JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 12: 55 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:

Teach us how to love and work, that every deed we do may be to someone, in its turn, a service that is fine and true.

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 April 4, 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 – Office of Policy and Management – 2017 Regional Performance Incentive Program. (Pursuant to Section 4-124s of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: April 3, 2017

Referred to Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Planning and Development

Report – Office of Legislative Management – Office of Fiscal Analysis – Agency Overtime Report through the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2016-2107, ended March 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 2-53n of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: April 3, 2017

Referred to Committee on Appropriations and Joint Committee on Legislative Management

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.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 820 (RAISED) (File No. 408) AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS UNDER THE SMALL BUSINESS EXPRESS PROGRAM.

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 1016 (RAISED) (File No. 420) AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION ISSUES.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 285 (COMM) (File No. 401) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN CIVIL PENALTIES ASSESSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ON BUSINESS ENTITIES PURSUANT TO THE REGULATIONS OF CONNECTICUT STATE AGENCIES.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 506 (COMM) (File No. 404) AN ACT CONCERNING WATER USAGE AND CONSERVATION DURING DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 515 (COMM) (File No. 405) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC ACCESS AND ENJOYMENT TO WATERWAYS FOR LAND-CONSTRAINED MUNICIPALITIES.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 835 (RAISED) (File No. 409) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO ENVIRONMENT-RELATED STATUTES AFFECTING VARIOUS PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 994 (RAISED) (File No. 416) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSERVATION FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 996 (RAISED) (File No. 417) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BOTTLE RECYCLING FEE IN LIEU OF A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 998 (RAISED) (File No. 418) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOLICITATION OF HIGH-PRIORITY REGULATORY CONCERNS BY THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FROM A STATE-WIDE BUSINESS ORGANIZATION.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 1000 (RAISED) (File No. 419) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMERCIAL USES FOR RECYCLED GLASS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 635 (COMM) (File No. 406) AN ACT EXTENDING THE DEADLINE FOR APPROVAL OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 871 (RAISED) (File No. 412) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENDOWED CHAIR INVESTMENT FUND.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 905 (RAISED) (File No. 413) AN ACT CONCERNING FAILING CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 945 (RAISED) (File No. 414) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOUTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 975 (RAISED) (File No. 415) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPALITIES AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 842 (RAISED) (File No. 410) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS TAKEN AGAINST A LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL.

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 76 (COMM) (File No. 399) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POWER OF THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONDUCT A MILEAGE TAX STUDY WITH STATE FUNDS.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 261 (COMM) (File No. 400) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POINT SYSTEM FOR MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 345 (COMM) (File No. 402) AN ACT CONCERNING LIVERY SERVICE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND ELDERLY PERSONS.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 501 (COMM) (File No. 403) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION OF TUNNELS FOR INTERSTATE ROUTES 84 AND 91 IN THE HARTFORD REGION.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 805 (RAISED) (File No. 407) AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION ISSUES.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 852 (RAISED) (File No. 411) AN ACT MAKING REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 1: 00 p. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.