THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

(The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 38 o'clock a. m. , Representative Lesser of the 100th District in the Chair. )

SPEAKER LESSER (100TH):

(Gavel) The House of Representatives is now in session. Will all members and guests please rise and direct your attention to our guest, Emily Luna of Manchester, Connecticut. Our guest Chaplain.

GUEST CHAPLAIN EMILY LUNA:

Let us pray.

Lord, make us the true voice of the people whom we represent. Let us continue to serve them with wisdom, fairness and compassion. Amen.

SPEAKER LESSER (100TH):

Nicole M. Bettinelli of Fairfield, Connecticut, will lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

NICOLE M. BETTINELLI:

(All) I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

SPEAKER LESSER (100TH):

Is there any business on the Clerk's desk?

CLERK:

Yes, Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has a communication from the House Majority Leader. This nomination, Mr. Speaker, it's withdrawing the nomination, the communication does, of Joseph Riccio of Stratford, to be the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors on the Connecticut Board Authority Directors. It's dated February 9th, 2018.

SPEAKER LESSER (100TH):

Refer to the Committee on Executive and Legislative nominations.

CLERK:

Also, Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has a communication from the Senate Republican President Pro Tempore nominating Grant W. Westerson of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, to be a member of the Connecticut Port Authority Board of Directors.

SPEAKER LESSER (100TH):

Refer to the Committee on Executive and Legislative nominations.

CLERK:

Also, Mr. Speaker, there's a corrected communication from his Excellency, The Governor, dated February 12th, 2018, nominating the Honorable Jack W. Fischer of Waterford to be a Judge of the Superior Court.

SPEAKER LESSER (100TH):

Refer to the Committee on Judiciary.

CLERK:

And finally, Mr. Speaker, the Clerk has a list of bills, number four, dated February 13th, 2018.

SPEAKER LESSER (100TH):

The Clerk or the Chair recognizes Representative McCarthy Vahey of the 133rd.

REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY (133RD):

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move that we waive the reading of the list of Bills and the Bills be referred to the Committees included.

SPEAKER LESSER (100TH):

Is there objection? Hearing no objection, it is so ordered.

CLERK:

Mr. Speaker, there's no further business on the Clerk's desk.

SPEAKER LESSER (100TH):

The Chair recognizes Representative McCarthy Vahey of the 133rd.

REP. MCCARTHY VAHEY (133RD):

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, there being no further business on the Clerk's desk, I move that we adjourn subject to the Call of the Chair.

SPEAKER LESSER (100TH):

Is there objection? Hearing no objection, the House stands adjourned subject to the Call of the Chair. (Gavel)

(On motion of Representative McCarthy Vahey of the 133RD District, the House adjourned at 11: 39 o'clock a. m. , subject to the Call of the Chair).

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