Rep. Petit Honors School Superintendent for Her Dedication to the District

Posted on June 24, 2019 by jpheasant


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PLAINVILLE – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22), educators, board members, municipal employees, family and friends gathered to celebrate Dr. Maureen Brummett’s 21 years of service to the Plainville School District.

Brummett joined the Plainville school district as a teacher in 1997 and held various roles before taking the job of Plainville School Superintendent in 2016.

Rep. Petit said “Maureen was always available, if I called or texted her with a question about something, even if

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New Britain Lawmakers and Local VFW’s Collecting Weathered U.S. Flags for Retirement

Posted on June 21, 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 cooperation with the VFW Post 511 of New Britain and VFW Post 10732 of Berlin encourage residents to retire their worn American flags at three drop-off locations.

Flags will be collected until Sunday, June 30th.

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New Britain City Hall
27 W Main Street, New Britain

(Open Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

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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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Rally Against Tolls on Saturday, May 18th at the Capitol

Posted on May 15, 2019 by jpheasant


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State Representative William A. Petit Jr. wants to remind residents of the 22nd District of a ‘Rally Against Tolls’ event being held on Saturday, May 18th.

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Plainville Lawmakers and American Legion Collecting Weathered U.S. Flags for Retirement

Posted on May 15, 2019 by jpheasant


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PLAINVILLE – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) in cooperation with the American Legion Post #197 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

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Bristol and Plainville Lawmakers Oppose Controversial Minimum Wage Rate Hike

Posted on May 9, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORDState Representatives William A. Petit Jr. (R-22), Whit Betts (R-78), and Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) said the state’s business community can’t afford the crush of anti-employer policies pushed by the majority party’s controversial proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15.

HB-5004, An Act Increasing the Minimum Fair Wage, would increase the state’s current wage of $10.10 to $15 over a four and a half year time frame. As of October 1st, the wage would increase to $11.00 effective

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List of New and Increased Tax Proposals

Posted on May 2, 2019 by jpheasant


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Yesterday, the Finance Committee approved several new forms of taxes. Although I am not a member of this committee, I wanted to share with you a list of those items.

If this budget (as written) were to come to the House floor for a vote, I would strongly oppose it.

The budget put forth by Democrats spends $118 million more over two years than Gov. Lamont’s proposal.

  • Overall plan increases taxes by over a BILLION DOLLARS each year
  • This does not include the implementation of tolls (another $800 million)

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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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