JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Friday, March 14, 2014

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 32 o'clock a. m. , Representative Godfrey of the 110th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Gordon E. Kern of Staten Island, New York.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, there is a mountain of bills yet to be handled. Give us the patience and perseverance to handle them wisely so that our constituents' needs may be met. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Gordon E. Kern of Staten Island, New York.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

The following House Joint Resolution was received from the committee indicated, the resolution read the second time and tabled for the Calendar:

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 57 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF RALPH ENO OF LYME TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT RESOURCES RECOVERY AUTHORITY.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

The following favorable reports on the House Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the committees indicated, the bills read, the reports of the committees accepted, and the bills referred as recommended:

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H. B. No. 5063 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF PARDON APPLICATIONS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. H. B. No. 5293 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING STOLEN VALOR.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5296 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ADMISSIONS TO THE VETERANS' HOME OR TO A HOSPITAL.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Public Health.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. H. B. No. 5297 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A DEDUCTION FROM THE INCOME TAX FOR AMOUNTS RECEIVED AS ACTIVE SERVICE PAY.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. H. B. No. 5298 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ACTIVE SERVICE PAY FOR MEMBERS OF THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for H. B. No. 5324 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF ASSETS THAT MAY BE RETAINED BY THE SPOUSE OF AN INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSON.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

HUMAN SERVICES. H. B. No. 5325 (RAISED) AN ACT ELIMINATING THE HOME-CARE COST CAP.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5394 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR VETERANS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

HUMAN SERVICES. H. B. No. 5440 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PHYSICIANS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

HUMAN SERVICES. H. B. No. 5444 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAID COVERAGE OF CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILLS

The following favorable reports on the Senate Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the committees indicated, the bills read, the reports of the committees accepted and the bills referred as recommended in concurrence:

COMMERCE. Substitute for S. B. No. 23 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFIT CORPORATIONS AND ENCOURAGING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

AGING. S. B. No. 42 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR A SENIOR AND COMMUNITY CENTER IN SIMSBURY.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

HUMAN SERVICES. S. B. No. 104 (RAISED) AN ACT PROVIDING FINANCIAL RELIEF TO NURSING HOMES FOR UNCOMPENSATED CARE.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

AGING. S. B. No. 174 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FAIRNESS IN MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS FOR HOME-CARE CLIENTS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Human Services.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. S. B. No. 214 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A TAX CREDIT FOR DONATIONS OF VEHICLES TO VETERANS' ORGANIZATIONS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. S. B. No. 217 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EXCUSED ABSENCES FROM SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN OF SERVICE MEMBERS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Education.

HUMAN SERVICES. S. B. No. 254 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PRESUMPTIVE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 323 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CAPITAL EXPENDITURES AT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Maroney of the 119th District, the House adjourned at 11: 35 o'clock a. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF MARCH 13, 2014

AT 5: 00 O'CLOCK P. M.

AGING

H. B. No. 5001 (RAISED) AN ACT PROVIDING RENTAL COST RELIEF TO ELIGIBLE SENIORS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

H. B. No. 5222 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF FUNDING AND SUPPORT FOR HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED CARE FOR ELDERLY PERSONS AND PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.

H. B. No. 5223 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING FUNDING FOR ELDERLY NUTRITION.

H. B. No. 5224 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE TO GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER RELATIVES RAISING CHILDREN.

H. B. No. 5225 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY.

H. B. No. 5226 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING THE PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE FOR CERTAIN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY RESIDENTS.

H. B. No. 5227 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AGING.

H. B. No. 5228 (RAISED) AN ACT EXPANDING ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESPITE PROGRAM.

H. B. No. 5229 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXPANSION OF A SMALL HOUSE NURSING HOME PILOT PROGRAM.

H. B. No. 5300 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME NOTIFICATIONS.

H. B. No. 5350 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AN ASSISTANT TO THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN.

H. B. No. 5351 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REVOLVING LOAN FUND FOR PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES FOR ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS.

H. B. No. 5395 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AGING IN PLACE.

S. B. No. 42 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR A SENIOR AND COMMUNITY CENTER IN SIMSBURY.

S. B. No. 173 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUMS.

S. B. No. 174 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FAIRNESS IN MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS FOR HOME-CARE CLIENTS.

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

S. B. No. 176 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT POLICIES BY QUALIFIED MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES.

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

S. B. No. 178 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SENIOR SAFETY ZONES.

S. B. No. 179 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA TASK FORCE'S RECOMMENDATIONS ON TRAINING.

S. B. No. 244 (RAISED) AN ACT INCREASING HOME CARE PROVIDER RATES.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF MARCH 13, 2014

AT 5: 00 O'CLOCK P. M.

CHILDREN

H. B. No. 5035 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING TOXIC FIRE RETARDANTS IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS.

H. B. No. 5038 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTHY CHILDREN.

H. B. No. 5039 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ANIMAL-ASSISTED SERVICES.

H. B. No. 5040 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN.

H. B. No. 5113 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING YOUTH ATHLETICS AND CONCUSSIONS.

H. B. No. 5304 (RAISED) AN ACT PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS FOR YOUTH UNDER THE CARE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

H. B. No. 5305 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CADMIUM LEVELS IN CHILDREN'S JEWELRY.

H. B. No. 5354 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHEMICALS OF HIGH CONCERN TO CHILDREN.

S. B. No. 24 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND YOUTH SMOKING PREVENTION.

S. B. No. 43 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES STATUTES.

S. B. No. 44 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S SAFETY.

S. B. No. 45 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN.

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

S. B. No. 48 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING NUTRITION STANDARDS FOR CHILD CARE SETTINGS.

S. B. No. 203 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE-WIDE SEXUAL ABUSE AND ASSAULT AWARENESS PROGRAM.

S. B. No. 204 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPERS' EDUCATION.

S. B. No. 229 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST PREVENTION.

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

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF MARCH 13, 2014

AT 5: 00 O'CLOCK P. M.

HOUSING

H. B. No. 5130 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.

H. B. No. 5131 (RAISED) AN ACT TRANSFERRING CERTAIN POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING.

H. B. No. 5132 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONGREGATE HOUSING.

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

H. B. No. 5134 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY TO BE USED FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION.

H. B. No. 5436 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE MEDICAL RESPITE FOR THE HOMELESS.

H. B. No. 5437 (RAISED) AN ACT CREATING INCENTIVES FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO LIVE IN URBAN AREAS.

H. B. No. 5438 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF LANDLORDS AND TENANTS REGARDING THE TREATMENT OF BED BUG INFESTATIONS.

H. B. No. 5482 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HOUSING GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES.

H. B. No. 5483 (RAISED) AN ACT EXTENDING THE FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROGRAM.

S. B. No. 112 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC HOUSING.

S. B. No. 113 (RAISED) AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO STATUTES CONCERNING HOUSING.

S. B. No. 363 (RAISED) AN ACT TRANSFERRING FUNDS DEPOSITED IN THE COMMUNITY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING.

S. B. No. 364 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REVISIONS TO THE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING INITIATIVE STATUTE.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF MARCH 13, 2014

AT 5: 00 O'CLOCK P. M.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

H. B. No. 5293 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING STOLEN VALOR.

H. B. No. 5294 (RAISED) AN ACT MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS STATUTES.

Substitute for H. B. No. 5296 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ADMISSIONS TO THE VETERANS' HOME OR TO A HOSPITAL.

H. B. No. 5297 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A DEDUCTION FROM THE INCOME TAX FOR AMOUNTS RECEIVED AS ACTIVE SERVICE PAY.

H. B. No. 5298 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ACTIVE SERVICE PAY FOR MEMBERS OF THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD.

H. B. No. 5299 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE FINDINGS OF THE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY TASK FORCE.

Substitute for H. B. No. 5394 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR VETERANS.

S. B. No. 211 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES FUND.

S. B. No. 212 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY TASK FORCE.

S. B. No. 213 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE VETERANS' OPPORTUNITIES PILOT PROGRAM.

S. B. No. 214 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A TAX CREDIT FOR DONATIONS OF VEHICLES TO VETERANS' ORGANIZATIONS.

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

S. B. No. 216 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS.

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

S. B. No. 293 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CLUBS OPERATED BY NATIONALLY CHARTERED VETERANS' SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS.