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AAUP American Association of University Professors

ABS Automated Budget System

ACIR Advisory Commission of Intergovernmental Relations

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

AENGLC Adjusted equalized net grand list per capita

AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children

AFSCME American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

AG Attorney General

AI Annual increment

ANSI American National Standards Institute

APO Administrative purposes only

APS Automated Personnel System

A&R Administrative and Residual Employees Union

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BA Bill analysis

BAC Blood-alcohol content

BESB Board of Education and Services for the Blind

BGHE Board of Governors for Higher Education

BOCA Building Officials and Code Administrators

BOG Board of Governors for Higher Education

BOSS Business Office Systems Support

BSAA Board for State Academic Awards

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CADAC Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission

CAM Coastal Area Management

CAP Community Action Agency

CAS Central Accounting System

CB Committee bill

CDA Connecticut Development Authority

CEAP Connecticut Energy Assistance Program

CEIS Connecticut Economic Information System

CEQ Council of Environmental Quality

CETC Connecticut Employment and Training Commission

CEUI Connecticut Employee Union Independent

CGS Connecticut General Statutes

CHA Connecticut Housing Authority

CHEFA Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority

CHESLA Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority

CHFA Connecticut Housing Finance Authority

CHHC Commission on Hospitals and Health Care

CHIF Connecticut Housing Investment Fund

CHRO Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

CHWMS Connecticut Hazardous Waste Management Service

CII Connecticut Innovation Incorporated

CLJ Connecticut Law Journal

COLA Cost of living adjustment

COLP Commission of Official Legal Publications

CON Certificate of Need

CONNDOT Connecticut Department of Transportation

CONNMAP Connecticut Medicare Assignment Program

CONNPACE Connecticut Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly

CORA Corrupt Organization and Racketeering Activity Act

CPTC Connecticut Public Transportation Commission

CRA Community Reinvestment Act

CRB Compensation Review Board

CROG Capitol Regional Council of Government

CRRA Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority

CSEA Connecticut State Employees Association

CSEB Child Support Enforcement Bureau

CSG Council of State Governments

CSL Connecticut State Library

CSU Connecticut State University

C-T Community-Technical (colleges)

CUTPA Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act

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DAS Department of Administrative Services

DCF Department of Children and Families

DCP Department of Consumer Protection

DECD Department of Economic and Community Development

DEP Department of Environmental Protection

DHE Department of Higher Education

DMHAS Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

DMR Department of Mental Retardation

DMV Department of Motor Vehicles

DOA Department of Agriculture

DOC Department of Correction

DOL Department of Labor

DOT Department of Transportation

DPH Department of Public Health

DPS Department of Public Safety

DPUC Department of Public Utility Control

DPW Department of Public Works

DRG Diagnosis Related Group

DRS Department of Revenue Services

DSE Division of  Support Enforcement

DSR Division of  Special Revenue

DSS Department of Social Services

DWI Driving while intoxicated

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E-CERT Emergency Certified (bill)

ECLF Energy Conservation Loan Fund

ECS Education Cost Sharing

ENGL Equalized Net Grand List

ERISA Employees Retirement Income Security Act

ERG Education Reference Group

ESL English as a Second Language

EZ Enterprise Zone

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FAC Finance Authority Committee

FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FELP Family Education Loan Program

FOI Freedom of  Information

FPL Federal Poverty Level

FWSN Family With Service Needs

FY Fiscal Year

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GA Geographic Area (court)

GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

GAE Government Administration and Elections Committee

GF General Fund

GIS Geographic Information System

GMO Genetically Modified Organism

GO General Obligation (bonds)

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HJR House Joint Resolution

HMO Health Maintenance Organization

HR House Resolution

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IAC Investment Advisory Committee

ICF Intermediate Care Facility

IEP Individual Education Plan (special education)

IOLTA Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts

ISO Independent System Operator (electric power grid)

ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act

IT Information Technology

ITS Information Technology Services (Legislative)

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J

JCLM Joint Committee on Legislative Management

JD Judicial District

JF Joint Favorable

JFES Jobs First Employment Services

JFS Joint Favorable Substitute

JRC Judicial Review Council

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LPRAC Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission

LCO Legislative Commissioners’ Office

LEA Local Education Agency

LEC Limited Equity Cooperative

LEP Limited English-proficient

LIS Long Island Sound

LLR Legally Liable Relative

LLRW Low level radioactive waste

LOB Legislative Office Building

LOCIP Local Capitol Improvement Project

LRC Law Revision Commission

LRI Legislative Record Index

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MAA Manufacturing Assistance Act

MBE Minority Business Enterprise

MDC Metropolitan District Commission

MER Minimum Expenditure Requirement

MERA Municipal Employees Relations Act

MERF Municipal Employees’ Retirement Fund

MHA Mutual Housing Association

MSA Metropolitan Statistical Area

MSW Municipal Solid Waste

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NCSL National Conference of State Legislators

NEBHE New England Board of Higher Education

NRZ Neighborhood Revitalization Zone

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OAP Office of Adult Probation

OCC Office of Consumer Counsel

OCHA Office of Health Care Access

OE Other Expenses (budget)

OEMS Office of Emergency Medical Services

OFA Office of Fiscal Analysis

OIC Occupational Industrial Center

OLM Office of Legisltaive Management

OLR Office of Legislative Research; Office of Labor Relations

OPA Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

OPM Office of Policy and Management

OTB Off-Track Betting

OVS Office of Victim Services

OWC Office of Workforce Competitiveness

OWLS Order of Women Legislators

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PA Public Act

PAC Political Action Committee

PCA Personal Care Assistance

PCSW Permanent Commission on the Status of Women

P&D Planning and Development Committee

PHA Public Housing Authority

PIC Private Industry Council

PILOT Payment in lieu of taxes

PIT Personal Income Tax

PL Public Law (Federal)

POST Police Officer Standards and Training Council

PPO Preferred Provider Organization

PR Pass retain

PRI Program Review and Investigations Committee, Legislative

PRIME Private Rental Investment Mortgage and Equity

PRUCOL Permanently resident under color of law

PS Personal Services (Budget)

PT Pass temporarily

PUCA Public Utility Control Authority

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QMB Qualified Medicare Beneficiary

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RAM Reverse annuity mortgage

RAP Rental Assistance Program

RB Raised bill

RCH Residential Care Home

RCEO Regional Council of Elected Officials

REIS Racial and Ethnic Impact Statement

RESC Regional Educational Service Center

RFP Request for proposal

RFQ Request for quotation

RPA Regional Planning Authority

RRES Race, Religion, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation (crime)

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SA Special Act

SAGA State Administered General Assistance

SBE State Board of Education

SBLR State Board of Labor Relations

SBMA State Board of Mediation and Arbitration

SDA Service delivery area

SDE State Department on Education

SCRF Special capital reserve fund

SEBAC State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition

SEEC State Elections Enforcement Commission

SERF State Employees’ Retirement Fund

SERS State Employees Retirement Service

SGI Service Group Inc.

SIF Second Injury Fund

SJR Senate Joint Resolution

SMSA Standard metropolitan statistical area

SNF Skilled Nursing Facility

SOCITF State Organized Crime Investigative Task Force

SPRB State Properties Review Board

SR Senate Resolution

SSDI Social Security Diability Insurance

SSI Supplemental Security Income

SSP State Supplement Program (see also AABD)

STC State Traffic Commission

STEAP Small Town Economic Assistance Program

STF Special Transportation Fund

STO Special tax obligation (bonds)

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TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TIA Transporation investment area

TIC Targeted investment community

TIF Tax increment financing

TNA Teacher Negotiation Act

TRB Teacher Retirement Board

TSF Teachers' Retirement Fund

TSB Transportation Strategy Board

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UAPA Uniform Administrative Procedure Act

UC Unemployement Compensation

UCONN University of Connecticut

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V-T Vocational Technical (Schools)

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WBE Women Business Enterprise

WIC Women, Infants and Childrens' Food Program

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YIC Youth In Crisis

YO Youthful offender

YSB Youth service bureau

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ZBA Zoning Board of Appeals

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