Posted on January 17, 2019 by jpheasant
As you may have heard or read, electric rate increases affecting Eversource and United Illuminating customers went into effect January 1st.
The rate increases were approved last fall by the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA), which operates independent of the legislature and is statutorily charged with providing oversight for the rates and services of Connecticut’s investor owned electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunication companies.
Posted on January 16, 2019 by jpheasant
I wanted to take a minute to update you on a few new laws that have gone into effect as of January 1st. New legislation effective dates are typically January 1st, July 1st, and October 1st throughout the calendar year.
AN ACT CONCERNING MAMMOGRAMS, BREAST ULTRASOUNDS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF BREASTS
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 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.
If you’re interested in learning more about other laws, you can take a look at the full list found here. Please contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding the implementation of these new laws.
Posted on January 9, 2019 by jpheasant
Photo: State Representative Robin Green stands alongside her son Nathan Green during Wednesday’s opening day ceremonies.
HARTFORD – State Representative Robin Green (R-55) was sworn into office early Wednesday morning beginning her second-term as State Representative for the 55th district, representing the towns of Andover, Bolton, Hebron, and Marlborough.
“I am so honored to be representing the 55th district for another two years. I want to say thank you for your support and for voting me back to Hartford represent you,” Rep. Green said.
For the upcoming legislative session, Rep. Green was selected to serve as ranking member of the Children’s committee. She will also serve a member of the Human Services and Higher Ed Committees.
The 2019 regular legislative session is scheduled to run from January 9th to June 5th.
For more information or to contact Representative Green, you can email her at Robin.Green@housegop.ct.gov , or call (800) 842-1423. You can also follow her legislative activity by visiting www.repgreen.com.