JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
Friday, March 10, 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, 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.
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 March 10, 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.
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 February 28, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 9, 2017
Referred to Joint Committee on Legislative Management
Report – Department of Transportation – Connecticut Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board Annual Report for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 13b-13a(h) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 9, 2017
Referred to Committee on Transportation
FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE
CHANGE OF REFERENCE
The following favorable report on a Senate Bill recommending a change of reference was received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, the report of the Committee accepted, and the bill referred as recommended:
INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 21 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ORALLY AND INTRAVENOUSLY ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS.
Referred to Committee on Appropriations
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:
S. B. No. 623 (COMM) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE 7/7 PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE THE REDEVELOPMENT OF BROWNFIELDS AND UNDERUTILIZED PROPERTY', to establish the 7/7 program to encourage the redevelopment of brownfields and abandoned and underutilized sites by providing tax incentives for the development and use of such sites.
S. B. No. 731 (COMM) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESOURCES FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND HEALTH CARE TRAINING PROGRAMS IN EASTERN CONNECTICUT', to provide funding for the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board's Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative.
FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING
S. B. No. 1011 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE MARRIAGE LICENSE FEE AND SURCHARGE', to increase the marriage license fee and the marriage license surcharge for services for victims of household abuse and rape crisis services.
S. B. No. 1012 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE TAX CREDIT', to expand the tax credit allowable under the Neighborhood Assistance Act to include scholarships for admission to certain private, nonprofit schools for grades kindergarten to twelve.
S. B. No. 1013 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS FROM THE PROPERTY TAX', to exempt from the property tax certain electronic devices used by and belonging to any family and machinery and equipment used by certain retailers in the process of coloring and mixing paint.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
H. B. No. 5671 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY', to (1) prohibit the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection from appointing a sworn police officer to the position of deputy commissioner of the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and (2) organize the Office of Emergency Management and Office of Counter Terrorism within said division.
H. B. No. 5764 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING OF BARBERS AND HAIRDRESSERS', to remove criminal history restrictions for licensing of barbers and hairdressers.
H. B. No. 5812 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT REVISING THE SCOPE OF REVIEW PROCESS', to amend the process for a review of a request for a change in a health care profession's scope of practice.
H. B. No. 6012 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER PROTECTION IN EYE CARE', to protect consumers from dubious technology that can compromise well-accepted standards of care and place a patient's health at risk.
H. B. No. 6021 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOMELESS AND UNACCOMPANIED MINOR CONSENT TO PRIMARY CARE', to provide greater access to primary care services to homeless and unaccompanied minors.
H. B. No. 6025 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT ALLOWING MEDICAL ASSISTANTS TO ADMINISTER VACCINES UNDER SUPERVISION', to allow medical assistants to administer vaccines.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
H. B. No. 6041 (COMM) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT PERMITTING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO SELL RAFFLE TICKETS ONLINE', to permit a nonprofit organization to sell or promote the sale of raffle tickets on such organization's Internet web site.
H. B. No. 6100 (COMM) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FUTURE OF THE RETAIL SECTOR IN CONNECTICUT', to examine and develop a strategic plan for the future of the retail sector in Connecticut.
H. B. No. 6237 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF MEANS TO IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DIABETES ADVISORY COUNCIL', to study means of enacting the recommendations of the Diabetes Advisory Council regarding self-management education.
H. B. No. 6483 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE REGARDING THE IMPENDING SHORTAGE IN THE PSYCHIATRY WORKFORCE', to establish a task force to make recommendations regarding the projected shortage in the psychiatry workforce.
H. B. No. 6749 (COMM) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A WORKING GROUP ON A PUBLIC-PRIVATE MARKETING PARTNERSHIP TO RECRUIT BUSINESSES TO CONNECTICUT', to establish a working group to explore public-private marketing partnerships to recruit businesses to the state.
H. B. No. 6758 (COMM) COMMERCE. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DESIGNATION OF AN ENTERPRISE ZONE IN THE TOWN OF WALLINGFORD', to allow the designation of an enterprise zone in Wallingford to be made in any area of the town instead of only the area containing a United States Postal Service processing center.
H. B. No. 6981 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY PUBLIC HEALTH PREVENTION EFFORTS', to establish a task force to study public health prevention efforts.
FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING
H. B. No. 7263 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE TAX AND RELATED STATUTES', to make revisions to certain tobacco enforcement statutes related to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, allow the appointment of designees for certain members of the Commission on Economic Competitiveness, and make technical changes to the tax and related statutes.
H. B. No. 7264 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT REQUIRING LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ADDITIONAL FIRST FIVE PLUS PROGRAM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS', to require, prior to the provision of financial assistance to any additional first five plus business development project, the legislative commerce and finance committees to approve the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development's recommendation to continue the first five plus program.
H. B. No. 7265 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE ADMISSIONS TAX FOR CERTAIN ATHLETIC EVENTS AT THE BALLPARK AT HARBOR YARD AND EVENTS AT THE OAKDALE THEATRE', to exempt from the admissions tax certain athletic events at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport and events at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford.
The Senate at 10: 45 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.
BILLS FILED WITH THE
LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE
IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15
AS OF 03/9/17
AT 5: 00 P. M.
S. B. No. 579 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS APPLYING FOR REVERSE MORTGAGES.
S. B. No. 616 (COMM) AN ACT EXEMPTING SALES FINANCE COMPANIES FROM RECORD RETENTION REQUIREMENTS FOR RETAIL INSTALLMENT CONTRACTS AND APPLICATIONS COVERING THE RETAIL SALE OF AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES.
S. B. No. 780 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING BROKER PRICE OPINIONS.
S. B. No. 906 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING LEAD GENERATORS OF RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOANS.
H. B. No. 6519 (COMM) AN ACT PROHIBITING EMPLOYER CREDIT INQUIRIES FOR POSITIONS INVOLVING ACCESS TO CERTAIN NONFINANCIAL ASSETS.
H. B. No. 6520 (COMM) AN ACT RAISING THE ASSET LIMITATION FOR COMMUNITY BANKS AND COMMUNITY CREDIT UNIONS.
H. B. No. 6737 (COMM) AN ACT ALLOWING PURCHASERS OF REAL PROPERTY AND MORTGAGE LENDERS TO REQUIRE SELLERS OF SUCH PROPERTY TO WAIVE CONSTRUCTIVE TRUST CLAIMS.
H. B. No. 7015 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DEBIT CARD FRAUD AND PENALTIES FOR COLLECTION OF RENTAL PAYMENTS ON FORECLOSED PROPERTY.
H. B. No. 7016 (RAISED) AN ACT PRESERVING THE INTERESTS OF PRIOR TITLE HOLDERS.
H. B. No. 7019 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING'S ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY OVER MORTGAGE LENDERS, BROKERS, ORIGINATORS AND LOAN PROCESSORS OR UNDERWRITERS.
H. B. No. 7030 AN ACT PROTECTING THE CREDIT OF CERTAIN UTILITY CUSTOMERS.
H. B. No. 7032 (RAISED) AN ACT REGARDING THE OFFICE OF THE TREASURY'S RECOMMENDED REVISIONS TO THE ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM.
H. B. No. 7141 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SECURED AND UNSECURED LENDING.
H. B. No. 7142 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSIGNMENT OF CERTAIN LIENS AND RELIEF FOR HOMEOWNERS UNDER THE EMERGENCY MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
H. B. No. 7146 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING A CRIMINAL CONVICTION FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES BEFORE ASSETS SEIZED IN A LAWFUL ARREST OF LAWFUL SEARCH MAY BE FORFEITED IN A CIVIL PROCEEDING.
H. B. No. 7147 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING.
H. B. No. 7150 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES.
H. B. No. 7151 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
H. B. No. 7153 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROMOTION OF SECURED AND UNSECURED LENDING FOR LEAD ABATEMENT.
H. B. No. 7161 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING SERVICE PROVIDERS UNDER CERTAIN RETIREMENT PLANS TO DISCLOSE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.
H. B. No. 7162 (RAISED) AN ACT PROTECTING VICTIMS OF FRAUD BY CERTAIN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.
S. B. No. 535 (COMM) AN ACT REVISING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING APPLICATIONS AND OBTAINING A MUNICIPAL MORATORIUM.
S. B. No. 608 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR RESIDENTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING.
S. B. No. 752 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSING SEGREGATION.
S. B. No. 814 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE MEDIATION OF CONDOMINIUM-RELATED DISPUTES.
S. B. No. 815 (RAISED) AN ACT MAKING MINOR REVISIONS TO STATUTES REGARDING BOND-FINANCED HOUSING PROGRAMS AND THE HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND RESPONSE FUND.
S. B. No. 864 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVIEW OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FOR HURRICANE SANDY.
H. B. No. 5740 (COMM) AN ACT ALLOWING CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES TO CREATE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS FOR GRADUATES OF CERTAIN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS LOCATED IN CONNECTICUT.
H. B. No. 6603 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF CERTAIN TENANTS OF STATE-FUNDED PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS.
H. B. No. 6604 (COMM) AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO A STATUTE CONCERNING CONGREGATE HOUSING.
H. B. No. 6607 (COMM) AN ACT MAKING A TECHNICAL CORRECTION TO A STATUTE CONCERNING SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.
H. B. No. 6608 (COMM) AN ACT EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF TIME FOR REQUIRING CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES TO WAIVE PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAX PAYMENTS FROM A HOUSING AUTHORITY.
H. B. No. 6874 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIMING OF DISCLOSURE OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION AND FAIR HOUSING LAWS TO PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS OF CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
H. B. No. 6880 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS PROCEDURE.
H. B. No. 6881 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES BY LANDLORDS.
H. B. No. 7057 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
H. B. No. 7060 (RAISED) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISCLOSURE OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS.