Today, a large group of Democratic state legislators led by state Rep. Sean Scanlon (D-Guilford) and state Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown), who are co-chairs of the legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate committee, sent a letter to Connecticut’s Congressional delegation urging them to support legislation now pending before Congress that would create a federal ‘backstop’ for business interruption insurance caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
House Bill 5175 and Senate Bill 1 now head to the floor of the General Assembly for debate.
Rep. Sean Scanlon celebrated Connecticut’s “Tobacco 21” law that took effect Oct. 1. The new law raises the minimum age to buy tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. He also called for state government to take further action to address the dramatic increase in vaping among young people.
In the 2020 session, Rep. Sean Scanlon, co-chair of the legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee, will join his Senate co-chair, Matt Lesser, in an effort to pass a health care reform bill – legislation that has eluded Congress for a half-century.