Testimony on S.B. 1137: AAC Deposits in Lieu of Taxes

Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee April 29, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,500 members, we are opposed to S.B. 1137. This bill creates a new tax of 25% of the tax a non-profit organization would have paid if they were not […]

Testimony on H.B. 7415: AAC As Surcharge on Capital Gains

Committee on Finance, Revenue & Bonding April 26, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp,  LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,500 members supports H.B. 7415. This bill is a starting point toward a fairer budget that shares the burden on balancing the budget based on a household’s ability to contribute. We […]

Testimony on H.B. 7408: AAC Municipal Revenue and Stormwater Authority, Studies of the Pilot Grants Program and a Property Tax Exemption for Machinery and Equipment, and Enterprise Zones

Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee April 10, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,500 members, we are opposed to Section 6 of H.B. 7408. This section allows municipalities to enact fees on non-profits within the municipality for certain services provided by the […]

Testimony on H.B. 7407: AAC Medicaid Expenditures

Appropriations Committee April 5, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,500 members, we offer these comments on Medicaid and the importance of maintaining sufficient funding. Connecticut has one of the most successful Medicaid programs in the nation. Only about 3.5% of Medicaid […]

Testimony on Raised Bill 1109: AAC Solitary Confinement

Judiciary Committee March 29, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter supports Bill 1109 as it deals with the mental health of inmates and needs of employees who work with the prison population. As stated in Social Work Speaks, Social Work in the Criminal Justice System, 2017, “Based […]

Testimony on SB 691: AAC Erasure of Criminal Records

Judiciary Committee March 29, 2019 Submitted By: Maggie Goodwin, LCSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2500 members supports SB 691. Clean Slate Legislation would automatically expunge the criminal records of citizens returning from prison who do not return to crime – 3 years after misdemeanors and 5 years after non-violent […]

Testimony on Raised Senate Bill No. 792: AN ACT CREATING AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO STUDY DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION THAT OCCURS IN WORKPLACES AND SCHOOLS IN THE STATE.

Judiciary Committee March 2019 Submitted by: NASW/CT Diversity Committee Honorable Senator Winfield, Representative Stafstrom, and the Judiciary Committee, The National Association of Social Workers Connecticut Chapter’s (NASW/CT) Diversity Committee is in support of An Act Creating an Advisory Committee to Study Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression that Occurs in Workplaces and […]

Testimony on House Bill 5898: An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients

Public Health Committee March 18, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter (NASW/CT), supports House Bill 5898. We are a professional organization representing over 2,500 social workers in the state of Connecticut.  Our professional Code of Ethics stresses the “dignity and worth of the person,” with a key […]

Testimony on SJ 14: Resolution Proposing A State Constitutional Amendment To Permit Early Voting

Government Administration and Elections March 25, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter, representing over 2500 members supports SJ 14 to begin the steps toward amending the State Constitution to allow for early voting. Connecticut’s constitution and statutes are too restrictive in terms of when elections can be […]

Testimony on Bill 966: AAC The Prescriptive Authority of Psychologists

Public Health Committee March 25, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers supports Bill 966 to allow prescriptive authority to licensed psychologists who attain the specified graduate training and supervised experience as determined necessary by the Department of Public Health. There is a shortage of prescribers in Connecticut when it […]