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General Assembly



February Session, 2010

LCO No. 4359



Offered by:


REP. FOX, 146th Dist.

REP. FLEXER, 44th Dist.

REP. JARMOC, 59th Dist.

REP. MEGNA, 97th Dist.

REP. WALKER, 93rd Dist.

REP. CHAPIN, 67th Dist.

REP. CARSON, 108th Dist.

REP. WOOD, 141st Dist.

SEN. STILLMAN, 20th Dist.

REP. MCCLUSKEY, 20th Dist.

REP. GENTILE, 104th Dist.

REP. OLSON, 46th Dist.

SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd Dist.

SEN. HANDLEY, 4th Dist.

SEN. MAYNARD, 18th Dist.

SEN. MUSTO, 22nd Dist.

SEN. GOMES, 23rd Dist.

SEN. PRAGUE, 19th Dist.

REP. LAWLOR, 99th Dist.


REP. ROJAS, 9th Dist.

REP. BARAM, 15th Dist.

REP. CONROY, 105th Dist.


REP. LESSER, 100th Dist.

REP. KLARIDES, 114th Dist.

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5497

File No. 483

Cal. No. 302

In line 188, strike "shall establish" and substitute "may establish, within available appropriations," in lieu thereof

In line 208, after the period, insert the following: "The Judicial Branch shall cease operation of any pilot program established under this subsection not later than March 31, 2011, unless resources are available to continue operation of the pilot program."

In line 432, strike "A protective order issued under this"

Strike lines 433 and 434 in their entirety

In line 443, strike ", for good cause shown,"

Strike lines 530 to 546, inclusive, in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 13. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) For the purposes of this section, "domestic violence docket" means a docket in a geographical area separate and apart from other criminal matters for the hearing of family violence matters.

(b) Not later than December 31, 2010, the Chief Court Administrator shall identify geographical areas that do not have a domestic violence docket and designate three geographical areas from among such geographical areas for the establishment of domestic violence dockets. Not later than June 30, 2011, the Chief Court Administrator may establish, within available resources, a domestic violence docket in each geographical area so designated under this subsection. If the Chief Court Administrator establishes such dockets, the Chief Court Administrator shall, prior to establishing such dockets, examine the effectiveness of domestic violence dockets in existence prior to the effective date of this section, and incorporate, within available resources, the operational elements of such dockets that the Chief Court Administrator deems beneficial to victims of family violence. If the Chief Court Administrator does not establish such dockets by June 30, 2011, the Chief Court Administrator shall submit a report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the judiciary, stating the reasons why such dockets were not established. "

In line 583, strike "one" and substitute "three" in lieu thereof

In line 591, strike "flextime,"

In line 600, after the period, insert the following: "An employer may limit unpaid leave under this section to twelve days during any calendar year. Leave under this section shall not affect any other leave provided under state or federal law. "

In line 616, strike "medical or other" and substitute "licensed medical professional or other licensed" in lieu thereof