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Newtown Delegation Invites Residents to Make their Voices Heard at Hearings on Guns, Safety & Mental Health

The Newtown Delegation is inviting folks to participate in a series of upcoming public hearings on issues related to the tragic Sandy Hook shooting.

In an effort to fully involve Newtown residents in the legislative process, State Reps. DebraLee Hovey (R-112), Dan Carter (R-2) and Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) are inviting folks to participate in a series of upcoming public hearings on issues related to the tragic Sandy Hook shooting -- including one hearing at Newtown High School.

At the hearings, which will be conducted by members of the bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety, the public will have an opportunity to weigh in on topics relating to each of the three newly formed subcommittees on school safety, gun control and mental health,.

The public hearing schedules follows:

School Safety Public Hearing
Friday, January 25th, 2013
Legislative Office Building, Hartford
9:30am, Room 2C
 
Gun Violence Prevention Public Hearing
Monday, January 28th, 2013
Legislative Office Building, Hartford
10:00am, Room 2C
 
Mental Health Public Hearing
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Legislative Office Building, Hartford
10:00am, Room 2C

Full Bipartisan Task Force Public Hearing
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Newtown High School
6:00pm

The parameters for public testimony will be released in the coming days.

Those unable to attend the public hearings are encouraged to watch proceedings live on the Connecticut Public Affairs television network, CT-N, or stream them online at http://www.ctn.state.ct.us/

The purpose of the group is to conduct a review of current law and make recommendations on a range of potential legislation to prevent gun violence, enhance school security and ensure proper mental health services in Connecticut. The Task Force will provide recommendations for a bipartisan emergency certified bill in March.

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