White House Gathering On Gun Violence

May 25, 2016

Rep. William Tong joins Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and officials from throughout the nation to discuss ways to keep communities safer by reducing gun violence. "In our own state, we have been working hard to reduce the violence, and I believe this conference will help our efforts,” Tong says.

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House Passes Bill Making Schools Safer

April 30, 2016

Rep. William Tong leads the House in passing legislation championed by his Stamford colleagues that requires boards of education to share with other boards findings of abuse or sexual misconduct by teachers. The legislation also increases the penalties for making a threat to a preschool, K-12 school or an institution of higher education.

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Desmond's Law Passes the House

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House Passes Desmond's Law

April 27, 2016

Yesterday night, the House of Representatives passed Desmond's Law! HB 5344, An Act Concerning Support For Cats and Dogs That Are Neglected Or Treated Cruelly, would allow courts to assign volunteer legal advocates to assist in the prosecution of animal abuse cases.

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Rep. Tong Leads House In Passage Of Bill Created To Reduce Domestic Violence

April 27, 2016

“As legislators we have a duty to do everything we can to keep people safe,” Rep. William Tong said in leading passage of HB 5054, An Act Protecting Victims Of Domestic Violence, which requires gun owners to surrender their firearms within 24 hours after being served with a temporary restraining order in domestic violence cases. For more on passage of this legislation, read the CT Mirror news story.

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