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Rep. Wilson Announces District Legislative Updates

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HARTFORDState Representative David Wilson (R-66) has announced that he will be hosting legislative update events throughout the 66th District, giving residents the opportunity to hear the latest updates from the State Capitol and ask questions.

Rep. Wilson encourages residents to attend the meetings and also discuss any issues they feel should be addressed in the upcoming 2018 Legislative Session.

Wednesday, January 17
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Warren Town Hall –  50 Cemetery Road, Warren

Wednesday, January 24 with State Senator Eric Berthel
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Bethlehem Town Hall, Downstairs Meeting Room –  36 Main Street South, Bethlehem

Wednesday, January 31 with State Senator Eric Berthel and State Representative Joe Polletta
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Woodbury Senior Center –  265 Main Street South, Woodbury

The events are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Rep. Wilson at 800-842-1423 or email David.Wilson@housegop.ct.gov.

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New Laws Effective January 1

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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.

Local Legislators Meet with Litchfield County Fire Service Personnel

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Goshen – Local Republican lawmakers recently attended the Litchfield County Fire Chiefs’ Legislative Night. Held at the Goshen Fire Department, more than 60 local Fire Chiefs and firefighters were on hand to meet with their legislators to discuss the state budget and legislation impacting fire service. The lawmakers expressed their thanks to all who continue to serve, and keep communities safe.

Pictured (L-R) State Sen. Eric Berthel (R-32), State Reps. Joe Polletta (R-68), Dave Wilson (R-66), Brian Ohler (R-64), Jay Case (R-63), State Sen. Craig Miner (R-30), and State Rep. John Piscopo (R-76).

Lawmakers Achieve Perfect Voting Attendance

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Voting record reflects 100% on votes taken during 2017 legislative session

HARTFORD- State Representatives John Piscopo (R-76) and David T. Wilson (R-66) achieved a perfect record for votes cast on the floor of the state House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session, according to the House Clerk’s Office. Representatives Piscopo and Wilson were present and voted for all 417 votes taken on the state House floor during the 2017 session, according to voting record data recently released by the House Clerk’s Office.

“The residents of the 76th district continue to entrust me with the privilege of representing their voice in Hartford and I am proud to say that I have done so again this year on every issue that was called for debate by the legislature,” said Rep. Piscopo, whose district includes Thomaston, Burlington, Harwinton and the Northfield section of Litchfield.  “I take my legislative responsibility very seriously. My voting record proudly reflects my commitment to representing my constituents to the best of my ability.”

“I am proud to have been present and voted for each bill that was called on the floor of the House of Representatives,” said Rep. Wilson. “The people of the 66th district elected me to be their voice in state government, and I’m pleased to say that their voice was heard on every issue that came before the House for a vote.”

Piscopo, the Senior House Minority Whip and a leader in the House Republican Caucus, serves on the Environment, Energy & Technology and Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committees in the General Assembly. Wilson serves on the Banking, Environment, and Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committees in the General Assembly.

For an overview of legislation passed this year, visit the Office of Legislative Research website: www.cga.ct.gov/olr.

The next regular session of the legislature will convene in February 2018.

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Rep. Wilson Announces District Legislative Updates

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HARTFORDState Representative David Wilson (R-66) has announced that he will be hosting legislative update events throughout the 66th District, giving residents the opportunity to hear the latest updates from the State Capitol and ask questions.

The first of these events are scheduled to be held in Litchfield and Morris. Rep. Wilson encourages residents to attend the meetings and also discuss any issues they feel should be addressed in the upcoming 2018 Legislative Session.

Wednesday, December 13
8:30am – 9:30am
Morris Town Hall
3 East Street, Morris

Saturday, December 16
10:00am – 11:0am
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South Street, Litchfield

The events are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Rep. Wilson at 800-842-1423 or email David.Wilson@housegop.ct.gov.

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