JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, February 26, 2018

The Senate was called to order at 12: 25 p. 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:

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 Monday, February 26, 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.

COMMUNICATION FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

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

February 26, 2018

To the Honorable General Assembly:

Pursuant to , Sections 4-1,4-19 and 13b-212b the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate, and, with your advice and consent, reappoint James Gildea from Derby, to be a member of the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council, to serve a term ending July 31, 2021 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

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:

JUDICIARY

S. B. No. 240 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT PROMOTING THE REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT', to promote the reporting of child abuse and neglect by ensuring that persons who make good faith reports of such abuse or neglect are afforded certain legal protections.

S. B. No. 241 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR THE INTENTIONAL INJURY OR KILLING OF POLICE ANIMALS OR DOGS IN VOLUNTEER CANINE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS', to increase the penalties for intentionally injuring or killing any police animal or dog that is a member of a volunteer canine search and rescue team.

S. R. No. 6 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'RESOLUTION APPROVING THE STIPULATED JUDGMENT IN JAMES HORAN, EXECUTOR FOR THE ESTATES OF JOSEPH J. STAVOLA AND JEANNE C. SEROCKE, AND JOHN STAVOLA, GUARDIAN OF JAMES AND WILLIAM STAVOLA V. STATE OF CONNECTICUT'

H. B. No. 5250 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RELEASED FELONS' VOTING RIGHTS', to ensure that felons who are released from custody of the Commissioner of Correction, including discharge from any parole, are better able to have their voting rights restored.

H. B. No. 5251 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING BENEFIT LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES', to allow for the establishment of benefit limited liability companies.

H. B. No. 5252 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ANTITRUST LITIGATION', to: (1) Expand enforcement of the Connecticut Antitrust Act, and (2) harmonize discovery procedures utilized by the Office of the Attorney General when handling antitrust, whistle-blower and false claims cases.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 12: 30 p. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.