Hartford- State Representatives Larry Miller (R-122) and John Harkins (R-120) today hailed the passage of H.B. 7001, legislation consolidating Connecticut’s probate court system, for maintaining a stand alone district for the Town of Stratford.
“This is a victory for Stratford, and I am pleased that negotiators saw the virtue of maintaining a single district for a town of Stratford’s size,” said Rep. Miller. “Stratford residents will continue to be assured of a community-based, accessible probate court to serve them at some of the most difficult times in their lives. In addition, the decision to retain a single district for Stratford will save jobs and ensure that the challenges of economic development that our town faces are not compounded with a newly vacant courthouse building.”
The probate reorganization plan consolidates Connecticut’s probate system into 54 districts. It passed the House of Representatives 134 to 7, with Reps. Miller and Harkins voting in favor.
“Stratford is lucky to have one of the best probate judges in Connecticut, and I am glad to see that our town will continue to be served locally,” said Harkins. “While consolidation is a prudent move, it would have made no sense to lump Stratford in with another community when our courthouse serves residents so well.”