CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATE

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 11: 15 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, Noele R. Kidney of Ellington, Connecticut.

ACTING CHAPLAIN TIM KEHOE:

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 March 16, 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:

Referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 31-280a of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint David A. Lucas, Jr. from Old Saybrook, to be a member of the Advisory Board of the Workers' Compensation Commission, as a representative of employers, to serve a term ending December 31, 2020 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

March 16, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 51-51k of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint the Richard Smith from Milford, to be a member of the Judicial Review Council, as a person who is not a judge or attorney-at-law, to serve a term ending March 15, 2021, or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

March 16, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 51-51k of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint the Russell L. London from Wethersfield, to be a member of the Judicial Review Council, as an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in this state, to serve a term ending March 15, 2021 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer, in succession to Barbara Aaron.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

March 16, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 51-51k of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint the Peter W. Nathan from Westport, to be a member of the Judicial Review Council, as a person who is not a judge or attorney-at-law, to serve a term ending March 15, 2021 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

March 16, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 51-51k of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint the Motkue A. Bowles from West Hartford, to be a member of the Judicial Review Council, as a person who is not a judge or attorney-at-law, to serve a term ending March 15, 2021, or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

           

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

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

March 16, 2017

Department of Transportation, Bureau of Highway Operations and Maintenance — Pollinator Program. (Pursuant to Section 13a-57c of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 13, 2017

Referred to Committees on Environment and Transportation

Connecticut Housing Finance Authority – Summary Report for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 8-260 of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 15, 2017

Referred to Committee on Banking, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Housing

Military Department – Military Relief Fund Expenditures for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 27-100a(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 15, 2017

Referred to Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

SUBST. SB NO. 396 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHILD FATALITY REVIEW PANEL.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

SUBST. SB NO. 397 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OMBUDSMAN.

GENERAL LAW COMMITTEE

SB NO. 824 AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMER PROTECTION.

GENERAL LAW COMMITTEE

SB NO. 825 AN ACT CONCERNING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR.

GENERAL LAW COMMITTEE

SB NO. 866 AN ACT CONCERNING CANNABIDIOL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION.

GENERAL LAW COMMITTEE

SB NO. 867 AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR HOME HEALTH CARE REGISTRIES.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES COMMITTEE

SB NO. 548 AN ACT CONCERNING HAIRDRESSERS AND COSMETICIANS.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES COMMITTEE

SB NO. 599 AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNEMPLOYMENT REDUCTION AMOUNT.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES COMMITTEE

SB NO. 611 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHARGING OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BENEFITS TO EMPLOYERS.

SENATE BILL(S) FAVORABLY REPORTED WITH CHANGE OF REFERENCE - to be referred to committee(s) indicated.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

SB NO. 810 AN ACT CONCERNING COST-SHARING FOR MAMMOGRAMS AND BREAST ULTRASOUNDS.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE:

HOUSE BILL(S) FAVORABLY REPORTED WITH CHANGE OF REFERENCE

- to be referred to committee(s) indicated.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE

HB NO. 6715 AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR THE INTENTIONAL

INJURY OR KILLING OF POLICE ANIMALS OR DOGS IN VOLUNTEER CANINE

SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS.

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 7178 AN ACT CONCERNING WINDSHIELD PLACARDS FOR

CERTAIN VETERANS WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

Referred to Committee on Transportation

INTRODUCTION OF SENATE AND HOUSE LIST OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS (LIST NO. 43) – to be waived and bills and resolutions to be referred to committee(s) indicated.

The Senate at 11: 20 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.

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