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2021 Major Public Acts

Posted on July 9, 2021


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The nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has compiled its annual report of “Major Public Acts.” This report provides summaries of all the new laws that will result in significant policy changes. These changes could impact you, your family, business, or our community. I encourage you to review the document in its entirety.

Click here  to view the report.

OLR’s report is broken down into several categories. Below are some excerpts from the report:

Property Tax Relief

Labriola Hosts Oxford Wildlife Forum

Posted on May 4, 2021


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Oxford – State Representative Dave Labriola (R-Oxford) held a wildlife forum to discuss the best way residents can handle sightings, behavior, and mitigate potential conflict. As the weather continues to get warmer, animals become more active and are seen more frequently. To provide educational information and safety tips about possible encounters, Animal Control Officer Jason McLain and Laura Simon, Wildlife Ecologist, facilitated the presentation and answered questions from those in attendance.

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2021 Legislative Office Hours on February 4 via Zoom

Posted on January 25, 2021


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Rep. Labriola will be hosting virtual Office Hours via zoom on Thursday, February 4, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. If you have a question, comment, or concern you’d like to speak directly to Rep. Labriola about regarding our state government, please sign up for a 15-minute appointment.

There are several time slots available. To book your appointment, please click here (or on the image below).

If you have any questions about setting an appointment or participating in Office Hours, please do not

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2021 Legislative Session, Participation Guide

Posted on January 19, 2021


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The COVID-19 pandemic essentially shut down the Capitol complex in March of 2019 to the general public. Only staff and elected officials have been allowed in on a limited basis since, and that will continue for the foreseeable future. But that does not mean business in the Connecticut General Assembly will be disrupted, and the public must still have access to officials and be allowed to take part in the legislative process. That means utilizing the best available technology.

Click here for a guide

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Labriola, Berthel Hail Oxford Industrial Park Improvement Grant

Posted on November 10, 2020


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Oxford – $11 million from the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) will be allocated in a round of grants to help 94 towns across the state fund various local projects. According to State Representative David Labriola (R-Oxford) and State Senator Eric Berthel (R-Watertown), Oxford will be receiving a grant that will help pay for an improvement project in the town’s industrial park.

 “The residents of Oxford will greatly benefit from this grant allocation. The industrial park is

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PURA Public Hearings on Electric Companies’ Responses to Storm Isaias

Posted on October 16, 2020


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In August, PURA initiated docket 20-08-03 to review the electric distribution companies’ responses to Storm Isaias. Three public hearings have been scheduled through online Zoom calls.

Any member of the public wishing to speak may do so by registering through the following web links:

Labriola Urges Governor to Allow High School Football

Posted on September 10, 2020


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Hartford – It was recently announced that Connecticut will be one of two states in the country to cancel its high school football season this year. The decision was announced by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), the state’s governing body on high school athletics, even though football teams across the state had safely been engaging in practices and team activities over the last few weeks. State Rep. Dave Labriola (R-Oxford) joined with many of his colleagues in a letter

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Energy & Technology Committee Listening Session – Sept. 8

Posted on September 3, 2020


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The Energy & Technology Committee will hold a virtual Listening Session on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:30 AM via Zoom regarding LCO No. 3920. AN ACT CONCERNING EMERGENCY RESPONSE BY ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES AND REVISING THE REGULATION OF OTHER PUBLIC UTILITIES. The Listening Session will end no later than 8:00 PM. The Committee will receive testimony related to LCO No. 3920.

A link to the Draft Bill can be found here. People who wish to testify via Zoom must register using the On-line

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House & Senate Republican Leaders Issue Letter to Top Democrats Over Executive Powers

Posted on September 2, 2020


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HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano on Tuesday called on leading Democrats to reject the full extension of Governor Lamont’s emergency powers that come without checks and balances. The legislature’s leading Republicans wrote to their majority party counterparts as well as Democrats who lead the legislature’s Public Health Committee. Read the letter here or below.

Dear Senator Looney, Speaker Aresimowicz, Senator Duff, Representative

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Energy & Technology Committee Informational Forum re: Isaias Storm Response, Electricity Rate Hikes

Posted on August 21, 2020


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The Legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee will hold a virtual Informational Forum on Tropical Storm Isaias Response and Electric Utility Rate Increases with invited speakers on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. via ZOOM.  

For interested residents you will be able to access the livestream of the virtual Informational Forum by visiting www.CT-N.com.

The Energy Committee is requesting that testimony be limited to matters related to Tropical Storm Isaias Utility Response and the July

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