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House Bill No. 5534

Public Act No. 12-186


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 53a-135 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2012):

(a) A person is guilty of robbery in the second degree when [he] such person (1) commits robbery, as defined in section 53a-133, and [(1) he] (A) is aided by another person actually present; or [(2)] (B) in the course of the commission of the crime or of immediate flight therefrom, [he] such person or another participant in the crime displays or threatens the use of what [he] such person represents by [his] such person's words or conduct to be a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument; or (2) in the course of committing a larceny while on the premises of a bank, Connecticut credit union or federal credit union, as those terms are defined in section 36a-2, intimidates an employee of the bank, Connecticut credit union or federal credit union by intentionally engaging in conduct that causes another person to reasonably fear for his or her physical safety or the physical safety of another for the purpose of: (A) Preventing or overcoming resistance to the taking of the property or to the retention thereof immediately after the taking of the property; or (B) compelling the owner of such property or another person to deliver up the property or to engage in other conduct which aids in the commission of the larceny.

(b) Robbery in the second degree is a class C felony.

Approved June 15, 2012