THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, May 4, 2017

(The House of Representatives was called to order at 1: 12 o'clock p. m. , Representative McCarthy Vahey of the 133rd District in the Chair. )

SPEAKER MCCARTHY VAHEY (133RD):

(Gavel) The House of Representatives is now in session. Will all members and guests please rise and direct your attention to our guest Chaplain, Nora S. Lesizza of Fairfield, Connecticut.

GUEST CHAPLAIN NORA S. LESIZZA:

Let us pray.

Heavenly Father, grant us compassion as we try to alleviate the burdens of our constituents. Guide us to bring forth legislation that will benefit all the citizens of Connecticut. Amen.

SPEAKER MCCARTHY VAHEY (133RD):

Robert J. Patrignelli -- I think I just said that wrong didn't I Robert -- of Fairfield will lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROBERT J. PATRIGNELLI:

(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. (applause)

SPEAKER MCCARTHY VAHEY (133RD):

Is there any business on the Clerk's desk?

CLERK:

Yes, Madam Speaker. The Clerk has a communication from the Speaker of the House of Representatives dated May 4, 2017. This concerns committee assignments.

Dear Mr. Jortner:

This letter is to inform you of the following changes to committee assignments:

Representative Joshua Hall has been appointed to the Labor Committee, Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee, and the Planning and Development Committee.

Representative Robert Sanchez has been removed from the Labor Committee.

Representative Chris Soto has been removed from the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee.

Representative Linda Gentile has been removed from the Planning and Development Committee.

Sincerely,

Joseph Aresimowicz

Speaker of the House of Representatives

SPEAKER MCCARTHY VAHEY (133RD):

That item is ordered printed in the journal.

CLERK:

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

SPEAKER MCCARTHY VAHEY (133RD):

The Chair recognizes Representative Winkler of the 56th District.

REP. WINKLER (56TH):

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

SPEAKER MCCARTHY VAHEY (133RD):

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

(On motion of Representative Winkler of the 56th District, the House adjourned at 1: 14 o'clock p. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair. )

CERTIFICATE

I hereby certify that the foregoing 4 pages is a complete and accurate transcription of a digital sound recording of the House Proceedings on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

I further certify that the digital sound recording was transcribed by the word processing department employees of Alphatranscription, under my direction.

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