Upcoming Public Hearings

February 6, 2017

I have introduced many pieces of legislation this session aimed to improve healthcare, equity in the workplace, and the quality of life for all Connecticut families. In order to determine how laws will impact residents, committees hold public hearings to gather everyone's opinions.

Many of my bills are up for a public hearing this week and I encourage residents to attend or submit testimony if they would like to be heard on a particular issue.

Insurance Committee Public Hearing
Proposed H.B. No. 5962: Prohibits insurance companies and other entities from requiring that insured's diagnosed with metastatic cancer use step therapy for any prescribed drug prescribed to treat metastatic cancer.

Location: LOB 2D, Tuesday, noon

If you are unable to attend this public hearing, but still wish for your voice to be heard, email instestimony@cga.ct.gov with your testimony in Word or PDF form.


General Law Public Hearing
Proposed H.B. No. 5202: To require prescriber consent prior to a pharmacist making any changes to a drug prescription.

Proposed H.B. No. 5633 To extend post-sale warranty work reimbursements that are afforded to the automobile industry to power equipment dealers.

Location: Tuesday, LOB 2C, 2:30 p.m.

If you are unable to attend this public hearing, but still wish for your voice to be heard, email gltestimony@cga.ct.gov with your testimony in Word or PDF form.


Labor and Public Employees Committee

Proposed H.B. No. 5590: To study and improve the workforce development system in this state.

Proposed H.B. No. 5591:To help ensure pay equity in the workforce by requiring employers to provide equal pay to employees in the same workplace.

Location: Thursday, LOB 1C, noon

If you are unable to attend a public hearing, but would still like to have your voice be heard, please submit your written testimony in Word or PDF format to labtestimony@cga.ct.gov.


Please also take a look at the General Assembly's tips for providing testimony.

As always, please feel free to contact me via email or call at 860-240-8544 if you have any questions or concerns regarding these bills.