JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 41 a. m. in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(b), and under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Brittany Kaplan of Enfield, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Dear lord understanding is one of the greatest accomplishments of life and with it comes wisdom. Amen

Pursuant to Senate Rule 9(b) 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 Minority Leader.

It is hereby moved that Senate Agenda Number 1, dated March 15, 2013, 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.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

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

S. J. No. 46 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF VICTOR M. MUSCHELL, ESQUIRE, OF TORRINGTON TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

S. J. No. 47 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JOHN M. ROMANOW, ESQUIRE, OF NEW HAVEN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

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

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5388 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING CITIES AND TOWNS TO DESIGNATE A VETERANS' SERVICE CONTACT PERSON.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Planning and Development.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. H. B. No. 5754 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Human Services.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

SENATE AND HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

In accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(b), 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:

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S. B. No. 727 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST UNDER THE CODE OF ETHICS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND STATE EMPLOYEES', to amend what constitutes a substantial conflict of interest for public officials and state employees.

JUDICIARY

S. B. No. 1140 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF A CONSERVATOR AND OTHER PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE DECISIONS RELATING TO THE CARE AND DISPOSITION OF A DECEASED PERSON'S BODY', to clarify the rights and responsibilities of persons with the authority to make decisions concerning the care, custody and disposition of a deceased person's body.

S. B. No. 1141 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DESECRATION OF PROPERTY LOCATED IN A CEMETERY', to ensure that a complaint from the owner of a burial lot alleging interference with a burial ground is properly investigated by law enforcement personnel.

S. B. No. 1142 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT PROMOTING THE USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AT CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES', to encourage the use of renewable energy at correctional facilities by permitting the Commissioner of Correction to establish a pilot program to provide for the use of such energy.

S. B. No. 1143 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRAFFIC STOP INFORMATION', to adopt the recommendations of the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project with respect to traffic stop information, and require the filing of progress reports with the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public safety.

H. B. No. 6657 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SENTENCING AND RISK REDUCTION CREDITS', to provide that any inmate serving a sentence for a violent offense shall not be released on parole prior to serving eighty-five per cent of the definite or aggregate sentence imposed by the court.

H. B. No. 6658 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYER USE OF NONCOMPETE AGREEMENTS', to allow an employee who, as a condition of his or her employment, is required to execute a noncompete agreement or covenant a reasonable opportunity to seek legal advice prior to entering into such agreement or covenant.

H. B. No. 6659 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CIVIL IMMIGRATION DETAINERS', to establish procedures with respect to civil immigration detainers.

H. B. No. 6661 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING USE AND OCCUPANCY PAYMENTS IN SUMMARY PROCESS MATTERS', to expedite resolution of summary process matters by revising procedures associated with use and occupancy payments.

H. B. No. 6662 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOUPMENT OF MONEYS OWED TO A UNIT OWNERS' ASSOCIATION DUE TO NONPAYMENT OF ASSESSMENTS', to: (1) Extend the number of months for which common expense assessments due a common interest unit owners' association may be counted for purposes of a lien from six months to twelve months; and (2) provide greater statutory protections to unit owners' associations seeking reimbursement for unpaid assessments that are incurred during the pendency of a foreclosure action.

H. B. No. 6663 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMPLAINTS ALLEGING MISCONDUCT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY PERSONNEL', to require law enforcement agencies to establish written policies governing the receipt of complaints from members of the public alleging misconduct committed by law enforcement agency personnel.

H. B. No. 6664 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESTRAINING ORDERS', to permit victims of stalking or sexual assault who are not family or household members of the offender to apply for and obtain a civil restraining order.

H. B. No. 6665 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVIEW OF TRAFFIC STOP COMPLAINTS AND THE COLLECTION OF TRAFFIC STOP INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO IMMIGRATION STATUS', to: (1) Limit the authority of police officers to inquire into the immigration status of persons pursuant to a traffic stop, and (2) establish a procedure for review of traffic stop complaints and implementation of corrective procedures with respect to such complaints.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 46 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF 03/14/13

AT 5: 00 P. M.

BANKS

BANKS. S. B. No. 11 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING NOTICE OF THE REORDERING OF TRANSACTIONS.

BANKS. S. B. No. 231 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE BANKING LAW TO REFLECT THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU.

BANKS. S. B. No. 232 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE BANKING STATUTES.

BANKS. S. B. No. 234 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT BANKS.

BANKS. S. B. No. 826 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STRENGTHENING OF CONSUMER CREDIT LICENSE PROTECTIONS.

BANKS. S. B. No. 827 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC DEPOSITS.

BANKS. S. B. No. 911 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MONEY TRANSMISSION, MORTGAGE SERVICERS AND CONSUMER COLLECTION AGENCIES.

BANKS. S. B. No. 912 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PREPAID CARDS.

BANKS. S. B. No. 913 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING NOTIFICATION OF THE SALE OF A REAL PROPERTY TAX LIEN.

BANKS. S. B. No. 971 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A MODERN METHOD OF FORECLOSURE.

BANKS. S. B. No. 979 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTION OF EXEMPT FUNDS IN BANK ACCOUNTS.

BANKS. H. B. No. 5392 (COMM) AN ACT PROVIDING CONSUMER PROTECTION TO CLIENTS OF EXCHANGE FACILITATORS FOR TAX DEFERRED EXCHANGES.

BANKS. H. B. No. 5456 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING.

BANKS. H. B. No. 5457 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

BANKS. H. B. No. 5564 (COMM) AN ACT ENCOURAGING INCREASED SAVINGS DEPOSITS.

BANKS. H. B. No. 5565 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING REVERSE MORTGAGE TRANSACTIONS.

BANKS. H. B. No. 5638 (COMM) AN ACT DECREASING THE TIME FRAME FOR PAYMENT BY AN APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY TO AN APPRAISER.

BANKS. H. B. No. 6173 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REFORM OF DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES.

BANKS. H. B. No. 6337 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AND THE ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER ACT.

BANKS. H. B. No. 6338 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE FINANCE AND BANKING DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AND THE CONNECTICUT FINANCE CENTER.

BANKS. H. B. No. 6339 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING BANKS AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICES.

BANKS. H. B. No. 6340 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT UNIFORM SECURITIES ACT.

BANKS. H. B. No. 6355 AN ACT CONCERNING HOMEOWNER PROTECTION RIGHTS.

BANKS. H. B. No. 6436 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ATTORNEY'S FEES FOR TRAVEL TO A REAL ESTATE CLOSING.

HOUSING

HOUSING. S. B. No. 114 (COMM) AN ACT PROHIBITING LANDLORDS FROM REQUIRING TENANTS TO PAY RENT BY CASH OR ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER.

HOUSING. S. B. No. 845 AN ACT INCREASING ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

HOUSING. S. B. No. 951 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONGREGATE HOUSING.

HOUSING. S. B. No. 952 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF LANDLORDS AND TENANTS REGARDING BED BUG INFESTATION.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 5062 (COMM) AN ACT CREATING INCENTIVES FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO LIVE IN URBAN AREAS.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 5970 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POWER OF MUNICIPAL FAIR RENT COMMISSIONS.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 6366 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 6419 (RAISED) AN ACT EXTENDING THE FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROGRAM.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 6421 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HOUSING GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 6422 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

HOUSING. H. B. No. 6474 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HOUSING.

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