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State Committee to Take Testimony on Senior Safety Zones Bill Tuesday

Montville delegation headed to hearing, which will be broadcast on Capitol TV

 

The state Aging Committee holds a public hearing Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m. at the State House on a senior safety zones bill. 

The proposed act would “prevent sex offenders from having free access to senior centers or housing for the elderly,” which resembles senior safety zone legislation Montville passed at the end of last year and rescinded last month following public outcry over concerns about constitutional challenges.

The Connecticut affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union has said it would challenge the law.

A Montville delegation in support of the proposed law will be attending including Mayor Ronald McDaniel, Town Councilor Billy Caron, Senior and Social Service director Kathleen Peck and others.

Town Councilor Rosetta Jones was invited to testify at the hearing.

The ACLU will also be in attendance providing testimony opposing the measure.

The hearing will be broadcast on CT-N (Capitol TV) channel 23 or on the web.  

 

The Aging Committee is one of the joint standing committees of the Connecticut General Assembly. It is composed of 12 members - three state senators and nine state representatives. The committee has cognizance of all matters relating to senior citizens.

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