JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:56 o'clock a.m., Representative Ryan of the 139th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Jennifer J. Dieringer of Rocky River, Ohio.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, there are many issues to consider this Session. Guide us as we review the needs placed before us and assist us in bringing forth legislation that will benefit all our citizens. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by James P. Dieringer of Rocky River, Ohio.

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 - Office of the Chief State's Attorney - Summary of Ex Parte Orders for the Calendar Year 2017. (Pursuant to Sections 54-47aa(g) and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: January 31, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - State Department of Correction and Office of Policy and Management - Provision of Inmate Medical Services RFI Progress Report - February 1, 2018. (Pursuant to Section 248 of Public Act No. 17-2, June Special Session and Section 20 of Public Act 15-2, December Special Session, and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: February 1, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Judiciary and Public Health.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - 2017 Annual Report. (Pursuant to Section 32-1m of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: February 1, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - CTNext - Statewide Marketing Plan - February 1, 2018. (Pursuant to Section 32-39g of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: February 1, 2018

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

Report - Criminal Justice Information System Governing Board - Report on the Status of the Design and Implementation of the Connecticut Information Sharing System (CISS) to the Connecticut Legislature. (Pursuant to Section 54-142q of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: February 2, 2018

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

Report - Connecticut Innovations, Inc. - Connecticut BioScience Collaboration Program - Quarterly Status Report for 12/31/17 - 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: February 5, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Public Health.

Communication - Connecticut Judicial Branch - Supreme Court - Rules of Court. (Pursuant to Section 51-14(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: February 6, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - University of Connecticut - University of Connecticut's Annual Report on Procurement Policies and Procedures for Fiscal Year 2017. (Pursuant to Section 3(b) of Public Act 17-30 and Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: February 7, 2018

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

Report - University of Connecticut - Rebuilding, Renewing and Enhancing the University of Connecticut - Forty-fifth in a Series of Semi-Annual Reports regarding UConn 2000 and Next Generation Connecticut Reporting. (Pursuant to Sections 10a-109 through 10a-109y and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: February 7, 2018

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

Report - Office of Early Childhood - Report on School Readiness and Child Day Care Spaces for Second Quarter SFY 2018 (October - December 2017). (Pursuant to Section 94 of Public Act 16-3.) Date Received: February 7, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Education and Appropriations.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Connecticut Innovations - A Guide to Evaluating State Bioscience Investments - January 2018. (Pursuant to Special Act 17-2.) Date Received: February 7, 2018

Referred to Committee on Commerce.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of January 1, 2018 through January 31, 2018. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: February 8, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

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

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

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Auditors' Special Report - Statewide Purchasing Card Program - Enhancing Rebate Opportunities for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: February 8, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

Report - State Board of Education - Report on the Establishment and Operation of School Governance Councils in Connecticut. (Pursuant to Sections 10-4s and 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: February 9, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Education.

Report - Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection - Division of Statewide Emergency Telecommunications - Annual Report for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 28-29b of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date Received: February 13, 2018

Referred to the Committees on Energy and Technology and Public Safety and Security.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Arce of the 4th 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

Proposed H.B. No. 5164 REP. OHLER, 64th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT', to eliminate a sweep of five million dollars from the community investment account into the General Fund.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5165 REP. REED, 102nd DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING DIVERSIONS OF ELECTRIC RATEPAYER FUNDS', to eliminate diversions of electric ratepayer funds.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5166 REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST.; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST.; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST.; REP. PAOLILLO, 97th DIST.; REP. ROSARIO, 128th DIST.; REP. PORTER, 94th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION FEE FOR BIDDERS ON A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR A CASINO GAMING FACILITY', to require any bidder on a request for proposals for a casino gaming facility to pay a five-million-dollar-application fee in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 174 SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPANSION OF A PROGRAM FOR OPIOID TREATMENT TO ALL OF THE STATE'S CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES', to expand the existing Department of Correction opioid treatment program in order to combat the opioid crisis.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Arce of the 4th District, the House adjourned at 11:58 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.