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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 796

 

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 2216

 

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Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. CASSANO, 4th Dist.

SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd Dist.

SEN. CRISCO, 17th Dist.

SEN. FLEXER, 29th Dist.

SEN. MOORE, 22nd Dist.

SEN. WINFIELD, 10th Dist.

AN ACT CONCERNING LENGTHY SENTENCES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED BY A CHILD OR YOUTH AND THE SENTENCING OF A CHILD OR YOUTH CONVICTED OF CERTAIN FELONY OFFENSES.

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

That the general statutes be amended to comply with the Supreme Court of the United States by providing for review of sentences by persons who were under eighteen years of age when they committed their crimes, and providing guidelines for sentencing of juveniles convicted of certain serious felonies.

Statement of Purpose:

To comply with the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States in Miller v. Alabama and Graham v. Florida.