JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Senate was called to order at 10: 40 a. m. in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(b), and under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Noele R. Kidney of Ellington, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Please bless us with an inner strength so that our lives and our work may be a blessing on others.

Pursuant to Senate Rule 9(b) the Senate is called into Session, by the Office of the Senate Clerk's under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader.

It is hereby moved that Senate Agenda Number 1, dated April 8, 2016, is adopted, the items on said Agenda shall be acted upon as indicated and that the Agenda shall be incorporated into the Senate Journal and Senate Transcript.

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

The following favorable reports were received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, the bills were read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

NO NEW FILES

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 26 (RAISED) (File No. 80) AN ACT CONCERNING PRIVATE OCCUPATIONAL SCHOOLS.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 36 (RAISED) (File No. 25) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ORALLY AND INTRAVENOUSLY ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 68 (RAISED) (File No. 8) AN ACT CONCERNING MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPIST ASSOCIATES.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 72 (RAISED) (File No. 26) AN ACT CONCERNING A NOTIFICATION OF SUPPORT FOR FOSTER PARENTS AND RELATIVE CAREGIVERS.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 105 (RAISED) (File No. 53) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF FUNERAL AND BURIAL EXPENSES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 107 (RAISED) (File No. 38) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TREATMENT OF THE CASH VALUE OF LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES WHEN EVALUATING MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 115 (RAISED) (File No. 45) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID COVERAGE OF TELEMONITORING SERVICES.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 45 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF APRIL 7, 2016

AT 5: 00 P. M.

APPROPRIATIONS

S. B. No. 267 (RAISED) AN ACT MAKING CHANGES TO THE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM TO ALLOW RETENTION OF THE PLAN D COPARTICIPANT OPTION AFTER DIVORCE AND TO CEASE CREDITING INTEREST ON CERTAIN INACTIVE, NONVESTED MEMBERS, AND ELIMINATING CERTAIN OBSOLETE LANGUAGE.

S. B. No. 268 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO DISCUSS STATE BUDGET PROJECTIONS, TRENDS, AREAS OF GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR EFFICIENCY, FEDERAL BUDGET ACTIVITY AND SPENDING CONTROL OPTIONS AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED THERETO.

S. B. No. 269 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE SECRETARY OF THE OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF IMPLEMENTING A FORTY-HOUR WORK WEEK FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.

S. B. No. 271 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE PROVISION OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO INMATES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.

H. B. No. 5044 AN ACT MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO STATE EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2017.

H. B. No. 5049 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

H. B. No. 5134 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDS FOR MEDICAL CARE OF INMATES.

H. B. No. 5417 (RAISED) AN ACT CREATING AN OFFICE OF OVERTIME ACCOUNTABILITY.

H. B. No. 5419 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING OPERATION OF THE PERSONAL SCREENING SYSTEM IN THE LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING AND AT THE STATE CAPITOL AND ALLOWING LEGISLATORS ACCESS TO THE CHAMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE USING THEIR IDENTIFICATION CARDS.

H. B. No. 5420 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT OFFICERS.

H. B. No. 5508 (RAISED) AN ACT PROVIDING FUNDING FROM THE DRUG ASSETS FORFEITURE REVOLVING ACCOUNT FOR INPATIENT DRUG TREATMENT SERVICES.

H. B. No. 5620 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR OPIOID ANALGESICS AND REQUIRING A STUDY OF IMPEDIMENTS TO INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENTS.