Law of Connecticut

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The law of Connecticut is the system of law and legal precedent of the U.S. state of Connecticut.

Sources of law[edit]


The Constitution of the State of Connecticut is the basic governing document of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It was approved by referendum on December 14, 1965, and proclaimed by the governor as adopted on December 30. It comprises 14 articles and has been amended 31 times.

This constitution replaced the earlier constitution of 1818. It is the state's second constitution since the establishment of the United States. An earlier constitution dating from colonial times, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, remained the basis of government even as Connecticut gained its independence from Great Britain, existed as an independent polity, and joined the United States.

Connecticut General Statutes[edit]

The Connecticut General Statutes are official General Statutes of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Revised to 2011, the statutes contain all of Connecticut's public acts and certain special acts of the public nature, the Constitution of the United States, the Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, including its 31 amendments adopted since 1965.

Local ordinances[edit]

Locally elected representatives also develop Local ordinances to govern cities and towns.[1] The town ordinances often include noise control and zoning guidelines.[2] However, the State of Connecticut does also provide statewide ordinances for noise control as well.[3]

Relations with Indian tribes[edit]


  1. ^ "Connecticut Ordinances and Charters by Town". Judicial Branch Law Libraries. State of Connecticut. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Newtown Noise Control Ordinance". Town of Newtown. August 20, 2010. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sec. 22a-69-1 to 22a-69-7.4: Control of Noise" (PDF). Department of Environmental Protection. State of Connecticut. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 

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