Legislation Validating Enfield Referendum Receives Final Approval

June 8, 2005

Bill Now Awaits Governor’s Signature

The State Senate approved legislation late tonight that validates the town of Enfield’s referendum held last
November 2 nd . The bill had been approved by the Senate last week, but had to be voted on again after being amended earlier today by the Connecticut House of Representatives. State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) joined 35 other legislators in unanimously approving the bill.

“Thousands of Enfield citizens came to the polls on Election Day and voted to approve an appropriation of $24 million to help with several transportation initiatives in town. With this final approval by the state Senate, citizens and town officials alike can rest assured that the funding plan is indeed valid,” said Senator Kissel.

The $24 million appropriation was in accordance with the Roadway Management Study of 2003. The referendum also authorized the issuance of bonds, notes, and temporary notes of up to $19 million and agreed to accept grants and other funds to defray the cost of the appropriation.

Senator Kissel is a Deputy Minority Leader and the Ranking Member on the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. He is in his seventh term representing the 7 th Senatorial District.