2017 Pending Legislation

Here are all the bills CCDL is following for the 2017 state legislative session.
Last updated 1/24/2017

Proposed H.B. No. 5513 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT AGAINST THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR THE PURCHASE OF A GUN SAFE’, to establish a tax credit, not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars, against the personal income tax for the purchase of a gun safe for a taxpayer’s personal use.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING – SUPPORT

Proposed H.B. No. 5570 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT REMOVING VOLUNTARY ADMISSION TO A HOSPITAL FOR PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES AS A REASON TO DENY A FIREARM PERMIT OR CERTIFICATE’, to encourage a person to voluntarily admit himself or herself to a hospital for psychiatric disabilities by not disqualifying such person from receiving a firearm permit or certificate based solely on such voluntary admission.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY – SUPPORT

Proposed H.B. No. 5571 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARMS DURING A CIVIL PREPAREDNESS EMERGENCY’, to prohibit the Governor or any municipality from restricting lawful possession of a firearm or ammunition during a civil preparedness emergency.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY – SUPPORT

Proposed S.B. No. 73 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES BY RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’, to allow retired law enforcement officers to possess high-capacity magazines.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 74 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING LOCAL REGULATION OF FIREARMS’, to prevent the regulation of firearms by municipalities.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY – SUPPORT

Proposed H.B. No. 5597 REP. SKULCZYCK, 45th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROVIDING FIREARMS TO THE STATE POLICE’, to provide the state police with rifles.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5672 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT RECOGNIZING LICENSES TO CARRY FIREARMS ISSUED BY OTHER STATES’, to recognize permits or licenses to carry a firearm issued by other states that have substantially similar standards for carrying a firearm.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY – SUPPORT

Proposed H.B. No. 5673 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR A REVOLVER’, to specify uniform criteria for an application for a temporary state permit to carry a pistol or revolver.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY – SUPPORT

Proposed S.B. No. 118 SEN. BOUCHER, 26th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF AMMUNITION AT GUN CLUBS AND FIREARM RANGES’, to permit gun clubs and firearm ranges to sell ammunition for use at such club or range.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY – SUPPORT

Proposed H.B. No. 5769 REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY FOR A PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER’, to provide that any applicant for a state or temporary state permit to carry a pistol or revolver be disqualified from receiving such permit if such applicant has been convicted of a criminal offense in another state or subdivision of the United States, the essential elements of which are the same as a disqualifying criminal offense for such permit under section 29-28 of the general statutes.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5855 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CARRYING OF HANDGUNS IN STATE PARKS AND FORESTS FOR PURPOSES OF SELF-DEFENSE’, to allow people to carry handguns in state parks and forests for self-defense.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5972 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST.; REP. PAVALOCK-D’AMATO, 77th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING NONLETHAL DEFENSIVE INSTRUMENTS’, to allow persons to protect themselves using nonlethal defensive instruments in conformity with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Caetano v. Massachusetts.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6001 REP. STAFSTROM, 129th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT UPON REQUEST’, to require the holder of a permit for the carrying of any pistol or revolver to present such permit upon request of a law enforcement officer.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 299 SEN. OSTEN, 19th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRAINING OF SECURITY PERSONNEL’, to increase the minimum training requirements and establish continuing education training for armed and unarmed security officers.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6193 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON’S HOME, MOTOR VEHICLE OR BUSINESS’, to establish a rebuttable presumption in a self-defense claim that, when a person believes it necessary to use deadly force to repel an intruder, such belief is a reasonable belief.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6194 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT REPEALING GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION ENACTED IN 2013’, to repeal gun control legislation enacted in 2013.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6200 REP. SIMMONS, 144th DIST.; REP. TONG, 147th DIST.; REP. FOX, 148th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT’, to require individuals openly carrying to produce their permit if their firearm is visible and if requested by a law enforcement officer.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6263 REP. SKULCZYCK, 45th DIST. ‘AN ACT REPEALING CERTAIN GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION’, to repeal gun control legislation enacted in 2013.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6264 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST.; REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. ‘AN ACT EXCLUDING RIMFIRE TARGET PISTOLS FROM THE DEFINITION OF “ASSAULT WEAPON”‘, to exclude from the definition of “assault weapon” any rimfire target pistols that are designed for use in target shooting events at the Olympic games.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6336 REP. LOPES, 24th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; SEN. MINER, 30th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF SUPPRESSORS ON HUNTING RIFLES’, to reduce hearing loss and hearing damage from firearm discharges.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 6499 REP. OHLER, 64th DIST. ‘AN ACT ALLOWING POLICE ACADEMY FIREARM TRAINING TO SATISFY THE FIREARM TRAINING COURSE REQUIREMENT FOR A FIREARM PERMIT’, to permit the completion of a minimum basic training program conducted by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection or the Police Officer Standards and Training Council to satisfy the firearms training course required for receiving a firearm permit.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 557 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING LOWER-POWERED RIMFIRE TARGET PISTOLS’, to allow the purchase and possession of any .22 caliber rimfire target pistol.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 558 SEN. MARKLEY, 16th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING RIMFIRE TARGET PISTOLS’, to exclude from the definition of “assault weapon” any .22 caliber rimfire target pistol that is designed for use in target shooting.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6335 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN IN CONNECTICUT’, to minimize the illegal trade of ivory and rhinoceros horn, which may fund terrorist activities.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 6338 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE AND TRADE OF IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN IN THE STATE’, to prohibit the sale and trade of ivory and rhinoceros horn in the state while preserving the antiques trade in Connecticut.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 6636 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST.; REP. BOYD, 50th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING PERMIT AND CERTIFICATE TO CARRY A FIREARM RECIPROCITY’, to secure permit or certificate reciprocity between Connecticut and other states that have substantially similar standards for carrying a concealed firearm.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6644 REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE THRESHOLD DATE FOR CONVICTIONS FOR POSSESSION OF SMALL AMOUNTS OF MARIJUANA AS A DISQUALIFIER FOR A PISTOL PERMIT’, to change in the pistol permit section the threshold date of conviction for possession of small amounts of marijuana from October 1, 1994, to October 1, 2015, to conform with the effective date for changes made to the drug possession statute.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6690 REP. DAUPHINAIS, 44th DIST. ‘AN ACT ALLOWING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDERS TO CARRY A FIREARM’, to allow emergency medical services providers to carry a firearm if they have a permit.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 6694 REP. SREDZINSKI, 112th DIST. ‘AN ACT REQUIRING A CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECK FOR PERSONS WHO ENROLL IN A CLASS FOR CERTIFICATION AS EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL’, to require a criminal history records check for persons who enroll in a class for certification as emergency medical services personnel.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH


CCDL is also going to try and start tracking more sportsmen related bills, since there is a lot of overlap between gun owners and sportsmen. So here are those bills we’re following.

Proposed H.B. No. 5495 REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST. ‘AN ACT WAIVING HUNTING LICENSE FEES FOR BOW AND ARROW HUNTERS WHO ARE SIXTY-FIVE AND OLDER’, to waive hunting license fees for certain senior citizens who hunt by bow and arrow.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5499 REP. SKULCZYCK, 45th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING ON PRIVATE LANDS’, to allow Sunday hunting on private lands.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5614 REP. CUMMINGS, 74th DIST. ‘AN ACT ALLOWING SUNDAY HUNTING ON PRIVATE LANDS’, to allow Sunday hunting on private lands.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5813 REP. SKULCZYCK, 45th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE LOCATIONS OF FIREARMS TRAINING FACILITIES’, to limit the locations of state firearms training facilities and to direct the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to conduct a study regarding its firearms training needs.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 144 SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. ‘AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO EQUIP THE STATE POLICE WITH FIREARMS’, to provide the state police with rifles.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5858 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING LIFETIME HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES’, to allow for the purchase of lifetime hunting and lifetime fishing licenses.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 284 SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING CECIL’S LAW’, to deter the taking of big-game animals as hunting trophies.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 503 SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROVIDING FOR DISCOUNTED HUNTING, TRAPPING AND FISHING LICENSES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS’, to promote activities that may assist rehabilitation and recuperation for veterans with service-connected disabilities.
REF. VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

Proposed S.B. No. 509 SEN. MINER, 30th DIST. ‘AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO ESTABLISH A DOVE HUNTING SEASON’, to allow dove hunting in Connecticut.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 522 SEN. MINER, 30th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING BEAR HUNTING IN CONNECTICUT’, to authorize bear hunting in Connecticut.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 524 SEN. MINER, 30th DIST. ‘AN ACT REQUIRING THE ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS TO ESTABLISH A LIFETIME HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE’, to establish a lifetime hunting and fishing license.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 6322 REP. DAUPHINAIS, 44th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE UNLIMITED TAKING OF GAME PURSUANT TO A HUNTING LICENSE’, to remove limits on the number of game that may be taken pursuant to a hunting license.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 6336 REP. LOPES, 24th DIST.; REP. LEMAR, 96th DIST.; SEN. MINER, 30th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF SUPPRESSORS ON HUNTING RIFLES’, to reduce hearing loss and hearing damage from firearm discharges.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 6335 REP. URBAN, 43rd DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE OF IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN IN CONNECTICUT’, to minimize the illegal trade of ivory and rhinoceros horn, which may fund terrorist activities.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 6338 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE AND TRADE OF IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN IN THE STATE’, to prohibit the sale and trade of ivory and rhinoceros horn in the state while preserving the antiques trade in Connecticut.
REF. ENVIRONMENT