(photo) Sen. Martin: Measure to Boost CT Veteran-Owned Businesses is Now CT Law

June 10, 2016

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A proposal co-sponsored by Sen. Henri Martin to make it easier for veterans to start and maintain local businesses in Connecticut has been signed into law.

Sen. Martin, the ranking senator on the legislature’s Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, co-sponsored and voted in favor of the legislation, which allows the State of Connecticut to give a 15 percent price preference to veteran-owned small businesses which bid on state contracts.

“Our veterans have served their country, they have defended our freedoms, and they have made tremendous sacrifices on our behalf,” Sen. Martin said. “We want to lessen burdens on veterans who want to grow their businesses and grow jobs right here in Connecticut. This law sends a positive message to veterans and the entire Connecticut business community. This is one way for us, as state legislators, to say ‘thank you’ to all Connecticut veterans.”

The law takes effect October 1.

For more information on the legislation, visit: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2016/ACT/pa/2016PA-00184-R00SB-00002-PA.htm

Sen. Martin (www.senatorhenrimartin.com) represents Bristol, Harwinton, Plainville, Plymouth and Thomaston. He can be reached at Henri.Martin@cga.ct.gov or at 860 240-0022.