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House Bill No. 5442

Public Act No. 04-124

AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENT BY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE OF THE EXPENSES OF WITNESSES.

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

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 51-279 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2004):

(b) The appropriation to the Division of Criminal Justice shall contain a separate budgetary allocation to the Division of Criminal Justice divided into the following parts: Personal services, other expenses and equipment. Expenses of or incurred by the division, including rental of facilities where not otherwise provided by the Commissioner of Public Works, and expenses of investigation and prosecution, including payment of witness fees of policemen and expenses of other witnesses summoned by the prosecution, costs of transcripts ordered from court reporters, costs of service of process and costs of extradition shall be paid from the budget of the division. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4-87, or any other statute, no moneys appropriated for the maintenance and operation of the division may be transferred for use for any other purpose of the Division of Criminal Justice.

Approved May 21, 2004