Senator Kissel Supports Governor Rell’s Signing of Bill Expanding State Commission on Aging

August 5, 2005

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) today praised Governor M. Jodi Rell for signing into law a bill that makes important changes to the state’s Commission on Aging. Senator Kissel, who is the Ranking Senator on the General Assembly’s Select Committee on Aging, joined Governor Rell and other state legislators at the bill signing ceremony at the West Hartford Senior Center on July 26, 2005.

“I was tremendously honored to be able to join Governor Rell as she signed this very important bill ensuring that our Commission on Aging is, and will continue to be, the strongest voice possible for our seniors,” said Senator Kissel.

“This is legislation I co-sponsored and advocated on behalf of throughout this legislative session and I would like to thank Governor Rell for helping to keep Connecticut committed to assisting our seniors throughout the state,” continued Senator Kissel. “The new law makes the Commission more independent and helps ensure that now, more than ever, our state’s senior community will have a strong public voice on their side ensuring that their needs are met.”

Effective as of July 26 th , Public Act 05-77 moves the Commission on Aging from the executive branch to the legislative branch, expands its membership, and allows legislative leaders from both parties to name two new members to the Commission.

Senator Kissel is a Deputy Minority Leader and represents the seventh district communities of East Granby, Enfield , Granby , Somers, Suffield, Windsor , and Windsor Locks.