OLR Bill Analysis

HB 6509

AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONNECTICUT SENTENCING COMMISSION REGARDING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION.

SUMMARY:

This bill expands the membership of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission, from 23 to 27, by adding the Judiciary Committee's chairpersons and ranking members, or their designees, who must be chosen from among the committee's members.

By law, the commission (1) reviews the state's existing criminal sentencing structure and any proposed changes to it and (2) makes recommendations to the governor, the legislature, and criminal justice agencies.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Judiciary Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

41

Nay

3

(04/12/2013)