Our friends at CTNewsJunkie.com have coverage of what’s happening in Hartford as the legislative session moves full steam ahead. Below are links to their updates on two key issues, vaccines and a proposed statewide ban on polystyrene.

Possible Statewide Styrofoam Ban

Click above to vote on 2020 SB 99: AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE AND DISTRIBUTION OF POLYSTYRENE PRODUCTS

The legislative Environmental Committee heard testimony on a proposed bill that would “prohibit schools, restaurants or caterers from providing or distributing single-use containers made of expanded polystyrene to consumers,” according to CTNewsJunkie. This news comes as Wilton officials consider a similar localized effort being recommended by Wilton Go Green.

Find out more about the proposed statewide legislation to ban styrofoam here and register your support or opposition to the bill, above.

Vaccination Compromise

Click above to vote on 2020 HB 5044: AN ACT CONCERNING IMMUNIZATIONS

The question of religious exemptions and vaccines saw a compromise answer yesterday, as “the Public Health Committee voted 14-11 Monday to send a bill that eliminates the religious exemption to vaccinations for some children to the House.

“The bill was amended to grandfather in any child that currently has an exemption. The amendment passed, 16-9, with bipartisan support,” writes CT News Junkie’s Christine Stuart. Read her full coverage of events–and find out whether that satisfies opponents of the bill. Plus, you can also register your own opinion, above.

Photo above: Supporters of religious exemption speak out against compulsory vaccination. (Christine Stuart/CT News Junkie).