Senator Somers Spearheads Legislation to Protect Small Towns

June 1, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. – Today State Senator Heather Somers (R-Groton) released the following statement regarding legislation approved by the Senate that protects small towns and the people who live there.

“Legislation that was passed yesterday in the Senate gives authority back to our towns and I think that is something that we can be proud of,” said Sen. Somers. “Before any large training facility is built in any town, individuals in the town should be able to weigh in – after all they are the ones who have to live there. The amendment that I offered requires a town referendum before any training compound is built.”

Senate Bill 986 was passed unanimously in the Senate and now heads to the House of Representatives for final passage.

“If anyone has ever visited Griswold they know it has a great deal of character and a small village feel – ultimately this bill will empower residents of small towns to decide whether or not they want a colossal state sponsored training facility put in their backyards,” said Sen. Somers.