JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 3: 42 p. m. , Senator Osten of the 19th in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by the Deputy Chaplain, Reverend Bonita Grubbs of New Haven, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Holy God,

You made this day

With its possibilities and opportunities,

Like a clean canvas on which to paint a picture

Of integrity, fairness and compassion.

With it comes

A renewed sense of awe and promise

Like the rainbow

Of hope, harmony and beauty.

Your word calls us to rejoice and be glad in it.

But how?

When yesterday was

Full of missed opportunities and missteps,

Bad and troubling news,

Disturbing developments and disagreements

Discord and disbelief?

The answer is

That, every morning, Your mercies are new.

Your faithfulness is great.

Your Ways are just and You call for justice.

Your promises are true and You call for mercy.

Your power, presence and peace

Are real and You call for righteousness.

Therefore, I give You thanks for this day

Of a new beginning,

In these hallowed halls.

The task at hand is to make decisions that are difficult yet delicate

On behalf of the citizens of this State,

With a preferential focus on those who are most vulnerable.

The challenge is to find common ground and

A way forward with purpose and honor.

Lead us all to be glad and rejoice

In the accomplishments and agreements this day

And in You every day. Amen.

PLEDGE

Senator Cassano of the 4th led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

The following favorable report was received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, the bill was read the second time and tabled for the calendar and printing.

NEW FILE

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 246 (COMM) (File Nos. 604 and 774) AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE-WIDE WAITING LIST FOR RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following bills which were starred for action were placed on Consent Calendar No. 1 in accordance with Senate Rule 31.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 755 (RAISED) (File No. 17) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OVERSIGHT.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 723 (COMM) (File No. 269) AN ACT CONCERNING APPRENTICESHIP COSTS.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 962 (RAISED) (File No. 443) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF EVALUATIVE METRICS FOR BIOSCIENCE INVESTMENTS IN THE STATE.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 954 (RAISED) (File No. 534) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PLAN FOR UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 983 (RAISED) (File No. 535) AN ACT CONCERNING APPEALS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT INVOLVING NOTICE OF MEETINGS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1030 (RAISED) (File No. 624) AN ACT CONCERNING STATUTORY REFERENCES TO THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 887 (RAISED) (File No. 613) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE OF SARAH DEMARIA AND PAUL DEMARIA.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 817 (RAISED) (File No. 672) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE OF JOANNE AVOLETTA, PETER AVOLETTA AND MATTHEW AVOLETTA.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 1045 (RAISED) (File No. 680) AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE GENERAL STATUTES.

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEES

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following bills which were starred for action were placed on Consent Calendar No. 1 in accordance with Senate Rule 31.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 811 (RAISED) (File No. 40) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PATIENT BILL OF RIGHTS FOR LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENTS.

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.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

RESOLUTION PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following resolution which was starred for action was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1 in accordance with Senate Rule 31.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. J. No. 38 (COMM) (File No. 276) RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE EIGHTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONNECTICUT-TAIWAN SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 41 (COMM) (File No. 366) AN ACT CONCERNING PHLEBOTOMISTS.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6395) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6395) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 6, strike "or" and insert "," in lieu thereof

In line 7, after "Association" insert ", National Healthcareer Association or American Medical Technologists"

Remarking was Senator McLachlan of the 24th.

On the motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6395) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE AMENDMENT ADOPTED

BILL REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

The following bill taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill as amended was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 901 (RAISED) (File No. 473) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATION REGARDING ADOPTION OF A MODEL FOOD CODE.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6260) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Somers of the 18th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6260) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 19a-36 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) The Commissioner of Public Health shall establish a Public Health Code and, from time to time, amend the same. The Public Health Code may provide for the preservation and improvement of the public health.

[(1) Said code may include regulations pertaining to retail food establishments, including, but not limited to, food service establishments, catering food service establishments and itinerant food vending establishments and the required permitting from local health departments or districts to operate such establishments. ]

[(2)] (1) Drainage and toilet systems to be installed in any house or building arranged or designed for human habitation, or field sanitation provided for agricultural workers or migratory farm laborers, shall conform to minimum requirements prescribed in said code.

[(3)] (2) Said code may include regulations requiring toilets and handwashing facilities in large stores, as defined in such regulations, in shopping centers and in places dispensing food or drink for consumption on the premises, for the use of patrons of such establishments, except that the provisions of such regulations shall not apply to such establishments constructed or altered pursuant to plans and specifications approved or building permits issued prior to October 1, 1977.

[(4) The provisions of such regulations (A) with respect to the requirement of employing a qualified food operator and any reporting requirements relative to such operator, shall not apply to an owner or operator of a soup kitchen who relies exclusively on services provided by volunteers, and (B) shall not prohibit the sale or distribution of food at a noncommercial function such as an educational, religious, political or charitable organization's bake sale or potluck supper provided the seller or person distributing such food maintains such food under the temperature, pH level and water activity level conditions that will inhibit the rapid and progressive growth of infectious or toxigenic microorganisms. For the purposes of this section, a "noncommercial function" means a function where food is sold or distributed by a person not regularly engaged in the for profit business of selling such food.

(5) The provisions of such regulations with respect to qualified food operators shall require that the contents of the test administered to qualified food operators include elements testing the qualified food operator's knowledge of food allergies. ]

[(6)] (3) Each regulation adopted by the Commissioner of Public Health shall state the date on which it shall take effect, and a copy of the regulation, signed by the Commissioner of Public Health, shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of the State and a copy sent by said commissioner to each director of health, and such regulation shall be published in such manner as the Commissioner of Public Health may determine.

[(7)] (4) Any person who violates any provision of the Public Health Code shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) As used in this section and sections 3 to 8, inclusive, of this act:

(1) "Catering food service establishment" means a business that is involved in the (A) sale or distribution of food and drink prepared in bulk in one geographic location for retail service in individual portions in another location, or (B) preparation and service of food in a public or private venue that is not under the ownership or control of the operator of such business;

(2) "Certified food protection manager" means a food employee that has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service;

(3) "Class 1 food establishment" means a food establishment that only offers for retail sale (A) prepackaged food that is not time or temperature controlled for safety, (B) commercially processed food that (i) is time or temperature controlled for safety and heated for hot holding, but (ii) is not permitted to be cooled, or (C) food prepared in the establishment that is not time or temperature controlled for safety;

(4) "Class 2 food establishment" means a retail food establishment that does not serve a population that is highly susceptible to food-borne illnesses and offers a limited menu of food that is prepared, cooked and served immediately, or that prepares and cooks food that is time or temperature controlled for safety and may require hot or cold holding, but that does not involve cooling;

(5) "Class 3 food establishment" means a retail food establishment that (A) does not serve a population that is highly susceptible to food-borne illnesses, and (B) has an extensive menu of foods, many of which are time or temperature controlled for safety and require complex preparation, including, but not limited to, handling of raw ingredients, cooking, cooling and reheating for hot holding;

(6) "Class 4 food establishment" means a retail food establishment that serves a population that is highly susceptible to food-borne illnesses, including, but not limited to, preschool students, hospital patients and nursing home patients or residents, or that conducts specialized food processes, including, but not limited to, smoking, curing or reduced oxygen packaging for the purposes of extending the shelf life of the food;

(7) "Cold holding" means maintained at a temperature of forty-one degrees Fahrenheit or below;

(8) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Health or the commissioner's designee;

(9) "Contact hour" means a minimum of fifty minutes of a training activity;

(10) "Department" means the Department of Public Health;

(11) "Director of health" means the director of a local health department or district health department appointed pursuant to section 19a-200 or 19a-242 of the general statutes;

(12) "Food code" means the food code administered under section 3 of this act;

(13) "Food establishment" means an operation that (A) stores, prepares, packages, serves, vends directly to the consumer or otherwise provides food for human consumption, including, but not limited to, a restaurant, catering food service establishment, food service establishment, temporary food service establishment, itinerant food vending establishment, market, conveyance used to transport people, institution or food bank, or (B) relinquishes possession of food to a consumer directly, or indirectly through a delivery service, including, but not limited to, home delivery of grocery orders or restaurant takeout orders or a delivery service that is provided by common carriers. "Food establishment" does not include a vending machine, as defined in section 21a-34 of the general statutes, a private residential dwelling in which food is prepared under section 21a-62a of the general statutes or a food manufacturing establishment, as defined in section 21a-151 of the general statutes;

(14) "Food inspector" means a director of health, or his or her authorized agent, or a registered sanitarian who has been certified as a food inspector by the commissioner;

(15) "Food inspection training officer" means a certified food inspector who has received training developed or approved by the commissioner and been authorized by the commissioner to train candidates for food inspector certification;

(16) "Food-borne illness" means illness, including, but not limited to, illness due to heavy metal intoxications, staphylococcal food poisoning, botulism, salmonellosis, shigellosis, Clostridium perfringens intoxication and hepatitis A, acquired through the ingestion of a common-source food or water contaminated with a chemical, infectious agent or the toxic products of a chemical or infectious agent;

(17) "Food-borne outbreak" means illness, including, but not limited to, illness due to heavy metal intoxications, staphylococcal food poisoning, botulism, salmonellosis, shigellosis, Clostridium perfringens intoxication and hepatitis A, in two or more individuals, acquired through the ingestion of common-source food or water contaminated with a chemical, infectious agent or the toxic products of a chemical or infectious agent;

(18) "Hot holding" means maintained at a temperature of one hundred thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit or above;

(19) "Itinerant food vending establishment" means a vehicle-mounted, self-contained, mobile food establishment;

(20) "Permit" means a written document issued by a director of health that authorizes a person to operate a food establishment;

(21) "Temporary food service establishment" means a food establishment that operates for a period of not more than fourteen consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration;

(22) "Time or temperature controlled for safety" means maintained at a certain temperature or maintained for a certain length of time, or both, to prevent microbial growth and toxin production; and

(23) "Variance" means a written document issued by the commissioner that authorizes a modification or waiver of one or more requirements of the food code.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) Not later than January 1, 2018, the commissioner shall adopt and administer by reference the United States Food and Drug Administration's Food Code, as amended from time to time, and any Food Code Supplement published by said administration as the state's food code for the purpose of regulating food establishments.

(b) The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to implement the provisions of this section and sections 4 to 8, inclusive, of this act.

Sec. 4. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) On and after January 1, 2018:

(1) No person, firm or corporation shall operate or maintain any food establishment where food or beverages are served or sold to the public in any town, city or borough without obtaining a valid permit or license to operate from the director of health of such town, city or borough, in a form and manner prescribed by the director of health. The director of health shall issue a permit or license to operate a food establishment upon receipt of an application if the food establishment meets the requirements of this section. All food establishments shall comply with the food code.

(2) All food establishments shall be inspected by a certified food inspector in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner. The Commissioner of Public Health may, in consultation with the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, grant a variance for the requirements of the food code if the Commissioner of Public Health determines that such variance would not result in a health hazard or nuisance.

(3) No permit to operate a food establishment shall be issued by a director of health unless the applicant has provided the director of health with proof of registration with the department and a written application for a permit in a form and manner prescribed by the department. Temporary food establishments and certified farmers' markets, as defined in section 22-6r of the general statutes, as amended by this act, shall be exempt from registering with the Department of Public Health.

(4) Each class 2 food establishment, class 3 food establishment and class 4 food establishment shall employ a certified food protection manager. No person shall serve as a certified food protection manager unless such person has satisfactorily passed a test as part of a food protection manager certification program that is evaluated and approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the Conference for Food Protection as conforming to its standards for accreditation of food protection manager certification programs. A certified food inspector shall verify that the food protection manager is certified upon inspection of the food establishment.

Sec. 5. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) On and after January 1, 2018, no person shall engage in the practice of a food inspector unless such person has obtained a certification from the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of this section. The commissioner shall develop a training and verification program for food inspector certification that shall be administered by the food inspection training officer at a local health department.

(1) Each person seeking certification as a food inspector shall submit an application to the department on a form prescribed by the commissioner and present to the department satisfactory evidence that such person (A) is sponsored by the director of health in the jurisdiction in which the applicant is employed to conduct food inspections, (B) possesses a bachelor's degree or three years of experience in a regulatory food protection program, (C) has successfully completed a training and verification program, (D) has successfully completed the field standardization inspection prescribed by the commissioner, and (E) is not involved in the ownership or management of a food establishment located in the applicant's jurisdiction.

(2) Each director of health sponsoring an applicant for certification as a food inspector shall submit to the commissioner a form documenting the applicant's qualifications and successful completion of the requirements described in subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(3) Certifications issued under this section shall be subject to renewal once every three years. A food inspector applying for renewal of his or her certification shall demonstrate successful completion of twenty contact hours in food protection training, as approved by the commissioner, and reassessment by the food inspection training officer.

(b) A certified food inspector shall conduct an inspection of a food establishment in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner to determine compliance with the food code. The director of health shall ensure all food establishments are inspected at a frequency determined by their risk classification. Such director of health shall evaluate the food establishment's risk classification on an annual basis to determine accuracy. More frequent inspections may be conducted to ensure compliance with the food code. Each food establishment classification shall be inspected pursuant to the following schedule:

(1) Class 1 food establishments shall be inspected at intervals not to exceed three hundred sixty days.

(2) Class 2 food establishments shall be inspected at intervals not to exceed one hundred eighty days.

(3) Class 3 food establishments shall be inspected at intervals not to exceed one hundred twenty days.

(4) Class 4 food establishments shall be inspected at intervals not to exceed ninety days.

(5) Temporary food service establishments shall be inspected prior to the issuance of a permit to operate and as often as necessary to ensure compliance with the food code.

Sec. 6. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) If a director of health has reasonable cause to suspect the possibility of a food-borne illness or food-borne outbreak, such director shall complete an investigation and take action to control the illness or outbreak. Such action may include, but shall not be limited to, securing employee morbidity histories, requiring medical and laboratory examinations of an employee, modification of a menu and any other restriction or action deemed necessary by such director of health to control the illness or outbreak. A person who violates any provision of sections 3 to 8, inclusive, of this act, section 22-6r of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or section 22-6s of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or who provides false information during an investigation, refuses to cooperate with an investigation or otherwise impedes an investigation that is conducted under this section or section 4 or 5 of this act shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

Sec. 7. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) The owner or operator of a food establishment aggrieved by an order to correct any inspection violations identified by the food inspector or to hold, destroy or dispose of unsafe food may appeal such order to the director of health not later than forty-eight hours after issuance of such order. The director of health shall review the request for an appeal and, upon conclusion of the review, may vacate, modify or affirm such order. If affirmed by the director of health, the corrective actions specified by the food inspector shall be so ordered by the director of health. An owner or operator of a food service establishment who is aggrieved by the affirmation or modification of an order by the director of health, including, but not limited to, an order to suspend the permit or license to operate the food service establishment, may appeal to the department pursuant to section 19a-229 of the general statutes. During such appeal, the order shall remain in effect unless the commissioner orders otherwise.

Sec. 8. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) Nothing in this section or sections 3 to 7, inclusive, of this act shall limit the authority of directors of health under chapter 368e or 368f of the general statutes.

(b) For purposes of this section and sections 3 to 7, inclusive, of this act, the provisions of the general statutes and regulations of Connecticut state agencies pertaining to certified farmers' markets shall not limit the authority of the Commissioner of Agriculture and the director of health to require a farmer to comply with the requirements of sections 22-6r and 22-6s of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(c) The provisions of the food code that concern the employment of a certified food manager and any reporting requirements relative to such certified food manager (1) shall not apply to (A) an owner or operator of a soup kitchen that relies exclusively on services provided by volunteers, (B) any volunteer who serves meals from a nonprofit organization, including a temporary food service establishment and a special event sponsored by a nonprofit civic organization, including, but not limited to, school sporting events, little league food booths, church suppers and fairs, or (C) any person who serves meals to individuals at a registered congregate meal site funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended from time to time, that were prepared under the supervision of a certified food manager, and (2) shall not prohibit the sale or distribution of food at (A) a bed and breakfast establishment that prepares and offers food to guests, provided the operation is owner-occupied and the total building occupant load is not more than sixteen persons, including the owner and occupants, has no provisions for cooking or warming food in the guest rooms, breakfast is the only meal offered and the consumer of such operation is informed by statements contained in published advertisements, mailed brochures and placards posted in the registration area that the food is prepared in a kitchen that is not regulated and inspected by the local health director, and (B) a noncommercial function, including, but not limited to, an educational, religious, political or charitable organization's bake sale or potluck supper, provided the seller or person distributing the food maintains the food at the temperature, pH level and water activity level conditions that will inhibit the growth of infectious or toxigenic microorganisms. For the purposes of this subsection, "noncommercial function" means a function where food is sold or distributed by a person not regularly engaged in the business of selling such food for profit.

Sec. 9. Subsection (d) of section 22-6r of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(d) A food [service] establishment, as defined in section [19-13-B42 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies] 2 of this act, may purchase farm products that have been produced and are sold in conformance with the applicable regulations of Connecticut state agencies at a farmers' market, provided such establishment requests and obtains an invoice from the farmer or person selling farm products. The farmer or person selling farm products shall provide to the food service establishment an invoice that indicates the source and date of purchase of the farm products at the time of the sale.

Sec. 10. Section 22-6s of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) For purposes of this section: (1) "Certified farmers' market" has the same meaning as provided in section 22-6r, as amended by this act, and (2) ["food service establishment"] "food establishment" has the same meaning as provided in section [19-13-B42 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies] 2 of this act.

(b) Any permit or license to operate a food [service] establishment that is issued by a municipal health department or health district to a farmer for the purpose of such farmer's participation in a certified farmers' market within the jurisdiction of such municipal health department or health district shall be valid for the purpose of operating a food [service] establishment at any certified farmers' market in the state, provided (1) such operation is in accordance with the menu items and food preparation processes approved by such issuing municipal health department or health district, or (2) such operation utilizes menu items or food preparation processes that are substantially similar to the menu items and food preparation processes approved by such issuing municipal health department or health district. Not later than fourteen days prior to commencing the operation of a food [service] establishment in a municipality that is within the jurisdiction of a municipal health department or health district that did not issue a permit or license to such farmer, a notice of intent to commence such operation shall be sent by such farmer to the municipal health department or health district with such jurisdiction. Such notice shall contain a copy of the municipal health department or health district permit or license issued in accordance with this section and a copy of any food service plan developed as part of the application for such permit or license. Any permit or license issued in accordance with the provisions of this section shall be valid for the duration of the calendar year in which such permit or license was issued.

(c) Any local director of health may take any regulatory action such director deems necessary against any farmer who operates a food [service] establishment within the jurisdiction of such health department or district, as applicable, in order to ensure that such farmer is in compliance with the Public Health Code, provided no local director of health shall require any farmer to apply for or purchase a permit or license to operate a food [service] establishment if such farmer holds a valid permit or license issued by another municipal health department or health district and is in compliance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section.

(d) Any farmer who operates a food [service] establishment in a certified farmers' market in accordance with this section and the menu items and food preparation processes approved by the municipal health department or health district that issued such permit or license, or who utilizes menu items or food preparation processes that are substantially similar to the menu items and food preparation processes approved by such issuing municipal health department or health district, shall be exempt from the provisions of any ordinance of any municipality or health district concerning the operation of a food [service] establishment. No municipal health department or health district shall require any farmer who applies for a permit or license to operate a food [service] establishment at a certified farmers' market to submit information regarding such farmer's ability to comply with any ordinance of any municipality or health district concerning the operation of such food [service] establishment.

Sec. 11. Subsection (a) of section 19a-36f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) No person shall use or require the use of disposable, nonsterile or sterile natural rubber latex gloves at a retail food establishment, including, but not limited to, a food [service] establishment, catering food service establishment or itinerant food vending establishment.

Sec. 12. Subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 38a-313b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(2) The provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection shall apply to an insurance policy or rider delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or continued in this state for a food establishment classified as a class [III or class IV] 3 or class 4 food establishment pursuant to regulations adopted under section [19a-36] 3 of this act.

Sec. 13. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 52-557l of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, any person, including but not limited to a seller, farmer, processor, distributor, wholesaler or retailer of food, who donates an item of food for use or distribution by a nonprofit organization, [or] nonprofit corporation, political subdivision of the state or senior center and any nonprofit organization or nonprofit corporation that collects donated food and distributes such food to other nonprofit organizations or nonprofit corporations or a political subdivision of the state or senior center free of charge or for a nominal fee shall not be liable for civil damages or criminal penalties resulting from the nature, age, condition or packaging of the food, unless it is established that the donor, at the time of making the donation, or the nonprofit organization or nonprofit corporation, at the time of distributing the food, knew or had reasonable grounds to believe that the food was (1) adulterated, as defined in section 21a-101, or (2) not fit for human consumption.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, any food establishment classified as a class [III or class IV] 3 or class 4 food establishment pursuant to regulations adopted under section [19a-36] 3 of this act, that donates perishable food for use or distribution by a temporary emergency shelter in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 38a-313b, as amended by this act, shall not be liable for civil damages or criminal penalties resulting from the nature, age, condition or packaging of the food, unless it is established that the donor, at the time of making the donation, knew or had reasonable grounds to believe that the food was (1) embargoed or ordered destroyed by the Department of Public Health or a local director of health, or an authorized agent thereof, (2) adulterated, as defined in section 21a-101, or (3) not fit for human consumption.

Sec. 14. Sections 19a-36c, 19a-36d and 19a-36e of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective October 1, 2017)"

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

January 1, 2018

19a-36(a)

Sec. 2

October 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 3

October 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 4

October 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 5

October 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 6

October 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 7

October 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 8

October 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 9

October 1, 2017

22-6r(d)

Sec. 10

October 1, 2017

22-6s

Sec. 11

October 1, 2017

19a-36f(a)

Sec. 12

October 1, 2017

38a-313b(a)(2)

Sec. 13

October 1, 2017

52-557l(a) and (b)

Sec. 14

October 1, 2017

Repealer section

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6260) was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. S. B. No. 136 (COMM) (File No. 103) AN ACT CONCERNING VEHICLE NUMBER PLATES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS.

Senator Martin of the 31st explained the bill and moved passage.

On the motion of Senator Martin of the 31st, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for S. B. No. 916 (RAISED) (File No. 163) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO STATUTES CONCERNING VETERANS.

Senator Martin of the 31st explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Cassano of the 4th.

On the motion of Senator Martin of the 31st, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 912 (RAISED) (File No. 528) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STAFF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS.

Senator Slossberg of the 14th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6846) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6846) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 10-16p of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) As used in sections 10-16o to 10-16r, inclusive, 10-16u, 17b-749a and 17b-749c:

(1) "School readiness program" means a nonsectarian program that (A) meets the standards set by the Office of Early Childhood pursuant to subsection (b) of this section and the requirements of section 10-16q, and (B) provides a developmentally appropriate learning experience of not less than four hundred fifty hours and one hundred eighty days for eligible children, except as provided in subsection (d) of section 10-16q;

(2) "Eligible children" means children three and four years of age and children five years of age who are not eligible to enroll in school pursuant to section 10-15c, or who are eligible to enroll in school and will attend a school readiness program pursuant to section 10-16t;

(3) "Priority school" means a school in which forty per cent or more of the lunches served are served to students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunches pursuant to federal law and regulations, excluding such a school located in a priority school district pursuant to section 10-266p or in a former priority school district receiving a grant pursuant to subsection (c) of this section and, on and after July 1, 2001, excluding such a school in a transitional school district receiving a grant pursuant to section 10-16u;

(4) "Severe need school" means a school in a priority school district pursuant to section 10-266p or in a former priority school district in which forty per cent or more of the lunches served are served to students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunches;

(5) "Accredited" means accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a Head Start on-site program review instrument or a successor instrument pursuant to federal regulations, or otherwise meeting such criteria as may be established by the commissioner, unless the context otherwise requires;

(6) "Year-round" means fifty weeks per year, except as provided in subsection (d) of section 10-16q;

(7) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Early Childhood;

(8) "Office" means the Office of Early Childhood; [and]

(9) "Seeking accreditation" means a school readiness program seeking accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children or a Head Start on-site program review instrument or successor instrument pursuant to federal regulations, or attempting to meet criteria as may be established by the commissioner; [. ] and

(10) "Concentration in early childhood education" means a program of study in early childhood education, including, but not limited to, early childhood education, child study, child development or human growth and development.

(b) (1) The office shall be the lead agency for school readiness. For purposes of this section and section 10-16u, school readiness program providers eligible for funding from the office shall include local and regional boards of education, regional educational service centers, family resource centers and providers of child care centers, as defined in section 19a-77, Head Start programs, preschool programs and other programs that meet such standards established by the commissioner. The office shall establish standards for school readiness programs. The standards may include, but need not be limited to, guidelines for staff-child interactions, curriculum content, including preliteracy development, lesson plans, parent involvement, staff qualifications and training, transition to school and administration. The office shall develop age-appropriate developmental skills and goals for children attending such programs. The commissioner, in consultation with the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, the Commissioners of Education and Social Services and other appropriate entities, shall develop a professional development program for the staff of school readiness programs.

(2) For purposes of this section:

(A) Prior to July 1, [2017] 2018, "staff qualifications" means there is in each classroom an individual who has at least the following: (i) A childhood development associate credential or an equivalent credential issued by an organization approved by the commissioner and twelve credits or more in early childhood education or child development, as determined by the commissioner or the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, after consultation with the commissioner, from an institution of higher education (I) accredited by the Board of Regents for Higher Education or Office of Higher Education, and (II) regionally accredited; (ii) an associate degree with twelve credits or more in early childhood education or child development, as determined by the commissioner or the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, after consultation with the commissioner, from such an institution; (iii) a four-year degree with twelve credits or more in early childhood education or child development, as determined by the commissioner or the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, after consultation with the commissioner, from such an institution; [or] (iv) certification pursuant to section 10-145b with an endorsement in early childhood education or special education; (v) an associate degree with a concentration in early childhood education from an institution of higher education that is regionally accredited; or (vi) a bachelor's degree with a concentration in early childhood education from an institution of higher education that is regionally accredited;

(B) From July 1, [2017] 2018, until June 30, [2020] 2021, "staff qualifications" means that for each early childhood education program accepting state funds for infant, toddler and preschool spaces associated with such program's child care program or school readiness program, (i) at least fifty per cent of those individuals with the primary responsibility for a classroom of children (I) hold [(I)] certification pursuant to section 10-145b with an endorsement in early childhood education or early childhood special education, [or (II) a bachelor's degree with a concentration in early childhood education, including, but not limited to, a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, child study, child development or human growth and development, from an institution of higher education accredited by the Board of Regents for Higher Education or Office of Higher Education, and regionally accredited, provided such bachelor's degree program is approved by the Board of Regents for Higher Education or the Office of Higher Education and the Office of Early Childhood,] (II) have been issued an early childhood teacher credential, pursuant to section 2 of this act, (III) hold at least a bachelor's degree with a concentration in early childhood education from an institution of higher education that is regionally accredited, or (IV) satisfy the requirements of subdivision (3), (4) or (5) of this subsection, and (ii) such remaining individuals with the primary responsibility for a classroom of children hold an associate degree with a concentration in early childhood education [, including, but not limited to, an associate degree in early childhood education, child study, child development or human growth and development,] from an institution of higher education [(I) accredited by the Board of Regents for Higher Education or Office of Higher Education, and (II)] that is regionally accredited; [, provided such associate degree program is approved by [the Board of Regents for Higher Education or the Office of Higher Education and the Office of Early Childhood; ] and

(C) On and after July 1, [2020] 2021, "staff qualifications" means that for each early childhood education program accepting state funds for infant, toddler and preschool spaces associated with such program's child care program or school readiness program, one hundred per cent of those individuals with the primary responsibility for a classroom of children (i) hold [(i)] certification pursuant to section 10-145b with an endorsement in early childhood education or early childhood special education, [or (ii) a bachelor's degree with a concentration in early childhood education, including, but not limited to, a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, child study, child development or human growth and development, from an institution of higher education (I) accredited by the Board of Regents for Higher Education or the Office of Higher Education, and (II) regionally accredited, provided such bachelor's degree program is approved by the Board of Regents for Higher Education or the Office of Higher Education and the Office of Early Childhood] (ii) have been issued an early childhood teacher credential, pursuant to subdivision (2) of section 2 of this act, (iii) hold at least a bachelor's degree with a concentration in early childhood education from an institution of higher education that is regionally accredited, or (iv) satisfy the requirements of subdivision (3), (4) or (5) of this subsection.

(3) Any individual with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education or child development or a bachelor's degree and twelve credits or more in early childhood education or child development, who, on or before June 30, 2015, is employed by an early childhood education program that accepts state funds for infant, toddler and preschool spaces associated with such program's child care program or school readiness program shall be considered to meet the staff qualifications required under subparagraphs (B) and (C) of subdivision (2) of this subsection. No such early childhood education program shall terminate any such individual from employment for purposes of meeting the staff qualification requirements set forth in subparagraph (B) or (C) of subdivision (2) of this subsection.

(4) Any individual with [a] an associate degree or bachelor's degree in early childhood education or child development or an associate degree or a bachelor's degree and twelve credits or more in early childhood education or child development from an institution of higher education that is regionally accredited, other than [those bachelor's degrees specified in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of subdivision (2) of this subsection] an associate degree or a bachelor's degree with a concentration in early childhood education, may submit documentation concerning such degree for review and assessment by the office as to whether such degree has a sufficient concentration in early childhood education so as to satisfy the requirements set forth in [said] subparagraphs (B) and (C) of subdivision (2) of this subsection.

(5) Any individual with an [associate's] associate degree with twelve credits or more in early childhood education or child development, as determined by the commissioner or the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, after consultation with the commissioner, from an institution of higher education (A) accredited by the Board of Regents for Higher Education or Office of Higher Education, and (B) regionally accredited, who has been employed in the same early childhood education program that accepts state funds for infant, toddler and preschool spaces associated with such program's child care program or school readiness program since 1995 shall be considered to meet the staff qualifications required under subparagraphs (B) and (C) of subdivision (2) of this subsection until June 30, 2025. On and after July 1, 2025, such individual shall hold a childhood development associate credential or an equivalent credential, described in subparagraph (A) of subdivision (2) of this subsection, or otherwise meet the staff qualifications required under subparagraph (C) of subdivision (2) of this subsection. Any such individual who terminates his or her employment with such early childhood education program on or before June 30, 2025, and accepts a position at another early childhood education program accepting state funds for spaces associated with such program's child care program or school readiness program shall submit documentation of such individual's progress toward meeting the staff qualification requirements set forth in subparagraph (B) or (C) of subdivision (2) of this subsection in a manner determined by the office.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017) The Office of Early Childhood, upon receipt of a proper application and in a manner prescribed by the Commissioner of Early Childhood, shall issue an early childhood teacher credential to any person who holds (1) an associate degree with a concentration in early childhood education from an institution of higher education that is regionally accredited, provided such associate degree program is approved by (A) the Board of Regents for Higher Education or the Office of Higher Education, and (B) the Office of Early Childhood, or (2) a bachelor's degree with a concentration in early childhood education from an institution of higher education that is regionally accredited, provided such bachelor's degree program is approved by (A) the Board of Regents for Higher Education or Office of Higher Education, and (B) the Office of Early Childhood. Any early childhood teacher credential issued pursuant to subdivision (1) of this section shall be valid until June 30, 2021. For purposes of this section, "concentration in early childhood education" has the same meaning as provided in section 10-16p of the general statutes, as amended by this act. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2017

10-16p(a) and (b)

Sec. 2

July 1, 2017

New section

Remarking were Senators Bye of the 5th, Leone of the 27th, Witkos of the 8th and Boucher of the 26th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 33 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 35

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6846) was passed.

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

A

   

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 911 (RAISED) (File No. 306) AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICES FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS.

Senator Boucher of the 26th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6442) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6442) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017) The Commissioner of Education shall designate an employee of the Department of Education, preferably an employee who has experience working with gifted and talented students, to be responsible for providing information and assistance to local and regional boards of education and the parents or guardians of students. Such information and assistance shall relate to awareness about, identification of and the provision of services to, gifted and talented students.

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2017) The Department of Education shall develop guidelines regarding the provision of services to gifted and talented students in schools. Such guidelines shall include, but need not be limited to, best practices for (1) addressing the intellectual, social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students in schools, and (2) providing educator training and professional development relating to gifted and talented students. Not later than January 1, 2018, the department shall make such guidelines available to local and regional boards of education. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 2

July 1, 2017

New section

On the motion of Senator Boucher of the 26th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6442) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

THE PRESIDENT IN THE CHAIR

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 923 (RAISED) (File No. 372) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POSSESSIONS OF DECEASED TENANTS.

Senator Cassano of the 4th explained the bill and moved passage.

On the motion of Senator Cassano of the 4th, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 377 (COMM) (File No. 518) AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE ODD FELLOWS HOME OF CONNECTICUT.

Senator Logan of the 17th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6267) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6267) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 13, strike "assessed"

On the motion of Senator Logan of the 17th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6267) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 922 (RAISED) (File No. 529) AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE STRUCTURES.

Senator Cassano of the 4th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Osten of the 19th, Martin of the 31st, Witkos of the 8th and Logan of the 17th.

On the motion of Senator Cassano of the 4th, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 963 (RAISED) (File No. 444) AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES RELATING TO MANUFACTURING.

Senator Hartley of the 15th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6965) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6965) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Strike section 1 in its entirety and renumber the remaining sections and internal references accordingly

In line 24, strike "(1)"

Strike lines 25 to 29, inclusive, in their entirety

In line 30, strike "(3)"

On the motion of Senator Hartley of the 15th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6965) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 818 (RAISED) (File No. 368) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUSPENSION OF CIVIL PENALTIES IMPOSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ON CERTAIN BUSINESS ENTITIES PURSUANT TO STATE REGULATIONS.

Senator Frantz of the 36th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6967) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6967) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Strike lines 23 to 26, inclusive, in their entirety

Remarking were Senators Kennedy of the 12th, Hartley of the 15th, Osten of the 19th, Suzio of the 13th, Somers of the 18th, McLachlan of the 24th and Fasano of the 34th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 5: 42 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 26

Those voting Nay 10

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6967) was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

MARILYN MOORE

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

   

N

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

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

MAE M. FLEXER

   

N

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 980 (RAISED) (File No. 710) AN ACT CONCERNING TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6620) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6620) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Section 53a-151a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) A person is guilty of intimidating a witness when, believing that an official proceeding is pending or about to be instituted, such person uses, attempts to use or threatens the use of physical force against a witness or another person with intent to (1) influence, delay or prevent the testimony of the witness in the official proceeding, or (2) induce the witness to testify falsely, withhold testimony, elude legal process summoning the witness to testify or absent himself or herself from the official proceeding.

(b) Intimidating a witness is a class [C] B felony. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2017

53a-151a

Remarking were Senators Kissel of the 7th and Suzio of the 13th.

On the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6620) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE

RESOLUTION PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the resolution placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. S. J. No. 25 (COMM) (File No. 165) RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS TO RECOGNIZE WOMEN IN THE CADET NURSE CORPS DURING WORLD WAR II AS VETERANS.

Senator Flexer of the 29th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Osten of the 19th, Martin of the 31st and Leone of the 27th.

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the resolution was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 808 (RAISED) (File No. 203) AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF INSURANCE COVERAGE REQUIRED TO ISSUE A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE OF MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

Senator Larson of the 3rd explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6621) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Kelly of the 21st, Looney of the 11th and Witkos of the 8th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6621) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Change the effective date of section 1 to "Effective January 1, 2018, and applicable to automobile liability insurance policies delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or endorsed in this state on or after January 1, 2018"

In line 11, strike "twenty-five" and insert "thirty" in lieu thereof

In line 13, strike "fifty" and insert "sixty" in lieu thereof

In line 164, strike "twenty-five" and insert "thirty" in lieu thereof

In line 166, strike "fifty" and insert "sixty" in lieu thereof

Strike lines 189 to 299, inclusive, in their entirety

Remarking was Senator Moore of the 22nd.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 07 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 2

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6621) was passed.

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

   

N

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

   

N

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 24 (COMM) (File No. 237) AN ACT REDUCING THE TIME FRAME FOR URGENT CARE ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEW REQUESTS.

Senator Larson of the 3rd explained the bill and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Looney of the 11th.

On the motion of Senator Larson of the 3rd, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 928 (RAISED) (File No. 308) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY METHODS OF DEVELOPING, EXPANDING AND IMPROVING THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY WORKFORCE IN THIS STATE.

Senator Kelly of the 21st explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6682) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6682) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

After line 17, insert the following:

"(7) One appointed by the deputy Senate Republican president pro tempore; "

In line 18, strike "(7)" and insert "(8)" in lieu thereof;

In line 20, strike "(8)" and insert "(9)" in lieu thereof;

In line 23, strike "or" and insert "," in lieu thereof

In line 23, after "(6)" insert "or (7)"

On the motion of Senator Kelly of the 21st, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6682) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE AMENDMENT ADOPTED

BILL REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

The following bill taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill as amended was referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for S. B. No. 806 (RAISED) (File No. 301) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CRUMBLING FOUNDATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND ASSISTING HOMEOWNERS WITH CRUMBLING FOUNDATIONS.

Senator Larson of the 3rd explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6832) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6832) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Strike lines 1 to 19, inclusive, in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2018) (a) Each admitted and nonadmitted insurer that issues, renews, amends or endorses a homeowners insurance policy, a renters insurance policy, a condominium unit owners insurance policy or a master policy that is required to be purchased by a condominium association pursuant to section 47-83 of the general statutes or by a unit owners' association pursuant to section 47-255 of the general statutes on or after July 1, 2018, on any property or risks located or resident in this state, shall collect a surcharge of twelve dollars from the named insured under such policy. Such insurer shall state the surcharge separately on a billing notice or policy declaration or in a document provided to the named insured under such policy. In no event shall the surcharge be considered premium for the issuance of such insurance policy.

(b) (1) For each insurance policy subject to subsection (a) of this section issued, renewed, amended or endorsed by an admitted insurer, the admitted insurer shall remit to the Insurance Commissioner, not later than March fifteenth annually, all such surcharges collected during the calendar year next preceding and shall include with such remittance, in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner, documentation to substantiate the surcharge amount remitted.

(2) For each insurance policy subject to subsection (a) of this section issued, renewed, amended or endorsed by a nonadmitted insurer, the licensee who procured, continued or renewed such coverage shall remit to the Insurance Commissioner, on or before February fifteenth annually, all such surcharges collected during the calendar year next preceding and shall include with such remittance, in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner, documentation to substantiate the surcharge amount remitted. For purposes of this subdivision, "licensee" has the same meaning as provided in subsection (b) of section 38a-743 of the general statutes.

(c) All such remittances collected shall be deposited in the Crumbling Foundation Assistance Fund established pursuant to section 2 of this act.

(d) The Insurance Commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to carry out the purposes of this section.

(e) The surcharge required under subsection (a) of this section shall terminate on June 30, 2025. "

Strike sections 11 and 12 in their entirety and renumber the remaining sections and internal references accordingly

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Section 29-263 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (d) as follows (Effective July 1, 2017):

(NEW) (d) Any municipality may, by ordinance adopted by its legislative body, waive any application fee imposed by the municipality and the education fee assessed pursuant to subsection (b) of this section on a building permit application to repair or replace a concrete foundation that has deteriorated due to the presence of pyrrhotite.

Sec. 502. Subsection (c) of section 38a-743 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(c) (1) (A) With respect to nonadmitted insurance, where such coverage is procured, continued or renewed for an insured by a licensee on or after July 1, 2011, and where this state is an insured's home state, such licensee shall pay a tax equal to the sum of four per cent of the gross premiums charged such insureds by nonadmitted insurers, irrespective of the fact that the insurance policy may cover properties, risks or exposures located or to be performed both within and without this state.

(B) With respect to nonadmitted insurance of the type specified under subsection (a) of section 1 of this act, where such coverage is procured, continued or renewed for an insured by a licensee on or after July 1, 2018, such licensee shall pay, in accordance with subdivision (3) of this subsection, the surcharge required under subsection (a) of section 1 of this act.

(2) (A) For the period beginning on July 1, 2011, and ending September 30, 2011, each licensee shall pay to the Insurance Commissioner, on or before November 15, 2011, in accordance with procedures established and on forms provided by said commissioner, a tax on nonadmitted insurance equal to the sum of four per cent of the gross premiums charged insureds by nonadmitted insurers during such period.

(B) For the period beginning on October 1, 2011, and ending December 31, 2011, each licensee shall pay to the Insurance Commissioner, on or before February 15, 2012, in accordance with procedures established and on forms provided by said commissioner, a tax on nonadmitted insurance equal to the sum of four per cent of the gross premiums charged insureds by nonadmitted insurers during such period.

(3) For calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 2012, each licensee shall pay to the Insurance Commissioner, in accordance with procedures established and on forms provided by said commissioner, (A) on or before May fifteenth of each year in which nonadmitted insurance was procured, continued or renewed, a tax on such insurance equal to the sum of four per cent of the gross premiums charged insureds by nonadmitted insurers during the period from January first to March thirty-first of that year; (B) on or before August fifteenth of each year in which nonadmitted insurance was procured, continued or renewed, a tax on such insurance equal to the sum of four per cent of the gross premiums charged insureds by nonadmitted insurers during the period from April first to June thirtieth of that year; (C) on or before November fifteenth of each year in which nonadmitted insurance was procured, continued or renewed, a tax on such insurance equal to the sum of four per cent of the gross premiums charged insureds by nonadmitted insurers during the period from July first to September thirtieth of that year; and (D) (i) on or before February fifteenth of each year succeeding a year in which nonadmitted insurance was procured, continued or renewed, a tax on such insurance equal to the sum of four per cent of the gross premiums charged insureds by nonadmitted insurers during the period from October first to December thirty-first of the preceding year, and (ii) beginning July 1, 2018, on or before February fifteenth of each year succeeding a year in which nonadmitted insurance of the type specified under subsection (a) of section 1 of this act was procured, continued or renewed, the surcharge required under said subsection.

(4) In the event of cancellation and rewriting of any nonadmitted insurance contract, the premium for purposes of this subsection shall be the premium in excess of the unearned premium of the cancelled insurance contract.

(5) If, pursuant to subsection (g) of this section, the Insurance Commissioner enters into a cooperative or reciprocal agreement with another state or states, and if the provisions set forth in such agreement are different from provisions prescribed by this subsection, then the provisions set forth in such agreement shall prevail. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2018

New section

Sec. 501

July 1, 2017

29-263

Sec. 502

July 1, 2017

38a-743(c)

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6832) was referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

ADOPTED

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on Consent Calendar No. 1 be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 33 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, Consent Calendar No. 1 was adopted.

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

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

RECONSIDERATION ADOPTED

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

ADOPTED

Senator Duff of the 25th, who was on the prevailing side of the vote taken earlier today, moved for reconsideration of Consent Calendar No. 1.

On a voice vote, the motion passed.

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on Consent Calendar No. 1 be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 33 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, Consent Calendar No. 1 was adopted.

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

RECESS

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 6: 37 p. m. recessed.

AFTER RECESS

The Senate reconvened at 9: 37 p. m. , Senator Looney in the Chair.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. S. B. No. 766 (RAISED) (File No. 49) AN ACT EXTENDING CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES REPORTING DEADLINES.

Senator Moore of the 22nd explained the bill and moved passage.

On the motion of Senator Moore of the 22nd, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 129 (COMM) (File No. 61) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TAKING OF MUSHROOMS AT STATE PARKS AND ON OTHER STATE PROPERTY.

Senator Miner of the 30th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senators Kennedy of the 12th.

Senator Osten of the 19th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7300) and moved adoption.

Senator Osten of the 19th withdrew Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7300).

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 10: 01 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 31

Those voting Nay 5

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, the bill passed.

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

   

N

22

MARILYN MOORE

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

BANKING. Substitute for S. B. No. 906 (RAISED) (File No. 211) AN ACT CONCERNING LEAD GENERATORS OF RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOANS.

Senator Winfield of the 10th explained the bill and offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6935) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Martin of the 31st.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6935) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 231, strike ". No person licensed as a mortgage"

Strike lines 232 to 235, inclusive, in their entirety

In line 236, strike "subsection"

In line 1399, after "misrepresentation" insert "in connection with such licensee's lead generator business"

In line 1519, strike "[may] and section" and insert "may: " in lieu thereof

Strike line 1520 in its entirety

In line 1521, strike the opening and closing brackets and strike "Employ"

In line 1540, strike "lead generator,"

In line 1575, strike the opening and closing brackets

In line 1577, strike "; "

In line 1577, strike the opening and closing brackets and strike "or"

Strike lines 1578 and 1579 in their entirety

On the motion of Senator Winfield of the 10th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6935) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE AMENDMENT ADOPTED

BILL REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

The following bill taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill as amended was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. S. B. No. 974 (RAISED) (File No. 381) AN ACT REQUIRING THE STUDY OF ENERGY SOURCES.

Senator Winfield of the 10th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7087) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7087) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 3, after "sources" insert ", broadband Internet access service and data privacy including, but not limited to, industry standards regarding the protection of customer personal information and methods of enforcing the protection of customer personal information"

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7087) was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 820 (RAISED) (File No. 408) AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS UNDER THE SMALL BUSINESS EXPRESS PROGRAM.

Senator Frantz of the 36th explained the bill and offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7233) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7233) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (Effective October 1, 2017) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, in consultation with the Connecticut State Medical Society, shall review the application process for the Small Business Express program, established under section 32-7g of the general statutes, as amended by this act, to ensure that said program facilitates the participation of physicians and physician's offices in the program and, if necessary, modify such application process to facilitate and reduce unnecessary barriers to physicians' and physician's offices' participation in the program. On or before January 1, 2018, the commissioner shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health and commerce on the findings and results of the review and any proposed modification to the program required under this section. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

October 1, 2017

New section

Remarking were Senators McCrory of the 2nd and Gomes of the 23rd.

On the motion of Senator Frantz of the 36th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7233) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

SENATOR OSTEN IN THE CHAIR

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE AMENDMENT ADOPTED

BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

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

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 522 (COMM) (File No. 241) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BEAR HUNTING IN CONNECTICUT.

Senator Miner of the 30th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6744) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6744) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 66, strike "(B) provide for such taking of black"

Strike lines 67 to 70, inclusive

In line 71, strike "(C)" and insert "(B)" in lieu thereof

Remarking were Senators Bye of the 5th and Winfield of the 10th.

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6744) was Passed Temporarily.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PASSED

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills passed.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 506 (COMM) (File No. 404) AN ACT CONCERNING WATER USAGE AND CONSERVATION DURING DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

Senator Kennedy of the 12th explained the bill and offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7145) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Leone of the 27th, Gerratana of the 6th, Miner of the 30th and Logan of the 17th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 22 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 27

Those voting Nay 9

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7145) was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

   

N

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

   

N

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

   

N

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

   

N

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

GEORGE LOGAN

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment:

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The Water Planning Council, established pursuant to section 25-33o of the general statutes, shall review state and local authorizations concerning drought events in this state, including, but not limited to, state and local processes and authorities for the issuance of any drought advisory, watch, warning or emergency and any attendant voluntary or mandatory water use restrictions during any such advisory, watch, warning or emergency. Not later than February 1, 2018, and every three years thereafter, the Water Planning Council, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, shall submit a report to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment and public health that: (1) Synthesizes such authorities, processes and water use restrictions, (2) makes recommendations for the standardization of initiating drought advisories, watches, warnings and emergencies in this state, including, but not limited to, recommendations concerning the appropriate level of reservoir depletion and public drinking water supply depletion for triggering any such advisory, watch, warning or emergency, (3) makes recommendations for the attendant voluntary and mandatory water use restrictions for any such drought advisory, watch, warning or emergency, including, but not limited to, the implementation of mandatory water use restrictions during any drought advisory or watch, (4) prescribes an effective public notification system for any such drought advisory, watch, warning or emergency that utilizes any available Internet web sites and social media of the affected water companies and municipalities where such water companies operate and that recommends the appropriate drought level for use of emergency notification systems as part of such public notification system, (5) discusses the viability and effectiveness of enforcement mechanisms designed to assure compliance with any mandatory water use restrictions. In undertaking any such review and in developing any such report pursuant to this section, the Water Planning Council may consult with the advisory group established pursuant to subsection (c) of section 25-33o of the general statutes. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call on Senate Bill No. 506 as amended.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 24 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 28

Those voting Nay 8

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7145) was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

   

N

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

   

N

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

   

N

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

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

GEORGE LOGAN

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 871 (RAISED) (File No. 412) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENDOWED CHAIR INVESTMENT FUND.

Senator Bye of the 5th explained the bill and offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7339) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Linares of the 33rd, Boucher of the 26th and McLachlan of the 24th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 37 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 33

Those voting Nay 3

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7339) was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

   

N

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

   

N

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

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment:

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Section 10a-20a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) The Office of Higher Education may establish and administer a fund to be known as the Endowed Chair Investment Fund. Within the limits of funds available, the office may deposit state funds for an endowed chair approved under subsection (c) of this section to an account within said fund in an amount not less than five hundred thousand dollars.

(b) [State funds deposited by the office to the Endowed Chair Investment Fund shall be invested by the State Treasurer. ] For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and each fiscal year thereafter, the office shall transfer, upon request, state funds deposited in the Endowed Chair Investment Fund to a duly established foundation of The University of Connecticut or the Connecticut State University System, as appropriate, for each endowed chair approved by the office. Such duly established foundation may invest such state funds, and any interest income earned on such state funds shall be used to support the endowed chair. Such duly established foundations shall (1) maintain such state funds separately from the nonstate matching contributions, (2) hold such state funds as a permanently restricted asset for the endowed chair, and (3) manage such state funds in accordance with the Connecticut Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA), pursuant to sections 45a-535 to 45a-535i, inclusive, and in a manner consistent with each foundation's investment and expenditure policies. No interest income earned from the state funds in any fiscal year shall be used to support the endowed chair when, at the close of the fiscal year, the market value of such state funds is less than the principal value. Such duly established foundation shall restore the principal balance of such state funds to the original amount deposited in the subsequent fiscal year.

(c) The Board of Trustees of The University of Connecticut and the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University System may apply for the establishment of an endowed chair to be supported by a grant of not less than five hundred thousand and not more than one million dollars from the Endowed Chair Investment Fund and a matching nonstate contribution. Applications for endowed chairs shall be accepted on October first and April first in each year in which funds are available. To apply for the state grant, the board of trustees shall notify the office that it has raised a matching nonstate contribution and that it is eligible for a grant of state funds to establish an endowed chair in a specific academic discipline. The board of trustees shall submit for the office's review and approval evidence that the chair will be established in a center of excellence, as defined in subsection (b) of section 10a-25h.

(d) Following approval of state funding for an endowed chair by the office, the board of trustees of the institution at which the chair is established shall select candidates to fill the endowed chair and shall develop a budget for expenditures associated with the chair.

[(e) Interest income earned under subsection (b) of this section shall be deposited to the Endowed Chair Investment Fund and, following establishment of an endowed chair under subsection (c) of this section shall be allocated, upon request, to The University of Connecticut or to the Connecticut State University System, as appropriate, to support the endowed chair. Nonstate matching contributions shall be held by a duly established foundation of The University of Connecticut or the Connecticut State University System and the interest on such contributions shall be used to support the endowed chair. ]

[(f)] (e) The boards of trustees shall submit annual reports, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the office and the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education concerning the management of an endowed chair. Such report shall include, but not be limited to, (1) expenditures, (2) the balance of state funds in each of the two previous fiscal years, (3) the balance of nonstate matching contributions in each of the two previous fiscal years, and (4) the amount of interest income earned for the state funds and nonstate matching contributions for the previous fiscal year.

Sec. 2. Section 10a-132a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

The Board of [Regents for Higher Education] Trustees of The University of Connecticut shall establish at The University of Connecticut Health Center an endowed chair in infectious diseases in accordance with the provisions of subsections (a), (b), (d) [,] and (e) [and (f)] of section 10a-20a, as amended by this act. The purpose of this endowed chair will be to support a senior faculty member in the school of medicine who will direct programs in teaching, research and patient care in the area of infectious diseases. This chair will provide support for an investigator or investigators who will coordinate research activities into the microbiologic, immunologic and clinical aspects of infectious diseases, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome, at The University of Connecticut Health Center and its affiliated institutions. The investigators will provide a link between ongoing basic science research in infectious diseases and the clinical application of the new knowledge that is being generated. This position will be a focal point for infectious disease research in Connecticut. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2017

10a-20a

Sec. 2

July 1, 2017

10a-132a

Remarking were Senators Fasano of the 34th and Boucher of the 26th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call on Senate Bill No. 871 as amended.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 43 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 2

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7339) was passed.

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

   

N

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

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 345 (COMM) (File No. 402) AN ACT CONCERNING LIVERY SERVICE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND ELDERLY PERSONS.

Senator Boucher of the 26th explained the bill and moved passage.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7238) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Berthel of the 32nd and Boucher of the 26th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7238) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Strike lines 22 to 24, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"holder may use a stretcher van to transport a person with disabilities or an elderly person who requires nonemergency transportation on a stretcher but who does not require medical services during transport, provided such person (1) obtains and provides to such livery permit holder, prior to such transport, written consent to be transported in a stretcher van from such person's primary care provider, as defined in section 19a-7o, and (2) has received training in the lifting, moving and transport of a person on a stretcher that is equivalent to such training provided to emergency medical services personnel, as defined in section 19a-180b. "

In line 25, strike "during transport. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (e) of section 14-100a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(e) (1) Any person who transports an individual who remains in a wheelchair while being transferred into and out of a vehicle, in any motor vehicle on the highways of this state, and any livery permit holder who transports an individual who remains on a stretcher while being transferred into and out of a stretcher van, as defined in section 13b-105, as amended by this act, shall provide and require the use of a device designed to secure individuals in [wheelchairs] a wheelchair or stretcher while transferring such individuals from the ground to the vehicle and from the time the motor vehicle is brought to a stop until such individuals are transferred from the vehicle to the ground. Such device shall be located in the motor vehicle at all times. The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may, after consultation with the Departments of Transportation and Public Health, establish regulations to implement the provisions of this section and sections 13b-105, as amended by this act, and 14-102a, subsection (d) of section 14-103, subsection (a) of section 14-275 and subsection (a) of section 19a-180.

(2) Any livery permit holder who transports an individual who remains on a stretcher while being transported in a stretcher van shall, in addition to the requirements of subdivision (1) of this subsection, ensure that an attendant, in addition to the livery permit holder, accompany such individual during transport. For purposes of this subdivision, "attendant" means a person trained in the lifting, moving and transport of a person on a stretcher that is equivalent to such training provided to emergency medical services personnel, as defined in section 19a-180b.

[(2)] (3) The following motor vehicles registered in this state for the first time on or after October 1, 2007, that transport individuals who remain in wheelchairs while being transported, shall, in addition to the requirements of subdivision (1) of this subsection, install or provide and require the use of a device that secures the wheelchair to the motor vehicle's mechanical lift or otherwise prevents or seeks to prevent an individual in a wheelchair from falling from such mechanical lift or motor vehicle: (A) Motor vehicles in livery service, as defined in section 13b-101, (B) service buses, as defined in section 14-1, (C) invalid coaches, as defined in subdivision (11) of section 19a-175, (D) vanpool vehicles, as defined in section 14-1, (E) school buses, as defined in section 14-1, (F) motor buses, as defined in section 14-1, (G) student transportation vehicles, as defined in section 14-212, and (H) camp vehicles, as defined in section 14-1. The provisions of this subsection, except the provisions concerning livery permit holders, shall also apply to all motor vehicles used by municipal, volunteer and commercial ambulance services and rescue services, as defined in section 19a-175.

[(3)] (4) Violation of any provision of this subsection is an infraction. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

October 1, 2017

14-100a(e)

Remarking were Senators Leone of the 27th, Berthel of the 32nd, Somers of the 18th and Formica of the 20th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 12: 04 a. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 28

Those voting Nay 8

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7238) was passed.

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

   

N

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

   

N

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

GEORGE LOGAN

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

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.

Senator Witkos of the 8th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6833) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6833) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2018) (a) Whenever a manufacturer of residential roofing, window or siding materials offers a consumer warranty for any such roofing, window or siding materials, such manufacturer shall pay any warranty claim made for materials and labor pursuant to such warranty not later than thirty days after receipt and approval of such claim by the manufacturer. The manufacturer shall approve or disapprove a warranty claim not later than thirty days after receipt of such claim by the manufacturer. If a warranty claim is not disapproved in writing by the thirtieth day after receipt of such claim by the manufacturer, it shall be deemed to be approved and payment shall be made by the manufacturer not later than thirty days thereafter.

(b) A manufacturer that pays a consumer warranty claim pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall pay the consumer the full price for any materials and the hourly labor rate the consumer was charged, provided the consumer documents such price and rate in writing and further provided the total amount payable for such claim is not greater than the amount paid by the consumer for the original purchase and installation of the residential roofing, window or siding material.

Sec. 2. Section 42-351 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) Whenever a supplier and a dealer enter into a dealer agreement that provides for consumer warranties, the supplier shall pay any warranty claim made for parts and service not later than thirty days after receipt and approval of such claim by the supplier. The supplier shall approve or disapprove a warranty claim not later than thirty days after receipt of such claim by the supplier. If a warranty claim is not disapproved in writing by the thirtieth day after receipt of such claim by the supplier, it shall be deemed to be approved and payment shall be made by the supplier not later than thirty days thereafter.

(b) A supplier that pays a warranty claim pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall pay the dealer the full retail price for any parts and the hourly labor rate the dealer charges consumers for nonwarranty repair work for service.

(c) A supplier shall not deny a warranty claim made by a dealer pursuant to subsection (a) of this section or charge-back such a claim following a timely audit based solely on the dealer's failure to comply with a claim processing procedure, a clerical error or other administrative technicality, provided the failure to comply does not call into question the legitimacy of the claim. The supplier shall allow the dealer to resubmit a denied claim according to reasonable supplier guidelines not later than thirty days after the initial claim denial or charge-back. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

January 1, 2018

New section

Sec. 2

January 1, 2018

42-351

Remarking was Senator Leone of the 27th.

On the motion of Senator Witkos of the 8th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6833) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 944 (RAISED) (File No. 374) AN ACT CLARIFYING THE CONTINUATION OF NONCONFORMING USES, BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES.

Senator Logan of the 17th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7276) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators McLachlan of the 24th, Martin of the 31st, Fonfara of the 1st and Fasano of the 34th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 12: 25 a. 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, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7276) was adopted.

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

The following is the Amendment:

In line 114, strike "Such regulations"

Strike lines 115 to 119, inclusive, in their entirety

In line 120, strike "deconstruction. " and insert in lieu thereof "Such regulations shall not terminate or deem abandoned a nonconforming use, building or structure unless the property owner of such use, building or structure voluntarily discontinues such use, building or structure and such discontinuance is accompanied by an intent to not reestablish such use, building or structure. The demolition or deconstruction of a nonconforming use, building or structure shall not by itself be evidence of such property owner's intent to not reestablish such use, building or structure. "

On the motion of Senator Logan of the 17th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7276) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. Substitute for S. B. No. 894 (RAISED) (File No. 161) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE STATE OVERSIGHT COUNCIL ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

Senator Suzio of the 13th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7343) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators McLachlan of the 24th, Moore of the 22nd and Fasano of the 34th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7343) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Strike section 1 in its entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Section 17a-4 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) There shall be a State [Advisory] Oversight Council on Children and Families which shall consist of [nineteen members as follows: (1) Thirteen members appointed by the Governor, including two persons who are child care professionals, two persons eighteen to twenty-five years of age, inclusive, served by the Department of Children and Families, one child psychiatrist licensed to practice medicine in this state and one attorney who has expertise in legal issues related to children and youth and seven persons who shall be representative of young persons, parents and others interested in the delivery of services to children and youths, including child protection, behavioral health, juvenile justice and prevention services, at least four of whom shall be parents, foster parents or family members of children who have received, or are receiving, behavioral health services, child welfare services or juvenile services; and (2) six members representing the regional advisory councils established pursuant to section 17a-30, appointed one each by the members of each council. On and after October 1, 2014, no more than half the members of the council shall be persons who receive income from a private practice or any public or private agency that delivers mental health, substance abuse, child abuse prevention and treatment, child welfare services or juvenile services. Members of the council shall serve without compensation, except for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The Department of Children and Families shall provide the council with funding to facilitate the participation of those members representing families and youth, as well as for other administrative support services. Members shall serve on the council for terms of two years each and no member shall serve for more than three consecutive terms. The commissioner shall be an ex-officio member of the council without vote and shall attend its meetings] the following members: (1) Two members appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall have expertise in providing services through the family assessment response program operated by the Department of Children and Families and one of whom shall be an advocate for children and youths; (2) two members appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom shall have expertise in providing behavioral health services to children and youths served by the Department of Children and Families and one of whom shall be an attorney with expertise in legal issues related to children and youths; (3) two members appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five and a former recipient of in-home services or supervision provided by the Department of Children and Families and one of whom shall be a behavioral health advocate who serves on the Behavioral Health Partnership Oversight Council established pursuant to section 17a-22j; (4) two members appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, one of whom shall be a child psychiatrist licensed to practice medicine in this state and one of whom shall be a behavioral health advocate who serves on the Behavioral Health Partnership Oversight Council established pursuant to section 17a-22j; (5) two members appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five and a former foster child and one of whom shall be a provider of therapeutic foster care; (6) two members appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, one of whom shall be an attorney with expertise in legal issues related to children and youths and one of whom shall be a practicing member of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; (7) one member appointed by the chairpersons of the Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee established pursuant to section 46b-121n, who shall be a member of such committee and an advocate for or provider of services to children and youths; (8) the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations, children, human services and the judiciary, or their designees; (9) the Child Advocate, or the Child Advocate's designee; (10) the Chief Public Defender, or the Chief Public Defender's designee; and (11) six members appointed one each by the members of the regional advisory councils established pursuant to section 17a-30, who shall be parents, foster parents or family members of children or youths who have received or currently receive behavioral health services, child welfare services or juvenile services. The Commissioner of Children and Families shall be an ex-officio member of the council without vote. Any member who fails to attend three consecutive meetings or fifty per cent of all meetings during any calendar year shall be deemed to have resigned. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority. The council shall elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson, [to act in the chairperson's absence] who shall not be representatives of the executive or legislative branches, from among its members.

(b) The [council] State Oversight Council on Children and Families shall meet [quarterly] bimonthly, and more often upon the call of the [chair] chairperson and vice-chairperson or a majority of the members. The council's meetings shall be held at locations that facilitate participation by members of the public, and its agenda and minutes shall be posted on the [department's] Department of Children and Families' Internet web site and the Internet web site of the General Assembly. A majority of the members [in office] present, but not less than [six] twelve members, shall constitute a quorum. The council shall have complete access to all records of the institutions and facilities of the department in furtherance of its duties, while at all times protecting the right of privacy of all individuals involved, as provided in section 17a-28.

(c) The duties of the [council] State Oversight Council on Children and Families shall be to: (1) [Recommend to the commissioner programs, legislation or other matters which will improve services for children and youths, including behavioral health services; (2)] Monitor, track and evaluate the policies and practices of the Department of Children and Families with respect to safety, permanency and well-being outcomes for children and youths, including, but not limited to, policies and practices related to ensuring that (A) children and youths are, first and foremost, protected from abuse and neglect; (B) children and youths are safely placed in their homes whenever possible and appropriate; (C) children and youths have permanency and stability in their living situations; (D) the continuity of children and youth's family relationships and connections is preserved; (E) families have enhanced capacity to provide for the needs of children and youths; (F) children and youths receive appropriate services to meet their educational needs; and (G) children and youths receive adequate services to meet their physical and mental health needs; (2) submit policy and legislative recommendations to the Commissioner of Children and Families and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and children that will improve safety, permanency and well-being outcomes for children and youths, including, but not limited to, recommendations concerning behavioral health services; (3) annually review and advise the commissioner and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and children regarding the proposed budget; [(3) interpret to the community at large the policies, duties and programs of the department; (4) issue any reports it deems necessary to the Governor and the Commissioner of Children and Families; (5) assist in the development of and review and comment on the strategic plan developed by the department pursuant to subsection (b) of section 17a-3; (6)] (4) receive on a quarterly basis from the commissioner a status report on the department's progress in [carrying out the strategic plan] promoting safety, permanency and well-being outcomes, including, but not limited to, data regarding such outcomes categorized by race, ethnicity, age cohorts, departmental region and, where practicable, disability status; (5) receive on an annual basis, beginning not later than January 1, 2018, from the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children, information contained in the annual report card maintained pursuant to section 2-53m that is relevant to the duties of the council; [(7)] (6) independently monitor the department's progress in achieving its goals as expressed in the strategic plan developed by the department pursuant to subsection (b) of section 17a-3, as amended by this act, and any outcome measures established by the council; and [(8)] (7) offer assistance and provide an outside perspective to the department so that it may be able to achieve the goals expressed in the strategic plan and implement the recommendations of the council.

(d) Not later than July 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, the State Oversight Council on Children and Families shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and children. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to, (1) findings and recommendations regarding the policies and practices of the Department of Children and Families; (2) information regarding the impact of such policies on safety, permanency and well-being outcomes for children and youths, including those outcomes described in subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of this section; and (3) if applicable, legislative recommendations.

(e) Not later than thirty days after receipt of the report submitted pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and children shall, in conjunction with the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the State Oversight Council on Children and Families, hold an informational hearing on such report.

(f) The State Oversight Council on Children and Families may, without remuneration from the state, be staffed by an organization or educational institution with the necessary expertise and resources to assist in the administration of the work of the council. "

On the motion of Senator Suzio of the 13th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7343) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 1020 (RAISED) (File No. 651) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF A DEFAMATION JUDGMENT ENTERED BY A COURT OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.

Senator Kissel of the 7th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Doyle of the 9th and Looney of the 11th.

On the motion of Senator Kissel of the 7th, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

ADOPTED

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on Consent Calendar No. 2 be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 12: 44 a. 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, Consent Calendar No. 2 was adopted.

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Appropriations:

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. Substitute for S. B. No. 769 (RAISED) (File No. 151) AN ACT CONCERNING CONCUSSIONS AND YOUTH ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED ON PUBLIC ATHLETIC FIELDS.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 996 (RAISED) (File No. 417) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BOTTLE RECYCLING FEE IN LIEU OF A REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 602 (COMM) (File No. 523) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL SHELTERS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 12 (COMM) (File No. 708) AN ACT ESTABLISHING BENEFIT LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REMOVED FROM FOOT OF THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matters were removed from the foot of the calendar and referred to the Committee on Appropriations:

AGING. S. B. No. 760 (RAISED) (File No. 19) AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESPITE CARE PROGRAM.

AGING. Substitute for S. B. No. 757 (RAISED) (File No. 34) AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR AGING IN PLACE INITIATIVES.

AGING. S. B. No. 770 (RAISED) (File No. 37) AN ACT INCREASING THE PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE FOR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS.

AGING. Substitute for S. B. No. 771 (RAISED) (File No. 38) AN ACT REDUCING PARTICIPANT COSTS AND EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY.

HOUSING. Substitute for S. B. No. 752 (COMM) (File No. 147) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF CONNECTICUT'S HOUSING INVENTORY AND CURRENT AND FUTURE HOUSING NEEDS.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 376 (COMM) (File No. 239) AN ACT AUGMENTING THE FEE SCHEDULE FOR RADIOLOGY SERVICES UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION STATUTES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 927 (RAISED) (File No. 307) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF TIME-LIMITED INSURANCE.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 873 (RAISED) (File No. 342) AN ACT CONCERNING A TWO-GENERATIONAL INITIATIVE.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 971 (RAISED) (File No. 379) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROMOTION OF TRANSFER AND ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1025 (RAISED) (File No. 698) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLOSURE OF THE CONNECTICUT JUVENILE TRAINING SCHOOL AND THE TRANSFER OF JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO THE JUDICIAL BRANCH.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding:

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 973 (RAISED) (File No. 477) AN ACT CONCERNING A RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PROGRAM.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 364 (COMM) (File No. 668) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO LEGAL COUNSEL FOR INDIGENT INDIVIDUALS IN CERTAIN CIVIL MATTERS INVOLVING ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 501 (COMM) (File No. 403) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION OF TUNNELS FOR INTERSTATE ROUTES 84 AND 91 IN THE HARTFORD REGION.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REMOVED FROM FOOT OF THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matters were removed from the foot of the calendar and referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding:

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. S. B. No. 503 (COMM) (File No. 105) AN ACT PROVIDING FOR DISCOUNTED HUNTING, TRAPPING AND FISHING LICENSES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 261 (COMM) (File No. 400) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POINT SYSTEM FOR MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 3 (COMM) (File No. 466) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DONATION OF ORGANS AND BONE MARROW.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

JUDICIARY

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Judiciary:

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for S. B. No. 917 (RAISED) (File No. 164) AN ACT CONCERNING DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES AGAINST VETERANS, LEAVES OF ABSENCE FOR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS, REGISTRATION FOR CERTAIN MEDICAID PROGRAMS AND DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN RECORDS TO FEDERAL MILITARY LAW ENFORCEMENT.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 1033 (RAISED) (File No. 572) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL FORECLOSURE ACTIONS ON TAX LIENS AND LIENS ON BLIGHTED REAL ESTATE.

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO COMMITTEES

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the bills referred to Committees were immediately transmitted to the Committees indicated for further action.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REMOVED FROM FOOT OF THE CALENDAR

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matter was removed from the foot of the calendar and restored to its place on the calendar:

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 1001 (RAISED) (File No. 486) AN ACT PROHIBITING SMOKING ON BEACHES IN STATE PARKS.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 12: 45 a. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.