Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect Aug 1

July 29, 2019

We’re just a few days away from a new law taking effect that will help contribute to a better environment. Our statewide efforts to curb the use of single-use plastic bags goes into effect on Aug. 1.

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PTSD Services For First Responders

June 1, 2019

This legislation is of historic proportions relative to addressing the mental health needs of our first responders. I have worked on this measure for at least eight years and, although I wish it was more inclusive, it is at least the first positive step forward. For far too long the status quo for those that work in a capacity that exposes them to psychologically traumatic scenes has been to keep silent about their troubling experiences. This bill will help not only them, but their families as well.

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E-Cigarettes and Vaping Bill Passed

May 20, 2019

House passes HB 7200, which would prohibit the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, electronic nicotine delivery systems, and vapor products to persons under twenty-one.

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Supporting Worker's Comp For PTSD

May 13, 2019

I was pleased to join with colleagues and first responders in support of legislation that will extend full workers’ compensation benefits to police and firefighters with PTSD.

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