JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Senate was called to order at 3: 07 p. m. , Senator Coleman of the 2nd in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Christopher Ross of Middletown, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Divine and powerful spirit that has created all that is. We acknowledge that you are the God of wisdom and justice. We ask that your presence be felt in our deliberations' today – that you be the guiding factor in our lives so that we might bring peace and sanity to a world that is filled with chaos – that the streets of our state would be safe and their homes would be sound and we need the peacefulness of your influence so be with us not just while we're in session but guard and keep each and everyone – all of our families – and all of our people now and forever. Amen.

PLEDGE

Senator LeBeau of the 3rd, led the Senate in the pledge of Allegiance.

REPORTS

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

State of Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts. Submittal of Auditors' report Board of trustees for the Connecticut State University Southern Connecticut State University for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2010 and 2011, as required by Section 4-33a of the Connecticut General Statues. Received April 9, 2014.

The report was referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General. Submittal of Report Enclosed please find the 2014 Repmi of the Office of the Attorney General, as required by section 4-160(k) of the Connecticut General Statutes. Received April 8, 2014.

The report was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 425 (RAISED) (File No. 459) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 27 (File No. 455) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S RECYCLING AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT STRATEGY.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 445 (RAISED) (File No. 461) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON THE SALE OF CATS AND DOGS FROM INHUMANE ORIGINS AT CONNECTICUT PET SHOPS.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 367 (RAISED) (File No. 457) AN ACT CONCERNING THE GIFT AND ESTATE TAX.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 470 (RAISED) (File No. 462) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS TO COLLECT TAXES AND FEES.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 436 (RAISED) (File No. 460) AN ACT CONCERNING TAX ABATEMENTS TO ENCOURAGE MIXED-INCOME DEVELOPMENT.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 300 (RAISED) (File No. 456) AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONS WHO DECONTAMINATE REUSABLE MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS OR DEVICES.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 417 (RAISED) (File No. 458) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF PSYCHIATRIC AND SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT SERVICES.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

SENATE AND HOUSE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, 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:

APPROPRIATIONS

APPROPRIATIONS. S. R. No. 21 RESOLUTION PROPOSING APPROVAL OF A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT WORKFORCE COUNCIL AND THE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH CARE EMPLOYEES UNION (DISTRICT 1199, SEIU).

APPROPRIATIONS. S. R. No. 22 RESOLUTION PROPOSING APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AND THE STATE EMPLOYEES BARGAINING AGENT COALITION.

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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

NO NEW FILE

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 56 (RAISED) (File No. 49) AN ACT CONCERNING SEVERE MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENT AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 173 (RAISED) (File No. 73) AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUMS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 176 (RAISED) (File No. 75) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT POLICIES BY QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 24 (File No. 165) AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND YOUTH SMOKING PREVENTION.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS

PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committee accepted and the resolutions placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 14 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ERIC J. HODGSON, M. D. OF NORTHFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 15 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF DENIS J. NAYDEN OF STAMFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 16 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JUSTIN O. SCHECHTER OF WESTON TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS

PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committee accepted and the resolutions placed on Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 19 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF SALVATORE BRAMANTE OF HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 56 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF SARAH HEALY EAGAN OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE THE CHILD ADVOCATE.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

THE PRESIDENT IN THE CHAIR

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 57 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF RALPH ENO OF LYME TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT RESOURCES RECOVERY AUTHORITY.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 58 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MICHAEL T. LONG OF SIMSBURY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution.

Remarking was Senator Crisco of the 17th.

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 59 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ROSS HOLLANDER OF BLOOMFIELD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution.

Remarking were Senators LeBeau of the 3rd and Coleman of the 2nd.

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 60 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF CHARLES R. GRAY OF STAMFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution.

Remarking was Senator Leone of the 27th.

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 61 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF DONALD J. SHUBERT OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS

PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the resolution placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 17 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF SYLVIA CANCELA OF CANTON TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution.

Remarking was Senator Witkos of the 8th.

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS

PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committee accepted and the resolutions placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 32 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF TERRI A. CRONIN OF NORWALK TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 33 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JOHN HARTWELL OF WESTPORT TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution.

Remarking were Senators McKinney of the 28th and Boucher of the 26th.

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS

PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the resolution placed on Consent Calendar No. 1.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 19 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JAY A. SHAW OF STAMFORD, TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. R. No. 20 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF PETER M. ZEMAN, M. D. , OF HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 66 (RAISED) (File No. 31) AN ACT CONCERNING OUTDOOR WOOD-BURNING FURNACES.

Senator Meyer of the 12th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th, Fasano of the 34th and Welch of the 31st.

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL MARKED PASSED RETAINING ITS PLACE ON THE CALENDAR

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills passed.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 69 (RAISED) (File No. 33) AN ACT CONCERNING THE FARMLAND RESTORATION AND VACANT PUBLIC LANDS PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Senator Meyer of the 12th, explained the bill and moved passage.

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the bill was passed retaining its place on the calendar.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. S. B. No. 18 (RAISED) (File No. 21) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER EDUCATOR INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

Senator Cassano of the 4th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

Senator Welch of the 31st offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3474) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Cassano of the 4th, Boucher of the 26th, Kelly of the 21st and McKinney of the 28th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 34 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 14

Those voting Nay 22

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3474) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

In line 48, strike "and"

In line 50, after "languages" insert ", and (3) commits, in writing, to remain employed in a teaching position that requires an endorsement in bilingual education or teaching English to speakers of other languages at a public school in this state for at least five years following such student's receipt of such endorsement"

On motion of Senator Cassano of the 4th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

ADOPTED

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on the Consent Calendar be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 39 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 36

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote the Consent Calendar No. 1 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bills placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. S. B. No. 19 (RAISED) (File No. 22) AN ACT ESTABLISHING UNIFORM STATE ACADEMIC DEGREE STANDARDS.

Senator Cassano of the 4th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

On motion of Senator Cassano of the 4th, the resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. S. B. No. 20 (RAISED) (File No. 23) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MINORITY ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM.

Senator Cassano of the 4th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

Senator Cassano of the 4th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3088) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

In line 30, strike "ensuring that students, faculty, administrators"

Strike line 31 in its entirety

In line 32, strike "diversity of the total population of the state" and insert in lieu thereof "strengthening minority student retention and graduation rates at Connecticut's institutions of higher education"

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

On motion of Senator Cassano of the 4th, the resolution was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 241 (RAISED) (File No. 66) AN ACT CONCERNING YOUTH HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES, REVISING CERTAIN HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE FEES AND REQUIRING REGISTRATION BY HUNTING AND FISHING GUIDE SERVICES.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3454) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike section 3 in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 3. Subsection (a) of section 26-31 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall formulate conservation courses of instruction in safe trapping, hunting and archery practices and the handling and use of traps and hunting implements, including bow and arrow, for such persons as are applying for a license to hunt with firearms or to hunt with bow and arrow or trap for the first time and for minors who fall within the provisions of section 26-38, and shall designate one or more competent persons or organizations to give such instruction. Any person or organization so designated shall give such instruction online or in a classroom to any person requesting the same and shall, upon the successful completion thereof, recommend to the commissioner issuance of a certificate of completion to such person. Successful completion of such instruction for hunting license applicants shall include, but not be limited to, achieving a passing grade on an examination formulated by the commissioner, which shall include correctly stating in writing, or reciting orally, the regulations for hunting in proximity to buildings occupied by persons or domestic animals or used for storage of flammable or combustible materials and the regulations for shooting towards persons, buildings or animals. Any such person or organization may charge any person taking [the] a course of instruction [in trapping] a reasonable fee, established [by regulation adopted] by the commissioner. [in accordance with chapter 54, to cover the cost of supplies, materials and equipment necessary for such course of instruction. No fee shall be charged for a course of instruction in hunting or archery. ]"

In line 195, after the period, insert the following: "No person shall operate a vessel for the purpose of providing hunting or fishing guide services on navigable waters of the this state unless such person has registered with the department as a hunting or fishing guide services provider and holds a current passenger-for-hire license issued by the United States Coast Guard. "

In line 200, insert an opening bracket before "hunting" and a closing bracket after "or"

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th and Welch of the 31st.

On motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3454) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 207 (RAISED) (File No. 189) AN ACT REQUIRING HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS AND SALESMEN TO OBTAIN AND DISPLAY IDENTIFICATION BADGES.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3462) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Witkos of the 8th, Welch of the 31st and Chapin of the 30th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Section 20-427 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) Each [person engaged in making home improvements shall (1) exhibit his] contractor and salesman shall:

(1) Exhibit his or her certificate of registration upon request by any interested party; [, (2) state]

(2) State in any advertisement the fact that he or she is registered as a home improvement contractor or salesman; and [, and (3) include his]

(3) Include his or her registration number in any advertisement.

(b) No person shall: (1) Present or attempt to present, as such person's own, the certificate of another, (2) knowingly give false evidence of a material nature to the commissioner for the purpose of procuring a certificate, (3) represent himself or herself falsely as, or impersonate, a registered home improvement contractor or salesman, (4) use or attempt to use a certificate [which] that has expired or [which] has been suspended or revoked, (5) offer to make or make any home improvement without having a current certificate of registration under this chapter, (6) represent in any manner that such person's registration constitutes an endorsement of the quality of such person's workmanship or of such person's competency by the commissioner, (7) employ or allow any person to act as a salesman on such person's behalf unless such person is registered as a home improvement salesman, or (8) fail to refund the amount paid for a home improvement within ten days of a written request mailed or delivered to the contractor's last known address, if no substantial portion of the contracted work has been performed at the time of the request and more than thirty days has elapsed since the starting date specified in the written contract, or more than thirty days has elapsed since the date of the contract if such contract does not specify a starting date.

(c) In addition to any other remedy provided for in this chapter, (1) any person who violates any provision of subsection (b) of this section, except subdivision (8) of subsection (b) of this section, shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor and (2) any person who violates the provisions of subdivision (8) of subsection (b) of this section shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor if the home improvement that is offered or made has a total cash price of ten thousand dollars or less and shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor if the home improvement that is offered or made has a total cash price of more than ten thousand dollars. Notwithstanding any provision of subsection (d) or (e) of section 53a-29 or section 54-56e, if the court determines that a contractor cannot fully repay [his victims] any victim of the violations committed by such contractor within the period of probation established in subsection (d) or (e) of section 53a-29 or section 54-56e, the court may impose probation for a period of not more than five years. A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed an unfair or deceptive trade practice under subsection (a) of section 42-110b.

(d) The commissioner may, after notice and hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, impose a civil penalty on any person who engages in or practices the work or occupation for which a certificate of registration is required by this chapter without having first obtained such a certificate of registration or who wilfully employs or supplies for employment a person who does not have such a certificate of registration or who wilfully and falsely pretends to qualify to engage in or practice such work or occupation, or who engages in or practices any of the work or occupations for which a certificate of registration is required by this chapter after the expiration of such person's certificate of registration or who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or the regulations adopted pursuant [thereto] to this chapter. Such penalty shall be in an amount not more than five hundred dollars for a first violation of this subsection, not more than [seven hundred fifty] one thousand dollars for a second violation of this subsection occurring not more than three years after a prior violation, not more than [one] two thousand [five hundred] dollars for a third or subsequent violation of this subsection occurring not more than three years after a prior violation and, in the case of radon mitigation work, such penalty shall be not less than two hundred fifty dollars. Any civil penalty collected pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited in the consumer protection enforcement account established in section 21a-8a.

(e) Certificates issued to home improvement contractors or salesmen shall not be transferable or assignable.

(f) All certificates issued under the provisions of this chapter shall expire annually. The fee for renewal of a certificate shall be the same as the fee charged for an original application.

(g) The renewal fee for a certificate of registration as a home improvement contractor acting solely as the contractor of record for a registration as a home improvement contractor acting solely as the contractor of record for a corporation, shall be waived, if such contractor uses such registration for the sole purpose of directing, supervising or performing home improvements for such corporation.

(h) Failure to receive a notice of expiration or a renewal application for a certificate shall not exempt a contractor or salesman from the obligation to renew such certificate.

(i) No contractor shall commence home improvement work unless each applicable building or construction permit has been obtained as may be required under the general statutes or local ordinances.

Sec. 2. Subsection (a) of section 20-429 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) No home improvement contract shall be valid or enforceable against an owner unless it: (1) Is in writing, (2) is signed by the owner and the contractor, (3) contains the entire agreement between the owner and the contractor, (4) contains the date of the transaction, (5) contains the name and address of the contractor and the contractor's registration number, (6) contains a copy of the salesman's or contractor's certificate of registration, [(6)] (7) contains a notice of the owner's cancellation rights in accordance with the provisions of chapter 740, [(7)] (8) contains a starting date and completion date, [(8)] (9) is entered into by a registered salesman or registered contractor, and [(9)] (10) includes a provision disclosing each corporation, limited liability company, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity, which is or has been a home improvement contractor pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or a new home construction contractor pursuant to the provisions of chapter 399a, in which the owner or owners of the home improvement contractor are or have been a shareholder, member, partner, or owner during the previous five years. Each change in the terms and conditions of a contract shall be in writing and shall be signed by the owner and contractor, except that the commissioner may, by regulation, dispense with the necessity for complying with the requirement that each change in a home improvement contract shall be in writing and signed by the owner and contractor. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2014

20-427

Sec. 2

October 1, 2014

20-429(a)

On motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3462) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 313 (RAISED) (File No. 229) AN ACT CONCERNING PARTICIPATION IN WIC AND SENIOR NUTRITION FARMERS' MARKET PROGRAMS BY CERTAIN NONPROFIT FARMERS.

Senator Meyer of the 12th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Chapin of the 30th.

On motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 376 (RAISED) (File No. 234) AN ACT CONCERNING NONPROFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR PERMITS.

Senator Doyle of the 9th, explained the bill and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 205 (RAISED) (File No. 271) AN ACT MAKING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO REAL ESTATE APPRAISER AND APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY DEFINITIONS AND STATUTES.

Senator Doyle of the 9th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Witkos of the 8th.

On motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 82 (RAISED) (File No. 268) AN ACT CONCERNING PACKAGE STORES AND THE SALE OF GIFT BASKETS.

Senator Doyle of the 9th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Witkos of the 8th.

On motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 37 (RAISED) (File No. 102) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL ASSESSORS IN THE TOWN OF SPRAGUE.

Senator Osten of the 19th, explained the bill and on her motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 115 (RAISED) (File No. 185) AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNANCE OF SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICTS CREATED BY SPECIAL ACT.

Senator Osten of the 19th, explained the bill and on her motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PASSED

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committee accepted and the bills passed.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 443 (RAISED) (File No. 240) AN ACT CONCERNING PESTICIDES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS, PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, ATHLETIC FIELDS AND MUNICIPAL GREENS AND BANNING THE SALE AND USE OF GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED LAWN OR TURF SEEDS.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3465) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators McKinney of the 28th, Kissel of the 7th, Boucher of the 26th, Frantz of the 36th, Chapin of the 30th and Williams of the 29th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 00 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 35

Those voting Nay 1

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3465) was Adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Lawn or turf seed" means any seed, mixture or combination of seed, or plant grown from such seed, that is commonly sold, marketed or known as a grass seed and that is intended for residential or commercial application, including, but not limited to, cool season Kentucky bluegrass, red fescue, chewings fescue, hard fescue, tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, intermediate ryegrass, annual ryegrass, colonial bentgrass and creeping bentgrass;

(2) "Genetic engineering" means the production of a lawn or turf seed from an organism or organisms by a process in which the genetic material has been changed through the application of: (A) In vitro nucleic acid techniques, including recombinant DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) techniques and the direct injection of nucleic acid into cells or organelles; or (B) fusion of cells, including protoplast fusion, or hybridization techniques that overcome natural physiological, reproductive or recombination barriers, where the donor cells or protoplasts do not fall within the same taxonomic group, in a way that does not occur by natural multiplication or natural recombination;

(3) "In vitro nucleic acid techniques" means techniques, including, but not limited to, recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid techniques, that use vector systems and techniques involving the direct introduction into organisms of hereditary materials prepared outside the organisms such as microinjection, macroinjection, chemoporation, electroporation, microencapsulation and liposome fusion;

(4) "Organism" means any biological entity capable of replication, reproduction or transferring genetic material; and

(5) "Pesticide" means a fungicide used on plants, an insecticide, a herbicide or a rodenticide but does not mean a sanitizer, disinfectant, antimicrobial agent or a pesticide bait in a tamper-proof container.

(b) No person shall sell, offer for sale, distribute, market, use or plant any lawn or turf seed that is entirely or partially genetically-engineered for the purpose of making such seed pesticide resistant.

(c) The Commissioner of Agriculture may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to implement and enforce the provisions of this section. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th, McLachlan of the 24th, Kissel of the 7th, and Kelly of the 21st.

SENATOR DUFF IN THE CHAIR

Remarking were Senators Markley of the 16th, McKinney of the 28th.

Senator McKinney of the 28th, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 3492) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Meyer of the 12th, Fasano of the 34th, McLachlan of the 24th, Williams of the 29th and Frantz of the 36th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 7: 36 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 13

Those voting Nay 23

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 3492) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

Strike subsection (b) of section 1 and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(b) For the period beginning on the effective date of this section and ending on July 1, 2016, no person shall sell, offer for sale, distribute, market, use or plant any lawn or turf seed that is entirely or partially genetically-engineered for the purpose of making such seed pesticide resistant. "

Strike subsection (c) in its entirety

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (Effective from passage) The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, in conjunction with The University of Connecticut's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, shall conduct a study on the possible public health and environmental impacts of the use of lawn or turf seed, as defined in section 1 of this act, that is entirely or partially genetically-engineered for the purpose of making such seed pesticide resistant. Such study shall include, but not be limited to: (1) An examination of whether the use of such lawn or turf seed is likely to increase or decrease the use of pesticides, and (2) an evaluation of the public health and environmental impacts of any attendant changes in lawn care pesticide use. Not later than January 1, 2016, the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, in conjunction with The University of Connecticut's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, shall submit a report concerning such study, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment and public health. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

from passage

New section

Remarking were Senators Kane of the 32nd, Fasano of the 34th and Williams of the 29th.

PRESIDENT IN THE CHAIR

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 8: 10 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 25

Those voting Nay 11

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 443 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3465) was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

   

N

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

   

N

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

   

N

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

   

N

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

   

N

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 58 (RAISED) (File No. 28) AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN PENALTIES DUE TO FALSE OR MISLEADING DECLARATIONS, STATEMENTS OR REPRESENTATIONS.

Senator Holder-Winfield of the 10th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Markley of the 16th.

Senator Welch of the 31st, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3469) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Holder-Winfield of the 10th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 8: 24 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 15

Those voting Nay 21

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3469) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (Effective from passage) Prior to closing the accounts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, if the Comptroller determines there exists an unappropriated surplus in the General Fund, the Comptroller shall transfer sixty million dollars of any such surplus to the State Treasurer who shall apply such funds to the interest due on advances made to the state from the federal unemployment account under Title XII of the Social Security Act 42 USC, Sections 1321 to 1324, inclusive, pursuant to subsection (d) of section 31-264a of the general statutes. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

from passage

New section

Remarking was Senator Kane of the 32nd.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 8: 30 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 23

Those voting Nay 13

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 58 was passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

   

N

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

   

N

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

   

N

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

   

N

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 92 (RAISED) (File No. 52) AN ACT PERMITTING THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT TO PURCHASE CERTAIN GOODS AND SERVICES USING EXISTING CONTRACTS.

Senator Musto of the 22nd, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator McLachlan of the 24th.

Senator Musto of the 22nd, explained the bill and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

HOUSING. S. B. No. 113 (RAISED) (File No. 57) AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING HOUSING.

Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th, explained the bill and on her motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 247 (RAISED) (File No. 222) AN ACT ELIMINATING AND MODIFYING CERTAIN REPORTING AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND REPEALING OBSOLETE PROVISIONS.

Senator Musto of the 22nd, explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3387) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

In line 4, strike "The" and insert in lieu thereof "Not later than January 1, 2015, and annually thereafter, the"

In line 5, strike "an annual" and insert in lieu thereof "a"

On motion of Senator Musto of the 22nd, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3387) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE AMENDMENT ADOPTED

BILL AS AMENDED REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

The following bill taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill as amended was referred to the Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 75 (COMM) (File No. 314) AN ACT INCREASING THE CAP ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE ACT TAX CREDIT PROGRAM AND EXTENDING THE PROGRAM TO PASS-THROUGH ENTITIES.

Senator LeBeau of the 3rd, explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3416) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators McKinney of the 28th and Looney of the 11th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 12-632 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(i) In no event shall the total amount of all tax credits allowed to all business firms pursuant to the provisions of this chapter exceed [five] ten million dollars in any one fiscal year. Three million dollars of the total amount of tax credits allowed shall be granted to business firms eligible for tax credits pursuant to section 12-635. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2014

12-632(i)

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3416) was referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following favorable reports were taken from the table, read the third time, the reports of the Committees accepted and the bills placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 63 (RAISED) (File No. 29) AN ACT CONCERNING TIMELINES FOR ARBITRATION AWARDS.

Senator Holder-Winfield of the 10th, explained the bill and on his motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 112 (RAISED) (File No. 56) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HOUSING.

Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th, explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3360) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Hartley of the 15th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. Section 8-64a of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

No housing authority [which] that receives or has received any state financial assistance may sell, lease, transfer or destroy, or contract to sell, lease, transfer or destroy, any housing project or portion thereof in any case where such project or portion thereof would no longer be available for the purpose of low or moderate income rental housing as a result of such sale, lease, transfer or destruction, except the Commissioner of Housing may grant written approval for the sale, lease, transfer or destruction of a housing project if the commissioner finds, after a public hearing, that (1) the sale, lease, transfer or destruction is in the best interest of the state and the municipality in which the project is located, (2) an adequate supply of low or moderate income rental housing exists in the municipality in which the project is located, (3) the housing authority has developed a plan for the sale, lease, transfer or destruction of such project in consultation with the residents of such project and representatives of the municipality in which such project is situated and has made adequate provision for said residents' and representatives' participation in such plan, and (4) any person who is displaced as a result of the sale, lease, transfer or destruction will be relocated to a comparable dwelling unit of public or subsidized housing in the same municipality or will receive a tenant-based rental subsidy and will receive relocation assistance under chapter 135. The commissioner shall consider the extent to which the housing units [which] that are to be sold, leased, transferred or destroyed will be replaced in ways [which] that may include, but need not be limited to, newly constructed housing, rehabilitation of housing [which] that is abandoned or has been vacant for at least one year, or new federal, state or local tenant-based or project-based rental subsidies. The commissioner shall give the residents of the housing project or portion thereof [which] that is to be sold, leased, transferred or destroyed written notice of said public hearing by first class mail not less than ninety days before the date of the hearing. Said written approval shall contain a statement of facts supporting the findings of the commissioner. This section shall not apply to the sale, lease, transfer or destruction of a housing project pursuant to the terms of any contract entered into before June 3, 1988. The commissioner shall not impose a one-for-one replacement requirement on King Court in East Hartford. This section shall not apply to phase I of Father Panik Village in Bridgeport, Elm Haven in New Haven, Pequonnock Gardens Project in Bridgeport, Evergreen Apartments in Bridgeport, Quinnipiac Terrace/Riverview in New Haven, Dutch Point in Hartford, William V. Begg Apartments in Waterbury, Southfield Village in Stamford and, upon approval by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development of a HOPE VI revitalization application and a revitalization plan that includes at least the one-for-one replacement of low and moderate income units, Fairfield Court in Stamford. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2014

8-64a

On motion of Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3360) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

HUMAN SERVICES. S. B. No. 364 (RAISED) (File No. 67) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REVISIONS TO THE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th, explained the bill and on her motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 101 (RAISED) (File No. 220) AN ACT ESTABLISHING FIRST RESPONDER DAY.

Senator Hartley of the 15th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

On motion of Senator Hartley of the 15th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 100 (RAISED) (File No. 55) AN ACT CONCERNING BAZAARS AND RAFFLES.

Senator Hartley of the 15th, explained the bill and on her motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following favorable reports was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 201 (RAISED) (File No. 64) AN ACT CONCERNING CANCELLATION NOTICES OF INDIVIDUAL LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES.

Senator Crisco of the 17th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senators Kelly of the 21st and Looney of the 11th.

On motion of Senator Crisco of the 17th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

ADOPTED

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on the Consent Calendar be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 9: 08 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 36

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote the Consent Calendar No. 2 was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PASSED

The following favorable report was taken from the table, read the third time, the report of the Committee accepted and the bill passed.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 36 (File No. 101) AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th, explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3475) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 9: 20 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 32

Those voting Nay 4

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3475) was Adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

Strike lines 44 to 51, inclusive, and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(3) An advanced practice registered nurse having (A) been issued a license pursuant to section 20-94a, (B) maintained such license for a period of not less than three years, and (C) engaged in the performance of advanced practice level nursing activities in collaboration with a physician for a period of not less than three years in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (2) of this subsection, may, thereafter, alone or in collaboration with a physician or another health care provider licensed to practice in this state: (i) Perform the acts of diagnosis and treatment of alterations in health status, as described in subsection (a) of this section; and (ii) prescribe, dispense and administer medical"

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) As used in this section:

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Health;

(2) "Contact hour" means a minimum of fifty minutes of continuing education and activities;

(3) "Department" means the Department of Public Health;

(4) "Licensee" means an advanced practice registered nurse licensed pursuant to section 20-94a of the general statutes; and

(5) "Registration period" means the one-year period for which a license has been renewed in accordance with section 19a-88 of the general statutes and is current and valid.

(b) Except as provided in this section, for registration periods beginning on and after October 1, 2014, a licensee applying for license renewal shall earn a minimum of fifty contact hours of continuing education within the preceding twenty-four-month period. Such continuing education shall: (1) Be in an area of the advanced practice registered nurse's practice; (2) reflect the professional needs of the licensee in order to meet the health care needs of the public; and (3) include at least five contact hours of training or education in pharmacotherapeutics. For purposes of this section, qualifying continuing education activities include, but are not limited to, courses, including on-line courses, offered or approved by the American Nurses Association, Connecticut Hospital Association, Connecticut Nurses Association, Connecticut League for Nursing, a specialty nursing society or an equivalent organization in another jurisdiction, an educational offering sponsored by a hospital or other health care institution or a course offered by a regionally accredited academic institution or a state or local health department. The commissioner may grant a waiver of not more than ten contact hours of continuing education for an advanced practice registered nurse who: (A) Engages in activities related to the advanced practice registered nurse's service as a member of the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing, established pursuant to section 20-88 of the general statutes; or (B) assists the department with its duties to boards and commissions as described in section 19a-14 of the general statutes.

(c) Each licensee applying for license renewal pursuant to section 19a-88 of the general statutes shall sign a statement attesting that he or she has satisfied the continuing education requirements of subsection (b) of this section on a form prescribed by the department. Each licensee shall retain records of attendance or certificates of completion that demonstrate compliance with the continuing education requirements of subsection (b) of this section for a minimum of three years following the year in which the continuing education activities were completed and shall submit such records or certificates to the department for inspection not later than forty-five days after a request by the department for such records or certificates.

(d) A licensee applying for the first time for license renewal pursuant to section 19a-88 of the general statutes is exempt from the continuing education requirements of this section.

(e) (1) A licensee who is not engaged in active professional practice in any form during a registration period shall be exempt from the continuing education requirements of this section, provided the licensee submits to the department, prior to the expiration of the registration period, a notarized application for exemption on a form prescribed by the department and such other documentation as may be required by the department. The application for exemption pursuant to this subdivision shall contain a statement that the licensee may not engage in professional practice until the licensee has met the requirements of this section.

(2) Any licensee who is exempt from the provisions of subsection (b) of this section for less than two years shall complete twenty-five contact hours of continuing education that meets the criteria set forth in subsection (b) of this section within the twelve-month period immediately preceding the licensee's return to active professional practice.

(f) In individual cases involving medical disability or illness, the commissioner, or the commissioner's designee, may grant a waiver of the continuing education requirements or an extension of time within which to fulfill the continuing education requirements of this section to any licensee, provided the licensee submits to the department an application for waiver or extension of time on a form prescribed by the department, along with a certification by a licensed physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse of the disability or illness and such other documentation as may be required by the commissioner. The commissioner or his or her designee may grant a waiver or extension for a period not to exceed one registration period, except that the commissioner or his or her designee may grant additional waivers or extensions if the medical disability or illness upon which a waiver or extension is granted continues beyond the period of the waiver or extension and the licensee applies for an additional waiver or extension.

(g) Any licensee whose license has become void pursuant to section 19a-88 of the general statutes and who applies to the department for reinstatement of such license pursuant to section 19a-14 of the general statutes shall submit evidence documenting successful completion of twenty-five contact hours of continuing education within the one-year period immediately preceding application for reinstatement.

Sec. 502. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2014) (a) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Advanced practice registered nurse" means a person licensed pursuant to chapter 378 of the general statutes;

(2) "Applicable manufacturer" means a manufacturer of a covered drug, device, biological, or medical supply that is operating in the United States, or in a territory, possession, or commonwealth of the United States;

(3) "Payment or other transfer of value" means a transfer of anything of value, except a transfer of anything of value that is made indirectly to an advanced practice registered nurse through a third party in connection with an activity or service in the case where the applicable manufacturer is unaware of the identity of the advanced practice registered nurse;

(4) "Covered drug, device, biological, or medical supply" means any drug, biological product, device, or medical supply for which payment is available under subchapter XVIII of chapter 7 of Title 42 or the state Medicaid plan under subchapter XIX or XXI of said chapter or a waiver of such a plan; and

(5) "Covered device" means any device for which payment is available under subchapter XVIII of chapter 7 of Title 42 or the state Medicaid plan under subchapter XIX or XXI of said chapter or a waiver of such a plan.

(b) (1) Not later than January 1, 2015, and quarterly thereafter, an applicable manufacturer that provides a payment or other transfer of value to an advanced practice registered nurse, who is practicing in the state, shall submit to the Commissioner of Public Health, in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner, the information described in 42 USC 1320a-7h, as amended from time to time.

(2) The commissioner may publish such information on the Department of Public Health's Internet web site.

(c) An applicable manufacturer that fails to report in accordance with this section shall be assessed a civil penalty in an amount not less than one thousand dollars or more than four thousand dollars for each payment or other transfer of value not reported. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

from passage

New section

Sec. 502

October 1, 2014

New section

Remarking were Senators Welch of the 31st and Kane of the 32nd.

SENATOR DUFF IN THE CHAIR

Senator Fasano of the 34th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 3518) and moved adoption.

THE PRESIDENT IN THE CHAIR

Remarking were Senators Gerratana of the 6th, McKinney of the 28th, Guglielmo of the 35th and Frantz of the 36th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 10: 41 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 15

Those voting Nay 21

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 3518) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

Strike lines 44 to 51, inclusive, and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(3) An advanced practice registered nurse having (A) been issued a license pursuant to section 20-94a, (B) maintained such license for a period of not less than three years, and (C) engaged in the performance of advanced practice level nursing activities in collaboration with a physician for a period of not less than three years or for not less than three thousand hours, whichever is greater, in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (2) of this subsection, may, thereafter, alone or in collaboration with a physician or another health care provider licensed to practice in this state: (i) Perform the acts of diagnosis and treatment of alterations in health status, as described in subsection (a) of this section; and (ii) prescribe, dispense and administer medical"

In line 54, after the period, insert the following: "Any such advanced practice registered nurse who intends to engage in activities described in this subdivision alone and not in collaboration with a physician shall, prior to engaging in any such activity, provide written notice to the Commissioner of Public Health (i) stating an intention to engage in such activities alone, (ii) affirming that he or she has engaged in the performance of advanced practice level nursing activities in collaboration with a physician for a period of not less than three years or for not less than three thousand hours, whichever is greater, and (iii) identifying each physician with whom he or she has collaborated, including such physician's name, license number, address of such physician's principal place of business, and stating the period of time that he or she collaborated with such physician. The commissioner shall maintain such information, make such information available to members of the public upon request and shall include such information in any profile created for the advanced practice registered nurse pursuant to section 20-13j. "

Remarking were Senators Fasano of the 34th, Guglielmo of the 35th.

Senator Kelly of the 21st offered Senate Amendment Schedule “C” (LCO 3520) and moved adoption.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 04 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 14

Those voting Nay 22

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “C” (LCO 3520) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

   

N

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

Strike section 501 in its entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) As used in this section:

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Health;

(2) "Contact hour" means a minimum of fifty minutes of continuing education and activities;

(3) "Department" means the Department of Public Health;

(4) "Licensee" means an advanced practice registered nurse licensed pursuant to section 20-94a of the general statutes; and

(5) "Registration period" means the one-year period for which a license has been renewed in accordance with section 19a-88 of the general statutes and is current and valid.

(b) Except as provided in this section, for registration periods beginning on and after October 1, 2014, a licensee applying for license renewal shall earn a minimum of fifty contact hours of continuing education within the preceding twenty-four-month period. Such continuing education shall: (1) Be in an area of the advanced practice registered nurse's practice; (2) reflect the professional needs of the licensee in order to meet the health care needs of the public; (3) include at least five contact hours of training or education in pharmacotherapeutics; and (4) include training or education in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. For purposes of this section, qualifying continuing education activities include, but are not limited to, courses, including on-line courses, offered or approved by the American Nurses Association, Connecticut Hospital Association, Connecticut Nurses Association, Connecticut League for Nursing, a specialty nursing society or an equivalent organization in another jurisdiction, an educational offering sponsored by a hospital or other health care institution or a course offered by a regionally accredited academic institution or a state or local health department. The commissioner may grant a waiver of not more than ten contact hours of continuing education for an advanced practice registered nurse who: (A) Engages in activities related to the advanced practice registered nurse's service as a member of the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing, established pursuant to section 20-88 of the general statutes; or (B) assists the department with its duties to boards and commissions as described in section 19a-14 of the general statutes.

(c) Each licensee applying for license renewal pursuant to section 19a-88 of the general statutes shall sign a statement attesting that he or she has satisfied the continuing education requirements of subsection (b) of this section on a form prescribed by the department. Each licensee shall retain records of attendance or certificates of completion that demonstrate compliance with the continuing education requirements of subsection (b) of this section for a minimum of three years following the year in which the continuing education activities were completed and shall submit such records or certificates to the department for inspection not later than forty-five days after a request by the department for such records or certificates.

(d) A licensee applying for the first time for license renewal pursuant to section 19a-88 of the general statutes is exempt from the continuing education requirements of this section.

(e) (1) A licensee who is not engaged in active professional practice in any form during a registration period shall be exempt from the continuing education requirements of this section, provided the licensee submits to the department, prior to the expiration of the registration period, a notarized application for exemption on a form prescribed by the department and such other documentation as may be required by the department. The application for exemption pursuant to this subdivision shall contain a statement that the licensee may not engage in professional practice until the licensee has met the requirements of this section.

(2) Any licensee who is exempt from the provisions of subsection (b) of this section for less than two years shall complete twenty-five contact hours of continuing education that meets the criteria set forth in subsection (b) of this section within the twelve-month period immediately preceding the licensee's return to active professional practice.

(f) In individual cases involving medical disability or illness, the commissioner, or the commissioner's designee, may grant a waiver of the continuing education requirements or an extension of time within which to fulfill the continuing education requirements of this section to any licensee, provided the licensee submits to the department an application for waiver or extension of time on a form prescribed by the department, along with a certification by a licensed physician, physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse of the disability or illness and such other documentation as may be required by the commissioner. The commissioner or his or her designee may grant a waiver or extension for a period not to exceed one registration period, except that the commissioner or his or her designee may grant additional waivers or extensions if the medical disability or illness upon which a waiver or extension is granted continues beyond the period of the waiver or extension and the licensee applies for an additional waiver or extension.

(g) Any licensee whose license has become void pursuant to section 19a-88 of the general statutes and who applies to the department for reinstatement of such license pursuant to section 19a-14 of the general statutes shall submit evidence documenting successful completion of twenty-five contact hours of continuing education within the one-year period immediately preceding application for reinstatement. "

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 11: 12 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 25

Those voting Nay 11

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 36 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3475) was Passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

   

N

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

   

N

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

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MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

AGING

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Aging.

HUMAN SERVICES. S. B. No. 329 (RAISED) (File No. 324) AN ACT CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for S. B. No. 211 (RAISED) (File No. 170) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES FUND.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 190 (RAISED) (File No. 186) AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TOMOSYNTHESIS FOR BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 200 (RAISED) (File No. 187) AN ACT EXPANDING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF SPECIALIZED FORMULA FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH EOSINOPHILIC GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 483 (RAISED) (File No. 290) AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING PROGRAM.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 394 (RAISED) (File No. 288) AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR INSURERS' USE OF STEP THERAPY.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 392 (RAISED) (File No. 287) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH CARE PROVIDER NETWORK ADEQUACY.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 242 (RAISED) (File No. 274) AN ACT CONCERNING SICK LEAVE FOR TEACHER ASSISTANTS AND RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 408 (RAISED) (File No. 329) AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH OPTIONS FOR ADULT MEDICAID RECIPIENTS.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 203 (RAISED) (File No. 38) AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE-WIDE SEXUAL ABUSE AND ASSAULT AWARENESS PROGRAM.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 229 (RAISED) (File No. 11) AN ACT CONCERNING SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST PREVENTION.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. S. B. No. 48 (RAISED) (File No. 26) AN ACT CONCERNING NUTRITION STANDARDS FOR CHILD CARE SETTINGS.

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MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

BANKS

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Banks.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 277 (RAISED) (File No. 277) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF CLOSING PROTECTION LETTERS.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

COMMERCE

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Commerce.

GENERAL LAW. S. B. No. 380 (RAISED) (File No. 236) AN ACT CONCERNING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS PROGRAM TO PROVIDE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WHO PRODUCE COMMERCIAL FOOD ACCESS TO COMMERCIAL KITCHENS.

BANKS. S. B. No. 128 (RAISED) (File No. 317) AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

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MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

EDUCATION

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Education.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 106 (RAISED) (File No. 315) AN ACT CONCERNING IMPROVING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH EDUCATION AND ENSURING SAFE SCHOOL CLIMATES.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Energy and Technology.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 240 (RAISED) (File No. 126) AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE STREAMLINING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. S. B. No. 355 (RAISED) (File No. 284) AN ACT CONCERNING REPRESENTATION OF THE STATE'S INTERESTS BEFORE THE NEW ENGLAND POWER POOL.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

ENVIRONMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Environment.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 297 (RAISED) (File No. 227) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN OFF-SITE FARM WINERY SALES AND TASTING PERMIT.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 357 (RAISED) (File No. 285) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO ENERGY STATUTES.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 232 (RAISED) (File No. 124) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MANUFACTURING REINVESTMENT ACCOUNT PROGRAM.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 2 (COMM) (File No. 264) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRIC CUSTOMER CONSUMER PROTECTION AND CERTAIN SOLAR LIGHTING SYSTEMS.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 231 (RAISED) (File No. 320) AN ACT INCREASING THE CAP ON THE URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL SITE TAX CREDIT AND THRESHOLD FOR LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

GENERAL LAW

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on General Law.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 290 (RAISED) (File No. 128) AN ACT CONCERNING TUITION RAFFLES.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 153 (RAISED) (File No. 167) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO CERTIFICATES OF REHABILITATION.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 315 (RAISED) (File No. 231) AN ACT CONCERNING FARMERS' MARKET WINE SALES PERMITS.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 33 (File No. 182) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NEW HAVEN REGION DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 70 (RAISED) (File No. 218) AN ACT CONCERNING THE GRANT OF PROPERTY INTERESTS IN PROPERTY HELD BY THE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE AND ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PUBLIC USE AND BENEFIT LAND REGISTRY.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 318 (RAISED) (File No. 280) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC PREVAILING WAGE NOTICES, INFORMATION AND RECORDS.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 402 (RAISED) (File No. 328) AN ACT CONCERNING FACULTY REPRESENTATION ON THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

TRANSPORTATION. S. J. No. 23 (COMM) (File No. 180) RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION LIMITING THE USE OF MONEYS CONTAINED IN THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

HUMAN SERVICES

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Human Services.

COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN. S. B. No. 294 (RAISED) (File No. 177) AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS AND THE DEPARTMENTS OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 64 (RAISED) (File No. 313) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING COMMISSION AND AMENDMENTS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STATUTES.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

JUDICIARY

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

GENERAL LAW. S. B. No. 206 (RAISED) (File No. 188) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CONSUMER PROTECTION.

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 235 (RAISED) (File No. 192) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE TRANSPORTATION STATUTES.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for S. B. No. 429 (RAISED) (File No. 239) AN ACT CONCERNING ASSAULT THAT RESULTS IN THE LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 336 (RAISED) (File No. 232) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR CAUSING HARM TO A VULNERABLE USER OF A PUBLIC WAY.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 243 (RAISED) (File No. 275) AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 317 (RAISED) (File No. 323) AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYEE PRIVACY.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 371 (RAISED) (File No. 327) AN ACT CONCERNING RETALIATION AGAINST IMMIGRANT WORKERS.

GENERAL LAW. S. B. No. 14 (RAISED) (File No. 9) AN ACT CONCERNING PHARMACY AUDITS AND ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER PAYMENTS TO PHARMACIES.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 47 (RAISED) (File No. 10) AN ACT CONCERNING SECOND PARENT ADOPTION.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 43 (RAISED) (File Nos. 25 and 420) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES STATUTES.

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MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Employees.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. S. B. No. 400 (RAISED) (File No. 237) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY WORKFORCE.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Planning and Development.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 191 (RAISED) (File No. 110) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ORALLY AND INTRAVENOUSLY ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 314 (RAISED) (File No. 230) AN ACT CONCERNING THE HERITAGE PARKS ADVISORY BOARDS.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for S. B. No. 288 (RAISED) (File No. 226) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH RESIDENT STATE TROOPERS.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 309 (RAISED) (File No. 279) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL COSTS FOR THE CARE OF CONFISCATED ANIMALS.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 485 (RAISED) (File No. 331) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPEDITED PERMITTING FOR PRIORITY DEVELOPMENT SITES IDENTIFIED BY MUNICIPALITIES.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 68 (RAISED) (File No. 32) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF CERTAIN MICROBIAL AND BIOCHEMICAL PESTICIDES AND GRUB CONTROL PRODUCTS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.

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MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

PUBLIC HEALTH

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 61 (RAISED) (File No. 267) AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY FOR HOSPITAL AND AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER SERVICES.

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MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 34 (File No. 183) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CERTIFICATION OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS CARRIERS.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Transportation.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 311 (RAISED) (File No. 228) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN FARM-RELATED DESIGNATIONS ON HIGHWAY SIGNS.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 108 (RAISED) (File No. 269) AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRATION AND USE OF CERTAIN LOW-SPEED NEIGHBORHOOD VEHICLES.

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE COMMITTEES

Senator Looney of the 11th moved immediate transmittal of all bills to the committees indicated.

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MATTERS PLACED ON FOOT OF THE CALENDAR

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were placed on the foot of the calendar:

GENERAL LAW. S. B. No. 377 (RAISED) (File No. 235) AN ACT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 71 (RAISED) (File No. 34) AN ACT CONCERNING ONLINE EDUCATION OPTIONS FOR BOATING AND HUNTING SAFETY.

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MATTERS RECOMMITTED

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matters were recommitted to the Committee indicated:

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. S. B. No. 355 (RAISED) (File No. 284) AN ACT CONCERNING REPRESENTATION OF THE STATE'S INTERESTS BEFORE THE NEW ENGLAND POWER POOL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 31 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF SYLVIA CANCELA OF CANTON TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 11: 14 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.