JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Senate was called to order at 12: 05 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, Timothy 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 Friday, March 02, 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 Committees indicated:

Report – State Department of Education – Contracts to Private Vendors, Sources of Private Funding and Employee Compensation for Fiscal Years ended June 30, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. (Pursuant to Section 10-3b of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 20, 2018

Referred to Committee on Education

Report – Auditors of Public Accounts – Private Providers of Special Education for School Year 2015 – 2016. (Pursuant to Section 10-91g of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 23, 2018

Referred to Committee on Education

Report – Auditors of Public Accounts – State Department of Education's Approval Process of Private Special Education Programs and Oversight of Non-approved Programs. (Pursuant to Section 10-91g of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 23, 2018

Referred to Committee on Education

Report – Auditors of Public Accounts – State Department of Education's Approval and Monitoring of Contracts or Other Arrangements between Local and Regional Boards of Education and Private Providers of Special Education. (Pursuant to Section 10-91g of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 23, 2018

Referred to Committee on Education

Report – Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services – Feasibility of Implementing Statewide Program for Police Departments to Refer People to Services for Substance Use Disorders. (Pursuant to Public Act 17-131 of the Connecticut General Assembly) Date received: February 24, 2018

Referred to Committee on Public Health

Report – Department of Correction – Frequency and Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion on Children and Youth Twenty Years of Age or Younger in Custody at the John R. Manson Youth Institution, Cheshire. (Pursuant to Section 46a-13l(a)(12) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 26, 2018

Referred to Committee on Children

Report – Auditors of Public Accounts – Judicial Department for Fiscal Years ended June 30, 2012, 2013 and 2014. (Pursuant to Section 2-90 of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 27, 2018

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Report – Department of Public Health – Scope of Practice Review Committee Report on

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors. (Pursuant to Section 19a-16e of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 27, 2018

Referred to Committee on Public Health

Report – Judicial Branch – Foreclosure Mediation Program Report for Period July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 49-31n(d)(2) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 28, 2018

Referred to Committee of Banking

Report – Office of Policy and Management – Tax Relief for Elderly Homeowners and Grants to Elderly Renters for 2017-2018 Fiscal Year. (Pursuant to Section 12-170bb of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: February 28, 2018

Referred to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

Report – Office of Healthcare Advocate – Annual Report as of March 1, 2018. (Pursuant to Section 38a-1050 of the Connecticut General Statutes). Date received: March 1, 2018

Referred to Committee on Insurance and Real Estate and Public Health

Report – Department of Insurance – Managed Care Report for Calendar Year ended December 31, 2017. (Pursuant to Section 38a-478a of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 1, 2018

Referred to Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

Report – Department of Public Health – Scope of Practice Review Committee Report for Psychologists. (Pursuant to Section 19a-16e of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: March 2, 2018

Referred to Committee on Public Health

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. 396 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING JUSTICES OF THE PEACE WHO MAY SERVE AS MARRIAGE OFFICIANTS', to allow the Secretary of the State to adopt rules for the appointment of a person to be a justice of the peace for a single joining of persons in marriage.

S. B. No. 397 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ADOPTION OF THE UNIFORM TRUST CODE, THE CONNECTICUT UNIFORM DIRECTED TRUST ACT AND THE CONNECTICUT QUALIFIED DISPOSITIONS IN TRUST ACT', to modernize Connecticut trust law in order to allow the state to remain economically competitive, create jobs and retain businesses in the state.

S. B. No. 398 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF STEP THERAPY FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS', to ensure compliance with statutory provisions governing the use of step therapy for prescription drugs.

S. B. No. 399 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNIFORM PROTECTED SERIES ACT', to adopt the Uniform Protected Series Act.

PUBLIC HEALTH

S. B. No. 400 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GRADUATE FUNDING AND THE PROVISION OF SUPPORT AND SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY', to ensure the provision of quality services to persons with intellectual disability.

S. B. No. 401 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS', to protect physicians and other health care professionals who use automated external defibrillators in the scope of their practice or employment against civil liability when the automatic external defibrillator malfunctions.

S. B. No. 402 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRUTH IN ADVERTISING BY MEDICAL DOCTORS AND DOCTORS OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE', to define "board certification" or "board certified" as used by medical doctors and doctors of osteopathic medicine.

S. B. No. 403 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS', to redefine the scope of practice of and revise the continuing education requirements for respiratory care practitioners.

S. B. No. 404 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MANDATED REPORTERS', to add certain professions to the list of mandated reporters.

S. B. No. 405 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSURE OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATES', to require licensure of professional counselor associates.

S. B. No. 406 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES, CONNECTICUT VALLEY HOSPITAL AND WHITING FORENSIC HOSPITAL', to ensure the safety of patients and clients served by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, including Connecticut Valley Hospital and Whiting Forensic Hospital.

JUDICIARY

H. B. No. 5407 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCIES IN THE FILING OF HABEAS CORPUS MATTERS', to establish a task force that shall examine methods by which the state can better evaluate an application for a writ of habeas corpus claim at the time of filing in order to reduce the number of frivolous applications filed.

H. B. No. 5408 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO ORIGINAL BIRTH RECORDS BY ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS', to allow an individual adopted prior to October 1, 1983, and his or her adult child or grandchild to obtain an uncertified copy of an original certificate of birth.

H. B. No. 5409 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND SEX TRAFFICKERS', to require persons who commit acts of sex trafficking to register as sexual offenders.

H. B. No. 5410 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTION LITIGATION', to assign all election litigation to the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford.

H. B. No. 5411 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VERIFICATION OF A SEXUAL OFFENDER'S RESIDENCE ADDRESS', to ensure that a registered sexual offender has registered his or her actual residence address.

H. B. No. 5412 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIME FRAME FOR THE FILING OF AN ANNUAL REPORT BY A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR A FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY', to allow additional time for a limited liability company or a foreign limited liability company to file its annual report.

H. B. No. 5413 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALVIN W. PENN RACIAL PROFILE PROHIBITION ACT', to amend the Alvin W. Penn Racial Profile Prohibition Act to authorize municipalities to require their police departments to provide a receipt to each operator of a motor vehicle involved in a traffic stop, regardless of whether a warning, citation or summons was issued or a custodial arrest was made.

H. B. No. 5414 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE JURY ADMINISTRATOR'S RETENTION OF DEMOGRAPHIC DATA RELATING TO JURORS', to require the Jury Administrator to retain accurate statistics on the race and ethnicity of jurors.

PUBLIC HEALTH

H. B. No. 5415 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE COLLECTION AND USAGE OF HEALTH CARE DATA', to require the Office of Health Strategy to inventory the health care data collected by said office and its usage of such data.

H. B. No. 5416 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING PRACTICES OF LIMITED SERVICES PREGNANCY CENTERS', to prohibit deceptive advertising practices by limited services pregnancy centers.

H. B. No. 5417 (RAISED) PUBLIC HEALTH. 'AN ACT CONCERNING END-OF-LIFE CARE', to allow a physician to dispense or prescribe medication at the request of a mentally competent patient that has a terminal illness that such patient may self-administer to bring about his or her death.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 12: 10 p. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(f) subject to the call of the chair.