TESTIMONY ON S.B. 29: AN ACT CONCERNING THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

Finance, Revenue and Bonding March 3, 2022 Submitted by Stephen Monroe Tomczak, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. Senator Fonfara, Representative Scanlon, and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony in support of SB 29, “An Act Concerning the Earned Income Tax Credit.” My name is Stephen Monroe Tomczak. I teach social welfare policy […]

TESTIMONY REGARDING S.B. 184: AN ACT EXTENDING THROUGH NOVEMBER 8, 2022, SEVERAL CHANGES REGARDING ELECTION ADMINISTRATION AS A RESULT OF COVID-19 AND CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT AND H.B. 5262: AN ACT REVISING CERTAIN ABSENTEE VOTING ELIGIBILITY STATUTES

Appropriations Committee March 4, 2022 Presented By: Kathleen Callahan, MSW Dear Honorable Chairpersons Flexer and Fox, Ranking Members Sampson and Mastrofrancesco, Vice Chairs Haskell and Thomas, and all other Members of the Government Administration and Elections Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly: My name is Kathleen Callahan, a resident of Stratford, and the chair of […]

TESTIMONY ON HB 5248: AN ACT CONCERNING COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS ON OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING

Labor and Public Employees Committee March 3, 2022 Submitted by Stephen A. Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,300 members, we support HB 5258. Individuals who committed a felony and have completed sentencing should be provided full opportunities for re-entering into the community and attaining an […]

TESTIMONY REGARDING HB-5037: AN ACT ADJUSTING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2023

Appropriations Committee February 24, 2022 Presented By: Kathleen Callahan, MSW Dear Honorable Chairpersons Osten and Walker, Ranking Members Miner and France, Vice Chairs Hartley, Dathan, and Nolan, and all other distinguished Members of the Appropriations Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly: My name is Kathleen Callahan, a resident of Stratford, and the chair of the […]

Testimony on Senate Bill 88: An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients

Public Health Committee February 23, 2022 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter (NASW/CT), supports Senate Bill 88. Our professional Code of Ethics stresses the “dignity and worth of the person,” with a key ethical responsibility of respecting a person’s self-determination – that is, the right and ability an […]

Testimony on HB 5001: An Act Concerning Children’s Mental Health

Public Health & Committee on Children February 25, 2022 Submitted by: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter representing over 2,300 members, we thank the Committees for the bi-partisan proposed bill HB 5001. This is a monumental piece of legislation that we look forward to working on as […]

TESTIMONY REGARDING HB-5037: AN ACT ADJUSTING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2023

Appropriations Committee February 23, 2022 Presented By: Kathleen Callahan, MSW Dear Honorable Chairpersons Osten and Walker, Ranking Members Miner and France, Vice Chairs Hartley, Dathan, and Nolan, and all other distinguished Members of the Appropriations Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly: My name is Kathleen Callahan, a resident of Stratford, and the chair of the […]

Testimony on H.B. 6407: An Act Concerning the Occupational and Professional Licenses of Military Members Spouses

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee March 4, 2021 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,300 members supports H.B. 6407. This is an idea that is long overdue and much needed to assist spouses of military members and other persons to readily attain employment required licensing […]

Testimony on S.B. 19: An Act Concerning the Occupational and Professional Licenses of Military Members Spouses

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee February 27, 2022 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW The National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,300 members supports S.B. 19. This is an idea that is long overdue and much needed to assist spouses of military members to readily attain employment required licensing or certification when […]

TESTIMONY REGARDING HB-5037: AN ACT ADJUSTING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2023

Appropriations Committee February 17, 2022 Submitted By: Stephen Wanczyk-Karp, LMSW On behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, CT Chapter representing over 2,300 members, we urge the Appropriations Committee to increase funding for school based mental health services, especially for the employment of additional school social workers. NASW Standards for School Social Work Services […]