OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5787

AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF REARREST WARRANTS.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires the Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division to notify each municipality's chief elected official of the number of people living in the municipality with outstanding rearrest and arrest warrants for probation violations. The division must send the notice by the 15th day of each month beginning on the first month after the Office of Policy and Management gains access to the warrant data.

The bill requires local law enforcement agencies to note any actions they take to execute a warrant and apprehend the accused person living in their community in any paperless rearrest warrant network that is available and accessible. They must enter the notation within 30 days after a rearrest or arrest warrant for a probation violation is entered into the network.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2006

BACKGROUND

Paperless Rearrest Warrant Notification System

The system currently contains rearrest warrant, but not arrest warrant, data. It is accessible by law enforcement agencies.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Judiciary Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

38

Nay

0

(03/27/2006)