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New Office of Legislative Research Reports

   by Zigadto, Janet

The Connecticut Office of Legislative Research has recently published the following new reports:

Connecticut's Raise-the-Age Legislation (2007 to the Present) - 2021-R-0072 - Summarizes legislation from 2007 to present to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction in Connecticut.

Executive Orders Extending Property Tax Relief Programs for Veterans, Older Adults, and Individuals With Disabilities - 2021-R-0056 - Provides an overview of the Executive Orders (EOs) that suspend recertification requirements for recipients of certain property tax relief programs for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and veterans and their family members. This report updates OLR Report 2020-R-0179.

Electric Vehicles - 2021-R-0074 - Discusses current state laws and policies on electric vehicles.

Resumption of Mediation in Cases in the Foreclosure Mediation Program

   by Booth, George

Connectictut Practice Book - Appendix of Rules Changes Due to Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies

   by Booth, George

The 2021 Connecticut Practice Book contains an Appendix of Section 1-9B Changes: Practice Book Rules Adopted, Amended or Suspended Under Section 1-9B in Light of the Declared Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies:

On March 10, 2020, Governor Lamont declared a public health emergency and a civil preparedness emergency. Those states of emergency were renewed by Governor Lamont on September1, 2020. On March 24, 2020, and May 11, 2020, the Rules Committee of the Superior Court met pursuant to its emergency authority in Section 1-9B and adopted, amended, or suspended various rules that the committee deemed necessary in light of those declared emergencies. On June 26,2020, the judges of the Superior Court considered the actions taken by the Rules Committee and adopted the changes set forth herein. A copy of these changes was promulgated in the Connecticut Law Journal on July 14, 2020.
NOTE CONCERNING STATUS OF APPENDIX: This appendix reflects the status of rules that were adopted, amended, or suspended as of July 14, 2020, the date of publication in the Connecticut Law Journal. Subsequent to that publication, some of these provisions have changed due to the fluid nature of the public health emergency and the civil preparedness emergency. The reader is cautioned to refer to, and for the current status of the provisions contained in this appendix

See also the Covid-19 Updates, Frequently Asked Questions – COVID-19 and Court Business, and Connecticut Practice Book web pages.