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Official Status

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No No No Not Yet No No
C.G.S., Sec. 2-58. "The Joint Committee on Legislative Management shall cause to be published such number of copies as ...said committee deems adequate...." C.G.S., Sec. 2-60 specifies that the official statutes shall be printed "on paper that meets or exceeds the American National Standards Institute for permanent paper , unless such paper is not available." C.G.S., Sec. 4-168 prescribes that a proposed regulation be posted electronically at least 30 days in advance of adoption by the Office of the Secretary of the State on its e-Regulations website in what will become the official version. At this writing, however, proposed regulations are still first promulgated by The Connecticut Law Journal--published by the Connecticut Judicial Branch Commission on Official Legal Publications as print. Electronic version will be made official by C.G.S., Sec. 4-173b (P.A. 13-247 & P.A. 13-274 effective July 1, 2013; P.A. 14-187, effective October 1, 2014) when the Secretary of the State certifies the system as "technologically sufficient." C.G.S., Sec. 51-216a(b)(5). The Connecticut Judicial Branch Commission on Official Legal Publications "may publish, maintain and distribute the official legal publications in available alternative formats. An alternative format includes an electronic format and may be the sole method for the publication maintenance and distribution of all official legal publications, all archived official legal protections and all volumes of the Connecticut Reports, excluding the most recent 100 volumes." C.G.S., Sec. 51-216a(b)(5). The Connecticut Judicial Branch Commission on Official Legal Publications "may publish, maintain and distribute the official legal publications in available alternative formats. An alternative format includes an electronic format and may be the sole method for the publication maintenance and distribution of all official legal publications, all archived official legal protections and all volumes of the Connecticut Reports, excluding the most recent 100 volumes."

Authentication

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No No No Yes No No
Print, based upon statutory language cited above, appears as present to be the sole medium for authentication. Print, based upon statutory language cited above, appears as present to be the sole medium for authentication. In compliance with C.G.S. Sec 1-334 (UELMA's authentication requirement). Electronic authentication is in place for regulation PDF documents at the title and subtitle (but not section) level. Authentication is provided through Adobe Acrobat digital signature technology with Entrust digital certificates. Blue ribbon with icon and a "Connecticut Secretary of the State Authenticated Electronic Legal Material" label appears when the pdf is viewed with Adobe's free Acrobat reader.

Online Preservation

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No No No Yes No No
Beginning January 2013 (any and all updates occurring after the last supplement to the printed compilation of January 2013).The official record copy, including the authenticated PDF versions of superseded material on or after January 2013 is being deposited into the Connecticut Digital Archive, http://collections.ctdigitalarchive.org/ to comply with C.G.S. Sec. 1-336 (UELMA's preservation requirement) and public record requirements. Online html text of regulations at the section level, including superseded text, will be maintained on the eRegulations.ct.gov website indefinitely.

Permanent Public Access

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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Access may be either print or electronic depending upon retrospectivity. Electronic preservation in not exclusive. Access may be either print or electronic depending upon retrospectivity. Electronic preservation in not exclusive. Access may be either print or electronic format depending upon retrospectivity. Access may be either print or electronic format depending upon retrospectivity. Electronic preservation in not exclusive. The official record copy deposited into the Connecticut Digital Archive is intended to remain permanently accessible for compliance with C.G.S. Sec. 1-337 (UELMA's permanent access requirement). Access may be either print or electronic format depending upon retrospectivity. C.G.S., Sec. 51-216a(b). The Connecticut Judicial Branch Commission on Official Legal Publications "shall acquire, publish distribute and maintain for the benefit of the state a sufficient supply of legal publications...." C.G.S., Sec. 51-216a(e). The Connecticut Judicial Branch Commission on Official Legal Publications "may establish and electronic bulletin board to provide information to members of the public upon such terms as it deems to be in the best interests of the state." Access may be either print or electronic format depending upon retrospectivity. C.G.S., Sec. 51-216a(b). The Connecticut Judicial Branch Commission on Official Legal Publications "shall acquire, publish distribute and maintain for the benefit of the state a sufficient supply of legal publications...." C.G.S., Sec. 51-216a(e). The Connecticut Judicial Branch Commission on Official Legal Publications "may establish and electronic bulletin board to provide information to members of the public upon such terms as it deems to be in the best interests of the state."

Copyright Claimed

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No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No copyright claim appears on the title page verso side or anywhere else. The current 2015 codification says on the title page verso side: "Copyright 2015 by the State of Connecticut." The Connecticut Law Journal, published by the Connecticut Judicial Branch Commission on Official Legal Publications, also promulgates official case reports and practice book rule changes. Its copyright charge is embodied in C.G.S., Sec. 51-216a(f). The Commission on Official Legal Publications "shall, to the extent that it finds desirable to do so, cause official legal publications to be copyrighted in the name of the Secretary of the State for the benefit of the people of the state." Copyright is claimed on the eRegulations.ct.gov website and Connecticut Digital Archives records. C.G.S., Sec. 51-216a(f). The Connecticut Judicial Branch Commission on Official Legal Publications "shall, to the extent that it finds desirable to do so, cause official legal publications to be copyrighted in the name of the Secretary of the State for the benefit of the people of the state." C.G.S., Sec. 51-216a(f). The Connecticut Judicial Branch Commission on Official Legal Publications "shall, to the extent that it finds desirable to do so, cause official legal publications to be copyrighted in the name of the Secretary of the State for the benefit of the people of the state."
UELMA Adopted Yes. C.G.S., Secs. 1-330 to 1-340. (P.A. 13-17 effective October 1, 2014).
Universal Citation Adopted No

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