Rep. O’Dea: HB 5417 Improves Juvenile Justice Laws But We Must Do More

Posted on April 30, 2022


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HARTFORD—In a Republican-driven effort state Rep. Tom O’Dea (R-68) on Thursday supported compromise legislation aimed at curbing Connecticut’s juvenile crime crisis, laying a foundation for more work on improving public safety in communities where residents say they’ve felt threatened by a shocking escalation in the seriousness of crimes committed by young people.

“It is encouraging to see that the legislature decided to take action to curb the increases in juvenile crime affecting cities and towns

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Rep. O’Dea Supports Enhancing Data Privacy

Posted on April 30, 2022


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tom O’Dea (R-61) celebrated 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. O’Dea Co-Sponsors Legislation to Combat Opioid Crisis

Posted on April 28, 2022


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Bill Would Implement Pilot Peer Navigator Program

HARTFORD – State Representative Tom O’Dea (R-125) co-sponsored and voted in favor of HB 5430 – An Act Concerning Opioids. This bill would update existing laws affecting opioid abuse, prevention, and treatment.

Among the changes in the bill are allowing for mobile treatment programs, adding more non-opioid treatments to the list of options practitioners must provide their patients, and amends the definition of “drug paraphernalia” to allow individuals

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