April 29, 2021

Two Haskell Bills Pass the Senate

Today, State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) thanked his colleagues in the Senate for approving two bills that he introduced earlier this year. The bills were approved unanimously and now await a vote in the House of Representatives.

The first bill would require the reporting of accidental deaths and serious injuries that occur on college campuses. This legislation has been championed by the family of Corey Hausman, a young man from Westport who lost his life just a few weeks after leaving for college. While crimes are currently reported under federal law, Senate Bill 954 would require that the number of accidental deaths and serious injuries also be included in the public record.

“We would not be talking about this bill today if it were not for the strength and compassion of Nanette Hausman, Corey’s incredible mother,” said Sen. Haskell. “This bill will make sure that campus administrators invest in the safety of their students and prevent tragedies like the one that took Corey’s life.”

The second bill would simplify and modernize the fuel delivery system in the state, saving both customers and workers time. Previously, fuel deliveries of gasoline, kerosene, fuel oils and similar substances required a physical receipt or delivery ticket to be administered. SB 152 would allow that process to take place electronically if the customer prefers.

“This is the kind of legislation we can all support – all it does is make folks’ lives easier,” said Sen. Haskell. “It cuts through red tape and gives customers a choice. simply by ending an outdated practice and shifting it to digital resources that can easily support it. I’m looking forward to its passing in the House and its signing by the Governor. Both of these great ideas came from constituents, so I encourage everyone who has an idea about how to make our laws better to pick up the phone and call their legislator.”