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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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