RG 002:013, Engrossed Bills, 1859-1994

RG 002:013, Engrossed Bills Inventory

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Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Inventory

Series 1. Engrossed Bills 1859-1994

Series 2. Indices 1923-1994


RG 002:013, Engrossed Bills

Inventory

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library.

Copyright © 2013 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. General Assembly
Title: Engrossed bills
Dates: 1859-1994
Quantity: 78 cubic feet
Abstract: This subgroup is comprised of volumes of Engrossed Bills. Engrossed Bills are those legislative acts and resolutions that having been passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate are appropriately signed by the Engrossing Committee, Clerk of the Senate, President of the Senate, Clerk of the House, Speaker of the House, and the Governor.
Identification: RG002_013
Accession: T002461, 1986-008
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Chapter II, section one and two of the Public Acts of 1859 specifies that the Secretary of the State upon the adjournment of the General Assembly shall cause all Engrossed Bills which have been signed and appropriately approved to be bound in a volume and shall record the same by title in the public records of the state. Thereafter, the bills shall be known as Public Acts passed by the General Assembly. Copies are to be made and certified by the Secretary of the State as copies of the record. Section six of the same chapter refers to the printing and distribution of Special Acts (called Private Acts prior to 1872) and resolutions by the Secretary of the State. These guidelines are similar to those of the Public Acts.

The General Assembly met annually until 1887. From 1889 to 1971 the Assembly met biannually. It has met annually since 1971.

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Scope and Content

This subgroup is comprised of volumes of Engrossed Bills. Engrossed Bills are those legislative acts and resolutions that having been passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate are appropriately signed by the Engrossing Committee, Clerk of the Senate, President of the Senate, Clerk of the House, Speaker of the House, and the Governor. The requisite endorsement of the Governor coupled with two or more of the above signatures advances the Engrossed Act into law. The presence of the actual signatures indicates the original document. These original volumes have been certified and subsequent copies were produced. Duplicates of this series can be found at [CSL call number 345.2 C761b. Whereas this original series has no index the printed copies contain an index to each session of the Assembly.

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Arrangement

The volumes are arranged chronologically. Between 1859 and 1878 the volumes are handwritten. The volume of bills for the session held in 1891 is missing.

The acts are arranged as follows: 1859 is arranged by the order in which the Engrossing Clerk prepared the documents for the Governor's signature; 1860-1861 arranged numerically by Public Act number and Private Act number (Arabic numerals), then chronologically by approval date (there are sporadic exceptions to this); 1862-1973 Public Acts are arranged by chapter number (1862-1889 chapter numbers are roman numerals, 1901 to present are Arabic numerals). The Acts are marked with their original bill number. Special Acts are arranged by Special Act number (Arabic numerals), then chronologically by approval date (there are sporadic exceptions to this). 1973 to 1994 Public Acts are arranged by a Public Act number which is made of the last two numbers of the year and an assigned number (example 84-105). These Acts are also marked with their original bill numbers. Special Acts are arranged similarly using the year and Special Act number. The original bill number also appears on the document.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG 002:004, General Assembly Papers, 1821-1870 (pdf), Connecticut State Library.

RG 002:004, General Assembly Papers, 1871-2010, Connecticut State Library.

RG 002:014, Rejected Bills, 1808-1870 (pdf), Connecticut State Library.

RG 002:014, Rejected Bills, 1871-1911, Connecticut State Library.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. General Assembly

Subjects:

Bills, legislative -- Connecticut
Connecticut -- Politics and government

Document Types:

Bills (legislative records)

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The General Assembly submitted these records to the Office of the Secretary of the State, which subsequently transferred them to the Connecticut State Library. Accession T002461 contains Engrossed Bills, 1859-1972. All other former accessions dealing with Engrossed Bills and indices were combined into accession 1986-008.


The following accessions were combined into accession 1986-008:

Accession T001607 contained approval dates of Public and Special Acts, 1923-1950.

Accession T001608 contained index of Public and Special Acts, 1957-1961.

Accession T001580 contained indices of Preliminary and Unimportant records, 1936-1976.

Accession T001510 contained Engrossed Bills, 1973-1978 Public Acts part 1.

Accession 1985-030 was transferred to the State Library on November 25, 1985 and contained Engrossed Bills, 1978 Public Acts part 2; 1979-1982.

Accession 1986-008 was transferred to the State Library on March 7, 1986. It contained Engrossed Bills, 1983-1984 and indices of Preliminary and Unimportant records, 1977-1983.

Accession 1988-004 contained Engrossed Bills, 1978 Public Acts part 3; 1978 Special Acts part 1; 1985-1986.

Accession 1997-011 was transferred to the State Library on July 23, 1996. It contained Engrossed Bills, 1987 and indices of Preliminary and Unimportant records, 1984-1987.

Accession 1998-034 was transferred to the State Library on March 10, 1998. It contained Engrossed Bills, 1988-1990 and indices of Preliminary and Unimportant records, 1988-1990.

Accession 2007-011 contained Engrossed Bills, 1991-1994 and indices of Preliminary and Unimportant records, 1991-1994.

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Inventory

Series 1. Engrossed Bills, 1859-1994
Accession: T002461
Public Acts, 1859
Public/Special Acts, 1860
Public/Special Acts, 1861
Public/Special Acts, 1862
Public/Special Acts, 1863
Public/Special Acts, 1864
Public/Special Acts, 1865
Public/Special Acts, 1866
Public/Special Acts, 1867
Public/Special Acts, 1868
Private Acts, 1869
Public Acts, 1869
Public Acts, 1870
Private Acts, 1870
Private Acts, 1871
Public Acts, 1871
Special Acts, 1872
Public Acts, 1872
Public Acts, 1873
Special Acts, 1873
Special Acts, 1874
Public Acts, 1874
Public Acts, 1875
Special Acts, 1875
Public Acts, 1876
Special Acts, 1876
Special Acts, 1877
Public Acts, 1877
Public Acts, 1878
Special Acts, 1878
Public/Special Acts, 1879
Public/Special Acts, 1880
Public/Special Acts, 1881
Public/Special Acts, 1882
Public/Special Acts, 1883
Public/Special Acts, 1884
Public/Special Acts, 1885
Public/Special Acts, 1886
Public/Special Acts, 1887
Public/Special Acts, 1889
Public Acts, 1893
Special Acts, 1893
Special Acts, 1893
Public Acts, 1895
Special Acts, 1895
Special Acts, 1897
Public Acts, 1897
Special Acts, 1899
Public Acts, 1899
Special Acts, 1901
Public Acts, 1901
Special Acts, 1903
Public Acts, 1903
Public Acts, 1905
Special Acts, 1905
Public Acts, 1907
Special Acts, 1907
Public Acts, 1909
Special Acts, 1909
Public Acts, 1911
Special Acts, 1911
Public Acts, 1913
Special Acts, 1913
Public Acts, 1915
Special Acts, 1915
Public/Special Acts Special session, 1916 September
Public Acts, 1917
Special Acts, 1917
Public/Special Acts special session, 1918 March 19
Public/Special Acts special session, 1918 March 20
Public Acts, 1919
Special Acts, 1919
Public/Special Acts special session, 1920 September 14
Public/Special Acts Special session, 1920 September 21
Public Acts, part 1, 1921
Public Acts, part 2, 1921
Special Acts, part 1, 1921
Special Acts, part 2, 1921
Public Acts, part 1, 1923
Public Acts, part 2, 1923
Special Acts, part 1, 1923
Special Acts, part 2, 1923
Public Acts, part 1, 1925
Public Acts, part 2, 1925
Special Acts, part 1, 1925
Special Acts, part 2, 1925
Special Acts, part 3, 1925
Public Acts, part 1, 1927
Public Acts, part 2, 1927
Special Acts, part 1, 1927
Special Acts, part 2, 1927
Special Acts, part 3, 1927
Public Acts, part 1, 1929
Public Acts, part 2, 1929
Public Acts, part 2 Special session, 1929 August 6
Special Acts, part 1, 1929
Special Acts, part 2, 1929
Special Acts, part 2 special session, 1929 August 6
Public Acts, part 1, 1931
Public Acts, part 2, 1931
Special Acts, part 1, 1931
Special Acts, part 2, 1931
Special Acts, part 3, 1931
Public Acts, part 1, 1933
Public Acts, part 2, 1933
Special Acts, part 1, 1933
Special Acts, part 2, 1933
Public Acts, part 1, 1935
Public Acts, part 2, 1935
Special Acts, part 1, 1935
Special Acts, part 2, 1935
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1936 November 5
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1936 November 30
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1936 December 9
Public Acts, part 1, 1937
Public Acts, part 2, 1937
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1936 November 5
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1936 November 30
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1936 December 9
Special Acts, part 1, 1937
Special Acts, part 2, 1937
Public Acts, part 1, 1939
Public Acts, part 2, 1939
Special Acts, part 1, 1939
Special Acts, part 2, 1939
Special Acts, part 3, 1939
Public Acts, part 1, 1941
Public Acts, part 2, 1941
Special Acts, part 1, 1941
Special Acts, part 2, 1941
Special Acts, part 3, 1941
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1942 October 19
Public Acts, part 1, 1943
Public Acts, part 2, 1943
Public Acts, part 2 special session, 1944 January
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1942 October 19
Special Acts, part 1, 1943
Special Acts, part 2, 1943
Special Acts, part 3, 1943
Special Acts, part 3 special session, 1944 January
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1944 June
Public Acts, part 1, 1945
Public Acts, part 2, 1945
Special Acts, part 1, 1945
Special Acts, part 2, 1945
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1946 May
Public Acts, part 1, 1947
Public Acts, part 2, 1947
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1946 May
Special Acts, part 1, 1947
Special Acts, part 2, 1947
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1948 February
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1948 August
Public Acts, part 1, 1949
Public Acts, part 2, 1949
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1948 February
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1948 August
Special Acts, part 1, 1949
Special Acts, part 2, 1949
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1949 June
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1949 November
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1950 March
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1950 September
Public Acts, part 1, 1951
Public Acts, part 2, 1951
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1949 June
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1949 November
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1950 March
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1950 September
Special Acts, part 1, 1951
Special Acts, part 2, 1951
Special Acts, part 3, 1951
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1951 June
Public Acts, part 1, 1953
Public Acts, part 2, 1953
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1951 June
Special Acts, part 1, 1953
Special Acts, part 2, 1953
Special Acts, part 3, 1953
Public Acts, part 1, 1955
Public Acts, part 2, 1955
Public Acts, part 3, 1955
Public Acts, part 3 special session, 1955 June
Public Acts, part 3 special session, 1955 November
Special Acts, part 1, 1955
Special Acts, part 2, 1955
Special Acts, part 3, 1955
Special Acts, part 3 special session, 1955 June
Special Acts, part 3 special session, 1955 November
Public Acts, part 1, 1957
Public Acts, part 2, 1957
Public Acts, part 3, 1957
Public Acts, part 3 special session, 1957 September
Special Acts, part 1, 1957
Special Acts, part 2, 1957
Special Acts, part 3, 1957
Special Acts, part 3 special session, 1957 September
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1958 March
Public Acts, part 1, 1959
Public Acts, part 2, 1959
Public Acts, part 3, 1959
Public Acts, part 4, 1959
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1958 March
Special Acts, part 1, 1959
Special Acts, part 2, 1959
Special Acts, part 3, 1959
Public Acts, part 1, 1961
Public Acts, part 2, 1961
Public Acts, part 3, 1961
Special Acts, part 1, 1961
Special Acts, part 2, 1961
Public Acts, part 1, 1963
Public Acts, part 2, 1963
Public Acts, part 3, 1963
Public Acts, part 4, 1963
Public Acts, part 4 special session, 1963 June
Special Acts, part 1, 1963
Special Acts, part 2, 1963
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1964 April
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1964 August
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1964 November
Public Acts, part 1, 1965
Public Acts, part 1 special session, 1965 February
Public Acts, part 2, 1965
Public Acts, part 2 special session, 1965 February
Public Acts, part 3, 1965
Public Acts, part 3 special session, 1965 February
Special Acts, part 1, 1965
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1965 February
Special Acts, part 2, 1965
Special Acts, part 2 special session, 1965 February
Public Acts, part 1, 1967
Public Acts, part 2, 1967
Public Acts, part 3, 1967
Public Acts, part 4, 1967
Public Acts, part 5, 1967
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1965 December
Special Acts, part 1, 1967
Special Acts, part 2, 1967
Public Acts, part 1, 1969
Public Acts, part 2, 1969
Public Acts, part 3, 1969
Public Acts, part 4, 1969
Public Acts, part 4 special session, 1969 June
Special Acts, part 1, 1969
Special Acts, part 2, 1969
Special Acts, part 2 special session, 1969 June
Public Acts, part 1, 1971
Public Acts, part 2, 1971
Public Acts, part 3, 1971
Public Acts, part 4, 1971
Public Acts, part 5, 1971
Public Acts, part 5 special session, 1971 June
Special Acts, part 1, 1971
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1971 June
Public Acts, part 1, 1972
Public Acts, part 2, 1972
Public Acts, part 3, 1972
Public Acts, part 3 special session, 1972 May
Public Acts, part 3 special session, 1972 June
Public Acts, part 3 special session, 1972 September
Special Acts, part 1, 1972
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1972 September
Accession: 1986-008
Public Acts, part 1, 1973
Public Acts, part 2, 1973
Public Acts, part 3, 1973
Special Acts, part 1, 1973
Public Acts, part 1, 1974
Public Acts, part 2, 1974
Public Acts, part 3, 1974
Special Acts, part 1, 1974
Public Acts, part 1, 1975
Public Acts, part 2, 1975
Public Acts, part 3, 1975
Public Acts, part 4, 1975
Public Acts, part 4 special session, 1975 July
Public Acts, part 4 special session, 1975 December
Special Acts, part 1, 1975
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1975 July
Public Acts, part 1, 1976
Public Acts, part 2, 1976
Public Acts, part 3, 1976
Special Acts, part 1, 1976
Public Acts, part 1, 1977
Public Acts, part 2, 1977
Public Acts, part 3, 1977
Public Acts, part 4, 1977
Public Acts, part 5, 1977
Special Acts, part 1, 1977
Public Acts, part 1, 1978
Public Acts, part 2, 1978
Public Acts, part 3, 1978
Special Acts, part 1, 1978
Public Acts, part 1, 1979
Public Acts, part 2, 1979
Public Acts, part 3, 1979
Public Acts, part 4, 1979
Public Acts, part 4 special session, 1979 October
Special Acts, part 1, 1979
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1979 October
Public Acts, part 1, 1980
Public Acts, part 2, 1980
Public Acts, part 3, 1980
Public Acts, part 4, 1980
Public Acts, part 5, 1980
Special Acts, part 1, 1980
Public Acts, part 1, 1981
Public Acts, part 2, 1981
Public Acts, part 3, 1981
Public Acts, part 4, 1981
Public Acts, part 5, 1981
Public Acts, part 5 special session, 1981 November
Special Acts, part 1, 1981
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1981 November
Public Acts, part 1, 1982
Public Acts, part 2, 1982
Public Acts, part 3, 1982
Public Acts, part 4, 1982
Public Acts, part 5, 1982
Public Acts, part 5 special session, 1982 June
Special Acts, part 1, 1982
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1982 June
Public Acts, part 1, 1983
Public Acts, part 2, 1983
Public Acts, part 3, 1983
Public Acts, part 4, 1983
Public Acts, part 5, 1983
Public Acts, part 5 special session, 1983 June
Special Acts, part 1, 1983
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1983 June
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1983 October
Public Acts, part 1, 1984
Public Acts, part 2, 1984
Public Acts, part 3, 1984
Public Acts, part 4, 1984
Public Acts, part 5, 1984
Public Acts, part 6, 1984
Special Acts, part 1, 1984
Public Acts, part 1, 1985
Public Acts, part 2, 1985
Public Acts, part 3, 1985
Public Acts, part 4, 1985
Public Acts, part 5, 1985
Public Acts, part 5 special session, 1985 July
Special Acts, part 1, 1985
Public Acts, part 1, 1986
Public Acts, part 2, 1986
Public Acts, part 3, 1986
Public Acts, part 4, 1986
Public Acts, part 4 special session, 1986 May
Public Acts, part 4 special session, 1986 June 11
Public Acts, part 4 special session, 1986 June 23
Special Acts, part 1, 1986
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1986 May
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1986 June 23
Public Acts, part 1, 1987
Public Acts, part 2, 1987
Public Acts, part 3, 1987
Public Acts, part 4, 1987
Public Acts, part 5, 1987
Public Acts, part 5 special session, 1987 July
Special Acts, part 1, 1987
Public Acts, part 1, 1988
Public Acts, part 2, 1988
Public Acts, part 3, 1988
Public Acts, part 4, 1988
Public Acts, part 5, 1988
Special Acts, part 1, 1988
Public Acts, part 1, 1989
Public Acts, part 2, 1989
Public Acts, part 3, 1989
Public Acts, part 4, 1989
Special Acts, part 1, 1989
Public Acts, part 1, 1990
Public Acts, part 2, 1990
Public Acts, part 3, 1990
Public Acts, part 4, 1990
Public Acts, part 4 special session, 1990 June
Special Acts, part 1, 1990
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1990 June
Public Acts, part 1, 1991
Public Acts, part 2, 1991
Public Acts, part 3, 1991
Public Acts, part 4, 1991
Public Acts, part 5, 1991
Public Acts, part 6, 1991
Public Acts, part 6 special session, 1991 June
Public Acts, part 7, 1991
Public Acts, part 7 special session, 1991 June
Public Acts, part 8, 1991
Public Acts, part 8 special session, 1991 June 12
Public Acts, part 8 special session, 1991 June 26
Public Acts, part 8 special session, 1991 November
Special Acts, part 1, 1991
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1991 June
Public Acts, part 1, 1992
Public Acts, part 2, 1992
Public Acts, part 3, 1992
Public Acts, part 4, 1992
Public Acts, part 4 special session, 1992 May
Public Acts, part 4 special session, 1992 June
Public Acts, part 4 special session, 1992 June 29
Special Acts, part 1, 1992
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1992 May
Public Acts, part 1, 1993
Public Acts, part 2, 1993
Public Acts, part 3, 1993
Public Acts, part 4, 1993
Public Acts, part 5, 1993
Public Acts, part 6, 1993
Public Acts, part 6 special session, 1993 June
Public Acts, part 6 special session, 1993 July
Public Acts, part 6 special session, 1993 September
Public Acts, part 6 special session, 1993 October
Special Acts, part 1, 1993
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1993 June
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1993 October
Public Acts, part 1, 1994
Public Acts, part 2, 1994
Public Acts, part 3, 1994
Public Acts, part 4, 1994
Public Acts, part 5, 1994
Public Acts, part 5 special session, 1994 May
Public Acts, part 5 special session, 1994 May 25
Public Acts, part 5 special session, 1994 July
Public Acts, part 5 special session, 1994 July 13
Public Acts, part 5 special session, 1994 October
Public Acts, part 5 special session, 1994 November
Special Acts, part 1, 1994
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1994 May 25
Special Acts, part 1 special session, 1994 November
Series 2. Indices, 1923-1994, Accession: 1986-008
Approval dates of Public and Special Acts, 1923-1950, 1 volume
Index of Public and Special Acts, 1957-1961, 1 volume
Index of Preliminary and Unimportant records, 1936-1950, 1957-1994, 25 volumes
Indices for years 1977-1994 are stored among the Public and Special Acts at the end of each proper year.