JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 2: 25 p. m. , in accordance with Senate Joint Resolution No.  63 which was adopted June 7, 2017 in the January Session of the General Assembly, Senator Fasano in the chair.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Ryan Duff of Norwalk, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Help us to be honest and true in all that we say and all that we do. Give us the courage to do what is right.

PLEDGE

Ryan Duff of Norwalk, Connecticut led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

SENATE AGENDA NO. 1

INTRODUCTION OF

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED

The following Senate Joint Resolutions were introduced, read and adopted.

S. J. No. 100 RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE JOINT RULES OF THE JUNE SPECIAL SESSION, 2017.

Senator Duff of the 25th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, the resolution was adopted.

The following is the resolution:

Resolved by this Assembly:

That the joint rules of this Special Session shall be the same as the joint rules in force at the 2017 regular session, except as said rules are amended, altered or repealed in this resolution.

Strike out Rule 3.

Strike out Rule 4.

Strike out Rule 5.

Strike out Rule 6.

Strike out Rule 7 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS GENERALLY

7. Only bills and substantive resolutions specified in the Resolution Convening the General Assembly in Special Session to commence not earlier than 12: 01 a. m. on June 8, 2017, shall be received.

The Legislative Commissioners' Office shall prepare all bills and resolutions. When a bill or resolution has been prepared by the Legislative Commissioners' Office and signed by the Speaker and President Pro Tempore, the bill or resolution shall immediately be given to the clerk of the Senate or the House as designated. Before or at the time the bill or resolution is given to the clerk, the Legislative Commissioners' Office shall provide to the Office of Fiscal Analysis copies of each bill or resolution to prepare a fiscal note if required by Rule 15 of the joint rules.

Each bill and resolution shall be printed, without interlineation or erasure. The duplicate copies of each bill or resolution shall be made on yellow-colored and blue-colored paper, respectively, of the same size and format as the original.

Each bill amending any statute or special act shall set forth in full the section or subsection of the statute or the special act to be amended. Matter to be omitted or repealed shall be surrounded by brackets or overstricken so that the omitted or repealed matter remains readable, and new matter shall be indicated by capitalization or underscoring of all words in the original bill and by capitalization, underscoring or italics in its printed form. In the case of a section or subsection not amending an existing section of the general statutes but intended to be part of the general statutes, the section or subsection may be in upper and lower case letters preceded by the word (NEW).

Each bill and resolution shall be transmitted, in triplicate by the Legislative Commissioners' Office to the clerks of the House or Senate.

The clerks shall number each bill and resolution.

The clerks shall certify and keep on file a duplicate copy of each bill and resolution. The certified duplicate copy shall remain at all times in the clerk's office. If the original cannot be located, a copy of such certified duplicate copy shall be made by the clerk and used in lieu of the original.

The clerk shall make a notation on the certified duplicate copy of all action taken on the original.

Any member of the General Assembly may co-sponsor a bill or resolution by making a request in writing after it has been filed, to the clerk of the chamber in which the bill or resolution has been filed to add his or her name as a co-sponsor of the bill or resolution, but not later than the date of the signing of the bill, or the deadline for the signing of the bill, by the Governor, whichever is earlier, or the adoption of the resolution.

After introduction no bill or resolution shall be altered except by the legislative commissioners.

Strike out Rule 8.

Strike out Rule 9 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

EMERGENCY CERTIFIED BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

9. Only bills and substantive resolutions certified by the Speaker and President Pro Tempore in accordance with section 2-26 of the general statutes may be introduced. Bills and resolutions so certified by the Speaker and the President Pro Tempore shall be identified as "bills" or "resolutions".

Strike out Rule 10.

Strike out Rule 11.

Strike out Rule 13.

Strike out Rule 14 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

TRANSMITTAL BETWEEN HOUSES

14. Upon passage in the first house, the bill or resolution shall be transmitted immediately to the second house.

Strike out Rule 15 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

15. Any bill or substantive resolution which if passed or adopted, would affect state or municipal revenue, or would require the expenditure of state or municipal funds, shall have a fiscal note attached. Any fiscal note printed with or prepared for a bill or resolution shall be solely for the purpose of information, summarization and explanation for members of the General Assembly and shall not be construed to represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. Each such fiscal note shall bear the following disclaimer: "The following Fiscal Impact Statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. " When an amendment is offered to a bill or resolution in the House or the Senate, which, if adopted, would require the expenditure of state or municipal funds or affect state or municipal revenue, a fiscal note shall be available at the time the amendment is offered. Any fiscal note prepared for such an amendment shall be construed in accordance with the provisions of this rule and shall bear the disclaimer required under this rule.

Strike out Rule 16 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS - READINGS

16. First reading of a bill or resolution shall be by title and number. Second reading shall be passage or rejection of the bill or resolution.

Strike out Rule 17 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

17. Each bill or substantive resolution may be acted upon immediately. No bill or substantive resolution may be acted upon unless it is accompanied by a fiscal note.

Each bill and substantive resolution shall be voted upon by a roll call vote. A bill or resolution, certified in accordance with section 2-26 of the general statutes, if filed in the House, may be transmitted to and acted upon first by the Senate with the consent of the Speaker; and if filed in the Senate, may be transmitted to and acted upon first by the House with the consent of the President Pro Tempore.

Strike out Rules 18, 19, 20, 31, 32 and 34.

S. J. No. 101 RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE EXPENSES OF THE JUNE SPECIAL SESSION, 2017.

Senator Duff of the 25th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, the resolution was adopted.

The following is the resolution:

Resolved by this Assembly:

That the Joint Committee on Legislative Management is authorized to pay the necessary expenses of this Special Session of the General Assembly.

S. J. No. 102 RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PRINTING OF THE JOURNALS OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE JUNE SPECIAL SESSION, 2017.

Senator Duff of the 25th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, the resolution was adopted.

The following is the resolution:

Resolved by this Assembly:

That the journals of the proceedings of the Senate and House of Representatives at this Special Session shall be printed as provided in section 2-49 of the general statutes.

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSE

Senator Duff of the 25th moved immediate transmittal to the House of all resolutions needing further action by the House.

INTRODUCTION OF

SENATE RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following Senate Resolution was introduced, read and adopted.

S. R. No. 50 RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR THE JUNE SPECIAL SESSION, 2017.

Senator Duff of the 25th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, the resolution was adopted.

The following is the resolution:

Resolved by the Senate:

That the rules of the Senate at this Special Session shall be the same as the rules of the Senate in force at the 2017 regular session, except as said rules are amended, altered or repealed in this resolution.

Strike out Rules 7, 9, 13, 17 and 18 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

9. (a) A bill or resolution certified in accordance with section 2-26 of the general statutes, if filed in the House, may be transmitted to and acted upon first by the Senate with the consent of the speaker; and if filed in the Senate, may be transmitted to and acted upon first by the House with the consent of the President Pro Tempore.

(b) The clerk shall immediately provide an electronic notice of the filing, in either chamber, and number of any emergency certified bill or resolution introduced by the President Pro Tempore and the speaker, certified in accordance with section 2-26 of the general statutes, that is the biennial budget bill or a bill or resolution that amends or implements the biennial budget bill to the members of the Senate. No such emergency certified bill or resolution may be marked ready for action or acted upon less than twelve hours following the provision of such electronic notice.

Strike out Rule 19 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

19. The order of business shall be as follows:

1. Reception of communications from the Governor.

2. Introduction of bills and resolutions.

3. Reception of business from the House.

4. Introduction of guests.

Strike out Rule 29 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

29. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received except:

1. To adjourn.

2. To recess.

3. For the previous question.

4. To close the debate at a specified time.

5. To pass temporarily.

6. To pass retain.

7. To postpone to a certain time.

8. To divide the question.

9. To amend.

10. To postpone indefinitely.

These several motions shall have precedence in the order listed in this rule, and no motion to continue to the next General Assembly or to postpone indefinitely, having been once decided, shall be again allowed at the same session and at the same state of the bill or subject matter.

Strike out Rule 30 and insert in lieu thereof the following:

30. Amendments shall be filed with the clerk of the Senate.

Any member who offers an amendment, originating in the Senate which, if adopted, would reduce state revenues or increase state expenditures by a specified amount or which would involve a significant fiscal impact, shall make available to the president, president pro tempore, the majority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the Senate at the time the amendment is offered, in addition to a fiscal note, a signed and typewritten explanation, of the decrease in expenditures or the source of the increased revenues required to balance the state budget.

Whenever a bill is substantively amended, it may be referred to the legislative commissioners to be re-examined for the purposes set forth in Rule 13 of the Joint Rules for the 2017 regular session and to be reprinted as amended. The Legislative Commissioners' Office shall complete its examination of any such bill within three calendar days of its receipt. The bill shall then be transmitted to the clerk.

Add a new Rule 37 as follows:

37. Only those bills and substantive resolutions specified in paragraph 1 of Rule 7 of the Joint Rules for this Special Session, certified as provided in Rule 9 of said Joint Rules, and, except as provided in Rule 33 of said Joint Rules, only those resolutions pertaining to the rules of this Special Session, the printing of the journals of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the expenses of this Special Session, shall be received.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 2: 35 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.