JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 11: 00 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, Carmela Balducci of Deep River, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

We ask help that we may bring renewal to all those who live in pain, as we hold fast to the knowledge that the sun will rise again, and that all life will reawaken.

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 15, 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 15, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, and with your advice and consent, appoint Robert A. D'Andrea of Litchfield to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years from the date of confirmation by you.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 15, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, and with your advice and consent, appoint Brenda D. Jannotta of Southport to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years from the date of confirmation by you.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

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. 787 (File No. 761) AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 788 (File No. 760) AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER PURPOSES.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. S. B. No. 1051 (RAISED) (File No. 767) AN ACT CONCERNING CTNEXT PLANNING GRANTS-IN-AID AND INNOVATION PLACE DESIGNATION APPLICATIONS, INVEST CT FUND TAX CREDIT TRANSFERABILITY AND STATE INVESTMENTS WITH VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 1056 (RAISED) (File No. 768) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO FOSTER THE MICROBIOME SECTOR IN THE STATE.

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.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for H. B. No. 7106 (RAISED) (File Nos. 455 and 770) AN ACT CONCERNING AUDIT REPORTS FILED WITH THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. H. B. No. 7208 (RAISED) (File No. 357) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 7164 (RAISED) (File Nos. 456 and 772) AN ACT CONCERNING ENDORSEMENTS OF TOWN COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND CLARIFYING RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN STATE OFFICE CANDIDATES. AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN CERTIFICATIONS OF ENDORSEMENT OR NOMINATION AND CLARIFYING RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN STATE OFFICE CANDIDATES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 7126 (RAISED) (File Nos. 328 and 771) AN ACT REGULATING TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES AND TAXICABS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 6012 (COMM) (File Nos. 492 and 769) AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER PROTECTION IN EYE CARE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 11: 05 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.