Stillman, Ritter Named to Gun Violence Task Force Subgroups

Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety schedules hearings, names sub group members


A special bipartisan task force recently announced by legislative leaders and charged with developing recommendations designed to reduce gun violence, enhance school safety and increase access to mental health care has scheduled a series of public hearings.

There will be a public hearing focusing on school safety on Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m., a gun safety hearing on Jan. 28 at 10 a.m., and a hearing on mental health issues Jan. 29 at 10 a.m., all in room 2C at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. A fourth public hearing will be held by the task force at Newtown High School on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. 

Appointments to three subgroups within the task force were also announced. 

State Representative Betsy Ritter, D-Waterford, Montville was named to the Mental Health task force subgroup and State Senator Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, Montville was named to the School Safety task force subgroup.

The full list of subgroup members:

Gun Violence:

Sen. Martin Looney, Co-chair

Rep. Craig Miner, Co-chair

Rep. Gerald Fox III

Rep. Stephen Dargan

Rep. Bob Godfrey

Rep. Toni Walker

Rep. Rosa Rebimbas

Rep. Janice Giegler

Rep. Dan Carter

Sen. Eric Coleman

Sen. John Fonfara

Sen. Joan Hartley

Sen. John Kissel

Sen. Scott Frantz

Sen. Tony Guglielmo

Sen. Kevin Witkos


School Safety:

Rep. Andrew Fleischmann, Co-chair

Sen. Toni Boucher, Co-chair

Rep. Roberta Willis

Rep. Patricia Widlitz

Rep. Diana Urban

Rep. Tim Ackert

Rep. Tim LeGeyt

Rep. Whit Betts

Rep. Mitch Bolinsky

Sen. Dante Bartolomeo

Sen. Andrea Stillman

Sen. Beth Bye

Sen. Andrew Maynard

Sen. Art Linares

Sen. Mike McLachlan

Sen. Kevin Witkos


Mental Health:

Sen. Toni Harp, Co-chair

Rep. Terrie Wood, Co-chair

Rep. Susan Johnson

Rep. Cathy Abercrombie

Rep. Robert Megna

Rep. Betsy Ritter 

Rep. Prasad Srinivasan

Rep. DebraLee Hovey

Sen. Terry Gerratana

Sen. Gayle Slossberg

Sen. Joe Crisco

Sen. Rob Kane

Sen. Kevin Kelly

Sen. Joe Markley

Sen. Jason Welch


Richards, Arthyr E. MSgt USAF ret. January 20, 2013 at 12:53 PM
http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50208495#50208495 keep up the great work on the "Patch"--hope that all Task Force Members read the article!
REVMAN January 23, 2013 at 01:40 AM
Richards I watched the Video and it got buried, and all these bleeding heart liberal won't watch it even though A.C. is one .We (the American public)were lied to by our state police,our officials and the President now EVERYONE is dancing on the graves of those poor kids.I call them PLATFORM politicians. I VOTE AND I won't forget.If they want to take the guns out of the criminals hands make it a death penalty if you use any gun in the commission of a felony.


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