HARTFORD – State Representatives Jay Case (R-63) and Brian Ohler (R-64) supported a bipartisan provision that will help clarify the operations of Sober Homes in the Northwest Corner and across the state by creating a certified registry. The legislation was passed by the House by a vote of 148-1, and now heads to the Senate Floor for further action.
Rep. Case said, “We are following the model of our neighbors in Massachusetts to address the opioid crisis. Those living in Sober Homes deserve to be in a clean environment. This legislation allows operators of Sober Homes to report the sober living home’s certified status to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). The department will electronically post information about sober living homes that have reported their certified status, creating a database of legally functioning facilities.”