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State Senator

Steve Cassano

Representing Andover, Bolton, Glastonbury & Manchester

Senator Cassano Leads Senate Passage of Bill Making Key Changes to Protect Connecticut Against Climate Change, Revising State Statutes


State Senator Steve Cassano (D-Manchester) today led the Senate's passage of legislation that takes steps to improve several state statutes, including a key change to the recently established Climate Change and Coastal Resiliency Reserve Fund that takes steps to protect the resiliency of the state's coast against potential severe storms in the future.

"This legislation makes the small but important step of adding resiliency to our state's climate change and coastal reserve fund, making sure the state can shore up its defenses against the increasing threat of severe weather," said Sen. Cassano. "With storms like Tropical Storm Isaias in our recent memory, a step like this is important to prevent or limit future damage."

Senate Bill 696, "An Act Concerning The Legislative Commissioners' Recommendations For Minor And Technical Revisions To Statutes Concerning Planning and Development," makes adjustments to state laws, most importantly adding "resiliency" to a reference to the recently established Climate Change and Coastal Resiliency Reserve Fund. That change allows the state to not only protect against climate change but take action to improve current resources now, taking steps to better prevent future damage from potential severe storms.

Further adjustments made by the legislation include expanding internal citations to the state plan of conservation and development in legislation including jobs creation tax credits, state water plan and discharge permits.


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