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New Office of Legislative Research Reports

by Zigadto, Janet


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

Mobile Manufactured Home Park Residents: Rights and Protections Against Rent Increases - 2021-R-0221 - Discusses the statutory (1) rights of mobile manufactured home park residents who own their mobile manufactured homes and rent a mobile manufactured home park lot and (2) protections against excessive rent increases for these residents. This report updates OLR reports 1994-R-0544 and 2006-R-0438.

States With Rent Control - 2021-R-0211 - Which states have statewide rent control or laws authorizing local governments to adopt rent control ordinances? What are the components and parameters of these ordinances? This report updates OLR Report 2018-R-0081.

Absentee Voting: Summary of Fay v. Merrill (2021) - 2021-R-0191 - Summarizes the Connecticut Supreme Court's opinion in Fay v. Merrill (338 Conn. 1 (2021)), particularly its discussion of whether "sickness," as used in the state constitution's absentee voting section (Conn. Const. art. VI, § 7), applies only to an individual voter's personal sickness or more broadly to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Post-Election Audits in Connecticut - 2021-R-0174 - Summarizes Connecticut’s post-election audit law.

Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Programs - 2021-R-0044 - Describes (1) student loan forgiveness and repayment programs in current state law, along with their current funding status and (2) examples of programs offered by other states and the federal government. This report updates OLR Report 2019-R-0053.