JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Senate was called to order at 10: 45 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, Noele R. Kidney of Ellington, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

For as long as space endures, and living beings remain; until then may I too abide to dispel the misery of the world.

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 Tuesday, February 13, 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.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, read and referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.

CORRECTED

February 12, 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 reappointment by you, the Honorable Jack W. Fischer of Waterford to be a Judge of the Superior Court, to serve for a term of eight years from May 8, 2018.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

The following communications were received from His Excellency, the Governor, read and referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations.

CORRECTED

February 9, 2018

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1a and 12-802 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint Donald DeFronzo, from New Britain, to be a member and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, to serve a term coterminous with my own, and until a successor is appointed and confirmed.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

CORRECTED

February 9, 2018

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1a and 12-802 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint Felice Gray-Kemp from Hamden, to be a member of the Board of Regents for Higher Education to serve a term ending June 30, 2023 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

COMMUNICATIONS FROM

THE HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER

The following communications were received from the House Majority Leader, read and referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations.

WITHDRAWN

February 9, 2018

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to 4-1a of the Connecticut General Statutes, I hereby withdraw the nomination Joseph Riccio of Stratford, Connecticut to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors.

Matt Ritter

House Majority Leader

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

Proposed H. B. No. 5061 REP. BELSITO, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING OVERTIME BY STATE EMPLOYEES', to reduce state employee overtime by fifty per cent.

Proposed H. B. No. 5062 REP. BELSITO, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENTS TO LEGISLATORS', to eliminate the legislative mileage reimbursement.

Proposed H. B. No. 5063 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. 'AN ACT RESTRICTING OPERATION OF THE PERSONAL SCREENING SYSTEM AT THE LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING AND THE STATE CAPITOL', to prohibit operation of the personal screening system that was instituted in the Legislative Office Building and at the State Capitol unless certain requirements are met.

COMMERCE

Proposed H. B. No. 5064 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CORPORATE BUSINESS TAX RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES THAT RELOCATE TO THE STATE AND CREATE MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED JOBS', to provide ten years of relief from the corporation business tax to businesses that relocate to the state and create more than two hundred jobs.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H. B. No. 5065 REP. BUCKBEE, 67th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CREDIT AGAINST THE HOSPITALS TAX FOR HOSPITALS THAT MAKE BEDS AVAILABLE FOR OPIOID ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES', to provide an incentive for hospitals to make beds available for the provision of services to individuals suffering from opioid addiction.

Proposed H. B. No. 5066 REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE ADMISSIONS TAX', to repeal the admissions tax.

Proposed H. B. No. 5067 REP. WILMS, 142nd DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN PAPER CURRENCY FROM THE SALES AND USE TAXES', to add certain paper currency to the currencies and tender exempt from the sales and use taxes.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 45 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.