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News from the 2013 session of the Connecticut General Assembly

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The regular legislative session began on January 9. It will adjourn on June 5. Below you'll find the Commission's public hearing testimony and other information on children's issues before the state legislature. (Left and right photos: Robert Caroti.)

To help the public learn the legislative process, contact their legislators, and track the status of bills, the General Assembly offers a variety of resources on its website, among them:

Find Your Legislator

Schedule of Events (Bulletin)

2013-14 Legislative Guide (PDF)


Your Voice Matters: A Guide for Reaching State Legislators and Testifying at Hearings

How a Bill Becomes Law in Connecticut (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

PDF icon Testimony: March 5, 2013

Mary Kate Lowndes, speaking as director of special initiatives and development for the Commission as well as a member of the Connecticut Coalition Against Childhood Obesity's steering committee, testified before the legislature's Committee on Children in support of:

PDF icon Testimony: February 27, 2013

Mary Kate Lowndes, speaking as director of special initiatives and development for the Commission as well as a member of the Connecticut Coalition Against Childhood Obesity's steering committee, testified before the legislature's Public Health Committee in support of:

PDF icon Testimony: February 26, 2013

Steven Hernández, the Commission's director of public policy and research, testified before the legislature's Children's Committee on the following bills:

PDF icon Testimony: February 20, 2013

Elaine Zimmerman, executive director of the Commission, submitted testimony to the legislature's Transportation Committee in support of Proposed H.B. 5380, An Act Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles with Minor Children.

PDF icon Testimony: February 19, 2013

Elaine Zimmerman, executive director of the Commission, testified before the Appropriations Committee's Legislative Committee in opposition to a provision of Gov. Malloy's proposed 2013-15 budget that calls for consolidating the Commission on Children with four other legislative commissions.

PDF icon Testimony: January 29, 2013

Elaine Zimmerman, executive director of the Commission, testified before the Mental Health Services Working Group of the Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention & Children's Safety.

PDF icon Testimony: January 25, 2013

Steven Hernández, the Commission's director of public policy and research, submitted testimony to the School Security Working Group of the legislature's Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention & Children's Safety.

This page was last updated: April 17, 2013

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