JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Friday, March 21, 2014

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 43 o'clock a. m. , Representative Conroy of the 105th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Ciro A. Zelaya of Manchester, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. Lord, guide us through the many issues that will be brought before us, so that we may serve the common good of all our constituents. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ciro A. Zelaya of Manchester, Connecticut.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

The following House Joint Resolutions were received from the committees indicated, the resolutions read the second time and tabled for the Calendar:

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 58 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF MICHAEL T. LONG OF SIMSBURY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 59 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ROSS HOLLANDER OF BLOOMFIELD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 60 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF CHARLES R. GRAY OF STAMFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 61 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF DONALD J. SHUBERT OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION.

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:

COMMERCE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5271 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR THE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING OF COMPOSITES IN CONNECTICUT.

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

COMMERCE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5403 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE CONNECTICUT INVENTION CONVENTION.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Arce of the 4th District, the House adjourned at 11: 45 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 20, 2014

AT 5: 00 O'CLOCK P. M.

BANKS

H. B. No. 5159 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT BANKS.

H. B. No. 5160 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SECURED AND UNSECURED LENDING.

H. B. No. 5353 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

H. B. No. 5470 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR SALES TO CONNECTICUT CREDIT UNIONS.

H. B. No. 5490 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCIAL LITERACY.

H. B. No. 5513 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MODERNIZATION OF CONNECTICUT CORPORATION LAW.

H. B. No. 5514 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AN OPTIONAL METHOD OF FORECLOSURE.

S. B. No. 127 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING.

S. B. No. 128 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

S. B. No. 226 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING INFORMED CONSENT FOR REVERSE MORTGAGE TRANSACTIONS.

S. B. No. 283 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MINOR AND TECHNICAL CHANGES TO THE BANKING LAWS.

S. B. No. 373 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AND THE ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER ACT.

S. B. No. 397 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT HIGHER EDUCATION TRUST.

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF MARCH 20, 2014

AT 5: 00 O'CLOCK P. M.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

H. B. No. 5053 (RAISED) AN ACT STRENGTHENING CONNECTICUT'S INSURANCE INDUSTRY COMPETITIVENESS.

H. B. No. 5245 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR FERTILITY PRESERVATION FOR CANCER PATIENTS.

H. B. No. 5248 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COVERAGE.

H. B. No. 5249 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COPAYMENTS FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES.

H. B. No. 5252 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC PROOF OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE IDENTIFICATION CARDS.

H. B. No. 5502 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE STATUTES.

H. B. No. 5578 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE HEALTH INSURANCE GRIEVANCE PROCESS FOR ADVERSE DETERMINATIONS.

S. B. No. 12 (RAISED) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYMENTS.

S. B. No. 15 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

S. B. No. 185 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES TO THE STANDARD VALUATION AND NONFORFEITURE LAWS, AND THE USE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE COMMISSIONERS' VALUATION MANUAL.

S. B. No. 190 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TOMOSYNTHESIS FOR BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS.

S. B. No. 191 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ORALLY AND INTRAVENOUSLY ADMINISTERED MEDICATIONS.

S. B. No. 193 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF FEES FOR THE PROCESSING OF INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYMENTS.

S. B. No. 194 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RISK MANAGEMENT AND OWN RISK AND SOLVENCY ASSESSMENTS FOR DOMESTIC INSURERS.

S. B. No. 196 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING GROUP-WIDE SUPERVISION FOR INTERNATIONALLY ACTIVE INSURANCE GROUPS.

S. B. No. 200 (RAISED) AN ACT EXPANDING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SPECIALIZED FORMULA.

S. B. No. 202 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE SERVICES.

S. B. No. 277 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF CLOSING PROTECTION LETTERS.

S. B. No. 278 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RESTRICTIONS ON INSURERS FOR ADVERSE WEATHER-RELATED EVENTS.

S. B. No. 280 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE OFFSETS.

S. B. No. 391 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ELECTRONIC POSTING OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY INSURERS.

S. B. No. 392 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH CARE PROVIDER NETWORK ADEQUACY.

S. B. No. 394 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR INSURERS' USE OF STEP THERAPY.

S. B. No. 478 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF THE HEALTH REINSURANCE ASSOCIATION AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE CONNECTICUT SMALL EMPLOYER REINSURANCE POOL, UPDATING THE PREEXISTING CONDITIONS STATUTE, AND CONCERNING SMALL EMPLOYER PREMIUM RATE APPROVAL.

S. B. No. 479 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF THE CONNECTICUT HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE AND ESTABLISHING CERTAIN STANDARDS FOR CERTAIN STOP LOSS INSURANCE POLICIES.

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

BILLS FILED WITH THE

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE

IN ACCORDANCE WITH JOINT RULE 15

AS OF MARCH 20, 2014

AT 5: 00 O'CLOCK P. M.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

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

H. B. No. 5066 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN WORKERS' RIGHTS TO COLLECTIVELY BARGAIN.

H. B. No. 5069 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING LOW WAGE EMPLOYERS.

H. B. No. 5070 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND AMBULANCE COMPANIES AND THE DEFINITION OF EMPLOYER UNDER THE STATE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT.

H. B. No. 5256 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMPENSATION OF WORKERS ON FAMILY HOLIDAYS.

H. B. No. 5257 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES AND HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS.

H. B. No. 5280 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EXECUTIVE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION.

H. B. No. 5281 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MEMBERS OF THE DISABILITY RETIREMENT BOARD.

H. B. No. 5283 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EXPANSION OF FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE.

H. B. No. 5314 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENTS ON ADVANCES FROM THE FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT ACCOUNT.

H. B. No. 5315 (RAISED) AN ACT ALLOWING EMPLOYERS TO PAY WAGES USING PAYROLL CARDS.

H. B. No. 5345 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COOPERATIVE HEALTH CARE ARRANGEMENTS.

H. B. No. 5346 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS.

H. B. No. 5451 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH CARE POOLING.

H. B. No. 5453 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYERS AND HOME CARE WORKERS.

H. B. No. 5527 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A DOMESTIC WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS.

S. B. No. 60 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYEE WORKING CONDITIONS.

S. B. No. 61 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY FOR HOSPITAL SERVICES.

S. B. No. 64 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENTS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STATUTES.

S. B. No. 219 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONTRIBUTION RATE.

S. B. No. 220 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF LABOR HISTORY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM.

S. B. No. 221 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING CREDIT CHECKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

S. B. No. 222 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEE.

S. B. No. 242 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SICK LEAVE FOR TEACHER ASSISTANTS AND RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS.

S. B. No. 243 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.

S. B. No. 249 (RAISED) AN ACT PROMOTING RETIREMENT SAVINGS.

S. B. No. 317 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYEE PRIVACY.

S. B. No. 318 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC PREVAILING WAGE NOTICES, INFORMATION AND RECORDS.

S. B. No. 371 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING RETALIATION AGAINST IMMIGRANT WORKERS.