House Bill No. 5146

Public Act No. 00-87

An Act Concerning The Statute Of Limitations For Prosecution Of The Crime Of Escape.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 54-193 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) There shall be no limitation of time within which a person may be prosecuted for a capital felony, a class A felony or a violation of section 53a-54d or 53a-169.

(b) No person may be prosecuted for any offense, except a capital felony, a class A felony or a violation of section 53a-54d or 53a-169, for which the punishment is or may be imprisonment in excess of one year, except within five years next after the offense has been committed. No person may be prosecuted for any other offense, except a capital felony, a class A felony or a violation of section 53a-54d or 53a-169, except within one year next after the offense has been committed.

(c) If the person against whom an indictment, information or complaint for any of said offenses is brought has fled from and resided out of this state during the period so limited, it may be brought against [him] such person at any time within such period, during which [he] such person resides in this state, after the commission of the offense.

(d) When any suit, indictment, information or complaint for any crime may be brought within any other time than is limited by this section, it shall be brought within such time.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage and shall be applicable to any offense committed prior to, on or after said date.

Approved May 26, 2000