Legislative & Local Updates for the 149th District for the Week Ending May 19, 2023

May 22, 2023

The CT House passed more great bills this week. Here are some that I am particularly excited about.
Expanding Protections for Seniors. HB 6775 increases the number of mandated reporters for suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation or when a senior needs protective services.

Protecting health care providers. HB 6820 protects Connecticut providers performing safe and legal reproductive healthcare services to those who need it because healthcare providers shouldn’t face out-of-state repercussions for doing what’s legal in Connecticut.
Preventing Wrong-Way Driving. Wrong-way driving crashes in Connecticut tripled in 2022, and studies have shown that wrong-way driving crashes are 100 times more likely to be fatal than other types of crashes. We passed HB 6746, which requires the CT DOT to expand efforts to implement wrong-way driving countermeasures and to include instruction on reducing wrong-way driving in drivers’ education programs.
Addressing life-threatening food allergies. HB 5902 establishes standards for restaurants to ensure that staff are aware of customer allergies. The bill also requires informational posters to be displayed in restaurants to improve safety and awareness of allergies.

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Legislative & Local Updates for the 149th District for the Week Ending April 21, 2023

April 24, 2023

After weeks of holding public hearings, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee and the Appropriations Committee met to pass their revised budget proposals. I serve on the Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations budget that we voted on on Tuesday was the result of extensive discussions with government agencies and the public, as we sought to pass a fiscally responsible and compassionate budget that continues to provide historic tax relief. 

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