It is an honor to lead the legislative business in the House on a busy session day. Voting on bills that have been discussed and vetted through the legislative process is how we show respect and commitment to the work we do as legislators.
I joined Al Terzi, host of The Real Story on Fox CT, and Lou Birch from Citizens Campaign for the Environment, to talk about pending legislation on the returnable bottle law.
Today I joined colleagues, Save The Sound, CT Fund for Environment, advocacy groups, DEEP and DPH at a press conference highlighting World Water Day and all of the things that Connecticut is doing to ensure safe, clean drinking water and clean waterways across the state.
Mary Mushinsky (D-Wallingford) has been tapped to serve in a new leadership capacity by Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin/Southington). Mushinsky, who has been serving since 1981, has been named Assistant Deputy Speaker.
I am pleased that the Program Review and Investigations Committee (PRI), approved SB 148, a bill to regulate weaponization of drones, which attempts to curb civilian and police use of unmanned aerial devices to carry guns, incendiary devices, tear gas or other weapons.