Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook


Reps. Carney, MacLachlan Discuss Legislation at Office Hours

Posted on January 22, 2019 by admin


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State Representatives Devin Carney and Jesse MacLachlan talked with constituents at the Westbrook Public Library on Thursday night about the start of the legislative session and legislation they see being debated in the House and Senate.

“It is always helpful to hear ideas and opinions from constituents regarding issues that may arise during the legislative session,” said Rep. Carney. “Once again, I look forward to accurately representing the folks in the 23rd District on a wide variety of proposals and working to improve Connecticut’s economy. I hope to hear from you, my door is always open for comments, questions, and concerns.”

“I want to thank the residents that came out to talk to us about their concerns and ideas on how to move our state in a better direction,” said Rep. MacLachlan. “I will be working on a number of key proposals this session that if passed will make government more efficient and affordable and I look forward to collaborating with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.”

A new governor, Ned Lamont, has officially taken over and the lawmakers are now meeting in their assigned committees to go over legislative proposals explained Reps. MacLachlan and Carney.

Rep. MacLachlan will be sitting on the Transportation, Education, Environment committees. And, Rep. Carney will be sitting on the Transportation, Finance, Revenue, and Bonding committees and will help House Republican leadership screen proposals before they make their way to the House.

In addition, the lawmakers discussed tolls, $15 minimum wage increase, paid family leave, and the legalization of marijuana.

Reps. Carney and MacLachlan encouraged residents to contact them and to follow their frequent updates on their websites and social media accounts, which can be found at RepCarney.com and RepJesseMac.com.

Reminder: Upcoming Office Hours & Major Issues for 2019

Posted on January 15, 2019 by admin


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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 convened on January 9.

I hope to see you at my Office Hours TONIGHT in Lyme and on THURSDAY in Westbrook. Please see the schedule below for additional details.

Office Hours within the 23rd District are as follows:

Lyme Office Hours

TODAY, January 15

Lyme Public Library
482 Hamburg Road

Community Room

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Old Lyme Office Hours with State Senator Paul Formica

Monday, February 11

Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library

2 Library Lane

Community Room

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

Community Room

6:30 -7:30 p.m.

These events are free and open to the public.

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The state’s non-partisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has issued its report on important issues that the General Assembly may face during the 2019 legislative session. I will be handing this report out at my office hours, so please feel free to take a look and contact me with any questions or concerns.

 

You can also view or download the report by clicking 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.

Sincerely,

Follow my legislative activity and sign up to receive my newsletter at: www.RepCarney.com

Upcoming Office Hours & New Laws for 2019

Posted on January 8, 2019 by admin


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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

Community Room

6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

Old Lyme Office Hours with State Senator Paul Formica

Monday, February 11

Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library

2 Library Lane

Community Room

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

Community Room

6:30 -7:30 p.m.

 

 

These events are free and open to the public.

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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

This new law, PA 18-159, redefines mammogram, and eliminates copayments and deductibles for certain breast ultrasounds. For a summary, click here.

 

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.


Sincerely,

 

Follow my legislative activity and sign up to receive my newsletter at: www.RepCarney.com