Posted on December 11, 2018 by admin
Connecticut State Representative Fred Camillo (R-Greenwich) discusses major state issues with David Smith on “Meet the Leaders” ahead of the 2019 session. Topics include the new legislature, the state’s economy, tolls and recreational marijuana. The General Assembly convenes on January 9 for a five-month session that ends on June 5. In the odd years, legislators must pass a biennial state budget.
Posted on October 12, 2018 by admin
As of October 1, several bills passed during the 2018 session are now in effect. As with every session, I worked diligently to advance legislation proposed by my constituents as well as others that benefit the people of our great state.
Below, I have highlighted a few bills I proudly supported:
Public Act 18-47: An Act Concerning Benefits for Certain Veterans Who Have Been Diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury or Who Have Had an Experience of Military Sexual Trauma.
This bill allows veterans with other than honorable discharge to receive certain benefits such as housing and education assistance, veteran status on identification cards, tax benefits, and much more. Our heroes defend our freedom, often at tremendous personal cost. It is our duty to them to provide the support and resources they need when they return home.
Public Act 18-90: An Act Concerning Security Freezes on Credit Reports, Identity Theft Prevention Services and Regulations of Credit Rating Agencies.
This is a concept that I introduced to the Banking Committee, which prohibits credit agencies from charging consumers a fee to place or remove a credit freeze on their accounts. The bill also increases the level of identity theft prevention and mitigation services provided after a security breach. While we try to limit the size and scope of government where possible, consumer protection will always be within its purview.
Public Act 18-164: An Act Concerning Recommendations by the Department of Motor Vehicles Regarding the Motor Vehicle Statute.
This is a concept I introduced to the Transportation Committee. The law will provide legal protection to “Good Samaritans” who use reasonable force to rescue a child or animal left in a vehicle during extreme weather conditions. It’s been said that no good deed goes unpunished, but that should never be the case when it comes to saving the life of a young child or helpless animal.
Please click here for a full list of bills going into effect next week.
If you have any questions regarding these bills or any state government issues, I’m always available at (800) 842-1423 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rep. Fred Camillo
Posted on August 28, 2018 by admin
Rep. Fred Camillo joined local and state leaders at Greenwich Hospital on August 27 where the organization’s president and CEO formally donated $5,000 of Narcan to the Greenwich Police Department for use in the patrol vehicles. Narcan is a medication that can reverse the effects of opioids during an overdose. The opioid crisis has taken its toll in Connecticut resulting in more than 1,000 in 2017. Camillo hopes that timely intervention by first responders and legislative efforts can help combat the epidemic and save lives.