JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 10: 40 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, Kathy Zabel of Burlington, 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 February 14, 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 – Monthly Loss Report to the Governor as of January 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 10, 2017

Referred to Joint Committee on Legislative Management

Report – Department of Children and Families – Response to Governor and General Assembly Regarding Office of Child Advocate Report re: Baby Dylan. (Pursuant to Section 46a-13l(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 10, 2017

Referred to Committee on Children

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:

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S. B. No. 806 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT ALLOWING MUNICIPALITIES TO ESTABLISH A GRANT PROGRAM TO REPLACE OR REPAIR CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS', to authorize municipalities to establish a program to provide grants to eligible owners of residential buildings for the purposes of repairing or replacing the faulty or failing concrete foundations of such residential buildings and to fund such program by issuing bonds and accepting donations.

ADJOURNMENT

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

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILL

The following report on a Senate Bill recommending a change of reference was received from the Committee indicated, the report of the Committee was accepted, and the bill referred as recommended:

JUDICIARY. Proposed S. B. No. 609 AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS.

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:

JUDICIARY. Proposed H. B. No. 5273 AN ACT CONCERNING INMATE MEDICAL COPAYS.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

JUDICIARY. Proposed H. B. No. 6454 AN ACT REQUIRING MUNICIPALITIES TO RECEIVE A LARGER PORTION OF THE REVENUE GENERATED FROM THE ISSUANCE OF MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATION FINES.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

JUDICIARY. Proposed H. B. No. 6634 AN ACT CONCERNING DISTRACTED DRIVING.

Referred to Committee on Transportation