CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

SENATE

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Senate was called to order at 12: 10 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 Deputy Chaplain Monsignor Gerard G. Schmitz of Hartford, Connecticut.

DEPUTY CHAPLAIN MONSIGNOR GERARD G. SCHMITZ:

O God, our creator and sustainer, guide the members of our State Senate this day with wisdom, vision, creativity, and a commitment to resolve the issues that face our State in this challenging time. May we always keep before us those who are most vulnerable and are lacking in the basic necessities of life that most of us enjoy.

We are grateful for the determined efforts of our Senators and those who collaborate with them and for the extended hours that they have given to their constituents through meetings, caucuses and votes.

We pray in a special way, today, for our Nation as it faces many challenges both domestically and internationally. May the power of your grace, O Lord, bring healing to our divisions and may we always keep before us the words of our pledge that we are one nation, comprised of people of every race, creed and origin.

Bless our First Responders and the men and women of our State who are serving in the armed forces at home and overseas. Protect them from all harm and bring them home safely to their families.

Gracious God, bless and guide, the members of this Assembly, our families, and all who call Connecticut their home. May we all enjoy the beauty and natural resources with which you have blessed our the State of Connecticut. You who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

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 18, 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.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE:

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS – to be tabled for the calendar.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

HJ NO. 112 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE ELIZABETH A. BOZZUTO OF WATERTOWN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL AS A SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

HJ NO. 113 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ERIC J. GEORGE OF GLASTONBURY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

HJ NO. 114 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MICHELE C. MOUNT, ESQUIRE OF MONROE TO BE A HUMAN RIGHTS REFEREE.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

HJ NO. 115 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ERICK A. RUSSELL OF NEW HAVEN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

HJ NO. 116 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF NICHOLAS KAPOOR OF MONROE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES.

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

BANKING COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 7032 AN ACT REGARDING THE OFFICE OF THE STATE TREASURER'S RECOMMENDED REVISIONS TO THE ACHIEVING A BETTER LIFE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6511))

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 7212 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROMOTION OF LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAMS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7029))

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 7060 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISCLOSURE OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS.

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SUBST. HB NO. 7304 AN ACT CONCERNING COMPUTER EXTORTION BY USE OF RANSOMWARE.

The Senate at 2: 45 p. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.

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