Griswold Resident Eleanor “Ellie” Landry Reaches Milestone Birthday

Posted on April 12, 2024

People say you should keep your family life separate from politics. On Saturday, I combined the two and could not be happier. I was beyond honored to be able to present a legislative citation to my relative and Griswold resident, Eleanor “Ellie” Landry, to commemorate her 100th birthday. Senator Somers and I introduced this citation from the Connecticut State Legislature, to recognize this amazing milestone. I was also proud to present an official state proclamation from Governor Ned Lamont and a

S.B. No. 443 Passes Out of the Finance Committee

Posted on April 10, 2024

The Finance Committee unanimously voted in favor of passing S.B. No. 443, out of committee last Wednesday. This bill will now await further action on the Senate Floor during the 2024 Connecticut Legislative Session.

Previously Section 4 (now Section 1) in this bill features one of my legislative proposals to protect our businesses. This part of the bill would change the state law to help business owners and workers by requiring the Department of Revenue Services to waive interest and penalties associated

Rep. Lanoue Testifies to Defend Connecticut Businesses

Posted on March 22, 2024

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to testify with CPA Rob LaSaracina in support of Section 4 in S.B. No. 443, which features one of my legislative concepts. If the bill is passed, Section 4 would change the state law to help business owners and workers by requiring the Department of Revenue Services to waive interest and penalties associated with a business owners’ amended tax filings for federal tax credits to help keep people employed and businesses open. This encompasses the federal tax grants

Three of State Representative Lanoue’s Legislative Priorities Advance Out of Committee

Posted on March 21, 2024

The Legislation is Focused on Helping Families, First Responders, and Veterans throughout Connecticut

HARTFORD— On Tuesday, State Representative Brian Lanoue (R-45), announced three bills that he introduced during the 2024 legislative session have advanced out of various committees and now await further action on the House Floor.

Earlier this month, during a Children’s Committee Public Hearing, compelling testimony from Alicia and Matthew Jackson prompted the committee to advance H.B. No. 5263, An

State Rep. Lanoue & Voluntown First Selectman Tracey Hanson Testify in Favor of H.B. No. 5350

Posted on March 19, 2024

On Friday, I had the opportunity to testify along with Voluntown First Selectman Tracey Hanson, in front of the Environment Committee in support of H.B. No. 5350, which will enable dual enforcement for Connecticut and Rhode Island law enforcement to pursue violators into the other state’s waters on Beach Pond.

I want to thank the Chairs Representative Joe Gresko and Senator Rick Lopes, along with Ranking Members Senate Leader Steve Harding and State Representative Pat Callahan, of the Environment

Celebrating Read Across America in the 45th District

Posted on March 13, 2024

It really doesn’t get any better than this! What a fun few days celebrating Read Across America in the 45th District!

I had a fantastic time visiting schools in Gales Ferry, Griswold, Preston, and Voluntown.

I started off the day at Voluntown Elementary School, where I read to Mrs. Weir’s 2nd Grade class! The children enjoyed “The Cat in the Hat,” and it was the best way to start off my day.


From there, it was off to Veterans’ Memorial School

Local Firefighters Attend Veterans Committee Public Hearing in Support of Representative Lanoue’s Proposed Bill

Posted on March 8, 2024

On Thursday, we reviewed and listened to ten bills on our agenda during the Committee on Veteran’s and Military Affairs public hearing. Among them was my bill, H.B. No. 5404, AN ACT CONCERNING MILITARY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE AND THE DRIVER’S LICENSE ENDORSEMENT TO OPERATE FIRE APPARATUS.

This proposed bill would help streamline the bureaucracy on certifications for active-duty military personnel and fire departments regarding Q endorsements by granting reciprocity with the proper military certifications.

Rep. Lanoue Applauds Committee on Children’s Decision to Advance His Bill H.B. No. 5263 to the House Floor

Posted on March 6, 2024

On Tuesday, the Committee on Children passed my bill, H.B. No. 5263, AN ACT REQUIRING A REPORT CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN PURSUANT TO THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN, out of committee. The bill now awaits further action in the House of Representatives.

This bill would form a task force to examine the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). This concept is important to prevent other states from having control over placement of children from Connecticut

Rep. Lanoue Attends the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities (CTCDD) Annual Legislative Breakfast

Posted on March 1, 2024

On Thursday morning in Hartford, it was my pleasure to attend the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities (CTCDD) Annual Legislative Breakfast. The CTCDD focuses on implementing a plan for those with developmental disabilities in our state to get the services that they need. I was joined by two residents of the 45th District, Suzi Schell and Kathie Strout, both from Gales Ferry.

I would like to thank the numerous advocates that attended and their advocacy for doing what is best for our

State Representative Lanoue Unveils His 2024 Legislative Priorities

Posted on February 23, 2024

HARTFORD— State Representative Brian Lanoue (R-45), announced his comprehensive legislative proposals for the 2024 regular session that began on February 7th, 2024. Since the beginning of session, Rep. Lanoue has been advocating on several concepts that were submitted to various committees at the state legislature.

Rep. Lanoue’s priorities for this current session features four concepts that received unanimous support in their respective committees and will be given public hearings. The first was