Rep. Pizzuto Joins Colleagues in Petitioning Bill to Provide Residents and Business with Financial Relief, Force Hearing on Proposal to Eliminate Highway Use Tax

Posted on February 23, 2023

HARTFORD—State Representative Bill Pizzuto (R-71) has joined his colleagues in the House Republican caucus in using a parliamentary procedure to bring a bill to a public hearing that would eliminate the new highway use tax (HUT) on heavyweight trucks.

Republicans petitioned to raise H.B. 5290, An Act Eliminating the Highway Use Tax, after the Finance Committee’s Democratic leadership refused to hear it. Republicans on Tuesday secured the required 51 petition signatures to force a public hearing on

Rep. Pizzuto Votes in Support of State Police Contract

Posted on January 25, 2023

HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Pizzuto (R-Middlebury), today voted in favor of a new State Police Union contract. The document was approved on a vote of 142-1.

“Last week I had the opportunity to be in the Mayor’s Office with the Police Chief and other state Senators and Representatives where we discussed the correlation between local municipal police contracts and state police contracts. We realized the City of Waterbury should have 300 officers, but they’re down about 50. After that meeting,

Pizzuto, House Republicans Unveil Session Priorities for Cannabis Safety

Posted on January 25, 2023

HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Pizzuto (R-Middlebury) stood with House Republicans on Tuesday and unveiled caucus proposals aimed at creating a safer environment surrounding the recreational use and retail sale of cannabis.

“We’re not trying to legislate morality; we’re trying to address public health and safety issues.  We shouldn’t be enticing people to use cannabis products even though it’s legal, which is why I support proposals such as childproof packaging and warning labels like those