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Legislative Affairs Unveils Website Updates

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Office of Legislative Affairs recently unveiled its new Legislative Update section on the DDS website. The section contains information regarding the current Connecticut General Assembly Legislative Session, which runs from February 6 through May 7, 2008.  DDS Legislative Affairs is responsible for proposing and developing legislative initiatives; participating in policy drafting and management; and tracking
legislation throughout the session that may impact DDS consumers, employees or providers.
Located on the front page of the website, “Legislative Affairs 2008” offers updated information on legislative bills and recent agency testimony before various committees.  In addition, links are provided to all state legislators and committees that work closely with DDS.
The Director of Legislative and Executive Affairs, Christine Pollio, and Rod O'Connor, Legislative and Regulations Analyst, track the hundreds of bills that are proposed each session at the Capitol.  The 2008 session is already well under way, with public hearings and committee meetings in full swing.  We are hopeful that the web page will be a useful tool for DDS consumers, families, employees and providers to access information about bills with a potential impact on our service system.
The general assembly website (www.cga.ct.gov) is another great way to keep up with what is going on at the Legislative Office Building and State Capitol.  For more information about DDS Office of Legislative Affairs, visit the DDS website at: www.ct.gov/dds.