Rep. Criag Fishbein was able to take a brief break from debate on the House floor to congratulate the winners of the Eversource EESmarts Student Contest during a ceremony at the Capitol.
According to the Eversource website, “eesmarts™ is an energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy learning initiative funded by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund. The vision of eesmarts is to facilitate students’ understanding of the science, math and technology related to clean, renewable energy and electricity in order to create an energy-efficient ethic among all school-age students in Connecticut.”
from left – Ron Araujo, manager of energy efficiency, Mary Sotos, deputy commissioner of DEEP, Rep. Craig Fishbein and Pat McDonnell, UI’s director of conservation load management, congratulated Olivia Cabrera St. Pierre, Mujtaba Ather and Zuhara Sumani for placing in the top three of the EESmarts Student Contest.
During the final days of the regular 2017 legislative session, Rep. Craig Fishbein and his legislative colleagues from Meriden and Wallingford presented a state citation to the ARC of Meriden-Wallingford honoring their 65th anniversary. The honor, bestowed as a point of personal privilege from the lawmakers during a brief break between debate on legislation, was met with a standing ovation from the House of Representatives.
From left – State Rep Hilda Santiago presents an official state citation to the ARC of Meriden-Wallingford honoring their 65th anniversary as Rep. Cathie Abercrombie, Pam Fields, CEO of the ARC of Meriden-Wallingford, Sarah Putterman, Mary Ellen Rivers, facilities director for ARC of Meriden-Wallingford, and Reps. Craig Fishbein and Buddy Altobello look on during a session day at the State Capitol.
State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) today stood in strong opposition to a bill that would limit the ability of police to do their jobs effectively, creates an unfunded mandate that body cameras be used in certain municipalities, and effectively handcuffs law enforcement from protecting the public.
HB 6663 – An Act Concerning Police Misconduct – would expand current law to require the Division of Criminal Justice to investigate any incident where an officer uses physical force, whether or not such force resulted in death, establishes a deadline of five days for police to file preliminary reports on use of force incidents, requires municipalities with a population greater than 75,000 to issue body cameras to their police force without consideration for the cost to the municipality and restricts police from discharging their firearm at a vehicle except in specific, narrow circumstances.