I am honored to serve you in the Connecticut General Assembly and be your voice in Hartford. As Chair of the Speaker's Task Force on Domestic Violence, I am working on strengthening Connecticut's response to challenges faced by victims of domestic violence that have been exacerbated by the recession. Last year the Task Force was responsible for introducing and leading passage of reforms that led to the most sweeping changes to the state's domestic violence statutes in almost 25 years.
In addition to leading the Task Force on Domestic Violence, I serve as an Assistant Majority Leader and vice chair of the Appropriations Committee. I also serve on the Internship, Judiciary, and Planning & Development committees. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have concerns involving these committees, current legislation, or any other matter.
Thank you again for your interest. The bedrock of a strong democracy is an active citizenry, and I truly appreciate your taking the time to be informed and make your voice heard.
March 31, 2014
REP. FLEXER LOOKS TO STRENGTHEN VICTIMS' RIGHTS
Comprehensive domestic violence/sexual assault bill heard by Judiciary Committee. READ MORE
March 28, 2014
NORTHEAST LEGISLATORS PROPOSE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR TOWNS
State Representatives Gregg Haddad and Mae Flexer voted in the Appropriations Committee on a budget adjustment bill that would increase state funding to 155 communities due to a proposed increase in municipal aid. READ MORE
March 11, 2014
REP FLEXER OPPOSES STATE POLICE DISPATCHER CONSOLIDATION
Rep. Mae Flexer testified in the Public Safety Committee’s public hearing in support of SB 426, which calls for a reversal of consolidation and reversal of recent changes. READ MORE
March 7, 2014
REP. FLEXER REBUTS NPR REPORT ON BAD BEHAVIOR AT BARS
A recent news story seemed to blame the victims of sex assault for engaging in risky behavior. Following the release the article, Rep. Flexer pointed out to the reporter that we should avoid putting undue blame on both men and women, and explained how 'rape culture' is perpetuated. READ MORE
February 11, 2014
REP. MAE FLEXER SHOWS SUPPORT FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION BILL
Rep. Flexer testified at a public hearing in front of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee support of H.B. 5029, a new bill that will address awareness and prevention of sexual assault on college campuses in Connecticut. READ MORE
February 11, 2014
LAWMAKER WANTS TO IMPOSE FINANCIAL PENALTIES ON SCHOOLS THAT FAIL TO COMPLY
Flexer asked that the legislature’s Higher Education Committee consider imposing financial penalties on schools if they do not comply with requirements under the bill or cooperate with law enforcement investigations into sexual assaults on campuses. READ THE CT NEWS JUNKIE ARTICLE
February 9, 2014
BILL SEEKS TO REVERSE STATE POLICE DISPATCH CONSOLIDATION
Flexer said she’s hopeful that newly appointed Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection commissioner Dora Schriro will use her administrative powers to restore full-serve dispatch services at individual barracks. READ THE NORWICH BULLETIN ARTICLE