2018 State Legislative Session

The HBRA of CT's advocacy and issue policy efforts are governed by the association's Government Affairs Committee, a diverse group of HBRA members from across the state. Advocacy and policy work is managed by professional staff.

All HBRA members are invited to participate on the Government Affairs Committee. You DO NOT need to know anything about the capitol or how lobbying works; what we need is your experience and expertise on industry issues - just contact Bill Ethier, HBRA CT's CEO, at bethier@hbact.org.

Home Building Industry Day at the Capitol - Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Our priority issues will be known by this date since most committee deadlines will have come and gone.  Stay tuned here for specific issue updates and talking points (subject to change on a daily basis):

Other key links and docs:

  • FIND YOUR LEGISLATORS. Everyone has two state legislators who represent them (1 state representative, who serves in the state House; and 1 state Senator, who serves in the state Senate). (all 36 state Senators)/(all 151 State Representatives)
    • We strongly urge HBRA members to get to know their state legislators: Call them, email them, invite them for a cup of coffee and teach them about your business and the issues and concerns you have. The HBRA of CT debates issues and policies, delivers testimony and produces talking points, but much of our legislative success comes down to relationships our members have with legislators. Legislators want to do right by their constituents, and if you don't have even a casual relationship with them, then they will first think of other constituents.
    • We are also represented in Washington DC by federal legislators, i.e., a US Representative (Congressman or Congresswoman) and two US Senators; NAHB handles federal issues, whereas HBRACT focuses on the state legislature and state agencies.
  • The Legislative Process in Connecticut
  • Tips When Talking with Legislators
  • Directions to State Capitol Building and Legislative Office Building (LOB), Hartford - please note the Security/Screening Procedures noted on the directions.
  • Connecticut General Assembly web site.
Things you should know about the state HBRA's advocacy work:

Other policies and viewpoints:



 
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