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News from State Senator Tim Larson
     

June 15, 2016

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Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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Remembering the Victims of Orlando

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On Sunday, June 12, I joined Representative Jeff Currey in South Windsor to present U.S. and State flags that had been flown over the Capitol to local officials. These flags will now fly as part of the recently unveiled Wall of Honor at Veterans Memorial Park.

We had chosen that day to present the flags to commemorate National Flag Week. However, the day took a more somber tone as we gathered together at the wall, just hours into the breaking news that more than 100 innocent people were killed or wounded at a nightclub in Orlando during a shooting that President Obama has aptly referred to as an "act of terror and an act of hate" which targeted our LGBTQ community.

Together, we held a moment of silence for the lives that were lost, for those who are fighting to live, for their families and friends and the Orlando community at large.

We have seen over and over again that it is far too easy for people with the worst of intentions to secure military-grade weapons, which allow them to kill a great number of our citizens in a breathtakingly short period of time.

We must stand up together against this senseless violence and demand that Congress pass common-sense gun control reforms that limit military-grade weapons to the battlefield and get them out of our neighborhoods. We owe it to the victims in Florida, in Connecticut and all around this great nation that have been plagued by this scourge of mass shootings.

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

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This month, I was proud to attend a ceremonial bill signing at the Capitol where Governor Malloy put his signature to a law that aims to protect victims of domestic violence by removing firearms from the equation during the period of time after a temporary restraining order is issued and until the order is made permanent by a judge.

I was proud to champion this legislation during the 2016 session, because it provides legitimate protections to the victim at the most dangerous point in their lives--the time immediately after they choose to leave their abuser.

This is not a "do-nothing" law--this is a law that will save the lives of innocent victims. It is, quite simply, a matter of public safety.

Continued Efforts on Crumbling Concrete

Though the legislative session is over, I have continued to work on finding solutions to the growing concern of crumbling concrete foundations. Most recently, I was in South Windsor to continue the discussion on what residents can do if they believe their home has been affected.

In addition to the state Department of Consumer Protection's website for homeowners to file complaints and provide updates on the state's investigation, the state Insurance Department is asking anyone who is having trouble with their insurance providers related to disintegrating concrete foundations to contact that office. Insurance Commissioner Katherine Wade attended the South Windsor meeting and assured residents that her office will look into these concerns and provide information to help navigate this difficult issue.
 

 
 

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