JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
Thursday, April 6, 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, Kathy Zabel of Burlington, Connecticut.
The following is the prayer:
We give thanks for the good things of this world, and for the power of choice, for this is the beauty of life.
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 6, 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.
The following report was received, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee indicated:
Report – University of Connecticut – Bioscience Connecticut 2017 Biennial Progress Report. (Pursuant to Section 10a-109mm of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: April 5, 2017
Referred to Committees on Appropriations, Commerce, Energy and Technology, Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Labor and Public Employees and Public Health
FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES
The following favorable reports were received from the Joint Standing Committees indicated, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.
COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 959 (RAISED) (File No. 475) AN ACT CONCERNING AN INVENTORY OF THE STATE'S BIOSCIENCE EDUCATION PIPELINE.
COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 966 (RAISED) (File No. 476) AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 4 (COMM) (File No. 467) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY COOPERATIVES.
ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 106 (COMM) (File No. 468) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DIVERSITY OF BASELOAD ENERGY SUPPLIES IN THE STATE AND ACHIEVING CONNECTICUT'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS MANDATED LEVELS.
ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. S. B. No. 271 (COMM) (File No. 469) AN ACT CONCERNING MANUFACTURING FACILITIES AND INTERRUPTIBLE NATURAL GAS SERVICE.
ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. S. B. No. 413 (COMM) (File No. 470) AN ACT MAKING MUNICIPAL UTILITY COMPANIES' BOOKS AND FINANCIALS SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND CONCERNING MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITIES AND RATE DESIGN STUDIES.
ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. S. B. No. 536 (COMM) (File No. 471) AN ACT CONCERNING ESTABLISHING A STATE-WIDE PLAN AND PROCESS FOR SITING SMALL CELL ANTENNA AND DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS.
ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 973 (RAISED) (File No. 477) AN ACT CONCERNING A RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PROGRAM.
PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 3 (COMM) (File No. 466) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DONATION OF ORGANS AND BONE MARROW.
PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 844 (RAISED) (File No. 472) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING REVISIONS TO THE STATUTES CONCERNING THE HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS.
PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 901 (RAISED) (File No. 473) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATION REGARDING ADOPTION OF A MODEL FOOD CODE.
PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 903 (RAISED) (File No. 474) AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
SENATE AND HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
In accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(f), the first reading of the following bills and resolutions was waived, the list of bills and resolutions as prepared by the Clerks was accepted, and the bills and resolutions referred to the Committees as indicated thereon in concurrence:
NOTE: H. B. No. 7317 has been deleted from List of Bills No. 51 dated April 6, 2017. The bill will be referred at a later date and will be available in the Legislative Bill Room.
FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING
S. B. No. 1048 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE RATE OF SALES AND USE TAXES ON VESSELS', to reduce the rate of sales and use taxes on vessels.
H. B. No. 7316 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EVALUATION OF BUSINESS ASSISTANCE AND INCENTIVE PROGRAMS', to (1) specify the inclusion of evaluation of business assistance and incentive programs in the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development's annual report, (2) require the Auditors of Public Accounts to conduct performance audits and evaluations of such programs and report, and (3) require the legislative appropriations, finance and commerce committees to hold public hearings on such report and auditors' findings.
The Senate at 10: 50 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.