James Maroney


James Maroney



December 12, 2022

Senator Maroney Reappointed to Chair of General Law Committee

Extension of exemption on gas tax, free bus fare; increased funding for Essential workers bonuses, heating oil assistance

of the General Law Committee which oversees all matters relating to the Department of Consumer Protection, fair trade, and sales practices. Senator Maroney will also be a ranking member of the Regulation Review Committee, which reviews regulations proposed by state agencies and approving them before regulations are implemented, and Vice Chair of the Veterans’ Affairs committee that oversees all matters relating to the military.

“I am honored to be selected to continue as General Law chair,” said Senator Maroney. “The General Law Committee oversees issues that are important to my constituents including occupational licensing, consumer protection, and prescription drug monitoring. This past year I was honored to guide Connecticut’s Data Privacy Act to passage. This year, I will work to expand children’s online protections and fight to expand access to Narcan which will assist in the battle against the opioid crisis.”

“Senator Maroney has demonstrated his ability to lead his committees while also advocating the needs of his constituents since his first day in the State Senate,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney. “Senator Maroney has the devotion and commitment needed to oversee the complex and important legislation coming for the General Law Committee. I know he will continue to do an excellent job in upcoming General Assembly term.”

Senator Maroney was first elected to represent the 14th District in 2018. Before being elected to the Senate, he was a State Representative for the 119th District from 2012-2014, where he served on the Higher Education Committee.

The legislative session begins on the first Wednesday of January 2023.


Additional actions taken today include a requirement that 95% of proceeds from fines administered by PURA in fiscal years 2023 and 2024 will go toward Operation Fuel and a requirement that nonprofits submit annual reports to PURA regarding use of proceeds. This will ensure additional financial support in these programs. The Senate also voted to ensure retailers’ existing inventories of beverage containers not marked for recycling can continue to be sold after January 1, when new bottle laws take effect in the state.