Town Hall Meeting Wednesday April 24th at 6:30 pm

Items to be discussed include:

(1)    status of town legal cases; the Town attorney will be present to provide a first-hand update,

(2)    status of S.B. No. 115; State Senator Paul Doyle and State Representative Tony Guerrera will be present

(3)    observations on activity at the actual ‘prison site’

(4)    our next steps

E-mail Testimony Deadline 5:00pm Today – Public Hearing

Please e-mail testimony to phc.testimony@cga.ct.gov regarding the Proposed S.B. No. 115 AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPROVAL PROCESS FOR RESIDENTIAL NURSING FACILITIES SERVING INMATES AND MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS by 5:00pm today to ensure the Committee recognizes your stance.

If you are unable to make the 5:00pm deadline, you can submit 10 written/printed copies tomorrow at 9:00am.

http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABulletin/Bulletin.asp

Guide to Testifying at a Public Hearing.
Check out the latest Bill Status.

Talk to Gov. Malloy March 6, 2013, 7:00pm Middletown City Hall

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman announced that they will host a community forum in Middletown on Wednesday, March 6.  These town hall-style events provide an opportunity to discuss the state’s pressing issues face-to-face with state residents.  They are open to the public; tickets are not necessary and seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

City Hall 245 deKoven Drive, Middletown CT
http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?Q=520072&A=4010

http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?a=11&q=520040

Guide to Testifying at a Public Hearing

Guide to Testifying at a Public Hearing

When you are called, sit at the speaker’s desk. You may begin with “Madam Chair, Mr. Chairman” (as appropriate) “and members of the committee.” Introduce yourself very distinctly so the transcriber can understand, and mention your town and the number and title of the bill you’ll be speaking on. In addition, most hearings and meetings are covered by Connecticut Network (CT-N) for broadcast over local cable access stations.

Indicate right away whether you support the bill, oppose it, or are offering suggestions to improve it. Then explain your reasoning. Follow this procedure for each bill you discuss.

Keep your remarks short; 3-5 minutes is usually enough, but be sure not to exceed any announced time limits. If other speakers have already made your point, you can say that you agree with, or want to associate yourself with the remarks of one or more previous speakers. Your views and your name will then be clearly on record.

When you finish, remain at the microphone for a moment, in case committee members want to ask questions. Then return to your seat or leave the hearing, as you wish.