JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:34 o'clock a.m., Representative Godfrey of the 110th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Andrew N. Silva of Wethersfield, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Heavenly Father, the needs of our constituents are the priority for us every day. Guide us to create legislation that will be beneficial for the good of all our citizens. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Andrew N. Silva of Wethersfield, Connecticut.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th 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.

APPROPRIATIONS

H.B. No. 5034 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT MAKING DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

H.B. No. 5035 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT ADJUSTING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2019', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

GENERAL LAW

H.B. No. 5036 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT PROMOTING CRAFT BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES AND PRICE FAIRNESS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H.B. No. 5037 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE DIVISION OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

HUMAN SERVICES

H.B. No. 5038 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUMAN SERVICES', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations for human services programs.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H.B. No. 5039 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT PROTECTING HEALTH CARE FAIRNESS AND AFFORDABILITY', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

JUDICIARY

H.B. No. 5040 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADJUDICATION OF CERTAIN YOUNG ADULTS IN JUVENILE COURT', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

H.B. No. 5041 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF JUVENILE SERVICES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO THE COURT SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION OF THE JUDICIAL BRANCH', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

H.B. No. 5042 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROSECUTION OF LOW-RISK YOUNG OFFENDERS IN ADULT COURT', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H.B. No. 5043 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT PROMOTING A FAIR, CIVIL AND HARASSMENT-FREE WORKPLACE', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

H.B. No. 5044 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FAIR TREATMENT OF SICK WORKERS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

H.B. No. 5045 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR FAIR AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING THROUGH ZONING REGULATIONS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

TRANSPORTATION

H.B. No. 5046 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST.; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

APPROPRIATIONS

S.B. No. 6 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

ENVIRONMENT

S.B. No. 7 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING AND RESILIENCY', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

EDUCATION

S.B. No. 8 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING EDUCATION', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

S.B. No. 9 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S ENERGY FUTURE', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

S.B. No. 10 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE ITEMS TO IMPLEMENT THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

S.B. No. 11 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S RESPONSE TO FEDERAL TAX REFORM', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

S.B. No. 12 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND OTHER PURPOSES', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

JUDICIARY

S.B. No. 13 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FAIR TREATMENT OF INCARCERATED WOMEN', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

S.B. No. 14 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SPECIAL PAROLE FOR HIGH-RISK, VIOLENT AND SEXUAL OFFENDERS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

S.B. No. 15 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FAIR AND EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

PUBLIC HEALTH

S.B. No. 16 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING PUBLIC HEALTH', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S.B. No. 17 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT PROMOTING FAIRNESS IN ACCESS TO INFORMATION, SUPPORT AND JUSTICE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

S.B. No. 18 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST.; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT BANNING RATE OF FIRE ENHANCEMENTS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

AGING

Proposed S.B. No. 19 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT FUNDING THE PROVISION OF COMMUNITY-BASED AND HOME-BASED CARE', to expand the provision of cost-effective community-based and home-based care for persons who are elderly or who have Alzheimer's disease.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S.B. No. 20 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST.; SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING RECEIPT OF STATE RETIREMENT INCOME DURING TIMES OF REEMPLOYMENT WITH THE STATE', to prohibit the receipt of pension and salary payments from the state at the same time.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 21 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE SHAKESPEARE THEATER IN STRATFORD', to provide funding to the town of Stratford for improvements to the Shakespeare Theater.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, the House adjourned at 11:35 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.