CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATE

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 11: 45 o'clock a. m. , by the President in the Chair.

THE CHAIR:

[Gavel] The Senate will please come to order. Please give your attention to the Acting Chaplain Noele Kidney of Ellington, Connecticut.

ACTING CHAPLAIN NOELE KIDNEY:

Please bless us with an inner strength so that our lives and our work may be a blessing on others. Amen.

THE CHAIR:

Does the Clerk have any business to come before the Chamber? Senator Duff.

SENATOR DUFF (25TH):

Thank you. Thank you, Mr. President and may I ask the Marvin School children, fourth graders, from Norwalk if they would lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance, please?

THE CHAIR:

Students, if you could please rise. The American Flag is here and whenever you're ready to being.

MARVIN FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS:

(ALL) I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of American and to the Republic for which is stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

THE CHAIR:

Excellent. Thank you very much. Senator Duff.

SENATOR DUFF (25TH):

Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President, a few things, I move we -- does the clerk have any business on his desk?

CLERK:

Yes, the Clerk is in possession of Senate Agenda Number 1 dated Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

THE CHAIR:

Senator Duff.

SENATOR DUFF (25TH):

Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President, I move that all items on Senate Agenda Number 1 dated Wednesday, April 5, 2017 be acted upon as indicated and that the Agenda be incorporated by reference in the Senate Journal and transcript.

THE CHAIR:

Thank you. Hearing no objections, so ordered. Senator Duff.

SENATOR DUFF (25TH):

Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President I have a few markings please, and referrals.

THE CHAIR:

You may proceed.

SENATOR DUFF (25TH):

Thank you, Mr. President. On Calendar page 1, Calendar 50, Senate Bill No. 759, I would like to refer that to the Human Services Committee.

On Calendar page 2, Calendar 68, Senate Bill No. 756, I would like to refer that to the Human Services Committee.

On Calendar page 3, Calendar 75, Senate Bill No. 811, I'd like to refer that to the Human Services Committee.

On Calendar page 7, Calendar 98, Senate Bill No. 919, I'd like to refer that to the Higher Education Committee.

On Calendar page 7, Calendar 101, Senate Bill No 780, I'd like to refer that to the Insurance Committee.

On Calendar page 8, Calendar 104, Senate Bill No. 767, I'd like to refer that to the Education Committee.

Thank you, Mr. President.

THE CHAIR:

Thank you. Hearing no objections, so ordered.

SENATOR DUFF (25TH):

Thank you, Mr. President, and we'll make sure that -- I would like to also just again welcome the students from Marvin Elementary School, which is we know one of the best schools in the state of Connecticut, not only because I went there, but because you all go there as well. And thank you for coming, again, today. We appreciate it. We'll make sure that the Clerk has Marvin School in the transcript so that I'll get you all that so it shows that you all did the Pledge of Allegiance for us today, okay.

Mr. President, with that, we have no other business. I move that we adjourn subject to call of the Chair.

THE CHAIR:

Thank you, so be it.

The Senate at 11: 50 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.

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