Committee Advances Bill to Shift Legal Notices Away From Newspapers

Legal notices, including one from West Hartford's Town Plan and Zoning Commission, in the March 2, 2023 edition of the Hartford Courant. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

The Town of West Hartford currently publishes its legal notices in the Hartford Courant, but if the bill passes it would allow for the notices to be posted instead on the town website.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

In a divided vote Friday, the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee advanced a proposal to relieve municipalities of a longstanding obligation to publish legal notices in local newspapers.

Connecticut law requires towns and cities to notify residents of government events like ordinance changes or town meetings through legal notices published in locally circulated newspapers.

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