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CT State Rep. Will Duff: New Laws Taking Effect on January 1st

Report by Paula Antolini
December 30, 2017 5:14PM EDT

CT State Rep. Will Duff: New Laws Taking Effect on January 1st

As 2017 comes to an end, we prepare for a number of new laws to take effect starting January 1, 2018. These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I therefore 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, reduce the maximum number of days for a prescription from seven to five for minors and allow patients to request drugs other than opioids be prescribed.
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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, as directed if an employee whose income is withheld to enforce a child support order makes a workers’ compensation claim.

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.

 

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Please pass this information along to those who may benefit from knowing what to expect in the 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 at William.Duff@housegop.ct.gov or at (800) 842-1423.

 

Wishing you and your family and safe and Happy New Year!

 

Sincerely,

State Rep. WIlliam Duff

Please note that this is provided as information, and inclusion in this message does not indicate my support or opposition to an individual measure.

 

 

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Proudly serving Bethel, Danbury, Redding & Newtown
State Rep. Will Duff
800-842-1423 (Toll Free)
860-240-8700 (Local)
860-240-0207 (Fax)

 

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The 2nd General Assembly District
Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Ave.
Room 4200
Hartford, CT 06106

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