OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6424

AN ACT CONCERNING FEES FOR SEARCHES OF ACCIDENT AND INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION.

SUMMARY:

This bill imposes a 25 cents per page fee the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) charges when searching, upon request, record files for an accident or investigative report, where a document is produced but no copy is made.

By law, DESPP charges $16 for each (1) search of a record file, for accident or investigative reports, that does not produce a document or (2) copy of such reports.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

BACKGROUND

Legislative History

The House referred the original bill (File 403) to the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, which reported a substitute that eliminated the 25 cents per-search or -page charges and retained the current $16 flat fee for (1) searches that do not produce a document and (2) each copy of a report.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Safety and Security Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

24

Nay

0

(03/21/2013)

Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

50

Nay

0

(05/01/2013)