Senate Bill No. 1017
               Senate Bill No. 1017

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-298


AN ACT CONCERNING  THE PENALTY FOR LEAVING A CHILD
UNSUPERVISED IN A PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION OR
A MOTOR VEHICLE.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    (NEW)  (a)  Any  parent,  guardian  or  person
having   custody   or    control,   or   providing
supervision, of any  child under the age of twelve
years who knowingly leaves such child unsupervised
in a place  of  public  accommodation  or  a motor
vehicle for a  period  of  time  that  presents  a
substantial risk to  the child's health or safety,
shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
    (b)  Any  parent,  guardian  or  person having
custody or control, or providing  supervision,  of
any  child  under  the  age  of  twelve  years who
knowingly leaves  such  child  unsupervised  in  a
place  of  public  accommodation,  which  holds  a
permit issued under chapter  545  of  the  general
statutes  for  the  sale  of  alcoholic liquor for
consumption on the premises, for a period of  time
that  presents  a  substantial risk to the child's
health or safety, shall be guilty  of  a  class  D
felony.
    (c)  Any parent,  guardian  or  person  having
custody or control,  or  providing supervision, of
any  child under  the  age  of  twelve  years  who
knowingly  leaves such  child  unsupervised  in  a
place of public  accommodation  or a motor vehicle
between the hours  of  eight  o'clock p.m. and six
o'clock a.m. for  a period of time that presents a
substantial risk to  the child's health or safety,
shall be guilty of a class C felony.

Approved July 8, 1997