June 9, 2016

White House Gathering On Gun Violence

May 25, 2016 Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, joined Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and officials from throughout the nation Tuesday to discuss ways to keep communities safer by reducing gun violence. “In our own state of Connecticut, let alone throughout America, people are dying every day because of gun violence,” Tong said. …

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June 9, 2016

Tong Leads Project To Create 500,000 Jobs

May 18, 2016 State Representative William Tong announced House and Senate passage of The Connecticut 500 Project – a private-public initiative focused on the goal of creating 500,000 new private sector jobs over the next 25 years. The legislation, an outgrowth of the Commission on Economic Competitiveness, would set, and seek to achieve, the state’s cornerstone economic development goals over …

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June 9, 2016

House Passes Bill Making Schools Safer

April 30, 2016 Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, led the House of Representatives Saturday in approving legislation requiring boards of education to share with other boards findings of abuse or sexual misconduct by teachers. The legislation also increases the penalties for making a threat to a preschool, K-12 school or an institution of higher education. Tong …

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June 9, 2016

Rep. Tong Leads House In Passage Of Bill Created To Reduce Domestic Violence

April 27, 2016 Rep. William Tong, co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee, led the House of Representatives Wednesday in passing a bill he introduced with the goal of reducing violence against women and children. “We must do everything we can to prevent domestic violence,” said Tong (D-Stamford, Darien). “Victims of domestic abuse are highly vulnerable to further abuse, and this bill …

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June 9, 2016

Tong bill cracks down on telephone fraud

April 22, 2016 Rep. William Tong, co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee, led the House of Representatives Friday in passing legislation he introduced that cracks down on fraud committed through telephone solicitation and that compels the disclosure of cellular telephone and Internet records. The legislation, HB 5635, makes it a felony crime of telephone fraud, punishable by up to 20 years …

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June 9, 2016

Juvenile Justice Reform Bills Go Forward

April 1, 2016 Rep. William Tong, House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said the legislation approved this week by his committee would implement the recommendations of the Juvenile Justice Policy Oversight Committee. Rehabilitating young people instead of jailing them is the primary goal, one that is best for everyone in the long run, he said. “This legislation hopefully will help …

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June 9, 2016

Judiciary OKs Tong Bill Protecting Children

March 28, 2016 The Judiciary Committee approved a bill Monday created to ensure that local and regional boards of education have information concerning whether an applicant has been found to have committed abuse or sexual misconduct and that local and regional boards of education share findings with other boards of education who may otherwise unknowingly hire a sex offender. “There …

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June 9, 2016

$35 Million For Businesses, Transportation

March 24, 2016 Rep. William Tong and the Stamford delegation to the General Assembly applauded the State Bond Commission’s vote today to approve more than $35 million in funding and loans for three Stamford businesses and a major local transportation project. “We need to work hard to attract companies to our state, and this funding will help us move forward,” …

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June 9, 2016

Tong Seeks To Protect Women, Children

March 14, 2016 “Victims of domestic violence are highly vulnerable to further abuse, and this legislation provides comprehensive protection for them,” Rep. Tong said at a press conference before a public hearing on a bill he has introduced. “The goal here is quite simple. We need to protect victims by temporarily removing firearms from their abusers. Connecticut would not be …

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June 9, 2016

Tong Legislation Will Make Schools Safer

February 25, 2016 Rep. William Tong (D-Stamford, Darien), House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, joined by Sen. Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield) and a family from Newtown, on Thursday urged passage of legislation he has introduced for making schools safer in Connecticut. The legislation, Zero-Tolerance Safe School Environment Act (SB 246), increases the penalties for when a threat involves a preschool, K-12 …

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