OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5286

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RETURN OF STOLEN PROPERTY.

SUMMARY:

Under current law, if a law enforcement officer estimates that stolen property seized pursuant to an arrest has a value of $ 250 or less, the law enforcement agency is not required to file an inventory of the property with the court clerk and may return the property to its owner. This bill increases this threshold to $ 500.

The law establishes a procedure for owners to request the return of stolen property with a value above this threshold (CGS 54-36a).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012

BACKGROUND

Related Bill

SB 195 (File 32), favorably reported by the Public Safety and Security Committee, increases the threshold described above to $ 1,000.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Judiciary Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

42

Nay

0

(03/21/2012)