HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) It's unclear whether Connecticut lawmakers will approve any legislation this session that would place additional restrictions on the public release of information from homicides as part of an effort to protect victim privacy following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
The Judiciary Committee failed to act Wednesday on one of two competing bills that created a procedure for allowing the public to view and seek copies of images of homicide victims.
Rep. Gerald Fox, the panel's co-chairman, said there weren't enough votes to support the bill.
A similar bill is sitting on the Senate calendar awaiting action. But that bill would restrict the release of certain 911 calls, something Senate President Donald Williams opposes.
Fox said he'd like to see a compromise reached before the legislature's May 7 adjournment.