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

June 3, 2015
REP. URBAN HOSTS GIZMO THE THERAPY DOG IN THE HOUSE CHAMBER
Rep. Urban introduced Gizmo the therapy dog to her colleagues in the House Chamber. He was a tremendous comfort to some of the sleep-deprived legislators who were feeling a little stressed on the penultimate day of the 2015 legislative session. In addition to donating his time as a therapy dog in the House Chamber, Gizmo and his team were also at the State Capitol in support of HB 6725, An Act Concerning Animal-Assisted Therapy Services, which passed both legislative bodies and heads to Governor Malloy’s desk. WATCH VIDEO
June 3, 2015
REP. URBAN SPEARHEADS UNANIMOUS HOUSE PASSAGE OF SECLUSION AND RESTRAINT BILL
Rep. Urban is pleased to report that Senate Bill 927, An Act Concerning Seclusion and Restraint in Schools, is headed to Governor Malloy’s desk after passage in both legislative chambers. The bill, which received unanimous support from the House, seeks to reduce the use of physical restraint or seclusion in schools and to train teachers on the use of restraint, seclusion, and other de-escalation techniques. READ MORE
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
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