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General Assembly

 

Committee Bill No. 299

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 3713

 

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Referred to Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

 

Introduced by:

 

(PS)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNICATION AMONG STATE AND LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS DURING ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENTS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) In the event of a shooting incident involving multiple victims, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall use the state-wide police emergency radio network to notify all organized local police departments in the state of the incident, the location and time of the incident and any other information said commissioner deems appropriate for dissemination to local police departments by such method. The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, concerning the use of the state-wide police emergency radio network during or following such shooting incident or other similar incident involving multiple victims.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2013

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To provide a means of notifying local police departments of recent or ongoing shooting incidents involving multiple victims so that they may send resources to the affected jurisdiction or increase security at heavily populated locations in their own jurisdictions.

[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.]

Co-Sponsors:

REP. D'AMELIO, 71st Dist.; SEN. KANE, 32nd Dist.

S.B. 299