2016 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 53a - Penal Code
Chapter 952 - Penal Code: Offenses
Section 53a-300 - Act of terrorism. Enhanced sentence.

Universal Citation: CT Gen Stat § 53a-300 (2016)

(a) A person is guilty of an act of terrorism when such person, with intent to intimidate or coerce the civilian population or a unit of government, commits a felony involving the unlawful use or threatened use of physical force or violence.

(b) When any person has been found guilty of an act of terrorism, the court shall, in lieu of imposing the sentence authorized for the crime under section 53a-35a, impose the sentence of imprisonment authorized by said section for the next more serious degree of felony.

(P.A. 02-97, S. 1; Jan. Sp. Sess. P.A. 08-1, S. 11.)

History: Jan. Sp. Sess. P.A. 08-1 amended Subsec. (b) to delete requirement for imposition of enhanced sentence that “the court is of the opinion that such person's history and character and the nature and circumstances of such person's criminal conduct indicate that an increased penalty will best serve the public interest”, effective January 25, 2008.

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