Bruce Morris
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 4030
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Bruce.Morris@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
315 Ely Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 979-9261

Current News & Issues

August 5, 2015
REP. MORRIS: REASONABLE SENTENCING TERMS FOR YOUTHS NOW LAW
“The Black and Puerto Rican Caucus worked this session to addresses the antiquated prison sentencing system. The new law changes sentencing and parole release of offenders who were under 18 at the time they committed crimes for a more reasonable maximum prison term. Studies have shown the mental capacity of young individuals differs greatly as they age into adulthood – harsh sentencing keeps them in our prisons long after they have matured. I look forward to many productive sessions ahead and for the opportunity to work on important laws such as these.” READ MORE
August 5, 2015
REP. MORRIS TOUTS NEW LAW ON VARIABLE ELECTRIC RATES
“I am very proud of the effort that culminated in the Governor’s recent signing of an important law which will protect our communities from predatory energy companies. Variable-rate electricity contracts are used to draw in consumers, and then subject them to higher rates – especially the elderly.” READ MORE
July 9, 2015
SECOND CHANCE SOCIETY LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW
Rep. Bruce Morris, chairman of the legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, joined other officials Thursday at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s bill signing ceremony at the State Capitol commemorating the final passage into law of the “Second Chance Society” legislation Malloy introduced earlier this year. READ MORE | WATCH THE VIDEO
June 29, 2015
MORRIS HAILS PASSAGE OF POLICE BODY CAMERA BILL
Praising the General Assembly’s passage of new legislation, Rep. Bruce Morris said the bi-partisan approval of a bill that mandates body cameras for law enforcement officers throughout Connecticut is a first step in an attempt to prevent police brutality. READ MORE
May 22, 2015
MORRIS ANNOUNCES POLICE BODY CAMERAS LEGISLATION
Rep. Bruce Morris, chairman of the legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, wants all law enforcement officers in Connecticut to wear body cameras when they interact with the public. He says the cameras will protect the public as well as officers. READ MORE
April 14, 2015
REPRESENTATIVE BRUCE MORRIS DENOUNCES OUT-OF-STATE LENDERS
Rep. Bruce Morris, chairman of the legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, denounces an exploitative payday lending campaign carried out by lenders owned by the Otoe-Missouria tribe of Oklahoma.
March 24, 2015
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CONFRONTS RACIAL PROFILING
Tensions escalated between state police chiefs and African-American and Latino lawmakers over legislative bills with racial implications during a Judiciary Committee hearing when Rep. Bruce Morris emotionally recalled an encounter with a Norwalk patrolman who stopped him in an apparent late-night racial-profiling incident while driving home from the Capitol. READ MORE
March 19, 2015
REP. MORRIS SPEAKS OUT ON AID IN DYING LEGISLATION
The bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives with a doctor’s prescription brought more than 200 people to testify before the Judiciary Committee Wednesday, with spectators spilling into two overflow rooms at the Legislative Office Building. READ MORE
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