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Lt. Governor's Office

The Lieutenant Governor is an elected constitutional officer who is charged with:

  • Serves as President of the Senate by virtue of the office. The duties include presiding over the Senate, recognizing members wishing to address the Senate, putting all questions to vote, deciding questions of order, and referring bills to committees. In the event of a tie vote, the Lieutenant Governor may cast a vote to break the tie
  • Serves as the Chairperson of ACCESS Health CT also known as the CT Health Insurance Exchange
  • Operates the state government during the Governor’s absence from the state
  • Succeeds the Governor in the event of the Governor’s death, resignation, refusal to serve or removal from office