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07/19/2022

Governor Lamont Signals Laws Addressing Motor Automobile Theft

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(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont nowadays announced that he has signed into legislation Community Act 22-115, which updates Connecticut’s legal justice statutes to permit legislation enforcement and the courts to supply swifter, a lot more successful responses to youth charged with repeated motor vehicle theft and other crimes. Mixed with enhanced investments in the lately accepted point out spending budget, the improved responses executed beneath the legislation will enable hook up youth with products and services and cure to lessen recidivism.

“These updates to Connecticut’s legal justice statutes make juvenile arrest and delinquency proceedings swifter with additional information and facts for courts to assessment, present more intense responses to the compact quantity of juveniles with serious and repeated rates, and restructure motor motor vehicle theft legislation to concentrate on people today with prior offenses,” Governor Lamont mentioned. “This bipartisan laws displays the good that comes when policymakers on both of those sides of the aisle look for common floor to develop remedies together. Connecticut is a secure point out, and maintaining it protected demands constant plan enhancements and investments in necessary areas.”

At the commence of the legislative session, Governor Lamont launched laws (Senate Bill 16) that contains many provisions that have been later on integrated into this general public act as point out lawmakers hammered out bipartisan settlement. Several provisions bundled in Public Act 22-115 are:

  • Makes juvenile arrest and delinquency proceedings swifter and extra effective
    • Involves youth who are arrested but not detained to be brought right before the court inside of 5 company days.
    • Increases from 6 to 8 several hours the amount of time a youth can be held if law enforcement are awaiting a judicial ruling on a detention buy or are trying to find a mother or father or guardian.
    • Grants municipal police officers investigating a juvenile access to electronic information that contains statewide pending charges and 90 times of prior arrest documents.
    • Enables courts to formally get that a youth be assessed for solutions.
  • Offers much more intensive responses to the smaller selection of juveniles with critical, recurring expenses
    • Expands the specific juvenile probation docket to include things like murder and firearm crimes.
    • Permits courts to order GPS checking for a youth billed with a next or subsequent motor car offense.
  • Focuses motor vehicle theft penalties on people with prior offenses
    • Establishes a new structure for motor car thefts with penalties that develop much more serious for subsequent offenses relatively than basing penalties on the benefit of the automobile.

In addition to this legislation, the funds adjustment invoice that Governor Lamont signed into legislation this spring (Community Act 22-118) can make numerous substantial investments, working with American Rescue Prepare Act authorizations and point out appropriations, to increase general public security, such as:

  • $11.4 million for regulation enforcement-led approaches and partnerships to trace recovered firearms to their resource, decrease stolen cars and violence, increase assist for communities encountering boosts in violent crime, and market safety on rural roadways
  • $7.5 million for group- and general public- health and fitness-led tactics to prevent and cut down gun violence
  • $4.1 million for upgrades to forensic science technological know-how to speed up and increase the investigation and clearing of prison cases and
  • $3.3 million to provide at-chance juveniles with accessibility to expert services and diversion applications.
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