JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Senate was called to order at 10: 33 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 understanding is one of the greatest accomplishments of life and with it comes wisdom. 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 26, 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.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS EXCELLENCY

THE GOVERNOR

The following communication was received from His Excellency, the Governor, read by the Clerk and referred to the Joint Committee on Executive and Legislative Nominations:

April 25, 2013

TO THE HONORABLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

Pursuant to Sections 4-1 and 22a-261 of the Connecticut General Statutes, I have the honor to nominate and, with your advice and consent, appoint JOSEPH A. MACDOUGALD from Madison, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, as a person with a high level of expertise in the field of energy, to serve a term ending May 31, 2016 or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer, in succession to Timothy Griswold.

Sincerely,

Dannel P. Malloy

Governor

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

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

BANKS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5564 (COMM) (File Nos. 279 and 641) AN ACT ENCOURAGING INCREASED SAVINGS DEPOSITS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6383 (RAISED) (File Nos. 291 and 642) AN ACT CONCERNING HIRING STANDARDS FOR ATHLETIC DIRECTORS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

EDUCATION. H. B. No. 6622 (RAISED) (File No. 468) AN ACT CONCERNING DISTRICT PARTNERSHIPS.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6506 (RAISED) (File No. 463) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE-FUNDED CHILD CARE FACILITIES.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6540 (RAISED) (File No. 371) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF CERTAIN BEVERAGES IN MIXED MATERIAL CONTAINERS.

ENVIRONMENT. H. B. No. 5908 (COMM) (File No. 169) AN ACT CONCERNING SAFETY AND CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR THE SPRAY FOAM INSULATION INDUSTRY.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 6405 (RAISED) (File No. 131) AN ACT CONCERNING BARROOM PARTITIONS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5601 (RAISED) (File No. 36) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO THE GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS STATUTES.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 6630 (RAISED) (File No. 471) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DELIVERY OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS BY THE TOWN CLERKS.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. H. B. No. 5602 (COMM) (File No. 457) AN ACT EXEMPTING INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT OFFER FREE COURSES TO INMATES FROM STATE CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6514 (RAISED) (File Nos. 369 and 643) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING MEDICAID PAYMENT INTEGRITY. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5388 (COMM) (File Nos. 526 and 640) AN ACT REQUIRING CITIES AND TOWNS TO DESIGNATE A VETERANS' SERVICE CONTACT PERSON. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6574 (RAISED) (File Nos. 550 and 644) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO CONSIDER IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

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

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 95 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JAMES M. HAYDEN OF EAST GRANBY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT RESOURCES RECOVERY AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 96 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF LOREN LETTICK, ESQUIRE, OF WALLINGFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 97 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JAY A. DIRNBERGER OF WESTPORT TO BE A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW COUNCIL.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 38 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.