2016 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 4 - Management of State Agencies
Chapter 54 - Uniform Administrative Procedure Act
Section 4-168b - Regulation-making record.
(a) On and after the certification date, the official electronic regulation-making record shall be retained on the eRegulations System for each regulation proposed in accordance with the provisions of section 4-168. Prior to the certification date, each agency shall create and maintain a regulation-making record for each regulation proposed by such agency. The regulation-making record shall be made available to the public.
(b) The regulation-making record shall contain at least: (1) The agency's notice of intent to adopt regulations; (2) any written analysis prepared for the proceeding upon which the regulation is based, including the regulatory flexibility analysis required pursuant to section 4-168a, if applicable; (3) all comments submitted on the proposed regulation; (4) the official transcript, if any, of proceedings upon which the regulation is based or, if not transcribed, any audio recording or stenographic record of such proceedings, and any memoranda prepared by any member or employee of the agency summarizing the contents of the proceedings; (5) all official documents relating to the regulation, including the regulation submitted to the office of the Secretary of the State in accordance with section 4-172, a statement of the principal considerations in opposition to the agency's action, and the agency's reasons for rejecting such considerations, as required pursuant to section 4-168, and the fiscal note prepared pursuant to subsection (a) of section 4-168 and section 4-170; (6) any petition for the regulation filed pursuant to section 4-174; and (7) all comments or communications between the agency and the legislative regulation review committee. No audio recording of a hearing held pursuant to section 4-168 shall be posted on the eRegulations System unless the Secretary of the State confirms that such posting will not constitute a violation of any state or federal law regarding accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any audio recording of a hearing held pursuant to section 4-168 that is not posted on the eRegulations System shall be maintained by the agency and made available to the public upon request. If an agency determines that any part of the regulation-making record is impractical to display or is inappropriate for public display on the eRegulations System, the agency shall describe the part omitted in a statement posted on the eRegulations System and shall maintain a copy of the omitted material readily available for public inspection at the principal office of the agency.
(c) The regulation-making record need not constitute the exclusive basis for agency action on that regulation or for judicial review thereof.
(P.A. 88-317, S. 8, 107; P.A. 09-19, S. 3; P.A. 12-92, S. 3; P.A. 13-247, S. 29; 13-274, S. 4; P.A. 14-187, S. 3.)
History: P.A. 88-317 effective July 1, 1989, and applicable to all agency proceedings commenced on or after that date; P.A. 09-19 amended Subsec. (b)(2) to include regulatory flexibility analyses; P.A. 12-92 amended Subsec. (a) to add provision re posting on the agency web site, and amended Subsec. (b) to replace reference to publications in Connecticut Law Journal with reference to notices of intent submitted to Secretary, to replace “filed in” with “submitted to” and to add reference to Sec. 4-172, effective July 1, 2013, and applicable to regulations noticed on and after that date; P.A. 13-247 amended Subsec. (a) to require record to be electronic and retained on eRegulations System and amended Subsec. (b) to delete references to “copy” of various documents, to delete reference to submission of notice to Secretary and to add provision re posting of audio recordings when not in violation of law, and made conforming changes, effective October 1, 2014, and applicable to regulations noticed on and after that date; P.A. 13-274 made identical changes as P.A. 13-247, effective October 1, 2014, and applicable to regulations noticed on and after that date; P.A. 14-187 amended Subsec. (a) to add reference to “certification date”, change reference to agency creating to general requirement of retention of record on system, delete reference to “period required by law” re retention, add reference to prior to certification date, agency creating and maintaining record, delete reference to public availability of materials incorporated by reference and delete reference to inspection and copying, amended Subsec. (b) to insert “at least”, make technical changes, delete reference in Subdiv. (3) to written petitions, requests and submissions and comments considered by agency in connection with formulation, proposal or adoption of regulation or regulation proceeding, and add provision re description in lieu of posting portion of record that is impractical or inappropriate for display and maintaining copy for public inspection, and amended Subsec. (c) to make a technical change, effective October 1, 2014, and applicable to regulations noticed on and after that date.
Cited. 239 C. 32.