JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 11: 05 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:

May we always be mindful of the respect we owe to all beings, in our lives and in our work.

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 9, 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:

Corrected Letters

May 8, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 46b-231of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable David E. Dee of Avon to be a Family Support Magistrate, to serve for a term of five years from the date of confirmation by you.

                

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 8, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 46b-231 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable Norma I. Sanchez-Figueroa of South Windsor to be a Family Support Magistrate, to serve for a term of five years beginning September 6, 2017 and ending on September 5, 2022.

                

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 8, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 46b-231of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable Frederic Gilman of East Hampton to be a Family Support Magistrate, to serve for a term of five years beginning September 6, 2017 and ending on September 5, 2022.

           

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 8, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 46b-231 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable Jed N. Schulman of Farmington to be a Family Support Magistrate, to serve for a term of five years from the date of confirmation by you.

           

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 8, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 46b-231 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable Michael L. Ferguson of Meriden to be a Family Support Magistrate, to serve for a term of five years beginning September 6, 2017 and ending on September 5, 2022.

           

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 8, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 46b-231(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable Sandra Sosnoff Baird of New Haven to be a Family Support Referee, to serve for a term of five years beginning January 8, 2017 and ending on January 7, 2022.

           

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 8, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 46b-231(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable William E. Strada, Jr. of Stamford to be a Family Support Referee, to serve for a term of five years from the date of confirmation by you.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 8, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 46b-231 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable Harris T. Lifshitz of East Hartford to be a Family Support Referee, to serve for a term of five years from the date of confirmation by you.

                

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 8, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 46b-231 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable Katherine Y. Hutchinson of Andover to be a Family Support Referee, to serve for a term of five years from the date of confirmation by you.

           

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 8, 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, in succession to the Honorable F. Herbert Gruendel, who fully retired.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 8, 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, in succession to the Honorable Robert E. Beach, Jr. , who elected senior status.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 8, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 46b-231 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable Gladys Idelis Nieves of New Haven to be a Family Support Magistrate, to serve for a term of five years from the date of confirmation by you.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

REPORT

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

Report – Office of Military Affairs – Annual Report for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 32-58b of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: May 8, 2017

Referred to Committees on Appropriations, Commerce, Public Safety and Security and Veterans' Affairs

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 and printing.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. S. B. No. 623 (COMM) (File No. 737) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE 7/7 PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE THE REDEVELOPMENT OF BROWNFIELDS AND UNDERUTILIZED PROPERTY.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 1047 (RAISED) (File No. 738) AN ACT CONCERNING TAX PREPARERS AND FACILITATORS, THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES' CHANGES TO THE TAX AND RELATED STATUTES AND ESTABLISHING THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. S. B. No. 1048 (RAISED) (File No. 739) AN ACT REDUCING THE RATE OF SALES AND USE TAXES ON VESSELS.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 1058 (RAISED) (File No. 740) AN ACT CONCERNING THE IDENTIFICATION OF EMERGING ECONOMIC TRENDS.

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

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 106 (COMM) (File No. 468) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DIVERSITY OF BASELOAD ENERGY SUPPLIES IN THE STATE AND ACHIEVING CONNECTICUT'S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS MANDATED LEVELS.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 287 (COMM) (File No. 238) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TESTING OF SHELLFISH AT ALTERNATIVE LAB FACILITIES.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 396 (COMM) (File No. 80) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHILD FATALITY REVIEW PANEL.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 536 (COMM) (File No. 471) AN ACT CONCERNING ESTABLISHING A STATE-WIDE PLAN AND PROCESS FOR SITING SMALL CELL ANTENNA AND DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 821 (RAISED) (File No. 204) AN ACT CONCERNING ROOFING, WINDOW AND SIDING CONSUMER WARRANTIES AND POST-SALE WARRANTY WORK REIMBURSEMENT FOR POWER EQUIPMENT DEALERS.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 861 (RAISED) (File No. 341) AN ACT CONCERNING RATEPAYER IMPACT STATEMENTS.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 883 (RAISED) (File No. 248) AN ACT REDEFINING MAMMOGRAM AND LIMITING COST-SHARING FOR MAMMOGRAMS, BREAST ULTRASOUNDS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF BREASTS.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 929 (RAISED) (File No. 673) AN ACT EXTENDING WHISTLE-BLOWER PROTECTIONS TO CERTAIN EMPLOYEES.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 951 (RAISED) (File No. 532) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TESTING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL WATER SUPPLIES.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 957 (RAISED) (File No. 310) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF GAMING AND THE AUTHORIZATION OF A CASINO GAMING FACILITY IN THE STATE.

APPROPRIATIONS. 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.

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

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 485 (COMM) (File No. 143) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION REGARDING DEPLETION ALLOWANCES FOR WINE OR SPIRITS, REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CRAFT BEER AND FARMERS' MARKET WINE SALES PERMITS.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 775 (RAISED) (File No. 339) AN ACT CONCERNING CONVEYANCES OF PROPERTY BY RECIPIENTS OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 966 (RAISED) (File No. 476) AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 11: 10 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.