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Substitute House Bill No. 5181

Public Act No. 04-62

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR TRESPASS UPON CERTAIN STATE PROPERTY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 4b-11 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The board of trustees of each state institution shall have the supervision, care and control of all property used in connection with such institution; the Commissioner of Public Safety shall have the supervision, care and control of all property used in connection with the Division of State Police and the Division of Fire, Emergency and Building Services within the Department of Public Safety located outside the city of Hartford; the Joint Committee on Legislative Management of the General Assembly shall have the supervision, care and control of the State Capitol building and grounds, the Legislative Office Building and parking garage and grounds and related structures and facilities; the Office of the Chief Court Administrator shall have the supervision, care and control of all property where the Judicial Department is the primary occupant and of the building and grounds of the State Library and Supreme Court and shall establish policies and procedures governing such supervision, care and control. For the purposes of this section, the term "Judicial Department" does not include the courts of probate, the Division of Criminal Justice and the Public Defender Services Commission, except where they share facilities in state-maintained courts. Such board of trustees and said commissioner may make regulations for the maintenance of order on, and the safeguarding and use of, any such property, subject to the direction and supervision of the Commissioner of Public Works. Any person who trespasses upon such property [or who violates any of the regulations concerning the use of such property shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than three months or both] shall be subject to the penalty for criminal trespass, as provided in sections 53a-107 to 53a-109, inclusive, or simple trespass, as provided in section 53a-110a. Any person who violates any regulation concerning the use of such property shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than three months, or both.

Approved May 10, 2004