Office of Legislative Research Reports
The Office of Legislative Research (OLR) is the Connecticut General Assembly’s non-partisan research arm. They write over 1,500 research reports each year for Connecticut legislators and legislative committees. These reports can be very useful when researching a Connecticut legal issue because they often summarize Connecticut law on a particular topic, provide a survey of the law of other states, or give you the legislative history of a particular statute. For example, recent reports have explained Connecticut law on the rights of unit owners under the Condominium Act (report), provided the legislative history of the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (report), and summarized the "good samaritan" laws of 4 other states (report).
To search for a report on a particular topic, go to the Connecticut General Assembly’s Advanced Legislative Document Search page http://search.cga.state.ct.us/, where you can retrieve reports issued from 1994 to 2009. Just select "OLR Reports" from the list of databases to search. Selected reports from 2000 to the present are also posted on the OLR web site.