The nonpartisan Office of Program Review and Investigations closed on January 6, 2017 as a result of the revised FY 2017 state budget and its implementation. The bipartisan Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee, which the PRI Office served, was eliminated on January 4, 2017 with the adoption of the 2017-2018 Joint Rules by the Connecticut General Assembly.
The Office supported the oversight work of the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee. At the direction of the committee, PRI staff researched and produced study reports of state programs and systems to determine efficiency, effectiveness, compliance with legislative purposes, and whether corrective actions, modification, or elimination were necessary.
AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE
Available for reference in the following links are: (1) archives of committee reports for program reviews the committee conducted, and related materials such as minutes, agendas, and Joint Fiscal (JF) reports from 2000 to 2016; and (2) archives for committee studies from 1973 to 2016.
Established by statute in 1972, the PRI committee and its staff initially conducted only "program reviews" to "assist the General Assembly in the proper discharge of its duties." In 1975, the committee's function was expanded to include "investigations" and responsibility for performance audits required by the state "sunset" (automatic program termination) law was added in 1977. The PRI committee was given authority to raise and report legislation in 1985.