THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Monday, March 6, 2017

(The House of Representatives was called to order at 1: 56 o'clock p. m. , Representative DiMassa of the 116th District in the Chair. )

SPEAKER DIMASSA (116TH):

(Gavel) The House of Representatives is now in session. Will all members and guests please rise and direct your attention to our guest Chaplain, Mary Alice Hughes of Haddam.

GUEST CHAPLAIN MARY ALICE HUGHES:

Let us pray. Almighty God we ask for your Devine assistance so that decisions that are made in this powerful chamber are for the good of all. Amen.

SPEAKER DIMASSA (116TH):

Thank you, and Mary Alice Hughes of Haddam, will you lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance, please.

GUEST CHAPLAIN MARY ALICE HUGHES:

(All) I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

SPEAKER DIMASSA (116TH):

Thank you very much. Is there any business on the Clerk's desk?

CLERK:

Yes, Mr. Speaker. The Clerk has a communication from the Speaker of the House of Representatives. These are Committee assignment changes.

SPEAKER DIMASSA (116TH):

The item is ordered, printed in the journal.

CLERK:

Also Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has a communication from the Secretary of the State.

Dear Mr. Jortner:

This is to advise you that the return of votes cast at the special election held in the 115th Assembly District on February 28, 2017, for the purpose of filling a vacancy in the office of State Representative for said district, states the following candidates received the number of votes annexed to their names:

This communication, Mr. Speaker, is dated March 3, 2017. Dorinda Borer 1866, Edward R. Granfied 1093, Dorinda Borer, Working Family is 107. Total votes for Dorinda Borer 1973. In accordance with the Connecticut General Statute Section 9-215, Dorinda Borer appeared before me today and was administered the oath of office. A copy of the official Statement of Vote signed by the State Board of Canvassers is enclosed.

Sincerely,

Denise W. Merrill, Secretary of the State.

SPEAKER DIMASSA (116TH):

It is an honor to ask that that item is ordered, printed in the journal.

CLERK:

Also Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has a list of reports to be referred to the Committees indicated.

SPEAKER DIMASSA (116TH):

The Chair recognizes Representative Borer from the 115th.

REP. BORER (115TH):

Mr. Speaker, I move that we waive the reading of the list of reports and the reports be referred to the Committees intended -- indicated.

SPEAKER DIMASSA (116TH):

Very good. Thank you, Representative. Is there objection. Hearing no objection, it is so ordered.

CLERK:

And finally, Mr. Speaker the Clerk has list of Bills, number 37, dated March 6, 2017.

SPEAKER DIMASSA (116TH):
The Chair again recognizes the Honorable Representative Borer from the 115th District
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REP. BORER (115TH):

Mr. Speaker, I move that we waive the reading of the list of the Bills and the Bills be referred to the Committees indicated.

SPEAKER DIMASSA (116TH):

Is there objection. Hearing no objection, it is so ordered.

CLERK:

Mr. Speaker, there is no further business on the Clerk's desk.

SPEAKER DIMASSA (116TH):

The Chair again recognizes Representative Borer from the 115th.

REP. BORER (115TH):

Mr. Speaker, there being no further business on the Clerk's desk I move that we adjourn subject to the Call of the Chair.

SPEAKER DIMASSA (116TH):

Is there objection? Hearing no objection, the House stands adjourned subject to the Call of the Chair. (Gavel)

(On motion of Representative Borer of the 115th District, the House adjourned at 1: 59 o'clock p. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair. )

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