Governor Vetoes Three Bills

July 12, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Photo by WTIC's Will Purcell

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has vetoed three bills, his first since taking office.  

 The Democrat nixed one piece of legislation Friday that would have made the theft of cooking oils a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison. In his veto message, Lamont says it's already a crime to steal these products and the bill would have imposed a much tougher penalty on someone who steals even a small amount of vegetable oil or animal fats.  

 Lamont also vetoed a bill he says would weaken a requirement that real estate brokers tell prospective buyers when they're representing the interests of the seller. He says another bill he vetoed made ``significant policy changes'' concerning employee wages without sufficient study.  

He's signed a total of 223 bills.


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