JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Senate was called to order at 10: 26 a. m. in accordance with the provisions of Senate Rule 9(b), and under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader.

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

The following is the prayer:

This is the day the lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it. Amen

Pursuant to Senate Rule 9(b) the Senate is called into Session, by the Office of the Senate Clerk's under the authority of the President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader.

It is hereby moved that Senate Agenda Number 1, dated March 14, 2014, is adopted, the items on said Agenda shall be acted upon as indicated and that the Agenda shall be incorporated into the Senate Journal and Senate Transcript.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

The following favorable reports were received from the Joint Standing Committees indicated, read the second time and tabled for the calendar.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 25 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF LAURA CORDES OF WEST HARTFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 26 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JAMES GILDEA OF DERBY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 27 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF SUSAN PROSI-JOHNSON OF STRATFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CONNECTICUT COMMUTER RAIL COUNCIL.

FAVORABLE CHANGE OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILLS

The following reports on a Senate Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the Committees indicated, the report of the Committees was accepted, and the bills referred as recommended:

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

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

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

The bill was referred to the Committee on Human Services.

COMMERCE. S. B. No. 23 AN ACT CONCERNING BENEFIT CORPORATIONS AND ENCOURAGING SOCIAL ENTERPRISE.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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

The bill was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

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 referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

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

The bill was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

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

The bill was 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 referred to the Committee on Education.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 31 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to 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 P. M.

AGING COMMITTEE

S. B. No. 42 (COMM) 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.

H. B. No. 5001 (COMM) 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.

CHILDREN COMMITTEE

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.

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.

HOUSING COMMITTEE

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.

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.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

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.

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.

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.

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