2018 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 4 - Management of State Agencies
Chapter 54 - Uniform Administrative Procedure Act
Section 4-173b - Establishment of eRegulations System. Certification by Secretary of the State. Official compilation. Plan to maintain paper copies.

Universal Citation: CT Gen Stat § 4-173b (2018)

(a) The Secretary of the State shall establish and maintain the eRegulations System, which shall include a compilation of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies adopted by all state agencies subsequent to October 27, 1970. Such compilation may be a revision of the most current compilation published by the Commission on Official Legal Publications. The Commission on Official Legal Publications shall, within available appropriations, provide any assistance requested by the Secretary of the State in the creation of the eRegulations System. On and after the certification date the eRegulations System shall also include the official electronic regulation-making record described in section 4-168b. On and after the date the Secretary of the State certifies the eRegulations System as sufficient pursuant to this section, the regulations of Connecticut state agencies published by the Secretary on said system shall be the official compilation of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies for all purposes, including all legal and administrative proceedings. The Secretary of the State shall update the compilation of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies published on the eRegulations System at least monthly. The eRegulations System shall be easily accessible to and searchable by the public and shall enable members of the public to request and receive an electronic notification when an agency posts a notice of intent to adopt regulations in accordance with section 4-168. The Secretary of the State may specify the format in which state agencies shall submit the final approved version of such regulations and all other documents required pursuant to this section and sections 4-167, 4-168, 4-170 and 4-172, and all state agencies shall follow the instructions of the Secretary of the State with respect to agency submissions to the Secretary.

(b) The Secretary of the State shall post on the eRegulations System all effective regulations of Connecticut state agencies as provided by the Commission on Official Legal Publications and any updates thereto. The Secretary of the State shall designate such posting as an unofficial version of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies until such time as the Secretary certifies in writing that the compilation of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies published on the eRegulations System is technologically sufficient to serve as the official compilation of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies and the electronic repository for the regulation-making record. Such certification shall be published on the Secretary's Internet web site and in the Connecticut Law Journal. Until such time as the Secretary makes such certification concerning the official compilation: (1) The Secretary, upon receipt of the certified electronic copy of an approved regulation in accordance with section 4-172, shall forward an electronic copy of such regulation to the Commission on Official Legal Publications for publication in accordance with this section, (2) the Commission on Official Legal Publications shall continue to publish the regulations of Connecticut state agencies, and (3) such published version shall be the official version of said regulations.

(c) Each agency and quasi-public agency with regulatory authority shall post a conspicuous web site link to the eRegulations System on the agency's or quasi-public agency's Internet web site and shall, if practicable, link to the specific provisions of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies that concern the agency's or quasi-public agency's particular programs.

(d) Not later than January 1, 2014, the Secretary of the State shall develop and implement a plan to maintain a paper copy at the office of the Secretary of the State of all of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies posted on the eRegulations System.

(P.A. 13-247, S. 26; 13-274, S. 1; P.A. 14-187, S. 8; P.A. 16-58, S. 9.)

History: P.A. 13-247 and P.A. 13-274 effective July 1, 2013; P.A. 14-187 amended Subsec. (a) to make technical changes, add provision re compilation may be revision of most current published compilation, replace reference to October 1, 2014, with “certification date”, add requirement for monthly updates to compilation, add reference to posting of updates by Secretary, replace reference to eRegulations System being technologically sufficient with reference to compilation being technologically sufficient, add reference to electronic repository for regulation-making record and delete requirement re certification to be made on or before October 1, 2014; P.A. 16-58 redesignated provision in Subsec. (a) re posting of regulations on eRegulations System as new Subsec. (b), redesignated existing Subsecs. (b) and (c) as Subsecs. (c) and (d) and further amended Subsec. (a) to add provision re system to enable electronic notification when agency posts notice of intent to adopt regulations, effective May 31, 2016.

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