Rep. Zawistowski and Suffield Residents Advocate for First Responder Training for Incidents with Juveniles with Autism

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Suffield Residents Jill Caron and Amy Rucci testified in favor of HB 5156 ‘An Act Concerning First Responder Training for Incidents Involving Juveniles with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Nonverbal Learning Disorder’ before the General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee on Thursday, February 14th.

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Rep. Zawistowski Supports Measure to Increase Penalties for the Theft of Waste Vegetable Oil or Animal Fats

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) alongside Suffield resident and local businessman Terrence Plakias testified in support of HB 7107 ‘An Act Concerning the Theft of Waste Vegetable Oil or Animal Fats’ before the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee on Friday, February 15th.

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Suffield Legislators Join Grace Dowling to Advocate for Veteran’s Green Alert

Posted on February 14, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and State Senator John Kissel (R-7) joined Suffield resident Grace Dowling to advocate for SB 778 ‘An Act Establishing a Green Alert System for Missing Veterans’ on Thursday, February 14th.

The legislation would establish a Green alert system to help locate Veterans who have been reported missing. The Green alert concept is similar to existing Amber alerts for missing children and Silver alerts for senior citizens.

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Rep. Zawistowski Proposes Bill to Protect Juveniles with Autism and Nonverbal Learning Disorder

Posted on February 11, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) submitted a legislative proposal to improve training for first responders for incidents with juveniles with autism and other nonverbal disorders in response to concerns from constituents.

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Rep. Zawistowski Re-Introduces Legislation to Ban Fracking Waste

Posted on February 6, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) re-introduced legislation to ban waste from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Connecticut, HB 5590 ‘An Act Permanently Prohibiting the Storage, Disposal, Handling and Use of Hydraulic Fracturing Waste in the State’.

The Town of Windsor enacted an ordinance to ban fracking waste in January of 2017, and by unanimous resolution of its Town Council, petitioned its state legislative delegation to support a permanent ban of fracking waste materials in the State of Connecticut. In 2017 the legislation was introduced by Rep. Zawistowski with former Reps. Baram and Storms and was passed in the House of Representatives, but never received a vote in the Senate.

The bill proposal has been referred to the General Assembly’s Environment Committee. For more information or to track the legislation visit www.cga.ct.gov.

Capitol Update and Legislative Tools

Posted on February 6, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The 2019 legislative session is ramping-up. During the coming weeks and months, bill proposals will come before committees for public hearings and start advancing through the process.

There are many resources and tools that you can use to follow the action, research the issues and to share your support or opposition to legislation.

As always, I am here for you, feel free to reach out to my office Tami.Zawistowski@housegop.ct.gov or (860) 240-8700 to share your thoughts, questions and concerns about state government.

Sincerely,

Tami Zawistowski – 61st District

Rep. Zawistowski Presents Citation to Northwest Park & Nature Center

Posted on January 29, 2019 by admin


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WINDSOR – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and the Windsor Legislative Delegation presented a Congratulatory Citation from the General Assembly to Northwest Park & Nature Center to recognize the opening of their expanded sugar house.

Sugar Master Chuck Drake accepted the Citation on behalf of the Friends of Northwest Park.

The Citation was offered, “In Recognition of The Grand Opening of the New Sugar House at Northwest Park. This Achievement is the Culmination of the Hard Work and Generosity of the Friends of Northwest Park and is an Import Enhancement of the Park’s Educational Programs. Since 1981 the Friends of Northwest Park have Supported the Development of the Park and Nature Center Which Offer Both Educational and Passive Recreational Opportunities Within a Unique Learning Environment for People of All Ages and Abilities. We Commend the Friends of Northwest Park for their History of Generosity, Giving their Time, Funds and Efforts to Enhance this Wonderful Asset for the Town of Windsor within the State of Connecticut.”

Rep. Zawistowski Takes Oath of Office

Posted on January 9, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD- State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) took the oath-of-office for her third full term representing the 61st General Assembly district which includes Suffield, East Granby and part of Windsor.

“I am excited to begin a new term serving the people of Suffield, East Granby and Windsor,” said Rep. Zawistowski. “A new administration and a less balanced composition of the General Assembly will present new challenges. We need to continue moving forward with reforms – with an estimated $4+ billion projected deficit in the coming two year budget cycle we cannot afford to fall back into the old habits that created our economic and financial problems.”

Rep. Zawistowski will continue in her role as Ranking Member of the legislature’s Planning & Development Committee and will again serve as a member of the budget-writing Appropriations Committee and Transportation Committee.

The 2019 Legislative Session will run for a five month period from January 9th to June 5th. Rep. Zawistowski can be reached at Tami.Zawistowski@housegop.ct.gov or 860-240-8700.

January Coffee Hours

Posted on January 8, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Please join me on Saturday January 19th 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at M&M Restaurant (82 N. Main Street, Suffield) and Saturday, January 26th 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at Three Brothers II (58 Rainbow Road, East Granby) for Legislative Coffee Hours. As your legislator, it is very important for me to know your concerns.  Join me to discuss the budget and other legislative issues or questions you may have related to state government!

You are welcome to attend either event regardless of your town of residence. Additional coffee hours in all three district towns of the 61st District will be scheduled later in the legislative session.

Suffield RSVP Here

East Granby RSVP Here

As always, if you have questions or concerns regarding state government, please contact my office at (800) 842-1423, or email me at tami.zawistowski@housegop.ct.gov. You can also follow my legislative activity on my website at www.RepZawistowski.com.

These event is subject to change if it conflicts with legislative meetings. Please check www.RepZawistowski.com for any cancellations prior to the scheduled event.

Rep. Zawistowski Receives Committee Assignments

Posted on December 19, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) was appointed to continue in her role as Ranking Member of the Planning and Development Committee and will again serve as a member of the Appropriations Committee and Transportation Committee.

“I look forward to continuing as Ranking Member of the Planning and Development Committee,” said Rep. Zawistowski. “The re-appointment puts me in a strong position to advocate for our towns on issues tied to regional planning, economic development, municipal government, water resources, planning and zoning, and housing.”

The Planning and Development Committee has cognizance of all matters concerning local governments and related state programs. A Ranking Member serves as the leader of the minority party in committee meetings.

Additionally, Rep. Zawistowski will continue to serve on the budget-writing Appropriations Committee and the Transportation Committee.