Ackert Testifies in Support of Three Major Bills

Posted on February 17, 2023


(HARTFORD) — On Wednesday, State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) testified in support of three key bills during public hearings for the Planning and Development Committee and Transportation Committee. Rep. Ackert, who is a Ranking Member on the Labor and Public Employees Committee, emphasized the issues of damages from unclaimed property, municipal tree removal, and creating an electronic application for temporary registrations through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Many of the representative’s concerns stem directly from constituent cases that have been personally investigated by Rep. Ackert. In the Planning and Development Committee, Rep. Ackert demonstrated his support for House Bill 6651 and Senate Bill 1003, which represent two significant district concerns that have recently come to his attention.

H.B. 6551 calls for the Office of Policy and Management to explore the potential hazards that unclaimed or abandoned properties present, following two trees on an unclaimed property damaging a constituent’s home. S.B. 1003 serves to establish a tree removal grant program that counteracts the increasingly threatening spread of Emerald Ash Borers and gypsy moth on other living vegetation.

In his testimony on the Transportation Committee, Rep. Ackert declared his support for his own proposed bill, H.B. 5382, which concerns establishing an online DMV application and issuance for a temporary registration to create a more consumer-friendly process for vehicle owners.

“I am thankful to both Committees for raising these bills and opening them to public input,” said Rep. Ackert. “I have testified and raised various bills throughout my tenure in the state legislature and proposals that provide direct constituent relief for my district are those I believe deserve my time and testimony. I am confident that my colleagues will actively listen to all testimony and recognize how these bills can serve our community members in and outside of the 8th House Assembly District.”

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