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Connecticut Statutes & Acts

Basic information about the structure of statutes and acts in Connecticut

Revisions of the General Statutes of Connecticut, 1650 - 1958

The following list includes major revisions of Connecticut Statutes dating back to 1650. These items are all available at the Connecticut State Library. Links are provided to resources that are freely available online. Some revisions are available through our database subscriptions; Heinonline (remote access with a CT State Library card) and Making of Modern Law: Primary Resources (available at the library).

For a more detailed list, including supplements between revisions, please see Tables VII and VIII in The Connecticut Legal Research Handbook by Lawrence G. Cheeseman and Arlene C. Bielefield (call number: Law Ref KFC3675 .C44 1992). 

  • 1750, Acts and Laws of His Majesty's English Colony of Connecticut in New-England, in America. 
    • Available at the library through the Making of Modern Law: Primary Resources database.
  • 1796, Acts and Laws of the State of Connecticut, in America.
    • Available through the Heinonline database. 
    • Second edition, 1805, is available online.
  • 1865, The General Statutes of the State of Connecticut to Which are Prefixed the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Connecticut. 
  • 1958, The General Statutes of Connecticut. Revision of 1958 In Force January 15, 1959.
    • Available in print at the CT State Library.

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