Public Hearing on Legislation Seeking to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

Posted on March 17, 2023


The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2C of the LOB and via Zoom.  The committee will hear testimony on the following bill:


The public hearing can be viewed via YouTube Live.  In addition, the public hearing may be recorded and broadcast live on   Individuals who wish to testify must register using the On-line Testimony Registration Form.

Legislation Improving Access to Addiction Services Moves Forward

Posted on March 16, 2023


HARTFORD – The Public Safety Committee met on Thursday to act on several bills including, H.B. 6581 An Act Concerning Emergency Intervention by a Police Officer When a Person is Incapacitated by Drugs or Due to a Medical Emergency. The bill was crafted by members of the committee after receiving various similar proposals from individual legislators. One of the main proponents of this concept is State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford).

“This gives our law enforcement another tool that they

Buckbee’s Public Safety Provision to Prevent Gas Leaks Moves Forward

Posted on March 15, 2023


HARTFORD – State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) proposed a concept that would require buildings that utilize combustible gas be equipped with a leak detector. The bill, H.B. 6848 An Act Concerning Gas Leak Detectors in New and Existing Construction, was before the Energy & Technology during its committee meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

“This is a commonsense measure that will keep people safe,” said Buckbee, who previously has served the New Milford community as a firefighter. “Having seen first-hand

Buckbee’s Proposals to Lower Electricity Rates, Increase Consumer Protections Scheduled for Hearing

Posted on February 17, 2023


HARTFORD – Since the beginning of the current legislative session, State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) has been advocating for greater transparency of Connecticut’s electricity rate setting process and for clearer regulations on the operations of third party energy suppliers – encouraging their continued participation on the state market. These concepts have been approved by the Energy & Technology committee to be heard on Tuesday, February 21, at the Legislative Office Building.

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Buckbee Supports State Police Contract, Additional Measures Aiding Law Enforcement

Posted on January 26, 2023


Hartford – The House of Representatives convened on Wednesday to act on an updated bargaining agreement with the state police force. State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) voted in support of the contract, which was approved by a final vote tally of 142 – 1.

“The Connecticut State Police recruitment and retention has been quickly declining. This contract won’t fix all the issues associated with low morale or reverse the pieces of partisan legislation that have made policing a much tougher job than