Posted on August 14, 2018 by admin
With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 19 through Saturday, August 25.
This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item.
Additionally, new and used college textbooks are exempt from the state 6.35 percent sales tax for students who present a valid college ID at the time of purchase.
Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes. Clothing or footwear under $100 put on layaway is also tax-free.
Tax Free Week was first enacted in 2000, and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases intended for everyday use.
Goods not covered under the program include, but are not limited to:
Please consult with your local retailer, or contact the Department of Revenue Services for a list of qualifying and non-qualifying items.
Posted on July 30, 2018 by admin
COLLINSVILLE– State Representative Tim LeGeyt (R-17) and State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8) recently hosted the 8th Annual Memorial Day Essay Contest, sponsored in conjunction with Collinsville Savings Society in Canton. In the spirit of the Memorial Day holiday, sixth grade students from Thompson Brook Elementary in Avon and Canton Intermediate School in Canton submitted essays on the topic, ‘What Memorial Day Means to Me’.
Representative LeGeyt joined Gary Roman, Collinsville Savings Society President & CEO, along with parents and guests, at the June 7th award ceremony, held at the bank. During the ceremony, the students read their winning essays to the audience, sharing why they felt the Memorial Day holiday was important to them.
“Each year, I look forward to hosting this essay contest and seeing the fine work put forth by all of our bright and creative students from Thompson Brook Elementary and Canton Intermediate Schools,” said Rep. LeGeyt of his 8th and final year hosting the contest. “This year’s essay contest was somewhat bittersweet for me, as this is my final term as a legislator. It is my hope that this annual tradition will continue for years to come, and enrich the learning of our young students. Thank you to this year’s student participants, whose essays were again, exemplary reflections on the importance and meaning of Memorial Day to them. I also extend my thanks to the teachers and staff, who continue to support the writing process. My sincerest gratitude and thanks go to Collinsville Savings Society, for their continued partnership in making this important event possible for students and their families, year after year.”
“Congratulations to all the students who participated and were selected as winners,” said Sen. Witkos, who was unable to attend the awards ceremony due to a legislative schedule conflict. “It is always impressive to see the amazing work of our local students in these essay contests. I enjoy reading about how they see the world and what is of value to them. I want to thank all those students who took the time to think about this important topic and share their perspective. Amazing work!”
The winners were presented with a monetary award from Collinsville Savings Society, along with a citation from the General Assembly in recognition of their accomplishment.
Thompson Brook Elementary School – Avon
1. Alexandra Gliwinski
2. Danielle Chung
3. Bridget Harris
Canton Intermediate School – Canton
1. Olivia Daigneault
2. Zainab Khan
3. Sam Bradley
Pictured left to right: Rep. Tim LeGeyt, Thompson Brook Elementary School winners Alexandra Gliwinski, Danielle Chung, and Bridget Harris, Canton Intermediate School winners Sam Bradley, Zainab Khan, and Olivia Daigneault, and Don Lorusso, Executive Vice President, Collinsville Savings Society.
Over 140 essays were submitted by students from Thompson Brook Elementary and Canton Intermediate Schools for this year’s contest.
Posted on February 14, 2018 by admin
CANTON– State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) and State Representative Tim LeGeyt (R-Canton, Avon) are holding a Legislative Update in Canton on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm. The event is open to the public and will take place in the Canton Town Hall located at 4 Market Street in Collinsville. The lawmakers will discuss the 2018 legislative session and major state issues.
WHO: Deputy Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Kevin Witkos and State Representative Tim LeGeyt
WHAT: Legislative Update
WHEN: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
WHERE: Canton Town Hall, 4 Market Street, Collinsville, CT
WHY: Opportunity to meet with local state lawmakers to discuss state issues and the 2018 legislative session.
Posted on January 5, 2018 by admin
Please note that this is provided as information, and inclusion in this message does not indicate my support or opposition to an individual measure.
A number of new laws took effect beginning January 1, 2018. These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I encourage you to take a look at the full list of laws that can be found by clicking here. I have listed some of the more noteworthy legislation below. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding the implementation of these laws.
AN ACT PREVENTING PRESCRIPTION OPIOID DIVERSION AND ABUSE – Public Act No. 17-131 – requires prescriptions be transcribed electronically to safeguard against over prescribing, reduces the maximum number of days for a prescription from seven to five for minors and allows patients to request drugs other than opioids be prescribed. Summary
AN ACT CONCERNING WITHHOLDING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT – Public Act No. 17-27 – requires an employer promptly notify the dependent (i.e., spouse, former spouse, or child owed the support) or judicial branch’s Support Enforcement Services, if an employee, whose income is withheld to enforce a child support order, makes a workers’ compensation claim. Summary
AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF A VETERAN FOR A CERTAIN HONOR AND CERTAIN BENEFIT – Public Act No. 17-83 – broadens the eligibility criteria for certain veterans’ benefits, allows additional people to receive a service ribbon and medal, be buried in a Connecticut veterans’ cemetery, or have veteran status indicated on their driver’s license or identity card. Summary
Please pass this information along to those who may benefit from knowing what to expect this new year in the State of Connecticut.
New legislation typically goes into effect on January 1st, July 1st, or October 1st in a calendar year, although a few laws go into effect immediately upon passage.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns relating to state government.
Posted on December 21, 2017 by admin
Sen. Witkos, Rep. LeGeyt Ring Bells for Salvation Army in Avon
Avon – Senator Kevin Witkos (left) and Representative Tim LeGeyt (right) participated in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells at the Avon Walmart on Wednesday December 13 alongside Jim Gordon (center), Immediate Past President of the Avon Chamber of Commerce and the retired Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Salvation Army in Southern New England.
The state lawmakers collected over $1,300 in donations from the generous Avon community.
“I ring the bell for the Salvation Army to help support the thousands of individuals who receive aid of all types from this organization throughout the year,” said Sen. Kevin Witkos, Deputy Senate Republican President Pro Tempore. “The Salvation Army provides food, clothing, comfort and care to local residents as well as people in need. The holidays are a wonderful time to join efforts throughout the state to give back to those most in need. I want to thank all those who made a donation. Every contribution goes a long way to help others.”
“I’m pleased to continue supporting The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign year after year in order to help our neighbors in need,” said Rep. Tim LeGeyt of his eighth year of partnering with The Salvation Army and Walmart . “Championing the mantra that ‘need knows no season’, The Salvation Army continues to provide financial assistance and resources to our neighbors in need not only during the holiday season, but also throughout the year. It is important we do all we can to support this very worthy cause, and I’m very happy to do I can to bring awareness through this great annual event.”
Services provided by the Salvation Army include food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.
Walmart will also be making a contribution to the Salvation Army on behalf of all participating legislators.
Deputy Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Kevin Witkos represents the 8th District communities of Avon, Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Granby, Hartland, Harwinton, New Hartford, Norfolk, Simsbury and Torrington. For more information visit www.senatorwitkos.com.
State Representative Tim LeGeyt represents the 17th District communities of Avon and Canton. For more information visit: www.replegeyt.com.