JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 10: 25 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 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.

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.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. J. No. 38 (COMM) (File No. 276) RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE EIGHTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONNECTICUT-TAIWAN SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 603 (COMM) (File No. 268) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE'S INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 836 (RAISED) (File No. 273) AN ACT CONCERNING CIVIL PENALTY REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 943 (RAISED) (File No. 275) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF CERTAIN SOLAR FACILITIES ON PRODUCTIVE FARMLANDS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 26 (COMM) (File No. 267) AN ACT CONCERNING SWATTING.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 816 (RAISED) (File No. 272) AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION OF THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE TO CERTAIN FUNDS TRANSFERS UNDER THE ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER ACT.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 723 (COMM) (File No. 269) AN ACT CONCERNING APPRENTICESHIP COSTS.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 746 (COMM) (File No. 270) AN ACT AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYMENT RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR NEWLY HIRED EMPLOYEES.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 747 (COMM) (File No. 271) AN ACT PROHIBITING "ON-CALL" SHIFT SCHEDULING FOR EMPLOYEES.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 839 (RAISED) (File No. 274) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES' RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING REVISIONS TO ITS STATUTES AND REFERENCES TO INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

SENATE

The following favorable reports on Senate Bill recommending a change of reference was received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, the reports of the Committee accepted, and the bill referred as recommended.

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 913 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 952 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SHARING OF FEDERAL FUNDING BETWEEN THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD AND THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 1008 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BOARDS OF EDUCATION RESULTING FROM RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 30 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILL

The following report on a House 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:

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 7051 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

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BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF 03/27/17

AT 5: 00 P. M.

EDUCATION

S. B. No. 2 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MORE EQUITABLE EDUCATION COST-SHARING GRANT FORMULA.

S. B. No. 711 (COMM) AN ACT INCREASING THE AMOUNT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY REDUCE ITS MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT WHEN IT EXPERIENCES A DECLINE IN STUDENT ENROLLMENT.

S. B. No. 786 AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION MANDATE RELIEF, TRANSPARENCY AND REGIONAL INCENTIVES.

S. B. No. 907 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF A THREE-YEAR ROLLING AVERAGE IN THE CALCULATION OF SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT REIMBURSEMENT PERCENTAGES.

S. B. No. 908 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO THE EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD STATUTES.

S. B. No. 910 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

S. B. No. 911 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICES FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS.

S. B. No. 912 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STAFF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS.

S. B. No. 913 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING.

S. B. No. 949 (RAISED) AN ACT CREATING AN ADVISORY COUNCIL RELATING TO DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP, INTERNET SAFETY AND MEDIA LITERACY.

S. B. No. 950 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STREAMLINING OF THE HIRING PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING TEACHERS IN THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM.

S. B. No. 951 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TESTING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL WATER SUPPLIES.

S. B. No. 952 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SHARING OF FEDERAL FUNDING BETWEEN THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD AND THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

S. B. No. 953 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATORS.

S. B. No. 954 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PLAN FOR UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL.

S. B. No. 955 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE ASSISTANCE TO CERTAIN UNDERPERFORMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

S. B. No. 1007 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COLLECTION AND REPORTING OF DATA RELATING TO SPECIAL EDUCATION EXPENDITURES AND THE INTENTIONAL UNDERBUDGETING OF SPECIAL EDUCATION.

S. B. No. 1008 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BOARDS OF EDUCATION RESULTING FROM RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES.

S. B. No. 1009 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING TRAINING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICERS AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS REGARDING THE PROVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION.

S. B. No. 1014 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES.

S. B. No. 1015 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROCESS FOR WAIVING STATE EDUCATION MANDATES FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

S. B. No. 1016 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION ISSUES.

S. B. No. 1017 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ISSUES.

S. B. No. 1018 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE TEACHER EVALUATION PROGRAM.

S. B. No. 1019 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AN EVALUATION OF EQUITY ISSUES RELATED TO THE TOWN OF MIDDLEBURY'S MEMBERSHIP IN THE REGION 15 SCHOOL DISTRICT.

S. B. No. 1026 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.

H. B. No. 7034 AN ACT TRANSFORMING THE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM.

H. B. No. 7035 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING EDUCATION.

H. B. No. 7154 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENTS' RIGHT TO PRIVACY IN THEIR PERSONAL MOBILE ELECTRONICS DEVICES.

H. B. No. 7155 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD TO DEVELOP A PROPOSED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR COMPENSATION SCHEDULE.

H. B. No. 7157 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ONLINE AND BLENDED EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.

H. B. No. 7158 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION OF STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS.

H. B. No. 7200 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES IN SCHOOLS.

H. B. No. 7201 (RAISED) AN ACT APPLYING THE SHEFF DEFINITION OF REDUCED-ISOLATION SETTING TO ALL INTERDISTRICT MAGNET SCHOOLS IN THE STATE.

H. B. No. 7202 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATUS OF AVIATION MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS AND LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAMS OFFERED AT TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOLS.

H. B. No. 7204 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELECTRONIC TRANSFER OF STUDENT RECORDS.

H. B. No. 7205 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EARLY LITERACY.

H. B. No. 7207 (RAISED) AN ACT MAKING REVISIONS TO THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT OF 2016.

H. B. No. 7251 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REFORM DISTRICT TURNAROUND PLANS.

H. B. No. 7252 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ADJUDICATION PROCESS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND THE RIGHT OF PARENTS TO OBSERVE THEIR CHILD AT SCHOOL.

H. B. No. 7253 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES.

H. B. No. 7254 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS TO COMPLETE A PROGRAM OF STUDY IN EVIDENCE-BASED STRUCTURED LITERACY INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA.

H. B. No. 7255 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY REGARDING THE CREATION OF A SPECIAL EDUCATION PREDICTABLE COST COOPERATIVE.

H. B. No. 7270 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE EDUCATION COST-SHARING GRANT FORMULA FOR FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 2018, AND JUNE 30, 2019.

H. B. No. 7271 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM AS AN INDEPENDENT AGENCY.

H. B. No. 7272 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS OF CHOICE.

H. B. No. 7273 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES.

H. B. No. 7275 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT.

H. B. No. 7276 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION MANDATE RELIEF.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

S. B. No. 377 (COMM) AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE ODD FELLOWS HOME OF CONNECTICUT.

S. B. No. 602 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL SHELTERS.

S. B. No. 642 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LYMAN DRIVE WATER MAIN PROJECT IN TORRINGTON.

S. B. No. 644 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED OUT OF STATE.

S. B. No. 649 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF CERTAIN FEES BY BUILDING OFFICIALS.

S. B. No. 905 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FAILING CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS.

S. B. No. 922 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE STRUCTURES.

S. B. No. 923 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POSSESSIONS OF DECEASED TENANTS.

S. B. No. 944 (RAISED) AN ACT CLARIFYING THE CONTINUATION OF NONCONFORMING USES, BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES.

S. B. No. 945 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOUTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY.

S. B. No. 975 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPALITIES AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT.

S. B. No. 977 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL LAND USE.

S. B. No. 1033 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL FORECLOSURE ACTIONS ON TAX LIENS AND LIENS ON BLIGHTED REAL ESTATE.

S. B. No. 1035 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES.

S. B. No. 1036 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF MUNICIPAL TAXES ON CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS.

S. B. No. 1038 (RAISED) AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE OLD COLONY BEACH CLUB ASSOCIATION IN OLD LYME.

H. B. No. 5377 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION ZONES.

H. B. No. 5554 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POLITICAL COMPOSITION OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL POLITICAL BODIES.

H. B. No. 5592 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCING OF MUNICIPAL ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS.

H. B. No. 6008 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INDEPENDENT CONSUMER ADVOCATE FOR METROPOLITAN DISTRICT OF HARTFORD COUNTY CONSUMERS.

H. B. No. 6221 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOVERY OF PAYMENTS FROM COLLATERAL SOURCES BY A MUNICIPALITY WITH A SELF-INSURED HEALTH PLAN.

H. B. No. 6463 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO CERTAIN RESIDENTS.

H. B. No. 6471 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL AUDITS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

H. B. No. 6481 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING THE APPRAISAL OF CERTAIN PROPERTY BY WATER COMPANIES PRIOR TO SALE.

H. B. No. 6675 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL OPTION FOR PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE.

H. B. No. 6681 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL TAX APPEALS AND CONTINGENCY AGREEMENTS.

H. B. No. 6937 (COMM) AN ACT PERMITTING MUNICIPALITIES TO INITIATE AND IMPLEMENT NONEDUCATIONAL EXPENDITURE COST-SHARING MEASURES.

H. B. No. 6941 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL GRANT PORTAL.

H. B. No. 6948 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

H. B. No. 6966 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIDING AND REGULATION OF ELECTRIC BICYCLES, CERTAIN TRAFFIC AND PARKING STATUTES AND THE ADOPTION OF MUNICIPAL ROAD DESIGN STANDARDS.

H. B. No. 7109 (RAISED) AN ACT EXTENDING THE MUNICIPAL REVALUATION DEADLINE FOR THE TOWN OF ORANGE BY ONE YEAR.

H. B. No. 7175 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE TESTING OF CONCRETE AGGREGATE FOR THE PRESENCE OF PYRRHOTITE.

H. B. No. 7185 (RAISED) AN ACT EXEMPTING LEASED MUNICIPAL PROPERTY FROM TAXATION.

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

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

H. B. No. 7269 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL REGULATION.

H. B. No. 7293 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REGIONAL CONSOLIDATION EFFORTS AND MUNICIPALITIES.

H. B. No. 7294 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL FINANCE.

H. B. No. 7295 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE RENTERS REBATE PROGRAM.

H. B. No. 7296 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE FUNDING OF UNFUNDED ACCRUED MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM LIABILITIES BY MUNICIPALITIES.

H. B. No. 7297 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PRIVATE RIGHT OF ACTION IN THE DUTY TO PROMOTE FAIR HOUSING AND REQUIRING A STUDY OF CONNECTICUT'S HOUSING INVENTORY AND CURRENT AND FUTURE HOUSING NEEDS.