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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 576

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 2600

 

*02600*

Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th Dist.

REP. HALL, 59th Dist.

REP. SAMPSON, 80th Dist.

REP. FISHBEIN, 90th Dist.

SEN. MARKLEY, 16th Dist.

AN ACT CONCERNING UNBORN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE.

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

That section 53a-3 of the general statutes be amended to provide that the term "person", when used to describe the victim of an offense, includes a child in utero.

Statement of Purpose:

To create justice for unborn victims of violence by providing that a child in utero may be considered a victim if killed or injured as a result of a crime.