Bill Text: CT HB07259 | 2017 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: An Act Concerning Permit And Certificate To Carry A Pistol Or Revolver Reciprocity.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-03-10 - Public Hearing 03/15 [HB07259 Detail]

Download: Connecticut-2017-HB07259-Introduced.html

General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 7259

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 5080

 

*05080_______JUD*

Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

(JUD)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING PERMIT AND CERTIFICATE TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER RECIPROCITY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 3-125 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

The Attorney General shall appoint a deputy, who shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of his duties and shall perform all the duties of the Attorney General in case of his sickness or absence. He shall appoint such other assistants as he deems necessary, subject to the approval of the Governor. The Attorney General may also appoint not more than four associate attorneys general who will serve at the pleasure of the Attorney General and will be exempt from the classified service. The Attorney General shall have general supervision over all legal matters in which the state is an interested party, except those legal matters over which prosecuting officers have direction. He shall appear for the state, the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary, the Treasurer and the Comptroller, and for all heads of departments and state boards, commissioners, agents, inspectors, committees, auditors, chemists, directors, harbor masters, and institutions and for the State Librarian in all suits and other civil proceedings, except upon criminal recognizances and bail bonds, in which the state is a party or is interested, or in which the official acts and doings of said officers are called in question, and for all members of the state House of Representatives and the state Senate in all suits and other civil proceedings brought against them involving their official acts and doings in the discharge of their duties as legislators, in any court or other tribunal, as the duties of his office require; and all such suits shall be conducted by him or under his direction. When any measure affecting the State Treasury is pending before any committee of the General Assembly, such committee shall give him reasonable notice of the pendency of such measure, and he shall appear and take such action as he deems to be for the best interests of the state, and he shall represent the public interest in the protection of any gifts, legacies or devises intended for public or charitable purposes. All legal services required by such officers and boards in matters relating to their official duties shall be performed by the Attorney General or under his direction. All writs, summonses or other processes served upon such officers and legislators shall, forthwith, be transmitted by them to the Attorney General. All suits or other proceedings by such officers shall be brought by the Attorney General or under his direction. He shall, when required by either house of the General Assembly or when requested by the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, or the majority leader or the minority leader of the Senate or House of Representatives, give his opinion upon questions of law submitted to him by either of said houses or any of said leaders. He shall advise or give his opinion to the head of any executive department or any state board or commission upon any question of law submitted to him. He may procure such assistance as he may require. Whenever a trustee, under the provisions of any charitable trust described in section 45a-514, is required by statute to give a bond for the performance of his duties as trustee, the Attorney General may cause a petition to be lodged with the probate court of the district in which such trust property is situated, or where any of the trustees reside, for the fixing, accepting and approving of a bond to the state, conditioned for the proper discharge of the duties of such trust, which bond shall be filed in the office of such probate court. The Attorney General shall prepare a topical and chronological cross-index of all legal opinions issued by the office of the Attorney General and shall, from time to time, update the same. The Attorney General shall negotiate and enter into reciprocity agreements pursuant to section 2 of this act.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than January 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, the Attorney General shall publish on the Internet web site of the office of the Attorney General a list of any state of the United States or subdivision of the United States, that issues a permit, certificate or license to carry a pistol or revolver with substantially similar standards for age, background investigation and training as required by subsection (b) of section 29-28 of the general statutes.

(b) The Attorney General shall negotiate and enter into agreements with the appropriate authority of any state of the United States, or any political subdivision of the United States listed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, for the purpose of granting reciprocal privileges to carry a pistol or revolver to any person with a valid permit, certificate or license to carry a pistol or revolver issued by such other state or subdivision and any person with a valid permit issued pursuant to section 29-28 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, provided such state or political subdivision has substantially similar standards for age, background investigation and training as required by subsection (b) of section 29-28 of the general statutes.

(c) For the purposes of this section, "pistol" and "revolver" have the same meaning as provided in section 29-27 of the general statutes.

Sec. 3. Subsection (f) of section 29-28 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(f) (1) Any bona fide resident of the United States having no bona fide permanent residence within the jurisdiction of any local authority in the state, but who has a permit or license to carry a pistol or revolver issued by the authority of another state or subdivision of the United States, may apply directly to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection for a permit to carry a pistol or revolver in this state. All provisions of subsections (b), (c), (d) and (e) of this section shall apply to applications for a permit received by the commissioner under this subsection.

(2) Any bona fide resident of the United States having no bona fide permanent residence within the jurisdiction of any local authority in the state, but who has a permit, certificate or license to carry a pistol or revolver issued by the authority of another state or subdivision of the United States with which the Attorney General has entered into an agreement pursuant to section 2 of this act that grants reciprocal privileges between persons holding a valid permit pursuant to this section and residents of such other state or subdivision of the United States to carry a pistol or revolver, may carry a pistol or revolver as provided in this section, without obtaining a permit pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection, provided such person has a valid permit, certificate or license to carry a pistol or revolver issued by such other state or subdivision.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

3-125

Sec. 2

from passage

New section

Sec. 3

October 1, 2017

29-28(f)

Statement of Purpose:

To secure permit, certificate or license reciprocity between Connecticut and other states that have substantially similar standards for carrying a pistol or revolver.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

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