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2021 Major Public Acts Report

Posted on July 2, 2021


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HARTFORD – The nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has compiled its annual report of “Major Public Acts.” This report provides summaries of all the new laws that will result in significant policy changes. These changes could impact you, your family, business, or our community. I encourage you to review the document in its entirety.

Click here to view the report.

The report is broken down into several categories. Below are some excerpts from the report which outline some of the significant

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Milling and Resurfacing Project on Route 7 in New Milford

Posted on June 5, 2021


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 7 in the Town of New Milford.

The project consists of milling and resurfacing a 1.47-mile segment of RT 7. The milling of this project is scheduled to occur on Sunday June 6, 2021 and be completed on Tuesday June 8, 2021. The resurfacing of this project is scheduled to occur on Sunday June 13, 2021 and be completed on Friday June 18, 2021.

Lane Closure Information:

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Buckbee’s Energy Proposal Approved in House

Posted on June 5, 2021


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Hartford – The House of Representatives took favorable action on legislation that will increase the output of Class III energy sources through December of 2024. Rep. Buckbee put this legislation forward because it will positively impact New Milford and secure hundreds of jobs for the local community.

“Kimberly-Clark is one of the state’s largest manufacturers and they continue to be wonderful community partners. This bill, given the newly defined energy sources for use, will help the overall viability

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Peer Navigator Program Approved by House

Posted on June 4, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Billy Buckbee (R-New Milford) proposed legislation early in the legislative session to create a statewide ‘peer navigator’ program, emulating New Milford’s successful community navigator program. The bill, HB 5597 An Act Concerning Opioids, establishes a PILOT program to allow for five new peer navigators. The peer navigators will help facilitate engagement between providers of treatment services, improve treatment retention rates, and increase the capacity of the community

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Providing Equal Access to Health Services and Employment

Posted on June 3, 2021


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The House took concurring action with the Senate on S.B. 1 An Act Equalizing Comprehensive Access to Mental, Behavioral, and Physical Health Care in Response to the Pandemic. State Rep. Billy Buckbee (R-New Milford) cast his vote in support of the public policy as it will ensure critical health services and access to jobs will be available to all Connecticut residents. He issued the following statement:

“This is a very large bill with 21 separate sections. I supported the bill based on the merits

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