Speaking with Rep. Russ Morin on the House floor after voting in favor of the bill


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Houses Passes Anti-Human Trafficking Bill

May 18, 2017

The House unanimously passed a bill I introduced to prevent human trafficking.

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Fighting Human Trafficking

May 17, 2017

State Rep. Steve Stafstrom, vice chairman of the Judiciary Committee, led House passage of House Bill 7309, which aims to combat human trafficking through increased penalties, training and awareness.

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Legislators push to establish meaningful accountability for police officers

May 16, 2017

After recent high-profile incidents in Connecticut, lawmakers are voicing their support for House Bill 6663, which aims to establish meaningful accountability for police officers who use excessive force. The bill, which state Rep. Robyn Porter introduced and sponsored, would require police departments to complete an investigation within a 15-day period. If the state's Division of Criminal Justice determines the officer used excessive force, the officer would also be placed on unpaid leave.

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Hate Crime Bill Passes House

May 15, 2017

I am pleased to announce a bill I supported that makes the commission of a hate crime a felony and increases potential penalties upon a conviction passed the House unanimously and now heads to the Senate.

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