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Substitute Senate Bill No. 358

Public Act No. 09-62

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE TRANSFER OF MACHINE GUNS TO MINORS.

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

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 53-202 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2009):

(c) Any person who (1) possesses or uses a machine gun for an offensive or aggressive purpose, or (2) notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (3) of subsection (h) of this section, transfers, sells or gives a machine gun to a person under sixteen years of age, including the temporary transfer of a machine gun to such person for use in target shooting or on a firing or shooting range or for any other purpose, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not less than five years nor more than ten years or be both fined and imprisoned.

Approved May 27, 2009