Repost- Hint For Tracking Bills

This is another in a series of repeats of older blog posts for new members and also as a refresher course for older members. Remember, the 2014 Legislative Session starts on February 5th. We’ll post any new bills here on the blog, as well as keep you updated about any bills we need to testify against (or for) in Hartford. Subscribe to the blog for updates by email.

Hint For Tracking CT Bills originally posted 1/9/2013

For those who have missed CCDL’s prior Legislative Training Classes, here’s a quick tip for keeping track of all the various House and Senate bills as they come out. The CT General Assembly website has a Bill Tracking feature located in the upper right hand corner of the page.

Click that and follow the directions to create an account there. Keep in mind the email address you give will be used to send you any updates to the bills you track.

After that you will see a fairly self-explanatory page where you can enter a bill in the “Add Bill Number” box (for example SB42) then click the “track” button. Add all the bills as we post them, and when they get updated you should get an email. Sometimes the email doesn’t work, so I like to go back and check for myself every few days. Just go back to the CGA website and click the “Bill Tracking” button and log in. Then use the “Bill Listing Report” button at the bottom of the page and it will give you links to all the bills you are tracking.

New Amendments To SB1160

You thought just because SB1160 was already signed into law as Public Act 13-3 that they were done with it?
NOPE.

According to the bill listing for Raised Bill SB1094 on the Connecticut General Assembly website there are two brand new amendments that actually modify SB1160/Public Act 13-3.
Senate LCO Amendment #8513 [pdf]
Senate LCO Amendment #7936 [pdf]

It looks to me they are trying to correct some of the mistakes they made. On a quick skim of the amendments I see clarification about banned items purchased but not delivered prior to the new law, what appears to be an exemption for high-end rimfire target pistols, and what seemed to be clarification that the new law does not apply to firearms purchased with a Federally-issued firearms collector’s license (C&R/FFL03) There also seems to be clarifications on exemptions for law enforcement and state agencies.

Hint For Tracking CT Bills

For those who have missed CCDL’s prior Legislative Training Classes, here’s a quick tip for keeping track of all the various House and Senate bills as they come out. The CT General Assembly website has a Bill Tracking feature located in the upper right hand corner of the page.

Click that and follow the directions to create an account there. Keep in mind the email address you give will be used to send you any updates to the bills you track.

After that you will see a fairly self-explanatory page where you can enter a bill in the “Add Bill Number” box (for example SB42) then click the “track” button. Add all the bills as we post them, and when they get updated you should get an email. Sometimes the email doesn’t work, so I like to go back and check for myself every few days. Just go back to the CGA website and click the “Bill Tracking” button and log in. Then use the “Bill Listing Report” button at the bottom of the page and it will give you links to all the bills you are tracking.