JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 12: 00 p. 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:

When we learn that someone is hurting, help us to know what to do and say. Give us compassion today for the hurting, as compassion is love in action.

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 27, 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.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE BILLS

The following favorable reports were received from the Joint Standing Committees indicated, read the second time and tabled for the calendar and printing.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 287 (COMM) (File No. 238) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TESTING OF SHELLFISH AT ALTERNATIVE LAB FACILITIES.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 522 (COMM) (File No. 241) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BEAR HUNTING IN CONNECTICUT.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 753 (RAISED) (File No. 243) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMERCIAL BOTTLED WATER OPERATIONS AND STATE STREAMFLOW REGULATIONS AND THE STATE WATER PLAN.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 833 (RAISED) (File No. 245) AN ACT CONCERNING BEE INSPECTIONS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 24 (COMM) (File No. 237) AN ACT REDUCING THE TIME FRAME FOR URGENT CARE ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEW REQUESTS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 490 (COMM) (File No. 240) AN ACT REQUIRING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE TO POST PROVIDER NETWORK INFORMATION ON ITS INTERNET WEB SITE.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 586 (COMM) (File No. 242) AN ACT EXPANDING MANDATED HEALTH BENEFITS FOR WOMEN, CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 807 (RAISED) (File No. 244) AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM NET WORTH OF AND SECURITY MAINTAINED BY PREFERRED PROVIDER NETWORKS, AND MAKING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO CERTAIN INSURANCE-RELATED STATUTES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 877 (RAISED) (File No. 246) AN ACT AUTHORIZING PREGNANCY AS A QUALIFYING EVENT FOR SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIODS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 878 (RAISED) (File No. 247) AN ACT INCREASING A TAX INCENTIVE FOR CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES, PROMOTING THE CAPTIVE INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND REQUIRING THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO STUDY MICROCAPTIVE INSURERS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 883 (RAISED) (File No. 248) AN ACT REDEFINING MAMMOGRAM AND LIMITING COST-SHARING FOR MAMMOGRAMS, BREAST ULTRASOUNDS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF BREASTS.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 1 (COMM) (File No. 236) AN ACT CONCERNING EARNED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 376 (COMM) (File No. 239) AN ACT AUGMENTING THE FEE SCHEDULE FOR RADIOLOGY SERVICES UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION STATUTES.

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:

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 7218 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 7219 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT.

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 12: 05 p. 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:

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 840 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING IMMUNIZATION RATES.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF 03/24/17

AT 5: 00 P. M.

ENVIRONMENT

S. B. No. 285 (COMM) AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE OFFSET OF CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS AND FINES THROUGH INVESTMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION.

Substitute for S. B. No. 287 (COMM) (File No. 238) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TESTING OF SHELLFISH AT ALTERNATIVE LAB FACILITIES.

S. B. No. 506 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING WATER USAGE AND CONSERVATION DURING DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

S. B. No. 515 (COMM) AN ACT AUTHORIZING RESTAURANTS AND OTHER AMENITIES ON FIXED BARGES UNDER THE COASTAL MANAGEMENT ACT.

Substitute for S. B. No. 522 (COMM) (File No. 241) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BEAR HUNTING IN CONNECTICUT.

S. B. No. 603 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE'S INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY.

S. B. No. 605 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING LOCAL APPROVAL OF CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT SILVER SANDS STATE PARK.

Substitute for S. B. No. 753 (RAISED) (File No. 243) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMERCIAL BOTTLED WATER OPERATIONS AND STATE STREAMFLOW REGULATIONS AND THE STATE WATER PLAN.

S. B. No. 833 (RAISED) (File No. 245) AN ACT CONCERNING BEE INSPECTIONS.

S. B. No. 835 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO ENVIRONMENT-RELATED STATUTES AFFECTING VARIOUS PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

S. B. No. 836 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CIVIL PENALTY REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

S. B. No. 943 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF CERTAIN SOLAR FACILITIES ON PRODUCTIVE FARMLANDS.

S. B. No. 994 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSERVATION FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

S. B. No. 995 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REDUCTION OF CERTAIN LAND-BASED MARINE AND FRESHWATER DEBRIS.

S. B. No. 996 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BOTTLE RECYCLING FEE IN LIEU OF A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.

S. B. No. 997 (RAISED) 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.

S. B. No. 998 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOLICITATION OF HIGH-PRIORITY REGULATORY CONCERNS BY THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FROM A STATE-WIDE BUSINESS ORGANIZATION.

S. B. No. 999 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PERMITTING PROCEDURES FOR WASTE CONVERSION FACILITIES AND THE USE OF COW MANURE IN ANAEROBIC DIGESTION FACILITIES.

S. B. No. 1000 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMERCIAL USES FOR RECYCLED GLASS.

S. B. No. 1001 (RAISED) AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING IN STATE PARKS.

H. B. No. 5415 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO PREPARE A PLAN FOR THE RAPID DETECTION AND ERADICATION OF NEWLY DISCOVERED TERRESTRIAL INVASIVE SPECIES.

H. B. No. 5416 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE THRESHOLD FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION'S REVIEW OF COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEMS.

H. B. No. 5618 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN THE HANDLING FEE FOR BOTTLE REDEMPTION CENTERS.

Substitute for H. B. No. 5713 (COMM) (File No. 215) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FARM DISTILLERY PERMIT.

H. B. No. 5858 (COMM) AN ACT AUTHORIZING LIFETIME HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES.

H. B. No. 5871 (COMM) AN ACT AUTHORIZING FEES BY CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.

H. B. No. 6329 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTE IN CONNECTICUT.

H. B. No. 6332 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT SEPTIC SYSTEMS.

H. B. No. 6334 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF ANIMAL SHELTERS.

H. B. No. 6335 (COMM) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE AND TRADE OF IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN IN CONNECTICUT.

H. B. No. 6347 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO PROVIDE FINDINGS TO COMPLAINANTS CONCERNING COMPLAINTS OF WRONGDOING AGAINST VETERINARIANS.

H. B. No. 7065 (RAISED) (File No. 227) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PERMITTING OF WASTE CONVERSION FACILITIES.

H. B. No. 7067 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP.

H. B. No. 7069 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF COMMERCIAL SALES STABLES.

H. B. No. 7209 (RAISED) (File No. 234) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FARMLAND PURCHASE PROGRAM FOR BEGINNING FARMERS.

H. B. No. 7210 (RAISED) AN ACT PROVIDING MUNICIPAL OPTIONS FOR DOG LICENSING.

H. J. No. 99 (COMM) (File No. 235) RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT THE FUNDING OF PROGRAMS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT.