Posted on April 22, 2021
After a very long night from Monday into Tuesday, it is time to vent. On Tuesday morning, our Constitution was completely ignored. Parental rights were dismissed because some feel the state should decide what and when substances will be injected into your children.
I supported several amendments, including one which would require any new vaccine a child is mandated to take, to go through the entire House and Senate before it is added to the vaccine schedule. Unfortunately, like every other Republican…
Posted on April 17, 2021
Yesterday during our Appropriations Committee meeting, another item on the majority’s wish list was passed through our committee and will arrive on the House floor this coming Monday.
Democrats were unwilling to compromise, unwilling to debate and were unrealistic in discussing the impact to students and costs associated with their efforts to remove the religious exemption from mandatory school vaccines. The bill which has been rammed through committees, awaits further action on the House floor…
Posted on March 30, 2021
On Wednesday, April 7th, please join State Representative Rick Hayes (R-51) and State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) for a Virtual Town Hall at 6:00 P.M.
Representative Hayes and Dauphinais will provide a legislative update to discuss the bills that will impact your family, community and local business.
If you have a question that you would like addressed during the Town Hall, please email it to Anne.Dauphinais@housegop.ct.gov or Rick.Hayes@housegop.ct.gov
The Zoom link is-
Posted on March 25, 2021
HARTFORD- During the Public Safety and Security Committee meeting on Wednesday, State Representative Rick Hayes (R-51), a co-sponsor of H.B. #5722 AN ACT ALLOWING A PERSONAL INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR STIPENDS PAID TO VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE MEMBERS, raised an amendment to change the original deduction written in the bill from $1,000 to $1,500. The amended bill passed through committee and awaits action on the House floor.
“As a former police chief, I have always been a supporter…
Posted on January 28, 2021
Today, I joined my colleagues and requested that the members of the Public Health Emergency Committee discuss and vote on yet another extension of the governor’s executive powers through April 20, 2021.
When the latest regular legislative session began on January 6th, it was my hope that we would see the end of the governor’s executive authority when it was set to expire on February 9th. It is frustrating that the governor is seeking yet another extension of unilateral authority while the House and…
Posted on December 29, 2020
“I am proud to be part of this team.” State Representative Rick Hayes, (R-51)
HARTFORD — Following the 2020 election, the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus held an organizational meeting to elect officers to serve for the next two years. The entire slate of officers has been reaffirmed for another two-year term: Rep. Mike France will continue to serve as Chair, with Rep. Craig Fishbein, Vice Chair, Rep. Anne Dauphinais, Secretary, and Rep. David T. Wilson, Treasurer.…
Posted on December 18, 2020
I will not be doing a traditional Salvation Army “Bell Ringing” this year in our District, but I would like to invite you to check out my virtual page set up by the Salvation Army. If you would like to donate, all you will have to do is click here.
Thank you, stay safe and Happy Holidays!
Posted on November 19, 2020
Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has launched the online application process for its new CT Cares Small Business Grant program.
The initiative sets aside $50 million to help small businesses recover from the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses and nonprofits can receive a one-time $5,000 grant, and all funds will be disbursed to approved applicants by December 30.
Grants can be used for:
Posted on November 11, 2020
The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affair’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held in conjunction with the ceremony held annually at the Middletown State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown at 2p.m. on November 11, 2020.
This ceremony will stream live via Zoom Meeting. Zoom platform information is:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 986 7749 7482
Posted on September 9, 2020
Hartford – On Friday morning, a special legislative oversight committee voted in favor, strictly along party lines, for Governor Lamont to maintain his emergency powers. On March 10, Governor Lamont signed the initial declaration of a health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This order, which was slated to expire on September 9, was extended by the governor last week. The special legislative committee voted in favor of the order 6-4, which will now extend the governor’s unilateral rule through…