New Laws Effective October 1st

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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As 2019 moves along, we prepare for a number of new laws to take effect starting October 1st. These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I therefore encourage you to take a look at the full list of laws that can be found by clicking here.

I have listed some of the more noteworthy legislation below. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding the implementation of these laws.

An Act Prohibiting the Sale of Cigarettes, Tobacco Products,

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Carpino & Needleman Host Portland Community Conversation

Posted on August 13, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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PORTLAND – State Senator Norm Needleman and State Representative Christie Carpino hosted a Community Conversation at the Portland Public Library. The state legislators offered an opportunity to Portland residents to ask questions about the actions of the state legislature during the 2019 session and provided them with updates on multiple topics.

“It is important to listen to residents as they voice concerns, ask questions, and offer their own perspective on new laws.  The effect on local residents

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Legislative School Security Working Group Heralds Passage of Bill to Protect Students

Posted on May 29, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – Christie Carpino (R-32), State Representatives JP Sredzinski (R-112)Carol Hall (R-59) and Dorinda Borer (D-115) put forth a legislative package as a result of the work of the legislature’s School Security Working Group. Last week, the bill was favorably acted upon by the House of Representatives.

“The conversation regarding school security continues to evolve and we must remain vigilant,” said Rep. Carpino. “Experts and community members across Connecticut shared their thoughts and experience

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