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Newtown Issues Still Loom For General Assembly

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Newtown sign. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Newtown sign. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are not yet finished responding to the school shooting in Newtown.

When the General Assembly reconvenes in February, members will receive numerous recommendations for new laws from task forces and commissions charged with reviewing issues including the adequacy of behavioral health services and school safety standards.

Many of those task forces are tucked inside the wide-ranging school violence bill signed into law in April that’s better known for imposing stricter gun control laws.

Another task force was created to review the state Freedom of Information law and whether it should be changed to protect the privacy of victims and their families.

Meanwhile, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is expected to release recommendations on school safety and mental health later this year or early next year.

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