2022 H.B. No. 5305 - AN ACT CONCERNING THE PENALTY FOR A FIREARMS DEALER WHO FAILS TO INSTALL A BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEM ON THE PREMISES OF ITS ESTABLISHMENT.
3/19/2022 – Joint Favorable out of Committee
3/4/2022 – Public Hearing Scheduled for 3/10/2022
Raised by Committee
To allow the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to adopt regulations to establish fines for a firearms dealer who fails to install a burglar alarm system on the premises of its establishment.
Current Law: Sec. 29-37d. Firearms dealer to install burglar alarm system on premises of its establishment. Exceptions. On and after July 1, 1993, each business organization which engages in the retail sale of firearms, as defined in section 53a-3, as a regular course of trade or business, shall have a burglar alarm system installed on the premises of its establishment in which ten or more firearms are stored and kept for sale. Such alarm system shall be directly connected to the local police department or monitored by a central station and shall activate upon unauthorized entry or interruption to such system. For the purposes of this section, “business organization” means a sole proprietorship, partnership, firm, corporation or other form of business or legal entity. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any person who (1) sells or exchanges a firearm for the enhancement of a personal collection or as a hobby, (2) sells all or part of a personal collection of firearms, or (3) sells firearms from his own residence and keeps for sale not more than ten firearms.
Public Safety Committee
CCDL is currently watching this proposal closely.