CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATE

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 10: 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, Kathy Zabel of Burlington, Connecticut.

ACTING CHAPLAIN KATHY ZABEL:

We ask for patience to understand those who disagree with us, sensitivity to the needs of others, and prudence to make decisions which work toward the common good.

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 21, 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.

REPORTS RECEIVED:

Department of Transportation – Enhanced Accident Response Plan. (Pursuant to Section 166 of Public Act 15-5 of the Connecticut General Assembly) Date received: March 20, 2017

Referred to Committees on Environment, Public Safety and Security and Transportation

Access Health Connecticut – Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange Audit Findings Report and Audited Financial Statements for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2016. (Pursuant to Sections 1-38a – 1092(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 20, 2017

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

Office of Policy and Management – State Facility Plan for Fiscal Years 2017 – 2022. (Pursuant to Section 4b-23 of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 20, 2017

Referred to Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Government Administration and Elections

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

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SB NO. 136 AN ACT CONCERNING VEHICLE NUMBER PLATES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 342 AN ACT EXPANDING THE DEFINITION OF "VETERAN".

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SB NO. 503 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR DISCOUNTED HUNTING, TRAPPING AND FISHING LICENSES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 857 AN ACT DESIGNATING THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ROCKY HILL CAMPUS AS THE ROCKY HILL, CONNECTICUT VETERANS CENTER.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 865 AN ACT CONCERNING INCREASED ACCESS TO CERTAIN CLUBS UNDER THE LIQUOR CONTROL ACT.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 914 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF A VETERAN FOR A CERTAIN HONOR AND CERTAIN BENEFIT.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 918 AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL OPTION PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR GOLD STAR PARENTS AND SPOUSES.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SB NO. 919 AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS' SERVICES AT STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.

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

HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

SB NO. 802 AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED BY PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS EMPLOYED DIRECTLY BY CONSUMERS IN THE COMMUNITY FIRST CHOICE PROGRAM.

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations

COMMERCE COMMITTEE

SB NO. 819 AN ACT RAISING THE ANNUAL CAP ON TAX CREDITS FOR THE REHABILITATION OF CERTIFIED HISTORIC STRUCTURES.

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue & Bonding

INTRODUCTION OF SENATE AND HOUSE LIST OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS (LIST NO. 46) – to be waived and bills and resolutions to be referred to committee(s) indicated.

The Senate at 10: 35 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.

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