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Rep. Rutigliano Hails Labeling Fentanyl at Deadly Narcotic

Posted on May 15, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) co-sponsored  a proposal which would amend the definition of narcotic substance to include fentanyl, which currently is only listed as a synthetic drug, meaning it carries a lesser sentence.  The measure passed the House of Representatives on Monday.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, which is more addictive and deadly than opioids or heroin. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl depresses central nervous system and respiratory functions and is estimated to be 80 times more potent than morphine and hundreds of times more potent than heroin.

The legislation, HB-5524, An Act Increasing the Penalties for the Sale of Fentanyl would increase penalties for the dealing and manufacturing of fentanyl and its derivatives adding them to the same category as heroin.

“We need to punish the street dealers harshly for selling this deadly drug. Fentanyl seems to be finding its way into so many other substances, sometimes instantly killing its users. Changing the definition will permit state prosecutors and judges to level heftier sentences,” said Rep. Rutigliano. (more…)

Trumbull State House Delegation Collecting Tattered U.S. Flags

Posted on May 7, 2019 by jdooley


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TRUMBULL — In anticipation of Flag Day, State Reps. David Rutigliano, Laura Devlin and Ben McGorty in cooperation with the Trumbull American Legion Post #141 are encouraging Trumbull residents to dispose of their worn American flags in a dignified and respectful way.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed, and the lawmakers are offering this service free of charge, in conjunction with American Legion Post #141.

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Rep. Rutigliano Talks State Issues & Government with Daniels Farm Students

Posted on April 12, 2019 by jdooley


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TRUMBULL- Each year State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-Trumbull) visits the 4th graders at Daniels Farm School and has a discussion with the class about state and local government issues, this year was no different.

“It is always fun and engaging conversation with the students. The kids asked many smart questions and seemed really interested on state government. I look forward every year to their visit to the State Capitol in the spring,” said Rep. Rutigliano.

Rep. Rutigliano and the students talked

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