JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 11: 40 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 April 11, 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 – Connecticut Innovations, Inc. – Jackson Labs Budget for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2018. (Pursuant to Section 32-41y(d)(2) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: April 10, 2017

Referred to Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding

Report – University of Connecticut – UConn 2000 Report #43 for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-109x(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: April 10, 2017

Referred to Committees on Commerce, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Higher Education and Employment Advancement

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.

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 2 (COMM) (File No. 517) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MORE EQUITABLE EDUCATION COST-SHARING GRANT FORMULA.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 786 (File No. 525) AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION MANDATE RELIEF AND THE TRANSPARENCY OF ENDOWED ACADEMIES.

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 910 (RAISED) (File No. 527) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 912 (RAISED) (File No. 528) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STAFF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 950 (RAISED) (File No. 531) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STREAMLINING OF THE HIRING PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING TEACHERS IN THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 951 (RAISED) (File No. 532) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TESTING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL WATER SUPPLIES.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 953 (RAISED) (File No. 533) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATORS.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 954 (RAISED) (File No. 534) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PLAN FOR UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 1009 (RAISED) (File No. 537) AN ACT CONCERNING TRAINING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICERS AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS REGARDING THE PROVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 1015 (RAISED) (File No. 538) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROCESS FOR WAIVING STATE EDUCATION MANDATES FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 1019 (RAISED) (File No. 539) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGION 15 SCHOOL DISTRICT.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 1026 (RAISED) (File No. 540) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 482 (COMM) (File No. 521) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREPARATION OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC IMPACT STATEMENTS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 983 (RAISED) (File No. 535) AN ACT CONCERNING APPEALS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT INVOLVING NOTICE OF MEETINGS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 986 (RAISED) (File No. 536) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MINOR AND TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 377 (COMM) (File No. 518) AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE ODD FELLOWS HOME OF CONNECTICUT.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 602 (COMM) (File No. 523) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL SHELTERS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 644 (COMM) (File No. 524) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED OUT OF STATE.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 922 (RAISED) (File No. 529) AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE STRUCTURES.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 1035 (RAISED) (File No. 541) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 1038 (RAISED) (File No. 542) AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE OLD COLONY BEACH CLUB ASSOCIATION IN OLD LYME.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 445 (COMM) (File No. 519) AN ACT CONCERNING FAIRNESS IN PHARMACY AND PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGER CONTRACTS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 447 (COMM) (File No. 520) AN ACT CONCERNING THE BIDIRECTIONAL EXCHANGE OF PATIENT ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 904 (RAISED) (File No. 526) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING FACILITIES GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL REVIEW OF FACILITY CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 940 (RAISED) (File No. 530) AN ACT CONCERNING A REDUCTION IN MALPRACTICE COSTS.

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

The following favorable reports were received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, the bills were read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

NO NEW FILES

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

HUMAN SERVICES. 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.

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

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 11: 45 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.