Rep. Sredzinski Asks Governor Lamont to Sign his First Responder Peer Support Bill

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – This year State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) introduced House Bill (HB) 7394, which would protect the confidentiality of certain communications that take place between a first responder and a peer support team member. It passed unanimously in the House on May 21st, and unanimously in the Senate last night.

“I urge Governor Lamont to sign this bill into law,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “It’s a very much needed piece of legislation that will benefit all first responders in the state and

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Rep. Sredzinski Holding Coffee Hour to Meet with Constituents

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


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MONROE – State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) invites his constituents to meet with him in Monroe on June 25th to discuss the 2019 Legislative Session – which ended June 5th – and the issues that are most important to residents of the 112th district. He will be answering questions on the budget, tolls, paid family medical leave, and other significant bills debated over the past few months.

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Where: The Last Drop Coffee Shop

435 Main Street,

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Rep. Sredzinski Votes Against Tax Hikes and Bad Economic Policies in New Biennial Budget

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD –At approximately 10:30 last night, after a full day of debate, the House of Representatives passed a biennial budget with a vote of 86-65. All Republicans, including State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) and a few Democrats, voted against the plan.

“My main budget priority this year was restoring education funding to Monroe and Newtown that had been cut by the governor,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “Monroe was facing the loss of $3 million in state education aid over the next two years.

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Roadwork in Newtown

Posted on May 30, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation has three upcoming road construction projects in Newtown:

Exit 9 on I-84 East Closed

The Exit 9 ramp will be closed on I-84 Eastbound in Newtown tonight, May 30th, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. to facilitate construction and safety improvement activities.

Detour Information:

Eastbound Exit 9 Off-Ramp: Take Exit 10 and follow the Route 25 Detour.

Eastbound Exit 9 On-Ramp: Follow Route 25 Detour to Exit 10.

Resurfacing on Routes 490 & 860

Beginning Monday,

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Legislative School Security Working Group Heralds Passage of Bill to Further Protect our Students

Posted on May 28, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives JP Sredzinski (R-112)Christie Carpino (R-32)Carol Hall (R-59) and Dorinda Borer (D-115) are celebrating last weeks’ passage of a bill they worked hard to promote as members of the Connecticut School Security Working Group.

House Bill 7291An Act Concerning School Security, requires the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) to update school security and safety plan standards, simplify school security reporting requirements and infrastructure grant applications, and identify qualified school security consultants and limit the existing registry to such individuals only.

“We set out to form the School Safety Working Group to answer the question, ‘Are we doing everything we can to keep our kids safe at school?’” said Rep. Sredzinski, co-sponsor of the bill and Ranking Member of the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee. “I thank Former State Representative Brian Ohler for helping to put this team together. Many ideas came out of this group, including the physical security of the buildings, school safety personnel, and even social-emotional learning, among other instructional items. This is a great bill – it passed out of the Public Safety Committee unanimously thanks to the help of Chairman Verrengia and will be done within available appropriations, so it has no fiscal impact on the State of Connecticut.”

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Rep. Sredzinski’s First Responder Peer Support Bill Passes the House Unanimously

Posted on May 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – House Bill (HB) 7394, which would protect the confidentiality of certain communications that take place between a first responder and a peer support team member, passed unanimously in the House yesterday evening. State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112), who introduced this concept, is grateful for his colleague’s support and asks the Senate to take up and pass the bill as well.

“The concept for this bill came from Chaplain Stephen Johnson, who works extensively in mental health within

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Rep. Sredzinski Votes “Yes” on Insurance Coverage for Prescriptions Treating Substance Use Disorders

Posted on May 21, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Yesterday the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that supports those struggling with substance abuse in getting medical help. State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112), who voted last week to penalize the sale and manufacture of Fentanyl, also co-sponsored and voted in favor of this bill.

HB 7125, An Act Concerning Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits, requires health insurance policies covering prescription drugs to also cover drugs prescribed to treat substance

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Rep. Sredzinski Backs Efforts to Combat Connecticut’s Ongoing Opioid Epidemic

Posted on May 15, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – At a time when opioid-related overdose deaths in the State of Connecticut have climbed 400 percent, State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) sees the passage of House Bill (HB) 5524 as a significant achievement for the General Assembly.

This bill, An Act Concerning Increasing the Penalties for the Sale of Fentanyl, reclassifies Fentanyl from a controlled substance to a narcotic in order to increase the penalties for its sale and manufacture. It passed unanimously out of the Judiciary Committee in April, and unanimously out of the House of Representatives last night.

“I believe this bill is a great step towards our goal of putting an end to an epidemic that has been worsening in our state since 2012,” said Rep. Sredzinski, who co-sponsors the bill and serves as Ranking Member of the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee. “Currently more than 70 percent of opioid-related deaths are linked to Fentanyl. We are making every possible effort to restrict its sale and distribution, and ultimately save the lives of our constituents who are battling with addiction. In my line of work as an emergency response dispatcher, I see first-hand the tragic impact this fatal drug has especially on our youth and their families.”

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Rep. Sredzinski Participates in Greater Bridgeport Day at the Capitol

Posted on May 14, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Members of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council gathered today at the Capitol to exhibit the best that the region has to offer. Legislators were invited to meet with business owners and learn more about how the region contributes to the State of Connecticut’s economy. State Representative J.P. Sredzinski (R-Monroe), who has long advocated for the Greater Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce, was in attendance to show his support.

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Rep. Sredzinski Applauds Masuk High School for GreatSchools Award

Posted on May 9, 2019 by admin


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MONROEState Representative JP Sredzinski (R-Monroe) congratulates Masuk High School in Monroe as one of just 41 schools in Connecticut to receive a “2019 College Success Award.”

This award, which will be presented by GreatSchools, recognizes Masuk High School’s successful track record of graduating students who later enroll in two or four-year colleges, are ready for college-level coursework, and/or proceed on to their second year of college.

“Congratulations to Masuk High School for this award,”

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