Malloy Signs Legislation Advanced By Grogins

News release from State Rep. Auden Grogins:

State Representative Auden Grogins (D-Bridgeport) was thrilled that Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed two important bills into law. The Governor signed her nuisance abatement bill into law earlier this month. Last Friday, Gov. Malloy signed her dog tethering bill into law.

“I want to thank the governor for signing this important legislation into law,” said Rep. Grogins, who championed the illegal massage parlor bill, now law, last year. “The nuisance abatement law will help law enforcement to further crack down on illegal activity that has continued to be a plague on Bridgeport.”

House Bill 6683, now Public Act 13-174, gives prosecutors the authority to shut down a business or evict a tenant that has been arrested or cited three or more times for illegal activity on the premises for crimes such as drug dealing, firearm offenses or excessive noise on commercial properties.

The dog tethering bill, now Public Act 13-189, prohibits the tethering of dogs for long periods of time during extreme weather conditions.

Rep. Grogins commented, “This law will go a long way in preventing animal cruelty, by banning the tethering of dogs in extreme heat or cold weather conditions. I am proud that this legislation passed thanks to the support of my colleagues in the Connecticut General Assembly.”

Representative Grogins serves Bridgeport’s 129th Assembly District. As a Deputy Majority Leader, she serves on the legislature’s Legislative Management, Education, Judiciary and Planning and Development Committees.



  1. *** Though I never felt Grogins took her positions on the city council and BOE seriously nor came up with anything original that was good for the city in general; I also found her to only be using the seats as stepping stones towards a judgeship in the future. Her short time as a state representative for Black Rock and the city of Bpt has been productive to say the least! In fact out of all of them so far, she leads the pack in actually getting positive things done. Let’s see if maybe some of the newer ones gets with it and join forces with Grogins in moving this city forward, no? *** HERE WE GO! ***

    1. Auden was the driving force in getting the massage parlors regulated statewide and illegal parlors closed in Bridgeport. Jack Hennessy and Auden worked very hard and had statewide support and votes to pass 5724–conflict of interest bill. It was killed by Musto and Santiago (who along with his girlfriend has a city job), so I would add Jack to the move the city forward list.

    2. Mojo, I agree with most of what you said. I found Auden Grogins during her entire time on the City Council and on the BOE as a rubber stamp for Mayor Ganim and like Mojo she is using everything as a steppingstone towards a judgeship. Her issues do nothing to help those in the East End or the East Side, she needs to do something for those in PT Barnum who live in her district.

  2. As a borderline obsessive animal lover, I am grateful to Auden for considering the needs of our furry residents. I have been known to call the police a time or two when I saw a dog tethered or even in a yard behind a fence in extreme weather. I will still be on the lookout.

    Once again, Grogins is effective and diligent in her role as State Rep. She makes her district proud.

  3. Very nice BUT–didn’t our mayor just give the green light for a new nudie bar to one of his preferred campaign contributors? I can’t remember the details, but it was on the front page of the CT Post. I mean really …

  4. “hope …” … there’s still hope it won’t happen. 🙂

    Bridgeport to get “classy” strip club by Brian Lockhart, Friday, July 19, 2013

    From the article:
    The building, according to court records, is being foreclosed on by millionaire developer Manuel “Manny” Moutinho.

    That’s the same Manny Moutinho who got the Finch administration to build him a controversial taxpayer-funded $400,000 driveway to his waterfront mansion in Stratford, and hired Moutinho’s construction company, Mark IV, to install it.

    “How the hell’s he [the guy planning to open the new establishment] going to open a club that’s being foreclosed on?” Capozziello said (Note: Capozziello, the article reports, “… helps his daughter, Kim Angelico, run Scruples Lounge strip club at 369 North Ave., across from the planned [“classy strip club”].”

    BTW–there are several excellent comments to the article, including this one:

    mjfoster 8:51 PM on July 18, 2013
    There is no such thing as a classy strip joint. Strip joints strip women of their self-esteem, ability to dictate their own lives and allow men to treat women like objects worthy of degradation. I hope each of the guys who enter these sites for voyeur experiences or lap dances see only their mothers, sisters, wives and daughters as they experience whatever rapture they define as free speech.


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