Rep. Sredzinski’s First Responder Peer Support Bill Becomes Law

Posted on July 2, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – A new law in the State of Connecticut, now labeled as Public Act (P.A.) 19-188, will provide mental and emotional support to first responders by protecting the confidentiality of certain communications that take place between them and a peer support team member. It was introduced by our own State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112).

“I am so grateful to see this bill become state law,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “I really believe it is the step forward we needed to protect the well-being of our every-day heroes. I hope that first responders will be encouraged by this legislation to reach out to their peers when they need support.”

This law will go into effect on October 1, 2019.

Rep. Sredzinski and co-supervisor Reverend Stephen J. Johnson testifying in favor of this bill before the Judiciary Committee.