JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE
Monday, March 20, 2017
The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:30 o'clock a.m., Representative DiMassa of the 116th District in the Chair.
Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Mary Alice Hughes of Haddam, Connecticut.
The following is the prayer:
Let us pray. Almighty Lord, we ask for Your divine assistance so the decisions that are made in this powerful Chamber are for the good of all. With Your guidance, we will accomplish many great things for Your people. Amen.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mary Alice Hughes of Haddam, Connecticut.
The following reports were received on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committees indicated:
Report - State of Connecticut Insurance Department - 145th Annual Report of the Insurance Commissioner. (Pursuant to Sections 38a-12 and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: March 13, 2017
Referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.
Report - Office of Policy and Management - Annual Report of State-Wide Trends Related to Taxable Property and Exemptions from Property Tax on the 2015 Grand List. (Pursuant to Section 12-120a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: March 13, 2017
Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.
Report - Department of Transportation - Bureau of Highway Operations and Maintenance - Pollinator Program. (Pursuant to Section 12 of Public Act 16-17.) Date Received: March 13, 2017
Referred to the Committees on Environment and Transportation.
Report - Connecticut Housing Finance Authority - 2016 Summary Report. (Pursuant to Section 8-260 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: March 15, 2017
Referred to the Committee on Housing.
Report - Adjutant General's Office - Military Department - Military Relief Fund - Annual Report on the Expenditures of the Military Relief Fund (MRF) for 2016. (Pursuant to Sections 11-4a and 27-100a(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: March 16, 2017
Referred to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs and Public Safety and Security.
Report - Town of Norwich - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: March 16, 2017
Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.
FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES
The following House Bills were received from the committees indicated, the bills read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 7046 (RAISED) (File No. 89) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLOSURE OF CERTAIN BUILDING PERMITS.
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 7047 (RAISED) (File No. 90) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL FIRE APPARATUS SAFETY AND TESTING.
LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H.B. No. 7085 (RAISED) (File No. 91) AN ACT CONCERNING CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS AND GRATUITIES.
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS
HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS
On motion of Representative Reyes of the 75th District, the first reading of the following bills and resolutions was waived, the list of bills and resolutions as prepared by the Clerks was accepted, and the bills and resolutions referred to the committees as indicated thereon in concurrence.
ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY
H.B. No. 6306 (COMM) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GREEN BUILDING TASK FORCE', to establish a green building task force.
H.B. No. 6487 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LACTATION CONSULTANTS', to require the Department of Public Health to obtain a listing of all state residents who are international board certified lactation consultants and make such listing available for public inspection.
S.B. No. 85 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF INDIVIDUALS STAFFING RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH', to ease the burden placed on residential care homes licensed by the Department of Public Health.
S.B. No. 250 (COMM) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLINICAL PLACEMENTS FOR IN-STATE MEDICAL STUDENTS', to require the establishment of a working group to develop criteria for placement of medical students in a clinical clerkship program at hospitals in the state.
ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY
S.B. No. 536 (COMM) ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ESTABLISHING A STATE-WIDE PLAN AND PROCESS FOR SITING SMALL CELL ANTENNA AND DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS', to require a state-wide plan and process for siting small cell antenna and distributed antenna systems.
On motion of Representative Reyes of the 75th District, the House adjourned at 11:33 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.