JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 11: 46 a. m. , Senator Witkos of the 8th in the Chair.

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.

PLEDGE

Students from the Town of East Hartford, Connecticut led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

REPORT

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

Report – Department of Social Services, Office of Child Support Services and Judicial Branch, Support Enforcement Services – Connecticut Child Support Program Annual Self-Assessment for October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. (Pursuant to federal regulations under the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement) Date received: April 20, 2017

Referred to Committees on Children and Judiciary

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. 7022 (RAISED) (File Nos. 47 and 685) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHILDREN'S REPORT CARD. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

COMMERCE. H. B. No. 7062 (RAISED) (File No. 354) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONNECTICUT-MADE DESIGNATION.

EDUCATION. H. B. No. 7254 (RAISED) (File No. 462) AN ACT REQUIRING SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS TO COMPLETE A PROGRAM OF STUDY IN EVIDENCE-BASED STRUCTURED LITERACY INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. H. B. No. 7104 (RAISED) (File No. 355) AN ACT CONCERNING RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS.

ENVIRONMENT. H. B. No. 7066 (RAISED) (File No. 58) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR CHANGES TO THE POULTRY DEALER LICENSING STATUTE, REGISTRATION OF POULTRY FLOCKS AND THE LABELING OF FARM STAND EGGS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 7173 (RAISED) (File No. 394) AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT REGISTRARS OF VITAL STATISTICS.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 7121 (RAISED) (File No. 429) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STATE'S SAFE HAVEN LAWS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H. B. No. 7002 (RAISED) (File No. 124) AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONAL RISK INSURANCE RATE FILINGS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H. B. No. 7024 (RAISED) (File Nos. 127 and 686) AN ACT REGULATING THE OFFER AND DISSEMINATION OF TRAVEL INSURANCE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 7199 (RAISED) (File No. 592) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCIES IN THE FILING OF HABEAS CORPUS MATTERS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 6008 (COMM) (File Nos. 491 and 681) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INDEPENDENT CONSUMER ADVOCATE FOR METROPOLITAN DISTRICT OF HARTFORD COUNTY CONSUMERS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 6941 (COMM) (File No. 500) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL GRANT PORTAL.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 7185 (RAISED) (File No. 396) AN ACT EXEMPTING LEASED MUNICIPAL PROPERTY FROM TAXATION.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 6237 (COMM) (File No. 283) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF MEANS TO IMPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DIABETES ADVISORY COUNCIL.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 6483 (COMM) (File Nos. 317 and 682) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE REGARDING THE IMPENDING SHORTAGE IN THE PSYCHIATRY WORKFORCE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 6979 (RAISED) (File Nos. 5 and 683) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ACCREDITATION OF DENTAL ASSISTANT PROGRAMS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 6981 (COMM) (File Nos. 286 and 684) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY PUBLIC HEALTH PREVENTION EFFORTS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 7157 (RAISED) (File No. 292) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE PROPOSALS OF THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 7169 (RAISED) (File Nos. 393 and 687) AN ACT CONCERNING PSYCHOLOGY TECHNICIANS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. H. B. No. 7103 (RAISED) (File No. 98) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RETIREMENT AGE OF GOVERNOR'S FOOT GUARD MUSICIANS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

JUDICIARY

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 513 (COMM) (File No. 48) AN ACT AUTHORIZING EMERGENCY RESPONSE PERSONNEL TO AID CHILDREN AND ANIMALS LOCKED IN VEHICLES WHEN CONDITIONS ENDANGER THE WELFARE OF SUCH CHILDREN OR ANIMALS AND PROHIBITING THE PLACEMENT OF A CHILD OR ANIMAL IN SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES.

HOUSING. S. B. No. 814 (RAISED) (File No. 156) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE MEDIATION OF CONDOMINIUM-RELATED DISPUTES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS PLACED ON FOOT OF THE CALENDAR

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matters were placed on the foot of the calendar:

AGING. S. B. No. 760 (RAISED) (File No. 19) AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESPITE CARE PROGRAM.

AGING. Substitute for S. B. No. 757 (RAISED) (File No. 34) AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR AGING IN PLACE INITIATIVES.

AGING. S. B. No. 770 (RAISED) (File No. 37) AN ACT INCREASING THE PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE FOR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS.

AGING. Substitute for S. B. No. 771 (RAISED) (File No. 38) AN ACT REDUCING PARTICIPANT COSTS AND EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. S. B. No. 503 (COMM) (File No. 105) AN ACT PROVIDING FOR DISCOUNTED HUNTING, TRAPPING AND FISHING LICENSES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. Substitute for S. B. No. 895 (RAISED) (File No. 162) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES' STANDARDS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

HOUSING. Substitute for S. B. No. 752 (COMM) (File No. 147) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF CONNECTICUT'S HOUSING INVENTORY AND CURRENT AND FUTURE HOUSING NEEDS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 34 (COMM) (File No. 140) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOGNITION OF STROKE CENTERS AND STROKE-READY HOSPITALS.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for S. B. No. 854 (RAISED) (File No. 159) AN ACT CONCERNING TUITION AND FEE WAIVERS FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 376 (COMM) (File No. 239) AN ACT AUGMENTING THE FEE SCHEDULE FOR RADIOLOGY SERVICES UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION STATUTES.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 603 (COMM) (File No. 268) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE'S INDUSTRIAL HEMP INDUSTRY.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 927 (RAISED) (File No. 307) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF TIME-LIMITED INSURANCE.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 873 (RAISED) (File No. 342) AN ACT CONCERNING A TWO-GENERATIONAL INITIATIVE.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 971 (RAISED) (File No. 379) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROMOTION OF TRANSFER AND ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 994 (RAISED) (File No. 416) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSERVATION FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 261 (COMM) (File No. 400) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POINT SYSTEM FOR MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 731 (COMM) (File No. 437) AN ACT CONCERNING RESOURCES FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND HEALTH CARE TRAINING PROGRAMS IN EASTERN CONNECTICUT.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 3 (COMM) (File No. 466) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DONATION OF ORGANS AND BONE MARROW.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 997 (RAISED) (File No. 485) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S KELP INDUSTRY AND THE STATE'S NITROGEN CREDIT EXCHANGE PROGRAM.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 1001 (RAISED) (File No. 486) AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING ON BEACHES IN STATE PARKS.

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO COMMITTEES

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the bills referred to Committees were immediately transmitted to the Committees indicated for further action.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 11: 51 a. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.