JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The House of Representatives was called to order at 12: 30 o'clock p. m. , Representative Esposito of the 116th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Mary Alice Hughes of East Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Heavenly Father, bless this House and all who labor here. Lead us to walk in the path of wisdom that we might work to better the lives of the people that we represent. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mary Alice Hughes of East Hartford, Connecticut.

REPORTS

The following reports were received on the date indicated, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committees indicated:

Report - State of Connecticut - Early Childhood Education Cabinet - Statewide Strategic Report for the Connecticut Early Childhood Education Cabinet. Date Received: April 1, 2013

Referred to the Committees on Education and Human Services.

Report - Department of Social Services - Bureau of Child Support Enforcement Annual Report, Annual Federal Self-Assessment Report - October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012. (Pursuant to Section 11-4a of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: April 1, 2013

Referred to the Committees on Human Services and Judiciary.

Report - Department of Economic and Community Development - Urban Revitalization Pilot Program Second Status Report. (Pursuant to Public Act 12-1. ) Date Received: April 1, 2013

Referred to the Committee on Housing.

Auditors Monthly Report - Matters Reported Under Section 4-33a Dated March 28, 2013. (Pursuant to Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statutes. ) Date Received: April 1, 2013

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

Report - Auditors of Public Accounts - Statewide Single Audit of the State of Connecticut for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 3012. Date Received: April 1, 2013

Referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE RESOLUTION

The following House Resolution was received from the House committee indicated, the resolution read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:

EDUCATION. H. R. No. 12 (File No. 308) RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE CONNECTICUT STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

The following House Joint Resolution was received from the committee indicated, the resolution read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:

TRANSPORTATION. H. J. No. 63 (RAISED) (File No. 307) RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION LIMITING THE USE OF MONEYS CONTAINED IN THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

The following House Bills were received from the committees indicated, the bills read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:

HOUSING. H. B. No. 5062 (COMM) (File No. 275) AN ACT CREATING INCENTIVES FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO LIVE IN URBAN AREAS.

BANKS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5392 (File No. 276) AN ACT PROVIDING CONSUMER PROTECTION TO CLIENTS OF EXCHANGE FACILITATORS FOR TAX DEFERRED EXCHANGES.

BANKS. H. B. No. 5457 (RAISED) (File No. 277) AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 5513 (RAISED) (File No. 278) AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW BY NOTARIES PUBLIC.

BANKS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5564 (RAISED) (File No. 279) AN ACT ENCOURAGING INCREASED SAVINGS DEPOSITS.

COMMERCE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5568 (RAISED) (File No. 280) AN ACT CONCERNING TARGETED HEALTH AREAS.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 5906 (RAISED) (File No. 281) AN ACT CONCERNING PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND USE OF THE CONNECTICUT PRESCRIPTION MONITORING AND REPORTING SYSTEM.

BANKS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6173 (RAISED) (File No. 282) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REFORM OF DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES.

BANKS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6337 (RAISED) (File No. 283) AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AND THE ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER ACT.

BANKS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6339 (RAISED) (File No. 284) AN ACT CONCERNING BANKS AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF LOAN PRODUCTION OFFICES.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6341 (RAISED) (File No. 285) AN ACT ADOPTING THE UNIFORM CERTIFICATE OF TITLE FOR VESSELS ACT.

BANKS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6355 (RAISED) (File No. 286) AN ACT CONCERNING HOMEOWNER PROTECTION RIGHTS.

HOUSING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6366 (RAISED) (File No. 287) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 6378 (RAISED) (File No. 288) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE STATUTES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 6379 (RAISED) (File No. 289) AN ACT CONCERNING SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE BROKERS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 6380 (RAISED) (File No. 290) AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE POLICIES.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6383 (RAISED) (File No. 291) AN ACT CONCERNING HIRING STANDARDS FOR ATHLETIC DIRECTORS.

EDUCATION. H. B. No. 6384 (RAISED) (File No. 292) AN ACT CONCERNING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6385 (RAISED) (File No. 293) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF PESTICIDES AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6387 (RAISED) (File No. 294) AN ACT CONCERNING COURT OPERATIONS.

BANKS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6436 (RAISED) (File No. 295) AN ACT CONCERNING ATTORNEY'S FEES FOR TRAVEL TO A REAL ESTATE CLOSING.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 6443 (RAISED) (File No. 296) AN ACT CONCERNING IMMIGRATION SERVICES FRAUD.

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

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for H. B. No. 6472 (RAISED) (File No. 298) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6505 (RAISED) (File No. 299) AN ACT CONCERNING PARAMETERS FOR FEES FOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS. H. B. No. 6517 (RAISED) (File No. 300) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT'S DUTIES, MENTAL HEALTH PARITY COMPLIANCE CHECKS AND THE EXTERNAL REVIEW APPLICATION PROCESS.

COMMERCE. H. B. No. 6529 (RAISED) (File No. 301) AN ACT INTEGRATING MUNICIPALITIES INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ELECTRONIC BUSINESS PORTAL.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. H. B. No. 6530 (RAISED) (File No. 302) AN ACT CONCERNING DEVELOPMENT OF CONNECTICUT-BASED RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H. B. No. 6547 (RAISED) (File No. 303) AN ACT CONCERNING ENTERPRISE RISK REPORTS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 6549 (RAISED) (File No. 304) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MEDIATION PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN INSURANCE POLICY CLAIMS ARISING FROM A CATASTROPHIC EVENT.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. H. B. No. 6551 (RAISED) (File No. 305) AN ACT CONCERNING OWN RISK AND SOLVENCY ASSESSMENTS FOR DOMESTIC INSURERS.

PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 6557 (RAISED) (File No. 306) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE HEALTH CARRIER UTILIZATION REVIEW AND GRIEVANCE PROCESS.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILLS

The following favorable reports on the Senate Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the committees indicated, the bills read, the reports of the committees accepted and the bills referred as recommended in concurrence:

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. S. B. No. 934 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FEE WAIVERS FOR EDUCATIONAL EXTENSION PROGRAMS AND SUMMER SCHOOL SESSIONS FOR WARTIME VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 1131 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE CONNECTICUT HISTORIC HOME TAX CREDIT.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Cuevas of the 75th District, the House adjourned at 12: 32 o'clock p. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.