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Raised Bill No. 256

February Session, 2018

 

LCO No. 1399

 

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Referred to Committee on GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

 

Introduced by:

 

(GAE)

 

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 Section 2-24b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):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.

(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.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2018

2-24b

Statement of Purpose:

To permit any member to request the preparation of a racial and ethnic impact statement.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]