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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5787

February Session, 2006

 

LCO No. 3033

 

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Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

Introduced by:

 

(JUD)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING NOTIFICATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF REARREST WARRANTS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2006) Not later than January 15, 2007, and the fifteenth day of each month thereafter, the undersecretary of the Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division within the Office of Policy and Management shall notify the chief elected official of each municipality of the number of rearrest warrants and arrest warrants for violation of probation that have been issued for persons residing in that municipality and are still outstanding.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2006) Not later than thirty days after the entry of the issuance of any rearrest warrant or arrest warrant for a violation of probation into the paperless rearrest warrant network, the law enforcement agency for the municipality in which the accused person resides shall enter a notation in the network of the actions, if any, that have been taken by such agency to execute the warrant and apprehend the accused person.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2006

New section

Sec. 2

October 1, 2006

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To ensure that law enforcement agencies exercise due diligence and do not unreasonably delay the execution of rearrest warrants and arrest warrants for probation violations by requiring the law enforcement agencies to indicate in the PRAWN system the actions they have taken to execute the warrants.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]