Sen. Kissel: Governor Rell Signs Into Law Two Important Bills Affecting North Central Connecticut

June 9, 2010

According to State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) Governor Rell recently signed into law two important pieces of legislation affecting north central Connecticut.

SB 107, An Act Establishing a Bradley Development Zone was signed into law, Wednesday, June 2, 2010. The bill designates portions of the four towns surrounding Bradley Airport – Windsor Locks, Suffield, East Granby and Windsor – as the “Bradley Airport Development Zone” and provides tax incentives for new and existing businesses. Incentives include state-reimbursed property tax exemptions and a corporation business tax credit.

HB 5404, An Act Concerning the Nondisclosure of Certain Information Regarding Certain Employees to Inmates Under the Freedom of Information Act was also signed into law and will prevent inmates from abusing the Freedom of Information Act to obtain information regarding correctional staff that could be used for retaliatory purposes.

“I worked very hard to win passage of both of these important bills,” said Sen. Kissel. “They reflect two of my top priorities: safety and economic development. I was very thankful the Governor signed both of these bills into law and I look forward to seeing very positive results in the coming months and years.”