by admin on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 | Comments Off on CSFA Legislative Update – May 19, 2015 from Ted Schroll, Jr.
An Update for CT Firefighters from the CSFA Lobbyist at the State Capitol:All,As the end nears, there is more activity. I have pared down the listing this week to remove all of the bills that have died. We continue to work on passage of H.B. #5871 the Cancer bill & H.B. #6776 the Just Cause bill. The Connecticut Council of Municipalities (CCM) and the Council of Small Towns (COST) continue to vehemently oppose both of these issues. We did meet with representatives of both of these agencies at the request of the Speaker. I’m not certain that we made any headway in either direction. They kind of told us that they were very busy and had other things to work on. But we have now done as the Speaker requested and will attempt to move forward. The UPFFA are leading the efforts on the cancer bill and we are supporting them. We are working the Just Cause Bill.Activity this week include:H.B. #6792 & H.B. #6864 passed the House and moved to the Senate.S.B. #631, #975, & #999 passed the Senate and moved to the House.S.B. #800 & #808 were moved out of the Appropriations committee and back onto the calendar.Email with any questions.