§ 4-166 Definitions
§ 4-167 Rules of practice. Public inspection. Enforceability
§ 4-168 Notice prior to action on regulations. Fiscal notes. Hearing or public comment. Posting on eRegulations System. Adoption procedure. Emergency regulations. Technical amendments
§ 4-168a Regulations affecting small businesses
§ 4-168b Regulation-making record
§ 4-168c Posting of proposed regulations and regulation-making record prior to certification date
§ 4-168d Register of regulatory activity
§ 4-169 Approval of regulation by Attorney General
§ 4-170 Legislative regulation review committee. Submission requirements for regulations. Disapproved regulations. Resubmitted regulations
§ 4-170a Review of old regulations
§ 4-170b Agency submission to legislative regulation review committee upon failure to submit or resubmit required regulations
§ 4-171 Submission to General Assembly of disapproved regulations and list of required regulations not submitted or resubmitted to legislative regulation review committee
§ 4-172 Submittal of certified electronic copies of regulations to Secretary of the State. Posting on eRegulations System. Effective date
§ 4-173 Omission of certain regulations from eRegulations System. Link to electronic copy. Maintenance of copy for public inspection
§ 4-173a Posting of implemented policies and procedures online
§ 4-173b Establishment of eRegulations System. Certification by Secretary of the State. Official compilation. Plan to maintain paper copies
§ 4-174 Petition for regulation
§ 4-175 Declaratory judgment action to determine validity of a regulation or applicability of a statute, regulation or final decision
§ 4-176 Declaratory rulings. Petitions. Regulations
§ 4-176e Agency hearings
§ 4-177 Contested cases. Notice. Record
§ 4-177a Contested cases. Party, intervenor status
§ 4-177b Contested cases. Presiding officer. Subpoenas and production of documents
§ 4-177c Contested cases. Documents. Evidence. Arguments. Statements
§ 4-178 Contested cases. Evidence
§ 4-178a Contested cases and declaratory ruling proceedings. Review of preliminary, procedural or evidentiary rulings
§ 4-179 Agency proceedings. Proposed final decision
§ 4-180 Contested cases. Final decision. Application to court upon agency failure
§ 4-180a Indexing of written orders and final decisions
§ 4-181 Contested cases. Communications by or to hearing officers and members of an agency
§ 4-181a Contested cases. Reconsideration. Modification
§ 4-182 Matters involving licenses
§ 4-183 Appeal to Superior Court
§ 4-184 Appeal from final judgment of Superior Court
§ 4-184a Award of reasonable fees and expenses to certain prevailing parties in appeals of agency decisions
§ 4-185 Application of chapter
§ 4-185a Validation of certain actions
§ 4-186 Chapter 54 exemptions and conflicts
§ 4-188a Requirements for exemption of constituent units of state system of higher education
§ 4-189 Repeal of inconsistent provisions

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 54

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agency: means each state board, commission, department or officer authorized by law to make regulations or to determine contested cases, but does not include either house or any committee of the General Assembly, the courts, the Council on Probate Judicial Conduct, the Governor, Lieutenant Governor or Attorney General, or town or regional boards of education, or automobile dispute settlement panels established pursuant to section 42-181. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Approved regulation: means a regulation submitted to the Secretary of the State in accordance with the provisions of section 4-172. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Certification date: means the date the Secretary of the State certifies, in writing, that the eRegulations System is technologically sufficient to serve as the official compilation and electronic repository in accordance with section 4-173b. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contested case: means a proceeding, including but not restricted to rate-making, price fixing and licensing, in which the legal rights, duties or privileges of a party are required by state statute or regulation to be determined by an agency after an opportunity for hearing or in which a hearing is in fact held, but does not include proceedings on a petition for a declaratory ruling under section 4-176, hearings referred to in section 4-168 or hearings conducted by the Department of Correction or the Board of Pardons and Paroles. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Final decision: means (A) the agency determination in a contested case, (B) a declaratory ruling issued by an agency pursuant to section 4-176, or (C) an agency decision made after reconsideration. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Hearing officer: means an individual appointed by an agency to conduct a hearing in an agency proceeding. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Intervenor: means a person, other than a party, granted status as an intervenor by an agency in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of section 4-176 or subsection (b) of section 4-177a. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • License: includes the whole or part of any agency permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter or similar form of permission required by law, but does not include a license required solely for revenue purposes. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • oath: shall include affirmations in cases where by law an affirmation may be used for an oath, and, in like cases, the word "swear" shall include the word "affirm". See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Party: means each person (A) whose legal rights, duties or privileges are required by statute to be determined by an agency proceeding and who is named or admitted as a party, (B) who is required by law to be a party in an agency proceeding, or (C) who is granted status as a party under subsection (a) of section 4-177a. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, governmental subdivision, agency or public or private organization of any character, but does not include the agency conducting the proceeding. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Personal delivery: means delivery directly to the intended recipient or a recipient's designated representative and includes, but is not limited to, delivery by electronic mail to an electronic mail address identified by the recipient as an acceptable means of communication. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Presiding officer: means the member of an agency or the hearing officer designated by the head of the agency to preside at the hearing. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Proposed final decision: means a final decision proposed by an agency or a presiding officer under section 4-179. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Proposed regulation: means a proposal by an agency under the provisions of section 4-168 for a new regulation or for a change in, addition to or repeal of an existing regulation. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Regulation: means each agency statement of general applicability, without regard to its designation, that implements, interprets, or prescribes law or policy, or describes the organization, procedure, or practice requirements of any agency. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Regulation-making: means the process for formulation and adoption of a regulation. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Regulation-making record: means the documents specified in subsection (b) of section 4-168b and includes any other documents created, received or considered by an agency during the regulation-making process. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Regulations of Connecticut state agencies: means the official compilation of all permanent regulations adopted by all state agencies subsequent to October 27, 1970, organized by title number, subtitle number and section number. See Connecticut General Statutes 4-166
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • succeeding: when used by way of reference to any section or sections, mean the section or sections next preceding, next following or next succeeding, unless some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.