CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATE

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

ACTING CHAPLAIN NOELE R. KIDNEY:

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 April 11, 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.

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

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SB NO. 2 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MORE EQUITABLE EDUCATION COST-SHARING GRANT FORMULA.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 786 AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION MANDATE RELIEF AND THE TRANSPARENCY OF ENDOWED ACADEMIES.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SB NO. 910 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 912 AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STAFF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 950 AN ACT CONCERNING THE STREAMLINING OF THE HIRING PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING TEACHERS IN THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 951 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TESTING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL WATER SUPPLIES.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 953 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATORS.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 954 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PLAN FOR UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 1009 AN ACT CONCERNING TRAINING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARING OFFICERS AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS REGARDING THE PROVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 1015 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROCESS FOR WAIVING STATE EDUCATION MANDATES FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 1019 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGION 15 SCHOOL DISTRICT.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 1026 AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

SB NO. 482 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREPARATION OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC IMPACT STATEMENTS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

SB NO. 983 AN ACT CONCERNING APPEALS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT INVOLVING NOTICE OF MEETINGS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

SB NO. 986 AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MINOR AND TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

SB NO. 377 AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE ODD FELLOWS HOME OF CONNECTICUT.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

SB NO. 602 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL SHELTERS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

SB NO. 644 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED OUT OF STATE.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 922 AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY HEALTH CARE STRUCTURES.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

SB NO. 1035 AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

SB NO. 1038 AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE OLD COLONY BEACH CLUB ASSOCIATION IN OLD LYME.

PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 445 AN ACT CONCERNING FAIRNESS IN PHARMACY AND PHARMACY BENEFITS MANAGER CONTRACTS.

PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 447 AN ACT CONCERNING THE BIDIRECTIONAL EXCHANGE OF PATIENT ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS.

PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

SB NO. 904 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING FACILITIES GUIDELINES FOR TECHNICAL REVIEW OF FACILITY CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION.

PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 940 AN ACT CONCERNING A REDUCTION IN MALPRACTICE COSTS.

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

Connecticut Innovations, Inc. – Jackson Labs Budget for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2018. (Pursuant to Section 32-41y(d)(2) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: April 10, 2017

Referred to Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding

University of Connecticut – UConn 2000 Report #43 for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-109x(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: April 10, 2017

Referred to Committees on Commerce, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Higher Education and Employment Advancement

MATTER(S) RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE – to be tabled for the calendar.

NO NEW FILE

HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 756 AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME SERVICES.

HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 759 AN ACT PERMITTING A COMMUNITY SPOUSE OF AN INSTITUTIONALIZED SPOUSE TO RETAIN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF ALLOWABLE ASSETS.

HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

SUBST. SB NO. 811 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PATIENT BILL OF RIGHTS FOR LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENTS.

The Senate at 11: 45 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.

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