My priority as a new representative is to be as accessible to my constituents as possible. This is the peoples’ seat and input from constituents helps me do the best job possible in representing this district, we all love. The relationship I have with my constituents can be clearly seen by looking at some of my bill proposals, as a number of the concepts I proposed came about directly from constituents.
The First Selectman of Colchester described an idea to authorize towns to use fee in lieu of open space payments to fund sidewalk maintenance. I liked the idea and proposed enabling legislation. Another constituent, who faced a horrible tragedy stemming from underage drinking, asked if I would propose a bill that would mandate the Department of Consumer Protection be notified if a permittee serves an underage person who is seriously injured or killed in an establishment. I did so. Another resident brought forward the idea to create a civilian medal of honor to recognize Connecticut citizens who perform extraordinary acts of heroism. I also proposed a bill to rename a section of route 151 in East Haddam in honor of Private First Class Peter P. Golec, who was KIA in Normandy during WWII, at the request of this hero’s extended family.
The deadline to propose legislation has passed and as the committee process plays out some of these bills will move forward, others will change while still others will be left behind. Visit my website www.repziobron.com to learn more. As always, please feel free to contact my office to discuss any issues or concerns by calling (860) 240-8700 or email to Melissa.Ziobron@housegop.ct.gov
State Representative- 34th District