Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 6594
Session Year 2021
 


AN ACT CONCERNING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS.

To (1) permit the state to depose persons seventy-five years of age and older in criminal matters; (2) change "patronizing a prostitute" to "soliciting sexual acts"; (3) transfer the requirement for a state's attorney to investigate a town clerk/treasurer to the Office of the Attorney General; (4) transfer bond forfeiture duties from the Division of Criminal Justice to the Office of the Attorney General; (5) require state prosecutors to notify the Office of Attorney General when the defendant in a state court action is a public official or state or municipal employee charged with a crime related to their office for purposes of pension revocation; (6) bring the definition of "vendor fraud" in line with its federal criminal counterpart; (7) clarify and provide a more appropriate penalty for the wilful and unauthorized distribution of intimate images of an individual; (8) increase the penalty for severe internet stalking or cyber harassment; (9) provide a ten-year look back in the sentencing of certain persistent offenders, including those charged with possession of a controlled substance; (10) clarify that application and program fees required by statute for certain pretrial diversionary programs are waived for persons represented by a public defender appointed or a determination of indigency by the court; (11) provide that community service cannot be required in lieu of any fees for indigent persons; (12) eliminate the disparity between possession of a narcotic drug and the storage of such; (13) reduce the penalties when a person charged with an infraction or violation fails to respond or pay a fine; (14) allow for pre-sentence confinement credit on all concurrent sentences regardless of the day the sentences are imposed, while ensuring that consecutive sentences are not credited twice; (15) enact recommendations by the Connecticut Sentencing Commission concerning the enhanced penalty for the sale or possession of drugs near schools, day care centers and public housing projects; and (16) enact recommendations by the Connecticut Sentencing Commission regarding sentence modification.

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Judiciary Committee

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Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 6/30/2021Signed by the Governor
 6/18/2021Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
 6/18/2021Transmitted to the Secretary of State
 6/16/2021(LCO)Public Act 21-102
 6/8/2021In Concurrence
 6/8/2021Senate Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
 6/8/2021Senate Adopted House Amendment Schedule A
 5/20/2021(LCO)File Number 707
 5/20/2021Senate Calendar Number 445
 5/20/2021Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 5/18/2021House Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
 5/18/2021House Adopted House Amendment Schedule A 8789
 5/11/2021Tabled for the Calendar, House
 5/11/2021No New File by Committee on Appropriations
 5/11/2021(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 5/11/2021(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 5/10/2021(APP)Joint Favorable
 5/4/2021Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations
 4/22/2021(LCO)File Number 580
 4/22/2021House Calendar Number 407
 4/22/2021Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
 4/22/2021(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 4/16/2021(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/21/21 5:00 PM
 4/6/2021(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 4/5/2021(JUD)Joint Favorable Substitute
 3/5/2021Public Hearing 03/10
 3/4/2021Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary

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