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State Agency Regulations have moved to the Connecticut eRegulations System

This site will continue to post the following for regulations started before March 23, 2015:

Notices of Intent to Adopt - Operational Policies - Emergency Regulations

 Recently Adopted Regulations - Information and Forms for State Agencies

for State Agency Users of the
eRegulations System

The Office of the Secretary of the State is developing reference and instructional materials for state agency users of the eRegulations System. The three major subject areas are:

         I.     Regulation writing and adoption
         II.    Using Quark XML Author (QXA) to draft regulations
         III.   Using Case Manager for workflow and approval routing.

Information materials and links will be posted on this page as they become available. Ultimately we plan to use these postings to create user manuals for system components.  Information concerning legal requirements is informational only and should not be considered legal advice.

For questions or more information about the eRegulations System, please contact:
Kristin Karr, Administrative Law Information Systems Manager, 860-509-6009,
Barbara Sladek, Records & Legislative Services Coordinator, 860-509-6147, 

I.   Regulation Writing and Adoption

  • Forms    Updated 3/28/2016
    (general information and links to forms used in regulation adoption; includes information about notices and documents for which there is no generic form)

  • Writing Regulations - Mechanics and Style Manual
    LCO Manual for Drafting Regulations  provides content, structure and style standards for regulations. Agencies must comply with its requirements.
  • Writing Regulations with the eRegulations System
    See Section II below entitled "Quark XML Author"
  • Regulation Adoption Laws and Committee Rules
    Agency users having no prior experience in adopting regulations can use the following resources to become more familiar with the process.
  1. Governor's Executive Order  -#37 concerning review of proposed regulations by the Office of Policy and Management and the Office of the Governor
  2. Chapter 54 of the Connecticut General Statutes -the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act including the regulation adoption process
  3. Rules of the Legislative Regulations Review Committee -rules that govern submission of regulations to the committee for review
  4. Legislative Regulations Review Committee web page (contact the Committee Administrator for more information as necessary)
  • Steps in the Regulation-Making Process
    Agency users with no prior experience adopting regulations, or those seeking more information, can use the following resources to become more familiar with steps in the regulation-making process.

    Notifying Committees of Cognizance    Updated 4/7/2016
       (summarizes Chapter 54 requirements and eRegs email notice functions)
    Giving Public Notice
                (summarizes requirements for public notice and links to public notice forms)
    The "Response to Comments" Document   NEW 4/8/2016
                (general information concerning the statements required by CGS Sec. 4-168(e)
                when an agency receives comments on its proposed regulation

II.   Quark XML Author (QXA)

III.   Case Manager (ICM)