JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 10: 45 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 30, 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.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 778 (RAISED) (File No. 340) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENSES FOR CONSULTANTS BORNE BY TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 861 (RAISED) (File No. 341) AN ACT CONCERNING RATEPAYER IMPACT STATEMENTS.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. S. B. No. 899 (RAISED) (File No. 343) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS FOR PURCHASED GAS ADJUSTMENTS, ENERGY ADJUSTMENT CHARGES OR CREDITS AND TRANSMISSION RATES.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 900 (RAISED) (File No. 344) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO ELECTRIC SUPPLIER COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDS AND ADVERTISING AND CONTRACT PROVISIONS AND THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY'S REPORTING OF ELECTRIC RATES.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 775 (RAISED) (File No. 339) AN ACT CONCERNING CONVEYANCES OF PROPERTY BY RECIPIENTS OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 873 (RAISED) (File No. 342) AN ACT CONCERNING A TWO-GENERATIONAL INITIATIVE.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 426 (COMM) (File No. 337) AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACTS BETWEEN HEALTH CARRIERS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, AGENTS OR VENDORS, PARTICIPATING PROVIDER DIRECTORIES AND SURPRISE BILLS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 946 (RAISED) (File No. 313) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL AND OTHER CHANGES TO THE INSURANCE AND RELATED STATUTES.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 317 (COMM) (File No. 336) AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM ALLOWING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH CARE SERVICES.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 655 (COMM) (File No. 338) AN ACT INCREASING FEES REMITTED TO MUNICIPALITIES FOR MOVING VIOLATIONS.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

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

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

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 50 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 03/29/17

AT 5: 00 P. M.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S. B. No. 482 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREPARATION OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC IMPACT STATEMENTS.

S. B. No. 582 (COMM) AN ACT PROHIBITING INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES BY FOREIGN-INFLUENCED BUSINESS ENTITIES AND LIMITING COVERED TRANSFERS.

S. B. No. 635 (COMM) AN ACT EXTENDING THE DEADLINE FOR APPROVAL OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS.

S. B. No. 790 AN ACT CONCERNING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE STATE CONTRACTING STANDARDS BOARD.

S. B. No. 897 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR ELECTORS TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT.

S. B. No. 934 (RAISED) AN ACT RESTORING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM.

S. B. No. 983 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING APPEALS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT INVOLVING NOTICE OF MEETINGS.

S. B. No. 985 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST DUE TO AN EMPLOYER OTHER THAN THE STATE UNDER THE STATE CODE OF ETHICS.

S. B. No. 986 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MINOR AND TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION.

S. B. No. 989 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE CONTRACTING STANDARDS BOARD AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATIZATION CONTRACTS.

S. B. No. 991 (RAISED) AN ACT MAKING REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.

S. B. No. 1002 (RAISED) AN ACT DESIGNATING VARIOUS DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS AND STATE SYMBOLS AND NAMING A STATE OFFICE COMPLEX.

S. B. No. 1027 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURES.

S. B. No. 1030 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING STATUTORY REFERENCES TO THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE.

S. J. No. 39 (COMM) (File No. 312) RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT REAL PROPERTY HELD OR CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.

H. B. No. 5111 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION LOCATIONS.

H. B. No. 5434 (COMM) AN ACT ADOPTING THE INTERSTATE COMPACT TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE.

H. B. No. 5529 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING CENTRAL COUNTING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS.

H. B. No. 5589 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM.

H. B. No. 5636 (COMM) (File No. 279) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES OF CERTAIN ATTORNEYS.

H. B. No. 5944 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING PUBLIC HEARINGS ON REPORTS OF THE AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS.

H. B. No. 6155 (COMM) AN ACT AUTHORIZING DEEMED STATUS LICENSE RENEWALS FOR CERTAIN NONPROFIT COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDERS.

H. B. No. 6423 (COMM) AN ACT EXTENDING THE HOURS OF ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION.

H. B. No. 6568 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE CONCERNING THE STATE CONTRACTING PORTAL.

H. B. No. 6575 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES' FEDERAL TAX RETURNS.

H. B. No. 6576 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING ADDITIONAL POLLING PLACES AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION DURING STATE ELECTIONS.

H. B. No. 6664 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE CONTRACTOR REPORTING OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT VIOLATION INFORMATION.

Substitute for H. B. No. 7063 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION FOR PROPOSED REGULATIONS.

H. B. No. 7164 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ENDORSEMENTS OF TOWN COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND CLARIFYING RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN STATE OFFICE CANDIDATES.

H. B. No. 7186 (RAISED) AN ACT REVISING CERTAIN STATUTES CONCERNING THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

H. B. No. 7248 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOVERY OF ATTORNEY FEES AND CONTRACTING WITH QUASI-PUBLIC AGENCIES UNDER THE STATE CODE OF ETHICS.

H. B. No. 7277 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION.

H. B. No. 7278 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF STATE LAND.

H. B. No. 7279 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTIONS.

H. B. No. 7280 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE.

H. B. No. 7281 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE.

H. J. No. 95 (COMM) RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT EARLY AND REGIONAL VOTING.

H. J. No. 96 (COMM) RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO EXPAND THE USE OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS.

H. J. No. 100 (COMM) RESOLUTION APPROVING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROTECT TRANSPORTATION FUNDS.

PUBLIC HEALTH

S. B. No. 3 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DONATION OF ORGANS AND BONE MARROW.

S. B. No. 35 (COMM) (File No. 299) AN ACT CONCERNING BEVERAGES WITH ADDED SUGARS, SWEETENERS AND ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS, AND OBESITY.

S. B. No. 37 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH EMERGENCY RESPONSE OPERATIONS.

S. B. No. 39 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE QUALITY SUPPORT AND SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

S. B. No. 41 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING PHLEBOTOMISTS.

S. B. No. 85 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF INDIVIDUALS STAFFING RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

S. B. No. 246 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE-WIDE WAITING LIST FOR RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

S. B. No. 250 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING CLINICAL PLACEMENTS FOR IN-STATE MEDICAL STUDENTS.

S. B. No. 316 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY REGARDING REFERRALS BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO CERTAIN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES.

Substitute for S. B. No. 317 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM ALLOWING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH CARE SERVICES.

S. B. No. 434 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S LEAD SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM.

S. B. No. 438 (COMM) AN ACT ASSISTING COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.

S. B. No. 442 (COMM) AN ACT CLARIFYING THE RIGHT TO ENFORCE ANTITRUST LAWS.

S. B. No. 444 (COMM) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE HEALTH CARE CABINET TO RECOMMEND METHODS TO STUDY AND REPORT ON TOTAL STATE-WIDE HEALTH CARE SPENDING.

S. B. No. 445 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING FAIRNESS IN PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER CONTRACTS.

S. B. No. 447 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE BIDIRECTIONAL EXCHANGE OF PATIENT ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS.

S. B. No. 451 (COMM) AN ACT PROTECTING PATIENTS FROM UNREASONABLE MEDICAL BILLS.

S. B. No. 552 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING A STANDING ORDER PROGRAM FOR DISPENSING OPIOID ANTAGONISTS.

S. B. No. 795 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF HEALTH STRATEGY AND IMPROVING THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM.

S. B. No. 796 AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF RESPECTFUL AND PERSON-FIRST LANGUAGE.

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

S. B. No. 842 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS TAKEN AGAINST A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL.

S. B. No. 844 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING REVISIONS TO THE STATUTES CONCERNING THE HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS.

S. B. No. 901 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATION REGARDING ADOPTION OF A MODEL FOOD CODE.

S. B. No. 903 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS.

S. B. No. 904 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING FACILITIES GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL REVIEW OF FACILITY CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION.

Substitute for S. B. No. 937 (RAISED) (File No. 309) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING LEAD PREVENTION INITIATIVES AND ASBESTOS TRAINING.

S. B. No. 938 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE STATE-WIDE ADOPTION OF THE MEDICAL ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT PROGRAM.

S. B. No. 940 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM TO REDUCE MALPRACTICE COSTS AND REQUIRING A COOL-DOWN PERIOD PRIOR TO COMMENCING A MALPRACTICE ACTION.

S. B. No. 941 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING REVISIONS TO LOCAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PLANS.

H. B. No. 5741 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING SOBER LIVING HOMES.

H. B. No. 5756 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE DENTAL COMMISSION.

Substitute for H. B. No. 5764 (COMM) (File No. 280) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING OF BARBERS AND HAIRDRESSERS.

H. B. No. 6012 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER PROTECTION IN EYE CARE.

H. B. No. 6021 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING HOMELESS AND UNACCOMPANIED MINOR CONSENT TO PRIMARY CARE.

Substitute for H. B. No. 6025 (COMM) (File No. 281) AN ACT ALLOWING MEDICAL ASSISTANTS TO ADMINISTER VACCINES UNDER SUPERVISION.

Substitute for H. B. No. 6237 (COMM) (File No. 283) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF MEANS TO IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DIABETES ADVISORY COUNCIL.

H. B. No. 6482 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT TRAUMA ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

Substitute for H. B. No. 6483 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE REGARDING THE IMPENDING SHORTAGE IN THE PSYCHIATRY WORKFORCE.

H. B. No. 6487 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING LACTATION CONSULTANTS.

H. B. No. 6695 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF YOUTH FROM CONVERSION THERAPY.

Substitute for H. B. No. 6981 (COMM) (File No. 286) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY PUBLIC HEALTH PREVENTION EFFORTS.

H. B. No. 7010 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING OPIOIDS AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS.

H. B. No. 7048 (RAISED) AN ACT PROTECTING YOUTH AND STUDENT ATHLETES FROM CONCUSSIONS.

H. B. No. 7049 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES.

H. B. No. 7091 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES' RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING REVISIONS TO THE PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR REGULATED PROFESSIONALS.

H. B. No. 7167 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS.

H. B. No. 7169 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PSYCHOLOGY TECHNICIANS.

H. B. No. 7171 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ATHLETIC TRAINERS.

H. B. No. 7172 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE.

H. B. No. 7173 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT REGISTRARS OF VITAL STATISTICS.

H. B. No. 7174 (RAISED) AN ACT ALLOWING CERTAIN HOSPITAL PERSONNEL TO ADMINISTER A SALINE FLUSH TO AN INTRAVENOUS LINE.

H. B. No. 7220 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING SAFE DRINKING WATER.

H. B. No. 7221 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO WATER PLANNING INFORMATION.

H. B. No. 7222 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES.