Concept Proposed by Rep. Frey to Streamline DMV, Licensing Signed into Law

Posted on July 22, 2019 by admin


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Governor Lamont last week signed into law a bill that will save taxpayer money and time spent at the Department of Motor Vehicles by extending the time before renewal for certain DMV processes and licensing.

Originally a concept put forth by Rep. Frey in January, 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 (currently six years),

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Rep. Frey’s Bill to Establish Cultural Districts Signed into Law!

Posted on July 16, 2019 by admin


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State Rep. John Frey (R-111) thanked Governor Lamont for signing legislation he proposed to allow municipalities to create designated cultural districts to create awareness and promote economic development. The Governor signed the bill, which becomes effective on October 1st, on Friday July 12.

“Promoting and encouraging the arts within our communities is great for performers who can showcase their talents locally, but also for the businesses that will benefit from increased tourism that art exhibitions

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Bring Your Reusable Shopping Bags!

Posted on July 10, 2019 by admin


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In case you haven’t heard, the state’s new tax increases include one on disposable, single-use plastic bags. This new, temporary tax takes effect on August 1, 2019.

Between then and June 30, 2021, retailers that provide plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than four mils- four thousandths of an inch- will be required to charge a 10-cent tax on every single bag. After June 30, 2021, retailers are prohibited from providing or selling single-use checkout bags to customers.

Plastic bags used

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