Every year, the Connecticut General Assembly has the opportunity to review old laws and craft new laws that are designed to improve the quality of life in our state. While some laws take effect immediately, others are rolled out over several months. Earlier this month, nearly 100 new laws came into effect on Monday, Oct. 1. Several of these laws are important to families in our district. This week, I would like to share some of the laws that I supported and have now come into effect.
Our families deserve to live in healthy and safe communities. This year, together with the help of state Rep. Laura Hoydick (R-120), we helped craft bipartisan legislation that aims to identify sources of funding for future remediation of the Raymark Superfund site. It requires the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to submit a report to the legislature's Environment Committee by Feb. 1, 2013 on any private or public source of revenue that may be available for remediating the properties. It is my hope that this legislation will be the first important step toward bringing the clean up of Raymark waste in our community to a conclusion.