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General Assembly



February Session, 2016

LCO No. 5138



Offered by:


REP. TONG, 147th Dist.


To: Subst. House Bill No. 5400

File No. 605

Cal. No. 373


After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (a) of section 47a-26h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

(a) A summary process judgment shall bind (1) the named defendants and any minors holding under them; (2) any occupant who first commenced occupancy of the premises after service of the notice to quit upon which the summary process action was based, unless such occupancy was commenced or continued with the consent of the plaintiff or under a right to occupy equal or superior to the rights of the plaintiff; (3) if the plaintiff has properly named and served each occupant whose presence is known with a notice to quit and a writ, summons and complaint in accordance with the provisions of sections 47a-23 and 47a-23a, any occupant who first commenced occupancy of the premises prior to service of the notice to quit and (A) who the plaintiff and his agents did not know was in occupancy of the premises, or (B) of whose presence the plaintiff or his agent knew but whose name they did not know. If a minor, who is or will be bound by a summary process judgment under subdivision (1) of this subsection, is named in a summary process complaint, the court, upon motion of any party or upon its own motion, may order the name of such minor to be stricken from the record of the action and the clerk shall remove or arrange for the removal of such minor's name from the record of the case maintained on the Internet web site of the Judicial Branch."

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2016