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House Bill No. 6571

Public Act No. 03-48


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 54-91a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

(c) Whenever an investigation is required, the probation officer shall promptly inquire into the circumstances of the offense, the attitude of the complainant or victim, or of the immediate family where possible in cases of homicide, and the criminal record, social history and present condition of the defendant. Such investigation shall include an inquiry into any damages suffered by the victim, including medical expenses, loss of earnings and property loss. All local and state police agencies shall furnish to the probation officer such criminal records as the probation officer may request. When in the opinion of the court or the investigating authority it is desirable, such investigation shall include a physical and mental examination of the defendant. If the defendant is committed to any institution, the investigating agency shall send the reports of such investigation to the institution at the time of commitment. [Such investigation shall include an inquiry into whether the Department of Correction recommends that the defendant participate in a special alternative incarceration program in accordance with section 53a-39b. ]

Sec. 2. (Effective October 1, 2003) Section 53a-39b of the general statutes is repealed.

Approved May 23, 2003