THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Friday, March 17, 2017

(The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 31 o'clock a. m. , Representative Ryan of the 139th District in the Chair. )

SPEAKER RYAN (139TH):

(Gavel) The House of Representatives is now in session. Will all members and guests please rise and direct your attention to our guest Chaplain Catherine G. Hall, of West Haven.

CHAPLAIN CATHERINE G. HALL:

Let us pray. As we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, may we offer a traditional Irish Blessing. May there always be work for your hands to do. May your purse always have a coin or two. May the sun always shine on your windowpane. May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near. May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you. Amen.

SPEAKER RYAN (139TH):

Now, we will have Marissa A. Naclerio, of New Haven, Mackenzie J. Joray, of Goshen, and Savanna L. Turner, of Thomaston, lead us in the -- All of the members of the Future Farmers of America leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

MARISSA A. NACLERIO, MACKENZIE J. JORAY, SAVANNA L. TURNER:

(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 RYAN (139TH):

Is there any business on the Clerk's desk?

CLERK:

Yes, Mr. Speaker. The Clerk has communications from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, concerning committee assignment modifications. SPEAKER RYAN (139TH):

The item is ordered printed in the Journal.

CLERK:

Also, Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has communications from His Excellency, the Governor, dated March 17, 2017, these are corrected letters.

SPEAKER RYAN (139TH):

Refer to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations.

CLERK:

Also, Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has a list of referrals in accordance with House Rule (20)(e), a written expression of agreement between the Majority Leader and the Minority Leaders in the possession of the Clerk.

SPEAKER RYAN (139TH):

The Chair recognizes Representative Michelle Cook, of the 65th District.

REP. COOK (65TH):

Good morning, Mr. Speaker, how are you?

SPEAKER RYAN (139TH):

Good morning, ma'am.

REP. COOK (65TH):

Mr. Speaker, I move that we waive the reading of the list of referrals as stipulated by the Majority Leader and Minority Leader and the bills will be referred to the committees indicated.

SPEAKER RYAN (139TH):

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

CLERK:

Finally, Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has a list of Bills, Number 44, dated March 17, 2017.

SPEAKER RYAN (139TH):

The Chair, once again, recognizes Representative Cook, of the 65th District.

REP. COOK (65TH):

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

SPEAKER RYAN (139TH):

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

CLERK:

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

SPEAKER RYAN (139TH):

The Chair recognizes, for the last time, Representative Cook, of the 65th District.

REP. COOK (65TH):

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 RYAN (139TH):

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

(On motion of Representative Cook, of the 65th District, the House adjourned at 11: 33 o'clock a. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair. )

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