Constitutional Amendment Article I

Amendment Article I


Election of Attorney General.

HJR 95                       1969

            Senate:             1282-1284

            House:            1289-1293

            Committee:     Constitutional Amendments: None

                                                Total Pages: 8 pages


Adopted: November 25, 1970 by a popular vote of  499,505 in favor and  91,260 against.


“I would also like to point out that Connecticut is only one of three states that does not maintain a constitutional provision for a popularly elected Attorney General.”


–Rep. Yedziniak, speaking on the floor of the Connecticut House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 2, 1969, to explain proposed constitutional amendment House Joint Resolution No. 95 which establishes the Attorney General as a constitutional officer instead of a statutory officer.