 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed temporarily.

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

PUBLIC HEALTH. H.B. No. 7049 (RAISED) (File No. 426) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES.

The bill was explained by Representative Steinberg of the 136th.

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

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 1:04 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 149

Necessary for Passage 75

Those voting Yea 149

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 2

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7049 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

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

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

   

X

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

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

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. 5135 (RAISED) (File No. 111) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC PROOF OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE IDENTIFICATION CARDS.

The bill was explained by Representative Scanlon of the 98th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7727) and moved its adoption.

DEPUTY SPEAKER ORANGE IN THE CHAIR

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Sampson of the 80th and Scanlon of the 98th who moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The amendment was further discussed by Representatives Betts of the 78th and Vail of the52nd.

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 150

Necessary for Adoption 76

Those voting Yea 113

Those voting Nay 37

Those absent and not voting 1

On a roll call vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

 

N

 

CARNEY

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

 

N

 

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

 

N

 

CHEESEMAN

 

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

 

N

 

DAVIS

 

N

 

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

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

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FRANCE

 

N

 

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

 

N

 

FREY

 

N

 

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

GREEN

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

   

X

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

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

         

N

 

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

 

N

 

BELSITO

 

N

 

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

 

N

 

BETTS

 

N

 

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

 

N

 

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

 

N

 

BYRON

 

N

 

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

 

N

 

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7727):

In line 49, after "card." insert "Neither the state nor a municipality, nor any agency or employee of the state or a municipality, shall be liable for any damage to or destruction of a cellular mobile telephone or other electronic device provided to the commissioner or a law enforcement officer for the purpose of displaying an electronic image of an automobile insurance identification card."

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

"Sec. 501. Subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 38a-343a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) (1) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may require each insurance company that issues private passenger motor vehicle liability insurance policies in this state to notify the commissioner monthly, on a date specified by the commissioner, of the cancellation and addition by the insurance company of all such policies which occurred during the preceding month. Such notice shall include the name of the named insured in the policy, the policy number, the vehicle identification number of each automobile covered by the policy and the effective date of the policy's cancellation. The commissioner shall specify an acceptable method of notification. The method of notification specified may include computer tapes or electronic transmission."

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2017

38a-343a(a)(1)

DEPUTY SPEAKER RYAN IN THE CHAIR

The bill was discussed by Representatives Sampson of the 80th, Vail of the 52nd, Petit of the 22nd, Wilson of the 66th, Carpino of the 32nd, Belsito of the 53rd and Byron of the 27th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 1:46 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 150

Necessary for Passage 76

Those voting Yea 137

Those voting Nay 13

Those absent and not voting 1

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5135 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

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

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FRANCE

 

N

 

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

   

X

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

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

 

N

 

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

 

N

 

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 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.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S.B. No. 938 (RAISED) (File No. 615) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE STATE-WIDE ADOPTION OF THE MEDICAL ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT PROGRAM. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill was explained by Representative Steinberg of the 136th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6268) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Petit of the 22nd.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The bill was discussed by Representatives Petit of the 22nd, Srinivasan of the 31st, Fishbein of the 90th and Johnson of the 49th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2:08 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 150

Necessary for Passage 76

Those voting Yea 150

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 1

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 938 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

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

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

   

X

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

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

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

SPEAKER ARESIMOWICZ IN THE CHAIR

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE SENATE

JOINT RULE 17

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, all matters requiring further action by the Senate were transmitted to the Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 17.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H.B. No. 6663 (RAISED) (File No. 221) AN ACT CONCERNING POLICE MISCONDUCT.

The bill was explained by Representative Porter of the 94th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8551) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Walker of the 93rd, Miller of the 145th, Candelaria of the 95th, Soto of the 39th, Rosario of the 128th, Hall of the 7th, Stallworth of the 126th, McGee of the 5th, Gonzalez of the 3rd, Morris of the 140th, Reyes of the 75th, Rojas of the 9th and Arce of the 4th.

Representative Albis of the 99th District moved to pass over the matter temporarily.

On a voice vote the motion carried and House Bill No. 6663 was passed temporarily.

DEPUTY SPEAKER ORANGE IN THE CHAIR

RECESS

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, the House recessed at 3:20 o'clock p.m., to reconvene at the Call of the Chair.

AFTER RECESS

The House reconvened at 5:01 o'clock p.m., Deputy Speaker Ryan 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.

BANKING. Substitute for H.B. No. 7019 (RAISED) (File No. 182) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING'S ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY, THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN REPORTS, REQUIRING THE RETURN OF CERTAIN PORTIONS OF SECURITY DEPOSITS AND MAKING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE BANKING STATUTES.

The bill which was passed over temporarily earlier today was explained by Representative Lesser of the 100th.

The bill was discussed by Representative Dunsby of the 135th who offered House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 8563).

Representative Dunsby of the 135th then withdrew House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 8563).

The bill was further discussed by Representative Dunsby of the 135th who offered House Amendment Schedule "C" (LCO 8583) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Lesser of the 100th, O'Dea of the 125th and Stafstrom of the 129th who moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The amendment was further discussed by Representatives Godfrey of the 110th, Cheeseman of the 37th and Borer of the 115th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 5:34 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Adoption 74

Those voting Yea 88

Those voting Nay 58

Those absent and not voting 5

On a roll call vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

 

N

 

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

 

N

 

ADAMS

 

N

 

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

 

N

 

ALBIS

   

X

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

 

N

 

ALTOBELLO

 

N

 

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

 

N

 

ARCE

 

N

 

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

 

N

 

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

 

N

 

BARAM

 

N

 

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

 

N

 

BORER

 

N

 

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

 

N

 

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

 

N

 

BUTLER

 

N

 

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

 

N

 

CURREY

Y

   

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

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

 

N

 

FOX

 

N

 

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

   

X

GENGA

   

X

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

 

N

 

GONZALEZ

 

N

 

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

 

N

 

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       
 

N

 

GUERRERA

 

N

 

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       
 

N

 

HADDAD

 

N

 

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       
 

N

 

HALL, J.

 

N

 

WALKER

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

 

N

 

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       
 

N

 

HENNESSY

 

N

 

ZIOGAS

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       
 

N

 

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

 

N

 

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

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

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

   

X

MORRIS

 

N

 

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

   

X

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

The following is House Amendment Schedule "C" (LCO 8583):

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

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 2-15 of the general statutes or any other provision of the general statutes or a public or special act, no member of any task force, including, but not limited to, a member of the General Assembly, may receive a mileage reimbursement or a transportation allowance for traveling to or from a meeting of such task force."

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

Sec. 501

from passage

New section

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

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 5:43 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 145

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 116

Those voting Nay 29

Those absent and not voting 6

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7019 as amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" (adopted earlier today) and "C" 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

 

N

 

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

 

N

 

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

   

X

BARAM

 

N

 

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

 

N

 

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

 

N

 

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

 

N

 

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

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

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

 

N

 

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

 

N

 

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

 

N

 

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

 

N

 

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

   

X

GENGA

   

X

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

 

N

 

GONZALEZ

 

N

 

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

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

 

N

 

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

 

N

 

BERGER

 

N

 

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

 

N

 

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

 

N

 

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

 

N

 

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

 

N

 

MORIN

 

N

 

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

   

X

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

   

X

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

DEPUTY SPEAKER MORIN IN THE CHAIR

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

ENVIRONMENT. H.B. No. 6333 (RAISED) (File No. 44) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AS THE LEAD AGENCY FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT.

The bill was explained by Representative Demicco of the 21st.

The bill was discussed by Representatives Harding of the 107th and Dubitsky of the 47th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8559) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Demicco of the 21st and Harding of the 107th.

DEPUTY SPEAKER RYAN IN THE CHAIR

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

On a voice vote the motion carried and House Bill No. 6333 was passed temporarily.

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.

ENVIRONMENT. H.B. No. 6333 (RAISED) (File No. 44) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AS THE LEAD AGENCY FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT.

The bill which was passed over temporarily earlier today was explained by Representative Demicco of the 21st.

The bill was discussed by Representative Dubitsky of the 47th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8559 - designated earlier today).

Representative Dubitsky of the 47th then withdrew House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8559).

The bill was further discussed by Representative Dubitsky of the 47th who offered House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 8616) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Harding of the 107th and Demicco of the 21st.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 8616):

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

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

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Agriculture;

(2) "Department" means the Department of Agriculture;

(3) "Farm" means any place that farming, as defined in subsection (q) of section 1-1 of the general statutes, occurs;

(4) "Federal act" means the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Food Safety Modernization Act, as amended from time to time;

(5) "Produce" means produce, as defined in 21 CFR 112.3; and

(6) "Produce farm" means any farm where the growing, harvesting, packing or holding of produce intended for human consumption occurs.

(b) The department may enforce the rules adopted under the federal act for standards for produce farms provided nothing in this section shall be construed to limit or interfere with the authority of the department or the commissioner pursuant to title 22 of the general statutes or chapters 491 and 492 of the general statutes. The commissioner may consult and collaborate with any federal or state agency, municipality or political subdivision of the state concerning application of the provisions of the federal act and the rules adopted pursuant to the federal act, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section, and may enter into cooperative agreements with any such federal or state agency, municipality or political subdivision of the state as the commissioner deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

(c) (1) The department may enter upon and inspect a produce farm that is subject to the requirements of the federal act at a reasonable hour for the purpose of ensuring compliance with (A) the rules adopted under the federal act for produce farms, or (B) any regulation adopted pursuant to this section.

(2) Following any inspection conducted pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection, the department may issue an inspection certificate to the produce farm that was the subject of such inspection that shall indicate the date and place of such inspection in addition to any other information that the commissioner deems necessary or appropriate. The department may coordinate with any state or federal agency or organization, municipality or political subdivision of the state to carry out any such inspection during reasonable hours on a produce farm.

(d) The department may conduct an inspection of a produce farm that is not subject to the requirements of the federal act upon request of the owner or operator of such produce farm. Such request for inspection shall authorize the commissioner to inspect such produce farm in accordance with the provisions of the federal act and issue a certificate in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph (2) of subsection (c) of this section.

(e) The department may issue orders necessary to effectuate the purposes of this section, including, but not limited to, orders for the embargo, destruction, quarantine and release of produce, provided nothing in this section shall be construed to limit or interfere with the authority of the Commissioner of Consumer Protection pursuant to chapters 417 and 418 of the general statutes or the department or the commissioner pursuant to title 22 of the general statutes or chapters 491 and 492 of the general statutes. Any person aggrieved by any such order may request a hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes.

(f) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the commissioner's authority to issue an emergency order pursuant to section 22-4d of the general statutes in order to respond to an emergency that may present a public health hazard.

(g) The owner or operator of a produce farm subject to the requirements of the federal act, or any owner or operator who requests an inspection pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, shall maintain records required by the federal act, any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to such federal act concerning produce farming and any regulation adopted pursuant to this section. The owner or operator of such produce farm shall make such records available to the department upon request of the commissioner or the commissioner's agent.

(h) The commissioner, in consultation with the Commissioners of Public Health and Consumer Protection, may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, that the commissioner deems necessary to implement the provisions of this section and any corresponding requirements under the federal act."

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

Section 1

July 1, 2017

New section

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 6:14 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. 6333 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "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

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

   

X

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

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

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

   

X

PAOLILLO

Y

   

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.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 7248 (RAISED) (File No. 596) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOVERY OF ATTORNEY FEES AND CONTRACTING WITH QUASI-PUBLIC AGENCIES UNDER THE STATE CODE OF ETHICS.

The bill was explained by Representative Fox of the 148th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8552) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Devlin of the 134th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8552):

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

"Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 1-80 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) There shall be established an Office of State Ethics. Said office shall consist of an executive director, general counsel, ethics enforcement officer and such other staff as hired by the executive director. Within the Office of State Ethics, there shall be the Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board that shall consist of nine members, appointed as follows: One member shall be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one member by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one member by the majority leader of the Senate, one member by the minority leader of the Senate, one member by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, one member by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, and three members by the Governor. [Members of the board first appointed for a term commencing October 1, 2005, shall have the following terms: The Governor shall appoint two members for a term of three years and one member for a term of four years; the majority leader of the House of Representatives, minority leader of the House of Representatives and the speaker of the House of Representatives shall each appoint one member for a term of two years; and the president pro tempore of the Senate, the majority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the Senate shall each appoint one member for a term of four years. The term commencing October 1, 2009, for the member appointed by the Governor and the member appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate shall be five years. Upon the expiration of such members' five-year terms, such members may not be reappointed. Any member appointed for a term commencing on or after October 1, 2014, shall serve for a term of four years. No individual shall be appointed to more than one four-year or five-year term as a member of the board, provided, members may not continue in office after their term has expired and members first appointed may not be reappointed.] Members shall be appointed to serve a four-year term commencing on October first of the year in which the prior four-year term expires. Any member may be reappointed. No more than five members shall be members of the same political party. [The members appointed by the majority leader of the Senate and the majority leader of the House of Representatives shall be selected from a list of nominees proposed by a citizen group having an interest in ethical government. The majority leader of the Senate and the majority leader of the House of Representatives shall each determine the citizen group from which each will accept such nominations. One member appointed by the Governor shall be selected from a list of nominees proposed by a citizen group having an interest in ethical government. The Governor shall determine the citizen group from which the Governor will accept such nominations.]

Sec. 2. Subsection (c) of section 1-80 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(c) Any vacancy on the board shall be filled by the appointing authority having the power to make the original appointment [. An individual selected by the appointing authority to fill a vacancy shall be eligible for appointment to one full four-year term thereafter. Any vacancy occurring on the board shall be filled] within thirty days.

Sec. 3. Subsection (e) of section 1-80 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(e) Any matter before the board, except hearings held pursuant to the provisions of subsection (b) of section 1-82, as amended by this act, or subsection (b) of section 1-93, may be assigned by the board to two of its members to conduct an investigation or hearing, as the case may be, to ascertain the facts and report thereon to the board with a recommendation for action. Any hearing held pursuant to this subsection shall be held in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54.

Sec. 4. Subsection (i) of section 1-80 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(i) No member or employee of the board or Office of State Ethics may make a contribution, as defined in section 9-601a, to any [person subject to the provisions of this part] state employee, public official, candidate for state-wide office or candidate for the office of representative or senator in the General Assembly.

Sec. 5. Subsections (l) and (m) of section 1-80 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(l) No member of the board may hold any other position in state employment for a period of one year following the end of such member's service on the board, including, but not limited to, service as a member on a state board or commission, service as a judge of the Superior Court or service as a state agency commissioner. The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to prohibit any former board member from holding a volunteer or unpaid position in state service within one year of the end of his or her service on the board.

(m) Upon request of any aggrieved party, the board [shall] may delay the effect of any decision rendered by the board for a period not to exceed [more than] seven days following the rendering of such decision.

Sec. 6. Subsection (b) of section 1-82 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(b) If a judge trial referee determines that probable cause exists for the violation of a provision of this part or section 1-101nn, the board shall initiate hearings to determine whether there has been a violation of this part or section 1-101nn. Any such hearing shall be initiated by the board not later than thirty days after the finding of probable cause by a judge trial referee and shall be concluded not later than ninety days after its initiation, except that such thirty or ninety-day limitation period shall not apply if the judge trial referee determines that good cause exists for extending such limitation period. A judge trial referee, who has not taken part in the probable cause determination on the matter shall be assigned by the Chief Court Administrator and shall be compensated in accordance with section 52-434 out of funds available to the Office of State Ethics. [and] Such judge trial referee shall preside over such hearing and rule on all issues concerning the application of the rules of evidence, which shall be the same as in judicial proceedings. The judge trial referee shall have no vote in any decision of the board. All hearings of the board held pursuant to this subsection shall be open. At such hearing the board shall have the same powers as the Office of State Ethics under subsection (a) of this section and the respondent shall have the right to be represented by legal counsel, [the right] to compel attendance of witnesses and the production of books, documents, records and papers and to examine and cross-examine witnesses. Not later than ten days prior to the commencement of any hearing conducted pursuant to this subsection, the Office of State Ethics shall provide the respondent with a list of its intended witnesses. The judge trial referee shall, while engaged in the discharge of the duties as provided in this subsection, have the same authority as is provided in section 51-35 over witnesses who refuse to obey a subpoena or to testify with respect to any matter upon which such witness may be lawfully interrogated, and may commit any such witness for contempt for a period no longer than thirty days. The Office of State Ethics shall make a record of all proceedings pursuant to this subsection. During the course of any such hearing, no ex-parte communication shall occur between the board, or any of its members, and: (1) The judge trial referee, or (2) any staff member of the Enforcement Division of the Office of State Ethics, concerning the complaint or the respondent. The board shall find no person in violation of any provision of this part or section 1-101nn except upon the concurring vote of [six] two-thirds of its members present and voting. No member of the board shall vote on the question of whether a violation of any provision of this part has occurred unless such member was physically present for the duration of any hearing held pursuant to this subsection. Not later than fifteen days after the public hearing conducted in accordance with this subsection, the board shall publish its finding and a memorandum of the reasons therefor. Such finding and memorandum shall be deemed to be the final decision of the board on the matter for the purposes of chapter 54. The respondent, if aggrieved by the finding and memorandum, may appeal therefrom to the Superior Court in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183.

Sec. 7. Section 1-88 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) The board, upon a finding made pursuant to section 1-82, as amended by this act, that there has been a violation of any provision of this part or section 1-101nn, shall have the authority to order the violator to do any or all of the following: (1) Cease and desist the violation of this part or section 1-101nn; (2) file any report, statement or other information as required by this part or section 1-101nn; and (3) pay a civil penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars for each violation of this part or section 1-101nn.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the board may, after a hearing conducted in accordance with sections 4-176e to 4-184, inclusive, upon the concurring vote of [six] two-thirds of its members [,] present and voting, impose a civil penalty not to exceed ten dollars per day upon any individual who fails to file any report, statement or other information as required by this part or section 1-101nn. Each distinct violation of this subsection shall be a separate offense and in case of a continued violation, each day thereof shall be deemed a separate offense. In no event shall the aggregate penalty imposed for such failure to file exceed ten thousand dollars.

(c) The board may also report its finding to the Chief State's Attorney for any action deemed necessary. The board, upon a finding made pursuant to section 1-82, as amended by this act, that a member or member-elect of the General Assembly has violated any provision of this part or section 1-101nn, shall notify the appropriate house of the General Assembly, in writing, of such finding and the basis for such finding.

(d) Any person who knowingly acts in such person's financial interest in violation of section 1-84, as amended by this act, 1-85, 1-86, 1-86d, 1-86e, as amended by this act, or 1-101nn or any person who knowingly receives a financial advantage resulting from a violation of any of said sections shall be liable for damages in the amount of such advantage. If the board determines that any person may be so liable, it shall immediately inform the Attorney General of that possibility.

(e) Any employee of the Office of State Ethics or member of the Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board who, in violation of this part or section 1-101nn, discloses information filed in accordance with subparagraph (F) of subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 1-83, shall be dismissed, if an employee, or removed from the board, if a member.

(f) Any civil penalty imposed by the board pursuant to this section may be enforced by the Office of State Ethics as a money judgment in accordance with chapter 906.

Sec. 8. Subsection (b) of section 1-93 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(b) If a judge trial referee indicates that probable cause exists for the violation of a provision of this part, the board shall initiate hearings to determine whether there has been a violation of this part. Any such hearing shall be initiated by the board not later than thirty days after the finding of probable cause by a judge trial referee and shall be concluded not later than ninety days after its initiation, except that such thirty-day or ninety-day limitation period shall not apply if the judge trial referee determines that good cause exists for extending such limitation period. A judge trial referee, who has not taken part in the probable cause determination on the matter shall be assigned by the Chief Court Administrator and shall be compensated in accordance with section 52-434 out of funds available to the board. [and] Such judge trial referee shall preside over such hearing and rule on all issues concerning the application of the rules of evidence, which shall be the same as in judicial proceedings. The judge trial referee shall have no vote in any decision of the board. All hearings of the board held pursuant to this subsection shall be open. At such hearing the board shall have the same powers as the Office of State Ethics under subsection (a) of this section and the respondent shall have the right to be represented by legal counsel, [the right] to compel attendance of witnesses and the production of books, documents, records and papers and to examine and cross-examine witnesses. Not later than ten days prior to the commencement of any hearing conducted pursuant to this subsection, the Office of State Ethics shall provide the respondent with a list of its intended witnesses. The judge trial referee shall, while engaged in the discharge of the duties as provided in this subsection, have the same authority as is provided in section 51-35 over witnesses who refuse to obey a subpoena or to testify with respect to any matter upon which such witness may be lawfully interrogated, and may commit any such witness for contempt for a period no longer than thirty days. The Office of State Ethics shall make a record of all proceedings pursuant to this subsection. During the course of any such hearing, no ex-parte communication shall occur between the board, or any of its members, and: (1) The judge trial referee, or (2) any staff member of the Enforcement Division of the Office of State Ethics, concerning the complaint or the respondent. The board shall find no person in violation of any provision of this part except upon the concurring vote of [six] two-thirds of its members present and voting. No member of the board shall vote on the question of whether a violation of any provision of this part has occurred unless such member was physically present for the duration of any hearing held pursuant to this subsection. Not later than fifteen days after the public hearing conducted in accordance with this subsection, the board shall publish its finding and a memorandum of the reasons therefor. Such finding and memorandum shall be deemed to be the final decision of the board on the matter for the purposes of chapter 54. The respondent, if aggrieved by the finding and memorandum, may appeal therefrom to the Superior Court in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183.

Sec. 9. Section 1-99 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) The board, upon a finding made pursuant to section 1-93, as amended by this act, that there has been a violation of any provision of this part, shall have the authority to order the violator to do any or all of the following: (1) Cease and desist the violation of this part; (2) file any report, statement or other information as required by this part; or (3) pay a civil penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars for each violation of this part. The board may prohibit any person who intentionally violates any provision of this part from engaging in the profession of lobbyist for a period of not more than two years. The board may impose a civil penalty on any person who knowingly enters into a contingent fee agreement in violation of subsection (b) of section 1-97 or terminates a lobbying contract as the result of the outcome of an administrative or legislative action. The civil penalty shall be equal to the amount of compensation which the registrant was required to be paid under the agreement.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the board may, after a hearing conducted in accordance with sections 4-176e to 4-184, inclusive, upon the concurring vote of two-thirds of its members present and voting, impose a civil penalty not to exceed ten dollars per day upon any registrant who fails to file any report, statement or other information as required by this part. Each distinct violation of this subsection shall be a separate offense and, in case of a continued violation, each day thereof shall be deemed a separate offense. In no event shall the aggregate penalty imposed for such failure to file exceed ten thousand dollars.

(c) The board may also report its finding to the Chief State's Attorney for any action deemed necessary.

(d) Any civil penalty imposed by the board pursuant to this section may be enforced by the Office of State Ethics as a money judgment in accordance with chapter 906."

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

Section 1

October 1, 2017

1-80(a)

Sec. 2

October 1, 2017

1-80(c)

Sec. 3

October 1, 2017

1-80(e)

Sec. 4

October 1, 2017

1-80(i)

Sec. 5

October 1, 2017

1-80(l) and (m)

Sec. 6

October 1, 2017

1-82(b)

Sec. 7

October 1, 2017

1-88

Sec. 8

October 1, 2017

1-93(b)

Sec. 9

October 1, 2017

1-99

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 6:36 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 147

Necessary for Passage 74

Those voting Yea 147

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 4

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7248 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

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

   

X

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

   

X

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

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

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

   

X

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.

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for S.B. No. 260 (RAISED) (File No. 433) AN ACT CONCERNING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill was explained by Representative Guerrera of the 29th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6730) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Carney of the 23rd, Carpino of the 32nd, Staneski of the 119th, Belsito of the 53rd and Fishbein of the 90th.

DEPUTY SPEAKER COOK IN THE CHAIR

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

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 7:12 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 148

Necessary for Passage 75

Those voting Yea 130

Those voting Nay 18

Those absent and not voting 3

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 260 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

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

 

N

 

ROSE

 

N

 

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

 

N

 

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

 

N

 

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

FERRARO

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

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

 

N

 

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

   

X

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

 

N

 

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       
 

N

 

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

 

N

 

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

   

X

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

DEPUTY SPEAKER RYAN 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.

GENERAL LAW. H.B. No. 7072 (RAISED) (File No. 77) AN ACT CONCERNING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR PERMITS.

The bill was explained by Representative Baram of the 15th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8406) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Perillo of the 113th, Smith of the 108th, Ackert of the 8th and Belsito of the 53rd.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8406):

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

"Section 1. Section 30-16 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (h) as follows (Effective October 1, 2017):

(NEW) (h) (1) A manufacturer permit for a farm distillery shall be in all respects the same as a manufacturer permit, except that the scope of operations of the holder shall be limited to the production of not more than ten thousand gallons per calendar year of distilled alcohol or spirits including, but not limited to, whiskey, gin, vodka and rum. As used in this section, "farm distillery" means any place or premises that is located on a farm in the state in which distilled spirits or alcohol are manufactured and sold.

(2) Such permit shall, at the single principal premises of the farm distillery, authorize (A) the sale in bulk by the holder thereof from the premises where the products are manufactured pursuant to such permit; (B) the sale and shipment by the holder thereof to a retailer of distilled alcohol or spirits manufactured by the farm distillery permittee in the original sealed containers of not more than fifteen gallons per container; (C) the offering and tasting of free samples of such distilled alcohol or spirits, in amounts not to exceed two ounces per day per person, to visitors and prospective retail customers for consumption on the premises of the farm distillery permittee; and (D) the sale at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers, in amounts not to exceed four and one-half liters per customer per day, of such distilled alcohol or spirits for consumption off the premises. Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraphs (C) and (D) of this subdivision, a town may, by ordinance or zoning regulation, prohibit any such offering, tasting or selling at retail at premises within such town for which a manufacturer permit for a farm distillery has been issued.

(3) No licensed farm distillery may sell any such distilled alcohol or spirits not manufactured by such distillery.

(4) The farm distillery permittee shall grow on the premises of the farm distillery or on property under the same ownership and control of said permittee or leased by the backer of a farm distillery permit or by said permittee within the farm distillery's principal state an average crop of fruit or crops equal to not less than twenty-five per cent of the fruit or crops used in the manufacture of the farm distillery permittee's distilled alcohol or spirits. An average crop shall be defined each year as the average yield of the farm distillery permittee's two largest annual crops out of the preceding five years. In the event the farm distillery consists of more than one property, the aggregate acreage of the farm distillery shall not be less than five acres.

(5) The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for a farm distillery shall be three hundred dollars.

Sec. 2. Subsection (d) of section 30-91 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(d) The sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor in places operating under package store permits, drug store permits, manufacturer permits for beer, manufacturer permits for beer and brew pubs, manufacturer permits for farm distilleries or grocery store beer permits shall be unlawful on Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Day or Christmas; and such sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor in places operating under package store permits, drug store permits, manufacturer permits for beer, manufacturer permits for beer and brew pubs, manufacturer permits for farm distilleries and grocery store beer permits shall be unlawful on Sunday before ten o'clock a.m. and after six o'clock p.m. and on any other day before eight o'clock a.m. and after ten o'clock p.m. It shall be unlawful for the holder of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub to sell beer for consumption off the premises on the days or hours prohibited by this subsection. Any town may, by a vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which such sale shall be permissible."

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

Section 1

October 1, 2017

30-16

Sec. 2

October 1, 2017

30-91(d)

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 7:29 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 147

Necessary for Passage 74

Those voting Yea 147

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 4

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7072 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

   

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

   

X

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

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

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

   

X

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE SENATE

JOINT RULE 17

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, all matters requiring further action by the Senate were transmitted to the Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 17.

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. Substitute for S.B. No. 981 (RAISED) (File No. 675) AN ACT CONCERNING STRATEGIC LITIGATION AGAINST PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND A SPECIAL MOTION TO DISMISS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill was explained by Representative Tong of the 147th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7089) and moved its adoption.

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

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The bill was discussed by Representatives Rebimbas of the 70th, Dubitsky of the 47th and Smith of the 108th.

DEPUTY SPEAKER MORIN IN THE CHAIR

The bill was further discussed by Representatives O'Neill of the 69th and Fishbein of the 90th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 9:12 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. 981 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

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

   

X

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

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

   

X

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

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

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

   

X

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.

TRANSPORTATION. H.B. No. 6051 (RAISED) (File No. 386) AN ACT REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION TO SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGARDING THE HARTFORD-NEW BRITAIN BUSWAY.

The bill was explained by Representative Guerrera of the 29th.

The bill was discussed by Representatives Carney of the 23rd, Byron of the 27th, Ziobron of the 34th and Belsito of the 53rd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 9:59 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 149

Necessary for Passage 75

Those voting Yea 114

Those voting Nay 35

Those absent and not voting 2

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 6051 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

 

N

 

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

 

N

 

ARCONTI

 

N

 

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

 

N

 

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

 

N

 

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

 

N

 

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

 

N

 

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

 

N

 

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

 

N

 

CURREY

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

 

N

 

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

SOTO

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

 

N

 

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

 

N

 

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

 

N

 

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

   

X

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

 

N

 

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

 

N

 

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

 

N

 

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       
 

N

 

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       
 

N

 

HALL, J.

 

N

 

WALKER

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       
 

N

 

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

 

N

 

GODFREY

 

N

 

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       
 

N

 

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

 

N

 

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

 

N

 

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

GENTILE

 

N

 

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

 

N

 

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

 

N

 

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 6025 (RAISED) (File No. 281) AN ACT ALLOWING MEDICAL ASSISTANTS TO ADMINISTER VACCINES UNDER SUPERVISION.

The bill was explained by Representative Steinberg of the 136th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8671) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Petit of the 22nd, Santiago of the 130th and Srinivasan of the 31st.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8671):

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

"Section 1. (Effective July 1, 2017) Not later than January 1, 2018, the Commissioner of Public Health, after consultation with the State Board of Medical Examiners, shall report, in accordance with 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 its recommendations for establishing and implementing educational and examination requirements or other qualifications to permit medical assistants to prepare and administer vaccines consistent with their scope of practice, experience and training.

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2017) Not later than January 1, 2018, the Department of Public Health, after consultation with the State Board of Naturopathic Examiners, the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Connecticut Nurses' Association and the Connecticut Hospital Association, shall report, in accordance with 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 its recommendations for (1) educational, experience and examination requirements or other qualifications that would permit naturopathic physicians to prescribe and administer prescription drugs, except narcotics, consistent with their scope of practice, and (2) a naturopathic formulary of over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs that naturopathic physicians who meet such educational, experience and examination requirements or other qualifications may use consistent with their practice and training.

Sec. 3. Section 38a-472h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) No insurer, health care center, fraternal benefit society, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation or other entity delivering, issuing for delivery, renewing, amending or continuing:

(1) An individual or a group dental plan in this state shall include in any contract with a dentist licensed pursuant to chapter 379 that is entered into, renewed or amended on or after January 1, 2012, any provision that requires such dentist to accept as payment an amount set by such insurer, center, society, corporation or entity for services or procedures provided to an insured or enrollee that are not covered benefits under such insured's or enrollee's plan; [or]

(2) An individual or a group vision plan in this state shall include in any contract with an optometrist licensed pursuant to chapter 380 that is entered into, renewed or amended on or after January 1, 2016, any provision that requires such optometrist to accept as payment an amount set by such insurer, center, society, corporation or entity for services or procedures provided to an insured or enrollee that are not covered benefits under such insured's or enrollee's plan; or

(3) An individual or a group vision plan in this state shall include in any contract with an ophthalmologist licensed pursuant to chapter 370 that is entered into, renewed or amended on or after January 1, 2018, any provision that requires such ophthalmologist to accept as payment an amount set by such insurer, center, society, corporation or entity for services, products or procedures provided to an insured or enrollee that are not covered benefits under such insured's or enrollee's plan.

(b) No dentist [or optometrist] shall charge more for services or procedures that are not covered benefits than such dentist's [or optometrist's] usual and customary rate for such services or procedures.

(c) No optometrist or ophthalmologist shall charge more for services, products or procedures that are not covered benefits than such optometrist's or ophthalmologist's usual and customary rate for such services, products or procedures.

[(c)] (d) (1) Each evidence of coverage for an individual or a group dental plan shall include the following statement:

"IMPORTANT: If you opt to receive dental services or procedures that are not covered benefits under this plan, a participating dental provider may charge you his or her usual and customary rate for such services or procedures. Prior to providing you with dental services or procedures that are not covered benefits, the dental provider should provide you with a treatment plan that includes each anticipated service or procedure to be provided and the estimated cost of each such service or procedure. To fully understand your coverage, you may wish to review your evidence of coverage document."

(2) Each evidence of coverage for an individual or a group vision plan shall include the following statement:

"IMPORTANT: If you opt to receive optometric or ophthalmologic services, products or procedures that are not covered benefits under this plan, a participating optometrist or ophthalmologist may charge you his or her usual and customary rate for such services, products or procedures. Prior to providing you with optometric or ophthalmologic services, products or procedures that are not covered benefits, the optometrist or ophthalmologist should provide you with a treatment plan that includes each anticipated service, product or procedure to be provided and the estimated cost of each such service, product or procedure. To fully understand your coverage, you may wish to review your evidence of coverage document."

[(d)] (e) Each dentist [and optometrist] shall post, in a conspicuous place, a notice stating that services or procedures that are not covered benefits under an insurance policy or plan might not be offered at a discounted rate.

(f) Each optometrist or ophthalmologist shall post, in a conspicuous place, a notice stating that services, products or procedures that are not covered benefits under an insurance policy or plan might not be offered at a discounted rate.

[(e)] (g) The provisions of this section shall not apply to (1) a self-insured plan that covers dental services or optometric services, or (2) a contract that is incorporated in or derived from a collective bargaining agreement or in which some or all of the material terms are subject to a collective bargaining process."

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

Section 1

July 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 2

July 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 3

October 1, 2017

38a-472h

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 10:16 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 149

Necessary for Passage 75

Those voting Yea 103

Those voting Nay 46

Those absent and not voting 2

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 6025 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

 

N

 

ALBIS

   

X

REED

 

N

 

CASE

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

 

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

 

N

 

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

 

N

 

ROSE

 

N

 

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

 

N

 

BOYD

 

N

 

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

 

N

 

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

 

N

 

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

 

N

 

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

GREEN

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

   

X

TERCYAK

 

N

 

HALL, C.

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

 

N

 

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

ZIOGAS

 

N

 

LABRIOLA

       
 

N

 

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

 

N

 

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

 

N

 

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

 

N

 

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

 

N

 

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

 

N

 

LUXENBERG

 

N

 

BOCCHINO

 

N

 

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

 

N

 

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

 

N

 

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

 

N

 

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

 

N

 

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

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 in accordance with Rule 11(G) of the House Rules:

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S.B. No. 796 (RAISED) (File No. 482) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF RESPECTFUL AND PERSON-FIRST LANGUAGE.

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for S.B. No. 850 (RAISED) (File No. 438) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGARDING INSURANCE POLICIES FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES, YOUTH INSTRUCTION PERMITS, OPERATOR LICENSES, COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION, ADMINISTRATIVE FEES, DIVERSION PROGRAM, STUDENT TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES AND OTHER CHANGES TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 917 (RAISED) (File No. 164) AN ACT CONCERNING DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES AGAINST VETERANS, LEAVES OF ABSENCE FOR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS, REGISTRATION FOR CERTAIN MEDICAID PROGRAMS AND DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN RECORDS TO FEDERAL MILITARY LAW ENFORCEMENT. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S.B. No. 991 (RAISED) (File No. 620) AN ACT MAKING REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 1042 (RAISED) (File No. 679) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR THE PROSECUTION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

HOUSE BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

APPROPRIATIONS. H.B. No. 5590 (RAISED) (File No. 213) AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT.

The bill was explained by Representative Simmons of the 144th.

The bill was discussed by Representative Haddad of the 54th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8658) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Bocchino of the 150th, Simmons of the 144th, Ackert of the 8th, Cheeseman of the 37th, Ziobron of the 34th, Vail of the 52nd and Staneski of the 119th.

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 Belsito of the 53rd and Ferraro of the 117th.

The amendment was further discussed by Representative Haddad of the 54th who moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 11:37 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 151

Necessary for Adoption 76

Those voting Yea 82

Those voting Nay 69

Those absent and not voting 0

On a roll call vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

 

N

 

CARNEY

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CARPINO

 

N

 

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CASE

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

 

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

 

N

 

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

 

N

 

DAVIS

 

N

 

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

 

N

 

DELNICKI

 

N

 

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

 

N

 

DEVLIN

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUNSBY

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

 

N

 

FERGUSON

 

N

 

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

 

N

 

FERRARO

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

 

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

Y

   

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

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8658):

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

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) On or before October 1, 2017, the Labor Commissioner may establish a working group to review business support services in the state. Such working group may consist of one business services representative from each of the following agencies: (1) The Labor Department, (2) the Department of Economic and Community Development, and (3) the Workforce Development Board. Such working group may review business support services offered by such agencies and consider ways to better coordinate such services to benefit businesses in the state, including, but not limited to, the development of (A) a shared database of business support services, and (B) shared marketing materials. The Labor Commissioner may make recommendations for legislation to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees, commerce and higher education and employment advancement.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017) (a) The Labor Commissioner shall develop and implement a universal intake form to be completed by each person entering any American Job Center or Workforce Development Board facility. Such form shall request information from each such person as said commissioner deems necessary in order to report to the General Assembly in accordance with subsection (b) of this section.

(b) On or before December 1, 2017, and annually thereafter, the Labor Commissioner shall report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, the following: (1) The number of persons utilizing the job training programs and services provided by each American Job Center or Workforce Development Board facility, (2) the number of persons who obtained jobs subsequent to utilizing such job training programs and services, (3) the categorization of job skills indicated on the universal intake form and the number of persons with each of such skills, (4) a determination of the job skills necessary for employment in the state, (5) the number of persons in various directed pathways, (6) the average wage or salary of the positions of persons who obtain jobs subsequent to utilizing such job training programs and services, and (7) the industry sectors in which such persons obtain jobs subsequent to utilizing such job training programs and services.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017) (a) For purposes of this section, "soft skills" means character traits and interpersonal skills, such as social skills, communication skills and attitudes, that characterize a person's relationship with other people and do not rely on acquired knowledge or technical skills.

(b) Not later than October 1, 2017, the Labor Commissioner shall prepare and issue a request for proposals for the development and implementation of a soft skills program. The request for proposals shall require each person, firm or corporation submitting a proposal to (1) demonstrate coordination with an emerging industry partner in the state in developing a soft skills curriculum, and (2) provide any other information deemed necessary by the commissioner.

Sec. 4. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Connecticut Preschool through Twenty and Workforce Information Network" or "CP20 WIN" means the Preschool through Twenty and Workforce Information Network maintained in the state.

(2) "Data definitions" means the plain language descriptions of data elements.

(3) "Data dictionary" means a listing of the names of a set of data elements, their definitions and additional meta-data that does not contain any actual data, but provides information about the data in a data set.

(4) "Data elements" mean units of information that are stored or accessed in any data system, such as a student identification number, course code or cumulative grade point average.

(5) "Meta-data" means the information about a data element that provides context for that data element, such as its definition, storage location, format and size.

(6) "Participating agency" means the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, Department of Education, Labor Department, The Office of Early Childhood, The University of Connecticut, the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges or any entity that has executed a memorandum of agreement for participation in the CP20 WIN and has been approved for participation by all other participating agencies.

(7) "Preschool through Twenty and Workforce Information Network" or "P20 WIN" means a state data system for the purpose of matching and linking longitudinally data of state agencies and other organizations for the purpose of conducting audits and evaluations of federal and state education programs.

(8) "P20 WIN Data Request Management Procedure" means the document containing the data request management process.

(b) There is established a Connecticut Preschool through Twenty and Workforce Information Network. The purpose of the CP20 WIN is to establish processes and structures governing the secure sharing of critical longitudinal data across participating agencies through implementation of the standards and policies of the Preschool through Twenty and Workforce Information Network.

(c) The CP20 WIN shall be governed by an executive board that shall provide oversight of such network. Said executive board shall consist of the following members: The Labor Commissioner, or said commissioner's designee, the Commissioner of Education, or said commissioner's designee, the Commissioner of Early Childhood, or said commissioner's designee, the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, or the president's designee, the president of The University of Connecticut, or the president's designee, the chairperson of the board of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, or a designee of said board, and the secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee. The duties of the executive board shall be to:

(1) Advance a vision for the CP20 WIN including a prioritized research agenda with support from the Planning Commission for Higher Education.

(2) Convene as needed to respond to issues from the data governing board.

(3) Identify and work to secure resources necessary to sustain CP20 WIN funding.

(4) Support system implementation, maintenance and improvement by advocating for the CP20 WIN in regard to policy, legislation and resources.

(5) Advocate and support the state's vision for the CP20 WIN.

(6) Have overall fiscal and policy responsibility for the CP20 WIN.

(7) Ensure that, in any circumstances in which public funds or resources are to be jointly utilized with those from private entities, such arrangements are governed by appropriate agreements approved by the Attorney General.

(8) Establish a data governing board to establish and enforce policies related to cross-agency data management, including, but not limited to, data confidentiality and security in alignment with the vision for CP20 WIN and any applicable law. In establishing such policies, the data governing board shall consult with the Office of Policy and Management, in accordance with the provisions of section 4-67n of the general statutes and other applicable statutes and policies.

(d) The executive board established pursuant to this section may appoint advisory committees to make recommendations on data stewardship, data system expansion and processes, and such other areas that will advance the work of CP20 WIN.

Sec. 5. Section 31-11ff of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For purposes of this section:

[(1) "Contextualized learning" means education in a learning environment chosen or designed by educators to incorporate as many different forms of experience as possible, including social, cultural, physical and psychological experiences, to achieve the desired learning outcomes;]

[(2)] (1) "Early college high school" means a school in which persons who are underrepresented in higher education, including, but not limited to, low-income youth, first-generation college students, English language learners and minority students, may simultaneously earn, tuition free, a high school diploma and an associate degree or up to two years of credit toward a bachelor's degree; [and]

[(3)] (2) "Middle college program" means a collaboration between a school district's high schools and a regional-community technical college or a four-year college or university where a student may (A) take core high school courses or courses for which college or university-level credit may be given, and (B) attribute all such credits earned toward a program of higher learning at an institution of higher education in which such student enrolls upon graduation from the middle college program; and

(3) "Connecticut Early College Opportunity program" or "CT-ECO" means a collaboration between a school district's high schools, a local community college and a company or business entity where a student may earn an industry-recognized, two-year postsecondary degree in addition to a high school diploma.

(b) The Connecticut Employment and Training Commission shall develop, in collaboration with the Connecticut state colleges and universities, Department of Education, and regional work force development boards established pursuant to section 31-3j, a state-wide plan for implementing, expanding or improving upon [contextualized learning programs,] career certificate programs established under section 10-20a, middle college programs, [and] early college high school programs and Connecticut Early College Opportunity programs to provide education, training and placement in jobs available in the manufacturing, health care, construction, [and] green, science, technology, engineering and mathematics industries and other emerging sectors of the state's economy. Such plan shall include a proposal to fund such programs.

(c) (1) Not later than January 1, [2015] 2018, the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, on the plan developed under subsection (b) of this section, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education and employment advancement.

(2) Not later than September 1, [2015] 2018, and annually thereafter, said commission shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, on the status of [such] programs included in the plan developed under subsection (b) of this section to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education and employment advancement.

Sec. 6. Section 10a-1b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) The Board of Regents for Higher Education shall appoint a president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities who shall serve at the pleasure of the board. The president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities shall (1) have the authority to implement the policies, directives and rules of the board and any additional responsibilities as the board may prescribe, (2) implement the goals identified in section 10a-11c and recommendations made pursuant to section 10a-11b, (3) build interdependent support among the Connecticut State University System, the regional community-technical college system and Charter Oak State College, (4) balance central authority with institutional differentiation, autonomy and creativity, and (5) facilitate cooperation and synergy among the Connecticut State University System, the regional community-technical college system and Charter Oak State College. The president may designate an alternate to serve as a member of any commission, foundation or committee upon which the general statutes require the president to serve. Such designee may vote on behalf of the president. There shall be an executive staff responsible for the operation of the Board of Regents for Higher Education. The executive staff shall be under the direction of the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, who shall be the chief executive officer of the Board of Regents for Higher Education.

(b) The president may employ staff as is deemed necessary, including, but not limited to, temporary assistants and consultants. The board shall establish terms and conditions of employment of the president and the board's staff, prescribe their duties and fix the compensation of the president and the board's professional and technical personnel.

(c) Upon recommendation of the president, the Board of Regents for Higher Education shall appoint two vice-presidents. One vice-president shall represent the Connecticut State University System and the other vice-president shall represent the regional community-technical college system. Each vice-president shall perform such duties and responsibilities as the board and president shall prescribe, so that each said constituent unit fulfills its mission. Such duties shall include, but not be limited to, oversight of academic programs, student support services and institutional support.

(d) Not later than October 1, 2017, the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities shall establish the position of outreach coordinator within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Such outreach coordinator shall act as a liaison between institutions within the system and businesses in the state to develop workforce education and job training opportunities including Early College Opportunity programs. Such position may be full time or part time and may be held by an individual who also holds another position within said system as part of such individual's regular duties and without additional compensation.

Sec. 7. (NEW) (Effective from passage) As used in this section and sections 8 and 9 of this act:

(1) "Administrative costs" means the costs paid or incurred by the administrator, including, but not limited to, peer review costs, professional fees, allocated staff costs and other out-of-pocket costs attributable to the administration and operation of the Workforce Training Authority Fund;

(2) "Administrator" means the Department of Labor;

(3) "Board" means the Workforce Training Authority established pursuant to section 8 of this act; and

(4) "Eligible recipient" means a business entity, including, but not limited to, those businesses in the bioscience, insurance, financial services, advanced manufacturing, digital media, green technology and tourism industry sectors.

Sec. 8. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a Workforce Training Authority that shall consist of the following members: (1) Four appointed by the Governor; (2) one appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; (3) one appointed by the Senate Republican president pro tempore; (4) one appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; (5) one appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; (6) one appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; (7) one appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; (8) one appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; (9) the Labor Commissioner, or the commissioner's designee, who shall serve as the chairperson of the board; (10) the Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development, or the commissioner's designee; (11) the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, or the president's designee; (12) the president of The University of Connecticut, or the president's designee; and (13) the Commissioner of Correction, or the commissioner's designee. Each legislatively appointed member shall have skill, knowledge or experience in industries and sciences related to insurance, financial services, bioscience, advance manufacturing, digital media, green technology, and tourism. All initial appointments to the board pursuant to this subsection shall be made not later than October 1, 2017. Appointed members shall each serve a term that is coterminous with the respective appointing authority. Each member shall hold office until a successor is appointed. Any vacancy occurring on the board, other than by expiration of term, shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the balance of the unexpired term.

(b) The chairperson shall call the first meeting of the board not later than December 1, 2017. The board shall meet at such times as the chairperson deems necessary.

(c) No member of the board shall receive compensation for such member's services.

(d) A majority of the members of said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business or the exercise of any power of the board. The board may act by a majority of the members present at any meeting at which a quorum is in attendance for the transaction of any business or the exercise of any power of the board, except as otherwise provided in this section.

(e) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, it shall not constitute a conflict of interest for a trustee, director, partner, officer, manager, shareholder, proprietor, counsel, public official acting in his or her official capacity or employee of an eligible recipient, or any individual with a financial interest in an eligible recipient, to serve as a member of the board, provided such trustee, director, partner, officer, manager, shareholder, proprietor, counsel, employee or individual shall abstain from deliberation, action or vote by the board concerning any matter relating to such eligible recipient, except such public official acting in his or her official capacity shall be permitted to engage in such deliberation.

(f) The board may develop industry-specific advisory councils to provide guidance on job market trends and develop connections with the business community.

Sec. 9. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is established the Workforce Training Authority Fund, which shall be an account in the Department of Labor. The following moneys shall be deposited in the fund: (1) any moneys received as part of a memorandum of understanding with the Workforce Training Authority; (2) all private contributions, gifts, grants, donations, bequests or devises received by the fund; and (3) to the extent not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law, any local, state or federal funds received by the fund.

(b) The Workforce Training Authority Fund shall be used: (1) To provide training assistance to eligible recipients as may be approved by the Workforce Training Authority pursuant to subsection (e) of this section, and (2) to pay or reimburse the administrator for administrative costs pursuant to subsection (c) of this section. Such training assistance shall be awarded for the purpose of: Developing and implementing training programs for the recruitment of businesses to the state and the training or retraining of persons in the state to achieve the workforce goals established by the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission and the relevant sections of the strategic master plan for higher education developed pursuant to section 10a-11b of the general statutes. Training assistance shall target job growth in the areas of insurance, financial services, bioscience, advance manufacturing, digital media, green technology, and tourism.

(c) All expenditures from the Workforce Training Authority, except for administrative costs reimbursed to the administrator pursuant to subsection (h) of this section, shall be approved by the board, provided the board may delegate to staff of the administrator the approval of transactions not greater than one hundred thousand dollars. Any such approval by the board shall be (1) specific to an individual expenditure to be made; (2) for budgeted expenditures with such variations as the board may authorize at the time of such budget approval; or (3) for training assistance programs to be administered by staff of the administrator, subject to limits, eligibility requirements and other conditions established by the Workforce Training Authority at the time of such program approval.

(d) The administrator shall provide any necessary staff, office space, office systems and administrative support for the operation of the Workforce Training Authority Fund in accordance with this section. In acting as administrator of the fund, the Labor Department shall have and may exercise all of the powers set forth in the general statutes, provided expenditures from the fund shall be approved by the Workforce Training Authority pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.

(e) The Workforce Training Authority shall establish an application and approval process with guidelines and terms for the development and implementation of training programs awarded by the Workforce Training Authority Fund to any eligible recipient. Such guidelines and terms shall include: (1) A requirement that any applicant for training assistance operate in the state or propose to relocate operations to the state, in whole or in part, as a condition of such training assistance; (2) eligibility requirements for training, including a requirement for applicants to obtain matching funds from nonstate sources; (3) a process for preliminary review of applications for strength and eligibility by the administrator before such applications are presented to the board for consideration; (4) return on investment objectives, including, but not limited to, job growth and leveraged investment opportunities; (5) a requirement that any business that receives assistance must first consider applicants who have completed the universal intake form; and (6) such other guidelines and terms as the board determines to be necessary and appropriate in furtherance of the objectives of this section. In developing such guidelines, the board shall include considerations for the size of such businesses and the number of workers employed by such businesses. Additionally, the board shall give consideration to developing training programs and creating career pathways for formerly incarcerated individuals.

(f) Training assistance awarded from the Workforce Training Authority Fund to eligible recipients shall be used for costs related to facilities, necessary furniture, fixtures and equipment, development of programs, implementation of training programs, materials and supplies, compensation, apprenticeship and such other costs that the Workforce Training Authority Board determines pursuant to subsection (e) of this section to be eligible for training assistance within the purposes of this section.

(g) On July 1, 2018, and prior to each fiscal year thereafter, the administrator shall prepare a plan of operations and an operating and capital budget for the Workforce Training Authority Fund, provided not later than ninety days prior to the start of each fiscal year, the administrator shall submit such plan and budget to the Workforce Training Authority Board for its review and approval.

(h) Administrative costs shall be paid or reimbursed to the administrator from the Workforce Training Authority Fund, provided the total of such administrative costs in any fiscal year shall not exceed five per cent of the total amount of the allotted funding for such fiscal year as determined in the operating budget prepared pursuant to subsection (g) of this section. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to require the administrator to risk or expend the funds of the Labor Department in connection with the administration of the Workforce Training Authority Fund.

(i) On January 1, 2019, and annually thereafter, the administrator shall provide a report of the activities of the Workforce Training Authority Fund to the Workforce Training Authority for the board's review and approval. Upon such approval, the board shall provide such 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 labor, commerce and employment advancement. Such report shall contain available information on the status and progress of the operations and funding of the Workforce Training Authority Fund and the types, amounts and recipients of financial assistance awarded.

(j) The administrator shall consult with the office of apprenticeship training, the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission, the Planning Commission on Higher Education and the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund to ensure coordination and compatibility of the development and implementation of training programs awarded by the Workforce Training Authority Fund.

Sec. 10. (NEW) (Effective from passage) On or before December 1, 2017, the Labor Commissioner shall submit a report to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees, higher education and workforce advancement, and education. The report shall include all workforce reports published in coordination with the Labor Department and other agencies. Such report shall also include recommendations for (1) consolidating such reports, and (2) initiatives related to promoting increased interagency data collection and sharing."

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

Sec. 2

July 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 3

July 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 4

from passage

New section

Sec. 5

from passage

31-11ff

Sec. 6

October 1, 2017

10a-1b

Sec. 7

from passage

New section

Sec. 8

from passage

New section

Sec. 9

from passage

New section

Sec. 10

from passage

New section

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

On a voice vote the motion carried and House Bill No. 5590 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed temporarily.

SPEAKER ARESIMOWICZ IN THE CHAIR

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE BILL

The following favorable report of the Joint Standing Committee was received from the Senate, the bill read the second time and tabled for the Calendar in accordance with Rule 11(G) of the House Rules:

EDUCATION. S.B. No. 711 (RAISED) (File No. 563) AN ACT INCREASING THE AMOUNT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY REDUCE ITS MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT WHEN IT EXPERIENCES A DECLINE IN STUDENT ENROLLMENT.

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. 7302 (RAISED) (File No. 693) AN ACT CONCERNING ISOLATED CONFINEMENT AND CORRECTIONAL STAFF TRAINING AND WELLNESS.

The bill was explained by Representative Tong of the 147th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8685) and moved its adoption.

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

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8685):

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

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2018) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Administrative segregation status" means the Department of Correction's practice of placing an inmate on restrictive housing status following a determination that such inmate can no longer be safely managed within the general inmate population of the correctional facility; and

(2) "Restrictive housing status" means the designation of an inmate by the Department of Correction that provides for closely regulated management and separation of such inmate from other inmates.

(b) The Department of Correction shall publish on its Internet web site the formula for calculating an inmate's mental health score and a description of any form and phase of housing employed at any of its correctional facilities for inmates on restrictive housing status.

(c) The Department of Correction shall at least annually submit to the Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division established under section 4-68m of the general statutes a report containing as aggregated and anonymized the following data:

(1) The number of inmates on restrictive housing status in this state's correctional facilities, as of the first day of each of the twelve months preceding the date of the submission of the report. The department shall report and disaggregate such data based on an inmate's age, gender identity, ethnicity, mental health score as calculated by the department, if any, and the form and phase of housing in which such inmate is held on restrictive housing status;

(2) The number of inmates on administrative segregation status who have spent the following cumulative durations of time on administrative segregation status:

(A) One to fifteen days;

(B) Sixteen to thirty days;

(C) Thirty-one to one hundred eighty days;

(D) One hundred eighty-one to three hundred sixty-five days;

(E) Three hundred sixty-six to seven hundred thirty days;

(F) Seven hundred thirty-one to one thousand ninety-five days;

(G) One thousand ninety-six to one thousand four hundred sixty days;

(H) One thousand four hundred sixty-one to one thousand eight hundred twenty-five days;

(I) One thousand eight hundred twenty-six to two thousand one hundred ninety days;

(J) Two thousand one hundred ninety-one to two thousand five hundred fifty-five days;

(K) Two thousand five hundred fifty-six to two thousand nine hundred twenty days;

(L) Two thousand nine hundred twenty-one to three thousand two hundred eighty-five days;

(M) Three thousand two hundred eighty-six to three thousand six hundred fifty days; and

(N) More than three thousand six hundred fifty days;

(3) For each correctional facility, the number of inmates who, during the twelve months preceding the date of the submission of the report, spent more than fifteen days, cumulative, on administrative segregation status. The department shall report and disaggregate such data based on an inmate's age, gender identity, ethnicity, mental health score as calculated by the department, if any, and the form and phase of restricted housing in which such inmate is held; and

(4) Actions taken by the department during the twelve months preceding the date of the submission of the report to minimize reliance on administrative segregation status and to mitigate the harmful effects of administrative segregation status on inmates, staff and the public.

(d) The department shall not hold any person under eighteen years of age on administrative segregation status.

(e) Not later than January 1, 2019, the Commissioner of Correction shall study and submit a 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 the judiciary regarding the use and oversight of all forms and phases of housing for inmates on restrictive housing status.

(f) The provisions of subsections (a) to (d), inclusive, of this section do not apply to any inmate described in subsection (a) of section 18-10b of the general statutes.

(g) Within available appropriations, the Department of Correction shall provide training to employees of the department who interact with inmates concerning the following:

(1) The recognition of symptoms of mental illness;

(2) The potential risks and side effects of psychiatric medications;

(3) De-escalation techniques for safely managing individuals with mental illness;

(4) Consequences of untreated mental illness;

(5) The long and short-term psychological effects of being on administrative segregation status; and

(6) De-escalation and communication techniques to divert inmates from situations that may lead to the inmate being placed on administrative segregation status.

(h) Within available appropriations, the Department of Correction shall take measures to promote the wellness of employees of the department who interact with inmates. These measures may include, but need not be limited to:

(1) Employee assistance programs;

(2) Peer support programs; and

(3) Stress management training."

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

Section 1

January 1, 2018

New section

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 11:45 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 150

Necessary for Passage 76

Those voting Yea 150

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 1

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7302 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

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

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