Testimony on Resolution Proposing An Amendment To The State Constitution To Allow For Early Voting And No-Excuse Absentee Voting

Government Administration and Elections March 13, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter, representing over 2500 members supports HJR 161 to begin the steps toward amending the State Constitution to allow for early voting. Connecticut’s constitution and statutes are restrictive in terms of when elections can be held […]

S.B. 972: AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO ORIGINAL BIRTH RECORDS BY ADULT ADOPTED PERSONS

Planning and Development Committee Submitted by: Stephen A. Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW, Executive Director March 15th, 2019   On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT chapter representing over 2,500 members we call upon the Planning and Development Committee to support S.B. 972 to provide adoptees with an original birth certificate.   NASW-CT supports restoring […]

Testimony on Raised House Bill 7292: AN ACT CONCERNING SOCIAL WORKER TITLE PROTECTION

Labor and Public Employees Committee March 2019 Submitted by: NASW/CT Diversity Committee Honorable Senator Kushner, Representative Porter and the Labor and Public Employees Committee, The National Association of Social Workers CT Chapter Diversity Committee is in support of Title Protection for Social Workers, Raised Bill No. 7292, with the recommended language proposed by NASW/CT as […]

Testimony on HB 7267: AAC Public Options for Health Care in Connecticut Insurance and Real Estate Committee

Insurance and Real Estate Committee March 6, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2500 members, NASW/CT is in support of HB 7267.  Health care is a right, not a privilege, yet due to the continuing high costs for coverage far too many […]

H.B. No. 7125: AN ACT CONCERNING PARITY FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER BENEFITS, NONQUANTITATIVE TREATMENT LIMITATIONS, DRUGS PRESCRIBED FOR THE TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES.

Insurance and Real Estate Committee, Public Hearing, March 5, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW On behalf of the 2500 members of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter, and as a member of the CT Parity Coalition, we thank the committee in raising H.B. 7125. HB 7125 is meant to ensure that Connecticut […]

IN SUPPORT of H.B. 7198, AN ACT CONCERNING SOCIAL WORKERS

Public Health Committee Public Hearing Testimony – March 4th, 2019 Submitted by: Ashley Blanchard, MSW Dear Senator Abrams, Representative Steinberg, and respected members of the Public Health Committee: I am Chair of the National Association of Social Workers Connecticut Chapter’s (NASW/CT) Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Committee, and I urge your support and passage […]

Testimony on Bill 7198: AAC Social Workers

Public Health Committee March 4, 2019 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW  On behalf of the Connecticut Chapter, National Association of Social Workers, representing over 2,500 members, we thank the Public Health Committee for raising AAC Social Workers that is meant to reserve the title of Social Worker to those individuals who hold a baccalaureate or […]

Testimony on Proposed House Bill 6091: AN ACT REQUIRING THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TO OFFER ENGLISH AND SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSIONS OF EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED TO CERTAIN LICENSEES IN THIS STATE

Insurance and Real Estate Committee February 28, 2019 Submitted by: NASW/CT Diversity Committee Honorable Senator Lesser, Representative Scanlon, Representative Rosario and the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, The National Association of Social Workers CT Chapter, Diversity Committee is in support of Proposed Bill No. 6091. The amendment of sections 38a-702d and 38a-769 of the general […]

Testimony on HB 7148: AAC the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June Thirtieth 2021 and Making Appropriations Therefore

Appropriations Committee Department of Public Health Budget March 1, 2019 Submitted by: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT chapter opposes the Governor’s proposed budget reduction of nearly $200,000 in the Department of Public Health’s budget for school-based health centers. SBHC’s are a proven, effective service system that provides physical, mental and […]

Testimony on Raised Bill 883: AAC The Threatening of Child Protective Services Workers

Committee on Children February 28, 2019 Submitted by: Stephen Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter supports Raised Bill 883: AAC The Threatening of Child Protective Services Workers. We believe that this proposed legislation is one part of creating a system of reduced threat and harm to social workers, especially but not […]