JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Monday, February 26, 2018

The House of Representatives was called to order at 4:15 o'clock p.m., Representative Godfrey of the 110th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Donald J. Cretella of Cheshire, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Dear Lord, we thank You for this new day and a new opportunity to serve You by serving Your people in a helpful, just and caring way. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Donald J. Cretella of Cheshire, Connecticut.

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.

February 23, 2018

Mr. Frederick 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 Whit Betts has been appointed as the Ranking Member of the Public Health Committee

Please contact my office if you have any questions.

Joe Aresimowicz

Speaker of the House of Representatives

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 referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations.

February 26, 2018

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to, Sections 4-1, 4-19 and 13b-212b 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

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Conley of the 40th 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.

JUDICIARY

H.B. No. 5250 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RELEASED FELONS' VOTING RIGHTS', to ensure that felons who are released from custody of the Commissioner of Correction, including discharge from any parole, are better able to have their voting rights restored.

H.B. No. 5251 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING BENEFIT LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES', to allow for the establishment of benefit limited liability companies.

H.B. No. 5252 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ANTITRUST LITIGATION', to: (1) Expand enforcement of the Connecticut Antitrust Act, and (2) harmonize discovery procedures utilized by the Office of the Attorney General when handling antitrust, whistle-blower and false claims cases.

H.R. No. 7 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. 'RESOLUTION APPROVING THE STIPULATED JUDGMENT IN JAMES HORAN, EXECUTOR FOR THE ESTATES OF JOSEPH J. STAVOLA AND JEANNE C. SEROCKE, AND JOHN STAVOLA, GUARDIAN OF JAMES AND WILLIAM STAVOLA V. STATE OF CONNECTICUT'

S.B. No. 240 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT PROMOTING THE REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT', to promote the reporting of child abuse and neglect by ensuring that persons who make good faith reports of such abuse or neglect are afforded certain legal protections.

S.B. No. 241 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR THE INTENTIONAL INJURY OR KILLING OF POLICE ANIMALS OR DOGS IN VOLUNTEER CANINE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS', to increase the penalties for intentionally injuring or killing any police animal or dog that is a member of a volunteer canine search and rescue team.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Conley of the 40th District, the House adjourned at 4:17 o'clock p.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.