JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11:34 o'clock a.m., Speaker Joe Aresimowicz in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by House Chaplain, Rabbi Alan Lefkowitz of Windsor, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Dear Lord, we often think that when God takes something from our grasp that God is punishing us - actually God is not punishing us, but merely opening our hands to receive something better. As we concentrate on the phrase: "The will of God will never take us where the grace of God will not protect us," let us ask the question why is this happening for me as opposed to why is this happening to me?

God, our Creator, walk through our house - this house - and take away all our worries and illnesses, and please watch over and heal my family, our State of Connecticut, the United States of America and the people on this planet. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Abercrombie of the 83rd District.

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:

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5041 (RAISED) (File No. 580) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF JUVENILE SERVICES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO THE COURT SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION OF THE JUDICIAL BRANCH.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5258 (RAISED) (File No. 582) AN ACT ADOPTING THE REVISED UNIFORM ARBITRATION ACT.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5408 (RAISED) (File No. 584) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO ORIGINAL BIRTH RECORDS BY ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5467 (RAISED) (File No. 585) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RETENTION OF ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE RECORDINGS IN CERTAIN PREMISES LIABILITY MATTERS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5471 (RAISED) (File No. 586) AN ACT CONCERNING VICTIM'S RIGHTS AND RESTITUTION.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5472 (RAISED) (File No. 587) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CERTIFICATION OF SHORTHAND REPORTERS AND CONCERNING A STUDY OF VIDEO COURT APPEARANCES BY DEFENDANTS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5475 (RAISED) (File No. 588) AN ACT CONCERNING THE BODY-WORN RECORDING EQUIPMENT TASK FORCE.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5516 (RAISED) (File No. 589) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNDING OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5538 (RAISED) (File No. 590) AN ACT CONCERNING A NONEXPIRING AMMUNITION CERTIFICATE.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5540 (RAISED) (File No. 591) AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5542 (RAISED) (File No. 592) AN ACT CONCERNING BUMP STOCKS AND OTHER MEANS OF ENHANCING THE RATE OF FIRE OF A FIREARM.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5544 (RAISED) (File No. 593) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO MISDEMEANOR SENTENCES.

JUDICIARY. H.B. No. 5549 (RAISED) (File No. 594) AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL DEFAMATION.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5560 (RAISED) (File No. 595) AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE COURT TO ENFORCE ZONING REGULATIONS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5561 (RAISED) (File No. 596) AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPOSITION OF PENALTIES FOR REPEATED VIOLATIONS OF MUNICIPAL REGULATIONS AND ORDINANCES.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5562 (RAISED) (File No. 581) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE POLICY AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF JUVENILE JUSTICE FUNCTIONS TO THE JUDICIAL BRANCH.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5571 (RAISED) (File No. 597) AN ACT CONCERNING HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5575 (RAISED) (File No. 598) AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF A QUALIFIED, LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL TO PROVIDE TREATMENT OR AN EVALUATION IN CONNECTION WITH A FAMILY RELATIONS MATTER.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H.B. No. 5579 (RAISED) (File No. 599) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESTORATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H.B. No. 5584 (RAISED) (File No. 600) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR EMPLOYERS THAT PROVIDE PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE BENEFITS AND CONCERNING FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACCOUNTS.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H.B. No. 5585 (RAISED) (File No. 601) AN ACT CONCERNING ENTERPRISE ZONES.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H.B. No. 5591 (RAISED) (File No. 602) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MACHINERY RENTAL SURCHARGE RATE, CERTAIN MUNICIPAL FILING FEES, THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN PAINT MIXING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT AND CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY UNDER COMMON OWNERSHIP AND REQUIRING A STUDY OF EXISTING PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following resolution was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the resolution adopted.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H.J. No. 28 (File No. 386) RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT EARLY VOTING.

The resolution was explained by Representative Fox of the 148th who moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

DEPUTY SPEAKER MORRIS IN THE CHAIR

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Devlin of the 134th, Ackert of the 8th and Perillo of the 113th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 3848) moved its adoption and further moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives O'Neill of the 69th, Fox of the 148th, Zawistowski of the 61st, Smith of the 108th, Dubitsky of the 47th, Miller of the 145th, Winkler of the 56th, Albis of the 99th, Lemar of the 96th, Morin of the 28th and Sampson of the 80th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 1:49 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Adoption 74

Those voting Yea 68

Those voting Nay 78

Those absent and not voting 4

On a roll call vote the amendment was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

N

 

ABERCROMBIE

 

N

 

PORTER

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PISCOPO

 

N

 

ADAMS

 

N

 

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

POLLETTA

 

N

 

ALBIS

 

N

 

REYES

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

REBIMBAS

 

N

 

ALTOBELLO

 

N

 

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

 

N

 

ARCONTI

 

N

 

RITTER

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

SAMPSON

 

N

 

BAKER

   

X

ROJAS

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SIEGRIST

 

N

 

BORER

 

N

 

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIMANSKI

 

N

 

BOYD

 

N

 

ROSE

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

 

N

 

BUTLER

 

N

 

ROVERO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SMITH

 

N

 

CONLEY

 

N

 

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

 

N

 

CURREY

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

 

N

 

D'AGOSTINO

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

STANESKI

 

N

 

DE LA CRUZ

 

N

 

SCANLON

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STOKES

 

N

 

DEMICCO

 

N

 

SERRA

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STORMS

 

N

 

DILLON

 

N

 

SIMMONS

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

TWEEDIE

 

N

 

DIMASSA

 

N

 

SLAP

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

VAIL

 

N

 

ELLIOTT

 

N

 

SOTO

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

WILMS

 

N

 

FLEISCHMANN

 

N

 

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILSON

 

N

 

FOX

 

N

 

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WOOD

 

N

 

GENGA

 

N

 

STEINBERG

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

YACCARINO

 

N

 

GIBSON

 

N

 

TERCYAK

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

 

N

 

GONZALEZ

 

N

 

TONG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZIOBRON

 

N

 

GRESKO

 

N

 

URBAN

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZUPKUS

 

N

 

GUERRERA

 

N

 

VARGAS

Y

   

HARDING

       
 

N

 

HADDAD

 

N

 

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES

       
 

N

 

HALL, J.

 

N

 

WALKER

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       
 

N

 

HAMPTON

 

N

 

WINKLER

   

X

KOKORUDA

 

N

 

ARESIMOWICZ

 

N

 

HENNESSY

 

N

 

YOUNG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       
 

N

 

JOHNSON

 

N

 

ZIOGAS

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       
 

N

 

JULESON-SCOPINO

     

VACANT

Y

   

LAVIELLE

 

N

 

GODFREY

 

N

 

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       
 

N

 

LESSER

       

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       
 

N

 

LINEHAN

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

 

N

 

BERGER

 

N

 

LOPES

Y

   

BELSITO

   

X

MCGORTY, B.

 

N

 

CANDELARIA, J.

 

N

 

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

O'DEA

 

N

 

COOK

 

N

 

MCGEE

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

OHLER

 

N

 

GENTILE

 

N

 

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

 

N

 

MORIN

 

N

 

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCKBEE

   

X

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

 

N

 

MORRIS

 

N

 

PAOLILLO

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PERILLO

 

N

 

ORANGE

 

N

 

PERONE

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PETIT

 

N

 

RYAN

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 3848):

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. That the following be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the State, which, when approved and adopted in the manner provided by the Constitution, shall, to all intents and purposes, become a part thereof:

Section 1 of article sixth of the Constitution is amended to read as follows:

Every citizen of the United States who has attained the age of eighteen years, who is a bona fide resident of the town in which he seeks to be admitted as an elector and who takes such oath, if any, as may be prescribed by law, shall be qualified to be an elector. Any such elector may exercise the privileges of an elector only upon the presentation of a current and valid photo identification containing the name and address of such elector.

RESOLVED: That the foregoing proposed amendment to the Constitution be continued to the next session of the General Assembly elected at the general election to be held on November 6, 2018, and published with the laws passed at the present session, or be presented to the electors at the general election to be held on November 6, 2018, whichever the case may be, according to article sixth of the amendments to the Constitution. The designation of said proposed amendment to be used on the ballots at such election shall be "Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to require the presentation of current and valid photo identification for the exercise of electoral privileges?""

The resolution was further discussed by Representatives Dubitsky of the 47th, Case of the 63rd and Devlin of the 134th who offered House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 3858) moved its adoption and further moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Fox of the 148th, Perillo of the 113th, Cheeseman of the 37th, Ferraro of the 117th and Albis of the 99th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2:50 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Adoption 74

Those voting Yea 68

Those voting Nay 78

Those absent and not voting 4

On a roll call vote the amendment was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

N

 

ABERCROMBIE

 

N

 

PORTER

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PISCOPO

 

N

 

ADAMS

 

N

 

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

POLLETTA

 

N

 

ALBIS

 

N

 

REYES

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

REBIMBAS

 

N

 

ALTOBELLO

 

N

 

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

 

N

 

ARCONTI

 

N

 

RITTER

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

SAMPSON

 

N

 

BAKER

   

X

ROJAS

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SIEGRIST

 

N

 

BORER

 

N

 

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIMANSKI

 

N

 

BOYD

 

N

 

ROSE

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

 

N

 

BUTLER

 

N

 

ROVERO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SMITH

 

N

 

CONLEY

 

N

 

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

 

N

 

CURREY

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

 

N

 

D'AGOSTINO

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

STANESKI

 

N

 

DE LA CRUZ

 

N

 

SCANLON

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STOKES

 

N

 

DEMICCO

 

N

 

SERRA

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STORMS

 

N

 

DILLON

 

N

 

SIMMONS

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

TWEEDIE

 

N

 

DIMASSA

 

N

 

SLAP

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

VAIL

 

N

 

ELLIOTT

 

N

 

SOTO

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

WILMS

 

N

 

FLEISCHMANN

 

N

 

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILSON

 

N

 

FOX

 

N

 

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WOOD

 

N

 

GENGA

 

N

 

STEINBERG

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

YACCARINO

 

N

 

GIBSON

 

N

 

TERCYAK

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

 

N

 

GONZALEZ

 

N

 

TONG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZIOBRON

 

N

 

GRESKO

 

N

 

URBAN

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZUPKUS

 

N

 

GUERRERA

 

N

 

VARGAS

Y

   

HARDING

       
 

N

 

HADDAD

 

N

 

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES

       
 

N

 

HALL, J.

 

N

 

WALKER

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       
 

N

 

HAMPTON

 

N

 

WINKLER

   

X

KOKORUDA

 

N

 

ARESIMOWICZ

 

N

 

HENNESSY

 

N

 

YOUNG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       
 

N

 

JOHNSON

 

N

 

ZIOGAS

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       
 

N

 

JULESON-SCOPINO

     

VACANT

Y

   

LAVIELLE

 

N

 

GODFREY

 

N

 

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       
 

N

 

LESSER

       

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       
 

N

 

LINEHAN

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

 

N

 

BERGER

 

N

 

LOPES

Y

   

BELSITO

   

X

MCGORTY, B.

 

N

 

CANDELARIA, J.

 

N

 

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

O'DEA

 

N

 

COOK

 

N

 

MCGEE

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

OHLER

 

N

 

GENTILE

 

N

 

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

 

N

 

MORIN

 

N

 

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCKBEE

   

X

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

 

N

 

MORRIS

 

N

 

PAOLILLO

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PERILLO

 

N

 

ORANGE

 

N

 

PERONE

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PETIT

 

N

 

RYAN

The following is House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 3858):

Strike everything after the resolving clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"That the following be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the State, which, when approved and adopted in the manner provided by the Constitution, shall, to all intents and purposes, become a part thereof:

Section 7 of article sixth of the Constitution is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 7. The general assembly may provide by law for voting in the choice of any officer to be elected or upon any question to be voted on at an election by qualified voters of the state who are unable to appear at the polling place on the day of election because of absence from the city or town of which they are inhabitants or because of sickness or physical disability or because the tenets of their religion forbid secular activity, provided the vote cast by each such qualified voter shall be included in an audit of the results of such choice or such question.

RESOLVED: That the foregoing proposed amendment to the Constitution be continued to the next session of the General Assembly elected at the general election to be held on November 6, 2018, and published with the laws passed at the present session, or be presented to the electors at the general election to be held on November 6, 2018, whichever the case may be, according to article sixth of the amendments to the Constitution. The designation of said proposed amendment to be used on the ballots at such election shall be "Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to require that absentee ballots be included in audits of election, primary and referendum results?""

The resolution was further discussed by Representative Carney of the 23rd who offered House Amendment Schedule "C" (LCO 3867) and moved its adoption.

Representative Carney of the 23rd then withdrew House Amendment Schedule "C" (LCO 3867).

The resolution was further discussed by Representatives Candelora of the 86th and Ritter of the 1st.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 3:14 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Adoption 74

Those voting Yea 81

Those voting Nay 65

Those absent and not voting 4

On a roll call vote House Joint Resolution No. 28 was adopted, but not by the necessary 3/4ths.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PORTER

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

 

N

 

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REYES

 

N

 

CARPINO

 

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CASE

 

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

 

N

 

CHEESEMAN

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

BAKER

   

X

ROJAS

 

N

 

CUMMINGS

 

N

 

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSARIO

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROSE

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

 

N

 

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

ROVERO

 

N

 

DAVIS

 

N

 

SMITH

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

DELNICKI

 

N

 

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

DEVLIN

 

N

 

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

 

N

 

STANESKI

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SCANLON

 

N

 

DUFF

 

N

 

STOKES

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SERRA

 

N

 

DUNSBY

 

N

 

STORMS

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SIMMONS

 

N

 

FERGUSON

 

N

 

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SLAP

 

N

 

FERRARO

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

 

N

 

WILMS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FLOREN

 

N

 

WILSON

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

FRANCE

 

N

 

WOOD

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STEINBERG

 

N

 

FREY

 

N

 

YACCARINO

Y

   

GIBSON

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

FUSCO

 

N

 

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

 

N

 

GREEN

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

 

N

 

HALL, C.

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

 

N

 

HARDING

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

 

N

 

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

 

N

 

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

   

X

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

YOUNG

 

N

 

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

ZIOGAS

 

N

 

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JULESON-SCOPINO

     

VACANT

 

N

 

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

         

N

 

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

       

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

 

N

 

ACKERT

 

N

 

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

 

N

 

BELSITO

   

X

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

 

N

 

BETTS

 

N

 

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCGEE

 

N

 

BOCCHINO

 

N

 

OHLER

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

O'NEILL

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

 

N

 

BUCKBEE

   

X

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

PAOLILLO

 

N

 

BYRON

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PERONE

 

N

 

CAMILLO

 

N

 

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS PASSED

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the committees indicated accepted and the bills passed.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H.B. No. 5386 (RAISED) (File No. 196) AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS PAY EQUITY AND FAIRNESS MATTERS.

The bill was explained by Representative Porter of the 94th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 3879) and moved its adoption.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Bocchino of the 150th, Sampson of the 80th and Ackert of the 8th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The Speaker ruled the amendment was technical.

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 3879):

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Section 31-40z of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2019):

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "Employer" means any individual, corporation, limited liability company, firm, partnership, voluntary association, joint stock association, the state and any political subdivision thereof and any public corporation within the state using the services of one or more employees for pay;

(2) "Employee" means any individual employed or permitted to work by an employer; and

(3) "Wages" means compensation for labor or services rendered by an employee, whether the amount is determined on a time, task, piece, commission or other basis of calculation.

(b) No employer shall:

(1) Prohibit an employee from disclosing or discussing the amount of his or her wages or the wages of another employee of such employer that have been disclosed voluntarily by such other employee;

(2) Prohibit an employee from inquiring about the wages of another employee of such employer;

(3) Require an employee to sign a waiver or other document that denies the employee his or her right to disclose or discuss the amount of his or her wages or the wages of another employee of such employer that have been disclosed voluntarily by such other employee;

(4) Require an employee to sign a waiver or other document that denies the employee his or her right to inquire about the wages of another employee of such employer;

(5) Inquire or direct a third party to inquire about a prospective employee's wage and salary history unless a prospective employee has voluntarily disclosed such information, except that this subdivision shall not apply to any actions taken by an employer, employment agency or employee or agent thereof pursuant to any federal or state law that specifically authorizes the disclosure or verification of salary history for employment purposes. Nothing in this section shall prohibit an employer from inquiring about other elements of a prospective employee's compensation structure, as long as such employer does not inquire about the value of the elements of such compensation structure;

[(5)] (6) Discharge, discipline, discriminate against, retaliate against or otherwise penalize any employee who discloses or discusses the amount of his or her wages or the wages of another employee of such employer that have been disclosed voluntarily by such other employee; or

[(6)] (7) Discharge, discipline, discriminate against, retaliate against or otherwise penalize any employee who inquires about the wages of another employee of such employer.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require any employer or employee to disclose the amount of wages paid to any employee.

(d) An action to redress a violation of subsection (b) of this section may be maintained in any court of competent jurisdiction by any one or more employees or prospective employees. An employer who violates subsection (b) of this section may be found liable for compensatory damages, attorney's fees and costs, punitive damages and such legal and equitable relief as the court deems just and proper.

(e) No action shall be brought for any violation of subsection (b) of this section except within two years after such violation."

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

January 1, 2019

31-40z

The bill was discussed by Representatives Slap of the 19th and Belsito of the 53rd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 3:42 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Passage 74

Those voting Yea 142

Those voting Nay 4

Those absent and not voting 4

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5386 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

 

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

BAKER

   

X

ROJAS

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROSE

 

N

 

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

DUBITSKY

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

SOTO

 

N

 

FISHBEIN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STAFSTROM

Y

   

FLOREN

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

GIBSON

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

   

X

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

YOUNG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

ZIOGAS

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JULESON-SCOPINO

     

VACANT

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       

Y

   

LESSER

       

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

Y

   

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

BELSITO

   

X

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCKBEE

   

X

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

AGING. Substitute for H.B. No. 5245 (RAISED) (File No. 66) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY BEST PRACTICES FOR PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, SENIOR CITIZENS AND VETERANS.

The bill was explained by Representative Serra of the 33rd.

The bill was discussed by Representatives Byron of the 27th, Belsito of the 53rd, Fishbein of the 90th, McCarty of the 38th, Betts of the 78th, Johnson of the 49th and Urban of the 43rd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 4:13 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 143

Necessary for Passage 72

Those voting Yea 141

Those voting Nay 2

Those absent and not voting 7

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5245 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

BAKER

   

X

ROJAS

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FERRARO

 

N

 

VAIL

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STAFSTROM

   

X

FLOREN

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

GIBSON

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

   

X

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

YOUNG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

ZIOGAS

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JULESON-SCOPINO

     

VACANT

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       
   

X

LESSER

       

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

   

X

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

 

N

 

BELSITO

   

X

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCKBEE

   

X

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

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

The bill was explained by Representative Fox of the 148th.

The bill was discussed by Representative Devlin of the 134th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 4:19 p.m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 143

Necessary for Passage 72

Those voting Yea 143

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 7

On a roll call vote House Bill No. 5419 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

PORTER

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

ADAMS

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARNEY

Y

   

POLLETTA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

REYES

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

RITTER

Y

   

CHEESEMAN

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

BAKER

   

X

ROJAS

Y

   

CUMMINGS

Y

   

SIEGRIST

Y

   

BORER

Y

   

ROSARIO

Y

   

D'AMELIO

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

BOYD

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

DAUPHINAIS

Y

   

SKULCZYCK

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

DAVIS

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

CONLEY

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

DELNICKI

Y

   

SREDZINSKI

Y

   

CURREY

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

DEVLIN

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

DUBITSKY

Y

   

STANESKI

Y

   

DE LA CRUZ

Y

   

SCANLON

Y

   

DUFF

Y

   

STOKES

Y

   

DEMICCO

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

DUNSBY

Y

   

STORMS

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

SIMMONS

Y

   

FERGUSON

Y

   

TWEEDIE

Y

   

DIMASSA

Y

   

SLAP

Y

   

FERRARO

Y

   

VAIL

Y

   

ELLIOTT

Y

   

SOTO

Y

   

FISHBEIN

Y

   

WILMS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

STAFSTROM

   

X

FLOREN

Y

   

WILSON

Y

   

FOX

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

FRANCE

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

FREY

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

GIBSON

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

FUSCO

Y

   

ZAWISTOWSKI

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

GREEN

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

GRESKO

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

HALL, C.

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

HARDING

       

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

KLARIDES

       

Y

   

HALL, J.

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

KLARIDES-DITRIA

       

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

WINKLER

   

X

KOKORUDA

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

YOUNG

Y

   

KUPCHICK

       

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

ZIOGAS

Y

   

LABRIOLA

       

Y

   

JULESON-SCOPINO

     

VACANT

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

GODFREY

Y

   

LEMAR

       

Y

   

LEGEYT

       
   

X

LESSER

       

Y

   

MACLACHLAN

       

Y

   

LINEHAN

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

MCCARTY, K.

   

X

BERGER

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

BELSITO

   

X

MCGORTY, B.

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MCCARTHY VAHEY

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MCGEE

Y

   

BOCCHINO

Y

   

OHLER

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

MILLER, P.B.

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCKBEE

   

X

PAVALOCK-D'AMATO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

PAOLILLO

Y

   

BYRON

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

ORANGE

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

PETIT

Y

   

RYAN

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. 40 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF LAURA CORDES OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE REAPPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S.J. No. 41 (RAISED) RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF DOUG HAUSLADEN OF NEW HAVEN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE BILLS

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

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for S.B. No. 4 (RAISED) (File No. 206) AN ACT ASSISTING STUDENTS WITHOUT LEGAL IMMIGRATION STATUS WITH THE COST OF COLLEGE. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S.B. No. 165 (RAISED) (File No. 88) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO ITS STATUTES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

PUBLIC HEALTH. S.B. No. 170 (RAISED) (File No. 22) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES' RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING STREAMLINING REPORTS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S.B. No. 178 (RAISED) (File No. 31) AN ACT DECREASING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION ON EQUITY AND OPPORTUNITY.

AGING. Substitute for S.B. No. 235 (RAISED) (File No. 103) AN ACT CONCERNING OMBUDSMAN VOLUNTEERS.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for S.B. No. 284 (RAISED) (File No. 161) AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN VETERANS WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER OR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY OR WHO HAVE HAD AN EXPERIENCE OF MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA.

AGING. Substitute for S.B. No. 309 (RAISED) (File No. 107) AN ACT ALIGNING THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN WITH THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S.B. No. 438 (RAISED) (File No. 228) AN ACT REQUIRING TIMELY PAYMENT OF FUEL VENDORS IN THE CONNECTICUT ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

REPRESENTATIVES ABSENT

The following Representatives were absent today or may have missed some votes due to the following:

Representative Kokoruda of the 101st District - medical reasons

Representative Lesser of the 100th District - illness

Representative McGorty of the 122nd District - out of state - family business

Representative Pavalock-D'Amato of the 77th District - maternity leave

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Albis of the 99th District, the House adjourned at 4:21 o'clock p.m., to meet again at the Call of the Chair.