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News from State Senator Tim Larson

May 11, 2016

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Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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Protecting Our Students

As the Senate Chairman of the Public Safety and Security Committee, I was proud to lead passage of a bill that allows special police forces to be established at all Connecticut regional community technical college (CTC) campuses, following an approval process by the Board of Regents for Higher Education.

Students and staff--including those at Manchester Community College where many students in our district attend classes--deserve to feel safe and be safe on campus, and this legislation will allow colleges to arm security guards who must adhere to strict guidelines and training standards.

Should colleges choose to take this route, it will provide the individual campuses with advanced mutual aid support to supplement the response of state and municipal police officers in the event of an imminent and critical threat or emergency.

As we have seen repeatedly across the country, college campuses and other public spaces have been targeted, and these special police forces will be able to enhance the speed of the response and provide a higher level of safety for students and staff.

Crumbling Concrete Legislation Passes Both Chambers

VIDEO: foundations
In response to what has been an incredibly difficult situation for hundreds of homeowners, the General Assembly passed legislation that will provide immediate relief to those who are dealing with crumbling concrete foundations while an investigation into the faulty concrete continues.

This bipartisan legislation will allow homeowners with deteriorating foundations to have their homes revaluated so that local property taxes reflect the current value of the home. The legislation also puts in place safeguards for prospective homebuyers, changes reporting requirements, and requires increased record keeping related to newly poured concrete foundations moving forward.

While this is a good place to start, I am committed to investigating a more comprehensive solution to this problem and helping homeowners who have been impacted find long-term relief.


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