Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 420

February Session, 2010

 

LCO No. 1891

 

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Referred to Committee on Energy and Technology

 

Introduced by:

 

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AN ACT CONCERNING THE BROADCAST OF LOCAL POLICE DISPATCH CALLS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2010) Notwithstanding any section of the general statutes, local police departments shall transmit all routine police calls on unencrypted channels. The Department of Public Safety shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes to establish criteria for which calls are routine and when local police departments may use encrypted channels.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2010

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To require local police departments to transmit their routine calls over unencrypted radio channels.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]