State Representatives David Rutigliano (R-123) and Laura Devlin (R-134) went back to school recently, but instead of studying for exams they spent time explaining the role of Representatives in state government.

Rutigliano and Devlin spoke to the fourth graders at Middlebrook Elementary School about the structure of the Connecticut General Assembly and how a bill becomes a law from proposal conception to final bill signed by the Governor.

Both Rutigliano and Devlin answered questions from the inquisitive students during their visit, such as, how the two lawmakers decide why to vote for or against a particular proposed bill and what are the qualifications to be a state representative as well as how long can one be a state representative, they also asked what each legislator did for a job when the legislature is not in session.

“It’s always enjoyable to spend time with students, we had missed them on their field trip to the State Capitol so we thought it best to go visit with them at the school and answer any questions they may have. A smart group of kids with excellent questions,” said Rep. Rutigliano.

“I really enjoy spending time talking with students and answering their questions directly,” Devlin said.  “It is great to hear from young kids who are interested with the laws passed in Hartford, laws that directly affect them.”