The Office of Legislative Research (OLR) is the Connecticut General Assembly’s non-partisan research arm, and it produces over 1,500 research reports each year for Connecticut legislators and legislative committees.
These reports can be useful when you are doing research because they often summarize Connecticut law on a particular topic, provide a survey of the laws of other states, or analyze the legislative history of a particular statute. For instance, recent reports have summarized case law on grandparents’ visitation rights in Connecticut (here), surveyed gun offender registries in other cities (here), and analyzed Connecticut’s racial profiling law (here).
To search for a report on a particular topic, go to the Connecticut General Assembly Advanced Legislative Document Search page, where you can search reports issued from 1994 to the present. Selected reports from 2002 to the present are also posted on the OLR website.