JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 1: 32 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by the Acting Chaplain, Laura Bartok of Bristol, Connecticut, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Eternal God, sustainer and provider, as our Senate body gathers today to deliberate the matters and concerns of this state we ask your wisdom and guidance. Make our Senators ever mindful of their responsibilities as servants of the people of this state. Grant them wisdom to govern wisely, fairly and compassionately, seeking the wellbeing of all the citizens of Connecticut. Endow them with knowledge that they may understand and in understanding do what is right and just for all. This prate we offer in God's Holy name. Amen.

PLEDGE

Senator Osten of the 19th, led the Senate in the pledge of Allegiance.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE BILLS

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

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 1052 (RAISED) (File No. 655) AN ACT CONCERNING IMPROVED TAX COLLECTION.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 1110 (RAISED) (File No. 656) AN ACT CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR THE COLLECTION AND REMITTAL OF SALES AND USE TAXES.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 1116 (RAISED) (File No. 658) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF CERTAIN REVENUES TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE BUDGET RESERVE FUND.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 1115 (RAISED) (File No. 657) AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 115 (COMM) (File No. 648) AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENTIAL NURSING HOME FACILITIES SERVING INMATES AND MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 238 (RAISED) (File No. 649) AN ACT CONCERNING INMATE DISCHARGE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 985 (RAISED) (File No. 651) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING AN EXEMPTION FROM STATE CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT OFFER COURSES TO INMATES AT NO COST.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 1017 (RAISED) (File No. 653) AN ACT CONCERNING ABANDONED BOATS.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 1020 (RAISED) (File No. 654) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTERSTATE WILDLIFE VIOLATOR COMPACT.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 983 (RAISED) (File No. 647) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING UNCLASSIFIED FELONIES.

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

The following favorable report was received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, the bill was read the second time and tabled for the calendar and printing.

NEW FILE

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 803 (RAISED) (File Nos. 61 and 650) AN ACT CONCERNING ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAMS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF OYSTER HARVESTERS.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 1007 (RAISED) (File Nos. 389 and 652) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE PAID SICK LEAVE STATUTES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

RESOLUTIONS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following resolutions which were starred for action were placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Senate Rule 31.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 55 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF LAURIE G. CAIN, ESQUIRE, OF SIMSBURY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 56 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF GARY H. COLLINS OF PORTLAND TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 57 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JOHN M. GESMONDE, ESQUIRE, OF NORTHFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 95 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JAMES M. HAYDEN OF EAST GRANBY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT RESOURCES RECOVERY AUTHORITY. In Concurrence with the House.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 96 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF LOREN LETTICK, ESQUIRE, OF WALLINGFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD. In Concurrence with the House.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 97 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JAY A. DIRNBERGER OF WESTPORT TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL. In Concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

ORDER OF THE DAY

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PASSED

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

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1138 (RAISED) (File No. 120) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S CLEAN ENERGY GOALS.

Senator Duff of the 25th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6204) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subdivision (26) of subsection (a) of section 16-1 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(26) "Class I renewable energy source" means (A) [energy] electricity derived from (i) solar power, (ii) wind power, (iii) a fuel cell, [methane gas from landfills,] (iv) geothermal, (v) landfill methane gas, anaerobic digestion or other biogas derived from biological sources, (vi) thermal electric direct energy conversion from a certified Class I renewable energy source, (vii) ocean thermal power, (viii) wave or tidal power, (ix) low emission advanced renewable energy conversion technologies, (x) a run-of-the-river hydropower facility [provided such facility] that began operations after July 1, 2003, and has a generating capacity of not more than [five megawatts, does not cause an appreciable change in the river flow, and began operation after July 1, 2003] thirty megawatts, provided a facility that applies for certification under this clause after January 1, 2013, shall not be based on a new dam or a dam identified by the commissioner as a candidate for removal, and shall meet applicable state and federal requirements, including applicable site-specific standards for water quality and fish passage, or (xi) a [sustainable biomass facility with] biomass facility that uses sustainable biomass fuel and has an average emission rate of equal to or less than . 075 pounds of nitrogen oxides per million BTU of heat input for the previous calendar quarter, except that energy derived from a [sustainable] biomass facility with a capacity of less than five hundred kilowatts that began construction before July 1, 2003, may be considered a Class I renewable energy source, or (B) any electrical generation, including distributed generation, generated from a Class I renewable energy source, provided, on and after January 1, 2014, any megawatt hours of electricity from a renewable energy source described under this subparagraph that are claimed or counted by a load-serving entity, province or state toward compliance with renewable portfolio standards or renewable energy policy goals in another province or state, other than the state of Connecticut, shall not be eligible for compliance with the renewable portfolio standards established pursuant to section 16-245a, as amended by this act;

Sec. 2. Subdivision (44) of subsection (a) of section 16-1 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(44) "Class III source" means the electricity output from combined heat and power systems with an operating efficiency level of no less than fifty per cent that are part of customer-side distributed resources developed at commercial and industrial facilities in this state on or after January 1, 2006, a waste heat recovery system installed on or after April 1, 2007, that produces electrical or thermal energy by capturing preexisting waste heat or pressure from industrial or commercial processes, or the electricity savings created in this state from conservation and load management programs begun on or after January 1, 2006, provided on and after January 1, 2014, no such programs supported by ratepayers, including programs overseen by the Energy Conservation Management Board or third-party programs pursuant to section 16-245m, shall be considered a Class III source, except that any demand-side management project awarded a contract pursuant to section 16-243m shall remain eligible as a Class III source for the term of such contract;

Sec. 3. Subdivision (45) of subsection (a) of section 16-1 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(45) "Sustainable biomass fuel" means biomass that is cultivated and harvested in a sustainable manner. "Sustainable biomass fuel" does not mean construction and demolition waste, as defined in section 22a-208x, finished biomass products from sawmills, paper mills or stud mills, organic refuse fuel derived separately from municipal solid waste, or biomass from old growth timber stands, except where (A) such biomass is used in a biomass gasification plant that received funding prior to May 1, 2006, from the Clean Energy Fund established pursuant to section 16-245n, or (B) the energy derived from such biomass is subject to a long-term power purchase contract pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 16-244c entered into prior to May 1, 2006; [, (C) such biomass is used in a renewable energy facility that is certified as a Class I renewable energy source by the authority until such time as the authority certifies that any biomass gasification plant, as defined in subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, is operational and accepting such biomass, in an amount not to exceed one hundred forty thousand tons annually, is used in a renewable energy facility that was certified as a Class I renewable energy source by the authority prior to December 31, 2007, and uses biomass, including construction and demolition waste as defined in section 22a-208x, from a Connecticut-sited transfer station and volume-reduction facility that generated biomass during calendar year 2007 that was used during calendar year 2007 to generate Class I renewable energy certificates, or (D) in the event there is no facility as described in subparagraph (A) or (C) of this subdivision accepting such biomass, in an amount not to exceed one hundred forty thousand tons annually, is used in one or more other renewable energy facilities certified either as a Class I or Class II renewable energy source by the authority, provided such facilities use biomass, including construction and demolition waste as defined in said section 22a-208x, from a Connecticut-sited transfer station and volume-reduction facility that generated biomass during calendar year 2007 that was used during calendar year 2007 to generate Class I renewable energy certificates. Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraphs (C) and (D) of this subdivision, the amount of biomass specified in said subparagraphs shall not apply to a biomass gasification plant, as defined in subparagraph (A) of this subdivision; ]

Sec. 4. Subsection (a) of section 16-1 of the general statutes is amended by adding subdivision (53) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (53) "Large-scale hydropower" means any hydropower facility that (A) began operation on or after January 1, 2003, (B) is located in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System geographic eligibility area in accordance with Rule 2. 3 or an area abutting the northern boundary of the New England Power Pool Generation Information System geographic eligibility area that is not interconnected with any other control area that is not a part of the New England Power Pool Generation Information System geographic eligibility area, (C) delivers power into such geographic eligibility area, and (D) has a generating capacity of more than thirty megawatts.

Sec. 5. Section 16-245a of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (h) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (h) On or before January 1, 2014, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall, in developing or modifying an Integrated Resources Plan in accordance with sections 16a-3a and 16a-3e, establish a schedule to commence on January 1, 2015, for assigning a gradually reduced renewable energy credit value to all biomass or landfill methane gas facilities that qualify as a Class I renewable energy source pursuant to section 16-1, as amended by this act, provided this subsection shall not apply to anaerobic digestion or other biogas facilities, and further provided any reduced renewable energy credit value established pursuant to this section shall not apply to any biomass or landfill methane gas facility that has entered into a power purchase agreement (1) with an electric supplier or electric distribution company in the state of Connecticut on or before the effective date of this act, or (2) executed in accordance with section 6 or 8 of this act. The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may review the schedule established pursuant to this subsection in preparation of each subsequent Integrated Resources Plan developed pursuant to section 16a-3a and make any necessary changes thereto to ensure that the rate of reductions in renewable energy credit value for biomass or landfill methane gas facilities is appropriate given the availability of other Class I renewable energy sources.

Sec. 6. (NEW) (Effective from passage) On or after January 1, 2013, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with the procurement manager identified in subsection (l) of section 16-2 of the general statutes, the Office of Consumer Counsel and the Attorney General, may, in coordination with other states in the region of the regional independent system operator, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or on the commissioner's own, solicit proposals, in one solicitation or multiple solicitations, from providers of Class I renewable energy sources, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, constructed on or after January 1, 2013. If the commissioner finds such proposals to be in the interest of ratepayers including, but not limited to, the delivered price of such sources, and consistent with the requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with section 22a-200a of the general statutes, and in accordance with the policy goals outlined in the Comprehensive Energy Strategy, adopted pursuant to section 16a-3d of the general statutes, the commissioner may select proposals from such resources to meet up to four per cent of the load distributed by the state's electric distribution companies. The commissioner may direct the electric distribution companies to enter into power purchase agreements for energy, capacity and environmental attributes, or any combination thereof, for periods of not more than twenty years. Certificates issued by the New England Power Pool Generation Information System for any Class I renewable energy sources procured under this section shall be sold in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System renewable energy credit market to be used by any electric supplier or electric distribution company to meet the requirements of section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act. Any such agreement shall be subject to review and approval by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, which review shall commence upon the filing of the signed power purchase agreement with the authority. The authority shall issue a decision on such agreement not later than thirty days after such filing. In the event the authority does not issue a decision within thirty days after such agreement is filed with the authority, the agreement shall be deemed approved. The net costs of any such agreement shall be recovered through a fully reconciling component of electric rates for all customers of electric distribution companies. Such costs may include reasonable costs incurred by electric distribution companies pursuant to this section.

Sec. 7. (NEW) (Effective from passage) On or after July 1, 2013, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with the procurement manager identified in subsection (l) of section 16-2 of the general statutes, the Office of Consumer Counsel and the Attorney General, may, in coordination with other states in the region of the regional independent system operator, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or on the commissioner's own, solicit proposals, in one solicitation or multiple solicitations, from providers of Class I renewable energy sources, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or verifiable large-scale hydropower, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, for periods not to exceed fifteen years and not in excess of five per cent of the load distributed by the state's electric distribution companies. If the commissioner finds such proposals to be in the interest of ratepayers, including, but not limited to, the delivered price of such sources, and consistent with the requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with section 22a-200a of the general statutes, and in accordance with the policy goals outlined in the Comprehensive Energy Strategy, adopted pursuant to section 16a-3d of the general statutes and section 129 of public act 11-80, including, but not limited to, base load capacity, peak load shaving and promotion of wind, solar and other renewable and low carbon energy technologies, the commissioner may direct the electric distribution companies to enter into power purchase agreements for energy, capacity and any environmental attributes, or any combination thereof, for periods of not more than fifteen years on behalf of all customers of electric distribution companies. Certificates issued by the New England Power Pool Generation Information System for any Class I renewable energy sources procured under this section shall be sold in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System renewable energy credit market to be used by any electric supplier or electric distribution company to meet the requirements of section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act. Any such agreement shall be subject to review and approval by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, which review shall be completed not later than sixty days after the date on which such agreement is filed with the authority. The net costs of any such agreement shall be recovered through a fully reconciling component of electric rates for all customers of electric distribution companies. Such costs may include the reasonable costs incurred by the electric distribution companies pursuant to this section.

Sec. 8. (NEW) (Effective from passage) On or after July 1, 2014, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with the procurement manager identified in subsection (l) of section 16-2 of the general statutes, the Office of the Consumer Counsel and the Attorney General, may solicit proposals, in one solicitation or multiple solicitations, from providers of run-of-the-river hydropower, landfill methane gas or biomass for a period not to exceed ten years, provided such source meets the definition of a Class I renewable energy source pursuant to section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act. If the commissioner finds such proposals to be in the interest of ratepayers, including, but not limited to, the delivered price of such sources, and consistent with requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with section 22a-200a of the general statutes, and in accordance with the policy goals outlined in the Comprehensive Energy Strategy, adopted pursuant to section 16a-3d of the general statutes, the commissioner may direct the electric distribution companies to enter into power purchase agreements for energy, capacity and environmental attributes, or any combination thereof, for periods of not more than ten years on behalf of all customers of the state's electric distribution companies. Certificates issued by the New England Power Pool Generation Information System for any Class I renewable energy sources procured under this section shall be sold in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System renewable energy credit market to be used by any electric supplier or electric distribution company to meet the requirements of section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act. Any such agreement shall be subject to review and approval by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, which review shall be completed not later than sixty days after the date on which such agreement is filed with the authority. The net costs of any such agreement shall be recovered through a fully reconciling component of electric rates for all customers of electric distribution companies. Such costs may include the reasonable costs incurred by the electric distribution companies pursuant to this section.

Sec. 9. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) During the calendar year commencing January 1, 2014, and continuing each calendar year thereafter, if alternative compliance payments pursuant to subsection (j) of section 16-244c of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and subsection (k) of section 16-245 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, are made for failure to meet the renewable portfolio standards, there shall be a presumption for the calendar year the alternative compliance payments are made that there is an insufficient supply of Class I renewable energy sources, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, for electric suppliers or electric distribution companies to comply with the requirements of section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(b) In the event there is a presumption of insufficient supply of Class I renewable energy sources pursuant to subsection (a) of this section for the calendar year the alternative compliance payments are made, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may determine whether such payments resulted from a material shortage of Class I renewable energy sources. In making this determination, the commissioner shall consider whether such payments resulted from intentional or negligent action by an electric supplier or electric distribution company to purchase renewable energy credits available in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System market.

(c) In the event there is such a presumption pursuant to subsection (a) of this section and the commissioner finds that the alternative compliance payments were due to a material shortage of Class I renewable energy sources pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the commissioner shall determine the adequacy, or potential adequacy, of Class I renewable energy sources to meet the succeeding years' renewable portfolio standard. In making this determination, the commissioner may consider (1) future cost and availability of certificates issued by the New England Power Pool Generation Information System based on the status of projects under development in the region, (2) future requirements of certificates issued by the New England Power Pool Generation Information System in other states, and (3) the projected compliance costs of Class I renewable energy sources.

(d) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, in the event that, for any calendar year commencing on or after January 1, 2014, there is such a presumption pursuant to subsection (a) of this section and the commissioner finds material shortage of Class I renewable energy sources pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, and after concluding the determination of adequacy pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, commencing on or after January 1, 2016, the commissioner may allow not more than one percentage point of the Class I renewable portfolio standards established pursuant to section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, effective for the succeeding and subsequent calendar years to be satisfied by large-scale hydropower procured pursuant to section 7 of this act. The requirements applicable to electric suppliers and electric distribution companies pursuant to section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, shall consequently be reduced by not more than one percentage point in proportion to the commissioner's action, provided (1) the commissioner shall not allow a total of more than five percentage points of the Class I renewable portfolio standard to be met by large-scale hydropower by December 31, 2020, and (2) no such large-scale hydropower shall be eligible to trade in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System renewable energy credit market.

Sec. 10. Subdivision (1) of subsection (j) of section 16-244c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(j) (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of this section regarding an alternative transitional standard offer option or an alternative standard service option, an electric distribution company providing transitional standard offer service, standard service, supplier of last resort service or back-up electric generation service in accordance with this section shall contract with its wholesale suppliers to comply with the renewable portfolio standards. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall annually conduct a contested case, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, in order to determine whether the electric distribution company's wholesale suppliers met the renewable portfolio standards during the preceding year. An electric distribution company shall include a provision in its contract with each wholesale supplier that requires the wholesale supplier to pay the electric distribution company an amount of five and one-half cents per kilowatt hour if the wholesale supplier fails to comply with the renewable portfolio standards during the subject annual period. The electric distribution company shall promptly transfer any payment received from the wholesale supplier for the failure to meet the renewable portfolio standards to the Clean Energy Fund for the development of Class I renewable energy sources, [. Any payment made pursuant to this section shall not be considered revenue or income to the electric distribution company. ] provided on and after January 1, 2014, any such payment shall be refunded to ratepayers by using such payment to offset the costs to all customers of electric distribution companies of the costs of contracts entered into pursuant to sections 16-244r and 16-244t. Any excess amount remaining from such payment shall be applied to reduce the costs of contracts entered into pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 16-244c, and if any excess amount remains, such amount shall be applied to reduce costs collected through nonbypassable, federally-mandated congestion charges, as defined in section 16-1, as amended by this act.

Sec. 11. Subsection (k) of section 16-245 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(k) Any licensee who fails to comply with a license condition or who violates any provision of this section, except for the renewable portfolio standards contained in subsection (g) of this section, shall be subject to civil penalties by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in accordance with section 16-41, or the suspension or revocation of such license or a prohibition on accepting new customers following a hearing that is conducted as a contested case in accordance with chapter 54. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 16-244c regarding an alternative transitional standard offer option or an alternative standard service option, the authority shall require a payment by a licensee that fails to comply with the renewable portfolio standards in accordance with subdivision (4) of subsection (g) of this section in the amount of five and one-half cents per kilowatt hour. The authority shall allocate such payment to the Clean Energy Fund for the development of Class I renewable energy sources, provided on and after January 1, 2014, any such payment shall be refunded to ratepayers by using such payment to offset the costs to all customers of electric distribution companies of the costs of contracts entered into pursuant to sections 16-244r and 16-244t. Any excess amount remaining from such payment shall be applied to reduce the costs of contracts entered into pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 16-244c, and if any excess amount remains, such amount shall be applied to reduce costs collected through nonbypassable, federally-mandated congestion charges, as defined in section 16-1, as amended by this act. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

16-1(a)(26)

Sec. 2

from passage

16-1(a)(44)

Sec. 3

from passage

16-1(a)(45)

Sec. 4

from passage

16-1(a)

Sec. 5

from passage

16-245a

Sec. 6

from passage

New section

Sec. 7

from passage

New section

Sec. 8

from passage

New section

Sec. 9

from passage

New section

Sec. 10

from passage

16-244c(j)(1)

Sec. 11

from passage

16-245(k)

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th, Welch of the 31st, McLachlan of the 24th, Meyer of the 12th, Kane of the 32nd, Boucher of the 26th, Cassano of the 4th and Markley of the 16th.

Senator Fasano of the 34th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 6346) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Duff of the 25th, Frantz of the 36th and Kelly of the 21st.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 47 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 32

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 12

Those voting Nay 20

Those absent and not voting 4

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 6346) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

A

   

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

A

   

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

   

N

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

A

   

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subdivision (26) of subsection (a) of section 16-1 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(26) "Class I renewable energy source" means (A) [energy] electricity derived from (i) solar power, (ii) wind power, (iii) a fuel cell, [methane gas from landfills,] (iv) geothermal, (v) landfill methane gas, anaerobic digestion or other biogas derived from biological sources, (vi) thermal electric direct energy conversion from a certified Class I renewable energy source, (vii) ocean thermal power, (viii) wave or tidal power, (ix) low emission advanced renewable energy conversion technologies, (x) a run-of-the-river hydropower facility [provided such facility] that began operations after July 1, 2003, and has a generating capacity of not more than [five megawatts, does not cause an appreciable change in the river flow, and began operation after July 1, 2003] thirty megawatts, provided a facility that applies for certification under this clause after January 1, 2013, shall not be based on a new dam or a dam identified by the commissioner as a candidate for removal, and shall meet applicable state and federal requirements, including applicable site-specific standards for water quality and fish passage, or (xi) a [sustainable biomass facility with] biomass facility that uses sustainable biomass fuel and has an average emission rate for the previous calendar quarter of equal to or less than (I) . 075 pounds of nitrogen oxides per million BTU of heat input, and (II) on or after January 1, 2016, has an average emission rate of equal to or less than . 07 pounds of nitrogen oxides per million BTU of heat input and an average combined particulate emission rate of equal to or less than . 038 pounds per million BTU of heat input for the previous calendar quarter, except that energy derived from a [sustainable] biomass facility with a capacity of less than five hundred kilowatts that began construction before July 1, 2003, may be considered a Class I renewable energy source, or (B) any electrical generation, including distributed generation, generated from a Class I renewable energy source, provided, on and after January 1, 2014, any megawatt hours of electricity from a renewable energy source described under this subparagraph that are claimed or counted by a load-serving entity, province or state toward compliance with renewable portfolio standards or renewable energy policy goals in another province or state, other than the state of Connecticut, shall not be eligible for compliance with the renewable portfolio standards established pursuant to section 16-245a, as amended by this act;

Sec. 2. Subdivision (44) of subsection (a) of section 16-1 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(44) "Class III source" means the electricity output from combined heat and power systems with an operating efficiency level of no less than fifty per cent that are part of customer-side distributed resources developed at commercial and industrial facilities in this state on or after January 1, 2006, a waste heat recovery system installed on or after April 1, 2007, that produces electrical or thermal energy by capturing preexisting waste heat or pressure from industrial or commercial processes, or the electricity savings created in this state from conservation and load management programs begun on or after January 1, 2006, provided on and after January 1, 2014, no such programs supported by ratepayers, including programs overseen by the Energy Conservation Management Board or third-party programs pursuant to section 16-245m, shall be considered a Class III source, except that any demand-side management project awarded a contract pursuant to section 16-243m shall remain eligible as a Class III source for the term of such contract;

Sec. 3. Subdivision (45) of subsection (a) of section 16-1 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(45) "Sustainable biomass fuel" means biomass that is cultivated and harvested in a sustainable manner. "Sustainable biomass fuel" does not mean construction and demolition waste, as defined in section 22a-208x, finished biomass products from sawmills, paper mills or stud mills, organic refuse fuel derived separately from municipal solid waste, or biomass from old growth timber stands, except where (A) such biomass is used in a biomass gasification plant that received funding prior to May 1, 2006, from the Clean Energy Fund established pursuant to section 16-245n, [or] (B) the energy derived from such biomass is subject to a long-term power purchase contract pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 16-244c entered into prior to May 1, 2006, or (C) such biomass is used in a renewable energy facility [that is certified as a Class I renewable energy source by the authority until such time as the authority certifies that any biomass gasification plant, as defined in subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, is operational and accepting such biomass,] in an amount not to exceed one hundred forty thousand tons annually [, is used in a renewable energy facility] that was certified as a Class I renewable energy source by the authority prior to December 31, 2007, and uses biomass, including construction and demolition waste as defined in section 22a-208x, from a Connecticut-sited transfer station and volume-reduction facility that generated biomass during calendar year 2007 that was used during calendar year 2007 to generate Class I renewable energy certificates. [, or (D) in the event there is no facility as described in subparagraph (A) or (C) of this subdivision accepting such biomass, in an amount not to exceed one hundred forty thousand tons annually, is used in one or more other renewable energy facilities certified either as a Class I or Class II renewable energy source by the authority, provided such facilities use biomass, including construction and demolition waste as defined in said section 22a-208x, from a Connecticut-sited transfer station and volume-reduction facility that generated biomass during calendar year 2007 that was used during calendar year 2007 to generate Class I renewable energy certificates. Notwithstanding the provisions of [subparagraphs (C) and (D)] subparagraph (C) of this subdivision, the amount of biomass specified in [said subparagraphs] subparagraph (C) of this subdivision shall not apply to a biomass gasification plant, as defined in subparagraph (A) of this subdivision;

Sec. 4. Subsection (a) of section 16-1 of the general statutes is amended by adding subdivision (53) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (53) "Large-scale hydropower" means any hydropower facility that (A) began operation on or after January 1, 2003, (B) is located in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System geographic eligibility area in accordance with Rule 2. 3 or an area abutting the northern boundary of the New England Power Pool Generation Information System geographic eligibility area that is not interconnected with any other control area that is not a part of the New England Power Pool Generation Information System geographic eligibility area, (C) delivers power into such geographic eligibility area, and (D) has a generating capacity of more than thirty megawatts.

Sec. 5. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Any biomass facility that has not applied for certification as a Class I renewable energy source, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, as of December 31, 2013, shall not be eligible as a Class I renewable energy source unless such facility began operation on or after July 1, 2003.

Sec. 6. (NEW) (Effective from passage) On or after January 1, 2013, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with the procurement manager identified in subsection (l) of section 16-2 of the general statutes, the Office of Consumer Counsel and the Attorney General, may, in coordination with other states in the region of the regional independent system operator, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or on the commissioner's own, solicit proposals, in one solicitation or multiple solicitations, from providers of Class I renewable energy sources, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, constructed on or after January 1, 2013. If the commissioner finds such proposals to be in the interest of ratepayers including, but not limited to, the delivered price of such sources, and consistent with the requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with section 22a-200a of the general statutes, and in accordance with the policy goals outlined in the Comprehensive Energy Strategy, adopted pursuant to section 16a-3d of the general statutes, the commissioner may select proposals from such resources to meet up to four per cent of the load distributed by the state's electric distribution companies. The commissioner may direct the electric distribution companies to enter into power purchase agreements for energy, capacity and environmental attributes, or any combination thereof, for periods of not more than twenty years. Certificates issued by the New England Power Pool Generation Information System for any Class I renewable energy sources procured under this section shall be sold in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System renewable energy credit market to be used by any electric supplier or electric distribution company to meet the requirements of section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act. Any such agreement shall be subject to review and approval by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, which review shall commence upon the filing of the signed power purchase agreement with the authority. The authority shall issue a decision on such agreement not later than thirty days after such filing. In the event the authority does not issue a decision within thirty days after such agreement is filed with the authority, the agreement shall be deemed approved. The net costs of any such agreement shall be recovered through a fully reconciling component of electric rates for all customers of electric distribution companies. Such costs may include reasonable costs incurred by electric distribution companies pursuant to this section.

Sec. 7. (NEW) (Effective from passage) On or after July 1, 2013, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with the procurement manager identified in subsection (l) of section 16-2 of the general statutes, the Office of Consumer Counsel and the Attorney General, may, in coordination with other states in the region of the regional independent system operator, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or on the commissioner's own, solicit proposals, in one solicitation or multiple solicitations, from providers of Class I renewable energy sources, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or verifiable large-scale hydropower, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, for periods not to exceed fifteen years and not in excess of five per cent of the load distributed by the state's electric distribution companies. If the commissioner finds such proposals to be in the interest of ratepayers, including, but not limited to, the delivered price of such sources, and consistent with the requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with section 22a-200a of the general statutes, and in accordance with the policy goals outlined in the Comprehensive Energy Strategy, adopted pursuant to section 16a-3d of the general statutes and section 129 of public act 11-80, including, but not limited to, base load capacity, peak load shaving and promotion of wind, solar and other renewable and low carbon energy technologies, the commissioner may direct the electric distribution companies to enter into power purchase agreements for energy, capacity and any environmental attributes, or any combination thereof, for periods of not more than fifteen years on behalf of all customers of electric distribution companies. Certificates issued by the New England Power Pool Generation Information System for any Class I renewable energy sources procured under this section shall be sold in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System renewable energy credit market to be used by any electric supplier or electric distribution company to meet the requirements of section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act. Any such agreement shall be subject to review and approval by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, which review shall be completed not later than sixty days after the date on which such agreement is filed with the authority. The net costs of any such agreement shall be recovered through a fully reconciling component of electric rates for all customers of electric distribution companies. Such costs may include the reasonable costs incurred by the electric distribution companies pursuant to this section.

Sec. 8. (NEW) (Effective from passage) On or after July 1, 2014, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with the procurement manager identified in subsection (l) of section 16-2 of the general statutes, the Office of the Consumer Counsel and the Attorney General, may solicit proposals, in one solicitation or multiple solicitations, from providers of run-of-the-river hydropower, landfill methane gas or biomass for a period not to exceed ten years, provided such source meets the definition of a Class I renewable energy source pursuant to section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act. If the commissioner finds such proposals to be in the interest of ratepayers, including, but not limited to, the delivered price of such sources, and consistent with requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with section 22a-200a of the general statutes, and in accordance with the policy goals outlined in the Comprehensive Energy Strategy, adopted pursuant to section 16a-3d of the general statutes, the commissioner may direct the electric distribution companies to enter into power purchase agreements for energy, capacity and environmental attributes, or any combination thereof, for periods of not more than ten years on behalf of all customers of the state's electric distribution companies. Certificates issued by the New England Power Pool Generation Information System for any Class I renewable energy sources procured under this section shall be sold in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System renewable energy credit market to be used by any electric supplier or electric distribution company to meet the requirements of section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act. Any such agreement shall be subject to review and approval by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, which review shall be completed not later than sixty days after the date on which such agreement is filed with the authority. The net costs of any such agreement shall be recovered through a fully reconciling component of electric rates for all customers of electric distribution companies. Such costs may include the reasonable costs incurred by the electric distribution companies pursuant to this section.

Sec. 9. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) During the calendar year commencing January 1, 2014, and continuing each calendar year thereafter, if alternative compliance payments pursuant to subsection (j) of section 16-244c of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and subsection (k) of section 16-245 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, are made for failure to meet the renewable portfolio standards, there shall be a presumption for the calendar year the alternative compliance payments are made that there is an insufficient supply of Class I renewable energy sources, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, for electric suppliers or electric distribution companies to comply with the requirements of section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(b) In the event there is a presumption of insufficient supply of Class I renewable energy sources pursuant to subsection (a) of this section for the calendar year the alternative compliance payments are made, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection may determine whether such payments resulted from a material shortage of Class I renewable energy sources. In making this determination, the commissioner shall consider whether such payments resulted from intentional or negligent action by an electric supplier or electric distribution company to purchase renewable energy credits available in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System market.

(c) In the event there is such a presumption pursuant to subsection (a) of this section and the commissioner finds that the alternative compliance payments were due to a material shortage of Class I renewable energy sources pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the commissioner shall determine the adequacy, or potential adequacy, of Class I renewable energy sources to meet the succeeding years' renewable portfolio standard. In making this determination, the commissioner may consider (1) future cost and availability of certificates issued by the New England Power Pool Generation Information System based on the status of projects under development in the region, (2) future requirements of certificates issued by the New England Power Pool Generation Information System in other states, and (3) the projected compliance costs of Class I renewable energy sources.

(d) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, in the event that, for any calendar year commencing on or after January 1, 2014, there is such a presumption pursuant to subsection (a) of this section and the commissioner finds material shortage of Class I renewable energy sources pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, and after concluding the determination of adequacy pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, commencing on or after January 1, 2016, the commissioner may allow not more than one percentage point of the Class I renewable portfolio standards established pursuant to section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, effective for the succeeding and subsequent calendar years to be satisfied by large-scale hydropower procured pursuant to section 7 of this act. The requirements applicable to electric suppliers and electric distribution companies pursuant to section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, shall consequently be reduced by not more than one percentage point in proportion to the commissioner's action, provided (1) the commissioner shall not allow a total of more than five percentage points of the Class I renewable portfolio standard to be met by large-scale hydropower by December 31, 2020, and (2) no such large-scale hydropower shall be eligible to trade in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System renewable energy credit market.

Sec. 10. Subdivision (1) of subsection (j) of section 16-244c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(j) (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of this section regarding an alternative transitional standard offer option or an alternative standard service option, an electric distribution company providing transitional standard offer service, standard service, supplier of last resort service or back-up electric generation service in accordance with this section shall contract with its wholesale suppliers to comply with the renewable portfolio standards. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall annually conduct a contested case, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, in order to determine whether the electric distribution company's wholesale suppliers met the renewable portfolio standards during the preceding year. An electric distribution company shall include a provision in its contract with each wholesale supplier that requires the wholesale supplier to pay the electric distribution company an amount of five and one-half cents per kilowatt hour if the wholesale supplier fails to comply with the renewable portfolio standards during the subject annual period. The electric distribution company shall promptly transfer any payment received from the wholesale supplier for the failure to meet the renewable portfolio standards to the Clean Energy Fund for the development of Class I renewable energy sources, [. Any payment made pursuant to this section shall not be considered revenue or income to the electric distribution company. ] provided on and after January 1, 2014, any such payment shall be refunded to ratepayers by using such payment to offset the costs to all customers of electric distribution companies of the costs of contracts entered into pursuant to sections 16-244r and 16-244t. Any excess amount remaining from such payment shall be applied to reduce the costs of contracts entered into pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 16-244c, and if any excess amount remains, such amount shall be applied to reduce costs collected through nonbypassable, federally-mandated congestion charges, as defined in section 16-1, as amended by this act.

Sec. 11. Subsection (k) of section 16-245 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(k) Any licensee who fails to comply with a license condition or who violates any provision of this section, except for the renewable portfolio standards contained in subsection (g) of this section, shall be subject to civil penalties by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in accordance with section 16-41, or the suspension or revocation of such license or a prohibition on accepting new customers following a hearing that is conducted as a contested case in accordance with chapter 54. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 16-244c regarding an alternative transitional standard offer option or an alternative standard service option, the authority shall require a payment by a licensee that fails to comply with the renewable portfolio standards in accordance with subdivision (4) of subsection (g) of this section in the amount of five and one-half cents per kilowatt hour. The authority shall allocate such payment to the Clean Energy Fund for the development of Class I renewable energy sources, provided on and after January 1, 2014, any such payment shall be refunded to ratepayers by using such payment to offset the costs to all customers of electric distribution companies of the costs of contracts entered into pursuant to sections 16-244r and 16-244t. Any excess amount remaining from such payment shall be applied to reduce the costs of contracts entered into pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 16-244c, and if any excess amount remains, such amount shall be applied to reduce costs collected through nonbypassable, federally-mandated congestion charges, as defined in section 16-1, as amended by this act. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

16-1(a)(26)

Sec. 2

from passage

16-1(a)(44)

Sec. 3

from passage

16-1(a)(45)

Sec. 4

from passage

16-1(a)

Sec. 5

from passage

New section

Sec. 6

from passage

New section

Sec. 7

from passage

New section

Sec. 8

from passage

New section

Sec. 9

from passage

New section

Sec. 10

from passage

16-244c(j)(1)

Sec. 11

from passage

16-245(k)

Senator Duff of the 25th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “C” (LCO 6377) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Fasano of the 34th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike section 7 in its entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 7. (NEW) (Effective from passage) On or after July 1, 2013, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, in consultation with the procurement manager identified in subsection (l) of section 16-2 of the general statutes, the Office of Consumer Counsel and the Attorney General, may, in coordination with other states in the region of the regional independent system operator, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or on the commissioner's own, solicit proposals, in one solicitation or multiple solicitations, from providers of Class I renewable energy sources, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or verifiable large-scale hydropower, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, for periods not to exceed fifteen years and not in excess of five per cent of the load distributed by the state's electric distribution companies. If the commissioner finds such proposals to be in the interest of ratepayers, including, but not limited to, the delivered price of such sources, and consistent with the requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with section 22a-200a of the general statutes, and in accordance with the policy goals outlined in the Comprehensive Energy Strategy, adopted pursuant to section 16a-3d of the general statutes and section 129 of public act 11-80, including, but not limited to, base load capacity, peak load shaving and promotion of wind, solar and other renewable and low carbon energy technologies, the commissioner may direct the electric distribution companies to enter into power purchase agreements for energy, capacity and any environmental attributes, or any combination thereof, for periods of not more than fifteen years on behalf of all customers of electric distribution companies. Certificates issued by the New England Power Pool Generation Information System for any Class I renewable energy sources procured under this section shall be sold in the New England Power Pool Generation Information System renewable energy credit market to be used by any electric supplier or electric distribution company to meet the requirements of section 16-245a of the general statutes, as amended by this act. Any such agreement shall be subject to review and approval by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, which review shall (1) include a public hearing, and (2) be completed not later than sixty days after the date on which such agreement is filed with the authority. The net costs of any such agreement shall be recovered through a fully reconciling component of electric rates for all customers of electric distribution companies. Such costs may include the reasonable costs incurred by the electric distribution companies pursuant to this section. "

Remarking was Senators Fasano of the 34th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 59 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 32

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 26

Those voting Nay 6

Those absent and not voting 4

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 1138 as amended by Senate Amendments Schedules “A" and "C” (LCO 6204 and 6377) was Passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

A

   

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

A

   

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

   

N

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

A

   

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following Senator(s) abstained under Senate Rule 15:

Senator Kissel of the 7th District

Senator Witkos of the 8th District

Senator Linares of the 33rd District

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSE

On a motion of Senator Looney of the 11th the rules were suspended for immediate transmittal of Senate Bill No. 1138 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A" and "C” (LCO 6204 and 6377) to the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 235 (RAISED) (File No. 254) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF THE UNIFORM ELECTRONIC LEGAL MATERIAL ACT.

Senator Coleman of the 2nd explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6010) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Change the effective dates of sections 1 to 11, inclusive, to "Effective October 1, 2014"

In line 39, strike "July 1, 2013" and substitute "October 1, 2014" in lieu thereof

Remarking was Senator Kissel of the 7th.

On motion of Senator Coleman of the 2nd, the bill as amended was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PASSED

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bill passed.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. S. B. No. 869 (RAISED) (File No. 436) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STUDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

Senator Bye of the 5th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5672) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Change the effective date of section 2 to "Effective July 1, 2013"

Senator Fasano of the 34th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 6030) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Bye of the 5th and Frantz of the 36th.

On the motion of Senator Fasano of the 34th Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 6030) was withdrawn.

Senator Boucher of the 26th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “C” (LCO 5732) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Bye of the 5th and McKinney of the 28th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 28 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 14

Those voting Nay 21

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “C” (LCO 5732) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (a) of section 10a-1a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) (1) There shall be a Board of Regents for Higher Education who shall serve as the governing body for the regional community-technical college system, the Connecticut State University System and Charter Oak State College. The board shall consist of nineteen members who shall be distinguished leaders of the community in Connecticut. The board shall reflect the state's geographic, racial and ethnic diversity. The voting members shall not be employed by or be a member of a board of trustees for any independent institution of higher education in this state or the Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut nor shall they be employed by or be elected officials of any public agency, as defined in subdivision (1) of section 1-200, during their term of membership on the Board of Regents for Higher Education.

(2) The Governor shall appoint nine members to the board as follows: Three members for a term of two years; three members for a term of four years; and three members for a term of six years. [Thereafter] On and after the effective date of this act, the Governor shall appoint members of the board to succeed [such] the Governor's first seven appointees whose terms expire and each member so appointed shall hold office for a period of six years from the first day of July in the year of his or her appointment.

(3) Four members of the board shall be appointed as follows: One appointment by the president pro tempore of the Senate, who shall be an alumnus of the regional community-technical college system, for a term of four years; one appointment by the minority leader of the Senate, who shall be a specialist in the education of children in grades kindergarten to twelve, inclusive, for a term of three years; one appointment by the speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall be an alumnus of the Connecticut State University System, for a term of four years; and one appointment by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall be an alumnus of Charter Oak State College, for a term of three years. Thereafter, such members of the General Assembly shall appoint members of the board to succeed such appointees whose terms expire and each member so appointed shall hold office for a period of four years from the first day of July in the year of his or her appointment.

(4) On and after the effective date of this act, the board member appointed by the minority leader of the Senate shall be a specialist in the education of children in grades kindergarten to twelve, inclusive, and the board member appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives shall be an alumnus of Charter Oak State College. Upon the expiration of the terms of the last two of the Governor's first nine appointees, two members of the board shall be appointed as follows: One appointment by the majority leader of the Senate, who shall be an alumnus of the regional community-technical college system, for a term of four years, and one appointment by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall be an alumnus of the Connecticut State University System, for a term of four years. Thereafter, such members of the General Assembly shall appoint members to the board to succeed such appointees whose terms expire and each member so appointed shall hold office for a period of four years from the first day of July in the year of his or her appointment and, for such member appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, be an alumnus of the regional community-technical college system or, for such member appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, be an alumnus of the Connecticut State University System.

(5) The chairperson and vice-chairperson of the student advisory committee created under section 10a-3 shall serve as members of the board. The Commissioners of Education, Economic and Community Development and Public Health and the Labor Commissioner shall serve as ex-officio, nonvoting members of the board. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

from passage

10a-1a(a)

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 34 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 Senate Bill No. 869 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5672) was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

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

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 619 (COMM) (File No. 384) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION ON CONNECTICUT'S FUTURE.

Senator LeBeau of the 3rd explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were senators Harp of the 10th, Frantz of the 36th and Welch of the 31st.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 46 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 32

Those voting Nay 3

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 619 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

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

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 804 (RAISED) (File No. 478) AN ACT CONCERNING A PREFERENCE FOR CONNECTICUT GROWN PROTEIN IN CERTAIN STATE CONTRACTS.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6165) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Section 22-6r of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (f) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (f) The Commissioner of Agriculture shall, upon request by any farmers' market, include such farmers' market on any list of farmers' markets that appears on the Department of Agriculture's Internet web site and include such farmers' market in any promotional materials concerning farmers' markets that are published or distributed by the department. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

from passage

22-6r

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th and McKinney of the 28th

On motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th, the bill as amended was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 1078 (RAISED) (File No. 445) AN ACT INCREASING THE GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OF VEHICLES HAULING AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES.

Senator LeBeau of the 3rd explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Frantz of the 36th, Maynard of the 18th, Boucher of the 26th, Guglielmo of the 35th, McKinney of the 28th and Cassano of the 4th.

On motion of Senator LeBeau of the 3rd, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 963 (RAISED) (File No. 420) AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPIRATION OF APPROVALS FOR ON-SITE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS WITH DESIGN FLOWS OF LESS THAN FIVE THOUSAND GALLONS PER DAY.

Senator Cassano of the 4th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6318) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Fasano of the 34th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) For any permit or approval issued prior to July 1, 2011, for any on-site sewage disposal system with design flows of less than five thousand gallons per day, such on-site sewage disposal system permit or approval shall expire nine years after the date of approval, provided such on-site sewage disposal system permit or approval has not expired prior to the effective date of this section and further provided none of the following changes has occurred since such permit or approval was issued: (1) A change in ownership of the property on which the on-site sewage disposal system is to be installed, (2) a change to an approved site or building plan issued in conjunction with such permit or approval, or (3) a change in the property on which the on-site sewage system is to be installed or adjacent property that is deemed by the municipal health authority or district department of health from which the permit or approval was issued to prevent the effective operation of such on-site sewage disposal system. If the on-site sewage disposal system permit or approval was issued in conjunction with a site plan approved pursuant to section 8-3 of the general statutes, a plan of subdivision approved pursuant to section 8-26 of the general statutes, or a permit to conduct a regulated activity issued pursuant to section 22a-42a of the general statutes and the applicant has received one or more extensions of time in which to complete all or part of the work in connection with such approved site plan, plan of subdivision or permit to conduct a regulated activity, the on-site sewage disposal system permit or approval shall not expire until the latest date on which such site plan, subdivision or permit to conduct a regulated activity expires. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

On motion of Senator Cassano of the 4th, the bill placed as amended was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 967 (RAISED) (File No. 537) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENSES RELATING TO THE SALE OF NONPROFIT HOSPITALS.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Welch of the 31st and McKinney of the 28th.

On motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

HUMAN SERVICES. S. B. No. 822 (RAISED) (File No. 48) AN ACT CONCERNING INTERVIEWS OF CHILDREN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES DURING INVESTIGATIONS OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.

Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6109) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Linares of the 33rd, Welch of the 31st, Kelly of the 21st and McKinney of the 28th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 5: 53 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 Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6109) was Adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

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

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Section 17a-101h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, any person authorized to conduct an investigation of abuse or neglect shall coordinate investigatory activities in order to minimize the number of interviews of any child and share information with other persons authorized to conduct an investigation of child abuse or neglect, as appropriate. A person reporting child abuse or neglect shall provide any person authorized to conduct an investigation of child abuse or neglect with all information related to the investigation that is in the possession or control of the person reporting child abuse or neglect, except as expressly prohibited by state or federal law. The commissioner shall obtain the consent of parents or guardians or other persons responsible for the care of the child to any interview with a child, except that such consent shall not be required when the department has reason to believe such parent or guardian or other person responsible for the care of the child or member of the child's household is the perpetrator of the alleged abuse or that seeking such consent would place the child at imminent risk of physical harm. If consent is not required to conduct the interview, such interview shall be conducted in the presence of a disinterested adult unless immediate access to the child is necessary to protect the child from imminent risk of physical harm and a disinterested adult is not available after reasonable search. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2013

17a-101h

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

On motion of Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6109) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following bills which were starred for action were placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Senate Rule 31.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 235 (RAISED) (File No. 254) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF THE UNIFORM ELECTRONIC LEGAL MATERIAL ACT.

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

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 1078 (RAISED) (File No. 445) AN ACT INCREASING THE GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OF VEHICLES HAULING AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 804 (RAISED) (File No. 478) AN ACT CONCERNING A PREFERENCE FOR CONNECTICUT GROWN PROTEIN IN CERTAIN STATE CONTRACTS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 967 (RAISED) (File No. 537) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPENSES RELATING TO THE SALE OF NONPROFIT HOSPITALS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEES

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following bills which were starred for action were placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Senate Rule 31.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 887 (RAISED) (File No. 56) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CARE 4 KIDS PROGRAM.

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

ERIC D. COLEMAN

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

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

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

TONI N. HARP

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE BILL

The following favorable report of the Joint Standing Committee was received from the House, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6602 (RAISED) (File No. 588) AN ACT CONCERNING A RENEWAL PERIOD FOR CERTAIN TEMPORARY NOTES.

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

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

NO NEW FILE

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 1046 (RAISED) (File No. 518) AN ACT CONCERNING INSURANCE TAX PROVISIONS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 1129 (RAISED) (File No. 567) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH PLAN DATA.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 823 (RAISED) (File No. 53) AN ACT CONCERNING SEVERE MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENT AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 883 (RAISED) (File No. 63) AN ACT CONCERNING A COMMUNITY SPOUSE'S ALLOWABLE ASSETS.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 465 (COMM) (File No. 107) AN ACT REQUIRING NEWBORN SCREENING FOR ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 925 (RAISED) (File No. 189) AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1000 (RAISED) (File No. 197) AN ACT CONCERNING THE BOARD EXAMINATION SERIES PROGRAM.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 999 (RAISED) (File No. 270) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIMELY TRANSFER OF STUDENT RECORDS.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 931 (RAISED) (File No. 342) AN ACT CONCERNING VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 848 (File No. 561) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS OF THE BUDGET CONCERNING PUBLIC HEALTH.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 316 (COMM) (File No. 143) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDED BEST PRACTICES FOR THE SAFE USE OF CELLULAR TELEPHONES.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 972 (RAISED) (File No. 195) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OF YOUTHS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 1134 (RAISED) (File No. 496) AN ACT CONCERNING OUTDOOR WOOD-BURNING FURNACES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 387 (RAISED) (File No. 49) AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM FAIR WAGE.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 54 (COMM) (File No. 309) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN FOR LOW-INCOME PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 777 (COMM) (File No. 589) AN ACT ENABLING TOWNS TO CHECK VOTERS IN ELECTRONICALLY.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 966 (RAISED) (File No. 536) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO STUDY INJURY RATES IN SCHOOL ATHLETIC PROGRAMS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

EDUCATION

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Education.

CHILDREN. S. B. No. 981 (RAISED) (File No. 196) AN ACT CONCERNING PESTICIDES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Finance Revenue and Bonding.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 809 (RAISED) (File No. 17) AN ACT ALLOWING THE TRANSFERS OF TAX CREDITS TO INSURANCE COMPANY AFFILIATES. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 813 (RAISED) (File No. 20) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR THE PURCHASE OF LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.

HOUSING. S. B. No. 845 (File No. 149) AN ACT INCREASING ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 1030 (RAISED) (File No. 200) AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICE OF PROCESS ON THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 351 (COMM) (File No. 181) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE LOCAL PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT PROCESS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 961 (RAISED) (File No. 194) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF LIVESTOCK AND FARM MACHINERY AND THE TRANSFER OF LAND CLASSIFIED AS FARM LAND, OPEN SPACE LAND, FOREST LAND AND MARITIME HERITAGE LAND.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 817 (RAISED) (File No. 247) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROPERTY TAX PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 820 (RAISED) (File No. 257) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTEREST RATE ON DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 849 (File No. 312) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL BRIDGE PROGRAM REFORM AND ESTABLISHING A LOCAL TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL PROGRAM.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 1011 (RAISED) (File No. 489) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN USER FEES AT STATE PARKS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 942 (RAISED) (File No. 487) AN ACT CONCERNING CAPS ON STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESS PROJECTS AND THE URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL SITE TAX CREDIT.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 1044 (RAISED) (File No. 491) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 383 (COMM) (File No. 557) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR ONE HUNDRED PER CENT DISABLED VETERANS.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5718 (COMM) (File No. 426) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE TAX ABATEMENTS TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

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MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Finance Revenue and Bonding.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1043 (RAISED) (File No. 317) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT STATE-WIDE PORT AUTHORITY.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for S. B. No. 929 (RAISED) (File No. 387) AN ACT TRANSFERRING CERTAIN FUNCTIONS AND OPERATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND REGULATING SPECIAL EFFECTS DISPLAYS.

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MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 1072 (RAISED) (File No. 390) AN ACT CONCERNING THE GAMING POLICY BOARD.

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MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

HUMAN SERVICES

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Human Services.

CHILDREN. Substitute for S. B. No. 652 (COMM) (File No. 246) AN ACT CONCERNING REFERRALS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO THE BIRTH-TO-THREE PROGRAM. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

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MATTERS REUTRNWED FROM COMMITTEE

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

JUDICIARY

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 190 (COMM) (File No. 311) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL DIRT BIKE OPERATION AND A STUDY OF A TITLE SYSTEM FOR DIRT BIKE OWNERSHIP.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 191 (COMM) (File No. 331) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR CAUSING HARM TO A VULNERABLE USER OF A PUBLIC WAY.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 896 (RAISED) (File No. 418) AN ACT CONCERNING A HOMELESS PERSON'S BILL OF RIGHTS.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 1016 (RAISED) (File No. 442) AN ACT REGULATING THE PLANTING AND SALE OF RUNNING BAMBOO.

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MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Employees.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 27 (COMM) (File No. 532) AN ACT PROMOTING THE PURSUIT OF EDUCATION BY RECIPIENTS OF ASSISTANCE.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

PLANNING AND DEVELOPEMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Labor and Planning and Development.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 729 (COMM) (File No. 599) AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR EARLY VOTING IN A MUNICIPAL ELECTION.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 778 (COMM) (File No. 603) AN ACT CONCERNING POLLING PLACES FOR PRIMARIES.

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MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Safety and Security.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 1014 (RAISED) (File No. 490) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF "RISE IN SEA LEVEL" AND CONSIDERATION OF SEA LEVEL CHANGE SCENARIOS.

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MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Labor and Transportation.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 282 (COMM) (File No. 432) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CONNECTICUT ANTIQUES TRAIL.

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MATTERS PLACED ON FOOT OF THE CALENDAR

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were placed on the foot of the calendar:

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 1041 (RAISED) (File No. 316) AN ACT CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE ISSUES AND TECHNICAL REVISIONS.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 839 (File No. 417) AN ACT CONCERNING STATUTORY CHANGES TO ADVANCE CONNECTICUT'S ENERGY POLICIES.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 1150 (RAISED) (File No. 590) AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING THE STATE TREASURER.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 773 (COMM) (File No. 602) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SITING OF STATE FACILITIES.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1147 (RAISED) (File No. 614) AN ACT MAKING REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1149 (RAISED) (File No. 616) AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE STATUTE CONCERNING ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS.

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MATTER RECOMMITTED

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was recommitted to the Committee indicated:

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 1148 (RAISED) (File No. 615) AN ACT REDEFINING "MEETING" FOR PURPOSES OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 6: 08 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.