PA 13-211—sHB 6677

Judiciary Committee

AN ACT EXCLUDING SCHOOL ACCOMMODATIONS FROM SERVICES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THE LARCENY STATUTES

SUMMARY: By law, a person generally commits larceny when he or she wrongfully takes, obtains, or withholds, among other things, services from an owner. This act excludes from the definition of “services” school accommodations provided by a school district to (1) a child, (2) an emancipated minor, or (3) a student who is at least age 18 and homeless. Thus, anyone who wrongfully takes such services is not guilty of larceny. A person is homeless if he or she does not have overnight shelter or sufficient income or resources to secure such shelter. “School accommodations” means providing educational services, including reasonable transportation to school.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

OLR Tracking: MK: JM: PF: RO