Posted on July 2, 2018 by admin
According to statistics compiled by the House Clerk’s Office, State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) earned a perfect one-hundred-percent voting record for the 2018 regular and veto legislative sessions.
This year, the regular and veto session included votes on 317 separate pieces of legislation that were called on the floor of the House of Representatives, and Rep. O‘Neill made them all. Rep. O’Neill has achieved perfect attendance many times throughout his 30-year legislative career, including 2005 when a decade-high 460 roll call votes were taken. He has cast more than 9,700 votes for the people of the 69th District.
“My priority is always to represent the people of the 69th district to the best of my ability and I am honored to serve as their voice in Hartford,” Rep. O’Neill said. “I will continue to work diligently on their behalf to pass legislation that helps the people of Bridgewater, Roxbury, Southbury and Washington.”
Rep. O’Neill, currently the longest serving House Republican lawmaker, represents the 69th district in the General Assembly, and serves on the legislature’s Appropriations and Judiciary Committees, and also serves on the Regulations Review Committee and Legislative Management Committee.
The next regular session of the legislature will convene in January, 2019.
Posted on June 26, 2018 by admin
During a veto override session yesterday, State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) joined his House colleagues and voted to successfully repass legislation to protect education funding statewide.
HB 5171 – an act prohibiting the executive branch from making rescissions or other reductions to the education cost sharing (ECS) grant during the fiscal year – would prevent any governor from cutting ECS aid grants to towns by using rescission authority or from reducing agency budget allotments to create General Fund budget savings.
“Protecting our municipalities from mid-year cuts to their education budgets will allow educational stability and continuity and I’m pleased the House was able to repass this important legislation,” Rep. O’Neill said.
Posted on June 20, 2018 by admin
On a beautiful June evening, State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) last week attended his 30th consecutive Flag Day ceremony in Southbury where he joined veterans, friends and residents to honor our nation’s flag.
Flag Day, first created with a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and later established as National Flag Day by Congress in 1946, commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.
During the ceremony, Rep. O’Neill read a proclamation from Governor Malloy.
“We gathered as Americans to celebrate and honor the symbol of our nation and to remember the sacrifices made since it was first unfurled more than 200 years ago,” Rep. O’Neill said. “It is my distinct pleasure to attend this wonderful annual event and look into the crowd to see the people of Southbury, young and old, together as one.”
The ceremony took place at the Town Hall flagpole on Main Street South and included a “Pause for the Pledge” hosted by the Board of Selectmen. Members of the VFW Post 1607, Lt.C. Edward Hine American Legion Post 147, local and state elected officials and Southbury Boy and Girl Scouts, Brownies and Cub Scouts also attended the event.