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 is also available.  The full compendium is updated every fourth year and an annual supplement is published, each of the other three years.


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, 2023

Previous Reports:


State Mandates Compendium


For further information please email

Bruce Wittchen
Phone: 860-418-6323