Senate Bill No. 649
               Senate Bill No. 649

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-183


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  THE  REGISTRATION  OF  SEXUAL
OFFENDERS.


    Be it enacted  by  the  Senate  and  House  of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1. Section  54-102r  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) For the  purposes  of  this  section:  (1)
"Sexual  assault"  means   (A)   a   violation  of
subdivision (2) of  section 53-21, section 53a-70,
53a-70a, 53a-70b, 53a-71,  53a-72a  or  53a-72b or
(B) any crime  committed  in  any  other  state or
jurisdiction the essential  elements  of which are
substantially  the  same  as  any  of  the  crimes
enumerated   in   subparagraph    (A)    of   this
subdivision; (2) "sentence termination date" means
the   scheduled   date   of   release   from   the
correctional system if the convicted person served
the  maximum  term  or  terms  for  which  he  was
sentenced,  without  being   released  on  parole,
receiving a reduction  in  such  sentence for good
conduct and obedience  to  rules  or receipt of an
outstandingly meritorious performance award, or on
account of any  other early release provision; (3)
"probation termination date"  means  the date that
supervision by the  Office of Adult Probation ends
for a person sentenced to a period of probation.
    (b) Whenever a  person  who has been convicted
of sexual assault  or has been found not guilty of
sexual assault by  reason  of  mental  disease  or
defect pursuant to  section  53a-13  [on  or after
January 1, 1995,]  is  to  be  released  from  the
supervision of the  Office of Adult Probation upon
completion  or  termination   of   a  sentence  of
probation or is to be released from a correctional
facility in this  state  either  by  the  Board of
Parole prior to  his  sentence termination date or
by  the  Department   of   Correction   upon   the
completion of the  maximum  term  or  terms of the
sentence, or is  to  be  conditionally released by
the Psychiatric Security  Review Board pursuant to
section  17a-588  or   upon   the  termination  of
commitment  to  the  Psychiatric  Security  Review
Board, said office,  board  or  department, as the
case may be, shall, not later than five days prior
to such release  or  termination  of commitment to
the Psychiatric Security  Review  Board,  register
such person with the chief of police of the police
department  or  resident  state  trooper  for  the
municipality in which such person will reside.
    (c) Whenever a  person  who has been convicted
of sexual assault  [on  or after January 1, 1995,]
and has been  released  on  probation in any other
state or jurisdiction  or has been released from a
correctional  facility  in   any  other  state  or
jurisdiction, whether on parole or upon completion
of the maximum  term  or  terms  to  which  he was
sentenced,  establishes residence  in  this  state
prior to a  date  that  is  ten  years  after  his
probation termination date or sentence termination
date,  as the  case  may  be,  such  person  shall
register with the  chief  of  police of the police
department  or  resident  state  trooper  for  the
municipality in which  he  resides  not later than
five days after  establishing  residency  in  this
state. Any person  who  violates the provisions of
this subsection shall  be  guilty  of  a  class  A
misdemeanor.
    (d) Any person  subject  to  the  registration
provisions  of  subsection  (b)  or  (c)  of  this
section who, prior  to  the date that is ten years
after his probation  termination  date or sentence
termination date, as  the case may be, changes his
or her residence  address within this state shall,
not  later  than  five  days  after  such  change,
register with the  chief  of  police of the police
department  or  resident  state  trooper  for  the
municipality of his  new  address.  Any person who
violates the provisions  of  this subsection shall
be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
    (e) The registration  required  by subsections
(b) to (d), inclusive, of this section shall be in
a form prescribed  by  the  Department  of  Public
Safety and shall include the following information
about   the   person   being   registered,   where
applicable: (1) Name,  including all aliases used,
(2)  address,  (3)  social  security  number,  (4)
inmate number, (5)  crime  for  which convicted or
found not guilty  by  reason  of mental disease or
defect,  (6)  date  and  place  of  conviction  or
finding of not  guilty by reason of mental disease
or  defect,  (7)  probation  termination  date  or
sentence termination date  or  date of termination
of commitment to  the  Psychiatric Security Review
Board, as the  case  may  be,  and  (8) a complete
description of the person including photograph and
fingerprints.
    (f) A law  enforcement agency shall maintain a
registration on a  person for ten years after such
person's probation termination  date  or  sentence
termination   date   and    shall   destroy   such
registration at that  time  unless such person has
been  convicted of  a  subsequent  sexual  assault
since his release.
    [(g)   Notwithstanding   the   provisions   of
sections  1-15,  1-19,   1-19a   and   1-19b,  the
information compiled pursuant  to  subsections (e)
and (f) of  this section shall be confidential and
not subject to  disclosure to any person or agency
other than to  law  enforcement  agencies  for law
enforcement  purposes  or   governmental  agencies
conducting confidential background  checks  or  to
any specific person  if  such disclosure is deemed
necessary by the  chief  of  police  of the police
department  or  resident   state  trooper  of  the
municipality  to  protect  said  person  from  any
person subject to  the  registration provisions of
subsection (b) or  (c) of this section. Any person
who discloses such  information  in  violation  of
this subsection shall  be  guilty  of  a  class  C
misdemeanor.]
    Sec. 2. This  act  shall  take effect from its
passage, except that  the  penalty  provisions  of
subsections (c) and  (d)  of  section 1 shall take
effect October 1,  1997,  with  respect to persons
convicted of sexual  assault  prior  to January 1,
1995.

Approved June 26, 1997