CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATE

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 7: 31 p. m. in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(f), and under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Republican Leader.

THE CHAIR:

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Noele R. Kidney of Ellington, Connecticut.

ACTING CHAPLAIN NOELE R. KIDNEY:

In these difficult times, may our leaders find in their hearts the guidance and wisdom to do what is best for the people of Connecticut.

THE CHAIR:

Pursuant to Senate Rule 9(f) the Senate is called into Session, by the Office of the Senate Clerk's under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Republican Leader.

It is hereby moved that Senate Agenda Number 1, dated January 13, 2017 is adopted, the items on said Agenda shall be acted upon as indicated and that the Agenda shall be incorporated into the Senate Journal and Senate Transcript.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE GOVERNOR:

Referred to the Committee and Executive and Legislative Nominations.

Corrected

January 10, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to sections 4-1 and 38a-1042 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, and with your advice and consent, appoint Theodore M. Doolittle of West Hartford to be the Healthcare Advocate to serve for a term ending January 9, 2021 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

Corrected

January 10, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Section 4-1 and 10a-179 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint Peter W. Lisi from West Hartford, to be the Chairperson of the Connecticut Health And Educational Facilities Authority, to serve a term coterminous with Governor or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE GOVERNOR:

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Corrected

January 4, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable Kevin P. McMahon of Niantic to be a Senior Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from February 3, 2017.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

Corrected

January 6, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Section 52-434(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you the Honorable Joseph P. Flynn of Derby to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from February 3, 2017.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE:

Referred to the Committee on Government, Administration and Elections.

January 10,  2017

The Honorable Garey Coleman

Clerk of the Senate

State Capitol, Room 509

Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Dear Mr. Coleman:

I am enclosing herewith the original of Senate Joint Resolution No. 36 of the 2016 General Assembly entitled, RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT REAL PROPERTY HELD OR CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.

This resolution was approved by a majority, but by less than three-fourths, of the total membership of each house during the 2016 session of the General Assembly, and is being returned for consideration by the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly pursuant to Article Sixth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Connecticut.

Denise W. Merrill

Secretary of State

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION(S) FAVORABLY REPORTED – to be tabled for the calendar.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SJ NO. 24 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE WILLIAM J. SULLIVAN OF WATERBURY TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

SJ NO. 12 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE ELIZABETH A. BOZZUTO OF WATERTOWN TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SJ NO. 13 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE ROBERT J. DEVLIN, JR. OF SHELTON TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SJ NO. 14 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE BRUCE P. HUDOCK OF OLD GREENWICH TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SJ NO. 15 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE SHEILA A. OZALIS OF NEWTOWN TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SJ NO. 16 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE WILLIAM J. WENZEL OF SOUTHPORT TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SJ NO. 17 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE GLENN A. WOODS OF MIDDLETOWN TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SJ NO. 18 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE SUSAN B. HANDY OF OLD LYME TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SJ NO. 19 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE PATTY JENKINS PITTMAN OF HAMDEN TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SJ NO. 20 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE PATRICIA A. SWORDS OF STORRS TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SJ NO. 21 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE GERARD I. ADELMAN OF MERIDEN TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SJ NO. 22 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JOSEPH P. FLYNN OF ANSONIA TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SJ NO. 23 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE RICHARD P. GILARDI OF STRATFORD TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

INTRODUCTION OF SENATE AND HOUSE LIST OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS (#8)

The Senate at 7: 40 p. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.

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