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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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Rep. Petit Sworn In For Third Term

Posted on January 6, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representatives William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) was sworn into office Wednesday morning, beginning his third term as State Representative for the 22nd District representing the towns of Plainville and New Britain.

“I am pleased to begin a new legislative session starting today. We have a tremendous amount of work to remedy the problems that have been caused by the pandemic – issues with our economy, small businesses, public health among many others,” Rep. Petit said. “I look forward

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Rep. Petit Reappointed Ranking Member of Public Health Committee

Posted on December 7, 2020


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HARTFORD – State Representatives William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) has received his committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session, which include being named for a second term as the Ranking Member of the Legislature’s Public Health Committee by House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora.

Rep. Petit will be serving in his fifth year as a member of the Public Health Committee, the last two as its Ranking Member. As the highest-ranking House Republican on the committee, Rep. Petit will work

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Rep. Petit Named Co-Legislator of the Year by CT Assoc. for Healthcare at Home

Posted on September 29, 2020


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HARTFORD The Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home has named State Representative Wiliam A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) as co-recipient of their 2020 Legislator of the Year Award.

“I am thankful to have been recognized by the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home for my advocacy,” Rep. Petit said.  “As Ranking Member of the Public Health Committee, we do our best to help create an environment and policies that allow more people to receive care at home.

In a letter sent to Rep. Petit, President

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Legislators Urge Lamont to Convene Meeting with DPH/CIAC

Posted on September 8, 2020


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I, along with other members of the Public Health committee, are waiting for the data/metrics that DPH and the CIAC used to reach their conclusions regarding fall sports, specifically football. I can see that the cost of testing could be a concern, and the exposure to others is an issue (this is unlike the professional leagues as it would be impossible to keep all athletes in a bubble for the season).

Until we know exactly which metrics and methodology were used to reach this conclusion, many of my

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