GAE Call number ranges

For the past several years, almost all newly published items added to the library’s collection have been in electronic format only. These items are accessible in full text through the library’s intranet catalog. Many old print materials have also been digitized and uploaded to the library’s catalog.

To get a general sense of a subject’s history, however, you may find it useful to browse the library stacks in certain locations to see print copies of older publications (and the occasional newer item that was published both electronically and in print). For publications related to government administration and elections, call number ranges include, but are not limited to:

323 civil and political rights
324 the political process
328 the legislative process
342 constitutional and administrative law
349 law of specific jurisdictions and areas
350-353 public administration
970 American Indian tribes; government relations with specific tribes

Hard copies of mandated reports that were produced only once or as a limited series are shelved by the number of the act that required the report. Hard copies of mandated reports produced regularly with no set end date (for example, state agencies’ annual reports) are shelved in the stacks by subject.

GAE Other resources in the library’s collection

Competitive bidding practices study findings and recommendationsCompetitive bidding practices study findings and recommendations – by the State Contracting Standards Board’s Data Analysis Work Group, 2018

Home rule in Connecticut: its history, status, and recommendations for changeHome rule in Connecticut: its history, status, and recommendations for change – by the CT Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1987

Office of Program Review and Investigations reports on aspects of state government administration, 1974-2015

Sunset Review reports, 1980-1984

GAE Mandated reports

Please note this is not an exhaustive list. Contact the library for these and other reports.

Compensation Commission for Elected State Officers and General Assembly Members biennial report – pursuant to CGS 2-9a(b)

CT Commission for Educational Technology report – annual report published by the Dept. of Administrative Services; pursuant to CGS 4d-80(c)(8)

Cybersecurity studyCybersecurity study – by the Dept. of Administrative Services; pursuant to SA 15-13

Expansion of the state’s electronic business portal (business one stop report)Expansion of the state’s electronic business portal (business one stop report) – by the Dept. of Administrative Services; pursuant to SA 18-17

Inventory of state real property – annual report by the Office of Policy and Management; pursuant to CGS 4-67g

Leading by example: reducing energy use in state facilities – periodic report by the Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection; pursuant to CGS 16a-37u(d)

Monthly loss report – by the Auditors of Public Accounts; pursuant to CGS 4-33a

Outstanding Dept. of Administrative Services regulations – annual report by the Dept. of Administrative Services; pursuant to CGS 4-170b

Proposed certification regarding human trafficking for state contractsProposed certification regarding human trafficking for state contracts – by the Office of the Attorney General; pursuant to PA 17-32 s.7

School Safety Infrastructure Council report – annual report published by the Dept. of Administrative Services; pursuant to CGS 10-292r(c)

State facility plan – biennial report by the Office of Policy and Management; pursuant to CGS 4b-23(c)

State fleet composition and fuel usage – annual report by the Dept. of Administrative Services; pursuant to CGS 4a-67d

State Properties Review Board annual report – pursuant to CGS 4b-2(1)

GAE Reference works

1965 Constitutional Convention Legislative Record Index

The Connecticut Constitution 1965-2008: Legislative History of Amendments – by Hilary T. Frye, CT State Library, 2009

The Connecticut State Constitution – by Wesley W. Horton, Oxford University Press, 2015

Digest of Administrative Reports – annual compilation of reports from state agencies to the governor

Guides to media law, including freedom of information law – from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Lobbying, PACs, and Campaign Finance: 50 State Handbook – by SCG Legal, published by Thomson Reuters, 2016

McQuillin: The Law of Municipal Corporations – updated quarterly; access through Westlaw.

Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance and Procedure, 5th ed. – by Ronald D. Rotunda, 2012-2013

GAE Databases

American Indian Law Collection – from HeinOnline: “With nearly 1,000 titles unique to this collection and more than 1.2 million total pages dedicated to American Indian Law, this library includes an expansive archive of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence.” Access from anywhere with a Connecticut State Library card.

CT election results database – from the Secretary of the State. Covers 2016-present. Start by choosing an election in the drop-down menu at the top of the screen.

CT General Assembly members – from the CT State Library. Covers House 1849-present and Senate 1776-present.

CT lobbyist lists – from the Office of State Ethics. (See also the library’s guide to looking up lobbyists.)

NCSL Ballot Measures – from the National Conference of State Legislatures. Tracks statewide ballot measures from 1892-present.

NCSL Campaign Finance Legislation Databases (1999-2013, 2014, and 2015-present) – from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

NCSL Elections Legislation Database – from the National Conference of State Legislatures. Tracks legislation from 2011-present.

NCSL Ethics and Lobbying Legislation Database – from the National Conference of State Legislatures. Tracks legislation from 2010-present.

GAE Websites

State agencies

Auditors of Public Accounts

Dept. of Administrative Services

Secretary of the State – elections and voting

 

State boards, commissions, and task forces

State Contracting Standards Board

State Elections Enforcement Commission

Office of State Ethics and Citizens’ Ethics Advisory Board

Freedom of Information Commission

 

Federal government

U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC)

Federal Election Commission (FEC)

 

National Conference of State Legislatures

Guides to issues relating to:

            state legislatures

            elections and campaigns

            ethics

            redistricting

            state-tribal relations

 

Other organizations

Connecticut Foundation for Open Government (CFOG)

Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL)

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM)

 

Other online resources

Connecticut ordinances and charters by town – from the Judicial Branch Law Libraries

Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) town profiles

Recent Connecticut Appellate Court and Supreme Court freedom of information law opinions – from the Judicial Branch Law Libraries

Connecticut law about freedom of information – research guide by the Judicial Branch Law Libraries

Tribal-state compacts and agreements – Connecticut’s agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Tribe regarding reservation casino operations

CGA 2011 Redistricting Project

UConn Center for Voting Technology Research

GAE Finding OLR Reports and more in the vertical files: index headings

For OLR Reports and other materials related to the Government Administration and Elections Committee’s work, index headings include:

Administrative Services, CT Dept. of
Campaigns
Campaigns-Finance
Campaigns-Public-Financing
Census
Code of Ethics
Conflict of Interest
Constitutional Amendments
Constitutional Convention
Constitutional Law
Construction Contracts
Dual Job Ban
Elections
Elections Commission
Ethics Commission
Federal-State Relations
Freedom of Information
Government-Local
Government Property
Government Purchasing
Government-Regional
Government-State-Reorganization
Home Rule
Interstate Compacts
Legislators
Lobbyists
Municipal Officials and Employees
Municipalities
Political Committees and Conventions
Primaries
Privatization
Program Evaluation and Review
Properties Review Board, State
Proportional Representation
Public Employees-Political Activity
Public Works-CT Dept. of
Quasi-Public Agencies
Reapportionment
Referenda
Regional Planning
Special Districts
Voters-Registration of
Voting
Voting-Absentee

The library assigns topical index headings to all OLR Reports and keeps hard copies of the reports organized by these index headings. Reports from 1994 to the present are in the library’s file cabinets (aka the “vertical files”) in the red-tabbed folders, as well as online in full text. Older reports are in two sets of bound volumes (one set for the 1970s, and one for 1980-1993) on the library’s shelves.

The same index headings the library uses for OLR Reports have been used to organize over 600 subject files of materials such as newspaper clippings, court decisions, press releases, pamphlets, and other resources that would be more difficult to locate if they were dispersed throughout the library’s general collection. The subject files are in the blue-tabbed folders in the file cabinets. (Many of the items in these folders have also been digitized by the library, and their electronic versions can be found in the library’s intranet catalog.)

GAE Recent OLR Reports

The Office of Legislative Research writes nonpartisan reports for legislators on various topics. Recent reports related to the Government Administration and Elections Committee’s subject areas include:

Oct. 20, 2019: Issue Brief: Personal Services Agreements (2019-R-0252)

Oct. 10, 2019: Issue Brief: Supplier Diversity (2019-R-0229)

Oct. 1, 2019: Issue Brief: State Contracting 101 (2019-R-0224)

Sept. 18, 2019: Statewide Referenda in Connecticut (2019-R-0151)

Sept. 3, 2019: Quasi-Public Agencies (2019-R-0182)

July 26, 2019: Regulation Adoption Process (2019-R-0119)

July 19, 2019: Acts Affecting Town Clerks and Elections (2019-R-0152)

June 21, 2019: Using Campaign Funds to Pay for Childcare Costs Associated with Running for Office (2019-R-0117)

June 6, 2019: Amendments to the Connecticut Constitution Since the 1955 Revision (2019-R-0116)

May 20, 2019: Questions for State Elections Enforcement Commission Nominee (2019-R-0115)