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Risk Protection Orders and Risk Protection Order Investigations

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=5010

The Judicial Branch has published a pamphlet, Risk Protection Orders and Risk Protection Order Investigations, with associated forms to "...satisfy the requirements of General Statutes §§ 29-38c and 46b-15e(a)(2) and Public Act 21-67 §2. It is based on the Connecticut General Statutes and the Judicial Branch procedures in effect at the time the Judicial Branch created this brochure."

A Risk Protection Order is an order that the police can ask the court to issue that prevents a person who is at immediate risk of causing personal injury to themselves or another person from having or getting firearms, deadly weapons, or ammunition. As part of this process, the court can also order the police to take any firearms, deadly weapons, or ammunition that the person at risk has away from them.

The following forms are available:


2022 Major Public Acts

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=4985

The Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has made available its Major Public Acts report for the 2022 legislative session:

These summaries, composed by the Office of Legislative Research (OLR) with the assistance of the Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA), briefly describe the most significant, far-reaching, and publicly debated acts adopted by the General Assembly in its 2022 regular session. Acts that the secretary of the state has assigned a public act (PA), special act (SA), or resolution act (RA) number are identified by that number; otherwise, we refer to the bill or resolution number.

Not all provisions of the acts are included. More detailed summaries can be found at the OLR website.


2022 Supplement to the General Statutes of Connecticut

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=4886

The 2022 Supplement to the General Statutes of Connecticut is now available on the Connecticut General Assembly website. The supplement codifies the Public Acts that were enacted by the General Assembly in 2021. There is also an index provided by the Legislative Commissioners' Office.

The 2022 Supplement is intended to be used in conjunction with the 2021 General Statutes.




New Laws Effective October 1, 2021

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=4658

This Connecticut General Assembly web page lists new laws, effective October 1, 2021. In addition, the page states that "New Legislation Effective Dates are typically January 1, July 1, and October 1 and are included in these lists. Laws may also be effective from passage or based on other criteria or dates. For atypical scenarios, you may use our Advanced Document Search."

As previously posted, the Office of Legislative Research (OLR) makes available its Major Public Acts report for the 2021 legislative session as well.


2021 Major Public Acts

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=4502

The Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has made available its Major Public Acts report for the 2021 legislative session:

These summaries, composed by the Office of Legislative Research (OLR) with the assistance of the Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA), briefly describe the most significant, far-reaching, and publicly debated acts adopted by the General Assembly in its 2021 regular session and June Special Session. Acts that the secretary of the state has assigned a public act (PA), special act (SA),or resolution act (RA) number are identified by that number; otherwise, we refer to the bill or resolution number.

Not all provisions of the acts are included. More detailed summaries can be found at the OLR website.


General Statutes Amended or Repealed in 2020

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=4325

The Legislative Commissioners' Office has published its reference table listing General Statutes Amended or Repealed in 2020. This table can be used to check whether a statute has been affected by 2020 legislation. The reference tables for 2020 are listed below:


2020 Supplement to the General Statutes of Connecticut

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3898

The Connecticut General Assembly has posted the 2020 Supplement to the General Statutes of Connecticut. The supplement codifies the Public Acts that were enacted by the General Assembly in 2019. There is also an index provided by the Legislative Commissioners' Office.

The 2020 Supplement is intended to be used with the 2019 revision of the statutes. Law Library Services has created multiple finding aids to assist researchers with locating statutes, which can be found on our Connecticut Statutes web page.


New Laws Effective January 1, 2020

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3809

The Connecticut General Assembly has posted a list of new legislation that is effective on January 1, 2020. Each entry includes links to the full text of the public act, the plain English summary from the Office of Legislative Research, and the bill status page.

In addition, you can view current legislation effective from passage. The Connecticut General Assembly also provides an archive of legislation by effective date going back to October 2007.


General Statutes Amended or Repealed in 2019

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3791


New Laws Effective October 1, 2019

   by Zigadto, Janet

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3696

The Connecticut General Assembly has posted a list of new legislation that is effective on October 1, 2019. Each entry includes links to the full text of the public act, the plain English summary from the Office of Legislative Research, and the bill status page.

In addition, you can view current legislation effective from passage. The Connecticut General Assembly also provides an archive of legislation by effective date going back to October 2007.


Reverse Piercing of the Corporate Veil Prohibited

   by Roy, Christopher

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3679

Our Enforcing Money Judgments Research Guide (Table 9) has been updated to reflect Public Act 19-181, which eliminates Reverse Piercing of the Corporate Veil in Connecticut. In addition, the Public Act Summary states that "[t]his act sets specific conditions that must be met in granting a veil piercing claim to override limitations on a domestic entity interest holder’s liability in connection with the entity’s transactions. (Under the act, a 'domestic entity' is an entity whose internal affairs are governed by Connecticut law.) In doing so, the act generally codifies the 'instrumentality test,' one of two methods Connecticut courts use to determine whether to grant a veil-piercing claim." Below is revised table 9 in the Enforcing Money Judgments Research Guide.

Table 9: Enforcing Money Judgments



CT Department of Revenue Services Webpage on Plastic Bag Law Effective August 1, 2019

   by Zigadto, Janet

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The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services has posted a helpful webpage explaining the new law on single-use plastic bags effective August 1, 2019. It contains definitions and detailed explanation of the new law created by Public Act 19-117, section 355. The DRS has also compiled a list of questions it has received concerning implementation of the single-use bag fee, and has issued an Office of the Commissioner Guidance Regarding the Single-Use Plastic Bag Fee. The Department of Revenue Services (DRS) will update this guidance as it receives additional questions.


Office of Legislative Research - 2019 Bill Tracking Report

   by Booth, George

 https://jud.ct.gov/lawlib/LawLibNews/Posts/Post.aspx?Id=3578

This report from the Office of Legislative Research (OLR), 2019 Bill Tracking:

"...identifies bills considered during the General Assembly’s 2019 regular session whose content or concepts were incorporated into other legislation, under different bill numbers, that the legislature passed.

It lists bills that were, at a minimum, fully drafted and had a public hearing but whose substance, in part or in whole, was enacted as a public act through separate legislation. The report includes those acts that (1) borrowed specific content from another bill or (2) addressed similar concepts using language that did not exactly match that of the other bill."