CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATE

Friday, March 17, 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 Chaplains, Kathy Zabel of Burlington, Connecticut, Carmela Balducci of Deep River, Connecticut, and Noele Kidney of Ellington, Connecticut.

ACTING CHAPLAINS KATHY ZABEL, CARMELA BALDUCCI, AND NOELE KIDNEY:

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back. May the sunshine warm upon your face, the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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 17, 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:

Corrected letters

March 17, 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 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 17, 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 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 17, 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 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 17, 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 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

March 17, 2017

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, representing employees, to serve a term ending December 31, 2020 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.

Chief of Police, Town of Norwich – Annual Report on Human Trafficking Investigations for the Town of Bethel. (Pursuant to Section 51-286h of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 16, 2017

Referred to Committees on Children and Judiciary

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE:

HOUSE BILL(S) FAVORABLY REPORTED WITH CHANGE OF REFERENCE

- to be referred to committee(s) indicated.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 5962 AN ACT PROHIBITING INSURERS FROM USING STEP

THERAPY FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS PRESCRIBED TO TREAT STAGE IV

METASTATIC CANCER.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

HB NO. 5968 AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR

FERTILITY PRESERVATION FOR INSUREDS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 5971 AN ACT EXTENDING THE PERIOD CHILDREN,

STEPCHILDREN AND OTHER DEPENDENT CHILDREN MAY RETAIN DENTAL

INSURANCE COVERAGE UNDER A PARENT'S, ADOPTIVE PARENT'S OR

LEGAL GUARDIAN'S INSURANCE POLICY.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

HB NO. 7123 AN ACT LIMITING CHANGES TO HEALTH INSURERS'

PRESCRIPTION DRUG FORMULARIES.

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

INTRODUCTION OF SENATE AND HOUSE LIST OF BILLS AND

RESOLUTIONS (LIST NO. 44) – 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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