Rep. Petit and Sen. Martin to Host Coffee & Conversation Legislative Event

Posted on February 7, 2019 by jpheasant


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PLAINVILLE – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) would like to invite Plainville residents to join them for their monthly Coffee & Conversation events to discuss the start to the 2019 legislative session.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Bolo Bakery, 33 Whiting St., Plainville

These events are designed to provide residents with an opportunity to speak with the each of the representatives in a relaxed setting about issues affecting the district, bill proposal ideas, or other legislative related topics.

If you have any questions or cannot make the event but would like to connect with the representatives, please call (800) 842-1423 for Rep. Petit, or (860) 240-0022 for Sen. Martin.

 

 

Rep. Petit to Host New Britain Pizza and Politics Legislative Event

Posted on February 6, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) will be hosting a Pizza and Politics event for both New Britain and Plainville residents on Tuesday, February 19th to discuss the start of the 2019 legislative session.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: CREC Academy Cafeteria, 600 Slater Rd., New Britain

These events are designed to provide residents with an opportunity to speak with the representative in a relaxed setting about issues affecting the district, bill proposal ideas, or other legislative related topics.

The event is free and open to residents only and pizza will be provided.

If you have any questions or cannot make the event but would like to connect with Rep. Petit, please call (800) 842-1423 or email William.Petit@housegop.ct.gov for more information.

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Legislature’s Bioscience Caucus, Industry Partners Announce Strategic Plan

Posted on February 1, 2019 by jpheasant


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Photo: Bipartisan Bioscience Caucus, BioCT Leaders at their January 30th Joint Press Conference. From left to right: Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D-136), Rep. Robin Comey (D-102), Senator Tony Hwang (R-28), BioCT President & CEO Dawn Hocevar, CBIA Bioscience Growth Council Exec. Director Paul Pescatello, Senator Christine Cohen (D-12), Dr. Mark Adams of Jackson Labs, Rep. Bill Petit (R-22).

HARTFORD – Earlier this week, the co-Chairs of the Legislature’s Bioscience Caucus met with their main industry counterpart, BioCT, to discuss the strategic plan developed since the last legislative session, and announce specific goals for the coming session. Alongside co-Chairs State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28), State Senator Christine Cohen (D-12), State Rep. Stephen Harding (R-107), and Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D-136) was BioCT President & CEO Dawn Hocevar and Dr. Mark Adams, Director of Microbial Genomic Services at Jackson Labs.

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Educational Award Winner Receives Accolades from Rep. Petit and Sen. Martin

Posted on January 25, 2019 by jpheasant


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Photo (L-R): Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley, State Senator Henri Martin, Commissioner of Education Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell, School Principal Lynn Logoyke, Governor Ned Lamont, Michael Zaba, State Representative William A. Petit Jr., and School District Superintendent Dr. Maureen Brummett.

PLAINVILLE – State Representative William A. Petit Jr.(R-22) and Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) were on hand to congratulate Toffolon Elementary School Art teacher Michael Zaba on being named Milken Educator Award Winner for the 2018-2019 year.

“I congratulate Mr. Zaba on winning this amazing award due to his enthusiastic and innovative approach to teaching STEM to his young students. He is a great part of the excellent teaching team at Toffolon Elementary School and graciously shared credit for his achievement with his fellow teachers and staff. Plainville is grateful for his contributions to his students,” Rep. Petit said.

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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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Petit Announces Committee Assignments for 2019 Legislative Session

Posted on January 7, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representative William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) is joining his fellow colleagues in the Connecticut General Assembly in preparing for the start of the 2019 Legislative Session which convenes Wednesday, January 9. Petit will then take the oath of office and begin serving his second term in the Connecticut General Assembly.

“I am looking forward to getting back to work on behalf of the people of Plainville and New Britain and the state of Connecticut,” Rep. Petit said. “This promises to be a very busy session with much work to be done, and I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get moving. I encourage anyone who has questions or concerns regarding state government to contact me.”

Rep. Petit has also announced his committee assignments for the 2019-2020 legislative sessions. He has been appointed by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides as Ranking Member of the legislature’s Public Health Committee, serving as the House Republican Caucus’ senior leader of the committee.

“I’m honored to have been selected by Leader Klarides to serve as Ranking Member of the Public Health Committee for the upcoming term,” Rep. Petit said. “There will be many important issues that will come before the committee this session, and I look forward to leveraging my career as a medical doctor and consultant in the field to help to inform public policy and best practices to ensure the health and well-being of the people of Connecticut of all ages.”

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides added, “I am thankful to Rep. Petit for his steadfast and unwavering service to our House Republican Caucus. I know that I can rely on him to maintain discipline and ensure that business in the Public Health Committee runs efficiently and best represents common sense policies dedicated to the well-being of the people of Connecticut.”

Rep. Petit was reappointed to the Appropriations Committee, stating he is committed to fighting for common sense policies that will help Connecticut businesses grow and thrive while reining in state spending of taxpayer dollars and restoring fiscal health. Petit has also been newly appointed to serve on the Energy & Technology Committee for the upcoming two year term.

The 2019 Legislative Session will run from January 9 to June 5.

William A. Petit, Jr. represents the towns of Plainville and New Britain in the General Assembly.

Plainville Legislators Ring Salvation Army Bells to Help Neighbors in Need

Posted on December 24, 2018 by admin


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Plainville Representative William A. Petit, Jr. (left, holding his son, William III), and Senator Henri Martin (right) again participated in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells at Gnazzo’s in Plainville  on Friday December 14 alongside Lt. Emmanuel Echavarria (second from right), of The Salvation Army.

The state lawmakers collected donations from the generous Plainville community to help neighbors in need this holiday season.

“The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is an integral part of their year-long efforts to raise funds that will provide necessary resources for our neighbors in need,” said Rep. Petit of his second year partnering with The Salvation Army and Gnazzo’s. “I appreciate those who stopped by to give generously to this very worthy cause.”

“You know it’s the Holiday season when you hear us ringing the bell with the Salvation Army,” said Sen. Martin. “Giving to those in need is always important regardless what time of year it is. But during the giving season, it’s important to give what you can so that those less fortunate can afford those necessary resources to stay above water. I greatly appreciate everyone who stopped by and gave donations to this great organization.”

Services provided by the Salvation Army include food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. For more information on the program visit: www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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Rep. Petit, Sen. Martin to Ring Salvation Army Bells

Posted on December 11, 2018 by admin


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PlainvilleState Representative William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) will again participate in The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells at Gnazzo’s on Friday, December 14 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Community members are invited to support the cause and donate whatever they can.

Gnazzo’s is located at 73 East Street in Plainville, CT.

WHO: Rep. William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) and Sen. Henri Martin(R-31)
WHAT: Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign bell ringing
WHEN: Friday, December 14 from 5:30 – 6:30pm
WHERE: Gnazzo’s – 73 East Street, Plainville, CT
WHY: State Legislators will join fellow volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army this holiday season.

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