Ohler Provides State Budget Update

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UPDATE: DMV Changes License Renewal Process

The Connecticut DMV will no longer issue driver’s licenses, ID cards, or other credentials on site at branch locations. Starting now, a rolling phase-in of a new process will begin, by former AAA service areas, with the first phase-in occurring in the former Willimantic and Cromwell AAA service area.  Subsequent service areas will follow after each successful implementation, with dates to be determined.

The new process of acquiring or renewing a CT license, ID card or other credential will now include your receiving a 30-day written notice to renew, assuming DMV has your current mailing address.  Prior to expiration, you will need to visit one of  these locations for processing, but you will no longer leave the branch with your valid, permanent card.  Instead, it will arrive in the mail within 20 days of your visit.  At the visit, you will now be issued a temporary paper license or ID for use until the permanent one arrives in the mail.

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Ohler’s Opioid Diversion and Abuse Bill Receives Bi-Partisan Support; Unanimous Passage in House

Hartford – State Representative Brian Ohler (R-64) hailed the passage of HB 7052: An Act Preventing Prescription Opioid Diversion and Abuse during Wednesday’s House Session.

“Combating opioid addiction is a lifelong battle. We must ensure that every voice is heard, every story is remembered, and every plea for help is accepted. As legislators, we have a unique opportunity to build a vast network of physicians, counselors, law enforcement officers, emergency medical responders, medical directors, and so many more. Every idea and possible solution must be entertained and explored. We need all hands on deck in order to find solutions to these deeply troubling problems. Opioid addiction doesn’t discriminate nor does it show any mercy on its victims. The passage of this bill is one more step in the right direction. We must be doing everything in our power to acknowledge, address, and eradicate these poisons from our cities and towns. I thank my colleagues and the Governor for their ability to come together and pass this legislation,” explained Rep. Ohler.

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