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Report Number  Report Title  
2015-R-0140 OLR BACKGROUNDER: REQUIREMENT 
2015-R-0136 OLR BACKGROUNDER: SUMMARY OF SUITABILITY ISSUE IN KUCK V. DANAHER 
2015-R-0110 OLR BACKGROUNDER: SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL 475 
2015-R-0026 BACKGROUNDER: SUMMARY OF STATE OF CONNECTICUT V. DECICCIO 
2015-R-0039 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CODES AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE 
2015-R-0041 OLR BACKGROUNDER: BOARD OF FIREARMS PERMIT EXAMINERS 
2015-R-0037 OLR BACKGROUNDER: COMMISSION ON FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL 
2014-R-0275 OLR BACKGROUNDER: EMPLOYMENT-RELATED SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT PRIVACY LAWS IN OTHER STATES 
2014-R-0277 OLR BACKGROUNDER: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES 
2014-R-0267 OLR BACKGROUNDER: NATURAL GAS 
2014-R-0263 OLR BACKGROUNDER: ROLE OF THE CHILD FATALITY REVIEW PANEL AND CHILD ADVOCATE IN INVESTIGATING UNEXPECTED AND UNEXPLAINED CHILD DEATHS 
2014-R-0274 OLR BACKGROUNDER: USING EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY TO COLLECT AND ANALYZE STUDENT DATA 
2014-R-0141 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS 
2014-R-0143 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE-MANDATED HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS 
2014-R-0090 OLR BACKGROUNDER: INTERPRETING FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING 
2014-R-0081 OLR BACKGROUNDER: ENERGY EFFICIENCY FINANCING 
2014-R-0079 OLR BACKGROUNDER: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWS ENACTED SINCE 2004 
2014-R-0033 OLR BACKGROUNDER: APPELLATE COURT DECISION ON NET NEUTRALITY 
2014-R-0019 OLR BACKGROUNDER: BIFURCATING TOWN BUDGET REFERENDA 
2014-R-0014 OLR BACKGROUNDER: ENERGY ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS 
2014-R-0013 OLR BACKGROUNDER: REGULATORY MODEL FOR LARGE-SCALE NATURAL GAS EXPANSION PLANS 
2013-R-0458 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE EMPLOYEE DEMOGRAPHICS 
2013-R-0375 OLR BACKGROUNDER: GETTING UP TO SPEED ON MEDICAID AND HUSKY B 
2013-R-0390 OLR BACKGROUNDER: NET METERING 
2013-R-0394 OLR BACKGROUNDER: TOLL ROADS AND PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS 
2013-R-0344 OLR BACKGROUNDER: COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS 
2013-R-0298 OLR BACKGROUNDER: THE “SHARING ECONOMY” AND PUBLIC POLICY 
2013-R-0342 OLR BACKGROUNDER: DRUG POSSESSION, SALE, AND PARAPHERNALIA PENALTIES 
2013-R-0254 OLR BACKGROUNDER: BRINGING HIGH-SPEED INTERNET TO THE CLASSROOM 
2013-R-0296 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS APPLICABLE TO MAJOR PARTY LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES 
2013-R-0278 OLR BACKGROUNDER: NEW FEMA FLOOD MAPS AND CONNECTICUT 
2013-R-0260 OLR BACKGROUNDER: SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AND THE BENEFIT CORPORATION 
2013-R-0244 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE SPENDING CAPS ANALYSIS 
2013-R-0096 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CONNECTICUT ANTI-TEXTING INITIATIVES 
2013-R-0025 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE APPELLATE CASE ON SENTENCING JUVENILES CONVICTED OF MURDER 
2013-R-0056 OLR BACKGROUNDER: GUIDE TO CONNECTICUT’S BUSINESS TAX CREDITS 
2013-R-0007 OLR BACKGROUNDER: DIESEL VS. GASOLINE PRICES 
2013-R-0026 OLR BACKGROUNDER: 2012 OUTPATIENT CIVIL COMMITMENT BILL 
2013-R-0008 OLR BACKGROUNDER: SEARCHING PRIVATE PROPERTY FOR ZONING VIOLATIONS WHEN CONSENT IS WITHHELD 
2012-R-0492 OLR BACKGROUNDER: THE CONNECTICUT JUVENILE TRAINING SCHOOL 
2012-R-0520 OLR BACKGROUNDER: HUMAN TRAFFICKING 
2012-R-0507 OLR BACKGROUNDER: SELECTED DEMOGRAPHIC AND WORKFORCE TRENDS 
2012-R-0517 OLR BACKGROUNDER: WHEN I'M 64: SOME POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF AN AGING CONNECTICUT 
2012-R-0499 OLR BACKGROUNDER: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT 
2012-R-0493 OLR BACKGROUNDER: NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM 
2012-R-0504 OLR BACKGROUNDER: FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS 
2012-R-0510 OLR BACKGROUNDER: PATIENT ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS 
2012-R-0300 OLR BACKGROUNDER: SEX OFFENDERS ON PROBATION AND PAROLE — TREATMENT AND HOUSING RESTRICTIONS 
2012-R-0478 OLR BACKGROUNDER: PROMOTING NATURAL GAS USE IN CONNECTICUT — POTENTIAL BENEFITS, COSTS, RISKS, AND UNCERTAINTIES 
2012-R-0489 OLR BACKGROUNDER: COMPENSATION COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS, 2002-2011 
2012-R-0466 OLR BACKGROUNDER: EDUCATION REFORM PROVISIONS TAKING EFFECT IN 2013 OR AFTER 
2012-R-0458 OLR BACKGROUNDER: VELEZ V. COMMISSIONER OF LABOR 
2012-R-0450 OLR BACKGROUNDER: TRANSIT DISTRICTS 
2012-R-0476 OLR BACKGROUNDER: 2013 SOCIAL SECURITY COLAS AND EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS 
2012-R-0471 OLR BACKGROUNDER: SOLICITATION OF CHARITABLE FUNDS ACT 
2012-R-0461 OLR BACKGROUNDER: JUAN F. CONSENT DECREE 
2012-R-0445 OLR BACKGROUNDER: WHY ARE GAS PRICES SO HIGH? 
2012-R-0444 OLR BACKGROUNDER: THE LITTLE MILLER ACT 
2012-R-0426 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE V. MAURICE M. 
2012-R-0393 OLR BACKGROUNDER: NOR ANY DROP TO DRINK – PREPARING FOR DROUGHT IN CONNECTICUT 
2012-R-0446 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE-MANDATED HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS 
2012-R-0411 OLR BACKGROUNDER: DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS 
2012-R-0381 OLR BACKGROUNDER: THE HEALTHY, HUNGER-FREE KIDS 
2012-R-0409 OLR BACKGROUNDER: EFFECT OF UNDISSOLVED CIVIL UNION ON SUBSEQUENT MARRIAGE 
2012-R-0384 OLR BACKGROUNDER: WELFARE-TO-WORK — ELIGIBILITY, BENEFITS, CASELOAD AND WORK REQUIREMENTS 
2012-R-0375 OLR BACKGROUNDER: EVOLUTION OF MODEL POLICY FOR POLICE RESPONSES TO FAMILY VIOLENCE CRIMES 
2012-R-0342 OLR BACKGROUNDER: SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS 
2012-R-0341 OLR BACKGROUNDER: ARIZONA V. UNITED STATES 
2012-R-0267 OLR BACKGROUNDER: OSHA LAWS AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS 
2012-R-0285 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS 
2012-R-0293 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CYBERSTALKING 
2012-R-0266 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CHANGES IN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND ELIGIBILITY IN OTHER STATES 
2012-R-0289 OLR BACKGROUNDER: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PROCEDURE 
2012-R-0260 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE EMPLOYEE LONGEVITY PAY 
2012-R-0253 OLR BACKGROUNDER: NONUNION STATE EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCES 
2012-R-0032 OLR BACKGROUNDER: THE 2011 SEBAC AGREEMENT 
2012-R-0080 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CONNECTICUT PRISON POPULATION OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS 
2012-R-0062 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATUTES WITH CRIMINAL PENALTIES 
2011-R-0491 OLR BACKGROUNDER: 2011 AGENCY REORGANIZATIONS 
2011-R-0504 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE-MANDATED HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS 
2011-R-0494 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CONNECTICUT UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT 
2011-R-0502 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE AND MUNICIPAL LAWS ON NEPOTISM IN HIRING 
2011-R-0499 OLR BACKGROUNDER: DSS REIMBURSEMENT OF STRIKE-RELATED COSTS AT NURSING HOMES 
2011-R-0503 COBRA CONTINUATION OF GROUP HEALTH BENEFITS 
2011-R-0427 OLR BACKGROUNDER: IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE 
2011-R-0467 BACKGROUNDER: SNAP DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING MAJOR STORMS 
2011-R-0359 OLR BACKGROUNDER: ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES 
2011-R-0007 BACKGROUNDER: GUIDE TO CONNECTICUT’S BUSINESS-RELATED TAX CREDITS 
2011-R-0383 BACKGROUNDER: A GUIDE TO THE STATE PERSONAL INCOME TAX 
2011-R-0362 OLR BACKGROUNDER: SMALL EMPLOYER HEALTH INSURANCE LAW IN CONNECTICUT 
2011-R-0310 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CONNECTICUT'S SALES AND USE TAX 
2011-R-0241 OLR BACKGROUNDER: ECS MINIMUM BUDGET REQUIREMENT FOR FY 12 AND FY 13 
2011-R-0137 OLR BACKGROUNDER: FIREARM PREEMPTION ISSUES—DOES CONNECTICUT LAW PREEMPT MUNICIPAL FIREARM ORDINANCES? 
2011-R-0103 OLR BACKGROUNDER: REAL ID IMPLEMENTATION IN CONNECTICUT 
2011-R-0087 OLR BACKGROUNDER: SLOT MACHINE PAYMENTS TO CONNECTICUT 
2011-R-0015 OLR BACKGROUNDER: PENDING GUN PERMIT CASES 
2011-R-0024 OLR BACKGROUNDER: NARROWING KINDERGARTEN ENTRANCE AGE 
2011-R-0007 BACKGROUNDER: GUIDE TO CONNECTICUT’S BUSINESS-RELATED TAX CREDITS 
2011-R-0018 OLR BACKGROUNDER: RACIAL BREAKDOWN OF INMATES HELD ON BOND 
2011-R-0014 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CONNECTICUT PRISON POPULATION OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS 
2010-R-0527 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CCJEF V. RELL 
2010-R-0427 OLR BACKGROUNDER –COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND FEDERAL HEALTH CARE REFORM 
2010-R-0454 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM 
2010-R-0508 OLR BACKGROUNDER: HIGHER EDUCATION 
2010-R-0484 OLR BACKGROUNDER: INDICATORS OF MUNICIPAL FISCAL STRESS 
2010-R-0446 OLR BACKGROUNDER: RUNNING OUT OF GAS: THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION FINANCE 
2010-R-0471 OLR BACKGROUNDER: THE MUNICIPAL FISCAL CALENDAR 
2010-R-0456 OLR BACKGROUNDER: RELIEF FROM FEDERAL FIREARM DISABILITIES ON MENTAL HEALTH GROUNDS 
2010-R-0448 OLR BACKGROUNDER: PAWNBROKERS AND PRECIOUS METAL AND STONE DEALERS 
2010-R-0461 OLR BACKGROUNDER: GUN PERMIT CONFIDENTIALITY 
2010-R-0421 OLR BACKGROUNDER: BLOOD PRESSURE, BATTING AVERAGES, AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 
2010-R-0455 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE GUN LAWS AFTER HELLER AND MCDONALD 
2010-R-0407 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CIGARETTE TAXATION IN CONNECTICUT AND NEARBY STATES 
2010-R-0425 OLR BACKGROUNDER: RETIREMENT INCENTIVES IN THE 2009 SEBAC AGREEMENT 
2010-R-0453 OLR BACKGROUNDER: WHEN I’M 64: SOME POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF AN AGING CONNECTICUT 
2010-R-0447 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE-MANDATED HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS — 2010 
2010-R-0440 OLR BACKGROUNDER: MAJOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS IN CONNECTICUT 
2010-R-0439 OLR BACKGROUNDER: BURDEN OF PROOF IN SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE PROCESS HEARINGS 
2010-R-0433 OLR BACKGROUNDER: PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PENSION CHANGES IN OTHER STATES 
2010-R-0430 OLR BACKGROUNDER: REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX 
2010-R-0412 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CLIMATE CHANGE AND TRANSPORTATION 
2010-R-0404 OLR BACKGROUNDER: FEDERAL HEALTH CARE REFORM: MEDICARE PART D PROVISIONS 
2010-R-0402 OLR BACKGROUNDER: ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS AND “MEANINGFUL USE” 
2010-R-0400 OLR BACKGROUNDER: FUNDING FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS, THE OPEN CHOICE PROGRAM, AND REGIONAL AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTERS 
2010-R-0399 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE FUNDING FOR INTERDISTRICT MAGNET SCHOOLS 
2010-R-0396 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT  
2010-R-0394 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE DRUG RETURN PROGRAMS 
2010-R-0380 OLR BACKGROUNDER: FEDERAL HEALTH CARE REFORM-GRANTS FOR WORKPLACE WELLNESS PROGRAMS 
2010-R-0379 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CONNECTICUT'S SALES AND USE TAX 
2010-R-0304 OLR BACKGROUNDER: FEDERAL HEALTH CARE REFORM: LONG-TERM CARE PROVISIONS 
2010-R-0313 FEDERAL HEALTH CARE REFORM: THE COMMUNITY LIVING ASSISTANCE SERVICES AND SUPPORTS (CLASS) ACT 
2010-R-0372 OLR BACKGROUNDER: A GUIDE TO THE STATE PERSONAL INCOME TAX 
2010-R-0375 OLR BACKGROUNDER: BEDBUG LEGISLATION-NEW YORK 
2010-R-0339 OLR BACKGROUNDER: PATIENT ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS - 2010 UPDATE 
2010-R-0337 OLR BACKGROUNDER: CLIMATE CHANGE AND CONNECTICUT UTILITIES 
2010-R-0311 PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOMES AND HEALTH CARE REFORM 
2010-R-0255 OLR BACKGROUNDER: FEDERAL HEALTH CARE REFORM: PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROVISIONS 
2010-R-0056 OLR BACKGROUNDER: STATE FUNDING FOR INTERDISTRICT MAGNET SCHOOLS 
2009-R-0450 BACKGROUNDER: CONNECTICUT CONTRACTING STANDARDS BOARD 
2009-R-0426 COURT CHALLENGES TO CONNECTICUT REDISTRCTING PLANS 
2009-R-0361 BACKGROUNDER: SITING GROUP HOMES: THE INTERPLAY OF FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAW 
2009-R-0385 BACKGROUNDER: SOCIAL SECURITY COLAS 
2009-R-0328 BACKGROUNDER: PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS IN CONNECTICUT 
2009-R-0305 BACKGROUNDER: ESTATE AND INHERITANCE TAXES IN CONNECTICUT AND OTHER STATES 
2009-R-0315 BACKGROUNDER: HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS AND HIGH DEDUCTIBLE HEALTH PLANS 
2009-R-0255 BACKGROUNDER: HISTORY OF STATE ACTION IN ABSENCE OF OF A BUDGET BEFORE BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF A NEW FISCAL YEAR 
2009-R-0036 BACKGROUNDER: MAJOR COMPONENTS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL REFORM PROPOSAL 
2008-R-0679 BACKGROUNDER: RECRUITING AND RETAINING A PRIMARY HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE 
2008-R-0682 BACKGROUNDER: COBRA CONTINUATION OF GROUP HEALTH BENEFITS 
2008-R-0637 BACKGROUNDER: CONNECTICUT AND THE BEVERAGE CONTAINER REDEMPTION LAW 
2008-R-0595 BACKGROUNDER: STATE TAX AMNESTIES 
2008-R-0593 BACKGROUNDER: STATE HEALTH AUTHORITIES 
2008-R-0582 Backgrounder: Extending Health Insurance Coverage to Young Adults under Public Act 08-147 
2008-R-0537 BACKGROUNDER: Hospitalists 
2008-R-0548 Backgrounder: Health Care Coverage and the Uninsured in Connecticut 
2008-R-0542 Backgrounder: Small Employers and Health Insurance in Connecticut 
2008-R-0474 BACKGROUNDER: SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION GRANTS: PROCESS, PROJECT REQUIREMENTS, AND ELIGIBLE COST 
2008-R-0526 BACKGROUNDER: EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE 
2008-R-0525 BACKGROUNDER: State Fuel Taxes and Tax Exemptions 
2008-R-0530 BACKGROUNDER: FAMILY COMPOSITION 
2008-R-0457 BACKGROUNDER: In -Store Health Clinics 
2008-R-0403 BACKGROUNDER: Charter Oak Health Plan 
2008-R-0422 BACKGROUNDER: PATIENT ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS-UPDATE 
2008-R-0401 FOOD STAMPS 
2007-R-0731 Legislative Ethics Committees 
2007-R-0436 New ECS Grants and Minimum Budget Requirement 
2007-R-0092 Election Calendar for Candidates Who Participate in the Citizens’ Election Program 
2006-R-0608 THE MISPERCEPTIONS ABOUT PROPERTY REVALUATION 
2006-R-0599 Patient Access to Medical Records 
2006-R-0547 Teachers and Social Security 
2006-R-0686 STUDENT FINANCIAL AID