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Reps. Foncello & Bolinsky Collecting Tattered U.S. Flags

Posted on June 1, 2024

NEWTOWN — To pay tribute to the Flag Day holiday, State Reps. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and Martin Foncello (R-107), in cooperation with Newtown VFW Post #308 and Scout Troop #270, are helping Newtown residents dispose of their worn American flags in a dignified and respectful way.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed, and the lawmakers are offering this service free of charge, in conjunction with VFW Post #308.

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Bills Creating Fallen Officer Fund, Expansion of Line of Duty Death Declarations Signed Into Law

Posted on May 20, 2024

This is National Police Week, a recognition of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Wednesday, May 15 was National Peace Officers Memorial Day and Governor Lamont signed a bill into law I cosponsored establishing a Fallen Officer Fund to provide payments to the surviving family of a police officer killed in the line of duty. This been a priority issue for the House Republican Caucus. The fund provides a lump-sum, non-taxable payment totaling $100k to surviving family members

Rep. Foncello Advocates for Amendments to Help Cops Stop Drivers Impaired by Cannabis, Protect Kids

Posted on May 14, 2024

HARTFORD—State Representative Martin Foncello (R-107) expressed concern after amendments were rejected on a bill concerning ignition interlock devices. During debate on H.B. 5500, House Republicans urged their colleagues to address the impact of their efforts to commercialize marijuana on road safety.

“I’m discouraged that the House failed to adopt common sense measures to crack down on drugged driving. These amendments were aimed at making Connecticut’s roadways safer,” said Foncello.

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