June 10, 2015

Public Acts Requiring Agency Regulations in 2013 and 2014

OLR Report 2015-R-0052 identifies provisions in 2013 and 2014 public acts requiring agencies to adopt regulations.  Connecticut’s regulation-adoption process is governed by the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act.  The regulation-adoption process begins when the legislature enacts a new law authorizing or requiring an agency to adopt regulations.  For more information on the process, see OLR Report 2015-R-0064.

The report identifies 41 public acts that explicitly require agencies to adopt regulations and 24 provisions that potentially require agencies to adopt regulations. Also identified are the statutory citation, agency, and subject matter for each act.

Public acts often make substantive changes in statutes related to agencies’ existing regulations. For example, prior law may have required an agency to adopt regulations implementing a program. If a later public act amends the program criteria, the agency may have to adopt regulations to conform to the new requirements.

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