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Appendix B
Unattended Vehicles Statutes

CONNECTICUT

Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 53-21a (2003)
Leaving child unsupervisedin place of publicaccommodation or motor vehicle

  1. Any parent, guardian or person having custody or control, or providing supervision, of any child under the age of twelve years who knowingly leaves such child unsupervised in a place of public accommodation or a motor vehiclefor a period of time that presents a substantial risk to the child'shealth or safety, shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
  2. Any parent, guardian or person having custody or control, or providing supervision, of any child under the age of twelve years who knowingly leaves such child unsupervised in a place of public accommodation, which holds a permit issued under chapter 545 for the sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises, for a period of time that presents a substantial risk to the child's health or safety, shall be guilty of a class D felony.
  3. Any parent, guardian or person having custody or control, or providing supervision, of any child under the age of twelve years who knowingly leaves such child unsupervised in a place of public accommodation or a motor vehicle between the hours of eight o'clock p.m. and six o'clock a.m. for a period of time that presents a substantial risk to the child's health or safety, shall be guilty of a class C felony.

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