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  • Introduced
    Mar 04, 2021
  • Passed House
    May 18, 2021
  • Passed Senate
    Jun 08, 2021
  • Signed into Law
    Jun 16, 2021
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HB 6594
Connecticut House Bill
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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Senate • Jun 30, 2021: Signed by the Governor
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  • Jun 30, 2021 | Senate
    • Signed by the Governor
  • Jun 18, 2021 | Senate
    • Transmitted to the Secretary of State
    • Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
  • Jun 16, 2021 | Senate
    • Public Act 21-102
  • Jun 08, 2021 | Senate
    • Senate Adopted House Amendment Schedule A
    • Senate Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
    • In Concurrence
  • May 20, 2021 | Senate
    • Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
    • Senate Calendar Number 445
    • File Number 707
  • May 18, 2021 | House
    • House Adopted House Amendment Schedule A 8789
    • House Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
  • May 11, 2021 | House
    • Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
    • Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
    • No New File by Committee on Appropriations
    • Tabled for the Calendar, House
  • May 10, 2021 | House
    • Joint Favorable
  • May 04, 2021 | House
    • Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations
  • Apr 22, 2021 | House
    • Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
    • Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
    • House Calendar Number 407
    • File Number 580
  • Apr 16, 2021 | House
    • Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/21/21 5:00 PM
  • Apr 06, 2021 | House
    • Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
  • Apr 05, 2021 | House
    • Joint Favorable Substitute
  • Mar 05, 2021 | House
    • Public Hearing 03/10
  • Mar 04, 2021 | House
    • Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary