Rep. Petit and Sen. Martin Honor Plainville High School Student

Posted on January 22, 2019 by jpheasant


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Photo: Jason Demmons, a Plainville High School student, holds up a legislative citation State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and Senator Henri Martin (R-31) presented to him during a recent coffee hour event at Rebel Dog in Plainville. Demmons, who ranks within the top ten percent of his class, received the citation for his outstanding academic achievements.

New Laws In Effect As Of January 1st

Posted on January 16, 2019 by jpheasant


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With new legislation effective dates typically falling on January 1st, July 1st, and October 1st throughout the calendar year,  several new laws have taken effect as of January 1st.

 

Below are a few examples of these the laws that went into place earlier this month. If you’re interested in learning more about other laws, you can take a look at the full list found here

 

AN ACT CONCERNING MAMMOGRAMS, BREAST ULTRASOUNDS AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF BREASTS

This new law, PA 18-159, redefines mammogram, and eliminates copayments and deductibles for certain breast ultrasounds. For a summary, click here.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING DUAL ARRESTS AND THE TRAINING REQUIRED OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL WITH RESPECT TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

This new law, PA 18-5, will reduce the number of dual arrests that occur in domestic violence cases and enhance domestic violence training offered to state and local law enforcement agencies. For a summary, click here.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PROSTHETIC DEVICES

This new law,  PA-18-69, requires certain health insurance policies to cover prosthetic devices, and medically necessary repairs and replacements to them, subject to specified conditions. For a summary, click here.

Office of Victim Services Information

Posted on January 16, 2019 by jpheasant


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Last week, The Office of Victim Services (OVS) celebrated their 40th year of providing services to individuals and families who have been directly affected by crime.

The Office of Victim Services contracts with non-profit and public agencies in Connecticut to provide free services to crime victims and their families.

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