JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Senate was called to order at 10: 55 a. m. in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(f), and under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Republican Leader.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Tim Kehoe of East Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

May the work that we do benefit all those we serve.

Pursuant to Senate Rule 9(f) the Senate is called into Session, by the Office of the Senate Clerk's under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Republican Leader.

It is hereby moved that Senate Agenda Number 1, dated Thursday, February 8, 2018, is adopted, the items on said Agenda shall be acted upon as indicated and that the Agenda shall be incorporated into the Senate Journal and Senate Transcript.

REPORTS

The following reports were received, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee indicated:

Report – University of Connecticut – Annual Report on Procurement Policies and Procedures for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 10a-151g(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 7, 2018

Referred to Committees on Government Administration and Elections and Higher Education and Employment Advancement

 

Report – University of Connecticut – UConn 2000 Report #45 for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 10a-109x(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 7, 2018

Referred to Committees on Commerce, Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Higher Education and Employment Advancement

 

Report – Office of Early Childhood – School Readiness and Child Day Care Center Slot Utilization for Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017, October 1 – December 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 94 of Public Act 16-71 of the Connecticut General Assembly). Date received: February 7, 2018

Referred to Committees on Appropriations and Children

 

Report – Connecticut Innovations, Inc. – Connecticut Bioscience Evaluation Framework. (Pursuant to Special Act 17-2 of the Connecticut General Assembly) Date received: February 7, 2018

Referred to Committee on Commerce

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

SENATE AND HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

In accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(f), 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:

APPROPRIATIONS

S. B. No. 6 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

ENVIRONMENT

S. B. No. 7 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING AND RESILIENCY', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

EDUCATION

S. B. No. 8 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING EDUCATION', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

S. B. No. 9 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S ENERGY FUTURE', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

S. B. No. 10 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE ITEMS TO IMPLEMENT THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

S. B. No. 11 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S RESPONSE TO FEDERAL TAX REFORM', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

S. B. No. 12 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND OTHER PURPOSES', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

JUDICIARY

S. B. No. 13 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FAIR TREATMENT OF INCARCERATED WOMEN', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

S. B. No. 14 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SPECIAL PAROLE FOR HIGH-RISK, VIOLENT AND SEXUAL OFFENDERS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

S. B. No. 15 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FAIR AND EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

PUBLIC HEALTH

S. B. No. 16 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING PUBLIC HEALTH', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

S. B. No. 17 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT PROMOTING FAIRNESS IN ACCESS TO INFORMATION, SUPPORT AND JUSTICE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

S. B. No. 18 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. 'AN ACT BANNING RATE OF FIRE ENHANCEMENTS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

AGING

Proposed S. B. No. 19 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT FUNDING THE PROVISION OF COMMUNITY-BASED AND HOME-BASED CARE', to expand the provision of cost-effective community-based and home-based care for persons who are elderly or who have Alzheimer's disease.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 20 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. ; SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING RECEIPT OF STATE RETIREMENT INCOME DURING TIMES OF REEMPLOYMENT WITH THE STATE', to prohibit the receipt of pension and salary payments from the state at the same time.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 21 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE SHAKESPEARE THEATER IN STRATFORD', to provide funding to the town of Stratford for improvements to the Shakespeare Theater.

APPROPRIATIONS

H. B. No. 5034 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT MAKING DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

H. B. No. 5035 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT ADJUSTING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2019', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

GENERAL LAW

H. B. No. 5036 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT PROMOTING CRAFT BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES AND PRICE FAIRNESS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

H. B. No. 5037 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE DIVISION OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

HUMAN SERVICES

H. B. No. 5038 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUMAN SERVICES', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations for human services programs.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H. B. No. 5039 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT PROTECTING HEALTH CARE FAIRNESS AND AFFORDABILITY', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

JUDICIARY

H. B. No. 5040 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADJUDICATION OF CERTAIN YOUNG ADULTS IN JUVENILE COURT', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

H. B. No. 5041 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. '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', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

H. B. No. 5042 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROSECUTION OF LOW-RISK YOUNG OFFENDERS IN ADULT COURT', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H. B. No. 5043 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT PROMOTING A FAIR, CIVIL AND HARASSMENT-FREE WORKPLACE', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

H. B. No. 5044 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FAIR TREATMENT OF SICK WORKERS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

H. B. No. 5045 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR FAIR AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING THROUGH ZONING REGULATIONS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

TRANSPORTATION

H. B. No. 5046 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 1st DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS', to implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 11: 00 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.