JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 38 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, Alice Ann Joseph of West Simsbury, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Dear Lord, with you behind us and your arms beneath us, we can face whatever lies ahead of us each day. 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 April 4, 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 JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILLS

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

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 693 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY MAJOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES.

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

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 706 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE HARBOR POINT DISTRICT.

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

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILL

The following favorable reports on a House Bill recommending a change of reference was received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, the report of the Committee accepted, and the bill referred as recommended:

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6357 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE GOVERNOR CONCERNING EDUCATION.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6359 AN ACT CONCERNING AN EARLY CHILDHOOD SYSTEM.

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

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE BILLS

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

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 159 (COMM) (File No. 330) AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYEE PRIVACY.

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

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 303 (COMM) (File No. 332) AN ACT CONCERNING MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 349 (COMM) (File No. 333) AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES AND WRITTEN JOB ORDERS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 432 (RAISED) (File No. 334) AN ACT CONCERNING AN AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BY NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 646 (COMM) (File No. 335) AN ACT RESTORING FUNDING FOR THE STATE MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM FOR DEMAND-RESPONSIVE TRANSPORTATION FOR ELDERLY PERSONS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 732 (COMM) (File No. 336) AN ACT CONCERNING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARDS AND THE CHRONICALLY UNEMPLOYED.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 763 (COMM) (File No. 337) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 806 (RAISED) (File No. 338) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MUNICIPAL PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 852 (RAISED) (File No. 339) AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME OVERSIGHT AND COMMUNITY-BASED PLACEMENTS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 857 (RAISED) (File No. 340) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF STEP THERAPY FOR AND OFF-LABEL PRESCRIBING OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 897 (RAISED) (File No. 341) AN ACT CONCERNING REGULATION OF FIREARMS.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 931 (RAISED) (File No. 342) AN ACT CONCERNING VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES.

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 975 (RAISED) (File No. 343) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE TRANSPORTATION STATUTES AND THE DESIGNATION OF ROADS AND BRIDGES IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF PERSONS AND ORGANIZATIONS.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 1010 (RAISED) (File No. 344) AN ACT CONCERNING SEA LEVEL RISE AND THE FUNDING OF PROJECTS BY THE CLEAN WATER FUND.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 1012 (RAISED) (File No. 345) AN ACT CONCERNING A BEST PRACTICES GUIDE FOR COASTAL STRUCTURES AND PERMITTING.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 1013 (RAISED) (File No. 346) AN ACT CONCERNING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND DATA COLLECTION.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for S. B. No. 1073 (RAISED) (File No. 347) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO PUBLIC SAFETY STATUTES.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 1074 (RAISED) (File No. 348) AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY FOR HOSPITAL SERVICES.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 1088 (RAISED) (File No. 349) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY ADVERSE DETERMINATIONS BY HEALTH CARRIERS FOR THE TREATMENT OF MENTAL DISORDERS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 1091 (RAISED) (File No. 350) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF AND PROGRAM ENROLLMENT OPTIONS FOR TREATMENT THAT IS ORDERED BY A COURT FOR MENTAL DISORDERS.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

In accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(b), 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:

JUDICIARY

S. B. No. 1161 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PROPERTY OWNER'S FAILURE TO RECORD A CONVEYANCE OF REAL ESTATE ON THE LAND RECORDS', to ensure that conveyances of land are recorded on town land records in a timely fashion.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 43 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF 04/03/13

AT 5: 00 P. M.

EDUCATION

S. B. No. 386 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING HONORARY DIPLOMAS FOR VIETNAM VETERANS.

S. B. No. 875 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DONATION OF EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Substitute for S. B. No. 876 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION OF STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AND ROOF PITCH REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

S. B. No. 1002 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.

S. B. No. 1096 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING GOVERNANCE OF THE STATE EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER.

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

S. B. No. 1099 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL SAFETY.

Substitute for H. B. No. 6357 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE GOVERNOR CONCERNING EDUCATION.

H. B. No. 6358 AN ACT UNLEASHING INNOVATION IN CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS.

Substitute for H. B. No. 6359 AN ACT CONCERNING AN EARLY CHILDHOOD SYSTEM.

H. B. No. 6503 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL POOL SAFETY.

H. B. No. 6504 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAMS.

H. B. No. 6506 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE-FUNDED CHILD CARE FACILITIES.

H. B. No. 6507 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A SLIDING TUITION SCALE FOR PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS OFFERED AT INTERDISTRICT MAGNET SCHOOL PROGRAMS.

H. B. No. 6622 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DISTRICT PARTNERSHIPS.

H. B. No. 6623 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT ASSESSMENTS.

H. B. No. 6624 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR REVISIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES.

H. B. No. 6625 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TESTING PROGRAM.

ENVIRONMENT

Substitute for S. B. No. 430 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE FLEET AND MILEAGE, FUEL AND EMISSION STANDARDS.

Substitute for S. B. No. 804 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A PREFERENCE FOR CONNECTICUT GROWN PROTEIN IN CERTAIN STATE CONTRACTS.

S. B. No. 805 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TAKING OF EASTERN OYSTERS.

S. B. No. 806 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MUNICIPAL PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION.

S. B. No. 914 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES AT MUNICIPAL PARKS.

S. B. No. 1010 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SEA LEVEL RISE AND THE FUNDING OF PROJECTS BY THE CLEAN WATER FUND.

S. B. No. 1011 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN USER FEES AT STATE PARKS.

S. B. No. 1012 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A BEST PRACTICES GUIDE FOR COASTAL STRUCTURES AND PERMITTING.

S. B. No. 1013 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND DATA COLLECTION.

S. B. No. 1014 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF "RISE IN SEA LEVEL".

S. B. No. 1015 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE NEW ENGLAND NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL.

S. B. No. 1016 (RAISED) AN ACT REGULATING THE PLANTING AND SALE OF RUNNING BAMBOO.

S. B. No. 1018 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAWS.

S. B. No. 1019 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE STREAMLINING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

S. B. No. 1020 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTERSTATE WILDLIFE VIOLATOR COMPACT.

S. B. No. 1081 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RECYCLING AND JOBS.

S. B. No. 1082 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT, INSTITUTIONAL CONTROLS AND SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD PROGRAMS.

S. B. No. 1134 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING OUTDOOR WOOD-BURNING FURNACES.

H. B. No. 5027 (COMM) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF DOGS AND CATS OBTAINED FROM SUBSTANDARD DOMESTIC ANIMAL MILLS.

H. B. No. 5335 (COMM) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE POSSESSION AND STORAGE OF FRACKING BY-PRODUCTS.

H. B. No. 5412 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.

H. B. No. 5480 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING AN ASSESSMENT OF THE USE OF CERTAIN PESTICIDES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT RESEARCH FARM.

H. B. No. 5799 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING PET BOARDING FACILITIES AND KENNELS TO DISPLAY THEIR LICENSE NUMBER ON ALL FORMS OF ADVERTISING.

H. B. No. 5811 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF VESSELS WITH ELECTRIC MOTORS ON INLAND WATERS OF THE STATE.

H. B. No. 5836 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING FOR THE VACCINATION, STERILIZATION AND HEART WORM TESTING OF DOGS AND CATS OWNED BY LOW INCOME PERSONS OR ADOPTED FROM MUNICIPAL OR REGIONAL SHELTERS.

H. B. No. 5844 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OVERNIGHT TETHERING OF DOGS OUTDOORS AND THE TETHERING OF DOGS OUTDOORS UNDER CERTAIN WEATHER CONDITIONS.

H. B. No. 6305 (COMM) AN ACT PROHIBITING HUNTING IN PROXIMITY TO WILDLIFE PRESERVES.

H. B. No. 6437 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A MATTRESS STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM.

H. B. No. 6536 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING GENERAL PERMITS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Substitute for H. B. No. 6538 (RAISED) (File No. 329) AN ACT CONCERNING ARBORISTS AND TREE WARDENS.

H. B. No. 6540 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF CERTAIN BEVERAGES IN MIXED MATERIAL CONTAINERS.

H. B. No. 6541 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ON-LINE EDUCATION OPTIONS FOR BOATING AND HUNTING SAFETY.

H. B. No. 6542 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESERVATION OF FARMLAND AT THE SOUTHBURY TRAINING SCHOOL.

H. B. No. 6653 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION REGULATORY STREAMLINING TO ASSIST MUNICIPALITIES.

H. B. No. 6654 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SPORTSMEN RELATED REVISIONS TO THE GENERAL STATUTES.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Substitute for S. B. No. 383 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR ONE HUNDRED PER CENT DISABLED VETERANS.

S. B. No. 459 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL CONTROL OVER COASTAL AREAS.

S. B. No. 460 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING COASTAL PROTECTION MEASURES, ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF SHORELINE STRUCTURES, STATE-WIDE POLICY CONCERNING WATER RESOURCES AND PROCEDURES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

S. B. No. 461 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY MUNICIPAL COASTAL MANAGEMENT IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY.

S. B. No. 620 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO AUDIT CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES.

S. B. No. 692 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR MUNICIPALITIES.

S. B. No. 693 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY MAJOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES.

S. B. No. 706 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE HARBOR POINT DISTRICT.

S. B. No. 814 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING INTERVENTION IN PERMIT PROCEEDINGS PURSUANT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT OF 1971.

S. B. No. 847 AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMISSION FOR TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT.

S. B. No. 960 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSIONS.

S. B. No. 962 (RAISED) AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING MUNICIPALITIES.

S. B. No. 963 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPIRATION OF APPROVALS FOR ON-SITE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS WITH DESIGN FLOWS OF LESS THAN FIVE THOUSAND GALLONS PER DAY.

S. B. No. 964 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOUTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY AND CONCERNING THE SALE OF WATER TO COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEMS.

S. B. No. 965 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO MUNICIPAL REVENUE COLLECTION STATUTES.

S. B. No. 1048 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL ASSESSORS IN THE TOWN OF SPRAGUE.

S. B. No. 1049 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO REGULATE BLIGHTED COMMERCIAL PROPERTY.

S. B. No. 1111 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RATE INCREASES BY WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITIES RECEIVING STATE GRANTS FOR WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PROJECTS.

S. B. No. 1112 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PUBLICATION OF LEGAL NOTICES BY MUNICIPALITIES.

S. B. No. 1113 (RAISED) AN ACT ELIMINATING CERTAIN MUNICIPAL MANDATES.

H. B. No. 5102 (COMM) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE-WIDE MILL RATE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES AND AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF ANTIQUE, RARE OR SPECIAL INTEREST MOTOR VEHICLE.

Substitute for H. B. No. 5388 (COMM) AN ACT REQUIRING CITIES AND TOWNS TO DESIGNATE A VETERANS' SERVICE CONTACT PERSON.

Substitute for H. B. No. 5598 (RAISED) 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.

H. B. No. 5718 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE TAX ABATEMENTS TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

H. B. No. 5724 (COMM) AN ACT PROHIBITING MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES FROM SERVING ON CERTAIN MUNICIPAL LEGISLATIVE BODIES.

H. B. No. 5725 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE-WIDE PHOSPHOROUS REDUCTION PLAN.

H. B. No. 6235 (COMM) AN ACT CREATING A STATE-WIDE TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS BLIGHT.

H. B. No. 6311 (COMM) AN ACT PROHIBITING MUNICIPALITIES FROM ADOPTING BREED-SPECIFIC DOG ORDINANCES.

H. B. No. 6323 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ADOPTION FEES FOR DOGS.

H. B. No. 6334 (COMM) AN ACT MANDATING THE REGIONALIZATION OF CERTAIN PUBLIC SAFETY EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTERS AND A STUDY OF CONSOLIDATION.

H. B. No. 6574 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO CONSIDER IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE.

H. B. No. 6629 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REGIONALISM IN CONNECTICUT.