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General Assembly



January Session, 2009

LCO No. 7781



Offered by:


SEN. KISSEL, 7th 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 the murder of an employee of the Department of Correction, any person providing services on behalf of said department or any person confined, visiting or otherwise present in a correctional institution or facility, committed on or after the effective date of this section and while the actor is confined in such institution or facility, 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. "