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Keeping pace with the 2023 Connecticut legislative Bills. 3,500 bills have been proposed this session. CCDL tracked 165. There were three public hearings in three committees. Below bills are pending a committee vote or have been voted favorably by the committees making them one step closer to becoming a law. To see all gun related bills proposed this session, Click Here.
AN 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.
Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, 18th Dist.
Rep. Joshua M. Hall, 7th Dist.
Rep. Corey P. Paris, 145th Dist.
Rep. Steven J. Stafstrom, 129th Dist.
Rep. Josh Elliott, 88th Dist.
Summary: The increase in tax revenue on ammunition sales, at a rate of $0.02-$0.05 per round with the revenue to be earmarked for grants for gun violence prevention organizations.
Status: Pending committee action
AN ACT EXCLUDING CERTAIN TARGET SHOOTING PISTOLS FROM PROVISIONS ON ASSAULT WEAPONS.
To require the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to publish a list excluding certain target shooting pistols from the provisions on assault weapons, and repeal existing regulations regarding such pistols.
Introduced by: Public Safety and Security Committee
Summary: To make the sales and transfer of certain target pistols less cumbersome.
Status: Pending committee action
Introduced by: REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR
Summary: This is an extreme gun control bill, it is 70+ pages of firearm registration, bans on .22 rifles that look “evil”, adding new requirements to obtain a new carry permit, bans carry in any restaurant that serves alcohol, requirements for gun stores to get additional licenses and meet more requirements, bans open carry, one handgun a month purchase limits, 10-day wait periods for all firearms, and MORE!
Status: Pending committee action
To require an investigation of the technological viability of and possible requirements concerning microstamping-enabled pistols, raise the age to purchase ammunition and restrict the sale and possession of body armor.
Introduced by: Judiciary Committee
Summary: Calls for a feasibility study of micro-stamping of firearms. If found feasible will require all new firearms to be equipped with micro-stamping and ban the sale of new firearm that are not equipped. Will ban the sale of ammunition and magazines to anyone under the age of 21. Bans the purchase and possession of body armor.
Status: Pending committee action
|CCDL Stance||Bill Number / Link||Bill Title||Statement of Purpose||Referred to Committee||Date Filed||Raised Date||Public Hearing Date||Senate Called||House Called|
|Support||HB05012||AN 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.||ENVIRONMENT||1/3/2023|
|Support||HB05030||AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR THEFT OF A FIREARM.||To increase the penalty for stealing a firearm to a class B felony.||JUDICIARY||1/3/2023|
|Support||HB05031||AN 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.||JUDICIARY||1/3/2023|
|Watching||SB00005||AN 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.||JUDICIARY||1/3/2023||1/25/2023|
|Watching||HB05073||AN 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.||ENVIRONMENT||1/5/2023|
|Watching||HB05074||AN 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.||ENVIRONMENT||1/5/2023|
|Watching||HB05077||AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING ON STATE LANDS.||To authorize hunting on state lands on Sundays.||ENVIRONMENT||1/5/2023|
|Watching||HB05116||AN ACT PERMITTING RETIRED PAROLE OFFICERS TO PROVIDE SCHOOL SECURITY SERVICES.||To enable retired parole officers to serve as armed school security officers.||EDUCATION||1/9/2023|
|Watching||HB05138||AN 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|
|Oppose||HB05143||AN 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 & SECURITY||1/9/2023|
|Watching||HB05155||AN 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.||ENVIRONMENT||1/10/2023|
|Support||HB05179||AN ACT CONCERNING FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CASTLE DOCTRINE.||To fully adopt the "castle doctrine".||JUDICIARY||1/10/2023|
|Watching||HB05216||AN 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.||ENVIRONMENT||1/10/2023|
|Support||HB05218||AN ACT AUTHORIZING HUNTERS TO UTILIZE FIREARMS FITTED WITH SOUND SUPPRESSORS.||To authorize hunters to use firearms fitted with sound suppressors.||ENVIRONMENT||1/11/2023|
|Watching||HB05240||AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND CRIMES INVOLVING FIREARMS.||To increase penalties for motor vehicle theft and crimes involving firearms.||JUDICIARY||1/11/2023|
|Oppose||SB00038||AN 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.||JUDICIARY||1/11/2023|
|Watching||SB00048||AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING.||To expand hunting to Sundays during hunting season.||ENVIRONMENT||1/11/2023|
|Oppose||SB00105||AN 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.||JUDICIARY||1/11/2023|
|Watching||CONCEPTS TO RAISE||AAC The Streamlining State Background Checks||PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY||1/10/2023||1/12/2023|
|Watching||HB05332||AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND CRIMES INVOLVING FIREARMS.||To increase penalties for motor vehicle theft and crimes involving firearms.||JUDICIARY||1/12/2023|
|Watching||HB05337||AN 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.||JUDICIARY||1/12/2023|
|Watching||HB05282||AN ACT CONCERNING HUNTING AND PUBLIC SAFETY.||To promote hiker safety.||ENVIRONMENT||1/12/2023|
|Support||HB05348||AN ACT PROHIBITING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS BY MUNICIPALITIES.||To prohibit the regulation of firearms by municipalities.||JUDICIARY||1/12/2023|
|Support||HB05352||AN ACT PROHIBITING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS BY MUNICIPALITIES.||To preempt the regulation of firearms by municipalities.||JUDICIARY||1/12/2023|
|Watching||HB05359||AN 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 & SECURITY||1/12/2023|
|Watching||HB05360||AN 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 & SECURITY||1/12/2023||1/26/2023||2/23/2023|
|Support||HB05405||AN 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.||ENVIRONMENT||1/13/2023|
|Oppose||HB05488||AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF EXPLODING TARGETS.||To prohibit the use of exploding targets on public and private property.||PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY||1/13/2023|
|Watching||SB00234||AN 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 & SECURITY||1/13/2023|
|Watching||HB05525||AN 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.||APPROPRIATIONS||1/17/2023|
|Watching||HB05530||AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS IN CERTAIN CITIES.||To continue to fund Project Longevity gun violence prevention programs.||APPROPRIATIONS||1/17/2023|
|Watching||HB05546||AN 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.||EDUCATION||1/17/2023|
|Watching||HB05561||AN 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|
|Watching||HB05565||AN ACT CONCERNING ZERO TOLERANCE WHILE HUNTING.||To prohibit the consumption of alcohol while hunting.||ENVIRONMENT||1/17/2023|
|Support||HB05569||AN 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.||ENVIRONMENT||1/17/2023|
|Support||HB05578||AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CARRYING OF FIREARMS IN STATE PARKS.||To allow firearms in state parks.||ENVIRONMENT||1/17/2023|
|Watching||HB05587||AN ACT CONCERNING SUNDAY HUNTING WITH A RIFLE ON PRIVATE LANDS.||To allow Sunday hunting on private lands with a rifle.||ENVIRONMENT||1/17/2023|
|Oppose||HB05653||AN 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 & BONDING||1/17/2023||2/6/2023|
|Oppose||HB05942||AN ACT CONCERNING SECURE STORAGE OF FIREARMS.||To expand the requirements for secure storage of a firearm at home.||PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY||1/17/2023|
|Support||HB05948||AN 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 & SECURITY||1/17/2023|
|Support||HB05953||AN 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 & SECURITY||1/17/2023|
|Support||HB05954||AN 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 & SECURITY||1/17/2023|
|Watching||HB05955||AN 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 & SECURITY||1/17/2023|
|Support||HB05956||AN ACT EXTENDING THE TERM OF AMMUNITION CERTIFICATES.||To extend the term of an ammunition certificate.||PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY||1/17/2023|
|Watching||HB06036||AN 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.||EDUCATION||1/17/2023|
|Watching||HB06037||AN 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.||EDUCATION||1/17/2023|
|Watching||HB06049||AN ACT AUTHORIZING A LIMITED BEAR HUNTING SEASON.||To manage the black bear population and protect residents of the state.||ENVIRONMENT||1/17/2023|
|Watching||HB06050||AN 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.||ENVIRONMENT||1/17/2023|
|Oppose||HB06151||AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO GHOST GUNS.||To strengthen requirements related to ghost guns.||PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY||1/17/2023|
|Support||HB06152||AN 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 & SECURITY||1/17/2023|
|Watching||SB00261||AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO DEVELOP COMMUNITY STOP-THE-BLEED PROGRAMS.||To develop and fund programs that help members of communities address bleeding emergencies.||APPROPRIATIONS||1/17/2023|
|Watching||SB00297||AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING.||To allow hunting on Sundays.||ENVIRONMENT||1/17/2023|
|Watching||SB00299||AN ACT AUTHORIZING BEAR HUNTING IN LITCHFIELD COUNTY.||To authorize bear hunting in Litchfield County.||ENVIRONMENT||1/17/2023|
|Watching||SB00300||AN ACT ALLOWING SUNDAY HUNTING.||To authorize Sunday hunting.||ENVIRONMENT||1/17/2023|
|Watching||SB00308||AN 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.||ENVIRONMENT||1/17/2023|
|Watching||SB00310||AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING.||To expand hunting to Sundays during hunting season.||ENVIRONMENT||1/17/2023|
|Oppose||SB00433||AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARMS SAFETY.||To reduce gun violence.||JUDICIARY||1/17/2023|
|Support||SB00513||AN ACT PROHIBITING THE MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF FIREARMS.||To prohibit municipalities from adopting ordinances and regulations to regulate firearms.||PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT||1/17/2023|
|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 & SECURITY||1/17/2023|
|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 & SECURITY||1/17/2023|
|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 & SECURITY||1/17/2023|
|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 & SECURITY||1/17/2023|
|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 & SECURITY||1/17/2023|
|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.||ENVIRONMENT||1/17/2023|
|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 & BONDING||1/17/2023|
|Oppose||SB00777||AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF GUN VIOLENCE.||To establish stricter gun control laws that promote responsible gun ownership and prevent gun violence.||JUDICIARY||1/18/2023|
|Support||SB00780||AN ACT CREATING A STAND-YOUR-GROUND LAW.||To adopt a stand-your-ground policy.||JUDICIARY||1/18/2023|
|Support||HB06304||AN 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 & SECURITY||1/18/2023|
|Support||SB00863||AN ACT CONCERNING VETERANS AND GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION.||To prevent gun violence among at-risk youths through mentorship and gun safety instruction by veterans.||VETERANS’ AFFAIRS||1/19/2023||1/31/2023||2/7/2023|
|Support||HB06345||AN 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 & BONDING||1/19/2023|
|Support||HB06381||AN 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 & SECURITY||1/19/2023|
|Support||HB06407||AN 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.||ENVIRONMENT||1/20/2023|
|Support||HB06445||AN ACT CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND CRIMES INVOLVING FIREARMS.||To increase penalties for motor vehicle theft and crimes involving firearms.||JUDICIARY||1/20/2023|
|Support||HB06446||AN ACT INCREASING PENALTIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND CRIMES INVOLVING FIREARMS.||To increase penalties for motor vehicle theft and crimes involving firearms.||JUDICIARY||1/20/2023|
|Support||HB06457||AN 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.||JUDICIARY||1/20/2023|
|Support||HB06458||AN 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.||JUDICIARY||1/20/2023|
|Watching||HB06507||AN 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.||JUDICIARY||1/23/2023|
|Watching||SB00887||AN 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.||JUDICIARY||1/23/2023|
|Watching||CONCEPTS TO RAISE AS BILLS||AN ACT CONCERNING RISK PROTECTION ORDERS||JUDICIARY||1/25/2023||1/25/2023|
|Watching||CONCEPTS TO RAISE AS BILLS||AN ACT CONCERNNING FIREARMS SAFETY||JUDICIARY||1/25/2023||1/25/2023|
|Support||HB06817||AN ACT CONCERNING AN INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHTS TO OWN, POSSESS OR CARRY A FIREARM.||To: (1) Clarify language concerning the suitability of an applicant for a temporary state permit to carry a pistol or revolver; (2) require a state permit to carry a pistol or revolver be granted to an individual if a period of eight weeks passes and the permit has not been expressly denied by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection; (3) eliminate local and state fees for the acquiring and renewal of a permit to carry a handgun or revolver, a handgun eligibility certificate, a long gun eligibility certificate and an ammunition certificate; (4) require the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to publish a list excluding certain target shooting pistols from the provisions on assault weapons, and repeal existing regulations regarding such pistols; (5) require a mass shooting event response plan and investigations and recommendations concerning any such event; (6) allow a peace officer to carry a firearm on school grounds whether or not in the performance of official duties; (7) allow persons to carry handguns in state parks and state forests for the purpose of self-defense; (8) require the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to pursue reciprocity agreements of out-of-state firearms licenses for locations that have a permitting system; (9) enable the purchase of ammunition without a permit from a range or club, if using such ammunition at the range or club; (10) require the posting at police stations of an individual's rights to apply for a permit to carry a pistol or revolver, the statutory time involved, the right of an applicant to file an appeal in the event of a denial of such permit and an individual's right to own, possess and carry a firearm; (11) require the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to publish information and statistics regarding crimes and fatalities involving firearms, including, but not limited to, crimes committed by individuals with prior convictions who were prohibited from possessing a firearm and crimes committed with illegally possessed or unregistered firearms; (12) establish the castle doctrine; (13) institute a tax credit on the filing of an individual's personal income tax for the purchase of a gun safe; and (14) 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.||JUDICIARY||1/25/2023||1/25/2023||3/6/2023|
|Watching||CONCEPTS TO BE RAISED||AN ACT CONCERNING EXPANSION OF PROGRAMS FOR THE PREVENTION OF GUN VIOLENCE||PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY||1/26/2023|
|Support||HB06684||AN ACT EXCLUDING CERTAIN TARGET SHOOTING PISTOLS FROM PROVISIONS ON ASSAULT WEAPONS.||PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY||1/26/2023||2/23/2023|
|Watching||CONCEPTS TO BE RAISED||AN ACT ALLOWING FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR OUT-OF-STATE PISTOL PERMIT APPLICATIONS||PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY||1/31/2023|
|Watching||CONCEPTS TO BE RAISED||AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION OF SECURITY GUARD LICENSES AND PISTOL PERMITS RENEWALS||PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY||1/31/2023|
|Watching||CONCEPTS TO BE RAISED||AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION||1/31/2023|
|Watching||SB00967||AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN PROCEDURES FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS OF PISTOL PERMIT APPLICANTS.||To revise certain background check procedures related to pistol permits.||PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY||2/7/2023||2/8/2023||2/23/2023|
|Oppose||HB06667||AN ACT ADDRESSING GUN VIOLENCE.||To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.||JUDICIARY||3/6/2023|
|Watching||HB06653||AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION OF SECURITY GUARD LICENSES AND PISTOL PERMITS RENEWALS||PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY||1/31/2023||2/23/2023|
|Oppose||HB06816||AN ACT CONCERNING MICROSTAMPING-ENABLED PISTOLS, RAISING THE AGE TO PURCHASE AMMUNITION AND RESTRICTING THE SALE AND POSSESSION OF BODY ARMOR.||JUDICIARY||2/28/2023||3/6/2023|
|Watching||HB06834||AN ACT CONCERNING SERIOUS FIREARM OFFENSES BY REPEAT OFFENDERS.||To increase accountability for serious repeat offenders and those who commit serious firearm offenses at the pretrial bail stage, probationary stage and parole stage and to establish firearm-related crime dockets.||JUDICIARY||2/28/2023||3/6/2023|
|Watching||SB01162||AN ACT REQUIRING COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLES AND FUNDING COMMUNITY POLICING PROGRAMS TO COMBAT GUN VIOLENCE.||To require law enforcement units to hold community roundtables and establish a pilot program to fund community policing programs in certain municipalities, to reduce gun violence and improve relationships between law enforcement units and the communities they serve.||PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY||2/28/2023||3/1/2023|
|Support||HB6839||AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY STATE PERMITS TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER ISSUED BY TRIBAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS.||To clarify a provision related to the ability of tribal police departments to issue temporary state permits to carry a pistol or revolver.||PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY||1/31/2023||2/23/2023|
|Watching||HB6877||AN ACT CONCERNING RISK PROTECTION ORDERS OR WARRANTS AND DISQUALIFIERS FOR FIREARM PERMITS AND ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATES BASED ON TEMPORARY COMMITMENT UNDER A PHYSICIAN'S EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION.||To allow a single police officer to apply for an application for a risk protection order if such order does not include a search and seizure warrant, and 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 for purposes of determining the suitability of a person to purchase or possess a firearm.||JUDICIARY||1/25/2023||3/13/2023|