"This is an important next step in ensuring that people in the state of Connecticut are safe in their own homes,” Godfrey said after the House of Representatives passed legislation requiring gun owners to surrender their firearms within 24 hours after being served with a temporary restraining order in domestic violence cases. For more on passage of this legislation, read the CT Mirror news story.
For Representative Bob Godfrey, protecting firefighters and making sure they're treated fairly is of paramount concern. That is why he co-sponsored a bill that establishes a relief fund for wage replacements. The fund will be used for firefighters who are battling work-related cancer. House Bill 5262 provides compensation for current and former uniformed members of a paid or volunteer fire department who suffer from certain diseases as a result of performing their jobs.
Representative Bob Godfrey joins colleagues on both sides of the aisle to approve a bipartisan agreement for balancing the current year’s state budget, an agreement that preserves municipal aid for Danbury and other towns and restores funding for hospitals, which had been suspended.
Rep. Bob Godfrey meets with representatives of the YMCA to discuss legislative issues of statewide concern, including legislation related to obesity and diabetes. YMCA of the USA has launched a nationwide initiative to combat obesity and diabetes. For more details on this initiative, read this New York Times news story.