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Budget Recap

Posted on May 13, 2022

Budget adjustments for the fiscal year ending in 2023  were released around 4:30 a.m. Monday, May 2nd and taken up later that day in the House of Representatives. The budget passed the General Assembly with a near party line vote.

Overall, the package will increase spending by 6.4% over the previous year adding $1.4 billion to the budget. Much of the spending involves one-time allocations setting up cliffs for the next fiscal year.

Only modest tax relief totaling roughly $600 million is included,

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Deterring Catalytic Converter Theft

Posted on May 4, 2022

HARTFORD – State Representative Tammy Nuccio (R-53) voted for SB 256 “An Act Concerning the Purchase or Receipt of Catalytic Converters by Motor Vehicle Recyclers, Scrap Metal Processor and Junk Dealers.” The legislation will impose additional restrictions on catalytic converters to deter theft.

Catalytic converter theft has increased dramatically nationwide. Communities across Connecticut reported incidents of theft from school bus lots, car dealerships, and parked cars. Replacing the part and repairing

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Reducing Lead Poisoning

Posted on April 29, 2022

HARTFORD – State Representative Tammy Nuccio (R-53) voted for HB 5045 “An Act Reducing Lead Poisoning.” The bill seeks to reduce the impact of lead poisoning by changing testing thresholds and improving reporting and remediation.

“This legislation will update our standards and reflect new guidance from the CDC on lead poisoning,” said Rep. Nuccio. “Additionally, new provisions will help with early detection and expedite remediation.”

The legislation lowers the lead blood level threshold required

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Protecting Data Privacy

Posted on April 29, 2022

HARTFORD – State Representative Tammy Nuccio (R-53) applauded final passage of a data privacy bill which would enhance Connecticut residents’ online privacy.

The legislation, SB 6 “An Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring,” establishes a framework for controlling and processing personal data and establishes responsibilities and privacy protection standards for data controllers and processors. It also grants consumers the right to access, correct, delete and obtain a copy of personal

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Rep. Nuccio Supports Juvenile Justice Reform Legislation

Posted on April 29, 2022

HARTFORD – State Representative Tammy Nuccio (R-53) voted in favor of HB 5417 “An Act Concerning Juvenile Justice and Services, Firearms Background Checks, and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle.” Reforms in the legislation include expedited arraignment and services for juvenile offenders, electronic monitoring in certain circumstances, expanded juvenile crime reduction programs.

“This issue has touched every community in our state. Last year, Tolland witnessed violent attempted burglaries and a dramatic

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Rep. Nuccio Supports Bipartisan Mental Health Legislation

Posted on April 28, 2022

HARTFORD – During the House Session on Wednesday, April 27th, State Representative Tammy Nuccio (R-53) advocated for the passage of HB 5001 “An Act Concerning Children’s Mental Health.” The legislation seeks to address both the immediate and long-term needs of the state’s mental health systems.

As a member of the bipartisan working group that crafted the legislation, Rep. Nuccio noted, “The past two years of the pandemic and corresponding response have exacerbated our state’s mental health crisis,

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National Drug Take Back Day April 30 2022

Posted on April 27, 2022

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

This Saturday, April 30th, is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications.

Take Back Day Events are happening across the state from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Use the link below to search for local collection events close to you:

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Local Collection Drop Boxes

As of 2021, there are 116 drop boxes across Connecticut located at local police stations, state

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Rep. Nuccio Supports Connecticut Law Enforcement

Posted on April 26, 2022

HARTFORD – On Wednesday, April 20th, State Representative Tammy Nuccio (R-53) voted in favor of a Republican-led amendment which would have revised the police accountability law and provide law enforcement with additional tools to do their jobs.

The amendment LCO 5001 was offered on HB 5420 “An Act Concerning Mental Health Needs of and Services for Police Officers, Certain Requirements Regarding Police Training and Certain Reports.” The proposal offered by Republicans in response to recent increase

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Connecticut Republicans Call for Tax Relief

Posted on April 22, 2022

Connecticut Senate and House Republicans unveiled a $1.2 billion tax relief package to help Connecticut’s working- and middle-class families.

The proposal reduces the state income tax for low- and middle-income families and individuals, reduces the state sales tax and eliminates the meals tax, extends the gas tax suspension, cuts the tax on diesel, expands property tax relief, eliminates the state’s new truck tax, accelerates the elimination of the income tax on pension and annuities, and reduces

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Rep. Nuccio Supports Epinephrine Cartridge Injector Affordability

Posted on April 20, 2022

HARTFORD – State Representative Tammy Nuccio (R-53) voted in favor of HB 5386 “An Act Concerning Health Insurance Coverage for Epinephrine Cartridge Injectors, Health Carriers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers,” which would place a cap on costs for epinephrine cartridge injectors.

“The cost for these life-saving products have increased in recent years,” said Rep. Nuccio. “This legislation is a step in the right direction to lower costs and improve the availability of epinephrine injectors.”

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