In Newtown, Legislators Listen

January 31, 2013

Sen. Rob Kane (at far right) listens to testimony delivered during a Jan. 30 public hearing which was held at Newtown High School by the bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety Task Force.

The panel was established in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Hundreds of parents, educators, first responders and area residents offered personal anecdotes and policy suggestions to the task force. The hearing lasted nearly six hours. Sen. Kane serves on the panel’s Mental Health Services subcommittee.

Visit the committee’s website at The website includes information on the task force’s membership and public hearings, as well as a link for submitting online testimony. The task force is responsible for producing a bill by late February.

Sen. Kane represents Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Middlebury, Oxford, Roxbury, Seymour, Southbury, Washington, Watertown and Woodbury. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 800 842 1421 .