Senate Bill No. 256
Public Act No. 18-78
AN ACT CONCERNING RACIAL AND ETHNIC IMPACT STATEMENTS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. Section 2-24b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):
(a) Beginning with the session of the General Assembly commencing on January [7, 2009] 9, 2019, a racial and ethnic impact statement shall be prepared with respect to certain bills and amendments [that could, if passed, increase or decrease the pretrial or sentenced population of the correctional facilities in this state] at the request of any member of the General Assembly. With respect to a bill favorably reported during the regular session, any such request shall be made not later than ten days after the deadline for the committee that introduced the bill to vote to report favorably under the joint rules of the House of Representatives and the Senate. With respect to an amendment introduced during the regular session, any such request shall be made at least ten days prior to the deadline for adjournment sine die of the regular session.
(b) [Not later than January 1, 2009, the] The joint standing committee of the General Assembly [on judiciary shall] having cognizance of matters relating to government administration may make recommendations for a provision to be included in the joint rules of the House of Representatives and the Senate concerning the procedure for the preparation of such racial and ethnic impact statements, the content of such statements and the types of bills and amendments with respect to which such statements should be prepared.
Approved June 1, 2018