Rules of the General Assembly
Right from the beginning, The Rules of the Connecticut General Assembly apply to each step of the legislative process. Even though nobody can memorize all of them, it's necessary to know where the rules can be referenced and how they apply in a particular situation.

  1. There are two different sources of rules that members of the Connecticut General Assembly follow:

  1. However, the rules are not arranged in a manner that mirrors the chronological process of how a bill becomes a law. Reading the rules will not illustrate the legislative process.
It's True!
It's True!
Why do we have rules anyway?
  • The rules assure that members of the General Assembly follow orderly procedures and structure debate.
  • The rules protect the minority party from being silenced or forced out of the legislative process.
Enforcement of the rules