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Public Hearing Alert – Judiciary Committee – Monday, March 14th

Posted on March 12, 2022


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On Monday morning, the Judiciary Committee will be holding a public hearing dealing with the Juvenile Crime Crisis that has had its grip on Connecticut recently. Residents of Connecticut will have the opportunity to have their voices heard on these bills, and as always, I urge you to submit testimony. On my website I have included very helpful links so you can get all of the information you will need in preparation to Monday’s hearing. While some of these bills are aimed to strengthen juvenile justice laws, it is very much a “buyer beware” situation when it comes to once particular bill- S.B. No. 16, AN ACT ADDRESSING GUN VIOLENCE AND JUVENILE CRIME, which is nothing more than another attempt by the governor to further remove a law-abiding citizens right to bear arms.


The CCDL has a very comprehensive breakdown of this bill, and I urge you to visit their website for all of the information.


The House Republican Caucus is supporting HB 5418- AN ACT REVISING JUVENILE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE STATUTES AND INSURANCE STATUTES CONCERNING THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE which will among other things-

 

  • Require a judge to order DCF to conduct a family investigation when a juvenile is charged with: a felony, a Class A Misdemeanor, a charge resulting from loss of life or serious physical injury, a sexual assault, a serious juvenile offense, or an offense involving use of a firearm
  • Require an automatic transfer to adult court for juveniles thirteen years or older charged with committing a class A felony a class B felony resulting in death, a violent sexual assault or a violent crime involving use of a firearm
  • Require juvenile matters be adjudicated in the district where the crime is alleged to have been committed
  • Require the state Judicial Department to report about its many juvenile diversionary programs, including an overview of each particular program, its costs, as well as its success in reducing recidivism

How Do I sign up?

Monday’s PUBLIC HEARING is your chance to tell the legislature your story and let them know what you want to see changed!

Registration will close on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:00 P.M.

 

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022

The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. via Zoom. The public hearing can be viewed via YouTubeLive.

In addition, the public hearing may be recorded and broadcast live on CT-N.com. Individuals who wish to testify via Zoom must register using the On-line Testimony Registration Form.

Registration will close on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. Speaker order of approved registrants will be posted on the Judiciary Committee website on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. under Public Hearing Testimony.

If you do not have internet access, you may provide testimony via telephone. To register to testify by phone, call the Phone Registrant Line at (860) 240-5255 to leave your contact information. Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to JUDtestimony@cga.ct.gov.

Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills. The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony. The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement. 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.

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