JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 34 o'clock a. m. , Representative Ryan of the 139th District in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Joshua P. Cantor of West Hartford, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. O Lord, we gather this day to seek Your guidance and blessings upon the matters that will be handled this Session. Guide our deliberations so that they will benefit the good people of our State. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Joshua P. Cantor of West Hartford, 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:

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 66 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF NANCY E. SALERNO OF MIDDLEBURY TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER.

JUDICIARY. H. J. No. 67 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ERNIE R. WALKER OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

The following House Bills were received from the committees indicated, the bills read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5050 (File No. 241) AN ACT IMPROVING COLLEGE COMPLETIONS.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5207 (RAISED) (File No. 242) AN ACT CONCERNING COLLEGE CREDIT FOR MILITARY TRAINING.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 5262 (RAISED) (File No. 243) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PHARMACY PRACTICE ACT AND COUNTERFEIT DRUGS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5278 (RAISED) (File No. 244) AN ACT CONCERNING MANDATORY REGISTRAR OF VOTER SESSIONS.

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 5289 (RAISED) (File No. 245) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT PORT AUTHORITY.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5312 (RAISED) (File No. 246) AN ACT REQUIRING AN ONLINE EXPLANATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES OF ANY CONTRACT EXTENDED WITHOUT USING COMPETITIVE BIDDING.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5359 (RAISED) (File No. 247) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP COMMISSION.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5360 (RAISED) (File No. 248) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTIFICATION OF CANDIDATES.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. H. B. No. 5361 (RAISED) (File No. 249) AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE AUTHORIZATION RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT REGARDING DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5418 (RAISED) (File No. 250) AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCIAL LIABILITY FOR THE CLEAN-UP OF CERTAIN HAZARDOUS WASTE.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5435 (RAISED) (File No. 251) AN ACT REQUIRING AN EVALUATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS.

TRANSPORTATION. H. B. No. 5459 (RAISED) (File No. 252) AN ACT CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

TRANSPORTATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 5461 (RAISED) (File No. 253) AN ACT CONCERNING RETIREMENT AND GROUP WELFARE BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN UNCLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF THE CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. H. B. No. 5469 (RAISED) (File No. 254) AN ACT CONCERNING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 5473 (RAISED) (File No. 255) AN ACT CONCERNING CASH REFUNDS FOR GIFT CARD BALANCES.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 5474 (RAISED) (File No. 256) AN ACT EXEMPTING VETERINARIANS FROM THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 5476 (RAISED) (File No. 257) AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE FEASIBILITY OF LEGALIZING INDUSTRIAL HEMP.

GENERAL LAW. H. B. No. 5477 (RAISED) (File No. 258) AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE-WIDE PLATFORM FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRONIC BOOKS.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for H. B. No. 5491 (RAISED) (File No. 259) AN ACT CONCERNING CUSTOMER SALES AND SERVICE CALLS MADE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. H. B. No. 5493 (RAISED) (File No. 260) AN ACT REQUIRING A STATE-WIDE PLAN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION, TRAINING AND JOB PLACEMENT IN EMERGING INDUSTRIES.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5495 (RAISED) (File No. 261) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ACCELERATED CERTIFICATES PROGRAM.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5496 (RAISED) (File No. 262) AN ACT CONCERNING HIGHER EDUCATION AND REMEDIAL SUPPORT.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 5497 (RAISED) (File No. 263) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING AN I-BEST PROGRAM ON A REGIONAL BASIS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

EDUCATION

On motion of Representative Orange of the 48th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Education in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 5040 (RAISED) (File No. 143) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 5113 (RAISED) (File No. 144) AN ACT CONCERNING YOUTH ATHLETICS AND CONCUSSIONS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT

On motion of Representative Orange of the 48th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5376 (RAISED) (File No. 159) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE ON THE REEMPLOYMENT OF OLDER WORKERS AS THEY RELATE TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5381 (RAISED) (File No. 160) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE PUBLICATION OF TUITION AND FEE SCHEDULE INCREASES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM TO TRACK GRADUATES' SUCCESS BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

On motion of Representative Orange of the 48th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

JUDICIARY. H. B. No. 5061 (RAISED) (File No. 131) AN ACT CONCERNING UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE FOR BODILY INJURY TO A NAMED INSURED OR RELATIVE DURING THE THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

On motion of Representative Orange of the 48th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Employees in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

COMMERCE. Substitute for H. B. No. 5269 (RAISED) (File No. 151) AN ACT CREATING PARITY BETWEEN PAID SICK LEAVE BENEFITS AND OTHER EMPLOYER-PROVIDED BENEFITS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

On motion of Representative Orange of the 48th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Planning and Development in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. H. B. No. 5392 (RAISED) (File No. 97) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL OF UNWANTED MEDICATION.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

PUBLIC HEALTH

On motion of Representative Orange of the 48th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Public Health in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

CHILDREN. H. B. No. 5038 (RAISED) (File No. 130) AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTHY CHILDREN.

AGING. H. B. No. 5300 (RAISED) (File No. 91) AN ACT CONCERNING NURSING HOME NOTIFICATIONS.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 5354 (RAISED) (File No. 158) AN ACT CONCERNING CHEMICALS OF HIGH CONCERN TO CHILDREN.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

On motion of Representative Orange of the 48th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security in accordance with House Rule (20)(e)(ii).

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5299 (RAISED) (File No. 153) AN ACT CONCERNING THE FINDINGS OF THE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY TASK FORCE.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Orange of the 48th District, the House adjourned at 11: 36 o'clock a. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.