Sec. 29-161f. Operation on state waters. Notice of intent. Hearing. Vote. Definition. (a) No private security service shall operate on the waters of the state, without
receiving prior legislative and executive approval of such operation in accordance with
(b) Any private security service shall file, in writing, such service's notice of intent to operate on the waters of this state with the clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate and the office of the Governor.
(c) Not later than five days after receiving such notice, the clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate shall refer the notice of intent to operate to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public safety. The committee shall hold a public hearing regarding such notice not later than thirty days after receiving the notice. Not later than five days after the hearing, the committee shall (1) hold a roll-call vote to approve or reject the notice, and (2) forward the notice and a record of the committee's vote to the General Assembly.
(d) Not later than fifteen days after receiving such notice the General Assembly may approve or reject the notice of intent to operate. The notice shall be approved in whole, by a majority vote of each house. If one house fails to approve, the notice of intent shall be rejected. If the General Assembly fails to vote during such fifteen-day period, the notice shall be deemed rejected. If the notice is submitted when the General Assembly is not in session, the notice shall be deemed rejected if the General Assembly fails to convene to consider the notice by the thirtieth day after it receives the notice from the committee. The clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate shall notify the security service, in writing, by registered mail of any approval or rejection pursuant to this subsection.
(e) The Governor shall approve or reject the notice of intent to operate, and shall notify the security service, in writing, by registered mail of such approval or rejection.
(f) For the purposes of this section, "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: (1) The prevention or detection of intrusion, entry, larceny, vandalism, abuse, fire or trespass on the property the security service was hired to protect; (2) the prevention, observation or detection of any unauthorized activity on property the security service was hired to protect; (3) 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; or (4) the provision of patrol services. "Security service" does not include a person, firm, association or corporation that provides (A) private security within the port limits, including, but not limited to, designated anchorage areas and lightering zones, or (B) private security escort or watch services that may be required for a vessel traversing Long Island Sound where such vessel is destined for a terminal, anchorage area or lightering zone that handles refined petroleum products that are liquid at ambient temperatures.
(P.A. 07-94, S. 3.)
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