JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 11: 50 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:

Grant us the ability to renew the ties of mutual regard which form our civic life. Send us honest and able leaders. Help us to eliminate poverty, prejudice, and oppression, that peace may prevail with goodness.

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 17, 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.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

The following favorable reports of the Joint Standing Committees were received from the House, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 7112 (RAISED) (File Nos. 133 and 631) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

COMMERCE. Substitute for H. B. No. 7229 (RAISED) (File No. 461) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF CONNECTICUT BROWNFIELD LAND BANKS, REVISIONS TO THE BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION AND REVITALIZATION PROGRAM AND AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 5730 (COMM) (File Nos. 168 and 627) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE MACHINES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 7073 (RAISED) (File Nos. 188 and 629) AN ACT CONCERNING REMEDIES IN LAWSUITS AGAINST PROPERTY OWNERS BY SUBCONTRACTORS AND THE RELEASE OF RETAINAGE WITHHELD IN PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H. B. No. 5591 (COMM) (File Nos. 66 and 626) AN ACT CONCERNING PAY EQUITY IN THE WORKFORCE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5452 (COMM) (File No. 113) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRACTICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE OF STUDENT EMBALMERS.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6260 (COMM) (File Nos. 316 and 628) AN ACT CONCERNING TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR STATE AND LOCAL POLICE REGARDING JUVENILES WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER OR NONVERBAL LEARNING DISORDER. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. H. B. No. 7110 (RAISED) (File Nos. 131 and 630) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL AND MINOR REVISIONS TO VARIOUS MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS STATUTES AND CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL OPTION PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR GOLD STAR PARENTS AND SPOUSES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 11: 55 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.