JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Senate was called to order at 4: 21 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Noele R. Kidney of Ellington, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Please bless us with an inner strength so that our lives and our work may be a blessing on others.

PLEDGE

Senator Formica of the 20th led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

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

Corrected

April 23, 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 appointment by you, the Honorable Steven D. Ecker of New Haven, to be an Associate Judge of the Supreme Court, and a Judge of the Superior Court, in succession to the Honorable Richard A. Robinson, who has been nominated as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

REPORT

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

Report – Connecticut Innovations, Inc. – Jackson Labs Quarterly Report for quarter ended March 31, 2018. (Pursuant to Section 32-41y(d)(2) of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: April 23, 2018

Referred to Committees on Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding

Report – Auditors of Public Accounts – Interim Report on Department of Economic and Community Development 2017 Annual Report. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statutes) Date received: April 24, 2018

Referred to Committees on Appropriations, Commerce and Finance, Revenue and Bonding

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

The following favorable reports were received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 42 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF BARBARA D. AARON, ESQUIRE, OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 43 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE RICHARD G. ADAMS OF MIDDLEFIELD TO BE A FAMILY SUPPORT REFEREE.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 44 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MATTHEW EDWARD AUGER, ESQUIRE, OF GROTON TO BE JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 44 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MATTHEW EDWARD AUGER, ESQUIRE, OF GROTON TO BE JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 45 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JENNIFER AGUILAR, ESQUIRE, OF BRANFORD TO BE A FAMILY SUPPORT MAGISTRATE.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 46 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF TEJAS BHATT, ESQUIRE, OF WINDSOR TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 47 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF EUGENE R. CALISTRO, ESQUIRE, OF GUILFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 48 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF KARYL L. CARRASQUILLA, ESQUIRE, OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 49 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF COURTNEY CHAPLIN, ESQUIRE, OF MANCHESTER TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 50 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JOHN E. COLELLA OF NORTH BRANFORD TO BE A FAMILY SUPPORT MAGISTRATE.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 51 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ERIC D. COLEMAN, ESQUIRE, OF BLOOMFIELD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 52 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF DANIEL E. DILZER OF BERLIN TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 53 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF NUALA E. DRONEY, ESQUIRE, OF COLUMBIA TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 54 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF LISA GRASSO EGAN, ESQUIRE, OF NEW HAVEN TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 55 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF DANIEL J. KLAU, ESQUIRE, OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 56 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ANN E. LYNCH, ESQUIRE, OF GRANBY TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 57 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF PETER A. MCSHANE, ESQUIRE, OF MADISON TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 58 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE INGRID L. MOLL OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE APPELLATE COURT AND A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 59 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF STEPHEN MORELLI OF BERLIN TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 60 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF STUART D. ROSEN, ESQUIRE, OF AVON TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 61 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JAMES SICILIAN, ESQUIRE, OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 62 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF NADA K. SIZEMORE, ESQUIRE, OF CROMWELL TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 63 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MICHELLE D. TRUGLIA OF STAMFORD TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 64 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF WILLIAM J. WATSON, III, OF BERLIN TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER.

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

The following favorable reports were received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, the bills were read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

NO NEW FILES

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 279 (RAISED) (File No. 275) AN ACT EXEMPTING THE DATE OF BIRTH OF A POLICE OFFICER AND AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 493 (RAISED) (File No. 407) AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR AND THE TOWN CLERK IN THE TOWN OF BEACON FALLS.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 175 (RAISED) (File No. 90) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE AUDITORS OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 183 (RAISED) (File No. 269) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. S. B. No. 271 (RAISED) (File No. 215) AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY OWNED BY A BUSINESS FROM THE PROPERTY TAX.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 490 (RAISED) (File No. 482) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, SHARED MUNICIPAL SERVICES AND REGIONAL FINANCING OPTIONS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on the Consent Calendar.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. Substitute for S. B. No. 323 (RAISED) (File No. 137) AN ACT REQUIRING NOTICE PRIOR TO THE TRANSFER OF A CHILD TO A NEW OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT.

Senator Suzio of the 13th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Formica of the 20th.

On the motion of Senator Suzio of the 13th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar.

AGING. Substitute for S. B. No. 150 (RAISED) (File No. 153) AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTIONS FOR CONSUMERS APPLYING FOR REVERSE MORTGAGES.

Senator Kelly of the 21st explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Markley of the 16th, Martin of the 31st, Hwang of the 28th and Looney of the 11th.

On the motion of Senator Kelly of the 21st, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar.

HUMAN SERVICES. S. B. No. 244 (RAISED) (File No. 212) AN ACT REQUIRING BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS TO BE MANDATED REPORTERS OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.

Senator Moore of the 22nd explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Markley of the 16th.

On the motion of Senator Moore of the 22nd, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PASSED

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill passed.

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 452 (RAISED) (File No. 340) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION AND AWARENESS IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM.

Senator Boucher of the 26th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Slossberg of the 14th, Bye of the 5th, Kissel of the 7th, Cassano of the 4th, Hwang of the 28th, Leone of the 27th, Fonfara of the 1st, Berthel of the 32nd and Hartley of the 15th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 5: 37 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 35

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, the bill passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

A

   

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on the Consent Calendar.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 471 (RAISED) (File No. 523) AN ACT CONCERNING A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORT FOR AN ACCIDENT IN WHICH A PERSON WAS KILLED.

Senator Winfield of the 10th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Kissel of the 7th, Gerratana of the 6th and Witkos of the 8th.

On the motion of Senator Winfield of the 10th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 198 (RAISED) (File No. 97) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY METHODS OF DEVELOPING, EXPANDING AND IMPROVING THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY WORKFORCE IN THIS STATE.

Senator Kelly of the 21st explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3772) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3772) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 17, strike "One" and insert in lieu thereof "Two"

On the motion of Senator Kelly of the 21st, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3772) was placed on the Consent Calendar.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 437 (RAISED) (File No. 227) AN ACT CONCERNING A TWO-GENERATIONAL INITIATIVE.

Senator Moore of the 22nd explained the bill and moved passage.

On the motion of Senator Moore of the 22nd, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 105 (RAISED) (File No. 6) AN ACT ENSURING CONTINUING WATER SERVICE FOR CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES.

Senator Miner of the 30th explained the bill and moved passage.

Senator Kennedy of the 12th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 4110) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Fasano of the 34th.

On a voice vote, Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 4110) was adopted.

The following is the Amendment:

In line 8, after the period, insert the following: "The town of Durham shall pay any applicable water diversion permit fee for such three-day period unless the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection waives such fee. "

On the motion of Senator Miner of the 30th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 4110) was placed on the Consent Calendar.

CONSENT CALENDAR ADOPTED

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on the Consent Calendar be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 05 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 35

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote, the Consent Calendar was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

DOUGLAS MCCRORY

 

Y

 

20

PAUL M. FORMICA

 

Y

 

3

TIM LARSON

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

MARILYN MOORE

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

EDWIN A. GOMES

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

A

   

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

TONY HWANG

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

MAE M. FLEXER

 

Y

 

12

TED KENNEDY

 

Y

 

30

CRAIG MINER

 

Y

 

13

LEN SUZIO

 

Y

 

31

HENRI MARTIN

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ERIC BERTHEL

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

GEORGE LOGAN

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

HEATHER SOMERS

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

APPRPRIATIONS

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Appropriations:

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 376 (RAISED) (File No. 335) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PROSTHETIC DEVICES.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 458 (RAISED) (File No. 405) AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 364 (RAISED) (File No. 421) AN ACT REQUIRING REPORTS CONCERNING SPECIAL EDUCATION EXPENDITURES.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 506 (RAISED) (File No. 550) AN ACT CONCERNING EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION TO PAROLE OFFICERS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS PLACED ON FOOT OF THE CALENDAR

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the following matters were placed on the foot of the calendar:

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. Substitute for S. B. No. 318 (RAISED) (File No. 135) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY INTERVENTIONS FOR AT-RISK YOUTH.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 326 (RAISED) (File No. 219) AN ACT REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF CONSUMER PROTECTION TO UNDERTAKE A STUDY REGARDING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Duff of the 25th, the Senate at 6: 12 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.