JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 10: 30 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, Carmela Balducci of Deep River, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Guard our tongues so what we say won't hurt and carelessly offend. Give us the gracious speech of love, with words that soothe and heal and mend.

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 12, 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.

REPORT

The following report was received, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee indicated:

Report – Office of Policy and Management – CT Advisory Commission for Intergovernmental Relations – 2016-2017 Municipal Budget Adoption Experiences. (Pursuant to Section 2-79a(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: April 11, 2017

Referred to Committees on Appropriations and Planning and Development

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. 711 (COMM) (File No. 563) AN ACT INCREASING THE AMOUNT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY REDUCE ITS MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT WHEN IT EXPERIENCES A DECLINE IN STUDENT ENROLLMENT.

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 907 (RAISED) (File No. 564) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF A THREE-YEAR ROLLING AVERAGE IN THE CALCULATION OF SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT REIMBURSEMENT PERCENTAGES.

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 949 (RAISED) (File No. 565) AN ACT CREATING AN ADVISORY COUNCIL RELATING TO DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP, INTERNET SAFETY AND MEDIA LITERACY.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 955 (RAISED) (File No. 566) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE ASSISTANCE TO CERTAIN UNDERPERFORMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 1007 (RAISED) (File No. 568) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPORTING OF DATA RELATING TO SPECIAL EDUCATION EXPENDITURES AND THE INTENTIONAL UNDERBUDGETING OF SPECIAL EDUCATION.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 1014 (RAISED) (File No. 569) AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 1017 (RAISED) (File No. 570) AN ACT CONCERNING UNSUBSTANTIATED ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT BY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 1018 (RAISED) (File No. 571) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE TEACHER EVALUATION PROGRAM.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 642 (COMM) (File No. 561) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LYMAN DRIVE WATER MAIN PROJECT IN TORRINGTON.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 649 (COMM) (File No. 562) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF CERTAIN FEES BY BUILDING OFFICIALS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 977 (RAISED) (File No. 567) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO ORIGINAL BIRTH RECORDS BY ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 1033 (RAISED) (File No. 572) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL FORECLOSURE ACTIONS ON TAX LIENS AND LIENS ON BLIGHTED REAL ESTATE.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 1036 (RAISED) (File No. 573) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF MUNICIPAL TAXES ON CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS.

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:

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

S. B. No. 1049 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRATION FEES FOR COUNSEL AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM FOR MINOR CHILDREN AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN FAMILY RELATIONS MATTERS', to establish registration fees for counsel and guardians ad litem for minor children and specify other requirements for certain family relations matters.

S. B. No. 1050 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WINE SALES AND SHIPMENTS TO CONSUMERS IN THE STATE', to permit out-of-state retailers to procure a permit to sell and ship wines to consumers in the state.

H. B. No. 7317 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC TOLLS AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN LOAN AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE STATE AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION', to allow the Department of Transportation to construct, maintain and operate an electronic tolling system on highways in the state, and to authorize the state to enter into certain loan agreements with the United States Department of Transportation.

H. B. No. 7318 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FAILURE TO FILE FOR CERTAIN GRAND LIST EXEMPTIONS', to allow certain persons to file for property tax exemptions, notwithstanding certain statutory deadlines.

H. B. No. 7319 (RAISED) FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR A CASINO GAMING FACILITY IN THE STATE', to require the Commissioners of Consumer Protection and Economic and Community Development to jointly develop and issue a request for proposals to develop, manage, operate and maintain a possible casino gaming facility in the state.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 35 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.