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Legislature Passes Trust Act Bill To Lamont For Protecting Undocumented Immigrants

May 30, 2019

In 2013 legislators approved the Trust Act, setting conditions for state and local law enforcement authorities for voluntarily cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials seeking to detain and deport undocumented immigrants. Since then we've discovered loopholes and other problems in the law and this year passed a bill striking an important balance.

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Rep. Stafstrom watches the Senate pass legislation known as "Ethan's Law" with Mike (center) and Kristin Song, the parents of Ethan, a victim of an accidental shooting.


Stafstrom's Gun Violence Bills Go To Lamont

May 28, 2019

One of Rep. Steven Stafstrom's highest priorities was to write sensible, gun-safety legislation to help the people of Bridgeport and other communities feel safer when they step outside of their homes. Stafstrom authored three bills. The House and Senate have passed all three by strong, bipartisan votes.

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Senate Passes Stafstrom's Ghost Gun Bill

May 23, 2019

Rep. Steve Stafstrom, the co-chair of the Judiciary Committee who wrote and introduced House Bill 7219, banning 3D-printed firearms also known as Ghost Guns, applauded the Senate for passing the legislation Thursday and sending it to Governor Ned Lamont for his expected signature.

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House OKs Minimum Pay Increase Bill

May 14, 2019

Hourly minimum-pay employees are moving closer to a living wage. The House has approved House Bill 5004 to increase the minimum wage incrementally to $15 in 2023. The last time the minimum was increased was in 2017. No one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.

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