JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Monday, April 16, 2018

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:49 o'clock a.m., Representative Morin of the 28th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Kerri E. Malloy of Wethersfield, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, make us worthy of the trust of those who are depending on us. We look to You for guidance in making decisions that will benefit all the citizens of our State. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kerri E. Malloy of Wethersfield, Connecticut.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

April 13, 2018

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, MATTHEW EDWARD AUGER of Groton, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable William H. Bright, Jr. who was elevated to the Appellate Court.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, CLAUDIA A. BAIO of Rocky Hill, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Philip A. Scarpellino who reached the age of 70.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, TEJAS BHATT of Windsor, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Jon C. Blue who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, DONNA M. WILKERSON BRILLANT of Cromwell, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable John Turner who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, KARYL L. CARRASQUILLA of West Hartford, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Patrick J. Clifford who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, ROBERT A. D'ANDREA of Litchfield, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Edward S. Domnarski who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, LISA GRASSO EGAN of New Haven, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Roland D. Fasano who reached the age of 70.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, BARBARA A. HOFFMAN of Clinton, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Anthony V. Avallone who reached the age of 70.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, DANIEL J. KLAU of West Hartford, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable James P. Ginnocchio who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, RONALD E. KOWALSKI, II of Stamford, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Linda Pearce Prestley who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, PETER A. MCSHANE of Madison, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable John J. Nazzaro who resigned.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, FRANCIS LEE O'REILLY of Fairfield, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Marcia J. Gleeson who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, NADA K. SIZEMORE of Cromwell, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Thomas Colin who resigned.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Article Twenty-Fifth of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State and Sections 51-44a(h) and 51-165 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate for appointment by you, MICHAEL WU of Canton, to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from the date of confirmation by you, in succession to the Honorable Elliot N. Solomon who elected senior judge status.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 46(b)-231(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, for appointment by you, the JENNIFER AGUILAR of Branford to be a Family Support Magistrate, in succession to the Honorable Jed N. Schulman to serve for a term of five years beginning from the date of confirmation by you.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 46(b)-231(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE JOHN E. COLELLA of North Branford to be a Family Support Magistrate, to serve for a term of five years beginning February 10, 2018 and ending on February 9, 2023.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 46(b)-231(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE ANTHONY P. FUSCO of Brookfield to be a Family Support Magistrate, to serve for a term of five years beginning March 9, 2018 and ending on March 8, 2023.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 46b-231 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, for reappointment by you, the HONORABLE RICHARD G. ADAMS of Middlefield to be a Family Support Referee, to serve for a term of five years beginning September 8, 2018 and ending on September 7, 2023.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent reappoint, RANDY L. COHEN of Westport to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years beginning February 20, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent reappoint, DANIEL E. DILZER of Berlin to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years beginning May 6, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent appoint, MAUREEN E. DRISCOLL of Shelton to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Ernest Walker, for a term of five years from the date of confirmation by you.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent re-appoint, JODI MURRAY GREGG of Stamford to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years beginning February 20, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent reappoint, STEPHEN MORELLI of Berlin to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years beginning March 6, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent reappoint, DAVID W. SCHOOLCRAFT of Hebron to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to serve for a term of five years beginning May 6, 2018.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Section 31-276 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent appoint, WILLIAM J. WATSON III of Berlin to be a Workers' Compensation Commissioner, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement on April 30, 2018 of the Honorable John A. Mastropietro, to serve for a term of five years from the date of confirmation by you.

DANNEL P. MALLOY

Governor

REPORTS

The following reports were received on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committees indicated:

Report - State of Connecticut Judicial Branch - Rules Committee of the Superior Court - Proposed Revisions to the Practice Book. (Pursuant to Connecticut Practice Book Section 1-9A(c). Date Received: April 9, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Report - Department of Motor Vehicles - Connecticut Emissions Program Statistics for the Period of March 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018. (Pursuant to Executive Directive #3 and Section 14-164h of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: April 10, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Transportation.

Auditors Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a - Dated April 11, 2018. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues.) Date Received: April 12, 2018

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

Report - University of Connecticut - Higher Education Coordinating Council 2018 Accountability Report. (Pursuant to Section 10a-6b(f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Date Received: April 12, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement.

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:

APPROPRIATIONS. H.B. No. 5034 (File No. 490) AN ACT MAKING DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5211 (RAISED) (File No. 491) AN ACT CONCERNING JUDICIAL PROCEDURES RELATING TO INITIATION OF AN ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, DISSOLUTION OF CIVIL UNION OR LEGAL SEPARATION.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5247 (RAISED) (File No. 492) AN ACT CONCERNING COURTHOUSE SECURITY.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5249 (RAISED) (File No. 493) AN ACT CONCERNING GPS MONITORING OF CONVICTED PERSONS AWAITING SENTENCING FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5251 (RAISED) (File No. 494) AN ACT ESTABLISHING BENEFIT LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES.

APPROPRIATIONS. H.B. No. 5394 (RAISED) (File No. 495) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGALIZATION AND REGULATION OF THE RETAIL SALE OF MARIJUANA.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5407 (RAISED) (File No. 496) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCIES IN THE FILING OF HABEAS CORPUS MATTERS.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5410 (RAISED) (File No. 497) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTION LITIGATION.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5412 (RAISED) (File No. 498) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIME FRAME FOR THE FILING OF AN ANNUAL REPORT BY A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR A FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5474 (RAISED) (File No. 499) AN ACT CONCERNING AN ACCIDENT REPORT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN WHICH A PERSON WAS KILLED.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5477 (RAISED) (File No. 500) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE V. MCCAHILL.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5515 (RAISED) (File No. 501) AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF A ZONING COMMISSION TO REGULATE THE BRIGHTNESS AND ILLUMINATION OF ADVERTISING SIGNS AND BILLBOARDS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.B. No. 5520 (RAISED) (File No. 502) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN EXPENDITURES OF CANDIDATE COMMITTEES PARTICIPATING IN THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H.B. No. 5526 (RAISED) (File No. 503) AN ACT CONCERNING DARK MONEY AND DISCLOSURE.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5546 (RAISED) (File No. 504) AN ACT CONCERNING LARCENY AGAINST A PERSON WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5551 (RAISED) (File No. 505) AN ACT INCREASING PENALTIES FOR DEALING SYNTHETIC DRUGS.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5555 (RAISED) (File No. 506) AN ACT CONCERNING THE YOUTH VIOLENCE INITIATIVE.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5567 (RAISED) (File No. 507) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE LAWS OF CIVIL PROCEDURE AND THE LAWS OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE OF THIS STATE.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5572 (RAISED) (File No. 508) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCELERATED REHABILITATION IN THE CASE OF ANIMAL ABUSE.

APPROPRIATIONS. H.B. No. 5580 (RAISED) (File No. 509) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON FISCAL STABILITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Ryan of the 139th District, the House adjourned at 11:51 o'clock a.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.