House Bill No. 7501
               House Bill No. 7501

    July Special Session, PUBLIC ACT NO. 94-1

AN  ACT  CONCERNING   THE   SALE,   TRANSFER   AND
POSSESSION   OF   PISTOLS   AND   REVOLVERS,   THE
POSSESSION OF ASSAULT  WEAPONS  AND THE STORAGE OF
FIREARMS  AND  WEAPONS   BY   THE   DEPARTMENT  OF
CORRECTION.


    Section  1.  Section   29-33  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) No person, firm or corporation shall sell,
[at retail,] deliver  or  otherwise  transfer  any
pistol or revolver  to  any  [alien] PERSON WHO IS
PROHIBITED FROM POSSESSING A PISTOL OR REVOLVER AS
PROVIDED IN SECTION 3 OF THIS ACT.
    (b) No person, firm or corporation shall SELL,
deliver  OR  OTHERWISE   TRANSFER  any  pistol  or
revolver   [at   retail]   except   upon   written
application on a  form prescribed and furnished by
the  commissioner  of   public   safety.   [,   in
triplicate, one copy  of  which  shall  be mailed]
SUCH PERSON, FIRM  OR  CORPORATION  SHALL SEND ONE
COPY OF SUCH  APPLICATION  by  first class mail on
the day of  receipt  of  such  application  to the
chief of the police department of the municipality
within which the applicant resides or, where there
is no chief  of  police,  the  first  selectman or
warden of such  municipality,  as the case may be,
and ONE COPY to the commissioner of public safety,
and [no] SHALL RETAIN THE APPLICATION FOR AT LEAST
FIVE YEARS. NO SALE, DELIVERY OR OTHER TRANSFER OF
ANY PISTOL OR  REVOLVER  SHALL  BE MADE UNLESS THE
PERSON MAKING THE  PURCHASE OR TO WHOM THE SAME IS
DELIVERED OR TRANSFERRED  IS  PERSONALLY  KNOWN TO
THE PERSON SELLING  SUCH  PISTOL  OR  REVOLVER  OR
MAKING DELIVERY OR  TRANSFER  THEREOF  OR PROVIDES
EVIDENCE OF HIS  IDENTITY  IN  THE FORM OF A MOTOR
VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE,  IDENTITY  CARD ISSUED
PURSUANT TO SECTION  1-1h  OR  VALID  PASSPORT. NO
sale,  [or] delivery  OR  OTHER  TRANSFER  of  any
pistol  or  revolver   shall  be  made  until  the
expiration of two  weeks  from  the  date  of  the
mailing  of  such   copies.   Any  such  municipal
authority or said commissioner [, having knowledge
of the conviction  of  such applicant of a felony]
SHALL  MAKE  A   REASONABLE  EFFORT  TO  DETERMINE
WHETHER THERE IS  ANY  REASON  THAT WOULD PROHIBIT
SUCH  APPLICANT  FROM   POSSESSING   A  PISTOL  OR
REVOLVER AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 3 OF THIS ACT AND,
IF SUCH MUNICIPAL  AUTHORITY  OR SAID COMMISSIONER
DETERMINES THE EXISTENCE  OF  SUCH A REASON, shall
forthwith notify the  person,  firm or corporation
to whom such application was made and no pistol or
revolver  shall  be   by  him  or  it  sold,  [or]
delivered  OR  OTHERWISE   TRANSFERRED   to   such
applicant.
    (c)  When any  pistol  or  revolver  is  SOLD,
delivered  [in  connection   with   the   sale  or
purchase] OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED, such pistol or
revolver shall be enclosed in a package, the paper
or wrapping of  which  shall be securely fastened,
and no pistol or revolver when SOLD, delivered [on
any sale or  purchase]  OR  OTHERWISE  TRANSFERRED
shall be loaded  or  contain therein any gunpowder
or other explosive or any bullet, ball or shell.
    (d) Upon the  SALE, delivery OR OTHER TRANSFER
of any pistol  or revolver, the [purchaser] PERSON
MAKING  THE  PURCHASE  OR  TO  WHOM  THE  SAME  IS
DELIVERED   OR   TRANSFERRED    shall   sign   [in
quadruplicate]  a  receipt   for  such  pistol  or
revolver which shall contain the name, address and
occupation of such [purchaser] PERSON, the date of
sale, THE caliber,  make, model and manufacturer's
number and a general description [thereof] OF SUCH
PISTOL OR REVOLVER,  THE  IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OF
SUCH  PERSON'S  PERMIT   TO   CARRY   PISTOLS   OR
REVOLVERS, ISSUED PURSUANT  TO  SUBSECTION  (b) OF
SECTION 29-28, AS  AMENDED  BY SECTION 1 OF PUBLIC
ACT 93-172 AND  SECTION  4  OF THIS ACT, PERMIT TO
SELL  AT  RETAIL   PISTOLS  OR  REVOLVERS,  ISSUED
PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION  (a)  OF  SECTION 29-28, AS
AMENDED BY SECTION  1  OF  PUBLIC  ACT  93-172 AND
SECTION 4 OF  THIS ACT, OR ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE
FOR  A PISTOL  OR  REVOLVER,  ISSUED  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION  7  OF   THIS   ACT,   IF   ANY,  AND  THE
AUTHORIZATION NUMBER DESIGNATED  FOR  THE TRANSFER
BY THE DEPARTMENT  OF  PUBLIC SAFETY. [Two of such
quadruplicate receipts shall,  within  twenty-four
hours thereafter, be mailed by first class mail by
the vendor of  such  pistol  or  revolver  to  the
commissioner  of public  safety  and  one  to  the
authority issuing the  permit for the sale of such
pistol or revolver  and  the  other, together with
the original application,  shall  be  retained  by
such vendor for  at  least  six years] THE PERSON,
FIRM  OR  CORPORATION   SELLING   SUCH  PISTOL  OR
REVOLVER OR MAKING  DELIVERY  OR  TRANSFER THEREOF
SHALL GIVE ONE  COPY  OF THE RECEIPT TO THE PERSON
MAKING THE PURCHASE  OF SUCH PISTOL OR REVOLVER OR
TO WHOM THE  SAME  IS  DELIVERED  OR  TRANSFERRED,
SHALL RETAIN ONE  COPY OF THE RECEIPT FOR AT LEAST
FIVE YEARS, AND  SHALL  SEND, BY FIRST CLASS MAIL,
WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF SUCH SALE, DELIVERY OR
OTHER TRANSFER, ONE  COPY  OF  THE  RECEIPT TO THE
COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC  SAFETY AND ONE COPY OF THE
RECEIPT TO THE  CHIEF OF POLICE OR, WHERE THERE IS
NO CHIEF OF  POLICE,  THE WARDEN OF THE BOROUGH OR
THE FIRST SELECTMAN  OF  THE TOWN, AS THE CASE MAY
BE, OF THE  TOWN  IN  WHICH  THE SALE, DELIVERY OR
OTHER TRANSFER TOOK PLACE.
    (e) The waiting  period  [herein] specified IN
THIS SECTION during  which  A  SALE,  delivery  OR
OTHER TRANSFER may  not be made shall not apply to
the  holder of  a  valid  state  permit  to  carry
pistols and revolvers  [,  nor] ISSUED PURSUANT TO
SUBSECTION (b) OF  SECTION  29-28,  AS  AMENDED BY
SECTION 1 OF  PUBLIC  ACT  93-172 AND SECTION 4 OF
THIS ACT, TO  THE HOLDER OF A VALID PERMIT TO SELL
AT RETAIL PISTOLS AND REVOLVERS ISSUED PURSUANT TO
SUBSECTION (a) OF  SECTION  29-28,  AS  AMENDED BY
SECTION 1 OF  PUBLIC  ACT  93-172 AND SECTION 4 OF
THIS ACT, TO  THE  HOLDER  OF  A VALID ELIGIBILITY
CERTIFICATE FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER ISSUED BY THE
COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC  SAFETY PURSUANT TO SECTION
7 OF THIS ACT, OR to any federal marshal, sheriff,
parole officer or  peace  officer.  PRIOR  TO  THE
SALE, DELIVERY OR  OTHER  TRANSFER  OF A PISTOL OR
REVOLVER  TO  THE   HOLDER   OF   SUCH  PERMIT  OR
CERTIFICATE,  SUCH  PERSON,  FIRM  OR  CORPORATION
SHALL VERIFY WITH  THE ISSUING AUTHORITY THAT SUCH
PERMIT OR CERTIFICATE  IS  STILL VALID AND HAS NOT
BEEN SUSPENDED OR REVOKED.
    (f) The provisions  of  this section shall not
apply to antique  pistols or revolvers. An antique
pistol  or revolver,  for  the  purposes  of  this
section, means any  pistol  or  revolver which was
manufactured in or  before 1898 and any replica of
such pistol or  revolver  provided such replica is
not designed or  redesigned  for  using rimfire or
conventional  centerfire fixed  ammunition  except
rimfire   or   conventional    centerfire    fixed
ammunition which is  no longer manufactured in the
United States and  not  readily  available  in the
ordinary channel of commercial trade.
    (g) THE PROVISIONS  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL NOT
APPLY TO THE SALE, DELIVERY OR TRANSFER OF PISTOLS
OR  REVOLVERS  BETWEEN  (1)  A  FEDERALLY-LICENSED
FIREARM  MANUFACTURER  AND   A  FEDERALLY-LICENSED
FIREARM DEALER, (2)  A  FEDERALLY-LICENSED FIREARM
IMPORTER AND A  FEDERALLY-LICENSED FIREARM DEALER,
OR (3) FEDERALLY-LICENSED FIREARM DEALERS.
    (h) IF THE  COURT  FINDS  THAT  A VIOLATION OF
THIS SECTION IS  NOT  OF A SERIOUS NATURE AND THAT
THE PERSON CHARGED  WITH  SUCH  VIOLATION (1) WILL
PROBABLY NOT OFFEND  IN  THE  FUTURE,  (2) HAS NOT
PREVIOUSLY BEEN CONVICTED  OF  A VIOLATION OF THIS
SECTION,  AND  (3)   HAS   NOT  PREVIOUSLY  HAD  A
PROSECUTION UNDER THIS  SECTION SUSPENDED PURSUANT
TO THIS SUBSECTION,  IT  MAY  ORDER  SUSPENSION OF
PROSECUTION. THE COURT  SHALL NOT ORDER SUSPENSION
OF  PROSECUTION  UNLESS  THE  ACCUSED  PERSON  HAS
ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HE  UNDERSTANDS THE CONSEQUENCES
OF THE SUSPENSION  OF  PROSECUTION. ANY PERSON FOR
WHOM PROSECUTION IS  SUSPENDED  SHALL AGREE TO THE
TOLLING OF ANY STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS WITH RESPECT
TO SUCH VIOLATION  AND TO A WAIVER OF HIS RIGHT TO
A SPEEDY TRIAL.  SUCH PERSON SHALL APPEAR IN COURT
AND SHALL BE RELEASED TO THE CUSTODY OF THE OFFICE
OF ADULT PROBATION  FOR SUCH PERIOD, NOT EXCEEDING
TWO YEARS, AND  UNDER SUCH CONDITIONS AS THE COURT
SHALL ORDER. IF  THE PERSON REFUSES TO ACCEPT, OR,
HAVING  ACCEPTED, VIOLATES  SUCH  CONDITIONS,  THE
COURT   SHALL   TERMINATE    THE   SUSPENSION   OF
PROSECUTION  AND THE  CASE  SHALL  BE  BROUGHT  TO
TRIAL. IF SUCH PERSON SATISFACTORILY COMPLETES HIS
PERIOD OF PROBATION, HE MAY APPLY FOR DISMISSAL OF
THE CHARGES AGAINST  HIM AND THE COURT, ON FINDING
SUCH SATISFACTORY COMPLETION,  SHALL  DISMISS SUCH
CHARGES.  IF  THE   PERSON   DOES  NOT  APPLY  FOR
DISMISSAL  OF  THE   CHARGES   AGAINST  HIM  AFTER
SATISFACTORILY COMPLETING HIS PERIOD OF PROBATION,
THE COURT, UPON  RECEIPT  OF A REPORT SUBMITTED BY
THE OFFICE OF  ADULT  PROBATION  THAT  THE  PERSON
SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED HIS  PERIOD OF PROBATION,
MAY ON ITS  OWN  MOTION  MAKE  A  FINDING  OF SUCH
SATISFACTORY COMPLETION AND  DISMISS SUCH CHARGES.
UPON DISMISSAL, ALL  RECORDS OF SUCH CHARGES SHALL
BE ERASED PURSUANT TO SECTION 54-142a. AN ORDER OF
THE COURT DENYING  A MOTION TO DISMISS THE CHARGES
AGAINST A PERSON  WHO  HAS COMPLETED HIS PERIOD OF
PROBATION OR TERMINATING  THE  PARTICIPATION  OF A
DEFENDANT  IN  SUCH   PROGRAM  SHALL  BE  A  FINAL
JUDGMENT FOR PURPOSES OF APPEAL.
    (i) ANY PERSON  WHO  VIOLATES ANY PROVISION OF
THIS SECTION SHALL  BE GUILTY OF A CLASS D FELONY,
EXCEPT THAT ANY  PERSON  WHO  SELLS,  DELIVERS  OR
OTHERWISE  TRANSFERS  A   PISTOL  OR  REVOLVER  IN
VIOLATION  OF  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION,
KNOWING THAT SUCH  PISTOL OR REVOLVER IS STOLEN OR
THAT THE MANUFACTURER'S  NUMBER  OR  OTHER MARK OF
IDENTIFICATION ON SUCH PISTOL OR REVOLVER HAS BEEN
ALTERED, REMOVED OR  OBLITERATED,  SHALL BE GUILTY
OF A CLASS  B  FELONY,  AND ANY PISTOL OR REVOLVER
FOUND IN THE POSSESSION OF ANY PERSON IN VIOLATION
OF  ANY  PROVISION   OF   THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE
FORFEITED.
    Sec. 2. Section  29-34 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    No person shall  make  any  false statement or
give  any false  information  connected  with  any
purchase, sale, [or] delivery OR OTHER TRANSFER of
any pistol or revolver. [, and no] NO person shall
sell, barter, hire,  lend,  give,  [or] deliver OR
OTHERWISE TRANSFER to any [minor] PERSON under the
age of [eighteen]  TWENTY-ONE  years any pistol or
revolver, EXCEPT THAT  A PISTOL OR REVOLVER MAY BE
TEMPORARILY TRANSFERRED TO ANY PERSON ONLY FOR THE
USE BY SUCH  PERSON  IN  TARGET  SHOOTING  OR ON A
FIRING OR SHOOTING  RANGE,  PROVIDED  SUCH  USE IS
OTHERWISE  PERMITTED  BY  LAW  AND  IS  UNDER  THE
IMMEDIATE  SUPERVISION OF  A  PERSON  ELIGIBLE  TO
POSSESS A PISTOL OR REVOLVER.
    Sec.  3. (NEW)  (a)  A  person  is  guilty  of
criminal possession of  a  pistol or revolver when
he possesses a  pistol  or revolver, as defined in
section 29-27 of  the general statutes, as amended
by section 14  of  this  act,  and  (1)  has  been
convicted  of  a  felony  or  of  a  violation  of
subsection (c) of section 21a-279, section 53a-58,
53a-61, 53a-61a, 53a-62,  53a-63, 53a-96, 53a-175,
53a-176,  53a-178  or   53a-181d  of  the  general
statutes, (2) has  been  discharged  from  custody
within the preceding  twenty  years  after  having
been found not  guilty  of  a  crime  by reason of
mental  disease  or  defect  pursuant  to  section
53a-13  of the  general  statutes,  (3)  has  been
confined in a  hospital  for  mental  illness,  as
defined  in  section   17a-495   of   the  general
statutes, within the  preceding  twelve  months by
order of a  probate  court,  (4)  knows that he is
subject  to  a  restraining  or  protective  order
issued by a court, after notice and an opportunity
to be heard has been provided to such person, in a
case  involving  the   use,   attempted   use   or
threatened use of  physical  force against another
person or (5)  is an alien illegally or unlawfully
in the United  States.  For  the  purposes of this
section, "convicted" means  having  a  judgment of
conviction  entered  by   a   court  of  competent
jurisdiction.
    (b)  Criminal  possession   of   a  pistol  or
revolver is a class D felony.
    Sec. 4. Section 29-28 of the general statutes,
as amended by  section  1 of public act 93-172, is
repealed and the  following is substituted in lieu
thereof:
    (a) No person WHO SELLS TEN OR MORE PISTOLS OR
REVOLVERS   IN   A   CALENDAR   YEAR   OR   IS   A
FEDERALLY-LICENSED FIREARM DEALER shall advertise,
sell, deliver, or  offer  or  expose  for  sale or
delivery, or have in his possession with intent to
sell or deliver,  any pistol or revolver at retail
without  having  a   permit   therefor  issued  as
hereinafter  provided. The  chief  of  police  or,
where there is  no  chief of police, the warden of
the borough or the first selectman of the town, as
the case may  be, may, upon the application of any
person, issue a  permit  in  such  form  as may be
prescribed by the  commissioner  of  public safety
for the sale  at  retail  of pistols and revolvers
within the jurisdiction  of  the authority issuing
such permit. No  permit  for the sale at retail of
any pistol or  revolver shall be issued unless THE
APPLICANT HOLDS A  VALID  ELIGIBILITY  CERTIFICATE
FOR  A  PISTOL  OR  REVOLVER  ISSUED  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION 7 OF THIS ACT OR A VALID PERMIT TO CARRY A
PISTOL OR REVOLVER  ISSUED  PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
(b) OF THIS  SECTION  AND  the  applicant  submits
documentation sufficient to  establish  that local
zoning requirements have been met for the location
where the sale  is  to  take place except that any
person selling or  exchanging a pistol or revolver
for the enhancement  of  a  personal collection or
for a hobby  or  who  sells  all  or  part  of his
personal collection of  pistols or revolvers shall
not be required  to  submit such documentation for
the location where the sale or exchange is to take
place.
    (b) Upon the  application of any person having
a bona fide  residence or place of business within
the jurisdiction of any such authority or upon the
application  of any  bona  fide  resident  of  the
United States having  a permit or license to carry
any firearm issued  by  the authority of any state
or subdivision of the United States, such chief of
police, warden or  selectman may issue a permit to
such person to  carry  a pistol or revolver within
the  jurisdiction of  the  authority  issuing  the
same, provided such authority shall find that such
applicant intends to  make no use of any pistol or
revolver  which  he  may  be  permitted  to  carry
thereunder other than  a  lawful use and that such
person  is  a  suitable  person  to  receive  such
permit. NO PERMIT  TO  CARRY  A PISTOL OR REVOLVER
SHALL  BE ISSUED  UNDER  THIS  SUBSECTION  IF  THE
APPLICANT (1) HAS  FAILED TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE
A COURSE APPROVED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC
SAFETY  IN THE  SAFETY  AND  USE  OF  PISTOLS  AND
REVOLVERS INCLUDING, BUT  NOT LIMITED TO, A SAFETY
OR TRAINING COURSE  IN  THE  USE  OF  PISTOLS  AND
REVOLVERS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC OFFERED BY A LAW
ENFORCEMENT   AGENCY,   A    PRIVATE   OR   PUBLIC
EDUCATIONAL  INSTITUTION OR  A  FIREARMS  TRAINING
SCHOOL,  UTILIZING INSTRUCTORS  CERTIFIED  BY  THE
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION  OR  THE  DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND  A SAFETY OR TRAINING
COURSE  IN  THE   USE   OF  PISTOLS  OR  REVOLVERS
CONDUCTED BY AN  INSTRUCTOR CERTIFIED BY THE STATE
OR THE NATIONAL  RIFLE  ASSOCIATION,  (2) HAS BEEN
CONVICTED  OF  A  FELONY  OR  OF  A  VIOLATION  OF
SUBSECTION (c) OF SECTION 21a-279, SECTION 53a-58,
53a-61, 53a-61a, 53a-62,  53a-63, 53a-96, 53a-175,
53a-176,  53a-178  OR   53a-181d,   (3)  HAS  BEEN
DISCHARGED  FROM  CUSTODY   WITHIN  THE  PRECEDING
TWENTY YEARS AFTER HAVING BEEN FOUND NOT GUILTY OF
A CRIME BY  REASON  OF  MENTAL  DISEASE  OR DEFECT
PURSUANT TO SECTION  53a-13, (4) HAS BEEN CONFINED
IN A HOSPITAL  FOR  MENTAL  ILLNESS, AS DEFINED IN
SECTION  17a-495,  WITHIN   THE  PRECEDING  TWELVE
MONTHS BY ORDER OF A PROBATE COURT, (5) IS SUBJECT
TO A RESTRAINING  OR  PROTECTIVE ORDER ISSUED BY A
COURT IN A  CASE  INVOLVING THE USE, ATTEMPTED USE
OR  THREATENED  USE   OF  PHYSICAL  FORCE  AGAINST
ANOTHER PERSON OR  (6)  IS  AN  ALIEN ILLEGALLY OR
UNLAWFULLY IN THE  UNITED  STATES. NOTHING IN THIS
SECTION SHALL REQUIRE ANY PERSON WHO HOLDS A VALID
PERMIT  TO CARRY  A  PISTOL  OR  REVOLVER  ON  THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF  THIS  ACT TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY
ADDITIONAL  TRAINING IN  THE  SAFETY  AND  USE  OF
PISTOLS AND REVOLVERS. Said commissioner may, upon
application, issue, to  any  holder  of  any  such
permit, a permit  to  carry  a  pistol or revolver
within the state.  Each permit to carry any pistol
or revolver shall  be issued in triplicate and one
of the copies issued by said commissioner shall be
delivered to the  person to whom issued, one shall
be delivered forthwith  to  the  authority issuing
the local permit and one shall be retained by said
commissioner, and the  local authority issuing any
such permit shall  forthwith  deliver  one of such
copies to the  person  to whom issued and one copy
to said commissioner  and shall retain one of such
copies. The copy  of the state permit delivered to
the permittee shall be laminated and shall contain
a  full-face photograph  of  such  permittee.  [No
permit for carrying  a pistol or revolver shall be
issued to an  alien  under  the provisions of this
subsection.]  A PERSON  HOLDING  A  PERMIT  ISSUED
PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SUBSECTION  SHALL  NOTIFY  THE
ISSUING AUTHORITY WITHIN  TWO BUSINESS DAYS OF ANY
CHANGE  OF HIS  ADDRESS.  THE  NOTIFICATION  SHALL
INCLUDE HIS OLD ADDRESS AND HIS NEW ADDRESS.
    [(b)] (c) No issuing authority may require any
sworn member of the department of public safety or
an organized local  police  department  to furnish
his residence address in a permit application. The
issuing  authority shall  allow  each  such  sworn
member who has  a  permit  to  carry  a  pistol or
revolver  on  May   26,   1992,   issued  by  such
authority, to revise  his  application  to include
his business or post office address in lieu of his
residence  address. The  issuing  authority  shall
notify each such  member  of  his  right to revise
such application.
    (d) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS
1-19 AND 1-19a,  THE  NAME AND ADDRESS OF A PERSON
ISSUED A PERMIT  TO  SELL  AT  RETAIL  PISTOLS AND
REVOLVERS  PURSUANT  TO  SUBSECTION  (a)  OF  THIS
SECTION OR A PERMIT TO CARRY PISTOLS AND REVOLVERS
PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION  (b) OF THIS SECTION, SHALL
BE CONFIDENTIAL AND SHALL NOT BE DISCLOSED, EXCEPT
(1)  SUCH INFORMATION  MAY  BE  DISCLOSED  TO  LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ACTING IN THE PERFORMANCE OF
THEIR DUTIES AND  (2)  AN  ISSUING  AUTHORITY  MAY
DISCLOSE SUCH INFORMATION  TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY
TO COMPLY WITH  A REQUEST MADE PURSUANT TO SECTION
29-33, AS AMENDED  BY  SECTION  1 OF THIS ACT, FOR
VERIFICATION THAT SUCH  PERMIT  IS STILL VALID AND
HAS NOT BEEN SUSPENDED OR REVOKED.
    Sec. 5. Subsection (a) of section 29-30 of the
general  statutes, as  amended  by  section  2  of
public act 93-172,  is  repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The fee  for each permit originally issued
under the provisions  of SUBSECTION (a) OF section
29-28, [whether for  the sale at retail of pistols
and revolvers or  for  the carrying of pistols and
revolvers, shall be  thirty-five  dollars  and for
each renewal thereof  thirty-five  dollars, which]
AS AMENDED BY  SECTION  1 OF PUBLIC ACT 93-172 AND
SECTION 4 OF  THIS  ACT, FOR THE SALE AT RETAIL OF
PISTOLS AND REVOLVERS SHALL BE ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
AND FOR EACH  RENEWAL THEREOF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
THE FEE FOR  EACH  PERMIT  ORIGINALLY ISSUED UNDER
THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION (b) OF SECTION 29-28,
AS AMENDED BY  SECTION  1 OF PUBLIC ACT 93-172 AND
SECTION 4 OF THIS ACT, FOR THE CARRYING OF PISTOLS
AND REVOLVERS SHALL BE THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS AND FOR
EACH  RENEWAL THEREOF  THIRTY-FIVE  DOLLARS.  SUCH
fees shall be  paid  to  the authority issuing the
same and by him to the municipality wherein issued
or the state,  as the case may be. Upon deposit of
such fees in the general fund, ten dollars of each
fee shall be  credited  WITHIN  THIRTY DAYS to the
appropriation to the  department  of public safety
[for the purpose  of  photographing  the permittee
and laminating state  permits  for the carrying of
pistols and revolvers  issued under the provisions
of subsection (a)  of section 29-28, as amended by
section 1 of  this  act]  TO A SEPARATE NONLAPSING
ACCOUNT  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THE  ISSUANCE  OF
PERMITS UNDER SUBSECTIONS  (a)  AND (b) OF SECTION
29-28, AS AMENDED  BY  SECTION  1  OF  PUBLIC  ACT
93-172 AND SECTION 4 OF THIS ACT.
    Sec. 6. Section  29-32 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    Any permit for  the  carrying of any pistol or
revolver may be  revoked  by the authority issuing
the same for  cause  and  shall  be revoked by the
authority issuing the  same upon conviction of the
holder of such  permit  of  a  felony  OR  OF  ANY
MISDEMEANOR SPECIFIED IN SUBSECTION (b) OF SECTION
29-28, AS AMENDED  BY  SECTION  4  OF THIS ACT, OR
UPON THE OCCURRENCE  OF ANY EVENT WHICH WOULD HAVE
DISQUALIFIED  THE HOLDER  FROM  BEING  ISSUED  THE
PERMIT  PURSUANT  TO  SUBSECTION  (b)  OF  SECTION
29-28, AS AMENDED  BY  SECTION  4 OF THIS ACT. For
the purposes of  this  section, "conviction" means
the entry of a judgment of conviction by any court
of competent jurisdiction.  Upon the revocation of
any permit, the  person  whose  permit  is revoked
shall be notified in writing and such permit shall
be forthwith delivered  to  the  authority issuing
the same. Upon the revocation of any local permit,
the authority issuing  the  same  shall  forthwith
notify the commissioner of public safety and, upon
the  revocation  of  any  permit  issued  by  said
commissioner,  he  shall   forthwith   notify  the
authority issuing such local permit, if any, which
the records of  said  commissioner  show as having
issued a currently  valid  permit to the holder of
the revoked state  permit. Any person who fails to
surrender  such  permit   within   five   days  of
notification  in  writing  of  revocation  thereof
shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
    Sec. 7. (NEW) (a) Any person who is twenty-one
years  of  age   or   older   may   apply  to  the
commissioner of public  safety  for an eligibility
certificate for a pistol or revolver.
    (b) The commissioner  of  public  safety shall
issue an eligibility  certificate  unless he finds
that the applicant:
    (1)  Has failed  to  successfully  complete  a
course  approved by  the  commissioner  of  public
safety  in the  safety  and  use  of  pistols  and
revolvers including, but  not limited to, a safety
or training course  in  the  use  of  pistols  and
revolvers available to the public offered by a law
enforcement   agency,   a    private   or   public
educational  institution or  a  firearms  training
school,  utilizing instructors  certified  by  the
National Rifle Association  or  the  department of
environmental protection and  a safety or training
course  in  the   use   of  pistols  or  revolvers
conducted by an  instructor certified by the state
or the National Rifle Association;
    (2) Has been  convicted  of  a  felony or of a
violation of subsection  (c)  of  section 21a-279,
section 53a-58, 53a-61,  53a-61a,  53a-62, 53a-63,
53a-96, 53a-175, 53a-176,  53a-178  or 53a-181d of
the general statutes;
    (3) Has been  discharged  from  custody within
the preceding twenty years after having been found
not guilty of  a crime by reason of mental disease
or  defect  pursuant  to  section  53a-13  of  the
general statutes;
    (4) Has been confined in a hospital for mental
illness, as defined  in  section  17a-495  of  the
general  statutes,  within  the  preceding  twelve
months by order of a probate court;
    (5) Is subject  to a restraining or protective
order issued by  a  court  in a case involving the
use, attempted use  or  threatened use of physical
force against another person; or
    (6) Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the
United States.
    Sec. 8. (NEW)  (a)  Requests  for  eligibility
certificates under section  7 of this act shall be
submitted to the  commissioner of public safety on
application forms prescribed  by the commissioner.
No  eligibility  certificate   for   a  pistol  or
revolver shall be  issued  under the provisions of
section 7 of this act unless the applicant for the
same gives to  the  commissioner of public safety,
upon his request,  full information concerning the
applicant's   criminal   record    and    relevant
information  concerning  the   applicant's  mental
health  history,  and   the   commissioner   shall
thereupon  take  a   full   description   and  the
fingerprints of such  applicant.  The commissioner
shall record the  date the fingerprints were taken
in the applicant's  file  and  shall  forward such
fingerprints   to   the    Federal    Bureau    of
Investigation  for  a  national  criminal  history
records check and  to  the  state police bureau of
identification  for  a   state   criminal  history
records  check.  The  commissioner  shall,  within
sixty days of  receipt  of  the  national criminal
history records check  from  the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, either approve  the application and
issue  the eligibility  certificate  or  deny  the
application and notify the applicant of the reason
for such denial in writing.
    (b) With respect  to  any  application  for an
eligibility    certificate    filed    with    the
commissioner of public safety on or before July 1,
1995,  the  commissioner  shall,  not  later  than
October 1, 1995,  (1)  approve the application and
issue the eligibility  certificate,  (2)  issue  a
temporary eligibility certificate  or (3) deny the
application and notify the applicant of the reason
for such denial  in  writing.  With respect to any
application for an  eligibility  certificate filed
with the commissioner  of public safety after July
1, 1995, the  commissioner  shall,  within  ninety
days, (1) approve  the  application  and issue the
eligibility  certificate, (2)  issue  a  temporary
eligibility   certificate   or    (3)   deny   the
application and notify the applicant of the reason
for   such  denial   in   writing.   A   temporary
certificate issued under  this subsection shall be
valid until such  time  as the commissioner either
approves or denies the application.
    (c) An eligibility certificate for a pistol or
revolver shall be  of such form and content as the
commissioner may prescribe, shall be signed by the
certificate   holder   and    shall   contain   an
identification number, the  name,  address,  place
and date of birth, height, weight and eye color of
the certificate holder  and a full-face photograph
of the certificate holder.
    (d)   A   person    holding   an   eligibility
certificate  issued  by   the  commissioner  shall
notify the commissioner  within  two business days
of any change  of  his  address.  The notification
shall include his old address and his new address.
    (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections
1-19 and 1-19a  of  the general statutes, the name
and address of  a  person  issued  an  eligibility
certificate for a  pistol  or  revolver  under the
provisions of section  7  of  this  act  shall  be
confidential and shall  not  be  disclosed, except
(1)  such information  may  be  disclosed  to  law
enforcement officials acting in the performance of
their duties and  (2)  the  commissioner of public
safety may disclose such information to the extent
necessary to comply  with  a request made pursuant
to  section 29-33  of  the  general  statutes,  as
amended by section 1 of this act, for verification
that such certificate  is  still valid and has not
been suspended or revoked.
    (f) An eligibility certificate for a pistol or
revolver shall not authorize the holder thereof to
carry a pistol  or  revolver  upon  his  person in
circumstances for which a permit to carry a pistol
or revolver issued  pursuant  to subsection (b) of
section 29-28 of  the general statutes, as amended
by section 1 of public act 93-172 and section 4 of
this act, is  required  under section 29-35 of the
general statutes.
    Sec. 9. (NEW) (a) The fee for each eligibility
certificate for a  pistol  or  revolver originally
issued under the  provisions  of section 7 of this
act shall be  thirty-five  dollars  and  for  each
renewal thereof thirty-five  dollars,  which  fees
shall  be  paid  to  the  commissioner  of  public
safety. Upon deposit  of  such fees in the general
fund,  the  fees   shall   be   credited   to  the
appropriation to the  department  of public safety
to a separate  nonlapsing account for the purposes
of the issuance  of eligibility certificates under
section 7 of this act.
    (b)  An  eligibility   certificate  originally
issued under the  provisions  of section 7 of this
act, shall expire  five  years  after  the date it
becomes effective and  each  renewal thereof shall
expire five years after the expiration date of the
certificate being renewed.
    (c)  The renewal  fee  shall  apply  for  each
renewal  which  is   requested  not  earlier  than
thirty-one  days  before,   and   not  later  than
thirty-one days after,  the expiration date of the
certificate being renewed.
    (d) No fee  or  portion thereof paid under the
provisions of this section for issuance or renewal
of an eligibility  certificate shall be refundable
except if the  eligibility  certificate  for which
the fee or portion thereof was paid was not issued
or renewed.
    (e) The commissioner  of  public  safety shall
send a notice  of the expiration of an eligibility
certificate issued pursuant  to  section 7 of this
act, to the  holder  of such certificate, by first
class mail, at the address of such person as shown
by the records  of the commissioner, not less than
ninety  days before  such  expiration,  and  shall
enclose therein a  form  for  the  renewal of said
certificate.  An  eligibility  certificate  issued
pursuant to section  7 of this act, shall be valid
for a period  of  ninety  days from the expiration
date, except this provision shall not apply to any
certificate which has  been  revoked  or for which
revocation is pending,  pursuant  to section 10 of
this act.
    Sec. 10. (NEW) (a) Any eligibility certificate
for a pistol  or  revolver shall be revoked by the
commissioner of public  safety upon the occurrence
of any event  which  would  have  disqualified the
holder from being  issued the certificate pursuant
to section 7 of this act.
    (b) Upon the  revocation  of  any  eligibility
certificate,   the   person    whose   eligibility
certificate  is  revoked   shall  be  notified  in
writing and such  certificate  shall  be forthwith
delivered to the  commissioner  of  public safety.
Any person who fails to surrender such certificate
within five days  of  notification  in  writing of
revocation thereof shall  be  guilty  of a class C
misdemeanor.
    Sec. 11. Subsection  (b)  of section 29-32b of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (b) Any person  aggrieved  by  any  refusal to
issue or renew  a  permit OR CERTIFICATE under the
provisions of section 29-28 or 53-206 OR SECTION 7
OF THIS ACT, or by any limitation or revocation of
a permit OR  CERTIFICATE issued under [either] ANY
of said sections,  or  by  a refusal or failure or
any issuing authority to furnish an application as
provided in section  29-28a  or  section  53-206a,
may, within ninety days after receipt of notice of
such refusal, limitation or revocation, or refusal
or failure to supply an application as provided in
section 29-28a or  section  53-206a,  and  without
prejudice to any  other  course  of action open to
him in law  or  in equity, appeal to the board. On
such  appeal the  board  shall  inquire  into  and
determine the facts,  de novo, and unless it finds
that such a  refusal, limitation or revocation, or
such refusal or  failure to supply an application,
as the case  may  be, would be for just and proper
cause, it shall  order  such permit OR CERTIFICATE
to  be  issued,   renewed   or  restored,  or  the
limitation removed or  modified,  as  the case may
be. If the  refusal  was  for  failure to document
compliance with local  zoning  requirements, under
SUBSECTION (a) OF  section  29-28,  AS  AMENDED BY
SECTION 1 OF  PUBLIC  ACT  93-172 AND SECTION 4 OF
THIS ACT, the board shall not issue a permit.
    Sec. 12. (NEW)  (a)  On  and  after October 1,
1995, no person may purchase or receive any pistol
or  revolver unless  such  person  holds  a  valid
permit  to  carry  a  pistol  or  revolver  issued
pursuant to subsection (b) of section 29-28 of the
general  statutes, as  amended  by  section  1  of
public act 93-172  and  section  4  of this act, a
valid  permit  to  sell  at  retail  a  pistol  or
revolver  issued pursuant  to  subsection  (a)  of
section 29-28 of  the general statutes, as amended
by section 1 of public act 93-172 and section 4 of
this act, or a valid eligibility certificate for a
pistol or revolver issued pursuant to section 7 of
this act or  is a federal marshal, sheriff, parole
officer or peace officer.
    (b) The provisions  of  this section shall not
apply  to  the  purchase  or  receipt  of  antique
pistols  or  revolvers.   An   antique  pistol  or
revolver, for the  purposes of this section, means
any pistol or  revolver  which was manufactured in
or before 1898  and  any replica of such pistol or
revolver provided such  replica is not designed or
redesigned  for  using   rimfire  or  conventional
centerfire  fixed  ammunition  except  rimfire  or
conventional centerfire fixed  ammunition which is
no longer manufactured  in  the  United States and
not readily available  in  the ordinary channel of
commercial trade.
    Sec. 13. (NEW) (a) Not later than two business
days after the  occurrence of any event that makes
a  person  ineligible   to  possess  a  pistol  or
revolver,  such  person   shall  (1)  transfer  in
accordance  with  section  29-33  of  the  general
statutes, as amended by section 1 of this act, all
pistols and revolvers  which  he then possesses to
any  person  eligible   to  possess  a  pistol  or
revolver or (2)  deliver or surrender such pistols
and  revolvers  to   the  commissioner  of  public
safety. The commissioner  shall  exercise due care
in the receipt  and  holding  of  such pistols and
revolvers.
    (b) Such person,  or his legal representative,
may,  at any  time  up  to  one  year  after  such
delivery or surrender,  transfer  such pistols and
revolvers in accordance  with  the  provisions  of
section 29-33 of  the general statutes, as amended
by section 1  of  this act, to any person eligible
to possess a pistol or revolver. Upon notification
in writing by  the transferee and such person, the
commissioner of public  safety  shall  within  ten
days deliver such  pistols  and  revolvers  to the
transferee. If, at  the  end  of  such  year, such
pistols   and   revolvers   have   not   been   so
transferred, the commissioner  shall cause them to
be destroyed.
    (c)  Any  person  who  fails  to  transfer  or
surrender  any  such   pistols  and  revolvers  as
provided in this  section  shall be subject to the
penalty provided for in section 3 of this act.
    Sec. 14. Section 29-27 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    The term "pistol"  and the term "revolver", as
used in sections  29-28  to  29-38, inclusive, AND
SECTIONS 7 TO  10,  INCLUSIVE,  12  AND 13 OF THIS
ACT, mean any  firearm  having  a barrel less than
twelve inches in length.
    Sec. 15. Subsection  (a)  of  section 29-37 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Any person  violating  any  provision  of
section 29-36 shall  be  fined  not  more than one
thousand dollars or  imprisoned not more than five
years  or  both,  and  any  person  violating  any
provision of section  29-28,  29-31  [,  29-33] or
29-34 shall be  fined  not  more than five hundred
dollars or imprisoned not more than three years or
both, and any  pistol  or  revolver  found  in the
possession of any  person  in  violation of any of
said provisions shall be forfeited.
    Sec. 16. (NEW)  (a) The commissioner of public
safety shall establish  a  state  data base within
one year of  the  effective  date of this act that
any  person, firm  or  corporation  who  sells  or
otherwise  transfers  pistols   or  revolvers  may
access, by telephone  or other electronic means in
addition to the  telephone,  for information to be
supplied immediately, on whether a permit to carry
a  pistol  or   revolver,   issued   pursuant   to
subsection (b) of  section  29-28  of  the general
statutes, as amended  by  section  1 of public act
93-172 and section 4 of this act, a permit to sell
at retail a pistol or revolver, issued pursuant to
subsection (a) of  section  29-28  of  the general
statutes, as amended  by  section  1 of public act
93-172  and  section   4   of   this  act,  or  an
eligibility certificate for  a pistol or revolver,
issued pursuant to section 7 of this act, is valid
and has not been revoked or suspended.
    (b) Upon establishment  of  the data base, the
commissioner shall notify  each  person,  firm  or
corporation holding a  permit  to  sell  at retail
pistols or revolvers issued pursuant to subsection
(a) of section  29-28  of the general statutes, as
amended by section  1  of  public  act  93-172 and
section  4 of  this  act,  of  the  existence  and
purpose of the  system and the means to be used to
access the data base.
    Sec.  17. (NEW)  The  commissioner  of  public
safety shall adopt  regulations in accordance with
the  provisions  of  chapter  54  of  the  general
statutes to carry out the provisions of this act.
    Sec.  18. (NEW)  Any  firearm,  ammunition  or
deadly  weapon  owned   by   the   department   of
correction  shall  only  be  stored  in  a  secure
location on the grounds of a correctional facility
with a security rating of level three or higher.
    Sec. 19. Subsections  (a) and (b) of section 4
of  public  act   93-306   are  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Any  person  who  lawfully  possesses  an
assault weapon, as  defined  in section 1 of [this
act] PUBLIC ACT  93-306, prior to October 1, 1993,
shall apply by [July] OCTOBER 1, 1994, OR, IF SUCH
PERSON IS A MEMBER OF THE MILITARY OR NAVAL FORCES
OF THIS STATE  OR  OF  THE  UNITED  STATES  AND IS
UNABLE TO APPLY  BY OCTOBER 1, 1994, BECAUSE HE OR
SHE IS OR  WAS  ON  OFFICIAL  DUTY OUTSIDE OF THIS
STATE, SHALL APPLY WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF RETURNING
TO THE STATE  to  the department of public safety,
for a certificate  of  possession  with respect to
such assault weapon. The certificate shall contain
a description of  the  firearm  that identifies it
uniquely, including all  identification marks, the
full name, address,  date  of birth and thumbprint
of the owner,  and  any  other  information as the
department may deem  appropriate.  The  department
shall adopt regulations  in  accordance  with  the
provisions of chapter 54 not later than January 1,
1994, to establish  procedures with respect to the
application for and  issuance  of  certificates of
possession    pursuant    to     this     section.
Notwithstanding the provisions  of  sections  1-19
and 1-19a, the name and address of a person issued
a certificate of  possession shall be confidential
and shall not  be  disclosed,  except such records
may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies.
    (b) No assault  weapon  possessed  pursuant to
this section may  be  sold  or  transferred  on or
after January 1,  1994,  to any person within this
state other than  to  a  licensed  gun  dealer, as
defined in subsection  (d)  of  section 6 of [this
act] PUBLIC ACT  93-306, or as provided in section
5 of [this  act]  PUBLIC ACT 93-306, or by bequest
or intestate succession.  Any  person  who obtains
title to an assault weapon for which a certificate
of possession has  been  issued under this section
by bequest or  intestate  succession shall, within
ninety  days of  obtaining  title,  apply  to  the
department of public  safety  for a certificate of
possession as provided  in  subsection (a) of this
section, render the weapon permanently inoperable,
sell the weapon to a licensed gun dealer or remove
the weapon from  the  state.  Any person who moves
into the state  in lawful possession of an assault
weapon, shall, within  ninety  days, either render
the weapon permanently inoperable, sell the weapon
to a licensed gun dealer or remove the weapon from
this state, EXCEPT  ANY  PERSON WHO IS A MEMBER OF
THE MILITARY OR  NAVAL  FORCES OF THIS STATE OR OF
THE UNITED STATES,  IS  IN LAWFUL POSSESSION OF AN
ASSAULT WEAPON AND  HAS  BEEN TRANSFERRED INTO THE
STATE AFTER OCTOBER  1,  1994,  MAY, WITHIN NINETY
DAYS  OF ARRIVING  IN  THE  STATE,  APPLY  TO  THE
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC  SAFETY  FOR A CERTIFICATE OF
POSSESSION WITH RESPECT TO SUCH ASSAULT WEAPON.
    Sec. 20. This  act  shall take effect from its
passage, except that  sections 1 to 18, inclusive,
shall take effect October 1, 1994.

Approved July 7, 1994