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Substitute Senate Bill No. 179

Public Act No. 08-73

AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING AND TRAINING OF PRIVATE DETECTIVES, GUARD SERVICES AND SECURITY PERSONNEL.

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

Section 1. Section 29-152u of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

As used in this chapter:

(1) "Armed security officer" means a security officer who carries or has immediate access to a firearm in the performance of such officer's duties as a security officer;

(2) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Safety;

(3) "Licensee" means any person, firm, company, partnership or corporation engaged in the business of providing investigative or security services;

(4) "Private detective" means any person engaged in the business of, or advertising as engaged in the business of (A) investigating crimes or civil wrongs, (B) investigating the location, disposition or recovery of property, (C) investigating the cause of accidents, fire damage or injuries to persons or to property, except persons performing bona fide engineering services, (D) providing the personal protection of individuals, (E) conducting surveillance activity, (F) conducting background investigations, or (G) securing evidence to be used before a court, board, officer or investigation committee;

(5) "Private detective agency" means any person, firm, company, partnership or corporation that, for consideration, advertises as providing, or is engaged in the business of providing, private detectives and private investigators;

(6) "Private investigator" means an employee of a licensed private detective or private detective agency who performs services necessary for the conduct of such licensee's business;

[(6)] (7) "Security officer" means the licensed and registered person hired to safeguard and protect persons and property, by (A) the detection or prevention of any unlawful intrusion or entry, larceny, vandalism, abuse, arson or trespass on the property such security officer is hired to protect, or (B) the prevention, observation, or detection of any unauthorized activity on the property the security officer was hired to protect. Such security officer may be (i) employed by a security service, or (ii) employed by a business and is [a uniformed] an employee who performs security work, wears a uniform for such purpose and performs such work on the premises of the employer's business when such premises are located in an area that is accessible and unrestricted to the public, or has access only by paid admission; and

[(7)] (8) "Security service" means any person, firm, association or corporation that, for consideration, provides to another person, firm, association or corporation one or more of the following: (A) The prevention or detection of intrusion, entry, larceny, vandalism, abuse, fire, or trespass on the property the security service was hired to protect; (B) the prevention, observation or detection of any unauthorized activity on property the security service was hired to protect; (C) the protection of patrons and persons authorized to be on the premises of a person, firm, association or corporation that the security service was hired to protect; (D) the secure transportation of papers, money, negotiable instruments and other valuables; (E) the provision of patrol and armored car services; or (F) the provision of guard dogs.

Sec. 2. Section 29-156a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) Any licensee may employ as many [agents, operators, assistants, guards, watchmen or patrolmen] private investigators as such licensee deems necessary for the conduct of such licensee's business, provided such employees shall be of good moral character and at least eighteen years of age.

(b) Immediately upon hiring [an agent, operator, assistant, guard, watchman or patrolman] a private investigator, the licensee shall [make application] apply to register such employee with the Commissioner of Public Safety. Such application shall be made on forms furnished by the commissioner, and, under oath of the employee, shall give the employee's name, address, date and place of birth, employment for the past five years, experience in the position applied for, any convictions for violations of the law and such other information as the commissioner may require, by regulation, to properly investigate the character, competency and integrity of the employee.

(c) The Commissioner of Public Safety shall require any applicant for registration under this section to submit to state and national criminal history records checks [. The criminal history records checks required pursuant to this section shall be] conducted in accordance with section 29-17a. The application for registration shall be accompanied by two sets of fingerprints of the employee and two full-face photographs of the employee, two inches wide by two inches high, [full-face, taken within] taken no earlier than six months prior [thereto] to the date of application for registration, and a twenty-dollar registration fee payable to the state. Subject to the provisions of section 46a-80, no person shall be [approved for employment] registered who has been convicted of a felony, any sexual offense or any crime [that would tend to question such person's honesty and integrity] involving moral turpitude, or who has been refused a license under the provisions of this chapter for any reason except lack of minimum experience, or whose license, having been granted, has been revoked or is under suspension. [Upon being satisfied of the suitability of the applicant for employment the] The commissioner shall register [the employee] all qualified employees and so notify the licensee and place the registration form and all related material on file with the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety.

(d) The licensee shall notify the commissioner [within] not later than five days [of] after the termination of employment of any registered employees.

(e) Any person, firm or corporation that violates any provision of this section shall be fined seventy-five dollars for each offense. Each distinct violation of this section shall be a separate offense and, in the case of a continuing violation, each day thereof shall be deemed a separate offense.

Sec. 3. Section 29-156b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

The licensee of a private detective agency shall issue to each of the agency's [nonuniformed] private investigators [, operators or agents,] an identification card, of such size, color and design as the commissioner may prescribe, which card shall contain the name and photograph of the private investigator, [operator or agent,] the name and business address of the licensee, the license number and expiration date, and the certification that the named private investigator [, operator or agent] is employed as [an] a private investigator [, operator or agent] of the licensee. Such card shall be carried by the private investigator [, operator or agent] at all times when engaged in the activities of the licensee. No person shall hold, possess or show an identification card not authorized and issued to such person by a licensed employer, or possess such card after termination of such person's employment with the issuing licensee.

Sec. 4. Section 29-156d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

No private detective licensed under the provisions of sections 29-153 to 29-161, inclusive, as amended by this act, or officer, director, employee [, operator or agent] or private investigator of such licensee, or any other person shall wear, carry, accept or show any badge or shield of any description, purporting to indicate that such person is a private detective or connected with the private detective business.

Sec. 5. Section 29-158 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

Any license or registration may be suspended or revoked by the commissioner, [provided notice shall have been given to the licensee to appear before the commissioner to show cause why the license should not be suspended or revoked, upon a finding by the commissioner that: (1) The licensee has violated] after giving notice and an opportunity to be heard to the licensee or registrant when the commissioner finds that the licensee or registrant has: (1) Violated any of the terms or provisions of sections 29-153 to 29-161, inclusive, as amended by this act, or any of the regulations adopted thereunder; (2) [the licensee has] practiced fraud, deceit or misrepresentation [to] in dealing with the clients of the licensee or registrant; (3) [the licensee has] made a material misstatement in the application for issuance of such license or registration, or, in the case of a licensee, or renewal of such [licensee's] license; (4) [the licensee has] demonstrated incompetence or untrustworthiness in the conduct of [such licensee's] the business; (5) [the licensee has] been convicted of a felony or other crime [affecting such licensee's honesty, integrity or moral fitness] involving moral turpitude. If the licensee or registrant has been convicted under section 53a-61 or 53a-62, the commissioner shall consider the facts and circumstances surrounding such convictions prior to suspending or revoking the license or registration. Any party aggrieved by an order of the commissioner [hereunder] under the provisions of this section may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except the venue for such appeal shall be [in] the judicial district of New Britain.

Sec. 6. Section 29-161 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) [Any] Except as provided in section 29-156a, as amended by this act, any person who violates any provision of sections 29-153 to 29-161, inclusive, as amended by this act, shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year or both. The commissioner may establish, by regulation, civil penalties for violations of sections 29-153 to 29-161, inclusive, as amended by this act, but no such penalty shall be more than five thousand dollars. No person who violates any provision of section 29-153 shall be eligible to apply for a license for two years. Any experience accrued while operating without being licensed will not be counted [to] toward the requirements [as outlined] specified in section 29-154a.

(b) The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement the provisions of sections 29-153 to 29-161, inclusive, as amended by this act.

Sec. 7. Section 29-161m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

Upon being satisfied, after investigation, of the good moral character, competency and integrity of an applicant, or, if the applicant is an association or partnership, of the individual members thereof, or if a corporation, of all officers and directors thereof, the Commissioner of Public Safety may grant a license to conduct business as a security service and to maintain a bureau, agency, subagency, office or branch office for the conduct of such business on the premises stated in such application. [The license for an individual, a corporation, association or partnership conducting a security service shall be as a security service. Such license shall be] The commissioner shall grant a security service license to any qualified individual, corporation, association or partnership for a term of two years and application for renewal shall be on a form furnished by the commissioner. Each licensee shall permit the department to inspect, review or copy those documents, business records or training records in the licensee's possession that are required by sections 29-161g to 29-161x, inclusive, as amended by this act, or regulation adopted pursuant to section 29-161x, as amended by this act, to be maintained.

Sec. 8. Section 29-161q of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) Any security service or business may employ as many security officers as [the licensee] such security service or business deems necessary for the conduct of the business, provided such [employees shall be] security officers are of good moral character and at least eighteen years of age.

(b) [Any] No person hired or otherwise engaged to perform work as a security officer, as defined in section 29-152u, as amended by this act, shall [be licensed as] perform the duties of a security officer prior to [a security service making application to register the security officer with] being licensed as a security officer by the Commissioner of Public Safety. [The employee] Each applicant for a license shall complete a minimum of eight hours training in the following areas: Basic first aid, search and seizure laws and regulations, use of force, basic criminal justice and public safety issues. The training shall be approved by the commissioner in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to section 29-161x, as amended by this act.

(1) On and after October 1, 2008, no person or employee of an association, corporation or partnership shall conduct such training without the approval of the commissioner except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection. Application for such approval shall be submitted on forms prescribed by the commissioner and accompanied by a fee of twenty dollars. Such application shall be made under oath and shall contain the applicant's name, address, date and place of birth, employment for the previous five years, education or training in the subjects required to be taught under this subsection, any convictions for violations of the law and such other information as the commissioner may require by regulation adopted pursuant to section 29-161x, as amended by this act, to properly investigate the character, competency and integrity of the applicant. No person shall be approved as an instructor for such training who has been convicted of a felony, a sexual offense or a crime of moral turpitude or who has been denied approval as a security service licensee, a security officer or instructor in the security industry by any licensing authority, or whose approval has been revoked or suspended. The term for such approval shall not exceed two years. Not later than two business days after a change of address, any person approved as an instructor in accordance with this section shall notify the commissioner of such change and such notification shall include both the old and new addresses.

(2) If a security officer training course described in this subsection is approved by the commissioner on or before September 30, 2008, the instructor of such course shall have until April 1, 2009, to apply for approval as an instructor in accordance with subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(3) Each person approved as an instructor in accordance with this section may apply for the renewal of such approval on a form approved by the commissioner, accompanied by a fee of twenty dollars. Such form may require the disclosure of any information necessary for the commissioner to determine whether the instructor's suitability to serve as an instructor has changed since the issuance of the prior approval. The term of such renewed approval shall not exceed two years.

(c) Upon successful completion of [such training, an employee] the training pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the applicant may submit an application for a license as a security officer on forms furnished by the commissioner and, under oath, shall give the [employee's] applicant's name, address, date and place of birth, employment for the [past] previous five years, experience in the position applied for, any convictions for violations of the law and such other information as the commissioner may require, by regulation, to properly investigate the character, competency and integrity of the [employee. The initial application for a license shall be accompanied by] applicant. Applicants shall submit with their application two sets of fingerprints of the employee and the Commissioner of Public Safety shall require any applicant for a license under this section to submit to state and national criminal history records checks [. The criminal history records checks required pursuant to this subsection shall be] conducted in accordance with section 29-17a. [The application for a license shall be accompanied by] Applicants shall submit with their application two sets of their fingerprints [of the employee] and two full-face photographs of [the employee] them, two inches wide by two inches high, [full-face,] taken [within] not earlier than six months prior [thereto] to the date of application, and a [twenty-dollar licensing fee to be renewed every two years] fifty-dollar licensing fee, made payable to the state. Subject to the provisions of section 46a-80, no person shall be approved for a license who has been convicted of a felony, any sexual offense or any crime [that would tend to question such person's honesty and integrity] involving moral turpitude, or who has been refused a license under the provisions of sections 29-161g to 29-161x, inclusive, as amended by this act, for any reason except minimum experience, or whose license, having been granted, has been revoked or is under suspension. Upon being satisfied of the suitability of the applicant for licensure, the commissioner may license the [employee] applicant as a security officer. Such license shall be renewed every five years for a fifty dollar fee.

(d) Upon the security officer's successful completion of training and licensing by the commissioner, or immediately upon hiring a licensed security officer, the security service employing such security officer shall [make application] apply to register such security officer with the commissioner on forms provided by the commissioner. Such application shall be accompanied by payment of a twenty-dollar application fee payable to the state. The [completed registration form and all related material shall be kept on file with the] Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety shall keep on file the completed registration form and all related material. An identification card with the name, date of birth, address, full-face photograph, physical descriptors and signature of the applicant shall be issued to the security officer, and shall be carried by the security officer at all times while performing the duties associated with the security officer's employment. Registered security officers, in the course of performing their duties, shall present such card for inspection upon the request of a law enforcement officer.

(e) The security service shall notify the commissioner [within] not later than five days [of] after the termination of employment of any registered employee.

(f) Any fee or portion of a fee paid pursuant to this section shall not be refundable.

(g) No person, firm or corporation shall employ or otherwise engage any person as a security officer, as defined in section 29-152u, as amended by this act, unless such person is a licensed security officer.

(h) Any person, firm or corporation that violates any provision of subsection (b), (d), (e) or (g) of this section shall be fined seventy-five dollars for each offense. Each distinct violation of this section shall be a separate offense and, in the case of a continuing violation, each day thereof shall be deemed a separate offense.

Sec. 9. Section 29-161v of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

Any license for a security service or security officer or approval as a security officer instructor may be suspended or revoked by the Commissioner of Public Safety, provided notice shall have been given to the licensee or instructor to appear before the commissioner to show cause why the license or approval should not be suspended or revoked, upon a finding by the commissioner that: (1) The licensee has violated any of the terms or provisions of sections 29-161g to 29-161x, inclusive, as amended by this act, or in the case of an instructor, section 29-161q, as amended by this act, or any of the regulations adopted pursuant to section 29-161x, as amended by this act; (2) the licensee or instructor has practiced fraud, deceit or misrepresentation; (3) the licensee or instructor has made a material misstatement in the application for issuance or renewal of the license or approval; (4) the licensee or instructor has demonstrated incompetence or untrustworthiness in the conduct of the business; or (5) the licensee or instructor has been convicted of a felony or other crime affecting the licensee's honesty, integrity or moral fitness. Any party aggrieved by an order of the commissioner under this section may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except the venue for such appeal shall be [in] the judicial district of New Britain.

Sec. 10. Section 29-161x of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) [Any] Except as provided in sections 29-161q and 29-161y, as amended by this act, any person who violates any provision of sections 29-161g to [29-161x] 29-161z, inclusive, as amended by this act, shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. The commissioner may adopt regulations pursuant to subsection (b) of this section establishing civil penalties for violations of sections 29-161g to 29-161x, inclusive, as amended by this act, but no such penalty shall be more than five thousand dollars. Any person who violates any provision of section 29-161g shall not be eligible to apply for a license for two years after the date the penalty was imposed. Any experience accrued while operating without being licensed shall not be counted toward the requirements specified in section 29-161h.

(b) The Commissioner of Public Safety shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the provisions of sections 29-161g to 29-161x, inclusive, as amended by this act.

Sec. 11. Section 29-161y of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) Any person, firm or corporation may employ as many security officers or security personnel carrying firearms as it deems necessary for the conduct of its business, provided such employees shall be of good moral character and at least twenty-one years of age. Each person, firm or corporation shall make application to register such personnel with the Commissioner of Public Safety immediately upon their hiring. Application for registration shall be made in the same manner as is provided in section [29-156a] 29-161q, as amended by this act, and applicants shall meet the requirements specified in said section.

[(b) Each person, firm or corporation employing nonarmed proprietary security personnel may register such employees with the Commissioner of Public Safety in accordance with the provisions of this section. ]

[(c)] (b) Any person, firm or corporation [which] that violates any provision of this section shall be fined seventy-five dollars for each offense. Each violation of this section shall be a separate and distinct offense, and, in the case of a continuing violation, each day's continuance thereof shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense.

Sec. 12. Section 29-161z of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(a) No employee of a licensed security service and no employee [of] hired by a firm or corporation [hired] to perform work as a security [services] officer may carry a pistol, revolver or other firearm while on duty or directly en route to or from such employment unless such employee obtains a special permit from the Commissioner of Public Safety in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section. No licensed security service and no firm or corporation may permit any employee to carry a pistol, revolver or other firearm while on duty or directly en route to or from such employment unless it obtains proof that such employee has obtained such permit from the commissioner. The permit required under this section shall be in addition to the permit requirement imposed under section 29-28 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes.

(b) The Commissioner of Public Safety may grant to any suitable employee of a licensed security service, or to an employee hired by a firm or corporation to perform work as a uniformed or nonuniformed security [services by a firm or corporation] officer, a special permit to carry a pistol or revolver or other firearm while actually on duty on the premises of the employer, or, while directly en route to or from such employment, provided that such employee has proven to the satisfaction of the commissioner that such employee has successfully completed a course, approved by the commissioner, of training in the safety and use of firearms. The commissioner may grant to such employee a temporary permit pending issuance of the permit, provided such employee has submitted an application and successfully completed such training course immediately following employment. All armed security officers shall complete such safety course and yearly complete a refresher safety course approved by the commissioner. The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 concerning the approval of schools, institutions or organizations offering such courses, requirements for instructors and the required number of hours and content of such courses.

(c) Application for [such] a special permit shall be made on forms provided by the commissioner and shall be accompanied by a thirty-one-dollar fee. Such permit shall have the same expiration date as the pistol permit issued under subsection (b) of section 29-28 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes and may be renewed for additional five-year periods.

(d) (1) On and after October 1, 2008, no person or employee of an association, corporation or partnership shall conduct the training pursuant to subsection (b) of this section without the approval of the commissioner, except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection. Application for such approval shall be submitted on forms prescribed by the commissioner, accompanied by a fee of twenty dollars. Such application shall be made under oath and shall contain the applicant's name, address, date and place of birth, employment for the previous five years, education or training in the subjects required to be taught under subsection (b) of this section, any convictions for violations of the law and such other information as the commissioner may require by regulation adopted pursuant to section 29-161x, as amended by this act, to properly investigate the character, competency and integrity of the applicant. No person shall be approved as an instructor for such training who has been convicted of a felony, a sexual offense or a crime of moral turpitude or who has been denied approval as a security service licensee, a security officer or instructor in the security industry by any licensing authority, or whose approval has been revoked or suspended. The term for such approval shall not exceed two years. Not later than two business days after a change of address, any person approved as an instructor in accordance with this section shall notify the commissioner of such change and such notification shall include both the old and new addresses.

(2) If a course of training in the safety and use of firearms is approved by the commissioner in accordance with subsection (b) of this section on or before September 30, 2008, the person serving as an instructor of such course shall have until April 1, 2009, to apply for approval as an instructor in accordance with subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(3) Each person approved as an instructor in accordance with this section may apply for the renewal of such approval on a form approved by the commissioner, accompanied by a fee of twenty dollars. Such form may require the disclosure of any information necessary for the commissioner to determine whether the instructor's suitability to serve as an instructor has changed since the issuance of the prior approval. The term of such renewed approval shall not exceed two years.

(e) Any fee or portion of a fee paid pursuant to the provisions of this section shall not be refundable.

[(d)] (f) Any person, firm or corporation [which] that violates any provision of this section shall be fined seventy-five dollars for each offense. Each violation of this section shall be a separate and distinct offense, and, in the case of a continuing violation, each day's continuance thereof shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense.

[(e)] (g) The commissioner may suspend or revoke a security service license, a special permit issued to a security officer or instructor approval upon a finding by the commissioner that such licensee, permit holder or instructor has violated [the provisions of subsection (a)] any provision of this section, provided notice shall have been given to such licensee, permit holder or instructor to appear before the commissioner to show cause why the license, permit or approval should not be suspended or revoked. Any party aggrieved by an order of the commissioner may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183, except the venue for such appeal shall be [in] the judicial district of New Britain.

Sec. 13. Subsection (b) of section 51-164n of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, any person who is alleged to have committed (1) a violation under the provisions of section 1-9, 1-10, 1-11, 4b-13, 7-13, 7-14, 7-35, 7-41, 7-83, 7-283, 7-325, 7-393, 8-25 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 8-27, 9-63, 9-296 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 9-305, 9-322, 9-350, 10-193, 10-197, 10-198, 10-230, 10-251, 10-254, 12-52, 12-170aa, 12-292, or 12-326g of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, subdivision (4) of section 12-408, subdivision (3), (5) or (6) of section 12-411, section 12-435c, 12-476a, 12-476b, 12-487, 13a-71, 13a-107, 13a-113, 13a-114, 13a-115, 13a-117b, 13a-123, 13a-124, 13a-139, 13a-140, 13a-143b, 13a-247 or 13a-253, subsection (f) of section 13b-42, section 13b-90, 13b-221, 13b-292, 13b-336, 13b-337, 13b-338, 13b-410a, 13b-410b or 13b-410c, subsection (a), (b) or (c) of section 13b-412, section 13b-414, subsection (d) of section 14-12, section 14-20a or 14-27a, subsection (e) of section 14-34a, subsection (d) of section 14-35, section 14-43, 14-49 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 14-50a or 14-58, subsection (b) of section 14-66 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, section 14-66a, 14-66b or 14-67a, subsection (g) of section 14-80, subsection (f) of section 14-80h, section 14-97a, 14-100b, 14-103a of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 14-106a, 14-106c, 14-146, 14-152, 14-153 or 14-163b, a first violation as specified in subsection (f) of section 14-164i, section 14-219 as specified in subsection (e) of said section, subdivision (1) of section 14-223a, section 14-240, 14-249, 14-250 or 14-253a of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, subsection (a) of section 14-261a of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, section 14-262, 14-264, 14-267a of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 14-269, 14-270, 14-275a, 14-278 or 14-279, subsection (e) of section 14-283, section 14-291, 14-293b, 14-296aa, 14-319, 14-320, 14-321, 14-325a, 14-326, 14-330 or 14-332a, subdivision (1), (2) or (3) of section 14-386a, section 15-33, subsection (a) of section 15-115, section 16-256, 16-256e, 16a-15 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes or 16a-22, subsection (a) or (b) of section 16a-22h, section 17a-24, 17a-145 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 17a-149, 17a-152, 17a-465, 17a-642, 17b-124, 17b-131, 17b-137 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes or 17b-734, subsection (b) of section 17b-736, section 19a-30, 19a-33, 19a-39 or 19a-87, subsection (b) of section 19a-87a, section 19a-91 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 19a-105, 19a-107, 19a-215, 19a-219, 19a-222, 19a-224, 19a-286, 19a-287, 19a-297, 19a-301, 19a-309, 19a-335, 19a-336, 19a-338, 19a-339, 19a-340, 19a-425, 19a-502, 20-7a, 20-14, 20-158, 20-231, 20-257, 20-265 or 20-324e, subsection (a) of section 20-341 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, section 20-341l, 20-597, 20-608, 20-610, 21-30, 21-38, 21-39, 21-43, 21-47, 21-48, 21-63, 21-76a, 21a-21, 21a-25 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 21a-26 or 21a-30, subsection (a) of section 21a-37, section 21a-46, 21a-61, 21a-63 or 21a-77 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, subsection (b) of section 21a-79, section 21a-85, 21a-154, 21a-159, 22-13, 22-14, 22-15, 22-16, 22-29, 22-34, 22-35, 22-36, 22-38, 22-39, 22-39a, 22-39b, 22-39c, 22-39d, 22-39e, 22-49, 22-54, 22-61, 22-89, 22-90, 22-98, 22-99, 22-100, 22-111o, 22-279, 22-280a, 22-318a, 22-320h, 22-324a, 22-326 or 22-342, subsection (b) or (e) of section 22-344, section 22-359, 22-366, 22-391 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 22-413 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 22-414 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 22-415 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 22a-66a of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes or 22a-246, subsection (a) of section 22a-250, subsection (e) of section 22a-256h, subsection (a) of section 22a-381d, section 22a-449 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 22a-461, 23-37, 23-38, 23-46 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes or 23-61b, subsection (a) or (b) of section 23-65, section 25-37, 25-40, 26-19, 26-21, 26-31, 26-40, 26-40a, 26-49, 26-54, 26-59, 26-61, 26-64, 26-79, 26-89, 26-97 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 26-107, 26-117, 26-128, 26-131, 26-132, 26-138, 26-141, 26-207, 26-215, 26-224a, 26-227, 26-230, 26-294, 28-13 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 29-6a, 29-109, 29-143o, 29-143z, 29-156a, as amended by this act, subsection (b), (d), (e) or (g) of section 29-161q, as amended by this act, section 29-161y, 29-161z, 29-198, 29-210 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 29-243, 29-277, 29-316, 29-318, 29-341 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 29-381, 30-48a, 30-86a, 31-3, 31-10, 31-11, 31-12 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 31-13 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 31-14, 31-15, 31-16, 31-18, 31-23, 31-24, 31-25, 31-28, 31-32, 31-36, 31-38, 31-38a, 31-40, 31-44, 31-47, 31-48, 31-51, 31-51k, 31-52, 31-52a or 31-54, subsection (a) or (c) of section 31-69, section 31-70, 31-74, 31-75, 31-76, 31-76a of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 31-89b or 31-134, subsection (i) of section 31-273, section 31-288 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 36a-787, 42-230, 45a-450, 45a-634 or 45a-658, subdivision (13) or (14) of section 46a-54, section 46a-59, 46b-22 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 46b-24 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 46b-34, 46b-38dd of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 46b-38gg of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 46b-38kk, 47-34a, 47-47, 49-8a, 49-16 or 53-133, subsection (a) or (b) of section 53-211, or section 53-212a, 53-249a, 53-252, 53-264, 53-302a, 53-303e, 53-311a, 53-321, 53-322, 53-323, 53-331, 53-344 or 53-450, or (2) a violation under the provisions of chapter 268, or (3) a violation of any regulation adopted in accordance with the provisions of section 12-484, 12-487 or 13b-410, or (4) a violation of any ordinance, regulation or bylaw of any town, city or borough, except violations of building codes and the health code, for which the penalty exceeds ninety dollars but does not exceed two hundred fifty dollars, unless such town, city or borough has established a payment and hearing procedure for such violation pursuant to section 7-152c, shall follow the procedures set forth in this section.

Sec. 14. Section 51-344b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2008):

Whenever the term "judicial district of Hartford" is used or referred to in the following sections of the general statutes, the term "judicial district of New Britain" shall be substituted in lieu thereof: Subsection (b) of section 3-70a, sections 3-71a and 4-164, subsection (c) of section 4-183, subdivision (4) of subsection (g) of section 10-153e, subparagraph (C) of subdivision (4) of subsection (e) of section 10a-109n of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, sections 12-3a, 12-89, 12-103, 12-208, 12-237, 12-242hh, 12-242ii, 12-242kk, 12-268l, 12-307, 12-312, 12-330m, 12-405k, 12-422, 12-448, 12-454, 12-463, 12-489, 12-522, 12-554, 12-586g and 12-597, subsection (b) of section 12-638i, sections 12-730, 14-57, 14-66 of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, 14-195, 14-324, 14-331 and 19a-85, subsection (f) of section 19a-332e, subsection (d) of section 19a-653, sections 20-156, 20-247, 20-307, 20-373, 20-583 and 21a-55, subsection (e) of section 22-7, sections 22-320d and 22-386, subsection (e) of section 22a-6b of the 2008 supplement to the general statutes, section 22a-30, subsection (a) of section 22a-34, subsection (b) of section 22a-34, section 22a-182a, subsection (f) of section 22a-225, sections 22a-227, 22a-344, 22a-374, 22a-408 and 22a-449g, subsection (f) of section 25-32e, section 29-158, as amended by this act, subsection [(e)] (f) of section 29-161z, as amended by this act, sections 36b-30 and 36b-76, subsection (f) of section 38a-41, section 38a-52, subsection (c) of section 38a-150, sections 38a-185, 38a-209 and 38a-225, subdivision (3) of section 38a-226b, sections 38a-241, 38a-337 and 38a-657, subsection (c) of section 38a-774, section 38a-776, subsection (c) of section 38a-817 and section 38a-994.

Approved May 27, 2008