OLR Bill Analysis

SB 195

AN ACT CONCERNING THE STORAGE OF STOLEN PROPERTY.

SUMMARY:

By law, law enforcement agencies must inventory property they seize in connection with an arrest or under a search warrant. In case of arrests, they must file the inventory report with the court clerk for the geographical area where the crime was allegedly committed when the property is stolen and, in the law enforcement officer's opinion, valued at more than $ 250. This bill increases the threshold to $ 1,000.

By law, the agencies may return stolen property to an owner if the value is equal to or less than the threshold.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Safety and Security Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

21

Nay

0

(03/01/2012)