Posted on January 25, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD — All proposals for new laws in the State of Connecticut were due to legislative leaders on Friday, January 18th. State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) submitted a few bills that would protect Connecticut taxpayers, save them money, and reduce the reach and inefficiencies of our government.
All bill proposals in the General Assembly are considered by legislative committees, and potentially brought to a public hearing, before being raised to the House and Senate for a vote. To read more about the bills that Rep. Cheeseman has proposed or co-sponsored this session, visit her website at www.repcheeseman.com and click on the “Legislation” tab. If you are interested in sharing your opinion on a bill, information on how to testify at a hearing or via email is available at www.cga.ct.gov.
Rep. Cheeseman proposed House Bill (H.B.) 5703, which would allow consumers to be able to use cash as payment in Connecticut businesses. This bill has been referred to the General Law Committee, on which Rep. Cheeseman serves as the lead House Republican. Email testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Businesses should not be discriminating against cash buyers by requiring the use of a payment card or digital wallet to make a purchase,” said Rep. Cheeseman. “It is a civil liberty to choose not to have a credit card or bank checking account. In addition, my hope is that this bill will help victims of domestic abuse whose spouse may be tracking their payments with a credit card and using it against them.”
Additional bills that would benefit Connecticut’s economy, taxpayers and government processes include:
For more information on these bills, including which committee to submit testimony to, go to www.cga.ct.gov. In the “Quick Bill Search” bar at the bottom of the page, type in the bill number and click “Go.” For contact information for a specific Committee, from the homepage click the “Committees” tab at the top and then select that committee.