JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 26 a. m. in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(b), and under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Carmela Balducci of Deep River, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Dear lord, give us the hindsight to know where we have been, the foresight to know where we are going and the insight to know when we are going too far. Amen

Pursuant to Senate Rule 9(b) the Senate is called into Session, by the Office of the Senate Clerk's under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader.

It is hereby moved that Senate Agenda Number 1, dated February 13, 2013, is adopted, the items on said Agenda shall be acted upon as indicated and that the Agenda shall be incorporated into the Senate Journal and Senate Transcript.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

SENATE RESOLUTION

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

APPROPRIATIONS. S. R. No. 8 (File No. 1) RESOLUTION PROPOSING APPROVAL OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND RESIDUAL EMPLOYEES UNION (A&R).

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

The following favorable reports were received from the Senate Committee indicated, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 11 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JEAN L. REXFORD OF REDDING TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 12 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ANDREW L. SALNER, M. D. OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 13 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF EDWARD MONICO, M. D. OF MADISON TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

SENATE RESOLUTION

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

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 35 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF DAWN NILES OF NORTH WINDHAM TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 30 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.

JOURNAL NOTATION

Due to a clerical error, in List of Bills No. 21, dated February 7, 2013, House Joint Resolution No. 36 was incorrectly listed as House Resolution No. 36. The resolution was correctly processed as a House Joint Resolution and referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections. The List of Bills entry on February 7, 2013 should have read as indicated below:

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. J. No. 36 REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. ; REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th DIST. ; SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO GRANT INCREASED AUTHORITY TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGARDING ELECTION ADMINISTRATION.

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILLS

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

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Proposed S. B. No. 255 AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Education.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Proposed S. B. No. 345 AN ACT CONCERNING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND STATE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Proposed S. B. No. 688 AN ACT CONCERNING CASINO WINDFALLS AND CHILD SUPPORT SHORTFALLS.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 818 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION TO WAIVE CERTAIN INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR BEAUTIFICATION EFFORTS ON STATE PROPERTY ALONG A HIGHWAY.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Transportation.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

The following report on a House Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the Committees indicated, the reports of the Committees were accepted, and the bills referred as recommended:

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Proposed H. B. No. 5526 AN ACT CONCERNING ONLINE PERMIT SYSTEMS AND LICENSED CONTACTORS.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Planning and Development.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Proposed H. B. No. 6141 AN ACT ENABLING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS TO ACQUIRE AND DISTRIBUTE BODY ARMOR TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE PERSONNEL.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Planning and Development.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Proposed H. J. No. 24 RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE A TWO-THIRDS VOTE TO PASS MUNICIPAL MANDATES.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Government Administrations and Elections.