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Carlo Leone

Integrity & Collaboration

New Laws Taking Effect January 1, 2018


There are about three dozen new state laws taking effect on Monday, January 1, 2018, including a variety of new regulations to halt the abuse of prescription opioid drugs, ending solitary confinement for inmates under age 18, issuing commemorative Hartford Whalers license plates (with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Connecticut Children's Medical Center), increasing the mandatory minimum automobile insurance coverage for bodily injury and personal property damage, and automatically withholding workers' compensation payments if child support is owed.

View a list of new laws online.

Acts effective January 1, 2018

Stay Warm!

In anticipation of the bitter cold temperatures with below-zero wind chills that are supposed to invade Connecticut over the next week, the state has activated its Severe Cold Weather Protocol, which opens Connecticut's network of warming shelters to ensure that our most vulnerable residents--perhaps you or someone you know--are protected from the severe cold.

A list of 45 shelters and warming centers across Connecticut can be found by calling 2-1-1 or by visiting

Warming center