JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 11: 45 a. m. , Senator Witkos of the 8th District in the Chair.

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.

PLEDGE

The 4th grade class of Marvin Elementary School in Norwalk, Connecticut, led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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. S. B. No. 731 (COMM) (File No. 437) AN ACT CONCERNING RESOURCES FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND HEALTH CARE TRAINING PROGRAMS IN EASTERN CONNECTICUT.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 960 (RAISED) (File No. 442) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE BIOSCIENCE INDUSTRY.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 962 (RAISED) (File No. 443) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF EVALUATIVE METRICS FOR BIOSCIENCE INVESTMENTS IN THE STATE.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 963 (RAISED) (File No. 444) AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES RELATING TO MANUFACTURING.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 605 (COMM) (File No. 436) AN ACT REQUIRING LOCAL APPROVAL OF CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT SILVER SANDS STATE PARK.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 999 (RAISED) (File No. 445) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE HARNESSING OF COW POWER IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. S. B. No. 572 (COMM) (File No. 435) AN ACT CONCERNING TUITION TRANSPARENCY AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 872 (RAISED) (File No. 439) AN ACT CONCERNING THE FACULTY CONSULTING OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 874 (RAISED) (File No. 440) AN ACT REQUIRING ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 316 (COMM) (File No. 434) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY REGARDING REFERRALS BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO CERTAIN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES.

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 260 (COMM) (File No. 433) AN ACT CONCERNING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES.

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 850 (RAISED) (File No. 438) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGARDING INSURANCE POLICIES FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES, YOUTH INSTRUCTION PERMITS, OPERATOR LICENSES, COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION, ADMINISTRATIVE FEES, DIVERSION PROGRAM, STUDENT TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES AND OTHER CHANGES TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

EDUCATION

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Education.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. Substitute for S. B. No. 767 (RAISED) (File No. 150) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD OBESITY.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. S. B. No. 919 (RAISED) (File No. 110) AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS' SERVICES AT STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

BANKING. Substitute for S. B. No. 780 (RAISED) (File No. 152) AN ACT CONCERNING BROKER PRICE OPINIONS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

HUMAN SERVICES

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Human Services.

AGING. Substitute for S. B. No. 759 (RAISED) (File No. 18) AN ACT PERMITTING A COMMUNITY SPOUSE OF AN INSTITUTIONALIZED SPOUSE TO RETAIN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF ALLOWABLE ASSETS.

AGING. Substitute for S. B. No. 756 (RAISED) (File No. 33) AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME SERVICES.

AGING. Substitute for S. B. No. 811 (RAISED) (File No. 40) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PATIENT BILL OF RIGHTS FOR LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENTS.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 11: 50 a. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.