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Stafstrom Tells New York Times CT Has Law To Deter Hackers Hitting U.S. Municipalities

August 22, 2019

The New York Times reports municipalities in the U.S. have been held hostage by sophisticated criminals who have hacked computer systems, encrypted data and demanded millions of dollars in ransoms for freeing the systems. Interviewed by reporters, Rep. Steven Stafstrom says 2017 legislation he led to passage as a deterrent calls for up to three years in prison upon conviction.

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Ghost gun in Ohio killings is banned in CT

August 15, 2019

As we grieve over more mass shootings and look for answers out of Washington, I’m proud that our state continues to set an example. Now, if only Congress and other states would start to follow our lead.

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Juvenile Car Thieves To Get Help, Not Jail

June 8, 2019

On the last day of session, the House passed a bill that would allow juveniles charged with car theft to seek services rather than face adult prosecution. “It’s to make sure those juveniles who are wrapped up in the system as a result of a car theft can get the services they need and an opportunity to right themselves,” Judiciary Committee House Chair Steve Stafstrom said.

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House Passes Police Accountability Bill

June 5, 2019

Led by Rep. Steve Stafstrom, Judiciary Committee co-chair, the House passed a bill to Gov. Ned Lamont’s desk that requires law enforcement to change the way they publicly release information after use-of-force incidents and prohibits police officers from firing into fleeing vehicles.

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