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House Bill No. 5526

Public Act No. 10-94

AN ACT CONCERNING STANDARDS FOR THE SELECTION, RETENTION AND PROMOTION OF JUDICIAL MARSHALS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 6-32d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2010):

(b) The Judicial Department shall employ judicial marshals for prisoner custody and transportation responsibilities pursuant to this section. The Chief Court Administrator [may] shall establish employment standards and implement appropriate training programs to assure secure prisoner custody and transportation. [Such standards and programs shall be in force and effect by December 1, 2000. ] On and after October 1, 2011, the Judicial Department shall make available on its Internet web site a written summary of such employment standards, including, but not limited to, the standards for selection, continuance of employment and promotion for such judicial marshals. Any property used by the sheriffs for prisoner transportation shall be transferred to the Judicial Department.

Sec. 2. Section 6-32f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2010):

(a) The Judicial Department shall be responsible for courthouse security and shall employ judicial marshals for such purpose. The Chief Court Administrator [may] shall establish employment standards and implement appropriate training programs to assure court security. On and after October 1, 2011, the Judicial Department shall make available on its Internet web site a written summary of such employment standards, including, but not limited to, the standards for selection, continuance of employment and promotion for such judicial marshals.

(b) Any property used by the sheriffs for court security shall be transferred to the Judicial Department. The Chief Court Administrator shall be responsible for the custody, care and control of courthouse facilities.

(c) As used in this section, "courthouse security" and "court security" include the provision of security services to any judicial facility or to any facility of a state agency pursuant to a written agreement, provided (1) such facility is located contiguous to a courthouse, and (2) the Chief Court Administrator determines that, based on the proximity and design of the courthouse and the contiguous facility, the security requirements are mutual and best served through the provision of security services by judicial marshals.

Approved May 26, 2010