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State Rep. David Rutigliano: IMPORTANT Public Hearing – Motor Vehicle Theft Crisis

Posted on March 30, 2021


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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.

This has become a very big issue in Trumbull, if you would like to share your story or just have something to say about the issue.

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, I, along with my House Republican colleagues submitted legislation to impose actual consequences for teenagers (15-18) who are repeatedly charged with stealing or attempting to steal a vehicle. Our proposal includes:

  • 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

Please let the Judiciary committee know your thoughts.

As always if you need any help please contact me at https://www.cthousegop.com/rutigliano/contact-me/ .

HOW TO SPEAK OUT ON THIS TOPIC

Judiciary Committee public hearing

Wednesday, March 31, @ 10 a.m.

Register to testify virtually

Deadline to register: Tuesday 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.) Copy me: Dave.Rutigliano@housegop.ct.gov

TESTIFY BY TELEPHONE

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

Watch The Hearing On YouTube