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Connecticut Laws Regarding Registration
Who must register?
Chap 969: Sec. 54-251, 252, 254
What information must registrants provide?
Chap 969: 54-251
How frequently must they register? And for how long?
Every 90 days by mail Chap 969: Sec. 54-257 c
Duration: Either 10 yrs. Chap 969: Sec. 54-251 a
Or life Chap 969: 54-252
Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?
There are two levels, based on type of conviction.
Sec. 54-251 2a For Life
Sec. 54-252 b 10 years
Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?
Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?
Sec. 54-251 b a1a
Is there a registration fee?
Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?
Public notification Chap 969: Sec. 54-258
Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?
What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?
Within 3 days Chap 969: Sec. 54-251 and 252
State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration
What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?
Chap 952: Sec. 53-21; § 53a-70 – 74; 53a-81 – 89; 53a-90a; 53a-191 ; 54-102a
Does the state have lifetime supervision?
Yes Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-125e
Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?
What are the state civil commitment laws?
What is the age of consent?
Age 16. Chap 952: 53a-71a.1
Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?
Yes. Chap 952: 53a-71a.1
Info for State Advocates
Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?
Yes, after prison and parole.
What does the state say about persons who are required to register?
How does the state’s legislative process work?
How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?
Best keywords are:
search by key words ’sex offense; sexual offender’
How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:
Most important legislative committees for our issues are:
Contact info for state legislators can be found at:
Other Useful State Information
Contact information for state registry office
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NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:
One Standard of Justice
Other helpful state advocacy groups:
Other registrant-friendly state support groups: