JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 7: 31 p. m. in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(f), and under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Republican Leader.

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

The following is the prayer:

In these difficult times, may our leaders find in their hearts the guidance and wisdom to do what is best for the people of Connecticut.

Pursuant to Senate Rule 9(f) 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 Republican Leader.

It is hereby moved that Senate Agenda Number 1, dated January 13, 2017 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.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, read by the Clerk and referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

Corrected

January 13, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to sections 4-1 and 38a-1042 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, and with your advice and consent, appoint Theodore M. Doolittle of West Hartford to be the Healthcare Advocate to serve for a term ending January 9, 2021 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

January 13, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 4-1 and 10a-179 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint Peter W. Lisi from West Hartford, to be the Chairperson of the Connecticut Health And Educational Facilities Authority, to serve a term coterminous with Governor or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, read by the Clerk and referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary:

Corrected

January 13, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Section 52-434(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable Joseph P. Flynn of Derby to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from February 3, 2017.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

January 13, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable Kevin P. McMahon of Niantic to be a Senior Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from February 3, 2017.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE

The following communication was received from the Secretary of the State, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Government, Administration and Elections.

January 10, 2017

The Honorable Garey Coleman

Clerk of the Senate

State Capitol, Room 509

Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Dear Mr. Coleman:

I am enclosing herewith the original of Senate Joint Resolution No. 36 of the 2016 General Assembly entitled, RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT REAL PROPERTY HELD OR CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.

This resolution was approved by a majority, but by less than three-fourths, of the total membership of each house during the 2016 session of the General Assembly, and is being returned for consideration by the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly pursuant to Article Sixth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Connecticut.

Denise W. Merrill

Secretary of State

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

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

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 12 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE ELIZABETH A. BOZZUTO OF WATERTOWN TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 13 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE ROBERT J. DEVLIN, JR. OF SHELTON TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 14 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE BRUCE P. HUDOCK OF OLD GREENWICH TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 15 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE SHEILA A. OZALIS OF NEWTOWN TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 16 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE WILLIAM J. WENZEL OF SOUTHPORT TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 17 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE GLENN A. WOODS OF MIDDLETOWN TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 18 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE SUSAN B. HANDY OF OLD LYME TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 19 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE PATTY JENKINS PITTMAN OF HAMDEN TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 20 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE PATRICIA A. SWORDS OF STORRS TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 21 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE GERARD I. ADELMAN OF MERIDEN TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 22 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JOSEPH P. FLYNN OF ANSONIA TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 23 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE RICHARD P. GILARDI OF STRATFORD TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 24 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE WILLIAM J. SULLIVAN OF WATERBURY TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

SENATE AND HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

In accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(f), the first reading of the following bills and resolutions was waived, the list of bills and resolutions as prepared by the Clerks was accepted, and the bills and resolutions referred to the Committees as indicated thereon in concurrence:

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 86 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING COPAYS UNDER STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH CARE PLANS', to provide tax relief to Connecticut residents by decreasing the cost of state employee health insurance coverage.

Proposed S. B. No. 87 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING CONTRIBUTIONS BY STATE EMPLOYEES TO THE STATE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM', to reduce the unfunded pension liability of the state by increasing contributions made by state employees to the state employees retirement system.

Proposed S. B. No. 88 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. ; REP. WILMS, 142nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RETIREMENT AND HEALTH CARE BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN STATE EMPLOYEES', to create state budgetary savings by placing nonunion state employees in health and retirement plans that are similar to those in the private sector.

Proposed S. B. No. 89 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PREVENTING BUDGET DEFICITS', to require early intervention by the legislature to prevent budget deficits.

Proposed S. B. No. 90 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING REIMBURSEMENTS TO STATE EMPLOYEES FOR MILEAGE AND PAYMENTS FOR OVERTIME FROM THE CALCULATION OF RETIREMENT INCOME', to reduce the unfunded pension burden on the state by prohibiting the use of mileage reimbursements and overtime payments in the calculation of state employee pensions.

Proposed S. B. No. 91 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. ; SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING RECEIPT OF STATE RETIREMENT INCOME DURING TIMES OF REEMPLOYMENT WITH THE STATE', to prohibit the receipt of pension and salary payments from the state at the same time.

Proposed S. B. No. 92 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING LONGEVITY PAYMENTS AND OVERTIME COMPENSATION FROM THE CALCULATION OF RETIREMENT INCOME FOR STATE EMPLOYEES', to achieve long-term savings by lowering state pension obligations.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 93 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE CREDIT AGAINST THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR A PRIMARY RESIDENCE OR MOTOR VEHICLE', to provide tax relief by increasing the maximum allowable credit against the personal income tax for a person's primary residence or motor vehicle to five hundred dollars.

Proposed S. B. No. 94 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ON HOSPITALS', to eliminate the unfair tax on hospitals.

Proposed S. B. No. 95 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to exempt Social Security benefits from the personal income tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 96 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE ESTATE TAX', to phase out the estate tax over a period of five years.

Proposed S. B. No. 97 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to incentivize seniors to remain in the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 98 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE CORPORATE INCOME TAX SURCHARGE', to provide economic growth incentives by reducing tax on businesses.

Proposed S. B. No. 99 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX', to phase out the real estate conveyance tax over a four-year period.

Proposed S. B. No. 100 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT EXTENDING THE TIME PERIOD FOR PAYMENT OF THE ESTATE TAX AND FILING OF AN ESTATE TAX RETURN', to extend the time period for the payment of the estate tax and filing of an estate tax return from six months to nine months, to align with federal estate tax filing requirements.

Proposed S. B. No. 101 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to provide tax relief and lower health care costs by eliminating the tax on ambulatory surgical centers.

EDUCATION

Proposed S. B. No. 102 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A THREE-TIERED HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA SYSTEM', to create a three-tiered high school diploma system to recognize differing levels of high school mastery.

Proposed S. B. No. 103 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF THE HISTORY AND MEANING OF VETERANS' DAY, MEMORIAL DAY AND THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM', to teach public school students about the history and meaning of Veterans' Day, Memorial Day and the founding documents.

Proposed S. B. No. 104 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS', to provide the founding documents to schools in the state.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 105 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING THE DISPOSITION OF A DOG THAT HAS ATTACKED OR BITTEN A PERSON', to recognize abuse as a mitigating factor in any proceeding involving the disposition of a dog that has attacked or bitten a person.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S. B. No. 106 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. ; REP. MCCARTY, 38th DIST. ; REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. ; REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. ; REP. CHEESEMAN, 37th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ZERO-CARBON ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITIES AND ACHIEVING CONNECTICUT'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS MANDATED LEVELS', to provide a mechanism for zero-carbon generating facilities to sell power to electric utilities.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S. B. No. 107 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF TITLE TO LAND ACQUIRED BY ADVERSE POSSESSION', to limit a person's ability to transfer title to land acquired by adverse possession.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 108 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT PROPORTIONALLY AWARDING THE STATE'S ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES', to more proportionally award Connecticut's Electoral College votes.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 109 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYER ADHERENCE TO GUIDANCE BY THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION', to ensure employers adhere to guidance issued by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Proposed S. B. No. 110 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CAUSE OF ACTION FOR RECOVERY FOR NEGLIGENT INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS BASED ON DAMAGE TO, OR LOSS OF, PERSONAL PROPERTY', to establish a cause of action for recovery for negligent infliction of emotional distress based on damage to, or loss of, personal property.

Proposed S. B. No. 111 SEN. FORMICA, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION TO SCHOOLS OF PROTECTIVE OR RESTRAINING ORDERS AFFECTING STUDENTS', to require notice be sent to schools when a student is named in a protective or restraining order.

Proposed S. B. No. 112 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. ; SEN. GOMES, 23rd DIST. ; REP. ROSARIO, 128th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING A STATE MARSHAL TO CHARGE A FEE FOR PROVIDING A NOTARIZED AFFIDAVIT IN CERTAIN CASES', to allow a state marshal to recoup the costs associated with the provision of a notarized affidavit in certain cases.

Proposed S. B. No. 113 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PROFESSIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PROBATE COURT CONSERVATORS', to require the Probate Court Administrator to develop and implement a professional code of conduct applicable to any conservator appointed in a Probate Court matter.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S. B. No. 114 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING NEW STATE AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE IN DEFINED CONTRIBUTION RETIREMENT PLANS', to achieve savings in future pension liabilities by making new state and municipal employees participate in defined contribution retirement plans.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 115 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO IDENTIFY RESIDENTS WITH UNMET NEEDS BASED ON UNPAID WATER UTILITY BILLS', to establish a pilot program to identify residents with unmet needs based on unpaid water utility bills.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 116 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DISPUTES BETWEEN HOSPITALS AND INSURERS', to protect patients.

Proposed S. B. No. 117 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY BENEFITS PLANS', to improve the health of residents who are affected by managed care organizations and hospitals that participate in a community benefits program.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S. B. No. 118 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF AMMUNITION AT GUN CLUBS AND FIREARM RANGES', to permit gun clubs and firearm ranges to sell ammunition for use at such club or range.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed S. B. No. 119 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS', to allow preference in public housing for veterans.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 120 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE BRISTOL BUSINESS EDUCATION FOUNDATION', to provide funding to the Bristol Business Education Foundation for its Adult Education Diploma and Certificate Program, which provides adult education and workforce training.

BANKING

Proposed S. B. No. 121 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY OF ELECTRONIC FUNDS AT THE TIME OF CLOSING ON A MORTGAGE LOAN', to assure that funds required in connection with a mortgage loan be available at the time of closing.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 122 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to provide tax relief to businesses by eliminating the business entity tax.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 123 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF GRANTS AWARDED UNDER THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM', to reduce grants under the taxpayer-funded Citizens' Election Program.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S. B. No. 124 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXCEPTIONS TO THE PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENT IN PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS', to reduce municipal tax burdens by increasing the threshold amounts for public works projects under the prevailing wage statute.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 125 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS', to permit naturopathic physicians to prescribe medication in certain circumstances.

Proposed S. B. No. 126 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS', to define the roles and responsibilities of community health workers in the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 127 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOSPICE ORGANIZATIONS LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH', to examine hospice organizations licensed by the Department of Public Health and how they manage end-of-life issues.

TRANSPORTATION

S. J. No. 8 SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION LIMITING THE USE OF MONEYS IN THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND', to propose a constitutional amendment to prevent the misuse of state transportation funds.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S. J. No. 9 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW FOR DIRECT INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM', to provide for direct public participation in the legislative process by granting the citizens of Connecticut the right to propose laws through direct initiative and the power to approve or reject a statute through referendum.

S. J. No. 10 SEN. SUZIO, 13th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE FOR RECALL OF ELECTED OFFICIALS', to authorize Connecticut electors to recall their state or local elected officials.

AGING

Proposed H. B. No. 5593 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT TRANSPORTATION PROJECT FOR WATERBURY SENIOR CITIZENS', to fund a pilot transportation project for Waterbury senior citizens.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 5594 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DEFINED CONTRIBUTION RETIREMENT PLANS FOR CERTAIN STATE EMPLOYEES', to require state employee retirement plans for newly hired state employees to be defined contribution plans rather than defined benefit plans.

Proposed H. B. No. 5595 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING EXCESSIVE SPENDING BY STATE AGENCIES', to limit excessive spending by state agencies.

Proposed H. B. No. 5596 REP. PAVALOCK-D'AMATO, 77th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CALCULATION OF STATE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME', to revise state employee retirement calculations to exclude overtime payments.

Proposed H. B. No. 5597 REP. SKULCZYCK, 45th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING FIREARMS TO THE STATE POLICE', to provide the state police with rifles.

Proposed H. B. No. 5598 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DEFINED CONTRIBUTION RETIREMENT PLANS FOR NEWLY HIRED STATE EMPLOYEES', to reduce state pension costs.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

Proposed H. B. No. 5599 REP. MCCARTY, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, MUNICIPALITIES AND REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE COST OF EDUCATING NONRESIDENT STUDENTS', to require the Department of Children and Families to reimburse towns for the costs of educating nonresident children that are placed in such towns.

EDUCATION

Proposed H. B. No. 5600 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A RECOVERY HIGH SCHOOL IN CONNECTICUT', to establish a recovery high school in Connecticut to improve recovery rates of high school age youth who have been treated for addiction and discharged to the community by following the Massachusetts model.

Proposed H. B. No. 5601 REP. BUCKBEE, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF LOCALLY GROWN FOOD IN SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAMS', to encourage school districts to use locally grown foods in their school food programs.

Proposed H. B. No. 5602 REP. MCCARTY, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT LOWERING THE EXCESS COST THRESHOLD FOR OUT-OF-DISTRICT SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS', to provide relief to towns that provide special education to out-of-district students.

Proposed H. B. No. 5603 REP. MCCARTY, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ASSAULT OF A SCHOOL TEACHER', to increase the penalty for assaults on teachers.

Proposed H. B. No. 5604 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PROTECTING LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING', to make revisions to state and local funding for education.

Proposed H. B. No. 5605 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION IN STATE MASTERY EXAMINATIONS', to make revisions relating to the state mastery examination.

Proposed H. B. No. 5606 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT LEARNING, ACHIEVEMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES', to make a series of reforms in the Connecticut public school system.

Proposed H. B. No. 5607 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EDUCATION COST SHARING GRANT FORMULA AND THE EQUITABLE FUNDING OF SMALL TOWNS', to revise the education cost sharing grant formula for the purpose of equitably funding small towns.

Proposed H. B. No. 5608 REP. GREEN, 55th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPELLED STUDENTS BY BOARDS OF EDUCATION', to retain municipal control over alternative educational opportunities for expelled students.

Proposed H. B. No. 5609 REP. PAVALOCK-D'AMATO, 77th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE REGIONALIZATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES', to create a task force to study the feasibility of regionalizing special education services and transportation.

Proposed H. B. No. 5610 REP. PAVALOCK-D'AMATO, 77th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING PROTECTION FROM DISCRIMINATION TO CERTAIN STUDENTS', to protect students from discrimination in public schools.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H. B. No. 5611 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REDUCING ENERGY COSTS FOR CERTAIN BUSINESSES', to provide energy incentives for certain businesses for the time of start-up.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 5612 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPEALS OF ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER DECISIONS', to expedite appeals of animal control officer decisions.

Proposed H. B. No. 5613 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RIDING TRAILS FOR ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES', to allow for the creation of all-terrain vehicle trails on state land.

Proposed H. B. No. 5614 REP. CUMMINGS, 74th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING SUNDAY HUNTING ON PRIVATE LANDS', to allow Sunday hunting on private lands.

Proposed H. B. No. 5615 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING LOCAL BANS ON THE TRAPPING OF ANIMALS', to provide for local control of trapping.

Proposed H. B. No. 5616 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EARLY SEASONAL CLOSURE OF STATE PARK CAMPGROUNDS AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE PARK ACCOUNT', to better serve the public and to allow state parks to use revenue generated by the parks for park maintenance and operation.

Proposed H. B. No. 5617 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF PUPPIES IN PET STORES', to protect dogs and customers by prohibiting the sale of puppies produced by out-of-state puppy mills in Connecticut pet stores.

Proposed H. B. No. 5618 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. ; REP. GRESKO, 121st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN THE HANDLING FEE FOR BOTTLE REDEMPTION CENTERS', to promote recycling and the continued employment of workers in the bottle redemption industry.

Proposed H. B. No. 5619 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF BOTTLED WATER PRODUCED IN CONNECTICUT', to protect the state's water resources and encourage sustainable yield.

Proposed H. B. No. 5620 REP. BELSITO, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PAINT STEWARDSHIP FEES TO BE PAID TO THE MUNICIPALITY WHERE PAINT IS RECYCLED', to keep the recycling of paint locally based and provide sufficient funds to towns to administer such recycling programs.

Proposed H. B. No. 5621 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTERING OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES', to require the registration of certain all-terrain vehicles to generate proceeds for the maintenance of all-terrain vehicle trails.

Proposed H. B. No. 5622 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE STATE TO ADHERE TO OBLIGATIONS TO BUY BACK OPEN SPACE', to help preserve open space in the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 5623 REP. MCCARTY, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO PROHIBIT THE ERECTION OF SPITE FENCES AND SPITE HEDGES AND TREES', to enable towns to regulate the erection of spite fences and spite hedges and trees.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H. B. No. 5624 REP. CUMMINGS, 74th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR LITERACY ITEMS PURCHASED BY TEACHERS', to establish a tax credit against the personal income tax for literacy items purchased by teachers for their classrooms.

Proposed H. B. No. 5625 REP. MCCARTY, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO IDENTIFY STATE TAXES THAT COST MORE TO ADMINISTER THAN IS GAINED IN REVENUE', to establish a task force to identify state taxes that cost more for the state to collect in administrative costs than the state gains in revenue received from the imposition of such taxes.

Proposed H. B. No. 5626 REP. BUCKBEE, 67th DIST. ; SEN. LOGAN, 17th DIST. ; REP. CONLEY, 40th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM ALLOWING A TAX CREDIT AGAINST THE HOSPITAL TAX FOR HOSPITALS THAT PROVIDE SERVICES TO PERSONS SUFFERING FROM OPIOID ADDICTION', to provide an incentive for hospitals to make services available to persons suffering from opioid addiction.

Proposed H. B. No. 5627 REP. ARCONTI, 109th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SENIORS' SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to exempt fully from the personal income tax Social Security benefits received by seniors.

Proposed H. B. No. 5628 REP. DUNSBY, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE ESTATE TAX', to phase out the estate tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5629 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER TAX', to repeal the ambulatory surgical center tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5630 REP. BETTS, 78th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION OF BONDS OF THE STATE TO THE NONPROFIT GRANT PROGRAM FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS', to provide financial assistance for the Nonprofit Grant Program.

Proposed H. B. No. 5631 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. ; REP. BOCCHINO, 150th DIST. ; SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. ; REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE THRESHOLD FOR IMPOSITION OF THE ESTATE TAX', to increase the threshold for imposition of the estate tax to match the federal estate tax filing threshold.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed H. B. No. 5632 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION TAKE-BACK PROGRAM IN EACH MUNICIPALITY', to establish a prescription take-back program in each municipality.

Proposed H. B. No. 5633 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING POST-SALE WARRANTY WORK REIMBURSEMENT FOR POWER EQUIPMENT DEALERS', to extend post-sale warranty work reimbursements that are afforded to the automobile industry to power equipment dealers.

Proposed H. B. No. 5634 REP. SIEGRIST, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING TOWNS TO CREATE AN UNUSED PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION COLLECTION PROGRAM', to allow municipalities a mechanism by which they may collect unused prescription medications from residents.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 5635 REP. TWEEDIE, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A FEE STRUCTURE FOR FOIA REQUESTS OF BODY-WORN CAMERA RECORDINGS', to create a fee structure for freedom of information requests for recordings made by body-worn recording equipment.

Proposed H. B. No. 5636 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES OF CERTAIN ATTORNEYS', to protect the privacy and security of attorneys who volunteer their legal services in juvenile cases.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 5637 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FROM ESTABLISHING DORMITORIES OR FACILITIES THAT ARE SEGREGATED BY RACE OR NATIONAL ORIGIN', to prohibit public institutions of higher education from establishing dormitories or other facilities that are segregated by race or national origin.

Proposed H. B. No. 5638 REP. PAVALOCK-D'AMATO, 77th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COLLEGE TUITION INCREASES', to help make obtaining a college education more affordable in Connecticut.

Proposed H. B. No. 5639 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT ALIENS FROM QUALIFYING FOR IN-STATE TUITION', to restrict the availability of in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant alien students.

HOUSING

Proposed H. B. No. 5640 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EVICTION PROCEEDINGS WITH RESPECT TO A BREACH OF THE OCCUPANCY LIMIT IN A RENTAL AGREEMENT', to expedite the process for a landlord to remove tenants and individuals who reside with the tenant when there is a continuous breach of occupancy limits established in the rental agreement.

Proposed H. B. No. 5641 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT AMOUNT', to increase the maximum amount a landlord may charge a tenant for a security deposit.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed H. B. No. 5642 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID INCOME ELIGIBILITY', to ensure that Medicaid income eligibility in Connecticut reflects the national average for Medicaid income eligibility.

Proposed H. B. No. 5643 REP. MCCARTY, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING ACCESS TO THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY', to expand access to home care for the elderly and avert the need for more costly institutionalization.

Proposed H. B. No. 5644 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LIMITING THE USE OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS', to ensure that public assistance moneys are used for necessities.

JUDICIARY

Proposed H. B. No. 5645 REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING MUNICIPALITIES FROM LIABILITY FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED BY PERSONS WHILE USING MUNICIPAL LANDS FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES', to expand the municipal exemption from liability under the state's recreational land use statutes.

Proposed H. B. No. 5646 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING BIFURCATED TRIALS FOR NEGLIGENCE ACTIONS', to establish a bifurcated trial system for negligence actions.

Proposed H. B. No. 5647 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ATTORNEYS WHO ARE PROHIBITED FROM PRACTICING LAW', to protect clients from attorneys that have been disbarred, suspended, temporarily suspended or transferred to disability inactive status.

Proposed H. B. No. 5648 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS', to give the legislature sufficient time to provide advice and consent on judicial nominations.

Proposed H. B. No. 5649 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE EFFICACY OF THE STATE'S TORT SYSTEM', to establish a task force to study the efficacy of the state's tort system, particularly with respect to medical malpractice actions.

Proposed H. B. No. 5650 REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING A LANDLORD TO ENTER A RENTED DWELLING UNIT DURING THE PENDENCY OF A SUMMARY PROCESS ACTION', to permit a landlord to lawfully enter a rented dwelling unit during the pendency of a summary process action in order to make necessary repairs in preparation for a new tenant.

Proposed H. B. No. 5651 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING CLERKS OF THE COURT TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF PROTECTIVE ORDERS TO SCHOOLS', to ensure that the clerk of the court notifies a school system of the existence of a protective order that has been issued relating to a student enrolled at the school or the parent or legal guardian of such student.

Proposed H. B. No. 5652 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING COOPERATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL LAW', to require local and state officials and employees of public institutions of higher education to cooperate with law enforcement personnel in the enforcement of federal law.

Proposed H. B. No. 5653 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF EMINENT DOMAIN TO EFFECTUATE THE TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY FROM ONE PRIVATE REAL PROPERTY OWNER TO ANOTHER PRIVATE REAL PROPERTY OWNER', to prohibit the use of eminent domain for the purpose of private development that exclusively involves private real property owners.

Proposed H. B. No. 5654 REP. PAVALOCK-D'AMATO, 77th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HARASSMENT OF A SERVICE ANIMAL OR USER OF A SERVICE ANIMAL', to create a new crime of harming or harassing a service animal or an individual while using a service animal.

Proposed H. B. No. 5655 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PROPERTY OWNER'S LIABILITY FOR EXPENSES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF A FALLING TREE OR TREE LIMB', to impose liability on certain owners of real property for the expenses of removing a tree or limb from a tree located on such property that falls on adjoining owner's private real property.

Proposed H. B. No. 5656 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LIMITATIONS ON THE PAYMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT TO A NONCUSTODIAL PARENT', to prohibit a court from ordering a parent who is awarded sole legal custody of a minor child to pay child support for such child to the noncustodial parent.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H. B. No. 5657 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES', to update the basis on which unemployment benefits will be required to be paid and protect seasonal agricultural businesses from disproportionate taxation.

Proposed H. B. No. 5658 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING STATE EMPLOYEE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS FROM PREVENTING THE STATE'S USE OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES', to allow the state to utilize volunteers for assistance as needed.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H. B. No. 5659 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. ; REP. STANESKI, 119th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE VACCINATION OF ANIMALS', to allow veterinarians to make decisions that are in the best interest of an animal's health and to prevent animals from being over-vaccinated.

Proposed H. B. No. 5660 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ELDER ABUSE REGISTRY', to provide senior citizens and their families with important information about the health care providers who care for them.

Proposed H. B. No. 5661 REP. BETTS, 78th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSURE OF ACCREDITED NONPROFIT COMMUNITY PROVIDERS OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES', to reduce costs and enhance administrative and operational efficiencies for accredited nonprofit community providers and the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 5662 REP. MCCARTY, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COORDINATED DELIVERY OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE', to coordinate the delivery of mental health services and to notify parents of available services for children and young adults.

Proposed H. B. No. 5663 REP. GENGA, 10th DIST. ; REP. KOKORUDA, 101st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SMOKING IN MOTOR VEHICLES', to protect children from secondhand smoke while riding in a motor vehicle.

Proposed H. B. No. 5664 REP. MCCARTY, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE INSTALLMENT OF VIDEO CAMERAS IN THE ROOMS OF NONVERBAL NURSING HOME RESIDENTS', to ensure the safety of nonverbal nursing home residents by requiring nursing homes to install video cameras in the rooms of such residents.

Proposed H. B. No. 5665 REP. BETTS, 78th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INNOVATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM', to encourage innovation and efficiency by allowing savings to be retained by a health or human services provider at the end of the provider's contractual term with a state agency to reinvest such savings into service delivery, provided the state agency determines that the provider has complied with its contractual and other service delivery requirements.

Proposed H. B. No. 5666 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING WELLNESS CHECK-INS FOR PATIENTS WITH PRESCRIPTIONS FOR OPIOID ANTAGONISTS', to require wellness check-ins for patients with a prescription for an opioid antagonist and recovering from opiate addiction.

Proposed H. B. No. 5667 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING ACCESS TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT FACILITIES', to expand access to substance abuse treatment.

Proposed H. B. No. 5668 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES', to provide an efficient and cost-effective method for the delivery of care.

Proposed H. B. No. 5669 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HEALTH QUARANTINE LAWS', to revise the statutes governing quarantine, isolation or other public health restriction.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H. B. No. 5670 REP. BUCKBEE, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSAULT OF POLICE OFFICERS', to increase the penalty for assaulting a reasonably identifiable police officer from performing his or her duties.

Proposed H. B. No. 5671 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY', to require the deputy commissioner, rather than the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, to serve as the administrative head of the Division of Emergency Services and Homeland Security and to prohibit the commissioner from appointing a sworn police officer to the position of director of the Office of Emergency Management or the Office of Counter Terrorism.

Proposed H. B. No. 5672 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT RECOGNIZING LICENSES TO CARRY FIREARMS ISSUED BY OTHER STATES', to recognize permits or licenses to carry a firearm issued by other states that have substantially similar standards for carrying a firearm.

Proposed H. B. No. 5673 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR A REVOLVER', to specify uniform criteria for an application for a temporary state permit to carry a pistol or revolver.

Proposed H. B. No. 5674 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT MAKING THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE A SEPARATE AGENCY', to remove the Division of State Police from the management of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

Proposed H. B. No. 5675 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A GRANT PROGRAM FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO OBTAIN BULLETPROOF VESTS', to establish a competitive grant program for emergency medical personnel to obtain bulletproof vests.

Proposed H. B. No. 5676 REP. PAVALOCK-D'AMATO, 77th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING INSPECTIONS OF CRANE OR HOISTING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS', to require the Department of Administrative Services to inspect crane and hoisting equipment owners or operators at least once a year and to increase the penalties when such owners or operators violate the provisions of chapter 539 of the general statutes.

Proposed H. B. No. 5677 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR ASSAULT OF AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER', to protect off-duty police officers.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H. B. No. 5678 REP. BELSITO, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING A BRIDGE IN ASHFORD IN HONOR OF SPECIALIST ROBERT W. HOYT', to name the Mount Hope River Bridge on Route 44 in Ashford in honor of Specialist Robert. W. Hoyt.

Proposed H. B. No. 5679 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING A BRIDGE IN WESTBROOK THE "JOHN H. WILSON BRIDGE"', to name a bridge in Westbrook in honor of John H. Wilson.

Proposed H. B. No. 5680 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARENT ATTENDANCE AT SAFE DRIVING INSTRUCTION COURSES', to allow parents or guardians to attend only one two-hour session of driving instruction.

Proposed H. B. No. 5681 REP. BERTHEL, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A "NO LEFT TURN" SIGN IN WATERTOWN', to direct the Department of Transportation to place a "No Left Turn" sign in Watertown.

Proposed H. B. No. 5682 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING BUSINESSES THAT CONSTRUCT UTILITY TRAILERS WITH A BRAKING SYSTEM FROM LICENSING REQUIREMENTS', to exempt businesses that construct utility trailers with a braking system from having to obtain a manufacturer's license.

Proposed H. B. No. 5683 REP. SIEGRIST, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND THE SCHOOL BUS SEAT BELT ACCOUNT', to inform school districts of the ability to apply for funds from the school bus seat belt account.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H. B. No. 5684 REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TUITION WAIVERS AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMBERS', to provide free tuition at state public institutions of higher education for family members of men and women killed while serving in the military.

Proposed H. B. No. 5685 REP. PAVALOCK-D'AMATO, 77th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COORDINATION OF SERVICES FOR VETERANS', to increase coordination in providing services to veterans.

Proposed H. B. No. 5686 REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ANNUITY PAYMENTS FOR GOLD STAR PARENTS', to allow gold star parents, as identified by federal law, to receive an annuity of two thousand dollars each year.

Proposed H. B. No. 5687 REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS' DAY', to make Veterans' Day a mandatory school holiday in Connecticut.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. J. No. 11 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CONCERNING LENGTH OF LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS', to make the General Assembly a true part-time legislature.

H. J. No. 12 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO MAKE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FULL TIME', to make the General Assembly a full-time legislature.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 7: 40 p. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.