Public Safety and Security Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

SB-101

Title:

AN ACT ESTABLISHING FIRST RESPONDER DAY.

Vote Date:

3/4/2014

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable Change of Reference to Government Administration and Elections

PH Date:

2/18/2014

File No.:

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Public Safety & Security Committee

REASONS FOR BILL:

To establish the 27th day of September each year, as First Responder Day.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

None Expressed

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) supports SB 101. Mike Muszynski, Senior Legislative Associate testifies “Local officials know and appreciate the best commitment and dedication our first responders provide our communities- day in and day out, all year long. This proposal is a simple, yet appropriate measure to recognize their sacrifices and the work they do to ensure the safety and well-being of our towns and cities.

Connecticut State Firefighters Association Inc. supports SB 101. Ted Schroll, Legislative Representative for Connecticut State Firefighters Assoc., testified that “..We will support the concept behind this bill. We will be following this bill to ensure proper language to include organized volunteer personnel.

Uniformed Professional Firefighters Association (UPFFA), Paul J. Rapanault, Director of Legislative Affairs/Political Affairs submitted written testimony indicating that UPFFA supports SB-101.

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

None Expressed

Reported by: Jamie Hobart, Committee Clerk

Date: 3/10/14