JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Monday, March 26, 2018

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:37 o'clock a.m., Representative Berger of the 73rd District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Mary Alice Hughes of Haddam, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Heavenly Father, this is a day that You have made, so let us rejoice and be glad in it. Bless our legislators as they gather to labor in the best interests of the people of this State. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mary Alice Hughes of Haddam, 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 referred to the Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

March 26, 2018

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 MICHAEL MAHONEY of Westport, 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

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.

March 22, 2018

Corrected Letter

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1, 9-7a, and 9-7b of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint ANDREW CASCUDO from Hartford to be a member of State Elections Enforcement Commission, to serve a term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2021 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

Date Received: March 23, 2018

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

The following House Joint Resolutions were received from the committees indicated, the resolutions read the second time and tabled for the Calendar:

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 142 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MICHAEL A. CARON OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE REAPPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H.J. No. 143 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF PETER GARNEAU OF STAMFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

The following House Bills were received from the committees indicated, the bills read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:

AGING. H.B. No. 5142 (RAISED) (File No. 33) AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME SERVICES.

AGING. H.B. No. 5144 (RAISED) (File No. 34) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF MEDICAID-FUNDED PROGRAMS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5175 (RAISED) (File No. 35) AN ACT CONCERNING APPEALS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND PETITIONS FOR RELIEF FROM VEXATIOUS REQUESTERS.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 5195 (RAISED) (File No. 36) AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT AND ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT.

HOUSING. H.B. No. 5197 (RAISED) (File No. 37) AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO A STATUTE CONCERNING CONGREGATE HOUSING.

HOUSING. H.B. No. 5200 (RAISED) (File No. 38) AN ACT MAKING A TECHNICAL CORRECTION TO A STATUTE CONCERNING SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

HOUSING. Substitute for H.B. No. 5201 (RAISED) (File No. 50) AN ACT REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF HOUSING TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING CERTAIN STATE-FUNDED PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5230 (RAISED) (File No. 39) AN ACT HONORING CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5232 (RAISED) (File No. 40) AN ACT CONCERNING LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR MILITARY FAMILIES.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. H.B. No. 5233 (RAISED) (File No. 41) AN ACT CONCERNING RECORDKEEPING DUTIES OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. H.B. No. 5236 (RAISED) (File No. 42) AN ACT CONCERNING BUS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FOR VETERANS.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. H.B. No. 5317 (RAISED) (File No. 43) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL VETERANS' REPRESENTATIVES.

HOUSING. H.B. No. 5375 (RAISED) (File No. 44) AN ACT CREATING A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY HOUSING OPTIONS FOR PERSONS REENTERING THE COMMUNITY AFTER INCARCERATION.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

The following favorable reports on the House Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the committees indicated, the bills read, the reports of the committees accepted, and the bills referred as recommended:

COMMERCE. H.B. No. 5276 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE RAILROAD MUSEUM OF NEW ENGLAND IN THE TOWN OF THOMASTON.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

COMMERCE. H.B. No. 5280 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A BIOSCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

COMMERCE. Substitute for H.B. No. 5436 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN PROPERTY TAX AGREEMENTS BETWEEN MUNICIPALITIES AND PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS OF BROWNFIELDS AND ABANDONED PROPERTIES AND ESTABLISHING A BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION TAX CREDIT.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

COMMERCE. Substitute for H.B. No. 5437 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A JOB CREATION INCENTIVE TAX CREDIT PROGRAM FOR THE HIRING AND RETENTION OF NEW FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Candelaria of the 95th District, the House adjourned at 11:39 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF MARCH 23, 2018

AT 5:00 O'CLOCK P.M.

ENVIRONMENT

H.B. No. 5354 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SNAPPING TURTLES AND RED-EARED SLIDER TURTLES.

H.B. No. 5355 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR THE ADEQUACY OF DOG SHELTER DURING EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS.

H.B. No. 5356 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS FOR DAMS.

H.B. No. 5359 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SHELLFISH LEASES.

H.B. No. 5360 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

H.B. No. 5362 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION AND INSPECTION OF MUNICIPAL POUNDS AND SHELTERS.

H.B. No. 5364 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF HORSESHOE CRABS.

H.B. No. 5366 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY BOW HUNTING OF DEER ON PRIVATE PROPERTY THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

H.B. No. 5367 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN BITING AND ATTACKING DOGS.

H.B. No. 5453 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RENEWAL OF LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICIES FOR UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

H.B. No. 5454 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING NINETY-DAY PERMIT TURNAROUND TIMES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

H.B. No. 5456 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL REPRESENTATION ON THE CONNECTICUT SITING COUNCIL AND THE LANGUAGE OF PROPERTY OWNER NOTICES FOR CERTAIN FACILITY APPLICATIONS.

H.B. No. 5457 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING BOTTLE REDEMPTION CENTERS.

S.B. No. 7 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING AND RESILIENCY.

S.B. No. 109 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF CONNECTICUT'S WATER, AIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

S.B. No. 338 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT FUNDS FOR COMBATTING INVASIVE SPECIES.

S.B. No. 341 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CLOTHING FIBER POLLUTION.

S.B. No. 342 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE THRESHOLD FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION'S REVIEW OF ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT SEPTIC SYSTEMS.

S.B. No. 343 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE SAFETY PLANS OF CERTAIN CHEMICAL FACILITIES IN THE STATE AND RESIDENTS OF DISTRESSED MUNICIPALITIES.

S.B. No. 344 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REGULATIONS FOR ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE DEVICES REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

S.B. No. 345 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION IN CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS.

S.B. No. 346 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING PARITY FOR OIL AND GAS LEAK REPAIRS.

S.B. No. 347 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONSENT ORDERS ENTERED INTO BY THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

S.B. No. 349 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REGIONAL ANIMAL SHELTERS.

S.B. No. 350 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE POSTING OF A DECOMMISSIONING BOND FOR CERTAIN SOLAR PROJECTS.

S.B. No. 424 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDING FOR BIKEWAYS, GREENWAYS AND RECREATIONAL TRAILS.

S.B. No. 425 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING LED LIGHT POLLUTION IN THE STATE.

S.B. No. 426 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ABANDONED FISHING GEAR IN LONG ISLAND SOUND.

S.B. No. 428 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING POST-CONSUMER CONTENT FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES SOLD IN CONNECTICUT.

S.B. No. 429 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PASSPORT TO THE PARKS.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF MARCH 23, 2018

AT 5:00 O'CLOCK P.M.

TRANSPORTATION

H.B. No. 5046 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS.

H.B. No. 5309 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PORT AUTHORITY.

H.B. No. 5310 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING OF NEW AND USED CAR DEALERS.

H.B. No. 5311 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MAXIMUM CONVENIENCE FEE CHARGED BY CONTRACTORS FOR A LICENSE, IDENTITY CARD OR REGISTRATION TRANSACTION.

H.B. No. 5312 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGARDING THE MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES.

H.B. No. 5313 (RAISED) AN ACT REVISING MOTOR VEHICLE STATUTES.

H.B. No. 5314 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

H.B. No. 5315 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RAILS.

H.B. No. 5390 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HIGHWAY SAFETY AND CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECKS FOR OPERATORS OF SCHOOL BUSES.

H.B. No. 5391 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE.

H.B. No. 5392 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AIRPORTS.

H.B. No. 5393 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT TRANSPORTATION FINANCE AUTHORITY TO MAINTAIN MAJOR STATE HIGHWAYS.

H.J. No. 14 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONCERNING INTERSTATE REST AREAS.

S.B. No. 290 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ROADWAY SAFETY.

S.B. No. 291 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES.

S.B. No. 385 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MOVING VIOLATIONS.

S.B. No. 389 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY.