How to Find Connecticut Statutes Online

Using the Connecticut General Assembly’s Search Page

 

By Section Number:

 

  1. Enter the statute number (for example, 46b-40) in the Number field:

 

 

  1. Select Statutes — Section text (1/1/13)

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  2. Click Document Name link in search results (e.g. 46B-00-0040 - - - K.HTM)

 

 

 

By Subject
 

  1. To search the General Statutes by keywords, enter terms in Text field:
     

·         To search for a phrase, such as "best interest of the child", select contains the phrase from the drop-down menu. This will return only documents which contain the exact phrase. (Equivalent to using quotation marks.)

 

·         To search for both the words "youth" and "crisis", but not in a specific order, select contains all. This will return documents which contain both words.

  1. Select Statutes — Section text (1/1/13) (or select multiple fields) and click

 

 

3. To view a document, click on the Document Name in the search results

 

 

 

 

Proximity Search

 

  1. Select Database to search [e.g. Statutes—Section text (1/1/13)]

 

  1. Enter search in Text box and select proximity search from the drop-down menu

 

  1. Use connector w/ # between words

 

  1. Click

 

 

Wildcards:

 

Question mark "?" will substitute one character

Asterisk "*" will substitute one or more characters

 

For example:

 

Wom?n = Woman or Women (one character)

Child* = Children or Child's (indefinite character)

 

There is also an Advanced Search available for the statutes.

 

Browsable format (by Title/Chapter)

 

For statutes revised to January 1, 2013 go to: http://cga.ct.gov/current/pub/titles.htm

 

 

7/22/13 revision

Please contact LawLibrarians@jud.ct.gov with any questions.