JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 1: 28 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by the Deputy Chaplain, Reverend Dr. Barbara Headley of Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Almighty God, Creator of all that is, was and will be, we seek your presence and wisdom as our state gathers today to carry out its responsibilities and duties as the servants of this state. Endow each Senator, and each support staff member with the patience, endurance and continuing desire to do what is just and right for our citizens and for our state. Give them knowledge and ability to understand the needs of others who may not of their immediate constituency but who are part of our State family of communities. Bless all who will endeavor here to work for the good of others and to bring justice, peace and life to our state. This is our prayer in the name of Christ. Amen.

PLEDGE

Senator Witkos of the 8th, led the Senate in the pledge of Allegiance.

REPORT

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

Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund. Quarterly report for the period of January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013 as required by section 27-140 of the Connecticut General Statutes. Report received May 21, 2013.

The report was referred to the committee on Veterans Affairs.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

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

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 6403 (RAISED) (File No. 252) AN ACT MAKING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION STATUTES.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6576 (RAISED) (File No. 531) AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICABILITY OF THE SALES AND USE TAX TO WINTER STORAGE OF BOATS.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6356 (File Nos. 661 and 839) AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFIT CORPORATIONS AND ENCOURAGING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6545 (RAISED) (File Nos. 781 and 840) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID DRUG STEP THERAPY. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5926 (RAISED) (File Nos. 7 and 838) AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONAL RISK INSURANCE RATE FILINGS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 6394 (RAISED) (File No. 662) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INDEMNIFICATION OF UNIVERSITY POLICE.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL REFERED TO THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

The following bill taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill as amended was referred to the Education Committee.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H. B. No. 6416 (RAISED) (File No. 85) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE CHARTER SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.

Senator Osten of the 19th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6984) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

In line 9, after "the" insert "local or regional"

In line 10, after "education" insert ", or in the case of a state charter school, as defined in section 10-66aa, the State Board of Education,"

In line 13, strike "Employees of a state charter school, as defined in section 10-"

In line 14, strike "66aa, shall file such petition with the State Board of Education. "

In line 25, strike "board" and insert in lieu thereof "local or regional board of education"

In line 26, after "commissioner" insert ", except that if such petition is filed by the employees of a state charter school, the State Board of Education shall post a notice of such request for recognition and mail a copy thereof to the commissioner and the governing council of such charter school"

In line 29, strike "board" and insert in lieu thereof "local, regional or state board of education"

In line 33, after "which the" insert "local, regional or state"

In line 34, strike "board" and insert in lieu thereof "local or regional board of education"

In line 34, after "board" insert ", or in the case of a state charter school, the governing council of such school,"

In line 40, after "education" insert ", or in the case of a state charter school, the governing council of such school,"

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th the bill as Amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6984) was referred to the Committee on Education.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 916 (RAISED) (File No. 52) AN ACT AUTHORIZING CIVIL PENALTIES FOR THE FAULTY, CARELESS OR NEGLIGENT APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill and moved passage.

Senator Meyer of the 12th withdrew Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6702) that was designated on May 8, 2013.

Senator Meyer of the 12th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 7271) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th and Kissel of the 7th.

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 October 1, 2013) No certified applicator, as defined in section 22a-47 of the general statutes, shall apply any pesticide in a negligent or reckless manner. Any certified applicator who violates the provisions of this section shall be fined: (1) For the first such violation, two hundred fifty dollars, and five hundred dollars for any subsequent violation, if such application was performed in a negligent manner, or (2) for the first such violation, five hundred dollars, and one thousand dollars for any subsequent violation, if such application was performed in a reckless manner. "

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

Section 1

October 1, 2013

New section

Remarking was Senator McKinney of the 28th.

On motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 7271) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1

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.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7321) and moved adoption.

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

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. Subsection (c) of section 26-194 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) The Commissioner of Agriculture shall assess the owner of any facility that requires a certificate issued pursuant to section 16-50k or that requires approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and that crosses any grounds of Long Island Sound within the jurisdiction of the state, including, but not limited to, any shellfish area or leased, designated or granted grounds, an annual host payment fee of forty cents per linear foot for the length of such facility within the jurisdiction of the state. [The Commissioner of Agriculture shall deposit seventy-five per cent of the proceeds of such fee into the expand and grow Connecticut agriculture account established pursuant to section 22-38c and shall transfer the remaining twenty-five per cent to the General Fund. ] Seventy-five per cent of the proceeds of such fee shall be deposited in the Shellfish Fund, established pursuant to section 26-237b, and in the expand and grow Connecticut agriculture account, established in section 22-38c. The commissioner shall determine the portion of such seventy-five per cent that shall be deposited in each account. The commissioner shall transfer the remaining twenty-five per cent of such proceeds to the General Fund.

Sec. 2. Section 22-11i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "Aquaculture producer" means any person who engages in the controlled rearing, cultivation and harvesting of aquatic animals or plants in land-based or marine-based culture systems, tanks, containers, impoundments, floating or submerged nets or pens and ponds.

(2) "Aquatic animals" means fresh or saltwater finfish, crustaceans and other forms of aquatic life, including jellyfish, sea cucumber and sea urchin, and the roe of such animals, and all mollusks, which are intended for human consumption. "Aquatic animals" does not include birds or mammals.

(3) "Aquatic plants" means fresh or saltwater algae and plants, including, but not limited to, aquatic macrophyte, microalgae and macroalgae (seaweed) species intended for sea vegetable, biofuel, animal feed, fertilizer, medical, industrial or other commercial applications.

(4) "Seaweed" means any species of marine macroalgae approved by the Commissioner of Agriculture for cultivation in the waters of Long Island Sound.

(5) "Seaweed producer" means any person who engages in the controlled rearing, cultivation and harvesting of seaweed.

(b) The Commissioner of Agriculture shall license and inspect aquaculture producers. The commissioner may prescribe the length of term, fee and application for such license. To receive an aquaculture producer license from the commissioner, each aquaculture producer shall: (1) Possess a registration with the United States Food and Drug Administration as a food facility, (2) meet all processing standards and inspection procedures for seafood processing facilities, including, but not limited to, compliance with the provisions of 21 CFR 123--Fish and Fishery Products, Subpart A and the United States Food and Drug Administration's Food Code, as from time to time amended, and (3) pass an inspection conducted by the Department of Consumer Protection prior to the issuance of such license by the commissioner. The provisions of subdivision (2) of this subsection shall not apply to any seaweed or aquatic plant producer who possesses a valid license issued by the commissioner.

(c) Prior to receiving a license from the commissioner to be a seaweed or aquatic plant producer, an applicant shall receive species approval from the commissioner.

[(c)] (d) The Commissioner of Agriculture, in accordance with chapter 54 and in consultation with the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, may adopt regulations to implement the provisions of this section.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioner of Agriculture may issue a nontransferable license, in the name of the state, under such policies as the commissioner may prescribe and for a period of not greater than five years and an annual license fee of twenty-five dollars per acre, for the planting and cultivating of seaweed in any area within Connecticut's coastal waters.  Any person who has a shellfishing ground lease authorized pursuant to section 26-194 or 26-257a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, shall not be required to remit such annual license fee. Any person licensed pursuant to this section may buy, possess, ship, transport or sell seaweed that meets the applicable requirements of sections 22-11h and 22-11i of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and any regulation adopted pursuant to said sections 22-11h and 22-11i. For the purpose of this section, "seaweed" means seaweed, as defined in section 22-11i of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(b) The General Joint Aquaculture Programmatic Permit Process Review of the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Aquaculture, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Office of Long Island Sound Programs, and the Army Corps of Engineers may subject any such licensee to the requirements of sections 22a-359 to 22a-363f, inclusive, of the general statutes.

(c) Any such license or license renewal, issued pursuant to this section, shall require the licensee to make a good faith effort to cultivate and harvest seaweed from the licensed area. Any licensee who fulfills all of his or her obligations pursuant to said license, upon the expiration of said license, shall be given preference by the commissioner in the relicensing of such ground for a like term and purpose as that granted in the original license. The commissioner shall not renew the license of any licensee who fails to remit the license fee required pursuant to this section. No application for the renewal of a license pursuant to this section shall be granted without notice or advertisement of the pendency thereof by the commissioner. No renewal of a license for grounds previously leased pursuant to this section shall be granted when the commissioner, for cause, determines to cease licensure of such grounds for seaweed culture.

(d) In no instance shall the Commissioner of Agriculture grant a license to cultivate seaweed pursuant to this section such that the grant of such license interferes with an established right of fishing or an established right of shellfishing. Any license issued pursuant to this section that interferes with an established right of fishing or an established right of shellfishing shall be void.

(e) Any person who interferes with, annoys or molests another in the enjoyment of any license issued pursuant to this section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months or both.

(f) The Commissioner of Agriculture may adopt regulations, pursuant to chapter 54 of the general statutes, to implement the provisions of this section. "

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

Section 1

from passage

26-194(c)

Sec. 2

from passage

22-11i

Sec. 3

from passage

New section

On motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7321) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 918 (RAISED) (File No. 66) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF VETERINARIANS WHEN PRESCRIBING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7141) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th, Frantz of the 36th and McKinney of the 28th.

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. Section 20-202 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

After notice and opportunity for hearing as provided in the regulations established by the Commissioner of Public Health, said board may take any of the actions set forth in section 19a-17 for any of the following causes: (1) The presentation to the board of any diploma, license or certificate illegally or fraudulently obtained; (2) proof that the holder of such license or certificate has become unfit or incompetent or has been guilty of cruelty, unskillfulness or negligence towards animals and birds. In determining whether the holder of such license has acted with negligence, the board may consider standards of care and guidelines published by the American Veterinary Medical Association including, but not limited to, guidelines for the use, distribution and prescribing of prescription drugs; (3) conviction of the violation of any of the provisions of this chapter by any court of criminal jurisdiction, provided no license or registration shall be revoked or suspended because of such conviction if an appeal to a higher court has been filed until such appeal has been determined by the higher court and the conviction sustained; (4) the violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or the refusal to comply with any of said provisions; (5) the publication or circulation of any statement of a character tending to deceive or mislead the public; (6) the supplying of drugs, biologics, instruments or any substances or devices by which unqualified persons may practice veterinary medicine, surgery and dentistry, except that such drugs, biologics, instruments, substances or devices may be supplied to a farmer for his own animals or birds; (7) fraudulent issue or use of any health certificate, vaccination certificate, test chart or other blank form used in the practice of veterinary medicine relating to the dissemination of animal disease, transportation of diseased animals or the sale of inedible products of animal origin for human consumption; (8) knowingly having professional association with, or knowingly employing any person who is unlawfully practicing veterinary medicine; (9) failure to keep veterinary premises and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition; (10) physical or mental illness, emotional disorder or loss of motor skill, including but not limited to, deterioration through the aging process; (11) abuse or excessive use of drugs, including alcohol, narcotics or chemicals; or (12) failure to comply with the continuing education requirements prescribed in section 20-201a. A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter by any unlicensed employee in the practice of veterinary medicine, with the knowledge of his employer, shall be deemed a violation thereof by his employer. The Commissioner of Public Health may order a license holder to submit to a reasonable physical or mental examination if his physical or mental capacity to practice safely is the subject of an investigation. Said commissioner may petition the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to enforce such order or any action taken pursuant to section 19a-17. "

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

Section 1

October 1, 2013

20-202

On motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7141) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 886 (RAISED) (File No. 111) AN ACT CONCERNING AGING IN PLACE. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Ayala of the 23rd explained the bill as amended, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 7499) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Kelly of the 21st.

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. Section 17b-105d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Department of Social Services, in conjunction with the member agencies of the Child Poverty and Prevention Council, may work with local governments, institutions of higher education, community action agencies and other entities to continue and expand efforts, within available appropriations, to enroll eligible individuals in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and to enroll eligible supplemental nutrition assistance participants in education, employment and training activities.

(b) The Commissioner of Social Services, within available appropriations, shall incorporate into existing efforts coordinated outreach to increase awareness and utilization of the supplemental nutrition assistance program by eligible individuals, including, but not limited to, recipients of home-delivered and congregate meals and recipients of public assistance.

Sec. 2. Subsection (e) of section 8-23 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(e) (1) Such plan of conservation and development shall (A) be a statement of policies, goals and standards for the physical and economic development of the municipality, (B) provide for a system of principal thoroughfares, parkways, bridges, streets, sidewalks, multipurpose trails and other public ways as appropriate, (C) be designed to promote, with the greatest efficiency and economy, the coordinated development of the municipality and the general welfare and prosperity of its people and identify areas where it is feasible and prudent (i) to have compact, transit accessible, pedestrian-oriented mixed use development patterns and land reuse, and (ii) to promote such development patterns and land reuse, (D) recommend the most desirable use of land within the municipality for residential, recreational, commercial, industrial, conservation, agricultural and other purposes and include a map showing such proposed land uses, (E) recommend the most desirable density of population in the several parts of the municipality, (F) note any inconsistencies with the following growth management principles: (i) Redevelopment and revitalization of commercial centers and areas of mixed land uses with existing or planned physical infrastructure; (ii) expansion of housing opportunities and design choices to accommodate a variety of household types and needs; (iii) concentration of development around transportation nodes and along major transportation corridors to support the viability of transportation options and land reuse; (iv) conservation and restoration of the natural environment, cultural and historical resources and existing farmlands; (v) protection of environmental assets critical to public health and safety; and (vi) integration of planning across all levels of government to address issues on a local, regional and state-wide basis, (G) make provision for the development of housing opportunities, including opportunities for multifamily dwellings, consistent with soil types, terrain and infrastructure capacity, for all residents of the municipality and the planning region in which the municipality is located, as designated by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management under section 16a-4a, (H) promote housing choice and economic diversity in housing, including housing for both low and moderate income households, and encourage the development of housing which will meet the housing needs identified in the state's consolidated plan for housing and community development prepared pursuant to section 8-37t and in the housing component and the other components of the state plan of conservation and development prepared pursuant to chapter 297, and (I) consider allowing older adults and persons with a disability the ability to live in their homes and communities whenever possible. Such plan may: (i) Permit home sharing in single-family zones between up to four adult persons of any age with a disability or who are sixty years of age or older, whether or not related, who receive supportive services in the home; (ii) allow accessory apartments for persons with a disability or persons sixty years of age or older, or their caregivers, in all residential zones, subject to municipal zoning regulations concerning design and long-term use of the principal property after it is no longer in use by such persons; and (iii) expand the definition of "family" in single-family zones to allow for accessory apartments for persons sixty years of age or older, persons with a disability or their caregivers. In preparing such plan the commission shall consider focusing development and revitalization in areas with existing or planned physical infrastructure. For purposes of this subsection, "disability" has the same meaning as provided in section 46a-8.

(2) For any municipality that is contiguous to Long Island Sound, such plan shall be (A) consistent with the municipal coastal program requirements of sections 22a-101 to 22a-104, inclusive, (B) made with reasonable consideration for restoration and protection of the ecosystem and habitat of Long Island Sound, and (C) designed to reduce hypoxia, pathogens, toxic contaminants and floatable debris in Long Island Sound.

Sec. 3. Subsection (e) of section 29-269 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, a variation or exemption from the State Building Code shall not be required to construct a visitable feature in a residential home. For purposes of this section, "visitable feature" means (1) interior doorways that provide a minimum thirty-two inch wide unobstructed opening, (2) an accessible means of egress, as defined in Appendix A to 28 CFR Part 36, including a ramp complying with the International Residential Code portion of the State Building Code intended to allow access by a wheelchair, or (3) a full or half bathroom on the first floor that is compliant with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, 42 USC 12101.

Sec. 4. Subsection (a) of section 17b-451 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Any physician or surgeon licensed under the provisions of chapter 370, any resident physician or intern in any hospital in this state, whether or not so licensed, any registered nurse, any nursing home administrator, nurse's aide or orderly in a nursing home facility, any person paid for caring for a patient in a nursing home facility, any staff person employed by a nursing home facility, any patients' advocate, [and] any licensed practical nurse, medical examiner, dentist, optometrist, chiropractor, podiatrist, social worker, clergyman, police officer, pharmacist, psychologist or physical therapist, and any person paid for caring for an elderly person by any institution, organization, agency or facility. Such persons shall include an employee of a community-based services provider, senior center, home care agency, homemaker and companion agency, adult day care center, village-model community and congregate housing facility, who has reasonable cause to suspect or believe that any elderly person has been abused, neglected, exploited or abandoned, or is in a condition which is the result of such abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment, or is in need of protective services, shall, not later than seventy-two hours after such suspicion or belief arose, report such information or cause a report to be made in any reasonable manner to the Commissioner of Social Services or to the person or persons designated by the commissioner to receive such reports. Any person required to report under the provisions of this section who fails to make such report within the prescribed time period shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, except that, if such person intentionally fails to make such report within the prescribed time period, such person shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor for the first offense and a class A misdemeanor for any subsequent offense. Any institution, organization, agency or facility employing individuals to care for persons sixty years of age or older shall provide mandatory training on detecting potential abuse and neglect of such persons and inform such employees of their obligations under this section.

Sec. 5. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) Not later than July 1, 2014, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Social Services, or the commissioner's designee, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, shall submit a report to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to aging, human services and public health, detailing: (1) The number of complaints involving abuse or neglect of elderly persons received in the previous calendar year in the categories of (A) physical abuse, (B) mental abuse, (C) self-neglect, (D) neglect by others, and (E) financial exploitation; (2) the disposition of complaints; and (3) whether and by how much complaints per category have increased or decreased from the previous year.

Sec. 6. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) The Department of Consumer Protection, in collaboration with the Department of Social Services and the Department on Aging, shall conduct a public awareness campaign, within available funding, to educate elderly consumers and caregivers on ways to resist aggressive marketing tactics and scams. "

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

Section 1

July 1, 2013

17b-105d

Sec. 2

July 1, 2013

8-23(e)

Sec. 3

July 1, 2013

29-269(e)

Sec. 4

July 1, 2013

17b-451(a)

Sec. 5

July 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 6

July 1, 2013

New section

On motion of Senator Ayala of the 23rd, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6671) and "B" (LCO 7499) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

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

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 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

Senator Cassano of the 4th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

On the motion of Senator Cassano of the 4th the bill was passed temporarily.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

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

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 820 (RAISED) (File Nos. 257 and 813) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTEREST RATE ON DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES.

Senator Cassano of the 4th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Frantz of the 36th and Kane of the 32nd.

Senator Guglielmo of the 35th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7265) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Frantz of the 36th.

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. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to assessment years commencing on and after October 1, 2012) Any motor vehicle lessor who pays property taxes on a leased motor vehicle on behalf of a lessee shall provide a receipt to the lessee for the amount of such taxes not later than thirty days after such lessor makes such payment. "

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

Sec. 501

July 1, 2013, and applicable to assessment years commencing on and after October 1, 2012

New section

Remarking was Senator Fasano of the 34th.

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th the bill as Amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7265) was passed temporarily.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

DISAGREEING ACTIONS

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following bill was taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 804 (RAISED) (File Nos. 478 and 831) AN ACT CONCERNING A PREFERENCE FOR CONNECTICUT GROWN PROTEIN IN CERTAIN STATE CONTRACTS AND THE INCLUSION OF FARMERS' MARKETS IN CERTAIN PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. . (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" and House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th, McKinney of the 28th, Frantz of the 36th, Kissel of the 7th and LeBeau of the 3rd.

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONCENT 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 Consent Calendar No. 1.

BANKS. Substitute for S. B. No. 912 (RAISED) (File No. 262) AN ACT CONCERNING PREPAID CARDS.

Senator Leone of the 27th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7496) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Linares of the 33rd and Kane of the 32nd.

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. Section 42-460a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) As used in this section: [, "general-use]

(1) "General-use prepaid card" has the same meaning given to that term in 12 CFR [205. 20(a)(3)] 1000. 20(a)(3), as from time to time amended, but shall not include a linked prepaid card or any card, code or other device identified in 12 CFR 1005. 20(b); and

(2) "Linked prepaid card" means a general-use prepaid card that enables the purchaser of or individual who increases or reloads funds onto the card, code or device (A) to receive back the remaining unexpended balance and the accrued interest earned on the unexpended balance on such card, code or device as of the date of expiration of such card, code or device by way of a financial account that is linked to the card, code or device; (B) to set the expiration date on such card, code or device at not less than ninety days from the date of purchase of or increasing or reloading of funds onto such card, code or device, for the purpose of receiving back the unexpended balance and accrued interest earned on the unexpended balance on such card, code or device in an expedited manner; and (C) to transfer the unexpended balance on such card, code or device to a bank offering a higher yield on and full insurance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for the transferred balance until the consumer or recipient of such card, code or device utilizes the unexpended balance or until the date of expiration on such card, code or device has passed, provided such purchaser or individual has a financial account that is linked to such card, code or device.

(b) A general-use prepaid card shall not include an expiration date relative to the underlying funds that are redeemable through the use of the applicable card, code or device. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, a general-use prepaid card may include an expiration date with regard to such card, code or device, provided: (1) The following disclosures are made, in writing, on such card, code or device: (A) That such card, code or device expires, but that the underlying funds do not expire and that the consumer may contact the issuer for a replacement card, code or device; and (B) a toll-free telephone number and an Internet web site address, if one is maintained, that a holder of a general-use prepaid card may use to obtain a replacement card, code or device after such card, code or device expires, provided the remaining balance is not otherwise returned to the holder; (2) no fee or charge is imposed on such holder for replacing the card, code or device or for providing such holder with the remaining balance in some other manner, provided the card, code or device has not been lost or stolen; and (3) the seller of the card, code or device has established policies and procedures to provide consumers a reasonable opportunity to purchase a card, code or device that has not less than five years remaining until the card, code or device expires.

(c) A linked prepaid card shall not include an expiration date relative to the underlying funds that are redeemable through the use of the applicable card, code or device. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, a linked prepaid card may include an expiration date with regard to such card, code or device, including an expiration date contemplated by subparagraph (B) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section, provided: (1) The following disclosures are made, in writing, on such card, code or device: (A) That such card, code or device expires, but that the underlying funds do not expire, provided the purchaser of or individual who increases or reloads funds onto such card, code or device has not set an expiration date in accordance with said subparagraph (B), and that the consumer may contact the issuer for a replacement card, code or device; and (B) a toll-free telephone number and an Internet web site address, if one is maintained, that a holder of a general-use prepaid card may use to obtain a replacement card, code or device after such card, code or device expires, provided the purchaser of or individual who increases or reloads funds onto such card, code or device has not set an expiration date in accordance with said subparagraph (B); (2) no fee or charge is imposed on such holder for replacing the card, code or device or providing such holder with the remaining balance in some other manner, provided the card, code or device has not been lost or stolen or, if an expiration date has been set in accordance with said subparagraph (B), expired; (3) no fee or charge is imposed on the purchaser of or individual who increases or reloads funds onto the card, code or device for replacing the card, code or device or providing such purchaser or individual with the unexpended balance in some other manner, provided the card, code or device has not been lost or stolen; and (4) the seller of the card, code or device has established policies and procedures to provide consumers a reasonable opportunity to purchase a card, code or device that has not less than five years remaining until the card, code or device expires, unless the purchaser of or individual who increases or reloads funds onto such card, code or device has a financial account that is linked to such card, code or device and sets an expiration date on such card, code or device at not less than ninety days from the date of purchase or increasing or reloading at which time the unexpended balance and any accrued interest on the unexpended balance on such card, code or device shall be transferred to such financial account.

[(c)] (d) For purposes of complying with the disclosure requirements of subdivision (1) of [subsection] subsections (b) and (c) of this section, (1) the issuer of [the] a general-use prepaid card or a linked prepaid card may provide disclosures that are consistent with the applicable provisions of 12 CFR [205. 20(e)] 1005. 20(e), as from time to time amended, and (2) such issuer shall make the disclosure required under subparagraph (A) of [said] subdivision (1) of subsections (b) and (c) of this section with equal prominence and in close proximity to the expiration date on the applicable card, code or device. "

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

Section 1

October 1, 2013

42-460a

Senator Witkos of the 8th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 7474) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Leone of the 27th.

On Senator Witkos of the 8th motion Senate Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 7474) was withdrawn.

On motion of Senator Leone of the 27th, the bill as amended was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 79 (COMM) (File No. 97) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF EMERGENCY POWER NEEDS IN HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Ayala of the 23rd explained the bill as amended, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 7529) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Frantz of the 36th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

In line 1, strike "Economic" and insert "Housing" in lieu thereof

In line 2, strike "and Community Development"

In line 15, strike "Economic" and insert "Housing" in lieu thereof

In line 16, strike "and Community Development"

Remarking was Senator Kelly of the 21st.

On motion of Senator Ayala of the 23rd, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" and "B" was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5072 (COMM) (File No. 15) AN ACT CONCERNING AUTOMOTIVE GLASS WORK.

Senator Crisco of the 17th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Kelly of the 21st, Markley of the 16th 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: 09 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 2

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 5072 was passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

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

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

   

N

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 ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONCENT 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 Consent Calendar No. 1.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 995 (RAISED) (File No. 268) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COURT SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION OF THE JUDICIAL BRANCH.

Senator Coleman of the 2nd explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Kissel of the 7th.

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PASSED

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

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 1060 (RAISED) (File No. 646) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MAINTENANCE OF PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE BY NURSING HOMES, HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCIES AND HOMEMAKER-HOME HEALTH AIDE AGENCIES.

Senator Coleman of the 2nd explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators McLachlan of the 24th, Welch of the 31st and Kelly of the 21st.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 42 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 28

Those voting Nay 8

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 1060 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

   

N

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

   

N

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

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE AMENDMENT DESIGNATED

BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

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

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 1097 (RAISED) (File No. 544) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE EDUCATION REFORM ACT OF 2012.

Senator Stillman of the 20th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7608) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th, Chapin of the 30th and Kissel of the 7th.

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th the bill was passed temporarily with Senate Amendment "A" (LCO 7608) designated.

SENATOR DUFF IN THE CHAIR

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONCENT 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 Consent Calendar No. 1.

BANKS. Substitute for S. B. No. 979 (RAISED) (File No. 249) AN ACT CONCERNING PROTECTION OF EXEMPT FUNDS IN BANK ACCOUNTS.

Senator Leone of the 27th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6875) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senators Linares of the 33rd.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike lines 51 to 53, inclusive, in their entirety

In line 54, strike "by federal law" and insert in lieu thereof "during the look-back period, as defined in subsection (c) of this section"

In line 75, after "law," insert "which periods shall be known as the look-back period,"

Strike line 307 to 309, inclusive, in their entirety

In line 310, strike "by federal law" and insert in lieu thereof "during the look-back period, as defined in subsection (c) of this section"

On motion of Senator Ayala of the 23rd, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6875) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1

BILL PREVIOUSLY MARKED PASSED TEMPORARILY

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONCENT 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 Consent Calendar No. 1.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 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.

Senator Cassano of the 4th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

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

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1015 (RAISED) (File No. 441) AN ACT CONCERNING THE NEW ENGLAND NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7471) and moved adoption.

Senator Meyer of the 12th moved to withdraw Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7471).

Senator Meyer of the 12th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 7609) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators LeBeau of the 3rd and Kane of the 32nd.

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. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) The Department of Economic and Community Development shall, within available appropriations, establish a Connecticut antiques trail to identify and market sites in the state where antiques are sold. The department shall develop criteria to identify (1) major antique dealers, (2) communities that feature a high concentration of antique dealers, and (3) auction houses that have annual sales in excess of one million dollars for inclusion in the antiques trail. The department shall develop a program to promote the antiques trail, including, but not limited to, (A) directional and other signs and notices pertaining to the sites identified by the department, and (B) an Internet web site for the antiques trail. "

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2013

New section

On the motion of Senator Ayala of the 23rd, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 7609) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1

BILL PREVIOUSLY MARKED PASSED TEMPORARILY

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONCENT 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 Consent Calendar No. 1.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 820 (RAISED) (File Nos. 257 and 813) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTEREST RATE ON DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES.

Senator Cassano of the 4th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Senator Cassano of the 4th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 7636) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator McKinney of the 28th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

In line 110, strike "up to" and insert "not less than fifteen per cent per annum nor more than" in lieu thereof

Remarking were Senators McKinney of the 28th and Looney of the 11th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 5: 55 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. 820 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7265) and "B" (LCO 7636) was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

   

N

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

A

   

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

   

N

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 ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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.

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

Senator Gerratana of the 6th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7616) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

THE PRESIDENT IN THE CHAIR

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike lines 10 to 13, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof: "purposes of this section, "homeless person" shall have the same meaning as in 42 USC 11302, as amended from time to time. "

In line 26, strike "shall conspicuously" and insert "may" in lieu thereof

Remarking was Senator Kane of the 32nd, Gerratana of the 6th, Welch of the 31st, Fasano of the 34th, Markley of the 16th and McKinney of the 28th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 42 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 33

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 30

Those voting Nay 3

Those absent and not voting 3

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 896 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7616) was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

A

   

5

BETH BYE

A

   

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

A

   

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

   

N

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

   

N

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 Senator(s) requested to be recorded in the affirmative:

Senator Kissel of the 7th

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONCENT 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 Consent Calendar No. 1.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. H. B. No. 5602 (COMM) (File No. 457) AN ACT EXEMPTING INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT OFFER FREE COURSES TO INMATES FROM STATE CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS.

Senator Musto of the 22nd explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Meyer of the 12th, Boucher of the 26th, McLachlan of the 24th and Welch of the 31st.

On the motion of Senator Musto of the 22nd, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 808 (RAISED) (File No. 9) AN ACT REQUIRING PUBLIC COMMENT FOR CERTAIN LONG-TERM CARE POLICY RATE INCREASE REQUESTS.

Senator Crisco of the 17th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Kelly of the 21st, Boucher of the 26th, Welch of the 31st and McKinney of the 28th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 8: 40 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 36

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 808 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

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 ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONCENT 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 Consent Calendar No. 1.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1070 (RAISED) (File No. 522) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SCHOOL NURSE ADVISORY COUNCIL. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Gerratana of the 6th explained the bill as amended, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 7665) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Welch of the 31st, Witkos of the 8th and Crisco of the 17th.

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. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) There is established an advisory council on pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome to advise the Commissioner of Public Health on research, diagnosis, treatment and education relating to said disorder and syndrome.

(b) The advisory council shall consist of the following members, who shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Public Health:

(1) An immunologist licensed and practicing in the state who has experience treating persons with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome and the use of intravenous immunoglobulin;

(2) A health care provider licensed and practicing in the state who has expertise in treating persons with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome and autism;

(3) A representative of the Connecticut branch of the P. A. N. D. A. S. Resource Network;

(4) An osteopathic physician licensed and practicing in the state who has experience treating persons with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome;

(5) A health care provider licensed and practicing in the state who has expertise in treating persons with Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses;

(6) A medical researcher with experience conducting research concerning pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections, pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, tic disorder and other neurological disorders;

(7) A certified dietitian-nutritionist practicing in the state who provides services to children with Autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and other neuro-developmental conditions;

(8) A representative of a professional organization in the state for school psychologists;

(9) A child psychiatrist who has experience treating persons with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome;

(10) A representative of a professional organization in the state for school nurses;

(11) A pediatrician who has experience treating persons with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome;

(12) A representative of an organization focused on Autism;

(13) A parent with a child who has been diagnosed with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections or pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome and Autism; and

(14) A social worker licensed and practicing in the state.

(c) A representative of the Department of Education Bureau of Special Education shall be a member and the chairpersons of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, or the chairpersons' designees shall be members of the task force.

(d) The Commissioner of Public Health, or the commissioner's designee, shall be an ex-officio, nonvoting member of the task force and shall attend all meetings of the advisory council.

(e) Any member of the task force appointed under subsection (c) of this section may be a member of the General Assembly.

(f) All appointments to the advisory council shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section.

(g) Members shall receive no compensation except for reimbursement for necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties.

(h) The Commissioner of Public Health shall schedule the first meeting of the advisory council, which shall be held not later than September 1, 2013. The members shall elect the chairperson of the advisory council from among the members of the council. A majority of the council members shall constitute a quorum. A majority vote of a quorum shall be required for any official action of the advisory council. The advisory council shall meet upon the call of the chairperson or upon the request of a majority of council members.

(i) Not later than January 1, 2014, and annually thereafter, the advisory council shall report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to, recommendations concerning: (1) Practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of said disorder and said syndrome; (2) mechanisms to increase clinical awareness and education regarding said disorder and said syndrome among physicians, including pediatricians, school-based health centers and providers of mental health services; (3) outreach to educators and parents to increase awareness of said disorder and said syndrome; and (4) development of a network of volunteer experts on the diagnosis and treatment of said disorder and said syndrome to assist in education and outreach. "

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

Sec. 501

from passage

New section

On the motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 6685) and "B" (LCO 7665) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 5345 (COMM) (File Nos. 160 and 700) AN ACT CONCERNING HOMEMAKER-COMPANION AGENCIES AND CONSUMER PROTECTION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill as amended, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7601) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senators Witkos of the 8th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

In line 20, strike "Prior to sending an employee to a client's residence for the"

Strike lines 21 to 23, inclusive, in their entirety

In line 38, after "[and]", insert "(3) that upon the request of such person or an authorized representative of such person, such agency shall provide such person or representative of such person with written notice that a comprehensive background check, as required pursuant to section 20-678, as amended by this act, was performed for all employees of such agency performing services for such person,"

In line 38, strike "(3)" and insert "(4)" in lieu thereof

In line 40, strike "(4)" and insert "(5)" in lieu thereof

In line 41, strike "(5)" and insert "(6)" in lieu thereof

In line 61, strike "(5)" and insert "(6)" in lieu thereof

Remarking were Senators Witkos of the 8th and Kelly of the 21st.

On the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7601) and House Amendment Schedule "A" was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PASSED TEMPORARILY

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

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 1011 (RAISED) (File Nos. 489 and 816) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN USER FEES AT STATE PARKS.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Frantz of the 36th, Markley of the 16th and Welch of the 31st.

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the bill was passed temporarily.

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 9: 13 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 36

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote the Consent Calendar No. 1 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

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

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 9: 14 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.