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Amendment

 

January Session, 2009

LCO No. 8392

   
 

*HB0618708392HRO*

Offered by:

 

REP. AMAN, 14th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 6187

File No. 981

Cal. No. 109

In line 109, after "section. " insert "Any employee that uses paid sick leave for any purpose other than those described in this section may be: (1) Discharged by the employer, (2) denied benefits pursuant to chapter 567 of the general statutes, and (3) criminally liable for theft of services pursuant to subdivision (7) of section 53a-119 of the general statutes. "

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

"Sec. 501. Subdivision (7) of section 53a-119 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2010):

(7) Theft of services. A person is guilty of theft of services when: (A) With intent to avoid payment for restaurant services rendered, or for services rendered to him as a transient guest at a hotel, motel, inn, tourist cabin, rooming house or comparable establishment, he avoids such payment by unjustifiable failure or refusal to pay, by stealth, or by any misrepresentation of fact which he knows to be false; or (B) (i) with intent to obtain railroad, subway, bus, air, taxi or any other public transportation service without payment of the lawful charge therefor or to avoid payment of the lawful charge for such transportation service which has been rendered to him, he obtains such service or avoids payment therefor by force, intimidation, stealth, deception or mechanical tampering, or by unjustifiable failure or refusal to pay, or (ii) with intent to obtain the use of equipment, including a motor vehicle, without payment of the lawful charge therefor, or to avoid payment of the lawful charge for such use which has been permitted him, he obtains such use or avoids such payment therefor by means of any false or fraudulent representation, fraudulent concealment, false pretense or personation, trick, artifice or device, including, but not limited to, a false representation as to his name, residence, employment, or driver's license; [or] (C) obtaining or having control over labor in the employ of another person, or of business, commercial or industrial equipment or facilities of another person, knowing that he is not entitled to the use thereof, and with intent to derive a commercial or other substantial benefit for himself or a third person, he uses or diverts to the use of himself or a third person such labor, equipment or facilities; or (D) using paid sick leave for purposes other than those described in section 3 of this act, knowing that he or she is not entitled to use such leave for that purpose, and with intent to derive a personal benefit at the expense of his or her employer, he or she uses such paid sick leave. "