Action Needed on Casino Hearing Tuesday

2/25/2019

The following is a message from Legislative Advocate Michele Mudrick:

We could use everyone’s help now. The casino and sports wagering bills are having a public hearing TOMORROW - Tuesday, Feb. 26. We need your help in speaking out on this bill!  These are two things you can do - do both, or just one:

  1. Submit written testimony in opposition to casino expansion and sports wagering. You can email your testimony in Word or PDF format to  PSTESTIMONY@CGA.CT.GOV, ideally by 10 AM on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Please also email your testimony to your State Rep and State Senator.  (See below for sample testimony and other info)
     
  2. Attend the public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and read your testimony.

The Public Safety and Security Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building.  Sign-up for the hearing will begin 8:00 AM in Room 3650 of the LOB. If you are attending the hearing, Please submit 40 copies of written testimony to Committee staff at 8:00 AM in Room 3650 of the LOB. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.

These are the bills to be heard:

  1. Proposed S.B. No. 11 AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORIZATION OF A CASINO GAMING FACILITY IN EAST WINDSOR. Here is the link to this bill.
     
  2. Proposed S.B. No. 17 AN ACT AUTHORIZING SPORTS WAGERING, INTERNET GAMBLING AND INTERNET KENO. Here is the link to this bill.
     
  3. Proposed S.B. No. 665 AN ACT CONCERNING SPORTS WAGERING. Here is the link to this bill:
     
  4. Proposed H.B. No. 7055 AN ACT CREATING THE CONNECTICUT GAMING COMMISSION AND CREATING A COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCESS FOR A RESORT-CASINO. Here is the link to this bill:

Resources:

The following documents are here in Word format so that you may copy and paste the wording for your own testimony: 

Sample Template for Testimony

Ten Reasons to Oppose the Expansion of Casino Gambling in CT

More about the Coalition Against Casino Expansion


This information can also be found at: nomorecasinosinct.org/

For more information, Contact Michele Mudrick by email or at at 860-796-3822.