DMV to Begin Phase-In of New Program to Mail Driver Licenses, ID Cards

The DMV, starting Tuesday, June 13, will phase-in a new program to mail driver licenses and ID cards to customers renewing them or applying for a new one. The agency will also introduce a new design for these credentials as part of a continuing effort to help prevent identity theft.

No longer will licenses and ID cards be handed to someone in the office. More than 25 states nationally now mail these credentials. Although residents still must appear at a DMV or AAA office to renew or apply for them, customers will be given a temporary paper card until the permanent card arrives in the mail.

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House Eliminates Good Time Credits for Some Convicts

HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria praised the unanimous passage of legislation that eliminated good time credits for convicts who were sentenced for serious felonies prior to 1994.


The legislation was inspired by a case in which a Seymour man convicted of murdering Joyce Stochmal in 1984 when she was 19, was released from prison in March. The measure was adopted unanimously by the House late Monday night.

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Transportation Lock Box and Tolls Tackled by Klarides

HARTFORD – Saying the proposed Democratic transportation “lock box” will not secure future road and bridge construction funds, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides charged that the majority party is not serious about dedicating resources to overhaul the state’s infrastructure.

Republicans offered their own tightly constructed lock box proposal that would guarantee that the money is used for only transportation projects, but it was rejected after Democrats resorted to parliamentary maneuvers to rule it out of order .

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Klarides Sisters Applaud the Passage of Legislation to Help Families & Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

HARTFORD— Last Week, the House unanimously passed Senate Bill 246, co-sponsored by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria, which will help families and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, children

“DDS needs to be held accountable, and children with an intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families deserve a system that works,” said Rep. Klarides. “Helping the most vulnerable in our state should be our top priority, and I will not rest until every child that needs our help receives it.”

“The current services delivered by DDS have not been benefiting children and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” Rep. Klarides-Ditria added. “This legislation will put the well-being of children with an intellectual and developmental disabilities first. We still have a long way to go to ensure that every child receives adequate state services, and I will continue to work with CT-DDS Families First and the ARC to make sure the services provided by DDS are top notch.”

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2017 Budget Proposal