Saturday, July 20, 2024

Update on Recent Bills Passed


State Representative Laura Dancho (R)
120th Connecticut House District
Committees: Environment; Finance, Revenue & Bonding; Transportation

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

With the legislative session in full-swing, I am excited to share brief weekly summaries of important bills, events, and district updates as we quickly approach our May 8th deadline. Below, please see information on the following:

  • Cracking Down on ‘Street Takeovers’
  • House Passes Two of My Public Health Proposals
  • Puppy Day at the State Capitol
  • Spotlighting Stratford – SIGN UP TODAY!

Cracking Down on Street Takeovers

This week, the House unanimously passed HB 5413 which increases fines and penalties for organizers and participants of ‘street takeovers’. Although this bill takes steps towards deterring this illegal and dangerous activity, there is still more work to be done in supporting our police and addressing how social media can negatively impact our youth.

Passing My Public Health Proposals

Earlier this session, I co-sponsored two key Public Health proposals that were recently passed unanimously by my colleagues in the House. First, HB 5058 addressed the nurse licensure compact which will align Connecticut with that of 41 separate jurisdictions to allow registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and vocational nurses (VNs) to practice in any jurisdiction that acknowledges the compact. The compact establishes eligibility criteria, disciplinary actions, annual assessments on party states to cover operational costs, and more.

Second, HB 5197 similarly expands the licensure compact for social workers in our state, allowing them to practice in roughly 20 states within this compact. I proudly co-sponsored and supported these bills to respond to the shortage of healthcare workers nationally and rebuild a strong healthcare workforce going forward.

Puppy Day at the Capitol!

I was this close to taking one home!  Thanks to the CT Humane Society for their work in providing safe homes for hundreds of animals in our state. If you’re interested in adopting a new furry friend, please visit:

Don’t Forget: The 2024 Legislative Session will address a wide variety of topics that matter to YOU. As always, please never hesitate to reach out to me with your questions, ideas, and concerns so that I can continue making your voice heard in Hartford!


Laura Dancho


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