JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 3: 50 p. 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, 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.

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 11, 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.

COMMUNICATION FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

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

Corrected

May 11, 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, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor, but no longer than March 1, 2019.

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 Judiciary:

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Margaret M. Murphy of West Hartford to be 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 J. Malone, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Matthew J. Budzik of East Haddam, to be 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 Jorge A. Simón, who has elected senior judge status.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Walter M. Spader, Jr. of North Haven to be 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 Marylouise Schofield, who has elected senior judge status.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Tammy T. Nguyen O'Dowd of Bloomfield to be 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 Edward J. Mullarkey, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Kimberly A. Knox of West Hartford, to be 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 A. Susan Peck, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Elizabeth J. Stewart of Hamden to be 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 Maurice B. Mosley, who has reached the mandatory age of retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Matthew D. Gordon of West Hartford to be 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 Gerald I. Adelman, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Barry F. Armata of Suffield to be 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 Richard E. Burke, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, W. Glen Pierson of Hamden to be 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 Joseph W. Doherty, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Thomas J. Welch of Shelton to be 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 Nicola E. Rubinow, who has fully retired.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Ernest Green, Jr. of Norwich to be 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 John W. Pickard, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, John L. Cordani of Wolcott to be 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 John F. Cronan, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Shari Murphy of North Branford to be 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 William T. Cremins, who has elected senior judge status.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

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.

BANKING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6520 (COMM) (File No. 173) AN ACT RAISING THE ASSET LIMITATION FOR COMMUNITY BANKS AND COMMUNITY CREDIT UNIONS.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 7207 (RAISED) (File No. 509) AN ACT MAKING REVISIONS TO THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT OF 2016.

ENVIRONMENT. H. B. No. 6329 (COMM) (File Nos. 388 and 750) AN ACT CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTE IN CONNECTICUT. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

GENERAL LAW. H. B. No. 5077 (COMM) (File Nos. 64 and 747) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RETURN OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO PHARMACIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 7186 (RAISED) (File Nos. 507 and 753) AN ACT REVISING CERTAIN STATUTES CONCERNING THE STATE COMPTROLLER. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 5442 (COMM) (File Nos. 576 and 748) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGAL AGE TO MARRY IN THIS STATE.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 5743 (COMM) (File Nos. 654 and 749) AN ACT CONCERNING HATE CRIMES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 7214 (RAISED) (File No. 635) AN ACT CONCERNING HARASSMENT OF A GUIDE OR ASSISTANCE DOG OR THE HANDLER OF SUCH DOG.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 7284 (RAISED) (File No. 704) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE IDENTIFICATION FOR INMATES UPON REENTRY.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 7003 (RAISED) (File Nos. 224 and 751) AN ACT CONCERNING SURETY BAIL BOND AGENTS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H. B. No. 6219 (COMM) (File No. 255) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY REENTRY BY PERSONS WHO WERE INCARCERATED.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 7046 (RAISED) (File Nos. 89 and 752) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLOSURE OF CERTAIN BUILDING PERMITS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 7296 (RAISED) (File Nos. 560 and 754) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE FUNDING OF UNFUNDED ACCRUED MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM LIABILITIES BY MUNICIPALITIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Proposed H. B. No. 6226 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF ENTERPRISE FUNDS FOR MUNICIPAL BROADBAND SERVICES.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 3: 55 p. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.