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General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2009

LCO No. 7529

   
 

*HB0657807529SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. CALIGIURI, 16th Dist.

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

SEN. RORABACK, 30th Dist.

SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th Dist.

SEN. KISSEL, 7th Dist.

SEN. DEBICELLA, 21st Dist.

SEN. KANE, 32nd Dist.

SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.

SEN. WITKOS, 8th Dist.

SEN. FRANTZ, 36th Dist.

SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th 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. Subsection (h) of section 53a-40 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2009):

(h) When any person has been found to be a persistent dangerous felony offender, the court, in lieu of imposing the sentence of imprisonment authorized by the general statutes for the crime of which such person presently stands convicted, shall (1) sentence such person to a term of imprisonment that is not (A) less than twice the minimum term of imprisonment authorized for such crime, or (B) more than twice the maximum term of imprisonment authorized for such crime or forty years, whichever is greater, provided, if a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment is authorized for such crime, such sentence shall include a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment that is twice such authorized mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, and (2) if such person has, at separate times prior to the commission of the present crime, been twice convicted of and imprisoned for any of the crimes enumerated in subsection (a) of this section, sentence such person to [a term of imprisonment that is not less than three times the minimum term of imprisonment authorized for such crime or more than life, provided, if a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment is authorized for such crime, such sentence shall include a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment that is three times such authorized mandatory minimum term of imprisonment] life imprisonment without parole. "