Report by Paula Antolini, March 30, 2021, 6:01PM EDT
Governor Lamont Statement on Final Passage of Legislation Concerning the COVID-19 Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies
“The Governor is hereby authorized to renew said public health and civil preparedness emergency declarations through May 20, 2021.”
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement regarding the vote in the Connecticut State Senate this afternoon giving final approval to legislation concerning the public health and civil preparedness emergencies he declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
“I want to thank the members of the Connecticut General Assembly for voting to ratify and extend the state of emergency. This step is critical to ensuring our vaccine and testing programs remain nimble and accessible to all of our residents, and we can continue to provide needed support for everyone in Connecticut as we work to get back to normal as quickly as possible. I take these powers seriously, and will continue to consult with legislative leadership and use this authority in a judicious fashion.”
The legislation is House Bill 6672, An Act Concerning Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies Declared and Renewed by the Governor. It will next be transmitted to the governor for his signature.