JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 11: 08 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:

Help us to be honest and true in all that we say and all that we do. Give us the courage to do what is right.

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 May 2, 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.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, read by the Clerk and referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary:

May 1, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments of the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h), 51-165, and 51-197c of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, the Honorable Nina F. Elgo of West Hartford to be a Judge of the Appellate Court and a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 1, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments of the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h), 51-165, and 51-197c of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, the Honorable Maria Araujo Kahn of Cheshire to be a Judge of the Appellate Court and a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, read by the Clerk and referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

May 1, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 51-51k of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint the Honorable Elizabeth A. Bozzuto from Watertown, to be a member of the Judicial Review Council, as a Superior Court Judge, to serve a term ending November 30, 2020 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer, in succession to the Honorable Frank A. Iannotti, whose term expired.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 1, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1, 4-4 and 46a-57 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint Michele C. Mount from Monroe, to be a Human Rights Referee, to serve a term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2020 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 1, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1a and 51-275a of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint Eric J. George from Glastonbury, to be a member of the Criminal Justice Commission to serve a term coterminous with my term or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 1, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1a and 51-275a of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint Erick A. Russell from New Haven, to be a member of the Criminal Justice Commission to serve a term coterminous with my term or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, read by the Clerk and referred to the Senate Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

May 1, 2017

To the Honorable Senate:

Pursuant to Sections 21a-1 and 4-5 to 4-8, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, and with your advice and consent appoint, Michelle Seagull, of Glastonbury, to be Commissioner of Consumer Protection, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor, but no longer than March 1, 2019.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 1, 2017

To the Honorable Senate:

Pursuant to Sections 10-500 and 4-5 to 4-8, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, and with your advice and consent appoint, David Wilkinson, of Hartford, to be Commissioner of Early Childhood Education, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor, but no longer than March 1, 2019.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 11: 13 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.