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To rename the Advisory Council to the Superior Court on Housing Session as the Connecticut Advisory Council on Housing Matters and to expand the membership from twelve to eighteen members.
To clarify the Department of Children and Families’ role and responsibility in safe haven cases and to specify a safe haven procedure when the mother is in the hospital.
To: (1) Provide that a restraining order may include provisions to require the subject of the order to maintain household and personal expense payments on behalf of the applicant; (2) require probation officers to provide certain notices of probation violations to assigned victim advocates; (3) require that the family violence training program for Judicial Branch personnel be available to guardians ad litem; (4) extend the ability to terminate a rental agreement because of family violence to victims of a sexual assault; (5) replace statutory references to battered women and batterers for consistency with current terminology; (6) add one member to the Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission; (7) require an assessment of Judicial Branch family violence intervention programs in accordance with data from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative’s analysis of such programs; (8) require the Chief Court Administrator to maintain a separate secure waiting area in courthouses for victims of family violence crimes; (9) revise the protocol for surrender of a firearm by a person who is subject to a restraining order, protective order or a foreign order of protection; and (10) require a study of on-going training for judges and Judicial Branch personnel.
To require distribution of the marriage license surcharge and to provide assistance in the area of housing to victims of domestic violence.
To allow tenants to submit their forwarding addresses to their landlords by electronic mail and eliminate the requirement that landlords pay tenants a higher interest rate on security deposits than landlords may obtain from depositing such security deposits in a financial institution.