Legislative Session 2023
Time to Make a Difference at the Capitol
Greetings! As we wrap up 2022, we here at Sierra Club Connecticut are beginning to think about the 2023 legislative session and how Connecticut can create meaningful legislation to equitably protect our climate, ecosystems, public health, and environment.
The Connecticut Legislature is scheduled to convene on January 4, 2023 and adjourn on June 7, 2023. This longer session gives us the opportunity to address many of our most pressing priorities. For helpful information, you can visit the FAQ section of the Connecticut General Assembly Website.
Sierra Club Connecticut’s Priorities for the 2023 Session:
Climate, Health, and Equity
More efficient and healthier buildings
100% zero carbon electricity generation
Require state agencies to comply with climate law
Housing tenants rights
Waste Reduction and End Incineration
Pass strong EPR laws
Reduce single use plastic waste
Reject advanced recycling and no new incineration facilities
Protection from Dangerous Toxic Chemicals
Further reduce PFAS exposure
Reduce use of toxic chemicals
Promote bear education and intentional feeding ban
Ban steel leg traps
Ban wild and exotic animals from traveling circuses
This list will grow and evolve as we move into the Legislative Session. We anticipate advocating for a variety of issues that will create a more just, safe, and equitable Connecticut.
Please keep an eye on your inbox for some of our events being scheduled around the 2023 session. These will include a January 4th opening day event, lobby training, testimony training, lobby days, and student advocacy events. Thanks and see you at the Capitol!
Ann Gadwah is Advocacy & Outreach Organizer with a focus on our legislative work at the State Capitol.