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New Office of Legislative Research Reports

by Zigadto, Janet


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

Issue Brief: COVID-19 Housing Assistance - 2020-R-0314 - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut implemented several programs to assist impacted renters, landlords, homeowners, and other vulnerable populations.

Issue Brief: Public Assistance Programs and COVID-19 - 2020-R-0294 - How have public assistance programs changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Issue Brief: Remote Learning and the Digital Divide - 2020-R-0290 - When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Connecticut and the governor ordered all public schools closed for in-person classes, school districts had to immediately craft plans to enable students to continue to learn from home. This was an unprecedented challenge for the state and its public school districts.

Issue Brief: Retail CBD Sales - 2020-R-0287 - Prior to the passage of PA 19-3, under state law, CBD fell within the definition of "marijuana" and "cannabis-type substances" and thus was a controlled substance that could only be sold by medical marijuana dispensaries. Now the retail sale of CBD is generally legal under state law, as long as it is manufactured from hemp with THC concentrations below 0.3%, on a dry weight basis.

UPDATED: Municipal Authority to Address Blight - 2020-R-0310 - Briefly describe Connecticut laws authorizing municipalities to regulate and address blight. This report updates OLR Report 2017-R-0059.

Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect- 2020-R-0305 - What major changes have been made to Connecticut’s mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect statute since it was first codified in 1965? How has the list of designated mandated reporters changed during that time? This report updates OLR Report 2016-R-0197.