CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATE

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 11: 30 a. 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, Tim Kehoe of East Hartford, Connecticut.

ACTING CHAPLAIN TIM KEHOE:

Please bless us with an inner strength so that our lives and our work may be a blessing on others.

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 February 23, 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 on Judiciary.

February 23, 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 Holly Abery-Wetstone of West Hartford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from April 11, 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 Susan S. Reynolds of Ridgefield to be a Senior Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from April 11, 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 Carl E. Taylor of West Hartford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from April 11, 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 Heidi G. Winslow of Newtown to be a Senior Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from April 11, 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 Bethany J. Alvord of Bloomfield to be a Judge of the Appellate Court and a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from April 23, 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 George N. Thim of Trumbull to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from May 6, 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 Angelo L. dos Santos of Putnam to be a Senior Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 10, 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 Peter Emmett Wiese of Avon to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 18, 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 Francis J. Foley, III of Hanover to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from May 19, 2017.

Corrected

February 23, 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 James P. Ginocchio of Fairfield, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from April 11, 2017.

REPORT(S) RECEIVED – to be referred to committee(s) indicated.

Auditors of Public Accounts – Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for Fiscal Years ended June 30, 2013, 2014 and 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 22, 2017

Referred to Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Judiciary, Public Health, Public Safety and Security and Joint Committee on Legislative Management

INTRODUCTION OF SENATE AND HOUSE LIST OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS (LIST NO. 30) – to be waived and bills and resolutions to be referred to committee(s) indicated.

The Senate at 11: 35 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.

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