House Bill No. 8501
               House Bill No. 8501

   July 21 Special Session, PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-1


AN ACT CONCERNING THE JUSTICE SYSTEM.

    Be it enacted  by  the  Senate  and  House  of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1. Section  51-279b  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The Chief State's Attorney shall establish
a racketeering and  continuing criminal activities
unit within the Division of Criminal Justice. Such
unit shall be  available for the investigation and
prosecution of criminal matters including, but not
limited  to, the  illegal  purchase  and  sale  of
controlled substances, criminal activity by gangs,
fraud,  corruption,  illegal   gambling   and  the
recruitment of persons  to  carry out such illegal
activities.
    (b) The Chief State's Attorney shall establish
a bond forfeiture  unit  within  the  Division  of
Criminal Justice. Such  unit  shall be responsible
for the collection,  in the name of the state, and
by suit when  necessary,  of  all  forfeited bonds
payable to the state. Such unit may compromise and
settle forfeited bonds  for  less  than the amount
thereof without regard  to  the  expiration of any
stay of forfeiture.
    (c) The Chief  State's  Attorney shall develop
uniform   standards   for   the   compromise   and
settlement  of  forfeited  bonds.  Such  standards
shall be applied on a state-wide basis.
    [(d)  One-third  of  all  funds  collected  as
forfeited bonds shall  be  allocated to the budget
of the Division  of  Criminal Justice for purposes
of providing staff for the collection of forfeited
bonds, for the  investigation  and  prosecution of
vendor  fraud  in   programs   operated   by   the
Department  of  Social   Services   and   for  the
investigation and apprehension  of persons charged
with a violation of section 53a-172 or 53a-173.
    (e) For the  fiscal  year  commencing  July 1,
1995, and each fiscal year thereafter, one hundred
thousand  dollars  of   all   funds  collected  as
forfeited bonds shall  be  allocated to the budget
of  the  Division  of  Criminal  Justice  for  the
witness protection program.]
    Sec. 2. Subsection  (a) of section 6-41 of the
general statutes is  repealed and the following is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Each  deputy   and  each  special  deputy
sheriff,  when  attending   the   Supreme   Court,
Appellate Court or  Superior  Court  shall receive
the  following  fees   for   each   such   day  of
attendance:
    [(1) On and  after  July  1, 1988, each deputy
sheriff and special  deputy  sheriff shall receive
seventy dollars, except  that  each special deputy
sheriff assigned for  the day as a (A) supervisory
court officer shall  receive seventy-seven dollars
and fifty cents;  (B) transportation court officer
shall   receive   sixty-five    dollars    and   a
transportation fee of  ten dollars; (C) cell block
officer  shall  receive  seventy-two  dollars  and
fifty cents; and  (D) metal detector court officer
shall receive seventy-one  dollars and twenty-five
cents.
    (2) On and  after January 1, 1989, each deputy
sheriff and special  deputy  sheriff shall receive
eighty dollars, except  that  each  special deputy
sheriff assigned for  the day as a (A) supervisory
court officer shall  receive  ninety-five dollars;
(B)  transportation court  officer  shall  receive
eighty dollars and  a  transportation  fee  of ten
dollars;  (C) cell  block  officer  shall  receive
eighty-five dollars; and  (D) metal detector court
officer shall receive eighty-two dollars and fifty
cents.
    (3) On and  after  July  1,  1989, each deputy
sheriff and special  deputy  sheriff shall receive
ninety dollars, except  that  each  special deputy
sheriff assigned for  the day as a (A) supervisory
court officer shall  receive  one  hundred  twelve
dollars and fifty  cents; (B) transportation court
officer shall receive  ninety-five  dollars  and a
transportation fee of  ten dollars; (C) cell block
officer  shall receive  ninety-seven  dollars  and
fifty cents; and  (D) metal detector court officer
shall    receive    ninety-three    dollars    and
seventy-five cents.
    (4) On and  after January 1, 1990, each deputy
sheriff and special  deputy  sheriff shall receive
one  hundred dollars,  except  that  each  special
deputy sheriff assigned  for  the  day  as  a  (A)
supervisory  court  officer   shall   receive  one
hundred thirty dollars;  (B)  transportation court
officer shall receive  one hundred ten dollars and
a transportation fee  of  ten  dollars;  (C)  cell
block  officer  shall   receive  one  hundred  ten
dollars;  and (D)  metal  detector  court  officer
shall receive one hundred five dollars.]
    (1) ON AND  AFTER  JULY  1,  1997, EACH DEPUTY
SHERIFF AND SPECIAL  DEPUTY  SHERIFF SHALL RECEIVE
ONE HUNDRED FIVE DOLLARS, EXCEPT THAT EACH SPECIAL
DEPUTY SHERIFF ASSIGNED  FOR  THE  DAY  AS  A  (A)
SUPERVISORY  COURT  OFFICER   SHALL   RECEIVE  ONE
HUNDRED  THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS;  (B)  TRANSPORTATION
COURT OFFICER SHALL  RECEIVE  ONE  HUNDRED FIFTEEN
DOLLARS AND A  TRANSPORTATION  FEE OF TEN DOLLARS;
(C) CELL BLOCK  OFFICER  SHALL RECEIVE ONE HUNDRED
FIFTEEN  DOLLARS; AND  (D)  METAL  DETECTOR  COURT
OFFICER SHALL RECEIVE ONE HUNDRED TEN DOLLARS.
    (2) ON AND  AFTER  JULY  1,  1998, EACH DEPUTY
SHERIFF AND SPECIAL  DEPUTY  SHERIFF SHALL RECEIVE
ONE HUNDRED TEN  DOLLARS, EXCEPT THAT EACH SPECIAL
DEPUTY SHERIFF ASSIGNED  FOR  THE  DAY  AS  A  (A)
SUPERVISORY  COURT  OFFICER   SHALL   RECEIVE  ONE
HUNDRED FORTY DOLLARS;  (B)  TRANSPORTATION  COURT
OFFICER SHALL RECEIVE  ONE  HUNDRED TWENTY DOLLARS
AND A TRANSPORTATION  FEE OF TEN DOLLARS; (C) CELL
BLOCK OFFICER SHALL  RECEIVE  ONE  HUNDRED  TWENTY
DOLLARS;  AND (D)  METAL  DETECTOR  COURT  OFFICER
SHALL RECEIVE ONE HUNDRED FIFTEEN DOLLARS.
    Sec.  3.  Notwithstanding  the  provisions  of
subsection (b) of  section  5-200c  of the general
statutes and section  4A  of the agreement between
the state and the State Coalition on Pay Equity as
approved by the  General  Assembly  on  April  19,
1994, the sum of $175,000 shall be allotted to the
Division  of  Criminal  Justice  and  the  sum  of
$101,000 shall be  allotted  to  the  Division  of
Public Defender Services,  from  the  reserve  for
salary  adjustment  account,   to   address   wage
inequities   to   members   of   the   Connecticut
Prosecutors,  AFSCME Local  1437,  and  to  public
defenders resulting from  the  application of said
agreement. If the  sum allotted to the Division of
Criminal Justice or  to  the  Division  of  Public
Defender Services is  not  sufficient  to  address
such wage inequities,  the Secretary of the Office
of Policy and  Management  shall, within available
resources in the  reserve  for  salary  adjustment
account,  provide  additional   funds   for   said
purposes.
    Sec. 4. Subsection (a) of section 51-47 of the
general statutes is  repealed and the following is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The judges  of  the Superior Court, judges
of the Appellate  Court  and judges of the Supreme
Court shall receive annually salaries as follows:
    [(1) On or  after  July 1, 1993, (A) the Chief
Justice of the  Supreme Court, one hundred sixteen
thousand four hundred  eighty-two dollars; (B) the
Chief Court Administrator  if he is a judge of the
Supreme Court, Appellate  Court or Superior Court,
one hundred eleven  thousand  two  hundred  ninety
dollars; (C) each  associate  judge of the Supreme
Court,  one  hundred  six  thousand  five  hundred
fifty-three dollars; (D)  the  Chief  Judge of the
Appellate Court, one  hundred  five  thousand  one
hundred ninety-four dollars; (E) each judge of the
Appellate     Court,     ninety-nine      thousand
seventy-seven dollars; (F)  the Deputy Chief Court
Administrator if he  is  a  judge  of the Superior
Court,    ninety-six   thousand    nine    hundred
seventy-one dollars; and  (G)  each  judge  of the
Superior Court, ninety-four  thousand  six hundred
forty-seven dollars.
    (2) On and  after  July 1, 1995, (A) the Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court, one hundred nineteen
thousand nine hundred seventy-six dollars; (B) the
Chief Court Administrator  if he is a judge of the
Supreme Court, Appellate  Court or Superior Court,
one   hundred  fourteen   thousand   six   hundred
twenty-nine dollars; (C)  each  associate judge of
the Supreme Court, one hundred nine thousand seven
hundred fifty dollars;  (D) the Chief Judge of the
Appellate Court, one  hundred eight thousand three
hundred  fifty dollars;  (E)  each  judge  of  the
Appellate   Court,  one   hundred   two   thousand
forty-nine dollars; (F)  the  Deputy  Chief  Court
Administrator if he  is  a  judge  of the Superior
Court, ninety-nine thousand  eight  hundred eighty
dollars; and (G) each judge of the Superior Court,
ninety-seven  thousand  four   hundred  eighty-six
dollars.
    (3)] (1) On  and  after  July 1, 1996, (A) the
Chief Justice of  the  Supreme  Court, one hundred
twenty-three  thousand  five  hundred  seventy-six
dollars; (B) the  Chief  Court Administrator if he
is a judge  of  the Supreme Court, Appellate Court
or Superior Court,  one  hundred eighteen thousand
sixty-eight dollars; (C)  each  associate judge of
the Supreme Court,  one  hundred thirteen thousand
forty-two dollars; (D)  the  Chief  Judge  of  the
Appellate Court, one  hundred  eleven thousand six
hundred dollars; (E)  each  judge of the Appellate
Court,  one  hundred  five  thousand  one  hundred
eleven  dollars;  (F)   the   Deputy  Chief  Court
Administrator if he  is  a  judge  of the Superior
Court,  one hundred  two  thousand  eight  hundred
seventy-seven dollars; and  (G)  each judge of the
Superior court, one  hundred thousand four hundred
eleven dollars.
    (2) ON AND  AFTER  OCTOBER  1,  1997,  (A) THE
CHIEF JUSTICE OF  THE  SUPREME  COURT, ONE HUNDRED
TWENTY-SIX THOUSAND FORTY-EIGHT  DOLLARS;  (B) THE
CHIEF COURT ADMINISTRATOR  IF HE IS A JUDGE OF THE
SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE  COURT OR SUPERIOR COURT,
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY  THOUSAND  FOUR  HUNDRED THIRTY
DOLLARS; (C) EACH  ASSOCIATE  JUDGE OF THE SUPREME
COURT, ONE HUNDRED  FIFTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED
THREE  DOLLARS;  (D)   THE   CHIEF  JUDGE  OF  THE
APPELLATE  COURT, ONE  HUNDRED  THIRTEEN  THOUSAND
EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-TWO  DOLLARS;  (E) EACH JUDGE
OF THE APPELLATE COURT, ONE HUNDRED SEVEN THOUSAND
TWO HUNDRED FOURTEEN DOLLARS; (F) THE DEPUTY CHIEF
COURT  ADMINISTRATOR IF  HE  IS  A  JUDGE  OF  THE
SUPERIOR COURT, ONE  HUNDRED  FOUR  THOUSAND  NINE
HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS; AND (G) EACH JUDGE OF
THE SUPERIOR COURT,  ONE HUNDRED TWO THOUSAND FOUR
HUNDRED TWENTY DOLLARS.
    (3) ON AND  AFTER  OCTOBER  1,  1998,  (A) THE
CHIEF JUSTICE OF  THE  SUPREME  COURT, ONE HUNDRED
TWENTY-EIGHT  THOUSAND  FIVE   HUNDRED  SIXTY-NINE
DOLLARS; (B) THE  CHIEF  COURT ADMINISTRATOR IF HE
IS A JUDGE  OF  THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE COURT
OR SUPERIOR COURT, ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND
EIGHT  HUNDRED  THIRTY-NINE   DOLLARS;   (C)  EACH
ASSOCIATE JUDGE OF  THE SUPREME COURT, ONE HUNDRED
SEVENTEEN THOUSAND SIX  HUNDRED  TEN  DOLLARS; (D)
THE  CHIEF  JUDGE  OF  THE  APPELLATE  COURT,  ONE
HUNDRED SIXTEEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED NINE DOLLARS;
(E) EACH JUDGE OF THE APPELLATE COURT, ONE HUNDRED
NINE THOUSAND THREE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-NINE  DOLLARS;
(F) THE DEPUTY  CHIEF COURT ADMINISTRATOR IF HE IS
A JUDGE OF  THE  SUPERIOR COURT, ONE HUNDRED SEVEN
THOUSAND THIRTY-FOUR DOLLARS;  AND  (G) EACH JUDGE
OF THE SUPERIOR  COURT,  ONE HUNDRED FOUR THOUSAND
FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE DOLLARS.
    Sec. 5. Subsection  (f)  of  section 52-434 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (f) (1) Each  state referee shall receive, for
acting as a  referee  or  as  a  single auditor or
committee of any  court  or  for performing duties
assigned by the Chief Court Administrator with the
approval of the  Chief Justice, in addition to the
retirement salary, the  sum  of  one hundred sixty
dollars and expenses,  including mileage, for each
day a state referee is so engaged, said sums to be
taxed by the  court  making  the  reference in the
same manner as other court expenses.
    (2) ON AND  AFTER  OCTOBER 1, 1997, EACH STATE
REFEREE SHALL RECEIVE,  FOR ACTING AS A REFEREE OR
AS A SINGLE  AUDITOR  OR COMMITTEE OF ANY COURT OR
FOR PERFORMING DUTIES  ASSIGNED BY THE CHIEF COURT
ADMINISTRATOR  WITH  THE  APPROVAL  OF  THE  CHIEF
JUSTICE, IN ADDITION TO THE RETIREMENT SALARY, THE
SUM OF ONE  HUNDRED  SEVENTY DOLLARS AND EXPENSES,
INCLUDING MILEAGE, FOR EACH DAY A STATE REFEREE IS
SO ENGAGED, SAID  SUMS  TO  BE  TAXED BY THE COURT
MAKING THE REFERENCE  IN  THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER
COURT EXPENSES.
    (3) ON AND  AFTER  OCTOBER 1, 1998, EACH STATE
REFEREE SHALL RECEIVE,  FOR ACTING AS A REFEREE OR
AS A SINGLE  AUDITOR  OR COMMITTEE OF ANY COURT OR
FOR PERFORMING DUTIES  ASSIGNED BY THE CHIEF COURT
ADMINISTRATOR  WITH  THE  APPROVAL  OF  THE  CHIEF
JUSTICE, IN ADDITION TO THE RETIREMENT SALARY, THE
SUM  OF  ONE   HUNDRED  SEVENTY-FIVE  DOLLARS  AND
EXPENSES, INCLUDING MILEAGE,  FOR EACH DAY A STATE
REFEREE IS SO  ENGAGED,  SAID  SUMS TO BE TAXED BY
THE COURT MAKING  THE REFERENCE IN THE SAME MANNER
AS OTHER COURT EXPENSES.
    Sec. 6. Subsection  (h)  of section 46b-231 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    [(h) (1) On  and  after  January  1, 1993, the
Chief Family Support  Magistrate  shall  receive a
salary  of  seventy-two   thousand  seven  hundred
ninety-one  dollars,  and   other  family  support
magistrates  shall receive  an  annual  salary  of
sixty-eight  thousand  two   hundred   seventy-one
dollars.
    (2) On and  after  July  1,  1995,  the  Chief
Family Support Magistrate  shall  receive a salary
of seventy-four thousand nine hundred seventy-five
dollars,  and  other  family  support  magistrates
shall receive an annual salary of seventy thousand
three hundred nineteen dollars.
    (3)] (h) (1)  On  and  after July 1, 1996, the
Chief Family Support  Magistrate  shall  receive a
salary  of  seventy-seven   thousand  two  hundred
twenty-four  dollars,  and  other  family  support
magistrates  shall receive  an  annual  salary  of
seventy-two  thousand  four   hundred  twenty-nine
dollars.
    (2) ON AND  AFTER  OCTOBER  1, 1997, THE CHIEF
FAMILY SUPPORT MAGISTRATE  SHALL  RECEIVE A SALARY
OF SEVENTY-EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE
DOLLARS,  AND  OTHER  FAMILY  SUPPORT  MAGISTRATES
SHALL RECEIVE AN  ANNUAL  SALARY  OF SEVENTY-THREE
THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY-EIGHT DOLLARS.
    (3) ON AND  AFTER  OCTOBER  1, 1998, THE CHIEF
FAMILY SUPPORT MAGISTRATE  SHALL  RECEIVE A SALARY
OF  EIGHTY  THOUSAND   THREE   HUNDRED  FORTY-FIVE
DOLLARS,  AND  OTHER  FAMILY  SUPPORT  MAGISTRATES
SHALL RECEIVE AN  ANNUAL  SALARY  OF  SEVENTY-FIVE
THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX DOLLARS.
    Sec. 7. Section  6-32b of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    The  Sheriffs'  Advisory   Board:   (1)  Shall
cooperate with the  Department  of  Administrative
Services and other state agencies on behalf of the
high sheriffs and  the prisoner transportation and
courthouse security system;  (2)  shall  establish
and  administer  a  training  program  for  deputy
sheriffs and special  deputy  sheriffs;  (3) shall
establish operating procedures  for  the  prisoner
transportation and courthouse  security system and
direct  its  activities,   as   is   required  for
efficient coordination among  the  high  sheriffs;
(4)  shall receive  appropriations  for  the  high
sheriffs and for  the  operation  of  the prisoner
transportation and courthouse  security system and
allocate  such  appropriations   among   the  high
sheriffs, as required; (5) may receive and expend,
pursuant to the  purposes  of sections 4-165, 6-32
to  6-32e,  inclusive,   6-43,  51-30,  54-1f  and
subsection (9) of  section  53a-3,  moneys  in the
form  of gifts,  bequests,  state  appropriations,
state or private  grants  or  federal  grants; (6)
shall  submit  to   the   Governor,  annually,  as
provided in section  4-60,  a  report containing a
statement of the  activities  of  the board during
the  preceding  year;   and   (7)  shall  maintain
complete  records  of   all   prisoner   movements
undertaken  by the  high  sheriffs.  The  advisory
board shall establish  minimum  qualifications for
courthouse  security personnel,  shall  develop  a
standardized test to determine the qualifications,
fitness and ability  of  applicants to perform the
duties  of courthouse  security  personnel,  shall
conduct an investigation of the background of each
applicant  and shall  require  each  applicant  to
undergo a physical  examination.  [,  including  a
stress test.] In addition, on or before October 1,
1995, the advisory  board shall approve a training
program  for  courthouse  security  personnel.  No
deputy sheriff or special deputy sheriff appointed
on  or  after   October  1,  1995,  shall  receive
compensation pursuant to  section 6-41 unless such
deputy sheriff or special deputy sheriff meets the
minimum  qualifications  and   mandatory  physical
fitness   standards   for    courthouse   security
personnel and successfully  completes  an approved
training   program   for    courthouse    security
personnel, provided any  deputy sheriff or special
deputy sheriff shall  receive  compensation  while
participating in such training program. Any person
who is a  deputy sheriff or special deputy sheriff
on September 30,  1995, or any person appointed as
a deputy sheriff  or  special deputy sheriff on or
after  October  1,   1995,   who   has  previously
successfully   completed  an   approved   training
program,  shall  be   exempt  from  such  training
requirement.
    Sec. 8. This  act  shall  take effect from its
passage  and  sections   1,   3  and  7  shall  be
applicable to the  fiscal  year commencing on July
1, 1997.

Approved July 23, 1997