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2024 Acts Affecting Available Now!

Posted on July 8, 2024

I just wanted you to know that at the conclusion of each legislative session, the non-partisan Office of Legislative Research compiles reports on public acts organized by topics. These reports include various topics such as “Acts Affecting Seniors,” “Acts Affecting Criminal Justice and Safety,” “Acts Affecting Business and Jobs,” and much more.

Click here to access the full range of reports.

New Laws Now in Effect!

Posted on July 2, 2024

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I wanted you to know that several new laws took effect on July 1st that could have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I highlighted some of them below.

An expanded list of those that took effect, along with summaries, can be accessed here.

An Act Concerning Coerced Debt (Public Act: 24-77)

  • More than likely one of the most important bills passed this session to protect victims of domestic violence, this new law permits a victim of financial abuse to contact

Congressman Himes, Rep. Marra, Norwalk Delegation Announce $14 Million for Safer Streets in Norwalk

Posted on June 26, 2024

Today, Representative Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency will receive a $14,000,000 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant for the MLK Corridor Equitable Mobility Enhancement Project.

“This $14 million will be transformational for Southwestern Connecticut—creating safer, cleaner, and more accessible thoroughfares for the people of Norwalk,” said Congressman Jim Himes. “The MLK Corridor Equitable Mobility Enhancement Project is

Rep. Marra to Host “Coffee & Conversation” at Darien Diner on June 8th

Posted on June 4, 2024

State Representative Tracy Marra (R-141) will be hosting a post-session “Coffee & Conversation” to meet with constituents at the Darien Diner from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8th.

Constituents and concerned Connecticut residents are encouraged to attend to meet with Rep. Marra to ask questions or share concerns regarding state government and the recently-completed legislative session that ended on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

“I look forward to seeing friends and constituents over a cup of coffee to discuss

Rep. Marra Applauds Bond Commission Support for Norwalk Housing, Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, Music Theater of Connecticut, and Side-By-Side Charter School

Posted on June 3, 2024

State Representative Tracy Marra (R-141) today applauded the state Bond Commission’s anticipated allocation of nearly $7 million for several local projects, including redevelopment of pedestrian infrastructure, the arts, and support for charter schools during their upcoming scheduled meeting later this week.

The state Bond Commission is scheduled to meet on Friday, June 7th and expected to allocate substantial funding for hundreds of state projects, including more than $3.4 million to the Norwalk

Recognizing DOT Workers for Quickly Reopening I-95

Posted on May 6, 2024

Today, the legislature recognized the incredible work CTDOT did this week to respond to the crash, remove the bridge and reopen I-95 following Thursday’s massive crash and fire in Norwalk.
Our small gesture of appreciation – from both Senate and House – pales in comparison to their incredible efforts to get the sate moving again in less than 80 hours!
Great work!

Celebrating Norwalk Day at the Capitol

Posted on April 30, 2024

State Representative Tracy Marra joined her colleagues from the Norwalk delegation, visitors, friends, and other stakeholders in the North lobby of the Capitol today for the annual Norwalk Day events.

Norwalk Day is a fantastic time where local businesses come to Hartford to display their offerings and services to lawmakers and guests, and to highlight the incredible diversity of offerings within the city.  Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling joined restaurant owners and workers, oystermen, healthcare providers,

Rep. Marra Applauds Defeat of Bill to Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms

Posted on April 19, 2024

Welcoming the news with cautious optimism, State Representative Tracy Marra (R-141) today applauded her colleagues on the Transportation Committee for choosing not to advance proposed legislation that would have decriminalized psilocybin in Connecticut.

House Bill 5297 (RAISED) – An Act Concerning the Decriminalization of Possession of Small Amounts of Psilocybin – which is colloquially referred to as “magic mushrooms” due to the hallucinogenic effects many users experience after consumption – would

Meeting with Darien Women-Owned Businesses

Posted on March 28, 2024

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

In honor of Women’s History Month, State Rep. Tracy Marra was able to spend time in between legislative session days and committee meetings to tour local women-owned and women-run businesses in Darien.

Darien’s diverse population and business community offers myriad opportunities, especially for women-owned and run businesses like Barrett’s Bookstore, Digital Retail Partners, Dr. Katie, Darien Nature Center, Helen Ainson, Seasalt Darien, The Granola Bar, The Darien Association

Information About Early Voting

Posted on March 20, 2024

Friends and neighbors,

Early voting was approved by Connecticut voters in 2022. During the 2023 legislative session, the General Assembly authorized in-person early voting for elections held after April 1, 2024. Under this schedule, the first election utilizing early voting will be the Presidential Preference Primary on April 2, 2024.

The early voting dates for this election have been modified to reflect the Good Friday holiday and Easter Sunday. Early Voting will be held Tuesday, March 26 through