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Connecticut Laws | Title 54 Criminal Procedure
CHAPTER 968a ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM
Sec. 54-240e. Program address. Forwarding of mail.

Sec. 54-240e. Program address. Forwarding of mail. (1919)(Text)

(a) The Secretary of the State shall maintain a post office box for the exclusive use of the program. The post office box number and a fictitious street address shall be the program address for program participants. (1920)

(b) The Secretary of the State shall open the post office box each day, other than Saturdays, Sundays and state holidays, and retrieve the contents. All first class mail addressed to a program participant shall be placed, unopened, into envelopes addressed to the participant and deposited at a United States post office the same day for delivery by first class mail to the participant at the confidential address indicated on the application by the participant or by the person applying on behalf of the participant. (1921)

Sec. 54-240f. Confidentiality of marriage records. (1922)(Text)

A program participant may request that the participant's marriage records be kept confidential by appearing in person with the participant's spouse or intended spouse before the authorized personnel for the office of the registrar of vital statistics in the municipality where the marriage was or is to be celebrated and presenting the participant's certification card to such personnel. Upon such request, such registrar shall keep the participant's marriage records confidential and shall not make available for inspection or copying the name and address of a program participant or of the participant's spouse or intended spouse contained in the participant's marriage records, except (1) if requested by a law enforcement agency, to the law enforcement agency, (2) if directed by a court order, to a person identified in such order, or (3) if notified by the Secretary of the State that the program participant's certification has been cancelled. (1923)

Sec. 54-240g. Listing on voter registry list. (1924)(Text)

A program participant may request to be listed on a voter registry list without the participant's street and house number by presenting the participant's certification card to the authorized personnel for the office of the registrar of voters for the municipality in which the participant is eligible to vote, or has applied for such eligibility. Upon such request, the registrar of voters shall list the participant by name only in accordance with subsection (d) of section 9-35. Such registrar shall keep the participant's confidential address confidential and shall not make such address available for inspection or copying, except (1) if requested by a law enforcement agency, to the law enforcement agency, (2) if directed by a court order, to a person identified in such order, or (3) if notified by the Secretary of the State that the program participant's certification has been cancelled. (1925)

Sec. 54-240h. Agency use of program address. (1926)(Text)

(a) A program participant may request that an agency use the program address as the participant's residential, work or school address for all purposes for which the agency requires or requests such residential, work or school address. A program participant shall present the participant's certification card to any agency official creating a new record pertaining to the participant and request the use in such record of the program address appearing on the certification card. The agency official may make a photocopy of the certification card for the records of the agency and thereafter shall immediately return the certification card to the program participant. (1927)

(b) If a program participant requests that an agency use the program address pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the agency shall accept and use the program address as the program participant's residential, work or school address, in lieu of the participant's confidential address, unless the agency receives an exemption from such use granted by the Secretary of the State pursuant to section 54-240i. (1928)

Sec. 54-240i. Exemption from use of program address by agency. (1929)(Text)

(a) An agency may request an exemption from the use of a program participant's program address pursuant to section 54-240h by providing, in writing, to the Secretary of the State: (1) Identification of the statute or regulation that specifies the agency's statutory or regulatory requirement for the use of the program participant's confidential address; (2) a statement that the confidential address will be used only for such statutory or regulatory purposes; (3) identification of the specific program participant with respect to whom the exemption is requested; (4) identification of the persons who will have access to the confidential address; and (5) an explanation of how the agency's acceptance of the program address would prevent the agency from meeting its obligations under the law and why it cannot meet its statutory or regulatory obligation by a change in its internal procedures. (1930)

(b) During the review and evaluation by the Secretary of the State, and any appeal, if applicable, of an agency's exemption request, the agency shall use the program participant's program address. (1931)

(c) The Secretary of the State's determination to grant or deny an exemption request shall be based on, but need not be limited to, an evaluation of the information provided by the agency pursuant to subsection (a) of this section. (1932)

(d) If the Secretary of the State determines that there is a statutory or regulatory requirement that the agency use the program participant's confidential address and that the confidential address will be used only to comply with such requirement, the Secretary of the State shall issue a written exemption for the agency. The Secretary of the State may include in the exemption (1) the agency's obligation to maintain the confidentiality of the program participant's confidential address, (2) limitations on the use of or access to the confidential address, (3) the term for which the exemption is granted, (4) a designation of the record format in which the confidential address may be maintained, (5) a designation of a disposition date after which the agency may no longer maintain a record of the participant's confidential address, and (6) any other provisions and qualifications deemed appropriate by the Secretary of the State. Any agency that is granted an exemption may not make the program participant's confidential address available for inspection or copying by persons other than those identified in the exemption request as having access to the confidential address, except (A) if directed by a court order, to a person identified in such order, or (B) if notified by the Secretary of the State that the program participant's certification has been cancelled. (1933)

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