JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 10: 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, Paul Alderucci of Newington, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Help us to learn that to honor is to show respect, to meet another's need, to give someone encouragement, to love in word and deed.

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 28, 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.

REPORT

The following report was received, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee indicated:

Report – State Department of Education – Academic Growth on the Mastery Examination of English Learners in Bilingual Education Programs for Academic Years 2014-15 and 2015-16. (Pursuant to Section 10-17m of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 27, 2017

Referred to Committee on Education

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:

JUDICIARY

S. B. No. 931 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FRAUDULENT FILING OF RECORDS', to establish: (1) A new crime for filing false records, and (2) a judicial process that allows a person to file a petition seeking to invalidate a falsely filed record.

S. B. No. 932 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATUTORY CAUSE OF ACTION FOR INJURY TO PERSON OR PROPERTY BASED ON NEGLIGENT INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS', to permit a person, injured in person or property as the result of the negligent act of another person, to bring a civil action against the person who committed such act to recover damages for negligent infliction of emotional distress.

S. B. No. 933 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT REQUIRING AN EMPLOYER TO ADHERE TO EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION GUIDANCE RELATING TO THE USE OF ARREST, CRIMINAL CHARGE AND CONVICTION RECORDS WHEN MAKING EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS', to require an employer to adhere to guidance issued by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concerning the use of arrest, criminal charge and conviction records when making employment decisions.

H. B. No. 5442 (COMM) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGAL AGE TO MARRY IN THIS STATE', to prohibit the issuance of a marriage license to any applicant under eighteen years of age.

H. B. No. 7198 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COURT OPERATIONS AND VICTIM SERVICES', to make various revisions to statutes affecting court operations, court procedures and the Office of Victim Services.

H. B. No. 7199 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCIES IN THE FILING OF HABEAS CORPUS MATTERS', to establish a task force that shall examine methods by which the state can better evaluate an application for a writ habeas corpus claim at the time of filing in order to reduce the number of frivolous applications filed.

H. J. No. 98 (COMM) JUDICIARY. 'RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PERMIT A JUDGE OF PROBATE WHO ATTAINS SEVENTY YEARS OF AGE WHILE HOLDING OFFICE TO COMPLETE HIS OR HER TERM OF OFFICE'

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 35 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.