THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Friday, May 5, 2017

(The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 31 o'clock a. m. , Representative Johnson of the 49th District in the Chair. )

SPEAKER JOHNSON (49TH):

(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. Mary Alice Hughes of Haddam will lead.

GUEST CHAPLAIN MARY ALICE HUGHES:

Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we come together today to pray for all in our Assembly who serve our State so faithfully. May Your special blessing of wisdom and counsel strengthen their minds, hearts and wills, so that they may continue to fulfill their duties and obligations. Amen.

SPEAKER JOHNSON (49TH):

Is there any business on the Clerk's desk -- oh, I'm sorry. Mary Alice will lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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 JOHNSON (49TH):

All right. Is there any work on the Clerk's desk? Business on the Clerk's desk?

CLERK:

Yes, Madam Speaker. The Clerk has a communication from the Speaker of the House of Representatives concerning committee assignments.

SPEAKER JOHNSON (49TH):

That item is ordered printed in the Journal.

CLERK:

Business from the Senate, Madam Speaker, a list of Bills to be tabled for the Calendar.

SPEAKER JOHNSON (49TH):

The Chair recognizes Representative Slap, please proceed form the 19th District.

REP. SLAP (19TH):

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I move that we waive the reading of the Senate Favorable Reports and the Bills be tabled for the calendar.

SPEAKER JOHNSON (49TH):

Is there any objection? Hearing no objection, it is so ordered. (Gavel)

CLERK:

Also, Madam Speaker, the Clerk has a list of referrals in accordance for House Bill No. 20 subsection (e). A written expression of agreement between the majority leader and the minority leader is in the possession of the Clerk.

SPEAKER JOHNSON (49TH):

The Chair recognizes Representative Slap of the 19th District.

REP. SLAP (19TH):

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I move that we waive the reading of the list of referrals as stipulated by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader and the Bills be referred to the committees indicated.

SPEAKER JOHNSON (49TH):

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

CLERK:

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

SPEAKER JOHNSON (49TH):

The Chair recognizes Representative Slap of the 19th District.

REP. SLAP (19TH):

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 JOHNSON (49TH):

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

(On motion of Representative Slap of the 19th District, the House adjourned at 11: 33 o'clock a. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair. )

CERTIFICATE

I hereby certify that the foregoing 5 pages is a complete and accurate transcription of a digital sound recording of the House Proceedings on Friday, May 5, 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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