2019 Pending Legislation

Here are all the bills CCDL is following for the 2019 state legislative session.

Bill numbers in green are bills CCDL is officially supporting at this time.
Bill numbers in red are bills CCDL is officially opposing at this time.
All other bill numbers are bills CCDL officially has no position on at this time.
Bill numbers link to their listing on the CGA website for further information.

As the language of bills evolves over time, CCDL may change our position on any of these bills, and “no position” may just mean the CCDL Executive Board has not yet had a chance to vote on a position yet. So check often for the most recent list of bills and our positions on them.
Last updated on 1/19/2019 at 11:00am


Proposed H.B. No. 5150
REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. ‘AN ACT LIMITING ORDERS RELATED TO FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION 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. 5151
REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF AMMUNITION AT GUN CLUBS AND FIREARM RANGES’

To permit a gun club or firearm range to sell ammunition for use at such club or range.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5224
REP. VAIL, 52nd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON’S HOME’

To fully adopt the “castle doctrine” by establishing a rebuttable presumption that when a homeowner believes it necessary to use deadly force to repel an intruder then that belief is a reasonable belief.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5227
REP. LANOUE, 45th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS BY MUNICIPALITIES’
To prohibit the regulation of firearms by municipalities.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5239
REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF FIREARMS PERMIT EXAMINERS’
To reconstitute the membership of the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5302
REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN PERSONS TO CARRY FIREARMS IN STATE PARKS’
To allow persons who hold a firearms permit to carry such firearms in state parks.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5345
REP. SCANLON, 98th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING SAFE FIREARM STORAGE’
T
o keep children safe from gun violence, ensure greater responsibility by persons storing firearms and increase the opportunity for firearm safety education in public schools.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5347
REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE EVALUATION AND TRACKING OF PROSECUTIONS OF CRIMES COMMITTED WITH THE USE OF A FIREARM’
To require the Connecticut Sentencing Commission to evaluate and track outcomes resulting from the prosecution of persons charged with committing a crime with a firearm.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5394
REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE AND TRADE OF IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN IN THE STATE’
To prohibit the sale and trade of ivory and rhinoceros horn in the state while preserving the antiques trade in Connecticut.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5431
REP. MICHEL, 146th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE CASE OF STORED FIREARMS’
To increase parental responsibility when an incident results from storage of a loaded firearm or when a firearm is easily accessed by a minor.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5571
REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST.; REP. MASTROFRANCESCO, 80th DIST.; REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST.; REP. DAUPHINAIS, 44th DIST.; REP. WILSON, 66th DIST.; REP. ACKERT, 8th DIST.; REP. CANDELORA, 86th DIST.; SEN. SAMPSON, 16th DIST.; REP.  DUBITSKY, 47th DIST.; REP. AYES, 51st DIST.; REP. VAIL, 52nd DIST.; REP. PISCOPO, 76th DIST.; REP. FUSCO, 81st DIST. ‘AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE STATE-WIDE FIREARMS TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE’

To provide funding to the state-wide firearms trafficking task force and prevent deaths from illegally trafficked firearms.
REF. APPROPRIATIONS

Proposed H.B. No. 5662
REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. ‘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.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5688
REP. PAVALOCK-D’AMATO, 77th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING BOW AND ARROW HUNTERS TO CARRY A FIREARM FOR PROTECTION’
To allow bow and arrow hunters to carry a firearm for protection.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5700
REP. GILCHREST, 18th DIST.; SEN. HASKELL, 26th DIST. ‘AN ACT INCREASING THE RATE OF THE SALES AND USE TAXES ON AMMUNITION’
To increase the rate of the sales and use taxes on ammunition.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed H.B. No. 5725
REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd DIST.; REP. KOKORUDA, 101st DIST.; REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST.; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST.; REP. WOOD, 141st DIST.; REP. DEVLIN, 134th DIST.; REP. FLOREN, 149th DIST.; REP. FREY, 111th DIST.; REP. CARNEY, 23rd DIST.; REP. O’DEA, 125th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS’
To ban ghost guns.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5732
REP. PAVALOCK-D’AMATO, 77th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON’S DWELLING’
To fully adopt the “castle doctrine” by establishing a rebuttable presumption that when a homeowner believes it necessary to use deadly force to repel an intruder then that belief is a reasonable belief.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5759
REP. PAVALOCK-D’AMATO, 77th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARM STORAGE’
To require safe storage of firearms in homes with a household member who has a psychiatric condition.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

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Proposed S.B. No. 59
SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONDITION OF DEMENTIA AS A DISQUALIFIER FOR FIREARM PERMITS OR ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATES AND AS A CONSIDERATION FOR SEIZURE OF A FIREARM OR AMMUNITION UNDER A RISK WARRANT’
To improve public safety.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 60
SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT’
To require individuals openly carrying to produce their permit if their firearm is visible and if requested by a law enforcement officer.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 89
SEN. BERGSTEIN, 36th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS’
To ban or restrict the sale, purchase, possession and use of a firearm that was partially assembled or was not marked with a serial number or other unique marking.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 90
SEN. BERGSTEIN, 36th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT UPON REQUEST’
To require the holder of a permit for the carrying of any pistol, revolver or other firearm to cooperate with law enforcement’s reasonable request to see such permit and to penalize racial profiling by law enforcement.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 91
SEN. BERGSTEIN, 36th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARM STORAGE SAFETY LAWS’
To require safe storage of firearms in all homes, regardless of the age of the residents.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 92
SEN. BERGSTEIN, 36th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING 3D-PRINTED FIREARMS’
To ban or restrict the manufacture of polymer plastic 3D-printed firearms.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 98
SEN. COHEN, 12th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT UPON REQUEST’
To require individuals who openly carry a pistol or revolver to produce their permit upon request of a law enforcement officer if the firearm is visible to such officer.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 158
SEN. HASKELL, 26th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS’
To ban guns without serial numbers and regulate those which are sold in a form requiring the purchaser to finish assembly or that are homemade.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 161
SEN. HASKELL, 26th DIST. ‘AN ACT LIMITING MULTIPLE HANDGUN PURCHASES IN A THIRTY-DAY PERIOD’
To prohibit anyone from purchasing more than one handgun within any thirty-day period.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 162
SEN. HASKELL, 26th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT’
To require an individual carrying a pistol or revolver to present the applicable permit upon request of a law enforcement officer.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 166
SEN. SAMPSON, 16th DIST. ‘AN ACT ESTABLISHING A CREDIT AGAINST 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. 169
SEN. SAMPSON, 16th 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 S.B. No. 172
SEN. SAMPSON, 16th DIST. ‘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.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 173
SEN. SAMPSON, 16th DIST. ‘AN ACT LIMITING ORDERS RELATED TO FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION 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


CCDL is also going to try to start tracking more sportsmen related bills, since there is a lot of overlap between gun owners and sportsmen. So here are those bills we’re following.

Proposed H.B. No. 5250
REP. MICHEL, 146th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING’

To prohibit wildlife trafficking.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5272
REP. MICHEL, 146th DIST.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th DIST. ‘AN ACT PERMITTING MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF TRAPPING AND HUNTING’

To permit local bans on the trapping and hunting of animals.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5304
REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF PINK BLAZE CLOTHING FOR HUNTING’
To increase hunter safety by making them more visible during the autumn months.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5309
REP. HAYES, 51st DIST. ‘AN ACT EXPANDING THE STATE’S THREE HUNTING SEASONS EACH BY ONE WEEK’
To allow hunters additional time to participate in each of the three state hunting seasons.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5310
REP. HAYES, 51st DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING SUNDAY HUNTING ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LANDS BY SHOTGUN AND RIFLE’
To expand authorized Sunday hunting means from just bow and arrow to shotgun and rifle on both public and private lands.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5325
REP. HARDING, 107th DIST. ‘AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR MEAT PROCESSORS THAT VOLUNTEER THEIR SERVICES FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES’
To establish a tax credit for meat processors that volunteer their services to process surplus hunting meat for donation to local food banks and similar charitable organizations in the state.
REF. FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

Proposed S.B. No. 20
SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING THE IMPORT, SALE AND POSSESSION OF AFRICAN ELEPHANTS, LIONS, LEOPARDS, BLACK RHINOCEROS, WHITE RHINOCEROS AND GIRAFFES’

To prohibit the import and trade of the big six African species.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5393
REP. BUCKBEE, 67th DIST. ‘AN ACT ESTABLISHING A LOTTERY FOR A BLACK BEAR HUNTING PERMIT IN LITCHFIELD COUNTY’
To reduce the public safety threat presented by the overpopulation of the black bear.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5485
REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING MUNICIPALITIES TO BAN THE TRAPPING OF ANIMALS’
To provide for local control of animal trapping.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5583
REP. DILLON, 92nd DIST. ‘AN ACT RESTRICTING BOW AND ARROW HUNTING OF DEER ON SUNDAYS TO DEER MANAGEMENT ZONES IN THE STATE’

To reinstate the requirement that Sunday bow and arrow hunting of deer only be authorized in deer management zones designated by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5688
REP. PAVALOCK-D’AMATO, 77th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING BOW AND ARROW HUNTERS TO CARRY A FIREARM FOR PROTECTION’

To allow bow and arrow hunters to carry a firearm for protection.
REF. ENVIRONMENT