OLR Bill Analysis
AN ACT CONCERNING FEES FOR SEARCHES OF ACCIDENT AND INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION.
This bill changes the fees the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) charges for searching and copying accident or investigative reports from a flat $16 to $0.25 per search or page. It also adds a fee for document production.
Under current law, DESPP charges $16 for (1) each search of a record file, for accident or investigative reports, that does not produce a document, or (2) each copy of such reports.
The bill makes this charge $0.25 for (1) searches that do not produce a document; (2) each page of the document that is produced from a records search, but of which no copies are made; and (3) each page for each copy of such reports.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013
Public Safety and Security Committee
Joint Favorable Substitute