CHAPTER 881b
INFRACTIONS OF THE LAW

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Sec. 51-164m. Judges to establish schedule of fines.
Sec. 51-164n. Procedure upon summons for infraction or certain violations. Payment by mail. Procedure at trial.
Sec. 51-164o. Procedure for nonresidents.
Sec. 51-164p. Violations of municipal ordinances, regulations and bylaws.
Sec. 51-164q. Certain violations deemed infractions.
Sec. 51-164r. Failure to pay or plead.


Sec. 51-164m. Judges to establish schedule of fines. (a) The judges of the Superior Court shall establish and maintain a schedule of fines to be paid for the violation of the sections of the general statutes deemed to be infractions and shall establish and maintain a separate sliding scale of fines for speeding infractions committed under section 14-219 with a minimum fine of thirty-five dollars and the fine increasing in proportion to the severity of the violation. The fines may be modified as the judges of the Superior Court deem advisable.
(b) The judges of the Superior Court shall establish and maintain a schedule of fines to be paid for those violations of section 14-219 specified in subsection (e) of said section, with such fines increasing in proportion to the severity of the violation and for violations under subsection (b) of section 51-164n. The fines may be modified as the judges of the Superior Court deem advisable.
(c) No fine established in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section may be less than thirty-five dollars or in excess of ninety dollars, except that fines established for (1) parking tag violations and (2) violations of subsection (c) of section 14-100a may be less than thirty-five dollars.
(d) No fine established in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section may be in an amount in excess of the maximum amount specified by statute for such violation.
(e) Any infraction for which a fine has not been established pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall carry a fine of thirty-five dollars until such time as the judges of the Superior Court may establish a different fine for such infraction.
(f) Any violation for which a fine has not been established pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall carry a fine of one hundred dollars or the maximum fine specified by statute for such violation, whichever is less.
(P.A. 75-577, S. 1, 126; P.A. 76-381, S. 4; 76-436, S. 39, 681; P.A. 77-340, S. 1; P.A. 79-534, S. 2; P.A. 80-276, S. 4, 6; P.A. 82-223, S. 1; 82-248, S. 81; P.A. 83-577, S. 7; P.A. 85-429, S. 2, 8; 85-446, S. 2, 6; P.A. 90-213, S. 9; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6, S. 73, 117; P.A. 93-141, S. 2; 93-307, S. 26, 34; P.A. 94-135, S. 6.)
History: P.A. 76-381 reduced maximum fine from one hundred to ninety-nine dollars in Subsec. (c); P.A. 76-436 amended section to transfer court of common pleas functions to superior court, effective July 1, 1978; P.A. 77-340 specified that superior court power begins as of July 1, 1978, and deleted reference to October 1, 1975, as initial deadline for establishing fine schedule in Subsec. (a); P.A. 79-534 reduced maximum fine in Subsec. (c) to ninety dollars and added Subsec. (d) re fifteen dollar fines for infractions for which no other fine has been established pursuant to Subsec. (a); P.A. 80-276 required establishment of sliding scale of fines for speeding infractions in Subsec. (a); P.A. 82-223 provided for a minimum fine of twenty-five dollars except for parking tag violations; P.A. 82-248 rephrased section and deleted provision re schedule of fines established by judges of the court of common pleas as obsolete; P.A. 83-577 raised from twenty-five to thirty-five dollars the minimum fine and the fine for an infraction for which the judges have not established a fine; P.A. 85-429 amended Subsec. (c), providing that fines for violations of the seat belt usage law may be less than thirty-five dollars; P.A. 85-446 deleted former Subsec. (b) which had required that fines for infractions be paid to clerk of superior court, relettering remaining Subsecs. accordingly, effective October 1, 1986; P.A. 90-213 inserted a new Subsec. (b) re the establishment, maintenance and modification of a schedule of fines for speeding violations specified in Subsec. (e) of Sec. 14-219, relettering the remaining Subsecs. accordingly; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6 amended Subsec. (b) to add violations under Secs. 13b-404, 13b-404a and 13b-405, violations under regulations adopted under Sec. 13b-410, chapter 268 and Subsec. (a) of Sec. 22a-250 and amended Subsec. (c) to add violations of Sec. 27-107; P.A. 93-141 amended Subsec. (b) by deleting reference to violations under Secs. 13b-404, 13b-404a and 13b-405, violations under regulations adopted pursuant to Sec. 13b-410, violations under chapter 268 and Subsec. (a) of Sec. 22a-250 and added reference to violations under Subsec. (b) of Sec. 51-164n and amended Subsec. (c) by deleting reference to violations of Sec. 27-107; P.A. 93- 307 would have amended Subsec. (b) by deleting references to Secs. 13b-404, 13b-404a and 13b-405 which were repealed by the same act, and substituting reference to Secs. 13b-410a to 13b-410c, inclusive, but failed to take effect, since P.A. 93-141 took precedence, effective June 29, 1993; P.A. 94-135 inserted new Subsec. (d) limiting amount of fine to maximum amount specified by statute for such violation, relettered former Subsec. (d) as (e) and added Subsec. (f) re amount of fine not established pursuant to Subsec. (b) of section.
Cited. 215 C. 82, 121.
Cited. 9 CA 686, 731.
Subsec. (a):
Cited. 9 CA 686, 691.
Subsec. (b):
Cited. 217 C. 73, 76.
Subsec. (c):
Cited. 5 CA 434.
Cited. 37 CS 693, 695.

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Sec. 51-164n. Procedure upon summons for infraction or certain violations. Payment by mail. Procedure at trial. (a) There shall be a Centralized Infractions Bureau of the Superior Court to handle payments or pleas of not guilty with respect to the commission of infractions and violations under subsection (b) of this section. Except as provided in section 51-164o, any person who is alleged to have committed an infraction or a violation under subsection (b) of this section may plead not guilty or pay the established fine and any additional fee or cost for the infraction or such violation.
(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, any person who is alleged to have committed (1) a violation under the provisions of section 1-9, 1- 10, 1-11, 4b-13, 7-13, 7-14, 7-18, 7-35, 7-41, 7-83, 7-104, 7-283, 7-325, 7-393, 8-25, 8-27, 9-63, 9-296, 9-305, 9-322, 9-350, 10-193, 10-197, 10-198, 10-230, 10-251, 10- 254, 12-52, 12-170aa, 12-292, 12-326g, subsection (4) of section 12-408, subsection (3), (5) or (6) of section 12-411, section 12-435c, 12-476a, 12-476b, 12-487, 13a-71, 13a-107, 13a-113, 13a-114, 13a-115, 13a-117b, 13a-123, 13a-124, 13a-139, 13a-140, 13a-143b, 13a-247, 13a-253, subsection (f) of section 13b-42, section 13b-90, 13b- 221, 13b-224, 13b-292, 13b-336, 13b-337, 13b-338, 13b-410a, 13b-410b, 13b-410c, subsection (a), (b) or (c) of section 13b-412, section 13b-414, subsection (d) of section 14-12, section 14-20a, 14-27a, subsection (e) of section 14-34a, subsection (d) of section 14-35, section 14-43, 14-49, 14-50a, 14-58, subsection (b) of section 14-66, section 14- 66a, 14-66b, 14-67a, subsection (f) of section 14-80h, section 14-97a, subsection (c) of section 14-100a, section 14-100b, 14-103a, 14-106a, 14-106c, 14-146, 14-152, 14-153, 14-163b, a first violation as specified in subsection (f) of section 14-164i, section 14- 219 specified in subsection (e) of said section, subsection (b) of section 14-227a, section 14-240, 14-249, 14-250, subsection (a), (b) or (c) of section 14-261a, section 14-262, 14-264, 14-267a, 14-269, 14-270, 14-275a, 14-278, 14-279, subsection (e) of section 14-283, section 14-291, 14-293b, 14-319, 14-320, 14-321, 14-325a, 14-326, 14-330, 14-332a, subdivision (1), (2) or (3) of section 14-386a, section 15-33, subsection (a) of section 15-115, section 16-256, 16-256e, 16a-15, 16a-22, subsection (a) or (b) of section 16a-22h, section 17a-24, 17a-145, 17a-149, 17a-152, 17a-465, 17a-642, 17b-124, 17b- 131, 17b-137, 17b-407, 17b-451, 17b-734, subsection (b) of section 17b-736, 19a-30, 19a-33, 19a-39, 19a-87, subsection (b) of section 19a-87a, section 19a-91, 19a-105, 19a-107, 19a-108, 19a-215, 19a-219, 19a-222, 19a-224, 19a-286, 19a-287, 19a-297, 19a-301, 19a-309, 19a-335, 19a-336, 19a-338, 19a-339, 19a-340, 19a-425, 19a-502, 20-7a, 20-14, 20-158, 20-231, 20-257, 20-265, 20-324e, subsection (a) of section 20- 341, section 20-341l, 20-597, 20-608, 20-610, 21-30, 21-38, 21-39, 21-43, 21-47, 21- 48, 21-63, 21-76a, 21a-21, 21a-25, 21a-26, 21a-30, 21a-31, subsection (a) of section 21a-37, section 21a-46, 21a-61, 21a-63, 21a-77, subsection (b) of section 21a-79, section 21a-85, 21a-154, 21a-159, 21a-201, 21a-211, 22-13, 22-14, 22-15, 22-16, 22-29, 22- 34, 22-35, 22-36, 22-37, 22-38, 22-39, 22-39a, 22-39b, 22-39c, 22-39d, 22-39e, 22-49, 22-54, 22-61, 22-89, 22-90, 22-98, 22-99, 22-100, 22-111o, 22-123, 22-279, 22-280a, 22-318a, 22-320h, 22-324a, 22-326, 22-342, subsection (b) or (e) of section 22-344, section 22-359, 22-366, 22-391, 22-413, 22-414, 22-415, 22a-66a, 22a-246, subsection (a) of section 22a-250, subsection (e) of section 22a-256h, section 22a-449, 22a-461, 23-37, 23-38, 23-46, 23-61b, subsection (a) or (b) of section 23-65, section 25-37, 25- 40, 26-19, 26-21, 26-31, 26-40, 26-40a, 26-49, 26-54, 26-59, 26-61, 26-64, 26-79, 26- 89, 26-97, 26-107, 26-117, 26-128, 26-131, 26-132, 26-138, 26-141, 26-207, 26-215, 26-221, 26-222, 26-224a, 26-227, 26-230, 26-234, 26-267, 26-269, 26-294, 28-13, 29- 6a, 29-109, 29-161a, 29-161b, 29-198, 29-210, 29-243, 29-277, 29-316, 29-318, 29- 341, 29-381, 30-48a, 30-86a, 31-3, 31-10, 31-11, 31-12, 31-13, 31-14, 31-15, 31-16, 31-18, 31-23, 31-24, 31-25, 31-28, 31-32, 31-36, 31-38, 31-38a, 31-40, 31-44, 31-47, 31-48, 31-51, 31-51k, 31-52, 31-52a, 31-54, subsection (a) or (c) of section 31-69, section 31-70, 31-74, 31-75, 31-76, 31-76a, 31-89b, 31-134, subsection (g) of section 31-273, section 31-288, 36a-787, 42-230, 44-3, 45a-450, 45a-634, 45a-658, subdivision (13) or (14) of section 46a-54, section 46a-59, 46b-22, 46b-24, 46b-34, 47-34a, 47-47, 49-8a, 49-16, 53-133, subsection (a) or (b) of section 53-211, section 53-212a, 53-249a, 53-252, 53-264, 53-301, 53-302a, 53-303e, 53-311a, 53-321, 53-322, 53-323, 53-331, 53-344 or 53-450, or (2) a violation under the provisions of chapter 268, or (3) a violation of any regulation adopted in accordance with the provisions of section 12-484, 12-487 or 13b-410, shall follow the procedures set forth in this section.
(c) If any person who is alleged to have committed an infraction or any violation specified in subsection (b) of this section elects to pay the fine and any additional fees or costs established for such infraction or violation, he shall send payment, by mail or otherwise, to the Centralized Infractions Bureau, made payable to the "clerk of the Superior Court". Such payment shall be considered a plea of nolo contendere and shall be inadmissible in any proceeding, civil or criminal, to establish the conduct of the person, provided the provisions of this section and section 51-164m shall not affect the application of any administrative sanctions by either the Commissioner of Environmental Protection authorized under title 26 or the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles authorized under title 14, except that no points shall be assessed by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles against the operator's license of such person for such infraction or violation. The Judicial Department shall provide notice of the provisions of this subsection to law enforcement agencies and direct each law enforcement agency issuing a complaint to provide such notice to any person who is alleged to have committed a motor vehicle infraction or violation at the time a complaint alleging such conduct is issued to such person.
(d) If the person elects to plead not guilty, he shall send the plea of not guilty to the Centralized Infractions Bureau. The bureau shall send such plea and request for trial to the clerk of the geographical area where the trial is to be conducted. Such clerk shall advise such person of a date certain for a hearing.
(e) A summons for the commission of an infraction or of a violation specified in subsection (b) of this section shall not be deemed to be an arrest and the commission of an infraction or of any such violation shall not be deemed to be an offense within the meaning of section 53a-24.
(f) The provisions of this section shall apply to the alleged commission of an infraction or a violation specified in subsection (b) of this section by a minor but, in a case involving a minor, a parent or guardian shall sign any plea of nolo contendere or of not guilty on any summons form issued in connection with the matter.
(g) In any trial for the alleged commission of an infraction, the practice, procedure, rules of evidence and burden of proof applicable in criminal proceedings shall apply. Any person found guilty at the trial or upon a plea shall be guilty of the commission of an infraction and shall be fined not less than thirty-five dollars or more than ninety dollars.
(h) In any trial for the alleged commission of a violation specified in subsection (b) of this section, the practice, procedure, rules of evidence and burden of proof applicable in criminal proceedings shall apply. Any person found guilty at the trial or upon a plea shall be guilty of the commission of a violation and shall be fined not more than the statutory amount applicable to such violation.
(P.A. 75-577, S. 2, 126; P.A. 76-436, S. 40, 681; P.A. 77-340, S. 2; P.A. 79-534, S. 3; P.A. 82-223, S. 2; 82-248, S. 82; P.A. 83-577, S. 8; P.A. 85-446, S. 3, 6; P.A. 90-213, S. 10; P.A. 92-256, S. 3; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6, S. 74, 117; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-11, S. 50, 70; P.A. 93-141, S. 3; 93-307, S. 27, 34; P.A. 94-135, S. 7; May 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-1, S. 96, 130; P.A. 95-93, S. 2; 95-119, S. 1; 95-221, S. 2, 4; 95-264, S. 67; P.A. 96-167, S. 40; 96-257, S. 3; 96-259, S. 10; P.A. 97-40, S. 4; P.A. 98-69, S. 13, 14; P.A. 99-23, S. 1; 99-163, S. 8; 99-194, S. 27; 99-255, S. 4; 99-268, S. 31, 46; P.A. 00-92, S. 14; 00-148, S. 19; 00-169, S. 22, 36.)
History: P.A. 76-436 required that fine be paid to superior court clerk rather than to common pleas court clerk, reflecting transfer of common pleas court functions to superior court, effective July 1, 1978; P.A. 77-340 specified maximum fine as ninety-nine dollars rather than as "the amount established for such infraction" in Subsec. (b); P.A. 79-534 added references to additional fees and made minor changes in wording in Subsec. (a) and reduced maximum fine in Subsec. (b) to ninety dollars; P.A. 82-223 amended Subsec. (b) to establish a minimum fine of twenty-five dollars; P.A. 82-248 reworded section but made no substantive change; P.A. 83-577 amended Subsec. (b) to increase the minimum fine from twenty-five to thirty- five dollars; P.A. 85-446 created centralized infractions bureau and revised procedure re payments or pleas of not guilty with respect to the commission of infractions accordingly, effective October 1, 1986; P.A. 90-213 made provisions of section applicable where appropriate to the commission of violations of Sec. 14-219 specified in Subsec. (e) of said Sec. 14-219; P.A. 92-256 amended Subsec. (b) to add provision prohibiting the assessment of points against the operator's license of such person for such infraction or specified violation of Sec. 14-219; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6 amended Subsecs. (a) and (b) to add violations under Secs. 12-487, 13b-404, 13b-404a and 13b-405, violations under regulations adopted under Secs. 12-484, 12-487 and 13b-410, chapter 268 and Subsec. (a) of Sec. 22a-250 and amended Subsecs. (b) and (e) to make technical changes; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-11 changed effective date of P.A. 92-256 but did not affect the date applicable to this section; P.A. 93-141 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting reference to violations under Secs. 12-487, 13b- 404, 13b-404a and 13b-405, violations under regulations adopted pursuant to Sec. 12-484, 12-487 or 13b-410, violations of Subsec. (e) of Sec. 14-219, violations under chapter 268 and Subsec. (a) of Sec. 22a-250 and adding reference to violations under Subsec. (b) of this section and inserted new Subsec. (b) re violations which shall be treated in the same manner as infractions, relettering former Subsecs. (b) to (f) accordingly (Revisor's note: References to Secs. 13b-404, 13b- 404a and 13b-405 in new Subsec. (b) were deleted editorially by the Revisors to reflect the repeal of those sections by P.A. 93-307); P.A. 93-307 would have amended Subsec. (a) by deleting references to Secs. 13b-404, 13b-404a and 13b- 405 which were repealed by the same act, and substituting references to Secs. 13b-410a to 13b-410c, inclusive, but P.A. 93-141 took precedence, effective June 29, 1993; P.A. 94-135 amended Subsec. (b) by adding reference to Secs. 13b-410a, 13b-410b and 13b-410c and added Subsec. (h) re practice, procedure, rules of evidence and burden of proof re trial of alleged commission of violation and fine for person guilty of violation; May 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-1 amended Subsec. (b) by making technical change, substituting "12-326g" for "32-326g", effective July 1, 1994; P.A. 95-93 amended Subsec. (b) to add violations under Sec. 29-341; P.A. 95-119 amended Subsec. (b) to add a number of fish and game violations to the list of violations to be handled as infractions and amended Subsec. (c) to provide that the provisions of this section shall not affect application of administrative sanctions by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection; P.A. 95-221 amended Subsec. (c) to replace "the person" with "any person who is alleged to have committed an infraction or any violation specified in subsection (b) of this section", replace "fee" with "fees or costs", provide that no points shall be assessed for such "violation", referring to any violation of Subsec. (b) of this section, rather than only for a "specified violation of section 14-219", add provision requiring notice of the provisions of this subsection be given to law enforcement agencies and persons alleged to have committed a motor vehicle infraction or violation and make technical changes, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 95-264 made technical changes in Subsec. (b), deleting reference to repealed Secs. 20-181 and 20-182; P.A. 96-167 amended Subsec. (b) to add violations under Subsec. (e) of Sec. 14-34a; P.A. 96-257 amended Subsec. (b) to specify Subsec. (c) as applicable provision of Sec. 14-100a; P.A. 96-259 amended Subsec. (b) by deleting reference to Sec. 21a-20 which was repealed by the same act; P.A. 97-40 amended Subsec. (b) by adding reference to Secs. 14-267a, 14-269 and 14-270; P.A. 98-69 authorized deletion of reference to Sec. 22-118i in Subsec. (b) by the revisors, since Sec. 22-118i was repealed by the act; P.A. 99-23 amended Subsec. (b) to delete reference to Sec. 21a-78; P.A. 99- 163 authorized the Revisors to delete reference to Sec. 29-118 in Subsec. (b), since Sec. 29-118 was repealed by the act; P.A. 99-194 amended Subsec. (b) to delete reference to Sec. 21a-60; P.A. 99-255 amended Subsec. (b) to include a violation under Subsec. (b) of Sec. 14-227a; P.A. 99-268 amended Subsec. (b) by adding a reference to a first violation as specified in Subsec. (f) of Sec. 14-164i, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 00-92 deleted references to Secs. 22-379 and 22-380 in Subsec. (b); P.A. 00-148 amended Subsec. (b) by adding references to Secs. 14-262 and 14-264; P.A. 00-169 revised effective date of P.A. 99-268 but without affecting this section.
Cited. 30 CA 45, 48, 49.
Subsec. (a):
Cited. 189 C. 611, 617.
Cited. 1 CA 517, 518.
Subsec. (b):
Cited. 12 CA 481, 493, 495.
Subsec. (d):
Cited. 9 CA 686, 691.
Subsec. (e):
Cited. 41 CA 779, 784.
Subsec. (f):
Cited. 12 CA 481, 494, 498. Cited. 22 CA 207, 208.

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Sec. 51-164o. Procedure for nonresidents. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a nonresident of the state, if summoned for allegedly having committed an infraction, shall be required to post a cash bond or a guaranteed bail bond certificate, as provided in section 14-140a, with the local or state police issuing the summons and shall not be permitted to plead or pay by mail as provided in section 51-164n.
(b) If the nonresident is alleged to have committed an infraction involving a motor vehicle or a violation of section 14-219 specified in subsection (e) of said section and is a resident of a state which has reciprocity with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in this state with respect to suspension of operator's licenses, the nonresident may plead or pay by mail as provided in section 51-164n and shall not be required to post a bond as provided in subsection (a) of this section.
(c) The amount of any bond required by this section shall be the amount of the fine, any additional fee established for the infraction alleged to have been committed, any cost established for the infraction or a violation of section 14-219 specified in subsection (e) of said section as provided in subsection (b) of section 54-143 and section 54-143a and any additional amount calculated in accordance with the percentage increases set forth in section 13b-70 and rounded off to the next highest dollar. The total amount of any such forfeited bond shall be deposited in the General Fund as one undifferentiated lump sum amount or deposited in the Special Transportation Fund as one undifferentiated lump sum amount as may be required by statute.
(P.A. 75-577, S. 5, 126; P.A. 79-534, S. 4; P.A. 80-276, S. 5, 6; 80-483, S. 182, 186; P.A. 81-472, S. 112, 159; P.A. 82-248, S. 83; P.A. 84-313, S. 2; P.A. 88-103, S. 2, 4; P.A. 89-219, S. 9, 10; P.A. 90-213, S. 11.)
History: P.A. 79-534 added reference to additional fees; P.A. 80-276 added proviso requiring that bond for person who allegedly committed an infraction under Sec. 14-219 shall include ten-dollar cost imposed by Sec. 54-143(b); P.A. 80-483 amended proviso added by P.A. 80-276 to replace ten-dollar cost with fifteen-dollar cost; P.A. 81-472 made technical changes; P.A. 82-248 made technical revision, rewording some provisions and dividing section into Subsecs. but made no substantive change; P.A. 84-313 amended Subsec. (c) by replacing provision that amount of bond for person who committed an infraction or a violation of Sec. 14-219 shall also include a cost of fifteen dollars imposed by Subsec. (b) of Sec. 54-143 with provision that amount of bond includes any cost established for the infraction as provided in Subsec. (b) of Sec. 54-143 and Sec. 54-143a; P.A. 88-103 amended Subsec. (c) by requiring the total amount of any forfeited bond to be deposited in general fund as undifferentiated lump sum or deposited in special transportation fund as undifferentiated lump sum as may be required by statute; P.A. 89-219 amended Subsec. (c) by requiring the amount of the bond to include any additional amount calculated in accordance with the percentage increases set forth in Sec. 13b-70 and rounded off to the next highest dollar; P.A. 90-213 amended Subsec. (b) to make provisions applicable to a nonresident alleged to have committed "a violation of section 14-219 specified in subsection (e) of said section 14-219" and amended Subsec. (c) to include in the amount of the bond any cost established for "a violation of section 14-219 specified in subsection (e) of section 14-219".
Cited. 24 CA 195, 201, 202.

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Sec. 51-164p. Violations of municipal ordinances, regulations and bylaws. Notwithstanding any provision of any special act, local law or the general statutes to the contrary, any violation of any ordinance, regulation or bylaw of any town, city or borough, except violations of building codes and the health code, for which the penalty does not exceed ninety dollars shall be an infraction as provided for in sections 51-164m and 51-164n.
(P.A. 75-577, S. 9, 126; P.A. 80-483, S. 133, 186.)
History: P.A. 80-483 specified that violations with penalties not exceeding ninety dollars, rather than one hundred dollars, are infractions.
Cited. 9 CA 686, 691.

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Sec. 51-164q. Certain violations deemed infractions. Section 51-164q is repealed.
(P.A. 75-577, S. 124, 126; P.A. 79-534, S. 7; P.A. 82-223, S. 30.)

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Sec. 51-164r. Failure to pay or plead. (a) Any person charged with an infraction who fails to pay the fine and any additional fee imposed or send in his plea of not guilty by the answer date or wilfully fails to appear for any scheduled court appearance date which may be required shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
(b) Any person charged with any violation specified in subsection (b) of section 51-164n who fails to pay the fine and any additional fee imposed or send in his plea of not guilty by the answer date or wilfully fails to appear for any scheduled court appearance date which may be required shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
(P.A. 76-381, S. 2; P.A. 79-534, S. 5; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6, S. 75, 117; P.A. 93-141, S. 4.)
History: P.A. 79-534 added reference to additional fees; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6 added new Subsec. (b) to provide that failure to pay fines and additional fees pursuant to Sec. 51-164n or submit a not guilty plea by the answer date or appear for any trial is guilty of a class A misdemeanor; P.A. 93-141 added "wilfully fails" before "to appear" and changed "trial" to "scheduled court appearance".
Cited. 8 CA 542, 543.


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