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General Assembly



January Session, 2009

LCO No. 7783



Offered by:


SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.


To: House Bill No. 6578

File No. 726

Cal. No. 661

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of this act, any person convicted of murder with special circumstances under subdivision (1) of section 53a-54b of the general statutes, as amended by this act, for the murder of a member of the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety or of any local police department, while such member was acting within the scope of such member's duties, committed on or after the effective date of this section, shall be sentenced to a term of life imprisonment without the possibility of release unless a sentence of death is imposed in accordance with section 53a-46a of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

(b) The provisions of this act applicable to a person who commits a capital felony prior to the effective date of this section shall apply in like manner to a person convicted of murder as provided in subsection (a) of this section. "