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Connecticut Laws | Title 54 Criminal Procedure
CHAPTER 968a ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM
Sec. 54-240l. Secretary of the State as agent for program participant. Service on program participant.

(d) Service is effective pursuant to this section as of the date and hour received by the Secretary of the State as shown on the records of the Secretary of the State. (1957)

Sec. 54-240m. Confidentiality of records re program participant. Exceptions. Notice of disclosure. (1958)(Text)

(a) The Secretary of the State may not make any records in a program participant's file, other than the program address, available for inspection or copying, except: (1959)

(1) If requested by a law enforcement agency or by the State Elections Enforcement Commission, to such law enforcement agency or said commission, provided the request is in writing, on agency or commission letterhead stationery signed by the agency's chief law enforcement officer, a commanding officer in the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety or the executive director of the State Elections Enforcement Commission, as the case may be, and contains the request date and the name of the program participant; (1960)

(2) If directed by a court order, to a person identified in such order; (1961)

(3) To verify the participation of a specific program participant, in which case the Secretary of the State may only confirm information supplied by the requestor; or (1962)

(4) If the program participant's certification has been cancelled. (1963)

(b) If the Secretary of the State discloses records pursuant to subdivision (2) or (3) of subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary of the State shall forthwith notify the program participant of such disclosure. (1964)

Sec. 54-240n. Nondisclosure of confidential address in criminal or civil proceeding. (1965)(Text)

No employee of any law enforcement agency or any state or municipal social service agency, and no other witness, shall be compelled to disclose a program participant's confidential address during the discovery phase of, or during testimony in, any criminal or civil proceeding unless the court finds that nondisclosure may prejudice a party to the proceeding. (1966)

Sec. 54-240o. Custody or visitation order in effect prior to or during participation in program. (1967)(Text)

No custody or visitation order in effect prior to or during a person's participation in the address confidentiality program shall be affected by such participation or by any provision of this chapter. (1968)

Secs. 54-241 to 54-249. (1969)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (1970)

CHAPTER 969* REGISTRATION OF SEXUAL OFFENDERS (1971)(Text)

Sec. 54-250. Definitions. (1972)(Text)

For the purposes of sections 54-102g and 54-250 to 54-258a, inclusive: (1973)

(1) "Conviction" means a judgment entered by a court upon a plea of guilty, a plea of nolo contendere or a finding of guilty by a jury or the court notwithstanding any pending appeal or habeas corpus proceeding arising from such judgment. (1974)

(2) "Criminal offense against a victim who is a minor" means (A) a violation of subdivision (2) of section 53-21 of the general statutes in effect prior to October 1, 2000, subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 53-21, subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 53a-70, subdivision (1), (4), (8) or (10) or subparagraph (B) of subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of section 53a-71, subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 53a-72a, subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 53a-86, subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 53a-87, section 53a-90a, 53a-196a, 53a-196b, 53a-196c, 53a-196d, 53a-196e or 53a-196f, (B) a violation of subparagraph (A) of subdivision (9) of subsection (a) of section 53a-71 or section 53a-92, 53a-92a, 53a-94, 53a-94a, 53a-95, 53a-96 or 53a-186, provided the court makes a finding that, at the time of the offense, the victim was under eighteen years of age, (C) a violation of any of the offenses specified in subparagraph (A) or (B) of this subdivision for which a person is criminally liable under section 53a-8, 53a-48 or 53a-49, or (D) a violation of any predecessor statute to any offense specified in subparagraph (A), (B) or (C) of this subdivision the essential elements of which are substantially the same as said offense. (1975)

(3) "Identifying factors" means fingerprints, a photographic image, and a description of any other identifying characteristics as may be required by the Commissioner of Public Safety. The commissioner shall also require a sample of the registrant's blood or other biological sample be taken for DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) analysis, unless such sample has been previously obtained in accordance with section 54-102g. (1976)

(4) "Mental abnormality" means a congenital or acquired condition of a person that affects the emotional or volitional capacity of the person in a manner that predisposes that person to the commission of criminal sexual acts to a degree that makes the person a menace to the health and safety of other persons. (1977)

(5) "Nonviolent sexual offense" means (A) a violation of section 53a-73a or subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 53a-189a, or (B) a violation of any of the offenses specified in subparagraph (A) of this subdivision for which a person is criminally liable under section 53a-8, 53a-48 or 53a-49. (1978)

(6) "Not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect" means a finding by a court or jury of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect pursuant to section 53a-13 notwithstanding any pending appeal or habeas corpus proceeding arising from such finding. (1979)

(7) "Personality disorder" means a condition as defined in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association. (1980)

(8) "Registrant" means a person required to register under section 54-251, 54-252, 54-253 or 54-254. (1981)

(9) "Registry" means a central record system in this state, any other state or the federal government that receives, maintains and disseminates information on persons convicted or found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect of criminal offenses against victims who are minors, nonviolent sexual offenses, sexually violent offenses and felonies found by the sentencing court to have been committed for a sexual purpose. (1982)

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