Rep. Frey Congratulates Allie Cauchon on Being Named Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year!

Posted on May 17, 2019 by admin


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Hot off the press! Congratulations to Allie Cauchon for being selected as STATE Boys and Girls Club 2019 Youth of the Year at their annual awards dinner at the State Capitol!

She is the first in Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield, CT history!

State Representative John Frey gives Youth of the Year Allie Cauchon a high-five as (from left) Jess Murphy Podrazky, program director for the Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club, Kristin Goncalves, director

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Concept Proposed by Rep. Frey To Streamline DMV, Licensing Passes Committee

Posted on May 17, 2019 by admin


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State Rep. John Frey (R-111) and the Finance Committee voted to unanimously move legislation to the full legislature that will save taxpayer money by extending the time before renewal for certain DMV processes and licensing.

Originally a concept put forth by Rep. Frey, HB 7201 – An Act Concerning the Convenience of Acquiring Motor Vehicle Licenses and Registrations – will allow driver’s license and identity card holders the option of renewing their credentials for an eight-year period, allow drivers

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Rep. Frey Co-sponsors Legislation to Strengthen State Drug Law

Posted on May 17, 2019 by admin


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Measure to make selling fentanyl a felony advances to House

Voting once again to strengthen Connecticut drug law, State Rep. John Frey (R-111) joined his colleagues and unanimously passed legislation that will make the sale and distribution of the synthetic opioid fentanyl a felony.

“I’m proud to join my colleagues to put drug dealers on notice that they will not continue to inflict pain and suffering on our state without being held accountable,” Rep. Frey, a co-sponsor of the bill, said. “These

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Rep. Frey, Finance Committee Vote to Raise Tobacco-use Age to 21

Posted on May 1, 2019 by admin


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State Rep. John Frey (R-111) yesterday joined his colleagues in the Finance Committee and voted to move forward legislation that will raise the legal age for Connecticut residents to smoke or use vaping or tobacco products from eighteen to twenty-one.

HB 7200 – An Act Prohibiting the Sale of Cigarettes, Tobacco Products, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Vapor Products to Persons Under Age Twenty-one – raises the legal age to purchase cigarettes, other tobacco products, and e-cigarettes from

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Rep. Frey Introduces Bills to Revamp Certain DMV Processes

Posted on April 23, 2019 by admin


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Measures would reduce wait times, increase efficiency

Concerns shared by dozens of residents in Ridgefield, and from across the state, led State Rep. John Frey (R-111) to introduce several bills to prioritize operations, reduce backlog and help Connecticut’s residents navigate the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Proposed bill 5930 – An Act Concerning the Duration of a Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Motor Vehicle Registration – will authorize the DMV Commissioner to issue an operator’s license

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Rep. Frey Introduces Bills to Eliminate State Pensions for Elected Officials, Using Mileage in Pension Calculations

Posted on March 12, 2019 by admin


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Measures will save millions for Connecticut taxpayers

As he has done for several years previously, State Rep. John Frey (R-111) once again proposed legislation to reduce Connecticut’s massive pension obligations by prohibiting elected state officials from receiving a state pension, and to exclude mileage reimbursement from pension calculations.

“These are simple concepts that will save Connecticut taxpayers millions of dollars over time, unfortunately I have to introduce these bills every year,”

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Rep. Frey Testifies in Support of Breast Milk Banks

Posted on March 1, 2019 by admin


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Rep. John Frey and Di Masters testify before the Human Services Committee in support of HB7165 – An Act Concerning Medicaid Coverage for Breast Milk – that would provide Medicaid reimbursement for pasteurized donor breast milk provided a licensed health care professional signs a medical order that the donor breast milk is medically necessary for an infant, the donor breast milk is provided on an inpatient basis at a hospital, and the infant who receives the donor breast milk is medically or physically

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Rep. Frey Advocates for Cultural Districts

Posted on February 20, 2019 by admin


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Always a strong supporter of the arts, State Rep. John Frey (R-111) proposed legislation that would allow municipalities to create designated cultural districts to create awareness and promote economic development. Today, the Planning and Development Committee further advanced the bill by a unanimous vote to have the bill drafted, the next step in the adoption process.

“Allowing municipalities the ability to establish cultural districts will increase the visibility and awareness of the arts, especially

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Rep. Frey Honors Troop 19, CT Scouting

Posted on February 4, 2019 by admin


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Rep. John Frey was proud to join Ridgefield’s Scout Troop 19, and other Scout Troops,  during the 2018 Boy Scouts of America Report to the State at the Capitol last Friday. More than 150 Scouts, their parents, Scout leaders and elected officials packed the Hall of the House to hear the report and to join together for a meet and greet. Scouts from all five Connecticut Boy Scout councils visited the Capitol.

Troop 19 is Ridgefield’s first BSA all girl troop and their Troop number comes from the 19th

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Rep. Frey Proposes Legislation to Protect Areas From Overdevelopment

Posted on February 1, 2019 by admin


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In an effort to protect local water resources and reduce overdevelopment throughout the state, State Representative John Frey (R-111) proposed two pieces of legislation to limit the density of certain housing development in watershed areas, and to exempt municipalities that meet certain requirements from the affordable housing appeals process.

Proposed Bill 5710 – An Act Concerning Density Requirements for Certain Affordable Housing Developments – would amend current law to require affordable housing

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