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Substitute Senate Bill No. 98

Public Act No. 11-221

AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL IMPERSONATION BY MEANS OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE.

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

Section 1. Section 53a-130 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2011):

(a) A person is guilty of criminal impersonation when such person: (1) Impersonates another and does an act in such assumed character with intent to obtain a benefit or to injure or defraud another; or (2) pretends to be a representative of some person or organization and does an act in such pretended capacity with intent to obtain a benefit or to injure or defraud another; or (3) pretends to be a public servant other than a sworn member of an organized local police department or the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety, or wears or displays without authority any uniform, badge or shield by which such public servant is lawfully distinguished, with intent to induce another to submit to such pretended official authority or otherwise to act in reliance upon that pretense; or (4) with intent to defraud, deceive or injure another, uses an electronic device to impersonate another and such act results in personal injury or financial loss to another or the initiation of judicial proceedings against another.

(b) The provisions of subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to a law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his or her official duties.

[(b)] (c) Criminal impersonation is a class A misdemeanor.

Approved July 13, 2011