JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 42 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, Doug Peary of North Haven, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind ---let it be something good.

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 5, 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:

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 115 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING RESIDENTIAL NURSING HOME FACILITIES SERVING INMATES AND MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 965 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO MUNICIPAL REVENUE COLLECTION STATUTES.

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

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 1083 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID COST SAVINGS.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 1084 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DELAYS IN MEDICAID APPLICATION PROCESSING.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

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:

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 5298 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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. 291 (COMM) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING THE POTENTIAL DISQUALIFICATION OF A JUDICIAL BRANCH OFFICIAL AND ESTABLISHING A PROCESS THAT ALLOWS THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO REVIEW COMPLAINTS OF WRONGDOING BY MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS', to (1) require Judicial Branch officials to conduct inquiries of the parties to a proceeding to ascertain whether circumstances exist that would result in the disqualification of the judge or family magistrate, and (2) permit the office of the Attorney General to investigate complaints of wrong doing in municipal police departments.

S. B. No. 1162 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF UNIFORM ACTS RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A VALIDLY EXECUTED POWER OF ATTORNEY'

H. B. No. 6694 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE INHERITANCE RIGHTS OF A CHILD WHO IS BORN AFTER THE DEATH OF A MARRIED PARENT', to define the statutory rights of inheritance of certain children who are born after the death of a married parent.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 47 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.

BILLS SIGNED BY HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following bills were SIGNED IN THE ORIGINAL by His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated:

April 4, 2013

S. B. No. 1160 AN ACT CONCERNING GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND CHILDREN'S SAFETY.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF 04/04/13

AT 5: 00 P. M.

HUMAN SERVICES

S. B. No. 27 (COMM) AN ACT PROMOTING THE PURSUIT OF EDUCATION BY RECIPIENTS OF ASSISTANCE.

Substitute for S. B. No. 595 (COMM) AN ACT EQUALIZING SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN WHO AGE OUT OF SERVICES.

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

S. B. No. 851 (RAISED) AN ACT PROTECTING THE ASSETS OF THE SPOUSE OF AN INSTITUTIONALIZED MEDICAID RECIPIENT.

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

Substitute for S. B. No. 854 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SOCIAL INNOVATION INVESTMENT.

Substitute for S. B. No. 1023 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE RETENTION BY NONPROFIT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDERS.

S. B. No. 1024 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT OF EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIANS FOR TREATMENT OF MEDICAID RECIPIENTS.

S. B. No. 1025 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ADVANCE PAYMENTS TO NURSING FACILITIES FOR UNCOMPENSATED CARE.

Substitute for S. B. No. 1083 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID COST SAVINGS.

Substitute for S. B. No. 1084 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DELAYS IN MEDICAID APPLICATION PROCESSING.

S. B. No. 1086 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE.

Substitute for S. B. No. 1087 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A RESPITE PILOT PROGRAM TO SAVE MEDICAID HOSPITALIZATION COSTS.

H. B. No. 5267 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGIONAL DELIVERY OF HUMAN SERVICES.

H. B. No. 5918 (COMM) AN ACT CONCERNING PRIVATE DUTY NURSING FOR SEVERELY DISABLED CHILDREN.

H. B. No. 6367 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS.

H. B. No. 6369 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILD SUPPORT AND ENFORCEMENT.

H. B. No. 6411 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES.

H. B. No. 6412 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SAFE AND APPROPRIATE TRANSPORTATION FOR NONAMBULATORY MEDICAID RECIPIENTS.

H. B. No. 6413 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY AND THE IDENTIFICATION AND RECOVERY OF ASSETS.

Substitute for H. B. No. 6514 (RAISED) (File No. 369) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING MEDICAID PAYMENT INTEGRITY.

H. B. No. 6545 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DRUG PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICAID RECIPIENTS.

H. B. No. 6606 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

H. B. No. 6607 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOMES.

H. B. No. 6608 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF CARE.

Substitute for H. B. No. 6609 (RAISED) (File No. 377) AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME TRANSPARENCY.

H. B. No. 6610 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FEDERAL MEDICAID WAIVERS.