Connecticut General Assembly Passes Bill Banning Release of Photos of Homicide Victims

Co-sponsored by more than 100 legislators


The General Assembly approved a bill Wednesday morning that exempts crime scene photos of murder victims, including the 26 Newtown victims.

The bill made its way through the both chambers of the legislature in less than an hour, with less than 24 hours before the close of the session. More than 100 lawmakers signed on as co-sponsors of the legislation.

The bill passed the Senate in a 33-2 vote. The House voted 130-2 shortly after 2 a.m. as the Newtown families, who lobbied for the legislation, watched.