Reps. Ackert, Davis and Delnicki Applaud Approval of Crumbling Foundations Legislation

Posted on July 12, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Tim Ackert (R-8), Christopher Davis (R-57) and Tom Delnicki (R-14) applauded Governor Lamont’s approval of Public Act 19-192, “An Act Concerning Crumbling Concrete Foundations” at a bill signing ceremony on Tuesday, July 9th.

“This legislation is the result of the hard work of impacted homeowners, advocates and strong bi-partisan cooperation. We are finally making progress and homes are starting to be repaired. However, there is always more work to do,” said Rep. Ackert. “One of the most important updates in this bill is the redefinition of ‘residential building.’ Multi-family homes and condominiums with more than four units will now be eligible for assistance.”

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Rep. Ackert Attends Bill Signing for Aquatic Invasive Species Legislation

Posted on July 11, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) joined Governor Lamont to celebrate the approval of Public Act 19-190 “An Act Requiring an Invasive Species Stamp for the Operation of a Motorboat on the Waters of the State” on July 9th.

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Rep. Ackert Hosts Successful Flag Drive

Posted on June 27, 2019 by admin


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COVENTRY- State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) sponsored another successful flag collection this year in recognition of Flag Day. American flags that were deemed unusable were properly disposed at multiple pick-up locations across the district in Tolland, Columbia, and Coventry.

According to United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

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Rep. Ackert Supports Measure to Protect Lakes from Invasive Species

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) supported legislation to protect Connecticut lakes and waterways from invasive species. The legislation, HB 6637 “An Act Requiring an Invasive Species Stamp for the Operation of a Motorboat on the Waters of the State” was passed by the House of Representatives on Saturday, June 1st.

The legislation would levy an annual fee for registered water craft to fund aquatic invasive species remediation. The rates would be $5 for in-state vessels and $20 for out-of-state vessels. The bill requires that at least 80% of the funds collected must be used to clear invasive species and conduct public outreach and education to prevent the spread of invasive species.

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Rep. Ackert Supports Legislation to Protect Maple Syrup and Honey Producers

Posted on June 3, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) voted in favor of SB 233 ‘An Act Concerning Cottage Food Products and the Production of Honey and Maple Syrup’ on Thursday evening May 30th.

This legislation ensures that Connecticut maple syrup and honey producers would be regulated by the Department of Agriculture instead of the Department of Consumer Protection under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

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CT Open House Day, June 8th

Posted on May 29, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

June 8th is Connecticut Open House Day, an all-day event across the state for Connecticut’s museums, attractions and historic sites. Now in its 15th year, over 200 attractions will be participating by offering visitors free or discounted admissions.

Make sure to check out the website to see a town by town directory of events. Below are the listings in our area:

Tolland          

Rockville       

Memorial Day

Posted on May 24, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, let us remember that this is a time to reflect on the service of those who answered our nation’s call in times of armed conflict, making the ultimate sacrifice to ensure future generations of Americans would remain free.

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State’s Captive Insurance Program Update

Posted on May 21, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – The state legislature established a not-for-profit captive insurance company, or captive insurer, to help homeowners repair or replace crumbling concrete foundations with the lowest possible amount of borrowed funds. On Monday, it was announced that the captive insurance company will receive a $20 million installment allowing it to begin the process of providing financial assistance to affected homeowners. Many House Republican legislators, representing the towns experiencing the greatest volume of faulty concrete foundations, hailed the allocation of this funding.

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Reps. Ackert and Zawistowski Honor Principal of the Year at the Capitol

Posted on May 20, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Tim Ackert (R-8) and Tami Zawistowski (R-61) honored Suffield resident and Coventry High School Principal Joseph Blake who was awarded Connecticut Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools.

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Retire Your Worn American Flags 5/14 – 6/13

Posted on May 13, 2019 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

With the summer season and patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July on the horizon, it is the perfect time to properly retire your worn, faded and tattered American flags as you prepare to put on fresh new displays of the Stars and Stripes.

In cooperation with the American legion, there will be four locations that residents can drop off their worn American flags for proper ceremonial disposal according to the U.S. Flag Code.  Drop-off locations will receive flags from May 14th until June 13th.

The drop-off locations are:

  • Columbia Town Hall, 323 Route 87, Columbia
  • Coventry Town Hall, 1712 Main Street, Coventry
  • Tolland Fire Department, 3 Rhodes Road, Tolland
  • Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, 1134 Main Street, Coventry

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