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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 6595

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 4143

 

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Referred to Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

 

Introduced by:

 

(PS)

 

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS NEAR PRIVATE RESIDENCES.

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

Section 1. Section 53-203 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

Any person who (1) intentionally, negligently or carelessly discharges any firearm in such a manner as to be likely to cause bodily injury or death to persons or domestic animals, or the wanton destruction of property, or (2) intentionally discharges any firearm within five hundred feet of any building that is used for residential purposes and not owned by such person, without the owner's consent, shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2013

53-203

Statement of Purpose:

To prohibit the discharge of firearms within five hundred feet of private residences.

[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.]