JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 10: 35 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:

Bless us this day. Grant us the power to refresh and renew our lives during this Spring season. Through your guidance, may we be better stewards, not only of the earth, but also of the holy word.

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 13, 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.

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.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 790 (File No. 612) AN ACT CONCERNING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE STATE CONTRACTING STANDARDS BOARD.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 934 (RAISED) (File No. 614) AN ACT RESTORING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 985 (RAISED) (File No. 618) AN ACT CONCERNING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST DUE TO AN EMPLOYER OTHER THAN THE STATE UNDER THE STATE CODE OF ETHICS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 991 (RAISED) (File No. 620) AN ACT MAKING REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1002 (RAISED) (File No. 622) AN ACT DESIGNATING VARIOUS DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS AND STATE SYMBOLS AND NAMING A STATE OFFICE COMPLEX.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1027 (RAISED) (File No. 623) AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURES.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1030 (RAISED) (File No. 624) AN ACT CONCERNING STATUTORY REFERENCES TO THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 859 (RAISED) (File No. 625) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AGENCY COMPLIANCE WITH PROBATE COURT ORDERS.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 887 (RAISED) (File No. 613) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE OF SARAH DEMARIA AND PAUL DEMARIA.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 976 (RAISED) (File No. 617) AN ACT CONCERNING CONSERVATOR ACCOUNTABILITY.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 993 (RAISED) (File No. 621) AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSFERS OF AN INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY MADE BY A TRUST OR TRUSTEE.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 37 (COMM) (File No. 601) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ACCREDITATION OF THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 39 (COMM) (File No. 602) AN ACT CONCERNING A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE QUALITY SUPPORT AND SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 85 (COMM) (File No. 603) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF INDIVIDUALS STAFFING RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 246 (COMM) (File No. 604) AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE-WIDE WAITING LIST FOR RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 250 (COMM) (File No. 605) AN ACT CONCERNING CLINICAL PLACEMENTS FOR IN-STATE MEDICAL STUDENTS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 434 (COMM) (File No. 606) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S LEAD SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 438 (COMM) (File No. 607) AN ACT ASSISTING COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 442 (COMM) (File No. 608) AN ACT CLARIFYING THE RIGHT TO ENFORCE ANTITRUST LAWS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 444 (COMM) (File No. 609) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE HEALTH CARE CABINET TO RECOMMEND METHODS TO STUDY AND REPORT ON TOTAL STATE-WIDE HEALTH CARE SPENDING.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 451 (COMM) (File No. 610) AN ACT PROTECTING PATIENTS FROM UNREASONABLE MEDICAL BILLS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 552 (COMM) (File No. 611) AN ACT CONCERNING A STANDING ORDER PROGRAM FOR DISPENSING OPIOID ANTAGONISTS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 795 (File No. 574) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF HEALTH STRATEGY AND IMPROVING THE CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROGRAM.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 938 (RAISED) (File No. 615) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE STATE-WIDE ADOPTION OF THE MEDICAL ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT PROGRAM.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 941 (RAISED) (File No. 616) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING REVISIONS TO LOCAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PLANS.

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

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

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

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 40 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.