JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Senate was called to order at 2: 41 p. m. , The President in the Chair.

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

The following is the prayer:

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

PLEDGE

Senator Meyer of the 12th, 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.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 29 (File No. 653) AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER PURPOSES.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 30 (File No. 654) AN ACT CONCERNING THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE ACT.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 266 (RAISED) (File No. 655) AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES ON ACTIVE DUTY OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE

SENATE RESOLUTION

The following favorable report was received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. R. No. 22 (File No. 656) RESOLUTION PROPOSING APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT AND THE STATE EMPLOYEES BARGAINING AGENT COALITION.

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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

NO NEW FILE

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 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. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

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

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 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.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 467 (RAISED) (File No. 489) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE GRANTS IN LIEU OF PROPERTY TAXES.

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS

RESOLUTION 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. 73 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ALVIN R. WILSON, JR. , ESQUIRE, OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A HUMAN RIGHTS REFEREE.

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

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE 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. 74 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MICHELE C. MOUNT, ESQUIRE, OF MONROE TO BE A HUMAN RIGHTS REFEREE.

Senator Looney of the 11th, explained the resolution.

Remarking was Senator Guglielmo of the 35th and Musto of the 22nd.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 3: 03 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 33

Necessary for Adoption 17

Those voting Yea 26

Those voting Nay 7

Those absent and not voting 3

On the roll call vote House Joint Resolution No. 74 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

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

A

   

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

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

GENERAL LAW. S. B. No. 267 (RAISED) (File No. 223) AN ACT CONCERNING SWIMMING POOL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR WORK.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3768) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

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

"Section 1. Section 20-417aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) As used in this section, "swimming pool maintenance and repair work" means the performance of all plumbing, heating and electrical work necessary to service, modify, [or] repair, replace, alter or maintain any swimming pool, hot tub, spa or similar recreational or therapeutic equipment, where such work commences at an outlet, receptacle, connection, back-flow preventor or fuel supply pipe previously installed by a person holding the proper license. "Swimming pool maintenance and repair work" includes: (1) The renovation or repair of nonpotable water structures or components of a pool, hot tub or spa, including, but not limited to, the shell, tiling and coping, concrete finish or vinyl liner of such pool, hot tub or spa; and (2) the draining, acid washing, [or] backwash filtration of a swimming pool. The renovation or repair of nonpotable water components of a pool, hot tub or spa required to be installed, renovated or repaired by a licensed plumber or electrician shall not be considered swimming pool maintenance and repair work. The holder of a limited license for swimming pool maintenance and repair work issued pursuant to this section shall not be subject to the provisions of chapter 400, provided such license holder is acting within the scope of the license.

(b) On or after July 1, 2000, the following limited licenses for swimming pool maintenance and repair work may be issued by the Department of Consumer Protection upon authorization of the Plumbing and Piping Work Board established under the provisions of section 20-331: A limited swimming pool maintenance and repair contractor's license and a limited swimming pool maintenance and repair journeyman's license.

(c) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with the advice and assistance of the Plumbing and Piping Work Board, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement the provisions of this section. [, including establishing the] Such regulations may establish: (1) The amount and type of experience and training required to qualify an applicant for an examination for any limited license for swimming pool maintenance and repair work, (2) the specific trade areas for which limited licenses for swimming pool maintenance and repair work shall be issued and specific trade areas for which no such limited licenses shall be required, (3) swimming pool maintenance and repair work trainee requirements and training specifications, (4) continuing professional education requirements for persons licensed pursuant to this section, provided such persons shall be required to complete not less than three hours of such continuing education biennially, (5) qualifying criteria for accredited professional continuing education programs, and (6) criteria for waiver of professional continuing education requirements for good cause.

(d) Any person engaged in swimming pool maintenance and repair work prior to July 1, 1999, may apply to the Department of Consumer Protection for the appropriate limited license and such license shall be issued without examination upon demonstration by the applicant of experience and training equivalent to the experience and training required to qualify for examination for the appropriate limited license, if such applicant makes such application to the department not later than January 1, 2006. "

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

Section 1

from passage

20-417aa

Remarking were Senators Witkos of the 8th, Welch of the 31st and Fasano of the 34th.

On motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3768) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 299 (RAISED) (File No. 322) AN ACT CONCERNING HEATING FUEL DELIVERY FEES, CHARGES AND SURCHARGES AND PREPAID GUARANTEED HEATING FUEL PRICE PLANS.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3832) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Witkos of the 8th.

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 (g) of section 16a-21 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(g) No heating fuel dealer shall assess a fee, charge or surcharge on the price per gallon or total delivery charge for any heating fuel delivery initiated by a consumer, except when:

(1) The heating fuel delivery is [not more] less than one hundred gallons;

(2) The heating fuel delivery is made outside the normal service area of the dealer;

(3) The heating fuel delivery is made outside the normal business hours of the dealer; or

(4) The dealer incurs extraordinary labor costs for the heating fuel delivery.

Sec. 2. Section 16a-23m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) As used in this section, [and] sections 16a-23n to [16a-23r,] 16a-23s, inclusive, as amended by this act, and section 7 of this act:

(1) "Budget plan" means a type of contract offering heating fuel, that may be paid for in advance, on or after delivery and is paid for in not less than three installment payments over a period of one hundred twenty days or more, provided the amount required to be paid as the first payment is not greater than fifty per cent of the remaining amount due under the plan;

[(1)] (2) "Capped price plan" means an agreement where the cost to the consumer of heating fuel shall not increase above a specified price per gallon and the consumer shall pay less than the specified price under circumstances specified in such contract;

[(2)] (3) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Consumer Protection;

[(3)] (4) "Consumer" means a direct purchaser of heating fuel from a heating fuel dealer, when such fuel is the primary source of heating fuel for residential heating or domestic hot water to one or more dwelling units within a structure having not more than four dwelling units;

[(4)] (5) "Forwards contract" means an agreement between two parties to buy or sell an asset at a certain future time for a certain price;

[(5)] (6) "Futures contract" means a standardized, transferable, exchange-traded agreement that requires delivery of heating fuel at a specified price on a specified future date;

[(6)] (7) "Gallon" means an accepted unit of measure consisting of two hundred thirty-one cubic inches, for all liquid or gaseous heating fuel, subject to modifications allowed under regulations adopted pursuant to section 43-42;

[(7)] (8) "Guaranteed price plan", also known as "guaranteed plan", "fixed price", ["buy ahead", "prebuy", "prebought", "prepaid",] "full price", "lock in", "capped", "price cap", or other similar terminology, when used to describe a contract, means a type of contract that is not paid in advance of delivery, offering heating fuel at a guaranteed future price or at a maximum future price;

[(8)] (9) "Heating fuel" means any petroleum-based fuel used as a primary source of residential heating or domestic hot water, including petroleum products regulated pursuant to chapter 250;

[(9)] (10) "Heating fuel dealer" or "dealer" means any individual or group of individuals, or a firm, partnership, corporation, cooperative or limited liability company that offers the retail sale of heating fuel to consumers;

[(10)] (11) "Heating oil" means a predominantly liquefied petroleum product at ambient temperatures, that is sold as a commodity and is a primary source of residential heating or domestic hot water, including products known as #2 oil (heating oil), #1 oil (kerosene), #4 oil, bio fuels, or any bio fuel blended with conventionally refined fossil fuel commodities and that meets the requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials Standard D396, as amended from time to time;

[(11)] (12) "Maintain" means retention of the balance, measured in gallons or other accepted units of measure, of heating fuel that remains to be delivered to consumers who are party to a guaranteed price plan contract;

[(12)] (13) "Physical supply contract" means an agreement for wet barrels or gallons of heating fuel that has been secured by a heating fuel dealer;

(14) "Prepaid guaranteed price plan", also known as "buy ahead", "prebuy", "prebought" or other similar terminology, when used to describe a contract, means a type of contract offering heating fuel at a guaranteed price, paid for in advance of delivery, but does not include a budget plan;

[(13)] (15) "Propane" or "liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)" means a petroleum product that meets ASTM specification D1835, as amended from time to time, and is composed predominantly of any of the following hydrocarbons or mixtures thereof: Propane, propylene, butanes (normal butane or isobutane), and butylenes and is intended for use, among other things, as a fuel for residential heating; and

[(14)] (16) "Surety bond" means a bond issued by a licensed insurance company or banking institution as surety for a dealer obligating the surety to the commissioner in a sum certain in guaranty of the full and faithful performance by the dealer of prepaid guaranteed price plan contracts entered into pursuant to this chapter.

(b) No heating fuel dealer shall engage in the sale of heating fuel without a certificate of registration as a heating fuel dealer issued pursuant to this section. No federally established heating assistance agency shall be required to register. Only one registration shall be required of a dealer to engage in both the retail sale of heating oil and propane. A separate certificate of registration is required for each name that a heating fuel dealer does business as or advertises.

(c) Each person, firm or corporation seeking registration as a heating fuel dealer shall apply annually for a certificate of registration with the Department of Consumer Protection on forms prescribed by the commissioner. Each heating fuel dealer shall disclose on such forms all affiliated companies registered with the department that are under common ownership or have interlocking boards of directors. Each applicant shall pay a registration fee of two hundred dollars. The commissioner shall require all applicants for registration as a heating fuel dealer to provide evidence of general liability insurance coverage and insurance to cover any potential environmental damage due to heating fuel spills or leaks caused by such applicant as a registered dealer which coverage shall be not less than one million dollars. Each registered dealer shall provide the department with evidence of each renewal of or change to such insurance coverage not later than five days after such renewal or change during the period of registration, which renewal or change shall meet the requirements of this subsection.

(d) Each registered dealer shall display its registration number in all advertisements and other materials prepared or issued by the dealer, which contain information regarding such dealer, including, but not limited to, all contracts, delivery tickets, letters and vehicle advertisements.

(e) The insurance company of a heating fuel dealer shall notify the commissioner, in writing, upon cancellation of insurance required by subsection (c) of this section by any heating fuel dealer. The commissioner shall revoke the registration of any such dealer without the insurance coverage required by subsection (c) of this section.

(f) Prior to offering a prepaid guaranteed price plan to a consumer, a dealer shall disclose the details of such offering, including such dealer's method of compliance with section 16a-23n, as amended by this act, on a form prescribed by the commissioner.

Sec. 3. Section 16a-23n of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) A contract for the retail sale of heating fuel that offers a guaranteed price plan or a prepaid guaranteed price plan shall be in writing. [and the] The terms and conditions of such guaranteed price plan or prepaid guaranteed price plan shall be disclosed [. Such disclosure shall be] in plain language and shall immediately follow the language concerning the price or service that could be affected, if applicable, and shall be printed in no less than twelve-point boldface type of uniform font.

(b) A heating fuel dealer that advertises a price shall offer such price for a period of no less than twenty-four hours or until the next advertised price is publicized, whichever occurs first.

(c) Each capped price plan and any guaranteed price plan that includes the terms "cap", "capped", "maximum", "not to exceed" or any other similar term or description shall not increase above a specified price per gallon. The contract for such plan or for a prepaid guaranteed price plan shall contain clear and specific language stating how and under what circumstances the price will decrease, if applicable.

(d) (1) A heating fuel dealer shall, not later than five business days after entering into a prepaid guaranteed price plan contract, either: [(1)] (A) Obtain heating fuel physical inventory to which such dealer holds title, heating fuel futures or forwards contracts, physical supply contracts or other similar commitments the total amount of which allow such dealer to purchase, at a fixed price, heating fuel in an amount not less than eighty per cent of the maximum number of gallons or amount that such dealer is committed to deliver pursuant to all prepaid guaranteed price contracts entered into by such dealer, or [(2)] (B) obtain a surety bond in an amount not less than fifty per cent of the total amount of funds paid to the dealer by consumers pursuant to prepaid guaranteed price plan contracts.

(2) A heating fuel dealer shall, not later than five business days after entering into a guaranteed price plan contract, [that is not prepaid,] obtain heating fuel physical inventory to which such dealer holds title, heating fuel futures or forwards contracts, physical supply contracts or other similar commitments the total amount of which allow such dealer to purchase, at a fixed price, heating fuel in an amount not less than eighty per cent of the maximum number of gallons or amount that such dealer is committed to deliver pursuant to all guaranteed price plan contracts entered into by such dealer.

(3) Such dealer shall maintain such total amount of futures or forwards or physical supply contracts or other similar commitments or the amount of the surety bond required [by] under this subsection for the period of time for which such guaranteed price plan contracts are effective, except that the total amount of such futures or forwards or guaranteed price plan contracts or other similar commitments or the amount of the surety bond may be reduced during such period of time to reflect any amount of heating fuel already delivered to and paid for by the consumer.

(e) No guaranteed price plan contract or prepaid guaranteed price plan contract shall require any consumer commitment to purchase heating fuel pursuant to the terms of such contract for a period of more than eighteen months. A guaranteed price plan contract or prepaid guaranteed price plan contract for the purchase of heating fuel may not contain an automatic contract renewal or extension clause.

(f) Any guaranteed price plan contract or prepaid guaranteed price plan contract shall indicate, in clear and specific language: (1) The amount of funds paid by the consumer to the heating fuel dealer under such contract, (2) the maximum number of gallons of heating fuel committed by the dealer for delivery to the consumer pursuant to such contract, (3) that performance of such guaranteed price plan contract or prepaid guaranteed price plan contract is secured by one of the options described in subsection (d) of this section, and (4) if the price of heating fuel is subject to fluctuation, the circumstances under which the price may fluctuate. Any such contract shall provide that the contract price of any undelivered heating fuel owed to the consumer under the contract, on the end date of such contract, shall be reimbursed to the consumer not later than thirty days after the end date of such contract unless the parties to such contract agree otherwise.

(g) Each heating fuel dealer who enters into guaranteed price plan contracts or prepaid guaranteed price plan contracts shall inform the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in writing, that such dealer is entering into such contracts and shall identify any entity from which the dealer has secured heating fuel futures or forwards contracts, physical supply contracts or other similar commitments or a surety bond pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. Each such dealer shall notify the commissioner if at any time the total amount of such secured futures or forwards contracts, physical supply contracts or other such similar commitments held by the dealer is less than eighty per cent of the maximum number of gallons or amount that such dealer is committed to deliver pursuant to all such contracts entered into by such dealer or, if the total amount of such surety bond is not more than fifty per cent of the remaining balance of funds consumers paid pursuant to prepaid guaranteed price plan contracts. The commissioner shall prescribe the form in which such information shall be reported.

(h) Each person from which a heating fuel dealer has secured a futures, forwards or physical supply contract or other similar commitment or a surety bond pursuant to subsection (d) of this section shall notify the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in writing, of the cancellation of such contract or other similar commitment or surety bond not later than three business days after such cancellation.

Sec. 4. Section 16a-23p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

The Department of Consumer Protection may suspend or revoke any registration issued under section 16a-23m, as amended by this act, if the holder of such registration is grossly incompetent, engages in malpractice or unethical conduct or knowingly makes false, misleading or deceptive representations regarding such holder's work, violates any provision of section 16a-23n, as amended by this act, or section 7 of this act, fails to comply with any subpoena issued pursuant to this section or violates any regulations adopted under section 16a-23q. Before any such registration is suspended or revoked, such holder shall be given notice and opportunity for hearing as provided in regulations adopted by said commissioner in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. Said commissioner may compel by subpoena, at his or her discretion, the production of any documents from any heating fuel dealer or from any provider of futures or forwards contracts, physical supply contracts or other similar commitments or a surety bond, regarding compliance with the provisions of sections 16a-23m to 16a-23r, inclusive, as amended by this act, or section 7 of this act.

Sec. 5. Section 16a-23r of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) A violation of the provisions of section 16a-23m, as amended by this act, 16a-23n, as amended by this act, [or] 16a-23o or section 7 of this act constitutes an unfair trade practice under subsection (a) of section 42-110b.

(b) In accordance with the provisions of section 53a-11, any heating fuel dealer who knowingly violates the provisions of subsection (d) of section 16a-23n, as amended by this act, shall have committed a class A misdemeanor. The commissioner shall report such violation to the office of the state's attorney for the judicial district in which such violation occurred.

(c) Any person, firm or corporation who violates the provisions of section 16a-23m, as amended by this act, 16a-23n, as amended by this act, [or] 16a-23o or section 7 of this act shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars for the first offense, not more than seven hundred fifty dollars for a second offense occurring not more than three years after a prior offense and not more than one thousand five hundred dollars for a third or subsequent offense occurring not more than three years after a prior offense.

Sec. 6. Section 16a-23s of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) The Department of Consumer Protection shall establish a list of all [registered home heating oil and propane gas] heating fuel dealers. The department shall make the list available to all wholesalers of [home heating oil or propane gas] heating fuel doing business in the state and such wholesalers shall only sell to the [registered home heating oil or propane gas] heating fuel dealers on said list.

(b) The Department of Consumer Protection shall establish a list of all heating fuel dealers that have disclosed offerings of prepaid guaranteed price plans to consumers pursuant to subsection (c) of section 16a-23m, as amended by this act. Such list shall be made available to the public on the department's Internet web site.

Sec. 7. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2014) (a) On and after July 1, 2014, no heating fuel dealer shall offer a prepaid guaranteed price plan to a consumer during the period beginning on November first and ending on March thirty-first. The provisions of this subsection shall not prohibit the delivery of heating fuel by a heating fuel dealer to a consumer during said period if the consumer entered into a prepaid guaranteed price plan contract with the heating fuel dealer to provide for the delivery of heating fuel during said period and such contract was entered into prior to July 1, 2014, or outside of said period.

(b) A heating fuel dealer shall, prior to entering into a prepaid guaranteed price plan contract with a consumer, provide the consumer with a conspicuous statement, printed in no less than twelve-point boldface type of uniform font, in substantially the following form:

"DISCLOSURE NOTICE CONCERNING CREDIT CARD PAYMENT OPTION. If you pay by credit card for a prepaid guaranteed heating fuel price plan contract, you may be entitled to recovery payments pursuant to the federal Fair Credit Billing Act or your credit card company's terms and conditions if heating fuel is not delivered to you in accordance with the contract. ".

Sec. 8. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Not later than June fifteenth each year, the Commissioner of Revenue Services shall notify the Department of Consumer Protection of any outstanding tax delinquencies owed to the state by any heating fuel dealer, as defined in section 16a-23m of the general statutes, as amended by this act. "

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

Section 1

July 1, 2014

16a-21(g)

Sec. 2

July 1, 2014

16a-23m

Sec. 3

July 1, 2014

16a-23n

Sec. 4

July 1, 2014

16a-23p

Sec. 5

July 1, 2014

16a-23r

Sec. 6

July 1, 2014

16a-23s

Sec. 7

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 8

from passage

New section

Remarking was Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th.

On motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3832) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 83 (RAISED) (File No. 184) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL NOTICE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR PERMIT RENEWALS.

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

Remarking were Senators Looney of the 11th, Witkos of the 8th, Kane of the 32nd and Fasano of the 34th.

Senator Fasano of the 34th, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3478) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the Amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

In line 1, strike "Each" and insert "A municipality may adopt an ordinance requiring each" in lieu thereof

On motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3478) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 208 (RAISED) (File No. 190) AN ACT CONCERNING PHARMACY REWARDS PROGRAMS AND PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3393) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Witkos of the 8th.

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) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Pharmacy rewards program" means a promotional arrangement under which a retailer provides a consumer with store credits, discounts or other tangible benefits in exchange for the consumer filling drug prescriptions through such retailer or its affiliate;

(2) "HIPAA authorization" means an authorization to disclose medical records that meets the privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (P. L. 104-191) (HIPAA), as amended from time to time, or regulations adopted thereunder;

(3) "Protected health information" has the meaning assigned to it in 45 CFR 160. 103, as amended from time to time; and

(4) "Marketing" has the meaning assigned to it in 45 CFR 164. 501, as amended from time to time.

(b) Prior to enrolling a consumer in a pharmacy rewards program, a retailer shall provide the consumer with a written plain language summary of the terms and conditions of such program. If the consumer is required to sign a HIPAA authorization form to participate in the program, the retailer shall include information on the form, adjacent to the point where the HIPAA authorization form is to be signed, that states: (1) The specific uses or disclosures of protected health information the HIPAA authorization allows, (2) whether protected health information obtained by the retailer will be disclosed to third parties and, if so disclosed, that such information will not be protected by federal or state privacy laws, (3) which, if any, third parties will have access to the consumer's protected health information, (4) how the consumer may revoke the HIPAA authorization, and (5) that the consumer is entitled to a copy of the HIPAA authorization form once signed.

(c) The terms "HIPAA", "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996", "HIPAA authorization", "protected health information" and "marketing" shall be defined in promotional materials, in the plain language summary required pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, and on the HIPAA authorization form adjacent to the point where the HIPAA authorization form is to be signed, if such terms are used in such materials, summary or enrollment form.

(d) A violation of subsection (b) or (c) of this section shall be deemed an unfair or deceptive act or practice in the conduct of trade or commerce under subsection (a) of section 42-110b of the general statutes. "

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

Section 1

July 1, 2014

New section

On motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3393) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 209 (RAISED) (File No. 191) AN ACT PROHIBITING UNSOLICITED COMMERCIAL TEXT MESSAGES AND INCREASING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE DO NOT CALL REGISTRY.

Senator Doyle of the 9th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3684) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Witkos of the 8th.

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 42-288a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) As used in this section and section 2 of this act:

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Consumer Protection;

(2) "Consumer" means any individual who is a resident of this state and a prospective recipient of consumer goods or services;

(3) "Consumer goods or services" means any article or service that is purchased, leased, exchanged or received primarily for personal, family or household purposes, and includes, but is not limited to, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities and other financial products;

(4) "Department" means the Department of Consumer Protection;

(5) "Doing business in this state" means conducting telephonic sales calls (A) from a location in this state, or (B) from a location outside of this state to consumers residing in this state;

(6) "Prior express written consent" has the meaning provided in 47 CFR 64. 1200, as amended from time to time;

[(6)] (7) "Marketing or sales solicitation" means the initiation of a telephone call or message, including, but not limited to, a text or media message, to encourage the purchase or rental of, or investment in, property, goods or services, that is transmitted to any consumer, but does not include a telephone call or message, including, but not limited to, a text or media message (A) to any consumer with [that] such consumer's prior express written [or verbal invitation or permission] consent, (B) by a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, or (C) to a consumer in response to a visit made by such consumer to an establishment selling, leasing or exchanging consumer goods or services at a fixed location;

[(7)] (8) "Telephonic sales call" means a telephone call made by a telephone solicitor, or a text or media message sent by or on behalf of a telephone solicitor, to a consumer for the purpose of (A) engaging in a marketing or sales solicitation, (B) soliciting an extension of credit for consumer goods or services, or (C) obtaining information that will or may be used for marketing or sales solicitation or exchange of or extension of credit for consumer goods or services;

[(8)] (9) "Telephone solicitor" means any individual, association, corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company or other business entity, or a subsidiary or affiliate thereof, doing business in this state that makes or causes to be made a telephonic sales call, including, but not limited to, sending or causing to be sent a text or media message to a consumer's mobile telephone or mobile electronic device;

(10) "Text or media message" means a message that contains written, audio, video or photographic content and is sent electronically to a mobile telephone or mobile electronic device telephone number, but does not include electronic mail sent to an electronic mail address;

[(9)] (11) "Unsolicited telephonic sales call" means any telephonic sales call other than a telephonic sales call made: (A) [In response to an express written or verbal request] Pursuant to the prior express written consent of the consumer who is called or sent a text or media message; (B) primarily in connection with an existing debt or contract, payment or performance of which has not been completed at the time of the telephonic sales call; or (C) to an existing customer, unless such customer has stated to the telephone solicitor that such customer no longer wishes to receive the telephonic sales calls of such telephone solicitor; and

[(10)] (12) "Caller identification service or device" means any telephone service or device which permits a consumer to see the telephone number of incoming telephone calls or text or media messages.

(b) The department shall establish and maintain a "no sales solicitation calls" listing of consumers who do not wish to receive unsolicited telephonic sales calls. The department may contract with a private vendor to establish and maintain such listing, provided (1) the private vendor has maintained national "no sales solicitation calls" listings for more than two years, and (2) the contract requires the vendor to provide the "no sales solicitation calls" listing in a printed hard copy format and in any other format offered at a cost that does not exceed the production cost of the format offered. The department shall provide notice to consumers of the establishment of a "no sales solicitation calls" listing. Any consumer who wishes to be included on such listing shall notify the department by calling a toll-free number provided by the department, or in any other such manner and at such times as the commissioner may prescribe. A consumer on such listing shall be deleted from such listing upon the consumer's written request. The department shall update such listing not less than quarterly and shall make such listing available to telephone solicitors and other persons upon request.

(c) No telephone solicitor may make or cause to be made any unsolicited telephonic sales call to any consumer (1) if the consumer's name and telephone number or numbers appear on the then current quarterly "no sales solicitation calls" listing made available by the department under subsection (b) of this section, unless (A) such call was made by a telephone solicitor that first began doing business in this state on or after January 1, 2000, (B) a period of less than one year has passed since such telephone solicitor first began doing business in this state, and (C) the consumer to whom such call was made had not on a previous occasion stated to such telephone solicitor that such consumer no longer wishes to receive the telephonic sales calls of such telephone solicitor, (2) for telephone calls, to be received between the hours of nine o'clock p. m. and nine o'clock a. m. , local time, at the consumer's location or, for text or media messages, to be received on the consumer's mobile telephone or mobile electronic device at any time, (3) in the form of electronically transmitted facsimiles, or (4) by use of a recorded message device.

(d) No telephone solicitor [shall] may intentionally cause to be installed or [shall] may intentionally use any blocking device or service to circumvent a consumer's use of a caller identification service or device. No telephone solicitor [shall] may intentionally transmit inaccurate or misleading caller identification information.

(e) (1) Any person who obtains the name, residential address or telephone number of any consumer from published telephone directories or from any other source and republishes or compiles such information, electronically or otherwise, and sells or offers to sell such publication or compilation to telephone solicitors for marketing or sales solicitation purposes, shall exclude from any such publication or compilation, and from the database used to prepare such publication or compilation, the name, address and telephone number or numbers of any consumer if the consumer's name and telephone number or numbers appear in the then current quarterly "no sales solicitation calls" listing made available by the department under subsection (b) of this section.

(2) This subsection does not apply to (A) any telephone company, as defined in section 16-1, for the sole purpose of compiling, publishing or distributing telephone directories or causing the compilation, publication or distribution of telephone directories or providing directory assistance, and (B) any person, for the sole purpose of compiling, publishing or distributing telephone directories for such telephone company pursuant to an agreement or other arrangement with such telephone company.

(f) The commissioner may adopt regulations, [pursuant to] in accordance with chapter 54, to carry out the provisions of this section. Such regulations may include, but shall not be limited to, provisions governing the availability and distribution of the listing established under subsection (b) of this section and notice requirements for consumers wishing to be included on the listing established under subsection (b) of this section.

(g) A violation of any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed an unfair or deceptive trade practice under subsection (a) of section 42-110b, except that no telephone solicitor may be liable under this section for a call made in violation of subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of this section if such telephone solicitor demonstrates that: (1) Such telephone solicitor established and implemented written procedures and trained its employees to follow such procedures to comply with subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of this section; (2) such telephone solicitor deleted from its call list any listing of a consumer on the then current quarterly "no sales solicitation calls" listing maintained pursuant to subsection (b) of this section; and (3) such call was made inadvertently.

(h) No telephone solicitor may make or cause to be made an unsolicited, automatically dialed, recorded telephonic sales call to a consumer without such consumer's prior express written consent.

(i) In addition to the requirements of subsections (b) to (h), inclusive, of this section, if a consumer's mobile telephone or mobile electronic device telephone number does not appear on the then current quarterly "no sales solicitation calls" listing made available by the department under subsection (b) of this section, no telephone solicitor may send or cause to be sent a text or media message to such number for the purpose of marketing or sales solicitation of consumer goods, unless such telephone solicitor has received the prior express written consent of the consumer to receive such text or media message.

(j) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (c) and (i) of this section, a telecommunications company, as defined in section 16-1, may send a text or media message to an existing customer, provided: (1) Such telecommunications company does not charge the customer a fee for such text or media message, and (2) such text or media message is primarily in connection with (A) an existing debt or contract, payment or performance of which has not been completed at the time the text or media message is sent, or (B) a prior request for customer service that was initiated by the customer.

[(h)] (k) In addition to any penalty imposed under chapter 735a, any telephone solicitor, who is liable under the provisions of [subsection (g)] subsections (g) to (i), inclusive, of this section, shall be fined not more than [eleven] twenty thousand dollars for each violation.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2014) Each telephone and telecommunications company, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, that issues an account statement to a consumer with respect to service for a telephone, mobile telephone or mobile electronic device shall, not less than two times per year, include on or with such statement a conspicuous notice, informing the consumer with respect to: (1) The prohibitions placed on telephone solicitors pursuant to section 42-288a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, (2) how to place the consumer's telephone number, mobile telephone number or mobile electronic device telephone number on the "no sales solicitation calls" listing established pursuant to subsection (b) of section 42-288a of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and (3) how to obtain a "no sales solicitation complaint" form on the Department of Consumer Protection's Internet web site. "

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

Section 1

October 1, 2014

42-288a

Sec. 2

October 1, 2014

New section

On motion of Senator Doyle of the 9th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3684) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 324 (RAISED) (File No. 178) AN ACT CONCERNING DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND AGING PROGRAMS.

Senator Slossberg of the 14th, explained the bill and on her motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 323 (RAISED) (File No. 566) AN ACT CONCERNING CAPITAL EXPENDITURES AT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

Senator Slossberg of the 14th, explained the bill and on her motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 252 (RAISED) (File No. 175) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES.

Senator Slossberg of the 14th, explained the bill and on her motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PASSED

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

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 182 (RAISED) (File No. 36) AN ACT CONFORMING PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION PURCHASING STATUTES WITH DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES PURCHASING STATUTES AND PRACTICE.

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

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 25 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 Senate Bill No. 182 was Passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

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 REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 52 (RAISED) (File No. 561) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POSSESSIONS OF DECEASED TENANTS.

Senator Osten of the 19th, explained the bill and on her motion it was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

ADOPTED

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

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 30 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. 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

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PASSED

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

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 332 (RAISED) (File No. 481) AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT IN HARTFORD COUNTY.

Senator Osten of the 19th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3735) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Cassano of the 4th, Fonfara of the 1st, Gerratana of the 6th and Fasano of the 34th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 45 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 31

Those voting Nay 3

Those absent and not voting 2

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3735) was adopted.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

A

   

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

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

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

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

"Section 1. Number 358 of the special acts of 1931, as amended by special act 77-62, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

The Metropolitan District is authorized to supply water [, at rates uniform with those charged within said district,] to any town or city, any part of which is situated not more than twenty miles from the state capitol at Hartford, or to the inhabitants thereof, or to any state facility located within such area, upon such terms as may be agreed upon, but all other sources belonging to any such town or city shall be developed by such consumer or made available for development by said district. The district shall supply such water at rates uniform with those charged within said district. For purposes of this section, "rate" includes any water use charge, any customer service charge or any surcharge or fee of any kind. No water use charge shall include any costs associated with sewers or wastewater treatment. The cost of constructing the pipe connection between the district and such town or city shall be paid by such town or city. The cost of constructing the pipe connection between the district and any such state facility shall be paid by the state of Connecticut. Nothing herein shall authorize The Metropolitan District to supply any water in competition with any water system in any town or city, except by agreement.

Sec. 2. Section 8 of number 511 of the special acts of 1929, as amended by section 3 of special act 83-31 and section 1 of special act 99-12, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

Said board, either directly or under committees consisting of one or more members of said board, shall organize bureaus for the convenient carrying into effect of the several functions herein committed to said board and may define the powers and duties of such bureaus and delegate to them such powers and duties by ordinance, by-law or otherwise as may, in the judgment of the board, be necessary for the convenient operation of the same. No member of the board shall receive any pay for his services as such member or as a member of a sub-committee of the board except that a reasonable sum may annually be appropriated for the actual expenses of said board. The board may, by ordinance, by-law or otherwise, fix the salaries and define the duties of all officers and employees or may delegate the fixing of salaries of employees and assignment of duties of employees to sub-committees or bureau managers. The chairman and vice-chairman of said district and of all sub-committees, bureaus, boards and commissions appointed by the district board shall, unless otherwise provided in the appointment or herein, hold office until the end of the fiscal year of their appointment and thereafter shall be appointed for terms of two years and until their successors shall be appointed and shall have qualified. The members of all sub-committees, bureaus, boards and commissions appointed by the district board shall, unless otherwise provided in the appointment or herein, hold such membership until the end of the fiscal year of their appointment and thereafter shall hold membership for terms of two years and until their successors shall be appointed and shall have qualified. The managers of the water bureau and of the bureau of public works and such others of the officers as by the district board shall be especially so designated shall hold office during good behavior and shall be removed only for cause. All other officers and employees may be removed at any time by the district board at pleasure. All vacancies may be filled by the district board. Said district board shall have power to fill any vacancy occurring in its number for the unexpired portion of the term and, except as otherwise expressly provided, shall act in all cases by a majority of those present at any regular or special meeting, duly warned. A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum and the time, place and manner of calling meetings and the holding thereof, including the manner of dissolving tie votes, shall be prescribed by said board by by-law or otherwise. The district board shall be the final judge of the election returns and validity of elections and qualifications of its members and shall decide all tie votes in elections. Except as hereinafter provided, the district board shall have power to authorize the sale, transfer and conveyance of real and personal estate belonging to the district, and shall provide by by-law or otherwise for the form and manner of execution of the documents and instruments convenient therefor. The district board shall make provision for the proper auditing of the district accounts and may cause any officer to execute bonds to the district with surety to the acceptance of the district board for the faithful performance of duties. The district board shall post the current budget of the district in a conspicuous location on the district's Internet web site.

Sec. 3. Section 2 of special act 75-73, as amended by section 2 of special act 83-18, section 2 of special act 84-75 and section 17 of public act 93-380, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(a) The members of the board of commissioners appointed prior to and holding office on the effective date of special act 75-73, special act 83-18, special act 84-75, [or this act] public act 93-380 or this act shall continue to serve until the expiration of their terms for which they were appointed. Thereafter, members shall be appointed by the legislative body of each member municipality, to replace the members whose terms expire and until their successors are appointed and qualify, provided, in no event shall the total number of members appointed by the legislative body of any member municipality exceed: (1) Six in the city of Hartford, (2) three in the city of East Hartford, (3) one in the town of Rocky Hill, (4) one in the town of Wethersfield, (5) one in the town of Newington, (6) one in the town of Windsor, (7) one in the town of Bloomfield and (8) three in the town of West Hartford.

(b) Appointments to the district board by the legislative bodies of the member municipalities shall be made in accordance with the following schedule:

(1) The legislative body of the city of Hartford shall appoint (A) three commissioners for a term of two years to commence January 1, 1977, and (B) three commissioners for a term of six years to commence January 1, l981;

(2) The legislative body of the city of East Hartford shall appoint (A) two commissioners for a term of four years to commence January 1, 1977, and (B) one commissioner for a term of six years to commence January 1, 1979;

(3) The legislative body of the town of Wethersfield shall appoint one commissioner for a term of six years to commence January 1, 1979;

(4) The legislative body of the town of Newington shall appoint one commissioner for a term of six years to commence January 1, 1981;

(5) The legislative body of the town of Windsor shall appoint one commissioner for a term of six years to commence January 1, 1981;

(6) The legislative body of the town of Bloomfield shall appoint one commissioner for a term of two years to commence January 1, 1987;

(7) The legislative body of the town of Rocky Hill shall appoint one commissioner for a term of six years to commence January 1, 1977;

(8) The legislative body of the town of West Hartford shall appoint (A) one commissioner for a term of one year to commence January 1, 1984, (B) one commissioner for a term of three years to commence January 1, 1984, and (C) one commissioner for a term of five years to commence January 1, 1984.

(c) Upon the expiration of the initial terms of appointment under this section, members shall be appointed for terms of six years from January first in the year of their appointment and shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualify.

(d) On and after January 1, 1989, the eight members appointed by the governor to the district board shall be electors from The Metropolitan District, not more than three of whom shall be from any one municipality within said district nor shall such appointees represent more than fifty per cent of any municipality's representation on the district board. The appointments by the governor shall be for six years and shall be made in accordance with the following schedule:

(1) Three commissioners from the city of Hartford for a term to commence January 1, 1989;

(2) One commissioner from the city of East Hartford for a term to commence January 1, 1989;

(3) One commissioner from the town of Wethersfield for a term to commence January 1, 1989;

(4) One commissioner from the town of Newington for a term to commence January 1, 1991;

(5) One commissioner from the town of Windsor for a term to commence January 1, 1989;

(6) One commissioner from the town of West Hartford for a term to commence January 1, 1989.

(e) The four commissioners appointed by the designated members of the General Assembly shall be appointed as follows: (1) One commissioner by the president pro tempore of the Senate, for a term of five and one-half years commencing July 1, 1993; (2) one commissioner by the speaker of the House of Representatives, for a term of four and one-half years commencing July 1, 1993; (3) one commissioner by the minority leader of the Senate, for a term of three and one-half years, commencing July 1, 1993; [,] and (4) one commissioner by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, for a term of two and one-half years, commencing July 1, 1993. After such initial appointment the terms of all such commissioners shall thereafter be six years. Such commissioners shall be electors from The Metropolitan District, provided no two commissioners shall be residents of the same municipality.

(f) On and after January 1, 2015, the legislative bodies of nonmember municipalities shall appoint four members to the board of commissioners, provided in no event shall the total number of members appointed by the legislative body of any nonmember municipality exceed: (1) One from the town of Glastonbury; (2) one from the town of South Windsor; (3) one from the town of East Granby; and (4) one from the town of Farmington. Such commissioners shall be ex-officio, nonvoting members of the board of commissioners. Commissioners appointed pursuant to this subsection shall be appointed for terms of six years from January first in the year of their appointment and shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualify.

Sec. 4. Subsection (b) of section 1 of special act 75-73, as amended by section 1 of special act 83-18, section 1 of special act 84-75, section 16 of public act 93-380 and section 4 of special act 99-12, is amended to read as follows (Effective from passage):

(b) On and after [July 1, 1993] January 1, 2015, said district board shall be composed of [twenty-nine] thirty-three electors of said district, seventeen to be appointed by the member municipalities, from among their respective electors, eight to be appointed by the Governor, one to be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one to be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, one to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, and one to be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, and four to be appointed by the nonmember municipalities, from among their respective electors, all such appointments being subject to the provisions of section 2 of special act 75-73, as amended by section 2 of special act 83-18, section 2 of special act 84-75, [and] section 17 of public act 93-380 and section 3 of this act. The provisions of section 9-167a of the general statutes shall apply only to appointments made under this section by municipalities having three or more members and only with respect to members appointed by any such municipality. For the commissioners appointed by the member municipalities and the Governor, membership of the district board shall be apportioned among the member municipalities as follows: Nine commissioners from the city of Hartford, four commissioners from the city of East Hartford, one commissioner from the town of Rocky Hill, two commissioners from the town of Wethersfield, two commissioners from the town of Newington, one commissioner from the town of Bloomfield, two commissioners from the town of Windsor and four commissioners from the town of West Hartford.

Sec. 5. (Effective from passage) The Metropolitan District Commission shall annually prepare a report that includes the following: (1) A list of all bond issues for the preceding fiscal year, including, for each such issue, the financial advisor and underwriters, whether the issue was competitive, negotiated or privately placed, and the issue's face value and net proceeds; (2) a list of all projects receiving financial assistance during the preceding fiscal year, including each project's purpose, location, and the amount of funds provided by the district; (3) a list of all outside individuals and firms receiving in excess of five thousand dollars in the form of loans, grants or payments for services; (4) an accounting showing all revenues and expenditures by source, category and type; (5) the cumulative value of all bonds issued and the value of outstanding bonds; (6) the affirmative action policy statement, a description of the composition of the district's work force by race, sex, and occupation and a description of the district's affirmative action efforts; and (7) a description of planned activities for the current fiscal year. The district shall, not later than January first, submit one copy of such report to the Governor, to the Auditors of Public Accounts and to the Office of Fiscal Analysis and two copies of such report to the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee. Not later than thirty days after receiving copies of such report from the district, the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee shall prepare an assessment of whether the report complies with the requirements of this section and shall submit the assessment and a copy of the report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to municipalities.

Sec. 6. (Effective from passage) For the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2014, and for each fiscal year thereafter, the Metropolitan District Commission shall submit a personnel status report to the Office of Fiscal Analysis. Such report shall include: (1) The total number of employees at the end of each quarter; (2) the positions vacated and the positions filled during each quarter; and (3) the positions estimated to be vacant and the positions estimated to be filled at the end of the fiscal year.

Sec. 7. (Effective from passage) The Metropolitan District Commission shall, annually, submit a copy of the audit prepared pursuant to chapter 111 of the general statutes to the Office of Fiscal Analysis. "

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

Section 1

from passage

Number 358 of the special acts of 1931

Sec. 2

from passage

Number 511 of the special acts of 1929, Sec. 8

Sec. 3

from passage

SA 75-73, Sec. 2

Sec. 4

from passage

SA 75-73, Sec. 1(b)

Sec. 5

from passage

New section

Sec. 6

from passage

New section

Sec. 7

from passage

New section

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 4: 48 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 31

Those voting Nay 3

Those absent and not voting 2

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 332 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3735) was Passed.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

A

   

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

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

 

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

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

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

APPROPRIATIONS. 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. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

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

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

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

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

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

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 77 (COMM) (File No. 368) AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE HADDAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 351 (RAISED) (File No. 519) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSED PRIVATIZATION CONTRACTS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 454 (RAISED) (File No. 522) AN ACT INCREASING THE TRANSPARENCY OF GENERAL BIDS FOR STATE CONTRACTS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 441 (RAISED) (File No. 521) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC OR MANUAL CHECK-IN OF VOTERS, THE PROCESS OF VOTING AND ELECTRONIC FILING OF OFFICIAL CHECKLISTS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 437 (RAISED) (File No. 520) AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSURE FOR GENETIC COUNSELORS AND THE PRACTICE OF NATUREOPATHY.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 465 (RAISED) (File No. 544) AN ACT CONCERNING IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES.

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

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

EDUCATION

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

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 54 (RAISED) (File No. 538) AN ACT CONCERNING COLLABORATION BETWEEN BOARDS OF EDUCATION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 340 (RAISED) (File No. 567) AN ACT CONCERNING A TWO-GENERATIONAL SCHOOL READINESS PLAN.

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. 389 (RAISED) (File No. 611) AN ACT CONCERNING COURT OPERATIONS.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

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

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 404 (RAISED) (File No. 483) AN ACT CONCERNING RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDITS FOR TRASH-TO-ENERGY FACILITIES AND REQUIRING A REPORT ON ANAEROBIC DIGESTION TECHNOLOGIES.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 461 (RAISED) (File No. 542) AN ACT CONCERNING PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO SERVE AS ARMED SECURITY GUARDS IN SCHOOLS.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 442 (RAISED) (File No. 576) AN ACT PROVIDING FUNDS FOR THE GARBAGE MUSEUM IN STRATFORD.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

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

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 455 (RAISED) (File No. 523) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION FUND.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 306 (RAISED) (File No. 565) AN ACT ALLOCATING FUNDING FOR THE PROVISION OF POTABLE WATER TO CERTAIN COMMUNITIES AND REAUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO PROVIDE POTABLE WATER TO COMMUNITIES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

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

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MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

GENERAL LAW

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

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for S. B. No. 212 (RAISED) (File No. 171) AN ACT CONCERNING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY TASK FORCE.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

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

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 330 (RAISED) (File No. 283) AN ACT CONCERNING THE BOARD OF REGENTS.

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

HUMAN SERVICES

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

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

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. 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.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

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

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 403 (RAISED) (File No. 387) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY FLOOD PLAIN MANAGEMENT.

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

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MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

JUDICIARY

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

BANKS. Substitute for S. B. No. 226 (RAISED) (File No. 319) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY REVERSE MORTGAGE TRANSACTIONS.

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for S. B. No. 460 (RAISED) (File No. 488) AN ACT CONCERNING HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS AND OTHER MATTERS AFFECTING HOSPITALS.

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

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.

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 432 (RAISED) (File No. 575) AN ACT PROVIDING NOTICE TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF A MUNICIPALITY UPON THE RELEASE OF A REGISTERED SEXUAL OFFENDER INTO SUCH MUNICIPALITY.

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

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MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

PUBLIC HEALTH

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

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 2 (COMM) (File Nos. 264 and 639) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRIC CUSTOMER CONSUMER PROTECTION AND CLARIFYING THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN SOLAR THERMAL OR GEOTHERMAL RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES.

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.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. S. B. No. 202 (RAISED) (File No. 111) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE SERVICES.

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MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 273 (RAISED) (File No. 377) AN ACT CONCERNING THE NONDISCLOSURE OF THE RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS OF SWORN MEMBERS OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT UNIT.

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.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. J. No. 24 (COMM) (File No. 492) RESOLUTION PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PERMIT OVERSEAS MILITARY VOTERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO WAIVE THE RIGHT OF SECRET VOTING IN ORDER TO VOTE BY ANY METHOD PERMITTED UNDER STATE LAW.

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE COMMITTEES

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

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MATTERS PLACED ON FOOT OF THE CALENDAR

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

HUMAN SERVICES. S. B. No. 327 (RAISED) (File No. 282) AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOMES.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 405 (RAISED) (File No. 289) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HEARINGS ON SUBDIVISION APPLICATIONS.

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

HUMAN SERVICES. S. B. No. 44 (RAISED) (File No. 103) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S SAFETY.

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

SENATOR(S) ABSENT

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

Senator Stillman of the 20th - Legislative business

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 4: 46 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.