JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 3: 51 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Noele R. Kidney of Ellington, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

We ask for patience to understand those who disagree with us, sensitivity to the needs of others, and prudence to make decisions which work toward the common good.

PLEDGE

Senator Larson of the 3rd led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

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

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. J. No. 100 (COMM) (File No. 516) RESOLUTION APPROVING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROTECT TRANSPORTATION FUNDS.

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.

APPROPRIATIONS. H. B. No. 5590 (COMM) (File No. 213) AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 7133 (RAISED) (File No. 634) AN ACT CONCERNING GOOD TIME CREDITS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 7302 (RAISED) (File No. 693) AN ACT CONCERNING ISOLATED CONFINEMENT AND CORRECTIONAL STAFF TRAINING AND WELLNESS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 6025 (COMM) (File No. 281) AN ACT ALLOWING MEDICAL ASSISTANTS TO ADMINISTER VACCINES UNDER SUPERVISION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

TRANSPORTATION. H. B. No. 6051 (COMM) (File No. 386) AN ACT REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION TO SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGARDING THE HARTFORD-NEW BRITAIN BUSWAY.

APPROPRIATIONS. H. B. No. 6304 (COMM) (File No. 450) AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE VIABILITY OF NEW DISTRICT HEATING NETWORKS IN THE STATE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 7273 (RAISED) (File No. 463) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "C")

GENERAL LAW. H. B. No. 7070 (RAISED) (File No. 75) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 7278 (RAISED) (File No. 598) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF STATE LAND. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 7305 (RAISED) (File No. 665) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL STATUTES.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 7280 (RAISED) (File No. 600) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

HOUSING. Substitute for H. B. No. 7295 (RAISED) (File Nos. 559 and 713) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE RENTERS REBATE PROGRAM.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6907 (COMM) (File No. 260) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTERSTATE PASSENGER CARRIER LAW.

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 7055 (RAISED) (File No. 427) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REGARDING THE NOTIFICATION OF STATE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT AND THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION, PARKING SPACES, WAYSIDE HORNS, THE DISPOSITION OF EXCESS STATE PROPERTY, HEAVY DUTY TRAILERS, FLASHING LIGHTS ON MOTOR VEHICLES AND ROAD AND BRIDGE DESIGNATIONS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for H. B. No. 7179 (RAISED) (File No. 138) AN ACT CONCERNING TERMINATION OF CERTAIN CONTRACTS BY CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD ORDERED INTO ACTIVE STATE SERVICE.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. H. B. No. 6948 (COMM) (File No. 501) AN ACT CONCERNING REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

DISAGREEING ACTION

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

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. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

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.

JUDICIARY. Proposed H. B. No. 5983 AN ACT CONCERNING EFFECTUATION OF QUITCLAIM DEEDS. In concurrence with the House.

BANKING. Substitute for H. B. No. 7161 (RAISED) (File Nos. 136 and 721) AN ACT REQUIRING ADMINISTRATORS OF CERTAIN RETIREMENT PLANS TO DISCLOSE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

COMMERCE. Substitute for H. B. No. 7230 (RAISED) (File No. 359) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE'S ELECTRONIC BUSINESS PORTAL. In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 7082 (RAISED) (File No. 287) AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT OPERATIONS. In concurrence with the House.

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

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

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

AGING. Substitute for H. B. No. 7020 (RAISED) (File Nos. 28 and 784) AN ACT REQUIRING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

HUMAN SERVICES. H. B. No. 7192 (RAISED) (File Nos. 333 and 795) AN ACT CONCERNING A PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SYSTEM FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 7202 (RAISED) (File Nos. 550 and 797) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DIVISION OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS WITHIN THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

ORDER OF THE DAY

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PASSED

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

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

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

Remarking were Senators Kissel of the 7th, Bye of the 5th, Looney of the 11th 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: 17 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 the bill passed, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE GOVERNOR

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the rules were suspended for immediate transmittal to the Governor of House Bill No. 5743.

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.

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")

Senator Leone of the 27th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Witkos of the 8th, Gerratana of the 6th, Somers of the 18th, Kennedy of the 12th, McCrory of the 2nd, Larson of the 3rd, Winfield of the 10th, Cassano of the 4th, Osten of the 19th and Gomes of the 23rd.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 55 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 the bill passed, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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. 1.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 966 (RAISED) (File No. 476) AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

Senator Frantz of the 36th explained the bill and moved passage.

Senator Hartley of the 15th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8723) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8723) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

Strike section 2 in its 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 32-1m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Not later than February [1, 2006, and annually thereafter] first, annually, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall submit a report to the Governor, the Auditors of Public Accounts and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, finance, revenue and bonding and commerce, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a. Not later than thirty days after submission of the report, [to the Governor and the General Assembly,] said commissioner shall post the report on the Department of Economic and Community Development's web site. [Said] Such report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information with regard to the activities of the Department of Economic and Community Development and to business assistance or incentive programs not administered by the department, during the preceding state fiscal year:

(1) A brief description and assessment of the state's economy during such year, utilizing the most recent and reasonably available data, and including:

(A) Connecticut employment by industry;

(B) Connecticut and national average unemployment; and

(C) Connecticut gross state product, by industry. [; ]

[(D) Connecticut productivity, by industry, compared to the national average;

(E) Connecticut manufacturing activity;

(F) Identification of economic and competitive conditions affecting Connecticut's industry sectors, problems resulting from these conditions and state efforts to address the problems;

(G) A brief summary of Connecticut's competitiveness as a place for business, which shall include, but not be limited to, an evaluation of (i) how the programs and policies of state government affect the state economy and state business environment, (ii) the ability of the state to retain and attract businesses, (iii) the steps taken by other states to improve the competitiveness of such states as places for business, and (iv) programs and policies the state could implement to improve the competitiveness of the state in order to encourage economic growth; and

(H) Any other economic information that the commissioner deems appropriate.

(2) A statement of the department's economic and community development objectives, measures of program success and standards for granting financial and nonfinancial assistance under programs administered by the department. ]

[(3)] (2) An analysis of the economic development portfolio of the department, including, but not limited to, each business assistance or incentive program, including any business tax credit or abatement program, grant, loan, forgivable loan or other form of assistance, enacted for the purpose of improving economic development. The analysis shall include:

[(A) A list of the names, addresses and locations of all recipients of the department's assistance;

(B) The following information concerning each recipient of such assistance: ]

(A) The Internet web site address of the state's open data portal and an indication of where the name, address and location of each recipient of the department's assistance is published on the site along with the following information concerning each recipient: (i) Business activities, (ii) standard industrial classification codes or North American industrial classification codes, [(iii) number of full-time jobs and part-time jobs at the time of application, (iv) number of actual full-time jobs and actual part-time jobs during the preceding state fiscal year, (v)] (iii) whether the recipient is a minority or woman-owned business, [(vi)] (iv) a summary of the terms and conditions for the assistance, including the type and amount of state financial assistance [,] and job creation or retention requirements, [and anticipated wage rates, (vii)] (v) the amount of investments from private and other nonstate sources that have been leveraged by the assistance, [(viii) the extent to which employees of the recipient participate in health benefit plans offered by such recipient, (ix) the extent to which the recipient offers unique economic, social, cultural or aesthetic attributes to the municipality in which the recipient is located or to the state, and (x)] and (vi) the amount of state investment;

[(C)] (B) A portfolio analysis, including [(i)] an analysis of the wages paid by recipients of financial assistance [, (ii) the average portfolio wage, median portfolio wage, highest and lowest portfolio wage, (iii) portfolio wage data by industry, and (iv) portfolio wage data by municipality] by industry;

[(D)] (C) An investment analysis, including (i) total portfolio value, (ii) total investment by industry, (iii) portfolio dollar per job average, (iv) portfolio leverage ratio; [, and (v) percentage of financial assistance which was provided to high performance work organizations in the preceding state fiscal year; and]

[(E)] (D) An overview of the business assistance and incentive programs administered by the department and an analysis of [the] their estimated economic [effects of the department's economic development investments on the state's economy, including (i) contribution to gross state product for the total economic development portfolio and for any investment activity occurring in the preceding state fiscal year, (ii) direct and indirect employment created by the investments for the total portfolio and for any investment activity occurring in the preceding state fiscal year, (iii) productivity of recipients of financial assistance as a result of the department's investment occurring in the preceding state fiscal year, (iv) directly or indirectly increased property values in the municipalities in which the recipients of assistance are located, and (v) personal income. ] impact on the state's economy. The analysis shall include, for each business assistance or incentive program for which such data is available, the number of new jobs created, the borrowing cost to the state and the estimated impact of such program on annual state revenues;

(E) An analysis of whether the statutory and programmatic goals of each business or incentive program are being met, with obstacles to such goals identified, if possible;

(F) (i) Recommendations as to whether any existing business assistance or incentive program should be continued, modified or repealed and the basis or bases for such recommendations, and (ii) any recommendations for additional data collection by the state to better inform future evaluations of such programs; and

(G) The methodologies and assumptions used in carrying out the analyses under this subdivision.

[(4)] (3) An analysis of the community development portfolio of the department, including:

[(A) A list of the names, addresses and locations of all recipients of the department's assistance;

(B) The following information concerning each recipient of such assistance: ]

(A) The Internet web site address of the state's open data portal and an indication of where the name, address and location of each recipient of the department's assistance is published on the site along with the following information concerning each recipient: (i) Amount of state investment, (ii) a summary of the terms and conditions for the department's assistance, including the type and amount of state financial assistance, and (iii) the amount of investments from private and other nonstate sources that have been leveraged by such assistance; and

[(C)] (B) An investment analysis, including (i) total active portfolio value, (ii) total investments made in the preceding state fiscal year, [(iii) total portfolio by municipality, (iv) total investments made in the preceding state fiscal year categorized by municipality, (v)] and (iii) total portfolio leverage ratio. [, and (vi) leverage ratio of the total investments made in the preceding state fiscal year; and]

[(D) An analysis of the estimated economic effects of the department's economic development investments on the state's economy, including (i) contribution to gross state product for the total portfolio and for any investment activity occurring in the preceding state fiscal year, (ii) direct and indirect employment created by the investments for the total portfolio and for any investment activity occurring in the preceding state fiscal year, (iii) productivity of recipients of financial assistance as a result of the department's investment occurring in the preceding state fiscal year, (iv) directly or indirectly increased property values in the municipalities in which the recipients are located, and (v) personal income. ]

(4) An analysis of each business assistance or incentive program, including any business tax credit or abatement program, grant, loan, forgivable loan or other form of assistance, enacted for the purpose of improving economic development, that (A) (i) had ten or more recipients of assistance in the preceding state fiscal year, or (ii) credited, abated or distributed more than one million dollars in the preceding state fiscal year, and (B) is not administered by the department. The analysis shall include:

(i) An overview of the business assistance or incentive program and an analysis of its estimated economic effects on the state's economy, including, for each program where such data is available, the number of new jobs created and the estimated impact of such program on annual state revenues;

(ii) An analysis of whether the statutory and programmatic goals of each business assistance or incentive program are being met, with obstacles to such goals identified, if possible;

(iii) Recommendations as to whether any such existing business assistance or incentive program should be continued, modified or repealed and the basis or bases for such recommendations, and any recommendations for additional data collection by the state to better inform future evaluations of such programs; and

(iv) The methodologies and assumptions used in carrying out the analysis under this subdivision.

[(5) A summary of the department's economic and community development marketing efforts in the preceding state fiscal year, a summary of the department's business recruitment strategies and activities in such year, and a summary of the department's efforts to assist small businesses and minority business enterprises in such year. ]

[(6)] (5) A summary of the department's international trade efforts in the preceding state fiscal year, and, to the extent possible, a summary of foreign direct investment that occurred in the state in such year.

[(7) Identification of existing economic clusters, the formation of new economic clusters, the measures taken by the commissioner during the preceding state fiscal year to encourage the growth of economic clusters and the amount of bond funds expended by the department during the previous fiscal year on each economic cluster.

(8) (A) A summary of the department's brownfield-related efforts and activities within the Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development established pursuant to subsections (a) to (d), inclusive, of section 32-761 in the preceding state fiscal year, except for activity under the Special Contaminated Property Remediation and Insurance Fund program. Such efforts shall include, but not be limited to, (i) total portfolio investment in brownfield remediation projects, (ii) total investment in brownfield remediation projects in the preceding state fiscal year, (iii) total number of brownfield remediation projects, (iv) total number of brownfield remediation projects in the preceding state fiscal year, (v) total of reclaimed and remediated acreage, (vi) total of reclaimed and remediated acreage in the preceding state fiscal year, (vii) leverage ratio for the total portfolio investment in brownfield remediation projects, and (viii) leverage ratio for the total portfolio investment in brownfield remediation projects in the preceding state fiscal year. Such summary shall include a list of such brownfield remediation projects and, for each such project, the name of the developer and the location by street address and municipality and a tracking of all funds administered through or by said office;

(B) A summary of the department's efforts with regard to the Special Contaminated Property Remediation and Insurance Fund, including, but not limited to, (i) the number of applications received in the preceding state fiscal year, (ii) the number and amounts of loans made in such year, (iii) the names of the applicants for such loans, (iv) the average time period between submission of application and the decision to grant or deny the loan, (v) a list of the applications approved and the applications denied and the reasons for such denials, and (vi) for each project, the location by street address and municipality; and

(C) A summary of the department's efforts with regard to the dry cleaning grant program, established pursuant to section 12-263m, including, but not limited to, (i) information as to the number of applications received, (ii) the number and amounts of grants made since the inception of the program, (iii) the names of the applicants, (iv) the time period between submission of application and the decision to grant or deny the loan, (v) which applications were approved and which applications were denied and the reasons for any denials, and (vi) a recommendation as to whether the surcharge and grant program established pursuant to section 12-263m should continue.

(9) The following information concerning enterprise zones designated under section 32-70:

(A) A statement of the current goals for enterprise zones;

(B) A statement of the current performance standards to measure the progress of municipalities that have enterprise zones in attaining the goals for such zones;

(C) A report from each municipality that has an enterprise zone, which evaluates the progress of the municipality in meeting the performance standards established under section 32-70a; and

(D) An assessment of the performance of each enterprise zone based on information collected under subparagraph (C) of this subdivision.

(10) With regard to the grant program designated pursuant to sections 32-324a to 32-324e, inclusive, an assessment of program performance.

(11) With regard to the fuel diversification program designated pursuant to section 32-324g, an assessment of program performance.

(12) An assessment of the performance of the Connecticut qualified biodiesel producer incentive account grant program established pursuant to sections 32-324a to 32-324e, inclusive.

(13) An assessment of the performance of the fuel diversification grant program established pursuant to section 32-324g. ]

[(14)] (6) A summary of the total social and economic impact of the department's efforts and activities in the areas of economic and community development, and an assessment of the department's performance in terms of meeting its stated goals and objectives.

[(15) With regard to the Connecticut Credit Consortium established pursuant to section 32-9yy, a summary of the activity of such program, including, but not limited to, the number of loans and lines of credit applied for and approved, the size of the businesses, the amount of the loans or lines of credit, and the amount repaid to date.

(16) With regard to the office of the permit ombudsman, established pursuant to section 32-726:

(A) The names of applicants for expedited review;

(B) The date of request for expedited review;

(C) The basis upon which the applicant claimed eligibility for expedited review;

(D) State agencies that participated in the permit review process;

(E) The dates on which the permit was granted or denied via the expedited review process or the date the applicant was determined not to be eligible for expedited review; and

(F) If applicable, the reason the applicant was determined not to be eligible for the expedited review process. ]

[(17)] (7) With regard to the Small Business Express program established pursuant to section 32-7g, data on (A) the number of small businesses that applied to the Small Business Express program, (B) the number of small businesses that received assistance under said program and the general categories of such businesses, (C) the amounts and types of assistance provided, (D) the total number of jobs on the date of application and the number proposed to be created or retained, and (E) the most recent employment figures of the small businesses receiving assistance.

[(18)] (8) With regard to airport development zones established pursuant to section 32-75d, a summary of the economic and cost benefits of each zone and any recommended revisions to any such zones.

(9) An overview of the department's activities related to tourism, the arts and historic preservation.

(10) An overview of the department's activities concerning digital media, motion pictures and related production activity, and an analysis of the use of the film production tax credit established under section 12-217jj, the entertainment industry infrastructure tax credit established under section 12-217kk and the digital animation production tax credit established under section 12-217ll, including the amount of any tax credit issued under said sections and the total amount of production expenses or costs incurred in the state by the taxpayer who was issued such a tax credit.

(11) A summary of the department's and the office of the permit ombudsman's brownfield-related efforts and activities in the preceding fiscal year.

(12) A summary of the department's dry cleaning establishment remediation account activities in the preceding fiscal year.

(b) Any annual report that is required from the department by any provision of the general statutes shall be incorporated into the annual report [provided] submitted pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

(c) On or before March 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, finance, revenue and bonding and commerce shall hold, individually or jointly, one or more public hearings on the analyses included in the annual report under subdivisions (3) and (5) of subsection (a) of this section.

Sec. 502. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Annual report" means the report required under subsection (a) of section 32-1m of the general statutes, as amended by this act;

(2) "Incentive programs" means every business assistance or incentive program, including any business tax credit or abatement program, grant, loan, forgivable loan or other form of assistance, enacted for the purpose of improving economic development; and

(3) "Performance audit" means an examination of performance that provides findings or conclusions to determine effectiveness in achieving expressed legislative purposes.

(b) As part of each audit the Auditors of Public Accounts perform of the Department of Economic and Community Development or as a stand-alone audit, said auditors shall conduct a performance audit of incentive programs, in such order and frequency as said auditors deem necessary. Said auditors shall conduct any such performance audit in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards or by another method said auditors deem appropriate.

(c) As part of each audit the Auditors of Public Accounts perform of the Department of Economic and Community Development, said auditors shall evaluate the annual reports submitted by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development since the last audit performed of the department by said auditors and the analyses required under subdivisions (3) and (5) of subsection (a) of section 32-1m of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and included in such annual reports. Such evaluation shall include, but need not be limited to:

(1) A determination of whether evidence is available to support the accuracy of the data presented in such annual reports;

(2) An evaluation of management practices and operations with respect to the ease or difficulty for taxpayers to comply with the requirements of the incentive programs;

(3) Recommendations for improving the administrative efficiency or effectiveness of the incentive programs; and

(4) An evaluation of whether such annual reports satisfy the reporting requirements under subsection (a) of section 32-1m of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(d) (1) The Auditors of Public Accounts shall submit a report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, of the performance audit and evaluation required, pursuant to subsections (b) and (c) of this section, as part of each audit said auditors perform of the Department of Economic and Community Development, to the Governor, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, finance, revenue and bonding and commerce. Such report may be submitted as part of the audit report of the Department of Economic and Community Development that said auditors issue pursuant to section 2-90 of the general statutes.

(2) The Auditors of Public Accounts shall submit a report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, of any stand-alone performance audit conducted pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, to the Governor, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, finance, revenue and bonding and commerce.

(e) Said committees shall hold, individually or jointly, one or more public hearings on a report submitted pursuant to subsection (d) of this section.

Sec. 503. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a Minority Business Initiative Advisory Board, which shall be within the Department of Economic and Community Development. The advisory board shall: (1) Advise the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development with regard to increasing the availability of technical assistance, access to capital and access to state contracts to minority-owned businesses; and (2) develop and administer programs to foster financial literacy, minority employment and entrepreneurship, which may include, but need not be limited to, internship and externship programs, apprenticeship programs, entrepreneurship programs and subsidies to employers for job creation.

(b) The advisory board shall consist of the following members:

(1) Four appointed by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, in consultation with members of the minority business community. Each such appointee shall: (1) Have skill, knowledge and experience in business and business development, procurement, and state and federal contracting; (2) have skill, knowledge and experience in developing minority-owned businesses; (3) be a member of or hold an office in a community organization serving minority populations that has economic development, including, but not limited to, business and entrepreneurial development, as part of its mission; (4) have business development education and training expertise; (5) represent a business or organization that primarily engages in business development; or (6) own a business;

(2) One appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

(3) One appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

(4) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

(5) One appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; and

(6) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, or the commissioner's designee.

(c) All appointments to the task force shall be made not later than September 1, 2017. Members shall serve a two-year term and may not serve more than three such terms consecutively, except that each member shall hold office until a successor is appointed. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(d) The commissioner shall schedule the first meeting of the advisory board not later than September 30, 2017. The advisory board shall elect a chairperson from among its members. The advisory board shall meet at such times as the chairperson deems necessary.

(e) No member of the advisory board shall receive compensation for such member's services.

Sec. 504. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 32-7h of the general statutes, the commissioner shall allocate the following amounts from the small business express assistance account, established pursuant to said section, to the Minority Business Initiative Advisory Board established pursuant to section 503 of this act: (1) Two million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, and (2) one million dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. The advisory board may use not more than five per cent of the allocation in each fiscal year for the administrative costs of performing the duties described in subsection (a) of section 503 of this act.

Sec. 505. Section 32-1p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

[(a)] With respect to digital media and motion picture activities, the Department of Economic and Community Development shall have the following powers and duties:

(1) To promote the use of Connecticut locations, structures, facilities and services for the production and postproduction of all digital media and motion pictures and other media-related products;

(2) To provide support services to visiting and in-state production companies, including assistance to digital media and motion picture producers in securing permits from state agencies, authorities or institutions or municipalities or other political subdivisions of the state;

(3) To develop and update a resource library concerning the many possible state sites which are suitable for production;

(4) To develop and update a production manual of available digital media and motion picture production facilities and services in the state;

(5) To conduct and attend trade shows and production workshops to promote Connecticut locations and facilities;

(6) To prepare an explanatory guide showing the impact of relevant state and municipal tax statutes, regulations and administrative opinions on typical production activities and to implement the tax credits provided for in sections 12-217jj, 12-217kk and 12-217ll;

(7) To formulate and propose guidelines for state agencies for a "one stop permitting" process for matters, including, but not limited to, the use of state roads and highways, the use of state-owned real or personal property for production activities and the conduct of regulated activities, and to hold workshops to assist state agencies in implementing such process;

(8) To formulate and recommend to municipalities model local ordinances and forms to assist production activities, including, but not limited to, "one stop permitting" of digital media and motion picture and other production activity to be conducted in a municipality, and to hold workshops to assist municipalities in implementing such ordinances;

(9) To accept any funds, gifts, donations, bequests or grants of funds from private and public sources for the purposes of this section;

(10) To request and obtain from any state agency, authority or institution or any municipality or other political subdivision of the state such assistance and data as will enable the department to carry out the purposes of this section;

(11) To assist and promote cooperation among all segments of management and labor that are engaged in digital media and motion pictures; and

(12) To take any other administrative action which may improve the position of the state's digital media and motion picture production industries in national and international markets.

[(b) On or before January 1, 2010, and annually thereafter, the Department of Economic and Community Development shall submit to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce and finance, revenue and bonding, in accordance with section 11-4a, a report on the activities of the department under this section and the estimated direct and indirect economic impact of all digital media, motion pictures and related production activity in the state, during the preceding calendar year. Each such report shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the use of the film production tax credit established under section 12-217jj, the entertainment industry infrastructure tax credit established under section 12-217kk and the digital animation production tax credit established under section 12-217ll, and shall include a description of each production or project for which a tax credit has been issued, the amount of any such tax credit and the total amount of production expenses or costs incurred in the state by the taxpayer who was issued such a tax credit and any other information that may be requested by a chairperson of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce and finance, revenue and bonding. ]

Sec. 506. Section 32-1o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) On or before July 1, 2015, and every four years thereafter, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, within available appropriations, shall prepare an economic development strategic plan for the state in consultation with the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, the Commissioners of Energy and Environmental Protection and Transportation, the Labor Commissioner, the chairperson of the Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee, the executive directors of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority and the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority, and the chief executive officer of Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated, or their respective designees, and any other agencies the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development deems appropriate.

(b) In developing the plan, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall:

(1) Ensure that the plan is consistent with (A) the text and locational guide map of the state plan of conservation and development adopted pursuant to chapter 297, and (B) the state's consolidated plan for housing and community development prepared pursuant to section 8-37t;

(2) Consult regional councils of governments, regional planning organizations, regional economic development agencies, interested state and local officials, entities involved in economic and community development, stakeholders and business, economic, labor, community and housing organizations;

(3) Consider (A) regional economic, community and housing development plans, and (B) applicable state and local workforce investment strategies;

(4) Assess and evaluate the economic development challenges and opportunities of the state and against the economic development competitiveness of other states and regions; and

(5) Host regional forums to provide for public involvement in the planning process.

(c) The strategic plan required under this section shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) A review and evaluation of the economy of the state, [. Such review and evaluation shall include, but not be limited to, a sectoral analysis, housing market and housing affordability analysis, labor market and labor quality analysis, demographic analysis and historic trend analysis and projections] including its strengths;

(2) A review and analysis of factors, issues and forces that impact or impede economic development and responsible growth in Connecticut and its constituent regions; [. Such factors, issues or forces shall include, but not be limited to, transportation, including, but not limited to, commuter transit, rail and barge freight, technology transfer, brownfield remediation and development, health care delivery and costs, early education, primary education, secondary and postsecondary education systems and student performance, business regulation, labor force quality and sustainability, social services costs and delivery systems, affordable and workforce housing cost and availability, land use policy, emergency preparedness, taxation, availability of capital and energy costs and supply; ]

[(3) Identification and analysis of economic clusters that are growing or declining within the state; ]

[(4)] (3) An analysis of targeted industry sectors in the state that (A) identifies those industry sectors that are of current or future importance to the growth of the state's economy and to its global competitive position, (B) identifies what those industry sectors need for continued growth, and (C) identifies those industry sectors' current and potential impediments to growth;

[(5) A review and evaluation of the economic development structure in the state, including, but not limited to, (A) a review and analysis of the past and current economic, community and housing development structures, budgets and policies, efforts and responsibilities of its constituent parts in Connecticut, and (B) an analysis of the performance of the current economic, community and housing development structure, and its individual constituent parts, in meeting its statutory obligations, responsibilities and mandates and their impact on economic development and responsible growth in Connecticut; ]

[(6)] (4) Establishment and articulation of a vision for Connecticut that identifies where the state should be in [five, ten, fifteen and twenty years] the future;

[(7)] (5) Establishment of prioritized, clear and measurable goals and objectives for the state and regions [, to meet the short and long-term goals established under this section and provide] and clear steps and strategies to achieve said goals and objectives, [including, but not limited to, the following] which may include, but shall not be limited to: (A) The promotion of economic development and opportunity, (B) the fostering of effective transportation access and choice including the use of airports and ports for economic development, (C) enhancement and protection of the environment, (D) maximization of the effective development and use of the workforce consistent with applicable state or local workforce investment strategy, (E) promotion of the use of technology in economic development, including access to high-speed telecommunications, and (F) the balance of resources through sound management of physical development;

[(8) Prioritization of goals and objectives established under this section; ]

[(9)] (6) Establishment of relevant measures that clearly identify and quantify (A) whether a goal and objective is being met at the state, regional, local and private sector level, and (B) cause and effect relationships, and provide a clear and replicable measurement methodology;

[(10)] (7) Recommendations on how the state can best achieve goals under the strategic plan; [and provide cost estimates for implementation of the plan and the projected return on investment for those areas; ] and

[(11) A review and evaluation of the operation and efficacy of the urban jobs program established pursuant to sections 32-9i to 32-9l, inclusive, enterprise zones established pursuant to section 32-70, railroad depot zones established pursuant to section 32-75a, qualified manufacturing plants designated pursuant to section 32-75c, entertainment districts established pursuant to section 32-76 and enterprise corridor zones established pursuant to section 32-80. The review and evaluation of enterprise zones shall include an analysis of enterprise zones that have been expanded to include an area in a contiguous municipality or in which there are base or plant closures;

(12) An assessment of program performance with regard to the development, research and economic assistance matching grant program established pursuant to section 32-345; and]

[(13)] (8) Any other responsible growth information that the commissioner deems appropriate.

(d) On or before July 1, [2009] 2019, and every [five] four years thereafter, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall submit [an] the economic development strategic plan for the state to the Governor for approval. The Governor shall review and approve or disapprove such plan not more than sixty days after submission. The plan shall be effective upon approval by the Governor or sixty days after the date of submission.

(e) Upon approval, the commissioner shall submit the economic development strategic plan to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to commerce, planning and development, appropriations and the budgets of state agencies and finance, revenue and bonding. Not later than thirty days after such submission, the commissioner shall post the plan on the web site of the Department of Economic and Community Development.

(f) The commissioner, from time to time, may revise and update the strategic plan upon approval of the Governor. The commissioner shall post any such revisions on the web site of the Department of Economic and Community Development.

Sec. 507. Section 12-263m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) As used in this section: (1) "Eligible dry cleaning establishment" means any place of business engaged in the cleaning of clothing or other fabrics using tetrachlorethylene, Stoddard solvent or other chemicals or any place of business that accepts clothing or other fabrics to be cleaned by another establishment using such chemicals, (2) "gross receipts at retail" means the total amount accruing from dry cleaning services at retail, valued in money, without any deduction for the cost of the materials used, labor or service cost or any other expense, and (3) "eligible applicant" means (A) a business owner or operator of an eligible dry cleaning establishment, or (B) an owner of property that is or that was occupied by an eligible dry cleaning establishment.

(b) (1) There shall be paid to the Commissioner of Revenue Services by each dry cleaning establishment a surcharge of one per cent of its gross receipts at retail for any dry cleaning service performed on or after January 1, 1995. Each dry cleaning establishment shall register with the Commissioner of Revenue Services on forms prescribed by the commissioner. Each dry cleaning establishment that is registered with the commissioner shall renew its registration with the commissioner on October 1, 2015, and annually thereafter, in such manner as the commissioner may prescribe. The commissioner shall send a nonrenewal notice by first class mail to each dry cleaning establishment that fails to renew its registration in accordance with the provisions of this subsection. No dry cleaning establishment may engage in or transact business as a dry cleaning establishment unless it is registered with the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of this subsection.

(2) (A) Any dry cleaning establishment that fails to register with the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of this subsection shall pay a penalty of one thousand dollars, which penalty shall not be subject to waiver.

(B) Any dry cleaning establishment that fails to renew its registration within forty-five days after a nonrenewal notice was sent pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection shall pay a penalty of two hundred dollars, which the commissioner may waive in the manner set forth in section 12-3a, when it is proven to the commissioner's satisfaction that the failure to register was due to reasonable cause and was not intentional or due to neglect. No penalty may be assessed under this subparagraph more than once during any registration period.

(3) Each dry cleaning establishment shall submit a return quarterly to the Commissioner of Revenue Services, applicable with respect to the calendar quarter beginning January 1, 1995, and each calendar quarter thereafter, on or before the last day of the month immediately following the end of each such calendar quarter, on a form prescribed by the commissioner, together with payment of the quarterly surcharge determined and payable in accordance with the provisions of this section. Whenever such surcharge is not paid when due, a penalty of ten per cent of the amount due or fifty dollars, whichever is greater, shall be imposed, and such surcharge shall bear interest at the rate of one per cent per month or fraction thereof until the same is paid. The Commissioner of Revenue Services shall cause copies of a form prescribed for submitting returns as required under this section to be distributed to persons subject to the surcharge. Failure to receive such form shall not be construed to relieve anyone subject to the surcharge under this section from the obligations of submitting a return, together with payment of such surcharge within the time required. The provisions of sections 12-548 to 12-554, inclusive, and sections 12-555a and 12-555b shall apply to the provisions of this section in the same manner and with the same force and effect as if the language of said sections 12-548 to 12-554, inclusive, and sections 12-555a and 12-555b had been incorporated in full into this section and had expressly referred to the surcharge imposed under this section, except to the extent that any such provision is inconsistent with a provision of this section and except that the term "tax" shall be read as "dry cleaning establishment surcharge".

(4) Any moneys received by the state pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the account established pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.

(c) There is established an account within the General Fund to be known as the "dry cleaning establishment remediation account". Said account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Any balance remaining in the account at the end of any fiscal year shall be carried forward in the account for the fiscal year next succeeding. The account shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for grants made to owners or operators of eligible dry cleaning establishments or owners of property on which an eligible dry cleaning establishment has been in operation for at least a year prior to the approval of the application or was previously operated for at least a year prior to such approval.

(d) The state, acting through the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, shall use the dry cleaning establishment remediation account to provide grants to applicants for the purposes of the containment and removal or mitigation of environmental pollution resulting from the discharge, spillage, uncontrolled loss, seepage or filtration of chemical liquids or solid, liquid or gaseous products or hazardous wastes on or at the site of an eligible dry cleaning establishment or for measures undertaken to prevent such pollution which are approved by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection. In order to qualify for a grant under the provisions of this section an eligible applicant must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development that (1) the eligible dry cleaning establishment is using or previously used, tetrachlorethylene or Stoddard solvent or other chemicals for the purpose of cleaning clothes or other fabrics, (2) the eligible dry cleaning establishment has been doing business or did business at the site for a period of at least one year prior to the submission date or approval date of the application for assistance under this section, (3) the eligible dry cleaning establishment or owner of property is not in arrears with regard to any tax levied by the state or any political subdivision of the state and the dry cleaning surcharge imposed by subsection (b) of this section, and (4) the eligible applicant is not in arrears with regard to any tax levied by the state or any political subdivision of the state. Any funds disbursed as a grant under this section shall not be subject to attachment in the satisfaction of any judgment against the recipient of such grant in any civil action.

(e) Notwithstanding the terms of any grant made under this section, an eligible applicant shall bear all the costs of such pollution that are less than ten thousand dollars. The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development may provide a grant of up to three hundred thousand dollars to the eligible applicant where the eligible applicant has provided said commissioner with documentation satisfactory to said commissioner that the services for which payment is sought have been or will be completed. No eligible applicant shall receive more than three hundred thousand dollars per eligible dry cleaning establishment. In addition, the account may be used (1) to provide grants to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for expenditures made investigating dry cleaning establishments, (2) to provide potable water whenever necessary, and (3) to conduct environmental site assessments.

(f) Requests for grants shall be made to the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. Any eligible applicant seeking a grant shall provide documentation supporting the need for the grant.

(g) Any dry cleaning establishment which unlawfully or intentionally discharges or spills any chemical liquids or solid, liquid or gaseous products or hazardous wastes shall not be eligible for a grant from the account.

(h) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall establish procedures for distribution of the grants and shall adopt criteria to carry out the provisions of this section. Such criteria shall specify (1) who may apply for grants; (2) how establishments, whether owned or leased, will be determined to be eligible for grants; (3) the costs for which grants may be made; and (4) a method for ensuring timely payment of funds to grant recipients.

[(i) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall include in the report required pursuant to section 32-1m an annual report that shall include information as to the number of applications received, and the number and amounts of grants made, since the inception of the program, the names of the applicants, the time period between submission of an application and the decision to approve or deny the grant, which applications were approved and which applications were denied and the reasons for denial. Such report shall further include a recommendation as to whether the surcharge and the grant program established under this section should continue. ]

Sec. 508. Section 32-58 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

The Department of Economic and Community Development shall advise and cooperate with any municipal or regional agency, commission or authority responsible for economic planning in order to formulate and implement plans to reduce the dependency of a municipal or regional economy on prime defense contracts and to alleviate the effects of a possible prime defense contract cutback. [The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall submit on or before September first of each year to the Governor and the General Assembly a report which evaluates the extent to which the economy of the state is dependent on prime defense contracts, designates the municipalities or regions whose economies are particularly dependent on prime defense contracts, describes the adequacy of the steps being taken to meet potential problems resulting from such dependency and shall include recommendations as to the need for further legislative and administrative action to reduce such dependency and to aid areas which have been or may be impacted by prime defense contract cutbacks. ]

Sec. 509. Section 10-95h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(a) Not later than November thirtieth each year, the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, higher education and employment advancement and labor shall meet with the chairperson of the technical high school system board and the superintendent of the technical high school system, the Labor Commissioner, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and such other persons as they deem appropriate to consider the items submitted pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

(b) On or before November fifteenth, annually:

(1) The Labor Commissioner shall submit the following to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, higher education and employment advancement and labor: (A) Information identifying general economic trends in the state; (B) occupational information regarding the public and private sectors, such as continuous data on occupational movements; and (C) information identifying emerging regional, state and national workforce needs over the next thirty years.

(2) The superintendent of the technical high school system shall submit the following to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, higher education and employment advancement and labor: (A) Information ensuring that the curriculum of the technical high school system is incorporating those workforce skills that will be needed for the next thirty years, as identified by the Labor Commissioner in subdivision (1) of this subsection, into the technical high schools; (B) information regarding the employment status of students who graduate from or complete an approved program of study at the technical high school system, including, but not limited to: (i) Demographics such as age and gender, (ii) course and program enrollment and completion, (iii) employment status, and (iv) wages prior to enrolling and after graduating; (C) an assessment of the adequacy of the resources available to the technical high school system as the system develops and refines programs to meet existing and emerging workforce needs; (D) recommendations to the technical high school system board to carry out the provisions of subparagraphs (A) to (C), inclusive, of this subdivision; and (E) information regarding staffing at each technical high school for the current academic year. The superintendent of the technical high school system shall collaborate with the Labor Commissioner to obtain information as needed to carry out the provisions of this subsection.

[(3) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall submit the following to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education, higher education and employment advancement and labor: (A) Information regarding the relationship between the Department of Economic and Community Development and the technical high school system, (B) information regarding coordinated efforts of the department and the technical high school system to collaborate with the business community, (C) information on workforce training needs identified by the department through its contact with businesses, (D) recommendations regarding how the department and the technical high school system can coordinate or improve efforts to address the workforce training needs identified in subparagraph (C) of this subdivision, (E) information regarding the efforts of the department to utilize the technical high school system in business assistance and economic development programs offered by the department, and (F) any additional information the commissioner deems relevant. ]

Sec. 510. Section 32-1r of the general statutes is repealed. (Effective from passage)

Sec. 511. Section 31-362 of the general statutes is repealed. (Effective October 1, 2017)"

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

Sec. 501

from passage

32-1m

Sec. 502

from passage

New section

Sec. 503

from passage

New section

Sec. 504

from passage

New section

Sec. 505

October 1, 2017

32-1p

Sec. 506

October 1, 2017

32-1o

Sec. 507

October 1, 2017

12-263m

Sec. 508

October 1, 2017

32-58

Sec. 509

October 1, 2017

10-95h

Sec. 510

from passage

Repealer section

Sec. 511

October 1, 2017

Repealer section

On the motion of Senator Frantz of the 36th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8723) 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.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 943 (RAISED) (File No. 275) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF CERTAIN SOLAR FACILITIES ON PRODUCTIVE FARMLANDS.

Senator Kennedy of the 12th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8437) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Miner of the 30th, Osten of the 19th and Cassano of the 4th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8437) 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) For purposes of sections 1 and 2 of this act and section 16-50k of the general statutes, as amended by this act: (1) "Core forest" means unfragmented forest land that is three hundred feet or greater from the boundary between forest land and nonforest land, as determined by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection; and (2) "prime farmland" means land that meets the criteria for prime farmland as described in 7 CFR 657, as amended from time to time.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017) In any solicitation issued under section 16a-3f, 16a-3g, 16a-3h or 16a-3j of the general statutes, as amended by this act, after July 1, 2017, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall consider the environmental impacts of any proposal located in the state that is received in response to such solicitation, including, but not limited to, the impacts to prime farmland and core forests and the reuse of sites with limited development opportunities such as brownfields and landfills, as identified by the commissioner.

Sec. 3. Subsection (a) of section 16-50k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of section 16-50z, no person shall exercise any right of eminent domain in contemplation of, commence the preparation of the site for, commence the construction or supplying of a facility, or commence any modification of a facility, that may, as determined by the council, have a substantial adverse environmental effect in the state without having first obtained a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need, hereinafter referred to as a "certificate", issued with respect to such facility or modification by the council. Certificates shall not be required for (1) fuel cells built within the state with a generating capacity of two hundred fifty kilowatts or less, or (2) fuel cells built out of state with a generating capacity of ten kilowatts or less. Any facility with respect to which a certificate is required shall thereafter be built, maintained and operated in conformity with such certificate and any terms, limitations or conditions contained therein. Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter or title 16a, the council shall, in the exercise of its jurisdiction over the siting of generating facilities, approve by declaratory ruling (A) the construction of a facility solely for the purpose of generating electricity, other than an electric generating facility that uses nuclear materials or coal as fuel, at a site where an electric generating facility operated prior to July 1, 2004, and (B) the construction or location of any fuel cell, unless the council finds a substantial adverse environmental effect, or of any customer-side distributed resources project or facility or grid-side distributed resources project or facility with a capacity of not more than sixty-five megawatts, as long as: [such] (i) Such project meets air and water quality standards of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, (ii) the council does not find a substantial adverse environmental effect, and (iii) for a solar photovoltaic facility with a capacity of two or more megawatts, to be located on prime farmland or forestland, excluding any such facility that was selected by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in any solicitation issued prior to July 1, 2017, pursuant to section 16a-3f, 16a-3g or 16a-3j, the Department of Agriculture represents, in writing, to the council that such project will not materially affect the status of such land as prime farmland or the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection represents, in writing, to the council that such project will not materially affect the status of such land as core forest. In conducting an evaluation of a project for purposes of subparagraph (B)(iii) of this subsection, the Departments of Agriculture and Energy and Environmental Protection may consult with the United States Department of Agriculture and soil and water conservation districts.

Sec. 4. Subsection (a) of section 16-50p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) (1) In a certification proceeding, the council shall render a decision upon the record either granting or denying the application as filed, or granting it upon such terms, conditions, limitations or modifications of the construction or operation of the facility as the council may deem appropriate.

(2) The council's decision shall be rendered in accordance with the following:

(A) Not later than twelve months after the filing of an application for a facility described in subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of section 16-50i or subdivision (4) of said subsection (a) if the application was incorporated in an application concerning a facility described in subdivision (1) of said subsection (a); and

(B) Not later than one hundred eighty days after the filing of an application for a facility described in subdivisions (3) to (6), inclusive, of subsection (a) of section 16-50i, provided the council may extend such period by not more than one hundred eighty days with the consent of the applicant.

(3) The council shall file, with its order, an opinion stating in full its reasons for the decision. The council shall not grant a certificate, either as proposed or as modified by the council, unless it shall find and determine:

(A) Except as provided in subsection (b) or (c) of this section, a public need for the facility and the basis of the need;

(B) The nature of the probable environmental impact of the facility alone and cumulatively with other existing facilities, including a specification of every significant adverse effect, including, but not limited to, (i) electromagnetic fields that, whether alone or cumulatively with other effects, impact on, and conflict with the policies of the state concerning the natural environment, (ii) ecological balance, (iii) public health and safety, (iv) scenic, historic and recreational values, (v) agriculture, (vi) forests and parks, (vii) air and water purity, and (viii) fish, aquaculture and wildlife;

(C) Why the adverse effects or conflicts referred to in subparagraph (B) of this subdivision are not sufficient reason to deny the application;

(D) In the case of an electric transmission line, (i) what part, if any, of the facility shall be located overhead, (ii) that the facility conforms to a long-range plan for expansion of the electric power grid of the electric systems serving the state and interconnected utility systems and will serve the interests of electric system economy and reliability, and (iii) that the overhead portions, if any, of the facility are cost effective and the most appropriate alternative based on a life-cycle cost analysis of the facility and underground alternatives to such facility, are consistent with the purposes of this chapter, with such regulations or standards as the council may adopt pursuant to section 16-50t, including, but not limited to, the council's best management practices for electric and magnetic fields for electric transmission lines and with the Federal Power Commission "Guidelines for the Protection of Natural Historic Scenic and Recreational Values in the Design and Location of Rights-of-Way and Transmission Facilities" or any successor guidelines and any other applicable federal guidelines and are to be contained within an area that provides a buffer zone that protects the public health and safety, as determined by the council. In establishing such buffer zone, the council shall consider, among other things, residential areas, private or public schools, licensed child care centers, licensed youth camps or public playgrounds adjacent to the proposed route of the overhead portions and the level of the voltage of the overhead portions and any existing overhead transmission lines on the proposed route. At a minimum, the existing right-of-way shall serve as the buffer zone;

(E) In the case of an electric or fuel transmission line, that the location of the line will not pose an undue hazard to persons or property along the area traversed by the line;

(F) In the case of a facility described in subdivision (6) of subsection (a) of section 16-50i that is (i) proposed to be installed on land under agricultural restriction, as provided in section 22-26cc, that the facility will not result in a material decrease of acreage and productivity of the arable land, (ii) proposed to be installed on land near a building containing a school, as defined in section 10-154a, or a commercial child care center, as described in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 19a-77, that the facility will not be less than two hundred fifty feet from such school or commercial child care center unless the location is acceptable to the chief elected official of the municipality or the council finds that the facility will not have a substantial adverse effect on the aesthetics or scenic quality of the neighborhood in which such school or commercial child care center is located, or (iii) proposed to be installed on land owned by a water company, as defined in section 25-32a, and which involves a new ground-mounted telecommunications tower, that such land owned by a water company is preferred over any alternative telecommunications tower sites provided the council shall, pursuant to clause (iii) of this subparagraph, consult with the Department of Public Health to determine potential impacts to public drinking water supplies in considering all the environmental impacts identified pursuant to subparagraph (B) of this subdivision. The council shall not render any decision pursuant to this subparagraph that is inconsistent with federal law or regulations; and

(G) That, for a facility described in subdivision (5) or (6) of subsection (a) of section 16-50i, the council has considered the manufacturer's recommended safety standards for any equipment, machinery or technology for the facility.

Sec. 5. Subsection (e) of section 16-244u of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(e) (1) On or before October 1, 2013, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall conduct a proceeding to develop the administrative processes and program specifications, including, but not limited to, a cap of ten million dollars per year apportioned to each electric distribution company based on consumer load, for credits provided to beneficial accounts pursuant to subsection [(c)] (b) of this section and payments made pursuant to subsection [(d)] (c) of this section, provided the municipal, state and agricultural customer hosts, each in the aggregate, and the designated beneficial accounts of such customer hosts, shall receive not more than forty per cent of the dollar amount established pursuant to this subdivision.

(2) In addition to the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection, the authority shall authorize six million dollars per year for municipal customer hosts, apportioned to each electric distribution company based on consumer load, for credits provided to beneficial accounts pursuant to subsection [(c)] (b) of this section and payments made pursuant to subsection [(d)] (c) of this section where such municipal customer hosts have: (A) Submitted an interconnection application to an electric distribution company on or before April 13, 2016, and (B) submitted a virtual net metering application to an electric distribution company on or before April 13, 2016.

(3) In addition to the provisions of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection, the authority shall authorize, apportioned to each electric distribution company based on consumer load for credits provided to beneficial accounts pursuant to subsection (b) of this section and payments made pursuant to subsection (c) of this section three million dollars per year for agricultural customer hosts, provided each agricultural customer host utilizes a virtual net metering facility that is an anaerobic digestion Class I renewable energy source and not less than fifty per cent of the dollar amount for such agricultural customer hosts established under this subparagraph is utilized by anaerobic digestion facilities located on dairy farms that complement such farms' nutrient management plans, as certified by the Department of Agriculture, and that have a goal of utilizing one hundred per cent of the manure generated on such farm.

Sec. 6. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Department of Agriculture, may assist one or more companies in the submission of a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency for approval of kelp oil as a feedstock under the fuel pathway for the heating oil program within the Renewable Fuel Standard Program. Such assistance may include, but shall not be limited to, inquiring of the status of kelp and kelp oil for consideration as feedstock for heating oil by the Environmental Protection Agency under such program, providing any applicable or requisite information held by the department that may support such petition, and facilitating timely communications between the Environmental Protection Agency, other relevant state agencies and any such petitioning company in furtherance of any such petition.

Sec. 7. Section 22a-207 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

For the purposes of this chapter and chapter 103b:

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection or his authorized agent;

(2) "Department" means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection;

(3) "Solid waste" means unwanted or discarded solid, liquid, semisolid or contained gaseous material, including, but not limited to, demolition debris, material burned or otherwise processed at a resources recovery facility or incinerator, material processed at a recycling facility and sludges or other residue from a water pollution abatement facility, water supply treatment plant or air pollution control facility;

(4) "Solid waste facility" means any solid waste disposal area, volume reduction plant, transfer station, wood-burning facility or biomedical waste treatment facility;

(5) "Volume reduction plant" means any location or structure, whether located on land or water, where more than two thousand pounds per hour of solid waste generated elsewhere may be reduced in volume, including, but not limited to, resources recovery facilities, waste conversion facilities and other incinerators, recycling facilities, pulverizers, compactors, shredders, balers and composting facilities;

(6) "Solid waste disposal area" means any location, including a landfill or other land disposal site, used for the disposal of more than ten cubic yards of solid waste. For purposes of this subdivision, "disposal" means the placement of material at a location with the intent to leave it at such location indefinitely, or to fail to remove material from a location within forty-five days, but does not mean the placement of material required to be recycled under section 22a-241b in a location on the premises of a recycling facility, provided such facility is in compliance with all requirements of state or federal law and any permits required thereunder;

(7) "Recycling" means the processing of solid waste to reclaim material therefrom;

(8) "Recycling facility" or "recycling center" means land and appurtenances thereon and structures where recycling is conducted, including but not limited to, an intermediate processing center as defined in section 22a-260;

(9) "Resources recovery facility" means a facility [utilizing processes to reclaim energy from municipal solid waste] that combusts municipal solid waste to generate electricity;

(10) "Waste conversion facility" means a facility that uses thermal, chemical or biological processes to convert solid waste, including, but not limited to, municipal solid waste, into electricity, fuel, gas, chemical or other products and that is not a facility that combusts mixed municipal solid waste to generate electricity;

[(10)] (11) "Transfer station" means any location or structure, whether located on land or water, where more than ten cubic yards of solid waste, generated elsewhere, may be stored for transfer or transferred from transportation units and placed in other transportation units for movement to another location, whether or not such waste is stored at the location prior to transfer;

[(11)] (12) "Municipality" means any town, city or borough within the state;

[(12)] (13) "Municipal authority" means the local governing body having legal jurisdiction over solid waste management within its corporate limits which shall be, in the case of any municipality which adopts a charter provision or ordinance pursuant to section 7-273aa, the municipal resource recovery authority;

[(13)] (14) "Regional authority" means the administrative body delegated the responsibility of solid waste management for two or more municipalities which have joined together by creating a district or signing an interlocal agreement or signing a mutual contract for a definitive period of time;

[(14)] (15) "Region" means two or more municipalities which have joined together by creating a district or signing an interlocal agreement or signing a mutual contract for a definite period of time concerning solid waste management within such municipalities;

[(15)] (16) "Solid waste management plan" means an administrative and financial plan for an area which considers solid waste storage, collection, transportation, volume reduction, recycling, reclamation and disposal practices for a twenty-year period, or extensions thereof;

[(16)] (17) "Municipal collection" means solid waste collection from all residents thereof by a municipal authority;

[(17)] (18) "Contract collection" means collection by a private collector under a formal agreement with a municipal authority in which the rights and duties of the respective parties are set forth;

[(18)] (19) "Solid waste planning region" means those municipalities within the defined boundaries of regional councils of governments or as prescribed in the state solid waste management plan;

[(19)] (20) "Biomedical waste" means infectious waste, pathological waste and chemotherapy waste generated during the administration of medical care or the performance of medical research involving humans or animals and which, because of its quantity, character or composition, has been determined by the commissioner to require special handling but excluding any solid waste which has been classified by the department as a hazardous waste pursuant to section 22a-115 or is a radioactive material regulated pursuant to section 22a-148;

[(20)] (21) "Generator of biomedical waste" means any person who owns or operates a facility that produces biomedical waste in any quantity, including, but not limited to the following: General hospitals, skilled nursing facilities or convalescent hospitals, intermediate care facilities, chronic dialysis clinics, free clinics, health maintenance organizations, surgical clinics, acute psychiatric hospitals, laboratories, medical buildings, physicians' offices, veterinarians, dental offices and funeral homes. Where more than one generator is located in the same building, each individual business entity shall be considered a separate generator;

[(21)] (22) "Biomedical waste treatment facility" means a solid waste facility capable of storing, treating or disposing of any amount of biomedical waste, excluding any facility where the only biomedical waste treated, stored or disposed of is biomedical waste generated at the site and any licensed acute care facility or licensed regional household hazardous waste collection facility accepting untreated solid waste generated during the administration of medical care in a single or multiple family household by a resident of such household;

[(22)] (23) "Throughput" means the amount of municipal solid waste processed by a resources recovery facility determined by dividing the average annual tonnage of municipal solid waste by three hundred sixty-five days;

[(23)] (24) "Municipal solid waste" means solid waste from residential, commercial and industrial sources, excluding solid waste consisting of significant quantities of hazardous waste as defined in section 22a-115, land-clearing debris, demolition debris, biomedical waste, sewage sludge and scrap metal;

[(24)] (25) "Wood-burning facility" means a facility, as defined in section 16-50i, whose principal function is energy recovery from wood for commercial purposes. "Wood-burning facility" does not mean a biomass gasification plant that utilizes land clearing debris, tree stumps or other biomass that regenerates, or the use of which will not result in a depletion of, resources;

[(25)] (26) "Person" has the same meaning as in subsection (b) of section 22a-2;

[(26)] (27) "Closure plan" means a comprehensive written plan, including maps, prepared by a professional engineer licensed by the state that details the closure of a solid waste disposal area and that addresses final cover design, stormwater controls, landfill gas controls, water quality monitoring, leachate controls, postclosure maintenance and monitoring, financial assurance for closure and postclosure activities, postclosure use and any other information that the commissioner determines is necessary to protect human health and the environment from the effects of the solid waste disposal areas;

[(27)] (28) "Designated recyclable item" means an item designated for recycling by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection in regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (a) of section 22a-241b, or designated for recycling pursuant to section 22a-208v or 22a-256;

[(28)] (29) "Composting facility" means land, appurtenances, structures or equipment where organic materials originating from another process or location that have been separated at the point or source of generation from nonorganic material are recovered using a process of accelerated biological decomposition of organic material under controlled aerobic or anaerobic conditions;

[(29)] (30) "Source-separated organic material" means organic material, including, but not limited to, food scraps, food processing residue and soiled or unrecyclable paper that has been separated at the point or source of generation from nonorganic material.

Sec. 8. Section 22a-207a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) As used in [sections] section 22a-208d, [22a-208q] as amended by this act, and subsection (b) of section 22a-228: (1) "Composting" means a process of accelerated biological decomposition of organic material under controlled conditions; and (2) "mixed municipal solid waste" means municipal solid waste that consists of mixtures of solid wastes which have not been separated at the source of generation or processed into discrete, homogeneous waste streams such as glass, paper, plastic, aluminum or tire waste streams provided such wastes shall not include any material required to be recycled pursuant to section 22a-241b. [; and (3) "mixed municipal solid waste composting facility" means a volume reduction plant where mixed municipal solid waste is processed using composting technology. ]

(b) As used in this chapter, "end user" means any person who uses a material for such material's original use or any manufacturer who uses a material as feedstock to make a marketable product.

Sec. 9. Section 22a-208d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(a) On and after July 1, 1989, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall not issue a permit under section 22a-208a to construct or expand a resources recovery facility [or a mixed municipal solid waste composting facility] where any mixed municipal solid waste will be processed or a disposal area for ash residue generated by resources recovery facilities or mixed municipal solid waste unless said commissioner makes a written determination that such facility or disposal area is necessary to meet the solid waste disposal needs of the state and will not result in substantial excess capacity of resources recovery facilities [,] or disposal areas. [or mixed municipal solid waste composting facilities. ]

(b) The commissioner shall publish, at the expense of the applicant, notice of the preliminary determination of need for the proposed facility or disposal area in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in the area affected. Publication shall be within sixty days of determination by the commissioner that the application is complete. Any person may submit written comments on the preliminary determination of need in the same manner as provided by the commissioner for the submission of comments on the application. The commissioner shall not make a final determination of need for the facility or disposal area unless a permit is issued. A preliminary determination of need shall be void if a permit is not issued. As used in this section, "preliminary determination of need" means a statement by the commissioner of the need for a resources recovery facility [, a mixed municipal solid waste composting facility] or disposal area during the pendency of an application to construct such facility or area.

(c) (1) The applicant for a permit to construct or expand a resources recovery facility [or a mixed municipal solid waste composting facility] requiring a determination of need under subsection (a) of this section shall provide such information as the commissioner deems necessary, including but not limited to:

(A) The design capacity of the proposed facility;

(B) The planned operating rate and throughput for the facility;

(C) An explanation of any difference between the information provided under subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this subdivision;

(D) The estimated amount of the following: (i) The mixed municipal solid waste generated by and received from each municipality and other customers that will send waste to the facility, in tons per day evidenced by contracts or letters of intent, (ii) the mixed municipal solid waste to be recycled pursuant to regulations adopted by the commissioner under section 22a-241b, and (iii) change in the amount of mixed municipal solid waste generated because of population growth, waste generation, source reduction and industrial and commercial development over the design life of the facility. Information submitted under this subdivision shall include the methodology used to determine the estimates;

(E) A contingency plan for use of facility capacity if throughput declines or increases by at least ten per cent from the throughput estimated in the application;

(F) An analysis of reasonable levels of reserve capacity for seasonal peaks and unexpected facility outages;

(G) The capability of the applicant to complete the project;

(H) The technical feasibility of the proposed facility; and

(I) A demonstration that the throughput capacity of the proposed facility, when combined with the throughput capacity of all other resources recovery facilities with permits to construct under the provisions of section 22a-208a [,] and existing resources recovery facilities with construction permits to expand [and mixed municipal solid waste composting facilities,] shall not exceed the total throughput capacity of resources recovery facilities [and mixed municipal solid waste composting facilities] needed to process waste generated in the state as set forth in the solid waste management plan adopted pursuant to section 22a-228.

(2) In making the determination required under this section, the commissioner shall consider the information submitted under subdivision (1) of this subsection, the current and anticipated availability of throughput capacity for mixed municipal solid waste at resources recovery facilities, [mixed municipal solid waste composting facilities,] land disposal areas, recycling facilities and other facilities that process or dispose of mixed municipal solid waste that have obtained all necessary permits to construct and any other information the commissioner deems pertinent and shall insure that no waste is accounted for more than once as a result of transfer from one vehicle or facility to another or for any other reason.

(d) (1) The applicant for a permit to construct a disposal area for ash residue generated by resources recovery facilities or mixed municipal solid wastes which requires a certificate of need under subsection (a) of this section shall submit such information as the commissioner deems necessary, including but not limited to, (A) the name of the resources recovery facilities or municipalities to be served by the disposal area; (B) the transportation system needed to serve the disposal area; (C) the available capacity of other disposal areas for ash residue or mixed municipal solid waste in the state that have obtained all necessary permits to construct; and (D) the design capacity of the disposal area.

(2) In making the determination required under this subsection, the commissioner shall consider the information submitted pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection and any other information the commissioner deems pertinent.

(e) The provisions of this section shall apply to any application for a permit under section 22a-208a for a resources recovery facility, for a disposal area for ash residue generated by resources recovery facilities, [for a mixed municipal solid waste composting facility] or for a disposal area for mixed municipal solid wastes which is pending on or submitted after July 1, 1989.

(f) This section shall not apply to an application for a permit or permit modifications of any resources recovery facility operating as of June 30, 1993, provided there is no expansion after that date of the facility's boilers or waste handling and processing equipment. Any such facility shall comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. Nothing in this subsection and no action taken by the commissioner pursuant hereto shall validate or invalidate any permit or determination of need issued or approved prior to June 30, 1993, for any resources recovery facility not operating as of that date, or otherwise affect any action of the commissioner, proceedings or judicial review relating thereto, pending on or commenced after that date.

Sec. 10. Section 22a-208q of the general statutes is repealed. (Effective July 1, 2017)"

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

Sec. 3

July 1, 2017

16-50k(a)

Sec. 4

July 1, 2017

16-50p(a)

Sec. 5

July 1, 2017

16-244u(e)

Sec. 6

from passage

New section

Sec. 7

July 1, 2017

22a-207

Sec. 8

July 1, 2017

22a-207a

Sec. 9

July 1, 2017

22a-208d

Sec. 10

July 1, 2017

Repealer section

Remarking was Senator McLachlan of the 24th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 5: 36 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 1

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8437) 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

   

N

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

A

   

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 Senator abstained under Senate Rule 15:

Senator Linares of the 33rd District

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.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. S. B. No. 644 (COMM) (File No. 524) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED OUT OF STATE.

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

Remarking was Senator Logan of the 17th.

Senator McLachlan of the 24th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8639) and moved adoption.

SENATOR HARTLEY IN THE CHAIR

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8639) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 19, after "section. " insert "One per cent of such collected tax shall be paid by the town into the Special Transportation Fund, established pursuant to section 13b-68, to fund administrative costs associated with the registration of motor vehicles registered out of state. "

Senator Duff of the 25th being on the prevailing side of the vote moved for reconsideration of Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8639).

Senator McLachlan of the 24th moved for withdrawal of Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8639).

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8639) was withdrawn.

Senator McLachlan of the 24th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 8758) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 8758) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 19, after "section. " insert "One per cent of such collected tax shall be paid by the town into the Special Transportation Fund, established pursuant to section 13b-68, to fund administrative costs associated with the registration of motor vehicles registered out of state. "

On the motion of Senator Cassano of the 4th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 8758) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

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.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6266 (COMM) (File No. 284) AN ACT CONCERNING BOXING EVENTS AND MIXED MARTIAL ARTS MATCHES.

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

Remarking were Senators Bye of the 5th, Flexer of the 29th, Guglielmo of the 35th, Fasano of the 34th and Gerratana of the 6th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 17 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 the bill passed, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

MARILYN MOORE

   

N

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

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

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

MAE M. FLEXER

   

N

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

   

N

31

HENRI MARTIN

   

N

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

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

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

Remarking were Senators Somers of the 18th, Berthel of the 32nd and Fasano of the 34th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 31 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 the bill passed, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6668 (COMM) (File No. 222) AN ACT CONCERNING PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE.

Senator Gomes of the 23rd explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Flexer of the 29th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 41 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 the bill passed, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 1 (COMM) (File No. 236) AN ACT CONCERNING EARNED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE.

Senator Gomes of the 23rd explained the bill and moved passage.

Senator Bye of the 5th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8372) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Flexer of the 29th, Kennedy of the 12th, Moore of the 22nd, Winfield of the 10th, Gerratana of the 6th, McCrory of the 2nd, Osten of the 19th, Gomes of the 23rd, Duff of the 25th and Looney of the 11th.

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the bill with Senate Amendment "A" (LCO 8372) designated was passed temporarily.

THE PRESIDENT 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.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 7081 (RAISED) (File No. 633) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLAIM AGAINST THE STATE OF MILLICENT CORBETT.

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

Remarking was Senator Kissel of the 7th.

On the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE

RESOLUTIONS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. J. No. 63 (COMM) (File No. 643) RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 53 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Kissel of the 7th.

On the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the resolution was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. J. No. 67 (COMM) (File No. 644) RESOLUTION VACATING THE DECISION OF THE CLAIMS COMMISSIONER TO DISMISS THE CLAIM AGAINST THE STATE OF JAMIE GENOVESE, ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE ESTATE OF TONI MARIE GENOVESE AND REMANDING THE CLAIM TO THE CLAIMS COMMISSIONER FOR A HEARING ON THE MERITS.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Kissel of the 7th.

On the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the resolution was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. J. No. 73 (COMM) (File No. 645) RESOLUTION VACATING THE DECISION OF THE CLAIMS COMMISSIONER TO DENY THE CLAIM AGAINST THE STATE OF MELISSA STEINHILPER, ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF AMANDA MONINGTON AND REMANDING THE CLAIM TO THE CLAIMS COMMISSIONER FOR A HEARING ON THE MERITS.

Senator Kissel of the 7th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Doyle of the 9th.

On the motion of Senator Kissel of the 7th, the resolution was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. J. No. 74 (COMM) (File No. 646) RESOLUTION VACATING THE DECISION OF THE CLAIMS COMMISSIONER TO DENY THE CLAIM AGAINST THE STATE OF MARIAN O'SHEA, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL O'SHEA.

Senator Kissel of the 7th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Doyle of the 9th.

On the motion of Senator Kissel of the 7th, the resolution was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, 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 H. B. No. 7126 (RAISED) (File Nos. 328 and 771) AN ACT REGULATING TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES AND TAXICABS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

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

Senator Kelly of the 21st offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8601) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Larson of the 3rd and Fasano of the 34th.

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 18

Those voting Nay 18

Those absent and not voting 0

The President announced she would vote Nay. On the roll call vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8601) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

   

N

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

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

   

N

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

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

   

N

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 55, strike "fifty" and insert "five" in lieu thereof

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th, Linares of the 33rd, Leone of the 27th, and McLachlan of the 24th.

SENATOR OSTEN IN THE CHAIR

Senator McLachlan of the 24th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 8827) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Larson of the 3rd and Fasano of the 34th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 19 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 18

Those voting Nay 18

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 8827) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

   

N

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

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

   

N

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

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

   

N

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:

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

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) No motor vehicle that is subject to a lien may be operated as a transportation network company vehicle without the advance written consent of the holder of such lien. "

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2017

New section

Remarking was Senator McLachlan of the 24th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 32 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 passed, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

   

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

   

N

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

   

N

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

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

SENATE AGENDA NO. 5

EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION

INTRODUCTION OF

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following Senate Joint Resolution was introduced and read by the Clerk. (Emergency Certification signed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House accompanied the bill in accordance with Section 2-26 of the Connecticut General Statutes and Joint Rules 9 and 15. )

S. J. No. 63 RESOLUTION CONVENING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN SPECIAL SESSION.

Senator Looney of the 11th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Fasano of the 34th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 42 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, Senate Joint Resolution No. 63 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 THE HOUSE

JOINT RULE 17

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, Senate Joint Resolution No. 63 was transmitted to the House pursuant to Joint Rule 17.

THE PRESIDENT IN THE CHAIR

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.

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

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

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 7069 (RAISED) (File Nos. 262 and 779) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF COMMISSION SALES STABLES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

COMMERCE. H. B. No. 7062 (RAISED) (File No. 354) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONNECTICUT-MADE DESIGNATION. In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 7243 (RAISED) (File No. 595) AN ACT CONCERNING SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT LIENS. In concurrence with the House.

BANKING. Substitute for H. B. No. 7032 (RAISED) (File Nos. 185 and 775) AN ACT REGARDING THE OFFICE OF THE STATE TREASURER'S RECOMMENDED REVISIONS TO THE ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 7080 (RAISED) (File No. 228) AN ACT CONCERNING LEGAL PROTECTIONS FOR PERSONS ENTERING PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES TO RENDER EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO CHILDREN. In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 7198 (RAISED) (File Nos. 653 and 796) AN ACT CONCERNING COURT OPERATIONS, VICTIM SERVICES, FRAUDULENT FILINGS AND TRANSFERS OF AN INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY TO A TRUST. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 7013 (RAISED) (File Nos. 125 and 813) AN ACT ESTABLISHING STANDARDS TO ALLOW THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN DOMESTIC INSURANCE COMPANIES AS DOMESTIC SURPLUS LINES INSURERS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 7169 (RAISED) (File Nos. 393 and 687) AN ACT CONCERNING PSYCHOLOGY TECHNICIANS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. H. B. No. 7120 (RAISED) (File No. 326) AN ACT CONCERNING POSTSECONDARY CAREER SCHOOLS. In concurrence with the House.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. H. B. No. 7102 (RAISED) (File Nos. 97 and 757) AN ACT PROTECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND VETERANS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 7263 (RAISED) (File Nos. 765 and 817) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE TAX AND RELATED STATUTES, AND CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS FROM THE PROPERTY TAX. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

EDUCATION. H. B. No. 7205 (RAISED) (File Nos. 458 and 789) AN ACT CONCERNING EARLY LITERACY. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

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.

HUMAN SERVICES. H. B. No. 7190 (RAISED) (File Nos. 331 and 794) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID PROVIDER AUDITS AND ELECTRONIC VISIT VERIFICATION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

Senator Markley of the 16th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Moore of the 22nd and Suzio of the 13th.

On the motion of Senator Markley of the 16th, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 7194 (RAISED) (File No. 264) AN ACT CONCERNING EXCEPTIONS TO THE TEN-YEAR REPOSE PERIOD FOR CERTAIN PRODUCT LIABILITY CLAIMS.

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

Remarking was Senator Doyle of the 9th.

On the motion of Senator Kissel of the 7th, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H. B. No. 7002 (RAISED) (File No. 124) AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONAL RISK INSURANCE RATE FILINGS.

Senator Kelly of the 21st explained the bill and moved passage.

On the motion of Senator Kelly of the 21st, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House.

BANKING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6992 (RAISED) (File Nos. 14 and 802) AN ACT PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF CONSUMERS DOING BUSINESS WITH FINANCIAL PLANNERS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

Senator McCrory of the 2nd explained the bill and moved passage.

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

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. H. B. No. 7105 (RAISED) (File No. 356) AN ACT CONCERNING WATER COMPANY RATE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISMS.

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

Remarking was Senator Formica of the 20th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 12: 09 a. 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 passed, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

A

   

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following Senator abstained under Senate Rule 15:

Senator Logan of the 17th District

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.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 7132 (RAISED) (File Nos. 656 and 786) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF NOTICE OF A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION BY AN EMPLOYEE TO AN EMPLOYER OR A WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

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

Remarking was Senator Kissel of the 7th.

On the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House.

ENVIRONMENT. H. B. No. 5884 (COMM) (File No. 22) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF COAL TAR SEALANTS ON STATE AND LOCAL HIGHWAYS.

Senator Kennedy of the 12th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Miner of the 30th.

On the motion of Senator Kennedy of the 12th, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House

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.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 7222 (RAISED) (File No. 594) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "B")

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

Remarking were Senators Suzio of the 13th and McLachlan of the 24th.

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 35

Those voting Nay 1

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote the bill passed, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

   

N

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

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6356 (COMM) (File Nos. 45 and 756) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC NOTICE OF TREE REMOVAL ON MUNICIPAL PROPERTY. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

Senator Kennedy of the 12th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Miner of the 30th and Osten of the 19th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 12: 46 a. 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 passed, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

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

   

N

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.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 7007 (RAISED) (File Nos. 320 and 479) AN ACT CONCERNING AN INNOVATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR NONPROFIT PROVIDERS OF HUMAN SERVICES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

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

Remarking was Senator Markley of the 16th.

On the motion of Senator Moore of the 22nd, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6741 (COMM) (File Nos. 70 and 726) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHT OF COUNSEL TO ACCESS RECORDS IN CERTAIN ABUSE AND NEGLECT PROCEEDINGS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

Senator Suzio of the 13th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Moore of the 22nd.

On the motion of Senator Suzio of the 13th, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 7312 (RAISED) (File No. 762) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STATE TAXATION AND COLLECTION AND IMPROVING TAX GAP COMPLIANCE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

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

Remarking were Senators Frantz of the 36th and Markley of the 16th.

On the motion of Senator Fonfara of the 1st, the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1, in concurrence with the House.

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.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 778 (RAISED) (File No. 340) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENSES FOR CONSULTANTS BORNE BY TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS.

Senator Formica of the 20th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8848) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Winfield of the 10th, Osten of the 19th, Somers of the 18th, Bye of the 5th, Gomes of the 23rd and Duff of the 25th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 2: 22 a. m. :

Total Number Voting 32

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 23

Those voting Nay 9

Those absent and not voting 4

On the roll call vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8848) was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

A

   

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

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

A

   

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

A

   

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

MAE M. FLEXER

   

N

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

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

A

   

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following Senators abstained under Senate Rule 15:

Senator Fonfara of the 1st District

Senator Kissel of the 7th District

Senator Logan of the 17th District

Senator Witkos of the 8th District

The following is the Amendment:

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

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Best interest of ratepayers" means the benefits of a contract or proposal outweigh the costs to electric ratepayers, based on whether the delivered prices of sources included in such contract or proposal are less than the forecasted price of energy, as determined by the commissioner or his or her designee, and based on a consideration of the following factors, as determined by the commissioner or his or her designee: (A) Impacts on electric system operations and reliability; (B) the extent to which such contract or proposal will contribute to (i) the local sourcing requirement set by the regional independent system operator, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, and (ii) meeting the requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality in accordance with sections 16-245a, 22a-174 and 22a-200a of the general statutes; (C) fuel diversity; and (D) whether the proposal is aligned with the policy goals outlined in the Integrated Resources Plan developed pursuant to section 16a-3a of the general statutes and the Comprehensive Energy Strategy developed pursuant to section 16a-3d of the general statutes, including, but not limited to, environmental impacts; and

(2) "Eligible nuclear power generating facility" means a nuclear power generating facility that is located in the control area of the regional independent system operator, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, and is licensed to operate through January 1, 2030, or later.

(b) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall (1) conduct an appraisal regarding nuclear power generating facilities, and (2) determine whether a competitive procurement process for nuclear power generating facilities shall be conducted pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. On or before January 1, 2018, the commissioner shall report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, the results of the appraisal conducted pursuant to subsection (c) of this section and the selection conducted pursuant to subsection (d) of this section to the General Assembly. If the General Assembly does not reject such results by a simple majority vote in each house on or before March 1, 2018, such results shall be deemed approved.

(c) The appraisal conducted pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section shall assess: (1) The current economic condition of nuclear generating facilities located in the control area of the regional independent system operator, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes; (2) the projected economic condition of nuclear power generating facilities located in the control area of the regional independent system operator, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes; (3) the impact on the following considerations if such nuclear power generating facilities retire before July 1, 2027: (A) Electric markets, fuel diversity, energy security and grid reliability, (B) the state's greenhouse gas emissions mandated levels established pursuant to section 22a-200a of the general statutes, and (C) the state, regional and local economy.

(d) After completing the appraisal pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section, if the results of such appraisal demonstrate that action is necessary, the commissioner shall act and may conduct one of the following competitive procurement processes: (1) The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority changing the standard service procurement pursuant to section 16-244c of the general statutes to require electric distribution companies to procure from eligible nuclear power generating facilities each year, for a period of not less than three years and not more than ten years, not less than six million megawatt-hours of electricity and not more than twelve million megawatt-hours of electricity; or (2) the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection issuing a solicitation for baseload zero-carbon electricity generating resources, including nuclear power generation facilities, provided (A) the total annual energy output of any proposals selected, in the aggregate, shall be not less than six million megawatt-hours of electricity and not more than twelve million megawatt-hours of electricity, and (B) any agreement entered into pursuant to this subdivision shall be for a period of not less than three years and not more than ten years. On or before May 1, 2018, if the commissioner selects one of the competitive procurement processes described pursuant to this subsection, the commissioner shall initiate such competitive procurement process selected pursuant to this subsection, in accordance with subsection (e) of this section, provided any changes made, contracts entered into or agreements entered into are in the best interest of ratepayers.

(e) (1) If the commissioner determines that the competitive procurement process pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of this section shall be conducted, the commissioner shall recommend that changes be made to the standard service procurement and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall be guided by such recommendations and make such necessary changes to the standard service procurement, provided any changes made or contracts entered into pursuant to this subdivision (A) provide for the delivery of adequate and reliable products and services, for which there is a clear public need, at a just and reasonable price, (B) are prudent and cost effective, and (C) provide for bidders who have the technical, financial and managerial capabilities to perform pursuant to such changes or contracts.

(2) (A) If the commissioner determines that the competitive procurement process pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of this section shall be conducted, the commissioner shall issue one or more solicitations for baseload zero-carbon electricity generating resources, including eligible nuclear power generation facilities and large-scale hydropower, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, provided such resources shall be delivered into the control area of the regional independent system operator, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, and any agreement entered into pursuant to subparagraph (B) of this subdivision shall be in the best interest of ratepayers. If the commissioner finds proposals received pursuant to such solicitation to be in the best interest of ratepayers, the commissioner may select any such proposal or proposals, provided (i) the total annual energy output of any proposals selected, in the aggregate, shall be not less than six million megawatt-hours of electricity and not more than twelve million megawatt-hours of electricity, and (ii) any agreement entered into pursuant to this subdivision shall be for a period of not less than three years and not more than ten years. (B) If the commissioner has made the determination and finding pursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, the commissioner shall, on behalf of all customers of electric distribution companies, direct the electric distribution companies to enter into agreements for energy, capacity and any environmental attributes, or any combination thereof, from proposals submitted pursuant to this subdivision. (C) Any agreement entered into pursuant to subparagraph (B) of this subdivision shall be subject to review and approval by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. The electric distribution company shall file an application for the approval of any such agreement with the authority. The authority's review shall commence upon the filing of the signed power purchase agreement with the authority. The authority shall approve agreements that it determines (i) provide for the delivery of adequate and reliable products and services, for which there is a clear public need, at a just and reasonable price, (ii) are prudent and cost effective, and (iii) that the respondent to the solicitation has the technical, financial and managerial capabilities to perform pursuant to such agreement. The authority shall issue a decision not later than one hundred twenty days after such filing. If the authority does not issue a decision within one hundred twenty days after such filing, the agreement shall be deemed approved. The net costs of any such agreement, including costs incurred by the electric distribution company under the agreement and reasonable costs incurred by the electric distribution company in connection with the agreement, shall be recovered on a timely basis through a fully reconciling component of electric rates for all customers of the electric distribution company. Any net revenues from the sale of products purchased in accordance with long-term contracts entered into pursuant to this section shall be credited to customers through the same fully reconciling rate component for all customers of the contracting electric distribution company.

(f) Each person owning and operating a nuclear power generating facility in the state shall pay a pro rata share of all reasonable costs associated with the department's appraisal pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, determination pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, and actions taken pursuant to subsection (e) of this section in an amount not to exceed one million dollars. "

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 the bill as amended.

The following is the result of the vote at 2: 24 a. m. :

Total Number Voting 32

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 23

Those voting Nay 9

Those absent and not voting 4

On the roll call vote, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8848) passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

A

   

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

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

A

   

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

A

   

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

MAE M. FLEXER

   

N

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

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

A

   

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following Senators abstained under Senate Rule 15:

Senator Fonfara of the 1st District

Senator Kissel of the 7th District

Senator Logan of the 17th District

Senator Witkos of the 8th District

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. H. B. No. 7036 (File No. 454) AN ACT PROMOTING THE USE OF FUEL CELLS FOR ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM BENEFITS AND RELIABILITY. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

Senator Formica of the 20th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Winfield of the 10th, McLachlan of the 24th and Fonfara of the 1st.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 2: 39 a. m. :

Total Number Voting 32

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 32

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 4

On the roll call vote the bill passed, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

A

   

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

A

   

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

A

   

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

A

   

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following Senators abstained under Senate Rule 15:

Senator Kissel of the 7th District

Senator Linares of the 33rd District

Senator Logan of the 17th District

Senator Witkos of the 8th District

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 7044 (File No. 695) AN ACT CONCERNING PRETRIAL JUSTICE REFORM. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

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

Remarking were Senators Kissel of the 7th and Looney of the 11th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 2: 51 a. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 29

Those voting Nay 7

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote the bill passed, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

   

N

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

 

Y

 

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

 

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.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 5764 (COMM) (File No. 280) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING OF BARBERS AND HAIRDRESSERS.

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. 1, 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.

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

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

Remarking were Senators Suzio of the 13th, Logan of the 17th, Gomes of the 23rd and Markley of the 16th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 04 a. 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 passed, in concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

   

N

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

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

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

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

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.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 7195 (RAISED) (File No. 591) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE TO STUDY METHODS FOR IMPROVING THE COLLECTION OF PAST DUE CHILD SUPPORT. In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 7311 (RAISED) (File Nos. 688 and 799) AN ACT CONCERNING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES AND BUSINESS CORPORATIONS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H. B. No. 5963 (COMM) (File Nos. 216 and 800) AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF INSURANCE COVERAGE REQUIRED TO ISSUE A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE OF MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 5554 (COMM) (File Nos. 488 and 783) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE WESTPORT LIBRARY ASSOCIATION TO BORROW FUNDS OR OBTAIN LOANS OR GRANTS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A") In concurrence with the House.

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

TO TAKE UP SINGLE AND NO STARRED ITEMS

Senator Duff of the 25th moved for suspension of the rules to take up single and no starred items on the calendar.

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: 12 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. 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

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSE

JOINT RULE 17

On the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, all matters requiring further action by the House were transmitted to the House pursuant to Joint Rule 17.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 3: 15 a. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

BILLS SIGNED BY HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following bills were signed by His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated:

June 6, 2017

Substitute for H. B. No. 7121 (RAISED) (File No. 429) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STATE'S SAFE HAVEN LAWS.

Public Act No. 18

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

Public Act No. 19

S. B. No. 804 (RAISED) (File No. 62) AN ACT CONCERNING A SOCIAL WORK IN-HOME SUPPORT PROGRAM.

Public Act No. 20

S. B. No. 833 (RAISED) (File No. 245) AN ACT CONCERNING BEE INSPECTIONS.

Public Act No. 21

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

Public Act No. 22

S. B. No. 41 (COMM) (File No. 366) AN ACT CONCERNING PHLEBOTOMISTS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A")

Public Act No. 23

Substitute for S. B. No. 980 (RAISED) (File No. 710) AN ACT CONCERNING INTIMIDATING A WITNESS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A")

Public Act No. 24

H. B. No. 6002 (COMM) (File No. 632) AN ACT CONCERNING "SEXTING" BY A CHILD.

Public Act No. 25

Substitute for H. B. No. 7015 (RAISED) (File No. 126) AN ACT CONCERNING DEBIT CARD FRAUD AND PENALTIES FOR COLLECTION OF RENTAL PAYMENTS ON FORECLOSED PROPERTY.

Public Act No. 26

Substitute for H. B. No. 7037 (RAISED) (File No. 73) AN ACT CONCERNING WITHHOLDING WORKERS' COMPENSATION INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT.

Public Act No. 27

Substitute for H. B. No. 7114 (RAISED) (File Nos. 134 and 481) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF ENTERTAINMENT EVENT TICKETS ON THE SECONDARY MARKET. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

Public Act No. 28

H. B. No. 7159 (RAISED) (File No. 233) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S SEAL OF BILITERACY.

Public Act No. 29

Substitute for H. B. No. 7237 (RAISED) (File No. 335) AN ACT CONCERNING AN ADVISORY BOARD FOR PERSONS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING.

Public Act No. 30

Substitute for H. B. No. 7299 (RAISED) (File Nos. 692 and 759) AN ACT CONCERNING STRENGTHENING LAWS CONCERNING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

Public Act No. 31