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House Passes Bill Making Schools Safer

April 30, 2016

Rep. William Tong leads the House in passing legislation championed by his Stamford colleagues that requires boards of education to share with other boards findings of abuse or sexual misconduct by teachers. The legislation also increases the penalties for making a threat to a preschool, K-12 school or an institution of higher education.

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Rep. Tong Leads House In Passage Of Bill Created To Reduce Domestic Violence

April 27, 2016

“As legislators we have a duty to do everything we can to keep people safe,” Rep. William Tong said in leading passage of HB 5054, An Act Protecting Victims Of Domestic Violence, which 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 passage of this legislation, read the CT Mirror news story.

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Tong bill cracks down on telephone fraud

April 22, 2016

Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams — from a few dollars to their life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money. This new legislation is aimed at putting the scammers out of business.

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Juvenile Justice Reform Bills Go Forward

April 1, 2016

The Judiciary Committee approved legislation this week in an effort to reform the juvenile justice system. "It keeps us away from mass incarceration. It helps us find a way for young people to be rehabilitated and make contributions,” says Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the committee.

 

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