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Connecticut’s “Red Flag” Legislation Is Model for the Nation

Posted on August 10, 2019 by admin


Lawmakers across the country are looking for positive, proven ways to keep people safe and curtail access to firearms for those who should not have them. Connecticut was the first state in the nation to introduce the “Red Flag” law and institute risk warrant legislation which allows police, with a court order, to temporarily remove firearms from someone suspected of being a danger to themselves or others.  To date, this law has been used more than 1,200 times in the state.

Under Connecticut General

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Study of Energy Demand Fees for Houses of Worship Signed Into Law!

Posted on July 17, 2019 by admin


State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) is pleased to announce that legislation he proposed to require the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to study creating new energy rate classes for certain properties with tax exempt status has been signed into law by the Governor.

The study is based on a proposal originally introduced and championed by Rep. O’Neill to exempt houses of worship from energy demand fees. The study will consider the impact of creating new rate classes and report

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Bring Your Reusable Shopping Bags!

Posted on July 10, 2019 by admin


In case you haven’t heard, the state’s new tax increases include one on disposable, single-use plastic bags. This new tax takes effect on August 1, 2019.

Between then and June 30, 2021, retailers that provide plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than four mils- four thousandths of an inch- will be required to charge a 10-cent tax on every single bag. After June 30, 2021, retailers are prohibited from providing or selling single-use checkout bags to customers.

Plastic bags used for produce,

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