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New Office of Legislative Research Reports

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=4042

The Office of Legislative Research has published the following reports:

COVID-19 Assistance for Homeowners and Landlords - 2020-R-0147 - Describe assistance available to homeowners and landlords impacted by COVID-19. Additionally, identify relevant COVID-19-related resources.

Intercepting Federal Stimulus Checks to Offset Overdue Child Support - 2020-R-0136 - Explain why the direct payments issued to individuals under the 2020 federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) can be intercepted for child support enforcement purposes.



New Office of Legislative Research Reports

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=4037

The Office of Legislative Research has published the following reports:

Assisted Living Facility Regulation - 2020-R-0165 - Describe how Connecticut regulates assisted living facilities.This report updates OLR Report 2012-R-0244.

Assisted Living Facility Staffing Requirements - 2020-R-0067 - Do state regulations establish minimum staffing requirements for assisted living facilities?

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions - 2020-R-0164 - This report (1) lists the qualifying debilitating conditions under the state’s medical marijuana program and (2) summarizes the process for petitions seeking to add conditions to the qualifying list.This report updates OLR Report 2019-R-0266.


New Office of Legislative Research Reports

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=4021

The Office of Legislative Research has published the following reports:

Civil Orders of Protections During the COVID-19 Pandemic - 2020-R-0125 - Describe the process of obtaining a civil order of protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Executive Orders Concerning Municipal (Non-Judicial) Tax Sales - 2020-R-0119 - Summarize the governor’s executive orders (EO) concerning municipal (non-judicial)tax sales and provide background on related state law.


New Office of Legislative Research Reports

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=4002

The Office of Legislative Research has published the following reports:

Motor Vehicle Repossession - 2020-R-0133 - This report summarizes the process for repossessing, redeeming, and reselling a motor vehicle in Connecticut. It updates information in OLR Report 2002-R-0270.

School Superintendent Duties and Requirement - 2020-R-0146 - What are the statutory duties of a school superintendent? Does state law require all school districts to have a superintendent?

Connecticut Department of Banking Agreements Related to Privately Held Mortgages and Student Loans - 2020-R-0154 - Summarize the Connecticut Department of Banking’s agreements related to privately held mortgages and student loans during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Recent Office of Legislative Research Reports on the COVID-19 Emergency

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3992

The Office of Legislative Research has published the following reports:

Residential Tenants' Protections During the COVID-19 Pandemic - 2020-R-0124 - Summarize the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders concerning protections for residential tenants.

Municipal Land Use Procedures Modified by Executive Order 7I - 2020-R-0127 - Provide an overview of the changes to municipal land use procedures under Executive Order (EO) 7I.

State Tax Treatment of Paycheck Protection Program Forgiven Loans - 2020-R-0144 - Are the Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP) forgiven loans subject to Connecticut income tax?

Condominium Meetings and Elections During COVID-19 Pandemic - 2020-R-0143 - Summarize the governor’s executive order and related requirements in state law on condominiums and other common interest community associations conducting remote meetings and elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local Tax Relief in Response to COVID-19: Deferment and Low Interest Rate Programs - 2020-R-0132 - Summarize the Deferment and Low Interest Rate programs established in Executive Order (EO) 7S, as amended by EO 7W.


New Office of Legislative Research Reports on COVID-19 Emergency

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3981

The Office of Legislative Research has published the following reports:

Exemptions in the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act - 2020-R-0129 - This report describes exemptions to the requirements of the federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA), as detailed in the regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor on April 6, 2020.

COVID-19 Renter Assistance - 2020-R-0137 - Describe federal and state assistance for Connecticut renters impacted by COVID-19. Additionally, identify resources that provide COVID-19-related information relevant to renters.

Price Gouging During a Declared Emergency - 2020-R-0123 - Summarize Connecticut’s law on price gouging for retail sales during a declared emergency.

Nursing Home Visitor Restrictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic - 2020-R-0140 - Summarize the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders (EO) concerning visitor access to nursing homes.

Payment Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act of 2020 - 2020-R-0142 - Provide a brief summary of provisions in the federal Payment Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (P.L. 116-139) on health care provider funding and COVID-19 testing.

Connecticut's Conformity With Corporation Tax Provisions in the CARES Act - 2020-R-0122 - Do the federal corporate income tax changes in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act impact Connecticut’s corporation business tax?



New Office of Legislative Research Reports on COVID-19 Emergency

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3965

The Office of Legislative Research has published the following reports:

Issue Brief: The CARES and Families First Coronavirus Response Acts: Insurance Provisions - 2020-R-0113

Alcohol Sales Under the COVID-19 Executive Orders - 2020-R-0115 - Summarize how the recent COVID-19 executive orders establish conditions for or restrictions on alcohol sales.

Broadened Authority to Produce Hand Sanitizer During COVID-19 Pandemic - 2020-R-0118 - Summarize the governor’s executive orders (EO) concerning the manufacture of hand sanitizer.

State Income Tax Treatment of Federal COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments - 2020-R-0120 - Are the federal COVID-19 economic impact payments subject to Connecticut income tax?





New Office of Legislative Research Reports on COVID-19 Emergency

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3948

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

COVID-19 Executive Orders Affecting Business, Labor, and Housing - 2020-R-0109 - This report provides brief summaries of the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders concerning business, labor, and housing. The report includes all related executive orders since the governor’s March 10, 2020,declaration of public health and civil preparedness emergencies, through April 15, 2020.

OLR Backgrounder: Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the Federal CARES Act - 2020-R-0107 - This report summarizes the main provisions on unemployment insurance benefits in the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136).


Procedure for the Remote Filing of Temporary Restraining Orders

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3946

We have updated our Law about Domestic Violence web page with a link to the procedure for the remote filing of temporary restraining orders. The new procedure page states that "[d]uring the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Judicial Branch has established a procedure to file applications for temporary restraining orders ('TROs') and civil protection orders ('CPOs') without coming to the courthouse."

The Law about Domestic Violence web page also includes links to Domestic Violence FAQs, relevant statutes and Office of Legislative Research reports, and our legal research guide on domestic violence and civil protection orders.


New Office of Legislative Research Reports on COVID-19 Emergency

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3939

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

COVID-19 Executive Orders Affecting State and Local Government Operations and Elections - 2020-R-0112 - This report provides brief summaries of the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders concerning state and local government operations and elections. The report includes all related executive orders since the governor’s March 10, 2020,declaration of public health and civil preparedness emergencies, through April 13, 2020.

COVID-19 Executive Orders Affecting Education and Child Care - 2020-R-0111 - This report provides brief summaries of the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders concerning education and child care. The report includes all related executive orders since the governor’s March 10, 2020,declaration of public health and civil preparedness emergencies through April 13,2020.

COVID-19 Executive Orders Affecting Health and Human Services - 2020-R-0110 - This report provides brief summaries of the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders concerning health and human services. The report includes all related executive orders since the governor’s March 10, 2020 declaration of public health and civil preparedness emergencies, through April 9, 2020.


Accessing Legal Research Information from Home

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3929

The Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries' website makes available two useful reference cards that link you to freely available online legal research resources:

Included in the Connecticut reference card are some of the most used resources, including:

We also make available Law by Subject pages to help you get started with your research and Legal Research Guides for more in-depth research on particular topics. For other general or legal research questions, we can be reached by email at lawlibrarians@jud.ct.gov.



New Office of Legislative Research Report

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3923

The Office of Legislative Research has recently published the following report:

OLR Backgrounder: Employment-Related Provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act - 2020-R-0104 - This report describes the employment-related provisions in the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. More specifically, it summarizes the act’s provisions on emergency family and medical leave, emergency paid sick leave, and emergency unemployment insurance. It does not discuss the related federal tax credits provided to employers for these provisions.


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