Supporting HB 5283 and Tuesday's House Session

April 27, 2022

Another busy day is in the House Journal! On Tuesday, the House voted on several proposed bills, sending them to the Senate for consideration, including HB 5124 out of the Commerce Committee, of which I have the privilege of Chairing. This will provide for a number of ways in which we may better support our business community and those within our schools who will soon be part of CT’s workforce. We also voted on legislation to provide expanded tax relief for veterans, protect our marine wildlife like Horseshoe Crabs, establish an Opioid Settlement Advisory Committee using funding from the state's settlement with Purdue Pharma to address substance use disorders, and more. For a closer look at some of the bills we passed, please click the image below.

If you have questions about any of the bills we passed, please feel free to reach out to me at or give me a call at 860-240-8585. To read more about the bills we've passed in the people's House, please visit my web site here.

For a spreadsheet of all the bills passed in the House and Senate and signed by the Governor so far this session, please click here.


Connecticut's current education funding system is disjointed and inequitably funds school districts, perpetuating an opportunity gap between rural, suburban, and urban districts. On Tuesday, I was proud to join my legislative colleagues and education advocates to highlight H.B. 5283, a comprehensive and thoughtful approach to funding for our public schools. This bill would simplify and disentangle Connecticut's education funding system, fully and equitably fund all public schools, and ensure they are funded based on students' individual learning needs. The bill would take effect in 2025, heading off a fiscal cliff when federal COVID-19 relief expires. 

This proposal offers our schools stability and predictability to support students long-term. You can read more about this critical proposal here.