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2021 Major Acts Report

Posted on July 2, 2021


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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Vail Opposes Legislation to Redefine an Incarcerated Individual’s Home Address

Posted on May 13, 2021


The House approved a measure today, which I opposed, that will adjust the Census data and count those in custody of the Dept. of Corrections (DOC) in the community that they originally resided, not where the correctional institution is located. Historically, we have not adjusted census data because it is important for many reasons, like allocating funding, and dictating voting districts. While it was made clear to me during the debate that this bill is not intended to redirect government spending,

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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Posted on February 9, 2021


Residents over the age of 65 can now begin to sign up for vaccination appointments. The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of Monday, Feb. 8:

  • First doses administered: 387,174
  • Second doses administered: 129,907
  • Total doses administered: 517,081

So far, the state has vaccinated 56 percent of its population over the age of 75. Connecticut remains in the top four states in the nation for vaccine distribution.

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Vail on the Closure of Northern Correctional Institute

Posted on February 8, 2021


SOMERS – It was announced that Northern Correctional Institute will close by July 1, 2021. State Rep. Kurt Vail (R-Stafford), who represents the communities of Somers and Stafford, responded to the announcement on Monday.

“The state will save roughly $12 million annually in operating expenses after the closure of the facility,” said Vail, who previously served within the Dept. of Corrections. “Northern was built at a different time, when there were significantly more violent offenders incarcerated.

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Somers Bell Ringing, December 16

Posted on December 14, 2020


SOMERS – Rep. Kurt Vail (R-Stafford) will be in Somers on Wednesday, December 16 from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. outside of the Dunkin’ Dounts on South Road. Vail will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. If you’re unable to see Kurt on Wednesday morning, you can still participate in the season of giving.

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