OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 106

AN ACT CONCERNING THE EMPLOYMENT OF PRIVATE DETECTIVES BY MUNICIPALITIES.

SUMMARY:

This bill repeals a law that prohibits municipalities from spending over $ 500 to hire a private detective to investigate a crime without (1) a specific appropriation to do so and (2) first applying to the State Police for assistance in the investigation and waiting a reasonable time for them to act. It also eliminates the penalty for municipal officials who violate this law, which, under current law, is a fine of up to $ 500 and the amount spent on the investigation that exceeds the appropriation.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Planning and Development Committee

Joint Favorable Change of Reference

Yea

15

Nay

0

(02/24/2012)

Public Safety and Security Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

23

Nay

0

(03/15/2012)