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Judiciary Committee Discusses ‘Clean Slate Bill’

Posted on April 7, 2021


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On Monday, the Judiciary Committee held a meeting to discuss several bill proposals. One of the bills we voted on (SB-1019) would erase criminal records for individuals who have been convicted of a misdemeanor, or a class C, D or E felony.

A few of the crimes that would qualify for erasure include: possession of child pornography, enticing a minor, and strangulation. Additionally, this bill would also prevent landlords from denying a previous tenant’s re-application (even after the tenant had trashed

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State Representative Pavalock-D’Amato Responds to Lack of Time Allotted to Review Updated Public Option Bill.

Posted on March 11, 2021


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Today, the Insurance Committee held a committee meeting to vote on a bill to provide a state-run healthcare plan to the residents of Connecticut. Unfortunately, the bill we expected to discuss was dramatically changed and members of the committee received the updated 60-page bill at almost midnight the night before it was scheduled to be voted on.

This is a complete disregard for transparency, democracy, and extremely disrespectful to all of the committee members as it eliminates our opportunity

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Spearheads Effort to Address Rising Energy Costs and Increase Competition

Posted on February 23, 2021


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 HARTFORD – In an effort to take a closer look at rising energy costs and make electric rates more affordable to residents, State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) has introduced two bill proposals, one to address delivery rates and another to determine if increasing competition in the market would benefit consumers.

“In 2012 Northeast Utilities merged with NStar and formed the entity we now know to be Eversource. This government approved monopoly has all but eliminated competition in the

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Free COVID Testing, My Committee Assignments, and DMV Extensions for Expiring Contracts

Posted on December 10, 2020


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Committee Assignments for the 2021-2022 Legislative Session

I am proud to announce that I have recently been notified by House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora that I have been named an Assistant House Republican Leader. In addition, I have been appointed as the Ranking Member of the Insurance Committee for a second term, which will be my fifth year on the committee. For the second consecutive session I will also be a member of the Appropriations Committee and have been newly appointed

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Reappointed Ranking Member of Insurance Committee

Posted on December 7, 2020


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HARTFORD –State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) has received her committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session, which include being named for a second term as the Ranking Member of the Legislature’s Insurance Committee and first as an Assistant House Republican Leader by House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora.

“I am proud to reappoint Cara to a leadership role on the Insurance Committee,” Candelora said. “Connecticut has a proud tradition as the Insurance Capitol of

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Team Sports on Pause, Masks Required in Gyms

Posted on November 24, 2020


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I want to share with you that Governor Lamont recently placed a “pause” on team sports through January 19, 2021. As part of this order, masks are now required in Gyms and Fitness Centers, no exceptions.
The Pause affects all sporting activities except for Collegiate and Professional. Teams are defined as a group of more than 4 people jointly engaged in an organized or recreational athletic activity on a court, field, etc.)

What is allowed during Team Sports on Pause:

Veterans Stand Down September 24-25

Posted on September 22, 2020


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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Department of Veterans Affairs will be holding the 2020 Veterans Stand Down virtually on Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th.

This two-day event provides Connecticut’s Veterans with a wide variety of programs and services offered by State and Federal agencies, Veterans Organizations and Community Based Non-profits.

Thursday’s 9:00 a.m. virtual kickoff ceremony will be held at the DVA Rocky Hill Campus broadcast via social media. Following the ceremony,

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Joins House Republicans in Letter to Governor Urging Fall Sports to Continue

Posted on September 8, 2020


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State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato and the House Republican Caucus sent the following letter to Governor Lamont’s office urging fall sports to continue in Connecticut.

 

Connecticut State Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources

Posted on September 8, 2020


Upcoming Eversource Hearing: August 27th

Posted on August 26, 2020


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I want to inform you of the upcoming hearing regarding Eversource’s rate increases and their response to Tropical Storm Isaias.

The legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee will host an informational hearing via zoom on August 27, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

This hearing is expected to cover a far-ranging set of issues, from the role of state utility regulators and the process of setting rates, to utility staffing levels and how the companies communicate with customers and municipalities during outages.

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