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New Office of Legislative Research Reports

by Mazur, Catherine


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

Seat Belt Laws - 2019-R-0043
Provide a summary of Connecticut’s seat belt laws as well as those in other states and whether such laws are effective at increasing seat belt use.

Criminal and Juvenile Delinquency Record Erasure - 2019-R-0058
What is the distinction between criminal record erasure or expungement, record sealing, and an absolute pardon under Connecticut law? How do these processes apply in the juvenile delinquent and adult criminal context?

Cyber Threats and Cybersecurity - 2019-R-0047
Provide (1) an overview of cyber threats; (2) a summary of Connecticut’s cybersecurity strategies, action plans, and resources for public utilities, state government, businesses, and individuals; and (3) an overview of certain state cybersecurity laws.

Boards of Education and Cooperative Arrangements - 2019-R-0075
Describe the law that allows boards of education to enter into cooperative arrangements to perform various education functions, including school construction projects.

Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Programs - 2019-R-0053
This report describes student loan forgiveness and repayment programs in current state law, along with their current funding status. The report also describes examples of programs offered by other states, including Maine’s “Opportunity Maine” tax credit program, and by the federal government.