Proposed Bills For January 26

Proposed H.B. No. 6581 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ‘AN ACT REQUIRING THE ADOPTION OF FIREARM REGULATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION’, to require the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to abide by the regulatory review process to implement gun control policies.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6582 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING AN ASSAULT WEAPON AND DECLARING POSSESSION OF A LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINE’, to extend the deadline for registering an assault weapon and declaring possession of a large capacity magazine.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 801 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING LOCAL REGULATION OF FIREARMS’, to prevent gun control by municipalities.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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New Proposed Bills – January 23

Proposed H.B. No. 6493 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS’, to expand background checks in Connecticut to include a nation-wide background check.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6495 REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING REINSTATEMENT OF FIREARMS PERMITS’, to permit a person whose firearms permit was wrongfully revoked to have such permit reinstated without having to go through an additional administrative appeals process.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6496 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION TO OUT-OF-STATE PURCHASERS’, to allow for the sale of firearms and ammunition to out-of-state purchasers by providing reciprocity of firearm credentials between Connecticut and other states that have substantially similar or higher standards for carrying a firearm and purchasing ammunition.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6497 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF ASSAULT WEAPONS AND POSSESSION OF LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES BY PERSONS WHO MOVE INTO CONNECTICUT’, to allow any person who moves into Connecticut to register an assault weapon or declare possession of a large capacity magazine.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 645 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING DEFINITIONS OF “DEADLY WEAPON” AND “DANGEROUS INSTRUMENT”‘, to clarify the statutes concerning definitions and classifications of weapons.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 650 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST.; SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST.; SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd DIST.; SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST.; SEN. KENNEDY, 12th DIST.; SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; SEN. LARSON, 3rd DIST.; SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS’, to provide greater protection to applicants who are granted temporary restraining orders by Connecticut courts.
REF. JUDICIARY

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Proposed Gun Bills for January 22

Proposed H.B. No. 6045 REP. ZAWISTOWSKI, 61st DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING BOW HUNTERS TO CARRY HANDGUNS FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION FROM PREDATORY ANIMALS’, to allow hunters to protect themselves while hunting.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 6199 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE STATE-WIDE DATABASE BY PAROLE OFFICERS’, to grant parole officers access to the state-wide firearms database.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6301 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. ‘AN ACT CREATING A DATABASE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING OR POSSESSING A FIREARM DUE TO PSYCHIATRIC OR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER’, to protect the public by creating a system that identifies individuals who should not be permitted to possess or purchase firearms due to psychiatric or psychological disorder.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6302 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST.; SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. ‘AN ACT REQUIRING THE SAFE STORAGE OF FIREARMS’, to require the safe storage of firearms.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6306 REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE FIREARM PERMIT APPEALS PROCESS’, to limit the time frame during which firearm permit appeals must be heard by the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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Proposed Bills For January 21

Here’s our almost daily update on newly proposed gun-related legislation.

Proposed H.B. No. 5695 REP. CASE, 63rd DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF FIREARMS TO SHOOT OR KILL A DOMESTIC ANIMAL ON PRIVATE PROPERTY ABSENT THE NEED FOR SELF DEFENSE’, to prohibit the use of firearms on private property to kill domestic animals.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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Proposed Bills For January 20

Today is a federal and state holiday, so the legislature is not in session today. However, since they’ve already submitted tomorrow’s bills, we’ll give you those a day early.

Proposed H.B. No. 5641 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. ‘AN ACT WAIVING FIREARM TRAINING COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN VETERANS’, to allow for waiver of certain gun safety courses for veterans.
REF. VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

Proposed S.B. No. 149 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENT FOR AN AMMUNITION OR GUN PERMIT FOR THE PURCHASE OF SHOTGUN SHELLS’, to facilitate the purchase of shotgun shells by hunters.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

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Gun Bill For January 16

Happy Friday! Just one gun-related bill proposed today, and it’s not a bad one.

Proposed H.B. No. 5534 REP. MULLIGAN, 55th DIST. ‘AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ONLINE RENEWAL PROCESS FOR FIREARM PERMITS AND CERTIFICATES’, to establish an online renewal process for firearm permits and ammunition certificates.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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New Proposed Bills for January 15

Just one for today:

Proposed S.B. No. 78 SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROVIDING FUNDING FOR THE STATE-WIDE FIREARMS TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE’, to provide funding to the state-wide firearms trafficking task force to reduce the number of illegal guns on the streets.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

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Proposed Gun Bills For January 14th

Today’s round of gun-related proposed bills being introduced in Hartford:

Proposed H.B. No. 5381 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

Proposed S.B. No. 75 SEN. CHAPIN, 30th DIST.; REP. SMITH, 108th DIST. ‘AN ACT REQUIRING FIREARM SAFETY COURSES TO BE CONDUCTED AND ATTENDED IN PERSON’, to require that any applicant for a firearm permit receive hands-on practice in the use of firearms.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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Proposed Bills for January 13

Proposed H.B. No. 5295 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT UNDER THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR THE PURCHASE OF GUN SAFES’, to establish a nonrefundable personal income tax credit of up to one hundred fifty dollars for the purchase of gun safes for personal use.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 56 SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING COURT AUTHORITY TO TEMPORARILY ORDER THAT A PERSON TRANSFER HIS OR HER FIREARMS UPON THE ISSUANCE OF A RESTRAINING ORDER, CIVIL PROTECTION ORDER OR FAMILY VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDER AGAINST SUCH PERSON’, to provide a court with the authority to enter an order concerning a respondent’s temporary transfer of firearms upon the issuance of a restraining order, civil protection order or family violence protective order against such respondent.
REF. JUDICIARY

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Proposed Gun Bills For 1/9/2015

Proposed H.B. No. 5146 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CARRYING OF A HANDGUN FOR SELF-DEFENSE IN STATE PARKS AND FORESTS’, to allow persons to carry handguns in state parks and state forests for the purpose of self-defense.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5196 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT REPEALING CERTAIN GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION’, to repeal gun control legislation enacted in 2013.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5200 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. 5222 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. 5223 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

Proposed H.B. No. 5224 REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARM PERMIT AND CERTIFICATE RECIPROCITY’, to secure firearm permit or certificate reciprocity between Connecticut and other states that have substantially similar standards for carrying a concealed firearm.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5225 REP. SAMPSON, 80th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERING THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER’, to specify uniform criteria for an application for a temporary state permit to carry a pistol or revolver.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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