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 grandparents’ rights (report), provided the legislative history of the desecration of property statute (report), and summarized the law on attorney's fees in cases claiming constitutional violations (report).
To search for a report on a particular topic, go to the Connecticut General Assembly's Advanced Legislative Document Search page, where you can retrieve reports issued since 1994. Just select "OLR Reports" from the list of databases to search. Selected reports from 2000 to the present are also posted on the Office of Legislative Research web site.