Posted on April 30, 2022
HARTFORD—In a Republican-driven effort state Rep. Tom O’Dea (R-125) 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…
Posted on April 30, 2022
HARTFORD – State Representative Tom O’Dea (R-125) 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…
Posted on April 28, 2022
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…
Posted on March 25, 2022
HARTFORD — Soaring inflation, utility price increases, and rising gas prices have added another financial burden to Connecticut residents and taxpayers that they cannot afford. We heard your concerns, and turned to provide immediate relief for you and your families.
On March 10, House and Senate Republicans proposed a suspension of the state gas tax, and called on Governor Lamont and legislative Democrats to join us.
This week, the General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed into law HB 5501…
Posted on March 8, 2022
Posted on March 2, 2022
HARTFORD – On Tuesday, State Representative Tom O’Dea (R-125) testified to the Committee on Children in support of legislation protecting children from potential dangers of joining social media platforms when they are ill-prepared to discern such dangers. This bill has gained bipartisan support and the endorsement of children’s and parental rights organizations.
This legislation, SB 208, An Act Concerning Social Media and Parental Consent, would amend the federal Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA),…
Posted on February 22, 2022
Posted on February 9, 2022
Posted on February 3, 2022
Public safety and crime prevention is going to be a top concern of the legislature in the upcoming legislative session. Crime spikes across the state in recent years have left many Connecticut residents looking for solutions from lawmakers that prioritize the safety of their community.
House Republicans held a news conference on Wednesday morning to outline their legislative proposals addressing Connecticut’s crime crisis. Lawmakers were also joined by victims and advocates to explain how the crisis…
Posted on February 1, 2022
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