January Session, 2015
LCO No. 6400
SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.
SEN. DUFF, 25th Dist.
SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd Dist.
REP. TONG, 147th Dist.
SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.
SEN. WITKOS, 8th Dist.
SEN. KISSEL, 7th 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. "
In lines 4, 6, 64 and 87, bracket "aggregate" and after the closing bracket insert "total effective"
In line 109, strike "aggregate" and insert "total effective" in lieu thereof and after "such" insert "crime or"
In line 112, strike ". If" and substitute ", provided (A) if" in lieu thereof
In line 115, strike ". If" and substitute ", or (B) if" in lieu thereof
In line 193, strike ", B or C" and insert "or B" in lieu thereof
In line 214, strike "With respect to a"
Strike lines 215 and 216 in their entirety
In line 218, strike ", B or C" and insert "or B" in lieu thereof
After line 220, add the following:
"(c) Whenever a child is sentenced pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the court shall indicate the maximum period of incarceration that may apply to the child and whether the child may be eligible to apply for release on parole pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (f) of section 54-125a of the general statutes, as amended by this act. "
In line 221, strike "(c)" and insert "(d)" in lieu thereof
After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:
"Sec. 501. (Effective October 1, 2015) The Connecticut Sentencing Commission established pursuant to section 54-300 of the general statutes shall study how victims may be notified of the parole eligibility laws and any other release mechanisms governing cases where a person is convicted of one or more crimes and receives a definite sentence or total effective sentence of more than two years for such crime or crimes. The commission shall report such study, including recommendations for legislation, if any, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the judiciary not later than February 1, 2016. "
This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:
October 1, 2015