Columbia, Coventry, Vernon, Tolland

State & Federal Proposals on Crumbling Foundations

Posted on February 11, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Addressing the crumbling concrete crisis in our towns continues to be a non-partisan issue. I wanted to share an update on new proposals to help those struggling with crumbling concrete foundations.

Resolving this issue requires community, municipal, state and federal action. I applaud the efforts of the Connecticut and Massachusetts Senate Delegations for continuing to push for federal help.

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Capitol Update & Legislative Tools

Posted on February 1, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The 2019 legislative session is ramping-up. During the coming weeks and months, bill proposals will come before committees for public hearings and start advancing through the process.

There are many resources and tools that you can use to follow the action, research the issues and to share your support or opposition to legislation.

As always, I am here for you, feel free to reach out to my office Tim.Ackert@housegop.ct.gov or (860) 240-8700 to share your thoughts, questions and concerns about state government.

Sincerely,

Tim Ackert – 8th District

New Laws January 1st

Posted on January 11, 2019 by admin


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Last year, we passed many bills that will have an impact on you and your families. A number of these new laws took effect on the first of the new year.

Here are a couple bills that I supported that became law on January 1st.

An Act Concerning Pay Equity

This act will prohibit employers, including the state and its political subdivisions, from asking or directing a third-party to ask about a prospective employee’s wage and salary history. The prohibition does not apply if the prospective employee voluntarily discloses his or her wage and salary. Also. the act specifically allows an employer to ask about other elements of a prospective employee’s compensation structure (e.g., stock options), as long as the employer does not ask about their value.

An Act Concerning Changes to Pharmacy and Drug Control Statutes

This law will help us continue our efforts in battling the opiate epidemic by requiring retail and institutional pharmacies to maintain a perpetual inventory of schedule II controlled substances. In addition, the bill requires DCP-registered drug manufacturers and wholesalers to identify and report suspicious controlled substance orders to the department’s Drug Control Division.

An Act Concerning the Written Residential Disclosure Report, the Captive Insurance Company Established for Assisting with Crumbling Foundations and Funding for Lead Removal, Remediation and Abatement

This act codifies the residential disclosure report home sellers must provide to purchasers and expands what must be included in it. Prior law required the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) to prescribe the form, with certain minimum information, through regulations.

A full list and summary of all the new laws can be found by clicking here.