PA 15-44—sSB 906

Veterans' Affairs Committee

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Judiciary Committee

AN ACT ADDING THE COMMISSIONER OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY ADVISORY COMMISSION

SUMMARY: This act adds the veterans' affairs commissioner or his designee to the 22-member Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission with the authority to deliberate and vote on issues pertaining to veterans in the criminal justice system, including the reentry needs of incarcerated veterans.

By law, the commission, among other things, analyzes the criminal justice system; determines its long-term needs;  recommends policy priorities;  and advises and assists the governor and General Assembly in developing plans, policies, programs, and legislation to improve the system's effectiveness (CGS 18-87k).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2015

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