These bills made it! (Proposed legislation)

As I mentioned in my last post on bills that died, there was mix of good and bad among the bills that passed through the judiciary committee and have a chance of making it into our statute books. Leave it to me, your trusty intrepid CT legal reporter, to tell you which bills are good and bad.

Bills I’d like to see pass:

Bills that really shouldn’t pass:

I think that’s it! Did I miss anything? Did I miss your favorite bill? Let me know in the comments.

5 thoughts on “These bills made it! (Proposed legislation)

    1. Gideon Post author

      I really don’t understand the purpose of the “failure to report” a crime bill. Hopefully there aren’t enough votes to pass.

  1. Rep Holder-Winfield

    Someone had a constituent who was raped, I believe, and the mother sat by as it happened (while the girl was in the son’s room screaming for help). The bill grew out of a constituent concern. I understand why it was offered I just don’t like it.

  2. Mark in Jersey

    Conn.’s attempt at a cyberstalking law (sHB-6357) seems to run afoul of the Constitution:


    Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2009) (a) A person is guilty of cyberstalking when

    (1) such person, with intent to harass or intimidate another person uses a computer, computer network or any other electronic device to

    (A) broadcast or publish the picture, name, address or phone number of another person without the other person’s consent; or

    (B) broadcast harassing, threatening or intimidating content concerning another person; and

    (2) such conduct places the other person in reasonable fear for such person’s safety or the safety of a member of his or her immediate family.

    Especially since this law that contains the clause:

    C) This section shall not be construed to impair any constitutionally protected activity, including, but not limited to, speech, protest or assembly.

    I can be prosecuted if I publish someone’s phone number and this makes someone afraid?


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