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New Laws – October 1st 2022

Posted on September 29, 2022


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

October 1st marks the effective date of many new laws. Below are links for information on notable laws (or sections of laws) taking effect that address juvenile crime, youth mental health, government transparency, and lifting the cap on cottage food.

AN ACT CONCERNING JUVENILE JUSTICE AND SERVICES, FIREARMS BACKGROUND CHECKS, AND LARCENY OF A MOTOR VEHICLE.
Public Act No. 22-115 (Sec. 1-4, 6-10, 13-18)
Summary
House Bill No. 5417

AN ACT CONCERNING THE IDENTIFICATION AND

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2022 Veterans Stand Down Events

Posted on September 16, 2022


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) recently announced their annual “Stand Down” event for Veterans scheduled for Friday, September 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at five locations across the state.

These events are a one-stop location for Connecticut’s Veterans, Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel, and their immediate families to access DVA services and programs from federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community-based

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Mill and Overlay Resurfacing on I-84 Eastbound between Exit 68 to Exit 71 and I-84 Westbound between Exit 71 and Exit 67 (including ramps) in Vernon, Tolland, and Willington

Posted on September 15, 2022


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing temporary ramp detours associated with the milling and paving on I-84 Eastbound between Exit 68 to Exit 71 and I-84 Westbound between Exit 71 to Exit 67 (including ramps) to begin on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

This project consists of milling and overlaying portions of I-84 and associated bridges and ramps in the Towns of Vernon, Tolland, and Willington. (Eastbound between Exit 68 to Exit 71 and Westbound between Exit 71 and Exit

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Back to School Traffic Safety

Posted on September 8, 2022


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

With school starting and thousands of children soon waiting at the end of their driveways or on the side of a road for the bus, I wanted to remind everyone to be careful on our public roadways. When school is in session, drivers should use extra caution, especially near bus stops, schools, playgrounds, and athletic fields.

Safety tips for drivers:

  • State law prohibits passing a school bus with its lights flashing. Some school buses are equipped with cameras to record passing

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The Cost of Heating Your Home

Posted on August 26, 2022


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

In early June, my Republican colleagues and I raised concerns about the financial pressure residents would experience this fall as they faced the skyrocketing expense of heating their homes. We proposed a plan to use some of the state’s significant surplus funds to provide additional home heating assistance to those who would need it. Our plan fell on deaf ears. Our concern on this subject continues as the legislature grapples with the reality that one-time federal funding

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Rep. Nuccio Achieves Perfect Voting Record for 2022 Session

Posted on August 15, 2022


HARTFORD – State Representative Tammy Nuccio (R-53), recorded a perfect 100% attendance for voting in the 2022 legislative session.

According to statistics compiled by the House Clerk’s office for the 2022 session, Rep. Nuccio cast a vote for each of 265 pieces of legislation put before the Connecticut House of Representatives this year.

“It is a tremendous honor and responsibility to serve the people of Ashford, Tolland and Willington and represent their voices at the Capitol. I’m proud to have

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2022 Connecticut Sales Tax Free Week

Posted on August 12, 2022


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

From Sunday, August 21, through Saturday, August 27, there will be a tax-free holiday on clothing and footwear. Items sold at $100 or under will not be subject to the state’s sales tax during this time. This is the 22nd annual sales tax free week which typically occurs during the third week of August.

Examples of Exempt Items

Examples of Exclusions

Earlier this year we passed legislation – HB 5501 “An Act Suspending Certain Gas Taxes and Sales and Use Taxes on Certain

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Insurance Department Hearing on Proposed Rate Increases

Posted on August 4, 2022


The Connecticut Insurance Department is considering proposed rate increases for fully insured individual and small group (for employers with 50 or fewer workers) insurance markets, nine health insurance providers covering approximately 206,000 people have filed for increases. The filings are for both the state-sponsored health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, and off-exchange plans.

According to the Insurance Dept.,

  • The proposed average individual rate request is a 20.4 percent increase, compared

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2022 Acts Affecting

Posted on July 29, 2022


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 Education,” “Acts Affecting Business and Jobs,” and much more.

Follow the link below to access the full range of reports:

Broadband Internet Infrastructure – Share Your Voice! July 21st

Posted on July 11, 2022


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The height of the pandemic exposed gaps in internet access and broadband availability for many residents in our district as workers attempted to log-in remotely at home and students tried to participate in virtual learning. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) – responsible for administering broadband infrastructure programs – is seeking information from interested parties to develop a statewide plan for universal broadband access.

A Public Input

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