House Bill No. 5314
               House Bill No. 5314

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-15


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  STANDING CRIMINAL RESTRAINING
ORDERS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  53a-40e  of  the  general statutes is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    (a)  If any person is convicted of a violation
of  section  53a-59,  53a-59a,  53a-60,   53a-60a,
53a-60b,   53a-60c,   53a-70,   53a-70a,  53a-70b,
53a-71, 53a-72a, [or] 53a-72b, 53a-181c,  53a-181d
OR  53a-181e  against a family or household member
as defined in subdivision (2) of section  46b-38a,
the   court  may,  in  addition  to  imposing  the
sentence authorized for the  crime  under  section
53a-35a,  if  the court is of the opinion that the
history  and  character   and   the   nature   and
circumstances  of  the  criminal  conduct  of such
offender  indicate  that   a   standing   criminal
restraining  order will best serve the interest of
the  victim  and  the  public,  issue  a  standing
criminal  restraining  order which shall remain in
effect until modified or revoked by the court  for
good cause shown.
    (b)  Such  standing criminal restraining order
may include but is not limited  to  enjoining  the
offender  from (1) imposing any restraint upon the
person or liberty of the victim; (2)  threatening,
harassing,    assaulting,    molesting,   sexually
assaulting or attacking the victim or (3) entering
the family dwelling or the dwelling of the victim.
    (c)  Every standing criminal restraining order
of the court made in accordance with this  section
shall  contain the following language: "This order
shall remain in effect until modified  or  revoked
by  the  court for good cause shown. In accordance
with section 53a-110c,  violation  of  a  standing
criminal  restraining  order  issued  by the court
pursuant to subsection (a) of this  section  shall
be  punishable  by  a  term of imprisonment of not
less than one year nor more  than  five  years,  a
fine  of  not  more  than five thousand dollars or
both."

Approved April 24, 1998