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Recent Publications

State Minimum Auto Insurance Requirements

This report identifies the states that require drivers to purchase auto liability insurance, uninsured motorist coverage, or underinsured motorist coverage. It updates OLR Report 2017-R-0050.

Benefits to Surviving Families of Police Officers

This report summarizes the benefits available to surviving families of police officers killed in the line of duty in Connecticut and other Northeast states. It updates OLR Report 97-R-1244.

Qualifications for School Paraeducators in Other States

This report summarizes paraeducator (i.e., paraprofessional) qualifications in 10 states.

State Regulation of MEWAs

This report discusses if states can regulate fully insured and self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs).

Use of Surveillance Cameras in Residential Areas

This report summarizes state law governing the use of surveillance cameras in residential areas. It updates OLR Report 2009-R-0359.

Media Literacy

This report describes legislation related to media literacy for high school students in other states.

Connecticut's Diversionary Program for Family Violence Offenders

This report describes the Family Violence Education Program, Connecticut's pretrial diversionary program for eligible family violence defendants.

Small Claims Court Limits

This report describes the monetary limits for small claims court actions in other states. It updates OLR Report 2016-R-0187.

Public School Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism Law

This report summarizes the most recent changes to the truancy and chronic absenteeism law and policy for public schools in Connecticut.

Distressed Municipality Designation

This report describes the state programs and benefits that base eligibility or other requirements on a municipality's designation as a distressed municipality.