JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 1: 05 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, Carmela Balducci of Deep River, Noele Kidney of Ellington and Kathy Zabel of Burlington, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Bless us this day. Grant us the power to refresh and renew our lives during this Spring season. Through your guidance, may we be better stewards, not only of the earth, but also of the holy word.

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 31, 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.

REPORTS

The following reports were received, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committees indicated:

Report – Judicial Branch – 2017 Biennial Report of the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System for Calendar Years 2011 – 2016. (Pursuant to Section 51-10c of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 24, 2017

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Report – Auditors of Public Accounts – Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station for Fiscal Years ended June 30, 2014 and 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 28, 2017

Referred to Committee on Appropriations and Environment

Report – Auditors of Public Accounts – Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities for Fiscal Years ended June 30, 2014 and 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 29, 2017

Referred to Committee on Appropriations and Human Services

Report – Commission on Equity and Opportunity – Annual Report for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 2-128(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 31, 2017

Referred to Committees on Appropriations and Human Services

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 1: 10 p. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.