State lawmakers to announce mental health proposal

Hartford (AP) — Lawmakers, advocates and the mother of a child killed in the Newtown school shooting are unveiling a new proposal for child mental health at the state Capitol complex in Hartford.

Nelba Marquez-Greene is scheduled to join Sen. Dante Bartolomeo of Meriden, Rep. Diana Urban of North Stonington and child advocates at a Monday news conference to discuss the bill, which has not yet come before the General Assembly.

Marquez-Greene's 6-year-old daughter, Ana, was one of 20 children and 6 educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14.

Bartolomeo's office provided few details about the bill but called it "comprehensive" and said it would complement the gun violence prevention and school safety measures enacted last month.

The legislature has until June 5 to act on all remaining proposals.

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