Substitute House Bill No. 5702
Public Act No. 00-20
An Act Concerning The Criminal Justice Information System.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 54-142g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
(b) "Criminal justice agency" means any court with criminal jurisdiction, the Department of Motor Vehicles, or any other governmental agency created by statute which is authorized by law and engages, in fact, as its principal function in activities constituting the administration of criminal justice; including but not limited to, organized municipal police departments, the Division of State Police, Department of Correction, Office of Adult Probation, Office of Policy and Management, state's attorneys, assistant state's attorneys, deputy assistant state's attorneys, Board of Parole, Board of Pardons, bail commissioners, [and] Chief Medical Examiner and Office of the Victim Advocate. It shall also include any component of a public, noncriminal justice agency if such component is created by statute and is authorized by law and, in fact, engages in activities constituting the administration of criminal justice as its principal function.
Sec. 2. Subsection (a) of section 1 of public act 99-14 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
(a) There shall be a Criminal Justice Information System Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as the governing board, which shall oversee an information system that enables, as determined by the governing board and subject to chapter 961a of the general statutes, criminal justice agencies, as defined in subsection (b) of section 54-142g of the general statutes, as amended by this act, and the Division of Public Defender Services to share criminal history record information, as defined in subsection (a) of section 54-142g of the general statutes, as amended, and to access electronically maintained offender and case data involving felonies, misdemeanors, violations, motor vehicle violations, motor vehicle offenses for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment may be imposed, and infractions. For purposes of this section, "offender-based tracking system" shall mean such information system.
Sec. 3. Section 1 of public act 99-14 is amended by adding subsection (f) as follows:
(NEW) (f) Information that may be accessed by the Division of Public Defender Services pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be limited to: (1) Conviction information, as defined in subsection (c) of section 54-142g, (2) information that is otherwise available to the public, and (3) information, including nonconviction information, concerning a client whom the division has been appointed by the court to represent and is representing at the time of the request for access to such information.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from its passage.