Bethany Town Hall – Jan 25th


Dear Neighbors,

I will be hosting a Legislative Town Hall on Thursday, January 25th, with Senator George Logan from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bethany Town Hall.

The 2018 Legislative Session begins on Wednesday, February 7th. We have a number of issues to tackle with the budget being our top priority.

Each year, the state’s non-partisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) issues a report on important issues that the General Assembly may face during the 2018 legislative session.

I encourage you to read this detailed report by clicking here.

I hope to see you on January 25th. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have at or 860-240-8700.


State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus

Rep. Zupkus Attends NVCC Leadership Breakfast


WATERBURY – State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus joined area lawmakers, professors, and students at Naugatuck Valley Community College on Thursday morning for the Annual Leadership Breakfast.

“Naugatuck Valley Community College is one of the top community colleges in the country due to their excellent staff and professors who inspire students to achieve their best,” said Rep. Zupkus. “Our state is faced with major fiscal problems and one of the main topics of discussion this session will be on the need to restructure and reform state government. I look forward to having these conversations with all stakeholders that will be impacted. Just like you, I have a lot of questions about the consolidation of our community colleges and how it will affect our communities and most importantly our students.”

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New Year, New Laws


Starting on January 1st, a number of new laws went into effect. These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our communities. I therefore 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 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

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