JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 12: 13 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

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

The following is the prayer:

Gracious and Reconciling God,

It is the beginning of a new month.

The page of yesterday is turned.

The page of today is visible,

Yet unwritten -

Final discussions about budget proposals,

Tough negotiations

And decision making -

But focused on a better

And more hope-filled tomorrow

That is so full of trusting wonder and positive surprise.

Help all who are gathered here at this moment

To make their good and helpful mark

In this place of action and justice.

Give them grace, boldness and divine guidance,

As Sojourner Truth showed 174 years ago today

When she left New York to

Begin her career as antislavery activist,

As many others who stood

In the place of sacrificial service,

And as they now stand and nobly

To make a positive difference

In protecting the future of CT and its citizens

Especially those who are most vulnerable.

By and through Your mercy

Amen.

PLEDGE

Senator Winfield of the 10th led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

REPORTS

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

Report – State Board of Education – State Education Resource Center Program Report for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10-357d of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: May 31, 2017

Referred to Committee on Education

Report – Judicial Branch – State of the Judiciary. Date received: May 31, 2017

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

The following favorable reports of the Joint Standing Committees were received from the House, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H. B. No. 6623 (COMM) (File Nos. 219 and 820) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM RATE INCREASES AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS TO MITIGATE SUCH INCREASES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 5992 (COMM) (File No. 655) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE EARNED RISK REDUCTION CREDIT PROGRAM.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 7052 (File Nos. 186 and 821) AN ACT PREVENTING PRESCRIPTION OPIOID DIVERSION AND ABUSE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 889 (RAISED) (File No. 303) AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF A FIRE MARSHAL AND POLICE OFFICERS AT THE CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

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

Remarking was Senator Witkos of the 8th.

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the bill was passed temporarily.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

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

Senator Kennedy of the 12th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8107) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8107) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

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

"Sec. 501. Subsection (h) of section 22a-904a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(h) On or before [August 15, 2014] October 30, 2017, and annually thereafter, the representative organization shall submit a report to the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection that details the paint stewardship program. Such report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) A description of the methods used to collect, transport and process postconsumer paint in this state; (2) the volume of postconsumer paint collected in this state; (3) the volume and type of postconsumer paint collected in this state by method of disposition, including reuse, recycling and other methods of processing; (4) the total cost of implementing the program, as determined by an independent financial audit, as performed by the independent auditor described in subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section and funded by the paint stewardship assessment; (5) an evaluation of the operation of the program's funding mechanism; and (6) samples of educational materials provided to consumers of architectural paint and an evaluation of the methods used to disseminate such materials. "

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

Sec. 501

from passage

22a-904a(h)

On the motion of Senator Kennedy of the 12th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8107) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

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.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1005 (RAISED) (File No. 711) AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL CHANGES TO STATUTES IN THE PENAL CODE.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7256) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Kissel of the 7th, Gomes of the 23rd, Winfield of the 10th and Cassano of the 4th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule A" (LCO 7256) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

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

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) No person may operate or use an unmanned aerial vehicle that allows such person to release tear gas or any like or similar deleterious agent or to remotely control a deadly weapon or an explosive or incendiary device.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "unmanned aerial vehicle" means any contrivance used or designed for navigation of or flight in air that is power-driven and operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the contrivance, "deadly weapon" means deadly weapon, as defined in section 53a-3 of the general statutes, and "explosive or incendiary device" means explosive or incendiary device, as defined in section 53-206b of the general statutes.

(c) Any person who violates subsection (a) of this section shall be guilty of a class C felony.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) A person is guilty of reckless endangerment with an unmanned aerial vehicle in the first degree when, with extreme indifference to human life, such person recklessly collides an unmanned aerial vehicle into an aircraft or a motor vehicle, creating a risk of serious physical injury to another person. For the purposes of this section, "recklessly" and "serious physical injury" have the same meanings as provided in section 53a-3 of the general statutes, "unmanned aerial vehicle" has the same meaning as provided in section 1 of this act, "aircraft" has the same meaning as provided in section 15-34 of the general statutes, but does not include an unmanned aerial vehicle, and "motor vehicle" means a passenger or commercial motor vehicle or a motorcycle, as defined in section 14-1 of the general statutes, and includes construction equipment, agricultural tractors and farm implements.

(b) Reckless endangerment with an unmanned aerial vehicle in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) (a) A person is guilty of reckless endangerment with an unmanned aerial vehicle in the second degree when such person recklessly collides an unmanned aerial vehicle into an aircraft or a motor vehicle, which creates a risk of physical injury to another person. For the purposes of this section, "recklessly" and "physical injury" have the same meanings as provided in section 53a-3 of the general statutes, "unmanned aerial vehicle" has the same meaning as provided in section 1 of this act, "aircraft" has the same meaning as provided in section 15-34 of the general statutes, but does not include an unmanned aerial vehicle, and "motor vehicle" means a passenger or commercial motor vehicle or a motorcycle, as defined in section 14-1 of the general statutes, and includes construction equipment, agricultural tractors and farm implements.

(b) Reckless endangerment with an unmanned aerial vehicle in the second degree is a class B misdemeanor.

Sec. 4. Subsection (a) of section 53a-189a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) A person is guilty of voyeurism when, (1) with malice, such person knowingly photographs, films, videotapes or otherwise records the image of another person (A) without the knowledge and consent of such other person, (B) while such other person is not in plain view, and (C) under circumstances where such other person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, (2) with intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of such person or any other person, such person knowingly photographs, films, videotapes or otherwise records the image of another person (A) without the knowledge and consent of such other person, (B) while such other person is not in plain view, and (C) under circumstances where such other person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, (3) with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of such person, commits simple trespass, as provided in section 53a-110a, and observes, in other than a casual or cursory manner, another person (A) without the knowledge or consent of such other person, (B) while such other person is inside a dwelling, as defined in section 53a-100, and not in plain view, and (C) under circumstances where such other person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, or (4) with intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of such person or any other person, such person knowingly photographs, films, videotapes or otherwise records the genitals, pubic area or buttocks of another person or the undergarments or stockings that clothe the genitals, pubic area or buttocks of another person (A) without the knowledge and consent of such other person, and (B) while such genitals, pubic area, buttocks, undergarments or stockings are not in plain view. For purposes of this subsection, "not in plain view" includes a view not otherwise obtainable that is made possible through the use of (i) technology that is electronic, as defined in section 1-331, or (ii) an unmanned aerial vehicle, as defined in section 1 of this act.

Sec. 5. Subdivision (8) of subsection (a) of section 54-280 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(8) "Offense committed with a deadly weapon" or "offense" means: (A) A violation of subsection (c) of section 2-1e, subsection (e) of section 29-28, subsections (a) to (e), inclusive, or (i) of section 29-33, section 29-34, subsection (a) of section 29-35, section 29-36, 29-36k, 29-37a or 29-37e, subsection (c) of section 29-37g, section 29-37j, subsection (b), (c) or (g) of section 53-202, section 53-202b, 53-202c, 53-202j, 53-202k, 53-202l, 53-202aa or 53-206b, subsection (b) of section 53a-8, section 53a-55a, 53a-56a, 53a-60a, 53a-60c, 53a-72b, 53a-92a, 53a-94a, 53a-102a, 53a-103a, 53a-211, 53a-212, 53a-216, 53a-217, 53a-217a, 53a-217b or 53a-217c or section 1 of this act, or a second or subsequent violation of section 53-202g; or (B) a violation of any section of the general statutes which constitutes a felony, as defined in section 53a-25, provided the court makes a finding that, at the time of the offense, the offender used a deadly weapon, or was armed with and threatened the use of or displayed or represented by words or conduct that the offender possessed a deadly weapon;

Sec. 6. (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than January 1, 2018, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Police Officer Standards and Training Council and the Chief State's Attorney shall submit a 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 the judiciary and public safety and security. Said commissioner, said council and the Chief State's Attorney shall include in such report any recommendations for administrative policies and legislation necessary to establish requirements that include, but need not be limited to, the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle by a law enforcement officer (1) that is capable of (A) releasing tear gas or any similar deleterious agent, or (B) being armed with a deadly weapon or an explosive or incendiary device, and (2) for the purpose of collecting information (A) pursuant to (i) a warrant, issued in accordance with section 54-33a of the general statutes, (ii) the advance written consent of the individual who will be the subject of the information collected by such operation, or (iii) the advance written consent of the owner of the property that will be the subject of the information collected by such operation, (B) where a determination that probable cause that a criminal offense has been, is being or will be committed and exigent circumstances exist, (C) as part of training activities, and (D) as part of the reconstruction or documentation of a specific crime or accident scene.

(b) For the purposes of this section, (1) "unmanned aerial vehicle" means any contrivance used or designed for navigation of or flight in air that is power-driven and operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the contrivance, (2) "law enforcement officer" means (A) a special policeman appointed under section 29-18 of the general statutes, or (B) an officer, employee or agent of (i) the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, (ii) a special police force established pursuant to section 10a-156b of the general statutes, or (iii) a municipal police department, (3) "deadly weapon" means deadly weapon, as defined in section 53a-3 of the general statutes, and (4) "explosive or incendiary device" means explosive or incendiary device, as defined in section 53-206b of the general statutes. "

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

Section 1

October 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 2

October 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 3

October 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 4

October 1, 2017

53a-189a(a)

Sec. 5

October 1, 2017

54-280(a)(8)

Sec. 6

from passage

New section

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7256) was passed temporarily.

SENATOR WINFIELD IN THE CHAIR

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.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 959 (RAISED) (File No. 475) AN ACT CONCERNING AN INVENTORY OF THE STATE'S BIOSCIENCE EDUCATION PIPELINE.

Senator Hartley of the 15th explained the bill and moved passage.

Senator Frantz of the 36th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7943) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7943) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

After line 24, insert:

"(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 2-15 of the general statutes or any other provision of the general statutes, no member of the working group shall receive mileage reimbursement or a transportation allowance for traveling to a meeting of the working group. "

In line 25, strike "(d)" and insert "(e)" in lieu thereof

On the motion of Senator Hartley of the 15th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7943) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

RECESS

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 12: 58 p. m. recessed.

AFTER RECESS

The Senate reconvened at 2: 57 p. m. , Senator Winfield in the Chair.

THE PRESIDENT IN THE CHAIR

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE AMENDMENT ADOPTED

SENATE AMENDMENT DESIGNATED

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 with Senate Amendment adopted and Senate Amendment designated was passed temporarily.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 366 (COMM) (File No. 696) AN ACT REQUIRING A PARTY TO REIMBURSE THE STATE OR A MUNICIPALITY FOR THE WAGES OF AN EMPLOYEE WHO IS SUBPOENAED TO TESTIFY IN A LEGAL PROCEEDING.

Senator Kissel of the 7th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 7941) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 7941) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Strike lines 65 to 84, inclusive, and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(i) (1) When any municipal employee is summoned by a party to testify in his or her capacity as an employee of the municipality in any civil proceeding pending before the Superior Court or in any administrative proceeding, the party issuing the subpoena shall be responsible for reimbursing the municipality for the total amount of wages paid by the municipality to the employee for time spent by the employee attending the proceeding pursuant to the terms of the subpoena. (2) Not later than fourteen days after the date on which the employee testified in such proceeding, the municipality shall provide to the party who issued the subpoena a demand for payment that itemizes the wages paid to the employee for time spent attending the proceeding pursuant to the terms of the subpoena. (3) Not later than thirty days after the date of receipt of such demand for payment, the party issuing the subpoena shall remit to the municipality the moneys owed as set forth in the demand for payment.

(j) The provisions of subsection (i) of this section shall not apply when: (1) A state is a party to the action; (2) a municipal employee or the municipality employing such employee is a party to the action; (3) a tax assessor, or an employee of the office of the tax assessor, is summoned to testify in a civil or administrative proceeding concerning a municipal property tax assessment appeal; or (4) the party issuing the subpoena has been determined indigent by the court or such party is represented by a not-for-profit legal services agency. "

Senator Doyle of the 9th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “C” (LCO 8102) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Kissel of the 7th, Duff of the 25th, Formica of the 20th, Miner of the 30th and Winfield of the 10th.

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the bill with Senate Amendments Schedules "B" (LCO 7941) adopted and “C” (LCO 8102) designated was passed temporarily.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY EARLIER TODAY

BILL PASSED

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

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 889 (RAISED) (File No. 303) AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF A FIRE MARSHAL AND POLICE OFFICERS AT THE CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 28 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 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

   

N

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

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE AMENDMENT ADOPTED

BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY EARLIER TODAY

BILL PASSED

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committees accepted and the bill as previously amended passed.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1005 (RAISED) (File No. 711) AN ACT CONCERNING TECHNICAL CHANGES TO STATUTES IN THE PENAL CODE. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7256)

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call on the bill as previously amended.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 30 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 30

Those voting Nay 6

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7256) 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

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

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

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 3: 59 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 4: 00 p. m. recessed.

AFTER RECESS

The Senate reconvened at 9: 05 p. m. , the President 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.

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

Senator Fonfara of the 1st explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Frantz of the 36th.

On the motion of Senator Fonfara of the 1st, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL 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.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 895 (RAISED) (File No. 162) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES' STANDARDS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

Senator Suzio of the 13th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8290) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Moore of the 22nd.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8290) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 38, after the first "of" insert "and response to"

In line 40, strike "heightened" and insert "appropriate" in lieu thereof

In line 41, strike "during the investigatory period" and strike "frequent" and insert "appropriate" in lieu thereof

In line 42, strike "during the investigatory"

In line 43, strike "period"

Strike section 3 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 3. Section 46b-129 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (t) as follows (Effective July 1, 2017):

(NEW) (t) If a child or youth is placed into out-of-home care by the Commissioner of Children and Families pursuant to this section, the commissioner shall include in any report the commissioner submits to the court information regarding (1) the safety and suitability of such child or youth's placement, taking into account the requirements set forth in section 17a-114; (2) such child or youth's medical, dental, developmental, educational and treatment needs; and (3) a timeline for ensuring that such needs are met. Such information shall also be submitted to the court (A) not later than ninety days after such child or youth is placed into out-of-home care; (B) if such child or youth's out-of-home placement changes; and (C) if the commissioner files a permanency plan on behalf of such child or youth. The court shall consider such information in making decisions regarding such child or youth's well-being. "

On the motion of Senator Suzio of the 13th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8290) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

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FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE AMENDMENT DESIGNATED

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 with Senate Amendment designated was passed temporarily.

APPROPRIATIONS. 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.

Senator Logan of the 17th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6742) and moved adoption.

Senator Miner of the 30th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6742).

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the bill with Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6742) designated was passed temporarily.

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PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 904 (RAISED) (File No. 526) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING FACILITIES GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL REVIEW OF FACILITY CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7627) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7627) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

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

"Section 1. Section 19a-491 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) No person acting individually or jointly with any other person shall establish, conduct, operate or maintain an institution in this state without a license as required by this chapter, except for persons issued a license by the Commissioner of Children and Families pursuant to section 17a-145 for the operation of (1) a substance abuse treatment facility, or (2) a facility for the purpose of caring for women during pregnancies and for women and their infants following such pregnancies. Application for such license shall be made to the Department of Public Health upon forms provided by it and shall contain such information as the department requires, which may include affirmative evidence of ability to comply with reasonable standards and regulations prescribed under the provisions of this chapter. The commissioner may require as a condition of licensure that an applicant sign a consent order providing reasonable assurances of compliance with the Public Health Code. The commissioner may issue more than one chronic disease hospital license to a single institution until such time as the state offers a rehabilitation hospital license.

(b) If any person acting individually or jointly with any other person owns real property or any improvements thereon, upon or within which an institution, as defined in subsection (c) of section 19a-490, is established, conducted, operated or maintained and is not the licensee of the institution, such person shall submit a copy of the lease agreement to the department at the time of any change of ownership and with each license renewal application. The lease agreement shall, at a minimum, identify the person or entity responsible for the maintenance and repair of all buildings and structures within which such an institution is established, conducted or operated. If a violation is found as a result of an inspection or investigation, the commissioner may require the owner to sign a consent order providing assurances that repairs or improvements necessary for compliance with the provisions of the Public Health Code shall be completed within a specified period of time or may assess a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars for each day that such owner is in violation of the Public Health Code or a consent order. A consent order may include a provision for the establishment of a temporary manager of such real property who has the authority to complete any repairs or improvements required by such order. Upon request of the Commissioner of Public Health, the Attorney General may petition the Superior Court for such equitable and injunctive relief as such court deems appropriate to ensure compliance with the provisions of a consent order. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any property or improvements owned by a person licensed in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section to establish, conduct, operate or maintain an institution on or within such property or improvements.

(c) Notwithstanding any regulation, the Commissioner of Public Health shall charge the following fees for the biennial licensing and inspection of the following institutions: (1) Chronic and convalescent nursing homes, per site, four hundred forty dollars; (2) chronic and convalescent nursing homes, per bed, five dollars; (3) rest homes with nursing supervision, per site, four hundred forty dollars; (4) rest homes with nursing supervision, per bed, five dollars; (5) outpatient dialysis units and outpatient surgical facilities, six hundred twenty-five dollars; (6) mental health residential facilities, per site, three hundred seventy-five dollars; (7) mental health residential facilities, per bed, five dollars; (8) hospitals, per site, nine hundred forty dollars; (9) hospitals, per bed, seven dollars and fifty cents; (10) nonstate agency educational institutions, per infirmary, one hundred fifty dollars; (11) nonstate agency educational institutions, per infirmary bed, twenty-five dollars; (12) home health care agencies, except certified home health care agencies described in subsection (d) of this section, per agency, three hundred dollars; (13) home health care agencies, except certified home health care agencies described in subsection (d) of this section, per satellite patient service office, one hundred dollars; (14) assisted living services agencies, except such agencies participating in the congregate housing facility pilot program described in section 8-119n, per site, five hundred dollars; (15) short-term hospitals special hospice, per site, nine hundred forty dollars; (16) short-term hospitals special hospice, per bed, seven dollars and fifty cents; (17) hospice inpatient facility, per site, four hundred forty dollars; and (18) hospice inpatient facility, per bed, five dollars.

(d) Notwithstanding any regulation, the commissioner shall charge the following fees for the triennial licensing and inspection of the following institutions: (1) Residential care homes, per site, five hundred sixty-five dollars; (2) residential care homes, per bed, four dollars and fifty cents; (3) home health care agencies that are certified as a provider of services by the United States Department of Health and Human Services under the Medicare or Medicaid program, three hundred dollars; and (4) certified home health care agencies, as described in section 19a-493, per satellite patient service office, one hundred dollars.

(e) The commissioner shall charge one thousand dollars for the licensing and inspection every four years of outpatient clinics that provide either medical or mental health service, and well-child clinics, except those operated by municipal health departments, health districts or licensed nonprofit nursing or community health agencies.

(f) Any institution that is planning a project for construction or building alteration shall provide the plan for such project to the Department of Public Health for review. Any such project shall comply with nationally established facility guidelines for health care construction, as approved by the commissioner, that are in place at the time the institution provides the plan to the department. The commissioner shall post a reference to such guidelines, including the effective date of such guidelines, on the Department of Public Health's Internet web site. No institution shall be required to include matters outside the scope and applicability of such guidelines in the institution's plan.

[(f)] (g) The commissioner shall charge a fee of five hundred sixty-five dollars for the technical assistance provided for the design, review and development of an institution's construction, renovation, building alteration, sale or change in ownership when the cost of the project is one million dollars or less and shall charge a fee of one-quarter of one per cent of the total construction cost when the cost of the project is more than one million dollars. Such fee shall include all department reviews and on-site inspections. For purposes of this subsection, "institution" does not include a facility owned by the state.

[(g)] (h) The commissioner may require as a condition of the licensure of home health care agencies and homemaker-home health aide agencies that each agency meet minimum service quality standards. In the event the commissioner requires such agencies to meet minimum service quality standards as a condition of their licensure, the commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to define such minimum service quality standards, which shall (1) allow for training of homemaker-home health aides by adult continuing education, (2) require a registered nurse to visit and assess each patient receiving homemaker-home health aide services as often as necessary based on the patient's condition, but not less than once every sixty days, and (3) require the assessment prescribed by subdivision (2) of this subsection to be completed while the homemaker-home health aide is providing services in the patient's home.

[(h)] (i) No person acting individually or jointly with any other person shall establish, conduct, operate or maintain a home health care agency or homemaker-home health aide agency without maintaining professional liability insurance or other indemnity against liability for professional malpractice. The amount of insurance which such person shall maintain as insurance or indemnity against claims for injury or death for professional malpractice shall be not less than one million dollars for one person, per occurrence, with an aggregate of not less than three million dollars.

[(i)] (j) On and after June 15, 2012, until June 30, 2017, the commissioner shall not issue or renew a license under this chapter for any hospital certified to participate in the Medicare program as a long-term care hospital under Section 1886(d)(1)(B)(iv) of the Social Security Act (42 USC 1395ww) unless such hospital was so certified under said federal act on January 1, 2012.

[(j)] (k) (1) A chronic disease hospital shall (A) maintain its medical records on-site in an accessible manner or be able to retrieve such records from an off-site location not later than the end of the next business day after receiving a request for such records, (B) keep a patient's medical records on-site for a minimum of ten years after the date of such patient's discharge, except the hospital may destroy the patient's original medical records prior to the expiration of the ten-year period if a copy of such medical records is preserved by a process that is consistent with current hospital standards, or (C) complete a patient's medical records not more than thirty days after the date of such patient's discharge, except in unusual circumstances that shall be specified in the hospital's rules and regulations for its medical staff. Each chronic disease hospital shall provide the Department of Public Health with a list of the process it uses for preserving a copy of medical records in accordance with subparagraph (B) of this subdivision.

(2) A children's hospital shall (A) maintain its medical records on-site in an accessible manner or be able to retrieve such records from an off-site location not later than the end of the next business day after receiving a request for such records, and (B) keep a patient's medical records on-site for a minimum of ten years after the date of such patient's discharge, except the hospital may destroy the patient's original medical records prior to the expiration of the ten-year period if a copy of such medical records is preserved by a process that is consistent with current hospital standards. Each children's hospital shall provide the Department of Public Health a list of the process it uses for preserving a copy of medical records in accordance with subparagraph (B) of this subdivision.

(3) The Department of Public Health may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement the provisions of this subsection. "

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

Section 1

October 1, 2017

19a-491

On the motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7627) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. Substitute for S. B. No. 893 (RAISED) (File No. 210) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO CERTAIN STATUTES REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

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

Remarking was Senator Suzio of the 13th.

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

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 317 (COMM) (File No. 336) AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM ALLOWING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH CARE SERVICES.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8234) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Kennedy of the 12th and McLachlan of the 24th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8234) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

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

"Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) The Department of Public Health shall, within available appropriations and in consultation with the Department of Social Services and the Insurance Department, convene a working group to implement a mobile integrated health care program. The program shall permit a paramedic, as defined in section 20-206jj of the general statutes, to provide community-based health care within his or her scope of practice and to make recommendations regarding transportation by emergency medical services providers of a patient to a destination other than an emergency department. For purposes of this section, "community-based health care" means health care provided using patient-centered, mobile resources outside of the hospital environment.

(b) The working group shall consist of the following members, who shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Public Health not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section: (1) A representative of the Connecticut Hospital Association, or such representative's designee; (2) a chairperson of the Connecticut Emergency Medical Services Medical Advisory Committee, established pursuant to section 19a-178a of the general statutes, or such chairperson's designee; (3) an advanced practice registered nurse licensed under section 20-94a of the general statutes; (4) a licensed behavioral health professional; (5) a representative of the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut; (6) a representative from a primary care provider that self-identifies as an urgent care facility; (7) a representative of the Connecticut commercial health insurance industry; (8) a representative of a fire department-based emergency medical services provider; (9) three representatives of emergency medical services providers, at least one of whom shall be a designee of the Association of Connecticut Ambulance Providers and have a background in providing ambulance services in a rural area of the state, one of whom shall have a background in providing ambulance services in an urban area of the state, and one of whom shall be a designee of the Connecticut Emergency Medical Services Chiefs' Association; (10) a representative of the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home; (11) a representative of an agency providing hospice care that is licensed to provide such care by the Department of Public Health or certified to provide such care pursuant to 42 USC 1395x, as amended from time to time; and (12) a representative of the Connecticut Nurses Association. The working group shall also consist of the following members, or their designees: (A) The director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services, as defined in section 19a-175 of the general statutes; (B) the chairperson of the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board, established pursuant to section 19a-178a of the general statutes; (C) the Commissioners of Public Health and Social Services and the Insurance Commissioner; (D) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management; and (E) the chairpersons, vice chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health.

(c) (1) The tasks of the working group shall include, but not be limited to, identifying (A) areas in the state that would benefit from a mobile integrated health care program due to gaps in the availability of health care services in such areas, (B) any patient care interventions that a paramedic may provide within a paramedic's scope of practice, (C) any additional education or training that paramedics may need in order to provide community-based health care, (D) any potential savings or additional costs associated with the provision of health care coverage for community-based health care that an insured, as defined in section 38a-1 of the general statutes, or the Medicaid program administered by the Department of Social Services, may incur, (E) any potential reimbursement issues related to health care coverage for the provision of community-based health care by a paramedic, (F) minimum criteria for the implementation of the mobile integrated health care program, (G) any statute or regulation that may be impacted by the implementation of the mobile integrated health care program, and (H) any successful models for a mobile integrated health care program implemented in other areas of the country.

(2) The working group shall, in collaboration with the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board and its Medical Advisory Committee, make recommendations regarding (A) the ability of an emergency medical services provider to transport a patient to an alternative destination other than a hospital emergency department for health care services when established protocols dictate that the emergency department is not the most appropriate destination for such patient, and (B) whether an emergency medical services provider requires additional training for purposes of making a determination regarding whether to transport a patient to an alternative destination.

(d) Not later than January 1, 2019, the Commissioner of Public Health shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, regarding the outcome and the recommendations of the working group to implement the mobile integrated health care program to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, human services and insurance. "

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

On the motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8234) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

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.

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

Senator Winfield of the 10th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Martin of the 31st, Suzio of the 13th, Boucher of the 26th, Leone of the 27th, McLachlan of the 24th and Witkos of the 8th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 10: 14 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 24

Those voting Nay 12

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

   

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

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

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

   

N

30

CRAIG MINER

   

N

13

LEN SUZIO

   

N

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

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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.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 981 (RAISED) (File No. 675) AN ACT CONCERNING STRATEGIC LITIGATION AGAINST PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND A SPECIAL MOTION TO DISMISS.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Kissel of the 7th.

Senator Doyle of the 9th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7089) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Kissel of the 7th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7089) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Change the effective date of section 1 to "Effective January 1, 2018, and applicable to any civil action filed on or after said date"

In line 5, strike "or"

In line 6, after "figure" insert ", or (E) an audiovisual work"

In line 32, strike "sixty" and insert "thirty" in lieu thereof and strike "service" and insert "return" in lieu thereof

In line 33, after "complaint," insert "or the filing of a"

In lines 46 and 49, strike "thirty" and insert "sixty" in lieu thereof

In lines 51 and 53, strike "thirty-day" and insert "sixty-day" in lieu thereof

In line 67, strike "by a preponderance of the evidence, a"

In line 68, strike "probability of prevailing" and insert "that there is probable cause, considering all valid defenses, that the party will prevail" in lieu thereof

Strike lines 70 to 73, inclusive, in their entirety

In line 74, strike "(5)" and insert "(4)" in lieu thereof

In line 96, strike "or" and after "action" insert the following:

"; or (6) apply to a common law or statutory claim for bodily injury or wrongful death, except the exclusion provided in this subdivision shall not apply to claims for (A) emotional distress unrelated to bodily injury or wrongful death or conjoined with a cause of action other than for bodily injury or wrongful death, or (B) defamation, libel or slander. The provisions of this subdivision shall not prohibit a plaintiff who brings a claim for bodily injury or wrongful death from filing a special motion to dismiss a counterclaim under the provisions of this section. "

On the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7089) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE AMENDMENT DESIGNATED

BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY EARLIER TODAY

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following favorable report 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. 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.

Senator Miner of the 30th explained the bill and offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6742) that was previously designated Senate "A" and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Cassano of the 4th and Logan of the 17th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6742) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 10, strike "(A)" and ", including, but not limited to, the failure to"

Strike line 11 in its entirety

In line 12, strike "confine animals"

Senator Cassano of the 4th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 8052) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 8052) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 53, after the period, insert the following: "Notwithstanding the provisions of section 2-15 of the general statutes, no member of the task force shall receive mileage reimbursement or a transportation allowance for traveling to a meeting of the task force. "

On the motion of Senator Cassano of the 4th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendments Schedules “A” (LCO 6742) and “B” (LCO 8052) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

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FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

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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.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 754 (RAISED) (File No. 32) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF HERBICIDES ON STATE HIGHWAYS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

Senator Kennedy of the 12th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7258) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Miner of the 30th and Leone of the 27th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7258) 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 Transportation shall provide for advance notifications, on the Department of Transportation's Internet web site, of the department's use, application or spraying of any herbicide at any location along any highway or roadway in the state. Any such advance notification shall provide for: (1) Not less than forty-eight hours' notice prior to such use, application or spraying, (2) the common or popular name of the herbicide to be utilized, (3) the location subject to such use, application or spraying, and (4) the common or popular name of the vegetation that is the subject of such use, application or spraying. Concomitant with the issuance of any such advance notifications, the commissioner shall issue a press release concerning such use, application or spraying and provide notice of such use, application or spraying to each state representative and state senator who represents the town where such use, application or spraying will occur. "

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

Section 1

July 1, 2017

New section

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

On the motion of Senator Kennedy of the 12th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7258) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 890 (RAISED) (File No. 304) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL REGARDING THE STATE FIRE PREVENTION CODE AND LICENSES FOR DEMOLITION.

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

On the motion of Senator Larson of the 3rd, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

SENATOR OSTEN IN THE CHAIR

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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.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 903 (RAISED) (File No. 474) AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8232) and moved adoption.

THE PRESIDENT IN THE CHAIR

Remarking was Senator Somers of the 18th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8232) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

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

"Section 1. Section 20-195aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

As used in [sections 20-195aa] this section and sections 20-195bb to 20-195ee, inclusive:

(1) "Licensed professional counselor" or "professional counselor" means a person who has been licensed as a professional counselor pursuant to this chapter;

(2) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Health;

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

(4) "Professional counseling" means the application, by persons trained in counseling, of established principles of psycho-social development and behavioral science to the evaluation, assessment, analysis, diagnosis and treatment of emotional, behavioral or interpersonal dysfunction or difficulties that interfere with mental health and human development. "Professional counseling" includes, but is not limited to, individual, group, marriage and family counseling, functional assessments for persons adjusting to a disability, appraisal, crisis intervention and consultation with individuals or groups; [. ]

(5) "Under professional supervision" means the practice of professional counseling under the supervision of a licensed professional counselor, a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370, who is certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, an advanced practice registered nurse licensed pursuant to chapter 378, who is certified as a psychiatric and mental health clinical nurse specialist or nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a psychologist licensed pursuant to chapter 383, a marital and family therapist licensed pursuant to chapter 383a or a licensed clinical social worker licensed pursuant to chapter 383b;

(6) "Direct professional supervision" means face-to-face consultation between one supervisor, who is a professional described in subdivision (5) of this section, and one person receiving supervision that consists of not less than a monthly review with a written evaluation and assessment by the supervisor of such person's practice of professional counseling; and

(7) " Related mental health field" means social work, marriage and family therapy or psychology.

Sec. 2. Section 20-195cc of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) The Commissioner of Public Health shall grant a license as a professional counselor to any applicant who furnishes evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that such applicant has met the requirements of section 20-195dd, as amended by this act. The commissioner shall develop and provide application forms. The application fee shall be three hundred fifteen dollars.

(b) Licenses issued under this section may be renewed annually pursuant to section 19a-88. The fee for such renewal shall be one hundred ninety-five dollars. Each licensed professional counselor applying for license renewal shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of having participated in continuing education programs. The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to (1) define basic requirements for continuing education programs [, which] that shall include (A) not less than one contact hour of training or education each registration period on the topic of cultural competency, [and,] (B) on and after January 1, 2016, not less than two contact hours of training or education during the first renewal period in which continuing education is required and not less than once every six years thereafter on the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans, including [(A)] (i) determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran, [(B)] (ii) screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, depression and grief, and [(C)] (iii) suicide prevention training, and (C) on and after January 1, 2018, not less than three contact hours of training or education each registration period on the topic of professional ethics, (2) delineate qualifying programs, (3) establish a system of control and reporting, and (4) provide for a waiver of the continuing education requirement for good cause.

Sec. 3. Section 20-195dd of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, an applicant for a license as a professional counselor shall, prior to January 1, 2019, submit evidence satisfactory to the [Commissioner of Public Health] commissioner of having: [(1)] (A) Completed sixty graduate semester hours in or related to the discipline of counseling at a regionally accredited institution of higher education, [which] that included coursework in each of the following areas: [(A)] (i) Human growth and development, [(B)] (ii) social and cultural foundations, [(C)] (iii) counseling theories and techniques or helping relationships, [(D)] (iv) group dynamics, [(E)] (v) processing and counseling, [(F)] (vi) career and lifestyle development, [(G)] (vii) appraisals or tests and measurements for individuals and groups, [(H)] (viii) research and evaluation, and [(I)] (ix) professional orientation to counseling; [(2)] (B) earned, from a regionally accredited institution of higher education a master's or doctoral degree in social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology or a related mental health field; [(3)] (C) acquired three thousand hours of postgraduate-degree-supervised experience in the practice of professional counseling, performed over a period of not less than one year, that included a minimum of one hundred hours of direct supervision by [(A)] (i) a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370 who has obtained certification in psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, [(B)] (ii) a psychologist licensed pursuant to chapter 383, [(C)] (iii) an advanced practice registered nurse licensed pursuant to chapter 378 and certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, [(D)] (iv) a marital and family therapist licensed pursuant to chapter 383a, [(E)] (v) a clinical social worker licensed pursuant to chapter 383b, [(F)] (vi) a professional counselor licensed, or prior to October 1, 1998, eligible for licensure, pursuant to section 20-195cc, or [(G)] (vii) a physician certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, psychologist, advanced practice registered nurse certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing with the American Nurses Credentialing Center, marital and family therapist, clinical social worker or professional counselor licensed or certified as such or as a person entitled to perform similar services, under a different designation, in another state or jurisdiction whose requirements for practicing in such capacity are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state; and [(4)] (D) passed an examination prescribed by the commissioner. Any such applicant who, on or before July 1, 2017, is a matriculating student in good standing in a graduate degree program at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in one of the fields required under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision on or before July 1, 2017, but who cannot reasonably complete the requirements set forth in this subdivision prior to January 1, 2019, as determined by the commissioner, may apply for a license under this subdivision on and after January 1, 2019.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, an applicant for a license as a professional counselor shall, on and after January 1, 2019, submit evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of having: (A) (i) Earned a graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling as part of a program of higher learning accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, or a successor organization, or (ii) (I) completed at least sixty graduate semester hours in counseling or a related mental health field at a regionally accredited institution of higher education that included coursework in each of the following areas: Human growth and development; social and cultural foundations; counseling theories; counseling techniques; group counseling; career counseling; appraisals or tests and measurements to individuals and groups; research and evaluation; professional orientation to mental health counseling; addiction and substance abuse counseling; trauma and crisis counseling; and diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, (II) earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education a graduate degree in counseling or a related mental health field, (III) completed a one-hundred-hour practicum in counseling taught by a faculty member licensed or certified as a professional counselor or its equivalent in another state, and (IV) completed a six-hundred-hour clinical mental health counseling internship taught by a faculty member licensed or certified as a professional counselor or its equivalent in another state; (B) acquired three thousand hours of postgraduate experience under professional supervision, including a minimum of one hundred hours of direct professional supervision, in the practice of professional counseling, performed over a period of not less than two years; and (C) passed an examination prescribed by the commissioner.

(b) An applicant for licensure by endorsement shall present evidence satisfactory to the commissioner that the applicant is licensed or certified as a professional counselor, or as a person entitled to perform similar services under a different designation, in another state or jurisdiction whose requirements for practicing in such capacity are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state and that there are no disciplinary actions or unresolved complaints pending.

(c) An applicant who is [currently] licensed or certified as a professional counselor or its equivalent in another state, territory or commonwealth of the United States may substitute three years of licensed or certified work experience in the practice of professional counseling in lieu of the requirements of [subdivision (3)] subparagraph (C) of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section, or subparagraph (B) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, as applicable, provided the commissioner finds that such experience is equal to or greater than the requirements of this state. "

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

Section 1

October 1, 2017

20-195aa

Sec. 2

October 1, 2017

20-195cc

Sec. 3

October 1, 2017

20-195dd

On the motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8232) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5452 (COMM) (File No. 113) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRACTICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE OF STUDENT EMBALMERS.

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

Remarking was Senator Somers of the 18th.

On the motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2, in concurrence with the House.

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. 586 (COMM) (File No. 242) AN ACT EXPANDING MANDATED HEALTH BENEFITS FOR WOMEN, CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS.

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

Senator Flexer of the 29th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8258) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Markley of the 16th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8258) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 184, after "copayment" strike the comma and insert in lieu thereof "or"

In line 185, strike "or other out-of-pocket expense"

In line 188, after the period insert "Nothing in this section shall preclude an insurer, health care center, fraternal benefit society, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation or other entity that delivers, issues for delivery, renews, amends or continues in this state an individual health insurance policy that provides the coverage required under subsection (a) of this section and has a provider network from imposing cost-sharing requirements for any item or service described in subsection (a) of this section that is delivered by an out-of-network provider. "

In line 189, strike "No" and insert in lieu thereof "Any"

In line 192, after "section 38a-510," insert "within a contraceptive method"

In line 193, after "authorization" insert "within a contraceptive method"

In line 252, after "copayment" strike the comma and insert in lieu thereof "or"

In line 253, strike "or other out-of-pocket expense"

In line 256, after the period insert "Nothing in this section shall preclude an insurer, health care center, fraternal benefit society, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation or other entity that delivers, issues for delivery, renews, amends or continues in this state a group health insurance policy that provides the coverage required under subsection (a) of this section and has a provider network from imposing cost-sharing requirements for any item or service described in subsection (a) of this section that is delivered by an out-of-network provider. "

In line 257, strike "No" and insert in lieu thereof "Any"

In line 260, after "section 38a-510," insert "within a contraceptive method"

In line 261, after "authorization" insert "within a contraceptive method"

Remarking were Senators Flexer of the 29th, Suzio of the 13th and Osten of the 19th.

Senator Kelly of the 21st offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 8326) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Larson of the 3rd and Markley of the 16th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 8326) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

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

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2018) No special enrollment period established in the general statutes that permits a person to enroll in a health insurance policy, plan or arrangement because such person has become pregnant shall be available to any person insured under (1) a group hospitalization and medical and surgical insurance plan or plans procured by the Comptroller pursuant to section 5-259 of the general statutes, or (2) a fully insured group health insurance policy sponsored by a municipality.

Sec. 502. Subdivision (2) of subsection (g) of section 38a-481 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(2) Each individual health insurance policy subject to the Affordable Care Act shall (A) be offered on a guaranteed issue basis with respect to all eligible individuals or dependents, and (B) provide special enrollment periods (i) to all eligible individuals or dependents as set forth in 45 CFR 147. 104, as amended from time to time, and (ii) to all eligible pregnant individuals not more than thirty days after the commencement of the pregnancy, as certified by any licensed health care provider acting within the scope of such health care provider's practice. Coverage under subparagraph (B)(ii) of this subdivision shall be (I) effective as of the first of the month in which the employee receives such certification, and (II) limited to eligible employees who do not have, at a minimum, essential benefits as determined under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P. L. 111-148, as amended from time to time, regulations adopted thereunder, or the coverage requirements under chapter 700c. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prohibit any person from enrolling in an individual health insurance policy offered or sold through the exchange or not offered or sold through the exchange.

Sec. 503. Subsection (a) of section 38a-183 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) (1) A health care center governed by sections 38a-175 to 38a-192, inclusive, shall not enter into any agreement with subscribers unless and until it has filed with the commissioner a full schedule of the amounts to be paid by the subscribers and has obtained the commissioner's approval thereof. Such filing shall include an actuarial memorandum that includes, but is not limited to, pricing assumptions and claims experience, and premium rates and loss ratios from the inception of the contract or policy. The commissioner may refuse such approval if the commissioner finds such amounts to be excessive, inadequate or discriminatory. As used in this subsection, "loss ratio" means the ratio of incurred claims to earned premiums by the number of years of policy duration for all combined durations.

(2) Premium rates offered to individuals shall be consistent with the requirements set forth in section 38a-481.

(3) Premium rates offered to small employers, as defined in section 38a-564, shall be consistent with the requirements set forth in section 38a-567.

(4) No such health care center shall enter into any agreement with subscribers unless and until it has filed with the commissioner a copy of such agreement or agreements, including all riders and endorsements thereon, and until the commissioner's approval thereof has been obtained. The commissioner shall, within a reasonable time after the filing of any request for an approval of the amounts to be paid, any agreement or any form, notify the health care center of the commissioner's approval or disapproval thereof.

Sec. 504. Section 38a-208 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) No such corporation shall enter into any contract with subscribers unless and until it has filed with the Insurance Commissioner a full schedule of the rates to be paid by the subscribers and has obtained said commissioner's approval thereof. Such filing shall include an actuarial memorandum that includes, but is not limited to, pricing assumptions and claims experience, and premium rates and loss ratios from the inception of the contract. The commissioner may refuse such approval if the commissioner finds such rates to be excessive, inadequate or discriminatory. As used in this subsection, "loss ratio" means the ratio of incurred claims to earned premiums by the number of years of policy duration for all combined durations.

(b) Premium rates and special enrollment periods offered to individuals shall be consistent with the requirements set forth in section 38a-481, as amended by this act.

(c) Premium rates offered to small employers, as defined in section 38a-564, shall be consistent with the requirements set forth in section 38a-567.

(d) No hospital service corporation shall enter into any contract with subscribers unless and until it has filed with the Insurance Commissioner a copy of such contract, including all riders and endorsements thereof, and until said commissioner's approval thereof has been obtained. The Insurance Commissioner shall, within a reasonable time after the filing of any such form, notify such corporation of the commissioner's approval or disapproval thereof.

Sec. 505. Section 38a-218 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2018):

(a) No such medical service corporation shall enter into any contract with subscribers unless and until it has filed with the Insurance Commissioner a full schedule of the rates to be paid by the subscriber and has obtained said commissioner's approval thereof. Such filing shall include an actuarial memorandum that includes, but is not limited to, pricing assumptions and claims experience, and premium rates and loss ratios from the inception of the contract. The commissioner may refuse such approval if the commissioner finds such rates are excessive, inadequate or discriminatory. As used in this subsection, "loss ratio" means the ratio of incurred claims to earned premiums by the number of years of policy duration for all combined durations.

(b) Premium rates and special enrollment periods offered to individuals shall be consistent with the requirements set forth in section 38a-481, as amended by this act.

(c) Premium rates offered to small employers, as defined in section 38a-564, shall be consistent with the requirements set forth in section 38a-567.

(d) No such medical service corporation shall enter into any contract with subscribers unless and until it has filed with the Insurance Commissioner a copy of such contract, including all riders and endorsements thereof, and until said commissioner's approval thereof has been obtained. The Insurance Commissioner shall, within a reasonable time after the filing of any such form, notify such corporation of the commissioner's approval or disapproval thereof. "

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

Sec. 501

January 1, 2018

New section

Sec. 502

January 1, 2018

38a-481(g)(2)

Sec. 503

January 1, 2018

38a-183(a)

Sec. 504

January 1, 2018

38a-208

Sec. 505

January 1, 2018

38a-218

Remarking were Senators Fasano of the 34th and Looney of the 11th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call on the bill as amended.

The following is the result of the vote at 12: 45 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, the bill as amended by Senate Amendments Schedules “A” (LCO 8258) and “B” (LCO 8326) 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

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSE

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the rules were suspended for immediate transmittal to the House of Senate Bill 586.

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: 47 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

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

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.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 644 (COMM) (File No. 524) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED OUT OF STATE.

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

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 12: 50 a. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.