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Rep. Sredzinski: Putting Our Students and Safety First

Posted on January 23, 2019 by admin


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Proposes New Legislation to the General Assembly

HARTFORD — All proposals for new laws in the State of Connecticut were due to legislative leaders on Friday, January 18th. State Representative J.P. Sredzinski (R-112) submitted a few bills that would significantly benefit the towns of Monroe and Newtown.

All bill proposals in the General Assembly are considered by legislative committees, and potentially brought to a public hearing, before being raised to the House and Senate for a vote. To read more about the bills that Rep. Sredzinski has proposed or co-sponsored this session, visit his website at www.repsredzinski.com and click on the “Legislation” tab. If you are interested in sharing your opinion on a bill, information on how to testify at a hearing or via email is available at www.cga.ct.gov.

Rep. Sredzinski proposed House Bill (H.B.) 5154, which would promote mental health/wellness training and suicide prevention for police officers. This bill has been referred to the Public Safety and Security Committee, on which Rep. Sredzinski serves as the lead House Republican. Email testimony to pstestimony@cga.ct.gov.

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Rep. Sredzinski Sworn In To Third Legislative Term

Posted on January 9, 2019 by admin


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Receives Committee Leadership Assignment

HARTFORD — State Representative J.P. Sredzinski (R-112) joined legislative colleagues today, on Opening Day of the 2019 Legislative Session, and was sworn in to his third term at the State Capitol. He will serve for two more years as the House Representative for the 112th General Assembly District of Monroe and Newtown.

To follow Rep. Sredzinski’s proposed and supported legislation, visit his website (www.repsredzinski.com) and click on the “Legislation” tab, or sign up for his email updates. To follow committee meetings and House debates as they unfold live on Connecticut’s public affairs television network, search your TV listings for CT-N, or stream the proceedings online at www.ctn.state.ct.us.

This “long” session allows for bills on a variety of issues to be introduced, debated and voted on in committees and legislative chambers. Most importantly, the General Assembly will be facing significant budget challenges during the 2019 Legislative Session. House and Senate Republican budget priorities for the 2019 session continue to include implementing long-term structural changes to restore sustainability and predictability to the budget, and the “Prioritize Progress” transportation plan to fund and protect transportation dollars without tolls or tax increases.

Rep. Sredzinski has also received his legislative committee assignments for this term. He will serve as a member of the Human Services and Higher Education & Employment Committees, and Ranking Member of the Public Safety and Security Committee.

As the Public Safety Ranking Member, Rep. Sredzinski will lead his caucus members on issues regarding the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; as well as civil preparedness and homeland security, state police, the state-wide organized crime investigative task force, municipal police training, fire marshals, the fire safety code, the state building code, and legalized gambling.

In addition, the Human Services Committee has cognizance over all matters relating to the Department of Social Services and its institutions, and the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and the Department of Rehabilitation Services. The Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee oversees matters relating to public and independent institutions of higher education including UConn, private occupational schools, post‑secondary education, job training institutions and programs, apprenticeship training programs and adult job training programs offered to the public by any state agency or funded in whole or in part by the state.

“I am thrilled to be back in Hartford, starting my third legislative session,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “I thank my constituents for their continued support and for entrusting me to represent their voice at the State Capitol. Reflecting back on why I ran for this position originally, I continue to seek to make our state more affordable and to improve our economy.  I am especially honored to continue as the lead House Republican of the Public Safety and Security Committee. I take this job very seriously and will do my best to make all Connecticut residents as safe as possible.”

Rep. Sredzinski can be reached at JP.Sredzinski@housegop.ct.gov or 800-842-1423. Constituents can also reach him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/repsredzinski.

The 2019 Regular Legislative Session will adjourn at midnight on June 5th.

Rep. Sredzinski Appointed Ranking Member of Public Safety Committee for Second-Term

Posted on January 2, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) has recently received his legislative committee assignments from House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.

Sredzinski, re-elected to his third term in November, will also serve on the legislature’s Human Services and Higher Education Committees.

“It’s an honor to once again be appointed as the Ranking Member of the Public Safety and Security Committee for the upcoming two year period. In this position I will continue to serve as the highest ranking House Republican on the committee that oversees police, fire and legalized gambling policies – areas where we will see many proposals this session. I will also begin new roles serving on the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee and the Human Services Committee where I will have a front row seat at protecting some of Connecticut’s most vulnerable populations. I look forward to serving the residents of Monroe and Newtown in this capacity and facing the serious challenges that await our state,” said Rep. Sredzinski.

The legislature’s Human Services Committee which has cognizance of all matters relating to the Department of Social Services and the Department of Children and Families and Higher Education Committee and Employment Advancement Committee oversees job training programs, apprenticeships, institutions of higher education, the Board of Regents and the Office of Higher Education.

His new committee assignments will begin at the start of the 2019 legislative session which will convene on January 9th.

Rep. Sredzinski Construction Update: Scheduled Closure and Detour of Rt. 25 in Monroe Postponed to Next Week

Posted on August 3, 2018 by rjoslyn


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The CT Department of Transportation has announced that the scheduled closure and detour of Rt. 25 in Monroe has been postponed and moved to next weekend.  The closure will be from Aug. 10 to 13, instead of this weekend as originally scheduled.

As required for the project to replace two culverts and raise the roadway along that stretch of Route 25, the project contractor will close the road from 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, to 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13.

While traffic will be detoured onto Pepper Street and Old Newtown Road, truck traffic will not be permitted on local roads and instead be detoured to routes 111 and 34. This is the first of three weekend closures planned this year, but those additional dates have not been finalized.

Access to all businesses in that area will remain available during the road closure.

Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if you have further questions about DOT projects or any other state issue.

Rep. Sredzinski Signs Petition to Call a Special Session and Stop Governor’s $10 Million Toll Study

Posted on July 24, 2018 by rjoslyn


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Rep. Sredzinski Signing Petition to Convene Special Session

HARTFORD – State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) signed a petition this week to request a special session for the purpose of prohibiting the expenditure of taxpayer funds to study and evaluate the establishment of tolls in Connecticut.

Last week, Governor Dan Malloy issued an Executive Order directing the state Department of Transportation to prepare a plan implementing tolls and study its impacts. He is requesting to borrow $10 million for the study from the Bond Commission, which he chairs.

The study would explore tolls on all major Connecticut highways, including Interstates 95, 91, and 84, along with the Merritt and Wilbur Cross parkways. This past spring, the legislature refused to consider a similar study costing only $5 million.

“In an effort to prevent expenditure of taxpayer money on something so unnecessary, I am joining my colleagues in attempting legislative action to explicitly prohibit using taxpayer money to study tolls,” said Rep. Sredzinski.  “To proceed with a $10 million toll study when the legislature refused to consider a similar study – that only costed $5 million – this past spring, is to ignore the public opposition against another layer of revenue collection on the people of Connecticut.  While the governor has the power to issue executive orders, as he did to commission the study, the legislature still has the power to block funds in response.  We have to protect taxpayers and commuters from a plan that would make Connecticut even less affordable.”