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Governor Lamont has signed a bill into law which passed both chambers of the General Assembly unanimously.  The act about workers' compensation benefits for certain mental or emotional impairments, mental health care for police officers and wellness training for police, parole officers and firefighters was co-sponsored by many local lawmakers. 

It expands workers' compensation coverage in certain situations that result in mental or emotional impairment. 

The bill was backed by Bill Buckbee of New Milford, David Arconti of Danbury, Kent Representative Maria Horn, John Frey of Ridgefield, Bethel Representative Raghib Allie-Brennan, Bob Godfrey of Danbury, Wilton Representative Tom O'Dea, Danbury Senator Julie Kushner, Southbury Senator Eric Berthel and Newtown Senator Tony Hwang.

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