JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 3: 35 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by the Deputy Chaplain, Rabbi Philip Lazowski of Bloomfield, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Our thought today is from Ecclesiastes 2: 13, “I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness.

Let us pray. Gracious God, look in favor upon this circle of Senators and staff. Provide them with wisdom and fortitude to blaze new trails where we may walk courageously and with love in our hearts.

Help us to face our problems, and give us strength to rise above them.

Out of chaos, let Your light illuminate our pathway. Out of darkness, let the light of love ennoble humanity, that mankind may once again walk together in the path of dignity.

Bless our Senators and our nation. Give Your protection to our defenders of freedom.

Hear us as we pray, and let us say, Amen.

PLEDGE

Senator Somers of the 18th led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

REPORTS

The following reports were received, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committees indicated:

Report – Auditors of Public Accounts – Department of Correction for Fiscal Years ended June 30, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: May 10, 2017

Referred to Committees on Appropriations and Public Safety and Security

Report – Department of Motor Vehicles – Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for April 1 through April 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: May 10, 2017

Referred to Committee on Transportation

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

SENATE RESOLUTION

The following favorable report was received from the Senate Committee indicated, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 13 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MICHELLE SEAGULL OF GLASTONBURY TO BE COMMISSIONER OF CONSUMER PROTECTION.

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. Substitute for S. B. No. 734 (COMM) (File No. 744) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX DEDUCTION FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO A CITIZENS IN NEED ACCOUNT.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 965 (RAISED) (File No. 745) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF BUSINESS SECTORS IN THE STATE TO INCLUDE IN AN INVESTMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 1054 (RAISED) (File No. 746) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF STATE REVENUE POLICIES.

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

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

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 445 (COMM) (File No. 519) AN ACT CONCERNING FAIRNESS IN PHARMACY AND PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGER CONTRACTS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 579 (COMM) (File No. 200) AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS APPLYING FOR REVERSE MORTGAGES.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 836 (RAISED) (File No. 273) AN ACT CONCERNING CIVIL PENALTY REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

ORDER OF THE DAY

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PASSED

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill passed.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 6695 (COMM) (File Nos. 586 and 719) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF YOUTH FROM CONVERSION THERAPY. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Gerratana of the 6th explained the bill and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Bye of the 5th, Boucher of the 26th, Suzio of the 13th, Kissel of the 7th, McLachlan of the 24th, Miner of the 30th, Somers of the 18th, Markley of the 16th, Martin of the 31st and Looney of the 11th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 5: 14 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 36

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, House Bill No. 6695 was passed, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE GOVERNOR

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the rules were suspended for immediate transmittal to the Governor of House Bill No. 6695.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 11: 02 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

BILL SIGNED BY HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following bill was SIGNED IN THE ORIGINAL by His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated:

May 10, 2017

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 6695 (COMM) (File Nos. 586 and 719) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF YOUTH FROM CONVERSION THERAPY. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").