Malloy Issues First Veto
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy issued his veto of the 2013 legislative session. The bill that he returned to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill without his signature would have required the state to create standards and regulations for foam insulation installers.
In the veto message, Malloy wrote that while he shares the concerns of the proponents of the bill, he worries that “the bill provides insufficient guidance as to the scope or objectives of the required regulations.”
“Accordingly, I believe that signing this bill into law would result in unnecessary expense to the state and would impose an undue burden on three state agencies, none of which possesses expertise in the spray foam insulation industry,” he added.
The industry supported the measure which would have cost the state about $20,000 in the first year, according to the fiscal note.
This is Malloy’s first veto. He’s signed 129 bills.