Posted on January 10, 2019 by admin
New legislation effective dates are typically January 1st, July 1st, and October 1st throughout the calendar year. Since 2018 has come to an end, there are now a number of new laws that took 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.
Please pass this information along to those who may benefit from knowing what to expect in the New Year in the State of Connecticut.
As always, if you would like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: Tom.Delnicki@housegop.ct.gov for more information.
Posted on January 3, 2019 by admin
State Representative Tom Delnicki (R-14) joined the Salvation Army’s annual “Red Kettle Campaign” on December 19th outside of Stop & Shop in South Windsor.
Over the course of an hour, Rep. Delnicki participated in the time honored tradition of ‘Ringing the Bell’ as he greeted holiday shoppers.
“It was an honor to volunteer some time to benefit a worthy cause like The Salvation Army,” said Rep. Delnicki. “I am grateful to everyone who donated and thankful for everyone’s efforts to help those in need throughout this holiday season.”
The Red Kettle Campaign collects donations from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Funds raised go to local Salvation Army centers and help provide holiday dinners, clothing and toys for families in need. Funding sometimes stretches beyond the holiday season and donations can provide aid for families, seniors and the homeless throughout the year.
The Salvation Army operates thousands of centers in communities across the United States. These include food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children’s programs. The Red Kettle Campaign began in 1891 and raises millions of dollars each year during the holiday season.
For more information on the program visit: www.salvationarmyusa.org.
Posted on January 3, 2019 by admin
State Representative Tom Delnicki (R-14) was recently given his committee assignments by House Republican Leader Rep. Themis Klarides for his second two-year term in office representing the town of South Windsor.
“I am humbled that our community has continued to support me as I represent the 14th district in the Capitol” said Delnicki.
Rep. Delnicki was named the Republican Caucus’ Ranking Member of the Banking Committee. He will also serve on the Insurance & Real Estate and the Planning & Development Committees.
“I am honored to have been appointed Ranking Member of the Banking Committee” Delnicki added. “I will do my best to help lead our caucus as we work with our partners across the aisle to make Connecticut better.”
The General Assembly will convene in early January for a five-month session ending at midnight on June 5th. In odd-numbered years, legislators must vote on a biennial state budget, which they must pass before they adjourn.
For more information or to contact Representative Delnicki, please visit http://www.RepDelnicki.com or call (800) 842-1423.