JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Senate was called to order at 12: 15 p. m. , the President in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by the Senate Chaplain, Reverend James J. Nock of East Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Almighty Father, We ask your blessing on our circle as we come together this afternoon with just two days to go in this session. Help us to use this time wisely – to prioritize the needs of the state and the needs of our people. And, as we approach the end, let us hold fast to our ending theme that says: "the difficult we do right away…the impossible takes a little longer. " And we ask this of you, who lives and reigns, forever and ever. Amen

PLEDGE

Senator Markley of the 16th led the Senate in the pledge of Allegiance.

REPORT

The following report was received, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committees indicated:

Connecticut State Public Safety & Security Committee. Submittal of Sunset Review of Department of Administrative Services, Building Codes and Standards Committee, as Required by Public Act 12-143. Received May 5, 2014

The report was referred to the Committee on Human Services.

Connecticut State Government Administration and Elections Committee. Submittal of Sunset Review of the State Insurance and Risk Management Board, as Required by Public Act 12-143. Received May 5, 2014

The report was referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACE ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO 1

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

JUDICIARY. S. B. No. 237 (RAISED) (File No. 125) AN ACT PROHIBITING THE STORAGE OR DISPOSAL OF FRACKING WASTE IN CONNECTICUT.

Senator Meyer of the 12th explained the bill, offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 4911) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Chapin of the 30th, Witkos of the 8th, McLachlan of the 24th, Boucher of the 26th, Kelly of the 21st, Frantz of the 36th, Kissel of the 7th, Markley of the 16th, Welch of the 31st and Kane of the 32nd.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

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

"Section 1. Section 22a-472 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

(a) For the purposes of this section:

(1) "Dispose" means the discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking or placing of any waste into or on any land or water so that such waste, or any constituent of such waste, may enter the environment, be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters of the state;

(2) "Fluid" means any material or substance that flows or moves whether in semisolid, liquid, sludge, gas or any other form or state;

(3) "Gas" means all natural gas, whether hydrocarbon or nonhydrocarbon, including, but not limited to, hydrogen sulfide, helium, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen and casinghead gas;

(4) "Hydraulic fracturing" means the process of pumping a fluid into or under the surface of the ground in order to create fractures in rock for exploration, development, production or recovery of gas. "Hydraulic fracturing" does not include the drilling or repair of a geothermal water well or any other well drilled or repaired for drinking water purposes;

(5) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, association, syndicate, company, trust, corporation, limited liability company, municipality, agency or political or administrative subdivision of the state;

(6) "Radioactive materials" means any material, solid, liquid or gas, including, but not limited to, waste that emits ionizing radiation spontaneously;

(7) "Store" means holding waste for a temporary period, at the end of which the waste is treated, disposed of or stored elsewhere;

(8) "Transfer" means to move from one vehicle to another or to move from one mode of transportation to another;

(9) "Treat" means any method, technique or process designed to change the physical, chemical or biological character or composition of any waste, including, but not limited to, the reclaiming or rendering of waste from hydraulic fracturing as suitable for use or reuse; and

(10) "Waste from hydraulic fracturing" means any wastewater, wastewater solids, brine, sludge, drill cuttings or any other substance used for or generated secondarily to the purpose of hydraulic fracturing.

(b) No person may accept, receive, collect, store, treat, transfer or dispose of waste from hydraulic fracturing, including, but not limited to, the discharge of wastewaters into or from a pollution abatement facility, until the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection adopts regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, including approval of such regulations by the Regulations Review Committee of the General Assembly, to: (1) Eliminate the exemption in the state's hazardous waste management regulations, adopted pursuant to subsection (c) of section 22a-449 for the wastes identified in 40 CFR 261. 4(b)(5) and to provide that such wastes shall be subject to the state's hazardous waste management regulations, as set forth in sections 22a-449(c)-100 to 22a-449(c)-119, inclusive, and section 22a-449(c)-11 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, (2) ensure that any radioactive materials that may be present in wastes from hydraulic fracturing do not create or will not reasonably be expected to create a source of pollution to the air, land or waters of the state and do not otherwise pose a threat to the human health or the environment of this state, and (3) require disclosure of the composition of the waste from hydraulic fracturing. The commissioner shall not submit regulations authorized by this subsection to the legislative regulation review committee earlier than July 1, 2017, provided the commissioner shall submit such regulations to said committee not later than July 1, 2018.

(c) After the adoption of the regulations, including the approval of such regulations by the legislative regulation review committee, required by subsection (b) of this section, no person shall collect or transport waste from hydraulic fracturing for receipt, acceptance or transfer in this state unless such person obtains a permit, prior to any such collection or transport, issued in accordance with the provisions of section 22a-454. Such permit shall be required even if such collection or transportation is undertaken by a person whose principal business is not the management of such wastes. In any such permit the commissioner shall require, in addition to any other conditions, that records be maintained concerning the origins and all intermediate and final delivery points of such wastes from hydraulic fracturing.

(d) No person may sell, offer for sale, offer, barter, manufacture, distribute or use any product for anti-icing, de-icing, pre-wetting or dust suppression that is derived from or that contains waste from hydraulic fracturing until the commissioner adopts regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, including approval of such regulations by the legislative regulation review committee, authorizing such sale, offer, barter, manufacture, distribution or use. Such regulations shall either prohibit any such products or shall contain any conditions that the commissioner deems necessary to protect human health and the environment and to ensure that the sale, offer, barter, manufacture, distribution or use of any such product does not create or will not reasonably be expected to create a source of pollution to the air, land or waters of the state. Such conditions may include, but are not limited to, a written statement to accompany such product indicating that such product contains or is derived from wastes from hydraulic fracturing.

(e) In implementing the provisions of this section, the commissioner shall request of any person information, including, but not limited to, whether and to what extent an anti-icing, de-icing, pre-wetting or dust suppression product is or may be derived from or contain wastes from hydraulic fracturing, where the materials used to manufacture any such product were obtained, and the chemical composition of such product or waste from hydraulic fracturing. If any person fails to provide the information requested by the commissioner pursuant to this subsection, such failure shall provide a basis for the commissioner to prohibit the sale, offering for sale, bartering, manufacturing, distribution or use of such anti-icing, de-icing, pre-wetting or dust suppression product or to not adopt regulations required pursuant to subsection (b) or (d) of this section, as applicable.

(f) Any information acquired by the commissioner under this section shall be subject to disclosure in accordance with the provisions of chapter 14.

(g) Until the adoption of regulations in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, the commissioner may approve, in writing, not more than three requests to allow a person, who the commissioner determines to be professionally qualified, to treat waste from hydraulic fracturing, provided such treatment is solely for the purpose of conducting research to determine whether such waste can be treated to make such waste suitable for use or reuse. The commissioner shall prescribe the form to be used for submitting any such request, including any information that the commissioner deems necessary for evaluating any such request. In approving any such request, the commissioner shall prescribe any conditions or requirements the commissioner deems necessary to prevent pollution to the air, land or waters of the state or to protect human health or the environment and shall include requirements regarding the disposal of any waste from any such research. From the effective date of this section until the adoption of regulations in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, no person whose request is approved pursuant to this section shall: (1) Apply for or obtain more than three such approvals pursuant this subsection, and (2) treat more than three hundred and thirty gallons of waste from hydraulic fracturing in accordance with this subsection, regardless of the number of approvals issued to such person. The commissioner may authorize a single treatment in excess of such gallon limitation by one person provided such authorization allows for the treatment of not more than five hundred gallons of waste from hydraulic fracturing. For the purposes of this subsection, all wastes from hydraulic fracturing shall be considered to be hazardous waste, as defined in section 22a-448, regardless of the state's incorporation by reference of 40 CFR 261. 4(b)(5).

(h) Any person exploring for oil or gas on or after the effective date of regulations required by this [section] subsection shall register with the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection on a form prescribed by him. The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 setting forth (1) standards for oil and gas exploration and production wells, including, but not limited to, standards for the abandonment of exploration and production activities, and (2) the amount of a fee to be paid by registrants which shall be sufficient to pay the cost of administering the registration program. "

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

Section 1

July 1, 2014

22a-472

Senator Meyer of the 12th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 5103) and moved adoption.

Remarking was Senators Fasano of the 34th.

On a voice vote the amendment was adopted.

The following is the Amendment.

Strike subsection (b) in its entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(b) No person may accept, receive, collect, store, treat, transfer or dispose of waste from hydraulic fracturing, including, but not limited to, the discharge of wastewaters into or from a pollution abatement facility, until the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection adopts regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, including approval of such regulations by the standing legislative regulation review committee, to: (1) Eliminate the exemption in the state's hazardous waste management regulations, adopted pursuant to subsection (c) of section 22a-449 for the wastes identified in 40 CFR 261. 4(b)(5) and to provide that such wastes shall be subject to the state's hazardous waste management regulations, as applicable, as set forth in sections 22a-449(c)-100 to 22a-449(c)-119, inclusive, and section 22a-449(c)-11 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, (2) ensure that any radioactive materials that may be present in wastes from hydraulic fracturing do not create or will not reasonably be expected to create a source of pollution to the air, land or waters of the state and do not otherwise pose a threat to the human health or the environment of this state, and (3) require disclosure of the composition of the waste from hydraulic fracturing. The commissioner shall not submit regulations authorized by this subsection to the standing legislative regulation review committee earlier than July 1, 2017, provided the commissioner shall submit such regulations to said committee not later than July 1, 2018. "

Remarking were Senators Fasano of the 34th and Meyer of the 12th.

On motion of Senator Meyer of the 12th, the bill as amended by Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 4911) and "B" (LCO 5103) was placed on the Consent Calendar No 1.

MATTER 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

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 388 (RAISED) (File Nos. 610 and 759) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TASK FORCE ON VICTIM PRIVACY AND THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW.

SENATOR DUFF IN THE CHAIR

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 5051 (File Nos. 291 and 729) AN ACT IMPROVING TRANSPARENCY OF NURSING HOME OPERATIONS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "B").

Senator Slossberg of the 14th explained the bill as amended and moved passage.

Remarking were Senators Welch of the 31st and Markley of the 16th.

Senator Markley of the 16th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5419) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Slossberg of the 14th, Markley of the 16th , Kane of the 32nd, McLachlan of the 24th, Boucher of the 26th, Kelly of the 21st, Witkos of the 8th, Kissel of the 7th, and Fasano of the 34th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

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

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 14

Those voting Nay 21

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “A” (LCO 5419) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

   

N

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

In line 70, after "services. " insert "Such profit and loss report shall be exempt from disclosure under section 1-210. "

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

"Sec. 501. Subsection (b) of section 1-210 of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is amended by adding subdivision (28) as follows (Effective July 1, 2014)

(28) Any profit and loss statement of a related party required to be filed by a for-profit nursing home pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of section 17b-340, as amended by this act. "

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

Sec. 501

July 1, 2014

1-210(b)

Remarking were Senators Kane of the 32nd, Slossberg of the 14th, McLachlan of the 24th, Kelly of the 21st, Witkos of the 8th and Markley of the 16th.

Senator Fasano of the 34th offered Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 5422) and moved adoption.

Remarking were Senators Frantz of the 36th, Kane of the 32nd, Slossberg of the 14th, Boucher of the 26th and McLachlan of the 24th.

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 1: 01 a. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 15

Those voting Nay 20

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote Senate Amendment Schedule “B” (LCO 5422) was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

   

N

1

JOHN W. FONFARA

   

N

19

CATHERINE A. OSTEN

   

N

2

ERIC D. COLEMAN

A

   

20

ANDREA STILLMAN

   

N

3

GARY LEBEAU

 

Y

 

21

KEVIN KELLY

   

N

4

STEVE CASSANO

   

N

22

ANTHONY J. MUSTO

   

N

5

BETH BYE

   

N

23

ANDRES AYALA

   

N

6

TERRY B. GERRATANA

 

Y

 

24

MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN

 

Y

 

7

JOHN A. KISSEL

   

N

25

BOB DUFF

 

Y

 

8

KEVIN D. WITKOS

 

Y

 

26

TONI BOUCHER

   

N

9

PAUL DOYLE

   

N

27

CARLO LEONE

   

N

10

GARY HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

   

N

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

   

N

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

   

N

12

EDWARD MEYER

 

Y

 

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

   

N

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

 

Y

 

31

JASON WELCH

   

N

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

 

Y

 

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

 

Y

 

33

ART LINARES

 

Y

 

16

JOE MARKLEY

 

Y

 

34

LEONARD FASANO

   

N

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

 

Y

 

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

   

N

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

 

Y

 

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

The following is the Amendment.

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

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2014) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Department" means the Department of Social Services.

(2) "Desk review" means a process involving a review of cost reports pursuant to section 17-311-53 of the department's regulations.

(3) "Cost report" means the Annual Report of Long-Term Care Facility filed with the department pursuant to section 17-311-50 of the department's regulations.

(4) "Significant" means of an amount so large that it can have a material impact based on the size of the organization.

(5) "Operating losses" means the excess of expenses over revenues, exclusive of depreciation and amortization expenses.

(6) "Negative current working capital" means the excess of current liabilities over current assets plus investments, exclusive of liabilities, the repayment of which are guaranteed.

(7) "Current" means, in the context of negative current working capital, liabilities payable within twelve months and assets that are cash and are expected to be converted to cash within twelve months.

(8) "Going concern" means a business that is expected to function without the threat of insolvency or liquidation within the next twelve months.

(9) "Related party" means companies related to such nursing homes through immediate family, common ownership and control or business association with any of the majority owners, operators or officials of the facility.

(b) Auditors under contract with the department may, during the department's desk review of cost reports filed by each licensed nursing facility, determine whether a nursing home has experienced significant operating losses and significant negative current working capital for the last two years. If auditors make such a determination, the determination shall constitute probable cause that the nursing home may not be able to continue operating as a going concern. Additional evidence constituting such probable cause may include irregularities in general accounting principles undercapitalization, and deviation from industry standards. For purposes of this subsection, auditors shall not extend their analysis beyond the last two years, the latest year being the year associated with the cost report last filed by the facility.

(c) If the auditors do find evidence as described in subsection (b) of this section, the auditors may request additional information from the facility's management that in the opinion of the facility's management resolves such concerns.

(d) If, in the auditor's judgment, the information described in subsection (c) of this section is sufficient to mitigate doubt about the facility's ability to operate as a going concern, the auditor shall not seek additional information.

(e) If, in the auditor's judgment, the information described in subsection (c) of this section is not sufficient to mitigate doubt about the facility's ability to operate as a going concern, the auditor shall request, and, if available, the facility shall provide the latest finalized profit and loss statements of each related party to which the facility paid fifty thousand dollars or more for goods, services and supplies during the facility's most recent fiscal year. The auditors shall issue a report to the department that summarizes their findings.

Sec. 2. Section 17b-339 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 Nursing Home Financial Advisory Committee to examine the financial solvency of nursing homes on an ongoing basis and to support the Departments of Social Services and Public Health in their mission to provide oversight to the nursing home industry on issues concerning the financial solvency of and quality of care provided by nursing homes. The committee shall convene not later than August 1, 2014, and consist of the following members: The Commissioner of Social Services, or [his] the commissioner's designee; the Commissioner of Public Health, or [his] the commissioner's designee; the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, or [his] the secretary's designee; the executive director of the Connecticut Health and Education Facilities Authority, or [his] the director's designee; the [president of LeadingAge Connecticut, Inc. or the president's designee; and the executive director of the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities, or the executive director's designee] Long-Term Care Ombudsman and two members appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall be a representative of not-for-profit nursing homes and one of whom shall be a representative of for-profit nursing homes. In addition, the Labor Commissioner may appoint a nonvoting member to the committee. The Commissioner of Social Services [or his designee] and the Commissioner of Public Health, or [his designee] their designees shall be the chairpersons of the committee.

(b) The committee [, upon receipt of a report relative to the financial solvency of and quality of care provided by nursing homes in the state, shall recommend appropriate action for improving the financial condition of any nursing home that is in financial distress] shall (1) evaluate any information and data available, including, but not limited to, (A) quality of care, (B) acuity, (C) census, and (D) staffing levels of nursing homes operating in the state to assess the overall infrastructure and projected needs of such homes, and (2) recommend appropriate action consistent with the goals, strategies and long-term care needs set forth in the strategic plan developed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 17b-369 to the Commissioner of Social Services and the Commissioner of Public Health. The Commissioner of Social Services shall submit quarterly reports to the committee concerning pending nursing home requests for interim rate increases. Such reports shall, without identifying any requesting facility by name, list the amount of each increase requested, the reason for the request and the rate that will result if the request is granted.

(c) Not later than January 1, [2010] 2015, and annually thereafter, the committee shall submit a report on its activities to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to aging, appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, human services and public health, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a.

(d) Not later than [January 1, 2010] October 1, 2014, and quarterly thereafter, the committee shall meet with the chairpersons and ranking members of the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, human services and public health [, and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman] to discuss activities of the committee relating to the financial solvency of and quality of care provided by nursing homes.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Upon the request of the Department of Social Services, any licensed nursing facility that receives funding in accordance with section 17b-340 of the general statutes, that (1) is placed in receivership pursuant to sections 19a-541 to 19a-549a, inclusive, of the general statutes, (2) has filed a petition for relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code, or (3) has submitted a request to close the facility pursuant to section 17b-352 of the general statutes, shall provide a profit and loss statement for any related party that receives fifty thousand dollars or more a year for goods, fees and services. For purposes of this section, a "related party" includes companies related to such nursing homes through immediate family, common ownership and control, or business association with any of the majority owners, operators or officials of the facility. "

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

Section 1

July 1, 2014

New section

Sec. 2

from passage

17b-339

Sec. 3

from passage

New section

The chair ordered the vote be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 1: 04 a. m. :

Total Number Voting 35

Necessary for Adoption 18

Those voting Yea 24

Those voting Nay 11

Those absent and not voting 1

On the roll call vote House Bill No. 5051 as amended by House Amendment Schedule "B" 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

A

   

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

 

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

 

Y

 

28

JOHN MCKINNEY

 

Y

 

11

MARTIN M. LOONEY

 

Y

 

29

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.

 

Y

 

12

EDWARD MEYER

   

N

30

CLARK J. CHAPIN

 

Y

 

13

DANTE BARTOLOMEO

   

N

31

JASON WELCH

 

Y

 

14

GAYLE SLOSSBERG

   

N

32

ROBERT J. KANE

 

Y

 

15

JOAN V. HARTLEY

   

N

33

ART LINARES

   

N

16

JOE MARKLEY

   

N

34

LEONARD FASANO

 

Y

 

17

JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.

   

N

35

ANTHONY GUGLIELMO

 

Y

 

18

ANDREW MAYNARD

   

N

36

L. SCOTT FRANTZ

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILLS PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO 1

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following bills which were starred for action were placed on the Consent Calendar No 1 in accordance with Senate Rule 31.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. S. B. No. 480 (RAISED) (File No. 395) AN ACT CONCERNING LIFE INSURANCE PRODUCER LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS OF BROKER-DEALERS, AGENTS, INVESTMENT ADVISERS AND INVESTMENT ADVISER AGENTS.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5044 (File Nos. 39 and 642) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LIABILITY OF OWNERS AND KEEPERS OF DOMESTICATED HORSES, PONIES, DONKEYS AND MULES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). In concurrence with the House.

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"). In concurrence with the House.

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"). In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 5293 (RAISED) (File Nos. 623 and 684) AN ACT CONCERNING STOLEN VALOR, VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICERS AND TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE DEFINITION OF VETERAN. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). In concurrence with the House.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 5374 (RAISED) (File No. 208) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE STUDY ON THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AS THEY RELATE TO PREPARATION OF YOUTHS AGING OUT OF STATE CARE. In concurrence with the House.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. H. B. No. 5380 (RAISED) (File No. 213) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING A REPORT ON FINANCIAL AID AWARDS AND TRACKING TRANSFER CREDITS BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT. In concurrence with the House.

AGING. H. B. No. 5222 (RAISED) (File No. 80) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF FUNDING AND SUPPORT FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED CARE FOR ELDERLY PERSONS AND PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 5309 (RAISED) (File Nos. 45 and 698) AN ACT CONCERNING ABANDONED VESSELS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 5484 (RAISED) (File No. 443) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLAIM AGAINST THE STATE OF THE TOWN OF CHESHIRE. In concurrence with the House.

JUDICIARY. Substitute for H. B. No. 5487 (RAISED) (File Nos. 444 and 694) AN ACT PROVIDING IMMUNITY TO A PERSON WHO ADMINISTERS AN OPIOID ANTAGONIST TO ANOTHER PERSON EXPERIENCING AN OPIOID-RELATED DRUG OVERDOSE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). In concurrence with the House.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 5375 (RAISED) (File Nos. 209 and 724) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE ON THE REEMPLOYMENT OF OLDER WORKERS CONCERNING THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). In concurrence with the House.

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. H. B. No. 5471 (RAISED) (File No. 497) AN ACT CONCERNING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL AND MINOR CHANGES TO TAXATION AND RELATED STATUTES. In concurrence with the House.

APPROPRIATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5378 (RAISED) (File Nos. 211, 672 and 741) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING MEDICAID-FUNDED EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VISITS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). In concurrence with the House.

TRANSPORTATION. H. B. No. 5459 (RAISED) (File Nos. 252 and 744) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF THE UNIFORM CERTIFICATE OF TITLE FOR VESSELS ACT. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"). In concurrence with the House.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

DISAGREEING ACTION

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

BILL PLACED ON CONSENT CALENDAR NO 1

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following bill which were starred for action were placed on the Consent Calendar No 1 in accordance with Senate Rule 31.

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"). In concurrence with the House.

CONSENT CALENDAR NO 1

ADOPTED

The chair ordered the vote on business placed on the Consent Calendar No 1 be taken by roll call.

The following is the result of the vote at 1: 25 a. 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 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

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.

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. 5542 (RAISED) (File No. 533) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PRIMARY SERVICE AREA TASK FORCE. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5040).

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING. Substitute for H. B. No. 5564 (RAISED) (File Nos. 451 and 706) AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL SAFETY. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5141).

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5359 (RAISED) (File No. 247) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP COMMISSION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5240).

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

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

H. J. No. 87 RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING CONNECTICUT AS FIRST IN FLIGHT.

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.

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. (As amended by Senate Amendment Schedule "A") and (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5236).

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.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5552 (RAISED) (File No. 505) AN ACT CONCERNING SLATE COMMITTEES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5140).

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5049 (File No. 515) AN ACT ELIMINATING UNNECESSARY GOVERNMENT REGULATION. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5485).

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5220 (RAISED) (File No. 583) AN ACT CONCERNING A PROPERTY OWNER'S LIABILITY FOR THE EXPENSES OF REMOVING A FALLEN TREE OR LIMB.

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 5310 (RAISED) (File No. 584) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S SEED LAW. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5234).

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5348 (RAISED) (File No. 465) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PAYMENT OF DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5413).

PUBLIC HEALTH. Substitute for H. B. No. 5147 (RAISED) (File No. 494) AN ACT CONCERNING NEWBORN SCREENING FOR CYTOMEGALOVIRUS AND ESTABLISHING A PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR CYTOMEGALOVIRUS. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5747).

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.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. 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. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5452).

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REMOVED FROM FOOT OF THE CALENDAR

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was removed from the foot of the calendar and restored to its place on the calendar:

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

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 1: 28 a. m. adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

BILL SIGNED BY HIS EXCELLENCY,

THE GOVERNOR

The following bill was SIGNED IN THE ORIGINAL by His Excellency, the Governor, on the date indicated:

May 5, 2014

Substitute for H. B. No. 5055 (File Nos. 197 and 644) AN ACT ELIMINATING MUNICIPAL MANDATES. (As amended by House Amendment Schedule "A").