JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Senate was called to order at 1: 16 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Cindy Dunn of Putnam, 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 Welch of the 31st, led the Senate in the pledge of Allegiance.

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.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 21 (File No. 601) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE GOVERNOR CONCERNING GENERAL GOVERNMENT.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 22 (File No. 602) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF FRAUD IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 104 (RAISED) (File No. 604) AN ACT PROVIDING FINANCIAL RELIEF TO NURSING HOMES FOR UNCOMPENSATED CARE.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 114 (RAISED) (File No. 605) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROPERTY TAX PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC AGRICULTURAL STRUCTURES.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 23 (File No. 603) AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFIT CORPORATIONS AND ENCOURAGING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 151 (RAISED) (File No. 606) AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACT COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT OF HARTFORD.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 152 (RAISED) (File No. 607) AN ACT CONCERNING COURT SUPPORT SERVICES.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 155 (RAISED) (File No. 608) AN ACT CONCERNING PROBATE COURTS.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 259 (RAISED) (File No. 609) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING THE ENHANCED PENALTY FOR THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF DRUGS NEAR SCHOOLS, DAY CARE CENTERS AND PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 388 (RAISED) (File No. 610) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON VICTIM PRIVACY AND THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 389 (RAISED) (File No. 611) AN ACT CONCERNING COURT OPERATIONS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 456 (RAISED) (File No. 612) AN ACT CONCERNING ADOPTION OF THE CONNECTICUT CODE OF EVIDENCE BY THE SUPREME COURT.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 457 (RAISED) (File No. 613) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 458 (RAISED) (File No. 614) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE TO STUDY METHODS FOR IMPROVING THE COLLECTION OF PAST DUE CHILD SUPPORT.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 462 (RAISED) (File No. 615) AN ACT CONCERNING CIVIL RESTRAINING AND PROTECTIVE ORDERS.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 489 (RAISED) (File No. 616) AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNLAWFUL DISSEMINATION OF AN INTIMATE IMAGE OF ANOTHER PERSON.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 491 (RAISED) (File No. 617) AN ACT CONCERNING HARASSMENT OF A VICTIM OF VIOLENT CRIME OR A RELATIVE OF A VICTIM OF VIOLENT CRIME.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 492 (RAISED) (File No. 618) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPORTING OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE BY PERSONS WHO ARE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES OF NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 493 (RAISED) (File No. 599) AN ACT CONCERNING THE REVISOR'S TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE GENERAL STATUTES.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 494 (RAISED) (File No. 619) AN ACT CONCERNING GUARDIANS AD LITEM AND ATTORNEYS FOR MINOR CHILDREN IN FAMILY RELATIONS MATTERS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING 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. H. J. No. 62 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JAKE COLAVOLPE OF EAST HAVEN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

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.

SENATOR LEBEAU IN THE CHAIR

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS

RESOLUTION ADOPTED

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

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 63 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MERLE W. HARRIS OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution.

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

Remarking was Senator Crisco of the 17th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 1: 48 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 32

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 32

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 4

On the roll call vote House Joint Resolution No. 63 was Adopted. In concurrence with the House.

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

A

   

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

A

   

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

A

   

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

A

   

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 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. H. J. No. 64 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF KIA F. MURRELL OF CHESHIRE, TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT LOTTERY CORPORATION.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator 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. 65 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF CLAYTON POTTER OF NEW LONDON, TO BE A NONVOTING STUDENT MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

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. 68 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JEFF MARON OF STAMFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and moved adoption.

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. 69 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF WENDELLA A. BATTEY OF BLOOMFIELD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE BOARD OF LABOR RELATIONS.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator 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. 70 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF TIMOTHY BEEBLE OF BETHEL TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator McLachlan of the 24th.

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. 71 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF PATRICIA V. LOW OF GLASTONBURY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE BOARD OF LABOR RELATIONS.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Cassano of the 4th.

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. 72 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF EDITH PESTANA OF HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES.

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.

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 2: 10 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 33

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 33

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 3

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

A

   

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

A

   

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.

A

   

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.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 9 (RAISED) (File No. 6) AN ACT REQUIRING CERTAIN DISCLOSURES FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE POLICIES.

Senator Crisco of the 17th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3509) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Kelly of the 21st.

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 (c) of section 38a-501 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2015):

(c) (1) No such company, society, corporation or center may deliver or issue for delivery any long-term care policy without providing, at the time of solicitation or application for purchase or sale of such coverage, full and fair written disclosure of the benefits and limitations of the policy.

(2) (A) The applicant shall sign an acknowledgment at the time of application for such policy that the company, society, corporation or center has provided the written disclosure required under this subsection to the applicant. If the method of application does not allow for such signature at the time of application, the applicant shall sign such acknowledgment not later than at the time of delivery of such policy.

(B) Except for a long-term care policy for which no applicable premium rate revision or rate schedule increases can be made or as otherwise provided in subdivision (3) of this subsection, such disclosure shall include:

(i) A statement that the policy may be subject to rate increases in the future;

(ii) An explanation of potential future premium rate revisions and the policyholder's option in the event of a premium rate revision;

(iii) The premium rate or rate schedule applicable to the applicant that will be in effect until such company, society, corporation or center files a request with the Insurance Commissioner for a revision to such premium rate or rate schedule;

(iv) An explanation of how a premium rate or rate schedule revision will be applied that includes a description of when such rate or rate schedule revision will be effective; and

(v) Information regarding each premium rate increase, if any, over the past ten years on such policy form or similar policy forms for this state or any other state, that identifies, at a minimum, (I) the policy forms for which premium rates have been increased, (II) the calendar years when each such policy form was available for purchase, and (III) the amount or percentage of each increase. The percentage may be expressed as a percentage of the premium rate prior to the increase or as minimum and maximum percentages if the rate increase is variable by rating characteristics.

(C) The company, society, corporation or center may provide, in a fair manner, any additional explanatory information related to a premium rate or rate schedule revision.

(3) (A) Any such company, society, corporation or center may exclude from the disclosure required under subparagraph (B) of subdivision (2) of this subsection premium rate increases that only apply to blocks of business or long-term care policies acquired from a nonaffiliated company, society, corporation or center and that occurred prior to the acquisition.

(B) If an acquiring company, society, corporation or center files a request for a premium rate increase on or before January 1, 2015, or the end of a twenty-four-month period after the acquisition, whichever is later, for a block of policy forms or long-term care policies acquired from a nonaffiliated company, society, corporation or center, such acquiring company, society, corporation or center may exclude from the disclosure required under subparagraph (B) of subdivision (2) of this subsection such premium rate increase, except that the nonaffiliated company, society, corporation or center selling such block of policy forms or long-term care policies shall include such premium rate increase in such disclosure.

(C) If an acquiring company, society, corporation or center under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision files a subsequent request, even within the twenty-four-month period specified in said subparagraph, for a premium rate increase on the same block of policy forms or long-term care policies set forth in said subparagraph, the acquiring company, society, corporation or center shall include in the disclosure required under subparagraph (B) of subdivision (2) of this subsection such premium rate increase and any premium rate increase filed and approved pursuant to subparagraph (B) of this subdivision.

(4) If the offering for any long-term care policy includes an option for the elimination period specified in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section, the application form for such policy and the face page of such policy shall contain a clear and conspicuous disclosure that the irrevocable trust may not be sufficient to cover all costs during the elimination period.

Sec. 2. Subsection (c) of section 38a-528 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2015):

(c) (1) No such company, society, corporation or center may deliver or issue for delivery any long-term care policy without providing, at the time of solicitation or application for purchase or sale of such coverage, full and fair written disclosure of the benefits and limitations of the policy. The provisions of this subsection shall not be applicable to [: (1) Any long-term care policy which is delivered or issued for delivery to one or more employers or labor organizations, or to a trust or to the trustees of a fund established by one or more employers or labor organizations, or a combination thereof, for employees or former employees or a combination thereof or for members or former members or a combination thereof, or the labor organizations; and (2)] noncontributory plans.

(2) (A) The applicant shall sign an acknowledgment at the time of application for such policy that the company, society, corporation or center has provided the written disclosure required under this subsection to the applicant. If the method of application does not allow for such signature at the time of application, the applicant shall sign such acknowledgment not later than at the time of delivery of such policy.

(B) The policyholder shall provide a copy of such disclosure to each eligible individual.

(3) (A) Except for a long-term care policy for which no applicable premium rate revision or rate schedule increases can be made or as otherwise provided in subdivision (4) of this subsection, such disclosure shall include:

(i) A statement that the policy may be subject to rate increases in the future;

(ii) An explanation of potential future premium rate revisions and the policyholder's or certificate holder's option in the event of a premium rate revision;

(iii) The premium rate or rate schedule applicable to the applicant that will be in effect until such company, society, corporation or center files a request with the Insurance Commissioner for a revision to such premium rate or rate schedule;

(iv) An explanation of how a premium rate or rate schedule revision will be applied that includes a description of when such rate or rate schedule revision will be effective; and

(v) Information regarding each premium rate increase, if any, over the past ten years on such policy form or similar policy forms for this state or any other state, that identifies, at a minimum, (I) the policy forms for which premium rates have been increased, (II) the calendar years when each such policy form was available for purchase, and (III) the amount or percentage of each increase. The percentage may be expressed as a percentage of the premium rate prior to the increase or as minimum and maximum percentages if the rate increase is variable by rating characteristics.

(B) The company, society, corporation or center may provide, in a fair manner, any additional explanatory information related to a premium rate or rate schedule revision.

(4) (A) Any such company, society, corporation or center may exclude from the disclosure required under subdivision (3) of this subsection premium rate increases that only apply to blocks of business or long-term care policies acquired from a nonaffiliated company, society, corporation or center and that occurred prior to the acquisition.

(B) If an acquiring company, society, corporation or center files a request for a premium rate increase on or before January 1, 2015, or the end of a twenty-four-month period after the acquisition, whichever is later, for a block of policy forms or long-term care policies acquired from a nonaffiliated company, society, corporation or center such acquiring company, society, corporation or center may exclude from the disclosure required under subdivision (3) of this subsection such premium rate increase, except that the nonaffiliated company, society, corporation or center selling such block of policy forms or long-term care policies shall include such premium rate increase in such disclosure.

(C) If an acquiring company, society, corporation or center under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision files a subsequent request, even within the twenty-four-month period specified in said subparagraph, for a premium rate increase on the same block of policy forms or long-term care policies set forth in said subparagraph, the acquiring company, society, corporation or center shall include in the disclosure required under subdivision (3) of this subsection such premium rate increase and any premium rate increase filed and approved pursuant to subparagraph (B) of this subdivision. "

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

Section 1

January 1, 2015

38a-501(c)

Sec. 2

January 1, 2015

38a-528(c)

On motion of Senator Crisco of the 17th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3509) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 197 (RAISED) (File No. 37) AN ACT DECREASING THE TIME FRAMES FOR URGENT CARE ADVERSE DETERMINATION REVIEW REQUESTS.

Senator Crisco of the 17th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3491) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator 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. Subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of section 38a-591d of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(c) With respect to an urgent care request:

(1) (A) Unless the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative has failed to provide information necessary for the health carrier to make a determination and except as specified under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision, the health carrier shall make a determination as soon as possible, taking into account the covered person's medical condition, but not later than [seventy-two] forty-eight hours after the health carrier receives such request, provided, if the urgent care request is a concurrent review request to extend a course of treatment beyond the initial period of time or the number of treatments, such request is made at least twenty-four hours prior to the expiration of the prescribed period of time or number of treatments.

(B) Unless the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative has failed to provide information necessary for the health carrier to make a determination, for an urgent care request specified under subparagraph (B) or (C) of subdivision (38) of section 38a-591a, the health carrier shall make a determination as soon as possible, taking into account the covered person's medical condition, but not later than twenty-four hours after the health carrier receives such request, provided, if the urgent care request is a concurrent review request to extend a course of treatment beyond the initial period of time or the number of treatments, such request is made at least twenty-four hours prior to the expiration of the prescribed period of time or number of treatments.

Sec. 2. Subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 38a-591e of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(d) (1) The health carrier shall notify the covered person and, if applicable, the covered person's authorized representative, in writing or by electronic means, of its decision within a reasonable period of time appropriate to the covered person's medical condition, but not later than:

(A) For prospective review and concurrent review requests, thirty calendar days after the health carrier receives the grievance;

(B) For retrospective review requests, sixty calendar days after the health carrier receives the grievance;

(C) For expedited review requests, except as specified under subparagraph (D) of this subdivision, [seventy-two] forty-eight hours after the health carrier receives the grievance; and

(D) For expedited review requests of a health care service or course of treatment specified under subparagraph (B) or (C) of subdivision (38) of section 38a-591a, twenty-four hours after the health carrier receives the grievance.

Sec. 3. Subdivision (1) of subsection (i) of section 38a-591g of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(i) (1) The independent review organization shall notify the commissioner, the health carrier, the covered person and, if applicable, the covered person's authorized representative in writing of its decision to uphold, reverse or revise the adverse determination or the final adverse determination, not later than:

(A) For external reviews, forty-five calendar days after such organization receives the assignment from the commissioner to conduct such review;

(B) For external reviews involving a determination that the recommended or requested health care service or treatment is experimental or investigational, twenty calendar days after such organization receives the assignment from the commissioner to conduct such review;

(C) For expedited external reviews, except as specified under subparagraph (D) of this subdivision, as expeditiously as the covered person's medical condition requires, but not later than [seventy-two] forty-eight hours after such organization receives the assignment from the commissioner to conduct such review;

(D) For expedited external reviews involving a health care service or course of treatment specified under subparagraph (B) or (C) of subdivision (38) of section 38a-591a, as expeditiously as the covered person's medical condition requires, but not later than twenty-four hours after such organization receives the assignment from the commissioner to conduct such review; and

(E) For expedited external reviews involving a determination that the recommended or requested health care service or treatment is experimental or investigational, as expeditiously as the covered person's medical condition requires, but not later than five calendar days after such organization receives the assignment from the commissioner to conduct such review. "

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

Section 1

October 1, 2014

38a-591d(c)(1)

Sec. 2

October 1, 2014

38a-591e(d)(1)

Sec. 3

October 1, 2014

38a-591g(i)(1)

Remarking were Senators Kelly of the 21st, Welch of the 31st and Looney of the 11th.

On motion of Senator Crisco of the 17th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3491) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 95 (RAISED) (File No. 54) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP AND NAME OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE SUPERIOR COURT ON HOUSING SESSION.

Senator Musto of the 22nd, explained the bill and moved adoption

On motion of Senator Musto of the 22nd , the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

BILL PASSED

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

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 186 (RAISED) (File No. 58) AN ACT CONCERNING DISPENSATION AND INSURANCE COVERAGE OF A PRESCRIBED DRUG DURING REVIEW OF AN ADVERSE DETERMINATION OR A FINAL ADVERSE DETERMINATION.

Senator Crisco of the 17th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3838) and moved adoption.

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

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 38a-591d of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2015):

(a) (1) Each health carrier shall maintain written procedures for (A) utilization review and benefit determinations, (B) expedited utilization review and benefit determinations with respect to prospective urgent care requests and concurrent review urgent care requests, and (C) notifying covered persons or covered persons' authorized representatives of such review and benefit determinations. Each health carrier shall make such review and benefit determinations within the specified time periods under this section.

(2) In determining whether a benefit request shall be considered an urgent care request, an individual acting on behalf of a health carrier shall apply the judgment of a prudent layperson who possesses an average knowledge of health and medicine, except that any benefit request (A) determined to be an urgent care request by a health care professional with knowledge of the covered person's medical condition, or (B) specified under subparagraph (B) or (C) of subdivision (38) of section 38a-591a shall be deemed an urgent care request.

(3) After a covered person, a covered person's authorized representative or a covered person's health care professional is notified of an initial adverse determination that was based, in whole or in part, on medical necessity, of a concurrent or prospective utilization review or of a benefit request, a health carrier may offer a covered person's health care professional the opportunity to confer with a clinical peer of such health carrier, provided such covered person, covered person's authorized representative or covered person's health care professional has not filed a grievance of such initial adverse determination prior to such conference. Such conference shall not be considered a grievance of such initial adverse determination.

(b) With respect to a nonurgent care request:

(1) (A) For a prospective or concurrent review request, a health carrier shall make a determination within a reasonable period of time appropriate to the covered person's medical condition, but not later than fifteen calendar days after the date the health carrier receives such request, and shall notify the covered person and, if applicable, the covered person's authorized representative of such determination, whether or not the carrier certifies the provision of the benefit.

(B) If the review under subparagraph (A) of this subdivision is a review of a grievance involving a concurrent review request, pursuant to 45 CFR 147. 136, as amended from time to time, the treatment shall be continued without liability to the covered person until the covered person has been notified of the review decision.

(C) If the review under subparagraph (A) of this subdivision is a review of a grievance involving a prospective review request relating to the dispensation of a drug, other than a schedule II or III controlled substance, prescribed by a licensed participating provider, the health carrier shall issue immediate electronic authorization to the covered person's pharmacy for the dispensation of a one-time fourteen-day supply of such drug. Such authorization shall include confirmation of the availability of payment for such supply of such drug. The provisions of this subparagraph shall not apply to a grievance or review of an adverse determination under this section concerning the substitution of a generic drug or another brand name drug for a prescribed brand name drug unless the prescribing licensed participating provider has specified that there shall be no substitution for the specified brand name drug.

(2) For a retrospective review request, a health carrier shall make a determination within a reasonable period of time, but not later than thirty calendar days after the date the health carrier receives such request.

(3) The time periods specified in subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection may be extended once by the health carrier for up to fifteen calendar days, provided the health carrier:

(A) Determines that an extension is necessary due to circumstances beyond the health carrier's control; and

(B) Notifies the covered person and, if applicable, the covered person's authorized representative prior to the expiration of the initial time period, of the circumstances requiring the extension of time and the date by which the health carrier expects to make a determination.

(4) (A) If the extension pursuant to subdivision (3) of this subsection is necessary due to the failure of the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative to provide information necessary to make a determination on the request, the health carrier shall:

(i) Specifically describe in the notice of extension the required information necessary to complete the request; and

(ii) Provide the covered person and, if applicable, the covered person's authorized representative with not less than forty-five calendar days after the date of receipt of the notice to provide the specified information.

(B) If the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative fails to submit the specified information before the end of the period of the extension, the health carrier may deny certification of the benefit requested.

(c) With respect to an urgent care request:

(1) (A) Unless the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative has failed to provide information necessary for the health carrier to make a determination and except as specified under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision, the health carrier shall make a determination as soon as possible, taking into account the covered person's medical condition, but not later than seventy-two hours after the health carrier receives such request, provided, if the urgent care request is a concurrent review request to extend a course of treatment beyond the initial period of time or the number of treatments, such request is made at least twenty-four hours prior to the expiration of the prescribed period of time or number of treatments.

(B) Unless the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative has failed to provide information necessary for the health carrier to make a determination, for an urgent care request specified under subparagraph (B) or (C) of subdivision (38) of section 38a-591a, the health carrier shall make a determination as soon as possible, taking into account the covered person's medical condition, but not later than twenty-four hours after the health carrier receives such request, provided, if the urgent care request is a concurrent review request to extend a course of treatment beyond the initial period of time or the number of treatments, such request is made at least twenty-four hours prior to the expiration of the prescribed period of time or number of treatments.

(2) (A) If the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative has failed to provide information necessary for the health carrier to make a determination, the health carrier shall notify the covered person or the covered person's representative, as applicable, as soon as possible, but not later than twenty-four hours after the health carrier receives such request.

(B) The health carrier shall provide the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative, as applicable, a reasonable period of time to submit the specified information, taking into account the covered person's medical condition, but not less than forty-eight hours after notifying the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative, as applicable.

(3) The health carrier shall notify the covered person and, if applicable, the covered person's authorized representative of its determination as soon as possible, but not later than forty-eight hours after the earlier of (A) the date on which the covered person and the covered person's authorized representative, as applicable, provides the specified information to the health carrier, or (B) the date on which the specified information was to have been submitted.

(d) (1) Whenever a health carrier receives a review request from a covered person or a covered person's authorized representative that fails to meet the health carrier's filing procedures, the health carrier shall notify the covered person and, if applicable, the covered person's authorized representative of such failure not later than five calendar days after the health carrier receives such request, except that for an urgent care request, the health carrier shall notify the covered person and, if applicable, the covered person's authorized representative of such failure not later than twenty-four hours after the health carrier receives such request.

(2) If the health carrier provides such notice orally, the health carrier shall provide confirmation in writing to the covered person and the covered person's health care professional of record not later than five calendar days after providing the oral notice.

(e) Each health carrier shall provide promptly to a covered person and, if applicable, the covered person's authorized representative a notice of an adverse determination.

(1) Such notice may be provided in writing or by electronic means and shall set forth, in a manner calculated to be understood by the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative:

(A) Information sufficient to identify the benefit request or claim involved, including the date of service, if applicable, the health care professional and the claim amount;

(B) The specific reason or reasons for the adverse determination, including, upon request, a listing of the relevant clinical review criteria, including professional criteria and medical or scientific evidence and a description of the health carrier's standard, if any, that were used in reaching the denial;

(C) Reference to the specific health benefit plan provisions on which the determination is based;

(D) A description of any additional material or information necessary for the covered person to perfect the benefit request or claim, including an explanation of why the material or information is necessary to perfect the request or claim;

(E) A description of the health carrier's internal grievance process that includes (i) the health carrier's expedited review procedures, (ii) any time limits applicable to such process or procedures, (iii) the contact information for the organizational unit designated to coordinate the review on behalf of the health carrier, and (iv) a statement that the covered person or, if applicable, the covered person's authorized representative is entitled, pursuant to the requirements of the health carrier's internal grievance process, to receive from the health carrier, free of charge upon request, reasonable access to and copies of all documents, records, communications and other information and evidence regarding the covered person's benefit request;

(F) If the adverse determination is based on a health carrier's internal rule, guideline, protocol or other similar criterion, (i) the specific rule, guideline, protocol or other similar criterion, or (ii) (I) a statement that a specific rule, guideline, protocol or other similar criterion of the health carrier was relied upon to make the adverse determination and that a copy of such rule, guideline, protocol or other similar criterion will be provided to the covered person free of charge upon request, (II) instructions for requesting such copy, and (III) the links to such rule, guideline, protocol or other similar criterion on such health carrier's Internet web site. If the adverse determination involves the treatment of a substance use disorder, as described in section 17a-458, or a mental disorder, the notice of adverse determination shall also include, if applicable, a link to the document created and maintained by such health carrier pursuant to subdivision (3), (4) or (5) of subsection (a) of section 38a-591c, as applicable, on such health carrier's Internet web site;

(G) If the adverse determination is based on medical necessity or an experimental or investigational treatment or similar exclusion or limit, the written statement of the scientific or clinical rationale for the adverse determination and (i) an explanation of the scientific or clinical rationale used to make the determination that applies the terms of the health benefit plan to the covered person's medical circumstances or (ii) a statement that an explanation will be provided to the covered person free of charge upon request, and instructions for requesting a copy of such explanation;

(H) A statement explaining the right of the covered person to contact the commissioner's office or the Office of the Healthcare Advocate at any time for assistance or, upon completion of the health carrier's internal grievance process, to file a civil suit in a court of competent jurisdiction. Such statement shall include the contact information for said offices; and

(I) A statement that if the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative chooses to file a grievance of an adverse determination, (i) such appeals are sometimes successful, (ii) such covered person or covered person's authorized representative may benefit from free assistance from the Office of the Healthcare Advocate, which can assist such covered person or covered person's authorized representative with the filing of a grievance pursuant to 42 USC 300gg-93, as amended from time to time, or from the Division of Consumer Affairs within the Insurance Department, (iii) such covered person or covered person's authorized representative is entitled and encouraged to submit supporting documentation for the health carrier's consideration during the review of an adverse determination, including narratives from such covered person or covered person's authorized representative and letters and treatment notes from such covered person's health care professional, and (iv) such covered person or covered person's authorized representative has the right to ask such covered person's health care professional for such letters or treatment notes.

(2) Upon request pursuant to subparagraph (E) of subdivision (1) of this subsection, the health carrier shall provide such copies in accordance with subsection (a) of section 38a-591n.

(f) If the adverse determination is a rescission, the health carrier shall include with the advance notice of the application for rescission required to be sent to the covered person, a written statement that includes:

(1) Clear identification of the alleged fraudulent act, practice or omission or the intentional misrepresentation of material fact;

(2) An explanation as to why the act, practice or omission was fraudulent or was an intentional misrepresentation of a material fact;

(3) A disclosure that the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative may file immediately, without waiting for the date such advance notice of the proposed rescission ends, a grievance with the health carrier to request a review of the adverse determination to rescind coverage, pursuant to sections 38a-591e, as amended by this act, and 38a-591f;

(4) A description of the health carrier's grievance procedures established under sections 38a-591e, as amended by this act, and 38a-591f, including any time limits applicable to those procedures; and

(5) The date such advance notice of the proposed rescission ends and the date back to which the coverage will be retroactively rescinded.

(g) (1) Whenever a health carrier fails to strictly adhere to the requirements of this section with respect to making utilization review and benefit determinations of a benefit request or claim, the covered person shall be deemed to have exhausted the internal grievance process of such health carrier and may file a request for an external review in accordance with the provisions of section 38a-591g, regardless of whether the health carrier asserts it substantially complied with the requirements of this section or that any error it committed was de minimis.

(2) A covered person who has exhausted the internal grievance process of a health carrier may, in addition to filing a request for an external review, pursue any available remedies under state or federal law on the basis that the health carrier failed to provide a reasonable internal grievance process that would yield a decision on the merits of the claim.

Sec. 2. Section 38a-591e of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2015):

(a) (1) Each health carrier shall establish and maintain written procedures for (A) the review of grievances of adverse determinations that were based, in whole or in part, on medical necessity, (B) the expedited review of grievances of adverse determinations of urgent care requests, including concurrent review urgent care requests involving an admission, availability of care, continued stay or health care service for a covered person who has received emergency services but has not been discharged from a facility, and (C) notifying covered persons or covered persons' authorized representatives of such adverse determinations.

(2) Each health carrier shall file with the commissioner a copy of such procedures, including all forms used to process requests, and any subsequent material modifications to such procedures.

(3) In addition to a copy of such procedures, each health carrier shall file annually with the commissioner, as part of its annual report required under subsection (e) of section 38a-591b, a certificate of compliance stating that the health carrier has established and maintains grievance procedures for each of its health benefit plans that are fully compliant with the provisions of sections 38a-591a to 38a-591n, inclusive.

(b) (1) A covered person or a covered person's authorized representative may file a grievance of an adverse determination that was based, in whole or in part, on medical necessity with the health carrier not later than one hundred eighty calendar days after the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative, as applicable, receives the notice of an adverse determination.

(2) For prospective or concurrent urgent care requests, a covered person or a covered person's authorized representative may make a request for an expedited review orally or in writing.

(c) (1) (A) When conducting a review of an adverse determination under this section, the health carrier shall ensure that such review is conducted in a manner to ensure the independence and impartiality of the clinical peer or peers involved in making the review decision.

(B) If the adverse determination involves utilization review, the health carrier shall designate an appropriate clinical peer or peers to review such adverse determination. Such clinical peer or peers shall not have been involved in the initial adverse determination.

(C) The clinical peer or peers conducting a review under this section shall take into consideration all comments, documents, records and other information relevant to the covered person's benefit request that is the subject of the adverse determination under review, that are submitted by the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative, regardless of whether such information was submitted or considered in making the initial adverse determination.

(D) Prior to issuing a decision, the health carrier shall provide free of charge, by facsimile, electronic means or any other expeditious method available, to the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative, as applicable, any new or additional documents, communications, information and evidence relied upon and any new or additional scientific or clinical rationale used by the health carrier in connection with the grievance. Such documents, communications, information, evidence and rationale shall be provided sufficiently in advance of the date the health carrier is required to issue a decision to permit the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative, as applicable, a reasonable opportunity to respond prior to such date.

(2) If the review under subdivision (1) of this subsection is an expedited review, all necessary information, including the health carrier's decision, shall be transmitted between the health carrier and the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative, as applicable, by telephone, facsimile, electronic means or any other expeditious method available.

(3) If the review under subdivision (1) of this subsection is an expedited review of a grievance involving an adverse determination of a concurrent review request, pursuant to 45 CFR 147. 136, as amended from time to time, the treatment shall be continued without liability to the covered person until the covered person has been notified of the review decision.

(4) If the review under subdivision (1) of this subsection is a review of a grievance involving an adverse determination of a prospective review request relating to the dispensation of a drug, other than a schedule II or III controlled substance, prescribed by a licensed participating provider, the health carrier shall issue immediate electronic authorization to the covered person's pharmacy for the dispensation of a one-time fourteen-day supply of such drug. Such authorization shall include confirmation of the availability of payment for such supply of such drug. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to a grievance or review of an adverse determination under this section concerning the substitution of a generic drug or another brand name drug for a prescribed brand name drug unless the prescribing licensed participating provider has specified that there shall be no substitution for the specified brand name drug.

(d) (1) The health carrier shall notify the covered person and, if applicable, the covered person's authorized representative, in writing or by electronic means, of its decision within a reasonable period of time appropriate to the covered person's medical condition, but not later than:

(A) For prospective review and concurrent review requests, thirty calendar days after the health carrier receives the grievance;

(B) For retrospective review requests, sixty calendar days after the health carrier receives the grievance;

(C) For expedited review requests, except as specified under subparagraph (D) of this subdivision, seventy-two hours after the health carrier receives the grievance; and

(D) For expedited review requests of a health care service or course of treatment specified under subparagraph (B) or (C) of subdivision (38) of section 38a-591a, twenty-four hours after the health carrier receives the grievance.

(2) The time periods set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection shall apply regardless of whether all of the information necessary to make a decision accompanies the filing.

(e) (1) The notice required under subsection (d) of this section shall set forth, in a manner calculated to be understood by the covered person or the covered person's authorized representative:

(A) The titles and qualifying credentials of the clinical peer or peers participating in the review process;

(B) Information sufficient to identify the claim involved with respect to the grievance, including the date of service, if applicable, the health care professional and the claim amount;

(C) A statement of such clinical peer's or peers' understanding of the covered person's grievance;

(D) The clinical peer's or peers' decision in clear terms and the health benefit plan contract basis or scientific or clinical rationale for such decision in sufficient detail for the covered person to respond further to the health carrier's position;

(E) Reference to the evidence or documentation used as the basis for the decision;

(F) For a decision that upholds the adverse determination:

(i) The specific reason or reasons for the final adverse determination, including the denial code and its corresponding meaning, as well as a description of the health carrier's standard, if any, that was used in reaching the denial;

(ii) Reference to the specific health benefit plan provisions on which the decision is based;

(iii) A statement that the covered person may receive from the health carrier, free of charge and upon request, reasonable access to and copies of, all documents, records, communications and other information and evidence not previously provided regarding the adverse determination under review;

(iv) If the final adverse determination is based on a health carrier's internal rule, guideline, protocol or other similar criterion, (I) the specific rule, guideline, protocol or other similar criterion, or (II) a statement that a specific rule, guideline, protocol or other similar criterion of the health carrier was relied upon to make the final adverse determination and that a copy of such rule, guideline, protocol or other similar criterion will be provided to the covered person free of charge upon request and instructions for requesting such copy;

(v) If the final adverse determination is based on medical necessity or an experimental or investigational treatment or similar exclusion or limit, the written statement of the scientific or clinical rationale for the final adverse determination and (I) an explanation of the scientific or clinical rationale used to make the determination that applies the terms of the health benefit plan to the covered person's medical circumstances, or (II) a statement that an explanation will be provided to the covered person free of charge upon request and instructions for requesting a copy of such explanation;

(vi) A statement describing the procedures for obtaining an external review of the final adverse determination;

(G) If applicable, the following statement: "You and your plan may have other voluntary alternative dispute resolution options such as mediation. One way to find out what may be available is to contact your state Insurance Commissioner. "; and

(H) A statement disclosing the covered person's right to contact the commissioner's office or the Office of the Healthcare Advocate at any time. Such disclosure shall include the contact information for said offices.

(2) Upon request pursuant to subparagraph (F)(iii) of subdivision (1) of this subsection, the health carrier shall provide such copies in accordance with subsection (b) of section 38a-591n.

(f) (1) Whenever a health carrier fails to strictly adhere to the requirements of this section with respect to receiving and resolving grievances involving an adverse determination, the covered person shall be deemed to have exhausted the internal grievance process of such health carrier and may file a request for an external review, regardless of whether the health carrier asserts that it substantially complied with the requirements of this section, or that any error it committed was de minimis.

(2) A covered person who has exhausted the internal grievance process of a health carrier may, in addition to filing a request for an external review, pursue any available remedies under state or federal law on the basis that the health carrier failed to provide a reasonable internal grievance process that would yield a decision on the merits of the claim. "

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

Section 1

January 1, 2015

38a-591d

Sec. 2

January 1, 2015

38a-591e

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 47 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 33

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 23

Those voting Nay 10

Those absent and not voting 3

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 186 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3838) 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

 

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

A

   

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

A

   

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

A

   

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

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.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 188 (RAISED) (File No. 60) AN ACT CONCERNING CAPTIVE INSURANCE COMPANIES.

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

Remarking were Senators Kelly of the 21st and Welch of the 31st.

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 199 (RAISED) (File No. 63) AN ACT CONCERNING LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUM RATE INCREASES.

Senator Crisco of the 17th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3124) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Looney of the 11th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike lines 81 to 86, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(ii) Provide policyholders not less than thirty calendar days to elect a reduction in policy benefits; and

(iii) Include a statement in such notice that if a policyholder fails to elect a reduction in policy benefits by the end of the notice period and has not cancelled the policy, the policyholder will be deemed to have elected to retain the existing policy benefits. "

Strike lines 163 to 168, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(ii) Provide certificate holders not less than thirty calendar days to elect a reduction in policy benefits; and

(iii) Include a statement in such notice that if a certificate holder fails to elect a reduction in policy benefits by the end of the notice period and has not cancelled the policy, the certificate holder will be deemed to have elected to retain the existing policy benefits. "

Remarking were Senators Looney of the 11th, Kelly of the 21st, Welch of the 31st and McLachlan of the 24th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 2: 50 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 1

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 199 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3124) 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

 

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

A

   

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

   

N

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.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 125 (RAISED) (File No. 107) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH STATUTES.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

On motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 255 (RAISED) (File No. 116) AN ACT CONCERNING UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #3.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

On motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 256 (RAISED) (File No. 117) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES REVOLVING LOAN FUND.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

On motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 260 (RAISED) (File No. 127) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF A CONSERVATOR AND OTHER PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE DECISIONS RELATING TO THE CARE AND DISPOSITION OF A DECEASED PERSON'S BODY.

Senator Coleman of the 2nd explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3829) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Kissel of the 7th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

In line 129, after the period, insert: "A document executed by a conservator pursuant to this subdivision shall include provisions indicating that such document (i) is valid if the person is under conservatorship at the time of his or her death, and (ii) terminates upon the termination of the conservatorship when such termination occurs prior to the death of the conserved person. "

In line 133, after "section", insert: "or section 19a-575a"

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

"Sec. 501. Section 19a-580e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) Except as authorized by a court of competent jurisdiction, a conservator shall comply with a conserved person's individual health care instructions and other wishes, if any, expressed while the conserved person had capacity and to the extent known to the conservator, and the conservator may not revoke the conserved person's advance health care directive or a directive executed in accordance with subdivision (14) of section 1-52, as amended by this act, or section 45a-318, as amended by this act, unless the appointing court expressly so authorizes.

(b) Absent a court order to the contrary, a [health care] decision of a health care representative concerning health care or the disposition of the body of a deceased person takes precedence over that of a conservator, except under the following circumstances: (1) When the health care decision concerns a person who is subject to the provisions of section 17a-566, 17a-587, 17a-588 or 54-56d; (2) when a conservator has been appointed for a conserved person who is subject to an order authorized under subsection (e) of section 17a-543, for the duration of the conserved person's hospitalization; or (3) when a conservator has been appointed for a conserved person subject to an order authorized under section 17a-543a. "

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2014

19a-580e

Remarking was Senator Kissel of the 7th.

On motion of Senator Coleman of the 2nd, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3829) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 280 (RAISED) (File No. 194) AN ACT CONCERNING UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE OFFSETS.

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

Remarking was Senator Kelly of the 21st.

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

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 271 (RAISED) (File No. 224) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE'S AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE AND TO RECEIVE DONATIONS OF REAL PROPERTY.

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

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 193 (RAISED) (File No. 270) AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF FEES FOR THE PROCESSING OF INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYMENTS.

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

Remarking was Senator Fasano of the 34th.

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

SENATOR COLEMAN IN THE CHAIR

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 281 (RAISED) (File No. 321) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS FOR TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO THE EDUCATION STATUTES.

Senator Stillman of the 20th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

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

BANKS. Substitute for S. B. No. 283 (RAISED) (File No. 379) AN ACT CONCERNING THE BANKING LAWS, THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, THE ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER ACT AND MORTGAGORS IN GOOD STANDING.

Senator Leone of the 27th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Linares of the 33rd and Fasano of the 34th.

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

THE PRESIDENT IN THE CHAIR

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 477 (RAISED) (File No. 393) AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPUNGEMENT OF A PUPIL'S CUMULATIVE EDUCATION RECORD FOR CERTAIN EXPULSIONS.

Senator Stillman of the 20th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3828) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Bartolomeo of the 13th, Boucher of the 26th and Kane of the 32nd.

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 (c) of section 10-233d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(c) (1) In determining the length of an expulsion and the nature of the alternative educational opportunity to be offered under subsection (d) of this section, the local or regional board of education, or the impartial hearing board established pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, may receive and consider evidence of past disciplinary problems [which] that have led to removal from a classroom, suspension or expulsion of such pupil.

(2) For any pupil expelled for the first time pursuant to this section and who has never been suspended pursuant to section 10-233c, except for a pupil who has been expelled based on possession of a firearm or deadly weapon as described in subsection (a) of this section, the local or regional board of education may shorten the length of or waive the expulsion period if the pupil successfully completes a board-specified program and meets any other conditions required by the board. Such board-specified program shall not require the pupil or the parent or guardian of the pupil to pay for participation in the program.

Sec. 2. Subsection (f) of section 10-233d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(f) [(1)] Whenever a pupil is expelled pursuant to the provisions of this section, notice of the expulsion and the conduct for which the pupil was expelled shall be included on the pupil's cumulative educational record. Such notice, except for notice of an expulsion of a pupil in grades nine to twelve, inclusive, based on possession of a firearm or deadly weapon as described in subsection (a) of this section, (1) shall be expunged from the cumulative educational record by the local or regional board of education if a pupil graduates from high school, [except as provided for in subdivision (2) of this subsection] or (2) may be expunged from the cumulative educational record by the local or regional board of education before a pupil graduates from high school if (A) in the case of a pupil for which the length of the expulsion period is shortened or the expulsion period is waived pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of this section, such board determines that an expungement is warranted at the time such pupil completes the board-specified program and meets any other conditions required by such board pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of this section, or (B) such pupil has demonstrated to such board that the conduct and behavior of such pupil in the years following such expulsion warrants an expungement. A local or regional board of education, in determining whether to expunge such notice under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision, may receive and consider evidence of any subsequent disciplinary problems that have led to removal from a classroom, suspension or expulsion of such pupil.

[(2) In the case of a pupil for which the length of the expulsion period is shortened or the expulsion period is waived pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of this section, such notice shall be expunged from the cumulative educational record by the local or regional board of education (A) if the pupil graduates from high school, or (B) if the board so chooses, at the time the pupil completes the board-specified program and meets any other conditions required by the board pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of this section, whichever is earlier. ]"

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

Section 1

July 1, 2014

10-233d(c)

Sec. 2

July 1, 2014

10-233d(f)

On motion of Senator Stillman of the 20th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3828) 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

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

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 Planning and Development.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 312 (RAISED) (File No. 423) AN ACT CONCERNING A LONG ISLAND SOUND RESOURCE AND USE INVENTORY AND A LONG ISLAND SOUND BLUE PLAN.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3774) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator 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. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2014) (a) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, in conjunction with the Long Island Sound Resource and Use Inventory and Blue Plan Advisory Committee, established pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, and within available resources, shall: (1) Coordinate the completion of a Long Island Sound Resource and Use Inventory by a Long Island Sound Inventory and Science subcommittee to be convened by The University of Connecticut. Such resource and use inventory shall be comprised of the best available information and data regarding the natural resources within Long Island Sound and the uses of Long Island Sound, including, but not limited to, all: (A) Plants; (B) animals; (C) habitats; (D) ecologically significant areas in nearshore and offshore waters and substrates of such waters; (E) uses of such waters and substrates, including, but not limited to: (i) Recreational and commercial boating and fishing, (ii) shellfish beds, (iii) aquaculture facilities, (iv) shipping corridors, (v) energy facilities, and (vi) electric power line, gas pipeline and telecommunications crossings; and (F) any updates and additions to the comprehensive environmental assessment and plan completed, in accordance with section 25-157a of the general statutes; and (2) develop a Long Island Sound Blue Plan that may include maps, illustrations and other media. Such Long Island Sound Blue Plan shall: (A) Establish the state's goals, siting priorities and standards for ensuring effective stewardship of the waters of Long Island Sound held in trust for the benefit of the public; (B) promote science-based management practices that take into account the existing natural, social, cultural, historic and economic characteristics of planning areas within Long Island Sound; (C) preserve and protect traditional riparian and water-dependent uses and activities; (D) promote maximum public accessibility to Long Island Sound's waters for traditional public trust uses, such as recreational and commercial boating and fishing, except when necessary to protect coastal resources, preserve public health, safety and welfare, or when it is in the interest of national security; (E) reflect the importance of the waters of Long Island Sound to the citizens of this state who derive livelihoods and recreational benefits from boating and fishing; (F) analyze the implications of existing and potential uses and users of Long Island Sound with a focus on avoiding potential use conflicts; (G) be based upon the Long Island Sound Resources and Uses Inventory, prepared pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection, with provision for the ongoing acquisition and application of up-to-date resource and use data, including seafloor mapping; (H) reflect the value of biodiversity and ecosystem health in regard to the interdependence of ecosystems; (I) identify and protect special, sensitive or unique estuarine and marine life and habitats, including, but not limited to, scenic and visual resources; (J) adapt to evolving knowledge and understanding of the marine environment, including adaptation to climate change and rise in sea level; (K) foster sustainable uses that capitalize on economic opportunity without significant detriment to the ecology or natural beauty of Long Island Sound; (L) support the infrastructure necessary to sustain the economy and quality of life for the citizens of this state; (M) be coordinated, to the maximum extent feasible, with local, regional and federal planning entities and agencies, including, but not limited to, the Long Island Sound Study and National Ocean Policy's Northeast Regional Planning Body and the Connecticut-New York Bi-State Marine Spatial Planning Working Group; (N) be coordinated, developed and implemented, to the maximum extent feasible, with the state of New York; (O) be developed through a transparent and inclusive process that seeks widespread participation of the public and stakeholders and encourages public participation in decision making; (P) identify appropriate locations and performance standards for activities, uses and facilities regulated under existing state permit programs, including, but not limited to, measures to guide siting of uses in a manner compatible with said Long Island Sound Blue Plan; (Q) be consistent with the state plan of conservation and development and the goals and policies described in section 22a-92 of the general statutes; and (R) reflect the importance of planning for Long Island Sound as an estuary that crosses state boundaries, including the identification of potential measures that encourage such planning. The commissioner may accept, on behalf of the state, any gifts, grants, donations or bequests for the purposes of assisting the completion of the Long Island Sound Resources and Use Inventory and the development of a Long Island Sound Blue Plan.

(b) For the purposes of this section, the submerged lands and waters subject to the commissioner's planning, management and coordination authority under the Long Island Sound Blue Plan shall include Long Island Sound and its bays and inlets from the mean high water line, as defined by the most recent data of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to the state's waterward boundaries with the states of New York and Rhode Island. Any siting policies, identification of locations, or performance standards for activities, uses and facilities under the Long Island Sound Blue Plan shall apply in a spatial planning area located seaward of the bathymetric contour of minus ten feet North American Vertical Datum to the state's waterward boundaries with the states of New York and Rhode Island. Such spatial planning area shall be designated on a map to be prepared by the advisory committee established pursuant to subsection (c) of this section.

(c) There is established a Long Island Sound Resource and Use Inventory and Blue Plan Advisory Committee that shall assist the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection with the drafting of the Long Island Sound Resource and Use Inventory and the Long Island Sound Blue Plan, described in subsection (a) of this section. Said advisory committee shall consist of the following members: (1) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, or the commissioner's designee, (2) the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management or the secretary's designee, (3) a member from a marine-related program at The University of Connecticut, (4) a representative of the Department of Transportation, (5) a representative of the Department of Agriculture, (6) a representative of the Connecticut Siting Council, (7) a representative of the marine trades industry, appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, (8) a representative of a conservation organization that specializes in coastal issues, appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, (9) a representative of the gas and electric distribution industries, appointed by the Governor, (10) a representative of the commercial finfish industry, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, (11) a representative of the recreational fishing and hunting community, appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, (12) a representative of a nonprofit conservation organization with expertise in marine assessments and planning, appointed by the Governor, (13) a representative of the shellfish industry, appointed by the Governor, (14) two representatives of coastal municipalities, one appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives and one appointed by the Governor, and (15) a representative of the commercial boating or shipping industries, appointed by the majority leader of the Senate. The commissioner shall convene the first meeting of such advisory committee not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section and shall serve as the chairperson of such advisory committee. The commissioner may request members of the advisory committee to assist with administrative functions of the advisory committee, including, but not limited to, convening and noticing meetings and drafting assessments and reports. The advisory committee shall be located in the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for administrative purposes only.

(d) The Long Island Sound Resource and Use Inventory and Blue Plan Advisory Committee shall hold not less than three public hearings in different coastal municipalities of the state to receive comments and submissions from the public and interested persons and may provide for other public outreach and input measures, as appropriate, to assure sufficient stakeholder engagement and representation. The advisory committee shall assist the commissioner in completing a draft of the Long Island Sound Resource and Use Inventory and the Long Island Sound Blue Plan not later than March 1, 2019.

(e) During the drafting of the Long Island Sound Resource and Use Inventory and Long Island Sound Blue Plan, and prior to making such draft available for public comment, in accordance with subsection (f) of this section, the advisory committee shall consult with the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, representatives of the telecommunications industry, waterfront businesses, a tribal nation and the tourism or recreation industry. Additionally, the advisory committee shall, to the extent feasible, consult with the applicable New York state agencies, advisory counterparts and the Connecticut-New York Bi-State Marine Spatial Planning Working Group to devise a mutually agreeable process for developing the Long Island Sound Resource and Use Inventory and Long Island Sound Blue Plan.

(f) Upon completion of the draft Long Island Sound Resource and Use Inventory and the Long Island Sound Blue Plan, the commissioner shall make such draft available for public review and comment and shall publish notice thereof in not less than five newspapers of general circulation, the Environmental Monitor and the Connecticut Law Journal. The commissioner shall cause such draft and notice of public comment period to be posted on the Internet web site of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Office of Policy and Management. Such notice of public comment period shall provide for a public comment period of not less than ninety days. Not later than ninety days after the end of such public comment period, the commissioner shall adopt a final draft of the Long Island Sound Resource and Use Inventory and the Long Island Sound Blue Plan.

(g) Upon completion of the final draft of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan, such plan shall be submitted to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment. Said committee, not later than forty-five days after the start of the next occurring legislative session following receipt of such plan, shall submit such plan, in conjunction with the committee's recommendation for approval or disapproval of such plan, to the General Assembly. Such plan shall become effective when approved by a majority vote of each chamber of the General Assembly. In the event that the General Assembly disapproves the plan, in whole or in part, such plan shall be deemed to be rejected and shall be returned to the advisory committee for revision.

(h) Upon approval of such inventory and plan: (1) Such plan shall be considered as a factor in the review of applications pursuant to sections 16-50k, 22-11h, 22-11i, 22-11j, 22a-6k, 22a-359, 22a-361, 22a-363b, 22a-363d, 22a-430, 25-157b, 26-194 and 26-257a of the general statutes and Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and may be utilized for guidance in preapplication discussions between the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection and applicants, (2) the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall seek necessary federal approval to incorporate the Long Island Sound Blue Plan as an enforceable policy in the state's coastal management program under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, (3) the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall, within available resources, develop and implement a public outreach and information program to provide information to the public regarding the Long Island Sound Blue Plan, (4) the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall provide for the review and update of such inventory and plan at least once every five years and any revision to such inventory and plan shall become effective upon approval by the General Assembly, in accordance with subsection (g) of this section, (5) the advisory committee, not later than six months after such approval, shall advise the commissioner on the operation, implementation and updating of the inventory and plan, as applicable, and shall meet on a quarterly basis to review implementation of such plan, identify emerging issues and recommend any necessary or desirable alterations or improvements to such plan, and (6) the advisory committee shall, within available resources, hold not less than one public hearing each year to receive comments and submissions from the public on such inventory and plan. "

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

Section 1

July 1, 2014

New section

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3774) was referred to the Committee on Planning and Development.

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the bill referred to Committee was immediately transmitted to the Committee indicated for further action.

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.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 413 (RAISED) (File No. 426) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING MEDICAL ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th, explained the bill and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Welch of the 31st, Boucher of the 26th and Kelly of the 21st.

Senator Kelly of the 21st offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3711) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Gerratana of the 6th, Fasano of the 34th, Welch of the 31st and McLachlan of the 24th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 18 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 13

Those voting Nay 21

Those absent and not voting 2

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3711) 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

A

   

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

A

   

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. Subsection (b) of section 501 of substitute senate bill 36, as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A", is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(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; and (4) include at least five contact hours of 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. "

On motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 418 (RAISED) (File No. 428) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH'S RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING MEDICAL SPAS.

Senator Gerratana of the 6th, explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking was Senator Welch of the 31st.

On motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 217 (RAISED) (File No. 480) AN ACT CONCERNING EXCUSED ABSENCES FROM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN OF SERVICE MEMBERS.

Senator Leone of the 27th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3616) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was Adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

In line 6, strike ", except as"

In line 7, strike "provided in subsection (f) of this section"

In line 66, strike "student" and insert "child, age five to eighteen, inclusive, who is enrolled in a public or private school and" in lieu thereof

In line 67, strike "uniformed services" and insert "armed forces, as defined in section 27-103," in lieu thereof

In line 68, strike ","

In line 71, strike "the"

In line 72, strike "student's" and insert "such child's" in lieu thereof

In line 72, strike "relative" and insert "with respect" in lieu thereof

In line 74, strike "the student" and insert "such child" in lieu thereof

In line 77, strike "the student" and insert "such child" in lieu thereof

Remarking were Senators Markley of the 16th and Frantz of the 36th.

On motion of Senator Leone of the 27th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3616) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES

SENATE AGENDA NO. 1

Senator Looney of the 11th moved for suspension of the rules to refer a bill from Senate Agenda No. 1.

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.

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

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 4: 42 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 35

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 1

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

A

   

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

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 3

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. 3.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 181 (RAISED) (File No. 35) AN ACT CONCERNING UCONN LEASES WITH STATE AGENCIES AND QUASI-PUBLIC AGENCIES.

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

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

On motion of Senator Gerratana of the 6th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 3.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 3

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. 3.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 185 (RAISED) (File No. 374) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE STANDARD VALUATION AND NONFORFEITURE LAWS, AND THE USE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE COMMISSIONERS' VALUATION MANUAL.

Senator Crisco of the 17th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3542) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike lines 96 and 97 in their entirety and insert in lieu thereof "prior to the operative date of the Valuation Manual, as set forth in section 2 of this act, for policies and contracts issued prior to said operative date. "

In line 259, strike "and" and insert ", if" in lieu thereof

In line 301, strike "issued" and insert "in force" in lieu thereof

In line 1328, strike "(i)" and insert "(A)" in lieu thereof

In line 1335, strike "(ii)" and insert "(B)" in lieu thereof

Remarking was Senator Kelly of the 21st.

On motion of Senator Crisco of the 17th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3542) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 3.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL REFERED TO THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

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. 3.

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.

Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3669) 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 7, strike the comma after "pipe" and insert "or" in lieu thereof

In line 7, strike "or any other vapor product"

In line 12, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 27, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 29, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 33, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 37, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 44, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 53, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 54, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 63, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 71, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 77, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 100, after "systems" insert "or vapor products"

In line 106, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 110, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 123, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 126, after "systems" insert "or vapor products"

In line 128, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

In line 131, after "system" insert "or vapor product"

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3669) was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the bill referred to Committee was immediately transmitted to the Committee indicated for further action.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 3

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. 3.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. 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. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator LeBeau of the 3rd, explained the bill as amended and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators McLachlan of the 24th, Frantz of the 36th and Looney of the 11th.

On motion of Senator LeBeau of the 3rd, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 3.

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MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT 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.

BANKS. S. B. No. 57 (RAISED) (File No. 27) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DIRECT DEPOSIT OF WAGES.

Senator Holder-Winfield of the 10th, explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3625) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator McLachlan of the 24th, Frantz of the 36th and Looney of the 11th.

On a voice vote the amendment was Adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike section 1 in its entirety and renumber the remaining sections and internal references accordingly

Remarking were Senators Markley of the 16th and Guglielmo of the 35th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 5: 16 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 32

Those voting Nay 2

Those absent and not voting 2

On the roll call vote Seante Bill No. 57 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3625) 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

 

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

A

   

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

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

A

   

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.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 3

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 5: 21 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 2

On the roll call vote the Consent Calendar No. 3 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

A

   

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

A

   

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

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

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

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 10 (RAISED) (File No. 7) AN ACT CONCERNING COPAYMENTS FOR BREAST ULTRASOUND SCREENINGS.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 132 (COMM) (File No. 372) AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE CONSORTIUM OF CONNECTICUT ART MUSEUMS.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 421 (RAISED) (File No. 389) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN BIDDING PREFERENCES IN STATE AND MUNICIPAL CONTRACTING.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 246 (RAISED) (File No. 376) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF STATE AND MUNICIPAL ESSENTIAL RECORDS AND THE PRESERVATION OF ELECTRONIC RECORDS.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 174 (RAISED) (File No. 373) AN ACT CONCERNING FAIRNESS IN MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS FOR HOME-CARE CLIENTS.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 322 (RAISED) (File No. 382) AN ACT CONNECTING THE PUBLIC TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 410 (RAISED) (File No. 388) AN ACT CONCERNING ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 224 (RAISED) (File No. 421) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SCHOOL NURSE ADVISORY COUNCIL.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 26 (File No. 478) AN ACT EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 476 (RAISED) (File No. 491) AN ACT CONCERNING FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS FOR ALLIANCE DISTRICTS, BILINGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND A SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM GRANT.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 451 (RAISED) (File No. 487) AN ACT CONCERNING GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND STATE CONTRACTING.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMIITTEE

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

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

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.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 62 (RAISED) (File No. 51) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RETENTION OF PROMOTIONAL EXAM RESULTS.

HOUSING. S. B. No. 175 (RAISED) (File No. 74) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF EMERGENCY POWER NEEDS IN PUBLIC HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 55 (RAISED) (File No. 105) AN ACT CONCERNING COMPLAINTS THAT ALLEGE MISCONDUCT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY PERSONNEL.

HUMAN SERVICES. S. B. No. 177 (RAISED) (File No. 123) AN ACT CONCERNING A COMMUNITY SPOUSE'S ALLOWABLE ASSETS.

HUMAN SERVICES. S. B. No. 244 (RAISED) (File No. 174) AN ACT INCREASING HOME CARE PROVIDER RATES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

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

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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. 1 (COMM) (File No. 366) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE SUBSIDIZED TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM AND ENCOURAGING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE REMEDIATION OF STATE-OWNED BROWNFIELDS.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 78 (COMM) (File No. 369) AN ACT EXTENDING THE JOB EXPANSION TAX CREDIT PROGRAM.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 303 (RAISED) (File No. 380) AN ACT EXTENDING THE RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTAL EXPENDITURE TAX CREDIT TO PASS-THROUGH ENTITIES.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 31 (File No. 418) AN ACT CONCERNING CONTINUED DELIVERY OF LEGAL SERVICES TO THE POOR.

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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

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.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for S. B. No. 222 (RAISED) (File No. 272) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEE.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 105 (RAISED) (File No. 370) AN ACT CONCERNING SOCIAL INNOVATION INVESTMENT.

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.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 40 (RAISED) (File No. 479) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PUBLICATION OF MUNICIPAL LEGAL NOTICES IN NEWSPAPERS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. S. B. No. 215 (RAISED) (File No. 112) AN ACT PROVIDING VETERANS' PREFERENCES IN THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND HOUSING AUTHORITY PROJECTS.

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 424 (RAISED) (File No. 391) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN IN THE CARE AND CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

HUMAN SERVICES

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

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 45 (RAISED) (File No. 166) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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. Substitute for S. B. No. 412 (RAISED) (File No. 330) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING STATUTES.

BANKS. Substitute for S. B. No. 373 (RAISED) (File No. 386) AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, THE ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER ACT AND THE ISSUANCE OF SUBPOENAS ON A NONPARTY WITNESS.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 72 (RAISED) (File No. 367) AN ACT CONCERNING LIABILITY FOR THE GROWING OF RUNNING BAMBOO.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 350 (RAISED) (File No. 385) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE-WIDE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 194 (RAISED) (File No. 375) AN ACT CONCERNING RISK MANAGEMENT AND OWN RISK AND SOLVENCY ASSESSMENTS FOR DOMESTIC INSURERS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for S. B. No. 479 (RAISED) (File No. 394) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF PAYMENTS OF ASSESSMENTS AND USER FEES TO THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 381 (RAISED) (File No. 425) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TASK FORCE ON VICTIM PRIVACY AND THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

JUDICIARY

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

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 179 (RAISED) (File No. 169) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA TASK FORCE'S RECOMMENDATIONS ON TRAINING.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 304 (RAISED) (File No. 381) AN ACT MAXIMIZING JOBS FOR STATE WORKERS BY REQUIRING LOCAL CONSTRUCTION HIRING REPORTS BY RECIPIENTS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 419 (RAISED) (File No. 429) AN ACT CONCERNING HOSPITAL AND WELLNESS ENTERPRISE ZONES.

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 484 (RAISED) (File No. 434) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL ASSESSMENTS OF PROPERTY USED FOR WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUSINESS USE.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 447 (RAISED) (File No. 432) AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES AND HOMEOWNERSHIP INCENTIVE PROGRAMS.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 467 (RAISED) (File No. 489) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE GRANTS IN LIEU OF PROPERTY TAXES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS 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.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 464 (RAISED) (File No. 433) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF HAIR FOLLICLE DRUG TESTING BY CLINICAL LABORATORIES.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

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.

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 439 (RAISED) (File No. 485) AN ACT CONCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

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

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 423 (RAISED) (File No. 390) AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT PRIVACY AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ARMED SERVICES VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY.

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE COMMITTEES

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

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:

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 227 (RAISED) (File No. 221) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION COMMITTEE REVIEW.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 359 (RAISED) (File No. 326) AN ACT CONCERNING DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES.

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for S. B. No. 107 (RAISED) (File No. 371) AN ACT CONCERNING DELIVERY OF THE YELLOW PAGES PHONE BOOK.

PUBLIC HEALTH. S. B. No. 415 (RAISED) (File No. 427) AN ACT ESTABLISHING ADDITIONAL SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS.

SENATOR(S) ABSENT

The following Senator(s) may have missed some votes due to the following:

Senator Welch of the 31st - Legislative business

Senator Witkos of the 8th - Legislative business

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 5: 23 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.