Terms and Abbreviations


SB- senate bill
HB- house bill
JF- Joint Favorable-committee approved bill without changes (amendments)
JFS- Joint Favorable Substitute-committee approved bill but with changes
CGS- Connecticut General Statutes, the law of the land. Bills which pass are ultimately incorporated into the CGS.
RSRs- Regulations of State Agencies; regulations written by state agencies to implement laws. To become effective, a new regulation must be accepted by the Legislature’s Regulations Review Committee
PA- Public Act; when a bill passes both chambers it is assigned a Public Act number, which is then how it is referred to
SA-Special Act; a bill which has passed, but is for a special case and won't be placed into statute (CGS)

Legislative Offices

OFA Office of Fiscal Analysis
LCO Legislative Commissioners Office
OLR Office of Legal Research


** indicates subject area committees of highest interest. * indicates a committee we monitor.

AGE Select Committee on Aging
APP Appropriations*
BA Banks
CE Commerce*
ED Education*
ENV Environment**
ET Energy and Technology**
EXN Executive and Legislative Nominations
FIN Finance, Revenue and Bonding*
GAE Government Administration and Elections
GL General Law
HED Higher Education and Employment Advancement
HS Human Services
HSG Housing
INS Insurance and Real Estate
JUD Judiciary*
KID Children
LAB Labor and Public Employees
LM Legislative Management
PD Planning and Development**
PH Public Health*
PRI Program Review and Investigations
PS Public Safety
RR Regulations Review
TRA Transportation*
VA Veterans Affairs

Our statewide environmental colleagues who work on legislation

CT Fund for the Environment (CFE)
Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT (CSHC)
Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment (CCE)
Rivers Alliance (RA)
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
League of Conservation Voters (LCV)
CT Forest and Parks Association (CFPA)
Audubon, CT Chapter
Working Lands Alliance (WLA)
1000 Friends of CT
Ct Land Conservation Council (CLCC)
Environment Northeast (ENE)
CT Coalition for Environmental Justice (CCEJ)
Environment and Human Health (EHHI)
Clean Water Action (CWA)