JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Senate was called to order at 2: 33 p. m. , Senator Williams of the 29th in the Chair.

The prayer was offered by Acting Chaplain, Alice Ann Joseph of West Simsbury, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

There's so much wisdom to be learned. So many ways for us to grow. Lord, we would listen like a child, and learn what you would have us to know. Amen.

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILLS

The following favorable reports on Senate Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, the reports of the Committee accepted, and the bills referred as recommended:

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 306 (RAISED) AN ACT ALLOCATING FUNDING FOR THE PROVISION OF POTABLE WATER TO CERTAIN COMMUNITIES AND REAUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO PROVIDE POTABLE WATER TO COMMUNITIES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 307 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN FUNDS OF THE CONNECTICUT RESOURCES RECOVERY AUTHORITY.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 308 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF CERTAIN BOND FUNDS FOR THE REPAIR OF THE LEWIS POND DAM IN NORTH STONINGTON.

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

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 316 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE LABELING OF FOOD PRODUCTS THAT ARE PACKAGED IN MATERIALS THAT CONTAIN BISPHENOL-A.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. S. B. No. 30 AN ACT CONCERNING THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE ACT.

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

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. S. B. No. 370 (RAISED) AN ACT EXPANDING THE TAX CREDIT FOR APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS.

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

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. S. B. No. 401 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING WORKFORCE DIVERSITY STANDARDS OF CONTRACTORS PERFORMING WORK AT SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Government Administration and Elections.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

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. 28 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF NAOMI K. COHEN OF BLOOMFIELD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 29 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF GREGORY B. NOKES OF GLASTONBURY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. S. J. No. 30 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF JOANNE PRICE OF AVON TO BE A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

BUSINESS FROM THE HOUSE

FAVORABLE REPORT OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGE OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

The following favorable reports on House Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the Joint Standing Committee indicated, the reports of the Committee 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 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 referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. S. B. No. 32 (File No. 24) AN ACT CONCERNING WORKING FAMILIES' WAGES.

On the motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the bill referred to Committee was immediately transmitted to the Committee indicated for further action.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Senator Looney of the 11th, the Senate at 2: 36 p. m. adjourned subject to 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 P. M.

BANKS COMMITTEE

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.

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.

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE

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. 179 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA TASK FORCE'S RECOMMENDATIONS ON TRAINING.

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

H. B. No. 5053 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.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

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.

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 (COMM) 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.