Posted on January 8, 2019 by admin
I invite you to join me for Office Hours in the towns of Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. These events are an opportunity to meet with me in a relaxed setting and discuss any legislative or local issues, including the 2019 legislative session, which convenes on January 9. The first two Office Hours will be next week in Lyme and Westbrook. Please see the schedule below for additional details.
Office Hours within the 23rd District are as follows:
Lyme Office Hours
Tuesday, January 15
Lyme Public Library
482 Hamburg Road
Old Lyme Office Hours with State Senator Paul Formica
Monday, February 11
Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library
2 Library Lane
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Old Saybrook Office Hours with State Senator Paul Formica
Tuesday, January 29
Acton Public Library
60 Old Boston Post Road
Friends’ Conference Room
6:30 -7:30 p.m.
Westbrook Office Hours with State Representative Jesse MacLachlan
Thursday, January 17
Westbrook Public Library
61 Goodspeed Drive
6:30 -7:30 p.m.
These events are free and open to the public.
New laws went into effect on January 1, 2019. These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I have highlighted some noteworthy new laws below and encourage you to take a look at the full list. Please contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding the implementation of these new laws.
AN ACT CONCERNING DUAL ARRESTS AND THE TRAINING REQUIRED OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL WITH RESPECT TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
This new law, PA 18-5, will reduce the number of dual arrests that occur in domestic violence cases and enhance domestic violence training offered to state and local law enforcement agencies. For a summary, click here.
AN ACT CONCERNING MAMMOGRAMS, BREAST ULTRASOUNDS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF BREASTS
AN ACT AUTHORIZING PREGNANCY AS A QUALIFYING EVENT FOR SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIODS FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS
This new law, PA 18-43, permits certain pregnant individuals to enroll in a health insurance policy or plan not later than thirty days after the individual’s pregnancy has been certified by a licensed health care provider. For a full summary, click here.
As always, if you would like to speak with me about a concern regarding state government, please email me at Devin.Carney@housegop.ct.gov or call 800-842-1423.