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New Laws Effective October 1st

Posted on September 30, 2022


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New laws are going into effect on Saturday, October 1st, and I have highlighted some of the major state policy changes for your review. You can check out all newly effective laws by clicking the button below.

Addressing Crime…

The legislature moved to address rising levels of crime. I supported the passage of Public Act 22-115 An Act Concerning Juvenile Justice and Services, Firearms Background Checks, and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. The new law improves the ability of local law enforcement to review background information, expedites court operations, and allows for electronic monitoring of repeat offenders. While this piece of legislation was a good starting point, much more must be done to address crime, specifically instances of juvenile crime.

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Mental Health Services…

Students and children will have access to mental health services as a result of the bipartisan Public Act 22-47 An Act Concerning Children’s Mental Health. This law lays out the blueprint for a comprehensive response to address behavioral crises, provide screening tools, and institute peer-to-peer programs in Connecticut’s schools.

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Trust & Transparency…

It’s critical that taxpayers are able to see where their money goes. Public Act 22-65 An Act Concerning the Online Posting of Certain State Contracts will require the posting of goods and services contracts, including no-bid agreements. This level of transparency serves as a new tool for legislative and public review of the state’s off-budget spending.

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