Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 5365
Session Year 2012


To make statutory changes necessitated by the expansion of the judicial performance evaluation program to Judge Trial Referees; allow the Judicial Marshal Academy to provide training to a broader range of security training; provide an enforcement mechanism for the payment of certain fees; clarify that twenty-five per cent of the fine imposed for a cell phone violation is distributed to municipalities; make revisions to various summary process-related statutes; authorize clerks to give notice of court orders and decrees by computer, facsimile or other technology; include trustees appointed by the court within the definition of "state officers and employees" for purposes of representation and indemnification; authorize prosecutors and defendants to reach agreement as to amounts to be paid for infractions and violations and process such payments as "bond forfeitures"; eliminate obsolete references to the Community Court "pilot program"; make minor changes to Supreme Court's procedures; add state identification card holders to the jury pool; conform the provisions regarding dismissal of alternate jurors in civil cases to that in criminal cases; allow any proper amendment upon payment of taxable costs; clarify the application of certain statutes to persons convicted of a motor vehicle violation for which a sentence of at least one year imprisonment may be imposed; add the pretrial supervisory diversionary program for persons with psychiatric disabilities to the bail bond termination statute; require that a motion be filed in order for a nolle to enter when a case has been continued at the request of the prosecutor for thirteen months; add a reference to the municipal fee to enable the Judicial Branch to process that fee uniformly; make technical corrections to the Office of Victim Services' powers and duties; revise victim compensation provisions to include situations where disclosures of sexual assault or risk of injury are made to individuals, but no police report is made; eliminate the $100 deductible on victim compensation; clarify that Office of Victim Services is entitled to recoupment of certain funds paid when the victim subsequently receives compensation from another source for the same incident; clarify the Connecticut courts can enter dissolutions of civil unions that have been entered in other states; to specify persons who may access the information contained in alternative sentencing plans or community release plans; to clarify the functions performed by intake, assessment and referral specialists employed by the Judicial Branch; and repeal obsolete sections pertaining to Messengers of the Supreme and Appellate Court and the pleading of demurrers.