Long Island Sound

The Long Island Sound Assembly first met in September of 1990 to receive recommendations from three advisory Councils on the use and preservation of Long Island Sound. Reports compiled from these recommendations are submitted to the Connecticut General Assembly each year. From this site you can download each of these reports from 1992 through 2011.

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State of Connecticut Code - Title 25, Chapter 483:

Sec. 25-155. Long Island Sound Assembly.

(a) There is established the Long Island Sound Assembly consisting of seven members of each Long Island Sound advisory council. The members shall be appointed by the chairman of each advisory council, three of whom shall be chief executive officers, and four shall be appointed from the members of such councils appointed by the Governor or the legislature, at least one of whom shall be a public member, one shall represent an environmental organization and one shall represent a volunteer or citizen organization.

(b) The assembly shall review the report of each advisory council submitted pursuant to section 25-154 for compatibility with the reports of the other councils and for coordination with federal and state law and the activities of the Bi-State Long Island Sound Marine Resources Committee. The assembly shall submit a report of its review and any recommendations to the General Assembly on or before January first, annually. On and after October 1, 1996, the report shall be submitted to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment and, upon request, to any member of the General Assembly. A summary of the report shall be submitted to each member of the General Assembly if the summary is two pages or less and a notification of the report shall be submitted to each member if the summary is more than two pages. Submission shall be by mailing the report, summary or notification to the legislative address of each member of the committee or the General Assembly, as applicable.

(c) The assembly shall hold its first meeting, to be called by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, on or before September 1, 1989.

(P.A. 89-344, S. 1, 4; P.A. 96-251, S. 12.)

History: P.A. 96-251 amended Subsec. (b) by requiring that on and after October 1, 1996, reports be submitted to environment committee and upon request to legislators and by adding provisions re submission of report summaries to legislators.