Rep. Petit Disappointed Committee Opposed Bills to Increase Public Safety

Posted on April 23, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD –State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) testified in front of the Judiciary Committee last month in support of two bill proposals that would have increased public safety and the continuation of victim’s rights by reforming the state’s current Earned Risk Reduction Credit Program.

The bills, HB-5525, would have required inmates complete eligible programs in order to earn risk reduction credits. Anyone who fails to adhere to the plan, or tests positive on a drug test would face a

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Transportation Committee Leadership and Local Lawmakers to Host Toll Forum

Posted on April 15, 2019 by jpheasant


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NEW BRITAIN – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and State Senator Gennaro Bizzarro (R-6)
in conjunction with State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) and State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134), Ranking Members of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee are inviting area residents to attend an informational forum on tolls.

WHERE: New Britain Senior Center, 55 Pearl St.
WHEN: Monday, May 6th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Investing in and improving Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure

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

Posted on March 26, 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 residents to join them for their monthly Coffee & Conversation event to discuss various legislative items being addressed so far during the 2019 session.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Rebel Dog Coffee Co., 393 Farmington Ave.  

These events are designed to provide residents with an opportunity to speak with the each of the representatives in a relaxed setting

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Plainville Lawmakers Help Local Vets with Donations from Humvee Event

Posted on March 22, 2019 by jpheasant


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PLAINVILLE – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and Senator Henri Martin (R-31) wrapped up a successful ‘Stuff a Humvee’ event by donating several hundred pounds of nonperishable food, and other miscellaneous items to local veterans in need.

The lawmakers teamed up with SPC Johnny Velez and SPC Kimberly Westby, who brought the Humvee along with Gnazzo’s Food Center in Plainville to host the donation event. Senator Gennaro Bizzarro also stopped by to donate several nonperishable items

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Finance, Revenue and Bonding Public Hearing to Address Taxes

Posted on March 14, 2019 by jpheasant


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The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will be holding a public hearing tomorrow (Friday, March 15th) on three significant tax related bills that would have a tremendous impact the residents of Connecticut.

The public hearing begins at 10:30 in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave #5100, Hartford.

The three tax bills on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding’s agenda include:

  1. HB. 431:An Act Concerning Property Tax Reform. This bill would create a statewide one mill tax on real

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Rep. Petit Promotes Literacy Through National Reading Event

Posted on March 14, 2019 by jpheasant


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PLAINVILLE – In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the 22nd annual Read Across America Day, State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) joined in the nationwide celebration by reading to students from Linden Street School in Plainville and DiLoreto Magnet School in New Britain.

As part of the annual event, Rep. Petit bought copies of ‘Can I Be Your Dog‘ and once read, donated them to the 1st grade classrooms at both schools.

“Exposing children to any and all types of books at an early age will

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Rep. Petit Testifies on Bills to Increase Public Safety

Posted on March 11, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) testified in front of the Judiciary Committee on behalf of three pieces of legislation designed to increase public safety by reforming the state’s current Earned Risk Reduction Credit Program.

HB-5525, would require inmates complete eligible programs in order to earn risk reduction credits. Anyone who fails to adhere to the inmate’s offender accountability plan, or tests positive on a drug test would face a loss of any or all of such earned

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Rep. Petit and Sen. Martin to Host Event to Benefit Local Veterans

Posted on March 5, 2019 by jpheasant


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PLAINVILLE – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) will be co-hosting a ‘Stuff a Humvee’ event on March 16th at Gnazzo’s Food Center in Plainville.

WHEN: Saturday, March 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Gnazzo’s Food Center, 73 East Street, Plainville

There will be a Humvee on the premises to collect personal care, clothing, nonperishable food, and other miscellaneous items to then be donated to Veterans Inc. of New Britain and Veterans’ Strong of Bristol.

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Poll Results – Do you Support Tolls in Connecticut (Yes/No)

Posted on February 27, 2019 by jpheasant


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Over 600 of you participated in my recent poll on whether or not you support tolling in Connecticut. Based on your responses, the overwhelming majority of those who responded/commented said they were not in favor of tolls in any situation.

Here are the overall results:
No – 86.3%
Yes – 9.1%
Undecided – 4.6%

The #1 response was to “cut spending” to allow for adequate transportation funding.

Other pro tolling responses include: allow for minimal tolling, place them only at the borders (illegal), only

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ED Committee to Hold Public Hearing on School Consolidation

Posted on February 22, 2019 by jpheasant


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Forced school consolidation is a real distinct possibility and whether you support the idea or not, I would like to encourage you to have your voices heard.

On Friday, March 1st at 1:00 in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, the Education Committee will be holding a public hearing to discuss school consolidation among a list of other items.

Do you want your voice to be heard?

If you’d like to attend but are unable to, you can submit written testimony online by sending an email to edtestimony@cga.ct.gov.

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