JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 1: 27 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by the Deputy Chaplain, Reverend Bonita Grubbs of New Haven, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

On this first day of the second month of a New Year and the beginning of African American History month, we gather in this Chamber to affirm what appears on our legal tender, “In You we put our trust” and to ask for the strength to be tender in the legal proceedings of this day.

It is a challenge to do so in light of that is swirling around us in CT, in our nation, with a new president and in our world that is so uncertain, unpredictable, difficult to understand and upsetting.

Therefore, I ask You for a dose of hope that sustains, springs eternal and refreshes all who gather to deliberate important bills and make important decisions.

I ask for a full measure of faith in the democratic process and in the better angels who emerge to offer words of inspiration and just ways to proceed, with a preferential focus on those who are the most vulnerable in our State.

I ask that the power of Your presence to be palpable here today and in the tough times during the Session to protect the families of all elected officials and appointed staff during their absence as bills and budgets take center stage.

I ask that the sense of Your Spirit and of solidarity surround us all as we watch and weigh in on the unfolding of events at the national level and the effects that these deliberations and actions have on people in this State.

Finally, drawing from the words of an African American Spiritual, I ask that You “Guide our feet while we run this race, (towards justice, freedom, peace and equality) for we don't want our running to be in vain. ” Amen.

PLEDGE

Senator Flexer of the 29th led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

REPORTS

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

Report – State Department of Education – Connecticut Technical High School System – Biennial Summary Report for 2014-15 and 2015-16 Academic Years. (Pursuant to Section 10-95k of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: January 31, 2017

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

Report – Office of the Chief State's Attorney – Annual Report of the Summary of Ex Parte Orders for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 54-47aa(g) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: January 31, 2017

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Report – Insurance Department – Ensuring Access and Coverage in Connecticut for Substance Abuse Treatment (Pursuant to Special Act 16-4 of the Connecticut General Assembly) Date received: January 31, 2017

Referred to Committees on Insurance and Real Estate and Public Health

Report – Office of Policy and Management – Impact of Gross Receipts Tax on Ambulatory Surgical Centers. (Pursuant to Section 197 of Public Act 16-3 of the Connecticut General Assembly) Date received: February 1, 2017

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

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

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 33 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ROBERT J. AARONSON OF GREENWICH TO BE REAPPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 34 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ELLIOTT LANDON OF WESTPORT TO BE APPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 35 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF GAIL MCKINLEY-ANDERSON OF LONGMEADOW, MASSACHUSETTS TO BE REAPPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

SENATE AND HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, 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:

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

S. B. No. 13 (COMM) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MINIMUM FAIR WAGE', to provide more economic security to Connecticut families by increasing the minimum fair wage.

AGING

S. B. No. 756 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME SERVICES', to ensure that nursing home services adequately meet the needs of persons requiring institutional care.

S. B. No. 757 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR AGING IN PLACE INITIATIVES', to commit additional state funds to expand access to aging in place initiatives.

S. B. No. 758 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF MEDICAID-FUNDED PROGRAMS', to ensure that Medicaid-funded programs are effective and accessible.

S. B. No. 759 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A COMMUNITY SPOUSE'S ALLOWABLE ASSETS', to allow the community spouse of an institutionalized individual to live independently longer by retaining the maximum amount of assets permissible under Medicaid eligibility rules.

S. B. No. 760 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESPITE CARE PROGRAM', to expand eligibility for the Alzheimer's disease respite care program.

S. B. No. 761 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE DOLLAR VALUE OF FARMERS' MARKET VOUCHERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS', to increase the amount of nutritious food the senior participants may purchase at farmers' markets.

S. B. No. 762 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CLARIFYING THE ROLE OF THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN IN THE MANDATED REPORTING OF ABUSE OF ELDERLY PERSONS AND DELETING OBSOLETE STATUTORY PROVISIONS', to clarify the role of the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman regarding mandated reporting of the abuse of elderly persons and to delete obsolete statutory provisions.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S. B. No. 763 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR POLICE OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER', to provide workers' compensation coverage to police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a direct result of witnessing the death of a human being or the immediate aftermath of such death.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

S. B. No. 764 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S HEALTH', to study the health of children in the state.

S. B. No. 765 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES', to study issues affecting children under the care and custody of the Department of Children and Families.

S. B. No. 766 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT EXTENDING CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES REPORTING DEADLINES', to change the date by which the Commissioners of Children and Families and Agriculture shall report on the number of written reports regarding animal neglect and cruelty received from employees of the Department of Children and Families and animal control officers from January 1, 2015 to February 15, 2018.

S. B. No. 767 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD OBESITY', to improve the physical health of children in child care settings by prohibiting or limiting the serving of sweetened beverages, prohibiting or limiting children's access to mobile cellular telephones, computers, video games and movies and increasing participation in physical activity.

S. B. No. 768 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF HAND-HELD MOBILE TELEPHONES AND MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES BY INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN WHILE DRIVING', to increase the license suspension period for individuals under the age of eighteen who use hand-held mobile telephones or mobile electronic devices while driving.

S. B. No. 769 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONCUSSIONS AND YOUTH ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED ON PUBLIC ATHLETIC FIELDS', to require operators conducting youth athletic activities on public athletic fields to obtain the informed consent of a parent or guardian of each child participating in the youth athletic activity regarding concussions, to require coaches of youth athletic activities on public athletic fields to complete a training course regarding concussions, to require coaches of youth athletic activities on public athletic fields to remove from play youth athletes suspected of having or diagnosed with concussions and to prohibit youth athletes suspected of having or diagnosed with concussions from resuming play until such youth athletes obtain permission to resume play from a licensed health care provider.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H. B. No. 5174 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR ASSAULT OF AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER OR DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION EMPLOYEE', to establish a penalty for the assault of a reasonably identifiable off-duty police officer and employee of the Department of Correction.

H. B. No. 5176 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR LOCAL VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY SERVICE PERSONNEL', to authorize municipalities to increase the property tax exemption for local volunteer emergency service personnel.

H. B. No. 5297 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INTIMIDATION BASED ON BIGOTRY OR BIAS AGAINST A PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEE', to include within the offense of intimidation based on bigotry or bias the act of a person intimidating or harassing another person because such other person is a police officer, firefighter or emergency medical technician.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

H. B. No. 5402 (COMM) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CAMERA, COMPUTER AND CELLULAR MOBILE TELEPHONE REPAIR PERSONNEL AS MANDATED REPORTERS', to include camera, computer and cellular mobile telephone repair personnel as mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

H. B. No. 6038 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GOOD SAMARITAN PROTECTIONS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS WHO RENDER EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO ANIMALS', to extend the Good Samaritan law to apply to first responders who provide emergency medical assistance to animals.

H. B. No. 6265 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PAWNBROKERS, SECONDHAND DEALERS AND PRECIOUS METALS OR STONES DEALERS', to require the court to order restitution to a pawnbroker, secondhand dealer and precious metals or stones dealer under certain circumstances and allow secondhand dealers and precious metals or stones dealers previously licensed as pawnbrokers to pay cash for any property received pursuant to such licenses.

H. B. No. 6713 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT DEFINING MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTORS AS PEACE OFFICERS', to redefine "peace officer" to include a motor vehicle inspector who is certified as a police officer.

H. B. No. 6715 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR THE INTENTIONAL INJURY OR KILLING OF POLICE ANIMALS OR DOGS IN VOLUNTEER CANINE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS', to increase the penalties for intentionally injuring or killing any police animal or dog that is a member of a volunteer canine search and rescue team.

AGING

H. B. No. 6983 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR HOME-CARE SERVICES', to provide Medicaid coverage retroactively for eligible individuals.

H. B. No. 6984 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE STATE OMBUDSMAN TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS CONCERNING RECIPIENTS OF HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES', to expand the oversight of the State Ombudsman to home and community-based services.

H. B. No. 6985 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A CONSERVED PERSON'S RIGHT TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS', to prevent a conservator from banning a conserved person's loved ones from interacting with the conserved person, except under limited circumstances.

H. B. No. 6986 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUMS', to provide a tax incentive for persons to purchase long-term care insurance.

H. B. No. 6987 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM STATE INCOME TAX', to exempt Social Security income includable for federal income tax purposes from the state income tax.

H. B. No. 6988 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT INCREASING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER NONPARENT RELATIVES WHO ARE RAISING CHILDREN', to provide financial assistance to grandparents and other nonparent relatives who have assumed the responsibility of raising needy children.

H. B. No. 6989 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS APPLYING FOR REVERSE MORTGAGES', to provide consumer protections during the application process for a reverse annuity mortgage loan.

H. B. No. 6990 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE NEEDS', to ensure that long-term care programs are accessible and sufficient to meet the needs of Connecticut residents.

H. B. No. 6991 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF COST SAVINGS FROM THE UTILIZATION OF MOBILITY SYSTEMS', to study potential cost savings from the utilization of mobility systems and other technology for persons who receive state-funded medical assistance.

H. B. No. 6992 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF CONSUMERS DOING BUSINESS WITH FINANCIAL PLANNERS', to provide protections for consumers who receive investment advice from financial planners.

H. B. No. 6993 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR ELDERLY NUTRITION', to provide adequate state reimbursement to cover the costs of providing meals to elderly persons.

H. B. No. 6994 (RAISED) AGING. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REVOLVING LOAN FUND TO ASSIST ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS', to assist elderly homeowners who fall behind on their property tax payments.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

H. B. No. 6995 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT REQUIRING SAFETY TRAINING FOR EQUESTRIAN RIDING ESTABLISHMENTS' OPERATORS AND INSTRUCTORS', to require persons who operate or provide instruction at equestrian riding establishments to be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, complete a first aid course and complete a safety training course regarding concussions approved by the Commissioner of Agriculture.

H. B. No. 6996 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S SAFETY', to study the safety of children in the state.

H. B. No. 6997 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN', to study the effects of the programs offered by the Department of Children and Families that address the well-being of children in the state.

H. B. No. 6998 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF RECYCLED TIRE RUBBER AT MUNICIPAL AND PUBLIC SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS', to prohibit the installation of ground cover that contains shredded or ground rubber recycled from motor vehicle tires in municipal and public school playgrounds.

H. B. No. 6999 (RAISED) COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF THERAPY DOGS TO COMFORT CHILDREN TESTIFYING IN CERTAIN CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS', to allow the use of therapy dogs to provide comfort to children who are testifying in a criminal prosecution of an offense involving the assault, sexual assault or abuse of a child under the age of eighteen.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H. B. No. 7000 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT EQUALIZING ACCESS TO STUDENT-GENERATED FINANCIAL AID', to allow students to have equal access to institutional financial aid.

H. B. No. 7001 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT', to add two additional student trustees to the Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H. B. No. 7002 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONAL RISK INSURANCE RATE FILINGS', to extend the sunset date for personal risk insurance filings.

H. B. No. 7003 (RAISED) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SURETY BAIL BOND AGENTS', to (1) impose an automatic cancellation of a surety bail bond agent's license if such agent has not paid the annual examination fee by January thirty-first, (2) change the time of transfer of funds in the surety bail bond agent examination account from the close of the fiscal year to the end of the calendar year, and (3) authorize the Insurance Commissioner to adopt regulations establishing continuing education requirements for surety bail bond agents.

SENATE AGENDA NO. 2

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION ADOPTED

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the rules were suspended to take up business from the House.

H. J. No. 58 RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SYMPATHY ON THE DEATH OF REPRESENTATIVE BETTY BOUKUS. In concurrence with the House

Remarking were Senators Martin of the 31st, Gerratana of the 6th, Leone of the 27th and Boucher of the 26th.

On a voice vote, House Joint Resolution No. 58 was adopted.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by this Assembly:

WHEREAS, on Friday, December 2, 2016, the State of Connecticut lost an admired and dedicated State Representative with the passing of Representative Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Castiola) Boukus, at the age of seventy-three; and

WHEREAS, she represented the 22nd House district with distinction for nearly twenty-two years until the date of her passing; and

WHEREAS, she was born on April 16, 1943, in New Britain, Connecticut, daughter of the late Salvatore and Helen (McCooey) Castiola; and

WHEREAS, she attended Plainville High School, Mount St. Mary College, Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford; and

WHEREAS, she was a teacher at the Wheeler and Toffolon elementary schools, until she left teaching to raise her children; and

WHEREAS, she also had a career in real estate and insurance; and

WHEREAS, she was a member of the Plainville Town Council from 1989 to 1994 and was chairperson of the council from 1993 to 1994; and

WHEREAS, she was first elected to serve in the 1995 to 1996 term, representing the city of Bristol and the town of Plainville where she lived, and later representing the city of New Britain and the town of Plainville; and

WHEREAS, she served for eleven terms as a State Representative, and served as co-chairperson of the Bonding Subcommittee, member and vice-chairperson of the Select Committee on Aging and the Public Safety and Security Committee, member of the Appropriations, Banks, Commerce, Executive and Legislative Nominations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding, General Law, Judiciary, Transportation and Internship Committees and member of the Select Committees on Children, Veterans' Affairs and Workforce Development; and

WHEREAS, she also served as Assistant Majority Leader, Deputy Majority Whip and Deputy Majority Caucus Chair in the Connecticut House of Representatives; and

WHEREAS, she served as chairperson of the Prudence Crandall Statue Committee and worked to commission a statue in the State Capitol to honor Prudence Crandall, the state heroine, at the request of students from the fourth grade class of 2000 at Ellen P. Hubbard School in Bristol; and

WHEREAS, she attended and spoke at meetings of the State Bond Commission as an invited co-chairperson of the Bonding Subcommittee; and

WHEREAS, she worked tirelessly every December as an organizer of a Secret Santa program that collected gifts and supplies for residents of the Veterans' Home and Hospital in Rocky Hill; and

WHEREAS, she is survived by her beloved husband of fifty years, Gary Boukus, Sr. , and her son, Gary Boukus, Jr. , her daughter, Helen Santini and husband Jason, her four grandchildren, Zachary and Alexander Santini and Logan and Maddison Boukus, her brother, Steven Castiola, and her sister, Teresa Czak.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Connecticut General Assembly expresses its sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolences on the passing of one of its honorable members, Betty Boukus, whose death is a profound loss to the House of Representatives, her family and friends, the residents of New Britain and Plainville and the entire State of Connecticut; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate cause a copy of this resolution to be sent to the family of Betty Boukus, as an expression of the high esteem and affection in which she is held.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED

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

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 32 RESOLUTION APPOINTING ROBERT J. KANE OF WATERTOWN AN AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS.

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

Remarking was Senator Fasano of the 34th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 1: 55 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 33

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 32

Those voting Nay 1

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, Senate Joint Resolution No. 32 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

       

VACANT

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

A

   

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

   

N

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

       

VACANT

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSE

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the rules were suspended for immediate transmittal of Senate Joint Resolution No. 32 to the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

RESOLUTIONS PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Senate Committee accepted and the resolutions placed on the Consent Calendar.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 9 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF CHERYL ABRAMS OF BRANFORD TO BE REAPPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD.

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

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 10 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF SHEILA M. HENNESSEY OF WETHERSFIELD TO BE REAPPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD.

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

Remarking was Senator Doyle of the 9th.

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 11 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MICHAEL C. DALY OF FARMINGTON TO BE REAPPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION.

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

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

UNFAVORABLE REPORT OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

SENATE RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION REJECTED

The following unfavorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the resolution rejected.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. R. No. 8 (File No. 2) RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN JUAN F. , ET AL. V. DANNEL MALLOY, ET AL.

Senator Hartley of the 15th explained the resolution and moved adoption of the unfavorable report and rejection of the resolution.

Remarking was Senator Formica of the 20th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 2: 09 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 33

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 25

Those voting Nay 8

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, Senate Resolution No. 8 was rejected by the necessary 3/5ths of members present and voting.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

       

VACANT

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

A

   

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

   

N

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

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

   

N

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

       

VACANT

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

SENATE RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION ADOPTED

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

APPROPRIATIONS. S. R. No. 7 (File No. 3) RESOLUTION PROPOSING APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AND THE STATE EMPLOYEES BARGAINING AGENT COALITION.

Senator Osten of the 19th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Formica of the 20th, Frantz of the 36th, McLachlan of the 24th, Boucher of the 26th, Leone of the 27th, Larson of the 3rd, Cassano of the 4th, Gerratana of the 6th, Linares of the 33rd, Martin of the 31st, Suzio of the 13t, Kelly of the 21st, Witkos of the 8th, Duff of the 25th, Fasano of the 34th and Looney of the 11th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 08 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 17

Those voting Nay 17

Those absent and not voting 0

The President announced she would vote Yea. On the roll call vote, Senate Resolution No. 7 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

       

VACANT

   

N

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

   

N

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

   

N

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

   

N

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

   

N

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

   

N

30

CRAIG MINER

   

N

13

LEN SUZIO

   

N

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

       

VACANT

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

GEORGE LOGAN

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

HEATHER SOMERS

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

CONSENT CALENDAR ADOPTED

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on the Consent Calendar be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 11 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, the Consent Calendar was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

       

VACANT

 

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

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

       

VACANT

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 4: 14 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILLS

The following reports on Senate Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the Committees indicated, the reports of the Committees accepted, and the bills referred as recommended:

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. Proposed S. B. No. 638 AN ACT CONCERNING THE NOTIFICATION OF CHILD CARE CENTERS REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS.

Referred to Committee on Education

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S. B. No. 497 AN ACT CONCERNING THE GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ON HOSPITALS.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

The following reports on House Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the Committees indicated, the reports of the Committees were accepted, and the bills referred as recommended:

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. Proposed H. B. No. 5471 AN ACT INCREASING PENALTIES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST CHILDREN.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. Proposed H. B. No. 6299 AN ACT CONCERNING AN ADOPTED PERSON'S ABILITY TO OBTAIN AN UNCERTIFIED COPY OF HIS OR HER ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

Referred to Committee on Public Health

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. Proposed H. B. No. 6524 AN ACT PROVIDING AN ADOPTED PERSON WITH EASIER ACCESS TO AN UNCERTIFIED COPY OF HIS OR HER ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

Referred to Committee on Public Health

COMMERCE. Proposed H. B. No. 5022 AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE RAILROAD MUSEUM OF NEW ENGLAND IN THOMASTON.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

GENERAL LAW. Proposed H. B. No. 6398 AN ACT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING AND PERSONS WITH CRIMINAL HISTORIES.

Referred to Committee on Labor and Public Employees

GENERAL LAW. Proposed H. B. No. 6408 AN ACT ALLOWING INVESTMENT COMPANIES TO WITHHOLD OR DEPOSIT ACCOUNT FUNDS FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.

Referred to Committee on Banking

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Proposed H. B. No. 5081 AN ACT CONCERNING OPERATION OF THE PERSONAL SCREENING SYSTEM AT THE LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING AND THE STATE CAPITOL AND ACCESS BY LEGISLATORS TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE CHAMBERS.

Referred to Committee on Legislative Management

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Proposed H. B. No. 5635 AN ACT CONCERNING A FEE STRUCTURE FOR FOIA REQUESTS OF BODY-WORN CAMERA RECORDINGS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Proposed H. B. No. 6421 AN ACT REQUIRING THE LICENSING OF TAX PREPARERS.

Referred to Committee on General Law

HOUSING. Proposed H. B. No. 6170 AN ACT PROVIDING CONDOMINIUM RESIDENTS WITH INCREASED INPUT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONDOMINIUM COMPLEX.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

HOUSING. Proposed H. B. No. 6171 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REMOVAL OF CERTAIN NONTENANTS FROM ONE'S HOME.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

HOUSING. Proposed H. B. No. 6427 AN ACT CONCERNING FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE ANIMALS OF TENANTS.

Referred to Committee on Environment

HOUSING. Proposed H. B. No. 6596 AN ACT PROHIBITING INQUIRIES ABOUT CRIMINAL HISTORY ON CERTAIN APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H. B. No. 6006 AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO LEVY A LOCAL SALES TAX.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H. B. No. 6226 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF ENTERPRISE FUNDS FOR MUNICIPAL BROADBAND SERVICES.

Referred to Committee on Energy and Technology

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H. B. No. 6468 AN ACT ELIMINATING PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR CERTAIN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H. B. No. 6469 AN ACT ALLOWING MUNICIPALITIES TO DETERMINE THE PROPERTY TAX TREATMENT OF CERTAIN PROPERTIES.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H. B. No. 6474 AN ACT CONCERNING AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS.

Referred to Committee on Housing

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H. B. No. 6476 AN ACT LIMITING THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS.

Referred to Committee on Housing

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H. B. No. 6480 AN ACT AUTHORIZING DISTRICTS FOR COMMUNITY BROADBAND SYSTEMS.

Referred to Committee on Energy and Technology

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H. B. No. 6677 AN ACT CONCERNING A LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H. B. No. 6678 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE-WIDE EDUCATION PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM IN LIEU OF THE CURRENT PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H. B. No. 6683 AN ACT UPDATING THE PREVAILING WAGE CEILING FOR MUNICIPAL PROJECTS.

Referred to Committee on Labor and Public Employees

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H. B. No. 6686 AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL EMPLOYERS, UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND THE APPEALS PROCESS.

Referred to Committee on Labor and Public Employees