The Office of Legislative Research (OLR) provides nonpartisan, objective research for all 187 members of the Connecticut General Assembly and their caucus staff. OLR analysts draft bill analyses (plain language summaries) that appear in the file copies of all favorably reported bills; summarize public acts and publish separate reports identifying major acts and the impact of various provisions on particular occupations, industries, and groups; write research reports on a wide range of topics for legislators and committees; respond to research requests; staff legislative committees; and provide other services to the Legislature as needed. More information about OLR’s work products is available here.
The Legislative Library is within OLR and serves the Connecticut General Assembly by providing research services, such as legislative histories, journal and article searches, and historical research. Librarians also assist members of the public with general legislative reference requests. The librarians maintain a collection of documents and electronic database subscriptions to support the legislature’s information needs. The librarians also compile data such as board appointments, mandated reports, and other records. The Legislative Library is in Room 5400 of the Legislative Office Building and can be reached by phone at (860) 240-8888 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.