State Rep. Brenda Kupchick: State Capitol Update for March 17

Posted on March 17, 2019 by jdooley


Dear Friends,

It was a busy week at the Legislative Office Building. 

Friday, the Finance Committee, in which I serve held a public hearing on the Governors proposal tax increases included in his proposed budget. 

The Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on various gun safety bills.

The Public Safety committee held a public hearing on permitting sports waging in Connecticut.

The Labor committee held a public hearing on Paid Family Medical Leave which would require a payroll tax for all employees in Connecticut.

The Labor committee also had a meeting with a vigorous debate on raising the minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour:

The Government Administration and Elections committee held a public hearing on several bills including proposals to permit 16 allow Early and expanded absentee voting in Connecticut. 


Next week there are many public hearings:

The Public Health has a hearing on a proposal to permit Aid-in-Dying for the terminally ill (HB-5898)

The Education Committee has a hearing on proposals for Dyslexia Instruction and Training (SB- 1067) and the Minimum Budget Requirement (SB-1068).

If you are interested in any of these issues, I encourage you to let your voice be heard.

You can testify at a hearing. (Click here for a guide for testifying at hearings and here for driving directions to the Connecticut State Capitol and Legislative Office Building).

You can also email testimony on any of the bills through the email addresses listed above for each committee. Your comments can be as brief as you like, but there is no limit on the length of written testimony. Just include your name and town, include the subject of the bill in the subject line of the email, and please copy my office at on your testimony so I can be aware of your thoughts on these issues.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact my office at (800) 842-1423, or email me directly at

I hope you find this information helpful, 

State Rep. Brenda Kupchick

Proudly serving Fairfield & Southport



Questions? Contact 860-240-8700