by State Representative Laura Dancho (R)
120th Connecticut House District
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Did you catch everything that happened in Hartford recently? From celebrating our appreciation for Nurses, Teachers, and Police, to visiting with School Manufacturing Programs from across Connecticut at the Capitol, this was a busy two weeks for the state legislature. The House convened on May 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, and 18th to discuss several bills on a variety of topics, and I look forward to outlining which ones stood out the most.
Thank you for wanting to know more about state government and I look forward to any questions, ideas, and concerns you may have throughout the legislative session!
SESSION SUMMARY: Some Important Legislation This Session:
H.B. 6714: Reporting Cruelty to Animals
This increases the penalties associated with crimes regarding animal cruelty and encourages more active reporting of cases especially by veterinarians.
H.B. 6891: Electronic Payment of Municipal Taxes
This serves to make paying municipal taxes easier and more accessible to all families throughout our state.
H.B. 6746: Wrong-Way Driving Prevention
This installs signage, lighting, and rumble strips on high-risk exit ramps across our state. Furthermore, this will promote awareness of rising wrong-way driver accidents and fatalities through a new education program in association with the Governor’s office.
H.B. 6699: Increased Cannabis Protections
Now that recreational cannabis is legal in our state, this bill certifies more protections for consumers, especially our youth, as it cracks down on the sale of illegal and restricted cannabis products. It also seeks to improve labeling and packaging on a variety of products that will promote safety and transparency of ingredients and product effects.
Check out My Comments Supporting the Exoneration of Goody Bassett! On my Facebook page.
Last week, I joined CT’s Beardsley Zoo to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act alongside Senator Richard Blumenthal! Thank you to the zoo’s commitment to protecting our state wildlife and endangered species!
Join Me in Thanking our Law Enforcement during National Police Week! Video on my Facebook page.
As always, please never hesitate to reach out to me with your questions, ideas, and concerns about this or any state issue!