State Rep. Arthur O’Neill (R-69) provided an update from the floor of the Connecticut House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He spoke about fracking, H.B. 6329, An Act Concerning Hydraulic Fracturing Waste in Connecticut, and about expanding the penalties for hate crimes, H.B. 5743, An Act Concerning Hate Crimes. The former bill will prohibit the storage or transportation of fracking waste in or through the state of Connecticut. The latter increases the penalties for hate crimes, which now includes crimes against a person based on their gender. Rep. O’Neill fully supported these bills, which were passed by the House.
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