Saturday, July 20, 2024

New Rules Now On The Books Beginning July1st


State Representative Joe Gresko, (D)
121st Connecticut House District

Dear Neighbor,

Several new laws that address many issues aimed at improving our great state will become effective July 1st.

New laws include mandatory video cameras at absentee drop boxes as part of sweeping legislation to ensure election security, allowing firearm sellers access to the arrest records of potential buyers under 21, prohibiting the selling of a person’s health data without their consent, and requiring the departments of Social Services and Public Health to post a reporting tool on their websites that use a five-star system to compare nursing homes. Additional laws include requiring social media companies to comply following a request to unpublish and delete accounts held by minors. The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) will have a mobile crisis-response vehicle available 24-7. We also held a special session to tighten up a few loopholes, including one that avoids a motor vehicle tax increase for commercial vehicles. You can access the new laws that will go into effect on July 1st by clicking the following address below.

Lastly, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your calls, emails, and testimony at public hearings. They had a direct influence on these new laws. I encourage you to continue sharing your views and make your voice heard during the legislative process.   As always, if I can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact my office at (860) 240-8585 or email me directly.

Joseph P. Gresko    


  1. Thank you, Joe, for your consistently honest representation. You not only publish here in this medium, but you also gladly and willingly address groups. One in particular is the Stratford Senior Men’s Club, of which I am a member. Whenever you’ve come to speak to us, you always presented in a coherent, logical way, keeping in mind we Seniors are hard of hearing, but happy to be assessed of what’s going on.


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