JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 1: 16 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Tim Kehoe of East Hartford, 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 Berthel of the 32nd led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

SENATE AGENDA NO. 1

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following House Joint Resolution was introduced, read by the Clerk and passed. (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. )

H. J. No. 301 RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE FINAL MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT GAMING PROCEDURES AND THE TRIBAL-STATE COMPACT.

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

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 1: 22 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 27

Those voting Nay 8

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, House Joint Resolution 301 was adopted, 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

A

   

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

   

N

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

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

   

N

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION

SENATE RESOLUTION

SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following Senate Resolution was introduced, read by the Clerk and adopted. (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. R. No. 51 RESOLUTION PROPOSING APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AND THE STATE EMPLOYEES BARGAINING AGENT COALITION (SEBAC).

Senator Osten of the 19th explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Formica of the 20th, Frantz of the 36th, Larson of the 3rd, Miner of the 30th, Bye of the 5th, Boucher of the 26th, Winfield of the 10th, Gomes of the 23rd, Hwang of the 28th, Cassano of the 4th, Linares of the 33rd, Slossberg of the 14th, Leone of the 27th, Logan of the 17th, Markley of the 16th, McLachlan of the 24th, Somers of the 18t, Suzio of the 13th, Doyle of the 9th and Hartley of the 15th.

SENATOR WINFIELD IN THE CHAIR

Remarking was Senators Duff of the 25th.

THE PRESIDENT IN THE CHAIR

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

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 7: 15 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 Yea. On the roll call vote, Senate Resolution 51 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

   

N

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

   

N

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

   

N

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

   

N

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

   

N

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

   

N

30

CRAIG MINER

   

N

13

LEN SUZIO

   

N

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

GEORGE LOGAN

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

HEATHER SOMERS

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by the Senate:

That the agreement between the State of Connecticut and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) with all attachments and agreements appended thereto, filed on July 21, 2017, and submitted to this assembly for approval, as provided in subsection (b) of section 5-278 of the general statutes, is approved.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 7: 16 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.