CHAPTER 11
UNLAWFUL CONDUCT WITH RESPECT
TO LEGISLATIVE ACTION

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Sec. 1-102. (Formerly Sec. 53-151). Unlawful employment of state officers or persons paid by the state to influence legislative action.
Sec. 1-103. (Formerly Sec. 53-152). Threats to hinder legislation.
Secs. 1-104 to 1-119.

Sec. 1-102. (Formerly Sec. 53-151). Unlawful employment of state officers or persons paid by the state to influence legislative action. No person, committee, association, organization or corporation shall employ any salaried commissioner or deputy commissioner of this state, or any person receiving a salary or pay from the state for services rendered and performed at Hartford, or shall give to any such person any advantage, aid, emolument, entertainment, money or other valuable thing for appearing for, in behalf of or in opposition to, any measure, bill, resolution or petition pending before the General Assembly or any committee thereof, or for advancing, supporting, advocating, or seeking to secure the passage, defeat or amendment of any such measure, bill, resolution or petition pending in or before the General Assembly or any committee thereof; nor shall any such salaried commissioner, deputy commissioner or other person described in this section accept any such employment or perform any such service for another, or accept aid, emolument, entertainment, money, advantage or other valuable thing for or in consideration of any such service. Any person, committee, association, organization or corporation, or any such salaried commissioner, deputy commissioner or person receiving a salary or pay from the state for services rendered and performed at Hartford, who violates any of the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars. All complaints for the violation of this section shall be made to the state's attorney for the judicial district of New Britain, and he shall, upon proof of probable guilt being shown, cause the arrest of any such offender and present him or cause him to be presented for trial before the superior court for the judicial district of New Britain.
(1949 Rev., S. 8598; 1961, P.A. 517, S. 112; P.A. 78-280, S. 112, 127; P.A. 88-230, S. 2, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; P.A. 95-220, S. 4−6; P.A. 00-99, S. 15, 154.)
History: 1961 act deleted obsolete references to county commissioner; P.A. 78-280 changed "Hartford county" to "the judicial district of Hartford-New Britain"; in 1979 Sec. 53-151 transferred to Sec. 1-102; P.A. 88-230 replaced references to "the judicial district of Hartford-New Britain" and "the judicial district of Hartford-New Britain at New Britain" with "the judicial district of New Britain", effective September 1, 1991; P.A. 90-98 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1991, to September 1, 1993; P.A. 93-142 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1993, to September 1, 1996, effective June 14, 1993; P.A. 95-220 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1996, to September 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 00-99 deleted references to the sheriff of any county, effective December 1, 2000.

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Sec. 1-103. (Formerly Sec. 53-152). Threats to hinder legislation. Any person who approaches the officers or agents of any corporation or any individual interested in the passage or defeat of any bill for a public or private act, pending before the General Assembly, or any committee thereof, and proposes or offers for any reward or compensation to aid or furnish assistance to such officers, agents or person, in the passage or defeat of any such bill, or threatens to oppose or hinder the passage thereof unless rewarded, compensated or employed, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or be imprisoned not more than five years or both.
(1949 Rev., S. 8489.)
History: In 1979 Sec. 53-152 transferred to Sec. 1-103.

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Secs. 1-104 to 1-119. Reserved for future use.

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