OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5514

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR ADULT OFFENDER SUPERVISION.

SUMMARY:

This bill eliminates the Department of Correction commissioner's duty to act as the state's administrator of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision.

By law, the compact administrator is the person in each compact member state who is responsible for administering and managing the state's supervision and transfer of offenders under the compact. By law, each state can determine the qualifications of the compact administrator, who is appointed by the state's Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision or the governor in consultation with the legislature and judiciary.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2013

BACKGROUND

Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision

The compact governs, among member states, (1) tracking adult offenders under supervision, (2) transferring supervision among compact states, and (3) returning offenders to their original jurisdictions when necessary. The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision makes rules to cover these general areas and oversees the interstate movement of adult offenders between compact states.

Each state has a council that oversees participation in the commission and develops policy on compact operations and procedures. The council appoints the state's compact administrator to serve on the interstate commission.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Judiciary Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

38

Nay

6

(04/12/2013)