Diana Urban
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 4042
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Diana.Urban@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
146 Babcock Road
North Stonington 06359
(860) 535-4868

Current News & Issues

May 7, 2015
REP. URBAN APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF ANIMAL THERAPY BILL
Rep. Urban is happy to announce that HB 6725, an Act Concerning Animal-Assisted Therapy Services, has passed the state House of Representatives with overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle. The bill would develop and implement training for certain Department of Children and Families employees about the value of animal-assisted activities and therapies and would develop a protocol to identify and mobilize animal-assisted critical incident response teams. READ MORE
May 6, 2015
REP. URBAN TALKS CONCUSSIONS ON FOX CT'S "THE REAL STORY"
Rep. Urban and former starting quarterback for the UConn football team, Casey Cochran, talked about commonsense concussion legislation on Fox CT's Sunday morning program. Rep. Urban sponsored a bill which aims to reduce the number of concussions in youth sports in Connecticut by requiring coaches to make information regarding concussions available to every child participant and his or her parent or guardian. Watch the video.
April 29, 2015
REP. URBAN STANDS WITH UCONN’S CASEY COCHRAN IN SUPPORT OF CONCUSSION LEGISLATION
Rep. Urban was joined by parents, advocates, and former starting quarterback for the UConn football team, Casey Cochran, in support of a bill aimed at reducing the number of concussions in youth athletes in Connecticut. Last year, Casey announced that at the age of 20, he was retiring from football due to numerous concussions he had sustained throughout his athletic career. READ MORE
April 22, 2015
REP. URBAN SPEAKS AT EARTH DAY RALLY
Rep. Urban joined legislators, students, and environmental advocates on the steps of the State Capitol Building in support of the environmental stewardship bills before the state legislature this session. April 22nd marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. “I am proud to stand with a bipartisan coalition today in support of Earth Day and in support of protecting our environment for future generations,” said Rep. Urban. READ MORE
April 10, 2015
REP. URBAN CALLS FOR ANIMAL ADVOCATES IN COURT PROCEEDINGS
Rep. Urban held a press conference in support of “Desmond’s Law,” which would allow law students to serve as animal advocates in court for animals being used in custody or abuse cases. Animal abuse cases are handled very differently than human abuse cases in court, with very few even being heard. Rep. Urban’s law hopes to address this problem by giving abused animals an advocate in the courtroom. READ MORE
March 26, 2015
REP. URBAN SEEKING TO BAN TOXIC FLAME RETARDANTS IN CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS
Rep. Urban held a press conference with the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut and advocates in favor of HB 6806 An Act Concerning Toxic Flame Retardants in Children’s Products. Flame retardants are a neurotoxin and known hormone disrupter and have been linked to certain cancers and developmental delays in children. READ MORE
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