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



Years of Service

Attilio Frassinelli


James J. Casey

1967- May 14, 1970

Francis M. Gersz


Barbara B. Dunn


Mary Heslin


Gloria Schaffer


Mark Shiffrin


James Fleming


Edwin Rodriguez


Gerald E. Farrell, Jr.

Dec. 29, 2006-2011

William M. Rubenstein


Jonathan A. Harris




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