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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 299

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 1055

   

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. KANE, 32nd Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING COMMUNICATION AMONG STATE AND LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS DURING ACTIVE-SHOOTER INCIDENTS.

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

That chapter 529 of the general statutes be amended to require the Division of State Police within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to use the Connecticut State-wide Police Emergency Network to notify all local police departments of any ongoing shooting incident at a school, shopping mall or other heavily populated location.

Statement of Purpose:

To notify local police departments of ongoing shooting incidents so that they may send resources to the affected jurisdiction or increase security at heavily populated locations in their own jurisdictions.