Consumer Protection, Department of

Agency Website

Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 21a-1

Agency History

1959, Public Act 59-412

Established, incorporating all work of the former Food and Drug Commission; assumed supervision of:

Board of Pharmacy Commissioner

Licensing and inspection of slaughterhouses and meats, previously handled by Department of Agriculture

The Commissioner of Consumer Protection was also to serve as the:

State Athletic Commissioner

Commissioner of Weights and Measures

2011, July 1, Public Act 11-51

Absorbed functions of the Division of Special Revenue into a Consumer Protection Gaming Division; absorbed amusements and exhibitions responsibilities from the Department of Public Safety

Published Histories/Articles

Not available

Archived Department of Consumer Protection website as harvested by the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Digital Archives.

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Annual Reports are located in:

Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]
2002 -, online version

Also, see the agency website

State Archives Record Group: Not available

List of Commissioners

Name

Years of Service

Attilio Frassinelli

1959-1966

James J. Casey

1967- May 14, 1970

Francis M. Gersz

1970

Barbara B. Dunn

1971-1974

Mary Heslin

1975-1990

Gloria Schaffer

1991-1994

Mark Shiffrin

1995-1998

James Fleming

1999-2003

Edwin Rodriguez

2004-2006

Gerald E. Farrell, Jr. Dec. 29, 2006-2011
William M. Rubenstein 2011-present

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