JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:59 o'clock a.m., Representative Winkler of the 56th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Stephen J. Daly of Willimantic, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Heavenly Father, may we understand that through You all things are possible. Though our tasks may seem enormous, with Your help we shall achieve our goals. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Abigail C. Daly of Willimantic, Connecticut and Byron B. Lee and Lyric S. Lawrence, 4th grade students at Farm Hill School in Middletown, Connecticut.

INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following House Resolution was received, read by the Clerk and referred to the House Committee indicated:

APPROPRIATIONS. H.R. No. 9 RESOLUTION PROPOSING APPROVAL OF A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND THE GRADUATE EMPLOYEE UNION LOCAL 6950- INTERNATIONAL UNION, UNITED AUTOMOBILE, AEROSPACE AND AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT WORKERS OF AMERICA (GEU-UAW).

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:

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 5151 (RAISED) (File No. 427) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING CONNECTICUT'S SAFE DRINKING WATER.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 5163 (RAISED) (File No. 428) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5259 (RAISED) (File No. 429) AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL OFFENSES THAT DISQUALIFY AN INDIVIDUAL FROM OBTAINING EMPLOYMENT OR VOLUNTEERING AT A LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5262 (RAISED) (File No. 430) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPORTING OF THE TRIENNIAL AUDIT OF STATE CONTRACTING AGENCIES BY THE STATE CONTRACTING STANDARDS BOARD.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.B. No. 5267 (RAISED) (File No. 431) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE CONTRACTING STANDARDS BOARD AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATIZATION CONTRACTS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5270 (RAISED) (File No. 432) AN ACT PROHIBITING BID SHOPPING.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5271 (RAISED) (File No. 433) AN ACT REDEFINING "PUBLIC AGENCY" FOR PURPOSES OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.

COMMERCE. H.B. No. 5273 (RAISED) (File No. 434) AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES AFFECTING THE STATE.

COMMERCE. Substitute for H.B. No. 5278 (RAISED) (File No. 435) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN CONTRACTORS LOCATED IN DISTRESSED MUNICIPALITIES UNDER THE SET-ASIDE PROGRAM FOR SMALL CONTRACTORS AND MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 5289 (RAISED) (File No. 436) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 5290 (RAISED) (File No. 425) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF HEALTH STRATEGY.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. H.B. No. 5346 (RAISED) (File No. 437) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY AND WASTEWATER UTILITY ASSETS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H.B. No. 5415 (RAISED) (File No. 438) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COLLECTION AND USAGE OF HEALTH EQUITY DATA.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5419 (RAISED) (File No. 439) AN ACT CONCERNING CENTRAL COUNTING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.B. No. 5420 (RAISED) (File No. 440) AN ACT REQUIRING ADDITIONAL POLLING PLACES AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION DURING STATE ELECTIONS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5422 (RAISED) (File No. 441) AN ACT CONCERNING VOTING RIGHTS AND PRIMARY DAY ELECTOR REGISTRATION.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5424 (RAISED) (File No. 442) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF REGISTRAR OF VOTERS AT REGULAR ELECTIONS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5426 (RAISED) (File No. 443) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION LOCATIONS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 5435 (RAISED) (File No. 444) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR SEWER AND ROADWAY UPGRADES FOR ALLEN STREET IN NEW BRITAIN.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 5444 (RAISED) (File No. 445) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 5445 (RAISED) (File No. 446) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES REGARDING THE PROVISION OF ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPELLED STUDENTS BY BOARDS OF EDUCATION.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 5446 (RAISED) (File No. 447) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H.B. No. 5449 (RAISED) (File No. 448) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS AND THE PROVISION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES BY THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5459 (RAISED) (File No. 449) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTIONS AND REFERENDA.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5470 (RAISED) (File No. 450) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF TIMELY NOTICE OF CHILD PLACEMENT INFORMATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO THE ATTORNEY OR GUARDIAN AD LITEM REPRESENTING THE CHILD IN A CHILD PROTECTION MATTER.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H.B. No. 5485 (RAISED) (File No. 451) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRIC BICYCLES, TRAFFIC CONTROL AND PARKING AND TRAFFIC AUTHORITIES.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5517 (RAISED) (File No. 489) AN ACT CONCERNING EXECUTIVE BRANCH DATA MANAGEMENT AND PROCESSES.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.B. No. 5518 (RAISED) (File No. 452) AN ACT PROTECTING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION FUND.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.B. No. 5521 (RAISED) (File No. 453) AN ACT CONCERNING THE FIRST FIVE PLUS PROGRAM AND POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5522 (RAISED) (File No. 454) AN ACT RESTORING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM, CONCERNING THE STATE ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION AND REGARDING DISCLOSURE OF COORDINATED AND INDEPENDENT SPENDING.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5523 (RAISED) (File No. 455) AN ACT CONCERNING DEPOSITS OF CONTRIBUTIONS IN CANDIDATE COMMITTEES' DEPOSITORY ACCOUNTS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.B. No. 5524 (RAISED) (File No. 456) AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURES.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 5532 (RAISED) (File No. 457) AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE GROVE BEACH POINT ASSOCIATION.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 5534 (RAISED) (File No. 458) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLASSIFICATION OF FARM LAND.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H.B. No. 5537 (RAISED) (File No. 459) AN ACT CONCERNING SHARED SOLAR FACILITIES AND MUNICIPAL AIRPORTS.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE BILL

The following Senate Bill was received from the House committee indicated, the bill read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S.B. No. 408 (RAISED) (File No. 472) AN ACT ENTERING CONNECTICUT INTO THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE COMPACT.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

The following favorable reports of the Joint Standing Committees were received from the Senate, the resolutions read the second time and tabled for the Calendar:

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 5 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF PAMELA K. ELKOW OF REDDING TO BE REAPPOINTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT PORT AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 6 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF FELICE GRAY-KEMP OF HAMDEN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 7 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF SAOMAI NGUYEN OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE APPOINTED A NONVOTING STUDENT MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 8 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JAWERIA SHAH OF HAMDEN TO BE APPOINTED A NONVOTING STUDENT MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 10 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JAMES M. BENTIVEGNA OF AVON TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 11 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE SUSAN QUINN COBB OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 12 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE THOMAS J. CORRADINO OF MADISON TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 13 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JOHN A. DANAHER, III, OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 14 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE MAUREEN D. DENNIS OF SOUTHPORT TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 15 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE ROBERT L. GENUARIO OF NORWALK TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 16 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JAMES T. GRAHAM OF BLOOMFIELD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 17 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JOHN F. KAVANEWSKY, JR. OF EAST NORWALK TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 18 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JOSEPH M. SHORTALL OF BLOOMFIELD TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 19 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE WILLIAM H. BRIGHT, JR., OF COLUMBIA TO BE A JUDGE OF THE APPELLATE COURT AND A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 20 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JACK W. FISCHER OF WATERFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 21 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MITCHELL M. FUCHS OF FAIRFIELD TO BE REAPPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 22 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE MARIA ARAUJO KAHN OF CHESHIRE TO BE AN ASSOCIATE JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT AND A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 25 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE AARON MENT OF EAST HARTFORD TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 26 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE MARYLOUISE SCHOFIELD OF EASTON TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 27 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE DAVID M. SHERIDAN OF MANCHESTER TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 28 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE EDWARD F. STODOLINK OF STRATFORD TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 29 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF GRANT W. WESTERSON OF OLD SAYBROOK TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT PORT AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 30 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF SCOTT D. BATES OF STONINGTON TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT PORT AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 32 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE REAPPOINTMENT OF RICHARD J. BARLOW OF CANTON AS MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MATERIALS INNOVATION AND RECYCLING AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 33 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JAMES GILDEA OF DERBY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 34 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF HOLLY HOWERY OF BRISTOL TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

JUDICIARY. S.J. No. 36 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF NANCY A. TURNER OF GROTON TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLE.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 37 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MICHAEL MAHONEY OF WESTPORT TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 38 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THOMAS ANTHONY SHERIDAN OF WATERFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 39 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ELISSA WRIGHT OF NOANK TO BE REAPPOINTED A HUMAN RIGHTS REFEREE.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, the House adjourned at 12:02 o'clock p.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.