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Rep. Fred Camillo on Meet the Leaders – June 6, 2017

State Rep. Fred Camillo (R-151) speaks with David Smith on Meet the Leaders. Camillo discusses the close numbers in the House and Senate, and how this has led many bills to be passed temporarily, which means the bill would die if not discussed again before Session concluded.

Please click here to watch the clip of Rep. Camillo’s interview.

Rep. Camillo’s Tree Bill, H.B. 5655, Passes House

HARTFORD – State Representative Fred Camillo’s (R-151) proposed bill, H.B. 5655, An Act Concerning a Property Owner’s Liability for the Expenses of Removing a Fallen Tree or Limb, passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

“H.B. 5655 protects vulnerable property owners while ensuring that healthy trees are never touched,” said Rep. Camillo.  “This bill received unanimous approval by the Insurance and Real Estate Committee and had support from members on both sides of the aisle, residents across the state and several tree conservation groups, especially the Connecticut Forests and Parks Association. I am pleased that this bill received passage after many years of hard work.”

The bill establishes certain conditions under which a real property owner is liable for the removal of a tree originally on their property that has fallen onto an adjoining property. If an adjacent property owner believes that a tree, limb or branch is likely to fall onto their property they must have a licensed arborist perform an on-site inspection and document the results. The arborist must conclude that the tree, limb or branch is likely to fall within five years of the inspection. The owner of the property where the tree is situated must be notified and has up to 90 days to either treat or remove the tree.

H.B. 5655 passed the House of Representatives 107-39 and now awaits action in the Senate. The 2017 Session of the Connecticut General Assembly concludes at midnight on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Please click here or on the image below to watch the video of Rep. Camillo’s speech on the House floor.

Rep. Camillo Donates to Help-A-Hero at the Capitol

On Wednesday, May 31 at the Capitol Rep. Camillo was delighted to donate to Help-A-Hero for homeless veterans. This was a great opportunity to give basic supplies such as health care and hygiene items, gift cards, footwear and cash donations to the brave men and women who served our nation. They received enough donated items to fill an entire Humvee. Thank you to Help-A-Hero for hosting this event and for all the work they do on behalf of our veterans!

 

Rep. Camillo Marches in Glenville Memorial Day Parade in Greenwich

On Sunday, May 29, Rep. Camillo proudly marched in the Glenville Memorial Day Parade, hosted by the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company, in honor of our brave men and women in uniform who fought and died for our nation. Thank you to all who serve in the line of duty and to all those who came out to honor them this weekend.

 

Greenwich Delegation Welcomes Chinese Delegation to the Capitol

Reps. Livvy Floren, Mike Bocchino and Fred Camillo welcomed Bruce McGuire, President of the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, Jim Aiello, Chairman of the Greenwich Economic Advisory Council, and Tao Guo of the Chinese Delegation to the House Chambers on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The Chinese city of Hangzhou, the capital of the Province of Zhejiang, signed a sister-city agreement with the Town of Greenwich. Zhejiang is becoming a financial center in China and they are hoping to create stronger ties with Connecticut to benefit both economies.