JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Senate was called to order at 2: 31 p. m. , The President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by the Deputy Chaplain, Rabbi Philip Lazowski of Bloomfield, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Our though for today is from Psalm 12: 15, "Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to advice. "

Let us pray. Almighty God, give guidance and support to our Senators. Give them the power of logic, judgment and knowledge for the right decisions to conduct the affairs of our beloved State of Connecticut. Inspire them with respect for the people they serve. Guide and protect those who govern in our state and nation. Enfold our defenders of freedom in Your safe arms.

Hear us as we pray, and let us all say, Amen.

PLEDGE

Senator Kissel of the 7th, led the Senate in the pledge of Allegiance.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE RESOLUTION

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

APPROPRIATIONS. S. R. No. 21 (File No. 668) RESOLUTION PROPOSING APPROVAL OF A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT WORKFORCE COUNCIL AND THE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH CARE EMPLOYEES UNION (DISTRICT 1199, SEIU).

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.

NEW FILE

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 203 (RAISED) (File Nos. 38 and 663) AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE-WIDE SEXUAL ABUSE AND ASSAULT AWARENESS PROGRAM.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 229 (RAISED) (File Nos. 11 and 664) AN ACT CONCERNING SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST PREVENTION.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 394 (RAISED) (File Nos. 288 and 666) AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR INSURERS' USE OF STEP THERAPY.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 430 (RAISED) (File Nos. 122 and 667) AN ACT CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 309 (RAISED) (File Nos. 279 and 665) AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL COSTS FOR THE CARE OF CONFISCATED ANIMALS AND ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE ON THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN MUNICIPAL SHELTERS.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

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

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5145 (RAISED) (File No. 146) AN ACT CONCERNING VARIOUS REVISIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES' STATUTES.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5418 (RAISED) (File Nos. 250 and 680) AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCIAL LIABILITY FOR THE CLEAN-UP OF CERTAIN HAZARDOUS WASTE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. H. B. No. 5492 (RAISED) (File No. 411) AN ACT CONCERNING A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR THE USE OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT FOR CONDUCTING AUDITS.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5373 (RAISED) (File Nos. 207 and 679) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE REPORTING OF CERTAIN DATA BY MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS AND HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES TO THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5502 (RAISED) (File Nos. 356 and 681) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE PROPERTY AND CASUALTY AND SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE STATUTES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

HUMAN SERVICES. H. B. No. 5371 (RAISED) (File Nos. 206 and 678) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE STUDY ON ACCESS TO SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT FOR INSURED YOUTH AS THEY RELATE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5531 (RAISED) (File No. 309) AN ACT CONCERNING MUTUAL CONSOLIDATION OF DISPATCH FACILITIES.

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5133 (RAISED) (File No. 437) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LOCATION OF FUNDING SOURCES FOR THE HEALTHY HOMES INITIATIVE.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for H. B. No. 5150 (RAISED) (File Nos. 79 and 677) AN ACT CONCERNING FIRE SAFETY ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

ORDER OF THE DAY

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.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 5465 (RAISED) (File Nos. 496 and 650) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT AEROSPACE REINVESTMENT ACT. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Fonfara of the 1st, explained the bill and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators LeBeau of the 3rd, Frantz of the 36th, Witkos of the 8th, Crisco of the 17th, McLachlan of the 24th, Boucher of the 26th, Guglielmo of the 35th, Welch of the 31st, Kelly of the 21st, Meyer of the 12th, Kane of the 32nd, Markley of the 16th, Linares of the 33rd, McKinney of the 28th and Williams of the 29th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 5: 17 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 34

Those voting Nay 2

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 5465 was passed. 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

 

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

   

N

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

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. 23 (File No. 603) AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFIT CORPORATIONS AND ENCOURAGING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 25 (File No. 417) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD.

APPROPRIATIONS. S. B. No. 446 (RAISED) (File No. 392) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT GRANT AND PREVENTION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A").

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

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

APPROPRIATIONS. H. B. No. 5480 (RAISED) (File No. 409) AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRARS OF VOTERS, THE AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF THE STATE AND THE STATE ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION, AND THE POSTING OF REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTER IDENTIFICATION.

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

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

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 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

MATTERS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

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

HUMAN SERVICES. 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 REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

BILL RECONSIDERED

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was reconsidered.

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

Senator Looney of the 11th, who was on the prevailing side moved for reconsideration of the motion to refer.

On a voice vote the reconsideration was adopted.

The bill was then marked passed retaining it place on the calendar.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 1

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

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 3 (COMM) (File No. 265) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP PROGRAM TO PROMOTE BUSINESS RETENTION AND GROWTH.

Senator LeBeau of the 3rd, explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 4090) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike lines 1 to 11, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2014) (a) Not later than January 1, 2015, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, in consultation with the Labor Commissioner, may establish and administer a program to encourage employee stock ownership plans and other forms of employee ownership in existing and start-up businesses. The Department of Economic and Community Development may enter into memoranda of understanding with one or more organizations to implement and administer such program. Any such memorandum shall provide that any such organization shall not charge the state for any costs incurred in the implementation or administration of such program. Such organizations shall include, but not be limited to, community development corporations, regional economic development corporations and other nonprofit organizations with expertise in employee ownership plans. Such program shall: "

Strike lines 34 to 45, inclusive, in their entirety

In line 46, strike "(c)" and insert "(b)" in lieu thereof

In line 49, strike "the request for proposal"

In line 50, strike "issued and"

Strike section 2 in its entirety

Remarking was Senator Frantz of the 36th.

On motion of Senator LeBeau of the 3rd, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 4090) 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 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.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for S. B. No. 232 (RAISED) (File No. 124) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MANUFACTURING REINVESTMENT ACCOUNT PROGRAM.

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

Remarking were Senators Frantz of the 36th and Linares of the 33rd.

On the Motion of Senator LeBeau of the 3rd, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

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

Senator LeBeau of the 3rd, explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 4096) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

In line 29, strike "shall" and insert "may" in lieu thereof

Remarking was Senator Frantz of the 36th.

On motion of Senator LeBeau of the 3rd, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 4096) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1.

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").

Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th, explained the bill as amended and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Linares of the 33rd.

Senator Kane of the 32nd offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 3365) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 5: 50 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 13

Those voting Nay 22

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 3365) 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

A

   

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

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

"Sec. 501. Subsection (a) of section 4-28f of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) There is created a Tobacco and Health Trust Fund which shall be a separate nonlapsing fund. The purpose of the trust fund shall be to create a continuing significant source of funds to (1) support and encourage development of programs to reduce tobacco abuse through prevention, education and cessation programs, (2) support and encourage development of programs to reduce substance abuse, and (3) develop and implement programs to meet the unmet physical and mental health needs in the state. No transfer from the trust fund to the General Fund shall be made unless approved by a vote of at least two-thirds of each house of the General Assembly prior to such transfer. "

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

Sec. 501

from passage

4-28f(a)

Senator Kane of the 32nd offered Senate Amendment Schedule “C” (LCO 3349) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Bartolomeo of the 13th and Witkos of the 8th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 02 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 13

Those voting Nay 22

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “C” (LCO 3349) 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

A

   

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

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

"Sec. 501. Subsection (c) of section 4-28e of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, disbursements from the Tobacco Settlement Fund shall be made as follows: (A) To the General Fund in the amount identified as "Transfer from Tobacco Settlement Fund" in the General Fund revenue schedule adopted by the General Assembly; (B) to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for a grant to the regional action councils in the amount of five hundred thousand dollars; and (C) to the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund in an amount equal to nineteen million five hundred thousand dollars.

(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, and each fiscal year thereafter, disbursements from the Tobacco Settlement Fund shall be made as follows: (A) To the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund in an amount equal to twelve million dollars; [, except in the fiscal years ending June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, said disbursement shall be in an amount equal to six million dollars; ] (B) to the Biomedical Research Trust Fund in an amount equal to four million dollars; (C) to the General Fund in the amount identified as "Transfer from Tobacco Settlement Fund" in the General Fund revenue schedule adopted by the General Assembly; and (D) any remainder to the Tobacco and Health Trust Fund.

(3) For each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, to June 30, 2012, inclusive, the sum of ten million dollars shall be disbursed from the Tobacco Settlement Fund to the Stem Cell Research Fund established by section 19a-32e for grants-in-aid to eligible institutions for the purpose of conducting embryonic or human adult stem cell research.

Sec. 502. Section 109 of public act 13-184 is repealed. (Effective from passage)"

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

Sec. 501

from passage

4-28e(c)

Sec. 502

from passage

Repealer section

On motion of Senator Bartolomeo of the 13th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3669) 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 6: 06 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

 

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

A

   

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO. 2

The following favorable 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. 2.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 34 (File No. 183) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CERTIFICATION OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS CARRIERS.

Senator Maynard of the 18th, explained the bill as amended and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Boucher of the 26th.

On the Motion of Senator Maynard of the 18th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

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

Senator Maynard of the 18th, explained the bill as amended and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th and Chapin of the 30th.

On the Motion of Senator Maynard of the 18th, the bill was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

HUMAN SERVICES. S. B. No. 321 (RAISED) (File No. 281) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID COST SAVINGS.

Senator Slossberg of the 14th, explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3964) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Markley of the 16th,

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 17b-28 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) There is established a Council on Medical Assistance Program Oversight which shall advise the Commissioner of Social Services on the planning and implementation of the health care delivery system for the following health care programs: The HUSKY Plan, Parts A and B and the Medicaid program, including, but not limited to, the portions of the program serving low income adults, the aged, blind and disabled individuals, individuals who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare and individuals with preexisting medical conditions. The council shall monitor planning and implementation of matters related to Medicaid care management initiatives including, but not limited to, (1) eligibility standards, (2) benefits, (3) access, (4) quality assurance, (5) outcome measures, and (6) the issuance of any request for proposal by the Department of Social Services for utilization of an administrative services organization in connection with such initiatives.

(b) On or before June 30, 2011, the council shall be composed of the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services, public health and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, or their designees; two members of the General Assembly, one to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate and one to be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; the director of the Commission on Aging, or a designee; the director of the Commission on Children, or a designee; a representative of each organization that has been selected by the state to provide managed care and a representative of a primary care case management provider, to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; two representatives of the insurance industry, to be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; two advocates for persons receiving Medicaid, one to be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate and one to be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; one advocate for persons with substance use disorders, to be appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives; one advocate for persons with psychiatric disabilities, to be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; two advocates for the Department of Children and Families foster families, one to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate and one to be appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; two members of the public who are currently recipients of Medicaid, one to be appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives and one to be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; two representatives of the Department of Social Services, to be appointed by the Commissioner of Social Services; two representatives of the Department of Public Health, to be appointed by the Commissioner of Public Health; two representatives of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, to be appointed by the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services; two representatives of the Department of Children and Families, to be appointed by the Commissioner of Children and Families; two representatives of the Office of Policy and Management, to be appointed by the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management; and one representative of the office of the State Comptroller, to be appointed by the State Comptroller.

(c) On and after July 1, 2011, the council shall be composed of the following members:

(1) The chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to aging, human services, public health and appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, or their designees;

(2) [Four] Five appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be a member of the General Assembly, one of whom shall be a community provider of adult Medicaid health services, one of whom shall be a recipient of Medicaid benefits for the aged, blind and disabled or an advocate for such a recipient, [and] one of whom shall be a representative of the state's federally qualified health clinics and one of whom shall be a member of the Connecticut Hospital Association;

(3) [Four] Five appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom shall be a member of the General Assembly, one of whom shall be a representative of the home health care industry, one of whom shall be a primary care medical home provider, [and] one of whom shall be an advocate for Department of Children and Families foster families and one of whom shall be a representative of the business community with experience in cost efficiency management;

(4) [Two] Three appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be an advocate for persons with substance abuse disabilities, [and] one of whom shall be a Medicaid dental provider and one of whom shall be a representative of the for-profit nursing home industry;

(5) [Two] Three appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, one of whom shall be a representative of school-based health centers, [and] one of whom shall be a recipient of benefits under the HUSKY program and one of whom shall be a physician who serves Medicaid clients;

(6) [Two] Three appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, one of whom shall be an advocate for persons with disabilities, [and] one of whom shall be a dually eligible Medicaid-Medicare beneficiary or an advocate for such a beneficiary and one of whom shall be a representative of the not-for-profit nursing home industry;

(7) [Two] Three appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, one of whom shall be a low-income adult recipient of Medicaid benefits or an advocate for such a recipient, [and] one of whom shall be a representative of hospitals and one of whom shall be a representative of the business community with experience in cost efficiency management;

(8) The executive director of the Commission on Aging, or the executive director's designee;

(9) The executive director of the Commission on Children, or the executive director's designee;

(10) A representative of the Long-Term Care Advisory Council;

(11) The Commissioners of Social Services, Children and Families, Public Health, Developmental Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Commissioner on Aging, or their designees, who shall be ex-officio nonvoting members;

(12) The Comptroller, or the Comptroller's designee, who shall be an ex-officio nonvoting member;

(13) The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or the secretary's designee, who shall be an ex-officio nonvoting member; and

(14) One representative of an administrative services organization which contracts with the Department of Social Services in the administration of the Medicaid program, who shall be a nonvoting member.

(d) The council shall choose a chairperson from among its members. The Joint Committee on Legislative Management shall provide administrative support to such chairperson.

(e) The council shall monitor and make recommendations concerning: (1) An enrollment process that ensures access for each Department of Social Services administered health care program and effective outreach and client education for such programs; (2) available services comparable to those already in the Medicaid state plan, including those guaranteed under the federal Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Services Program under 42 USC 1396d; (3) the sufficiency of accessible adult and child primary care providers, specialty providers and hospitals in Medicaid provider networks; (4) the sufficiency of provider rates to maintain the Medicaid network of providers and service access; (5) funding and agency personnel resources to guarantee timely access to services and effective management of the Medicaid program; (6) participation in care management programs including, but not limited to, medical home and health home models by existing community Medicaid providers; (7) the linguistic and cultural competency of providers and other program facilitators and data on the provision of Medicaid linguistic translation services; (8) program quality, including outcome measures and continuous quality improvement initiatives that may include provider quality performance incentives and performance targets for administrative services organizations; (9) timely, accessible and effective client grievance procedures; (10) coordination of the Medicaid care management programs with state and federal health care reforms; (11) eligibility levels for inclusion in the programs; (12) enrollee cost-sharing provisions; (13) a benefit package for each of the health care programs set forth in subsection (a) of this section; (14) coordination of coverage continuity among Medicaid programs and integration of care, including, but not limited to, behavioral health, dental and pharmacy care provided through programs administered by the Department of Social Services; and (15) the need for program quality studies within the areas identified in this section and the department's application for available grant funds for such studies. The chairperson of the council shall ensure that sufficient members of the council participate in the review of any contract entered into by the Department of Social Services and an administrative services organization.

(f) The Commissioner of Social Services may, in consultation with an educational institution, apply for any available funding, including federal funding, to support Medicaid care management programs.

(g) The Commissioner of Social Services shall provide monthly reports to the council on the matters described in subsection (e) of this section, including, but not limited to, policy changes and proposed regulations that affect Medicaid health services. The commissioner shall also provide the council with quarterly financial reports for each covered Medicaid population which reports shall include a breakdown of sums expended for each covered population.

(h) There is established, within the Council on Medical Assistance Program Oversight, a standing subcommittee to study and make annual recommendations to the council on evidence-based best practices concerning Medicaid cost savings. The subcommittee shall file its first report to the council not later than January 1, 2015. The subcommittee shall consist of the following members, whose work on the council shall consist solely of work on the subcommittee:

(1) One appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, who shall be a member of the Connecticut Hospital Association;

(2) One appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, who shall be a representative of the business community with experience in cost efficiency management;

(3) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall be a representative of the for-profit nursing home industry;

(4) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, who shall be a physician who serves Medicaid clients;

(5) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, who shall be a representative of the not-for-profit nursing home industry; and

(6) One appointed by the minority leader of the Senate, who shall be a representative of the business community with experience in cost efficiency management.

(i) The subcommittee established pursuant to subsection (h) of this section shall choose chairpersons from among its members.

[(h)] (j) The council shall biannually report on its activities and progress to the General Assembly. "

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

Section 1

from passage

17b-28

On motion of Senator Slossberg of the 14th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3964) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

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FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE AMENDMENT ADOPTED

BILL AS AMENDED REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

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 Appropriations.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 249 (RAISED) (File No. 276) AN ACT PROMOTING RETIREMENT SAVINGS.

Senator Holder-Winfield of the 10th, explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3592) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

In line 16, strike "an individual retirement" and insert in lieu thereof "a Roth IRA"

In line 17, strike "account or individual retirement annuity"

In line 18, strike "or (b)"

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment "A" (LCO 3592) was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

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FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS 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 bills placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 325 (RAISED) (File No. 383) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID RECIPIENTS WITH COMPLEX MEDICAL NEEDS.

Senator Slossberg of the 14th, explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 4266) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Markley of the 16th.

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 from passage) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Complex rehabilitation technology" means products classified as durable medical equipment within the Medicare program as of January 1, 2013, that are individually configured and medically necessary for individuals to meet their specific and unique medical, physical and functional needs and capacities for basic and instrumental activities of daily living. Complex rehabilitation technology includes, but is not limited to, (A) complex rehabilitation manual and power wheelchairs and accessories, (B) adaptive seating and positioning items and accessories, and (C) other specialized equipment and accessories, such as standing frames and gait trainers.

(2) "Employee" means a person whose taxes are withheld by a qualified complex rehabilitation technology supplier and reported to the Internal Revenue Service.

(3) "Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System" or "HCPCS" means the billing codes used by Medicare and overseen by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that are based on the current procedural technology codes developed by the American Medical Association.

(4) "Individually configured" means a device with a combination of sizes, features, adjustments or modifications that is customized by a qualified complex rehabilitation technology supplier for a specific individual by measuring, fitting, programming, adjusting or adapting the device so that the device is consistent with the individual's medical condition, physical and functional needs and capacities, body size, period of need and intended use as determined by an assessment or evaluation by a qualified health care professional.

(5) "Medically necessary" has the same meaning as provided in section 17b-259b of the general statutes.

(6) "Mixed HCPCS codes" means codes that refer to a mix of complex rehabilitation technology products and standard mobility and accessory products.

(7) "Pure HCPCS codes" means codes that refer exclusively to complex rehabilitation technology products and services.

(8) "Qualified complex rehabilitation technology professional" means an individual who is certified as an Assistive Technology Professional by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America.

(9) "Qualified complex rehabilitation technology supplier" means a company or entity that:

(A) Is accredited by a recognized accrediting organization as a supplier of complex rehabilitation technology;

(B) Is an enrolled Medicare supplier and meets the supplier and quality standards established for durable medical equipment, including those for a complex rehabilitation technology supplier under the Medicare program;

(C) Has at least one employee who is a qualified complex rehabilitation technology professional for each service location to (i) analyze the needs and capacities of an eligible individual in consultation with a qualified health care professional, (ii) participate in the selection of appropriate covered complex rehabilitation technology for such needs and capacities, and (iii) provide technology-related training in the proper use of the complex rehabilitation technology;

(D) Requires a qualified complex rehabilitation technology professional be physically present for the evaluation and determination of appropriate complex rehabilitation technology for an eligible individual;

(E) Has the capability to provide service and repair by qualified technicians for all complex rehabilitation technology it sells; and

(F) Provides written information regarding how to receive service and repair of complex rehabilitation technology to the eligible individual at the time such technology is delivered.

(10) "Qualified health care professional" means a health care professional licensed by the state Department of Public Health who has no financial relationship with a qualified complex rehabilitation technology supplier. Qualified health care professional includes, but is not limited to, (A) a licensed physician, (B) a licensed physical therapist, (C) a licensed occupational therapist, or (D) other licensed health care professional who performs specialty evaluations within the professional's scope of practice.

(b) The Commissioner of Social Services shall, not later than January 1, 2015, report to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services on the impact of: (1) Designating products and services included in mixed and pure HCPCS billing codes as complex rehabilitation technology; (2) setting minimum standards consistent with subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of this section in order for suppliers to be considered qualified complex rehabilitation technology suppliers eligible for Medicaid reimbursement; (3) preserving the option for complex rehabilitation technology to be billed and paid for as a purchase allowing for single payments for devices with a length of need of one year or greater, excluding approved crossover claims for clients enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid; and (4) requiring eligible individuals receiving a complex rehabilitation manual wheelchair, power wheelchair or seating component to be evaluated by a qualified health care professional and a qualified complex rehabilitation technology professional to qualify for reimbursement.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 54 and section 17b-10 of the general statutes, not later than thirty days before implementing any policies or procedures related to complex rehabilitation technology or submitting any proposed regulations concerning complex rehabilitation technology to the standing legislative regulation review committee, the commissioner shall submit such proposed policies, procedures or regulations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to human services for review and approval. "

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

On motion of Senator Slossberg of the 14th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 4266) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 326 (RAISED) (File No. 384) AN ACT CONCERNING FEDERAL MEDICAID WAIVERS.

Senator Slossberg of the 14th, explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3977) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senator Markley of the 16th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike line 58 in its entirety and insert "cap for a given waiver that differs from the cost cap in the most recent approved application for that waiver" in lieu thereof

On motion of Senator Slossberg of the 14th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3977) was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 2.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PASSED

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. 2.

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

Senator Cassano of the 4th, explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3358) and moved adoption.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

In line 7, strike "twenty" and insert in lieu thereof "twenty-one"

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 6: 33 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 Senate Bill No. 402 as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 3358) 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

A

   

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

A

   

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

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

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 6: 35 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. 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

A

   

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

A

   

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

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

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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.

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

JUDICIARY. 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.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 249 (RAISED) (File No. 276) AN ACT PROMOTING RETIREMENT SAVINGS.

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

HUMAN SERVICES. 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.

HUMAN SERVICES. 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.

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MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

ENVIRONMENT

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

EDUCATION. S. B. No. 46 (RAISED) (File No. 104) AN ACT CONCERNING PESTICIDES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.

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MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

ENVIRONMENT

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

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

SENATOR(S) ABSENT

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

Senator McLachlan of the 24th - funeral

Senator Welch of the 31st – family

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 6: 37 p. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.