Juan Candelaria
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 1804
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Juan.Candelaria@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
28 Arch Street
New Haven, CT 06519

Current News & Issues

July 13, 2015
REP. JUAN CANDELARIA ACCEPTS CENTER FOR LATINO PROGRESS AWARD
I am honored to have been recognized and presented with an award from our friends at the Center for Latino Progress for our work and commitment on behalf of the many English language learners across the state. We celebrated our legislative successes along with Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey and Kelvin Roldan of Hartford’s Public Schools who were recognized as well. VIDEO

May 22, 2015
REP. JUAN CANDELARIA SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO INCREASE POLICE TRAINING
Rep. Juan Candelaria, former Chair of the Black and Puerto Rican caucus, joined other members of the group at a press conference at the State Capitol, in support of legislation to increase police training and address recruitment issues to ensure the hiring of more officers who live in the communities in which they serve. The legislation also requires the appointment of special prosecutors in cases where there is a death that involves an officer and the use of physical force. The measure will be included as an amendment to Senate Bill 1109, An Act Concerning Excessive Use of Force. $15 million will be included in a future state bonding package to pay for acquisition of body cameras.

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May 19, 2015
REP. CANDELARIA LEADS PASSAGE OF IMMIGRANTS DRIVER'S LICENSE BILL
Rep. Juan Candelaria once again leads the House to passage of a measure that would simplify the process for undocumented immigrants when applying for a drive-only CT license. The bill, which had bipartisan support, would allow undocumented immigrants to present birth certificates and foreign national identification cards as a secondary form of proof of identity when applying for a driver's license. "I have heard from constituents and advocates about the many difficulties faced by the same individuals the original legislation tried to help and I felt the need to do something about it," Rep. Candelaria said. The measure moves to the senate for consideration. READ MORE

March 24,2015
REP. CANDELARIA, SPEAKER SHARKEY AND MEMBERS OF THE ENGLISH LEARNER PANEL ANNOUNCE SWEEPING RECOMMENDATIONS
Rep. Candelaria and the English Language Acquisition and Educational Workgroup, presented their recommendations after they concluded their collaborative work. READ MORE
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February 5, 2015
CANDELARIA STARTS A NEW CONVERSATION ABOUT MARIJUANA
Rep. Candelaria is looking to start a new statewide conversation about recreational marijuana through a proposal he introduced, HB 6703, that would allow people 21 and older to use marijuana and require the state to regulate the drug's sale, possession, use and growth. READ THE HARTFORD COURANT STORY

February 3, 2015
REP. JUAN CANDELARIA PROPOSES LEGISLATION TO TAX SWEETS
Juan Candelaria is looking to tax candy and sugary drinks to help curb childhood obesity. His proposal, HB 5461 would impose a tax on soft drinks and sugar candies high in calories. Please click through to read the CT News Junkie and The New Haven Independent stories about this issue.

January 15, 2015
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR BUSINESSES
The Connecticut Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is offering an opportunity for all Connecticut food stores and pharmacies to apply for WIC authorization for the month of January. READ MORE

January 15, 2015
AVISO IMPORTANTE PARA NEGOCIOS
El programa de Alimentación Suplementario Para Mujeres, Infantes y Niños (WIC) actualmente está ofreciendo a todos los negocios de comestibles y farmacias en CT la oportunidad de aplicar para ser autorizados en el mes de enero. VER MAS

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