JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

On Wednesday after the first Monday of February, A.D. 2018, the date prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Connecticut for the meeting of the General Assembly, the House of Representatives convened in the Representatives' Hall in the Capitol at Hartford, Connecticut at the hour 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon.

Joe Aresimowicz, Speaker of the House of Representatives, called the House to order.

Prayer was offered by House Chaplain, Rabbi Alan Lefkowitz of Windsor, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Dear God, Creator of us all, what do you require of us? Let us be open to what You want from us, and may we struggle to hear Your call. May we answer: Here I am as we desire without ego to be heard. May we be reminded that our prayer is not about ourselves but to be responsive of all those who have given us this blessing to serve selflessly.

As we devote ourselves to Your service, by confronting our differences and remembering our commonalities, may we be eager to make this - our world - a better place. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representatives Ritter of the 1st District and Klarides of the 114th District.

OPENING DAY ADDRESS

OF THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JOE ARESIMOWICZ

Elected leaders and honored guests I welcome you to the Opening Day of the 2018 Legislative Session. It seems like just last week, we were all in this Chamber wrapping up the 2017 Session. Today, surrounded by family and friends, we begin to take on the work of moving our State forward.

This session is going to be a challenging one. But, I think by working together, we will conquer all obstacles. I am honored to continue to serve as your Speaker of the House - and I am very grateful to work alongside Majority Leader, Matt Ritter, as well as Minority Leader, Themis Klarides. I'm looking forward to working with both of you, as well as all of you in this Chamber.

Over the past few years, we have worked on many tough issues together, last year's budget obviously being at the forefront. And it's when we work together, both within our caucuses and across party lines, that we do our best work.

Last year we proved that we could work in a bipartisan manner by passing the first truly bipartisan budget for the State of Connecticut. That is not a small feat, and it is something we should all really be proud of. I know I use this saying a lot, but we really did take off the D for Democrat and the R for Republican and all focused on the C for Connecticut during the process. Once the PTSD from all those late night meetings wears off, I'm sure I'll look back fondly on this great accomplishment.

In all seriousness, this year we are going to be faced with new challenges, and I look forward to continuing that bipartisan effort - and putting the common good of the State of Connecticut at the forefront of our decision making policies.

Wanting what's best for Connecticut, and my community, was the reason I got involved in public service all those years ago - more years than I'd like to admit. And standing here as Speaker of the House that is still what it is about for me. I've spent my time as a legislator visiting hundreds of local businesses and organizations in my district, as well as statewide, to hear firsthand what the needs of the residents and business owners in our State are, and to listen to their ideas for how we as legislatures can better serve them.

And that is what the work we're doing here in this Chamber is about. It's about the people in our communities that we represent. They are the reason we are here today, and we should never forget that.

Our success as a Chamber is determined by whether we take the insights and feedback we receive from our constituents and transform them into legislation. If we are more focused on scoring political points than helping the people of Connecticut, then we fail in our mission. It doesn't matter whether you are a Democrat or Republican, if you have a good idea, it should be on the table. And throughout this session, we should have active discussions and debates on those ideas. But during those debates, we need to leave the rhetoric outside of the Chamber and remember that we are here for our constituents and for the residents of Connecticut.

While the challenges ahead may be daunting, if we are able to continue to work together in good faith, I'm confident that we will build on our past successes in promoting job growth and the well-being of Connecticut's families. We will continue working on improving our transportation infrastructure, supporting our businesses and community hospitals, and making our schools and communities safer. We will continue to work to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work and that all Connecticut employees have access to earned family medical leave. And that anyone who works full time doesn't live in poverty. I look forward to seeing what opportunities this session will bring and am eager to continue our work of moving Connecticut forward.

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following House Resolution was introduced, read by the Clerk and adopted.

H.R. No. 1 REP. RITTER, 1ST DIST. RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PRINTING OF THE HOUSE JOURNAL.

Representative Ritter of the 1st District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Ritter of the 1st District.

On a voice vote House Resolution No. 1 was adopted.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by this House:

That the Clerk of the House is authorized and directed to cause to be printed and distributed daily such number of copies of the Journal of the House of Representatives, as the clerk deems necessary, and such number of copies at the close of the session as may be provided by law.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following Senate Joint Resolution was introduced, read by the Clerk and adopted.

S.J. No. 1 SEN. DUFF, 25TH DIST.; SEN. WITKOS, 8TH DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1ST DIST. RESOLUTION CONCERNING PUBLICATION OF LEGISLATIVE BULLETIN, PRINTING OF BILLS AND EXPENSES.

Representative Ritter of the 1st District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Ritter of the 1st District.

On a voice vote Senate Joint Resolution No. 1 was adopted in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by this Assembly:

That the clerk of the House and the clerk of the Senate shall cause to be published, from time to time, as they find suitable, notices of caucuses, committee hearings, meetings and announcements of interest to members of the General Assembly, following the plan of the Legislative Bulletin published at previous sessions; and

That the joint committee on legislative management is authorized to pay the cost of printing of bills for the 2018 session of the General Assembly; and other necessary expenses of the 2018 session of the General Assembly.

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following House Resolution was introduced, read by the Clerk and adopted.

H.R. No. 2 REP. RITTER, 1ST DIST. RESOLUTION RAISING A COMMITTEE TO INFORM THE SENATE THAT THE HOUSE IS READY TO MEET IN JOINT CONVENTION.

Representative Ritter of the 1st District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Ritter of the 1st District.

On a voice vote House Resolution No. 2 was adopted.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by this House:

That a committee consisting of three Representatives be appointed to inform the Senate that the House is ready to meet with the Senate in Joint Convention.

Speaker Aresimowicz appointed the following Representatives:

Representative Gentile of the 104th

Representative Reyes of the 75th

Representative Polletta of the 68th

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

The following communication was received from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and ordered printed in the Journal.

January 10, 2018

Mr. Fred Jortner

Clerk of the House of Representatives

State Capitol, Room 109

Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Mr. Jortner:

This letter is to inform you of the following changes to committee assignments:

Representative Tim Ackert has been appointed as the ranking member of the Energy and Technology Committee.

Representative Joe Polletta has been appointed to the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee.

Representative Vincent Candelora has been appointed to the General Law Committee.

Representative Rosa Rebimbas has been appointed to the Joint Committee on Legislative Management.

Please contact my office if you have any questions.

Joe Aresimowicz

Speaker of the House of Representatives

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

The following communication was received from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and ordered printed in the Journal.

January 17, 2018

Mr. Fred Jortner

Clerk of the House of Representatives

State Capitol, Room 109

Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Mr. Jortner:

This letter is to inform you of the following changes to committee assignments:

Representative David Arconti is removed from the Public Safety & Security Committee.

Representative Jeffrey Berger has been appointed to the Public Safety & Security & Security Committee.

Representative Jeffrey Berger is removed from the Executive & Legislative Nominations Committee.

Representative James Albis is removed from the Transportation Committee.

Representative James Albis has been appointed to the Judiciary Committee.

Representative Christine Conley has been appointed to the Transportation, Planning and Development Committee and is Vice Chair of the Planning and Development Committee.

Representative Rick Lopes is removed from the Planning and Development Committee.

Representative Bobby Gibson has been appointed to the Banking, General Law, and Executive & Legislative Nominations Committee.

Please contact my office if you have any questions.

Joe Aresimowicz

Speaker of the House of Representatives

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

The following communication was received from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and ordered printed in the Journal.

January 26, 2018

Mr. Fred Jortner

Clerk of the House of Representatives

State Capitol, Room 109

Hartford, CT 06106

Dear Mr. Jortner:

This letter is to inform you of the following changes to committee assignments:

Representative Mike D'Agostino has been appointed as Chair of the General Law Committee.

Representative David Arconti has been appointed as Vice Chair of the General Law Committee.

Please contact my office if you have any questions.

Joe Aresimowicz

Speaker of the House of Representatives

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

The following communications were received from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

July 6, 2017

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to the provisions of section 22a-261 of the General Statutes, it is my pleasure and privilege to nominate and submit to you for your advice and consent the name of NORMAN NEEDLEMAN of Essex, Connecticut to be a member of the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority, to serve the remainder of the term ending June 30, 2018 and then to serve a full term ending June 30, 2022.

Joe Aresimowicz

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Date Received: July 7, 2017

November 2, 2017

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to the provisions of section 13b-212b of the General Statutes, it is my pleasure and privilege to nominate and submit to you for your advice and consent the name of ROGER CIRELLA of Ansonia, Connecticut to be a member of the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council, to serve a term ending July 31, 2021.

Joe Aresimowicz

Speaker of the House of Representatives

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER

The following communications were received from the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

July 7, 2017

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to the provisions of sections 15-31a and 4-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes, it is my honor to nominate and submit to you for your advice and consent the name of JOSEPH RICCIO of Stratford, Connecticut to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve a term beginning immediately and expiring on June 30, 2021.

Matthew Ritter

House Majority Leader

Date Received: July 14, 2017

August 14, 2017

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to the provisions of sections 15-31a and 4-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes, it is my honor to nominate and submit to you for your advice and consent the name of BONNIE REEMSNYDER of the Town of Old Lyme, Connecticut to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve a term beginning immediately and expiring June 30, 2021.

Matthew Ritter

House Majority Leader

Date Received: August 17, 2017

COMMUNICATION FROM THE HOUSE MINORITY LEADER

The following communication was received from the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

June 20, 2017

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to the provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes, section 15-31a, I am renominating DAVID POHORYLO, from Milford to be a member of the Port Authority Board of Directors. His term is effective immediately and is for a period of 4 years, expiring June 30, 2021. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of both chambers of the General Assembly after the next regular session begins in January 2018.

Themis Klarides

House Republican Leader

Date Received: June 27, 2017

COMMUNICATION FROM THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

The following communication was received from the Senate Majority Leader, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

June 26 2017

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to the provisions of Sections 15-31a and 4-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes, it is my honor to nominate and submit to you for your advice and consent the name of SCOTT D. BATES of Stonington, Connecticut to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority, to serve a term beginning immediately and expiring on June 30, 2021.

Bob Duff

Majority Leader

Date Received: June 28, 2017

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE

SENATE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

The following communications were received from the Senate Republican President Pro Tempore, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

June 13, 2017

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes 22a-261, it is my pleasure to nominate and with your advice and consent, reappoint MR. ROBERT J. BARLOW of Canton, Connecticut to be a member of the Material Innovation and Recycling Authority as a member who has extensive high-level experience in public or corporate finance or business or industry, to serve a term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2020.

Leonard A. Fasano

Senate Republican President Pro Tempore

Date Received: June 14, 2017

August 8, 2017

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes 13b-212b, it is my pleasure to nominate and with your advice and consent, reappoint MR. MITCHELL M. FUCHS of Fairfield, Connecticut to be a member of the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council to serve a term beginning immediately and ending July 31, 2021.

Leonard A. Fasano

Senate Republican President Pro Tempore

Date Received: August 10, 2017

COMMUNICATION FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following communication was received from His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and ordered printed in the Journal.

February 7, 2018

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

I have the honor to inform you of the following Interim Appointments made by the Governor since the adjournment of the 2017 General Assembly:

DONALD DEFRONZO - of New Britain, as a member and chairperson of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

PAMELA K. ELKOW - of Redding, as a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

MARILDA L. GANDARA - of Hartford, as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Connecticut, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

JAMES GILDEA - of Derby, as a member of the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

FELICE GRAY-KEMP - of Hamden, as a member of the Board of Regents, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

THOMAS E. KRUGER - of Cos Cob, as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Connecticut, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

JOHN S. JOHNSON - of New London, as member of the Connecticut Port Authority, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

HASSAN M. MINHAS - of Stamford, as a member of the Psychiatric Security Review Board, as a psychiatrist experienced with the criminal justice system and not otherwise employed on a permanent basis by the state, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

SAOMAI NGUYEN - of West Hartford, as a nonvoting student member of the State Board of Education to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

SUSAN PROSI-JOHNSON - of Stratford, as a member of the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

JAWERIA SHAH - of Hamden, as a nonvoting student member of the State Board of Education to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

VICTORIA L. VELTRI - of Colchester, as an Executive Director of the Office of Health Strategy, to serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the House Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations.

February 7, 2018

TO THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1, 4-9c and 10a-103 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint MARILDA GANDARA, from Hartford, to be a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Connecticut, to serve a term ending June 30, 2023, or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 17a-581 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint HASSAN M. MINHAS from Stamford, to be a member of the Psychiatric Security Review Board, to serve a term ending June 30, 2021 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPESENTATIVES:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1, 4-9c and 10a-103 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint PHILIP ELLIOT RUBIN, from Fairfield, to be a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Connecticut, to serve a term ending June 30, 2023, or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

Pursuant to Sections 27-102l 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 THOMAS J. SAADI from Danbury, to be Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs, at the pleasure of the Governor, but no longer than March 1, 2019.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations.

February 7, 2018

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 15-31a of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint PAMELA K. ELKOW from Redding, to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve a term ending June 30, 2021, or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1, 4-19 and 13b-212b of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint JAMES GILDEA from Derby, to be a member of the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council, to serve a term ending July 31, 2021, or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 4-19 of the Connecticut General Statutes of the Connecticut General Assembly, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint JOHN S. JOHNSON from New London, to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors, to serve a term ending June 30, 2021, or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1, 10-1 and 10-2a of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint SAOMAI NGUYEN from West Hartford, to be a nonvoting student member of the State Board of Education, to serve a term ending June 30, 2019, or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 13b-212b of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, reappoint SUSAN PROSI-JOHNSON from Stratford, to be a member of the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council, to serve a term ending July 31, 2021, or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1, 10-1 and 10-2a of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint JAWERIA SHAH from Hamden, to be a nonvoting student member of the State Board of Education, to serve a term ending June 30, 2019, or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

February 7, 2018

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h), 51-165 and 51-198 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, for appointment by you, the HONORABLE ANDREW J. MCDONALD of Stamford to be Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court and 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 Chase Rogers, who elected to become a senior justice on February 5, 2018. Since that time, Senior Associate Justice Richard Palmer has been exercising the powers and authority appertaining to the office of the Chief Justice pursuant to Section 51-3.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h), 51-165 and 51-198 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you the HONORABLE MARIA ARAUJO KAHN of Cheshire to be an Associate Judge of the Supreme Court and 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 Carmen E. Espinosa, who has elected to take senior status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h), 51-165 and 51-198 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you the HONORABLE RAHEEM L. MULLINS of Farmington to be an Associate Judge of the Supreme Court and 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 Dennis G. Eveleigh, who reached the mandatory age of retirement on October 2, 2017.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h), 51-165 and 51-197c of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, the HONORABLE WILLIAM H. BRIGHT, JR., of Columbia, to be a Judge of the Appellate Court and 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 Raheem L. Mullins, who has been nominated to serve on the Supreme Court.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE JON M. ALANDER of Hamden to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from March 30, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE LAURA F. BALDINI of West Hartford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 5, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE JAMES M. BENTIVEGNA of Avon to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 8, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE JOHN L. CARBONNEAU, JR. of East Lyme to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 5, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE SUSAN QUINN COBB of West Hartford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 5, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE SUSAN A. CONNORS of Old Lyme to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 5, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE JOHN A. DANAHER III of West Hartford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 5, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE MAUREEN D. DENNIS OF SOUTHPORT to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from November 28, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE JOHN C. DRISCOLL of Norwich to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from November 28, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE JANE B. EMONS of Woodbridge to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 5, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE JACK W. FISCHER of Niantic to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 8, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE ROBERT L. GENUARIO of Norwalk to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 5, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE JAMES T. GRAHAM of Bloomfield to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from November 28, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE ARTHUR C. HADDEN of Branford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 8, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE JOHN F. KAVANEWSKY, JR. of East Norwalk to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from November 28, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE KATHLEEN E. MCNAMARA of East Hartford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 5, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE DAVID M. SHERIDAN of Manchester to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 5, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE BARRY K. STEVENS of Stratford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from November 28, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

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 reappointment by you, the HONORABLE MARYLOUISE SCHOFIELD of Easton to be a Senior Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 8, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE STUART BEAR of West Hartford, to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from April 30, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE THOMAS A. BISHOP of North Stonington to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from February 27, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE RICHARD F. COMERFORD, JR. of Stamford to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from November 28, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE THOMAS J. CORRADINO of Madison to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from April 28, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE DENNIS G. EVELEIGH of Hamden to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from June 1, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE JONATHAN J. KAPLAN of South Windsor to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from March 12, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE JOSEPH Q. KOLETSKY of Waterford to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from March 12, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE GEORGE LEVINE of West Hartford to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from November 28, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE AARON MENT of East Hartford to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from July 1, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE STANLEY NOVACK of Stamford to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from July 1, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE KAREN SEQUINO of Woodbridge to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from March 12, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE JOSEPH M. SHORTALL of Bloomfield to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from November 28, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE EDWARD F. STODOLINK of Stratford to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from July 1, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE KEVIN TIERNEY of Greenwich to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from March 30, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 52-434(a)(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE DAVID R. TOBIN of Old Greenwich to be a State Referee, to serve for a term of eight years from May 8, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

The following communications and reports were received on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committees indicated:

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of May 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 7, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Department of Public Health - School-Based Health Center Advisory Committee (SBHCAC) - Report to the Public Health and Education Committees on School Based Health Centers - February 15, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 19a-6i of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 8, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Public Health and Education.

Report - Department of Public Health - Annual Report on the Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Planning Process for Public Water Systems. - Report Period: July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 25-33n of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 9, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Environment, Energy and Technology, Public Health, and Planning and Development.

Report - Department of Developmental Services - Annual Mortality Report for Fiscal Year 2016. (Pursuant to Executive Order No. 42) Date Received: June 9, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Public Health and Human Services.

Auditors Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated June 9, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: June 9, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Reports - Department of Motor Vehicles - Monthly Wait Times for Each DMV Branch for April 2017 and May 2017 and CIVLS Branch Transaction Counts - August 2015 through May 2017. (Pursuant to Public Act 16-55 and Sections 11-4a and 14-11e(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 20, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Military Department for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 21, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the Fiscal Years ended June 30, 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 22, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - Department of Energy and Environmental Protection - Public Utilities Regulatory Authority - Docket No. 17-02-09, 2017 PURA Report to the General Assembly Concerning Lost and Unaccounted for Gas. (Pursuant to Section 1(a) of Public Act 14-152 (codified as Section 16-34a of the Connecticut General Statutes) and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 22, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

Report - Board of Trustees of the University of Connecticut - Independent Auditor's Report - University of Connecticut - Audit of Construction Expenditures of UCONN 2000 Projects Substantially Completed and UCONN 2000 Reported Project Values - June 30, 2016. (Pursuant to Chapter 185b Section 10a-109z of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 22, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Appropriations and Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Department of Public Health - Report of Hospital Staffing Levels. (Pursuant to Public Act 15-91 (codified as Section 19a-89e of the Connecticut General Statutes) and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 23, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - Office of Early Childhood - Staff Qualifications Requirement Compliance Report. (Pursuant to Sections 10-520a and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date Received: June 23, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Report - Connecticut State Colleges and Universities - Board of Regents - Fifteenth Semi-Annual Report on the Status and Progress of CSUS 2020 as of May 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 10a-91f of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 28, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Baseline Assessment of Connecticut's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem - June 2017. (Pursuant to Sections 11-4a and 32-39q of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Small Business Express Program for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 32-7(g) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 30, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Commerce, Labor and Public Employees and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Annual Report - Office of the State Treasurer - Annual Report on the Financial Condition of the Second Injury Fund. (Pursuant to Section 31-349f of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: June 30, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Labor and Public Employees and Insurance and Real Estate.

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - Connecticut BioScience Collaboration Program - Quarterly Status Report for June 30, 2017 - The Jackson Laboratory Project Schedule of Disbursements by Facility Cumulative Fundings. (Pursuant to Section 32-41y (d)(2) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 5, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Public Health.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 7, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Department of Children and Families - Family Assessment Response Program Annual Data Report. (Pursuant to Sections 11-4a and 17a-101g(g)(11) of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended by Public Act 16-190.) Date Received: July 7, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Children.

Auditors Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated July 7, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: July 7, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Medical Assistance Program Oversight Council - Developmental Disabilities Work Group - Findings and Recommendations to Improve Care for Children with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: July, 2017. (Pursuant to Public Act 16-142.) Date Received: July 7, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Children, Human Services and Public Health.

Report - Connecticut State Library - Triennial Report to the Education Committee - State Grants to Public Libraries 2017. (Pursuant to Section 11-24b(g) of the Connecticut General Statutes ) Date Received: July 11, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Developmental Services for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012 and 2013. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 12, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - Inventory of State Property in Accordance With CGS 4-67G - July 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4-67g of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 14, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Government Administration and Elections and Appropriations.

Report - Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund - Quarterly Report of Disbursals of the State of Connecticut Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 27-140 of the Connecticut General Statutes as Amended by Public Act 14-217) Date Received: July 21, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

Report - State Board of Education - Minority Teacher Recruitment Annual Report - June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Sections 2, 3 and 6 of Public Act 16-41.) Date Received: July 21, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Reports - Department of Motor Vehicles - Monthly Wait Times for Each DMV Branch for June 2017. (Pursuant to Public Act 16-55 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 21, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Department of Public Health - Quality in Health Care Program - June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Sections 19a-127 l through n of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: July 25, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - State Insurance and Risk Management Board - 53rd Annual Report to the Governor - 2016/2017. (Pursuant to Sections 4a-19, 20 and 21 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 3, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

Report - Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) - Central Connecticut State University - Recidivism Among Adjudicated Youth on Parole in Connecticut. (Pursuant to Section 84 of Public Act 14-217 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 8, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of July 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 8, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Criminal Justice Information System Governing Board - Report on the Status of the Design and Implementation of the Connecticut Information Sharing System (CJIS) to the Connecticut Legislature. (Pursuant to Section 40(h) of Public Act 08-01 of the 2008 January Special Session.) Date Received: August 8, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary, Public Safety and Security and Appropriations.

Report - State Department of Education - Connecticut Technical High School System's Rolling Capital Improvement and Capital Equipment Plan 2018 - 2020. (Pursuant to Sections 10-95i and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 8, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Education, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Appropriations.

Reports - State Board of Education - School Paraprofessional Advisory Council - Annual Report on Paraprofessionals and the State Department of Education's Response to School Paraprofessionals Advisory Council Recommendations. (Pursuant to Sections 10-155k and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes and Public Act 13-10.) Date Received: August 8, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Banking for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2014 and 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 10, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Banking.

Report - Department of Public Health - Statewide Healthcare Facilities and Services Plan - 2016 Supplement. (Pursuant to Section 19a-634 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 10, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Auditors Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated August 11, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: August 11, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Reports - Department of Motor Vehicles - Monthly Wait Times for Each DMV Branch for June 2017 and July 2017 and CIVLS Branch Transaction Counts - August 2015 through August 2017. (Pursuant to Public Act 16-55 and Sections 11-4a and 14-11e(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 11, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Department of Public Health - Statewide Healthcare Facilities and Services Plan - 2016 Supplement - Revised Edition. (Pursuant to Section 19a-634 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 16, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - Economic Cluster Bond Funds Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 32-4h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 17, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Report - Judicial Branch - Annual Report - Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision for Fiscal Year 2017. (Pursuant to Section 54-133 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 22, 2017

Referred to the Committee Judiciary.

Report - Department of Public Health - 2016 Report on Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). (Pursuant to Section 19a-490o of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 24, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - University of Connecticut - Rebuilding, Reviewing and Enhancing the University of Connecticut - Forty-Fourth in a Series of Semi-Annual Reports regarding UConn 2000. (Pursuant to Section 10a-109 through 10a-109y of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 24, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement, Finance Revenue and Bonding and Appropriations.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Whistleblower Matters Received - July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Subsection (d) of Section 4-61dd of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 30, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Government Administration and Elections, Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Office of the State Comptroller - State Retirement Funds and State Employee and Retiree Benefits for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012, 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: August 31, 2017

Referred to Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Department of Public Health and Department of Insurance - Connecticut Acute Care Hospital, Outpatient Surgical Facility and Imaging Data: Fiscal Year 2016 - Report to Access Health CT. (Pursuant to Section 38a-1084a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 1, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Public Health and Insurance and Real Estate.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - First Five Plus Program - September 2017. (Pursuant to Section 32-4l (d) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 1, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Connecticut Department of Agriculture - Animal Population Control Program - 2016 Annual Report. (Pursuant to Section 22-380k, Sections 22-380e to 22-380m, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 5, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Environment.

Report - Town of East Haven - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 6, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Consumer Protection for the Fiscal Years ended June 30, 2012, 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 7, 2017

Referred to the Committee on General Law.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of August 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 7, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Reports - Department of Motor Vehicles - Monthly Wait Times for Each DMV Branch for July 2017 and August 2017 and CIVLS Branch Transaction Counts - August 2015 through August 2017. (Pursuant to Public Act 16-55 and Sections 11-4a and 14-11e(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 11, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Auditors Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated September 11, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: September 12, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Town of Newtown - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 12, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Eastern Connecticut State University - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 13, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Town of Coventry - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 13, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditor's Report - Board of Regents for Higher Education - Western Connecticut State University for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Sections 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 13, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - State Board of Education - Biennial Report on the Operation of Charter Schools in Connecticut. (Pursuant to Section 10-66gg and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 14, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Education, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Appropriations.

Report - Town of Fairfield - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 15, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report -Office of Policy Management - Licensure and Certification Workgroup: Interim Report - September 15, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 1(d) of Special Act 17-21.) Date Received: September 15, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Children, Government Elections and Administration, Human Services and Public Health.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditor's Report - Office of the Attorney General for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2014 and 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 20, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Legislative Management.

Report - Department of Public Health - Status of Asthma Monitoring System and Statewide Asthma Plan 2016 Report - Reporting Period: March 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016. (Pursuant to Subsection (f) of Section 10-206 and Section 19a-62a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 20, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Public Health and Education.

Report - Department of Public Health - Office of Health Care Access - September 2017 - Annual Report on the Financial Status of Connecticut's Short Term Acute Care Hospitals for Fiscal Year 2016. (Pursuant to Section19a-670 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 22, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - Town of South Windsor - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 25, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Town of Granby - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 26, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Town of Wethersfield - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 27, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - University of Saint Joseph - West Hartford Campus - 2017 Uniform Campus Crime Report. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 27, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - University of Saint Joseph - School of Pharmacy Campus - 2017 Uniform Campus Crime Report. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 27, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority - Annual Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 3017. (Pursuant to Sections 1-122, 1-123 and 10a-194 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 27, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Connecticut Student Loan Foundation - Annual Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Public Act. No. 10-143.) Date Received: September 27, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Asnuntuck Community College - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Capital Community College - 2017 Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Central Connecticut State University - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Eastern Connecticut State University - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Gateway Community College - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Housatonic Community College - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Manchester Community College - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Middlesex Community College - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Naugatuck Valley Community College - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Northwestern Connecticut Community College - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Norwalk Community College - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Quinebaug Community College - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Three Rivers Community College - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Tunxis Community College - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Western Connecticut State University - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for 2016-2017. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Southern Connecticut State University - 2017 Report on Sexual Misconduct - Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority - Annual Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Chapter 187b, Section 10a-240 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

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

Report - Town of Stratford - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - University of New Haven - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year Ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - State of Connecticut - Results First Policy Oversight Committee's 2017 Annual Report. (Pursuant to Section 2-111(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary, Public Health and Children.

Report - Goodwin College - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus - September 29, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Town of Monroe - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - University of Connecticut - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Post University - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Town of North Haven - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - The Department of Administrative Services - Annual Report to the State Properties Review Board For Fiscal Year 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4b-2(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended by P.A. 11-51 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 29, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - Annual Report to the Governor - State Properties Review Board, for Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4b-2(1) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Government Administration and Elections.

Report - University of Bridgeport - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Yale University - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: September 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut College - 2017 Report on Sexual Misconduct - Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Sacred Heart University - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-11.) Date Received: September 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits for Fiscal Year 2017. (Pursuant to Section 10-416c (j) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 2, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Quinnipiac University - Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 2, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Town of Farmington - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 2, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Department of Children and Families - Connecticut Children's Behavioral Health Plan: Progress Report. (Pursuant to Public Act 15-27 and Public Act 13-178.) Date Received: October 2, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Children.

Report - Town of Newington - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 3, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - City of Milford - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 3, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Wesleyan University - 2017 Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 3, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Central Connecticut State University - National Collegiate Athletic Association for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 5, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - An Assessment of Connecticut's Tax Credit and Abatement Programs - September 2017. (Pursuant to Sections 11-4a and 32-1r of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 10, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Commerce.

Report - Town of East Hartford - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 10, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - City of Waterbury - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 10, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection - Commission on Fire Prevention and Control - Annual Report for July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 7-323l(7) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 11, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Legislative Management.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority; Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2014 and 2015; and, Connecticut Student Loan Foundation for the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 11, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Education and Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Town of Avon - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 12, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Auditors Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated October 11, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: October 13, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Reports - Department of Motor Vehicles - Monthly Wait Times for Each DMV Branch for August 2017 and September 2017 and CIVLS Branch Transaction Counts - August 2015 through September 2017. (Pursuant to Public Act 16-55 and Sections 11-4a and 14-11e(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 16, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Department of Public Health - Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts - Childhood Blood Lead Surveillance and Lead Hazards Inspection and Abatement Activities in 2016. (Pursuant to Section 19a-111i of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 17, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Public Health and Children.

Report - Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund - Quarterly Report of Disbursals of the American Legion Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 27-140 of the Connecticut General Statutes as Amended by Public Act 14-217) Date Received: October 17, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut Airport Authority - Connecticut Airport Authority Audit conducted by Blum Shapiro for Fiscal Year 2017. (Pursuant to Section 15-120ee of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: October 20, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Transportation and Commerce.

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - Financial Assistance Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2017. (Pursuant to Section 32-47a of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date Received: October 31, 2017

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

Report - State of Connecticut - Results First Benefit-Cost Analyses of Adult Criminal and Juvenile Justice Evidence-Based Programs, November 2017. (Pursuant to Public Act 15-5, June Special Session, Sections 4-68r and 4-68s of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 1, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - Connecticut BioScience Collaboration Program - Quarterly Status Report for September 30, 2017 - The Jackson Laboratory Project Schedule of Disbursements by Facility Cumulative Fundings. (Pursuant to Section 32-41y (d)(2) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 6, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Public Health.

Annual Report - State of Connecticut Office of the Comptroller - The Comptroller's Annual Report on Core-CT to the Governor and the Legislature for Fiscal Year 2016 - 2017. (Pursuant to Section 3-115e of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 6, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Government Administration and Elections and Appropriations.

Report - Town of Ansonia - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 8, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Veterans Affairs for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2014 and 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 8, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Reports - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Periods of September 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017 and October 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 8, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Town of Enfield - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 9, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Connecticut Student Loan Foundation - 2016 - 2017 Annual Report accompanied by The Audited Financial Report of CHEFA as of June 30, 2017; including, Report on Management's Assertions on Compliance with Specified Federal Family Loan Program Requirements - Alternative Method and Independent Accountant's Report for the Year Ended June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Chapter 187a Section 10a-210 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 10, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Auditors Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated November 16, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: November 17, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Public Health - Adverse Event Reporting - Quality in Health Care Program - October 2017. (Pursuant to Section 19a-1271-n of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 17, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - University of Connecticut - Office of Student Financial Aid Services - Institutional Need and Merit Based Gift Aid for Undergraduate Students, 2016-17 (November 7, 2017). (Pursuant to Public Act 15-231and Section 10a-161c of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 20, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Teachers' Retirement Board - State's Contributions to the Teachers' Retirement Fund for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019. (Pursuant to Section 10-183z of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 21, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Education and Appropriations.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Board of Regents for Higher Education - Connecticut State University System Office for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2014 and 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 28, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Division of Criminal Justice - Office of the Chief State's Attorney Including the Criminal Justice Commission - For the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2015 and 2016. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 30, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Connecticut Airport Authority - Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2017. (Pursuant to Section 15-120kk of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: November 30, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Transportation and Commerce.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - Report to the Legislative Regulations Review Committee Regarding Outstanding Regulations. (Pursuant to Section 4-170b and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 4, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Regulations Review.

Report - Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services - Substance Use Treatment Programs for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) - July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 17a-710(d) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 5, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - City of Hartford - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 6, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Reports - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of November 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 7, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Town of Plainfield - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 8, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Town of Danbury - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 11, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Auditors Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated December 8, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: December 11, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Charter Oak State College Foundation, Inc. for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Sections 2-90 and 4-37e - 4-37k of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 14, 2017

Referred to the Committee Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Connecticut Port Authority - Connecticut Port Authority 2017 Annual Report. (Pursuant to Sections 15-31a(k) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 14, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Transportation, Commerce and Environment.

Report - State Board of Education - Implementation of Early Reading Legislation in Connecticut for School Year 2016 - 2017. (Pursuant to Section 10-14u of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 14, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Reports - Department of Motor Vehicles - Monthly Wait Times for Each DMV Branch for October 2017 and November 2017 and CIVLS Branch Transaction Counts - August 2015 through November 2017. (Pursuant to Public Act 16-55 and Sections 11-4a and 14-11e(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 14, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Office of the Attorney General - Report of Attorney General George Jepsen Regarding Proposed Certification Regarding Human Trafficking for Inclusion in State Contracts - Dated December 18, 2017 with Attachments A-F. (Pursuant to Public Act 17-32 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 19, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Board of Regents for Higher Education - Connecticut Community College System for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2014 and 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 19, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Connecticut Sentencing Commission - A Study of the Sex Offender Sentencing, Registration, and Management System. (Pursuant to Special Act 15-2 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 19, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - 2017 Annual Report of Connecticut Innovations. (Pursuant to Section 1-123(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 20, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Commerce, Appropriations and Public Health.

Report - Connecticut State Colleges and Universities - Sixteenth Semi-Annual Report on the Status and Progress of CSCU 2020 as of November 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 10a-91f of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 21, 2017

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

Report - State Board of Education - Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) - Report of Replacement of School Buses. (Pursuant to Section 10-97b (b) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 21, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Connecticut Green Bank - Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Finance Account. (Pursuant to Sections 16-245aa(d) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statues. ) Date Received: December 21, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

Report - Connecticut Green Bank - 2016 Annual Report for Connecticut Green Bank. (Pursuant to Sections 245n(f)(1) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statues. ) Date Received: December 21, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Energy and Technology.

Report - Office of the Attorney General - 2018 Report of the Office of the Attorney General Regarding Civil Actions Pursuant to the Connecticut False Claims Act for Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4-289 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 22, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - State Fleet Composition and Fuel Usage Report. (Pursuant to Sections 4a-67d(f) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 22, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Government Administration and Elections, Environment and Energy and Technology.

Report - Rensselaer at Hartford - 2017 Annual Report Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus. (Pursuant to Section 10a-55m(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 28, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2017, State of Connecticut Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. (Pursuant to Section 2-92 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Connecticut Green Bank - Progress Report on the Connecticut Green Bank Anaerobic Digester Pilot Program. (Pursuant to Section 103 of Public Act 11-80, as amended by Public Act 15-152 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: December 29, 2017

Referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Independent Auditors' Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and other Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards - Office of the State Treasurer for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 3-37, and 2-90, Subsection (b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: December 29, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - Annual Report to the General Assembly on the Progress of the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. (Pursuant to Section 17b-254 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 1, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Human Services, Insurance and Real Estate and Public Health.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - First Five Plus Program. (Pursuant to Section 32-4l (d) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 2, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - Pilot Program for Alternative Method of Assessment for Commercial Properties, Annual Report - 2015. (Pursuant to Section 12-63i of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 2, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Public Health - Report Concerning the Number of Original Birth Certificates Issued Annually to Adopted Persons Eighteen Years of Age or Older. (Pursuant to Sections 7-53a and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 3, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - Long-Term Care Planning Committee - Annual Report on the Number of Persons Receiving Long-Term Services and Supports in the Community and in Institutions. (Pursuant to Public Act 17-123.) Date Received: January 3, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Aging, Human Services and Public Health.

Auditor's Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated January 8, 2018. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: January 8, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - Connecticut Innovations Operating Budget and Business Plan for the Year 2017-2018. (Pursuant to Section 32-47a of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date Received: January 8, 2017

Referred to the Committees on Commerce, Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - State of Connecticut - Judicial Branch - Office of Victim Services - Biennial Activities Report - October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 54-203(b)(19) of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: January 9, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Office of the Secretary of the State for Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 9, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - Licensure and Certification Workgroup: Final Report. (Pursuant to Section 1(d) of Special Act 17-21.) Date Received: January 9, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Children, Government Administration and Elections, Human Services and Public Health.

Report - Office of the State Treasurer - Annual Report of the State Treasurer for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 3-37(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 10, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - State Board of Education - 2017 Annual Report of the Connecticut Advisory Council for Teacher Professional Standards. (Pursuant to Subsection (e) of Section 10-144d and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 10, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - State Board of Education - 2017 Annual Report of the Connecticut Advisory Council for School Administrator Professional Standards. (Pursuant to Subsection (e) of Section 10-144e and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 10, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Office of Early Childhood - Report on School Readiness and Child Day Care Spaces for First Quarter SFY 2017 (July - September 2017). (Pursuant to Section 94 of Public Act 16-3.) Date Received: January 10, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Education and Appropriations.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of December 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 10, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Report - Office of Higher Education - Legislative Report to the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee and the Office of the Governor. (Pursuant to Public Act 16-36.) Date Received: January 10, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection - Annual Report to the General Assembly on Planning and Activities for Children and Youth. (Pursuant to Section 28-11 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 10, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Education and Public Safety and Security.

Report - Connecticut Housing Finance Authority - Annual Report on Fair Housing Choice, Racial and Economic Integration for the Period October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 8-37bb of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 11, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Housing.

Report - University of Connecticut - Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer - Administrative Compensation, Competitive Assessment Results by Position Detail and the Ratio of Administrators to Student and Faculty - January 3, 2018. (Pursuant to Public Act 13-143 and Sections 10a-158(c) (1) and (2) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 11, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Appropriations.

Report - State of Connecticut - Judicial Branch - Court Support Services Division - Annual Report - Electronic Monitoring and Supervision of Sex Offenders - January 2018. (Pursuant to Section 54-260a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 11, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Office of Policy and Management - Annual Report of the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund Board of Trustees, January 2018. (Pursuant to Sections 4-28f and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 12, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Public Health.

Report - Connecticut State Colleges and Universities - Expansion of Online Mechatronics Courses by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities. (Pursuant to Public Act 17-242 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 12, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Commerce and Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Town of New London - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 12, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Department of Insurance - Property Casualty Insurance Rate Reviews for Calendar Year 2017. (Pursuant to Sections 11-4a and 38a-9(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 12, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

Report - Connecticut State Colleges and Universities - Report on Transfer and Articulation - January 2018. (Pursuant to Section 1(c) of Public Act 17-229 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 12, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Report - Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection - 2017 Annual Report on the Findings of the Military Occupational Specialty Task Force. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-131 and Sections 4-1bb(c) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 16, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs and Labor and Public Employees.

Report - University of Connecticut - Report on Transfer and Articulation - January 2018. (Pursuant to Section 1(c) of Public Act 17-229 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 16, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

Reports - Access Health CT - Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange d/b/a/ Access Health CT - Quarterly Data Reports for Calendar Year 2017 (January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017) - For the Quarters Ended June 30, 2017, September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 1-38a-1092(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 17, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Insurance and Real Estate and Human Services.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Report - Department of Administrative Services - Avatar System - Information Technology Security Audit as of March 2017. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 17, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Manufacturing Innovation Fund Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017. (Pursuant to Section 32-7o of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 17, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Communication - Department of Children and Families - Written Response Prepared by the Department of Children and Families to the Report Entitled: "Child Fatality Investigative Report: Mathew Tirado" issued by the Office of the Child Advocate on December 12, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 46a-13l(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 17, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Children.

Report - Department of Administrative Services - Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology - Annual Report for Calendar Year 2017. (Pursuant to Section 4d-80(c)(8) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 17, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations, Education, Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Energy and Technology.

Report - Trafficking in Persons Council - 2017 Annual Report. (Pursuant to Sections 46a-170(f) and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 22, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Town of Bethel - Chief of Police - Human Trafficking Report. (Pursuant to Section 2 of Public Act 16-71 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 23, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Children.

Report - Connecticut State Colleges and Universities - 2018 Report on Policies Adopted, Revisions or Amendments Made in the Previous Fiscal Year to any Previously Adopted Policies and a Description of Each Contract Entered into or Amended in the Previous Fiscal Year. (Pursuant to Section 3 of Public Act 17-130 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 23, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Higher Education and Employment Advancement and Government Administration and Elections.

Report - Quarterly Report of the Activities of the Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund for the Period of October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 27-140 of the Connecticut General Statues, as amended by Public Act 07-187.) Date Received: January 24, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs and Public Safety and Security.

Report - State of Connecticut Insurance Department - 146th Annual Report of the Insurance Commissioner. (Pursuant to Sections 38a-12 and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 24, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

Report - Adjutant General's Office - Military Department - Military Relief Fund - Annual Report on the Expenditures of the Military Relief Fund (MRF) for 2017. (Pursuant to Sections 11-4a and 27-100a(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 25, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs and Public Safety and Security.

Report - State Board of Education - Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) - Report of School Expenditures for the 2016-2017 School Year. (Pursuant to Sections 10-99g (b) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: January 25, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Department of Public Health - Annual Report on the Water Utility Coordinating Committee (WUCC) Planning Process for Public Water Systems - Report Period: July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 25-33n of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 29, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Public Health and Environment.

Report - Office of the Lieutenant Governor - Annual Report: Health Information Exchange - January 31, 2018. (Pursuant to Public Act 16-77, as amended by June Special Session Public Act 17-2 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 29, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Public Health, Human Services and Insurance and Real Estate.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - 2017 Annual Report to the General Assembly. (Pursuant to Section 2-92 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 30, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Department of Children and Families - Annual Report Concerning Actual or Suspected Instance of Animal Neglect or Cruelty. (Pursuant to Public Act 14-70 and Section 17a-110c of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 30, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Children.

Report - Department of Children and Families - Report Concerning the Well-Being of Children Affected by Prenatal Drug or Alcohol Exposure. (Pursuant to Public Act 17-210.) Date Received: January 30, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Children and Public Health.

Report - Connecticut Water Planning Council (WPC) - Connecticut State Water Plan - Final Report - January 2018. (Pursuant to Section 22a-352 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 31, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Environment, Public Health, Planning and Development and Energy and Technology.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Ritter of the 1st District, the first reading of the following bills and resolutions was waived, the list of bills and resolutions as prepared by the Clerks was accepted, and the bills and resolutions referred to the committees as indicated thereon in concurrence.

BANKING

Proposed H.B. No. 5001 REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FEE ON VIRTUAL CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS', to impose a fee on transactions involving virtual currency.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5002 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE OCCUPANCY TAX ON CERTAIN BED AND BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENTS', to exempt bed and breakfast establishments with five or fewer guest rooms from the occupancy tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5003 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SMOKE DETECTORS AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS FROM THE SALES AND USE TAXES', to exempt smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors from the sales and use taxes.

Proposed H.B. No. 5004 REP. BOCCHINO, 150th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE SALES AND USE TAXES EXEMPTION FOR ITEMS SOLD FOR SCHOOL FUNDRAISING AND SCHOOL-RELATED ACTIVITIES', to increase, from twenty dollars to fifty dollars, the exemption from sales and use taxes of items sold by certain charitable organizations and schools for fundraising and school-related activities.

Proposed H.B. No. 5005 REP. ZUPKUS, 89th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING DOUBLE TAXATION OF CERTAIN PRODUCTS PURCHASED BY BUSINESSES', to eliminate double taxation on products purchased by a business from a wholesaler on which such business pays sales tax, which products are then subject to sales tax when resold to a consumer by such business.

Proposed H.B. No. 5006 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING MANDATORY COMBINED REPORTING FOR CALCULATING CORPORATE INCOME TAX LIABILITY', to repeal mandatory combined reporting for calculating businesses' corporate income tax liability.

Proposed H.B. No. 5007 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING PENSION INCOME FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to exempt pension income from the personal income tax, effective from passage and in lieu of the phase-out.

Proposed H.B. No. 5008 REP. SIEGRIST, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to eliminate the business entity tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5009 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST.; REP. BOCCHINO, 150th DIST.; SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST.; REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING CAR WASH SERVICES FROM THE SALES TAX', to exempt car wash services from the sales tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5010 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to eliminate the business entity tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5011 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to exempt from the personal income tax all Social Security benefits for all income levels.

Proposed H.B. No. 5012 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FROM THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX', to exempt from the personal income tax all Social Security benefits for all income levels.

Proposed H.B. No. 5013 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS TAX', to eliminate the ambulatory surgical centers tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5014 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE CORPORATION BUSINESS TAX', to phase out the corporation business tax at a rate of one per cent per year.

Proposed H.B. No. 5015 REP. BELSITO, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE ESTATE TAX FOR RESIDENT ESTATES', to eliminate the estate tax for the estates of persons who were residents of the state at the time of their deaths.

Proposed H.B. No. 5016 REP. BELSITO, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to eliminate the business entity tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5017 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to eliminate the business entity tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5018 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE ESTATE TAX', to repeal the estate tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5019 REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING HEALTH CLUB AND ATHLETIC CLUB MEMBERSHIP DUES AND INITIATION FEES FROM TAX', to exempt all health club and athletic club membership dues and initiation fees from the dues or initiation fees tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5020 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CREDIT AGAINST THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR THE PURCHASE OF A GUN SAFE', to establish a credit, not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars, against the personal income tax for the purchase of a gun safe for a taxpayer's personal use.

Proposed H.B. No. 5021 REP. BOCCHINO, 150th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE ESTATE TAX', to phase out the estate tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5022 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE THRESHOLD FOR IMPOSITION OF THE ESTATE TAX ON FARMS', to match the threshold for imposition of the state estate tax on farms with the federal farm estate tax threshold.

Proposed H.B. No. 5023 REP. SRINIVASAN, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to eliminate the business entity tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5024 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING COMBINED REPORTING FOR BUSINESSES' CORPORATE TAX LIABILITY', to repeal combined reporting for businesses' corporate tax liability.

Proposed H.B. No. 5025 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE ESTATE TAX', to eliminate the estate tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5026 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to eliminate the business entity tax.

Proposed H.B. No. 5027 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PERSONAL INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYMENTS', to establish a credit against the personal income tax to individuals who purchase or maintain a long-term care insurance policy.

Proposed H.B. No. 5028 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING STATE TAXES THAT COST MORE TO ADMINISTER THAN IS GAINED IN REVENUE', to eliminate state taxes costing more for the state to collect in administrative costs than the state gains in revenue received from the imposition of such taxes.

Proposed H.B. No. 5029 REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR ABLE ACCOUNT DEPOSITS', to establish a deduction from the personal income tax for deposits made by a taxpayer to an achieving a better life experience account.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H.B. No. 5030 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT', to require the Board of Regents for Higher Education to study issues relating to workforce development in the state.

H.B. No. 5031 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT EQUALIZING ACCESS TO STUDENT-GENERATED FINANCIAL AID', to allow students to have equal access to institutional financial aid.

H.B. No. 5032 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO THE HIGHER EDUCATION STATUTES', to make technical revisions to the higher education statutes.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5033 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BUDGETING FOR MEDICAID EXPENDITURES', to ensure that budget calculations reflect the full cost of Medicaid programs for purposes of determining compliance with the state constitutional spending cap.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S.B. No. 1 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; SEN. LARSON, 3rd DIST.; SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST.; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST.; SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST.; SEN. KENNEDY, 12th DIST.; SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST.; SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST.; SEN. GOMES, 23rd DIST.; SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EARNED FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE', to expand the sick leave program to provide earned family and medical leave to certain individuals employed in this state.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S.B. No. 2 SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS AND NET NEUTRALITY PRINCIPLES', to require Internet service providers to register and pay registration fees and require the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to apply net neutrality principles to Internet service providers and enforce such principles with civil penalties.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 3 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR SUBMARINE JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES', to strategically appropriate funds to provide high-skill, high-wage jobs in the submarine industry.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

S.B. No. 4 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HIGHER EDUCATION', to require the Office of Higher Education to study issues relating to higher education in the state.

S.B. No. 5 (RAISED) HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY', to require the Board of Regents for Higher Education to study issues relating to manufacturing and technology in the state.

RECESS

On motion of Representative Currey of the 11th District, the House recessed at 10:52 o'clock a.m., to reconvene at the Call of the Chair.

AFTER RECESS

The House reconvened at 11:53 o'clock a.m., Speaker Aresimowicz in the Chair.

RECESS

On motion of Representative Ritter of the 1st District, the House recessed at 11:54 o'clock a.m., to reconvene at the Call of the Chair.

REPORT OF HOUSE COMMITTEE

The Committee appointed by the House to inform the Senate the House was ready to meet in Joint Convention reported that they had discharged the duties assigned to them and that the Senate would meet the House in Joint Convention forthwith.

The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

COMMITTEE FOR THE SENATE

The committee appointed by the Senate appeared in the Hall of the House and informed the House that the Senate was ready to meet in Joint Convention for the purpose of receiving any communication the Governor might be pleased to make concerning the budget.

REPORT OF THE JOINT CONVENTION

Ladies and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives: It is my duty to report to you the proceedings of the Joint Convention.

Upon the invitation of the House, the Senate met the House in convention for the purpose of receiving the budget message of His Excellency, the Governor.

Her Honor, the Lieutenant-Governor, presided over the Joint Convention and the Clerk of the Senate and the Clerk of the House were Secretaries of the Convention.

The prayer was offered by the Senate Chaplain, Reverend James J. Nock of East Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Almighty Father, we ask Your blessing on this Joint Convention as we come together this afternoon to be in a new legislative session for 2018. This will be a challenging session seeking evasive - seeking unknown - to find the reason for settling our problems together, for we are the Land of a Charter Oak. We are the area where originating ideas become part of our lives and so, therefore, let us go forward together seeking the truth - seeking the solutions to the State's problems, realizing there's no limit as to what we can achieve, but the limit of our own imagination. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Joe Aresimowicz, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Senator Duff of the 25th District offered a resolution raising a Committee of two Senators and two Representatives to inform the Governor that the Senate and the House of Representatives were in convention for the purpose of receiving his message concerning the budget.

The resolution was adopted and Senator Duff of the 25th District, Senator Guglielmo of the 35th District, Representative Ritter of the 1st District and Representative Candelora of the 86th District were appointed as the Committee.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE

The Committee to inform the Governor that the Senate and the House of Representatives were met in Joint Convention reported that it had performed the duties assigned to them and had been informed that the Governor would soon come into the Convention. The Committee was discharged with the thanks of the Joint Convention.

His Excellency, the Governor, thereupon appeared in the Hall of the House with the other Executive Officers.

Upon motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, it was voted that the message of the Governor be printed in the Journals of the Senate and House and that a sufficient number of copies be printed for general distribution.

House Chaplain Rabbi Alan Lefkowitz of Windsor, Connecticut offered the following benediction:

Let us pray. My God, help us to watch our language, to speak without deception, without ridicule, crudeness and thoughtlessness; help us to listen so that others can speak their truth without interruption, criticism and blame; and may all our actions be acceptable and sweet to You and may we pray for peace for all who inhabit this world. Amen.

Upon motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, it was voted that the Convention be dissolved.

The President thereupon dissolved the Convention and the Senate withdrew.

Respectfully submitted,

Joe Aresimowicz, Speaker

AFTER RECESS

The House reconvened at 12:53 o'clock p.m., Deputy Speaker Ryan in the Chair.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Currey of the 11th District, the House adjourned at 12:54 o'clock p.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.

STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS BY

GOVERNOR DANNEL P. MALLOY

JOINT SESSION OF THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HALL OF THE HOUSE, STATE CAPITOL

FEBRUARY 7, 2018

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Lt. Governor Wyman, and my fellow state officials, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, members of the clergy, and all the people of our great state: thank you for the honor of inviting me once again into the people's House.

I want to thank the best Lieutenant Governor in the world, Nancy Wyman.

As always, let us thank Connecticut's brave men and women serving our Nation here at home and around the globe.

And finally thank you to my wife Cathy, our children, and for the first time our granddaughter Grace Elizabeth for their love and support.

Historically, when I come before you to begin a new session, I spend much of my time focusing on our state budget and my ideas for keeping it in balance. This year, I began that conversation a little early. On Monday I put forward a proposal to keep our budget in balance this fiscal year and next. And last week, I issued a detailed plan to shore up our Special Transportation Fund to the benefit of every business and every family in Connecticut. Those plans and their supporting legislation are now before you.

As always, there will be plenty of time throughout the session for us to continue our conversations about responsible stewardship of state resources. I plan to work with you on all those things. And to be sure, we have quite a lot of work to do. But for this day, with this opportunity, and with this honor to address you once again, I'd like to do something different. I'd like to begin the 2018 legislative session by focusing our attention on just one thing. Something that is a simple concept, but also a bold aspiration.

I'd like to talk about fairness. Fairness lies at the very center of our national origin, and our national purpose. It is part of the American promise - that if freedom means anything, it means a fair shot at a decent life for all people. Fairness is also the compact we make with one another - in our homes, in our neighborhoods, and in our workplaces. It's the golden rule we teach our children: to treat others as you wish to be treated. No matter your creed or culture, no matter when or how you or your ancestors arrived in this country, fairness is a common sensibility we all hold dear. It is a touchstone of what it means to be American. And here in Connecticut, the pursuit of fairness has been a constant throughout our history.

After all, Connecticut is the birthplace of John Brown, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Fairness inspired our state heroine, Prudence Crandall, when in 1832 she defied unjust laws by inviting black women from around the country here to Connecticut to be educated. In 1869 fairness drove Frances Ellen Burr and Isabella Beecher Hooker to form the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association, helping lead the way nationally in the fight to allow women to vote.

Here in Hartford, restaurant cooks and waiters sought fairness in 1902 when they formed Connecticut's first black labor union, fighting for their declared principles of 'living wages, justice, protection, and equal rights.' And in 1943, fairness was demanded by the inmates of our Danbury prison, when they staged a 135-day hunger strike to protest racial segregation in their dining hall. Because of their efforts, Danbury became the first federal prison in America to have integrated meals among its inmates.

This common thread of fairness has woven its way through Connecticut's history, all the way to present times. In recent years, we have worked hard to ensure that when it comes to equity, justice, and basic compassion for one another - our actions have lived up to our rhetoric. We've been driven by Connecticut Fairness. Connecticut Fairness recognizes that love comes in all forms. It's why in 2008 we became just the third state in our nation to legalize gay marriage.

Connecticut Fairness means fighting discrimination wherever we see it. It's why in 2011 we ensured that all people's rights were protected - regardless of their gender identity or expression. Connecticut Fairness means that people should be valued in their place of work. It's why we were the first state in the nation to raise our minimum wage over ten dollars. Connecticut Fairness means that we protect survivors of domestic violence. It's why in 2016 we prohibited the possession of a firearm for anyone who becomes subject to a temporary restraining order. Connecticut Fairness means we don't punish children for the actions of their parents. It's why we passed the Connecticut DREAM ACT - to make sure that kids brought to this country by their parents still have access to affordable higher education. And Connecticut Fairness means we help those most in need. It's why we've welcomed vulnerable people when other states would not - from our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico, to those fleeing war and poverty around the globe.

Simply put, Connecticut Fairness means we take care of one another - especially our most vulnerable. We reach out to one another across our great cities and towns, across our neighborhood streets, and across the aisle here in state government.

This year, I urge you to consider Connecticut's rich tradition of fairness in the context of a national and global landscape that is changing by the hour, leaving many of our constituents feeling anxious about their future, and about the future of their state and nation. Too many people are falling behind financially, even as they work harder and harder. The gap between the rich and the working poor continues to grow. Too many historically marginalized groups are still subject to harassment, oppression, and unequal treatment. Too many of our fellow citizens are denied a real chance, let alone a second chance, at a good and productive life. Too many people are embracing a newfound disregard for truth; it's a bizarre reality where facts are called fake, and the free press is mocked and maligned in a way that we have never seen before.

We find ourselves at a defining moment in our history, as a state and as a nation. We can no-longer afford the luxury of silence, or the alluring comfort of the status quo. This year, in the face of growing national inequity and unfairness, I want to begin a conversation about a series of commonsense changes we can adopt to advance our proud tradition of Connecticut Fairness. I'm going to touch on a number of diverse topics that reach across the spectrum of services we offer our citizens. As I share them, I want you to keep in mind that each of these proposals builds upon work we have already begun together during the past seven years. We won't be able to solve every problem or right every wrong, but together we can send a signal to the rest of the nation - and indeed the rest of the world, that Connecticut leaders will always recognize injustice and inequity, and that we will meet it head on with compassion, with love, and with fairness.

Let's start with a basic human right that should never be out of reach for anyone. Let's talk about healthcare. When the federal government finally gave Connecticut the chance to provide affordable healthcare to more of our citizens, Nancy Wyman got to work. Under Nancy's leadership, Connecticut has built one of the most successful healthcare exchanges in the nation. We've cut the number of uninsured people in half. Just this year, over 100,000 residents found their health insurance through our exchange. But now, affordable healthcare is under assault in Washington. If we fail to act, premiums will rise, and lifesaving treatments will be put out of reach for more and more families.

Connecticut Fairness should mean keeping health insurance affordable for everyone. We must take action to ensure stability in our insurance marketplace and to contain premium costs for consumers. We can do something our neighbors in Massachusetts have already done on a bipartisan basis and under a Republican governor. Together, let's pass a bill that preserves the most vital elements of the Affordable Care Act - including the individual mandate. Let's make it clear that in Connecticut, healthcare is a fundamental right. And while we're working on health care, we can do one more thing: we can pass a law that ensures that, irrespective of what happens in Washington, birth control for Connecticut women will remain cost-free.

Connecticut Fairness also means that hard-working people should know that they will not lose their job just for getting sick. It's why in 2011 we passed the first 'paid sick' law in the nation. Since then, eight states and Washington DC have followed our lead. A person should not worry about losing wages when they catch the flu. A working parent should not need to choose between lost pay and taking care of a sick child. And customers should not worry about being served by a sick employee. This year, the opportunity is before us to improve our paid sick leave laws. Let's catch up with states that have now surpassed us on this front. Together, let's pass a bill that closes loopholes, protects even more of our workers, and makes Connecticut a healthier place to live and to work.

Connecticut Fairness also means that as we worry about the health of our residents, we also need to worry about the health of their environment. The science is indisputable. Our climate is changing - temperatures continue to rise, the ice caps continue to melt, and our weather is more severe than at any time in modern history. In 2008, Connecticut set ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2020, and to the credit of many people in this chamber, we hit that goal eight years early. In recent years, we've diversified the kinds of energy we use, bringing in more than a billion dollars in new investments in fuel cells and other green energy and creating 13,000 new jobs along the way. But we have to do more, because Connecticut Fairness means caring not just about our own immediate interests, but also about the interests of future generations. And the truth is, future generations face an undeniable threat: sea levels in Connecticut are now set to rise nearly two feet by the year 2050.

To help communities up and down our beautiful shoreline, we need to create a new comprehensive resiliency plan - one that gives Connecticut towns the tools and the resources they need to protect their residents. And we can't stop there. We have to lower carbon emissions everywhere. We have to once again make Connecticut a national leader in green energy. Together, let's create a new, more aggressive target for clean air. Let's mandate that by the year 2030, 75 percent of Connecticut energy is clean energy.

Connecticut Fairness also means that people across our state should have access to safe, affordable housing. For too many working families, the cost of housing dominates their monthly budget. The simple truth is that no one should have to choose between a roof over their head or health care; a roof over their head or warm clothing; a roof over their head or nutritious food for their children. These are choices that no family should have to face.

It's why over the past seven years we've funded nearly 20,000 new units of affordable housing in Connecticut. It's why we worked so hard to make Connecticut just the second state in the nation to end homelessness among veterans, and why we have led the nation in the fight to end chronic homelessness for all of our people. We know that a diverse mix of housing creates better neighborhoods. It enables young people graduating college to move back to their hometowns. It allows seniors to remain in their communities. It lets teachers and police officers and firefighters actually live in the towns that they serve.

Unfortunately, there are still too many places in Connecticut where the supply of affordable housing is simply not keeping up with demand. We need to take action this year to build more housing. We need to incentivize cities and towns to develop more inclusive options for their residents. We can do it by building upon the efforts of the bipartisan Fair Housing Working Group that has been focused on recommitting Connecticut to this important endeavor.

Together, let's pass a bill that ensures that all people have a place to live, regardless of their income or their zip code.

Connecticut Fairness also means that the wellbeing of our constituents always takes precedence over the desires of powerful special interests. We've held true to this maxim before. During some of the darkest days in our history, in the aftermath of an unspeakable tragedy of senseless gun violence, state leaders emerged united and determined. We passed bipartisan gun violence prevention laws that are among the strongest in the nation, and the people of Connecticut are safer for it. In fact, over the last four years violent crime has dropped faster in Connecticut than in any other state in the nation.

While Connecticut has done its part, Congress continues to capitulate to the demands of the NRA over the demands of the American people. It is not right, and it is not fair. We have a duty to build on our past work together, and to continue protecting Connecticut families.

After last year's horror in Las Vegas, Congress tried and failed to ban modifications that allow weapons to fire at machine gun-like speed. These devices are cheap, they are deadly, and they are completely and utterly unnecessary in our society today. After all, it is only fair that small children not face terror in their schools; that churches remain places of worship, not scenes of violence; that concerts are venues for celebration, not carnage.

Surely, regardless of where each of us stands on the second amendment, we can all agree that no innocent person should know the terror of gunfire raining down on them at a rate of 90 bullets every ten seconds.

Together, let us do what Congress could not do. Let's close dangerous loopholes and ban bump stocks in the State of Connecticut.

Here's something else Connecticut Fairness recognizes: everyone deserves a legitimate second chance. This includes our youngest adults who are just beginning to build a life of their own. Unfortunately, all too often, a young person's opportunity at a genuine second chance is unfairly derailed before they're even old enough to buy alcohol or rent a car.

The research is clear: the brains of young adults are still developing well into their twenties. And the fact is, under current law the infractions of the vast majority of young adults in our court system do not result in even a single day of jail. And yet, simply appearing in adult court becomes an indelible mark on their record, potentially damaging them for life as they apply for college or a job.

In response, since 2010 Connecticut has twice raised the age for what constitutes a juvenile in our court system - not once, but twice. The result has been less crime, fewer victims, fewer prisoners, and reduced cost for taxpayers. In fact, our efforts have been hailed as a national model for success. We know what works.

This year, it is time to take another measured, sensible step forward. We can ensure that young adults who have not fully matured are not branded for the rest of their lives for mistakes they made when they were young.

Together, let us pass a bill that offers Connecticut's young adults a real second chance. Let's give them classrooms instead of prison cells, and opportunity instead of incarceration.

Another thing that Connecticut Fairness entails is protecting a person's right to vote. Our democracy depends on open and fair elections, and Connecticut has a track record of protecting and expanding voting rights.

In 2012 we passed 'same-day registration' so that eligible voters could sign-up on Election Day and cast their ballot in the town in which they reside. In 2016 we implemented one of the country's most comprehensive “motor voter” programs, making registration easier and more convenient. But still, our modern lives and busy schedules don't always align with a 14-hour block of time for voting. People who work hard and follow the rules should be able to express their most fundamental democratic right. That's why I will continue working with Secretary of State Denise Merrill and with everyone in this chamber to make voting more accessible.

Here's one simple but powerful way we can start. Together this session, we can pass a constitutional amendment that would allow all Connecticut residents to vote early for any reason. And on this topic, let us not waste a moment in our effort to make voting easier and more accessible. Let's plan ahead. Let's look at best practices around the nation for increasing voter participation.

To that end, today I will issue an executive order directing my administration to explore and report on the feasibility and benefits of creating a 'vote by mail' system in Connecticut. Let's work together on this effort.

The final few ideas I want to share with you today are all squarely focused on furthering the cause of fairness in the workplace.

We can start with fair wages. Holding a full-time job should afford a person a standard of living that meets their basic needs. In 2014 we led the nation by raising our minimum wage to more than 10 dollars an hour. But the truth is, over time, the cost of living continues to rise. Basic necessities like rent, food, and utilities continue to increase. As a result, family budgets are more strained. We should be leaders on this issue once again.

Senator Looney, you have been a stalwart champion for working people in our State. I am committed to working with you and members of both chambers this session. Together, let's pass a bill that ensures another January does not come and go without a raise in Connecticut's minimum wage.

I also want to focus for a moment on the more than 8,000 professionals caring for our loved ones who are elderly or disabled. These hardworking people do lifesaving work, and they do it 'in-home,' which is better for their patients and for Connecticut taxpayers. They deserve a livable wage, and to finally be covered for workers compensation.

A negotiated contract that will soon come before you for approval will do just that. It's the right and fair thing to do, and I urge you to support it.

Connecticut Fairness also means that people should be paid according to their know-how and their skill, not their gender or their race. We know that asking for salary history disproportionately impacts women and people of color. When a person begins their career underpaid, they are unlikely to ever catch-up. That's why Connecticut took a stand against unfair compensation practices. Together, we passed a law prohibiting employers from silencing workers when it comes to salary.

But we have more work to do. On average, women in Connecticut still only earn 82 cents for every dollar that a man makes. For women of color, the disparity is even more glaring. Our moral compass demands that we do better.

This year, we should build upon prior successful efforts to promote fair pay. We should encourage employers to base their salaries on the qualifications of an applicant, the demands of a given job, and the value of that position in the marketplace - not on how much someone was previously paid.

I know that legislative leaders of both parties - as well as Senator Bye, Representative Porter and others - are working hard on this topic, and I want to work with you. Together this year, let's pass a bill that helps make sure every person in Connecticut receives equal pay for equal work.

Connecticut Fairness also means that everyone has the right to feel secure and free of harassment in their places of work. The fact is, most Americans spend the majority of their waking hours at work. It is also true that our places of employment often come with an innate power structure that can leave too many people vulnerable and open to abuse. Far too many people have been denigrated, intimidated, and violated in their workplace. I want to applaud the legions of courageous women across our nation who have come forward to share their stories of sexual harassment.

The reality is we are long overdue for an honest reckoning over harassment in the workplace. There is an immediate need to change workplace culture - from small towns to Hollywood, from the mailroom to the boardroom, and from the jailhouse, to the statehouse, all the way up to the White House. Very often, men see women first and foremost as our mothers, our sisters, and our daughters. But women are not simply a reflection of the men around them. Their value isn't defined by something external, but rather something innate - a basic human dignity we all possess, and that we must all recognize in one another. That's why we need to hear the voices of the victims, we need to believe them, and we need to act.

This session, let's have a conversation about respect, about boundaries, and about basic human decency. Let's improve and expand training in all workplaces, public and private. Let's empower bystanders to help stop harassment. Let's focus on changing our culture, not just changing compliance. And let's make sure these efforts endure beyond this year, and beyond this generation!

Together, let's pass a bill that moves this important conversation forward, because we know

we can no longer wait. Time. Is. Up.

My friends, as we begin another session together, I am reminded of my mother's words. She told me every day that we have an obligation to leave this world a better place for our having lived in it. That is the obligation we all feel. It is why we ran for office in the first place. It is what led us into this chamber. It's our shared belief in Connecticut Fairness.

Together, we have the advantage. We have strength in numbers. Good people are never outnumbered. Not in this state, not in this nation. Again and again this past year, in the face of growing anxiety across our nation and around the globe, we saw clear examples of our common humanity. As minority groups have been marginalized and harassed, and as the government deports law-abiding residents, communities are banding together to say “no” and to demand that Congress take action.

As gerrymandering and voter suppression have taken root in far too many places, people who just a few short years ago would never have considered running for office are now putting their names on the ballot - and winning. They are standing up and demanding to be heard.

And as women from every walk of life have faced degradation from the highest office in our land, they are now marching en masse in some of the largest single-day demonstrations in our nation's history. Let us offer a beacon of hope to all these people fighting on the right side of fairness.

We can hold fast to our common humanity. We can strive to be evermore inclusive, and evermore compassionate. We can stop the tides of prejudice and hate from washing away our progress and drowning our ideals. Our fight to build a more just and more equitable society can never be deterred.

History will judge us by our action this year, this session, to build a better, fairer Connecticut. So let's get to work.

God bless you, God bless America, and God bless the great State of Connecticut.