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Substitute House Bill No. 5296

Public Act No. 04-121

AN ACT CONCERNING A SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS ACCOUNT.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2004) There is established a sexual assault victims account which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account shall contain the moneys authorized pursuant to section 2 of this act, and any other moneys required by law to be deposited in the account, and shall be held in trust separate and apart from all other moneys, funds and accounts. Any balance remaining in the account at the end of any fiscal year shall be carried forward in the account for the fiscal year next succeeding. Investment earnings credited to the account shall become part of the account. Amounts in the account shall be expended only pursuant to appropriations by the General Assembly, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, and each fiscal year thereafter, for the purpose of providing funds to the Department of Public Health for sexual assault crisis services furnished to victims of sexual assault in this state, provided such amounts so expended shall not supplant any state or federal funds otherwise available for such services.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2004) In addition to any fine, fee or cost that may be imposed pursuant to any provision of the general statutes, the court shall impose a fine of one hundred fifty-one dollars on any person who, on or after the effective date of this section, is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a violation of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 53-21 or section 53a-70, 53a-70a, 53a-70b, 53a-71, 53a-72a, 53a-72b or 53a-73a of the general statutes. Fines collected under this section shall be deposited in the sexual assault victims account established under section 1 of this act.

Approved May 21, 2004