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Connecticut Democrats Continue to Relinquish Legislative Duties to Governor, Rep. Petit Doesn’t Agree

Posted on July 14, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) voted today in opposition to H.R. 202, a resolution that would allow Governor Lamont to continue to run the state through his use of executive order until September 30.

“There is no longer a public health emergency related to the pandemic that warrants the continuation of these emergency orders that the legislative branch isn’t equipped to handle,” Rep. Petit said. “We swore to uphold the constitution and in order to do so need three equal

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Rep. Petit Votes ‘No’ on Marijuana Bill, Cites Effects on Brain Development

Posted on June 17, 2021


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HARTFORD – During Wednesday’s Special Session of the House of Representatives, State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22), who also serves as the Ranking Member of the Public Health Committee voted against a proposal to legalize marijuana for purchase and personal use due to various public health concerns he had with the bill as written.

“As this bill impacts public health, I would have thought myself and other members of the Public Health Committee would have had an opportunity to weigh in

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Rep. Petit Discusses Republican Amendment to Avoid Truck Tax

Posted on June 8, 2021


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State Rep. Petit provides an update on a bill that would seek to establish a new tax on large trucks.

Rep. Petit Extremely Disappointed in ‘Clean Slate’ Bill and Lack of Concern for Victims Rights

Posted on May 28, 2021


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Rep. Petit Supports Measure to Increase Community Violence Prevention Services

Posted on May 26, 2021


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 HARTFORD – Ranking Member of the Public Health Committee, State Representatives William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) supported a committee bill to increase community violence prevention services while providing training and certification for individuals seeking certification in this field.

The bill, HB-5677, An Act Concerning the Availability of Community Violence Prevention Services, would require commissioners from the Department of Social Services (DSS) and Department of Public Health (DPH) by July 1,

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Rep. Petit Co-Sponsors Bill to Remove Race Designation from Marriage Licenses and Land Records

Posted on May 12, 2021


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HARTFORD –State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) voted Tuesday in favor a bill proposal that according to the representative, would seek to correct several historical wrongs that have been embedded in the state’s constitution for generations.

The proposal, HB-6665, An Act Concerning the Removal of Restrictive Covenants Based on Race and Elimination of the Race Designation on Marriage Licenses, would prohibit restrictive covenants – defined as “an instrument affecting the title to real property

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Rep. Petit Supports Bill to Provide Legislative Oversight of Relief Funds

Posted on March 18, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) has co-sponsored a bill proposal that would provide legislative oversight on any relief funds provided to Connecticut by the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Per HB-6555, An Act Concerning Legislative Oversight and Approval of COVID-19 Relief Funds, the governor shall provide his recommended allocations to the General Assembly for their modifications and/or approval prior to their dispersal. Additionally,

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Public Health Committee Ranking Members Host Virtual News Conference to Address Concerns Over Public Hearing Process

Posted on February 18, 2021


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HARTFORD – Today, Republican House and Senate Ranking Members on the Public Health Committee held a virtual news conference in response to a shortened public hearing that took place yesterday on two immunization related bill proposals to eliminate the state’s religious exemption.

State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and State Senators Heather Somers (R-18) and Tony Hwang (R-28) and their Republican colleagues cited three specific reasons for hosting the press conference.

  1. Unhappiness

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Rep. Petit Supports Measure to Address Increase in Juvenile Auto Theft

Posted on February 11, 2021


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HARTFORD With more communities around the state reporting an increase in juvenile auto theft and burglaries, State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) has co-sponsored a bill to address the repetitive nature of these crimes by holding individuals accountable.

“This bill would provide our law enforcement officers with the necessary tools to address the dramatic increase in juvenile car thefts that have taken place across Connecticut,” Rep. Petit said. “The increase in juvenile car theft and

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How to Register for the COVID-19 Vaccination

Posted on February 2, 2021


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1. Click here to fill out the form you need to enroll in VAMS
First, you should know that this form does not automatically register you in VAMS. This form lets the Department of Public health know you are interested in creating an account in VAMS. If you are currently eligible to receive vaccine, you should receive an email from VAMS to complete your registration within 12 hours.

2. Check your email, and create your account
Check your email for an email from no-reply@mail.vams.cdc.gov. Click on the

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