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Senate Bill 64

To make revisions concerning the offenses of carrying a firearm and hunting while under the influence, the information required on a receipt for the delivery of a firearm, the fees for and issuance of a handgun eligibility certificate and the officials required to be notified of a gun show.

Text of Bill


Stance

Oppose

Committee

Public Safety and Security

Status:

Dead

Senate Vote Tally

Written Testimony



Correspondence


Senate Bill 196

To eliminate the requirement that vendors of handguns maintain a record of each sale of a pistol or revolver in a form prescribed by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection and instead require the record be maintained in accordance with federal regulations that require firearm dealers to keep a similar "bound book" record of each receipt and disposition of a firearm.

Text of Bill


Stance

Support

Committee

Public Safety and Security

Status:

Signed by Governor

Senate Vote Tally

House Vote Tally

Written Testimony

Reports


House Bill 5245

To specify uniform criteria for an application for a temporary state permit to carry a pistol or revolver.

Text of Bill


Stance

Oppose

As of 4/21/2012, Connecticut Carry no longer supports this bill. Our original support for this bill came due to the bill mostly being impotent and only having minor clarifying language. Upon reconsideration and careful examination, it was determined that this bill actually adds further restrictions to the permit process in Connecticut.

Number 4 on the list of requirements reads:

(4) two sets of fingerprints for purposes of section 29-29.
CGS 29-29 reads:
(b) The local authority shall take the fingerprints of such applicant or conduct any other method of positive identification required by the State Police Bureau of Identification or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, unless the local authority determines that the fingerprints of such applicant have been previously taken and the applicant's identity established, and such applicant presents identification that the local authority verifies as valid. The local authority shall record the date the fingerprints were taken in the applicant's file and, within five business days of such date, shall forward such fingerprints or other positive identifying information to the State Police Bureau of Identification which shall conduct criminal history records checks in accordance with section 29-17a.
CGS 29-29 therefore is less restrictive than the proposed change. Currently, there is no need for fingerprint cards to be submitted with permit applications.

Committee

Public Safety and Security

Status:

Dead

Written Testimony


House Bill 5220

To make it an infraction for any person to deface the markings on any look-a-like firearm and to ban the possession of look-a-like firearms, paintball guns, pellet-firing air guns, and BB. guns within one thousand five hundred feet of, the real property comprising a public or private elementary or secondary school.

Text of Bill (revised)


Stance

Oppose

Committee

Select Committee on Children

Status:

Dead in Committee

Written Testimony



Correspondence



Media:


House Bill 5550

To provide federal probation officers with access to the state firearm database to determine whether persons serving a period of federal probation possess a permit to carry a firearm.

Text of Bill


Stance

Oppose

Committee

Judiciary Committee

Status:

Signed by Governor

Written Testimony