JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 35 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, Frank A. Forzano of South Windsor, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Dear Lord, you love all of you creatures. Help us to follow your example of treating every living thing with kindness. Watch over our dogs, cats, ferrets and other pets, and keep our companions safe and healthy. 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 May 27, 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.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

The following favorable reports of the Joint Standing Committees were received from the House, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6702 (RAISED) (File Nos. 744 and 869) AN ACT CONCERNING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6699 (RAISED) (File Nos. 742 and 868) AN ACT CONCERNING PRETRIAL DIVERSIONARY PROGRAMS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

APPROPRIATIONS. H. B. No. 6561 (RAISED) (File Nos. 95 and 864) AN ACT CREATING THE CONNECTICUT MEDAL OF ACHIEVEMENT AND THE CIVILIAN MEDAL OF HONOR. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

BANKS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6339 (RAISED) (File Nos. 284 and 861) AN ACT CONCERNING BANKS, LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICES, EXCHANGE FACILITATORS, PUBLIC DEPOSITS AND REAL PROPERTY TAX LIENS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "B").

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5412 (COMM) (File No. 453) AN ACT CONCERNING DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND AUTHORIZING BOW AND ARROW HUNTING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY ON SUNDAYS.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6690 (RAISED) (File Nos. 698 and 867) AN ACT CONCERNING COURT PROCEEDINGS AND THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6682 (RAISED) (File Nos. 734 and 865) AN ACT CONCERNING COLLABORATION BETWEEN BOARDS OF EDUCATION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "B").

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 5358 (COMM) (File Nos. 621 and 857) AN ACT PROHIBITING STATE CONTRACTS WITH ENTITIES MAKING CERTAIN INVESTMENTS IN IRAN. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 6290 (COMM) (File Nos. 629 and 860) AN ACT CONCERNING DONATIONS MADE FROM JOINT CHECKING ACCOUNTS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 6160 (COMM) (File Nos. 400 and 859) AN ACT REQUIRING WORKING SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS AT THE TIME TITLE IS TRANSFERRED. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6527 (RAISED) (File Nos. 229 and 863) AN ACT CONCERNING GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED FOOD. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. H. B. No. 5426 (RAISED) (File Nos. 454 and 858) AN ACT CONCERNING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "B").

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6689 (RAISED) (File Nos. 737 and 866) AN ACT CONCERNING BAIL BONDS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6355 (File Nos. 286 and 862) AN ACT CONCERNING HOMEOWNER PROTECTION RIGHTS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

DISAGREEING ACTIONS

The following favorable reports of the Joint Standing Committees were received from the House, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

AGING. Substitute for S. B. No. 837 (File Nos. 110 and 870) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT ON AGING. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" and House Amendment Schedule "A").

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 910 (RAISED) (File Nos. 314 and 871) AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYEE ACCESS TO PERSONNEL FILES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" and House Amendment Schedules "A" and "B").

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 43 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.

BILL SIGNED BY HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following bill was signed by His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated:

May 24, 2013

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 5387 (COMM) (File Nos. 354 and 788) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE USE OF MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY TRAINING AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Special Act No. 5

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1118 (RAISED) (File No. 448) AN ACT CONCERNING QUALIFICATIONS OF ELECTION MODERATORS.

Public Act No. 21

ENVIRONMENT. H. B. No. 5799 (COMM) (File Nos. 458 and 703) AN ACT REQUIRING PET BOARDING FACILITIES AND KENNELS TO DISPLAY THEIR LICENSE NUMBER ON ALL FORMS OF ADVERTISING. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Public Act No. 23

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6348 (RAISED) (File Nos. 26 and 705) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE MILITARY SERVICE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Public Act No. 25

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6540 (RAISED) (File No. 371) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF CERTAIN BEVERAGES IN MIXED MATERIAL CONTAINERS.

Public Act No. 27

GENERAL LAW. S. B. No. 881 (RAISED) (File No. 153) AN ACT CONCERNING FARM WINERIES.

Public Act No. 30

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5388 (COMM) (File Nos. 526 and 640) AN ACT REQUIRING CITIES AND TOWNS TO DESIGNATE A VETERANS' SERVICE CONTACT PERSON. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Public Act No. 34

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. H. B. No. 6457 (RAISED) (File Nos. 136 and 757) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISPLAY OF THE STATE OR NATIONAL FLAG AT HALF-STAFF AND THE PLACEMENT OF FLAGS ON CEMETERY GRAVES PRIOR TO MEMORIAL DAY. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "B").

Public Act No. 44

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 70 (COMM) (File No. 241) AN ACT RESTORING BENEFITS TO VETERANS DISCHARGED UNDER "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL".

Public Act No. 48

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 835 (RAISED) (File No. 186) AN ACT CONCERNING MILITARY LEAVE FROM EMPLOYMENT.

Public Act No. 49