JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, June 20, 2016

On Monday, the 20th of June, 2016, in accordance with the Constitution of the State of Connecticut and the Call of the Secretary of the State, the Senate reconvened at the State Capitol at 1: 44 p. m. , the President in the chair.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Tim Kehoe of East Hartford, 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. Amen.

PLEDGE

Senator Beth Bye of the 5th led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE

CALL

RECONVENING

2016 REGULAR SESSION OF

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Whereas, the regular session of the 2016 General Assembly adjourned on May 4, 2016; and

Whereas, the Governor has disapproved a bill passed by the regular session of the 2016 General Assembly and has transmitted same to the Secretary of the State with his objections; and

Whereas, said bills were not reconsidered by the General Assembly or was so disapproved by the Governor after said adjournment;

Now Therefore, as required by Article Third of the Amendments to the Constitution of Connecticut, I hereby call the 2016 Regular Session of the General Assembly to reconvene in session at Hartford on June 20th, 2016 at ten o'clock in the morning, for a period not to exceed three days following such reconvening, for the sole purpose of reconsidering and, if the General Assembly so desires, repassing said bills.

Given under my hand and the Seal of the State at the City of Hartford, this 13th day of June, 2016.

Denise W. Merrill

Secretary of the State

GOVERNOR'S VETO MESSAGES

The following communications were received from the Honorable Denise W. Merrill Secretary of the State, on the dates indicated, read by the Clerk and ordered printed in the Journal.

June 2, 2016

The Honorable Denise W. Merrill

Secretary of the State

30 Trinity Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Madam Secretary:

I hereby return, without my signature, House Bill 5247, An Act Implementing the Recommendations of the Auditors of Public Accounts and Repealing a Provision Concerning State Agency Reporting of Certain Contractor Information. This bill expands legislative oversight of executive agencies and curtails contracting powers of the executive branch.

Two separate sections of House Bill 5247 encroach upon the purview of the executive branch of government. Section 2 of the bill authorizes the General Assembly to require the head of any agency or quasi-public agency to appear before the government administration and election committee to explain the agency's alleged failure to timely notify the Auditors of Public Accounts of any lost funds or resources. There is no question that it is in the public interest for Agency's to comply with requirements that such losses be reported in a timely manner, however, requiring that a hearing be conducted at a cost to the taxpayers is an unnecessary step that could be resolved in a more cost effective manner. Agencies should be held accountable, but their accountability is already properly placed with the executive branch. The Auditors of Public Accounts have the ability to report on the performance of agencies with respect to compliance and to share those reports with the legislative branch.

Section 3 of House Bill 5247 also restricts executive branch powers by limiting the circumstances under which the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management may waive competitive bidding requirements for certain personal services agreements. Under current law, the Secretary may establish certain types of services under which competitive bidding requirements can be waived for circumstances that are necessary, but not delineated in statute. For example, waivers are considered when the services are for clients with chronic conditions requiring ongoing care, when the state has invested significant bond money in real property, when the state is contracting with a municipality or other governmental entity or when zoning or siting issues make location or re-location problematic. This is not an all-inclusive list, but represents the wide array of situations that can arise. The flexibility to consider waivers is not only crucial to carrying out core governmental services, but may also make the most cost effective solution possible by avoiding the exercise of a competitive bid when the outcome may be a practical impossibility, wasting both time and resources.

For these reasons, I disapprove of House Bill 5247, An Act Implementing the Recommendations of the Auditors of Public Accounts and Repealing a Provision Concerning State Agency Reporting of Certain Contractor Information. Pursuant to Section 15 of Article Fourth of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, I am returning House Bill 5247 without my signature.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

June 2, 2016

The Honorable Denise W. Merrill

Secretary of the State

30 Trinity Street

Hartford, CT 06106

 

Dear Madam Secretary:

I hereby return, without my signature, House Bill 5261, An Act Concerning Operators of Athletic Activities, Coaches and Referees and the Employer-Employee Relationship. This bill creates an overly broad exemption to Connecticut labor laws.

House Bill 5261 would automatically deem all coaches and referees engaged in service to an organized athletic organization as independent contractors. As a result, none of these individuals, regardless of their working conditions, would be eligible for unemployment compensation, nor would they be protected by employee wage and hour laws.

Every relationship between a coach or referee and an athletic organization is unique, and as such, that relationship should be analyzed under our well-defined statutory scheme to determine whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor. In this particular industry, the Department of Labor has conducted 95 audits over the past three years, and none of the audited athletic organizations were municipalities. During that same three-year period, the Department conducted 6,000 audits and another 28,500 wage investigations. Put into context, the athletic organization audits comprised only 0. 003% of the Department's investigations. Of the athletic organizations audits, 54% were found to have properly classified workers as independent contractors, while 46% of those misclassified their workers.

When employers are seeking to determine whether their workers are independent contractors or employees, the Department of Labor stands ready to serve as resource. By utilizing the Department's expertise, employers can save time and money, and reduce the risk that they make a wrong determination. It is important for both employers and workers that this assessment is done properly, and by using the Department as a resource, all stakeholders will benefit. This type of partnership, as opposed to overly broad exemptions, is how we can get this issue right.

For these reasons, I disapprove of House Bill 5261, An Act Concerning Operators of Athletic Activities, Coaches and Referees and the Employer-Employee Relationship. Pursuant to Section 15 of Article Fourth of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, I am returning House Bill 5261 without my signature.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

June 9, 2016

The Honorable Denise W. Merrill

Secretary of State

30 Trinity Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Madam Secretary:

I hereby return, without my signature, House Bill 5636, An Act Concerning the Apprenticeship Tax Credit and the Tax Credit Report. This bill would allow owners or shareholders of pass-through entities such as S corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies to claim the manufacturing apprenticeship tax credit against the personal income tax and would revise the requirements for a report on existing tax credits.

Under current law, entities that are unable to use manufacturing apprenticeship tax credits themselves because they are not subject to the corporation business tax may sell them to other entities that have sufficient liability to use them. Current law also imposes reasonable limits on a corporation's total reduction in its tax liability through the use of tax credits. HB 5636 would instead allow individual partners in, or shareholders of, pass-through entities to claim the tax credits on their personal income tax returns, without any limit on the amount of reduction in an individual's tax liability. Allowing business tax credits to be claimed against the personal income tax would open the door for other similar proposals and increase the likelihood that the credits will result in a revenue loss to the state. The Office of Policy and Management estimates that the bill could result in an additional annual revenue loss of approximately $100,000 starting in FY 2018 from additional use of the credits. In addition, the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) will incur a significant unbudgeted expense to implement this change on tax forms and in the Taxpayer Service Center. I stand ready to work with the proponents of the bill to pass legislation that includes a reasonable limit on individual tax liability, but I cannot support this legislation as written.

Finally, House Bill 5636 makes changes to the overall scope and responsibility for analysis of tax incentives for economic development. Currently, the Department of Economic Development (DECD), in conjunction with DRS, produces a report every three years assessing the economic and fiscal impact of the state's tax credit and abatement programs. This bill would transfer responsibility for and control of that report to the Legislative Program Review and Investigation Committee. I consider this change unnecessary and unwarranted. The last report produced by DECD and DRS in 2014 was 169 pages long and used modified and updated methodology in recommending how to achieve maximum benefit from the incentives offered. Those agencies have the subject matter expertise to provide independent actionable analysis and recommendations based on measurable, verifiable standards, as seen in the most recent report. For the elements of the legislation that can be accomplished without statutory authority, I encourage the proponents of this section of House Bill 5636 to work with DECD as it prepares its 2017 report to the legislature.

For this reason, I disapprove of House Bill 5636, An Act Concerning the Apprenticeship Tax Credit and the Tax Credit Report. Pursuant to Section 15 of Article Fourth of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, I am returning Substitute House Bill 5636 without my signature.

 

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 31, 2016

The Honorable Denise W. Merrill

Secretary of State

30 Trinity Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Madam Secretary:

I hereby return, without my signature, Substitute Senate Bill 302, An Act Concerning the Impact of Proposed Regulations on Small Businesses. This bill expands the type of information that agencies must include in the regulatory flexibility analysis that accompanies each proposed regulation.

Under current law, agencies prepare a “regulatory flexibility analysis” with every proposed regulation to provide ways to minimize any adverse impact of the regulation on businesses with fewer than 75 employees. The bill proposes expanding this requirement to make it apply to businesses with up to 250 employees, and to require agencies to provide myriad additional information.

While I support the intent of this legislation – to better understand and measure the impact of our regulatory framework on the small businesses in our state – the language in this bill is overly broad and will place an undue burden on our agencies. For example, the bill requires that agencies identify “the total number of small businesses potentially subject to the proposed regulation,” yet provides no guidance on how the term “potentially” is to be defined.

I welcome the opportunity to work with the proponents of this legislation to address these concerns and to craft a more refined bill to alleviate administrative burdens our state's small businesses without imposing too great a burden on our state agencies.

For these reasons, I disapprove of Substitute Senate Bill 302, An Act Concerning the Impact of Proposed Regulations on Small Businesses. Pursuant to Section 15 of Article Fourth of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, I am returning Substitute Senate Bill 302 without my signature.

 

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

June 3, 2016

The Honorable Denise W. Merrill

Secretary of State

30 Trinity Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Madam Secretary:

I hereby return, without my signature, House Bill 5420, An Act Concerning Principal Investment Officers. This bill would allow the Treasurer to determine the compensation for a Principal Investment Officer within a salary range established by the Treasurer in consultation with the Investment Advisory Council.

Under current law, except as otherwise allowed by statute, salary and compensation of all state executive branch officers, boards, commissions, deputies and employees are determined by the Commissioner of Administrative Services, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Office and Policy and Management. To permit the Treasurer to deviate from this process and to determine the compensation for this class of employees in isolation would reduce the ability of the public service classification system to operate in a manner that is consistent across state government. Further, I am surprised that at a time when the legislature included no money for increased salaries in the budget, we are eliminating positions and currently negotiating contracts with the majority of our state employees, that the legislature would pass a bill such as this. This is not the time to allow the potential for the establishment of an increased salary range without further oversight.

For this reason, I disapprove of House Bill 5420, An Act Concerning Principal Investment Officers. Pursuant to Section 15 of Article Fourth of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, I am returning Substitute House Bill 5420 without my signature.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

June 3, 2016

The Honorable Denise W. Merrill

Secretary of State

30 Trinity Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Madam Secretary:

I hereby return, without my signature, Substitute House Bill 5425, An Act Concerning the Creation of Connecticut Brownfield Land Banks, Certain Lender Responsibility for Releases at Brownfields and Revisions to Brownfield Remediation and Development Programs. This bill establishes a framework for organizing and operating local nonprofit land banks for acquiring, remediating and selling brownfields. The provisions would help smaller municipalities that do not have the resources to undertake this complex, expensive and important work.

While I support the intent of this bill, it has been brought to my attention that Section 5, which exempts any notes or other obligations issued by a brownfield land bank from all state taxation, could result in millions of dollars of revenue loss for the state. Under a federal statute and a United States Supreme Court case, there is “parity” treatment required between state and federal securities relative to corporate taxation. Memphis Bank & Trust Co. v. Garner, 459 U. S. 392 (1983), 398, 31 USC Section 3124. For this reason, if the state exempts a security of an entity (a land bank) that might be considered an agency of a political subdivision of the state (a municipality) from all taxes, then corporations could argue that they also should not be required to pay state corporate taxes measured by their holdings of federal securities. Even if no land bank ever issues debt obligations under this section, the mere existence of this language may run afoul of the parity provision, and put state corporate tax revenues at risk.

The stakeholders who worked on this bill have agreed that a fix is necessary to remove this problematic language. I would urge the proponents to adopt a revised version of this bill early next legislative session so that this important program can move forward.

For this reason, I disapprove of Substitute House Bill 5425, An Act Concerning the Creation of Connecticut Brownfield Land Banks, Certain Lender Responsibility for Releases at Brownfields and Revisions to Brownfield Remediation and Development Programs. Pursuant to Section 15 of Article Fourth of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, I am returning Substitute House Bill 5425 without my signature.

 

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

June 9, 2016

The Honorable Denise W. Merrill

Secretary of State

30 Trinity Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Madam Secretary:

I hereby return, without my signature, Senate Bill 397, An Act Concerning A Municipal Option for Property Tax Abatements for Arts and Culture. This bill gives municipalities the ability to abate up to one hundred percent of the property taxes due for any property used for arts or culture, including properties used by for-profit entities.

The law already exempts nonprofit organizations from paying property taxes on arts and cultural facilities as long as they use them for scientific, educational, literacy, historical, or charitable purposes. If this bill were to become law, municipalities would be subject to pressure to exempt for-profit entities, such as movie theaters, from property taxes as well. This legislation does not differentiate between enterprise zones and other areas, and could therefore encourage competition between municipalities to grant tax breaks that result in sprawl development rather than development in regional hubs. While I have been a longtime supporter of the arts and other cultural activities, I do not think the state should be encouraging exemption of for-profit entities from taxation without limitation.

Furthermore, there are numerous programs already in existence that provide municipalities with the means to incentivize business development. For example, the Connecticut City and Town Development Act (CGS 7-480) allows municipalities to acquire, develop, and improve property, convey property to private developers, and lend money to these developers if they cannot obtain financing from banks or other traditional lenders. Municipalities may grant a 100% property tax exemption for up to 20 years for property developed under this act. Finally, municipalities themselves, including those represented by the Council of Small Towns, actively opposed this legislation.

For these reasons, I disapprove of Senate Bill 397, An Act Concerning A Municipal Option for Property Tax Abatements for Arts and Culture. Pursuant to Section 15 of Article Fourth of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, I am returning Senate Bill 397 without my signature.

 

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

June 3, 2016

The Honorable Denise W. Merrill

Secretary of the State

30 Trinity Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Madam Secretary:

I hereby return, without my signature, Substitute House Bill 5437, An Act Concerning Nonemergency Medical Transportation for Medicaid Recipients. This bill requires the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services to issue a request for proposals for transportation broker services for the coordination and administration on nonemergency medical transportation services for medical assistance recipients.

Currently, procurement of goods and services by state agencies is governed by the Connecticut General Statutes. These statutes clearly establish that competitive procurement processes are the standard in this state, and that only limited exceptions to these rules are permitted. I fully support the existing competitive procurement processes required for the goods and services we provide through our agencies. In addition, there are existing checks on this competitive procurement process, as compliance with both the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations adopted in accordance with those statutes is subject to review by the Auditors of Public Accounts, and contracts resulting from the competitive procurement process are approved by the Office of the Attorney General as to form.

House Bill 5437 is a clear legislative intrusion into the function of the executive branch. The bill directs the Department of Social Services to engage in a specific procurement process for a specific service by a date certain, and further directs the agency as to the items that it is required to both consider and to include in any contract resulting from the procurement process. House Bill 5437 intrudes on the authority of the executive branch by specifically proscribing how a procurement process already governed by state law should be undertaken and by establishing a precedent permitting the legislature to direct any future procurement processes going forward.

The Department of Social Services has already begun the process of reviewing the manner in which the state contracts for and provides nonemergency medical transportation services through the issuance of an Request For Information in March of this year. The Department should focus its resources on the procurement process that is already underway and I am directing the Department to proceed with this procurement in an expeditious manner taking into account the circumstances and issues identified by the legislature. The department's resources should not be diverted to comply with a new procurement dictated by the Legislature.

For these reasons, I disapprove of Substitute House Bill 5437, An Act Concerning Nonemergency Medical Transportation for Medicaid Recipients. Pursuant to Section 15 of Article Fourth of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, I am returning Substitute House Bill 5437 without my signature.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

INTRODUCTION OF

SENATE RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following Senate resolution was introduced, read and adopted.

S. R. No. 71 RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR THE JUNE 20 RECONVENED SESSION OF THE 2016 GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Senator Duff of the 25th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, the Resolution was adopted.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by the Senate:

That the rules of the Senate at this reconvened session of the 2016 General Assembly shall be the same as the rules of the Senate in force at the 2016 regular session, except as such rules are amended, altered or repealed in this resolution and by the addition of the following rules, which additional rules are hereby made part of said Senate rules.

Strike out Rule 8 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

Rule 8. The clerk shall keep a journal of the Senate and shall enter therein a record of each day's proceedings.

Strike out Rule 9 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

Rule 9. The clerk shall keep a calendar on which he shall enter daily all Senate bills disapproved by the Governor and all bills and joint resolutions received from the House for action.

Strike out Rule 19 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

Rule 19. The order of business shall be as follows:

1. Reception of communications from the Governor and Secretary of the State.

2. Introduction of resolutions.

3. Introduction of bills disapproved by the Governor.

4. Reception of business from the House.

5. Business on the calendar.

6. Introduction of guests.

Strike out Rule 20 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

Rule 20. Before any resolution is received, a brief statement of its object shall be made by the introducer.

Strike out Rule 23.

Strike out Rule 29 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

Rule 29. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received except:

1. To adjourn.

2. To recess.

3. For the previous question.

4. To close the debate at a specified time.

5. To pass temporarily.

6. To pass retain.

7. To postpone to a certain time.

Said motions shall have precedence in the order listed in this rule.

Strike out Rule 30.

Add a new Rule 37 as follows:

Rule 37. No substantive resolutions shall be received except for resolutions concerning joint rule 33, and resolutions pertaining to the rules of this reconvened session, the printing of the journals of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the expenses of this reconvened session.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED

The following resolutions were introduced, read and adopted.

H. J. No. 301 RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE JOINT RULES OF THE JUNE 20 RECONVENED SESSION OF THE 2016 GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Senator Duff of the 25th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, the Resolution was adopted, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by this Assembly:

That the joint rules of this reconvened session of the 2016 General Assembly shall be the same as the joint rules in force at the 2016 regular session, except as said rules are amended, altered or repealed in this resolution and by the addition of the following rules, which additional rules are hereby made a part of the joint rules of this reconvened session.

Strike out Rule 6.

Strike out Rule 7 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

Rule 7. The reconvened session of the 2016 General Assembly shall be for the sole purpose of reconsidering bills approved by the 2016 General Assembly and disapproved by the Governor. Except as provided in joint rule 33, no substantive resolutions shall be received other than those pertaining to the rules applicable to this reconvened session and the printing of the journals of the Senate and House of Representatives and the expenses of this reconvened session. The reconvened session shall adjourn sine die not later than midnight, June 23, 2016.

Strike out Rules 8, 9, 10 and 11.

Strike out Rule 12 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

Rule 12. No amendments shall be permitted to any disapproved bill submitted to the reconvened session.

Strike out Rule 13.

Strike out Rule 14 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

Rule 14. Each disapproved bill shall be submitted to the chamber of origin for reconsideration. If, after such reconsideration, that chamber shall again pass it, but by the approval of at least two-thirds of the membership, it shall be immediately transmitted with the veto message to the other chamber, which shall also reconsider it. The votes of each chamber shall be determined by the yeas and nays and the names of the members voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the journals of each chamber respectively.

Strike out Rules 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20.

Strike out Rule 21 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

Rule 21. After the time has elapsed for the reconsideration of any vote upon any bill, no resolution or motion to recall such bill from the other chamber shall be allowed for the purposes of reconsideration, except when there has clearly been a mistake in the vote on such bill.

Strike out Rules 22, 23 and 24.

Strike out Rule 25 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

Rule 25. The respective clerks of the House and Senate shall immediately notify the Secretary of the State and the Legislative Commissioners of the final action taken on each disapproved bill and its engrossed copy shall bear the notation of such final action and if repassed, the date of final passage.

Strike out Rule 26.

Strike out Rule 27 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

Rule 27. The official copies of all disapproved bills repassed by the General Assembly shall be delivered to the Secretary of the State.

Strike out Rules 31 and 32.

H. J. No. 302 RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE EXPENSES OF THE JUNE 20 RECONVENED SESSION OF THE 2016 GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Senator Duff of the 25th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, the Resolution was adopted, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by this Assembly:

That the Joint Committee on Legislative Management is authorized to pay the necessary expenses of this reconvened session of the 2016 General Assembly.

H. J. No. 303 RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PRINTING OF THE JOURNALS OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE JUNE 20 RECONVENED SESSION OF THE 2016 GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Senator Duff of the 25th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, the Resolution was adopted, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by this Assembly:

That the journals of the proceedings of the Senate and House of Representatives at this reconvened session shall be printed as provided in section 2-49 of the general statutes with the journals of the February 2016 session of the General Assembly.

BILLS VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR

RECONSIDERATION UNDER ARTICLE IV, SECTION 15

OF THE CONSTITUTION

MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER

MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER ADOPTED

VETOES OVERIDDEN

Substitute for S. B. No. 302 (RAISED) (File No. 321) AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPACT OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS ON SMALL BUSINESSES. Public Act No. 32

Senator Duff of the 25th who was on the prevailing side of the vote for passage moved for reconsideration of the bill.

On a voice vote, the motion for re-passage was adopted.

Senator Hartley of the 15th explained the bill and moved re-passage.

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 2: 48 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 35

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, the motion to re-pass Senate Bill No. 302 P. A. -16-32 received the necessary two thirds vote to pass.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

A

   

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

S. B. No. 397 (RAISED) (File No. 446) AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL OPTION FOR PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE. Public Act No. 177

Senator Duff of the 25th who was on the prevailing side of the vote for passage moved for reconsideration of the bill.

On a voice vote, the motion for re-passage was adopted.

Senator Hartley of the 15th explained the bill and moved re-passage.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 2: 52 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 25

Those voting Nay 10

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, the motion to re-pass Senate Bill No. 397 P. A. -16-177 received the necessary two thirds vote to pass.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

MARILYN MOORE

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

A

   

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSE

Senator Duff of the 25th moved immediate transmittal to the House of all bills needing further action by the House.

SENATE AGENDA NO. 3

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

BILLS VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR

RECONSIDERATION UNDER ARTICLE IV, SECTION 15

OF THE CONSTITUTION

MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER

MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER ADOPTED

VETOES OVERIDDEN

H. B. No. 5420 (RAISED) (File No. 665) AN ACT CONCERNING PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT OFFICERS. Public Act No. 113

Senator Duff of the 25th who was on the prevailing side of the vote for passage moved for reconsideration of the bill.

On a voice vote, the motion for re-passage was adopted.

Senator Bye of the 5th explained the bill and moved re-passage.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 05 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 1

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, the motion to re-pass House Bill No. 5420 P. A. -16-113 received the necessary two thirds vote to pass, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

A

   

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

Substitute for H. B. No. 5437 (RAISED) (File Nos. 354 and 762) AN ACT CONCERNING NONEMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION FOR MEDICAID RECIPIENTS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). Special Act No. 8

Senator Duff of the 25th who was on the prevailing side of the vote for passage moved for reconsideration of the bill.

On a voice vote, the motion for re-passage was adopted.

Senator Moore of the 22nd explained the bill and moved re-passage.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 09 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 35

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, the motion to re-pass House Bill No. 5437 S. A. -16-8 received the necessary two thirds vote to pass, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

A

   

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

MOTION TO ADJOURN SINE DIE

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 3: 15 p. m. adjourned Sine Die

ATTEST:   Garey E. Coleman

Clerk of the Senate

Hartford, Connecticut

June 20, 2016

3: 15 o'clock p. m.