House Democrats

January 18, 2013

BIPARTISAN TASK FORCE ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
AND CHILDREN’S SAFETY SCHEDULES HEARINGS

Subgroup members named

A special bipartisan task force recently announced by legislative leaders and charged with developing recommendations designed to reduce gun violence, enhance school safety and increase access to mental health care has scheduled a series of public hearings.

There will be a public hearing focusing on school safety on January 25 at 9:30 a.m., a gun safety hearing on January 28 at 10:00 a.m., and a hearing on mental health issues January 29 at 10:00 a.m., all in room 2C at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. A fourth public hearing will be held by the task force at Newtown High School on January 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Appointments to three subgroups within the task force were also announced by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden), House Republican Leader Larry Cafero (R-Norwalk), Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr., (D-Brooklyn), Senate Republican Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield), House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin) and Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven).

Gun Violence:
Sen. Martin Looney, Co-chair
Rep. Craig Miner, Co-chair
Rep. Gerald Fox III
Rep. Stephen Dargan
Rep. Bob Godfrey
Rep. Toni Walker
Rep. Rosa Rebimbas
Rep. Janice Giegler
Rep. Dan Carter
Sen. Eric Coleman
Sen. John Fonfara
Sen. Joan Hartley
Sen. John Kissel
Sen. Scott Frantz
Sen. Tony Guglielmo
Sen. Kevin Witkos
School Safety:
Rep. Andrew Fleischmann, Co-chair
Sen. Toni Boucher, Co-chair
Rep. Roberta Willis
Rep. Patricia Widlitz
Rep. Diana Urban
Rep. Tim Ackert
Rep. Tim LeGeyt
Rep. Whit Betts
Rep. Mitch Bolinsky
Sen. Dante Bartolomeo
Sen. Andrea Stillman
Sen. Beth Bye
Sen. Andrew Maynard
Sen. Art Linares
Sen. Mike McLachlan
Sen. Kevin Witkos
Mental Health:
Sen. Toni Harp, Co-chair
Rep. Terrie Wood, Co-chair
Rep. Susan Johnson
Rep. Cathy Abercrombie
Rep. Robert Megna
Rep. Betsy Ritter
Rep. Prasad Srinivasan
Rep. DebraLee Hovey
Sen. Terry Gerratana
Sen. Gayle Slossberg
Sen. Joe Crisco
Sen. Rob Kane
Sen. Kevin Kelly
Sen. Joe Markley
Sen. Jason Welch

CONTACTS:

Adam Joseph
Senate Democrats
860-240-8641
Brett Cody
Senate Republicans
860-240-8806
Gabe Rosenberg
House Democrats
860-240-0160
Pat O'Neil
House Republicans
860-240-8700