Legislative Record

Opioid addiction touches every community in our state. In recent years, the legislature has made serious efforts to address this crisis, including this year’s landmark HB 5053, which requires municipalities to equip and train their first responders to administer naloxone, an overdose reversing drug. It also limits practitioners from issuing opioid prescriptions that contain more than a 7 day supply.

House Bill 5450 will expand eligibility for medical marijuana to minors. I sat through hours of heartbreaking testimony in the Public Health Committee from parents of children with serious medical conditions who have been forced to become medical refugees and moved to other states so that their children can access the medicine that they need to just get through the day. This bill ensures that these patients can get the help they need.

This bill restricts how software contractors who operate programs that deal with student electronic records can use this information. Under the bill, contractors may only use the student records for purposes outlined in their contracts and may not use any identifiable student information in advertising their products.

In light of the issues Glastonbury had with the fuel cell project at the corner of Chalker Hill and Hebron Avenue, I proposed HB 5504 this year which would have improved communication between the Siting Council and residents living near a proposed project site. The Glastonbury project had been approved six years earlier but construction was not started until last year with changed plans, angering many neighbors of the site. Under the bill I proposed, the Siting Council would be required to hold a public hearing on a proposed project if construction of an approved project is not started within three years in order to keep residents up to date.

This bill passed out of the committee of cognizance but was not brought up for a vote in the House by the Democratic leadership.I hope to resubmit this legislation in the next session.

In an effort to strengthen the state’s efforts to crack down on human trafficking, the bill makes numerous changes to the statutes related to this horrible practice including a measure that I proposed which would require hotels & similar lodging operators to keep a record of all guest transactions for at least six months and train their staff members to recognize the signs of human trafficking. Another provision prohibits an individual aged 16 or 17 from being convicted of prostitution in order to protect teenage victims of human trafficking.

I cosponsored this legislation that seeks to improve communication between DDS and the families of individuals who receive services from the agency. Among its provisions, the bill prohibits DDS from removing individuals from the waiting list for services without their consent and requires DDS to provide families with information on each individual’s priority status on the waiting list.

I cosponsored this legislation that seeks to improve communication between DDS and the families of individuals who receive services from the agency. Among its provisions, the bill prohibits DDS from removing individuals from the waiting list for services without their consent and requires DDS to provide families with information on each individual’s priority status on the waiting list.

The bill creates a firefighters cancer relief fund from which firefighters who have been working for at least five years and can show through medical screenings that they have contracted cancer through their job environment, can withdraw up to two years’ worth of wage replacement benefits. The account will be funded by diverting $.01 from the current e911 fee on phone bills into the fund.

Under this bill, applicants seeking teacher certification in remedial reading, remedial language arts, and reading consultation will be required to under- go instruction in the detection and teaching of students with dyslexia. This measure will ensure that we can get students with dyslexia the proper help they need to help them succeed in school.

I strongly supported this legislation that will increase penalties for repeat animal abusers. Under current law, a subsequent offense of malicious and intentional animal cruelty is a Class D felony, which is punishable by imprisonment of up to give years and/or a fine of up to $5000. The new legislation increases the penalty to a Class C felony, which is punishable by imprisonment of up to ten years and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Introduce legislation to strengthen the voice of the community with decisions made by the Citing Council

Co-sponsored legislation to bolster the state aerospace industry

Supported capital improvements of highways and bridges

Consistently Opposed Tax Increases

Fought against Democrat tax increases within Budget

Supported delaying of gas tax hike

Opposed increasing size of state government

Opposed lifetime hefty pensions for short-term judges

Co-sponsored and championed bill to force MDC to treat Glastonbury residents fairly

Co-sponsored and won passage of bill granting Glastonbury control of their local Emergency Medical Services

Responded to public outcry and worked to make sure state police firing range was not relocated to Meshomasic State Forest

Defeated efforts to shrink drug-free school zones

Supported legislation to provide greater safety for youth athletes suspected of concussion

Introduced/passed legislation for awareness of cardiac arrest

Introduced legislation for trained school personnel to administer life-saving medication for first-time allergic reactions

Co-sponsored the 3 year moratorium on fracking waste

Co-sponsored successful legislation to improve disclosure of contract terms

Established oversight to prevent the excessive rate hikes

Served on the task force for Alzheimer’s and dementia legislation

Expanded dementia training requirements for staff in a wide range of nursing facilities

Co-sponsored successful legislation to allow military credentials to be recognized and transferred to private sector

Co-sponsored legislation for imposing criminal penalty on a person faking military service or honors

Co-sponsored legislation to give victims of sexual assault and stalking on college campuses clear and concise information on their rights and options for reporting such crimes

Legislation also improves accountability of educational authorities

Led efforts to ensure medical services continue uninterrupted in hospitals facing severe economic challenges

Co-sponsored to reduce delays to appropriate treatment

Prasad Srinivasan has been a successful Legislator and works across the aisles. Please see below for some of the bills he pioneered, co sponsored and supported.

Allow business to grow to strengthen our economy so that we all flourish

  • Co sponsored legislation and over-rode a governor veto to require an assessment of financial impact of new regulations on small businesses (SB 302)
  • Co sponsored legislation to bolster the state aerospace industry
  • Co sponsored legislation to allow businesses to fix first-time regulatory violations in a timely manner without civil penalty (HB 5500)

Control taxes and spending to create a sustainable budget for today and the future

  • Opposed the two largest tax increases in the state’s history (2011 and 2015)
  • Opposed increasing the the size of the state government
  • Co sponsored legislation to force MDC to treat neighboring towns fairly
  • Co sponsored successful legislation to improve disclosure of electric rates contract terms

Reform healthcare so doctors can practice without worrying about bureaucrats looking over their shoulder

  • Led the efforts to ensure medical services continue uninterrupted in hospitals facing severe economic challenges
  • Co sponsored legislation to reduce treatment delays
  • Strongly supported 3D mammograms were on the list of covered treatment options
  • Supported the expansion of medical marijuana eligibility

Protect individuals to ensure government works for all citizens

  • Supported legislation to combat the state’s opioid crisis
  • Supported legislation to strengthen human trafficking laws
  • Supported the establishment of a cancer relief fund to support firefighters afflicted by cancer from their job
  • Supported increased penalties for those who are convicted of animal abuse
  • Expanded dementia training requirements for nursing home staff