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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 246* MOTOR VEHICLES
Sec. 14-108a. Uniform investigation of accident report. Requirements and policy for identifying and notifying person's family or household member of motor vehicle accident in which person was killed.

(b) (1) In each motor vehicle accident in which any person is killed, the police officer, agency or individual who, in the regular course of duty, investigates such accident shall use reasonable efforts to identify and notify a member of the person's family or household of the fatality as soon as practicable after the accident. Such notification shall (A) indicate that the person was killed in a motor vehicle accident, the location of the accident and the location of the person's body, and (B) on and after the date the applicable police department, agency or individual adopts a policy under subdivision (3) of this subsection, be made in accordance with such policy. (1449)

(2) Not later than October 1, 2008, the Police Officer Standards and Training Council established under section 7-294b shall establish a uniform policy for identifying and notifying a member of a person's family or household with respect to any motor vehicle accident in which a person is killed. The council shall make the uniform policy available to each police department, agency or individual required to adopt a policy pursuant to subdivision (3) of this subsection. The council shall design the uniform policy to ensure that such notification is made promptly in a manner appropriate for the identified member of the person's family or household. (1450)

(3) Not later than January 1, 2009, each police department, agency or individual that, in the regular course of duty, has responsibility for investigating motor vehicle accidents shall consider the provisions of the uniform policy established by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council pursuant to subdivision (2) of this subsection and adopt a policy for identifying and notifying a member of a person's family or household with respect to any motor vehicle accident in which a person is killed. Each such police department, agency or individual shall design its policy to ensure that such notification is made promptly in a manner appropriate for the identified member of the person's family or household. (1451)

(4) Policies established or adopted pursuant to this subsection shall not be considered regulations under section 4-166. (1452)

(5) For the purposes of this subsection, "police department" includes, but is not limited to, the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety. (1453)

Secs. 14-108b, 14-108c and 14-109. Statistical information based on reports. Report of accident involving unlicensed operator under instruction. Coroner to investigate fatal motor vehicle accidents. (1454)(Text)

Sections 14-108b, 14-108c and 14-109 are repealed. (1455)

Sec. 14-110. Oaths and subpoenas. False statements or reports. (1456)(Text)

(a) The commissioner, each deputy commissioner or an assistant designated by the commissioner, in the performance of his duties, may administer oaths and take testimony, cause depositions to be taken and order the production of books, papers and documents and issue subpoenas. If any person disobeys such process or, having appeared in obedience thereto, refuses to answer any pertinent question put to him by the commissioner or any such deputy or assistant or to produce any books, papers or documents pursuant thereto, the commissioner may apply to the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford, or to any judge thereof if said court is not in session, setting forth such disobedience to process or refusal to answer, and said court or such judge shall cite such person to appear to answer such question or to produce such books, papers or documents, and, upon his refusal to do so, shall commit him to a community correctional center until he testifies, but not for longer than sixty days. Any person who swears or affirms falsely in regard to any matter respecting which an oath or affirmation is required by this chapter or by the commissioner shall be guilty of perjury or false statement, as the case may be. No person shall wilfully make any false report in regard to any matter respecting which a written report or statement is required by this chapter. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be subject to the penalties provided for perjury or false statement, as the case may be. (1457)

(b) Whenever a carrier, as defined in section 14-212, or a person acting on behalf of a carrier, files with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, under the penalty of false statement, a report or other document that contains representations relating to the maintenance, repair or use of a school bus or motor vehicle used to transport students, and such report or other document contains one or more representations that are false, the carrier shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars for each representation that is false. (1458)

Sec. 14-111. Suspension or revocation of registration, license or right to operate. (1459)(Text)

(a) Powers of commissioner. Return of registration or license. (1460)

No provision of this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the commissioner from suspending or revoking any registration or any operator's license issued under the provisions of any statute relating to motor vehicles, or from suspending the right of any person to operate a motor vehicle in this state, or from suspending or revoking the right of any nonresident to operate, or the right to any operation of, any motor vehicle within this state, for any cause that he deems sufficient, with or without a hearing. Whenever any certificate of registration or any operator's license or both are suspended or revoked, all evidence of the same shall be delivered forthwith to the commissioner or to any person authorized by him to receive the same, and the commissioner or any person authorized by him may seize such certificate of registration or operator's license and all evidence of the same. Except as otherwise provided by law, the commissioner may cancel any such suspension or revocation and may return such certificate of registration or the operator's license either with or without an additional fee, provided no certificate of registration or operator's license which has been suspended for any definite term, except as provided in subsection (k) of this section, shall be returned until the term of suspension has been completed. Any appeal taken from the action of the commissioner shall not act as a stay of suspension or revocation except with his consent. No service of process shall be necessary in connection with any of the prescribed activities of the commissioner, but a notice forwarded by bulk certified mail to the address of the person registered as owner or operator of any motor vehicle as shown by the records of the commissioner shall be sufficient notice to such person that the certificate of registration or operator's license is revoked or under suspension. (1461)

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