Posted on April 23, 2019 by admin
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…
Posted on March 12, 2019 by admin
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,”…
Posted on March 1, 2019 by admin
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…
Posted on February 20, 2019 by admin
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…
Posted on February 4, 2019 by admin
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…
Posted on February 1, 2019 by admin
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…
Posted on January 29, 2019 by admin
From The Ridgefield Press
HARTFORD – State Representative John Frey (R-111) took the oath of office with the new General Assembly and Constitutional Officers at the State Capitol on Wednesday, January 9th. Representative Frey is the longest serving legislator from Ridgefield and the longest tenured Republican in Fairfield County. Accompanying Rep. Frey were Ridgefield High School students Miles Tullo and Alec Pool, who will be doing their senior internships later this spring at the State Capitol.…
Posted on August 24, 2018 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representative John Frey (R-111) arranged to have Trooper 1, the Connecticut State Police’s helicopter, land at the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield on Friday, August 17th, 2018.
“The aviation unit of the Connecticut State police generously volunteered their time to make this day extra special for the members of the Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield,” Rep. Frey said. “Everyone had a great time and I’m glad we were able to make this happen. I’d like to thank the State Police, especially…
Posted on July 19, 2018 by rjoslyn
HARTFORD – State Representative John Frey (R-111) today urged the State Bond Commission to remove from their agenda an item bonding $10 million to study the impact of electronic tolling on Connecticut highways. The agenda item would borrow money to pay for the study and is a request from Governor Dan Malloy, who chairs the Bond Commission and decides which items are on the agenda.
The study would explore tolls on all major Connecticut highways, including Interstates 95, 91, and 84, along with the…
Posted on July 3, 2018 by rjoslyn
I hope you will take some time today to celebrate the birth of our nation and reflect on the war that was fought for our independence.
The United States is a country founded on the principles of freedom and liberty, which is what makes it the greatest country to ever exist.
It is also a holiday spent enjoying at barbecues and fireworks shows with family and friends.
I ask that you join me in honoring the brave soldiers who made our country’s independence possible, as well as the men…