Improving Access to
Mental Health Care Serivices
for Our Children
Senator Bartolomeo announces a comprehensive new legislative proposal to reduce mental, emotional and behavioral health issues in children.
A bipartisan group of legislators have come together to pass legislation on the labeling of genetically modified foods to inform consumers of what they are eating. It would require food intended for human consumption that is entirely or partially genetically-engineered to be labeled “Produced with Genetic Engineering.”
We’re on our way to saving municipailties money while cleaning up our communities. We’ve passed a bill to create a recycling and disposal program for discarded sleeping mattresses. There will be incentives for recycling and more opportunities for legal disposal.
We’re proud to report that the State Senate passed Senate Bill 386 that permits local and regional school boards to award high school diplomas to Vietnam era veterans who left high school before graduating for military service. Current law already allows boards to do this for World War II and Korean War veterans.
Connecticut farmers received a boost with Senate passage of a bill that will give preference to purchases of Connecticut-grown beef, pork, fish, and lamb by the State. “Connecticut Grown” dairy, poultry, eggs, fruits and vegetables are already on the preferred products list. This bill now needs passsage in the House.
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May 22, 2013 —Senator Leone hosts a donation drive outside the State Capitol to collect clothing, personal care items and cash donations to benefit homeless Connecticut veterans and the South Park Inn Veteran Drop-In-Center in Hartford.
May 21, 2013 —Today, the legislature will work to pass a bipartisan measure to address concerns regarding food safety and to promote greater awareness of non-genetically modified food products.
May 16, 2013 —Senator Gerratana leads the Senate’s passage of legislation that will ban the use of tanning booths by people under the age of seventeen.
May 16, 2013 —Senator Fonfara discusses the Senate’s vote to create a statewide recycling and disposal program for discarded sleeping mattresses.