State Mandates on Municipalities

The Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR) submits an annual report to legislative leadership listing each state mandate passed during that session, in accordance with Section 2-32c of the General Statutes of Connecticut.

A compendium of state mandates on municipalities, updated every four years, is also available.


State Mandate Definition

Connecticut General Statutes, Sec. 2-32b(a)(2): "State mandate" means any state initiated constitutional, statutory or executive action that requires a local government to establish, expand or modify its activities in such a way as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenues, excluding any order issued by a state court and any legislation necessary to comply with a federal mandate.

Note: The statutes also include designations of seven categories of mandates which have the effect of further defining the term "state mandate".


Latest Report:

State Mandates on Municipalities, 2020

Previous Reports:


State Mandates Compendium


For further information, contact:

Bruce Wittchen