Serving the 16th Assembly District
Legislative Office Building, Room 4000
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
I am honored and privileged to be your State Representative and your voice at the State Capitol.
The 2015 legislative session adjourned after dramatic deliberations over the state budget. The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned on June 3rd but reconvened on June 29th to implement the budget, finishing our work on June 30th.
I remain a strong advocate of fiscal restraint and responsibility, voting in opposition to a budget that increases spending, raises taxes and places unnecessary burdens on our business community.
From continuing to focus on revitalizing the economy and job creation to small business growth, I am proud of my accomplishments on behalf of our community.
As Vice Chairman of the Committee on Children, I introduced legislation with a Simsbury mother that establishes a Rare Disease Task Force. The task force will look at research data, diagnoses, and treatment of rare diseases.
As a member of the Aging Committee, I championed significant legislation on behalf of senior citizens that protects them from abuse and exploitation.
As a member of the Banks Committee, I supported the creation of a Student Loan Bill of Rights that ensures that borrowers who take on student loans have adequate resources at their disposal and regulates student loan servicers in Connecticut.
My favorite part of being State Representative is serving my constituents. I encourage openness and transparency in government and welcome hearing from you on all of the issues that matter most to you. I have included a summary of other highlights from the session in this newsletter which I hope you will find informative. If you would like further information about these topics or have any questions or concerns, please call me at 860.240.8585 or e-mail me at John.Hampton@cga.ct.gov. Thank you!