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Your Chance to Voice Your Opinion on Expanding Substance Abuse Treatment Programs and Housing for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Proposals have been scheduled for public hearings on Wednesday. This is your chance to come to the Capitol complex, voice your support and engage in the democratic process.

Report by Paula Antolini
March 2, 2015 11:54AM EDT

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Message from CT State Representative Jay Case:

Two of my proposals have been scheduled for public hearings on Wednesday. This is your chance to come to the Capitol complex, voice your support and engage in the democratic process.
 
The first bill, H.B. 5058, would expand substance abuse treatment programs. Click on this link to read more about my proposal that would battle the unfortunate heroin epidemic we are witnessing. I believe we can make a vast improvement to our communities and our substance abuse programs by this expansion.
 
My second piece of legislation, which I am cosponsoring with fellow leaders of the intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) caucus, is S.B. 683, establishing a pilot housing program for individuals with I/DD. This would be the first of its kind in the state, and advocates have emphasized its importance.
 
Both bills are going before the public health committee on Wednesday, beginning at 1 p.m. in Room 1D. Click here to get directions to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

If you want to testify, there are a few things you should consider:
 
Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to PHCTestimony@cga.ct.gov. Your testimony should clearly state your name and the bill number and title. The committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the agenda. 
 
The first hour of the hearing is reserved for legislators, constitutional officers, state agency heads and chief elected municipal officials.
 
Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony. The committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement. 
 
Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the committee. 
All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information. As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines.

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Above photo: CT State Representative Jay Case, 63rd District, serving Colebrook, Goshen, Winchester and Torrington.

 
As always, feel free to contact my office at 800-842-1423 or by email at jay.case@housegop.ct.gov if you have questions, concerns or ideas about issues related to state government.
 
Sincerely,
 
Jay Case
State Representative, 63rd District

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