Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee

The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee was established by statute in 1972 to strengthen the General Assembly's capacity for legislative oversight. By law, the 12-member committee is equally bipartisan and bicameral, including in its co-chairmanships.

With no specific subject matter boundaries, the committee's primary charge is to examine "state government programs and their administration to ascertain whether such programs:"

  are effective,
  continue to serve their intended purposes,
  are conducted in an efficient and effective manner, or
  require modification or elimination."

It may raise and report out bills related to these examinations. Bills reported out then proceed to the committee(s) of cognizance. Further, an agency subject to a program review must take necessary corrective action if the review discovers deficiencies.

In addition, the committee is authorized to conduct investigations on "any matter" when:

1.   required by a joint resolution of the General Assembly,
2.   the legislature is not in session and a joint standing committee directs it, or
3.   it chooses to do so, subject to the approval of the Joint Committee on Legislative Management.

The committee is supported by a staff of nonpartisan professional analysts. The staff assists the committee by carrying out its studies, which mainly are long-term, in-depth, mixed methods research projects that result in draft reports. The committee reviews the draft reports, and can accept, modify, or reject them.

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Contact

    Legislative Program Review and Investigations
  • Capitol Building, Room 506
  • Hartford, CT 06106
  •   (860) 240-0300

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Public Hearing Testimony Submissions

Please be aware that all submitted testimony is public record. Depending upon the information you supply, this may reveal some or all of the following: Email address, physical address, phone number, name, age, and other personal information. Mail and FAX submissions are scanned and linked on the Connecticut General Assembly website.

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