2019 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 4 - Management of State Agencies
Chapter 54* - Uniform Administrative Procedure Act


*Cited. 165 C. 448. Former Secs. 4-41 to 4-50 made provision for the adoption of regulations by state agencies, and Sec. 4-41 defined “regulations” as “designed to implement, interpret or prescribe law or to establish the general policy of such department or agency”; not mandatory that such regulations be adopted by motor vehicle department relative to hearings on suspension or revocation of dealers' licenses, but hearings not to violate the fundamentals of natural justice. Id., 559. Pertinent provisions apply to proceedings of boards of education. 167 C. 368. Motor vehicles commissioner's conducting of hearing under Sec. 14-111(c) held in compliance with the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act. 168 C. 94. Cited. 170 C. 144; 171 C. 348. Applicability to claims commission (Ch. 53, and especially Sec. 4-164(b)); purposes and legislative history discussed. 172 C. 603. There are clear indications in the act that legislature intended administrators to issue declaratory rulings based on their interpretation of statutes. 173 C. 352. Cited. 174 C. 51; Id., 271; Id., 366; 176 C. 11; Id., 82; Id., 318; Id., 374; Id., 466, 468, 469; Id., 630, 633, 634; 177 C. 68, 71; Id., 78. Use of “guidelines” applied as substantive rules is failure to comply with statute. Id., 356. Cited. Id., 472; 179 C. 415; 180 C. 421. Indian affairs council is an agency subject to chapter. Id., 474. Cited. 181 C. 69; 182 C. 314. Department of Transportation is agency subject to provisions of chapter. 183 C. 76. Cited. Id., 128; Id., 313. Connecticut Housing Finance Authority is required to adopt regulations in accordance with chapter. 184 C. 311; Id., 434. Cited. 186 C. 153; Id., 198. Income maintenance department “policy” requiring AFDC recipients to obtain prior approval of moving expenses is a statement of general applicability affecting the substantial rights of recipients and is therefore a regulation under Sec. 4-166(7) and as such required to be promulgated with certain formalities; because the policy was not so promulgated it could not be enforced. 187 C. 464. Cited. 188 C. 90; 191 C. 173; Id., 384. Jurisdiction of courts over administrative decisions discussed. 193 C. 379. Cited. Id., 506; 194 C. 677; 195 C. 174. Held never to have been applicable to boards of education. Id. Cited. Id., 534; 196 C. 451; Id., 623; 197 C. 320; 198 C. 445. Deference to administrative decision-making that is reflected in Uniform Administrative Procedure Act counsels against judicial modification of administratively derived remedial orders in contempt proceedings. Id., 479. Cited. 200 C. 1; Id., 133. Judicial review of administrative agency decision discussed. Id., 489. Cited. Id.; 201 C. 350; 202 C. 405; Id., 453; Id., 583; 203 C. 63; 204 C. 17; Id., 60; Id., 137; Id., 259; Id., 287; 205 C. 324; Id., 767; 206 C. 267; 207 C. 77; Id., 296; Id., 346; Id., 547; Id., 674; 208 C. 187; Id., 442; 210 C. 531; Id., 597; 211 C. 508; Id., 690; 212 C. 83; Id., 157; Id., 471; 213 C. 184; Id., 269; 214 C. 256; Id., 560; Id., 601; 215 C. 134; Id., 474; Id., 517; Id., 590; Id., 616; Id., 701; 216 C. 228; Id., 253; Id., 271; Id., 627; Id., 667; 217 C. 130; Id., 143; Id., 153; 218 C. 580; Id., 646; 219 C. 51; Id., 121; Id., 204; 220 C. 86; Id., 192; Id., 516; Id., 689; 221 C. 206; Id., 217; Id., 393; Id., 422; Id., 482; 222 C. 414; Id., 541; 223 C. 376; Id., 573; Id., 618; 224 C. 693; 225 C. 13; 226 C. 105; Id., 670; Id., 792; 227 C. 848; 228 C. 158; Id., 271; Id., 651; Id., 699; Id., 758; 229 C. 654; 231 C. 308; Id., 391; Id., 602; 232 C. 57; Id., 122; Id., 181; 233 C. 28; Id., 398; Id., 486; 234 C. 411; Id., 624; Id., 911; 235 C. 128; Id., 334; 236 C. 96; 237 C. 135; Id., 209; Id., 272; Id., 550; 238 C. 361; 239 C. 32; Id., 124; Id., 437; 240 C. 824; 241 C. 310; 242 C. 152; Id., 599. Judicial review of agency's action is governed by Uniform Administrative Procedure Act and scope of that review is very restricted. 244 C. 487. Standard of proof in cases involving physician discipline before the Connecticut Medical Examining Board is by a preponderance of the evidence. 309 C. 727.

Cited. 1 CA 1; Id., 454; 2 CA 68; Id., 196; 3 CA 254; Id., 464; Id., 531; 4 CA 143; Id., 307; Id., 359; 5 CA 219; 6 CA 47; Id., 473; Id., 723; 9 CA 622; 10 CA 14; Id., 90; 11 CA 693; 12 CA 251; Id., 455; 13 CA 1; 14 CA 413; 15 CA 569; 17 CA 17; judgment reversed, see 212 C. 570; Id., 429; 18 CA 13. Applies to state agencies. Id., 40. Cited. Id., 241; 19 CA 539; Id., 713; 20 CA 474; 21 CA 210; Id., 678; 22 CA 181; Id., 253; 24 CA 662; judgment reversed, see 223 C. 618. Guidelines established under P.A. 85-548, Sec. 8, incorporated by reference in Sec. 46b-215b(a), P.A. 89-203, Sec. 2, thus becoming statutory law and not subject to provisions of chapter. 25 CA 555. Cited. 26 CA 45; Id., 132; 27 CA 377; 28 CA 145; Id., 500; 29 CA 821; 30 CA 85; Id., 463; Id., 720; Id., 738; 33 CA 501; Id., 727; Id., 775; 34 CA 343; Id., 352; Id., 620; 35 CA 111; Id., 333; Id., 384; Id., 474; Id., 769; 37 CA 303; Id., 653; Id., 694; Id., 777; 38 CA 73; Id., 322; 39 CA 154; Id., 674; 40 CA 829; 41 CA 1; Id., 67; 42 CA 402; Id., 631; Id., 700; judgment reversed, see 240 C. 835; 43 CA 133; Id., 512; Id. 779; 44 CA 143; Id., 611; 45 CA 83; Id., 225; Id., 476; Id., 543; Id., 577. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles review of license suspension governed by Uniform Administrative Procedure Act; standards for review discussed. 47 CA 111. Scope of review under chapter is restricted. 48 CA 391; Id., 424. Absent state legislation prescribing an applicable standard of proof, preponderance of the evidence is the appropriate standard of proof in administrative proceedings under the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act. 129 CA 575.

Cited. 32 CS 104. Applicability of chapter to state colleges, before and after P.A. 75-529. Procedure to challenge regulations. Id., 153. Cited. 34 CS 199; 35 CS 13; 36 CS 1; Id., 18, 285. Although not addressed in act, where record is incomprehensible, remand to agency prior to final judgment is permissible. Id., 297. Cited. 38 CS 24; 39 CS 56. Hearing board is merely instrumentality of the department and therefore there is no requirement that hearing officer be named in citation or served with a copy. Id., 443. Cited. Id., 462; 40 CS 226; Id., 365; Id., 394; Id., 505; 41 CS 184; Id., 211; Id., 271; 42 CS 323; Id., 413; Id., 558; Id., 602; 43 CS 10; Id., 246; Id., 340; Id., 386; Id., 457; 44 CS 21; Id., 90, 99; Id., 230; Id., 297.

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