JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 2: 44 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by the Deputy Chaplain, Rabbi Philip Lazowski of Bloomfield, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Our thought for today is from II Samuel 22: 29:

"You are my lamp, oh Lord, the Lord turns my darkness into light"

Let us pray,

Almighty and merciful God, shed your bountiful blessings on our Senators that they may give careful thought to the proceedings of the day. Make them ever mindful of your presence over them to do the best for the people of this state. Be with them, guide them, and inspire them with wisdom and understanding. Bless, preserve and keep our senators and their staff in your care.

Bless our President, our Governor, our Lieutenant Governor and those around them, especially those in harm's way. Keep our defenders of freedom in your loving care. Hear us as we pray and let us all say, Amen.

PLEDGE

Senator Kane of the 32nd, led the Senate in the pledge of Allegiance.

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEES

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

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1166 (RAISED) (File No. 719) AN ACT CONCERNING IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5113 (COMM) (File Nos. 393 and 851) AN ACT CONCERNING POOL SAFETY AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

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.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6610 (RAISED) (File Nos. 553 and 876) AN ACT CONCERNING FEDERAL MEDICAID WAIVERS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6362 (File Nos. 362 and 874) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF THE REGULATIONS OF CONNECTICUT STATE AGENCIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6582 (RAISED) (File Nos. 691 and 875) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO CERTIFICATES OF REHABILITATION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6653 (RAISED) (File Nos. 474, 727 and 877) AN ACT CONCERNING DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION REGULATORY STREAMLINING TO ASSIST MUNICIPALITIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

DISAGREEING ACTION

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

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1019 (RAISED) (File Nos. 444 and 878) AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE STREAMLINING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedules "A", "B" and "C").

May 28, 2013 House rejected Senate Amendment Schedule "C" (LCO 6838)

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1138 (RAISED) (File Nos. 120 and 879) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S CLEAN ENERGY GOALS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedules "A" and "C" and House Amendment Schedule "A").

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6624 (RAISED) (File Nos. 554 and 834) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "B").

Senator Stillman of the 20th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

One the motion of Senator Stillman of the 20th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

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.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6472 (RAISED) (File Nos. 298 and 476) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Duff of the 25th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 2: 58 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 32

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 32

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 4

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 6472 as amended by was passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

A

   

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

A

   

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

A

   

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 Senator(s) abstained under Senate Rule 15:

Senator Linares, of the 33rd

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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 report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. H. B. No. 6534 (RAISED) (File No. 430) AN ACT CONCERNING GASOLINE VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEMS.

Senator Duff of the 25th explained the bill and moved passage.

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

One the motion of Senator Duff of the 25th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

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.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6473 (RAISED) (File Nos. 406 and 833) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY, WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION, THE PURCHASED GAS ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE, ELECTRIC SUPPLIER DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS, THE CALL BEFORE YOU DIG PROGRAM, AND MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE UTILITY STATUTES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Duff of the 25th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 12 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 32

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 32

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 4

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 6473 as amended was passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

A

   

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

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

A

   

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

A

   

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 Senator(s) abstained under Senate Rule 15:

Senator Witkos, of the 8th

Senator Kissel, of the 7th

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED

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 report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 819 (RAISED) (File No. 256) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POSSESSIONS OF DECEASED TENANTS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Cassano of the 4th explained the bill as amended and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for S. B. No. 709 (COMM) (File No. 385) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SILVER ALERT SYSTEM AND MAINTAINING THE PRIVACY OF A MISSING PERSON'S MEDICAL INFORMATION.

Senator Hartley of the 15th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Gerratana of the 6th.

One the motion of Senator Hartley of the 15th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 1065 (RAISED) (File No. 541) AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSED ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELORS.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8199) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Guglielmo of the 35th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike lines 40 to 50, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(d) To be eligible for licensure as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, an applicant shall (1) have attained a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education [and have completed] in social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology or a related field approved by the commissioner that included a minimum of eighteen graduate semester hours in counseling or counseling-related subjects, [at an accredited institution of higher education,] except [that] applicants holding certified clinical supervisor status by the Connecticut Certification Board, Inc. as of October 1, 1998, may substitute such certification in lieu of the master's degree requirement, [and graduate coursework requirement,] and (2) have "completed the certification eligibility requirements described in [subdivisions (1), (2) and (4) of] subsection (e) of this section. "

After line 183 insert the following:

"(y) On and after the effective date of this section, no initial license to engage in the practice of alcohol and drug counseling shall be issued unless the applicant meets the requirements of this section to practice alcohol and drug counseling. The foregoing provision shall not apply to alcohol and drug counselors licensed in this state on or after June 15, 2012, and prior to the effective date of this section. "

One the motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8199) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 1067 (RAISED) (File No. 521) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN SERVICES AT MEDICAL SPAS.

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

Remarking were Senators Welch of the 31st and Kelly of the 21st.

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5500 (COMM) (File Nos. 24 and 751) AN ACT REQUIRING INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH UNIFORM FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Bye of the 5th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th, McKinney of the 28th and Kissel of the 7th.

One the motion of Senator Bye of the 5th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6562 (RAISED) (File Nos. 509 and 795) AN ACT CONCERNING ADULT EDUCATION AND TRANSITION TO COLLEGE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Bye of the 5th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th and Stillman of the 20th.

One the motion of Senator Bye of the 5th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

DISAGREEING ACTIONS

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 report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

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

Senator Ayala of the 23rd explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Kelly of the 21st.

One the motion of Senator Ayala of the 23rd the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

AGING. H. B. No. 5759 (RAISED) (File No. 13) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE GENERAL STATUTES CONCERNING THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON AGING.

Senator Ayala of the 23rd explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Kelly of the 21st.

One the motion of Senator Ayala of the 23rd the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

AGING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6396 (RAISED) (File No. 84) AN ACT CONCERNING LIVABLE COMMUNITIES.

Senator Ayala of the 23rd explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Kelly of the 21st.

One the motion of Senator Ayala of the 23rd the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6349 (RAISED) (File No. 28) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE MILITARY RELIEF FUND.

Senator Leone of the 27th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

One the motion of Senator Leone of the 27th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

APPROPRIATIONS. H. B. No. 6458 (RAISED) (File No. 771) AN ACT CONCERNING THE NEW ENGLAND DISASTER TRAINING CENTER ACTIVITY ACCOUNT.

Senator Leone of the 27th explained the bill and moved passage.

SENATOR DUFF IN THE CHAIR

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

One the motion of Senator Leone of the 27th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

BANKS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5564 (COMM) (File Nos. 279 and 641) AN ACT ENCOURAGING INCREASED SAVINGS DEPOSITS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Leone of the 27th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Linares of the 33rd.

One the motion of Senator Leone of the 27th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

BANKS. H. B. No. 6340 (RAISED) (File Nos. 212 and 785) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT UNIFORM SECURITIES ACT. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Leone of the 27th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Linares of the 33rd.

One the motion of Senator Leone of the 27th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 954 (RAISED) (File No. 265) AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENTS MADE UNDER UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE.

Senator Crisco of the 17th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8280) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Kelly of the 21st.

One the motion of Senator Crisco of the 17th the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8280) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

GENERAL LAW. H. B. No. 6211 (COMM) (File No. 171) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OFFERING AND TASTING OF DISTILLED SPIRITS.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Witkos of the 8th.

One the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

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.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 6404 (RAISED) (File No. 130) AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNERS.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senator Witkos of the 8th, Welch of the 31st and Fasano of the 34th and Kissel of the 7th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 53 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 33

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 32

Those voting Nay 1

Those absent and not voting 3

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 6404 was Passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

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

A

   

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

A

   

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

   

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 REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

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

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Witkos of the 8th.

One the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 6407 (RAISED) (File No. 174) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSAULT OF A LIQUOR CONTROL AGENT.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senator Witkos of the 8th and Kane of the 32nd.

Senator Kissel of the 7th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 6864) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senators Frantz of the 36th.

On a voice vote the amendment failed.

The following is the Amendment.

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

"Sec. 501. Section 30-48 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) No backer or permittee of one permit class shall be a backer or permittee of any other permit class except in the case of any class of airport, railroad, airline and boat permits, and except that: (1) A backer of a hotel or restaurant permit may be a backer of both such classes; (2) a holder or backer of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub, a restaurant permit or a cafe permit may be a holder or backer of any other or all of such classes; (3) a holder or backer of a restaurant permit may be a holder or backer of a bowling establishment permit; (4) a backer of a restaurant permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit, or both, when such restaurant is within a coliseum; (5) a backer of a hotel permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit, or both; (6) a backer of a coliseum permit may be a backer of a coliseum concession permit; (7) a backer of a coliseum concession permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit; (8) a backer of a grocery store beer permit may be a backer of a package store permit if such was the case on or before May 1, 1996; (9) a backer of a university permit may be a backer of a nonprofit theater permit; (10) subject to the discretion of the department, a backer of a permit provided for in section 30-33b, may be a backer of any other retail on-premise consumption permit, including those permits provided for in section 30-33b; (11) a backer of a nonprofit theater permit may be a holder or backer of a hotel permit; (12) a holder or backer of a restaurant permit may be a holder or backer of a special outing facility permit; (13) a backer of a concession permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit, or both; (14) a holder of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine may be a holder of an in-state transporter's permit or an out-of-state entity wine festival permit issued pursuant to section 30-37m, or of both such permits; (15) a holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer may be a holder of an in-state transporter's permit; and (16) a holder of a manufacturer's permit for a farm winery may be a holder of an in-state transporter's permit, a wine festival permit issued pursuant to section 30-37l, a farmers' market wine sales permit issued pursuant to subsection (a) of section 30-37o or of any combination of such permits. Any person may be a permittee of more than one permit. A person may be a permittee under a permit provided for in section 30-33b and a backer of any other retail on-premise consumption permit, including those permits provided for in section 30-33b. The operator of a racing or jai alai exhibition with pari-mutuel betting licensed by the Gaming Policy Board may be a backer of any permit provided for in section 30-33b. No holder of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub and no spouse or child of such holder may be a holder or backer of more than three restaurant permits or cafe permits.

[(b) No permittee or backer thereof and no employee or agent of such permittee or backer shall borrow money or receive credit in any form for a period in excess of thirty days, directly or indirectly, from any manufacturer permittee, or backer thereof, or from any wholesaler permittee, or backer thereof, of alcoholic liquor or from any member of the family of such manufacturer permittee or backer thereof or from any stockholder in a corporation manufacturing or wholesaling such liquor, and no manufacturer permittee or backer thereof or wholesaler permittee or backer thereof or member of the family of either of such permittees or of any such backer, and no stockholder of a corporation manufacturing or wholesaling such liquor shall lend money or otherwise extend credit, directly or indirectly, to any such permittee or backer thereof or to the employee or agent of any such permittee or backer. A wholesaler permittee or backer, or a manufacturer permittee or backer, that has not received payment in full from a retailer permittee or backer within thirty days after the date such credit was extended to such retailer or backer or to an employee or agent of any such retailer or backer, shall give a written notice of obligation to such retailer within the five days following the expiration of the thirty-day period of credit. The notice of obligation shall state: The amount due; the date credit was extended; the date the thirty-day period ended, and that the retailer is in violation of this section. A retailer who disputes the accuracy of the "notice of obligation" shall, within the ten days following the expiration of the thirty-day period of credit, give a written response to notice of obligation to the department and give a copy to the wholesaler or manufacturer who sent the notice. The response shall state the retailer's basis for dispute and the amount, if any, admitted to be owed for more than thirty days; the copy forwarded to the wholesaler or manufacturer shall be accompanied by the amount admitted to be due, if any, and such payment shall be made and received without prejudice to the rights of either party in any civil action. Upon receipt of the retailer's response, the chairman of the commission or such chairman's designee shall conduct an informal hearing with the parties being given equal opportunity to appear and be heard. If the chairman or such chairman's designee determines that the notice of obligation is accurate, the department shall forthwith issue an order directing the wholesaler or manufacturer to promptly give all manufacturers and wholesalers engaged in the business of selling alcoholic liquor to retailers in this state, a "notice of delinquency". The notice of delinquency shall identify the delinquent retailer, and state the amount due and the date of the expiration of the thirty-day credit period. No wholesaler or manufacturer receiving a notice of delinquency shall extend credit by the sale of alcoholic liquor or otherwise to such delinquent retailer until after the manufacturer or wholesaler has received a "notice of satisfaction" from the sender of the notice of delinquency. If the chairman or such chairman's designee determines that the notice of obligation is inaccurate, the department shall forthwith issue an order prohibiting a notice of delinquency. The party for whom the determination by the chairman or such chairman's designee was adverse, shall promptly pay to the department a part of the cost of the proceedings as determined by the chairman or such chairman's designee, which shall not be less than fifty dollars. The department may suspend or revoke the permit of any permittee who, in bad faith, gives an incorrect notice of obligation, an incorrect response to notice of obligation, or an unauthorized notice of delinquency. If the department does not receive a response to the notice of obligation within such ten-day period, the delinquency shall be deemed to be admitted and the wholesaler or manufacturer who sent the notice of obligation shall, within the three days following the expiration of such ten-day period, give a notice of delinquency to the department and to all wholesalers and manufacturers engaged in the business of selling alcoholic liquor to retailers in this state. A notice of delinquency identifying a retailer who does not file a response within such ten-day period shall have the same effect as a notice of delinquency given by order of the chairman or such chairman's designee. A wholesaler permittee or manufacturer permittee that has given a notice of delinquency and that receives full payment for the credit extended, shall, within three days after the date of full payment, give a notice of satisfaction to the department and to all wholesalers and manufacturers to whom a notice of delinquency was sent. The prohibition against extension of credit to such retailer shall be void upon such full payment. The department may revoke or suspend any permit for a violation of this section. An appeal from an order of revocation or suspension issued in accordance with this section may be taken in accordance with section 30-60. ]

[(c)] (b) If there is a proposed change or change in ownership of a retail permit premises, no application for a permit shall be approved until the applicant files with the department an affidavit executed by the seller of the retail permit premises stating that all obligations of the predecessor permittee for the purchase of alcoholic liquor at such permit premises have been paid or that such applicant did not receive direct or indirect consideration from the predecessor permittee. If a wholesaler permittee alleges the applicant received direct or indirect consideration from the predecessor permittee or that there remain outstanding liquor obligations, such wholesaler permittee may file with the department an affidavit, along with supporting documentation to establish receipt of such consideration or outstanding liquor obligations. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in the commissioner's sole discretion, shall determine whether a hearing is warranted on such allegations. The commissioner may waive the requirement of such seller's affidavit upon finding that (1) the predecessor permittee abandoned the premises prior to the filing of the application, and (2) such permittee did not receive any consideration, direct or indirect, for such permittee's abandonment. For the purposes of this subsection, "consideration" means the receipt of legal tender or goods or services for the purchase of alcoholic liquor remaining on the premises of the predecessor permittee, for which bills remain unpaid.

[(d)] (c) A permittee may file a designation of an authorized agent with the department to issue or receive all notices or documents provided for in this section. The permittee shall be responsible for the issuance or receipt of such notices or documents by the agent.

[(e) The period of credit permitted under this section shall be calculated as the time elapsing between the date of receipt of the alcoholic liquors by the purchaser and the date of full legal discharge of the purchaser through the payment of cash or its equivalent from all indebtedness arising from the transaction except that, if the last day for payment falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the last day for payment shall then be the next business day. ]

Sec. 502. Section 30-38a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

In all cases where two or more retail liquor permit premises are in common or cooperative ownership, or where a majority of the capital stock having voting privileges of corporations owning together two or more retail liquor permit premises is held by the same person or persons, the permittees thereof may transfer any alcoholic liquor from one such retail premise to another such retail premise, for the purpose of inventory equalization or other business convenience. [, except when such permittee is a delinquent retailer as said term is used in subsection (b) of section 30-48. ]"

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

Sec. 501

from passage

30-48

Sec. 502

from passage

30-38a

One the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

GENERAL LAW. H. B. No. 5614 (COMM) (File Nos. 167 and 818) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF ELECTRONIC BOOKS TO USERS OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Witkos of the 8th.

One the motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

THE PRESIDENT IN THE CHAIR

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

DISAGREEING ACTION

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 report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

CHILDREN. S. B. No. 273 (COMM) (File Nos. 45 and 850) AN ACT CONCERNING FOSTER CHILDREN AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Linares of the 33rd and Chapin of the 30th.

One the motion of Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

HUMAN SERVICES. H. B. No. 6465 (RAISED) (File Nos. 43 and 802) AN ACT CONCERNING ANIMAL THERAPY. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Linares of the 33rd, Frantz of the 36th, Witkos of the 8th, Cassano of the 4th, Boucher of the 26th and McKinney of the 28th.

One the motion of Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

COMMERCE. H. B. No. 6652 (RAISED) (File No. 473) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STATUTES.

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

Remarking was Senator Frantz of the 36th.

One the motion of Senator LeBeau of the 3rd the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

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.

COMMERCE. Substitute for H. B. No. 6467 (RAISED) (File No. 297) AN ACT CONCERNING APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL AID FROM CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INCORPORATED.

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

Remarking were Senators Frantz of the 36th 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: 31 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 27

Those voting Nay 7

Those absent and not voting 2

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 6467 was Passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

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

A

   

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

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

 

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

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. 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.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. H. B. No. 6646 (RAISED) (File No. 555) AN ACT CONCERNING MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPISTS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 6447 (RAISED) (File No. 663) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OCCUPATIONAL TAX ON ATTORNEYS. . In concurrence with the House.

TRANSPORTATION. H. B. No. 5278 (COMM) (File Nos. 352 and 820) AN ACT AUTHORIZING FIREFIGHTERS TO CONDUCT CHARITABLE FUNDRAISING BOOT DRIVES ON STATE HIGHWAYS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). In concurrence with the House.

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: 38 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 2

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

A

   

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

A

   

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 REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 1081 (RAISED) (File No. 447) AN ACT CONCERNING RECYCLING AND JOBS. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedules "A", "B" and "C").

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

Remarking were Senators Fasano of the 34th, Looney of the 11th, Chapin of the 30th and Kane of the 32nd.

Senator Kelly of the 21st offered Senate Amendment Schedule “E” (LCO 8184) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th, Kissel of the 7th, Welch of the 31st and Kane of the 32nd.

SENATOR DUFF IN THE CHAIR

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 7: 37 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 33

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 14

Those voting Nay 19

Those absent and not voting 3

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “E” (LCO 8184) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

A

   

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

A

   

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. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, there shall be a garbage museum in the city of Stratford. Such museum shall be funded through tipping fees, as described in title 22a of the general statutes. "

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

Sec. 501

from passage

New section

One the motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6316 (RAISED) (File No. 101) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION AND CERTAIN REVISIONS TO THE COMMUNITY FARMS PROGRAM.

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

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th and Witkos of the 8th.

One the motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2. In concurrence with the House.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5836 (COMM) (File No. 500) AN ACT CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING FOR THE VACCINATION AND STERILIZATION OF DOGS AND CATS OWNED BY LOW INCOME PERSONS.

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

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

One the motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2. In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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.

ENVIRONMENT. H. B. No. 5811 (COMM) (File Nos. 357 and 823) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF VESSELS WITH ELECTRIC MOTORS ON INLAND WATERS OF THE STATE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

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

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

ENVIRONMENT. H. B. No. 5811 (COMM) (File Nos. 357 and 823) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF VESSELS WITH ELECTRIC MOTORS ON INLAND WATERS OF THE STATE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

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

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th,

One the motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2. In concurrence with the House.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for S. B. No. 299 (COMM) (File No. 382) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNICATION AMONG THE STATE POLICE AND LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS DURING ACTIVE SHOOTING INCIDENTS AND CERTAIN OTHER INCIDENTS.

Senator Hartley of the 15th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 7178) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Kane of the 32nd, Witkos of the 8th, Cassano of the 4th and 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. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) On and after October 1, 2013, in the event of any incident involving numerous victims or casualties, the chief or superintendent of the local police department having jurisdiction over the municipality where such incident occurred or, where there is no organized local police department, the commanding officer of the state police troop having jurisdiction over such municipality may notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection of such incident. Upon receipt of such notification, said commissioner shall, by any means he or she deems appropriate, notify all organized local police departments in the state and all state police troops of the incident, the location and time of the incident and any other information said commissioner deems appropriate for dissemination to local police departments and state police troops.

(b) Not later than October 1, 2013, the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in conjunction with the Police Officer Standards and Training Council, shall adopt a written policy concerning the type of information that shall be disseminated pursuant to subsection (a) of this section and the method of accomplishing the dissemination of such information. "

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

One the motion of Senator Hartley of the 15th the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 7178) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

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. 2.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 1096 (RAISED) (File No. 543) AN ACT CONCERNING GOVERNANCE OF THE STATE EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER.

Senator Stillman of the 20th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 8252) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th, Witkos of the 8th and Cassano of the 4th.

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 (28) of section 4e-1 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(28) "State contracting agency" means any executive branch agency, board, commission, department, office, institution or council. "State contracting agency" does not include the judicial branch, the legislative branch, the offices of the Secretary of the State, the State Comptroller, the Attorney General, the State Treasurer, with respect to their constitutional functions, any state agency with respect to contracts specific to the constitutional and statutory functions of the office of the State Treasurer. For the purposes of section 4e-16, [state contracting agency] "state contracting agency" includes any constituent unit of the state system of higher education and for the purposes of section 4e-19, "state contracting agency" includes the State Education Resource Center, established under section 10-4q, as amended by this act, and any regional educational service centers, as described in section 10-66a;

Sec. 2. Section 10-4q of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The State Board of Education shall establish a State Education Resource Center to assist the board in the provision of programs and activities that will promote educational equity and excellence. Such activities, to be provided by the State Education Resource Center or a regional educational service center, may include training and professional development seminars, publication of technical materials, research and evaluation, and other related activities. The center may support programs and activities concerning early childhood education, the federal No Child Left Behind Act, P. L. 107-110, and closing the academic achievement gap between socio-economic subgroups, and other related programs. The center shall be subject to (1) the competitive bidding requirements of section 4a-57, and (2) audit by the Auditors of Public Accounts under section 2-90. The center shall be considered a public agency, as defined in section 1-200, for purposes of chapter 14, and a state agency, as defined in section 4-212, for purposes of chapter 55a.

(b) The Commissioner of Education, with the assistance of the State Education Resource Center, may provide grants to local and regional boards of education for districts identified as in need of improvement under the provisions of section 10-223e. The grants shall be for the creation and acquisition of new curricula, training in the use of the curricula and related supporting textbooks and other materials. Local and regional boards of education may use such grants only for curricula, training and related textbooks and materials that have been authorized by the commissioner. Local and regional boards of education shall apply for grants pursuant to this subsection at such time and in such manner as the commissioner prescribes, and the commissioner shall determine the amount of the grant awards.

(c) Within available appropriations, the Department of Education shall establish a Connecticut School Reform Resource Center within the State Education Resource Center established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section or by contract through a regional educational service center. The center shall operate year-round and focus on serving the needs of all public schools. The center shall (1) publish and distribute reports on the most effective practices for improving student achievement by successful schools, (2) provide a program of professional development activities for (A) school leaders, including curriculum coordinators, principals, superintendents and board of education members, and (B) teachers to educate such students that includes research-based child development and reading instruction tools and practices, (3) provide information on successful models for evaluating student performance and managing student data, (4) develop strategies for assisting such students who are in danger of failing, (5) develop culturally relevant methods for educating students whose primary language is not English, and (6) provide other programs and materials to assist in the improvement of public schools.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Not later than January 15, 2014, and annually thereafter, the Commissioner of Education shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to education and government administration containing (1) all contracts, including personal service agreements, awarded by the Department of Education and the State Education Resource Center to private vendors and regional education service centers during the previous year for purposes of fulfilling the duties of the Department of Education; (2) all amounts and sources of private funding, including grants, received by the Department of Education and the State Education Resource Center; and (3) the amounts paid by the Department of Education or the State Education Resource Center for the salary, fringe benefits and other compensation for any department or center employee or consultant. Such report shall also be posted on the Internet web sites of the Department of Education and the State Education Resource Center.

Sec. 4. (Effective from passage) Not later than January 15, 2014, the Commissioner of Education shall submit a plan, 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 education, to transition the State Education Resource Center from its status under section 10-4q of the general statutes, as amended by this act, to becoming either a quasi-public agency, state agency or nonprofit. Such plan shall include the commissioner's analysis concerning the following in regards to each possible option, whether quasi-public agency, state agency or nonprofit: (1) A description of how the transition will affect the center's current programs; (2) which personnel, payroll and administrative and business office functions being provided for the center by an entity pursuant to a contract with the Department of Education will be transferred to staff employed by the center; (3) how the retirement benefits of current employees of the center will be affected, including whether employee participation in the teachers' retirement system and in the deferred compensation plan offered by the entity providing personnel, payroll and administrative and business office functions for the center will continue; (4) how the transition will affect any outstanding workers' compensation claims, personal service agreements, or other personnel issues, (5) whether the transition will change the relationship between the center and the Department of Education and other educational organizations, including regional educational service centers, (6) how the center will address any recommendations of the Auditors of Public Accounts, and (7) which option the commissioner prefers and any recommended legislation necessary to implement such plan. The Commissioner of Education shall submit any revisions to such plan to said committee not later than March 1, 2014. "

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

Section 1

from passage

4e-1(28)

Sec. 2

from passage

10-4q

Sec. 3

from passage

New section

Sec. 4

from passage

New section

One the motion of Senator Stillman of the 20th the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 8252) was placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6358 (File Nos. 503 and 800) AN ACT UNLEASHING INNOVATION IN CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "B").

Senator Stillman of the 20th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

One the motion of Senator Stillman of the 20th the bill as amended was placed on Consent Calendar No.

2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PREVIOUSLY MARKED PASSED TEMPORARILY

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.

ENVIRONMENT. H. B. No. 5811 (COMM) (File Nos. 357 and 823) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF VESSELS WITH ELECTRIC MOTORS ON INLAND WATERS OF THE STATE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

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

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th and Stillman of the 20th.

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 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 33

Those voting Nay 1

Those absent and not voting 2

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 5811 as amended was Passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

A

   

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 REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following bills were taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on Consent Calendar No. 2.

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6253 (COMM) (File No. 360) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO REMOVE ICE OR SNOW FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE.

Senator Maynard of the 18th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th and Witkos of the 8th.

One the motion of Senator Maynard of the 18th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No.

2.

APPROPRIATIONS. H. B. No. 5250 (COMM) (File No. 351) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SAFETY OF WORKERS IN ROADWAY WORK ZONES.

Senator Maynard of the 18th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th, Frantz of the 36th and Chapin of the 30th.

PRESIDENT IN THE CHAIR

One the motion of Senator Maynard of the 18th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No.

2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILLS PASSED

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

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 6323 (RAISED) (File Nos. 401 and 753) AN ACT CONCERNING ADOPTION FEES FOR DOGS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

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

Remarking was Senator Fasano of the 34th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 9: 19 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 House Bill No. 6323 as amended was Passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

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

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 6311 (COMM) (File No. 572) AN ACT PROHIBITING MUNICIPALITIES FROM ADOPTING BREED-SPECIFIC DOG ORDINANCES.

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

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th, Welch of the 31st and Kissel of the 7th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 9: 38 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 30

Those voting Nay 4

Those absent and not voting 2

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 6311 was Passed. In concurrence with the House.

The following is the roll call vote:

A

   

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

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

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

   

N

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

   

N

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

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

Senator Maynard of the 18th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Bye of the 5th, Boucher of the 26th, Welch of the 31st, Chapin of the 30th, Kissel of the 7th, Markley of the 16th and Looney of the 11th.

One the motion of Senator Maynard of the 18th the bill was placed on Consent Calendar No.

2.

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

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 10: 19 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 No. 2 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

A

   

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

MATTERS REMOVED FROM FOOT OF THE CALENDAR

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were removed from the foot of the calendar and restored to their place on the calendar:

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

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

SENATOR(S) ABSENT

The following Senator(s) may have missed some votes due to the following:

Senator Coleman of the 2nd - Illness

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 10: 20 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.