Rep. Petit Votes to Support Expand Workers Compensation for Mental Health Treatment

Posted on June 1, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – Today, State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and his colleagues in the House voted unanimously in favor of a bill to expand workers compensation benefits, including mental health treatment for police and parole officers and members of the fire service.

SB-164, An Act Including Certain Mental or Emotional Impairments Within the Definition of “Personal Injury” Under Workers’ Compensation Statutes, will now include individuals who have been diagnosed with PTSD by a board-certified

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Rep. Petit, Sen. Martin, and American Legion Collecting Weathered U.S. Flags for Retirement

Posted on May 22, 2019 by jpheasant


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PLAINVILLEState Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) in cooperation with the American Legion Post #33  encourage residents to retire your worn American flags at two drop-off locations within the 22nd District.

Flags will be collected from Wednesday, May 29th until Thursday, June 13th.

Plainville Town Hall, 1 Central Square

Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main Street

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly

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Rep. Petit Supports Measure to Increase Penalties for Fentanyl

Posted on May 16, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representatives William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) co-sponsored a bill that when implemented, would create tougher penalties for those who manufacture, distribute or sell fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.

“Fentanyl is now the leading cause of overdose death in Connecticut and the penalties for its sale and possession should reflect this fact,” Rep. Petit said. “It is 50 to 100 times as potent as morphine and far more potent than heroin.”

This update to state statutes would remove fentanyl

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