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House Bill No. 5612

Public Act No. 06-119

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2006) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, and each fiscal year thereafter, the sum of $ 350,000 from revenue derived by the Department of Information Technology from the contract for the provision of pay telephone service to inmates of correctional facilities shall be transferred to the Department of Correction, for Other Current Expenses, for expanding inmate educational services and reentry program initiatives.

Sec. 2. Subsection (b) of section 53-341b of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2006):

(b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to the sale or delivery of body armor to (1) a sworn member or authorized official of an organized local police department, the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety, [or] the Division of Criminal Justice, [to] the Department of Correction or the Board of Pardons and Paroles, (2) an authorized official of a municipality or the Department of Administrative Services that purchases body armor on behalf of an organized local police department, the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety, [or] the Division of Criminal Justice, [to] the Department of Correction or the Board of Pardons and Paroles, (3) an authorized official of the judicial branch who purchases body armor on behalf of a probation officer, or [to] (4) a member of the National Guard or the armed forces reserve.

Sec. 3. Subsection (b) of section 18-98d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2006):

(b) In addition to any reduction allowed under subsection (a) of this section, if such person obeys the rules of the facility such person may receive a good conduct reduction of any portion of a fine not remitted or sentence not suspended at the rate of ten times the average daily cost of incarceration as determined by the Commissioner of Correction or ten days, [or five hundred dollars,] as the case may be, for each thirty days of presentence confinement; provided any day spent in presentence confinement by a person who has more than one information pending against such person may not be counted more than once in computing a good conduct reduction under this subsection.

Sec. 4. Sections 18-62 and 18-87m of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2006)

Approved June 2, 2006