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Senate Bill No. 485

Public Act No. 08-47

AN ACT WAIVING COURT FEES FOR CRIMINAL RECORDS PROVIDED TO FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDERS.

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

Section 1. Section 52-259a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2008):

(a) Any member of the Division of Criminal Justice or the Division of Public Defender Services, any employee of the Judicial Department, acting in the performance of such employee's duties, the Attorney General, an assistant attorney general, the Consumer Counsel, any attorney employed by the Office of Consumer Counsel within the Department of Public Utility Control, the Department of Revenue Services, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Freedom of Information Commission, the Board of Labor Relations, the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, the Office of the Victim Advocate or the Department of Social Services, or any attorney appointed by the court to assist any of them or to act for any of them in a special case or cases, while acting in such attorney's official capacity or in the capacity for which such attorney was appointed, shall not be required to pay the fees specified in sections 52-258, 52-259, and 52-259c, subsection (a) of section 52-356a, subsection (a) of section 52-361a, section 52-367a of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, subsection (b) of section 52-367b of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes and subsection (n) of section 46b-231 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes.

(b) (1) The Immigration and Naturalization Service shall not be required to pay any fees specified in section 52-259 for any certified copy of any criminal record.

(2) The Office of the Federal Public Defender shall not be required to pay any fees specified in section 52-259 for any certified copy of any criminal record.

Approved May 7, 2008