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How to Find Connecticut

Statutes Online

Using the General Assembly’s Search Page

Go to: http://prdbasis.cga.state.ct.us/BASIS/TSAMDHP/LIN1/AMD/MSF

 

By Section Number

1.        Enter the statute number such as 46b-180 in the Number:

2.        Select Statutes K (Text)

3.        Click Search button


 

 


NOTE: By holding down the CTRL key while clicking you can select several fields at the same time.

 

4.       

Click Statutes K (Text) link in Database(s) Search Results Window

 


5.        Click correct Document Name link in Summary of Statutes Window


(e.g. 46B-00--0180---K.DOC)

 


By Subject

1. To search the General Statutes of Connecticut by key words, enter terms in Text.

·         If you are searching for a phrase such as "youth in crisis", use contains the phrase. This will return only documents with contain the exact phrase. (Equivalent to using quotation marks).

·         If you are searching for the words "youth" and "crisis", not necessarily in that order, use contains all. This will return documents with contain both words in any order. (Equivalent to "and" command).

·         If you are searching for the words "youth" or "crisis", use contains any. This will return documents with contain either word. (Equivalent to "or" command).

2. Select Statutes K (Text) or use Ctrl key to select multiple fields using In Database(s) box


3.  Statutes K (Text) link in Database(s) Search Results Window


 

 


4.        Click Document Name link in Summary of Statutes – Text (K) Window

(e.g. 46B-00--0150---GK.DOC)

 

 


 

 


Proximity Search (Advance Search)

Help: http://prdbasis.cga.state.ct.us/basisbwdocs/bwsrch-Proximity.htm

 

  1. Select Database to search [e.g. In Database, select Statutes K (text)]
  2. Enter search in Find Document(s) by Proximity Search (or search by command)
  3. Use format document_text inc [‘term’] & [‘term’] within [number] words

e.g. document_text inc ‘youth’ & ‘crisis’ within 2 words

  1. Press search

 

Wild cards

 

Youth? = youths (one character)

Youth* = youthful (indefinite characters)

 

Browseable format (by chapter)

 

1.        Go to: http://www.cga.state.ct.us/2001/pub/Titles.htm

2.        Select Title (e.g. 46b Family Law)

3.       

Click on link to Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/11/01 Rev.