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Substitute Bill No. 1087

    January Session, 2015

 

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AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION SYSTEM.

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

Section 1. (Effective October 1, 2015) (a) The Connecticut Sentencing Commission established pursuant to section 54-300 of the general statutes shall study: (1) The sentencing of sexual offenders; (2) the risk assessment and management of sexual offenders; (3) the registration requirements and registry established under chapter 969 of the general statutes; (4) the information available to the public and law enforcement regarding sexual offenders; (5) the effectiveness of a tiered classification system based on the risk of reoffense; (6) methods to reduce and eliminate recidivism by individuals convicted of a sexual offense; (7) housing opportunities and obstacles for sexual offender registrants; (8) options for post-sentence appeals concerning the registry status of a sexual offender registrant; (9) sexual offender management; and (10) victim and survivor needs and services and community education.

(b) The commission shall submit, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, an interim report not later than February 1, 2016, and a final report not later than December 15, 2016, on such study to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the judiciary. Each report shall contain recommendations for legislation, if any.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2015

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