House Bill No. 5322
               House Bill No. 5322

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-5


AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION
ON  THE  STANDARDIZATION  OF  THE  COLLECTION   OF
EVIDENCE IN SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATIONS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Subsection  (a)  of  section  19a-112a  of the
general statutes,  as  amended  by  section  2  of
public  act  97-257, is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  There  is  created  a  Commission  on the
Standardization of the Collection of  Evidence  in
Sexual    Assault   Investigations   composed   of
[thirteen] FOURTEEN members as follows: The  Chief
State's  Attorney  or  his designee; the executive
director of the Permanent Commission on the Status
of  Women  or  her  designee;  the Commissioner of
Public Health or his designee; the Commissioner of
Children  and Families or his designee; one member
from the Division of State Police and  one  member
from  the State Police Forensic Science Laboratory
[to be] appointed by the  Commissioner  of  Public
Safety; one member from Connecticut Sexual Assault
Crisis Services, Inc. [to  be]  appointed  by  its
board   of   directors;   one   member   from  the
Connecticut Hospital Association [to be] appointed
by the president of the association; one emergency
physician  appointed  by  the  president  of   the
Connecticut  College  of Emergency Physicians; one
obstetrician-gynecologist and one pediatrician [to
be]  appointed by the president of the Connecticut
State Medical Society; one nurse [to be] appointed
by   the  president  of  the  Connecticut  Nurses'
Association; [and] one  emergency  nurse  [to  be]
appointed   by  the  president  of  the  Emergency
Nurses' Association of Connecticut; AND ONE POLICE
CHIEF   APPOINTED   BY   THE   PRESIDENT   OF  THE
CONNECTICUT POLICE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION.  The  Chief
State's Attorney or his designee shall be chairman
of the commission. The commission shall be  within
the    Division    of    Criminal    Justice   for
administrative purposes only.

Approved April 24, 1998