JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The House of Representatives was called to order at 10: 34 o'clock a. m. , Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by House Chaplain, Rabbi Craig Marantz of Glastonbury, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Dear Holy One of blessing - let us take heed of the enduring words offered by your messenger, Martin Luther King, Jr. of blessed memory: "No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. "

O God, may we recognize in every debate, how significant our opportunities to bring character to this legislative process. May our careful and dedicated commitment to moral excellence and human dignity lift up our political enterprise and lend it discipline and respect. May the legislation we create in this glorious Chamber do its part to lift up the quality of life for those we serve in our great State. Thank you, God, for blessing us with this great responsibility to make a difference. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Arce of the 4th District.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District, the first reading of the following bills and resolutions was waived, the list of bills and resolutions as prepared by the Clerks was accepted, and the bills and resolutions referred to the committees as indicated thereon in concurrence.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H. B. No. 5557 REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A GRANT TO THE RIVER FOUNDATION INC. FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CENTER GRANT PROGRAM', to sustain a proactive community-based leadership initiative in Waterbury that will help build future leaders and help the advancement of underprivileged youth.

Proposed H. B. No. 5558 REP. KINER, 59th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE STATE TO PROVIDE PILOT MONEYS TO MUNICIPALITIES HOSTING CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES', to require the state to meet its budgetary obligation to provide PILOT moneys to municipalities that host correctional facilities.

Proposed H. B. No. 5559 REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT REPLACING THE DEFINED BENEFIT RETIREMENT PLAN FOR STATE EMPLOYEES WITH A DEFINED CONTRIBUTION RETIREMENT PLAN', to replace state employee pensions with a defined contribution plan.

Proposed H. B. No. 5560 REP. FLEXER, 44th DIST. ; REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUDGET RESERVE FUND', to increase the amount of funds in the Rainy Day Fund.

Proposed H. B. No. 5561 REP. TONG, 147th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE STATE-WIDE FIREARMS TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE', to fully fund the state-wide firearms trafficking task force to improve its ability to enforce Connecticut gun trafficking laws.

Proposed H. B. No. 5562 REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MAXIMIZING FEDERAL FUNDS', to reduce state expenditures by maximizing federal funds available to support state programs.

Proposed H. B. No. 5563 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING OVERTIME PAYMENTS FROM THE CALCULATION OF STATE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME', to prevent state pensions from being artificially inflated by the overuse and abuse of overtime.

BANKS

Proposed H. B. No. 5564 REP. FLEXER, 44th DIST. ; SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. ; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. ; REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. ; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT ENCOURAGING INCREASED SAVINGS DEPOSITS', to establish prize-linked savings programs to help families and individuals establish a pattern of regular savings.

Proposed H. B. No. 5565 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVERSE MORTGAGE TRANSACTIONS', to reduce the rate of default on reverse mortgage transactions and prevent the eviction of a surviving spouse from the residence.

CHILDREN

Proposed H. B. No. 5566 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. ; REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST. ; REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. ; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. ; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. ; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LEG-HOLD TRAPS AND CHILDREN'S SAFETY', to promote child safety by restricting the placement of leg-hold traps.

Proposed H. B. No. 5567 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH', to establish a comprehensive children's mental health plan to identify and manage mental health issues in children eighteen years old or less. .

COMMERCE

Proposed H. B. No. 5568 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TARGETED HEALTH AREAS', to establish a Targeted Health Area program and expand the Small Business Express program to include certain physicians providing needed medical services in municipalities designated as targeted health areas.

Proposed H. B. No. 5569 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE FOR THE STATE'S DEEP WATER PORTS', to promote the commercial use of the state's deep water ports.

Proposed H. B. No. 5570 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ELECTRONIC BUSINESS PORTAL', to allow municipalities to promote local resources on the Department of Economic and Community Development electronic business portal.

EDUCATION

Proposed H. B. No. 5571 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS AND EDUCATION COST-SHARING GRANTS', to adequately fund the education of students who are English language learners by providing additional state aid to districts to offset extra costs for educating English language learners.

Proposed H. B. No. 5572 REP. KINER, 59th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPORTING OF ALL FIRE INCIDENCES AT SCHOOLS', to require principals of schools to report all major and minor fire incidences to the local fire department so as to ensure the safety of students and to provide the necessary services to students who start fires at school.

Proposed H. B. No. 5573 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISPROPORTIONATE AND INAPPROPRIATE IDENTIFICATION OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER STUDENTS AS REQUIRING SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE TO READING DEFICIENCIES', to ensure that English language learner students are not disproportionately and inappropriately identified as requiring special education due to reading deficiencies.

Proposed H. B. No. 5574 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MAGNET SCHOOL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM TUITION PAYMENTS FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS NO LONGER PARTICIPATING IN THE OPEN CHOICE PROGRAM', to assist in the integration of our public schools through the Open Choice program.

Proposed H. B. No. 5575 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AID FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES', to achieve fairness in funding special education by reimbursing a school district for the total cost of its special education services when that school district's special education costs are greater than the average of all the state's school districts' special education costs.

Proposed H. B. No. 5576 REP. KINER, 59th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS FOR CERTAIN VIETNAM WAR VETERANS', to grant a high school diploma to those who left school to fight in the Vietnam War and could not finish their education because of active service.

Proposed H. B. No. 5577 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING THE TIME LIMIT FOR CERTAIN SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARINGS', to limit the duration of certain special education hearings to a single day.

Proposed H. B. No. 5578 REP. NOUJAIM, 74th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO ATTEND DISASTER RESPONSE TRAINING', to prepare school personnel in the case of a disaster occurring on school grounds.

Proposed H. B. No. 5579 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT DELAYING THE START OF TEACHER EVALUATION AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW THE TEACHER EVALUATION AND SUPPORT PILOT PROGRAM', to provide boards of education with adequate time to prepare, develop and implement teacher evaluation and support programs.

Proposed H. B. No. 5580 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE TO STUDY WAYS TO INCREASE SECURITY AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS', to direct the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee to study ways to increase school security and improve school safety at elementary schools.

Proposed H. B. No. 5581 REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FISCAL TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF EDUCATION SPENDING', to analyze school district spending in relation to such district's academic performance to ensure that education spending is being used to improve student performance.

Proposed H. B. No. 5582 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF OUTPLACEMENTS OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS', to study outplacements of special education and special needs students.

Proposed H. B. No. 5583 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS RELIEF FROM CERTAIN STATE EDUCATION MANDATES', to provide high performing school districts with greater flexibility regarding state education mandates.

Proposed H. B. No. 5584 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LOWERING OF THE EXCESS COST THRESHOLD FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION COSTS', to lower the reimbursement threshold for special education costs.

Proposed H. B. No. 5585 REP. SAWYER, 55th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INTERNSHIPS FOR MINOR STUDENTS', to make the Department of Education the sole agency responsible for approving internship applications.

Proposed H. B. No. 5586 REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. ; REP. PERONE, 137th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SCIENCE EDUCATION CENTERS AND MAGNET SCHOOL FUNDING', to include informal science education centers among the various educational opportunities for students in the state.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed H. B. No. 5587 REP. KOKORUDA, 101st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SUBMETERING AT APARTMENT BUILDINGS AND CONDOMINIUMS', to allow submetering at apartment buildings and condominiums by expanding current law that only allows submetering at recreational campgrounds and individual slips at marinas and other locations approved by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

Proposed H. B. No. 5588 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOW-INTEREST LOAN PROGRAMS TO REPLACE RESIDENTIAL OIL BOILERS, BURNERS AND FURNACES', to allow homeowners and apartment building owners to reduce heating costs and the need for fuel assistance.

Proposed H. B. No. 5589 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR NATURAL GAS TRANSPORTATION', to encourage the conversion of municipal vehicle fleets to natural gas and to develop natural gas refueling stations.

Proposed H. B. No. 5590 REP. BUTLER, 72nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REFUNDS TO CUSTOMERS OF GAS COMPANIES', to allow customers of gas companies to receive refunds in a timely manner.

Proposed H. B. No. 5591 REP. WILLIAMS, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ON-BILL FINANCING FOR ENERGY-RELATED TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES', to finance the installation and upgrade of technology relating to energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart meters through on-bill financing.

Proposed H. B. No. 5592 REP. FLEXER, 44th DIST. ; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION OF SERIOUSLY ILL UTILITY CUSTOMERS BY OPTOMETRISTS', to permit an optometrist to certify a resident of a dwelling is seriously ill by expanding current law that permits only a registered physician or an advanced practice registered nurse to provide the certification.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H. B. No. 5593 REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR RESTORATION OF RIVER-HUGHES PARK AND RIVER-BALDWIN PARK IN THE CITY OF WATERBURY', to authorize bonds of the state to provide families and community groups in the City of Waterbury with green space.

Proposed H. B. No. 5594 REP. RUTIGLIANO, 123rd DIST. ; SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR A NEW PARKING LOT FOR STERN VILLAGE IN TRUMBULL', to authorize bonds of the state to construct a new parking lot for Stern Village.

Proposed H. B. No. 5595 REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A "HOARDERS' TAX"', to institute a "Hoarders' Tax" to fund job creation programs.

Proposed H. B. No. 5596 REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR A PARK IN THE CITY OF WATERBURY', to authorize bonds of the state to acquire space and construct facilities suitable for a park in the city of Waterbury.

Proposed H. B. No. 5597 REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR ICE CREAM SOLD BY THE DAIRY BAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT', to consistently apply the state sales tax to the sale of ice cream.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. B. No. 5598 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND THE DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS STATE PROPERTY, SHORT TERM EMERGENCY LEASES, THE DEFINITION OF EXECUTIVE SESSION AND DUPLICATIVE STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL INTEREST', to streamline the current process for the disposition of surplus real property, to allow the Commissioner of Administrative Services to enter into one-year leases without the approval of certain agencies after the governor declares a building-specific emergency, to allow the state to meet in executive session to discuss real estate transactions and to eliminate the requirement that nonclerical employees in the Department of Administrative Services file duplicate statements of financial interest with the department or the State Properties Review Board and the Office of State Ethics.

H. B. No. 5599 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROVISIONAL BALLOTS FOR STATE AND MUNICIPAL OFFICES', to make the provisional ballot system apply to state and municipal elections.

H. B. No. 5600 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRARS OF VOTERS', to require towns to provide Internet service to the offices of the registrars of voters, to make any declaratory ruling, instruction or opinion issued by the Secretary of the State binding upon registrars of voters and town clerks and enforceable by the State Elections Enforcement Commission, and to require the posting of the state's law concerning identification for voting requirements at each polling place.

H. B. No. 5601 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO THE GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS STATUTES', to make technical changes to the government administration and elections statutes.

Proposed H. B. No. 5602 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT OFFER FREE COURSES TO INMATES FROM STATE CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS', to exempt institutions of higher education that arrange for professors to teach free for-credit courses to inmates from state contracting requirements.

Proposed H. B. No. 5603 REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST. ; REP. MORRIS, 140th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES FOR QUASI AGENCIES', to require quasi agencies to comply with state contract compliance and affirmative action laws.

Proposed H. B. No. 5604 REP. HEWETT, 39th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE MUNICIPALITY EXEMPTION FROM THE CONTRACT COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS IN STATE CONTRACTS', to require municipalities to adhere to contract compliance requirements when contracting with the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 5605 REP. ALTOBELLO, 82nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MANUAL AUDIT OF VOTES', to save municipalities money.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed H. B. No. 5606 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOME-BASED BAKERIES', to promote small business and local food production.

Proposed H. B. No. 5607 REP. BARAM, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RETAIL DISCOUNTS AND METHODS OF PAYMENT', to require retail sellers to offer discounts equally to buyers paying by cash, debit card, check or similar means.

Proposed H. B. No. 5608 REP. TONG, 147th DIST. 'AN ACT BANNING GASOLINE ZONE PRICING', to ban the wholesale pricing of gasoline based on a service station's geographic location.

Proposed H. B. No. 5609 REP. MARONEY, 119th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INSTRUCTIONS FOR OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS', to protect children from accidental overdose of over-the-counter medication by ensuring correct dosing.

Proposed H. B. No. 5610 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A LIMITED SOFT-SERVE ICE CREAM VENDOR PERMIT', to make the permit process for certain soft-serve ice cream vendors more efficient.

Proposed H. B. No. 5611 REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE FEDERAL, STATE OR MUNICIPAL AGENCY EMPLOYEE LICENSE EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN TRADES', to remove the federal, state or municipal employee licensure exemption for certain trades.

Proposed H. B. No. 5612 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LISTING OF SOY AS AN INGREDIENT IN FOOD, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS', to protect persons who are allergic to soy.

Proposed H. B. No. 5613 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. ; REP. KINER, 59th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. BOWLES, 42nd DIST. ; REP. JANOWSKI, 56th DIST. ; REP. FLEXER, 44th DIST. ; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. ; REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PURCHASERS OF CONSUMER DEBT', to protect consumers by specifying purchasers of consumer debt are consumer collection agencies.

Proposed H. B. No. 5614 REP. SEAR, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING "E-BOOKS" AND LIBRARIES', to require publishers of electronic books to offer e-books for sale to public and academic libraries at the same rates as offered to the general public.

Proposed H. B. No. 5615 REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FEES FOR ELECTRONICALLY-TRANSMITTED ENTERTAINMENT EVENT TICKETS', to protect consumers by prohibiting fees for electronically-transmitted tickets.

Proposed H. B. No. 5616 REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. ; SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE HOME IMPROVEMENT ACT AND THE HOME SOLICITATION SALES ACT', to protect the rights of homeowners and potential homeowners to access the courts.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 5617 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT MEMBERSHIP ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT', to ensure undergraduate and graduate student representation on the Board of Trustees for The University of Connecticut.

Proposed H. B. No. 5618 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. ; REP. SERRA, 33rd DIST. ; REP. VICINO, 35th DIST. ; SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS AT MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE', to ensure that Middlesex Community College is able to fulfill its mission.

HOUSING

Proposed H. B. No. 5619 REP. BUTLER, 72nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EXTERMINATION OF BED BUGS IN PUBLIC HOUSING', to create guidelines and procedures to exterminate bed bugs in public housing.

Proposed H. B. No. 5620 REP. MILLER, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL COLLABORATION ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING', to give towns more control over the type and location of affordable housing units being developed.

Proposed H. B. No. 5621 REP. BUTLER, 72nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES TO ADDRESS BED BUG INFESTATIONS', to establish guidelines and procedures to exterminate bed bugs in venues other than public housing.

Proposed H. B. No. 5622 REP. BUTLER, 72nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE VALUATION OF REAL PROPERTY ACQUIRED FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION', to require redevelopment agencies acquiring property by eminent domain to pay the landowner of the property at least the amount of the most recent grand list.

Proposed H. B. No. 5623 REP. BUTLER, 72nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC HOUSING', to establish standard grievance procedures in public housing.

Proposed H. B. No. 5624 REP. MILLER, 122nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING ACCESSIBLE HOUSING IN SET-ASIDE DEVELOPMENTS', to enhance accessibility and safety within affordable housing developments.

Proposed H. B. No. 5625 REP. WOOD, 141st DIST. ; REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. 'AN ACT EXEMPTING CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES FROM THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS ACT', to help our municipalities comply with our state's affordable housing mandate.

Proposed H. B. No. 5626 REP. WOOD, 141st DIST. ; REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. ; REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. ; REP. HWANG, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AFFORDABLE HOUSING BUILT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS', to provide parity in affordable housing built for senior citizens.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed H. B. No. 5627 REP. ALTOBELLO, 82nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MODERNIZATION OF CERTAIN MEDICAL FORMS', to simplify and modernize the prior authorization process for health care providers and insureds.

Proposed H. B. No. 5628 REP. BOUKUS, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CANCELLATION OR NONRENEWAL OF A HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICY AND THE PREMIUMS FOR SUCH POLICY', to prohibit an insurance company from cancelling or nonrenewing a homeowners insurance policy or increasing the premiums for such policy under certain circumstances.

Proposed H. B. No. 5629 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. ; REP. SERRA, 33rd DIST. ; SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY USED FOR THE EXPENDITURES OF THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT AND THE OFFICE OF THE HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE', to limit the amount of the assessment imposed pursuant to section 38a-48 of the general statutes on small and mid-size property and casualty insurance companies and life insurance companies domiciled in this state.

Proposed H. B. No. 5630 REP. BOUKUS, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE CLAIMS RESULTING FROM A CATASTROPHIC EVENT', to prohibit declination, cancellation or nonrenewal of a homeowners insurance policy based solely on a loss incurred as a result of a catastrophic event.

Proposed H. B. No. 5631 REP. VARGAS, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNIFORM AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE RATES ACROSS THE STATE', to require automobile insurance premiums be equal regardless of where the motor vehicle is garaged in the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 5632 REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PEDIATRIC AUTOIMMUNE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDER ASSOCIATED WITH STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS', to require health insurance coverage of all treatments associated with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections.

Proposed H. B. No. 5633 REP. BUTLER, 72nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SURETY BAIL BOND AGENTS', to provide for an inactive status for a surety bail bond agent's license and to exempt from examination and examination fee any surety bail bond agent who demonstrates that such agent has not executed any bail bonds in a given year.

Proposed H. B. No. 5634 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING STEP THERAPY FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS', to prohibit (1) insurance companies from requiring a prescription drug to be prescribed more than once for a specific insured before such insured's health care provider may prescribe a different prescription drug for such insured, and (2) anyone other than the insured's treating health care provider from assigning off-label prescription drug regimens for an insured.

Proposed H. B. No. 5635 REP. BOUKUS, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIME FRAME FOR PROVISION OF A COMPLETED INSURANCE APPLICATION FORM BY AN INSURANCE PRODUCER TO AN APPLICANT', to require an insurance producer or such producer's designee to provide a copy of the completed insurance application form to the applicant not later than five business days after such applicant applies for coverage, for such applicant's review and approval.

Proposed H. B. No. 5636 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR BREAST THERMOGRAPHY', to require health insurance coverage of breast thermography.

Proposed H. B. No. 5637 REP. GIULIANO, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES', to provide a means of reimbursing appraisers for services rendered to but not paid by appraisal management companies and to require background checks of appraisal management companies before a certificate of registration is issued by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.

Proposed H. B. No. 5638 REP. DAVIS, 57th DIST. 'AN ACT DECREASING THE TIME FRAME FOR PAYMENT BY AN APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY TO AN APPRAISER', to decrease the time frame for payment by an appraisal management company to an appraiser for an appraisal or valuation assignment from sixty days to thirty days.

Proposed H. B. No. 5639 REP. DAVIS, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN PROPERTY INSURANCE CLAIM SETTLEMENT PRACTICES', to require homeowners insurance policies to repair or replace items in adjoining areas of a covered loss, where such loss requires repair or replacement, to achieve uniformity.

Proposed H. B. No. 5640 REP. ALTOBELLO, 82nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF STEP THERAPY FOR AND OFF-LABEL PRESCRIBING OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS BY INSURANCE COMPANIES', to prohibit (1) insurance companies from requiring a prescription drug to be prescribed more than once for a specific insured before such insured's health care provider may prescribe a different prescription drug for such insured, and (2) anyone other than the insured's treating health care provider from assigning off-label prescription drug regimens for an insured.

Proposed H. B. No. 5641 REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF PRIVATE TRANSFER FEES', to regulate the imposition of private transfer fee obligations on the conveyance of real property in this state.

Proposed H. B. No. 5642 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE CLAIM FORMS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A UNIFORM TREATMENT AUTHORIZATION FORM FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES', to allow health care providers to use his or her national provider identification number on Health Care Financing Administration Fifteen Hundred health insurance claim forms, and to direct the development of a uniform treatment authorization form for mental health services.

Proposed H. B. No. 5643 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN MEDICAL FORMS AND ELECTRONIC ACCESS', to simplify and modernize the prior authorization process for health care providers and insureds.

Proposed H. B. No. 5644 REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. ; SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF FERTILITY PRESERVATION', to require health insurance coverage of fertility preservation for insureds facing likely infertility as a result of a necessary medical procedure for insured with cancer and other medical conditions.

JUDICIARY

Proposed H. B. No. 5645 REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING JUVENILE SENTENCE RECONSIDERATION', to establish a process for reconsideration and reduction of a lengthy sentence of imprisonment imposed on a person for an offense committed while such person was a child or youth.

Proposed H. B. No. 5646 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GANG ACTIVITY AND CRIME', to protect children and youth by reducing gang activity and gang-related crime.

Proposed H. B. No. 5647 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HIGH CAPACITY FIREARMS', to protect public safety by reducing the number of high capacity firearms in circulation.

Proposed H. B. No. 5648 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OPINION LETTERS FROM NATUREOPATHS AND CHIROPRACTORS RELATING TO ONE'S ABILITY TO SERVE ON A JURY', to permit a licensed natureopath or chiropractor to offer an opinion letter on a disability which permanently prevents one from rendering satisfactory jury service.

Proposed H. B. No. 5649 REP. KINER, 59th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE GRANTING OF FEE WAIVERS FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS COSTS', to require any person seeking a fee waiver for service of process costs to provide the court with tangible proof that such person is truly indigent.

Proposed H. B. No. 5650 REP. FLEXER, 44th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE', to improve the state's response to and prevention of domestic violence.

Proposed H. B. No. 5651 REP. HWANG, 134th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION', to prohibit persons barred from purchasing or possessing a firearm from purchasing or possessing ammunition.

Proposed H. B. No. 5652 REP. KOKORUDA, 101st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT AUTHORITY TO ENTER ORDERS RELATING TO OUTPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT', to provide the probate court with the authority to require certain persons to submit to outpatient psychiatric treatment.

Proposed H. B. No. 5653 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT', to make various changes to the Common Interest Ownership Act.

Proposed H. B. No. 5654 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSEHOLD ACCESS TO FIREARMS BY A PERSON WHO POSES A RISK OF IMMINENT PERSONAL INJURY TO HIMSELF OR OTHERS', to enhance public safety by expanding the current mechanism for permitting formal complaints regarding a person who poses a risk of imminent harm when such person possesses a firearm to allow complaints regarding any such person when such person has access to a firearm within such person's household.

Proposed H. B. No. 5655 REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTESTACY INHERITANCE OF POSTHUMOUSLY CONCEIVED CHILDREN', to define statutory rights of inheritance for posthumously conceived children in light of the United States Supreme Court decision in the matter of Astrue v. Capato.

Proposed H. B. No. 5656 REP. MIKUTEL, 45th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR A CRIME COMMITTED WITH A FIREARM', to increase the mandatory minimum prison sentence for any person who, in the commission of a crime, uses, threatens to use, displays or purports to have a firearm.

Proposed H. B. No. 5657 REP. SIMANSKI, 62nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INPATIENT COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS WHO ARE A HIGH RISK FOR REOFFENDING', to ensure that violent sex offenders do not reoffend.

Proposed H. B. No. 5658 REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ASSAULT OF A LICENSED SECURITY OFFICER', to include licensed security officers under the provisions that provide an enhanced penalty for the assault of public safety, emergency medical and public transit personnel.

Proposed H. B. No. 5659 REP. FREY, 111th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COURT AUTHORITY TO ENTER ORDERS RELATING TO OUTPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT', to give the probate court the authority to require certain persons to submit to outpatient psychiatric treatment.

Proposed H. B. No. 5660 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY FOR HARM CAUSED TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS COMMITTING VIOLENT ACTS AGAINST OTHERS WHILE ON SCHOOL PROPERTY', to protect a person from liability for any injury he or she causes to another person who is committing violent acts against others while on school property.

Proposed H. B. No. 5661 REP. MILLER, 145th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMPLAINTS MADE BY UNIT OWNERS AND TENANTS IN COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES', to ensure that unit owners and tenants in common interest communities are not required to put in writing any complaints relating to the common interest community.

Proposed H. B. No. 5662 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VOYEURISM', to extend the crime of voyeurism to voyeurism committed pursuant to trespass, establish a heightened penalty for voyeurism when committed against a child under sixteen years of age, and require offenders to register as sexual offenders with the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

Proposed H. B. No. 5663 REP. ARCE, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SENTENCE MODIFICATION', to permit a sentenced person to seek review and modification of his or her sentence regardless of whether the prosecutor agrees to such review.

Proposed H. B. No. 5664 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF JUVENILE MATTERS TO THE REGULAR CRIMINAL DOCKET', to clarify the statute governing discretionary transfers of juvenile matters to the regular criminal docket.

Proposed H. B. No. 5665 REP. ALEXANDER, 58th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE MAXIMUM DAMAGES THRESHOLD IN SMALL CLAIMS ACTIONS', to increase the maximum damages threshold in small claims actions from five thousand dollars to eight thousand dollars.

Proposed H. B. No. 5666 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. ; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. ; REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. ; REP. COOK, 65th DIST. ; REP. HOYDICK, 120th DIST. ; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST. ; REP. AYALA, 128th DIST. ; REP. BACCHIOCHI, 52nd DIST. ; REP. BOUKUS, 22nd DIST. ; REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. ; REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. ; REP. CONROY, 105th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. ; REP. FLEXER, 44th DIST. ; REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. ; REP. GENTILE, 104th DIST. ; REP. GIEGLER, 138th DIST. ; REP. GONZALEZ, 3rd DIST. ; REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST. ; REP. JANOWSKI, 56th DIST. ; REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. ; REP. KOKORUDA, 101st DIST. ; REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. ; REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. ; REP. MILLER, 145th DIST. ; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. ; REP. NAFIS, 27th DIST. ; REP. O'BRIEN, 61st DIST. ; REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. ; REP. REED, 102nd DIST. ; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. ; REP. SANTIAGO, 84th DIST. ; REP. SAWYER, 55th DIST. ; REP. SAYERS, 60th DIST. ; REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. WIDLITZ, 98th DIST. ; REP. WILLIS, 64th DIST. ; REP. WOOD, 141st DIST. ; REP. WRIGHT, 41st DIST. ; REP. ZIOBRON, 34th DIST. ; REP. ZUPKUS, 89th DIST. ; SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. ; SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. ; SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. ; SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. ; SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. ; SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. ; REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FORFEITURE OF MONEYS AND PROPERTY DERIVED FROM HUMAN OR SEX TRAFFICKING', to authorize the forfeiture of money and property used in or obtained or derived from the commission of the crimes involving human and sex trafficking.

Proposed H. B. No. 5667 REP. BOWLES, 42nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT FOR THOSE SEEKING FEE WAIVERS IN CIVIL ACTIONS', to minimize frivolous litigation that is attributable to abuse of the fee waiver provisions found in 52-259b of the general statutes.

Proposed H. B. No. 5668 REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE POSSESSION AND SALE OF ILLEGAL NARCOTIC SUBSTANCES WITHIN A SCHOOL ZONE', to strengthen state laws pertaining to drug free school zones.

Proposed H. B. No. 5669 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCONTINUANCE OF ROADS', to clarify the law concerning municipal discontinuance of roads.

Proposed H. B. No. 5670 REP. D'AGOSTINO, 91st DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISBARMENT OF ANY ATTORNEY WHO IS CONVICTED OF STEALING CLIENT'S FUNDS', to permanently revoke the license of any attorney who is convicted of a crime that involves the stealing of client's funds.

Proposed H. B. No. 5671 REP. BUTLER, 72nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN OF CAPITAL MURDER VICTIMS', to provide college scholarships and counseling to children of capital murder victims.

Proposed H. B. No. 5672 REP. PERONE, 137th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF THE "CONNECTICUT BENEFIT CORPORATION ACT"', to provide for the establishment of benefit corporations in the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 5673 REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PATERNITY ADJUDICATIONS', to eliminate unnecessary findings in paternity adjudication matters.

Proposed H. B. No. 5674 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING SEXUAL OFFENDERS FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE EARNED RISK REDUCTION CREDIT PROGRAM', to protect the public by prohibiting sexual offenders from participating in the earned risk reduction credit program.

Proposed H. B. No. 5675 REP. CONROY, 105th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING PHYSICIANS TO OBTAIN EXPERT WITNESS CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO RENDERING EXPERT OPINION TESTIMONY IN A CONNECTICUT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTION', to require physicians who are not licensed in the state to obtain an expert witness certificate from the Department of Public Health prior to rendering expert opinion testimony in a medical malpractice action tried in the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 5676 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM PENALTY FOR ILLEGALLY SELLING OR POSSESSING A FIREARM', to increase the minimum penalties for illegally selling or possessing a firearm.

Proposed H. B. No. 5677 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. ; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. ; REP. RYAN, 139th DIST. ; REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST. ; REP. RILEY, 46th DIST. ; REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. ; REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. ; REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. ; REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ANIMAL ADVOCATE IN FAMILY RELATIONS MATTERS INVOLVING THE CARE, CUSTODY AND WELL-BEING OF AN ANIMAL', to allow for the appointment of a Department of Agriculture veterinarian as an animal advocate in a family relations matter involving the care, custody and well-being of an animal.

Proposed H. B. No. 5678 REP. HADDAD, 54th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FOSTER PARENTS' STANDING IN COURT PROCEEDINGS', to provide the foster parent of a child or infant with improved access to court proceedings regarding the well-being of the child or infant.

Proposed H. B. No. 5679 REP. BECKER, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGES THAT MAY BE ALLEGED IN A SMALL CLAIMS ACTION', to increase the damages threshold in small claims actions and to establish a two-tiered entry fee for small claims actions with the amount of the entry fee being determined by the amount of the damages alleged.

Proposed H. B. No. 5680 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS IN POSSESSION OF CIGARETTES OR TOBACCO PRODUCTS', to reduce smoking among children and youth.

Proposed H. B. No. 5681 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURT AUTHORITY TO ORDER A PERSON WITH A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER OR MENTAL DISABILITY TO SUBMIT TO AN INVOLUNTARY MEDICAL EXAMINATION', to provide a probate court with the authority to order a person with a substance use disorder or mental disability to submit to an involuntary medical examination.

Proposed H. B. No. 5682 REP. SHABAN, 135th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRIORITY OF MECHANIC'S LIENS', to establish a process for the holder of a mechanic's lien to establish priority for the lien effective upon the filing of a "Notice of Commencement of Work" with the town clerk for recording with deeds of land.

Proposed H. B. No. 5683 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COURT ORDERED OUTPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT', to authorize a probate court to issue orders that require persons meeting certain criteria to undergo outpatient psychiatric treatment.

Proposed H. B. No. 5684 REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS APPLICABLE TO LAWSUITS CLAIMING DEFECTIVE WORKMANSHIP ON PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS', to establish a task force that shall review the statute of limitations applicable to lawsuits claiming defective workmanship on public works projects.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed H. B. No. 5685 REP. ZONI, 81st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING EMPLOYERS FROM DISCRIMINATING AGAINST EMPLOYEES ON THE BASIS OF CREDIT STATUS', to protect individuals from workplace discrimination on the basis of personal credit status.

Proposed H. B. No. 5686 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MINIMUM BASE PERIOD WAGES AND ELIGIBILITY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS', to update the threshold at which an individual may qualify for unemployment compensation.

Proposed H. B. No. 5687 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE SURPLUS FUNDS AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LOANS', to allow state surplus funds to go towards paying the state's loan from the federal government for unemployment benefits.

Proposed H. B. No. 5688 REP. WILLIAMS, 68th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE PREVAILING WAGE THRESHOLDS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS', to increase the prevailing wage threshold for new construction and remodeling, refinishing, refurbishing, rehabilitation, alteration or repair of any public works project.

Proposed H. B. No. 5689 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNION RECERTIFICATION', to allow workers an opportunity to choose the union they want representing them and to protect the sanctity of the secret ballot.

Proposed H. B. No. 5690 REP. ZONI, 81st DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING EMPLOYERS FROM REQUESTING ACCESS TO THEIR EMPLOYEES' PERSONAL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS', to protect employee privacy by barring employers or potential employers from requiring employees to provide passwords to their personal accounts as a condition of employment.

Proposed H. B. No. 5691 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FIRST RESPONDERS AND ELIGIBILITY FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS', to allow individuals to be eligible for certain workers' compensation benefits if they suffer from PTSD that can be directly attributed to their duties as first responders.

Proposed H. B. No. 5692 REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEE BACKGROUND CHECKS', to prevent hiring discrimination for employees transitioning from temporary employment to permanent employment.

Proposed H. B. No. 5693 REP. SAWYER, 55th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS AND THE PREVAILING WAGE THRESHOLDS', to ensure that the prevailing wage threshold does not include costs defrayed by funds by a private source.

Proposed H. B. No. 5694 REP. SAWYER, 55th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SMALL TOWN ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND INCREASING THE PREVAILING WAGE THRESHOLD', to reduce the economic burden on municipalities by providing that STEAP funded projects have a prevailing wage threshold of five hundred thousand dollars.

Proposed H. B. No. 5695 REP. WILLIS, 64th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCIAL RELIEF TO THE STATE AND MUNICIPALITIES AND INCREASING THE PREVAILING WAGE THRESHOLDS', to better undertake public works projects and to increase levels to be more in line with present costs.

Proposed H. B. No. 5696 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RANDOM DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING AND POLICE OFFICERS', to ensure the safety of both police officers and the citizens of Connecticut by requiring police officers to submit to random drug and alcohol testing.

Proposed H. B. No. 5697 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE CURRENT THRESHOLD AMOUNTS THAT REQUIRE CONTRACTORS TO ABIDE BY PREVAILING WAGE LAWS', to provide local tax relief by doubling the current threshold amounts that determine when public works projects must abide by prevailing wage laws.

Proposed H. B. No. 5698 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEE PENSION PLANS', to create parity between state and private pension plans.

Proposed H. B. No. 5699 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROPER EXPENDITURE OF UNION DUES', to prevent a worker's union dues from being contributed to causes or entities that the employee does not support.

Proposed H. B. No. 5700 REP. ALBIS, 99th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING EMPLOYERS TO PROVIDE PAID SICK LEAVE TO PARAPROFESSIONALS', to add school paraprofessionals to the list of workers who qualify for paid sick leave under Connecticut statute.

Proposed H. B. No. 5701 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MONTHLY REDUCTIONS OF UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION', to decrease costs and to encourage individuals to seek employment by gradually reducing the total amount of unemployment compensation benefits over the course of the payment of such benefits.

Proposed H. B. No. 5702 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS, COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENTS AND DEFINED BENEFIT CONTRIBUTION PLANS', to reduce the state's financial burden and to create parity between state and private pension plans.

Proposed H. B. No. 5703 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING LONGEVITY PAYMENTS FOR ALL STATE EMPLOYEES', to ensure that all similarly situated employees are treated equally by eliminating longevity payments for all state employees.

Proposed H. B. No. 5704 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE STATE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION SYSTEM', to create a task force to study whether Connecticut's unemployment benefits should be adjusted to be more in line with other states.

Proposed H. B. No. 5705 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNION STEWARDS AND STATE COMPENSATION', to require transparency and accountability in government.

Proposed H. B. No. 5706 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING EMPLOYEE CONSENT FOR THE UTILIZATION OF UNION DUES UNRELATED TO THE UNION'S COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FUNCTIONS', to prevent workers from being forced to support causes with which they do not agree.

Proposed H. B. No. 5707 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND THE STATE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE', to require the period of time that an individual may receive unemployment benefits to be related to the rate of unemployment in the state.

Proposed H. B. No. 5708 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A ONE-WEEK WAITING PERIOD FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS', to require a claimant for unemployment benefits to be unemployed for at least seven days before receiving such benefits.

Proposed H. B. No. 5709 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNION RECERTIFICATION, WORKER CHOICE AND SECRET BALLOTS', to allow workers an opportunity to choose the union they want representing them and to protect the sanctity of the secret ballot.

Proposed H. B. No. 5710 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NEWLY HIRED STATE EMPLOYEES AND PENSION OPTIONS', to create parity between state and private pension plans.

Proposed H. B. No. 5711 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS', to enable the Labor Department to better assist individuals receiving unemployment benefits by requiring personal interaction in the administration of unemployment benefits.

Proposed H. B. No. 5712 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND MINIMUM WEEKLY BENEFIT LEVELS', to establish parity between the minimum amount of unemployment compensation a claimant may receive and the number of weeks a claimant must work to qualify for such compensation.

H. B. No. 5713 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF LABOR HISTORY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM', to support a well-rounded education by including labor history and law in the prescribed courses of study in the public school curriculum.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H. B. No. 5714 REP. JOHNSON, 49th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES', to provide municipalities with resources to expand economic development.

Proposed H. B. No. 5715 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE LOCAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND', to authorize municipalities to request reimbursement from the Local Capital Improvement Fund for the purchase of 12-lead electrocardiogram machines.

Proposed H. B. No. 5716 REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. ; SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAXATION', to allow guidelines for municipal property taxation to be more flexible.

Proposed H. B. No. 5717 REP. SEAR, 47th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PUBLICATION OF LEGAL NOTICES', to provide meaningful unfunded state mandate relief to municipalities without hampering the public's right to information. .

Proposed H. B. No. 5718 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE TAX ABATEMENTS TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT', to give municipalities greater authority to provide tax abatements in order to encourage residential development.

Proposed H. B. No. 5719 REP. O'NEILL, 69th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING MUNICIPALITIES TO SHARE RESIDENT STATE TROOPERS', to lower costs for municipalities by permitting towns to share resident state troopers.

Proposed H. B. No. 5720 REP. KINER, 59th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT', to require municipalities to provide the same level of funding to senior centers as was provided in the previous fiscal year, and to require municipalities to cover any budgetary shortfalls experienced by senior centers as a result of an increase in employee benefits.

Proposed H. B. No. 5721 REP. BUTLER, 72nd DIST. 'AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING BLIGHT', to make a technical correction to a statute concerning blight.

Proposed H. B. No. 5722 REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE STATUTES GOVERNING MUNICIPAL TAX COLLECTORS', to update statutes concerning municipal tax collection.

Proposed H. B. No. 5723 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT LIMITING PROPERTY TAX INCREASES FOR SENIORS', to protect seniors living on fixed incomes from facing increased property taxes.

Proposed H. B. No. 5724 REP. HENNESSY, 127th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES FROM SERVING ON CERTAIN MUNICIPAL LEGISLATIVE BODIES', to extend an existing provision that prohibits municipal employees from serving on a municipal board of finance except where permitted by charter or home rule ordinance.

Proposed H. B. No. 5725 REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. ; SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE-WIDE PHOSPHOROUS REDUCTION PLAN', to further the state's goal of implementing a state-wide phosphorous reduction plan.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H. B. No. 5726 REP. DAVIS, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PATIENTS' ONLINE ACCESS TO MEDICAL TEST RESULTS', to allow online access to medical test results by patients.

Proposed H. B. No. 5727 REP. BECKER, 19th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIME FOR PARENTAL NOTIFICATION WHEN A CHILD IS ADMITTED TO A HOSPITAL FOR DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT OF A MENTAL DISORDER', to change the time for a hospital's notification of a parent when a child is admitted to the hospital for diagnosis or treatment of a mental disorder from not later than five days after the child's admission to not later than one day after the child's admission.

Proposed H. B. No. 5728 REP. CONROY, 105th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF BREAST CANCER RATES IN THE STATE AND POTENTIAL CAUSES', to require the Department of Public Health to study possible causes for breast cancer incidents in the state and identify environmental risks that may be removed.

Proposed H. B. No. 5729 REP. ROSE, 118th DIST. ; REP. DAVIS, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SECURITY AT DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES FACILITIES', to update security procedures at the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services' facilities.

Proposed H. B. No. 5730 REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT FOR SERVICES PROVIDED AT SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS', to obtain eligible Medicaid reimbursements and commercial insurance payments for services rendered in school-based health centers.

Proposed H. B. No. 5731 REP. MOLGANO, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL CAFETERIA INSPECTIONS', to provide information to parents and guardians concerning the results of school cafeteria inspections.

Proposed H. B. No. 5732 REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING LICENSED NURSES AT BLOOD DRIVES', to ensure the safety of blood donors.

Proposed H. B. No. 5733 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO A CHILD'S DEATH CERTIFICATE', to protect the privacy of families following the death of a child.

Proposed H. B. No. 5734 REP. SAYERS, 60th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING NATUREOPATHS TO PRESCRIBE CERTAIN DRUGS', to permit licensed natureopaths the authority to prescribe and administer drugs, excluding controlled substances.

Proposed H. B. No. 5735 REP. HOVEY, 112th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SALES TAX ON CERTAIN VIDEO GAMES', to provide funds for education concerning the danger of violent video games.

Proposed H. B. No. 5736 REP. MOLGANO, 144th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS', to ensure physicians who have successfully completed a required continuing medical education course do not have to repeat the course.

Proposed H. B. No. 5737 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF PATIENT HEALTH CARE INFORMATION IN THE ALL-PAYER CLAIMS DATABASE PROGRAM', to protect patient privacy by allowing patients to refuse the use of their health care information as part of the all-payer claims database program.

Proposed H. B. No. 5738 REP. ROJAS, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING NURSING HOME FACILITIES TO PROVIDE INFORMATION CONCERNING SAFETY INCIDENTS TO PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES', to ensure families have adequate information concerning the quality of care a patient may receive when placed in a nursing home facility.

Proposed H. B. No. 5739 REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TOBACCO BARS', to protect the health of the public and employees of facilities in which smoking is permitted and to limit the ability of a tobacco bar to be a restaurant, bar and entertainment facility in which the public can smoke, which is contrary to the prohibition on smoking in bars and restaurants.

Proposed H. B. No. 5740 REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. ; SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING UNIFORM STANDARDS AND THE PROVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AT SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS', to provide a uniform design and make-up for school-based health centers that include mental health services and require the development of a mechanism for the school nurse and the school-based health center to work collaboratively.

Proposed H. B. No. 5741 REP. BUTLER, 72nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ANATOMICAL DONATIONS BY PERSONS IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES', to allow persons in state correctional facilities to donate organs and blood.

Proposed H. B. No. 5742 REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE HISPANIC COALITION OF GREATER WATERBURY, INC', to provide state bond funds for the Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury, Inc. to acquire or renovate property to be used for the organization to provide community services to non-English speaking persons with disabilities.

Proposed H. B. No. 5743 REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DISBURSEMENTS FROM THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUND AND MONEYS RECEIVED FROM TOBACCO TAXES', to ensure that a percentage of state funds in the Tobacco Settlement Fund and moneys derived from taxes on tobacco products are allocated to programs that ameliorate the ill effects of tobacco products.

Proposed H. B. No. 5744 REP. TONG, 147th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION', to increase the state's childhood vaccination rate.

Proposed H. B. No. 5745 REP. HURLBURT, 53rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH OVERSIGHT OVER GIFTS PROVIDED BY THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS', to provide full disclosure to state residents concerning the relationship between health care providers and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry.

Proposed H. B. No. 5746 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY', to establish a childhood obesity task force.

Proposed H. B. No. 5747 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BONDING TO BENEFIT REDEMPTION SONG, INC', to improve recovery rates and maintain family connections by allocating bond funds for the acquisition or rental of supportive sober housing for parents attending Redemption Song, Inc. 's Dry Dock recovery program in Wallingford.

Proposed H. B. No. 5748 REP. DAVIS, 117th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE TO PATIENTS OF SERVICES NOT COVERED UNDER THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT', to alert patients that some tests performed as part of a routine physical examination may not be covered by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H. B. No. 5749 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE', to allow the state and municipalities to save resources by providing for a more consistent State Building Code that still maintains national building standards.

Proposed H. B. No. 5750 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF CAMERAS IN ALL STATE AND MUNICIPAL POLICE PATROL CARS', to determine the feasibility of installing cameras in all state and municipal patrol cars.

Proposed H. B. No. 5751 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENT STATE TROOPERS', to enable small towns to work collectively for the provision of police services.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed H. B. No. 5752 REP. MILLER, 145th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE RENTING OR LEASING OF PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLES', to provide that no person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of renting or leasing passenger motor vehicles without drivers shall require a secondary driver to provide a credit card number to such person, firm or corporation as a condition to the rental of a passenger motor vehicle if the primary driver has provided proof that such motor vehicle will have sufficient insurance coverage.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed H. B. No. 5753 REP. ADINOLFI, 103rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR VETERANS WHO SERVED IN TIME OF WAR OR ARE DISABLED', to provide greater property tax relief for veterans who served in time of war or are disabled.

Proposed H. B. No. 5754 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES', to assist Connecticut's veterans and active members of the armed forces by creating a safety net of services to help their transition from the military to civilian life.

Proposed H. B. No. 5755 REP. CAFERO, 142nd DIST. ; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST. ; REP. KLARIDES, 114th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES', to assist Connecticut veterans and members of the armed forces with the transition from military to civilian life.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

H. B. No. 5756 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE STANDARD WAGE BE PAID TO CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF EMPLOYERS WHO RECEIVED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENTITIES', to require any business organization receiving financial assistance from a state economic development entity to pay the standard wage to certain employees.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. J. No. 16 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO GRANT INCREASED AUTHORITY TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGARDING ELECTION ADMINISTRATION'

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 268 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES TO TOWNS HOSTING BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT', to provide full payment for towns hosting Bradley International Airport.

Proposed S. B. No. 269 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE FULL FUNDING OF PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES', to require full funding of PILOT programs.

Proposed S. B. No. 270 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PILOT PAYMENTS FOR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES', to require the state to fully fund PILOT payments to towns that host correctional facilities.

Proposed S. B. No. 271 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES TO TOWNS IN WHICH COMMUNITY COLLEGES ARE LOCATED', to provide full payment for towns hosting community colleges.

Proposed S. B. No. 272 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE MANDATES', to provide municipal mandate relief.

CHILDREN

Proposed S. B. No. 273 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FOSTER CHILDREN AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES', to require state agencies to give priority to current or former foster children when filling internship positions.

EDUCATION

Proposed S. B. No. 274 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF TEACHER PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS AND OTHER DATA RECEIVED BY THE CONNECTICUT COMMISSION ON EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT', to allow the public to review all teacher performance evaluations and data received by the Connecticut Commission on Educational Achievement and the findings made by the commission.

Proposed S. B. No. 275 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RECEIPT AND ADOPTION OF THE MASTER PLAN DEVELOPED BY THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP TASK FORCE BY THE INTERAGENCY COUNCIL FOR ENDING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP', to ensure that the Interagency Council for Ending the Achievement Gap has received the master plan developed by achievement gap task force.

Proposed S. B. No. 276 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF SOCIAL WORK SERVICES IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to provide municipal expense relief by privatizing school social workers.

Proposed S. B. No. 277 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICIES REGARDING THE CARRYING OF FIREARMS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS', to allow local and regional boards of education to develop policies regarding the carrying of firearms on school grounds.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 278 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT STUDYING THE USE OF ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES ON STATE-OWNED LANDS', to study the possibility of opening state-owned lands for all terrain vehicles.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S. B. No. 279 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ZERO EMISSION RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDIT PROGRAM', to give bid preference in awarding contracts for zero emission renewable energy credits to applicants with operational facilities over facilities that are not complete or operational.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 280 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE PETROLEUM PRODUCTS GROSS EARNINGS TAX FOR COSMETIC GRADE MINERAL OIL', to exempt cosmetic grade mineral oil from the gross earnings tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 281 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TAXATION OF LEASED COMMERCIAL VEHICLES', to reduce tax burden on leased commercial vehicles.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed S. B. No. 282 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CONNECTICUT ANTIQUES TRAIL', to promote state tourism and economic stimulus through creation and promotion of a Connecticut Antiques Trail.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 283 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ON-LINE VOTING FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL STATIONED OUT OF STATE', to provide for on-line voting for military personnel stationed out of state.

Proposed S. B. No. 284 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PERCENTAGES OF CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS WHO ARE MINORITIES OR WOMEN UNDER THE SET-ASIDE PROGRAM', to increase diversity of state contractors by requiring the state to use the contracting standards of the city of New Haven.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S. B. No. 285 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING DRUG TESTING OF CASH ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS', to deter the use of cash assistance for illicit drug use.

Proposed S. B. No. 286 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DELIVERY OF PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES', to improve quality of care and achieve cost savings in the delivery of psychiatric care to clients of the Department of Children and Families.

Proposed S. B. No. 287 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES WHO WORK WITH VULNERABLE POPULATIONS', to protect vulnerable clients of the Departments of Children and Families and Developmental Disabilities.

Proposed S. B. No. 288 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING OUTSOURCING CERTAIN FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES', to achieve cost savings and inject impartiality into the review process at the Department of Children and Families.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S. B. No. 289 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES', to require life insurance policies to include a sixty-day grace period and allow policyholders to designate a third party to receive nonrenewal and cancellation notices on their behalf.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 290 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A PERSON WHOSE ABILITY TO CONSENT IS SUBSTANTIALLY IMPAIRED DUE TO MENTAL DISABILITY', to clarify that a person may be guilty of sexual assault if the victim's ability to consent is substantially impaired due to a mental disability and the actor knows or has reasonable cause to know that the ability of such victim to communicate lack of consent to such sexual contact is so impaired.

Proposed S. B. No. 291 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING JUDICIAL BRANCH PERSONNEL TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION THAT ENABLES THE PARTIES TO AN ACTION TO DISCERN WHETHER ANY POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST EXISTS', to require the Judicial Branch to adopt rules requiring the disclosure of certain information by Judicial Branch personnel that enables the parties to an action to discern whether any potential conflict of interest exists.

Proposed S. B. No. 292 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT PROMOTING THE USE OF GREEN TECHNOLOGY AT STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES', to encourage the use of green technology at state correctional facilities.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S. B. No. 293 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS AND LEGAL FEES', to ensure fair compensation for lawyers involved in litigating workers' compensation claims.

Proposed S. B. No. 294 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CURRENT PREVAILING WAGE THRESHOLDS', to provide local tax relief and facilitate public works projects by doubling the current threshold amounts that determine when public works projects must abide by prevailing wage laws.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 295 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL COLLECTION OF THE MARIJUANA AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES TAX', to allow municipal collection of the marijuana and controlled substances tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 296 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RESERVE FUND BALANCES AND CHANGES TO MUNICIPAL BINDING ARBITRATION', to provide local tax relief to municipalities by reforming the arbitration process.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 297 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A UNIFORM STATE LICENSING PROCESS FOR PRIVATE COMMUNITY-BASED PROVIDERS', to ease the licensure burden currently faced by private providers who are required to file duplicative applications for multiple state agencies and achieve efficiencies and cost reductions in administrative expenses for both the state and the private providers.

Proposed S. B. No. 298 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RENEWAL APPLICATIONS FOR DAY CARE FACILITY LICENSES', to allow the Department of Public Health discretion in accepting late license renewal applications for day care facilities.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S. B. No. 299 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNICATION AMONG STATE AND LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS DURING ACTIVE-SHOOTER INCIDENTS', to notify local police departments of ongoing shooting incidents so that they may send resources to the affected jurisdiction or increase security at heavily populated locations in their own jurisdictions.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S. B. No. 300 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF HIGH-OCCUPANCY VEHICLE LANES BY ALL VEHICLES DURING RUSH HOUR', to ease traffic congestion by allowing the use of high-occupancy vehicle lanes by all motor vehicles during afternoon rush hours.

Proposed S. B. No. 301 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF DUPLICATE LICENSE PLATES', to eliminate any requirement for a registered motor vehicle owner to appear in person at a branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain duplicate license plates.

Proposed S. B. No. 302 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING A BRIDGE IN WATERTOWN THE "PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL BRIDGE"', to name a bridge in Watertown the "Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge".

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed S. B. No. 303 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES', to ease the requirements for obtaining a motorcycle endorsement for members of the armed forces on active duty.

Proposed S. B. No. 304 SEN. KANE, 32nd DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL EXEMPTION FROM THE MOTOR VEHICLE TAX FOR MARRIED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES', to extend the motor vehicle tax exemption to a second vehicle for members of the armed forces who are married and own or lease a second vehicle for their spouses.

Proposed S. B. No. 305 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION TO INCLUDE VETERANS WHO SERVED DURING A TIME OF HAZARDOUS DUTY', to expand the property tax exemption for veterans to include those who served during a time of hazardous duty.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 306 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; SEN. FONFARA, 1st DIST. ; REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CREDIT IN THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR HAZARDOUS DUTY SERVICE IN THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION', to provide retirement credit for prior state service in Arizona to a Connecticut state employee.

Proposed S. B. No. 307 SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING FUNDING FOR THE STATE-WIDE FIREARMS TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE', to fund the state-wide firearms trafficking task force.

Proposed S. B. No. 308 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING OVERTIME PAY FROM THE CALCULATION OF STATE EMPLOYEE PENSION BENEFITS', to end the practice of pension padding and provide that overtime pay cannot be used to increase pension benefits for state employees.

Proposed S. B. No. 309 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; SEN. FONFARA, 1st DIST. ; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CREDIT IN THE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR TEACHING SERVICE AT THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE', to permit a Connecticut teacher to purchase credit in the teachers' retirement system for teaching service outside of the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 310 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTITUTIONAL SPENDING CAP', to implement the constitutional limitation on expenditures by the General Assembly and to prevent any spending in excess of the cap from inflating the cap in future years.

Proposed S. B. No. 311 SEN. CHAPIN, 30th DIST. ; REP. KINER, 59th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PORTIONS OF THE STATE BUDGET APPROPRIATING AID TO MUNICIPALITIES', to aid municipalities in their budget-making process.

Proposed S. B. No. 312 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT COMMISSION', to help ensure that the State Employees Retirement Commission adopts a realistic assumed rate of return for its investments.

BANKS

Proposed S. B. No. 313 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING MORTGAGE LENDERS FROM IMPOSING ESCROW FEES ON BORROWERS WHO DO NOT ESCROW PROPERTY TAXES', to prohibit mortgage lenders from imposing escrow fees on borrowers who do not escrow property taxes.

CHILDREN

Proposed S. B. No. 314 SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. ; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. ; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SECOND PARENT ADOPTION', to promote fairness in Connecticut's adoption policies by exempting certain same-sex couples from home study requirements.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S. B. No. 315 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES AND CUSTOMERS', to foster better communication between utility companies and customers.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed S. B. No. 316 SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CELLULAR TELEPHONE LABELING', to promote consumer safety in the proper use of cellular telephones.

Proposed S. B. No. 317 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A DISTILLERY PUB ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR PERMIT', to create a distillery pub alcoholic liquor permit.

Proposed S. B. No. 318 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT REVISING THE NEW AUTOMOBILE LEMON LAW', to protect the purchasers of new motor vehicles.

Proposed S. B. No. 319 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE HOME IMPROVEMENT ACT AND THE HOME SOLICITATION SALES ACT', to protect the rights of homeowners and potential homeowners to bring a dispute to court.

Proposed S. B. No. 320 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING PRICE GOUGING DURING SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS', to protect Connecticut consumers from unfair price increases for goods and services during severe weather events.

Proposed S. B. No. 321 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING INCENTIVES FOR GAS STATIONS AND GROCERY STORES TO PURCHASE EMERGENCY GENERATORS', to provide incentives for certain retailers to purchase emergency generators to keep vital businesses open during a period of loss of power.

Proposed S. B. No. 322 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS', to protect the public by strengthening the laws regarding home improvement contractors.

Proposed S. B. No. 323 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CLOTHING DONATION BINS', to require charitable clothing donation bins to have notice on them if donations go to charity.

Proposed S. B. No. 324 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF CONSUMER PROTECTION TO UNDERTAKE A STUDY OF OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES', to provide relief to individuals and small businesses by eliminating unnecessary regulatory burdens.

Proposed S. B. No. 325 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING MANUFACTURERS OF CONSUMER GOODS TO STOCK REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT PARTS', to protect consumers by requiring consumer goods manufacturers to stock repair and replacement parts for the goods for a minimum period of time.

Proposed S. B. No. 326 SEN. CHAPIN, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING PENALTIES FOR "DO NOT CALL" VIOLATIONS', to increase the penalties for willful violations of the state's "Do Not Call" program.

Proposed S. B. No. 327 SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER LICENSES', to create a process for professional engineer license holders to voluntarily relinquish their licenses upon leaving the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 328 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MINORS AND VIOLENT POINT-AND-SHOOT VIDEO GAMES', to prevent minors from using violent point-and-shoot video games in public arcades.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 329 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE REGIONAL COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM', to study the regional community-technical college system.

Proposed S. B. No. 330 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BUSINESS SUCCESS CENTER AT SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY', to create space for Southern Connecticut State University's new School of Business.

Proposed S. B. No. 331 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FUNDING OF REGIONAL COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGES', to create greater equity and fairness and encourage each regional community-technical college to operate in the most effective and efficient manner by rewarding those colleges that operate effectively and efficiently.

Proposed S. B. No. 332 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. ; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. ; REP. REBIMBAS, 70th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ACADEMICALLY GIFTED ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM', to advance academically-gifted students to higher education in accordance with their abilities.

Proposed S. B. No. 333 SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND DROP OUT RATES IN RELATION TO FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENTS AT THE REGIONAL COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGES', to study the correlation between student attendance and drop out rates in relation to student financial aid disbursements by the regional community-technical colleges.

HOUSING

Proposed S. B. No. 334 SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BED BUGS', to establish landlord and tenant responsibilities in cases of bed bug infestations.

Proposed S. B. No. 335 SEN. WELCH, 31st DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING INCENTIVES FOR CERTAIN CONNECTICUT HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY PROJECTS', to provide incentives for certain CHFA projects.

Proposed S. B. No. 336 SEN. KELLY, 21st DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING GOALS FOR MIXED POPULATION PUBLIC HOUSING', to establish a policy for mixed population public housing developments.

Proposed S. B. No. 337 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING GOALS FOR MIXED POPULATION PUBLIC HOUSING', to establish a policy for mixed population public housing developments that is modeled after Massachusetts General Laws chapter 121B, section 39.

Proposed S. B. No. 338 SEN. CHAPIN, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING', to expand the expertise and diversity of the membership of the Interagency Council on Affordable Housing.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S. B. No. 339 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. ; REP. RITTER, 38th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CHARTER OAK HEALTH PLAN', to specify that the Charter Oak Health Plan established pursuant to section 17b-311 of the general statutes is a health program offered by the state and not an insurance plan so participants are not required to wait an additional six months after terminating such plan before being eligible to join the high risk health insurance pool program established pursuant to Section 1101 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P. L. 111-148.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S. B. No. 340 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION PROCESS', to simplify and modernize the prior authorization process for health care providers and insureds.

Proposed S. B. No. 341 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STEP THERAPY AND OFF-LABEL PRESCRIBING OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS', to prohibit (1) insurance companies from requiring a prescription drug to be prescribed more than once for a specific insured before such insured's health care provider may prescribe a different prescription drug for such insured, and (2) anyone other than the insured's treating health care provider from assigning off-label prescription drug regimens for an insured.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 342 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXTENSION OF A BAIL BOND', to provide for an extension of a bail bond when proof has been provided to the court that the principal is incarcerated out of state and awaiting extradition.

Proposed S. B. No. 343 SEN. MEYER, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING CERTAIN ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS WITH ACCESS TO THEIR ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES', to provide adult adopted persons with access to their original birth certificates.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S. B. No. 344 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CLARIFYING THE DEFINITION OF INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR', to clarify the rule regarding when a person is an independent contractor or subcontractor as opposed to an employee.

Proposed S. B. No. 345 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ; SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. ; REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ; REP. CANDELARIA, 95th DIST. ; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST. ; REP. MEGNA, 97th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND STATE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS', to ensure that Connecticut residents, minorities and women are represented on state construction projects.

Proposed S. B. No. 346 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN AND STATE EMPLOYEE PENSIONS', to save the state money by reducing its long-term liabilities through comprehensive pension reform.

Proposed S. B. No. 347 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. ; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE METHOD OF CALCULATION USED TO DETERMINE PENSION BENEFITS', to achieve budgetary savings by reducing the state's pension liabilities.

Proposed S. B. No. 348 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. ; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT REFORMING THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION SYSTEM', to reform the workers compensation system.

Proposed S. B. No. 349 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES AND WRITTEN JOB ORDERS', to protect workers seeking employment through employment agencies and agencies providing personnel services.

Proposed S. B. No. 350 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION ASSESSMENTS', to require general assembly approval of workers comp assessments.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 351 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE LOCAL PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT PROCESS', to study the local property tax assessment process and consider improvements to increase fairness and transparency.

Proposed S. B. No. 352 SEN. STILLMAN, 20th DIST. ; REP. GIULIANO, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL SEWERAGE SYSTEMS', to expand the authority of municipal water pollution control authorities to include septic systems.

Proposed S. B. No. 353 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR SENIOR AND DISABLED HOMEOWNERS', to give towns greater authority to offer property tax relief to senior and disabled homeowners.

Proposed S. B. No. 354 SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING ONLINE BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS', to make the building permit process more efficient.

Proposed S. B. No. 355 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING A REQUIREMENT THAT MUNICIPALITIES PAY FOR POLICE OFFICER TRAINING', to remove a mandate that towns pay for police officer training.

Proposed S. B. No. 356 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY UNFUNDED MANDATES', to provide relief from unfunded mandates.

Proposed S. B. No. 357 SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES TO SERVE AS CITATION HEARING OFFICERS', to reduce municipal expenses by permitting certain municipal employees to serve as citation hearing officers.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 358 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO ALLOW HOMELESS SHELTERS TO PROVIDE RECUPERATIVE CARE', to create a twenty-four-hour recuperative care pilot program for the homeless.

Proposed S. B. No. 359 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR CERTAIN MUNICIPAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS', to provide funding for full-time health departments in municipalities with populations of less than fifty thousand.

Proposed S. B. No. 360 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. ; REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. ; REP. LUXENBERG, 12th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PEDIATRIC AUTOIMMUNE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDER ASSOCIATED WITH STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS', to establish an outreach and education program for health care providers for the recognition of and treatment options for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections.

Proposed S. B. No. 361 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATE OF NEED REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES, EQUIPMENT AND NEW TECHNOLOGY', to foster competition in the medical field by easing certificate of need requirements.

Proposed S. B. No. 362 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT EXPANDING THE PHYSICIAN LICENSE FEE WAIVER TO RETIRED PHYSICIANS WHO PROVIDE SERVICES AT NO COST', to remove financial impediments for retired physicians who perform pro bono work.

Proposed S. B. No. 363 SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN OBESE PATIENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS', to provide a standard of care for persons who are obese and in need of health care services.

Proposed S. B. No. 364 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH TRUST FUND AND STROKE RESEARCH', to allow the Commissioner of Public Health to make grants-in-aid from the Biomedical Research Trust Fund for the purpose of stroke research.

Proposed S. B. No. 365 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING MUNICIPALITIES TO DETERMINE THE PROVIDER OF AMBULANCE SERVICES', to provide local control over emergency medical transport services.

Proposed S. B. No. 366 SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING LICENSED SOCIAL WORKERS AND COUNSELORS TO COMPLETE CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSEWORK IN CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS', to ensure persons offering counseling services are culturally competent and to reduce or eliminate disparities which exist in under-served populations.

Proposed S. B. No. 367 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. ; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. ; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR YOUNG ADULTS', to establish a comprehensive system to provide intervention, referrals, resources, support services and coordinated care to young adults ages sixteen to twenty-six, inclusive, who are in need of such services as a result of a psychological or developmental challenge and to provide referral and support services to their parents or guardians.

Proposed S. B. No. 368 SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. ; SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. ; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST. ; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. ; REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST. ; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO REPORT ON LYME DISEASE AND OTHER TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES', to ensure the state identifies and implements best practices with regard to Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Proposed S. B. No. 369 SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ANNUAL EXPENDITURES FROM THE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH TRUST FUND', to increase funding that is available for research from the Biomedical Research Trust Fund.

Proposed S. B. No. 370 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD', to eliminate the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board.

Proposed S. B. No. 371 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION FOR TECHNICIANS WHO DECONTAMINATE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE EQUIPMENT', to reduce hospital-acquired infections by certifying persons who decontaminate surgical instruments.

Proposed S. B. No. 372 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PATIENT CARE AND CONTRACT DISPUTES BETWEEN HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES', to ensure contract disputes between health care facilities and health insurance providers do not impact the care of policyholders.

Proposed S. B. No. 373 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DIAGNOSES OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER', to allow a person diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder to retain the diagnosis despite any change in the new edition of the American Psychiatric Association's "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM 5).

Proposed S. B. No. 374 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS FOR CHILDREN', to provide behavioral health assessments to children.

Proposed S. B. No. 375 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES', to establish a task force to study the public health delivery system.

Proposed S. B. No. 376 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PHYSICIAN LICENSE RENEWAL FEE FOR MEDICAL SOCIETY MEMBERS', to create an incentive for physicians to join a medical society.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S. B. No. 377 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF PISTOL PERMITS', to increase public safety by suspending or revoking the pistol permit of permit holders charged with drunken driving.

Proposed S. B. No. 378 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO HOST "CASINO NIGHTS"', to permit nonprofit organizations to raise funds by hosting "casino nights".

Proposed S. B. No. 379 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS', to establish firefighter villages in order to facilitate the participation of members of volunteer fire departments in providing fire response services in a municipality.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S. B. No. 380 SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FORM OF A MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE IDENTIFICATION CARD', to allow motor vehicle insurance identification cards required under section 14-12b of the general statutes to be provided in an electronic format.

Proposed S. B. No. 381 SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE JEOPARDY TAX COLLECTION ON MOTOR VEHICLES', to remove the jeopardy tax collection on motor vehicles.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Proposed S. B. No. 382 SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING FUNDS FOR THE CIVIL AIR PATROL', to ensure the Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol continues to provide its services to and for the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 383 SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MUNICIPAL OPTION TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR ONE HUNDRED PER CENT DISABLED VETERANS', to provide municipalities with the option of expanding the municipal tax exemption for one hundred per cent disabled veterans.

Proposed S. B. No. 384 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT CREATING A SET-ASIDE PROGRAM FOR DISABLED VETERAN CONTRACTORS', to assist businesses owned by disabled veterans in obtaining state contracts.

Proposed S. B. No. 385 SEN. MAYNARD, 18th DIST. 'AN ACT EXCLUDING START-UP FARMERS WHO ARE VETERANS FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX', to encourage veterans to engage in the practice of farming, including through the Connecticut Farm Link program, by providing them with an exemption from the sales and use tax on personal property that is sold, stored, used or consumed in the course of agricultural production.

Proposed S. B. No. 386 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HONORARY DIPLOMAS FOR VIETNAM VETERANS', to honor Vietnam era veterans who left school early to join the armed forces.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

S. B. No. 387 (RAISED) LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM FAIR WAGE', to raise the minimum wage and base future raises on the consumer price index.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 388 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING FULL FUNDING OF THE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM', to require the state to fully fund the Teachers' Retirement Fund.

Proposed S. B. No. 389 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT FUND AND THE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT FUND', to prevent raiding the State Employees Retirement Fund and the Teachers' Retirement Fund for General Fund revenue.

COMMERCE

Proposed S. B. No. 390 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE JOBS CREATION TAX CREDIT', to reinstate the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development's authority to issue eligibility certificates for the jobs creation tax credit and expand eligibility for the credit to all employers.

Proposed S. B. No. 391 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT PROMOTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA SURROUNDING ROUTE 80', to allow for the designation of the area surrounding Route 80 in East Haven as an economic development zone.

EDUCATION

Proposed S. B. No. 392 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT AT THE VERNON E. CLEAVES VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE CENTER IN WALLINGFORD', to permit Wallingford to submit a change order for a school construction project later than six months after such change order was issued.

Proposed S. B. No. 393 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE AGE A CHILD STARTS KINDERGARTEN', to require students to have reached age five by September first of the year they enter kindergarten.

Proposed S. B. No. 394 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PHASE-IN OF THE DATE ON WHICH A CHILD MUST TURN FIVE YEARS OLD IN ORDER TO ENROLL IN KINDERGARTEN', to phase in the cut-off date for when a child must turn five years of age in order to enroll in kindergarten for such school year.

Proposed S. B. No. 395 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING READING PROFICIENCY FOR STUDENTS IN GRADE THREE', to enhance the opportunity for students in grade three to achieve reading proficiency.

Proposed S. B. No. 396 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICT BULLYING POLICIES AND THE OUTPLACEMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS', to prohibit the outplacement of special education students solely for violating the district's bullying policies.

Proposed S. B. No. 397 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF AN ACADEMICALLY GIFTED ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM', to create an academically gifted advancement program.

Proposed S. B. No. 398 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION TO GRANT ANNUAL WAIVERS FOR CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO TEACHER EVALUATION PROGRAMS FOR HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to authorize the Commissioner of Education to grant an annual waiver of new teacher evaluation and reform requirements for high performing school districts.

Proposed S. B. No. 399 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION TO WAIVE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO TEACHER EVALUATION PROGRAMS FOR HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to authorize the Commissioner of Education to waive new teacher evaluation and reform requirements for high performing school districts.

Proposed S. B. No. 400 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REDUCING THE NUMBER OF WRITTEN REPORTS REQUIRED IN ADMINISTERING TEACHER EVALUATION AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS', to reduce the amount of written reports required in the administration of teacher evaluation and support programs.

Proposed S. B. No. 401 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF A MASTER TEACHER MODEL FOR USE IN TEACHER PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS', to create a master teacher model for use in written performance evaluations of teachers.

Proposed S. B. No. 402 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF AN IMMERSION PROGRAM FOR LANGUAGE ACQUISITION', to create an immersion program for language acquisition for students who do not speak English.

Proposed S. B. No. 403 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIME LIMIT FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION HEARINGS', to limit the duration of special education hearings to a single day.

Proposed S. B. No. 404 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING CERTAIN TEACHERS TO CONDUCT TEACHER PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS', to ease the burden on school administrators by allowing senior teachers to evaluate their peers.

Proposed S. B. No. 405 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DECISIONS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY HEARINGS', to require that the decisions of special education advisory hearings be made binding.

Proposed S. B. No. 406 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING RELIEF FROM STATE EDUCATION MANDATES FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS', to reduce state education mandates on school districts that receive less than twenty-five per cent of their education budgets from the education cost sharing grant.

Proposed S. B. No. 407 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CAREER ACADEMY PILOT PROGRAM', to create a career academy pilot program that will better prepare students entering the workforce after graduation.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Proposed S. B. No. 408 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE'S ELECTRIC GRID', to modernize the state's electric delivery system.

Proposed S. B. No. 409 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF MUNICIPALITIES PROVIDING WATER SERVICE', to ease the regulatory burden on municipalities providing water service.

ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 410 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT STUDYING THE JURISDICTIONAL LINES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN APPROVING SEAWALL CONSTRUCTION', to examine the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's oversight of the construction of seawalls needed to protect property and businesses.

Proposed S. B. No. 411 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT BANNING THE USE OF CERTAIN OUTDOOR WOOD-BURNING FURNACES', to encourage clean air by banning the use of large outdoor wood-burning furnaces.

Proposed S. B. No. 412 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS TO HAVE SIRENS AND FLASHING LIGHTS ON THEIR VEHICLES', to facilitate the treatment and care of animals in the custody of animal control officers.

Proposed S. B. No. 413 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING VIVISECTION ON ANIMALS', to prohibit vivisection on animals.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S. B. No. 414 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPEAL OF THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT', to repeal earned income tax credit.

Proposed S. B. No. 415 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PHASE-OUT OF TAXATION OF PENSION INCOME', to phase out the state taxation of pension income.

Proposed S. B. No. 416 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE STATE PORTION OF THE REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX', to provide tax relief by phasing out the state portion of the real estate conveyance tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 417 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING ALL TAX INCREASES ENACTED IN 2011', to repeal the largest tax increase in state history.

Proposed S. B. No. 418 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY TAXES AND FEES THAT IMPACT BUSINESSES', to create a more business-friendly environment by reducing the burden on companies.

Proposed S. B. No. 419 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SHERWOOD ISLAND MEMORIAL FUND FROM INCOME TAX REFUNDS', to allow taxpayers to contribute to the Sherwood Island Memorial Fund from their tax refund.

Proposed S. B. No. 420 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE PETROLEUM PRODUCTS GROSS EARNINGS TAX FOR COSMETIC GRADE MINERAL OIL', to exempt cosmetic grade mineral oil from the gross earnings tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 421 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A TAX CREDIT FOR ORGAN DONORS', to provide an incentive for organ donors by providing a tax credit on the income tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 422 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF DEBIT CARDS FOR INCOME TAX REFUNDS', to prevent the use of debit cards for state income tax refunds.

Proposed S. B. No. 423 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE ESTATE TAX', to phase out the estate tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 424 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PHASING OUT THE GIFT TAX', to phase out the gift tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 425 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX RATE', to create a flat tax rate for the state income tax.

Proposed S. B. No. 426 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REPEAL OF THE LUXURY TAX', to repeal the "luxury tax".

Proposed S. B. No. 427 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A REDUCTION IN THE GROSS EARNINGS TAX', to cut the tax on gasoline.

Proposed S. B. No. 428 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR AUDITS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES', to aid taxpayers in responding to DRS audits by making the time period for such audits shorter.

Proposed S. B. No. 429 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT PROVIDING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE BUSINESS ENTITY TAX', to exempt certain small businesses from the business entity tax.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S. B. No. 430 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE FLEET AND MILEAGE, FUEL AND EMISSION STANDARDS', to eliminate the minimum gas mileage requirement for cars and light duty trucks purchased as part of the state fleet, to extend by four years the deadline by which one hundred per cent of such vehicles shall be alternative-fueled, hybrid electric or plug-in electric vehicles and to expand the exemption from the mileage, fuel and emission standards to include all law enforcement or emergency response vehicles.

S. B. No. 431 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE, PROCLAMATIONS OF A CIVIL PREPAREDNESS EMERGENCY AND NOTICE OF LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS', to permit the Secretary of the State to seek court intervention at the request of a municipality holding an election following the declaration of an emergency or major disaster in the state by the President or Governor, to permit the secretary to post executive orders concerning the Governor's proclamation of certain emergencies on the secretary's Internet web site and publish such orders in the Connecticut Law Journal rather than publish them in a newspaper and to permit the secretary to notify legislators of special or reconvened sessions by means other than by first class mail.

S. B. No. 432 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING AN AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE', to move towards implementing the Interstate National Compact regarding a national popular vote for the election of the President, rather than the electoral college system.

S. B. No. 433 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A CONNECTICUT DEMOCRACY INDEX', to require the Secretary of the State to develop a Connecticut Democracy Index for the evaluation of elections.

S. B. No. 434 (RAISED) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND E-GOVERNMENT, EXTENSIONS OF EXISTING CONTRACTS, A STATE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COORDINATOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND SETTLEMENTS BY THE CLAIMS COMMISSIONER', to clarify that administrative fees charged for public access to government services electronically shall be retained by the entity providing the service electronically, to allow the Commissioner of Administrative Services to extend certain state contracts, to change an existing committee to be an advisory committee to the state Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator, to increase the Claims Commissioner's threshold for settling claims from seven thousand five hundred dollars to twenty thousand dollars and to repeal obsolete provisions.

Proposed S. B. No. 435 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE NUMBER OF POLLING PLACES', to provide financial relief to towns by allowing them to have fewer polling places for certain lower turnout elections.

Proposed S. B. No. 436 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING POTENTIAL VOTER FRAUD', to address the potential for voter fraud by providing a remedy when more votes are cast in a district than there are registered voters.

GENERAL LAW

Proposed S. B. No. 437 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF CAFFEINATED ENERGY DRINKS TO PERSONS UNDER SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE', to prohibit the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to persons under sixteen years of age.

Proposed S. B. No. 438 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE POSTING OF STATE AND FEDERAL TAXES AT GASOLINE PUMPS', to give notice to the public of the amount of state and federal taxes contained in the cost of a gallon of gas.

Proposed S. B. No. 439 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING GASOLINE PUMP DISPLAY SCREENS', to provide that gas pumps with unreadable digital display screens not be used.

Proposed S. B. No. 440 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DEBIT CARD PURCHASES OF GASOLINE', to prohibit gas stations from charging a premium for debit card purchases.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 441 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO REPORT INSTANCES OF CHILD ABUSE', to require institutions of higher education to report child abuse.

HOUSING

Proposed S. B. No. 442 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TERM OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING RESTRICTIONS', to require affordable housing restrictions to endure in perpetuity.

Proposed S. B. No. 443 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS FROM THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND USE APPEALS ACT', to allow greater flexibility for towns to meet affordable housing goals.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

Proposed S. B. No. 444 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TIMELY PAYMENTS TO INSUREDS AFTER SUBMISSION OF PROOF OF LOSS', to streamline the process and decrease the time frame for payment by insurers after proof of loss is submitted by an insured for a covered property loss.

Proposed S. B. No. 445 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PREEXISTING CONDITIONS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES', to prohibit the use of a preexisting condition as a reason to deny health insurance coverage.

Proposed S. B. No. 446 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE AND TORT REFORM', to reduce the burden on health insurance by reducing the number of health insurance mandates and reforming medical malpractice liability.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 447 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF RESTRAINING ORDERS AND PROTECTIVE ORDERS', to ease the requirements associated with the granting of restraining orders and protective orders.

Proposed S. B. No. 448 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT ELIMINATING RISK REDUCTION CREDITS FOR CRIMINALS SENTENCED FOR VIOLENT CRIMES', to eliminate eligibility for risk reduction credit for violent offenders.

Proposed S. B. No. 449 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE SUBMISSION OF ALL MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS TO ARBITRATION PANELS', to encourage pretrial settlement of medical malpractice claims.

Proposed S. B. No. 450 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REFORM OF THE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT REQUIREMENTS IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS', to reform the certificate of merit requirements in medical malpractice cases.

Proposed S. B. No. 451 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF BINDING ARBITRATION IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS', to implement the use of binding arbitration in medical malpractice actions.

Proposed S. B. No. 452 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CAP ON THE AWARD OF NONECONOMIC DAMAGES IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS', to limit the award of noneconomic damages in medical malpractice claims.

Proposed S. B. No. 453 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF ATTORNEY'S FEES IN FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROCEEDINGS', to prohibit mortgage lenders from recouping attorney's fees for legal services rendered after the third mediation session.

Proposed S. B. No. 454 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REQUIRED PRESENCE OF CERTAIN PERSONS AT FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROCEEDINGS', to require a mortgage lender to ensure that a representative of the lender who possesses authority to settle the action is in attendance at certain foreclosure mediation sessions.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

Proposed S. B. No. 455 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROMPT PAYMENT OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS', to encourage prompt payment of workers' compensation claims by increasing the penalty levied against insurers that unreasonably delay the payment of workers' compensation benefits to eligible employees.

Proposed S. B. No. 456 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REPEALING THE PAID SICK LEAVE LAW', to provide financial relief to business owners by eliminating the statutory requirement that such employers compensate their employees for sick leave.

Proposed S. B. No. 457 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FULL FUNDING OF THE STATE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM'

Proposed S. B. No. 458 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS', to require the workers' compensation commissioner to utilize a neutral party to resolve any conflicts that arise when the results of the independent medical examinations conducted by the injured worker and the workers' compensation insurer are fundamentally opposed.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 459 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL CONTROL OF SHORELINE PRESERVATION', to allow greater local control over shoreline preservation.

Proposed S. B. No. 460 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL APPLICATIONS FOR SEAWALL AND COASTAL PROTECTION MEASURES', to give property owners more input on alternative coastal protection measures when such property owners' preferred measures are not acceptable to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. .

Proposed S. B. No. 461 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY MUNICIPAL COASTAL MANAGEMENT IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY', to study the effects of allowing towns to have greater discretion in handling coastal emergencies.

Proposed S. B. No. 462 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY SEAWALLS', to establish a task force to study seawalls.

Proposed S. B. No. 463 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO REDUCE THE MILL RATE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES', to allow municipalities to have different mill rates for motor vehicles and real property.

Proposed S. B. No. 464 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LIMITS ON PROPERTY TAX INCREASES', to require a referendum for any property tax increase above three per cent.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 465 SEN. FASANO, 34th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING NEWBORN SCREENING FOR ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY', to require that newborns be screened for adrenoleukodystrophy.

Proposed S. B. No. 466 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES FOR PHYSICIANS', to allow physicians to replace required continuing education courses with courses related to their specialty under certain circumstances.

Proposed S. B. No. 467 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF VACCINES BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS', to allow the free choice of vaccines purchased by medical professionals.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S. B. No. 468 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT ALLOWING MOTOR VEHICLE AND BOAT REGISTRATIONS TO BE VALID FOR THE LIFE OF THE VEHICLE OR BOAT', to eliminate the need to renew registrations for motor vehicles and boats.

Proposed S. B. No. 469 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF A CONNECTICUT RESIDENT AS A VOTING MEMBER ON THE BOARD OF THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY', to add a Connecticut resident to the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as a voting member.

Proposed S. B. No. 470 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING HEIGHT BARRIERS AT ALL ENTRANCES TO THE MERRITT PARKWAY', to erect height barriers at each entrance ramp to the Merritt Parkway to prevent certain vehicles from entering the roadway.

Proposed S. B. No. 471 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING THE ELECTRIFICATION OF ALL STATE RAIL BRANCH LINES BY 2023', to require that all state rail branch lines be electrified by 2023.

Proposed S. B. No. 472 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR THE EXPANSION OF COMMUTER PARKING AT RAIL STATIONS', to encourage the use of public transportation by funding the expansion of commuter parking at rail stations.

APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 473 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT INCREASING THE APPROPRIATION FOR REGIONAL COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGES WITH MANUFACTURING PROGRAMS', to ensure an adequate manufacturing workforce by enabling the regional community-technical colleges to have faculty dedicated solely to the colleges' manufacturing programs.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

Proposed S. B. No. 474 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DESIGNATION OF IRISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH AND ITALIAN-AMERICAN MONTH AND OTHER ETHNIC, CULTURAL OR HERITAGE GROUP CELEBRATIONS', to honor the long history and vast contributions of Irish-Americans and Italian-Americans to the state and to allow the Department of Economic and Community Development to designate other dates to celebrate other ethnic, cultural or heritage groups.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

Proposed S. B. No. 475 SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT PROMOTING ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION FOR IN-STATE STUDENTS', to promote access to higher education for students in Connecticut.

Proposed S. B. No. 476 SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. ; SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. ; REP. BERGER, 73rd DIST. ; REP. BUTLER, 72nd DIST. ; REP. CUEVAS, 75th DIST. ; REP. D'AMELIO, 71st DIST. ; REP. NOUJAIM, 74th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING INPUT FROM LOCAL MANUFACTURERS IN DEVELOPING MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS AT THE REGIONAL COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGES', to facilitate targeted workforce development.

Proposed S. B. No. 477 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. ; REP. TERCYAK, 26th DIST. ; REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. ; REP. BOUKUS, 22nd DIST. ; REP. SANCHEZ, 25th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DORMITORIES AT CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY', to assist with the economic development of downtown New Britain and vitalize areas adjacent to the New Britain to Hartford busway.

HUMAN SERVICES

Proposed S. B. No. 478 SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. ; REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS', to provide proactive mental health services for the children and young adults with the greatest need.

JUDICIARY

Proposed S. B. No. 479 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS', to establish a task force that shall study judicial proceedings.

Proposed S. B. No. 480 SEN. FONFARA, 1st DIST. ; SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. ; REP. GUERRERA, 29th DIST. ; REP. MORIN, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT PERMITTING THE INSTALLATION OF SECURITY CAMERAS TO THE EXTERIOR OF UNITS LOCATED IN A COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY OR PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT', to prohibit associations and board of common interest communities and planned unit developments from enacting rules which prohibit the installation of security cameras to the exterior of a unit.

Proposed S. B. No. 481 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE MEDICAL RECORDS OF A DECEASED PERPETRATOR OF HOMICIDE', to establish a judicial process that allows the next of kin of a homicide victim to seek limited access to the medical and psychiatric records of the deceased perpetrator of the homicide.

Proposed S. B. No. 482 SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING TRIALS IN ACTIONS INVOLVING ALLEGED DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES', to provide an employee with the option of having a bench trial or jury trial in any matter based on an alleged discriminatory practice of the employer.

Proposed S. B. No. 483 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY ALIMONY REFORM', to establish a task force that shall study the process and practice of awarding alimony in the state.

Proposed S. B. No. 484 SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. ; SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING ELECTED OFFICIALS FROM USING THEIR POSITIONS TO INFLUENCE THE EARLY RELEASE OF PRISONERS', to promote public safety by ensuring that elected officials do not use the power of office to influence the early release of prisoners.

Proposed S. B. No. 485 SEN. CHAPIN, 30th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE WAIVER OF COURT FEES IN ACTIONS FILED BY INDIVIDUALS AGAINST MUNICIPALITIES, PUBLIC OFFICIALS OR THE STATE', to reduce the number of vexatious actions filed by individuals against municipalities, public officials and the state and reduce taxpayer funding of such actions.

Proposed S. B. No. 486 SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CRIME OF RENTAL FRAUD', to make repeat offenders of rental fraud subject to criminal penalties.

Proposed S. B. No. 487 SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF POWERS OF ATTORNEY WHEN ONE IS COMMITTED TO AN INSTITUTION FOR LONG-TERM CARE BY A PROBATE COURT', to ensure that one vested with a power of attorney can properly administer the affairs of the person conveying the power of attorney when such person is placed in a nursing home or other institution for long-term care pursuant to an order entered by the probate court.

Proposed S. B. No. 488 SEN. HARP, 10th DIST. ; REP. WALKER, 93rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SHARING OF TRAFFIC STOP INFORMATION WITH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY', to ensure that General Assembly is fully apprised of the traffic stop information that is being supplied to the state's executive branch agencies.

Proposed S. B. No. 489 SEN. GERRATANA, 6th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EVIDENCE OF HEALTH INSURANCE PAYMENTS', to allow either party to a personal injury or wrongful death action to introduce evidence of health insurance payments to establish or challenge the amount of claimed past and future medical costs to be awarded by a jury.

Proposed S. B. No. 490 SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DESECRATION OF PROPERTY LOCATED IN A CEMETERY', to clarify and strengthen criminal penalties associated with the desecration of property located in a cemetery.

Proposed S. B. No. 491 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING INVESTIGATIVE SUBPOENAS', to grant investigative subpoena power to the state's attorneys.

Proposed S. B. No. 492 SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING VIOLENT OFFENDERS FROM EARNING RISK REDUCTION CREDIT TOWARD A REDUCTION IN SENTENCE', to prohibit the early release of violent offenders by prohibiting such offenders from earning risk reduction credit toward a reduction in sentence.

Proposed S. B. No. 493 SEN. DOYLE, 9th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE EARNED RISK REDUCTION CREDIT PROGRAM', to prohibit inmates sentenced for violent offenses from earning risk reduction credit toward a reduction in sentence.

Proposed S. B. No. 494 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING REPEAT CONVICTIONS FOR OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT, VESSEL OR MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR OR DRUG', to prohibit individuals with multiple convictions for operating an aircraft, vessel or motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drug from consuming or possessing alcohol.

Proposed S. B. No. 495 SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST. ; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST. ; REP. ALTOBELLO, 82nd DIST. ; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COMMISSION OF CERTAIN FELONIES WITH A FIREARM OR ASSAULT WEAPON', to increase the penalty for the commission of a class A, B or C felony with a firearm or assault weapon.

Proposed S. B. No. 496 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT PROHIBITING THE AWARD OF RISK REDUCTION CREDIT TOWARD A REDUCTION IN SENTENCE FOR A CRIME COMMITTED WITH A FIREARM', to prohibit any person sentenced for a crime that involved the use of a firearm from earning risk reduction credit toward a reduction in such person's sentence.

Proposed S. B. No. 497 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC INDECENCY IN A CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION', to provide an increased penalty for public indecency in a correctional institution.

Proposed S. B. No. 498 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING EARNED RISK REDUCTION CREDIT FOR VIOLENT OFFENSES', to prohibit any person convicted of a violent crime from earning risk reduction credit toward a reduction in the sentence for such crime.

Proposed S. B. No. 499 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTY OF A PSYCHIATRIST TO WARN LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES OF A DANGEROUS INDIVIDUAL IN SUCH PSYCHIATRIST'S CARE', to require psychiatrists to alert local and state law enforcement authorities if they determine that a patient they are treating is either a threat or danger to himself or herself or to others.

Proposed S. B. No. 500 SEN. MUSTO, 22nd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRETRIAL COMMUNITY SERVICE LABOR PROGRAM', to permit a defendant to use the pretrial community service labor program multiple times if the defendant has previously complied with all program conditions.

Proposed S. B. No. 501 SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS', to protect the public from gun violence by updating the assault weapon ban.

PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S. B. No. 502 SEN. LEBEAU, 3rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE FORCED IMPLANTATION OF MICROCHIPS IN HUMANS AND THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL PRIVACY', to protect personal privacy by prohibiting the forced implantation of microchips in humans.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S. B. No. 503 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AGENCY RESPONSIBILITY WITH RESPECT TO FEDERAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION', to ensure that state agencies submit required information on a timely basis to federal authorities to ensure accurate federal criminal background checks.

Proposed S. B. No. 504 SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING LARGE CAPACITY GUN MAGAZINES', to limit the number of bullets one gun magazine may hold.

Proposed S. B. No. 505 SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO PURCHASE A RIFLE', to clarify that an individual must be twenty-one years of age or older in order to purchase a rifle.

Proposed S. B. No. 506 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. 'AN ACT REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL PRIVATE FIREARM SALES', to require criminal background checks of all purchasers of firearms at private gun sales.

TRANSPORTATION

Proposed S. B. No. 507 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. ; REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. 'AN ACT NAMING A BRIDGE OVER THE FARMINGTON RIVER THE BATAAN CORREGIDOR MEMORIAL BRIDGE', to name the bridge over the Farmington River the Bataan Corregidor Memorial Bridge.

Proposed S. B. No. 508 SEN. HARTLEY, 15th DIST. 'AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 7790 BROOKLYN VALLEY POST', to allow disabled and elderly veterans who are wheelchair-bound to attend meetings and events at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 7790 Brooklyn Valley post in Waterbury, Connecticut.

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTED

H. R. No. 9 REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF REVEREND CHARLES E. JACOBS OF HARTFORD AS A DEPUTY CHAPLAIN OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th.

On a voice vote House Resolution No. 9 was adopted.

The following is the Resolution:

Resolved by this House:

That Reverend Charles E. Jacobs of Hartford be and he is hereby appointed as a Deputy Chaplain of the House of Representatives for the 2013 and 2014 sessions.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED

The following resolutions were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the committees indicated accepted and the resolutions adopted.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 4 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE F. HERBERT GRUENDEL OF BRANFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE APPELLATE COURT AND A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Representative Grogins of the 129th District absented herself from the Chamber due to a possible conflict of interest.

The resolution was explained by Representative Fox of the 146th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Reed of the 102nd and Rebimbas of the 70th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 10: 53 a. m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 141

Necessary for Adoption 71

Those voting Yea 141

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 10

On a roll call vote House Joint Resolution No. 4 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

X

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

HOLDER-WINFIELD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

LABRIOLA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

HURLBURT

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

VERRENGIA

   

X

MILLER, L.

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

VICINO

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

KINER

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MOLGANO

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

LARSON

   

X

WIDLITZ

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

AYALA

Y

   

LEMAR

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

BACKER, T.

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

WRIGHT, C.

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

WRIGHT, E.

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

MARONEY

       

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

BOWLES

Y

   

MCCRORY

       

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

MCGEE

       

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

SAWYER

   

X

CLEMONS

Y

   

MIKUTEL

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

SCRIBNER

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

MILLER, P.

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MILLER, P. B.

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

CUEVAS

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BACCHIOCHI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

DARGAN

   

X

MOUKAWSHER

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

WALKO

Y

   

DAVIS, P.

   

X

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

WILLIAMS

Y

   

DEMICCO, M.

Y

   

NAFIS

Y

   

CAFERO

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DIMINICO, j.

   

X

O'BRIEN

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FAWCETT

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARTER

       

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

       

Y

   

FLEXER

Y

   

RITTER, M.

Y

   

D'AMELIO

       

Y

   

FOX, D.

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAVIS, C.

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

FOX, G.

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

FLOREN

       

Y

   

FRITZ

Y

   

ROVERO

   

X

FREY

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENTILE

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

GIULIANO

Y

   

BERGER (DEP)

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

HOVEY

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

   

X

GROGINS

Y

   

SEAR

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

HEWETT (DEP)

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

HWANG

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

KLARIDES

Y

   

RITTER, E. (DEP)

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KUPCHICK

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 6 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JOHN F. CRONAN OF BRANFORD TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Representative Grogins of the 129th District absented herself from the Chamber due to a possible conflict of interest.

The resolution was explained by Representative Fox of the 146th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Reed of the 102nd and Rebimbas of the 70th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 11: 02 a. m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 142

Necessary for Adoption 72

Those voting Yea 142

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 9

On a roll call vote House Joint Resolution No. 6 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

HOLDER-WINFIELD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

LABRIOLA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

HURLBURT

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

MILLER, L.

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

VICINO

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

KINER

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MOLGANO

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

LARSON

   

X

WIDLITZ

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

AYALA

Y

   

LEMAR

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

BACKER, T.

   

X

LESSER

Y

   

WRIGHT, C.

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

WRIGHT, E.

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

MARONEY

       

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

BOWLES

Y

   

MCCRORY

       

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

MCGEE

       

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

SAWYER

   

X

CLEMONS

Y

   

MIKUTEL

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

SCRIBNER

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

MILLER, P.

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MILLER, P. B.

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

CUEVAS

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BACCHIOCHI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

DARGAN

   

X

MOUKAWSHER

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

WALKO

Y

   

DAVIS, P.

   

X

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

WILLIAMS

Y

   

DEMICCO, M.

Y

   

NAFIS

Y

   

CAFERO

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DIMINICO, j.

   

X

O'BRIEN

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FAWCETT

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARTER

       

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

       

Y

   

FLEXER

Y

   

RITTER, M.

Y

   

D'AMELIO

       

Y

   

FOX, D.

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAVIS, C.

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

FOX, G.

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

FLOREN

       

Y

   

FRITZ

Y

   

ROVERO

   

X

FREY

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENTILE

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

GIULIANO

Y

   

BERGER (DEP)

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

HOVEY

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

   

X

GROGINS

Y

   

SEAR

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

HEWETT (DEP)

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

HWANG

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

KLARIDES

Y

   

RITTER, E. (DEP)

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KUPCHICK

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

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

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 7 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE FRANK M. D'ADDABBO, JR. OF CROMWELL TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

The resolution was explained by Representative Ritter of the 1st.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Rebimbas of the 70th and Carpino of the 32nd.

On motion of Representative Ritter of the 1st District, House Joint Resolution No. 7 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

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

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 8 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE CONSTANCE L. EPSTEIN OF GLASTONBURY TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

The resolution was explained by Representative Ritter of the 1st.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Rebimbas of the 70th and Srinivasan of the 31st.

On motion of Representative Ritter of the 1st District, House Joint Resolution No. 8 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

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

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 9 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE DALE W. RADCLIFFE OF BRIDGEPORT TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

The resolution was explained by Representative Fox of the 146th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Rebimbas of the 70th and Rutigliano of the 123rd.

On motion of Representative Fox of the 146th District, House Joint Resolution No. 9 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following resolution was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the resolution adopted.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 10 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE GARY J. WHITE OF NORWALK TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Representative Grogins of the 129th District absented herself from the Chamber due to a possible conflict of interest.

The resolution was explained by Representative Fox of the 146th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Rebimbas of the 70th and Miller of the 145th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 11: 20 a. m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 145

Necessary for Adoption 73

Those voting Yea 145

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 6

On a roll call vote House Joint Resolution No. 10 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

HOLDER-WINFIELD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

LABRIOLA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

HURLBURT

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

MILLER, L.

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

VICINO

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

KINER

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MOLGANO

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

LARSON

   

X

WIDLITZ

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

AYALA

Y

   

LEMAR

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

BACKER, T.

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

WRIGHT, C.

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

WRIGHT, E.

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

MARONEY

       

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

BOWLES

Y

   

MCCRORY

       

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

MCGEE

       

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

SAWYER

Y

   

CLEMONS

Y

   

MIKUTEL

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

SCRIBNER

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

MILLER, P.

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MILLER, P. B.

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

CUEVAS

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BACCHIOCHI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

DARGAN

   

X

MOUKAWSHER

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

WALKO

Y

   

DAVIS, P.

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

WILLIAMS

Y

   

DEMICCO, M.

Y

   

NAFIS

Y

   

CAFERO

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DIMINICO, j.

   

X

O'BRIEN

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FAWCETT

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARTER

       

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

       

Y

   

FLEXER

Y

   

RITTER, M.

Y

   

D'AMELIO

       

Y

   

FOX, D.

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAVIS, C.

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

FOX, G.

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

FLOREN

       

Y

   

FRITZ

Y

   

ROVERO

   

X

FREY

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENTILE

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

GIULIANO

Y

   

BERGER (DEP)

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

HOVEY

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

   

X

GROGINS

Y

   

SEAR

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

HEWETT (DEP)

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

HWANG

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

KLARIDES

Y

   

RITTER, E. (DEP)

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KUPCHICK

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

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

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 5 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JOHN D. BOLAND OF POMFRET CENTER TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

The resolution was explained by Representative Fox of the 146th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Rebimbas of the 70th, Alberts of the 50th and Rovero of the 51st.

On motion of Representative Fox of the 146th District, House Joint Resolution No. 5 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

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

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 11 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE ROBERT F. MCWEENY OF FARMINGTON TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

The resolution was explained by Representative Ritter of the 1st.

The resolution was discussed by Representative Rebimbas of the 70th.

On motion of Representative Ritter of the 1st District, House Joint Resolution No. 11 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

BUSINESS ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED

On motion of Representative Fox of the 146th District, the following resolutions on the Consent Calendar which were starred for action were passed in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules:

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 7 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE FRANK M. D'ADDABBO, JR. OF CROMWELL TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 8 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE CONSTANCE L. EPSTEIN OF GLASTONBURY TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 9 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE DALE W. RADCLIFFE OF BRIDGEPORT TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 5 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JOHN D. BOLAND OF POMFRET CENTER TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 11 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE ROBERT F. MCWEENY OF FARMINGTON TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 11: 39 a. m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Adoption 74

Those voting Yea 146

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 5

On a roll call vote the resolutions were adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

HOLDER-WINFIELD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

LABRIOLA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

HURLBURT

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

MILLER, L.

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

VICINO

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

KINER

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MOLGANO

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

LARSON

   

X

WIDLITZ

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

AYALA

Y

   

LEMAR

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

BACKER, T.

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

WRIGHT, C.

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

WRIGHT, E.

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

MARONEY

       

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

BOWLES

Y

   

MCCRORY

       

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

MCGEE

       

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

SAWYER

Y

   

CLEMONS

Y

   

MIKUTEL

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

SCRIBNER

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

MILLER, P.

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MILLER, P. B.

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

CUEVAS

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BACCHIOCHI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

DARGAN

   

X

MOUKAWSHER

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

WALKO

Y

   

DAVIS, P.

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

WILLIAMS

Y

   

DEMICCO, M.

Y

   

NAFIS

Y

   

CAFERO

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DIMINICO, j.

   

X

O'BRIEN

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FAWCETT

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARTER

       

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

       

Y

   

FLEXER

Y

   

RITTER, M.

Y

   

D'AMELIO

       

Y

   

FOX, D.

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAVIS, C.

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

FOX, G.

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

FLOREN

       

Y

   

FRITZ

Y

   

ROVERO

   

X

FREY

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENTILE

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

GIULIANO

Y

   

BERGER (DEP)

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

HOVEY

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

GROGINS

Y

   

SEAR

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

HEWETT (DEP)

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

HWANG

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

KLARIDES

Y

   

RITTER, E. (DEP)

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KUPCHICK

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE SENATE

On motion of Representative Nafis of the 27th District, the rules were suspended for immediate transmittal to the Senate of House Joint Resolution Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

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

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 8 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE ROBERT T. RESHA OF BROOKFIELD TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Godfrey of the 110th.

The resolution was discussed by Representative Rebimbas of the 70th.

On motion of Representative Godfrey of the 110th District, Senate Joint Resolution No. 8 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTED

The following resolution was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the resolution adopted.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 9 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE MARSHALL K. BERGER, JR. OF CANTON TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

Representative Smith of the 108th District absented himself from the Chamber due to a possible conflict of interest.

The resolution was explained by Representative Fox of the 146th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Rebimbas of the 70th, LeGeyt of the 17th and Carpino of the 32nd.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 1: 46 p. m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 145

Necessary for Adoption 73

Those voting Yea 145

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 6

On a roll call vote Senate Joint Resolution No. 9 was adopted in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

HOLDER-WINFIELD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

LABRIOLA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

HURLBURT

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

MILLER, L.

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

VICINO

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

KINER

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MOLGANO

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

LARSON

   

X

WIDLITZ

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

AYALA

Y

   

LEMAR

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

BACKER, T.

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

WRIGHT, C.

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

WRIGHT, E.

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

MARONEY

       

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

BOWLES

Y

   

MCCRORY

       

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

MCGEE

       

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

SAWYER

Y

   

CLEMONS

Y

   

MIKUTEL

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

SCRIBNER

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

MILLER, P.

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MILLER, P. B.

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

SIMANSKI

Y

   

CUEVAS

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BACCHIOCHI

   

X

SMITH

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

MORRIS

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

DARGAN

   

X

MOUKAWSHER

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

WALKO

Y

   

DAVIS, P.

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

WILLIAMS

Y

   

DEMICCO, M.

Y

   

NAFIS

Y

   

CAFERO

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DIMINICO, j.

   

X

O'BRIEN

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

Y

   

ESPOSITO

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FAWCETT

Y

   

REED

Y

   

CARTER

       

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

       

Y

   

FLEXER

Y

   

RITTER, M.

Y

   

D'AMELIO

       

Y

   

FOX, D.

Y

   

ROJAS

Y

   

DAVIS, C.

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

FOX, G.

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

FLOREN

       

Y

   

FRITZ

Y

   

ROVERO

   

X

FREY

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENTILE

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

GIULIANO

Y

   

BERGER (DEP)

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

HOVEY

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

GROGINS

Y

   

SEAR

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

HEWETT (DEP)

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

HWANG

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

KLARIDES

Y

   

RITTER, E. (DEP)

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KUPCHICK

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

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

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 10 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE PETER L. BROWN OF HAMDEN TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Ritter of the 1st.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Rebimbas of the 70th and D'Agostino of the 91st.

On motion of Representative Ritter of the 1st District, Senate Joint Resolution No. 10 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

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

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 11 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE KARI A. DOOLEY OF SANDY HOOK TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Fox of the 146th.

The resolution was discussed by Representative Rebimbas of the 70th.

On motion of Representative Fox of the 146th District, Senate Joint Resolution No. 11 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

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

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 12 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE MARCIA J. GLEESON OF AVON TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Ritter of the 1st.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Rebimbas of the 70th and LeGeyt of the 17th.

On motion of Representative Ritter of the 1st District, Senate Joint Resolution No. 12 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

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

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 13 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE BARBARA M. QUINN OF CHESTER TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Fox of the 146th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Rebimbas of the 70th, Walker of the 93rd and Miller of the 36th.

On motion of Representative Fox of the 146th District, Senate Joint Resolution No. 13 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

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

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 15 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE A. WILLIAM MOTTOLESE OF STAMFORD TO BE A STATE REFEREE.

Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Fox of the 146th.

The resolution was discussed by Representative Rebimbas of the 70th.

On motion of Representative Fox of the 146th District, Senate Joint Resolution No. 15 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

MATTER PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

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

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 16 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JOHN TURNER OF HAMDEN TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District moved for suspension of the rules for immediate consideration.

On a voice vote the motion carried.

The resolution was explained by Representative Ritter of the 1st.

The resolution was discussed by Representative Rebimbas of the 70th.

On motion of Representative Ritter of the 1st District, Senate Joint Resolution No. 16 was placed on the Consent Calendar in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED

The following resolution was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the committee indicated accepted and the resolution adopted.

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 14 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ANDREW J. MCDONALD, ESQUIRE, OF STAMFORD TO BE AN ASSOCIATE JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT AND A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.

The resolution was explained by Representative Fox of the 146th.

The resolution was discussed by Representatives Rebimbas of the 70th, Tong of the 147th, Floren of the 149th, Giuliano of the 23rd, Fox of the 148th, Carter of the 2nd, Adinolfi of the 103rd, Cafero of the 142nd and Fox of the 146th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2: 47 p. m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 145

Necessary for Adoption 73

Those voting Yea 125

Those voting Nay 20

Those absent and not voting 6

On a roll call vote Senate Joint Resolution No. 14 was adopted in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

HOLDER-WINFIELD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

LABRIOLA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

HURLBURT

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

VERRENGIA

 

N

 

MILLER, L.

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

VICINO

 

N

 

MINER

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

KINER

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MOLGANO

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

LARSON

   

X

WIDLITZ

 

N

 

NOUJAIM

Y

   

AYALA

Y

   

LEMAR

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

BACKER, T.

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

WRIGHT, C.

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

WRIGHT, E.

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ZONI

 

N

 

PISCOPO

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

MARONEY

       

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

BOWLES

Y

   

MCCRORY

         

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

MCGEE

         

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MEGNA

 

N

 

ACKERT

Y

   

SAWYER

Y

   

CLEMONS

Y

   

MIKUTEL

 

N

 

ADINOLFI

Y

   

SCRIBNER

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

MILLER, P.

 

N

 

ALBERTS

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MILLER, P. B.

Y

   

AMAN

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

CUEVAS

Y

   

MORIN

Y

   

BACCHIOCHI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

MORRIS

 

N

 

BETTS

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

DARGAN

   

X

MOUKAWSHER

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

Y

   

WALKO

Y

   

DAVIS, P.

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

WILLIAMS

Y

   

DEMICCO, M.

Y

   

NAFIS

Y

   

CAFERO

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

NICASTRO

Y

   

CAMILLO

Y

   

YACCARINO

Y

   

DIMINICO, j.

   

X

O'BRIEN

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

   

X

ESPOSITO

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FAWCETT

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CARTER

       

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CASE

       

Y

   

FLEXER

Y

   

RITTER, M.

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

       

Y

   

FOX, D.

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

DAVIS, C.

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

FOX, G.

Y

   

ROSE

Y

   

FLOREN

       

Y

   

FRITZ

Y

   

ROVERO

   

X

FREY

       

Y

   

GENGA

Y

   

SANCHEZ

Y

   

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GENTILE

   

X

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

GIULIANO

Y

   

BERGER (DEP)

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

HOVEY

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

GROGINS

Y

   

SEAR

Y

   

HOYDICK

Y

   

HEWETT (DEP)

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

HWANG

Y

   

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

KLARIDES

Y

   

RITTER, E. (DEP)

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KOKORUDA

Y

   

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

TERCYAK

 

N

 

KUPCHICK

Y

   

SAYERS (DEP)

BUSINESS ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED

On motion of Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District, the following resolutions on the Consent Calendar which were starred for action were adopted in accordance with Rule 43 of the House Rules:

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 8 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE ROBERT T. RESHA OF BROOKFIELD TO BE A SENIOR JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (In concurrence with the Senate. )

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 10 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE PETER L. BROWN OF HAMDEN TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (In concurrence with the Senate. )

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 11 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE KARI A. DOOLEY OF SANDY HOOK TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (In concurrence with the Senate. )

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 12 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE MARCIA J. GLEESON OF AVON TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (In concurrence with the Senate. )

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 13 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE BARBARA M. QUINN OF CHESTER TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (In concurrence with the Senate. )

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 15 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE A. WILLIAM MOTTOLESE OF STAMFORD TO BE A STATE REFEREE. (In concurrence with the Senate. )

JUDICIARY. S. J. No. 16 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF THE HONORABLE JOHN TURNER OF HAMDEN TO BE A JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. (In concurrence with the Senate. )

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2: 51 p. m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Adoption 74

Those voting Yea 146

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 5

On a roll call vote the resolutions were adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

HOLDER-WINFIELD

Y

   

TONG

Y

   

LABRIOLA

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

HURLBURT

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LAVIELLE

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

VARGAS

Y

   

LEGEYT

Y

   

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

VERRENGIA

Y

   

MILLER, L.

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

JUTILA

Y

   

VICINO

Y

   

MINER

Y

   

ARCONTI

Y

   

KINER

Y

   

WALKER

Y

   

MOLGANO

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

LARSON

   

X

WIDLITZ

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

AYALA

Y

   

LEMAR

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

BACKER, T.

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

WRIGHT, C.

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

WRIGHT, E.

Y

   

PERILLO

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

LUXENBERG

Y

   

ZONI

Y

   

PISCOPO

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

MARONEY

       

Y

   

REBIMBAS

Y

   

BOWLES

Y

   

MCCRORY

       

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

BUTLER

Y

   

MCGEE

       

Y

   

SAMPSON

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MEGNA

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

SAWYER

Y

   

CLEMONS

Y

   

MIKUTEL

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

SCRIBNER

Y

   

CONROY

Y

   

MILLER, P.

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MILLER, P. B.

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

SIMANSKI