OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6677 (as amended by House “A”)*

AN ACT CONCERNING THE IMPOSITION OF A COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT UPON A MINOR WHO PURCHASES TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

SUMMARY:

By law, a person generally commits larceny when he or she wrongfully takes, obtains, or withholds, among other things, services from an owner. This bill excludes from the definition of “services” school accommodations provided by a school district to (1) a child, (2) an emancipated minor, or (3) a student who is at least 18 years old and homeless. Thus, a child, an emancipated minor, or a homeless student who is at least 18 years old who wrongfully takes such services is not guilty of larceny. A person is homeless if he or she does not have overnight shelter or sufficient income or resources to secure such shelter.

*House Amendment “A” strikes the underlying bill and replaces it with the exception to larceny.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Judiciary Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

44

Nay

0

(04/19/2013)