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Killingly Lawmakers to Hold Post-Session Legislative Updates

Posted on June 5, 2019 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – State Representatives Rick Hayes (R-51) and Anne Dauphinais (R-44) are inviting residents to join them at two post-session legislative updates in Killingly.

The first of two meetings will be a weekday Town Hall event followed by a weekend Coffee Hour.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 18th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Killingly Town Hall, Town Meeting Room, 172 Main St.

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WHEN: Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Nolles Coffee

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Rep. Hayes Votes to Expand Workers Comp Benefits for Law Enforcement, Parole Officers, and Fire Service

Posted on June 1, 2019 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – As a former police officer and volunteer firefighter, State Representatives Rick Hayes (R-51) relied on his experience to give an impassioned speech to his colleagues on the house floor in favor of a bill that would increase workers compensation to include care for members of law enforcement, parole officers, and fire service personnel who get Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) while on the job.

SB-164, An Act Including Certain Mental or Emotional Impairments Within the Definition of

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Rep. Hayes To Hold District-Wide Collection of Weathered Flags

Posted on May 22, 2019 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – State Representative Rick Hayes (R-51) in conjunction with the local American Legion and VFW encourages residents to ‘Retire Your Worn American Flags’ at three drop off locations within the 51st District. Flags will be collected from Tuesday, May 28th until Thursday, June 13th.

Killingly Town Hall, 172 Main St., Killingly

Putnam Town Hall, 126 Church St., Putnam

Thompson Town Hall, 815 Riverside Dr., North Grosvenordale

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that the flag, when it is in such condition

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Rep. Hayes Supports Measure to Increase Penalties for Fentanyl

Posted on May 16, 2019 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – State Representative Rick Hayes (R-51) co-sponsored a bill that when implemented, would create tougher penalties for those who manufacture, distribute or sell fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.

“As a former member of law enforcement, I believe the passing of this bill is a great step forward in helping our current officers with the battle against this dangerous and addicting drug,” Rep. Hayes said.  “Increasing the penalties for those who traffic fentanyl is just one of the ways we

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Killingly Lawmakers to Host Stuff A Humvee Event

Posted on May 6, 2019 by jpheasant


State Representatives Anne Dauphinais and Rick Hayes to Host Event to Benefit Local Food Pantry

KILLINGLY – State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) and State Representative Rick Hayes (R-51) will be co-hosting a ‘Stuff a Humvee’ event with the help of local veterans to benefit the Friends of Assisi Food Pantry in Danielson.

WHEN: Saturday, May 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Big Y Supermarket, 70 Wauregan Rd., Danielson

There will be a Humvee on the premises to collect personal care, nonperishable

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Conservative Caucus Proposes Alternative to State-Run Paid Family & Medical Leave Program

Posted on April 8, 2019 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – As bills to provide paid Family and Medical Leave advance through the committee process, the legislature’s Conservative Caucus proposed an alternative that would provide coverage for families without burdening individual taxpayers with a mandatory and onerous new payroll tax.

Current paid family and medical leave proposals would mandate employers offer up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave to their employees. To fund the program, virtually all employees would be compelled to

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Killingly State Representatives Visit Site of Recent Mill Fire to Offer Their Support

Posted on April 1, 2019 by jpheasant


(photo): Reps Dauphinais and Hayes talk with Fire Marshall Randy Burchard regarding the recent fire that occurred at the Acme Cotton Mill.

KILLINGLY – State Representatives Anne Dauphinais (R-44) and Rick Hayes (R-51) spent Monday afternoon speaking with Killingly’s Fire Marshall and Town Manager about the recent fire that destroyed a local mill and to offer their support moving forward.

Both Dauphinais and Hayes joined Randy Burchard Town Fire Marshall and Mary Carlio Killingly Town Manager at the

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Transportation Committee Leadership and Local Lawmakers to Host Toll Forum

Posted on March 19, 2019 by jpheasant


KILLINGLY – State Representatives Rick Hayes (R-51) and Anne Dauphinais (R-44) in conjunction with State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) and State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134), Ranking Members of the legislative Transportation Committee are inviting the public to attend an informational forum on tolls.

WHERE: Killingly High School – Auditorium

226 Putnam Pike, Killingly

WHEN: Wednesday, April 3rd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Investing in and improving Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure

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Eastern CT Lawmakers Support Bills to Prevent Merger or Closure of QVCC Without Legislative Approval

Posted on February 21, 2019 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – State Representatives Rick Hayes (R-51), Anne Dauphinais (R-44), Pat Boyd (D-50), and Senator Mae Flexer (D-29) have backed two bills that would seek to prevent Quinebaug Valley Community College and other Connecticut institutions within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities from merging or closing without legislative approval.

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Rep. Hayes Proposes Legislation to Expand the State’s Current Hunting Laws

Posted on February 6, 2019 by jpheasant


HARTFORDState Representative Rick Hayes (R-51) has introduced two separate pieces of legislation to amend the state’s statutes to extend the current season and expand the type hunting allowed on Sunday’s.

“Hunting is extremely important to not only the people of my district by also many of those who live in the Northeastern portion of the state,” Rep. Hayes said. “By extended the Sunday hunting requirements to allow shotguns and rifles, it will then allow others who are currently being excluded

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