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These bills are being watched by the CCDL Legislative Team to see if they will effect your right to bear arms.

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2023 • 2022

2023

CCDL StanceBill Number / LinkBill TitleStatement of PurposeReferred to CommitteeDate FiledRaised DatePublic Hearing DateSenate CalledHouse Called
SupportHB05012AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CARRYING OF PISTOLS AND REVOLVERS IN STATE PARKS.To allow any person who holds a permit to carry a pistol or revolver to carry such pistol or revolver in state parks.ENVIRONMENT1/3/2023
SupportHB05030AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR THEFT OF A FIREARM.To increase the penalty for stealing a firearm to a class B felony.JUDICIARY1/3/2023
SupportHB05031AN ACT CONCERNING THE CASTLE DOCTRINE.To fully adopt the "castle doctrine" by establishing a rebuttable presumption that if a homeowner believes it necessary to use deadly force to repel an intruder, then that belief is a reasonable belief.JUDICIARY1/3/2023
WatchingSB00005AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE PROTECTIONS AGAINST AND RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.To provide greater protections for and enhanced responses to individuals involved in domestic and intimate partner violence.JUDICIARY1/3/20231/25/2023
WatchingHB05073AN ACT AUTHORIZING A BLACK BEAR HUNTING LOTTERY IN NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT.To establish a black bear hunting season in northwestern Connecticut through a lottery style system.ENVIRONMENT1/5/2023
WatchingHB05074AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF SHOTGUNS AND RIFLES FOR SUNDAY HUNTING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.To expand Sunday hunting on private lands from bow and arrow to shotguns and rifles.ENVIRONMENT1/5/2023
WatchingHB05077AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING ON STATE LANDS.To authorize hunting on state lands on Sundays.ENVIRONMENT1/5/2023
WatchingHB05116AN ACT PERMITTING RETIRED PAROLE OFFICERS TO PROVIDE SCHOOL SECURITY SERVICES.To enable retired parole officers to serve as armed school security officers.EDUCATION1/9/2023
WatchingHB05138AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO PROHIBIT THE TRAPPING AND HUNTING OF ANIMALS.To authorize municipalities to prohibit the trapping and hunting of animals.1/9/2023
OpposeHB05143AN ACT CONCERNING LIABILITY FOR PHYSICAL HARM CAUSED BY FIREARMS AND REQUIRING LIABILITY INSURANCE PRIOR TO THE PURCHASE OF A FIREARM.To require people who own firearms to take responsibility for any accident or crime that is committed with such firearm and to encourage secure storage of firearms to avoid accidents or crimes committed by firearms.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/9/2023
WatchingHB05155AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DELIBERATE FEEDING OF BLACK BEARS AND AUTHORIZING A LIMITED BEAR HUNTING SEASON.To manage the black bear population and protect residents of the state.ENVIRONMENT1/10/2023
SupportHB05179AN ACT CONCERNING FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CASTLE DOCTRINE.To fully adopt the "castle doctrine".JUDICIARY1/10/2023
WatchingHB05216AN ACT AUTHORIZING HUNTING BY FIREARM ON PRIVATE PROPERTY INCLUDING ON SUNDAYS.To allow hunting of all animals by firearm on private property on all days, including Sundays.ENVIRONMENT1/10/2023
WatchingHB05218AN ACT AUTHORIZING HUNTERS TO UTILIZE FIREARMS FITTED WITH SOUND SUPPRESSORS.To authorize hunters to use firearms fitted with sound suppressors.ENVIRONMENT1/11/2023
WatchingHB05240AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND CRIMES INVOLVING FIREARMS.To increase penalties for motor vehicle theft and crimes involving firearms.JUDICIARY1/11/2023
OpposeSB00038AN ACT CONCERNING RISK PROTECTION ORDERS AND WARRANTS.To update the administration of the risk protection orders to improve efficiency, promote utilization by police departments and to increase public safety.JUDICIARY1/11/2023
WatchingSB00048AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING.To expand hunting to Sundays during hunting season.ENVIRONMENT1/11/2023
WatchingSB00105AN ACT CONCERNING EMERGENCY CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY PHYSICIANS AND FIREARM POSSESSION AND SALES.To add temporary commitments under physicians' emergency certifications to any registry of admissions for patients with psychiatric disabilities that is maintained by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and reviewed when determining the suitability of a person to purchase or possess a firearm.JUDICIARY1/11/2023
WatchingCONCEPTS TO RAISEAAC The Streamlining State Background ChecksPUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/10/20231/12/2023
WatchingHB05332AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND CRIMES INVOLVING FIREARMS.To increase penalties for motor vehicle theft and crimes involving firearms.JUDICIARY1/12/2023
WatchingHB05337AN ACT INCREASING PENALTIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND CRIMES INVOLVING A FIREARM.To increase the penalties associated with motor vehicle theft and crimes involving firearms.JUDICIARY1/12/2023
WatchingHB05282AN ACT CONCERNING HUNTING AND PUBLIC SAFETY.To promote hiker safety.ENVIRONMENT1/12/2023
SupportHB05348AN ACT PROHIBITING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS BY MUNICIPALITIES.To prohibit the regulation of firearms by municipalities.JUDICIARY1/12/2023
SupportHB05352AN ACT PROHIBITING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS BY MUNICIPALITIES.To preempt the regulation of firearms by municipalities.JUDICIARY1/12/2023
WatchingHB05359AN ACT CONCERNING FIRE MARSHALS CARRYING PISTOLS OR REVOLVERS WHILE PERFORMING THEIR DUTIES.To permit fire marshals who meet certain criteria to carry pistols or revolvers while performing their duties.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/12/2023
SupportHB05360AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND STATISTICS ON CRIMES AND FATALITIES INVOLVING FIREARMS.To assist policymakers in evaluating and crafting firearms legislation by ensuring access to complete and meaningful statistics.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/12/20231/26/2023
WatchingHB05405AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTENTIONAL FEEDING, ATTRACTING OR ENTICING OF BLACK BEARS, THE TAKING OF BEARS THAT DAMAGE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OR LIVESTOCK AND THE USE OF FORCE AGAINST WILDLIFE.To limit interactions between humans and wild bears in Connecticut in order to protect both wildlife and human life and livelihood by curbing human behavior that threatens the ability of bears to live in the wild, enabling farmers to protect their livelihoods from the depredation caused by bears and clarifying the ability of a person to protect themselves in the event of an attack by a bear.ENVIRONMENT1/13/2023
OpposeHB05488AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF EXPLODING TARGETS.To prohibit the use of exploding targets on public and private property.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/13/2023
WatchingSB00234AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF BACKGROUND CHECK ERRORS.To require the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to study and report on errors in the background check process and prevent issuing firearms permits in the future to individuals who have a conviction that disqualifies such person from holding such permit.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/13/2023
WatchingHB05525AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH FOR GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION.To provide funding to the Department of Public Health to support reduction of community gun violence.APPROPRIATIONS1/17/2023
WatchingHB05530AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN CERTAIN CITIES.To continue to fund Project Longevity gun violence prevention programs.APPROPRIATIONS1/17/2023
WatchingHB05546AN ACT ALLOWING OFF-DUTY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO CARRY FIREARMS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.To allow off-duty police officers to carry firearms used in the performance of official duties on school grounds.EDUCATION1/17/2023
WatchingHB05561AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING ON PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LANDS BY SHOTGUN OR RIFLE.To expand Sunday hunting beyond private lands by bow and arrow in order to include public lands and to authorize the use of shotguns and rifles.1/17/2023
WatchingHB05565AN ACT CONCERNING ZERO TOLERANCE WHILE HUNTING.To prohibit the consumption of alcohol while hunting.ENVIRONMENT1/17/2023
WatchingHB05569AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN BLACK BEAR MEASURES AND CARRYING HAND GUNS IN STATE FORESTS.To improve public safety, protect private property and promote the welfare of a burgeoning black bear population.ENVIRONMENT1/17/2023
SupportHB05578AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CARRYING OF FIREARMS IN STATE PARKS.To allow firearms in state parks.ENVIRONMENT1/17/2023
WatchingHB05587AN ACT CONCERNING SUNDAY HUNTING WITH A RIFLE ON PRIVATE LANDS.To allow Sunday hunting on private lands with a rifle.ENVIRONMENT1/17/2023
OpposeHB05653AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN EXCISE TAX ON AMMUNITION TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY GUN VIOLENCE AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM GRANTS.To establish an excise tax on the purchase of ammunition by a business for sale at retail and dedicate the revenue generated from such tax to fund grants through the community gun violence intervention and prevention program, with the advice of the Commission on Community Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention.FINANCE, REVENUE & BONDING1/17/2023
WatchingHB05942AN ACT CONCERNING SECURE STORAGE OF FIREARMS.To expand the requirements for secure storage of a firearm at home.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/17/2023
SupportHB05948AN ACT CONCERNING TARGET PISTOLS DESIGNED FOR USE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND LOWER LEVEL SANCTIONED COMPETITIONS.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 and lower level sanctioned competitions.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/17/2023
SupportHB05953AN ACT CONCERNING CARRY PERMIT RECIPROCITY.To secure permit or certificate reciprocity between Connecticut and other states that have substantially similar standards for carrying a firearm.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/17/2023
SupportHB05954AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSFER OF ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES.To allow the legal transfer of an assault weapon possessed under a certificate of possession and large capacity magazines possessed under a declaration of possession between people who already legally possess such weapons or magazines.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/17/2023
WatchingHB05955AN ACT ALLOWING POLICE OFFICERS TO CARRY FIREARMS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.To allow sworn police officers carrying proper identification to carry their firearms anywhere in the state, except as prohibited by federal law.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/17/2023
SupportHB05956AN ACT EXTENDING THE TERM OF AMMUNITION CERTIFICATES.To extend the term of an ammunition certificate.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/17/2023
WatchingHB06036AN ACT ALLOWING OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICERS TO CARRY FIREARMS USED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF OFFICIAL DUTIES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.To allow off-duty police officers to carry firearms used in the performance of official duties on school grounds.EDUCATION1/17/2023
WatchingHB06037AN ACT ALLOWING OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICERS TO CARRY FIREARMS USED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF OFFICIAL DUTIES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.To allow off-duty police officers to carry firearms used in the performance of official duties on school grounds.EDUCATION1/17/2023
WatchingHB06049AN ACT AUTHORIZING A LIMITED BEAR HUNTING SEASON.To manage the black bear population and protect residents of the state.ENVIRONMENT1/17/2023
WatchingHB06050AN ACT ALLOWING HUNTING ON SUNDAYS BY SHOTGUN OR RIFLE ON PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LANDS.To authorize hunting on Sunday on private and public lands by shotgun or rifle.ENVIRONMENT1/17/2023
OpposeHB06151AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO GHOST GUNS.To strengthen requirements related to ghost guns.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/17/2023
SupportHB06152AN ACT ELIMINATING FEES RELATED TO THE PROCUREMENT OF CERTAIN PERMITS.To eliminate all fees related to the procurement of a permit to exercise any constitutional right.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/17/2023
WatchingSB00261AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO DEVELOP COMMUNITY STOP-THE-BLEED PROGRAMS.To develop and fund programs that help members of communities address bleeding emergencies.APPROPRIATIONS1/17/2023
WatchingSB00297AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING.To allow hunting on Sundays.ENVIRONMENT1/17/2023
WatchingSB00299AN ACT AUTHORIZING BEAR HUNTING IN LITCHFIELD COUNTY.To authorize bear hunting in Litchfield County.ENVIRONMENT1/17/2023
WatchingSB00300AN ACT ALLOWING SUNDAY HUNTING.To authorize Sunday hunting.ENVIRONMENT1/17/2023
WatchingSB00308AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DELIBERATE FEEDING OF BLACK BEAR AND AUTHORIZING A LIMITED BEAR HUNT SEASON.To protect residents of the state through the management of the black bear population.ENVIRONMENT1/17/2023
WatchingSB00310AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING.To expand hunting to Sundays during hunting season.ENVIRONMENT1/17/2023
OpposeSB00433AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARMS SAFETY.To reduce gun violence.JUDICIARY1/17/2023
SupportSB00513AN ACT PROHIBITING THE MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF FIREARMS.To prohibit municipalities from adopting ordinances and regulations to regulate firearms.PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT1/17/2023
Support
SB00570
AN ACT RECOGNIZING THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AS THE AUTHORITY THAT DETERMINES ELIGIBILITY FOR RESIDENTS TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS AND TO REPEAL PROVISIONS REGARDING A PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER.To adopt a policy of constitutional carry and repeal provisions regarding a permit to carry a pistol or revolver.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/17/2023
Support
SB00574
AN ACT REQUIRING THE STATE TO ENTER RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER STATES REGARDING PERMITS TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER.To provide for gun permit reciprocity.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/17/2023
Watching
SB00575
AN ACT CONCERNING STATE AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES INVOLVED IN GUN BUY-BACK PROGRAMS.To require all state and municipal employees involved in gun buy-back programs to have a valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/17/2023
Support
SB00576
AN ACT CONCERNING 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 so that each town and city will have the same criteria, standards and procedures for the application process.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/17/2023
Watching
SB00583
AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPORTING OF A LOST OR STOLEN ASSAULT WEAPON OR FIREARM.To reduce the amount of time allowed to report the theft or loss of an assault weapon or a firearm.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/17/2023
Support
SB00671
AN ACT PERMITTING PERSONS TO CARRY HANDGUNS IN STATE PARKS AND STATE FORESTS.To prevent the state from restricting persons from carrying handguns in state parks and state forests for the purpose of self-defense.ENVIRONMENT1/17/2023
Support
SB00706
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NONREFUNDABLE PERSONAL INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR THE PURCHASE OF A GUN SAFE.To establish a nonrefundable credit against the personal income tax of up to one hundred fifty dollars for the purchase of a gun safe for personal use.FINANCE, REVENUE & BONDING1/17/2023
OpposeSB00777AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF GUN VIOLENCE.To establish stricter gun control laws that promote responsible gun ownership and prevent gun violence.JUDICIARY1/18/2023
SupportSB00780AN ACT CREATING A STAND-YOUR-GROUND LAW.To adopt a stand-your-ground policy.JUDICIARY1/18/2023
SupportHB06304AN ACT CODIFYING AN INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT TO OWN, POSSESS AND CARRY A FIREARM.To codify the right of an individual to own, possess and carry a firearm for personal protection and practice.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/18/2023
SupportSB00863AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS AND GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION.To prevent gun violence among at-risk youths through mentorship and gun safety instruction by veterans.VETERANS’ AFFAIRS1/19/20231/31/2023
SupportHB06345AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CREDIT AGAINST THE PERSONAL INCOME TAX FOR THE INSTALLATION OF IN-HOME SECURED STORAGE UNITS FOR FIREARMS OR MEDICATIONS.To establish a credit against the personal income tax of up to one thousand dollars for in-home secured storage units installed to store firearms or medications.FINANCE, REVENUE & BONDING1/19/2023
SupportHB06381AN ACT LIMITING ORDERS RELATED TO FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION DURING A CIVIL PREPAREDNESS OR PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.To prohibit the Governor or any municipality from restricting lawful possession of a firearm or ammunition during a civil preparedness or public health emergency.PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/19/2023
SupportHB06407AN ACT ESTABLISHING SELF-DEFENSE AS AN AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE TO THE OFFENSE OF ILLEGALLY TAKING A MOOSE OR BEAR.To establish self-defense as an affirmative defense to the offense of illegally taking a moose or bear.ENVIRONMENT1/20/2023
WatchingHB06445AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND CRIMES INVOLVING FIREARMS.To increase penalties for motor vehicle theft and crimes involving firearms.JUDICIARY1/20/2023
WatchingHB06446AN ACT INCREASING PENALTIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND CRIMES INVOLVING FIREARMS.To increase penalties for motor vehicle theft and crimes involving firearms.JUDICIARY1/20/2023
WatchingHB06457AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF SELF DEFENSE IN THE CASE OF AN IMMINENT THREAT OF USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE.To better enable an individual to defend himself or herself or a third person from the imminent use of deadly physical force or infliction of great bodily harm.JUDICIARY1/20/2023
SupportHB06458AN ACT CONCERNING THE CASTLE DOCTRINE.To fully adopt the castle doctrine by establishing a rebuttable presumption that if a homeowner believes it necessary to use deadly force to repel an intruder, then that belief is a reasonable belief.JUDICIARY1/20/2023
WatchingHB06507AN ACT CONCERNING CONDUCT TOWARD ELECTION OFFICIALS IN POLLING PLACES.To prohibit intimidation, harassment or threatening of election officials in polling places and provide for criminal prosecution of anyone engaged in such conduct.JUDICIARY1/23/2023
WatchingSB00887AN ACT CONCERNING MINIMUM SENTENCING GUIDELINES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED WITH FIREARMS.To direct the Connecticut Sentencing Commission to review and make recommendations on minimum sentencing guidelines for crimes committed with firearms.JUDICIARY1/23/2023
WatchingCONCEPTS TO RAISE AS BILLSAN ACT CONCERNING RISK PROTECTION ORDERSJUDICIARY1/25/20231/25/2023
WatchingCONCEPTS TO RAISE AS BILLSAN ACT CONCERNNING FIREARMS SAFETYJUDICIARY1/25/20231/25/2023
WatchingCONCEPTS TO RAISE AS BILLSAN ACT CODIFYING AN INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT TO OWN, POSSESS AND CARRY A FIREARMJUDICIARY1/25/20231/25/2023
WatchingCONCEPTS TO BE RAISEDAN ACT CONCERNING EXPANSION OF PROGRAMS FOR THE PREVENTION OF GUN VIOLENCEPUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/26/2023
WatchingCONCEPTS TO BE RAISEDAN ACT CONCERNING Target Pistols Used in CompetitionsPUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/26/2023
WatchingCONCEPTS TO BE RAISEDAN ACT ALLOWING FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR OUT-OF-STATE PISTOL PERMIT APPLICATIONSPUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/31/2023
WatchingCONCEPTS TO BE RAISEDAN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION OF SECURITY GUARD LICENSES AND PISTOL PERMITS RENEWALSPUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY1/31/2023
WatchingCONCEPTS TO BE RAISEDAN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION1/31/2023
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