CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATE

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 10: 40 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, Carmela Balducci of Deep River, Connecticut

ACTING CHAPLAIN CARMELA BALDUCCI:

St. Joseph, protect our State. Pour forth heaven's blessings on our Legislators. Remain in our midst. Help us to live in love and harmony, in peace and joy. May the love of God strengthen us that virtue may adorn all that we do.

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 22, 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.

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

Auditors of Public Accounts – Connecticut State Employees' Campaign for Charitable Giving for the 2013 and 2014 Campaigns. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 21, 2017

Referred to Joint Committee on Legislative Management

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION(S) FAVORABLY REPORTED – to be tabled for the calendar.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SJ NO. 25 RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS TO RECOGNIZE WOMEN IN THE CADET NURSE CORPS DURING WORLD WAR II AS VETERANS.

SENATE BILL(S) FAVORABLY REPORTEDto be tabled for the calendar and printing.

BANKING COMMITTEE

SB NO. 616 AN ACT EXEMPTING SALES FINANCE COMPANIES FROM RECORD RETENTION REQUIREMENTS FOR RETAIL INSTALLMENT CONTRACTS AND APPLICATIONS COVERING THE RETAIL SALE OF AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES.

BANKING COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 780 AN ACT CONCERNING BROKER PRICE OPINIONS.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

SB NO. 764 AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S HEALTH.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

SB NO. 765 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

SUBST. SB NO. 767 AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD OBESITY.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

SUBST. SB NO. 769 AN ACT CONCERNING CONCUSSIONS AND YOUTH ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED ON PUBLIC ATHLETIC FIELDS.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

SB NO. 783 AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

SB NO. 784 AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

SUBST. SB NO. 894 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE STATE OVERSIGHT COUNCIL ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

SUBST. SB NO. 895 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES' STANDARDS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

GENERAL LAW COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 353 AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN APPRENTICE, JOURNEYMEN AND CONTRACTOR WORKING GROUP.

GENERAL LAW COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 485 AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION REGARDING DEPLETION ALLOWANCES FOR WINE OR SPIRITS, REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CRAFT BEER AND FARMERS' MARKET WINE SALES PERMITS.

HOUSING COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 752 AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF CONNECTICUT'S HOUSING INVENTORY AND CURRENT AND FUTURE HOUSING NEEDS.

HOUSING COMMITTEE

SB NO. 814 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE MEDIATION OF CONDOMINIUM-RELATED DISPUTES.

HOUSING COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 815 AN ACT MAKING MINOR REVISIONS TO STATUTES REGARDING BOND-FINANCED HOUSING PROGRAMS AND THE HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND RESPONSE FUND AND REQUIRING LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF QUALIFIED ALLOCATION PLANS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

SB NO. 544 AN ACT REQUIRING PRIOR LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF INCREASES IN ASSESSMENTS AND USER FEES CHARGED BY THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

SB NO. 546 AN ACT CONCERNING PARTICIPATING PROVIDER DIRECTORIES AND PROVIDERS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ON AN OUTPATIENT SERVICES BASIS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 809 AN ACT ENABLING THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO ADOPT REGULATIONS CONCERNING CREDITS FOR REINSURANCE AND MAKING MINOR CONFORMING CHANGES TO STATUTES CONCERNING REINSURANCE.

PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 34 AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOGNITION OF STROKE CENTERS AND STROKE-READY HOSPITALS.

PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

SB NO. 126 AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS.

PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

SB NO. 841 AN ACT CONCERNING EMBALMERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 854 AN ACT CONCERNING TUITION AND FEE WAIVERS FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 858 AN ACT CONCERNING MILITARY DEPARTMENT VOLUNTEERS.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 916 AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO STATUTES CONCERNING VETERANS.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 917 AN ACT CONCERNING DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES AGAINST VETERANS, LEAVES OF ABSENCE FOR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS, REGISTRATION FOR CERTAIN MEDICAID PROGRAMS AND DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN RECORDS TO FEDERAL MILITARY LAW ENFORCEMENT.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE:

HOUSE BILL(S) FAVORABLY REPORTED WITH CHANGE OF REFERENCE

- to be referred to committee(s) indicated.

COMMERCE COMMITTEE

HB NO. 5226 AN ACT MANDATING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LEARN

HERE, LIVE HERE PROGRAM.

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue & Bonding

COMMERCE COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 6746 AN ACT CONCERNING A BIOSCIENCE AND

BIOTECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT.

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue & Bonding

COMMERCE COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 7063 AN ACT CONCERNING INFORMATION INCLUDED IN

THE NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION FOR PROPOSED REGULATIONS.

Referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections

COMMERCE COMMITTEE

HB NO. 7064 AN ACT EXTENDING THE MANUFACTURING APPRENTICESHIP

TAX CREDIT TO PASS-THROUGH ENTITIES.

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue & Bonding

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 6887 AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH CARE

SERVICES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES PROVIDED BY CERTIFIED

PEER COUNSELORS.

Referred to the Committee on Public Health

INTRODUCTION OF SENATE AND HOUSE LIST OF BILLS AND

RESOLUTIONS (LIST NO. 47) – to be waived and bills and

resolutions to be referred to committee(s) indicated.

The Senate at 10: 45 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.

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