Connecticut lawmakers to hold first legislative session since capitol closed for pandemic

Connecticut lawmakers will have a special legislative session today for first time since the state capitol closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Jul 23, 2020, 10:38 AM

Updated 1,432 days ago

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Connecticut lawmakers to hold first legislative session since capitol closed for pandemic
Connecticut lawmakers will have a special legislative session today for first time since the state capitol closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Ned Lamont called for the special legislative session.
However, not all legislators will be in attendance, and just the House of Representatives will convene in order to maintain social distancing.
Legislators don't have to meet inside the chamber, and will have the option of listening in and voting on bills from their offices.
Lawmakers are going to focus on four bills that include a police accountability bill, which was drafted amid the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. It's undeniably the most controversial bill of the four right now.
Another bill is the absentee ballot bill, which would let anyone in the state vote by mail for the November election because of the pandemic.
There’s also a bill that would expand access to telehealth coverage through the start of the regular session in January.
The fourth bill would put a cap on insulin costs.
The House will debate and vote on all four bills this week, and the Senate will do the same next week.
They're expected to convene on Tuesday.
The House session is expected to begin at 11 a.m.
A rally is also planned before for those who oppose the police accountability bill.


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