Rep. Rebimbas Welcomes City Hill Students to the Capitol, Celebrates National Police Week

Posted on May 16, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) welcomed City Hill Middle School students Luke Deitelbaum, Sahirah Rivera, Ciana Chirkout, Sean Davino, Amy Morrissey and Emily Fine, along with their teacher Katrina Spina, to the Capitol on Wednesday, May 15th. The students introduced H.B. 7007, An Act Prohibiting the Sale of Energy Drinks to Persons Under Sixteen Years of Age, which received a public hearing on February 7th. No action was taken on the legislation in the Committee on Children, but the students spoke with several legislators as well as Governor Lamont at the Capitol about their bill receiving positive feedback.

“I am extremely proud of these students for taking the initiative to propose this bill and to speak with members of the General Assembly about its importance to Connecticut’s youth,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “Encouraging our children to make good health decisions is critical and here we have six young individuals who are attempting to make a real change in their communities. I thank each one for their activism and hope they continue to push for this important legislation.”

Rep. Rebimbas also celebrated National Police Week (May 12th – 18th) along with several members of the legislature who paid tribute to members of the force at the start of session. Among them was State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria whose husband, Detective Steven Ditria, serves on the Seymour Police Department (pictured above).

“The men and women who serve as state troopers and municipal peace officers make incredible personal sacrifices in service to our communities, and they put their lives on the line each and every day,” Rep. Rebimbas added. “So many members of the General Assembly either know someone who serves, or has served on the force themselves. I am honored to know so many individual who have taken up this mantle and represent our community with honor, humility and unparalleled heroism. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all you do for the State of Connecticut.”

Click here for a link to the Naugatuck Public Schools’ Facebook page where you can access a video of the students’ visit to Hartford.