JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Friday, April 5, 2013

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 33 o'clock a. m. , Representative Becker of the 19th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, David A. Carlson of Farmington, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, help us to sort out the needs of our State and her people. You have placed a great responsibility upon us. We seek Your guidance in resolving these issues. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by David A. Carlson of Farmington, Connecticut.

REPORT

The following report was received on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee indicated:

Report - State Board of Education - Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between the State Board of Education through its Department of Education and the Department of Social Services. (Pursuant to Section 10-16s of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: April 5, 2013

Referred to the Committee on Education.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

The following favorable reports on the House Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the committees indicated, the bills read, the reports of the committees accepted, and the bills referred as recommended:

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 5918 AN ACT CONCERNING PRIVATE DUTY NURSING FOR SEVERELY DISABLED CHILDREN.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6367 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6545 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DRUG PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICAID RECIPIENTS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILLS

The following favorable reports on the Senate Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the committees indicated, the bills read, the reports of the committees accepted and the bills referred as recommended in concurrence:

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 115 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENTIAL NURSING HOME FACILITIES SERVING INMATES AND MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 965 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO MUNICIPAL REVENUE COLLECTION STATUTES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 1083 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID COST SAVINGS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 1084 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DELAYS IN MEDICAID APPLICATION PROCESSING.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

EDUCATION

On motion of Representative Flexer of the 44th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Education in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 5713 (RAISED) (File No. 37) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF LABOR HISTORY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM.

CHILDREN. H. B. No. 6329 (RAISED) (File No. 38) AN ACT CONCERNING DISSECTION CHOICE.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 6525 (RAISED) (File No. 227) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE IN SCHOOLS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

ENVIRONMENT

On motion of Representative Flexer of the 44th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Environment in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

GENERAL LAW. H. B. No. 5908 (RAISED) (File No. 169) AN ACT CONCERNING SAFETY AND CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR THE SPRAY FOAM INSULATION INDUSTRY.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

HUMAN SERVICES

On motion of Representative Flexer of the 44th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Human Services in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

AGING. H. B. No. 5765 (RAISED) (File No. 11) AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESPITE CARE PROGRAM.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 6346 (RAISED) (File No. 123) AN ACT REVISING VARIOUS STATUTES CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

On motion of Representative Flexer of the 44th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Planning and Development in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

HOUSING. H. B. No. 6475 (RAISED) (File No. 177) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY TO BE USED FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Flexer of the 44th District, 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

H. B. No. 6694 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INHERITANCE RIGHTS OF A CHILD WHO IS BORN AFTER THE DEATH OF A MARRIED PARENT', to define the statutory rights of inheritance of certain children who are born after the death of a married parent.

S. B. No. 291 (COMM) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING THE POTENTIAL DISQUALIFICATION OF A JUDICIAL BRANCH OFFICIAL AND ESTABLISHING A PROCESS THAT ALLOWS THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO REVIEW COMPLAINTS OF WRONGDOING BY MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS', to (1) require Judicial Branch officials to conduct inquiries of the parties to a proceeding to ascertain whether circumstances exist that would result in the disqualification of the judge or family magistrate, and (2) permit the office of the Attorney General to investigate complaints of wrong doing in municipal police departments.

S. B. No. 1162 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF UNIFORM ACTS RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A VALIDLY EXECUTED POWER OF ATTORNEY'

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Flexer of the 44th District, the House adjourned at 11: 35 o'clock a. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.