House Passes Children's Mental Health Bill

April 28, 2022

On Wednesday, the House sent numerous proposals to the Senate for consideration, including HB 5001, the historic children's mental health bill. This is a transformative piece of legislation that responds directly to the youth mental health crisis, which has been aggravated by the impacts of the pandemic, presenting itself in the form of increased rates of depression, suicide, and self-harm among adolescents. This bipartisan initiative is aimed at addressing the immediate and long-term needs of the children's mental and behavioral health system. 

We also voted on legislation to ensure timely reporting of a death to the next of kin, improve equitable access to quality and affordable healthcare, prioritize family child care providers, 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.