State Capitol Update from Rep. Fortier

April 28, 2023

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Dear Neighbor,

I hope you are well.

We were back in session last week voting on Judicial, Executive & Legislative nominations as well as a few bills. This is the time of year when we are in the chamber more frequently to start debating and passing new legislation. I will be sure to keep you posted on our progress!

It is my honor to represent our district. I am excited to hear from you about the issues raised in this newsletter or any other topics you think I should know about.

Have a good day!

Legislation Passed in the House This Week
Horseshoe crabs are ecologically and medically vital. Today we took another step to protect their decimated population.
HB 6678 ensures that nursing home organizations statewide are more transparent about their financial situation. Transparency is an important step towards meaningful elder care reform.
 A workforce training plan for green jobs is essential to support Connecticut’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. HB 6354 includes several provisions to accomplish those goals and a strategy to market and recruit individuals, especially from underrepresented populations.
Husky Day at The Capitol
It was a pleasure to have the NCAA Men’s Basketball champions in the House last week!

As a Representative of Bristol, I was honored to be in attendance for the recognition of Bristol’s own Donovan Clingan and the rest of the UConn Men's Basketball team for their achievements.

Pigeon Hill Preserve
From left to right: Greg Hahn, Peter Kelley, Dale Clift, former councilman Scott Rosado,Enflied Town Manager and former Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo Sassu and former State Rep. Chris Ziogas.
It was great to be reunited with some of best of Bristol as we gathered for the opening of Pigeon Hill Preserve. The 60 acre land was purchased by the City of Bristol and the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, to conserve the property from mining and development.
Residents will now be able to enjoy the open space. Click here to read more.
 Ivy Drive School New Sensory Room
Last month I attended the unveiling of Ivy Drive School's new sensory room which is the first school-based sensory room in the Northeast. The room will feature multi-sensory activity panels, bubble walls and a custom art piece featuring the Ivy Drive School mascot Emerald the Dragon. 
Learn More
Please feel free to contact me at the Capitol at 1-800-842-8267 or by email at if you have any questions or concerns.


Mary Fortier


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