Gov. Lamont holds bill signing ceremony for children’s mental health legislation

Gov. Lamont signs bills for mental health services for children
Published: Jun. 1, 2022 at 9:50 AM EDT
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - The governor signed a series of bills aimed at boosting mental health services for children.

Gov. Ned Lamont scheduled a bill signing ceremony for 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

The legislation expands services for students and helps schools hire more social workers and councilors.

The bills include:

  • Public Act 22-80 (Senate Bill 1), An Act Concerning Childhood Mental Health and Physical Health Services in Schools
  • Public Act 22-81 (Senate Bill 2), An Act Expanding Preschool and Mental and Behavioral Services for Children
  • Public Act 22-47 (House Bill 5001), An Act Concerning Children’s Mental Health

The bills will also help families pay for mental health treatment, as well as provide around-the-clock mobile crisis response services.

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and lawmakers will also be in attendance.