Public Hearings Monday March 13th 10:30 AM Legislative Office Building: Environment and Public Health Committees
ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING (10:30 am/Room 2B):
SUPPORT HB 5618 Concerning an increase in the handling fee for bottle redemption centers. Email to: ENVtestimony@cga.ct.gov.
OPPOSE SB 996 To eliminate the Bottle Deposit Bill and replace it with a less effective program.
PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING (10:30 am/Room 1D):
SUPPORT HB 7221 Access to water planning information. Email to:PHtestimony@cga.ct.gov.
GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTION COMMITTEE (10 AM/Room 2A):
OPPOSE HB 7051 Section 31 Implementing the governor's budget recommendations, which calls for the defunding and complete elimination of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), our state’s only environmental watchdog. Email to: GAEtestimony@cga.ct.gov.
You can submit your comments by email directly to the committees as indicated above, ideally before 3 pm this Friday. Your comments will still be accepted (and are just as important) after the hearing as part of the public record to help inform legislators when it comes time to cast their votes on these bills at a later date. Be sure to include your name and town in your testimony, and to clearly state that you SUPPORT or OPPOSE __bill # name___.
Submit written testimony or call your legislators. Come to the hearings if you can to make a show of concern with SAVE OUR WATER CT and other environmental activists. Wear your SAVE button. Note: The first hour or two is generally made up of elected officials speaking so late arrival is fine.
(Thanks to Lori Brown, CT League of Conservation Voters, for much of this information.)
Save Our Water CT
Citizen advocates acting to protect and conserve Connecticut's public trust waters.