JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Senate was called to order at 10: 17 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, Carmela Balducci of Deep River, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Lord, the little choices we must make will chart the course of life we take;

We either choose the path of light or wander off in darkest night. 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 April 1, 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.

REPORT

The following report was received, read by the Clerk and referred to the Committee indicated:

State of Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts. Submittal of Report, State Wide Single Audit for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. As required the federal Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996, and the provisions of the federal Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133. Received March 31, 2014.

The report was referred to the Committees on Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

SENATE BILLS

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

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 70 (RAISED) (File No. 218) AN ACT CONCERNING THE GRANT OF PROPERTY INTERESTS IN PROPERTY HELD BY THE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE AND ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PUBLIC USE AND BENEFIT LAND REGISTRY.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 311 (RAISED) (File No. 228) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN FARM-RELATED DESIGNATIONS ON HIGHWAY SIGNS.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 313 (RAISED) (File No. 229) AN ACT CONCERNING PARTICIPATION IN WIC AND SENIOR NUTRITION FARMERS' MARKET PROGRAMS BY CERTAIN NONPROFIT FARMERS.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 314 (RAISED) (File No. 230) AN ACT CONCERNING THE HERITAGE PARKS ADVISORY BOARDS.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 315 (RAISED) (File No. 231) AN ACT CONCERNING FARMERS' MARKET WINE SALES PERMITS.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for S. B. No. 443 (RAISED) (File No. 240) AN ACT CONCERNING PESTICIDES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS, PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, ATHLETIC FIELDS AND MUNICIPAL GREENS AND BANNING THE SALE AND USE OF GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED LAWN OR TURF SEEDS.

GENERAL LAW. S. B. No. 84 (RAISED) (File No. 219) AN ACT CONCERNING CADMIUM IN CHILDREN'S JEWELRY.

GENERAL LAW. S. B. No. 267 (RAISED) (File No. 223) AN ACT CONCERNING SWIMMING POOL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR WORK.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 271 (RAISED) (File No. 224) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE'S AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE AND TO RECEIVE DONATIONS OF REAL PROPERTY.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 297 (RAISED) (File No. 227) AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN OFF-SITE FARM WINERY SALES AND TASTING PERMIT.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 376 (RAISED) (File No. 234) AN ACT CONCERNING NONPROFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR PERMITS.

GENERAL LAW. S. B. No. 377 (RAISED) (File No. 235) AN ACT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING.

GENERAL LAW. S. B. No. 380 (RAISED) (File No. 236) AN ACT CONCERNING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS PROGRAM TO PROVIDE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WHO PRODUCE COMMERCIAL FOOD ACCESS TO COMMERCIAL KITCHENS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 101 (RAISED) (File No. 220) AN ACT ESTABLISHING FIRST RESPONDER DAY.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 227 (RAISED) (File No. 221) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION COMMITTEE REVIEW.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. Substitute for S. B. No. 247 (RAISED) (File No. 222) AN ACT ELIMINATING AND MODIFYING CERTAIN REPORTING AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND REPEALING OBSOLETE PROVISIONS.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. S. B. No. 272 (RAISED) (File No. 225) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FIXED TIME PERIOD FOR AGENCY REVIEW OF EXISTING REGULATIONS.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT. S. B. No. 400 (RAISED) (File No. 237) AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY WORKFORCE.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for S. B. No. 288 (RAISED) (File No. 226) AN ACT CONCERNING NOTICE OF COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH RESIDENT STATE TROOPERS.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. S. B. No. 426 (RAISED) (File No. 238) AN ACT SUSPENDING AND EVALUATING THE CONSOLIDATION OF DISPATCH CENTERS WITHIN THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. Substitute for S. B. No. 429 (RAISED) (File No. 239) AN ACT CONCERNING ASSAULT THAT RESULTS IN THE LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 336 (RAISED) (File No. 232) AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR CAUSING HARM TO A VULNERABLE USER OF A PUBLIC WAY.

TRANSPORTATION. S. B. No. 338 (RAISED) (File No. 233) AN ACT CONCERNING STATE-WIDE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS.

MATTERS RETURNED FROM COMMITTEE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE

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

NO NEW FILE

GENERAL LAW. S. B. No. 14 (RAISED) (File No. 9) AN ACT CONCERNING PHARMACY AUDITS AND ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER PAYMENTS TO PHARMACIES.

GENERAL LAW. Substitute for S. B. No. 100 (RAISED) (File No. 55) AN ACT CONCERNING BAZAARS AND RAFFLES.

HUMAN SERVICES. Substitute for S. B. No. 47 (RAISED) (File No. 10) AN ACT CONCERNING SECOND PARENT ADOPTION.

HUMAN SERVICES. S. B. No. 364 (RAISED) (File No. 67) AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REVISIONS TO THE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING INITIATIVE STATUTE.

ADJOURNMENT

The Senate at 10: 21 a. m. adjourned under provisions of Senate Rule 9(b) subject to the call of the chair.