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Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs
Experience with public policy issues and entities including:
  • Transportation, commercial and utility construction, and state contracting; construction safety training
  • Labor and employment
  • Home care
  • Occupational licensing
  • State Bond Commission
  • Clean Water Fund
  • Utility energy infrastructure
  • State Ethics Code
  • Regulatory agencies such as Consumer Protection, Energy and Environmental Protection, Labor, U.S. EPA and OSHA
  • Connecticut Congressional delegation, D.C. and district staff
    Led efforts on legislation to successfully:
  • Establish a notice home care registries must give consumers before commencing services.
  • Specify the conditions under which security would be required from employers to ensure compliance with withholding tax requirements.
  • Allow certain adult adoptees to access their original birth certificate, which restores the law and eliminates discrimination.
  • Adopt a formal lawyer assistance program.
  • Authorize an offer of compromise to settle claims during arbitration of a construction contract.
  • Oppose a state false claims act for construction contractors.
  • Oppose onerous enforcement authority and additional liability for utility contractors.
  • Support an exception to reverse auction bidding for construction management services.
  • Advocate for the veto of a bill that was not subject to a public hearing and adversely affected an industry client.