Bill Passed To Prevent Domestic Violence

April 27, 2016

Domestic violence is a scourge on civilized society and must be prevented. That is why Representative Peter Tercyak voted for HB 5054, An Act Protecting Victims Of Domestic Violence. The bill requires gun owners to surrender their firearms within 24 hours after being served with a temporary restraining order in domestic violence cases. For more on this legislation, read the CT Mirror news story.

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Bill To Protect Women Against Violence Passes in Committee

March 28, 2016

HB 5623, a bill that protects victims of domestic violence by prohibiting possession of firearms by anyone who becomes subject to a temporary restraining order upon notice of being served, was approved in Judiciary Committee today.

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Interview with Comcast Newsmakers

March 16, 2016

I discussed the budget, Connecticut's opioid crisis, and gun violence in an interview with Comcast Newsmakers. Click through to watch the video.

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Legislator’s Personal Story Highlights Need For Bill Protecting Domestic Violence Victims

March 16, 2016

During a public hearing March 15 in the Judiciary Committee on legislation (HB5054, HB5623) designed to increase protection for victims of domestic violence, my hometown neighbor State Representative Robyn Porter (D-Hamden, New Haven), a member of the committee, shared a story that helped emphasize in a very personal way how this proposal can save lives.

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