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General Assembly



January Session, 2009

LCO No. 7771



Offered by:


SEN. DEBICELLA, 21st 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 any provision of the general statutes or this act, any person convicted of the sexual assault of a person under thirteen years of age in violation of section 53a-70, 53a-70a or 53a-71 of the general statutes, 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 sexual assault as provided in subsection (a) of this section. "