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An Act Concerning Police Accountability

Posted on July 16, 2020 by admin


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The legislature’s Judiciary Committee will hold a virtual Listening Session tomorrow, July 17 to allow the public to submit testimony and offer comment on proposed police accountability legislation. It begins at 10 a.m, and you’ll be able to watch the livestream at www.ct-n.com.

You can view a working draft of the legislation at this link.

The nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research has produced an analysis on the proposed legislation. You can review their report at this link.

How to submit written testimony:
Email your written testimony (preferably Word or PDF format) to JUDtestimony@cga.ct.gov. Make sure you indicate your name and town, and please copy me at Themis.Klarides@housegop.ct.gov. Please include “Testimony: LCO #3471” in the subject line.
Written testimony submitted by a person(s) or organization(s) which exceeds five (5) single-sided pages per bill or resolution will only be posted on the Judiciary Committee’s website at the discretion of the committee chairs.

Offering testimony virtually:
While written testimony is encouraged, there is an option to testify virtually via Zoom. Registration closes tonight (Thursday 7/16) at 6 p.m.  Speaker order will be listed in a randomized order from the approved registrants and will be available on the Judiciary Committee’s website. Speakers will be strictly limited to 3 minutes of testimony. The bell will ring at the 2:45 minute point signifying the speaker to conclude their testimony. All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information. As such, it may be made available on the Judiciary Committee’s website and indexed by internet search engines.
Click here to register to testify before the committee.