Rep. Urban Advocates for Desmond's Law


Time to Pass Desmond's Law

April 20, 2016

Yesterday I was joined by my colleague Rep. Brenda Kupchick and animal welfare advocates for a press conference in support of Desmond's Law. This legislation would allow courts to assign volunteer legal advocates to assist in the prosecution of animal abuse cases.

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Rep. Diana Urban at Animal Therapy Day

Rep. Urban and a volunteer from animal therapy organization Tails of Joy look on as a child reads to Beau, a therapy dog


Animal Therapy Day at the Capitol

April 13, 2016

Yesterday I welcomed a dozen therapy dogs and their handlers to the Capitol for Animal Therapy Day. The event raised awareness of the important role therapy animals play during times of trauma and crisis.

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Rep. Diana Urban with future firefighters

Rep. Urban has some fun with future firefighters at a press conference to ban flame retardants from children's products

Banning Toxic Flame Retardants

April 7, 2016

Yesterday I held a press conference on legislation to ban flame retardants in children' s products with my Co-Chair on the Children's Committee, Sen. Bartolomeo. HB 5299, An Act Concerning Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals in Children’s Products and Upholstered Residential Furniture, would ban the sale of children’s products containing certain toxic flame retardant chemicals.

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Informational Forum on Human Trafficking

March 31, 2016

Today I spoke at a press conference and informational forum on how to address human trafficking in Connecticut. The forum was held by the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, along with the Judiciary, Public Safety and Security, and Children's Committees.

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