JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 12: 51 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

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.

PLEDGE

Hamden High School Seniors Brittney Cifarelli, Meghan Basilici and Brittney Stoyer, competing next week in Connecticut DECA with their Pledge to Pledge campaign, led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

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

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 7006 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE CARE 4 KIDS CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 7008 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR LONG-ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTIVES PROVIDED AT FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 7009 (RAISED) AN ACT REVISING MEDICAID AUDIT REQUIREMENTS AND ESTABLISHING TEMPORARY WAIVERS FOR PROVIDERS IMPLEMENTING ELECTRONIC VISIT VERIFICATION.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

HUMAN SERVICES. H. B. No. 7041 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING THE RATE OF REIMBURSEMENT FOR MEALS ON WHEELS.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

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:

ENVIRONMENT

S. B. No. 284 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CECIL'S LAW', to prohibit the importation of big five African species.

S. B. No. 506 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WATER USAGE AND CONSERVATION DURING DROUGHT CONDITIONS', to require municipalities to post on their Internet web sites specific measures to be taken and activities that are prohibited during drought-related water use restriction phases and to require earlier mandatory water use restrictions during such phases that achieve a greater reduction in water use.

S. B. No. 605 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT REQUIRING LOCAL APPROVAL OF CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT SILVER SANDS STATE PARK', to establish a moratorium on the construction of a maintenance garage, concession stand, viewing stand, entrance booth and other related construction projects at Silver Sands State Park in Milford until the local legislative body approves of such project or projects.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S. B. No. 983 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPEALS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT INVOLVING NOTICE OF MEETINGS', to require that an appeal of an unnoticed or secret meeting under the Freedom of Information Act be filed not later than thirty days after the appellant has actual or constructive notice of the holding of the meeting rather than notice in fact.

S. B. No. 984 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT REDEFINING "PUBLIC OFFICIAL" FOR PURPOSES OF THE STATE CODES OF ETHICS', to redefine "public official" for purposes of the State Codes of Ethics to include a person appointed by a state-wide elected officer and to exclude a person appointed by a judge in a judicial matter.

S. B. No. 985 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST DUE TO AN EMPLOYER OTHER THAN THE STATE UNDER THE STATE CODE OF ETHICS', to apply substantial conflict of interest provisions in the state code of ethics for public officials and state employees to conflicts involving the public official's or state employee's nonstate employer or spouse's employer.

S. B. No. 986 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MINOR AND TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION', to make minor and technical revisions to the statutes related to government administration.

S. B. No. 987 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT REVISING THE STATE CODES OF ETHICS', to amend the state code of ethics for public officials to redefine "business with which the person is associated", define "confidential information", give additional authority to ethics enforcement officers, prohibit the soliciting of gifts by those prohibited from accepting gifts, limit gift giving between supervisors and subordinates, add a reporting requirement for certain gifts to the state, exempt students who serve as public officials from certain provisions of the code, require certain human resources personnel to report suspected ethics violations and to make other revisions to the code.

S. B. No. 988 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPOINTMENTS TO THE CITIZEN'S ETHICS ADVISORY BOARD AND THE BOARD'S AUTHORITY IN ETHICS ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS', to amend the Codes of Ethics to permit reappointments to the Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board and remove certain requirements for appointments, to require certain board hearings to be held in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act, to modify the restriction on political contributions made by board members and Office of State Ethics employees, to permit volunteer and unpaid state service of former board members and to make other revisions concerning the board's authority and voting requirements in ethics enforcement proceedings.

S. B. No. 989 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE CONTRACTING STANDARDS BOARD AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATIZATION CONTRACTS', to redefine "privatization contract" and "state contracting agency", modify the quorum requirement of the State Contracting Standards Board, impose additional requirements on proposed privatization contracts and require the Auditors of Public Accounts to issue compliance reports regarding staffing levels of the State Contracting Standards Board.

S. B. No. 990 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE THRESHOLD FOR MUNICIPAL PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS SUBJECT TO THE SET-ASIDE PROGRAM', to increase the threshold for municipal public works projects subject to the set-aside program for small contractors and minority business enterprises to be consistent with the thresholds for municipal public works projects subject to prevailing wage requirements.

S. B. No. 991 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT MAKING REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES', to make revisions to a statute concerning the State Marshal Commission; change the deadline for municipalities to notify the Department of Administrative Services of their interest in purchasing surplus real property; permit the department to determine the best method of disposing of such property, including offering it to abutting landowners; expand the department's authority to grant easements; expand the existing exemption from certain emission, gas mileage and other standards for state fleet vehicles to include all emergency vehicles; modify the threshold for separate specifications for classes of work; and make other minor revisions.

JUDICIARY

S. B. No. 992 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPROVAL OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLANS SUBMITTED BY CONTRACTORS TO THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES', to expedite the approval of affirmative action plans submitted to the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities by contractors.

S. B. No. 993 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSFERS OF AN INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY MADE BY A TRUST OR TRUSTEE', to ensure the validity of transfers of an interest in real property made by, or to, trusts and trustees.

ENVIRONMENT

S. B. No. 994 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSERVATION FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION', to designate funds for the operation of state parks and the other environmental conservation related functions of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

S. B. No. 995 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDUCTION OF CERTAIN LAND-BASED MARINE AND FRESHWATER DEBRIS', to decrease several of the principal sources of marine debris in the state, including bottle caps, nip bottles, plastic straws, plastic utensils and cigarette butts and promote awareness of the problems caused by marine debris while providing educational information on how to minimize such marine debris.

S. B. No. 996 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BOTTLE RECYCLING FEE IN LIEU OF A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT', to replace the redemption fee on bottles with a recycling fee, similar to the state of Delaware, and have such bottles recycled through curb-side recycling rather than redemption centers and use the funds from such recycling fee to, in part, fund the reuse of such bottles in the state.

S. B. No. 997 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S KELP INDUSTRY AND THE STATE'S BIODIESEL BLENDING AND CLASS I RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE REQUIREMENTS AND NITROGEN CREDIT EXCHANGE PROGRAM', to develop and expand the kelp farming industry in Connecticut, which may serve as a source of employment, biodiesel fuel and decreased nitrogen levels in Long Island Sound.

S. B. No. 998 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOLICITATION OF HIGH-PRIORITY REGULATORY CONCERNS BY THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FROM A STATE-WIDE BUSINESS ORGANIZATION', to require the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to solicit certain regulatory concerns of businesses in the state.

S. B. No. 999 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PERMITTING PROCEDURES FOR WASTE CONVERSION FACILITIES AND THE USE OF COW MANURE IN ANAEROBIC DIGESTION FACILITIES', to facilitate the permitting of waste conversion facilities, educate farmers on the benefits of using digestate from anaerobic digestion facilities and facilitate the use of cow manure in such anaerobic digestion facilities.

S. B. No. 1000 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMERCIAL USES FOR RECYCLED GLASS', to evaluate commercial uses for glass that is recycled in this state and develop recommendations for collection methods that best support such uses.

S. B. No. 1001 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING IN STATE PARKS', to prohibit smoking in state parks.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S. B. No. 1002 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT DESIGNATING VARIOUS DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS AND STATE SYMBOLS AND NAMING A STATE OFFICE COMPLEX', to designate various days, weeks and months, to name a state office complex and to designate the state pioneering aircraft and state dinosaur.

H. B. No. 5087 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT PERMITTING THE SUSPENSION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES IMPOSED ON CERTAIN BUSINESS ENTITIES PURSUANT TO STATE AGENCY REGULATIONS', to permit businesses to remediate first-time regulatory violations without civil penalty if such remediation is done in a timely manner.

ENVIRONMENT

H. B. No. 5416 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE THRESHOLD FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION'S REVIEW OF COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEMS', to raise the threshold for what constitutes a community water system.

H. B. No. 5618 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. '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.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. B. No. 5636 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES OF CERTAIN ATTORNEYS', to encourage attorneys to volunteer their legal services in juvenile cases by protecting their residential address information during the period of such representation.

ENVIRONMENT

H. B. No. 5871 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING FEES BY CONSERVATION DISTRICTS', to enable soil and water conservation districts to establish fees for the technical assistance services they provide to municipal and regional agencies and private landowners.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. B. No. 5943 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE UTILIZATION OF BUILDINGS OCCUPIED BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH AGENCIES', to require the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management to include in the annual inventories of state real property the number of state employees per square foot in buildings occupied by executive branch agencies.

H. B. No. 6160 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE LIST OF LEGISLATIVELY APPOINTED BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COUNCILS', to require the posting of a publicly accessible list of all boards, commissions or councils that have legislative appointments.

ENVIRONMENT

H. B. No. 6327 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROCESS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN GENERAL PERMITS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION', to establish a procedure for the issuance of certain general permits by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

H. B. No. 6329 (COMM) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTE IN CONNECTICUT', to permanently prohibit the storage, disposal, handling and use of hydraulic fracturing waste in Connecticut.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H. B. No. 6662 (COMM) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REVOCATION OF PENSIONS OF POLICE OFFICERS WHO COMMIT ANY CRIME RELATED TO EMPLOYMENT', to revoke the pension of a peace officer who is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to any crime related to such officer's employment.

ENVIRONMENT

H. B. No. 7246 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING PARITY FOR OIL AND GAS LEAK REPAIRS', to establish parity between gas companies and home heating oil dealers for response and remediation times when there is a leak of their respective products.

H. B. No. 7247 (RAISED) ENVIRONMENT. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CARBON PRICE FOR FOSSIL FUELS SOLD IN CONNECTICUT', to establish a carbon price for fossil fuels sold in the state.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. B. No. 7248 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RECOVERY OF ATTORNEY FEES AND CONTRACTING WITH QUASI-PUBLIC AGENCIES UNDER THE STATE CODE OF ETHICS', to amend the state code of ethics for public officials to modify when the state will pay attorney fees to the respondent for certain complaints under the code, to apply the open and public process requirements to certain quasi-public agency contracts and to extend certain prohibitions to consultants and independent contractors hired by quasi-public agencies and the employees of such consultants and contractors.

H. B. No. 7249 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PUBLICATION OF MUNICIPAL LEGAL NOTICES IN NEWSPAPERS', to authorize a municipality to post legal notices on the municipality's Internet web site in lieu of publication of a legal notice in a newspaper.

JUDICIARY

H. B. No. 7250 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DESECRATION OF AN ABANDONED CEMETERY', to apply the cemetery desecration law to abandoned cemeteries.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. J. No. 45 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING THE DONATION OF EXCESS FOOD TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO FEED FOOD-INSECURE INDIVIDUALS IN THE STATE'

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

RESOLUTIONS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following resolutions were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committee accepted and the resolutions placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 40 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE EMMET L. COSGROVE OF NEW LONDON TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Senator Kissel of the 7th explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 41 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF GREGORY T. D'AURIA, ESQUIRE, OF AMSTON TO BE AN ASSOCIATE JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT AND A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Senator Kissel of the 7th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Osten of the 19th, Looney of the 11th, Doyle of the 9th and Fasano of the 34th.

On the motion of Senator Kissel of the 7th, the resolution was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 42 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE BRIAN T. FISCHER OF MADISON TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Kissel of the 7th and Looney of the 11th.

On the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the resolution was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

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.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 43 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE HOLLY ABERY-WETSTONE OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 1: 28 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 25

Those voting Nay 9

Those absent and not voting 2

On the roll call vote, Senate Joint Resolution No. 43 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

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

   

N

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

   

N

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

   

N

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

GEORGE LOGAN

A

   

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

HEATHER SOMERS

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

RESOLUTIONS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following resolutions were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committee accepted and the resolutions placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 44 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE SUSAN S. REYNOLDS OF RIDGEFIELD TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 45 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE GEORGE N. THIM OF TRUMBULL TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 46 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE PETER EMMETT WIESE OF AVON TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Senator Kissel of the 7th explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 47 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE FRANCIS J. FOLEY, III, OF HANOVER TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Osten of the 19th.

On the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the resolution was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

SENATE AGENDA NO. 3

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. 105 RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SYMPATHY ON THE DEATH OF REPRESENTATIVE MARY FRITZ.

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

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th, Markley of the 16th, Kissel of the 7th, Doyle of the 9th, Cassano of the 4th, McLachlan of the 24th, Kennedy of the 12th, Duff of the 25th, Fasano of the 34th, Hartley of the 15th and Looney of the 11th.

On a standing moment of silence, House Joint Resolution No. 105 was adopted, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by this Assembly:

WHEREAS, on Saturday, July 9, 2016, the State of Connecticut and the towns of Wallingford and Cheshire lost a distinguished and beloved State Representative with the passing of Mary Fritz, at the age of seventy-eight; and

WHEREAS, she represented the 90th district with distinction for thirty-two years and to the date of her passing; and

WHEREAS, she was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 8, 1938, and attended Emmanuel College, Boston College, Trinity College and Fairfield University; and

WHEREAS, she was a teacher in the Wallingford Public Schools from 1959 to 1964; and

WHEREAS, she was founder of Create & Play Nursery School and taught reading in Meriden Parochial Schools; and

WHEREAS, she was Chairwoman of the Wallingford Board of Education; and

WHEREAS, she was first elected as State Representative in 1982, representing the towns of Wallingford, Prospect and Cheshire, including the Yalesville area where she lived; and

WHEREAS, she served for sixteen terms as State Representative, and served as chairman of the Public Safety, Internship and Executive and Legislative Nominations Committees, vice-chairman of the Public Health Committee, and as a member of the Judiciary, Planning and Development, Education, Energy, General Law and Legislative Management Committees and the Select Committee on Workforce Development; and

WHEREAS, she oversaw the working group on medical malpractice insurance problems from 2003 to 2005; and

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

WHEREAS, she is survived by her husband, William W. Fritz, six children, William, Kathleen, Michael, Heather, Matthew and David and fourteen grandchildren, Will, AJ, Brady, Kaitlyn, Anthony, Jack, Mae, Cole, Aidan, Layne, Ainsley, David, Olivia and Michael.

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, Mary Fritz, whose death is a profound loss to the House of Representatives, her family and friends, the residents of Wallingford and Cheshire 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 Mary Fritz, as an expression of the high esteem and affection in which she is held.

SENATE AGENDA NO. 4

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTIONS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 93 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE RICHARD E. BURKE OF MADISON TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 101 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE BETHANY J. ALVORD OF BLOOMFIELD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE APPELLATE COURT AND A JUDGE OF SUPERIOR COURT.

Senator Kissel of the 7th explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House.

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

ADOPTED

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on Consent Calendar No. 1 be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 2: 21 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 2

On the roll call vote, Consent Calendar No. 1 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

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

 

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

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

A

   

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 Doyle of the 9th, the rules were suspended for immediate transmittal to the House of all resolutions needing further action by the House.

SENATE AGENDA NO. 5

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.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 97 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE RICHARD N. PALMER OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE AN ASSOCIATE JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT AND A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Kissel of the 7th, Suzio of the 13th, Bye of the 5th, McLachlan of the 24th, Witkos of the 8th, Looney of the 11th and Fasano of the 34th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 27 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 19

Those voting Nay 16

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, House Joint Resolution No. 43 was adopted, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

   

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

 

Y

 

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

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

   

N

13

LEN SUZIO

   

N

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ERIC BERTHEL

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

GEORGE LOGAN

A

   

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

HEATHER SOMERS

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

SENATE AGENDA NO. 6

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTIONS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

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

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 94 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JAMES P. GINOCCHIO OF FAIRFIELD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2, in concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 102 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE ANGELO L. DOS SANTOS OF EASTFORD TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Senator Kissel of the 7th explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2, in concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 103 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE CARL E. TAYLOR OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2, in concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 104 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE HEIDI G. WINSLOW OF NEWTOWN TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2, in concurrence with the House.

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

ADOPTED

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on Consent Calendar No. 2 be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 38 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 35

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, Consent Calendar No. 2 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

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

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

A

   

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION

SENATE BILL

BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

The following Senate Bill was introduced, read by the Clerk and passed. (Emergency Certification signed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House accompanied the bill in accordance with Section 2-26 of the Connecticut General Statutes and Joint Rule 9. )

S. B. No. 1006 AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORITY FOR MUNICIPALITIES TO EXTEND THEIR BUDGET ADOPTION PROCESS.

Senator Osten of the 19th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Fasano of the 34th, Formica of the 20th and McLachlan of the 24th.

Senator McLachlan of the 24th moved to Pass Retain SB 1006.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 19 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 17

Those voting Nay 18

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, the motion to Pass Retain SB 1006 (LCO 5132) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

   

N

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

MARILYN MOORE

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

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

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

MAE M. FLEXER

   

N

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

A

   

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

Remarking were Cassano of the 4th, Suzio of the 13th Miner of the 30th and Boucher of the 26th.

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, SB 1006 (LCO 5132) was Passed Temporarily.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 4: 53 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF 03/07/2017

AT 5: 00 P. M.

AGING

S. B. No. 756 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME SERVICES.

S. B. No. 757 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR AGING IN PLACE INITIATIVES.

S. B. No. 758 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF MEDICAID-FUNDED PROGRAMS.

S. B. No. 762 (RAISED) 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.

S. B. No. 770 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING THE PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE FOR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS.

S. B. No. 771 (RAISED) AN ACT REDUCING PARTICIPANT COSTS AND EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY.

S. B. No. 772 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING EMERGENCY GENERATORS IN CERTAIN HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY.

S. B. No. 811 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PATIENT BILL OF RIGHTS FOR LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENTS.

H. B. No. 6990 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE NEEDS.

H. B. No. 7004 (RAISED) AN ACT REDUCING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELDERLY PROPERTY TAX RELIEF.

H. B. No. 7005 (RAISED) AN ACT PROVIDING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR INDIVIDUALS CARING FOR ELDERLY PERSONS, CHILDREN AND DISABLED PERSONS.

H. B. No. 7020 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE.

H. B. No. 7021 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY BEST PRACTICES TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR VETERANS, SENIOR CITIZENS AND DISABLED PERSONS.

H. B. No. 7058 (RAISED) AN ACT PROMOTING INFLUENZA EDUCATION IN MANAGED RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES.

CHILDREN

S. B. No. 396 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHILD FATALITY REVIEW PANEL.

S. B. No. 397 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OMBUDSMAN.

S. B. No. 764 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S HEALTH.

S. B. No. 765 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

S. B. No. 766 (RAISED) AN ACT EXTENDING CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES REPORTING DEADLINES.

S. B. No. 767 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD OBESITY.

S. B. No. 769 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONCUSSIONS AND YOUTH ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED ON PUBLIC ATHLETIC FIELDS.

S. B. No. 783 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT.

S. B. No. 784 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS.

S. B. No. 893 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO CERTAIN STATUTES REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

S. B. No. 894 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE STATE OVERSIGHT COUNCIL ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

S. B. No. 895 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES' STANDARDS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

H. B. No. 6099 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CHILD CARE FACILITY NEIGHBOR RELATIONS TASK FORCE.

H. B. No. 6297 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING VOLUNTARY ADMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

H. B. No. 6741 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHT OF COUNSEL TO ACCESS RECORDS IN CERTAIN ABUSE AND NEGLECT PROCEEDINGS.

H. B. No. 6996 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S SAFETY.

H. B. No. 6997 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN.

H. B. No. 6998 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF RECYCLED TIRE RUBBER AT MUNICIPAL AND PUBLIC SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS.

H. B. No. 6999 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF THERAPY DOGS TO COMFORT CHILDREN TESTIFYING IN CERTAIN CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS.

H. B. No. 7022 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHILDREN'S REPORT CARD.

H. B. No. 7111 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESTRAINT, SECLUSION AND PLACING IN TIME OUT OF STUDENTS BY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.

H. B. No. 7112 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

S. B. No. 136 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING VEHICLE NUMBER PLATES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS.

S. B. No. 342 (COMM) AN ACT EXPANDING THE DEFINITION OF "VETERAN".

S. B. No. 503 (COMM) AN ACT PROVIDING FOR DISCOUNTED HUNTING, TRAPPING AND FISHING LICENSES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS.

S. B. No. 854 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING TUITION AND FEE WAIVERS FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

S. B. No. 857 (RAISED) AN ACT DESIGNATING THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ROCKY HILL CAMPUS AS THE CONNECTICUT VETERANS CENTER.

S. B. No. 858 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MILITARY DEPARTMENT VOLUNTEERS.

S. B. No. 865 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING INCREASED ACCESS TO CERTAIN CLUBS UNDER THE LIQUOR CONTROL ACT.

S. B. No. 914 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF A VETERAN FOR A CERTAIN HONOR AND CERTAIN BENEFIT.

S. B. No. 916 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS.

S. B. No. 917 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS' AFFAIRS.

S. B. No. 918 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL OPTION PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR GOLD STAR PARENTS.

S. B. No. 919 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS SERVICES AT STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.

S. J. No. 25 (COMM) RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS TO RECOGNIZE WOMEN IN THE CADET NURSE CORPS DURING WORLD WAR II AS VETERANS.

H. B. No. 5578 (COMM) AN ACT ELIMINATING THE FEE FOR ISSUANCE OF PURPLE HEART NUMBER PLATES.

H. B. No. 6061 (COMM) AN ACT WAIVING THE FEE FOR HAVING DRIVER'S LICENSES OR IDENTITY CARDS REISSUED PRIOR TO EXPIRATION WITH AN INDICATION OF STATUS AS A VETERAN.

H. B. No. 6065 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING BUS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FOR VETERANS.

H. B. No. 6072 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER ISSUES IMPACTING VETERANS INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

H. B. No. 6074 (COMM) AN ACT REDUCING BY HALF CERTAIN FEES FOR CERTAIN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS OR PERMITS FOR VETERANS AND THEIR SPOUSES.

H. B. No. 6285 (COMM) AN ACT RENAMING THE STATE MILITARY TRAINING FACILITY IN NIANTIC AS CAMP NETT.

H. B. No. 6506 (COMM) AN ACT WAIVING CERTAIN VETERANS' RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STEP-UP PROGRAM.

H. B. No. 7100 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AMERICAN LEGION STATE FUND COMMISSION TRANSPARENCY.

H. B. No. 7101 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR BURIAL IN THE STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY.

H. B. No. 7102 (RAISED) AN ACT PROTECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND VETERANS.

H. B. No. 7103 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RETIREMENT AGE OF GOVERNOR'S FOOT GUARD MUSICIANS.

H. B. No. 7110 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL AND MINOR REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS.

H. B. No. 7176 (RAISED) AN ACT CREATING A MILITARY RECRUITMENT RIBBON.

H. B. No. 7177 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

H. B. No. 7178 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING WINDSHIELD PLACARDS FOR CERTAIN VETERANS WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

H. B. No. 7179 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MATTERS AFFECTING CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD.

H. B. No. 7180 (RAISED) AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MUNICIPAL OPTION PROPERTY TAX FREEZE FOR QUALIFIED DISABLED VETERANS.

H. B. No. 7181 (RAISED) AN ACT HONORING DECEASED VETERANS.

H. B. No. 7182 (RAISED) AN ACT WAIVING CERTAIN FEES FOR VETERANS WHO ARE QUALIFYING PATIENTS FOR THE PALLIATIVE USE OF MARIJUANA.