THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, March 16, 2017

(The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 35 o'clock a. m. , Representative Boyd of the 50th District in the Chair. )

SPEAKER BOYD (50TH):

(Gavel) The House of Representatives is now in session. Will all members and guests please rise and direct your attention to our guest Chaplain Taylor Pratcher, of Milford for our prayer.

CHAPLAIN TAYLOR PRATCHER:

Let us pray.

Father, help us to work together to reach a common goal, bless us with inner strength so that our lives and our work may be a blessing to others. Amen.

SPEAKER BOYD (50TH):

It's my pleasure to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Gordon, of Woodstock, who will lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

DR. JEFFREY GORDON:

(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 BOYD (50TH):

Thank you, Doctor, and welcome to the House floor. Is there any business on the Clerk's desk?

CLERK:

Yes, Mr. Speaker. The Clerk has communications from His Excellency, the Governor, they are dated March 16, 2017, Executive and Legislative Nominations.

SPEAKER BOYD (50TH):

Refer to the Committee on Executive and Legislative nominations.

CLERK:

Also, Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has a list of favorable reports, House Bills, to be tabled for the Calendar and printing.

SPEAKER BOYD (50TH):

The Chair recognizes the very distinguished gentleman from the 51st District, Mr. Rovero.

REP. ROVERO (51ST):

Mr. Speaker, I move that we waive the reading of the House favorable report and the bills be tabled for the Calendar and printing.

SPEAKER BOYD (50TH):

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

CLERK:

Also, Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has a list of House favorable changes of reference to be referred to the committees indicated.

SPEAKER BOYD (50TH):

Once again, the Chair again recognizes Representative Rovero.

REP. ROVERO (51ST):

Mr. Speaker, I move that we waive the reading of the list of House favorable changes of reference and the bill be referred to the committee indicated.

SPEAKER BOYD (50TH):

Is there an objection? Hearing none, it is so ordered.

CLERK:

Also, Mr. Speaker, business from the Senate, change of reference, favorable report of the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Real Estate, substitute Senate Bill No. 810, AN ACT REDEFINING MAMMOGRAM AND ELIMINATING COST-SHARING FOR MAMMOGRAMS, BREAST ULTRASOUNDS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF BREASTS. The Committee has met and feels that the bill should pass, but recommends that it first be referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

SPEAKER BOYD (50TH):

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

CLERK:

And finally, Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has a list of bills, number 43, dated March 16, 2017.

SPEAKER BOYD (50TH):

Representative Rovero.

REP. ROVERO (51ST):

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

SPEAKER BOYD (50TH):

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

CLERK:

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

SPEAKER BOYD (50TH):

Mr. Rovero.

REP. ROVERO (51ST):

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 BOYD (50TH):

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

(On motion of Representative Rovero, of the 51st District, the House adjourned at 11: 37 o'clock a. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair. )

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