CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATE

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 3: 50 p. 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 May 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.

COMMUNICATION FROM THE GOVERNOR:

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS – corrected letter.

To be referred to the Senate Committee.

Corrected letter

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable Senate:

Pursuant to Sections 10-500 and 4-5 to 4-8, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, and with your advice and consent appoint, David Wilkinson, of Hartford, to be Commissioner of Early Childhood, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor, but no longer than March 1, 2019.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

COMMUNICATION FROM THE GOVERNOR:

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY – to be referred to the Joint Committee(s).

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Matthew J. Budzik of East Haddam, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Jorge A. Simón, who has elected senior judge status.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Margaret M. Murphy of West Hartford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Robert J. Malone, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Walter M. Spader, Jr. of North Haven to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Marylouise Schofield, who has elected senior judge status.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Tammy T. Nguyen O'Dowd of Bloomfield to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Edward J. Mullarkey, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Kimberly A. Knox of West Hartford, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable A. Susan Peck, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Elizabeth J. Stewart of Hamden to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Maurice B. Mosley, who has reached the mandatory age of retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Matthew D. Gordon of West Hartford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Gerald I. Adelman, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Barry F. Armata of Suffield to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Richard E. Burke, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, W. Glen Pierson of Hamden to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Joseph W. Doherty, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Thomas J. Welch of Shelton to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Nicola E. Rubinow, who has fully retired.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Ernest Green, Jr. of Norwich to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable John W. Pickard, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, John L. Cordani of Wolcott to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable John F. Cronan, who has reached the age of mandatory retirement.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

May 11, 2017

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, Shari Murphy of North Branford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable William T. Cremins, who has elected senior judge status.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE:

HOUSE BILL(S) FAVORABLY REPORTED – to be tabled for the calendar.

BANKING COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 6520 AN ACT RAISING THE ASSET LIMITATION FOR COMMUNITY BANKS AND COMMUNITY CREDIT UNIONS.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 7207 AN ACT MAKING REVISIONS TO THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT OF 2016.

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

HB NO. 6329 AN ACT CONCERNING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WASTE IN CONNECTICUT. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6687))

GENERAL LAW COMMITTEE

HB NO. 5077 AN ACT CONCERNING THE RETURN OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO PHARMACIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6804))

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 7186 AN ACT REVISING CERTAIN STATUTES CONCERNING THE STATE COMPTROLLER. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6809))

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 5442 AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGAL AGE TO MARRY IN THIS STATE.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 5743 AN ACT CONCERNING HATE CRIMES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6814))

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 7214 AN ACT CONCERNING HARASSMENT OF A GUIDE OR ASSISTANCE DOG OR THE HANDLER OF SUCH DOG.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 7284 AN ACT CONCERNING STATE IDENTIFICATION FOR INMATES UPON REENTRY.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 7003 AN ACT CONCERNING SURETY BAIL BOND AGENTS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6241))

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES COMMITTEE

HB NO. 6219 AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY REENTRY BY PERSONS WHO WERE INCARCERATED.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

HB NO. 7046 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLOSURE OF CERTAIN BUILDING PERMITS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6294))

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

HB NO. 7296 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE FUNDING OF UNFUNDED ACCRUED MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM LIABILITIES BY MUNICIPALITIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6676))

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 6266 AN ACT CONCERNING BOXING EVENTS AND MIXED MARTIAL ARTS MATCHES.

The Senate at 3: 55 p. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.

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