CBC GETS FIVE BILLS INTRODUCED INTO THE CT GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Today, Connecticut Bicycle Coalition was successful in getting five bills introduced into the 1999 CT Legislative Session. This was the final day for individual legislators to submit bills. Additional bills will be raised by full committees later in the session. The CBC Public Policy Committee will keep members abreast of ACTION WE NEED TO TAKE through letters, phone calls, visits, and bike rides with legislators to move what are now awesome ideas into law and reality.
At this time, bills exist essentially in a core concept format including the "Name of the Act" and its "purpose." At this time, CBC members should WRITE NOTES (postcards are ok, too) of THANKS to the named legislators for introducing these pro-bike bills. A SAMPLE NOTE and legislators' addresses follow.
The 1999 CBC Legislative Initiative Line up:
CBC will also keep an eye on CT DOT's authorizations/appropriations act this year, emphasizing language and standards compliance with TEA-21 requirements.
Thank you, Representative NAME, for introducing the bill named "AN ACT to..." I look forward to supporting you and all your efforts like this which will improve our quality of life and natural environment in Connecticut. More people riding more bikes more places more often. That works for me! Thanks again.
Demetrios Giannaros, 56 Basswood Rd., Farmington 06032
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