Derek Slap


Derek Slap



May 1, 2024
Senator Derek Slap

Sen. Slap’s Effort to Strengthen MDC Consumer Advocate Position Passes Senate

Today, State Senator Derek Slap’s efforts to strengthen the MDC Consumer Advocate Position passed the state Senate. Senate Bill 336 – An Act Concerning the Metropolitan District of Hartford County’s Independent Consumer Advocate passed unanimously.

The position was established in 2017 by then Representative Derek Slap and Senator Beth Bye, however funding for the position has not been increased since. Funding levels are currently inadequate to support the position. The advocate is paid hourly and this proposal calls for raising the cap on billable hours so the advocate can better represent consumers.

“Since its inception the Independent Advocate has helped families and businesses save hundreds of thousands of dollars and this bill will ensure the position can continue, while attracting competitive candidates for the job,” said Sen. Slap. “With a small but purposeful investment, consumers will continue to be well represented in their agreements with this utility provider.”

This legislation will now move to the House floor.

Contact: Garnet McLaughlin
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