JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Senate was called to order at 7: 48 p. m. , The President in the Chair.

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

The following is the prayer:

God, give us each day, the patience to understand those who disagree with us, sensitivity to the needs of others, and the prudence to make decisions which work toward the common good. Amen.

PLEDGE

Senator Duff of the 25th, Colin Duff and Autumn Anderson led the Senate in the pledge of Allegiance.

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. H. B. No. 5229 (RAISED) (File No. 138) AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPANSION OF A SMALL HOUSE NURSING HOME PILOT PROGRAM. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5562 (RAISED) (File Nos. 477, 711 and 749) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD, EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CONCERNING DYSLEXIA AND SPECIAL EDUCATION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "B").

ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY. Substitute for H. B. No. 5408 (RAISED) (File Nos. 406 and 752) AN ACT CONCERNING TREE TRIMMING. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

EDUCATION. H. B. No. 5434 (RAISED) (File No. 350) AN ACT REQUIRING A TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY-TECHNICAL COLLEGE COOPERATIVE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

EDUCATION. H. B. No. 5559 (RAISED) (File Nos. 311 and 756) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE UNIFORM REGIONAL SCHOOL CALENDAR TASK FORCE, LICENSURE EXEMPTIONS FOR CERTAIN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES UNDER THE SUBSIDIZED TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 5466 (RAISED) (File Nos. 660 and 758) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SERVICES' STATUTES AND PROCEDURES, INCLUDING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR EMPLOYEES, THE MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, THE MOTOR VEHICLE FUELS TAX, THE ESTATE TAX, ADDITIONS AND CHANGES TO VARIOUS PUBLIC LISTS MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT, THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR THE SALES AND USE TAX, A DATA MATCH SYSTEM WITH FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX AND TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 5489 (RAISED) (File Nos. 631 and 753) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTEGRITY OF THE BUSINESS REGISTRY. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 5554 (RAISED) (File Nos. 551 and 755) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF STATE MARSHALS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. H. B. No. 5028 (RAISED) (File Nos. 12 and 751) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE HIGHER EDUCATION STATUTES AND MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING DATA. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "B").

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 5040 (RAISED) (File No. 143) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5583 (RAISED) (File No. 510) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF REAL PROPERTY TAXES BY CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING AND HOSPITAL FACILITIES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 5535 (RAISED) (File Nos. 475 and 754) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF A PATIENT'S OBSERVATION STATUS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "C").

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

DISAGREEING ACTION

The following favorable report was received from the House, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 25 (File Nos. 417 and 750) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT SMART START PROGRAM. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" and House Amendment Schedule "A").

JUDICIARY. Substitute for S. B. No. 209 (RAISED) (File Nos. 191 and 757) AN ACT PROHIBITING UNSOLICITED COMMERCIAL TEXT MESSAGES AND INCREASING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE DO NOT CALL REGISTRY. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" and House Amendment Schedule "A").

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

SENATE AGENDA NUMBER 1

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO 1.

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the rules were suspended to take up the following bill off Senate Agenda No. 1 and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No 1.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5562 (RAISED) (File Nos. 477, 711 and 749) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD, EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CONCERNING DYSLEXIA AND SPECIAL EDUCATION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedules "A" and "B").

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

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th and Osten of the 19th.

On the Motion of Senator Stillman of the 20th the bill as amended was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

SENATE AGENDA NUMBER 1

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

DISAGREEING ACTION

BILLS PASSED

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the rules were suspended to take up the following bill off Senate Agenda No. 1 and the bill was passed.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 25 (File Nos. 417 and 750) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT SMART START PROGRAM. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A" and House Amendment Schedule "A").

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

Remarking were Senators Boucher of the 26th and Williams of the 29th .

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 8: 05 p. m. :

Total Number Voting 34

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 32

Those voting Nay 2

Those absent and not voting 2

On the roll call vote Senate Bill No. 25 as amended 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

A

   

3

GARY LEBEAU

A

   

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

   

N

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.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

SENATE AGENDA NUMBER 1

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO 1.

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the rules were suspended to take up the following bill off Senate Agenda No. 1 and the bill placed on Consent Calendar No 1.

EDUCATION. H. B. No. 5559 (RAISED) (File Nos. 311 and 756) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE UNIFORM REGIONAL SCHOOL CALENDAR TASK FORCE, LICENSURE EXEMPTIONS FOR CERTAIN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES UNDER THE SUBSIDIZED TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

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

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

On the Motion of Senator Stillman of the 20th the bill as amended was placed on the Consent Calendar No. 1. In concurrence with the House.

RECESS

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 8: 11 p. m. recessed.

AFTER RECESS

The Senate reconvened at 10: 25 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSE

Senator Looney of the 11th moved immediate transmittal to the House of all bills needing further action by the House.

EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION

HOUSE BILL

HOUSE BILL PASSED

The following House Bill was introduced, read by the Clerk and passed. (Emergency Certification signed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House accompanied the bill in accordance with Section 2-26 of the Connecticut General Statutes and Joint Rules 9. )

H. B. No. 5596 AN ACT MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO STATE EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2015. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

Senator Bye of the 5th explained the bill and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Kane of the 32nd, Fonfara of the 1st, Frantz of the 36th, McLachlan of the 24th, Boucher of the 26th, 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 12: 04 a. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 21

Those voting Nay 15

Those absent and not voting 0

On the roll call vote Emergency Certification House Bill No. 5596 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5271) 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

   

N

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

   

N

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

   

N

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

   

N

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

   

N

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

   

N

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

   

N

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

   

N

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

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 12: 06 a. m. :

Total Number Voting 36

Necessary for Adoption 19

Those voting Yea 36

Those voting Nay 0

Those absent and not voting 0

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

The following is the roll call vote:

 

Y

 

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

 

Y

 

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

 

Y

 

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

 

Y

 

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

 

Y

 

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

 

Y

 

4

STEVE CASSANO

 

Y

 

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

 

Y

 

5

BETH BYE

 

Y

 

23

ANDRES AYALA

 

Y

 

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

 

Y

 

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

 

Y

 

9

PAUL DOYLE

 

Y

 

27

CARLO LEONE

 

Y

 

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILL

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

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 5473 (RAISED) (File No. 255) AN ACT CONCERNING CASH REFUNDS FOR GIFT CARD BALANCES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").

SENATOR(S) ABSENT

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

Senator Kelly of the 21st – Family Business

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 12: 20 a. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.