JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The House of Representatives was called to order at 10:40 o'clock a.m., Speaker Joe Aresimowicz in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Elaine Ogren-Speranza of Wethersfield, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Heavenly Father, hear my words, for I am among fine men and women who have chosen to dedicate their time and efforts on behalf of our great State of Connecticut. In the next few days, important decisions must be made. Our Legislators will be challenged with many issues, which will affect every resident of our State. Lord, give them wisdom to effectively employ the art of compromise - for this I pray.

Lord, thank You for giving me life 60 years ago. I have had the good fortune that my family immigrated from Sweden and Germany and settled in this amazing State. Lord, let us remember, I share my birthdate with our state hero, Nathan Hale, born June 6, 1755 in Coventry, Connecticut. He was a true patriot, who excelled in every aspect of his life - including being a trailblazer for educating girls. Hale was compelled to serve his country and left his position as schoolmaster. Eventually, he was chosen to be an elite member of Knowlton Rangers. General Washington requested one of these young men to volunteer for a crucial spy mission gathering information behind British enemy lines, which later proved to be successful. Unfortunately, Hale was later captured by the British and sentenced to death - without a trial. On September 22, 1776, Nathan Hale was hanged from an apple tree - somewhere on the grounds of Grand Central Station in New York. Before he was hanged, the British commander asked Hale if he had any last words. With hands and feet tied, Hale stood bravely, calmly and distinguished, and replied, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” Then the blue-eyed, dusty-blond haired 21 year-old met You, his Maker.

Lord, we are reminded of Nathan Hale - whose legacy of bravery and patriotism set a standard for men and women to follow. In the reality of war, lives are sacrificed; and walking through the Hall of Honor reminds us of the 65 heroes and heroines, who heard this Country's call and then answered with their lives. President John F. Kennedy once said, “The cost of freedom is high.”

For every serviceman and woman, police officer and firefighter - past and present - I thank you, we thank you. Heavenly Father, these words come from my heart. I do pray my next 40 years of life are enjoyed in this great State of Connecticut - rich in heritage, heart and hope. As a Girl Scout, I have learned this golden rule, “I will always do my best.” That is all that we can expect of our leaders and Legislators. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Ryan of the 139th District.

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

The following communication was received from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and ordered printed in the Journal.

June 5, 2017

Mr. Frederick Jortner

Clerk of the House of Representatives

State Capitol, Room 109

Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Mr. Jortner:

This letter is to inform you of the following changes to committee assignments:

Representative Mike D'Agostino has been removed from the Commerce Committee.

Please contact my office if you have any questions.

Joe Aresimowicz

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Date Received: June 6, 2017

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE BILLS PASSED

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

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 1003 (RAISED) (File No. 676) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO VARIOUS STATUTES CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

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

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

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 11:15 a.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 136

Necessary for Passage 69

Those voting Yea 135

Those voting Nay 1

Those absent and not voting 15

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 1003 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

   

X

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

   

X

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

   

X

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

   

X

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

   

X

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

   

X

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

   

X

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

   

X

LABRIOLA

       
   

X

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

 

N

 

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

   

X

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

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

   

X

MUSHINSKY

   

X

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

   

X

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

DEPUTY SPEAKER RYAN IN THE CHAIR

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for S.B. No. 948 (RAISED) (File No. 375) AN ACT CONCERNING DIGITAL DISCOUNTS TO REDUCE THE COST OF TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill was explained by Representative Haddad of the 54th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7920) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Staneski of the 119th, LeGeyt of the 17th and Ackert of the 8th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

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

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 145

Necessary for Passage 73

Those voting Yea 144

Those voting Nay 1

Those absent and not voting 6

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 948 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

   

X

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

   

X

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

   

X

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

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

   

X

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

O'NEILL

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

   

X

MUSHINSKY

   

X

CAMILLO

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

DEPUTY SPEAKER ORANGE IN THE CHAIR

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED

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

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.J. No. 100 (RAISED) (File No. 516) RESOLUTION APPROVING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROTECT TRANSPORTATION FUNDS.

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

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Devlin of the 134th and France of the 42nd who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8707) moved its adoption and further moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Dubitsky of the 47th, O'Dea of the 125th, Lavielle of the 143rd, Carney of the 23rd, O'Neill of the 69th, Polletta of the 68th, Smith of the 108th, McCarty of the 38th and Klarides of the 114th.

SPEAKER ARESIMOWICZ IN THE CHAIR

Representative Godfrey of the 110th raised a Point of Order that the amendment was not properly before the Chamber.

The Speaker ruled the Point of Order was well taken.

Representative O'Neill of the 69th appealed the Ruling of the Chair and moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

Representative O'Dea of the 125th seconded the appeal.

The appeal of the Ruling of the Chair was discussed by Representative Godfrey of the 110th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 12:58 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 150

Necessary to Sustain the Ruling of the Chair 76

Those voting Yea 79

Those voting Nay 71

Those absent and not voting 1

On a roll call vote the Ruling of the Chair was sustained.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

 

N

 

CARNEY

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CARPINO

 

N

 

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CASE

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

 

N

 

CHEESEMAN

   

X

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.

 

N

 

DUFF

 

N

 

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUNSBY

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

 

N

 

FERGUSON

 

N

 

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

 

N

 

FERRARO

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

 

N

 

FLOREN

 

N

 

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FRANCE

 

N

 

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

 

N

 

FREY

 

N

 

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

FUSCO

 

N

 

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

GREEN

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

HALL, C.

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

 

N

 

HARDING

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

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

Representative O'Neill of the 69th raised a Point of Order that the resolution was not properly before the Chamber.

The Speaker ruled the Point of Order was not well taken.

Representative O'Neill of the 69th appealed the Ruling of the Chair.

Representative O'Dea of the 125th seconded the appeal.

The appeal of the Ruling of the Chair was discussed by Representative Godfrey of the 110th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 1:38 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 151

Necessary to Sustain the Ruling of the Chair 76

Those voting Yea 79

Those voting Nay 72

Those absent and not voting 0

On a roll call vote the Ruling of the Chair was sustained.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

 

N

 

CARNEY

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CARPINO

 

N

 

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CASE

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

 

N

 

CHEESEMAN

 

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

 

N

 

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

 

N

 

DAVIS

 

N

 

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

 

N

 

DELNICKI

 

N

 

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

 

N

 

DEVLIN

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

DUFF

 

N

 

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUNSBY

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

 

N

 

FERGUSON

 

N

 

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

 

N

 

FERRARO

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

 

N

 

FLOREN

 

N

 

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FRANCE

 

N

 

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

 

N

 

FREY

 

N

 

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

FUSCO

 

N

 

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

GREEN

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

HALL, C.

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

 

N

 

HARDING

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

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 resolution was further discussed by Representative Wilms of the 142nd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 1:44 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 151

Necessary for Adoption 101

Those voting Yea 101

Those voting Nay 50

Those absent and not voting 0

On a roll call vote House Joint Resolution No. 100 was adopted, but not by the necessary 3/4ths.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

 

N

 

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CASE

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

 

N

 

CHEESEMAN

 

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

 

N

 

DEVLIN

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUNSBY

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

 

N

 

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FRANCE

 

N

 

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

 

N

 

FREY

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

GREEN

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

HALL, C.

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

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

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

 

N

 

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

BOCCHINO

 

N

 

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

O'NEILL

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

 

N

 

BUCKBEE

 

N

 

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

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TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 6058 (RAISED) (File No. 422) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC TOLLS.

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

DEPUTY SPEAKER ORANGE IN THE CHAIR

The bill was discussed by Representative Guerrera of the 29th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8597) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Carney of the 23rd who moved to have the matter referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Representative Carney of the 23rd then withdrew the motion to have the matter referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

The amendment was further discussed by Representatives Abercrombie of the 83rd, O'Dea of the 125th, Morin of the 28th, Lavielle of the 143rd, Perone of the 137th, Harding of the 107th, Steinberg of the 136th, Perillo of the 113th, de la Cruz of the 41st, Devlin of the 134th, Klarides of the 114th and Ritter of the 1st.

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

On a voice vote the motion carried and House Bill No. 6058 was passed temporarily.

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.

RECESS

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, the House recessed at 3:12 o'clock p.m., to reconvene at the Call of the Chair.

AFTER RECESS

The House reconvened at 4:08 o'clock p.m., Deputy Speaker Orange in the Chair.

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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.

APPROPRIATIONS. H.B. No. 6304 (RAISED) (File No. 450) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE VIABILITY OF NEW DISTRICT HEATING NETWORKS IN THE STATE.

The bill was explained by Representative Reed of the 102nd who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8706) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Hoydick of the 120th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8706):

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

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Authority" means the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority;

(2) "Owner of the generating unit" means the owner of a combined heat and power system, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes;

(3) "Thermal energy transportation company" has the same meaning as provided in section 16-1 of the general statutes;

(4) "Thermal energy supply agreement" means an agreement between the owner of the generating unit and a thermal energy transportation company, either directly or through a parent company or a subsidiary or affiliate of such company, for the delivery of the thermal energy generated by a generating unit; and

(5) "Thermal service supply agreement" means an agreement between a thermal energy transportation company and a thermal energy customer.

(b) For purposes of this section, the electric distribution company that serves the city of Bridgeport shall be the owner of the generating unit and a thermal energy transportation company that is authorized to provide thermal energy in the city of Bridgeport shall be the thermal energy transportation company. The owner of the generating unit may build, own, operate and maintain a combined heat and power system in the city of Bridgeport that has a nameplate capacity rating of not more than ten megawatts. Such system may include fuel cells.

(c) If the owner of the generating unit decides to build, own, operate and maintain a combined heat and power system pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, such owner of the generating unit shall: (1) Conduct a competitive bidding process to procure such system from a manufacturer, provided such system shall be in a configuration compatible for use with a district heating system, as defined in section 16-258d of the general statutes, and shall be installed at a location that will maximize the efficient use of the thermal energy from such system by the thermal energy transportation company; (2) on or before September 1, 2017, submit a proposal to build such system to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority for approval; (3) prior to commencing construction of the system, enter into a thermal energy supply agreement with the thermal energy transportation company, either directly or through such thermal energy transportation company's parent company or a subsidiary or affiliate of such company; (4) install and operate a metering system for such system; and (5) ensure that the combined heat and power system achieves commercial operation not later than sixteen months after it enters into the agreement pursuant to subdivision (3) of this subsection.

(d) The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall evaluate any proposal received pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of this section. The authority shall approve a proposal if it finds that (1) the generating unit complies with the requirements of this section, and (2) such unit serves the long-term interest of ratepayers. The authority shall find that such unit serves the long-term interest of ratepayers if such unit's capital cost to ratepayers, as determined by the results of the competitive bidding process, does not exceed the capital cost to ratepayers of the fuel cell projects of the electric distribution company that serves the city of Bridgeport that were approved by the authority pursuant to section 16-244v of the general statutes. The authority shall not approve any unit supported in any form of cross subsidization by entities affiliated with the owner of the generating unit. Any approval given pursuant to this section shall be deemed rescinded two years after the date of such approval if no agreement is entered into pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (c) of this section.

(e) The owner of the generating unit shall not recover more than the full costs of the combined heat and power system, as approved by the authority. Nothing in this section shall preclude the sale or other disposition of electricity by the owner of the generating unit from the combined heat and power system, provided the owner of the generating unit shall net the cost of payments against the proceeds of the sale of electricity and the difference shall be credited or charged to such owner of the generating unit's distribution customers. Such cost calculation shall take into account the investment, depreciable life, property taxes including any abatements or exemptions, operation and maintenance costs and debt and equity return on investment as determined by the authority. Such net cost or net revenue shall be credited or charged to distribution customers through a nonbypassable federally mandated congestion charge, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as determined by the authority.

(f) The owner of the generating unit shall deliver to the thermal energy transportation company, either directly or through such thermal energy transportation company's parent company or a subsidiary or affiliate of such company, at no cost to such thermal energy transportation company: (1) The total thermal energy generated by the unit, (2) all capacity payments received for such unit, (3) any environmental attributes including, but not limited to, renewable energy credits associated with the electricity generated by such unit, and (4) all other attributes associated with the electricity generated by such unit.

(g) The thermal energy transportation company shall, with the assistance of the owner of the generating unit, (1) register the combined heat and power system with the authority as a renewable energy source, (2) register any renewable energy credits in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System, and (3) certify the amount of renewable energy credits generated by the combined heat and power system based on the metering system installed and operated by the owner of the generating unit.

(h) Any thermal service supply agreement between the thermal energy transportation company or its parent company or a subsidiary or affiliate of such company and a customer shall contain commercial and economic provisions sufficient to meet the thermal energy needs of such customer as mutually agreed to by the parties.

(i) Any municipality may, by vote of its legislative body, abate all or a portion of the property tax for a property on which a generating unit is constructed pursuant to this section.

(j) One year after any generation unit pursuant to this section becomes operational, and every two years thereafter, the commissioner shall request from the thermal energy transportation company any data or information the commissioner determines is necessary to write a report, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 14 of the general statutes, regarding the viability of new district heating networks in the state. The thermal energy transportation company shall provide all requested information to the commissioner not later than thirty days after the commissioner requests such information. Not later than sixty days after receiving such information from the thermal energy transportation company, the commissioner, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, shall provide such report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to energy.

Sec. 2. Subsection (a) of section 16a-3d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) On or before October 1, 2016, and every three years thereafter, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall prepare a Comprehensive Energy Strategy. Said strategy shall reflect the legislative findings and policy stated in section 16a-35k and shall incorporate (1) an assessment and plan for all energy needs in the state, including, but not limited to, electricity, heating, cooling, and transportation, (2) the findings of the Integrated Resources Plan, (3) the findings of the plan for energy efficiency adopted pursuant to section 16-245m, (4) the findings of the plan for renewable energy adopted pursuant to section 16-245n, and (5) the Energy Assurance Plan developed for the state of Connecticut pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, P.L. 111-5, or any successor Energy Assurance Plan developed within a reasonable time prior to the preparation of any Comprehensive Energy Strategy. Said strategy shall further include, but not be limited to, (A) an assessment of current energy supplies, demand and costs, (B) identification and evaluation of the factors likely to affect future energy supplies, demand and costs, (C) a statement of progress made toward achieving the goals and milestones set in the preceding Comprehensive Energy Strategy, (D) a statement of energy policies and long-range energy planning objectives and strategies appropriate to achieve, among other things, a sound economy, the least-cost mix of energy supply sources and measures that reduce demand for energy, giving due regard to such factors as consumer price impacts, security and diversity of fuel supplies and energy generating methods, protection of public health and safety, environmental goals and standards, conservation of energy and energy resources and the ability of the state to compete economically, (E) recommendations for administrative and legislative actions to implement such policies, objectives and strategies, (F) an assessment of the potential costs savings and benefits to ratepayers, including, but not limited to, carbon dioxide emissions reductions or voluntary joint ventures to repower some or all of the state's coal-fired and oil-fired generation facilities built before 1990, [and] (G) the benefits, costs, obstacles and solutions related to the expansion and use and availability of natural gas in Connecticut, and (H) beginning with the strategy to be prepared on or before October 1, 2019, and strategies prepared thereafter, a study of the viability of new district heating networks in the state including, but not limited to, recommendations for financing such district heating networks. If the department finds that [such] expansion of the use of natural gas is in the public interest, it shall develop a plan to increase the use and availability of natural gas."

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

Sec. 2

October 1, 2017

16a-3d(a)

The bill was discussed by Representatives Belsito of the 53rd, Stafstrom of the 129th and Fishbein of the 90th.

ASSISTANT DEPUTY SPEAKER ALTOBELLO IN THE CHAIR

DEPUTY SPEAKER ORANGE IN THE CHAIR

The bill was further discussed by Representative Fishbein of the 90th who moved to have the matter referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Representative Fishbein of the 90th then withdrew the motion to have the matter referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

The bill was further discussed by Representatives Hoydick of the 120th and Ferraro of the 117th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 4:56 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 151

Necessary for Passage 76

Those voting Yea 100

Those voting Nay 51

Those absent and not voting 0

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 6304 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CARPINO

 

N

 

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

 

N

 

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

 

N

 

DAVIS

 

N

 

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

 

N

 

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

 

N

 

DEVLIN

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

DUFF

 

N

 

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUNSBY

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

 

N

 

FERGUSON

 

N

 

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

 

N

 

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FRANCE

 

N

 

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

GREEN

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

HALL, C.

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

 

N

 

HARDING

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

 

N

 

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

 

N

 

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

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

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

 

N

 

BELSITO

 

N

 

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

 

N

 

BETTS

Y

   

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

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

 

N

 

CAMILLO

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

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FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. H.B. No. 7320 (RAISED) (File No. 736) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY BY THE COMMISSION ON ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS OF STATE TAX, REVENUE AND BONDING POLICIES.

The bill was explained by Representative Elliott of the 88th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8717) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Candelora of the 86th, Candelaria of the 95th, Ziobron of the 34th, Hampton of the 16th, Cheeseman of the 37th and Porter of the 94th.

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

Representative O'Neill of the 69th then withdrew the Point of Order.

The amendment was further discussed by Representatives Staneski of the 119th, Vargas of the 6th, Sredzinski of the 112th and Walker of the 93rd.

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The amendment was further discussed by Representatives Polletta of the 68th, Petit of the 22nd, O'Neill of the 69th and Ritter of the 1st.

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

On a voice vote the motion carried and House Bill No. 7320 was passed temporarily.

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FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. S.B. No. 1051 (RAISED) (File No. 767) AN ACT CONCERNING CTNEXT PLANNING GRANTS-IN-AID AND INNOVATION PLACE DESIGNATION APPLICATIONS, INVEST CT FUND TAX CREDIT TRANSFERABILITY AND STATE INVESTMENTS WITH VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS.

The bill was explained by Representative McGee of the 5th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8777) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Davis of the 57th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8777):

Strike lines 679 to 681, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"provided no such transferee may claim such credit for an income year other than the transferee's income year in which such transferee bought, was assigned or was otherwise transferred such credit."

Strike section 4 in its entirety and renumber the sections and internal references accordingly

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 6:52 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 150

Necessary for Passage 76

Those voting Yea 146

Those voting Nay 4

Those absent and not voting 1

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 1051 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

   

X

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

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

 

N

 

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

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

   

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

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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.

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PUBLIC HEALTH. S.B. No. 126 (RAISED) (File No. 141) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill was explained by Representative Steinberg of the 136th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6222 - designated on June 1, 2017) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was 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 7:40 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 151

Necessary for Passage 76

Those voting Yea 125

Those voting Nay 26

Those absent and not voting 0

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 126 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

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CARPINO

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

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

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

 

N

 

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUNSBY

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

FUSCO

 

N

 

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

GREEN

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

O'NEILL

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MCGEE

 

N

 

BUCKBEE

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BYRON

 

N

 

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

CAMILLO

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

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GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S.B. No. 191 (RAISED) (File No. 197) AN ACT CONCERNING CHARITABLE BINGO GAMES, BAZAARS, RAFFLES, THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill was explained by Representative Baram of the 15th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6674) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Smith of the 108th, Cheeseman of the 37th, Fishbein of the 90th and Case of the 63rd.

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

On a voice vote the motion carried and Senate Bill No. 191 was passed temporarily.

DEPUTY SPEAKER ORANGE IN THE CHAIR

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GENERAL LAW. H.B. No. 7070 (RAISED) (File No. 75) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION.

The bill was explained by Representative Baram of the 15th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8668) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Smith of the 108th, Rutigliano of the 123rd and Fishbein of the 90th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8668):

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

"Section 1. Section 7-169 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) [The term "bingo" is defined as the name of] For the purposes of this section and section 7-169a, as amended by this act, "bingo game" means a game in which each player receives a card containing several rows of numbers and, as numbers are drawn or otherwise obtained by chance and publicly announced, the player first having a specified number of announced numbers appearing on [his] the player's card in a continuous straight line or covering a previously designated arrangement of numbers on such card is declared the winner; [. The word] "person" or "applicant" [, as used in this section,] means the officer or representative of the sponsoring organization or the organization itself; [. The term] "session" means a series of games played in one day; [. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, who shall be responsible for the administration and regulation of bingo in the state] and "municipal official" means the chief of police of the municipality, or if there is no police department, the chief executive officer of the municipality, where the bingo game is to be conducted or is conducted.

(b) Upon a written petition of five per cent or more of the electors of any municipality requesting the selectmen, common council or other governing body of such municipality to vote upon the question of permitting the playing of bingo within such municipality, such governing body shall vote upon such question and, if the vote is in the affirmative, it shall be permitted, subject to the restrictions herein set forth, and if the vote is in the negative, bingo games shall not be permitted to be played in such municipality. When the selectmen, common council or other governing body of any municipality have voted favorably upon the question of permitting the playing of bingo games within such municipality, the playing of [such game] bingo games shall be permitted in such municipality indefinitely thereafter, without further petition or action by such governing body, unless such governing body has forbidden the playing of [said game] bingo games upon a similar written petition of five per cent or more of the electors of such municipality, whereupon bingo games shall not be permitted to be played after such negative vote.

[(c) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall adopt, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, such regulations as are necessary to effectively carry out the provisions of this section and section 7-169a in order to prevent fraud and protect the public, which regulations shall have the effect of law.]

[(d)] (c) No bingo game or series of bingo games shall be promoted, operated or played unless the same is sponsored and conducted exclusively by a charitable, civic, educational, fraternal, veterans' or religious organization, volunteer fire department or grange. Any such organization or group shall have been organized for not less than two years prior to its application for a bingo permit under the terms of this section. The promotion and operation of [said] a bingo game or bingo games shall be confined solely to the qualified members of the sponsoring organization, except that the [Commissioner of Consumer Protection] municipal official may permit any qualified member of a sponsoring organization who has registered with [said commissioner] the municipal official, on a form prepared by [him or her] the municipal official for such purpose, to assist in the operation of a bingo game sponsored by another organization. The [commissioner] municipal official may revoke such registration for cause.

[(e)] (d) Any eligible organization desiring to operate bingo games in any municipality in which the governing body has voted to permit the playing thereof shall apply to the [Commissioner of Consumer Protection] municipal official, which application shall contain a statement of the name and address of the applicant, the location of the place at which the bingo games are to be played and the seating capacity of such place, the date or dates for which a permit is sought, the class of permit sought and any other information which the [commissioner] municipal official reasonably requires for the protection of the public, and, upon payment of the fee provided for in this section, the [commissioner] municipal official is authorized to issue such permit, provided such eligible organization has been registered as provided in section 7-169a, as amended by this act.

[(f)] (e) Permits shall be known as "Class A" which shall be annual one-day-per-week permits and shall permit the conduct of not more than forty and not less than fifteen bingo games on such day, [and] "Class B" which shall permit not more than forty and not less than fifteen bingo games per day for a maximum of ten successive days, and "Class C" which shall be annual one-day-per-month permits and shall permit the conduct of not more than forty and not less than fifteen bingo games on such day. "Class A" permits shall allow the playing of bingo games no more than one day [weekly] per week. Not more than two "Class B" permits shall be issued to any one organization within any twelve-month period. "Class C" permits shall allow the playing of bingo games no more than one day per month.

[(g) Permit fees shall be remitted to the state] (f) The municipal official may set fees as follows: "Class A", not to exceed seventy-five dollars; "Class B", [five] not to exceed ten dollars per day; and "Class C", not to exceed fifty dollars.

[(h)] (g) Each person who operates bingo games shall keep accurate records of receipts and disbursements, which shall be available for inspection by the [commissioner and the chief law enforcement official in the municipality in which such bingo games are operated. Any information acquired by the commissioner pursuant to this subsection shall be available to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection upon request] municipal official.

[(i)] (h) Prizes offered for the winning of bingo games may consist of cash, merchandise, tickets for any lottery conducted under chapter 226, the value of which shall be the purchase price printed on such tickets, or other personal property. No permittee may offer a prize which exceeds two hundred fifty dollars in value, except that (1) a permittee may offer a prize or prizes on any one day of not less than two hundred fifty-one dollars or more than seven hundred fifty dollars in value, provided the total value of such prizes on any one day does not exceed twenty-five hundred dollars, (2) a permittee may offer one or two winner-take-all bingo games or series of bingo games played on any day on which the permittee is allowed to conduct bingo games, provided ninety per cent of all receipts from the sale of bingo cards for such winner-take-all bingo game or series of bingo games shall be awarded as prizes for such bingo games or series of bingo games and provided each prize awarded does not exceed one thousand dollars in value, (3) the holder of a Class A permit may offer two additional prizes on a weekly basis not to exceed five hundred dollars each as a special grand prize and in the event such a special grand prize is not won, the money reserved for such prize shall be added to the money reserved for the next week's special grand prize, provided no such special grand prize may accumulate for more than sixteen weeks or exceed a total of five thousand dollars, and (4) a permittee may award door prizes the aggregate value of which shall not exceed five hundred dollars in value. When more than one player wins on the call of the same number, the designated prize shall be divided equally to the next nearest dollar. If a permittee elects, no winner may receive a prize which amounts to less than ten per cent of the announced prize and in such case the total of such multiple prizes may exceed the statutory limit of such bingo game.

[(j)] (i) Any organization [operating or conducting] that operates or conducts a bingo game pursuant to this section shall file a return with the [commissioner] municipal official, on a form prepared by [him or her] the municipal official, within ten days after such bingo game is held or within such further time as the [commissioner] municipal official may allow, and pay to the [state] municipality in which the bingo game was conducted a fee of five per cent of the gross receipts, less the prizes awarded, including prizes reserved for special grand prize games, derived from such bingo games at each bingo session. All such returns shall be public records. [The commissioner shall pay each municipality in which bingo games are conducted, one-quarter of one per cent of the total money wagered less prizes awarded on such games conducted. He or she shall make such payment at least once a year and not more than four times a year from the fee imposed pursuant to this subsection.]

[(k)] (j) (1) Whenever it appears to the [commissioner] municipal official after an investigation that any person is violating or is about to violate any provision of this section or section 7-169a, as amended by this act, [or administrative regulations issued pursuant thereto, the commissioner] or has made any false statement in any application for a permit or in any report required by this section, the municipal official may, in his or her discretion, to protect the public welfare, order that any permit issued pursuant to this section be immediately suspended or revoked and that the person cease and desist from the actions constituting such violation or which would constitute such violation. [After such an order is issued, the person named therein may, not later than fourteen days after receipt of the order, file a written request for a hearing. Such hearing shall be held in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54.] Any person aggrieved by any order of the municipal official may appeal to the superior court for the judicial district in which the municipality is located.

[(2) Whenever the commissioner finds as the result of an investigation that any person has violated any provision of this section or section 7-169a or administrative regulations issued pursuant thereto or made any false statement in any application for a permit or in any report required by this section or section 7-169a or by the commissioner, the commissioner may send a notice to such person by certified mail, return receipt requested. Any such notice shall include (A) a reference to the section or regulation alleged to have been violated or the application or report in which an alleged false statement was made, (B) a short and plain statement of the matter asserted or charged, (C) the fact that any permit issued pursuant to this section may be suspended or revoked for such violation or false statement and the maximum penalty that may be imposed for such violation or false statement, and (D) the time and place for the hearing. Such hearing shall be fixed for a date not earlier than thirty days after the notice is mailed.

(3) The commissioner shall hold a hearing upon the charges made unless such person fails to appear at the hearing. Such hearing shall be held in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. If such person fails to appear at the hearing or if, after the hearing, the commissioner finds that such person committed such a violation or made such a false statement, the commissioner may, in his or her discretion, suspend or revoke such permit and order that a civil penalty of not more than two hundred dollars be imposed upon such person for such violation or false statement. The commissioner shall send a copy of any order issued pursuant to this subdivision by certified mail, return receipt requested, to any person named in such order. Any person aggrieved by a decision of the commissioner under this subdivision shall have a right of appeal pursuant to section 4-183.]

[(4)] (2) Whenever the [commissioner] municipal official revokes a permit issued pursuant to this section, [he or she] the municipal official shall not issue any permit to such permittee for one year after the date of such revocation.

[(5)] (3) Any person who promotes or operates any bingo game [without a permit therefor] for which a permit is required pursuant to this section, or who violates any other provision of this section or section 7-169a, as amended by this act, [or administrative regulations issued pursuant thereto,] or who makes any false statement in any application for a permit or in any report required by this section or section 7-169a, as amended by this act, or by the [commissioner] municipal official shall be guilty of a class D misdemeanor.

Sec. 2. Section 7-169a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

Every organization desiring to apply for a permit under subsection [(e)] (d) of section 7-169, as amended by this act, to operate bingo games shall, before making any such application, register with the [Commissioner of Consumer Protection] municipal official on forms furnished by the [commissioner] municipal official and secure an identification number. All applications for permits, amendment of permits, reports and any other papers relating to games of bingo shall bear the identification number of the organization involved. Neither registration nor the assignment of an identification number, which may be revoked for cause, shall constitute, or be any evidence of, the eligibility of any organization to receive a permit for or to conduct any [game of] bingo game.

Sec. 3. Section 7-169c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) For the purposes of this section, "bingo game" and "municipal official" have the same meaning as provided in subsection (a) of section 7-169, as amended by this act.

[(a)] (b) Any organization whose membership consists of persons sixty years of age or over may operate and conduct bingo games on and after January 1, 1989, for the amusement and recreation of its members without a permit as required by section 7-169, as amended by this act, provided (1) such organization has registered with and applied for and received an identification number from the [Commissioner of Consumer Protection] municipal official, (2) such organization does not charge an admission fee in excess of one dollar, (3) the prize or prizes awarded do not exceed fifty dollars in value, either in cash or merchandise, and (4) only active members of such organization assist in the operation of the bingo games without compensation. The [commissioner] municipal official may revoke any such registration for cause.

[(b)] (c) Each such organization which operates bingo games shall keep accurate records of receipts and disbursements, which shall be available for inspection by the [commissioner] municipal official.

[(c)] (d) Each such organization shall be exempt from the provisions of sections 7-169, as amended by this act, and 7-169a, as amended by this act.

[(d) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall adopt such regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as are necessary to carry out effectively the provisions of this section in order to prevent fraud and protect the public, which regulations shall have the effect of law.]

Sec. 4. Section 7-169d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) [As used in] For the purposes of this section, (1) ["bingo"] "bingo game" has the same meaning as provided in section 7-169, as amended by this act, and (2) "bingo products" means bingo ball equipment, bingo cards or bingo paper.

(b) Each group or organization authorized to operate or conduct a bingo game or series of bingo games pursuant to sections 7-169 [, 7-169a and] to 7-169c, inclusive, as amended by this act, shall use bingo products that are (1) owned in full by such group or organization, (2) used without compensation by such group or organization, or (3) rented or purchased from a bingo product manufacturer or equipment dealer who is registered with the Commissioner of Consumer Protection in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(c) Each applicant for registration as a bingo product manufacturer or equipment dealer shall apply to the Commissioner of Consumer Protection on such forms as the commissioner prescribes. The application shall be accompanied by an annual fee of two thousand five hundred dollars payable to the State Treasurer. Each applicant for an initial registration shall submit to state and national criminal history records checks conducted in accordance with section 29-17a before such registration is issued.

(d) No registered bingo product manufacturer or equipment dealer shall rent or sell any type of bingo product that has not been approved by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.

(e) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may revoke for cause any registration issued [in accordance with] pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.

(f) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section.

Sec. 5. Section 7-169e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) For the purposes of this section, "bingo game" and "municipal official" have the same meaning as provided in subsection (a) of section 7-169, as amended by this act.

[(a)] (b) Any parent teacher association or organization may operate and conduct [games of bingo, as defined in section 7-169,] bingo games for the amusement and recreation of such association's or organization's members and guests without a permit, as required by [said] section 7-169, as amended by this act, provided (1) such association or organization registers annually with the [Department of Consumer Protection] municipal official and pays an annual registration fee of [eighty] not more than seventy-five dollars, (2) such association or organization obtains an identification number from the [department] municipal official, (3) such association or organization charges an admission fee of not more than one dollar, (4) each individual prize of cash or merchandise offered does not exceed fifty dollars in value, and (5) only active members of such association or organization assist in the operation of the games of bingo and assist without compensation. The [Commissioner of Consumer Protection] municipal official may revoke any such registration for cause. [Any registration fees collected in accordance with this subsection shall be remitted to the state.]

[(b)] (c) Each such association or organization shall keep accurate records of receipts and disbursements related to such [games of] bingo games, and such records shall be available for inspection by the [Commissioner of Consumer Protection] municipal official.

[(c)] (d) Each such association or organization shall be exempt from the requirements of sections 7-169, as amended by this act, and 7-169a, as amended by this act.

[(d) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section in order to prevent fraud and protect the public.]

Sec. 6. Subsection (h) of section 7-169h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(h) (1) The department may issue a permit to sell sealed tickets to any organization or group specified in subsection [(d)] (c) of section 7-169, as amended by this act, which holds a bingo permit issued in accordance with the provisions of section 7-169, as amended by this act. Such permit shall be renewed annually.

(2) The department may issue a permit to sell sealed tickets to any organization or group specified in subsection [(d)] (c) of section 7-169, as amended by this act, which holds a club permit or nonprofit club permit under the provisions of chapter 545. Such permit shall be renewed annually.

(3) The department may issue a permit to sell sealed tickets to any organization or group specified in section 7-172 which holds a permit to operate a bazaar, issued in accordance with the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, as amended by this act.

(4) The department may issue a permit to sell sealed tickets to any charitable, civic, educational, fraternal, veterans' or religious organization, volunteer fire department or grange authorizing such organization to sell sealed tickets in conjunction with any social function or event sponsored or conducted by such organization. Any such organization shall have been organized for not less than two years prior to the date of its application for such permit. Such permit shall be renewed annually.

Sec. 7. Section 7-173 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) For the purposes of this section, "municipal official" means the chief of police of the municipality, or if there is no police department, the chief executive officer of the municipality, where the bazaar or raffle is to be conducted.

(b) Any organization desiring to operate a bazaar or raffle in a municipality which has adopted the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, as amended by this act, shall make application, duly executed and verified, to the [Commissioner of Consumer Protection] municipal official on a form to be prescribed by the [commissioner, in which shall be stated (1) the name and address of the applicant; (2) facts relating to its incorporation or organization; (3) the names, titles and addresses of its officers; (4) the kind of bazaar or raffle intended to be held, operated and conducted by the applicant; (5) the place where such bazaar or raffle is intended to be conducted by the applicant under the permit applied for; (6) the date or dates and the time or times when such bazaar or raffle is intended to be conducted by the applicant under the permit applied for; (7) in the case of a raffle, the number and price of tickets intended to be sold; (8) the items of expense intended to be incurred or paid in connection with the holding, operating and conducting of such bazaar or raffle and the names and addresses of the persons to whom, and the purposes for which, they are to be paid; (9) the items of merchandise offered, the price to be paid by the organization therefor or the retail value of any prize donated, and the names and addresses of the persons from whom purchased or by whom donated; (10) the specific purposes to which the entire net proceeds of such bazaar or raffle are to be devoted and in what manner; and (11)] municipal official. The form shall include, but not be limited to, a description of the bazaar or raffle to be conducted and any other information which the [commissioner] municipal official reasonably requires for the protection of the public. In each application there shall be designated three active members of the applicant under whom the bazaar or raffle described in the application is to be held, operated and conducted and to the application shall be appended a statement signed, under penalty of false statement, by such members so designated that they are residents of this state and will be responsible for the holding, operation and conduct of such bazaar or raffle in accordance with the terms of the permit and the provisions of said sections, and that the statements contained in the application are, to the best of their knowledge and belief, true. [The commissioner shall forward such application to the chief of police of the municipality or, if there is no police department, to the chief executive officer of the municipality.]

Sec. 8. Section 7-174 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

After receipt of an application [from the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, the chief of police or chief executive officer, as the case may be, shall, on behalf of the commissioner,] pursuant to section 7-173, as amended by this act, the municipal official, as defined in said section, shall, for any permit where the total aggregate prize would exceed seven thousand five hundred dollars, make or cause to be made an investigation of the qualifications of the applicant and the facts stated in the application and, if [such chief of police or chief executive officer] the municipal official determines that the applicant is qualified to hold, operate and conduct a bazaar or raffle under the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, as amended by this act, that the members of the applicant designated in the application to hold, operate or conduct such bazaar or raffle are residents of this state, bona fide active members of the applicant and persons of good moral character and have never been convicted of a felony and that such bazaar or raffle is to be held, operated and conducted in accordance with the provisions of said sections, [and administrative regulations issued pursuant thereto, such chief of police or chief executive officer shall, with the approval of the commissioner,] the municipal official shall issue a permit to such applicant. [Any investigation required pursuant to this section of the qualifications of an applicant for a "Class No. 7" permit, authorized pursuant to section 7-175, and any issuance of a "Class No. 7" permit shall be made by the commissioner.]

Sec. 9. Section 7-176 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

The fees to be charged for permits issued pursuant to section 7-175, as amended by this act, shall be as follows: A "Class No. 1" permit, [fifty dollars, twenty-five] not to exceed seventy-five dollars; [to be retained by the state at the time application for the permit is made and twenty-five dollars remitted to the municipality upon issuance of the permit;] a "Class No. 2" permit, [twenty dollars, ten] not to exceed thirty dollars; [to be retained by the state at the time application for the permit is made and ten dollars to be remitted to the municipality upon issuance of the permit;] a "Class No. 3" permit, [twenty] not to exceed sixty dollars for each day of the bazaar; [, ten dollars to be retained by the state at the time application for the permit is made and ten dollars to be remitted to the municipality upon issuance of the permit;] a "Class No. 4" permit, [five] not to exceed fifteen dollars; [, to be remitted to the municipality;] a "Class No. 5" permit, [eighty dollars, forty] not to exceed one hundred twenty dollars; [to be retained by the state at the time application for the permit is made and forty dollars remitted to the municipality upon issuance of the permit;] a "Class No. 6" permit, [one hundred dollars, fifty] not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars; [to be retained by the state at the time application for the permit is made and fifty dollars remitted to the municipality upon issuance of the permit;] and a "Class No. 7" permit, [one] not to exceed three hundred dollars. [to be retained by the state.]

Sec. 10. Subsection (c) of section 7-177a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(c) Any raffle described in subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall conform to the requirements of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, as amended by this act. Each organization conducting a raffle described in this section shall deposit all proceeds from such raffle in a special checking account established and maintained by the organization which shall be subject to audit by the [Department of Consumer Protection] municipal official, as defined in section 7-173, as amended by this act. Any expense incidental to the conduct of such raffle shall be paid from the gross receipts of raffle tickets and only by checks drawn from such checking account. All cash prizes awarded shall be paid from such checking account.

Sec. 11. Section 7-180 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

If there is any change in the facts set forth in the application for a permit to conduct a bazaar or raffle subsequent to the making of such application, the applicant shall immediately notify the [Commissioner of Consumer Protection] municipal official of such change. [, and the commissioner may, if he] The municipal official may, if he or she deems such action advisable in the public interest, revoke such permit.

Sec. 12. Section 7-181 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) For the purposes of this section, "municipal official" means the chief of police of the municipality, or if there is no police department, the chief executive officer of the municipality, where the bazaar or raffle is to be conducted or is conducted.

[(a)] (b) Whenever it appears to the [Commissioner of Consumer Protection] municipal official, after an investigation that any person is violating or is about to violate any provision of sections 7-170 to [7-185, inclusive, or administrative regulations issued pursuant thereto, the commissioner may in his] 7-182, inclusive, as amended by this act, or made any false statement in any application for a permit or in any report required by the provisions of said sections, the municipal official may in his or her discretion, to protect the public welfare, order that any registration or permit issued pursuant to said sections be immediately suspended or revoked and that the person cease and desist from the actions constituting such violation or which would constitute such violation. [After such an order is issued, the person named therein may, within fourteen days after receipt of the order, file a written request for a hearing. Such hearing shall be held in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54.] Any person aggrieved by any order of the municipal official made pursuant to this subsection may appeal to the superior court for the judicial district in which the municipality is located.

[(b) Whenever the Commissioner of Consumer Protection finds as the result of an investigation that any person has violated any provision of sections 7-170 to 7-185, inclusive, or administrative regulations issued pursuant thereto or made any false statement in any application for a permit or in any report required by the provisions of said sections, the commissioner may send a notice to such person by certified mail, return receipt requested. Any such notice shall include (1) a reference to the section or regulation alleged to have been violated or the application or report in which an alleged false statement was made, (2) a short and plain statement of the matter asserted or charged, (3) the fact that any registration or permit issued pursuant to sections 7-170 to 7-185, inclusive, may be suspended or revoked for such violation or false statement and the maximum penalty that may be imposed for such violation or false statement, and (4) the time and place for the hearing. Such hearing shall be fixed for a date not earlier than fourteen days after the notice is mailed.

(c) The commissioner shall hold a hearing upon the charges made unless such person fails to appear at the hearing. Such hearing shall be held in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. If such person fails to appear at the hearing or if, after the hearing, the commissioner finds that such person committed such a violation or made such a false statement, the commissioner may, in his discretion, suspend or revoke such registration or permit and order that a civil penalty of not more than two hundred dollars be imposed upon such person for such violation or false statement. The commissioner shall send a copy of any order issued pursuant to this subsection by certified mail, return receipt requested, to any person named in such order. Any person aggrieved by a decision of the commissioner under this subsection shall have a right of appeal pursuant to section 4-183.]

[(d)] (c) Whenever the [commissioner] municipal official revokes a permit issued pursuant to sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, as amended by this act, [the issuing authority] the municipal official shall not issue any permit to such permittee for three years after the date of such violation.

Sec. 13. Section 7-182 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

Any sponsoring organization that holds, operates or conducts any bazaar or raffle, and its members who were in charge thereof, shall furnish to the [Commissioner of Consumer Protection a verified statement] municipal official, as defined in subsection (a) of section 7-181, as amended by this act, a report showing (1) the amount of the gross receipts derived from each bazaar or raffle, (2) in the case of a raffle, the number and price of tickets sold, (3) each item of expense incurred or paid, and each item of expenditure made or to be made and the name and address of each person to whom each such item has been or is to be paid, (4) the net profit derived from each bazaar or raffle and the uses to which the net profit has been or is to be applied, and (5) a list of prizes of a retail value of fifty dollars or more offered or given with the amount paid for each prize purchased or the retail value for each prize donated and the names and addresses of the persons to whom the prizes were given. Such report shall be furnished during the next succeeding month. The [commissioner] municipal official shall keep such report on file and available for public inspection for a period of one year thereafter. The sponsoring organization shall maintain and keep any books and records that may be necessary to substantiate the particulars of such report, which books and records shall be preserved for at least one year from the date of such report and shall be available for inspection. Such report shall be certified to under penalty of false statement by the three persons designated in the permit application as being responsible for the bazaar or raffle.

Sec. 14. Section 7-183 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

Each such report may be examined by the [Commissioner of Consumer Protection] municipal official, as defined in subsection (a) of section 7-181, as amended by this act, and compared with the original application. The [commissioner] municipal official may refer any violation of sections 7-170 to [7-185] 7-182, inclusive, as amended by this act, [or administrative regulations issued pursuant thereto found therein] to the office of the state's attorney having jurisdiction over the municipality in which the sponsoring organization is located and, if the bazaar or raffle was located in a different municipality than the municipality in which the sponsoring organization is located, to the office of the state's attorney having jurisdiction over the municipality in which the bazaar or raffle was located. Such state's attorney office shall investigate and take such action as the facts require.

Sec. 15. Section 7-185a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, as amended by this act, [and the regulations adopted thereunder,] any organized church, volunteer fire company or veterans organization or association conducting a bazaar or raffle, (1) may be permitted to redeem prizes in cash; (2) shall be exempt from the requirement of preserving unsold raffle tickets beyond ninety days after the conclusion of the holding, operating and conducting of such bazaar or raffle and shall be permitted to dispose of unclaimed prizes after such ninety days; and (3) may file a reconciliation of expenditures and receipts signed by an officer in lieu of an accountant.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, as amended by this act, [and the regulations adopted thereunder,] any sponsoring organization qualified to conduct a bazaar or raffle under the provisions of section 7-172 may conduct such bazaar or have the actual drawing of such raffle in a municipality other than the municipality which grants the permit, provided the chief of police or if there is no police department, the chief executive officer of the other municipality has in writing approved such bazaar or drawing.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 7-177, any sponsoring organization conducting a bazaar may operate "fifty-fifty" coupon games each day of a permitted bazaar event and may award cash prizes of fifty per cent of "fifty-fifty" coupon game sales for each coupon drawing conducted. Not more than three scheduled drawings may be held on any day on which a bazaar is permitted. A "fifty-fifty" coupon game shall be operated from an authorized bazaar booth [, subject to the regulation of the Commissioner of Consumer Protection] and shall allow for the sale of "fifty-fifty" coupons at a predetermined uniform price. Each "fifty-fifty" coupon shall be consecutively numbered and shall have a correspondingly numbered stub. Each sponsoring organization shall provide different colored coupons for each drawing and shall award one prize for each drawing held. Each sponsoring organization conducting such games shall conspicuously post, at each bazaar booth at which such games are conducted, a notice or notices which shall include the dates, times and places of any "fifty-fifty" coupon drawings, as well as the prices and colors of coupons to be sold for each drawing. The [commissioner] municipal officer shall prescribe the form of such notice which shall contain the following statement: "Holders of coupons must be present to claim a prize." Each such organization shall account for each coupon printed and sold for each drawing and shall announce the amount of sales and the prize to be awarded immediately prior to each drawing. The sponsoring organization shall preserve all sold and unsold coupons or stubs for a period of at least one year from the date of the verified statement required pursuant to section 7-182, as amended by this act.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 7-177, any sponsoring organization qualified to conduct a bazaar or raffle under the provisions of section 7-172 may operate a cow-chip raffle once a calendar year and may award cash prizes in connection with participation in such a raffle, in addition to those prizes authorized pursuant to section 7-177. Such raffles shall conform to the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, as amended by this act. [and shall be subject to regulation by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.] A cow-chip raffle shall allow for the sale of consecutively numbered tickets with correspondingly numbered stubs, entitling the holders of such tickets to the temporary possession of a plot of land for purposes of the conduct of the cow-chip raffle. Each sponsoring organization conducting a cow-chip raffle shall provide for a suitable land area on which the cow-chip raffle activity is to be conducted. The area shall be sufficiently enclosed so as to confine any animal utilized in the conduct of a cow-chip raffle during the period in which the animal is so utilized. The area shall be adequately marked so as to display the number of plots to be utilized, which shall correspond to the number of cow-chip raffle tickets to be sold. The manner in which winners in a cow-chip raffle are determined shall be clearly stated prior to the commencement of a cow-chip raffle drawing and each sponsoring organization shall conspicuously post an information board which shall display the consecutively numbered plots of the cow-chip raffle event. A cow-chip raffle drawing shall commence at a designated time and shall continue until all winners of authorized prizes have been determined. No person may feed, lead or handle any animal utilized in a cow-chip raffle once the animal has entered into the enclosed area from which winners will be determined. Each sponsoring organization conducting a cow-chip raffle shall deposit all proceeds from the conduct of such raffle in a special checking account established and maintained by such organization, which shall be subject to audit by the [commissioner] municipal official. Any expense incidental to the conduct of such raffle shall be paid from the gross receipts of cow-chip raffle tickets and only by checks drawn from such checking account. All cash prizes awarded shall be paid from such checking account.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, as amended by this act, [and the regulations adopted pursuant to said sections,] any sponsoring organization conducting a bazaar may operate a "teacup raffle" and may, through the sale of chances, award prizes consisting of gift certificates or merchandise. No such organization may conduct more than one scheduled "teacup raffle" drawing for all prizes offered on any day on which a bazaar is permitted. A "teacup raffle" shall be operated from an authorized bazaar booth. [, and shall be subject to regulation by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.] Each "teacup raffle" ticket shall (1) be consecutively numbered and have a correspondingly numbered stub that shall include the name, address and telephone number of the purchaser, or (2) be a sheet containing up to twenty-five coupons, each bearing the same number, and including a "hold" stub for the purchaser and a correspondingly numbered stub including the name, address and telephone number of the purchaser. Sheet tickets shall be made available for purchase by permittees as fund raising items at a price not to exceed ten per cent above the purchase price. Each sponsoring organization conducting such raffle shall conspicuously post, at each bazaar booth at which such raffle is conducted, a notice or notices that include the date and time of any "teacup raffle" drawing. The sponsoring organization shall preserve all sold and unsold tickets or stubs for a period of at least one year from the date of the verified statement required pursuant to section 7-182, as amended by this act.

(f) [(1)] Any sponsoring organization qualified to conduct a bazaar or raffle under the provisions of section 7-172 may operate a duck-race raffle once each calendar year. Such raffles shall conform to the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, as amended by this act. [and shall be subject to regulation by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.] For the purpose of this subsection, "duck-race raffle" means a raffle in which artificial ducks, numbered consecutively to correspond with the number of tickets sold for such raffle, are placed in a naturally moving stream of water at a designated starting point and in which the ticket corresponding to the number of the first duck to pass a designated finishing point is the winning ticket. [(2) The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, that establish procedures for the operation of duck-race raffles.]

(g) [(1)] Any sponsoring organization qualified to conduct a bazaar or raffle under the provisions of section 7-172 may operate a frog-race raffle once each calendar year. Such raffles shall conform to the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, as amended by this act. [and shall be subject to regulation by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.] For the purpose of this subsection, "frog-race raffle" means a raffle in which artificial frogs [conforming to specifications approved by the commissioner and] numbered consecutively to correspond with the number of tickets sold for such raffle, are placed in a naturally moving stream of water at a designated starting point and in which the ticket corresponding to the number of the first frog to pass a designated finishing point is the winning ticket. [(2) The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, that establish procedures for the operation of frog-race raffles.]

(h) [(1)] Any sponsoring organization qualified to conduct a bazaar or raffle under the provisions of section 7-172 may operate a golf ball-drop raffle once each calendar year. Any such raffle shall conform to the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, as amended by this act. [and shall be subject to regulation by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.] For the purposes of this subsection, "golf ball-drop raffle" means a raffle in which golf balls, numbered consecutively to correspond with the number of tickets sold for such raffle, are dropped from a pay loader, bucket truck, crane or similar vehicle, platform, helicopter, hot air balloon or other aircraft hovering above a designated target, and in which the ticket corresponding to the number of the first golf ball to be closest to the center of the designated target is the winning ticket. [(2) The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, establishing procedures for the operation of golf ball-drop raffles.]

Sec. 16. Section 7-185b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) [As used in] For the purposes of this section, "tuition raffle" means a raffle in which the prize is payment of the tuition or part of the tuition at an educational institution or payment of a student loan or part of a student loan for a student recipient designated by the raffle winner, and "municipal official" means the chief of police of the municipality, or if there is no police department, the chief executive officer of the municipality, where the tuition raffle is to be conducted or is conducted.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 7-170 to 7-186, inclusive, as amended by this act, any organization qualified to conduct a bazaar or raffle under section 7-172 may conduct a [special] tuition raffle once each calendar year. The [Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall adopt such regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. Said regulations shall] municipality where the tuition raffle is to be conducted may, by ordinance, (1) allow any organization permitted to conduct a [special] tuition raffle to fund all or a part of a student recipient's education or to pay all or part of a student recipient's student loan each year for a period not to exceed four years, (2) permit the student recipient to be the actual tuition raffle winner, a relative of the raffle winner or a student chosen by the raffle winner, (3) give authority to the sponsoring organization to permit the tuition prize to be divided among student recipients designated by the raffle winner, (4) provide that the tuition prize be paid each consecutive year, commencing with the first year of the student recipient's education at an accredited private or parochial school, or public or independent institution of higher education selected by the student recipient, (5) provide that the tuition prize be paid directly to the educational institution or financial institution that made the student loan designated by the student recipient, and no tuition prize shall be redeemed or redeemable for cash, and (6) provide that the tuition raffle winner have a period not to exceed four years to designate a student recipient. For the purposes of this section, "financial institution" means a bank, as defined in section 36a-2, an out-of-state bank, as defined in section 36a-2, a Connecticut credit union, as defined in section 36a-2, an out-of-state credit union, as defined in section 36a-2, an institutional lender, any subsidiary or affiliate of such bank, out-of-state bank, Connecticut credit union, out-of-state credit union or institutional lender, or other lender licensed by the Department of Banking.

(c) All proceeds of the [special] tuition raffle shall be deposited in a special dedicated bank account approved by the [Commissioner of Consumer Protection] municipal official, and all [special] tuition raffle expenses shall be paid from such account. The [commissioner] municipal official shall prescribe the maintenance of tuition raffle accounts by any sponsoring organization and such accounts shall be subject to audit by the [commissioner or a designee. The commissioner] municipal official. The municipal official may require any organization conducting a tuition raffle to post a performance bond in an amount sufficient to fully fund the [special] tuition raffle prize to be awarded.

(d) Any organization permitted to conduct a [special] tuition raffle shall file a tuition raffle financial report in a manner prescribed by the [commissioner] municipal official. Such report shall detail the status of the tuition prize money or the raffle and any other information that the [commissioner] municipal official may require, on a quarterly basis, during the months of January, April, July and October, until all tuition or student loan payments for each [special] tuition raffle have been paid.

Sec. 17. Section 7-186 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

Any person who violates any provision of sections 7-170 to [7-185, inclusive, or administrative regulations issued pursuant thereto] 7-185b, inclusive, as amended by this act, or who makes any false statement in any application for a permit or in any report required by the provisions of said sections shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year or be both fined and imprisoned.

Sec. 18. Section 7-185 of the general statutes is repealed. (Effective January 1, 2018)"

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

Section 1

January 1, 2018

7-169

Sec. 2

January 1, 2018

7-169a

Sec. 3

January 1, 2018

7-169c

Sec. 4

January 1, 2018

7-169d

Sec. 5

January 1, 2018

7-169e

Sec. 6

January 1, 2018

7-169h(h)

Sec. 7

January 1, 2018

7-173

Sec. 8

January 1, 2018

7-174

Sec. 9

January 1, 2018

7-176

Sec. 10

January 1, 2018

7-177a(c)

Sec. 11

January 1, 2018

7-180

Sec. 12

January 1, 2018

7-181

Sec. 13

January 1, 2018

7-182

Sec. 14

January 1, 2018

7-183

Sec. 15

January 1, 2018

7-185a

Sec. 16

January 1, 2018

7-185b

Sec. 17

January 1, 2018

7-186

Sec. 18

January 1, 2018

Repealer section

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

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 8:29 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 150

Necessary for Passage 76

Those voting Yea 147

Those voting Nay 3

Those absent and not voting 1

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7070 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

 

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

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

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

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

   

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

ASSISTANT DEPUTY SPEAKER ALTOBELLO IN THE CHAIR

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 7305 (RAISED) (File No. 665) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL STATUTES.

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

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

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 8:43 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. 7305 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

   

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

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The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 884 (RAISED) (File No. 647) AN ACT ADOPTING THE CONNECTICUT UNIFORM RECOGNITION OF SUBSTITUTE DECISION-MAKING DOCUMENTS ACT AND REVISING THE CONNECTICUT UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill was explained by Representative Stafstrom of the 129th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7614) and moved its adoption.

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

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

On motion of Representative Stafstrom of the 129th District, Senate Bill No. 884 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 7273 (RAISED) (File No. 463) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES.

The bill was explained by Representative Fleischmann of the 18th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8759) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative McCarty of the 38th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8759):

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

"Section 1. Section 10-16b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) In the public schools the program of instruction offered shall include at least the following subject matter, as taught by legally qualified teachers, the arts; career education; consumer education; health and safety, including, but not limited to, human growth and development, nutrition, first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation training in accordance with the provisions of section 10-16qq, disease prevention and cancer awareness, including, but not limited to, age and developmentally appropriate instruction in performing self-examinations for the purposes of screening for breast cancer and testicular cancer, community and consumer health, physical, mental and emotional health, including youth suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, safety, which shall include the safe use of social media, as defined in section 9-601, and may include the dangers of gang membership, and accident prevention; language arts, including reading, writing, grammar, speaking and spelling; mathematics; physical education; science; social studies, including, but not limited to, citizenship, economics, geography, government and history; computer programming instruction; and in addition, on at least the secondary level, one or more world languages, [and] vocational education and the safe haven law, as set forth in sections 17a-57 to 17a-61, inclusive. For purposes of this subsection, world languages shall include American Sign Language, provided such subject matter is taught by a qualified instructor under the supervision of a teacher who holds a certificate issued by the State Board of Education. For purposes of this subsection, the "arts" means any form of visual or performing arts, which may include, but not be limited to, dance, music, art and theatre.

(b) If a local or regional board of education requires its pupils to take a course in a world language, the parent or guardian of a pupil identified as deaf or hearing impaired may request in writing that such pupil be exempted from such requirement and, if such a request is made, such pupil shall be exempt from such requirement.

(c) Each local and regional board of education shall on September 1, 1982, and annually thereafter at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Education shall request, attest to the State Board of Education that such local or regional board of education offers at least the program of instruction required pursuant to this section, and that such program of instruction is planned, ongoing and systematic.

(d) The State Board of Education shall make available curriculum materials and such other materials as may assist local and regional boards of education in developing instructional programs pursuant to this section. The State Board of Education, within available appropriations and utilizing available resource materials, shall assist and encourage local and regional boards of education to include: (1) Holocaust and genocide education and awareness; (2) the historical events surrounding the Great Famine in Ireland; (3) African-American history; (4) Puerto Rican history; (5) Native American history; (6) personal financial management, including, but not limited to, financial literacy as developed in the plan provided under section 10-16pp; (7) training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators; (8) labor history and law, including organized labor, the collective bargaining process, existing legal protections in the workplace, the history and economics of free market capitalism and entrepreneurialism, and the role of labor and capitalism in the development of the American and world economies; (9) the safe haven law, as set forth in sections 17a-57 to 17a-61, inclusive; and [(9)] (10) topics approved by the state board upon the request of local or regional boards of education as part of the program of instruction offered pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) Not later than August 1, 2017, the Department of Children and Families shall provide the State Board of Education with instructional materials relating to the safe haven law, as set forth in sections 17a-57 to 17a-61, inclusive, of the general statutes, for the purpose of assisting the board in meeting its responsibility of making available curriculum materials pursuant to subsection (d) of section 10-16b of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

Sec. 3. Subsection (d) of section 10-221d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(d) (1) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a student employed by the local or regional school district in which the student attends school.

(2) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section requiring state and national criminal history records checks shall, at the discretion of a local or regional board of education, apply to a person employed by a local or regional board of education as a teacher for a noncredit adult class or adult education activity, as defined in section 10-67, who is not required to hold a teaching certificate pursuant to section 10-145b for his or her position."

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

Section 1

July 1, 2017

10-16b

Sec. 2

from passage

New section

Sec. 3

July 1, 2017

10-221d(d)

The bill was discussed by Representative Fleischmann of the 18th who offered House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 8803) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Lavielle of the 143rd and Fishbein of the 90th.

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

On a voice vote the motion carried and House Bill No. 7273 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed temporarily.

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GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S.B. No. 826 (RAISED) (File No. 206) AN ACT MAKING CHANGES TO DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION STATUTES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill was explained by Representative D'Agostino of the 91st who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7837) and moved its adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The bill was discussed by Representatives Ackert of the 8th and Smith of the 108th.

On motion of Representative D'Agostino of the 91st District, Senate Bill No. 826 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 7278 (RAISED) (File No. 598) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF STATE LAND.

The bill was explained by Representative Lopes of the 24th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8730) 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 8730):

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

"Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 9 of special act 15-1 of the June special session is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(b) The town of East Hartford shall use said parcels of land for municipal or economic development purposes. If the town of East Hartford:

(1) Does not use any of said parcels for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of any of said parcels other than a sale for municipal or economic development purposes; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of any of said parcels other than a lease for municipal or economic development purposes,

the parcel at issue shall revert to the state of Connecticut. Any sale or lease of said parcels in accordance with this section shall be for the fair market value of the property or lease of said property, as determined by the average of the appraisals of two independent appraisers selected by the Commissioner of Transportation. Any funds received by the town of East Hartford from a sale or lease of said parcels in accordance with this [section] subsection shall be transferred to the State Treasurer for deposit in the Special Transportation Fund.

Sec. 2. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Fairfield a parcel of land located in the town of Fairfield, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately 7.23 acres and is identified as 5695 Park Avenue, Lot 4 of town of Fairfield Tax Assessor's Map 14. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Fairfield shall use said parcel of land for recreational and open space purposes. If the town of Fairfield:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 3. Section 3 of public act 95-127, as amended by section 16 of special act 97-20, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, the [commissioner of public works] Commissioner of Administrative Services shall convey to the town of Killingly, subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board and at a cost of one dollar, a parcel of land and the buildings on said parcel, which parcel is located in the town of Killingly, has an area of approximately 0.78 acres and is identified as the same parcel of land conveyed to the state of Connecticut by James M. Paine and recorded in the Killingly Land Records at Volume 66, Page 263 on July 16, 1909.

(b) The town of Killingly shall [determine how] use said parcel of land and buildings [shall be used] for economic development purposes. If said town does not retain ownership of said parcel or buildings, other than a sale for economic development purposes, the parcel and buildings shall revert to the state of Connecticut. The revenue generated by the parcel and buildings shall not exceed the cost to the town of Killingly of owning and maintaining [such] said parcel and buildings. In determining the cost, revenue lost to the town if the parcel and buildings are not operated by a private entity may be considered. Any sale of said parcel and buildings shall be for one hundred fifty thousand dollars. Any funds received by the town of Killingly from a sale in accordance with this subsection shall be transferred to the State Treasurer for deposit in the General Fund.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land and buildings not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the [department of public works] Department of Administrative Services. The land and buildings shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The state treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section, and the [commissioner of public works] Commissioner of Administrative Services shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 4. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the town of Norwalk a parcel of land, located in the town of Norwalk, and any improvements located on said parcel, at a cost equal to the fair market value of the property, as determined by the average of the appraisals of two independent appraisers selected by the commissioner, plus the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately .251 acre and is described in a quit claim deed recorded on June 19, 2012, in Volume 7617 at page 167 of the town of Norwalk Land Records. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land and improvements not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance. Any funds received by said department from a sale of said parcel in accordance with this section shall be transferred to the Treasurer for deposit in the Special Transportation Fund.

Sec. 5. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Adjutant General of the Military Department shall convey to the town of Enfield two easements as follows: (1) A temporary easement on a parcel of land located in the town of Enfield until the completion of the town's roadway reconstruction project, for the sum of eight hundred fifty-one dollars, which easement has an area of approximately .195 acre and is identified as a rectangular-shaped parcel located approximately 700 feet east of the corner of King Street and Mullen Road in the town of Enfield, and (2) a permanent easement on a parcel of land located in the town of Enfield, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said easement has an area of approximately 0.017 acres and is identified as a triangular-shaped parcel of land located at the corner of King Street and Mullen Road in the town of Enfield. The easements are a portion of the parcel identified as Lot 37 on town of Enfield Tax Assessor's Map 16. The conveyance of the easements shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Enfield shall use said easements for purposes of upgrading the drainage system associated with the roadway reconstruction project. If the town of Enfield:

(1) Does not use said easements for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all or a portion of said easements; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said easements,

the easements shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) Said easements shall be granted (1) subject to the right of the state to (A) pass and repass over and on said easements of land for the purpose of accessing lands of the state, and (B) place and maintain over, under and on said easements of land existing and future utilities, including, but not limited to, electrical, water, sanitary sewer, telecommunications and gas, and (2) subject to any rights and easements with regard to said easements of land that the state deems necessary to meet its governmental obligations.

(d) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said easements of land not less than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Military Department.

Sec. 6. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the city of New Haven eleven parcels of land located in the city of New Haven, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land are identified as follows: (1) The first parcel has an area of approximately .45 acre and is identified as 41 Dwight Street at Lot 500 in Block 176 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 298; (2) the second parcel has an area of approximately .088 acre and is identified as 999 Ella T Grasso Boulevard at Lot 3300 in Block 151 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 342; (3) the third parcel has an area of approximately .45 acre and is identified as 283 Legion Avenue at Lot 2100 in Block 173 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 314; (4) the fourth parcel has an area of approximately .13 acre and is identified as 786 Legion Avenue at Lot 100 in Block 151 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 342; (5) the fifth parcel has an area of approximately 4.36 acres and is identified as 38 Miller Street at Lot 1000 in Block 165 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 340; (6) the sixth parcel has an area of approximately .025 acre and is identified as 45 Miller Street at Lot 2700 in Block 166 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 340; (7) the seventh parcel has an area of approximately .65 acre and is identified as 203 Orchard Street at Lot 100 in Block 1290 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 315; (8) the eighth parcel has an area of approximately .34 acre and is identified as 41 Sherman Avenue at Lot 100 in Block 1279 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 314; (9) the ninth parcel has an area of approximately .15 acre and is identified as 7 Waverly Street at Lot 200 in Block 1292 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 315; (10) the tenth parcel has an area of approximately .29 acre and is identified as Lot 1000 in Block 1279 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 314, located on Fayette Street; and (11) the eleventh parcel has an area of approximately 1 acre and is identified as Lot 1500 in Block 173 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 314, located on Orchard Street. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The city of New Haven shall use said parcels of land for open space purposes. If the city of New Haven:

(1) Does not use said parcels for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcels; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcels,

the parcels shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcels of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 7. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the city of New Haven a parcel of land located in the city of New Haven, at a cost equal to the fair market value of the property, as determined by the average of the appraisals of two independent appraisers selected by the commissioner, plus the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately .58 acre and is identified as 25 Kendall Street at Lot 200 in Block 953 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 69. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance. Any funds received by said department from a sale of said parcel in accordance with this section shall be transferred to the State Treasurer for deposit in the Special Transportation Fund.

Sec. 8. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the city of New Haven two parcels of land located in the city of New Haven, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. The first parcel of land has an area of approximately .05 acre and is identified as 16 Rosette Street at Lot 2900 in Block 26 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 266. The second parcel of land has an area of approximately .07 acre and is identified as 18 Rosette Street at Lot 2800 in Block 26 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 266. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The city of New Haven shall use said parcels of land for open space purposes. If the city of New Haven:

(1) Does not use said parcels for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcels; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcels,

the parcels shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The Commissioner of Transportation shall retain an easement for rail access for safety purposes on the parcels of land to be conveyed by the commissioner, which shall total approximately twenty feet.

(d) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcels of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsections (b) and (c) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 9. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Transportation shall convey to the city of New Haven a parcel of land located in the city of New Haven, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcel of land has an area of approximately .195 acre and is identified as 195 Derby Avenue at Lot 2000 in Block 208 on city of New Haven Assessor's Map 338. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The city of New Haven shall use said parcel of land for open space purposes. If the city of New Haven:

(1) Does not use said parcel for said purposes;

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcel; or

(3) Leases all or any portion of said parcel,

the parcel shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcel of land not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of Transportation. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of Transportation shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 10. Section 3 of special act 93-23, as amended by section 12 of special act 01-6, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of the general statutes or any special act or section 3 of public act 88-267, the Connecticut Housing Authority shall convey to the Bridgeport housing authority the following properties: (1) The Beardsley Terrace Apartments and Beardsley Terrace Apartments Extension, Bridgeport, and (2) the Pequonock Gardens Project, Bridgeport. [The] Except as provided in subsection (e) of this section, the conveyance of such properties shall be subject to the condition that such properties continue to be used by the Bridgeport housing authority for the purpose of providing housing for persons and families of low and moderate income.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of the general statutes or any special act or section 3 of public act 88-267, the Connecticut Housing Authority shall convey to a municipal housing authority the following properties: (1) 1190 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield; (2) 1192 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield; (3) 1194 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield; (4) 1196 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield; (5) 142 Tunxis Avenue, Bloomfield; (6) 28 Daniel Boulevard, Bloomfield; (7) 9 Glenwood Avenue, Bloomfield; (8) 420 Park Avenue, Bloomfield; (9) 422 Park Avenue, Bloomfield; (10) 43 Marguerite Avenue, Bloomfield; (11) 49 Marguerite Avenue, Bloomfield; (12) 35 Brookdale Avenue, Bloomfield; (13) 10 Taft Avenue, Bloomfield; (14) 12 Taft Avenue, Bloomfield; (15) 14 Taft Avenue, Bloomfield. [The] Except as provided in subsection (f) of this section, the conveyance of such properties shall be subject to the condition that such properties continue to be used by the municipal housing authority for the purpose of providing housing for persons and families of low and moderate income.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of the general statutes or any special act or section 3 of public act 88-267, the Connecticut Housing Authority shall convey to the Bridgeport housing authority the structure located at 82-102 Smith Street in the city of Bridgeport. [The] Except as provided in subsection (e) of this section, the conveyance of such structure shall be subject to the condition that such structure continue to be used by the Bridgeport housing authority for the purpose of providing housing for persons and families of low and moderate income.

(d) [If] Except as provided in subsections (e) and (f) of this section, if any property or structure described in subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this section is not used for the purpose of providing housing for persons and families of low and moderate income, said property or structure shall revert to the state.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (c) of this section, the Pequonock Gardens Project, Bridgeport, shall not revert to the state upon the closing and demolition of said project. If, after the demolition of said project, the net revenue from the sale or lease of the property on which the project has been located is not used by the Bridgeport housing authority for the purpose of providing housing for persons and families of low and moderate income, said property shall revert to the state.

(f) (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 3 of public act 88-267, the town of Bloomfield shall have, and shall be deemed to have had, full authority to convey the properties described in subdivisions (3) and (6) of subsection (b) of this section for any purpose and the deeds to such properties shall reflect the removal of any previously recorded use restrictions on said properties.

(2) The town of Bloomfield shall purchase property, comparable to that described in subdivisions (3) and (6) of subsection (b) of this section, for use as affordable housing. If at any time such purchased property is not used for said purpose, such property shall be conveyed to the state. Any deed for such purchased property shall include provisions to carry out the requirements of this section. The town of Bloomfield shall provide a copy of such deed to the Commissioner of Housing.

(3) If the town of Bloomfield fails to meet the requirements set forth in subdivision (2) of this subsection by January 1, 2018, the town of Bloomfield shall place in an escrow account an amount equal to the greater of either (A) the current fair market value of the properties described in subdivisions (3) and (6) of subsection (b) of this section, or (B) the fair market value of the properties described in subdivisions (3) and (6) of subsection (b) of this section as of June 13, 1993.

(4) If the town of Bloomfield fails to meet the requirements set forth in subdivision (2) of this subsection by January 1, 2019, the moneys placed in an escrow account in accordance with subdivision (3) of this subsection shall be transferred to the Commissioner of Housing for purposes of a grant-in-aid to an agency designated by the Commissioner of Housing, to be used to acquire or create housing for persons or families of moderate income. Upon the transfer of said funds, the requirements set forth in subdivision (2) of this subsection shall be deemed to have been met.

[(f)] (g) The properties and structures described in subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this section shall remain under the care and control of the Connecticut Housing Authority until a conveyance is made in accordance with this section. The state treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed, instrument or amendment thereto necessary for any conveyance under this section and the Connecticut Housing Authority shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents for any such conveyance.

Sec. 11. Section 28 of public act 05-279 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of [Public Works] Administrative Services shall convey to the town of Haddam [four] five parcels of land and an easement, all located in the town of Haddam, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of making such conveyance. Said parcels of land and easement are identified as the following lots and parcels on the town of Haddam Tax Assessor's map: (1) Lot 51, having an area of approximately 17 acres, (2) lot 51.1, having an area of approximately 27.5 acres, (3) lot 51.2, having an area of approximately 4.2 acres, [and] (4) lot 51.3, having an area of approximately 2.3 acres, and (5) (A) a portion of parcel 1-RR, having an area of approximately .6 acre, identified as "Parcel 1. Area=26,000 Sq. Ft. " on a map entitled "New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Office of Engineer -- Real Estate, Haddam, Conn., Land to be Conveyed and Easement to be Granted to County of Middlesex, Scale: 1 In.=50 Ft., June 1959" that is on file in the Haddam Town Clerk's Office, filed September 29, 1959, and (B) a 10-foot easement to drain to the parcel identified as "Parcel 2. Area=12,800 Sq. Ft. " on said map and the parcel identified in subparagraph (A) of this subdivision and the drainage area shown on said map. The conveyance shall be subject to the approval of the State Properties Review Board.

(b) The town of Haddam shall use said parcels of land and easement for municipal, recreational and economic development purposes. If the town of Haddam:

(1) Does not use said parcels and easement for said purposes; or

(2) Does not retain ownership of all of said parcels and easement,

the parcels and easement shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

(c) The State Properties Review Board shall complete its review of the conveyance of said parcels of land and easement not later than thirty days after it receives a proposed agreement from the Department of [Public Works] Administrative Services. The land shall remain under the care and control of said department until a conveyance is made in accordance with the provisions of this section. The State Treasurer shall execute and deliver any deed or instrument necessary for a conveyance under this section, which deed or instrument shall include provisions to carry out the purposes of subsection (b) of this section. The Commissioner of [Public Works] Administrative Services shall have the sole responsibility for all other incidents of such conveyance.

Sec. 12. Section 10 of special act 14-23 is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

[Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4b-21 of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Administrative Services may transfer custody and control of a parcel of land and any improvements on said parcel to the Capital Region Development Authority for housing or economic development purposes. Said parcel is owned by the state and is located in the city of Hartford at 10 Clinton Street. Such transfer shall be in accordance with terms and conditions recommended by the Commissioner of Administrative Services and approved by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management.] (a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the Commissioner of Administrative Services shall subdivide and subsequently convey to the Capital Region Development Authority two parcels of land located in the city of Hartford, at a cost equal to the administrative costs of subdividing such parcels and making such conveyance. Said parcels of land to be subdivided are identified as (1) lot 27 in Block 446 of city of Hartford Tax Assessor's Map 247, located at 79 Elm Street and 10 Clinton Street, designated as Parcel A on a map entitled "Property Conveyance Map" dated May 5, 2017, on file with the Bureau of Assets Management in the Office of Policy and Management, and (2) lot 22 in Block 444 of city of Hartford Tax Assessor's Map 247, located at 165 Capitol Avenue, designated as Parcel B on a map entitled "Property Conveyance Map" dated May 5, 2017, on file with the Bureau of Assets Management in the Office of Policy and Management.

(b) The two parcels described in subsection (a) of this section shall be subdivided as follows:

(1) The parcel described in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section, Parcel A, shall be subdivided from the intersection of boundaries A1 and A2 with a new boundary line AA, extending to a point perpendicular to boundary line A8, resulting in a new parcel with frontage upon Clinton Street and Capitol Avenue with an area of approximately 1.3 acres.

(2) The parcel described in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, Parcel B, shall be subdivided at a point located 386.50 feet from the intersection of boundary lines B1 and B6, with a new boundary line BB extending to a point perpendicular to boundary line B5, resulting in a new parcel with frontage upon Capitol Avenue, West Street and Buckingham Street with an area of approximately 2.7 acres.

(c) The commissioner shall convey said parcels not later than ninety days after the commissioner determines a sufficient number of replacement parking spaces, approximately three hundred or another number determined sufficient by the commissioner, have been secured at an alternate location. Parking on said parcels may continue on a temporary basis until the commissioner makes such determination. In no case shall Parcel B be used for parking purposes permanently.

(d) The Capital Region Development Authority shall use said subdivided parcels of land for housing or economic development purposes. The authority may begin the process of marketing and permitting said parcels prior to the commissioner's determination concerning replacement parking under subsection (c) of this section. If the authority does not develop said parcels within ten years after the conveyance, the parcels shall revert to the state of Connecticut.

Sec. 13. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017, and applicable to sales occurring on and after September 1, 2017) For the purposes of this section, "municipality" means any town, consolidated town and city or consolidated town and borough. Prior to the sale of any real property (1) owned by a municipality, (2) with an assessed value of more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars or whose value has not been assessed by the town, and (3) that includes or is part of a watershed or encompasses a well or reservoir, such municipality shall cause an appraisal of the fair market value of such real property to be completed. Not later than sixty days prior to such sale, such municipality shall make such appraisal public on such municipality's Internet web site, or if no such Internet web site exists, through other practicable means as determined by such municipality.

Sec. 14. (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 8-127, 8-136 and 8-137 of the general statutes, a redevelopment agency formed by the town of Preston for purposes of the redevelopment of property formerly owned by the state, by an agreement with the redeveloper that has been approved by the town's legislative body, (1) may, after a public hearing, approve modifications which substantially change the redevelopment plan previously approved by the legislative body and described in such agreement, subject to the requirements of such agreement, (2) may make part of the redevelopment area subject to the redevelopment plan any embedded or immediately adjacent parcels of real property acquired by the redeveloper for purposes of redevelopment in accordance with the redevelopment plan, and (3) need not consent to the transfer by the redeveloper of real property described in the redevelopment plan by the redeveloper, if such transfer is for purposes of redevelopment in accordance with such redevelopment plan and satisfies the conditions applicable to the transfer as set forth in such agreement.

(b) The legislative body of the town of Preston may, by approving the agreement with such redeveloper, authorize such redevelopment agency to approve, within limits established by such agreement but without further action by such legislative body, agreements fixing real property tax assessments with respect to real property described in the agreement with the redeveloper, if otherwise permitted by section 12-65b or 12-125b of the general statutes. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the existence of such redevelopment agency shall not be discontinued prior to the expiration of the term of the agreement with such redeveloper.

Sec. 15. Section 6 of special act 14-23 is repealed. (Effective from passage)"

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

Section 1

from passage

SA 15-1 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 9(b)

Sec. 2

from passage

New section

Sec. 3

from passage

PA 95-127, Sec. 3

Sec. 4

from passage

New section

Sec. 5

from passage

New section

Sec. 6

from passage

New section

Sec. 7

from passage

New section

Sec. 8

from passage

New section

Sec. 9

from passage

New section

Sec. 10

from passage

SA 93-23, Sec. 3

Sec. 11

from passage

PA 05-279, Sec. 28

Sec. 12

from passage

SA 14-23, Sec. 10

Sec. 13

July 1, 2017, and applicable to sales occurring on and after September 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 14

from passage

New section

Sec. 15

from passage

Repealer section

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GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S.B. No. 353 (RAISED) (File No. 142) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN APPRENTICE, JOURNEYMEN AND CONTRACTOR WORKING GROUP. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

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COMMERCE. Substitute for S.B. No. 968 (RAISED) (File No. 378) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A HEALTH DATA COLLABORATIVE WORKING GROUP.

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JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 26 (RAISED) (File No. 267) AN ACT CONCERNING SWATTING.

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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").

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On motion of Representative Demicco of the 21st District, Senate Bill No. 836 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 7273 (RAISED) (File No. 463) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES.

The bill which was passed over temporarily earlier today was explained by Representative Fleischmann of the 18th who offered House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 8803 - designated earlier today).

Representative Fleischmann of the 18th then withdrew House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 8803).

The bill was discussed by Representative Fleischmann of the 18th who offered House Amendment Schedule "C" (LCO 8807) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Lavielle of the 143rd.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "C" (LCO 8807):

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

"Sec. 501. (Effective July 1, 2017) (a) For the school year commencing July 1, 2017, the State Board of Education, upon receipt of a proper application, may issue a health occupation instructor permit to any applicant who is under contract with or employed by a private occupational school, as defined in section 10a-22a of the general statutes, approved by the Office of Higher Education, as a certified nursing assistant program instructor. The health occupation instructor permit shall authorize a person to provide health occupation instruction in a public high school during said school year that is equivalent to the instruction that such person is providing as part of the certified nursing assistant program at a private occupational school.

(b) Any person providing instruction at a public high school under a health occupation instructor permit shall be under the supervision of the superintendent of schools or a principal, administrator or supervisor designated by such superintendent who shall regularly observe, guide and evaluate the performance of assigned duties by such person.

(c) A health occupation instructor permit issued under this section shall expire on June 30, 2018, and shall not be renewed by the Commissioner of Education.

(d) No person holding a health occupation instructor permit shall fill a position that will result in the displacement of any person holding a teaching certificate under section 10-145b of the general statutes who is already employed at such school.

(e) Any person holding a health occupation instructor permit pursuant to this section shall not be deemed to be eligible for membership in the teachers' retirement system solely by reason of such permit, provided any such person who holds a certificate issued by the State Board of Education under chapter 166 of the general statutes shall not be excluded from membership in said system."

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

Sec. 501

July 1, 2017

New section

On motion of Representative Fleischmann of the 18th District, House Bill No. 7273 as amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" (adopted earlier today) and "C" was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S.B. No. 890 (RAISED) (File No. 304) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL REGARDING THE STATE FIRE PREVENTION CODE AND LICENSES FOR DEMOLITION.

The bill was explained by Representative Verrengia of the 20th.

The bill was discussed by Representative Sredzinski of the 112th.

On motion of Representative Verrengia of the 20th District, Senate Bill No. 890 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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CHILDREN. Substitute for S.B. No. 893 (RAISED) (File No. 210) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO CERTAIN STATUTES REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

The bill was explained by Representative Urban of the 43rd.

The bill was discussed by Representative Zupkus of the 89th.

On motion of Representative Urban of the 43rd District, Senate Bill No. 893 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 895 (RAISED) (File No. 162) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES' STANDARDS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill was explained by Representative Boyd of the 50th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8290) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Zupkus of the 89th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The bill was discussed by Representative Zupkus of the 89th.

On motion of Representative Boyd of the 50th District, Senate Bill No. 895 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 901 (RAISED) (File No. 473) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATION REGARDING ADOPTION OF A MODEL FOOD CODE. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedules "A", "B").

The bill was explained by Representative Steinberg of the 136th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6260) and moved its adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The bill was discussed by Representative Steinberg of the 136th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 8243) and moved its adoption.

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

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

On motion of Representative Steinberg of the 136th District, Senate Bill No. 901 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedules "A" and "B" was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S.B. No. 904 (RAISED) (File No. 526) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING FACILITIES GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL REVIEW OF FACILITY CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill was explained by Representative Steinberg of the 136th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7627) and moved its adoption.

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

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

On motion of Representative Steinberg of the 136th District, Senate Bill No. 904 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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On motion of Representative Sampson of the 80th District, the following matter was removed from the Consent Calendar and passed retaining its place on the Calendar:

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 7273 (RAISED) (File No. 463) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES.

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BILLS PASSED

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, the following bills on the Consent Calendar which were starred for action were passed in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules:

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 884 (RAISED) (File No. 647) AN ACT ADOPTING THE CONNECTICUT UNIFORM RECOGNITION OF SUBSTITUTE DECISION-MAKING DOCUMENTS ACT AND REVISING THE CONNECTICUT UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A"). (In concurrence with the Senate.)

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S.B. No. 826 (RAISED) (File No. 206) AN ACT MAKING CHANGES TO DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION STATUTES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A"). (In concurrence with the Senate.)

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 7278 (RAISED) (File No. 598) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF STATE LAND.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S.B. No. 353 (RAISED) (File No. 142) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN APPRENTICE, JOURNEYMEN AND CONTRACTOR WORKING GROUP. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A"). (In concurrence with the Senate.)

COMMERCE. Substitute for S.B. No. 968 (RAISED) (File No. 378) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A HEALTH DATA COLLABORATIVE WORKING GROUP. (In concurrence with the Senate.)

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 26 (RAISED) (File No. 267) AN ACT CONCERNING SWATTING. (In concurrence with the Senate.)

JUDICIARY. S.B. No. 930 (RAISED) (File No. 649) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OF ANNUAL REPORTS ON ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A"). (In concurrence with the Senate.)

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

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

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

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for S.B. No. 914 (RAISED) (File No. 108) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF A VETERAN FOR A CERTAIN HONOR AND CERTAIN BENEFIT. (In concurrence with the Senate.)

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S.B. No. 4 (RAISED) (File No. 467) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY COOPERATIVES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A"). (In concurrence with the Senate.)

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S.B. No. 941 (RAISED) (File No. 616) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING REVISIONS TO LOCAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PLANS. (In concurrence with the Senate.)

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") (In concurrence with the Senate.)

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 836 (RAISED) (File No. 273) AN ACT CONCERNING CIVIL PENALTY REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A"). (In concurrence with the Senate.)

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S.B. No. 890 (RAISED) (File No. 304) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL REGARDING THE STATE FIRE PREVENTION CODE AND LICENSES FOR DEMOLITION. (In concurrence with the Senate.)

CHILDREN. Substitute for S.B. No. 893 (RAISED) (File No. 210) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO CERTAIN STATUTES REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. (In concurrence with the Senate.)

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 895 (RAISED) (File No. 162) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES' STANDARDS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A"). (In concurrence with the Senate.)

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 901 (RAISED) (File No. 473) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATION REGARDING ADOPTION OF A MODEL FOOD CODE. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedules "A", "B"). (In concurrence with the Senate.)

PUBLIC HEALTH. S.B. No. 904 (RAISED) (File No. 526) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING FACILITIES GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL REVIEW OF FACILITY CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A"). (In concurrence with the Senate.)

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 10:30 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 the bills were 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

   

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

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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.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 7273 (RAISED) (File No. 463) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES.

The bill was explained by Representative Fleischmann of the 18th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 10:36 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 150

Necessary for Passage 76

Those voting Yea 127

Those voting Nay 23

Those absent and not voting 1

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7273 as amended by House Amendment Schedules "A"(adopted earlier today) and "C" (adopted earlier today) was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARNEY

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CARPINO

 

N

 

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

   

X

REED

Y

   

CASE

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

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

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

HALL, C.

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

ZIOGAS

 

N

 

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

       

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

ACKERT

 

N

 

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

 

N

 

BELSITO

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

BETTS

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

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

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

DEPUTY SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE GODFREY 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.

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MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for H.B. No. 7179 (RAISED) (File No. 138) AN ACT CONCERNING TERMINATION OF CERTAIN CONTRACTS BY CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD ORDERED INTO ACTIVE STATE SERVICE.

The bill was explained by Representative Hennessy of the 127th.

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

On motion of Representative Hennessy of the 127th District, House Bill No. 7179 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar.

HOUSING. Substitute for H.B. No. 7295 (RAISED) (File Nos. 559 and 713) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE RENTERS REBATE PROGRAM.

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

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

On motion of Representative Lemar of the 96th District, House Bill No. 7295 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.B. No. 7280 (RAISED) (File No. 600) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE.

The bill was explained by Representative Fox of the 148th who offered House Amendment Schedule A (LCO 8652) 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 8652):

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

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) As used in this section and section 502 of this act:

(1) "Data" means final versions of statistical or factual information that: (A) Is reflected in a list, table, graph, chart or other nonnarrative form, that can be digitally transmitted or processed; (B) is regularly created and maintained by or on behalf of an executive branch agency; and (C) records a measurement, transaction or determination related to the mission of the agency or is provided to the agency by third parties pursuant to law.

(2) "Executive branch agency" includes any agency listed in section 4-38c of the general statutes, except the Board of Regents for Higher Education.

(3) "High value data" means any data that (A) is critical to the operation of an executive branch agency; (B) can increase executive branch agency accountability and responsiveness; (C) can improve public knowledge of the executive branch agency and its operations; (D) can further the core mission of the executive branch agency; (E) can create economic opportunity; (F) is frequently requested by the public; or (G) responds to a need and demand as identified by the agency through public consultation.

(4) "Open data" means any data that (A) is freely available in convenient and modifiable format and can be retrieved, downloaded, indexed and searched; (B) is formatted in a manner that allows for automated machine processing; (C) does not have restrictions governing use; (D) is published in primary forms, with the finest possible level of detail that is practicable and permitted by law; and (E) is described in enough detail so that consumers of the data have sufficient information to understand the strengths, weaknesses, analytical limitations and security requirements, and how to process such data.

(5) "Public data" means any data that is collected by an executive branch agency that is permitted to be made available to the public, consistent with any and all applicable laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, resolutions, policies or other restrictions, requirements or rights associated with the data, including, but not limited to, contractual or other legal orders, restrictions or requirements; and

(6) "Protected data" means any data the public disclosure of which would (A) violate federal or state laws or regulations; (B) endanger the public health, safety or welfare; (C) hinder the operation of government, including criminal and civil investigations; or (D) impose an undue financial, operational or administrative burden on the executive branch agency.

Sec. 502. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Office of Policy and Management shall be responsible for (1) directing executive branch agencies in the use and management of data to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of state programs and policies, and (2) facilitating the sharing and use of executive branch agency data (A) between executive branch agencies, and (B) with the public.

(b) The Office of Policy and Management shall operate and maintain an online repository for the publication of open data by executive branch agencies.

(c) On or before December 31, 2017, and not less than annually thereafter, each executive branch agency shall conduct an inventory of any high value data that is collected or possessed by the agency. Such inventory shall be in a form prescribed by the Office of Policy and Management. In conducting such inventory, data shall be presumed to be public data unless otherwise classified by federal or state law or regulation. On or before December 31, 2017, and not less than annually thereafter, each executive branch agency shall submit such inventory to the Office of Policy and Management.

(d) Each executive branch agency shall develop an open data access plan. Such plan shall be in a form prescribed by the Office of Policy and Management and shall detail the agency's plan to publish, as open data, any public data that the agency has identified and any protected data that can be made public through aggregation, de-identification or other means sufficient to satisfy applicable state or federal law or regulation.

(e) Each executive branch agency shall designate an employee of the agency to serve as the agency data officer, who shall be responsible for implementing the provisions of this section and serve as the individual to whom persons may direct inquiries, requests or concerns regarding access to data. The agency data officer shall establish procedures to ensure that requests for data are received and complied with in an appropriate and prompt manner.

(f) Any state agency that is not an executive branch agency may voluntarily opt to comply with the provisions of this section and, upon submission of written notice of the agency's decision to the Office of Policy and Management, the provisions of this section shall apply to such agency. The Office of Policy and Management shall create and maintain a list of all agencies subject to the provisions of this section, including those that have voluntarily opted to comply, and shall publish such list on the office's Internet web site.

Sec. 503. Subsections (b) and (c) of section 9-242 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(b) [It] Any such voting tabulator shall be so constructed as to prevent an elector from voting for more than one person for the same office, except when the elector is lawfully entitled to vote for more than one person for that office, and [it] such voting tabulator shall afford the elector an opportunity to vote for only as many persons for that office as the elector is by law entitled to vote for, at the same time preventing the elector from voting for the same person twice. [It] Such voting tabulator shall be so constructed that all votes cast will be registered or recorded by the tabulator. In the event that a candidate is cross endorsed and an elector casts more than one vote for such candidate, such vote shall be deemed an unassigned vote and shall be attributed by the head moderator to the endorsing parties as provided for in this subsection. The head moderator shall (1) determine the percentage of all attributable votes the candidate received that are attributable to each endorsing party, (2) determine the number of ballots upon which an elector voted for the candidate more than once, and (3) apply the percentage determined under subdivision (1) of this subsection for an endorsing party to the total determined under subdivision (2) of this subsection. The resulting number from the calculation under subdivision (3) of this subsection shall be the number of votes the head moderator attributes to the endorsing party associated with the percentage used in the calculation under subdivision (3) of this subsection. The head moderator shall repeat the calculation in subdivision (3) of this subsection for each endorsing party. For any result under subdivision (3) of this subsection that is a fractional number, the head moderator shall round such result to the nearest whole number, provided a half number shall be rounded to the next highest whole number, and provided further that each such endorsing party with a percentage greater than zero under subdivision (1) of this subsection shall [receive] be attributed at least one such vote, with the remaining parties receiving a proportional reduction in votes, if necessary. If any vote remains that [can not] cannot be evenly attributed to such parties, such vote shall be attributed to the endorsing party with the most votes.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary of the State may approve a voting tabulator which requires the elector in the polls to place the elector's ballot into the recording device and which meets the voluntary performance and test standards for voting systems adopted by (1) the Federal Election Commission on January 25, 1990, as amended from time to time, or (2) the Election Assistance Commission pursuant to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, P.L. 107-252, 42 USC 15481-85, as amended from time to time, whichever standards are most current at the time of the Secretary of the State's approval, and regulations which the Secretary of the State may adopt in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, provided the voting tabulator shall (A) warn the elector of overvotes, (B) not record overvotes, and (C) not record more than one vote of an elector for the same person for an office. In the event that a candidate is cross endorsed and an elector casts more than one vote for such candidate, such vote shall be deemed an unassigned vote and shall be attributed by the head moderator to the endorsing parties as provided for in this subsection. The head moderator shall (i) determine the percentage of all attributable votes the candidate received that are attributable to each endorsing party, (ii) determine the number of ballots upon which an elector voted for the candidate more than once, and (iii) apply the percentage determined under subparagraph (C)(i) of this subsection for an endorsing party to the total determined under subparagraph (C)(ii) of this subsection. The resulting number from the calculation under subparagraph (C)(iii) of this subsection shall be the number of votes the head moderator attributes to the endorsing party associated with the percentage used in the calculation under subparagraph (C)(iii) of this subsection. The head moderator shall repeat the calculation in subparagraph (C)(iii) of this subsection for each endorsing party. For any result under subparagraph (C)(iii) of this subsection that is a fractional number, the head moderator shall round such result to the nearest whole number, provided a half number shall be rounded to the next highest whole number, and provided further that each such endorsing party with a percentage greater than zero under subparagraph (C)(i) of this subsection shall [receive] be attributed at least one such vote, with the remaining parties receiving a proportional reduction in votes, if necessary. If any vote remains that [can not] cannot be evenly attributed to such parties, such vote shall be attributed to the endorsing party with the most votes.

Sec. 504. Section 9-4 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

The Secretary of the State, in addition to other duties imposed by law, shall, as [such commissioner] Commissioner of Elections of the State, (1) advise local election officials in connection with proper methods of conducting elections and referenda as defined in subsection (n) of section 9-1, and, upon request of a municipal official, matters arising under chapter 99; (2) (A) prepare regulations and instructions for the conduct of elections, as designated by law, and (B) on and after January 1, 2018, publish and permanently archive on the Internet web site of the office of the Secretary of the State any declaratory ruling, opinion or instruction of the Secretary issued pursuant to section 9-3 on or after said date; (3) provide local election officials with a sufficient number of copies of election laws pamphlets and materials necessary to the conduct of elections; (4) distribute all materials concerning proposed laws or amendments required by law to be submitted to the electors; (5) recommend to local election officials the form of registration cards and blanks; (6) determine, in the manner provided by law, the forms for the preparation of voting tabulators, for the recording of the vote and the conduct of the election and certification of election returns; (7) prepare the ballot title or statement to be placed on the ballot for any proposed law or amendment to the Constitution to be submitted to the electors of the state; (8) certify to the several boards the form of official ballots for state and municipal offices; (9) provide the form and manner of filing notification of vacancies, nomination and subsequent appointment to fill such vacancies; (10) prescribe, provide and distribute absentee voting forms for use by the municipal clerks; (11) examine and approve nominating petitions filed under section 9-453o; and (12) distribute corrupt practices forms and provide instructions for completing and filing the same.

Sec. 505. Subsection (b) of section 9-320f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(b) The voting districts subject to an audit described in subsection (a) of this section shall be selected in a random drawing by the Secretary of the State. [and such] Such selection process shall be open to the public and take place not later than ten days after any election or primary. The offices subject to an audit pursuant to this section shall be, (1) in the case of an election where the office of presidential elector is on the ballot, all offices required to be audited by federal law, plus one additional office selected in a random drawing by the Secretary of the State, but in no case less than three offices, (2) in the case of an election where the office of Governor is on the ballot, all offices required to be audited by federal law, plus one additional office selected in a random drawing by the Secretary of the State, but in no case less than three offices, (3) in the case of a municipal election, three offices or twenty per cent of the number of offices on the ballot, whichever is greater, selected at random by the municipal clerk, and (4) in the case of a primary election, all offices required to be audited by federal law, plus one additional office, if any, but in no event less than twenty per cent of the offices on the ballot, selected in a random drawing by the municipal clerk."

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

Sec. 501

from passage

New section

Sec. 502

from passage

New section

Sec. 503

July 1, 2017

9-242(b) and (c)

Sec. 504

January 1, 2018

9-4

Sec. 505

July 1, 2017

9-320f(b)

On motion of Representative Fox of the 148th District, House Bill No. 7280 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S.B. No. 903 (RAISED) (File No. 474) AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill was explained by Representative Steinberg of the 136th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8232) and moved its adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

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

Representative Steinberg of the 136th District moved to place Senate Bill No. 903 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

The motion was discussed by Representative Candelora of the 86th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 10:52 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 150

Necessary for Passage 76

Those voting Yea 139

Those voting Nay 11

Those absent and not voting 1

On a roll call vote Senate Bill No. 903 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

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUNSBY

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

 

N

 

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

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

 

N

 

ACKERT

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

 

N

 

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

 

N

 

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

ASSISTANT DEPUTY SPEAKER ALTOBELLO IN THE CHAIR

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GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S.B. No. 191 (RAISED) (File No. 197) AN ACT CONCERNING CHARITABLE BINGO GAMES, BAZAARS, RAFFLES, THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill which was passed over temporarily earlier today was explained by Representative Baram of the 15th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6674 - designated earlier today) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Smith of the 108th, Godfrey of the 110th and Fishbein of the 90th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

On motion of Representative Baram of the 15th District, Senate Bill No. 191 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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

The bill was explained by Representative Baram of the 15th.

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

On motion of Representative Baram of the 15th District, Senate Bill No. 485 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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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").

The bill was explained by Representative Guerrera of the 29th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8211) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Carney of the 23rd.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

On motion of Representative Guerrera of the 29th District, Senate Bill No. 850 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

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TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 7055 (RAISED) (File No. 427) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REGARDING THE NOTIFICATION OF STATE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT AND THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION, PARKING SPACES, WAYSIDE HORNS, THE DISPOSITION OF EXCESS STATE PROPERTY, HEAVY DUTY TRAILERS, FLASHING LIGHTS ON MOTOR VEHICLES AND ROAD AND BRIDGE DESIGNATIONS.

The bill was explained by Representative Guerrera of the 29th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8819) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Carney of the 23rd.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8819):

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

"Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 10a-109n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(c) (1) Any construction contract to which the university is a party may include a provision that the design professional who designed the project, or an architect or professional engineer or construction manager retained or employed specifically for the purpose of supervision, may supervise the work to be performed through to completion and ensure that the materials furnished and the work performed are in accordance with the drawings, plans, specifications and contracts therefor.

(2) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B) of this subdivision, any total cost basis contract or other contract for the construction of a university project which is estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars, shall be publicly let by the university. The university shall give notice to contractors interested in prequalifying to submit a project proposal or bid, by [advertising, at least once, in one or more newspapers having general circulation in the state and by posting the advertisement] posting any such notice on the university web site and on the State Contracting Portal. The notice to prequalify shall contain the requirement that contractors be prequalified pursuant to section 4a-100, a statement of the time and place where the responses shall be received and such additional information as the university deems appropriate. Upon receipt of such responses, the university shall select each contractor who has been prequalified pursuant to section 4a-100 and has shown itself able to post surety bonds required by such contract and has demonstrated that it possesses the financial, managerial and technical ability and the integrity necessary and without conflict of interest for faithful and efficient performance of the work provided for therein. The university shall evaluate whether each such contractor is responsible and qualified based on its experience with projects similar to that for which the bid or proposal is to be submitted and based on objective written criteria included in the application to request prequalification with respect to such contract. The university shall also consider whether a contractor, and any subcontractor on the contractor's previous projects, has been in compliance with the provisions of part III of chapter 557 and chapter 558 during the previous five calendar years.

(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, the board of trustees may approve a total cost basis contract or other contract for the construction of a university project which is estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars that has not been publicly let pursuant to the provisions of said subparagraph (A), provided the board deems the contract to address an emergency.

(3) The university shall thereafter give notice to those so prequalified by the university pursuant to subdivision (2) of this section of the time and place where the public letting shall occur and shall include in such notice such information of the work required as appropriate. Each bid or proposal shall be kept sealed until opened publicly at the time and place as set forth in the notice soliciting such bid or proposal. The university shall not award any construction contract, including, but not limited to, any total cost basis contract, after public letting, except to the responsible qualified contractor, submitting the lowest bid or proposal in compliance with the bid or proposal requirements of the solicitation document. The university may, however, waive any informality in a bid or proposal, and may either reject all bids or proposals and again advertise for bids or proposals or interview at least three responsible qualified contractors and negotiate and enter into with any one of such contractors that construction contract which is both fair and reasonable to the university.

(4) The notice to each contractor prequalified to submit a proposal or bid and the construction contract, including each total cost basis contract, awarded by the university shall contain such other terms and conditions, and such provisions for penalties as the university may deem appropriate.

(5) No payments shall be made by the university on account of any contract for the project awarded by or for the university until the bills or estimates presented for such payment shall have been duly certified to be correct by the university. No payments shall be made from any other fund on account of any contract for any project awarded by or for the university until the bills or estimates presented for such payment shall have been duly certified to be correct by the university.

(6) Provision shall be made in each contract to the effect that payment is limited to the amount provided therein and that no liability of the university or state shall and may be incurred beyond such amount.

(7) The university shall require, for the protection of the state and the university, such deposits, bonds and security in connection with the submission of bids or proposals, the award of construction contracts and the performance of work as the university shall determine to be appropriate and in the public interest of the state.

(8) Any contract awarded by the university shall be a contract with the state acting through the university.

(9) The university shall not enter into a construction manager at-risk project delivery contract that does not provide for a maximum guaranteed price for the cost of construction which shall be determined not later than the time of the receipt and approval by the university of the trade contractor bids. Each construction manager at-risk shall invite bids and give notice of opportunities to bid on project elements, by [advertising, at least once, in one or more newspapers having general circulation in the state and by posting the advertisement] posting any such invitation or notice on the [Internet] State Contracting Portal. Each bid shall be kept sealed until opened publicly at the time and place as set forth in the notice soliciting such bid. The construction manager at-risk shall, after consultation with and approval by the university, award any related contracts for project elements to the responsible qualified contractor, who shall be prequalified pursuant to section 4a-100, submitting the lowest bid in compliance with the bid requirements, provided (A) the construction manager at-risk shall not be eligible to submit a bid for any such project element, and (B) construction shall not begin prior to the determination of the maximum guaranteed price, except for the project elements of site preparation and demolition that have been previously put out to bid and awarded.

(10) If the university designates a project as suitable for a design-build contract, the university may enter into a single contract with a design-builder recommended by a selection panel and selected by the university. The university shall give notice of such project and specifications for such project by posting such notice on the [Internet] State Contracting Portal. The university shall establish a selection panel for each project to score the qualifications and past performance of each design-builder who submits a competitive proposal to the university for such project. The selection panel shall score the qualifications and past performance of each design-builder using a predetermined scoring method developed by the university and provided to each design-builder in advance of such design-builder's development of the competitive proposal. The selection panel's scoring method may be unique to each project, but shall consist of combining the score of each design-builder's qualifications and past performance and evaluating the technical merit of the competitive proposal and each design-builder's projected project cost. The design-build contract shall (A) include, but not be limited to, such project elements as permitting, engineering, design, construction and, if applicable, site acquisition, and (B) be based on the competitive proposal submitted by the design-builder that is selected by the university. No design-build contract for which the total cost is estimated to be more than five hundred thousand dollars may be awarded to a design-builder who is not prequalified for the project in accordance with section 4a-100. Such design-build contracts shall state the responsibilities of the design-builder to deliver a completed and acceptable project on a date certain and the maximum costs of the project and, if applicable, as a separate item, the cost of any site acquisition. The university shall determine all other requirements and conditions for such competitive proposals, selection of a design-builder and other awards and shall have sole responsibility for all other aspects of such design-build contracts.

Sec. 2. Subsections (b) and (c) of section 13a-95b of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(b) If the commissioner designates a project to use a construction-manager-at-risk contract with a guaranteed maximum price, the commissioner may have the project designed by department personnel or enter into a contract with an architect or engineer for the project design, and may also enter into a contract with a construction-manager-at-risk contractor who will provide input during the design process and may be responsible for the construction of the project. The commissioner may permit the contractor to self-perform a portion of the construction work if the commissioner determines that the construction manager general contractor can perform the work more cost-effectively than a subcontractor. All work not performed by the construction manager general contractor shall be performed by trade subcontractors selected by a process approved by the commissioner. The construction-manager-at-risk contract shall have an established guaranteed maximum price. In the event that a guaranteed maximum price cannot be agreed upon, the commissioner may elect to call for bids on the project as provided for pursuant to section 13a-95. The commissioner may select the architect, engineer or contractor from among the contractors selected and recommended by a selection panel. Any such contract for such project shall be based upon competitive proposals received by the commissioner, who shall give notice of the project, by advertising [at least once, in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the area in which the project is located, and may give notice] on the Department of Administrative Services State Contracting Portal, or use other advertising methods likely to reach qualified construction manager general contractors. Award of any such contract shall be based upon the general conditions and staff costs plus qualitative criteria. The commissioner shall establish all criteria, requirements and conditions of such proposals and award and shall have sole responsibility for all other aspects of the project. Any contract shall clearly state the responsibilities of the contractor to deliver a completed and acceptable project on a date certain, the maximum cost of the project, and, if applicable, as a separate item, the cost of property acquisition.

(c) If the commissioner designates a project to use a design-build contract, the commissioner may enter into a single contract with the design-builder, who the commissioner may select from among the design-builders selected and recommended by a selection panel. The contract shall (1) include, but not be limited to, such project elements as site acquisition, permitting, engineering design and construction, and (2) be based on competitive proposals received by the commissioner, who shall give notice of the project and specifications for the project, by advertising [, at least once, in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the area in which the project is located, and, at the commissioner's discretion,] on the Department of Administrative Services State Contracting Portal, and may use other advertising methods likely to reach qualified design-build contractors. Award of the design-build contract shall be based on a predetermined metric provided to proposers in advance of technical proposal development. This metric may be unique to each project, but shall consist of a combined score of qualifications and past performance of the proposer, technical merit of the proposal and cost. The commissioner shall establish a selection panel for each project to score the qualifications and past performance and technical portion of the proposal using the predefined scoring metric. The sealed cost portion of the proposal shall be opened in a public ceremony only after the qualifications and past performance and technical portions of the proposals have been scored. The commissioner shall determine all criteria, requirements and conditions for such proposals and award and shall have sole responsibility for all other aspects of the contract. Such contract shall state clearly the responsibilities of the design-builder to deliver a completed and acceptable project on a date certain, the maximum cost of the project, and, if applicable, as a separate item, the cost of property acquisition.

Sec. 3. Section 13b-20g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

Whenever there is a need to engage a consultant, the Commissioner of Transportation shall notify all firms that are prequalified in accordance with section 13b-20e in the category of services being sought by the department. If the prequalified list contains fewer than five consulting firms or does not include the area of expertise required by the department, the commissioner shall publish a notice in appropriate professional magazines, professional newsletters or on-line professional web sites, indicating the general scope of the assignment and requesting responses in accordance with subsection (b) of section 13b-20e, and [at least once in one or more newspapers having a circulation in each county of the state] on the Department of Administrative Services State Contracting Portal. Responses shall be received at the Department of Transportation not later than fourteen days after the last date on which the notice is published, unless additional time is specifically authorized by the commissioner, or not later than any specific date set forth in such notice. For certain specialized projects the notice may also solicit a full work proposal in addition to the technical qualifications of a firm.

Sec. 4. Subsection (h) of section 14-253a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(h) Parking spaces designated for persons who are blind and persons with disabilities on or after October 1, 1979, and prior to October 1, 2004, shall be as near as possible to a building entrance or walkway and shall be fifteen feet wide including three feet of cross hatch, or parallel to a sidewalk on a public highway. On and after October 1, [2004] 2017, parking spaces for passenger motor vehicles designated for persons who are blind and persons with disabilities shall be as near as possible to a building entrance or walkway and shall be fifteen feet wide including five feet of cross hatch or parallel to a sidewalk on a public highway. On and after October 1, [2004] 2017, parking spaces for passenger vans designated for persons who are blind and persons with disabilities shall be as near as possible to a building entrance or walkway and shall be sixteen feet wide including eight feet of cross hatch or parallel to a sidewalk on a public highway. Such spaces shall be designated by above grade signs with white lettering against a blue background and shall bear the words "handicapped parking permit required" and "violators will be fined". Such [sign] signs shall also bear the international symbol of access. [On and after January 1, 2017, whenever] Whenever such a sign is replaced, repaired or erected it shall bear the words "reserved parking permit required" and "violators will be fined", bear the symbol of access and indicate the minimum fine for a violation of subsection (f) of this section. Such indicator may be in the form of a notice affixed to such a sign.

Sec. 5. Subsection (b) of section 13b-329 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(b) A wayside horn may be used in lieu of a horn attached to an engine at any highway-rail grade crossing equipped with an active warning system consisting of, at a minimum, flashing lights and gates. Such wayside horn shall [(1)] conform to the federal requirements for wayside horn use [, and (2) sound at a minimum of twenty-nine seconds prior to the train's arrival at the crossing, while the lead locomotive is traveling across the crossing and occasionally thereafter until such engine has crossed such highway] set forth in 49 CFR 222.59, as amended from time to time. Any entity installing a wayside horn shall comply with the federal requirements for written notice set forth in 49 CFR 222. For the purposes of this section, "wayside horn" has the same meaning as provided in 49 CFR 222.9, as amended from time to time.

Sec. 6. Subsection (b) of section 13a-80 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(b) The Department of Transportation shall obtain a full appraisal on excess property prior to its sale and shall hold a public bid or auction for all properties determined to be legal lots of record. If the department does not receive any bids at the initial public bid or auction, the department may continue to market the property and accept offers for sale or hold another bid or auction. Transfers to other state agencies and municipalities for purposes specified by the department shall be exempt from the appraisal requirement. The department shall offer parcels that are legal lots of record to other state agencies [, and to any municipality in which any such parcel is located, before holding] prior to a public bid or auction and shall offer parcels that are not legal lots of record to [all] abutting landowners in accordance with department regulations. If the sale or transfer of property pursuant to this section results in the existing property of an abutting landowner becoming a nonconforming use, pursuant to local zoning requirements, the commissioner may sell or transfer the property to such abutting landowner without public bid or auction. The department shall obtain a second appraisal if the value of such property is more than two hundred fifty thousand dollars and is to be sold to an abutting landowner or in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c) of this section. Any appraisals shall be obtained prior to the determination of a sale price of the excess property.

Sec. 7. Section 14-24 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

The [commissioner] Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may, if in [his] the commissioner's opinion it is equitable, grant a special registration and furnish a special set of number plates or markers, limited or unlimited as [he] the commissioner deems advisable, for the operation of heavy duty trailers for the transportation of heavy construction equipment, of cranes or other heavy construction equipment upon the streets and highways of this state from the railroad station or the storage yard to the construction job, or from one construction job to another. Each movement of such trailer, when loaded, crane or other heavy construction equipment shall require a limited or unlimited written permit from the Commissioner of Transportation, unless it is operating with an [oversize-overweight account code number,] annual permit and a confirmation number furnished by said commissioner pursuant to section 14-270. The Commissioner of Transportation shall issue for each such vehicle operating with such an [account code number] annual permit a document which identifies the vehicle and states the date of issue and date of expiration. The original document, as furnished by the Commissioner of Transportation, shall be carried in the vehicle. The markers or number plates furnished by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall be displayed in a prominent place on the rear of the vehicle. Such registration may be revoked or suspended at the discretion of the commissioner. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the commissioner from issuing temporary registrations for vehicles of this class. The commissioner may, upon receipt of a certified copy of a permit granted under the provisions of section 13a-117, grant to the person named in the permit a special registration and furnish a special set of number plates or markers, limited or unlimited, as specified in the permit, which permit shall be a part of such registration. The registered gross weight of any tractor-trailer unit, where the trailer is registered as a heavy duty trailer, shall be the light weight of the tractor plus the gross weight of the heavy duty trailer.

Sec. 8. Subsection (f) of section 14-96q of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(f) The commissioner may issue a permit for a yellow or amber light or lights, including flashing yellow or amber lights, which may be used on motor vehicles or equipment that are (1) specified in subsection (e) of this section, (2) maintenance vehicles as defined in section 14-1, or (3) vehicles transporting or escorting any vehicle or load or combinations thereof, which is or are either oversize or overweight, or both, and being operated or traveling under a permit issued by the Commissioner of Transportation pursuant to section 14-270. A yellow or amber light or lights, including flashing yellow or amber lights, may be used without obtaining a permit from the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles on wreckers registered pursuant to section 14-66, [or] on vehicles of carriers in rural mail delivery service or on vehicles operated by construction inspectors employed by the state of Connecticut, authorized by the Commissioner of Transportation, used during the performance of inspections on behalf of the state. The Commissioner of Transportation shall maintain a list of such authorized construction inspectors, including the name and address of each inspector and the registration number for each vehicle on which the lights are to be used.

Sec. 9. (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Transportation shall evaluate the financial and operational feasibility of service improvements and plan the implementation of such improvements on the Danbury branch line of the New Haven Line, as defined in section 13b-79o of the general statutes, including, but not limited to, the provision of shuttle service and the replacement of rail cars on such branch line. In conducting such evaluation, the commissioner shall review previous studies regarding the Danbury branch line including, but not limited to, the Department of Transportation's 2016 Danbury Branch Line Final Implementation Plan. Not later than January 1, 2018, the commissioner shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, of the commissioner's evaluation, findings and plan to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to finance, revenue and bonding and transportation.

Sec. 10. Section 13a-26a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Department of Transportation shall investigate and identify methods to improve notification of height restrictions on the Merritt Parkway. In conducting such investigation, the department shall focus on limited access highway entrances to such parkway and electronic methods for notification of height restrictions on such entrances. Not later than January 1, 2018, the department shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, of the department's findings and recommendations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation.

Sec. 11. Subsections (c) and (d) of section 14-100a of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(c) (1) The operator of and any front seat passenger in any motor vehicle or fire fighting apparatus originally equipped with seat safety belts complying with the provisions of 49 CFR 571.209, as amended from time to time, shall wear such seat safety belt while the vehicle is being operated on any highway, except as follows:

(A) A child [six] under eight years of age [and under] shall be restrained as provided in subsection (d) of this section;

(B) The operator of such vehicle shall secure or cause to be secured in a seat safety belt any passenger [seven] eight years of age or older and under sixteen years of age; and

(C) If the operator of such vehicle is under eighteen years of age, such operator and each passenger in such vehicle shall wear such seat safety belt while the vehicle is being operated on any highway.

(2) The provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall not apply to (A) any person whose physical disability or impairment would prevent restraint in such safety belt, provided such person obtains a written statement from a licensed physician or a licensed advanced practice registered nurse containing reasons for such person's inability to wear such safety belt and including information concerning the nature and extent of such condition. Such person shall carry the statement on his or her person or in the motor vehicle at all times when it is being operated, or (B) an authorized emergency vehicle, other than fire fighting apparatus, responding to an emergency call or a motor vehicle operated by a rural letter carrier of the United States postal service while performing his or her official duties or by a person engaged in the delivery of newspapers.

(3) Failure to wear a seat safety belt shall not be considered as contributory negligence nor shall such failure be admissible evidence in any civil action.

(4) Any operator of a motor vehicle, who is eighteen years of age or older, and any passenger in such motor vehicle, who violates any provision of this subsection shall have committed an infraction and shall be fined fifty dollars. Any operator of a motor vehicle who is under eighteen years of age and any passenger in such motor vehicle who violates any provision of this subsection shall have committed an infraction and shall be fined seventy-five dollars. Points may not be assessed against the operator's license of any person convicted of such violation.

[(d) (1) Any person who transports a child six years of age and under or weighing less than sixty pounds, in a motor vehicle on the highways of this state shall provide and require the child to use a child restraint system approved pursuant to regulations adopted by the Department of Motor Vehicles in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. Any person who transports a child seven years of age or older and weighing sixty or more pounds, in a motor vehicle on the highways of this state shall either provide and require the child to use an approved child restraint system or require the child to use a seat safety belt. As used in this subsection, "motor vehicle" does not mean a bus having a tonnage rating of one ton or more. Failure to use a child restraint system shall not be considered as contributory negligence nor shall such failure be admissible evidence in any civil action.]

[(2)] (d) (1) (A) Any person who transports a child under [one year] two years of age or weighing less than [twenty] thirty pounds in a motor vehicle on the highways of this state shall provide and require the child to ride rear-facing in a child restraint system equipped with a five-point harness approved pursuant to regulations that the Department of Motor Vehicles shall adopt in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54.

(B) Any person who transports a child under five years of age, but not under two years of age, or weighing less than forty pounds, but not less than thirty pounds, in a motor vehicle on the highways of this state shall provide and require the child to ride rear-facing or forward-facing in a child restraint system equipped with a five-point harness approved pursuant to such regulations.

(C) Any person who transports a child under eight years of age, but not under five years of age, or weighing less than sixty pounds, but not less than forty pounds, in a motor vehicle on the highways of this state shall provide and require the child to ride rear-facing or forward-facing in a child restraint system equipped with a five-point harness or a booster seat secured by a seat safety belt approved pursuant to such regulations.

(D) No person shall transport a child in a motor vehicle on the highways of this state in a rear-facing child restraint system in the front seat of any motor vehicle that is equipped with a functional air bag on the passenger side of such motor vehicle.

(2) Any person who transports a child eight years of age or older and weighing sixty or more pounds in a motor vehicle on the highways of this state shall either provide and require the child to use an approved child restraint system or require the child to use a seat safety belt. Failure to use a child restraint system shall not be considered as contributory negligence nor shall such failure be admissible evidence in any civil action. As used in this subsection, "motor vehicle" does not mean a bus having a tonnage rating of one ton or more.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection, any person who transports a child four years of age or older in a student transportation vehicle, as defined in section 14-212, on the highways of this state shall either provide and require the child to use an approved child restraint system or require the child to use a seat safety belt. Any person who transports a child under four years of age weighing less than forty pounds in a student transportation vehicle on the highways of this state shall provide and require the child to use a child restraint system approved pursuant to such regulations. [adopted by the Department of Motor Vehicles in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54.]

(4) No person shall restrain a child in a booster seat unless the motor vehicle is equipped with a safety seat belt that includes a shoulder belt and otherwise meets the requirement of subsection (b) of this section.

(5) Any person who violates the provisions of subdivision (1), (2), (3) or (4) of this subsection shall, for a first violation, have committed an infraction; for a second violation, be fined not more than one hundred ninety-nine dollars; and, for a third or subsequent violation, be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. The commissioner shall require any person who has committed a first or second violation of the provisions of this subsection to attend a child car seat safety course offered or approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The commissioner may, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, suspend for a period of not more than two months the motor vehicle operator's license of any person who fails to attend or successfully complete the course.

Sec. 12. Subsections (i) to (k), inclusive, of section 22a-66a of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(i) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, neither the state nor any municipality nor any pesticide application business [,] or public service company [or railroad company] shall be required to provide notice of any pesticide application made to rights-of-way, distribution lines and roadsides, including guardrails, except that an electric public service company shall be required to comply with regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (b) of section 22a-66k concerning the on-site posting of a notice of pesticide application.

(j) Any railroad company that makes any pesticide application to any rights-of-way shall, not later than twenty-one days prior to such pesticide application, provide notice of such pesticide application to the Department of Transportation and the chief elected official or board of selectmen of each municipality in which such application will be made. Not later than February first of each year, each railroad company that makes any pesticide application to any rights-of-way shall file a vegetation management plan with the Department of Transportation and each municipality in which such pesticide application will be made that identifies target vegetation and management methods for the forthcoming calendar year. Not later than thirty days after receipt of any such vegetation management plan each such municipality shall post such vegetation management plan on such municipality's Internet web site, if such web site is available.

[(j)] (k) The Commissioner of Public Health, prior to spraying a seasonal larvicide for mosquito control, shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the spraying notice of such spraying. The Commissioner of Public Health or any municipal or district health department, prior to adulticide spraying for mosquito control, shall post a sign in the area of such spraying notifying the public of the spraying.

[(k)] (l) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 22a-63, any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than ninety dollars.

Sec. 13. Section 13b-78k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

As used in this section, sections 13b-57m, 13b-57r and 13b-57s, subsections (a), (b) and (c) of section 13b-57t, sections 13b-74 and 13b-78l to 13b-78n, inclusive, and section 46 of public act 05-4 of the June special session:

(1) "New Haven Line" means the rail passenger service operated between New Haven and intermediate points and Grand Central station, including the Danbury, Waterbury and New Canaan branch lines.

(2) "New Haven Line revitalization program" means the design, development, construction and acquisition of maintenance facilities, rail cars and related equipment for use on the New Haven Line, as specified in subdivisions (1) and (2) of section 13b-78l.

(3) "Transportation Strategy Board projects account" means the account created by subsection (a) of section 13b-57r.

(4) "Transportation system improvement" means: [(1)] (A) Projects included in the state-wide transportation improvement program, [(2)] (B) funded and unfunded projects included in regional transportation improvement plans, or [(3)] (C) projects identified in subsection (h) of section 13b-57.

Sec. 14. Section 14-283b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) For the purpose of this section "emergency vehicle" means any vehicle with activated flashing lights (1) operated by a member of an emergency medical service organization responding to an emergency call, (2) operated by a fire department or by any officer of a fire department responding to a fire or other emergency, (3) operated by a police officer, (4) that is a maintenance vehicle, as defined in section 14-1, or (5) that is a wrecker, as defined in section 14-1, "police officer" has the meaning set forth in section 7-294a, and "highway" has the meaning set forth in section 14-1, provided such highway has two or more travel lanes that proceed in the same direction.

(b) Any operator of a motor vehicle on a highway when approaching one or more emergency vehicles that are stationary or traveling significantly below the posted speed limit and located on the shoulder, lane or breakdown lane of such highway shall (1) immediately reduce speed to a reasonable level below the posted speed limit, and (2) if traveling in the lane adjacent to the shoulder, lane or breakdown lane containing such emergency vehicle, move such motor vehicle over one lane, unless such movement would be unreasonable or unsafe.

(c) Any operator of a motor vehicle on a highway when approaching one or more nonemergency vehicles that are stationary and located on the shoulder, lane or breakdown lane of such highway shall, if traveling in the lane adjacent to the shoulder, lane or breakdown lane containing such nonemergency vehicle, move such motor vehicle over one lane, unless such movement would be unreasonable or unsafe.

[(c)] (d) (1) Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (b) of this section shall have committed an infraction, except that if such violation results in the injury of the operator of an emergency vehicle, such person shall be fined not more than two thousand five hundred dollars and, if such violation results in the death of the operator of an emergency vehicle, such person shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars.

(2) Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (c) of this section shall have committed an infraction.

Sec. 15. (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Transportation shall conduct a study on the feasibility of constructing a tunnel from Greenwich to Bridgeport. Such study shall include, but not be limited to, the feasibility of constructing such tunnel under Interstate 95. Not later than January 1, 2019, the commissioner shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, of the commissioner's findings to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation.

Sec. 16. Section 14-251 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

No vehicle shall be permitted to remain stationary within ten feet of any fire hydrant, or upon the traveled portion of any highway except upon the right-hand side of such highway in the direction in which such vehicle is headed; and, if such highway is curbed, such vehicle shall be so placed that its right-hand wheels, when stationary, shall, when safety will permit, be within a distance of twelve inches from the curb, except if a bikeway, as defined in section 13a-153f, or such bikeway's buffer area, as described in the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, is in place between the parking lane and the curb, such vehicle shall be so placed that its right-hand wheels, when stationary, shall, when safety will permit, be within a distance of twelve inches from the edge of such bikeway or buffer area. No vehicle shall be permitted to remain parked within twenty-five feet of an intersection or a marked crosswalk at such intersection, except within ten feet of such intersection if such intersection has a curb extension treatment with a width equal to or greater than the width of the parking lane and such intersection is located in the city of New Haven, or within twenty-five feet of a stop sign caused to be erected by the traffic authority in accordance with the provisions of section 14-301, except where permitted by the traffic authority of the city of New Haven at the intersection of one-way streets located in the city of New Haven. No vehicle shall be permitted to remain stationary upon the traveled portion of any highway at any curve or turn or at the top of any grade where a clear view of such vehicle may not be had from a distance of at least one hundred fifty feet in either direction. The Commissioner of Transportation may post signs upon any highway at any place where the keeping of a vehicle stationary is dangerous to traffic, and the keeping of any vehicle stationary contrary to the directions of such signs shall be a violation of this section. No vehicle shall be permitted to remain stationary upon the traveled portion of any highway within fifty feet of the point where another vehicle, which had previously stopped, continues to remain stationary on the opposite side of the traveled portion of the same highway. No vehicle shall be permitted to remain stationary within the limits of a public highway in such a manner as to constitute a traffic hazard or obstruct the free movement of traffic thereon, provided a vehicle which has become disabled to such an extent that it is impossible or impracticable to remove it may be permitted to so remain for a reasonable time for the purpose of making repairs thereto or of obtaining sufficient assistance to remove it. Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to emergency vehicles and to maintenance vehicles displaying flashing lights or to prohibit a vehicle from stopping, or being held stationary by any officer, in an emergency to avoid accident or to give a right-of-way to any vehicle or pedestrian as provided in this chapter, or from stopping on any highway within the limits of an incorporated city, town or borough where the parking of vehicles is regulated by local ordinances. Violation of any provision of this section shall be an infraction.

Sec. 17. Section 13a-153g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

[The Commissioner of Transportation, when updating design standards for roads in the state,] Not later than July 1, 2018, the Commissioner of Transportation shall update design standards for roads in the state. Such design standards shall include, as appropriate, the standards contained within the National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Bikeway Design Guide and the National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Street Design Guide.

Sec. 18. (Effective from passage) A portion of Route 53 in Danbury, from Interstate 84 to South Street, shall be designated the "Danbury Veterans Memorial Highway".

Sec. 19. (Effective from passage) Route 67 in Oxford shall be designated the "Lieutenant Colonel Howard Belinsky Memorial Highway".

Sec. 20. (Effective from passage) Route 79 in Madison, from Route 1 to the intersection with Green Hill Road, shall be designated the "Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel Memorial Highway".

Sec. 21. (Effective from passage) Route 32, from the end of Route 2 overlap in Norwich, northerly to the intersection with Route 207 in Franklin, shall be designated the "Joseph J. Buyak, Jr. Memorial Highway".

Sec. 22. (Effective from passage) Route 80 in North Branford, from the East Haven town line to the Guilford town line, shall be designated the "North Branford Fire Department Memorial Highway".

Sec. 23. (Effective from passage) Route 69 in Woodbridge, from Warren Road northerly to the Bethany town line, shall be designated the "Thomas Darling Memorial Highway".

Sec. 24. (Effective from passage) Route 194 in South Windsor, from Route 30 to Ayers Road, shall be designated the "Cary Prague Memorial Highway".

Sec. 25. (Effective from passage) A portion of Route 120, from Route 322 to Route 10 in Southington, shall be designated "The Southington Fallen Firefighters Memorial Highway".

Sec. 26. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 05869 on Route 44 in Ashford overpassing the Mount Hope River shall be designated the "Specialist Robert W. Hoyt Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 27. (Effective from passage) Route 189 in Hartford, near the University of Hartford from Route 44 to the Hartford-West Hartford town line, shall be designated the "A. Peter LoMaglio Memorial Highway".

Sec. 28. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 00349 on Route 1, overpassing the Patchogue River in Westbrook, shall be designated "The Singing Bridge".

Sec. 29. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 00348 on Route 1 in Westbrook, overpassing the Menunketesuck River, shall be designated the "John H. Wilson Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 30. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 05708 on Route 70, over the Ten Mile River, shall be designated the "Police Chief Gary Walberg Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 31. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 00190 in Branford, overpassing Todds Hill Road, shall be designated the "Frank Kinney, Jr. Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 32. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 01075 on Interstate 84 overpassing Route 70 in Cheshire, shall be designated the "State Police Sergeant G. Karume Schweitzer Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 33. (Effective from passage) The bridge on Route 229 in Southington, overpassing Interstate 84, shall be designated the "Detective Bruce Boisland Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 34. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 01228 carrying Scott Road over Interstate 84 in Waterbury shall be designated the "Najla G. Noujaim Memorial Highway".

Sec. 35. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 01292 carrying Route 97 over the Shetucket River shall be designated the "Lord's Bridge".

Sec. 36. (Effective from passage) Route 287 in Newington, from the junction of Route 176 running in a generally easterly direction to the junction of U.S. 5 and Route 15, shall be designated the "General William P. Kelly Memorial Highway".

Sec. 37. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 01224 carrying Interstate 84 over the Mad River in Waterbury shall be designated the "Sergeant Joseph M. Nolan Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 38. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 01592 carrying Maple Street over the Naugatuck River in Ansonia shall be designated the "Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 39. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 02858 carrying Route 243 over Two Mile Brook shall be designated the "Kevin Rascoe, Sr. Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 40. (Effective from passage) Route 179 in Canton at the intersection of Route 44 shall be designated "Hart's Corner".

Sec. 41. Section 29 of public act 13-277 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Bridge number 04324 on Route 175 in Newington shall be designated the ["Sergeant Burton E. Callahan Memorial Bridge"] "Sergeant Burton E. Callahan, Jr. Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 42. Section 188 of public act 15-5 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Route 194 in South Windsor running in a generally northerly direction from U.S. Route 5 to Troy Road shall be designated the ["Thomas F. Howe Memorial Highway"] "Thomas E. Howe Memorial Highway".

Sec. 43. Section 189 of public act 15-5 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Route 10 in Cheshire running in a northerly direction from approximately 350 feet south of the entrance of Bartlem Park to the Cheshire Police Station shall be designated the ["Medal of Honor Highway"] "Medal of Honor Memorial Highway".

Sec. 44. Section 171 of public act 15-5 of the June special session is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Route 173 in Newington from the intersection of Richard Street traveling in a northerly direction to the intersection of Route 174 shall be designated the ["Robert J. Seiler Memorial Highway"] "Firefighter Jay Cole, Jr. Memorial Highway".

Sec. 45. (Effective from passage) The Department of Transportation shall install a sign for St. Margaret's Shrine prior to exit 47 on the Merritt Parkway.

Sec. 46. (Effective from passage) The Department of Transportation shall install signs on Route 9 and Interstate 95 for The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook.

Sec. 47. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 00837 on Interstate 84 in Tolland overpassing Cider Mill Road shall be designated the "Sergeant Donald C. LeBlond Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 48. (Effective from passage) Bridge number 04287 on Old Cathole Road in Tolland overpassing Interstate 84 shall be designated the "Lance Corporal Raymond Blanchette Memorial Bridge".

Sec. 49. (Effective from passage) The Department of Transportation shall install a sign prior to exit 20 on Interstate 95 for Southport Village.

Sec. 50. (Effective from passage) The Department of Transportation shall install a sign prior to exit 22 on Interstate 95 for the Fairfield Museum and History Center.

Sec. 51. (Effective from passage) The Department of Transportation shall install a sign prior to exit 21 on Interstate 95 for the Fairfield Theater Company."

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

Section 1

October 1, 2017

10a-109n(c)

Sec. 2

October 1, 2017

13a-95b(b) and (c)

Sec. 3

October 1, 2017

13b-20g

Sec. 4

October 1, 2017

14-253a(h)

Sec. 5

October 1, 2017

13b-329(b)

Sec. 6

October 1, 2017

13a-80(b)

Sec. 7

October 1, 2017

14-24

Sec. 8

October 1, 2017

14-96q(f)

Sec. 9

from passage

New section

Sec. 10

from passage

13a-26a

Sec. 11

October 1, 2017

14-100a(c) and (d)

Sec. 12

October 1, 2017

22a-66a(i) to (k)

Sec. 13

October 1, 2017

13b-78k

Sec. 14

October 1, 2017

14-283b

Sec. 15

from passage

New section

Sec. 16

October 1, 2017

14-251

Sec. 17

October 1, 2017

13a-153g

Sec. 18

from passage

New section

Sec. 19

from passage

New section

Sec. 20

from passage

New section

Sec. 21

from passage

New section

Sec. 22

from passage

New section

Sec. 23

from passage

New section

Sec. 24

from passage

New section

Sec. 25

from passage

New section

Sec. 26

from passage

New section

Sec. 27

from passage

New section

Sec. 28

from passage

New section

Sec. 29

from passage

New section

Sec. 30

from passage

New section

Sec. 31

from passage

New section

Sec. 32

from passage

New section

Sec. 33

from passage

New section

Sec. 34

from passage

New section

Sec. 35

from passage

New section

Sec. 36

from passage

New section

Sec. 37

from passage

New section

Sec. 38

from passage

New section

Sec. 39

from passage

New section

Sec. 40

from passage

New section

Sec. 41

from passage

PA 13-277, Sec. 29

Sec. 42

from passage

PA 15-5 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 188

Sec. 43

from passage

PA 15-5 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 189

Sec. 44

from passage

PA 15-5 of the June Sp. Sess., Sec. 171

Sec. 45

from passage

New section

Sec. 46

from passage

New section

Sec. 47

from passage

New section

Sec. 48

from passage

New section

Sec. 49

from passage

New section

Sec. 50

from passage

New section

Sec. 51

from passage

New section

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 11:12 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 150

Necessary for Passage 76

Those voting Yea 121

Those voting Nay 29

Those absent and not voting 1

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 7055 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

Y

   

ALBIS

   

X

REED

Y

   

CASE

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BAKER

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SMITH

 

N

 

BOYD

 

N

 

ROVERO

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DUFF

 

N

 

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

Y

   

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

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

STAFSTROM

 

N

 

FREY

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

FUSCO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

GREEN

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

HALL, C.

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

HARDING

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HOYDICK

       

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

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

 

N

 

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

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

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PAOLILLO

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar.

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

The bill was explained by Representative Scanlon of the 98th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6682) and moved its adoption.

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

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

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

On motion of Representative Scanlon of the 98th District, Senate Bill No. 928 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S.B. No. 1033 (RAISED) (File No. 572) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL FORECLOSURE ACTIONS ON TAX LIENS AND LIENS ON BLIGHTED REAL ESTATE. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

The bill was explained by Representative Lemar of the 96th who offered Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6914) and moved its adoption.

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

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

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

On motion of Representative Lemar of the 96th District, Senate Bill No. 1033 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.