2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 46b-138. (Formerly Sec. 51-319). Summoning of witnesses. Conversation privileged.

      Sec. 46b-138. (Formerly Sec. 51-319). Summoning of witnesses. Conversation privileged. For the purpose of hearing any juvenile matter, the court may summon witnesses and compel their attendance. The conversations of the judge with a child or youth whose case is before the court shall be privileged.

      (1949 Rev., S. 2812; P.A. 75-602, S. 8, 13; P.A. 76-436, S. 25, 681; P.A. 78-379, S. 11, 27.)

      History: P.A. 75-602 specified that conversations of judge and youth are privileged as well as conversations between judge and child; P.A. 76-436 referred to judges "hearing a juvenile matter" rather than to judges of juvenile court, reflecting transfer of juvenile court duties to superior court, effective July 1, 1978; P.A. 78-379 deleted provisions which had empowered judge to exclude from hearing persons whose presence is not necessary and which had prohibited use of room regularly used for criminal matters; Sec. 17-67 temporarily transferred to Sec. 51-319 and ultimately transferred to Sec. 46b-138 in 1979, see note to Sec. 17-67.

      Annotations to former section 17-67:

      Cited. 135 C. 516; 158 C. 439.

      Cited. 26 CS 316.

      Annotations to present section:

      Cited. 2 CA 132, 136.

      Cited. 41 CS 505, 509.

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