Substitute House Bill No. 6531
          Substitute House Bill No. 6531

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-18


AN ACT CONCERNING CRIME STATISTICS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  29-7m  of  the  general  statutes  is
repealed and the following is substituted in  lieu
thereof:
    (a)  On  and  after July 1, 1988, the Division
of State Police within the  Department  of  Public
Safety  shall  monitor,  record  and  classify all
crimes committed in the state which are  motivated
by bigotry [and] OR bias.
    (b)  THE  POLICE  DEPARTMENT,  RESIDENT  STATE
TROOPER OR CONSTABLE WHO PERFORMS LAW  ENFORCEMENT
DUTIES  FOR  EACH  TOWN  SHALL MONITOR, RECORD AND
CLASSIFY ALL CRIMES  COMMITTED  WITHIN  SUCH  TOWN
WHICH  ARE  VIOLATIONS  OF  SECTION  53a-181b  AND
REPORT SUCH INFORMATION TO THE DIVISION  OF  STATE
POLICE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Approved May 6, 1997