Thank you for your interest in the proposed Niagara Bottling Company’s plant in Bloomfield. As a result of hearing from concerned citizens like yourself, Senator Bye submitted legislative language to the Planning and Development Committee, and today they released SB 422 An Act Concerning Residential Water Rates, Public Drinking Water Supply Emergencies and Sellers of Bottled Water.
If you are interested in voicing your support for this legislation, the Planning and Development Committee will be holding a Public Hearing on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM in Hearing Room 2A of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. Legislators will listen to speakers share their thoughts. Each speaker receives 3 minutes to testify and speakers will be timed. Legislators may also ask questions after a speaker’s testimony is provided. Speaker order will be determined by a lottery system. Further details regarding signing up to speak will be forthcoming.
At this hearing you can express your support for this legislation, as well as any changes you would like the Planning and Development Committee to make to this bill. After looking at the first draft of the bill language, Senator Bye already made corrections to errors that were found, and we will follow up with you on Monday with the substitute language we are suggesting to the Committee.
If you are unable to attend the hearing in person, you may submit an electronic version of your written testimony by emailing it as a Word or PDF Document to the Planning and Development Committee at PDtestimony@cga.ct.gov. Testimony must include your name (or the name of the testifier) and the bill number (SB 422) to which you are commenting. Please note that all testimony provided at public hearings, written and spoken, is public information, and written testimony will be available for public view on the Connecticut General Assembly Website (cga.ct.gov).
Please forward this notice to anyone who may be interested in advocating on this critical issue, and let me know if you have any questions about the bill or the public hearing process.
Office of Senator Beth Bye
Legislative Office Building | Room 2700 | Hartford, CT 06106