Advertisements

New Laws Effective January 1

Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato

A number of new laws took effect beginning January 1, 2018. These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I encourage you to take a look at the full list of laws that can be found by clicking here. I have listed some of the more noteworthy legislation below.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding the implementation of these laws.

AN ACT PREVENTING PRESCRIPTION OPIOID DIVERSION AND ABUSE – Public Act No. 17-131 – requires prescriptions be transcribed electronically to safeguard against over prescribing, reduces the maximum number of days for a prescription from seven to five for minors and allows patients to request drugs other than opioids be prescribed. Summary

AN ACT CONCERNING WITHHOLDING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT – Public Act No. 17-27 – requires an employer promptly notify the dependent (i.e., spouse, former spouse, or child owed the support) or judicial branch’s Support Enforcement Services, if an employee, whose income is withheld to enforce a child support order, makes a workers’ compensation claim. Summary

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF A VETERAN FOR A CERTAIN HONOR AND CERTAIN BENEFIT – Public Act No. 17-83 – broadens the eligibility criteria for certain veterans’ benefits, allows additional people to receive a service ribbon and medal, be buried in a Connecticut veterans’ cemetery, or have veteran status indicated on their driver’s license or identity card. Summary

Please pass this information along to those who may benefit from knowing what to expect this new year in the State of Connecticut.
New legislation typically goes into effect on January 1st, July 1st, or October 1st in a calendar year, although a few laws go into effect immediately upon passage.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns relating to state government.

Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato

Advertisements

Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61

Jags’ best friend? NFL team 1st with dog park inside stadium

Jags’ best friend? NFL team 1st with dog park inside stadium

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — These cats are for the dogs. The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Thursday they plan to be the first NFL team to have a dog park inside the stadium. The 2,000-square-foot area, operated by Pet Paradise, will open this fall in the south end zone and feature artificial turf, a pool and palm trees. Fans can leave their dogs there and go watch the game. Or they can stay in the park with their dogs during the game. “People […]

UConn Break Dancing Club continues to spin in the spotlight

UConn Break Dancing Club continues to spin in the spotlight

STORRS —  Since 2002, the UConn Break Dancing Club has built a culture that makes everyone feel at home, no matter how many years of break dancing you may have under your belt. “I think this club is really special to me, honestly, because everyone acts like a family here,” said club member Nandini Verma. “I’m really kind of scared to get back into dancing but all the guys and girls that come here usually really make me feel welcomed. “No matter […]

What’s on the menu? A look at Shake Shack

What’s on the menu? A look at Shake Shack

WEST HARTFORD — Shake Shack’s latest location opens in West Hartford next week. The restaurant is located at 1445 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, in Corbin’s Corner. The doors open on Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. Here’s a look at what you can expect, with Shake Shack’s descriptions from their website!

Michigan mother leaves 2 infant girls in suitcase on curb

Michigan mother leaves 2 infant girls in suitcase on curb

FLINT, Mich. — Police said a 26-year-old Michigan woman left her two infant daughters inside a suitcase on the side of the road as child welfare workers arrived to take the children away. Police said officers assisting Child Protective Services workers Wednesday were unable to find the children inside the Flint home, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit. Authorities have not said why the children were being removed. WNEM-TV reports that officers looked outside the home and found the girls […]

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s