House Bill No. 5571
               House Bill No. 5571

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-151


AN   ACT  CONCERNING  SUPERVISION  OF  PERSONS  ON
PROBATION.


    Be it enacted  by  the  Senate  and  House  of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Section  53a-31  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  A  period  of  probation  or  conditional
discharge commences on  the  day  it  is  imposed,
except that, where it is preceded by a sentence of
imprisonment  with  execution  suspended  after  a
period  of  imprisonment  set  by  the  court,  it
commences on the  day  the  defendant  is released
from such imprisonment.  Multiple periods, whether
imposed at the  same or different times, shall run
concurrently.
    (b) Issuance of  a warrant or notice to appear
for violation pursuant  to  section  53a-32, shall
interrupt the period  of  the  sentence  as of the
date of such  issuance until a final determination
as to the  violation  has  been made by the court.
DURING  THE  INTERRUPTED  PERIOD,  THE  COURT  MAY
IMPOSE ANY OF  THE CONDITIONS OF RELEASE SET FORTH
IN SECTION 54-64a.  IN THE ABSENCE OF A WARRANT OR
NOTICE TO APPEAR FOR VIOLATION PURSUANT TO SECTION
53a-32, IF THE DEFENDANT HAS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH
ANY OF THE  CONDITIONS OF PROBATION OR CONDITIONAL
DISCHARGE,  SUCH FAILURE  SHALL  NOT  RELIEVE  THE
OFFICE OF ADULT  PROBATION FROM THE RESPONSIBILITY
OF SUPERVISING THE DEFENDANT.
    (c) In any  case where a person who is under a
sentence of probation  or of conditional discharge
is  also  under   an   indeterminate  sentence  of
imprisonment,  or  a   sentence  authorized  under
section 18-65a or  18-73,  imposed  for some other
offense by a  court  of this state, the service of
the sentence of  imprisonment  shall  satisfy  the
sentence of probation  or of conditional discharge
unless the sentence of probation or of conditional
discharge   is  revoked   prior   to   parole   or
satisfaction of the sentence of imprisonment.
    Sec. 2. (NEW)  If  a  defendant  who entered a
plea of nolo contendere or a guilty plea under the
Alford doctrine to  a violation of subdivision (2)
of  section  53-21  of  the  general  statutes  or
section 53a-70, 53a-70a,  53a-70b, 53a-71, 53a-72a
or  53a-72b  of  the  general  statutes,  and  was
ordered to undergo  sexual offender treatment as a
condition  of probation,  becomes  ineligible  for
such  treatment  because   of   his   refusal   to
acknowledge that he  committed  the  act  or  acts
charged, such defendant  shall  be deemed to be in
violation of the  conditions  of his probation and
be returned to court for proceedings in accordance
with section 53a-32 of the general statutes.

Approved June 25, 1997