JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 11: 30 a. 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:

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

Pursuant to Senate Rule 9(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 February 7, 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.

REPORTS

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

Report – Auditors of Public Accounts – Interim Report on Private Special Education Providers. (Pursuant to Section 10-91g of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 6, 2017

Referred to Committee on Education

Report – Connecticut Sentencing Commission – Pretrial Release and Detention in Connecticut. Date received: February 6, 2017

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 11: 35 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.

CHANGES 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.

COMMERCE. Proposed S. B. No. 624 AN ACT EXTENDING WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS TO EMPLOYEES OF BUSINESSES RECEIVING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE STATE.

Referred to Committee on Labor and Public Employees

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S. B. No. 436 AN ACT CONCERNING THE BAKERY PERMIT LICENSE FOR EXISTING RESTAURANTS.

Referred to Committee on General Law

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S. B. No. 440 AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AND LOCAL POLICE HANDLING OF INCIDENTS INVOLVING INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS OR INTELLECTUAL OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY.

Referred to Committee on Public Safety and Security

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S. B. No. 446 AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICARE FRAUD.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S. B. No. 450 AN ACT CONCERNING CHARGES FOR VACANT NURSING HOME BEDS.

Referred to Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S. B. No. 556 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES BY ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed S. B. No. 748 AN ACT PERMITTING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES TO REALLOCATE AN UNALLOCATED BUDGET SURPLUS TOWARD SERVING THOSE ON WAITING LISTS FOR DEPARTMENT SERVICES OR TO RETAIN SUCH UNALLOCATED SURPLUS FOR SERVICES EXPENDITURES.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

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:

COMMERCE. Proposed H. B. No. 6745 AN ACT CONCERNING A GRANT PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE THE REDEVELOPMENT OF UNUSED PROPERTIES IN URBAN AREAS AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Referred to Committee on Housing

COMMERCE. Proposed H. B. No. 6962 AN ACT CONCERNING ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDITS.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 5162 AN ACT REQUIRING THE PROVISION OF SERVICES TO SENIORS BY LICENSED OR CREDENTIALED PROFESSIONALS.

Referred to Committee on Aging

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 5163 AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 5665 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INNOVATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 5809 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6020 AN ACT ALLOWING MUNICIPALITIES WITH FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADDITIONAL PILOT FUNDING.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6028 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSPORTATION OF STUDENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES.

Referred to Committee on Education

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6034 AN ACT CONCERNING THE OVERALL SAFETY MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING OF STUDENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES.

Referred to Committee on Education

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6036 AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STATE'S SAFE HAVEN LAWS.

Referred to Committee on Human Services

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6236 AN ACT EDUCATING ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY RESIDENTS REGARDING INFLUENZA.

Referred to Committee on Aging

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6240 AN ACT CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS.

Referred to Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6243 AN ACT CONCERNING DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH STANDARDS FOR AND OVERSIGHT OF ONSITE SUBSURFACE SEWAGE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SYSTEMS.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6493 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE STORAGE OR DISPOSAL OF WASTE FROM HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND NATURAL GAS AND OIL EXTRACTION ACTIVITIES.

Referred to Committee on Environment

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6495 AN ACT ENCOURAGING THE USE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN THE STATE AS A MEANS OF ADDRESSING CARBON-RELATED POLLUTION.

Referred to Committee on Transportation

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6688 AN ACT CONCERNING PROVIDER PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS WITH HEALTH CARRIERS.

Referred to Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6689 AN ACT CONCERNING IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY FOR SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS WHO ADMINISTER EPINEPHRINE TO A STUDENT.

Referred to Committee on Education

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6700 AN ACT REQUIRING CHILD CARE PROVIDERS TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST INFLUENZA.

Referred to Committee on Children

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6702 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSPORTATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES BY A LIVERY PERMIT HOLDER.

Referred to Committee on Human Services

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6950 AN ACT CONCERNING STATE PALLIATIVE MARIJUANA PROGRAM RECIPROCITY.

Referred to Committee on General Law

PUBLIC HEALTH. Proposed H. B. No. 6952 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM AND ALLOWING A BUSINESS TAX CREDIT FOR BUSINESSES THAT UTILIZE SUCH PROGRAM.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding