Substitute House Bill No. 5061
          Substitute House Bill No. 5061

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-147


AN   ACT   CONCERNING  BABY  SELLING  AND  FALSELY
REPORTING AN INCIDENT.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Section   53-21  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Any  person who  (1)  wilfully  or  unlawfully
causes or permits  any  child  under  the  age  of
sixteen years to  be  placed  in  such a situation
that the life or limb of such child is endangered,
the health of  such  child is likely to be injured
or the morals  of  such  child  are  likely  to be
impaired, or does  any  act  likely  to impair the
health or morals  of  any  such  child, or (2) has
contact with the  intimate  parts,  as  defined in
section  53a-65, of  a  child  under  the  age  of
sixteen years or  subjects  a  child under sixteen
years of age to contact with the intimate parts of
such  person, in  a  sexual  and  indecent  manner
likely to impair  the  health  or  morals  of such
child, OR (3)  PERMANENTLY  TRANSFERS THE LEGAL OR
PHYSICAL CUSTODY OF  A  CHILD  UNDER  THE  AGE  OF
SIXTEEN YEARS TO ANOTHER PERSON FOR MONEY OR OTHER
VALUABLE CONSIDERATION OR ACQUIRES OR RECEIVES THE
LEGAL OR PHYSICAL CUSTODY OF A CHILD UNDER THE AGE
OF SIXTEEN YEARS  FROM ANOTHER PERSON UPON PAYMENT
OF MONEY OR  OTHER  VALUABLE CONSIDERATION TO SUCH
OTHER  PERSON  OR   A   THIRD  PERSON,  EXCEPT  IN
CONNECTION  WITH  AN   ADOPTION   PROCEEDING  THAT
COMPLIES WITH THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 803, shall
be guilty of a class C felony.
    Sec.  2.  (NEW)  (a)  A  person  is  guilty of
falsely reporting an incident  concerning  serious
physical injury or death when he commits the crime
of falsely reporting an incident  as  provided  in
section  53a-180  of the general statutes and such
false report  is  of  the  alleged  occurrence  or
impending   occurrence  of  the  serious  physical
injury or death of another person.
    (b)  Falsely  reporting an incident concerning
serious physical injury or  death  is  a  class  D
felony.

Approved June 13, 1997