JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 2: 28 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Lieutenant Governor President Nancy Wyman of Vernon, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Bless all of you. I hope that we come to this day and leave in a better place at the end. God bless all of you and I hope you are well.

PLEDGE

Senator Kissel of the 7th led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION

SENATE BILL

SENATE BILL PASSED

The following Senate Bill 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. )

S. B. No. 1501 AN ACT CONCERNING ZERO CARBON PROCUREMENT.

Senator Osten of the 19th offered Senate Amendment “A” (LCO 10080) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 10080) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 29, strike "competitive"

In line 30, strike "procurement" and substitute "solicitation" in lieu thereof

Strike lines 51 to 71, inclusive, in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"(d) After completing the appraisal, if the results of such appraisal demonstrate that action is necessary, the commissioner shall act and may issue one or more solicitations, in consultation with the procurement manager identified in subsection (l) of section 16-2 of the general statutes and the Office of Consumer Counsel established in section 16-2a of the general statutes, for zero-carbon electricity generating resources, including, but not limited to, eligible nuclear power generation facilities, hydropower, Class I renewable energy sources, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, and energy storage systems, provided (1) the total annual energy output of any proposals selected, in the aggregate, shall be not more than twelve million megawatt hours of electricity, (2) any agreement entered into pursuant to this subdivision with an eligible nuclear power generation facility or hydropower shall be for a period of not less than three years and not more than ten years, and (3) any agreement entered into pursuant to this subdivision with Class I renewable energy sources, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, and energy storage systems shall be for a period of not more than twenty years. On or before May 1, 2018, if the results of such appraisal demonstrate that one or more solicitations pursuant to this subsection are necessary, the commissioner shall initiate such solicitation process 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. "

Senator Osten of the 19th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Formica of the 20th and Suzio of the 13th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 00 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 31

Necessary for Adoption 16

Those voting Yea 23

Those voting Nay 8

Those absent and not voting 5

On the roll call vote, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 10080) passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

A

   

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

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

 

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

   

N

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

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

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 Witkos of the 8th District

Senator Logan of the 17th District

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSE

Senator Duff of the 25th moved immediate transmittal to the House of Senate Bill No. 1501 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A" (LCO 10053).

EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION

HOUSE BILL

SENATE BILL PASSED

The following House Bill 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. B. No. 7501 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE STATE.

Senator Osten of the 19th offered Senate Amendment “A” (LCO 10069) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 10069) was adopted.

Senator Fasano of the 34th offered Senate Amendment “B” (LCO 10072) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Formica of the 20th, Frantz of the 36th, Osten of the 19th, Witkos of the 8th, Fasano of the 34th, Doyle of the 9th, Slossberg of the 14th, Hartley of the 15th and Looney of the 11th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 44 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 21

Those voting Nay 15

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 10072) was adopted.

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

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

MAE M. FLEXER

   

N

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

Senator Fasano of the 34th moved passage of the bill as amended.

Remarking was Senator Looney of the 11th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 47 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 21

Those voting Nay 15

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote, House Bill No. 7501 passed, as amended by Senate Amendments Schedule “A” (LCO 10069) and “B” (LCO 10072).

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

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

MAE M. FLEXER

   

N

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 4: 47 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.