Gov. Malloy signs several bills reforming state’s criminal justice system

Governor Dannel Malloy (WTNH / Kevin Frederick)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Governor Dannel Malloy signed a laundry list of bills in Hartford on Wednesday afternoon.

The nine bills are major reforms to the state’s criminal justice system, including a significant reform to Connecticut’s bail system. The governor says this will help drop the state’s already low crime rates.

Malloy was joined by Mayor Luke Bronin, Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple, representatives of the ACLU of Connecticut and the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, legislators, and other advocates.

The signing began at 1 p.m. at the Faith Congregational Church at 2030 Main Street.

Below is a list of bills Malloy signed:

  • Public Act 17-145 – An Act Concerning Pretrial Justice Reform
  • Public Act 17-112 – An Act Concerning the Licensing of Barbers and Hairdressers
  • Public Act 17-205 – An Act Establishing a Pilot Program to Provide Enhanced Community Services to Those in the Criminal Justice System
  • Public Act 17-57 – An Act Expediting Child Support Modification Orders for Incarcerated Or Institutionalized Obligors
  • Public Act 17-106 – An Act Concerning State Identification for Inmates Upon Reentry
  • Public Act 17-239 – An Act Concerning Isolated Confinement and Correctional Staff Training and Wellness
  • Public Act 17-242 – An Act Concerning Educational and Environmental Issues Relating to Manufacturing
  • Public Act 17-193 – An Act Requiring a Criminal Conviction for Certain Offenses Before Assets Seized in a Lawful Arrest of Lawful Search May be Forfeited in a Civil Proceeding
  • Special Act 17-15 – An Act Concerning Community Reentry by Persons Who Were Incarcerated

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