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 4/24/2019 at 7:30am


GUN BILLS THAT HAVE MADE IT OUT OF COMMITTEE (still active)

HB-6570 AN ACT CONCERNING SAFETY AND SECURITY IN NONGOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES.

HB-7218 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SAFE STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN THE HOME AND FIREARM SAFETY PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

HB-7219 AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS.

HB-7223 AN ACT CONCERNING THE STORAGE OF A PISTOL OR REVOLVER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE.

SB-20 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE IMPORT, SALE AND POSSESSION OF AFRICAN ELEPHANTS, LIONS, LEOPARDS, BLACK RHINOCEROS, WHITE RHINOCEROS AND GIRAFFES.

SB-60 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT.

SB-245 AN ACT PROHIBITING HUNTING ALONG THE QUINNIPIAC RIVER IN NEW HAVEN.

SB-380 AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND WELLNESS TRAINING AND SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR POLICE OFFICERS.

SB-586 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONTROL OF NUISANCE WILDLIFE.

SB-802 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR DISCOUNTED FISHING LICENSES FOR CERTAIN VETERANS.


ALL PROPOSED GUN BILLS FOR 2019

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

Proposed H.B. No. 5796
REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING FIREARMS IN STATE PARKS’

To allow firearms in state parks.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 5869
REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING TARGET PISTOLS DESIGNED FOR USE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES’

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.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5870
REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ‘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.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 5918
REP. STEINBERG, 136th DIST. ‘AN ACT REQUIRING SAFE STORAGE OF GUNS AND AMMUNITION’

To promote “safe homes” by requiring safe storage options for weapons and ammunition.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5919
REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING AN ONLINE PROCESS TO RENEW STATE PERMITS TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER’

To establish an online process to renew a state permit to carry a pistol or revolver.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 5920
REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ‘AN ACT EXTENDING THE TERM OF AMMUNITION CERTIFICATES’

To extend the term of an ammunition certificate.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6020
REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST.; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. MICHEL, 146th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING’
To prohibit wildlife trafficking.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed H.B. No. 6159
REP. O’NEILL, 69th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING MULTIPLE BACKGROUND CHECKS ON INDIVIDUALS’

, to provide that an individual who satisfactorily undergoes a state and national criminal history records check is not required to undergo another one for any other purpose under the general statutes for one year.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6311
REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ‘AN ACT PERMITTING PERSONS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES USING NONLETHAL DEFENSIVE INSTRUMENTS’

To conform Connecticut law to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Caetano v. Massachusetts finding bans on nonlethal defensive instruments to be unconstitutional.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6314
REP. MESKERS, 150th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND CHILDREN’S SAFETY’
To help prevent unintentional shootings, suicide and crime-related gun violence.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6315
REP. MESKERS, 150th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS’
To limit the spread of unregulated and unregistered firearms.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6316
REP. MESKERS, 150th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF CARRY PERMITS’
To require individuals who openly carry a pistol or revolver to produce their permit upon request of a law enforcement officer.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6318
REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ‘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.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6319
REP. O’NEILL, 69th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF A PROBATE COURT JUDGE TO ORDER THAT A CONSERVED PERSON SURRENDER FIREARMS’
To authorize a Probate Court judge to make determinations regarding the removal of firearms from premises shared by a conserved person.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6388
REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ‘AN ACT ALLOWING OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICERS TO CARRY FIREARMS USED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF OFFICIAL DUTIES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS’
To allow offduty police officers to carry firearms used in the performance of official duties on school grounds.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6378
REP. MORIN, 28th DIST. ‘AN ACT RESTORING A POLICE OFFICER’S WEAPON AFTER MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT’
To allow a police officer who surrenders a weapon used in the performance of the police officer’s duties while receiving mental health treatment to have the weapon returned to such officer after completing treatment.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6389
REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ‘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.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6506
REP. DATHAN, 142nd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF FIREARMS BY CONVICTED STALKERS’
To prohibit the purchaseTransfer, or possession and use of a firearm by an individual who has been convicted for stalkingThreatening or harassing behaviors.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6542
REP. SANTIAGO, 84th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING WEAPONS AT HEALTH CARE FACILITIES’
To ensure the safety of persons at health care facilities.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed H.B. No. 6570
REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. ‘AN ACT
CONCERNING SAFETY AND SECURITY IN PLACES OF WORSHIP AND OTHER COMMUNITY VENUES’
To develop safety and security protocols for places of worship and other venues in the community that are open to the public and could be potential targets for acts of mass violence.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6574
REP. HALL, 59th DIST.; REP. SREDZINSKI, 112th DIST. ‘AN ACT ALLOWING OFF-DUTY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO CARRY FIREARMS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS’
To allow off-duty law enforcement officers to carry firearms on school grounds.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6623
REP. BUCKBEE, 67th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING INDIVIDUALS WHO POSSESS FIREARMS WHILE PROVIDING SCHOOL SECURITY SERVICES’
To (1) ensure that a person who will possess a firearm while providing school security services in a public school satisfactorily completes a child abuse and neglect registry check and a state and national criminal history records check prior to performing any school security duties, and (2) require notification of a local police department when a municipality or local or regional school board employs or enters into an agreement with such a person.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed H.B. No. 6695
REP. HAMPTON, 16th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS’
To ban guns without serial numbers and regulate those that are sold in a form requiring the purchaser to finish assembly or that are homemade.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6696
REP. DATHAN, 142nd 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 H.B. No. 6701
REP. PHIPPS, 100th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING ERASED CRIMINAL RECORDS AND THE REVIEW OF FIREARM PERMIT APPLICATIONS’
To permit chiefs of police and the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners to access arrest records resulting in a nolle in the case of a domestic violence offense in order to determine an applicant’s suitability to hold a permit to carry a pistol or revolver.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6708
REP. LOPES, 24th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL SANCTIONS IN FIREARMS-RELATED CRIMES’
To increase criminal penalties for illegally carrying a firearm and other firearms-related crimes.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed H.B. No. 6766
REP. PAVALOCK-D’AMATO, 77th DIST. ‘AN ACT EXPEDITING THE PISTOL OR REVOLVER AND LONG GUN PERMITTING PROCESSES FOR AN INDIVIDUAL PROTECTED BY A PROTECTIVE OR RESTRAINING ORDER’
To expedite pistol or revolver and long gun permitting processes when the permit applicant is an individual protected by a protective or restraining order.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed H.B. No. 6770
REP. FISHBEIN, 90th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING OLYMPIC PISTOLS’
To require the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to adopt regulations allowing the use of a semiautomatic pistol designated by the department as authorized for Olympic events at firing ranges for practice.
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

Proposed S.B. No. 228
SEN. SAMPSON, 16th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN PERSONS TO CARRY HANDGUNS IN STATE PARKS AND FORESTS’

To allow persons to carry handguns in state parks and state forests for the purpose of self-defense.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 247
SEN. SAMPSON, 16th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN PERSONS TO CARRY HANDGUNS IN STATE PARKS AND FORESTS’

To allow any person with a valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver to carry a handgun for self-defense in state parks and state forests.
REF. ENVIRONMENT

Proposed S.B. No. 380
SEN. SOMERS, 18th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS TRAINING AND SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’

To promote mental health and wellness training and suicide prevention for law enforcement officers in the state.
REF. PUBLIC HEALTH

Proposed S.B. No. 403
SEN. BRADLEY, 23rd DIST. ‘AN ACT ELIMINATING CERTAIN MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES FOR FIREARMS RELATED OFFENSES’

To eliminate the mandatory minimum sentences for certain firearms-related offenses.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 405
SEN. COHEN, 12th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING SERIAL NUMBERS ON FIREARMS’

To ban firearms without serial numbers and require those manufactured or assembled by an individual be identifiable by a serial number or other unique marking.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 447
SEN. MINER, 30th DIST. ‘AN ACT EXTENDING THE TERM OF AMMUNITION CERTIFICATES’

To extend the term of an ammunition certificate.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 498
SEN. ABRAMS, 13th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS’
To prevent unregulated and dangerous weapons from being distributed in Connecticut.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 503
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. 532
SEN. MINER, 30th DIST. ‘AN ACT ALLOWING THE PURCHASE OF AMMUNITION UPON PRESENTATION OF AN OUT-OF-STATE LICENSE OR PERMIT TO CARRY A FIREARM’
To allow an individual to purchase ammunition upon presentation of a license or permit to carry a firearm that was issued by another state and displays the individual’s picture.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 576
SEN. BERTHEL, 32nd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF CONCEALED WEAPONS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’
To allow active and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons on school property in accordance with the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act.
REF. EDUCATION

Proposed S.B. No. 655
SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. FONFARA, 1st DIST.; SEN. MCCRORY, 2nd DIST.; SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST.; SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST.; SEN. COHEN, 12th DIST.; SEN. ABRAMS, 13th DIST.; SEN. MARONEY, 14th DIST.; SEN. MOORE, 22nd DIST.; SEN. BRADLEY, 23rd DIST.; SEN. KUSHNER, 24th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; SEN. HASKELL, 26th DIST.; SEN. LEONE, 27th DIST.; SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; SEN. BERGSTEIN, 36th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING GHOST GUNS’
To ensure that the sale of firearms be in adherence with requirements that firearms be marked with serial numbers and to close loopholes contributing to the illegal possession of firearms.
REF. JUDICIARY

Proposed S.B. No. 708
SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND WELLNESS TRAINING AND SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR POLICE OFFICERS’
To promote mental health and wellness training and suicide prevention for police officers and other public safety personnel in the state.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 772
SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION TO VERIFY THAT PERSONS APPLYING FOR CERTAIN FIREARM PERMITS HAVE NOT BEEN CONFINED IN A HOSPITAL PURSUANT TO A PHYSICIAN’S EMERGENCY CERTIFICATE’
To require the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to verify that persons applying for certain firearm permits have not been confined in a hospital pursuant to a physician’s emergency certificate.
REF. PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

Proposed S.B. No. 793
SEN. ABRAMS, 13th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING SALES OF AMMUNITION OR AMMUNITION MAGAZINES’
To (1) limit sales of ammunition and ammunition magazines, and (2) require a seller to record sales of ammunition or an ammunition magazine.
REF. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT


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 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.
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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.
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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.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5797
REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE USE OF FIREARMS WITH SOUND SUPPRESSORS BY HUNTERS’

To authorize hunters to use firearms fitted with sound suppressors.
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Proposed H.B. No. 5798
REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING HUNTING BY FIREARM ON PRIVATE LANDS’

To allow hunting of all animals by firearm on private property on all days, including Sundays.
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Proposed H.B. No. 6013
REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST.; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. MICHEL, 146th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING THE EXPANSION OF HUNTING IN CONNECTICUT’
To prevent the expansion of hunting in the state.
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Proposed H.B. No. 6014
REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST.; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. MICHEL, 146th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF LEGHOLD AND BODY CRUSHING TRAPS’
To prohibit the use of leghold and body-crushing traps.
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Proposed H.B. No. 6015
REP. KUPCHICK, 132nd DIST.; REP. CAMILLO, 151st DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; REP. MICHEL, 146th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING LOCAL CONTROL OF ANIMAL TRAPPING AND HUNTING’
To allow towns to regulate hunting and trapping.
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Proposed H.B. No. 6437
REP. DUBITSKY, 47th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING HUNTERS TO USE HIGH-POWERED AIR GUNS’
To allow hunters to use high-powered air guns.
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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.
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Proposed S.B. No. 231
SEN. MARTIN, 31st DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING A BEAR HUNTING SEASON’

To help control the bear population in the state.
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Proposed S.B. No. 243
SEN. ABRAMS, 13th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROTECTING CERTAIN WILD ANIMALS FROM HARMFUL HUNTING PRACTICES’

To protect wild animals, like elephants and sharks, from harmful hunting practices.
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Proposed S.B. No. 245
SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; REP. PAOLILLO, 97th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING HUNTING ALONG THE QUINNIPIAC RIVER IN NEW HAVEN’

To protect the public and the environment in the area of Interstate 91 along the Quinnipaic River in New Haven.
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Proposed S.B. No. 246
SEN. WITKOS, 8th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT OF BLACK BEARS’

To provide for wildlife management of black bears in the state.
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Proposed S.B. No. 586
SEN. MINER, 30th DIST.; SEN. BERTHEL, 32nd DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING BLACK BEAR HUNTING IN LITCHFIELD COUNTY’
To authorize bear hunting in the state.
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Proposed S.B. No. 597
SEN. SAMPSON, 16th DIST. ‘AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF LIFETIME HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES’
To allow for the purchase of lifetime hunting licenses and lifetime fishing licenses.
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