Matt Ritter
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 3004
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Matthew.Ritter@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
169 North Beacon Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 519-5685

Current News & Issues

August 3, 2015
REP. RITTER HONORS LOCAL SENIORS AT ELDER APPRECIATION EVENT
Rep.Ritter was happy to help honor the volunteer efforts of local seniors at the Elder Appreciation event at Shepherd Park in Hartford. The event was sponsored by the West End Civic Association in collaboration with the Southeast Sector Community Engagement Team and Schochet Companies and was attended by many community leaders. READ MORE

Rep. Matt Ritter

July 1, 2015
REP. RITTER APPLAUDS NEW ELECTION MONITOR FOR CAPITAL CITY
Rep. Ritter and the rest of the Hartford House delegation are pleased that an election monitor will serve the City of Hartford until January 1, 2017. This election monitor will be charged with detecting and preventing any problems concerning election management and procedure and will report any issues directly to the Secretary of the State. READ MORE

Rep. Matt Ritter

June 10, 2015
ENORMOUS CAR TAX SAVINGS FOR HARTFORD RESIDENTS
Hartford tax payers can expect to save hundreds of dollars in the coming years because of a new state law which will implement a statewide mill rate cap of 32 mills in 2016, and 29.36 mills in 2017. This same law will also ensure that the City of Hartford does not lose any revenue due to the change in the amount of car taxes collected by pledging 0.50% of the annual State sales tax to the towns in our State. READ MORE

Rep. Matt Ritter

June 2, 2015
REP. RITTER REMARKS ON HB 6949, AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS
Rep. Ritter spoke in the House Chamber in support of legislation aimed at formalizing the vaccine exemption process. Currently, parents need only sign one short form to completely exempt their child from immunization based on religious grounds. HB 6949 would require parents seeking a religious vaccine exemption for their child to have the form authorized before a child enters kindergarten and again before entering 7th grade. Authorization can be given by an attorney, justice of the peace, a town clerk, a clerk of the court, a family court judge, a notary public or a school nurse. HB 6949 passed both legislative chambers and now heads to Governor Malloy’s desk for final approval. WATCH THE VIDEO.

Rep. Matt Ritter

June 2, 2015
REP. RITTER DEFENDS BILL CRAFTED IN RESPONSE TO 2014 ELECTION DAY PROBLEMS IN HARTFORD
Rep. Ritter spoke in favor of SB 1051, and reflected on problems experienced on Election Day 2014 in Hartford when many residents were kept from voting. SB 1051 would require training and certification for Registrars of voters and establishes a removal process for registrars in cases of misconduct or negligence. WATCH THE VIDEO

Rep. Matt Ritter

May 29, 2015
REP. RITTER LEADS UNANIMOUS HOUSE PASSAGE OF LIFE-SAVING BILL ADDRESSING OPIOID EPIDEMIC
As Chair of the Public Health Committee, Rep. Ritter helped lead chamber discussions on HB 6856, An Act Concerning Substance Abuse and Opioid Overdose Prevention. The bill will help to curb opioid abuse in Connecticut by increasing monitoring of prescribed narcotic pain medication and increasing access to opioid inhibitors that can be administered during a heroin overdose. READ MORE

May 6, 2015
REP. RITTER STANDS IN SUPPORT OF SAFE SLEEP BILL
Complications from improper sleeping conditions are the number one cause of accidental infant deaths in Connecticut. Rep. Ritter stood alongside fellow legislators from both sides of the aisle in support of a bill that will hopefully reduce the number of these tragic and preventable deaths. SB 258 would require hospitals to provide information on safe sleep practices to parents of newborns before they head home from the hospital. READ MORE

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