Agricultural Experiment Station would get more power

The Senate just put on its consent calendar a bill that would give the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station tougher enforcement powers in cases where people or firms ignore their rules or fines. The current fine range of $5 would rise to $500 and the $100 fines would get pumped up to $2,500 under the bill that will head to the governor for final action. “That station is very important to the safety of the people of Connecticut,” said Sen. Ed Meyer, D-Guilford, co-chairman of the Environment Committee.