CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATE

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 11: 00 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, Kathy Zabel of Burlington, Connecticut.

ACTING CHAPLAIN KATHY ZABEL:

Help us to be honest and true in all that we say and all that we do. Give us the courage to do what is right.

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 March 2, 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.

COMMUNICATION FROM THE GOVERNOR:

To be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Corrected

March 1, 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 22, 2017.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

Corrected

March 1, 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 Eastford to be a Senior Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 10, 2017.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

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

Insurance Department – Managed Care Report for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 38a-478a of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 1, 2017

Referred to Committees on Insurance and Real Estate and Public Health

Office of the Healthcare Advocate – Annual Report for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 38a-1041(g) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 2, 2017

Referred to Committees on Children, Human Services, Public Health and Insurance and Real Estate.

SENATE BILL(S) FAVORABLY REPORTED – to be tabled for the calendar and printing.

PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

SB NO. 755 AN ACT CONCERNING THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OVERSIGHT.

AGING COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 759 AN ACT PERMITTING A COMMUNITY SPOUSE OF AN INSTITUTIONALIZED SPOUSE TO RETAIN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF ALLOWABLE ASSETS.

AGING COMMITTEE

SB NO. 760 AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESPITE CARE PROGRAM.

AGING COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 761 AN ACT INCREASING THE DOLLAR VALUE OF FARMERS' MARKET VOUCHERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS.

INTRODUCTION OF SENATE AND HOUSE LIST OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS (LIST NO. 35) – to be waived and bills and resolutions to be referred to committee(s) indicated.

The Senate at 11: 05 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.

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