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Testify: Judiciary Committee Hearing (March 31)


Connecticut's news media has dedicated considerable time to sharing the concerns of residents frustrated not just by escalating motor vehicle break-ins, but also brazen car thefts committed by juveniles who act without fear of significant legal repercussion.

There's a Judiciary Committee public hearing Wednesday [Details below] where you can share your thoughts about the motor vehicle theft crisis.

Early this session, House Republicans submitted legislation to impose actual consequences for teenagers (15-18) who are repeatedly charged with stealing or attempting to steal a vehicle.

Our proposal introduced at the start of the legislative session included:

  • Facing charges on the regular criminal docket;
  • Expanded ability for judges to order detainment or GPS monitoring;
  • Categorize as "serious juvenile repeat offender" upon second theft conviction;
  • Require DCF intervention to provide services to offender;
  • Modify state pursuit policy, allow police to intercept thieves as the crime occurs

HOW TO SPEAK OUT ON THIS TOPIC

Judiciary Committee public hearing

Wed., March 31, @ 10 a.m.

 

TESTIFY VIRTUALLY

Deadline to register: Tues., March 30 @ 3 p.m.

TESTIFY BY EMAIL

Email written testimony to judtestimony@cga.ct.gov and state your name and bills (H.B. 6667 & 6669.)

 

TESTIFY BY TELEPHONE

Call the Phone Registrant Line at (860) 240-5255 to leave your contact information.