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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6162

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 2450

   

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. MINER, 66th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING INELIGIBILITY FOR A PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER BASED ON A PRIOR HOSPITALIZATION.

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

That subsection (b) of section 29-28 of the general statutes be amended to prohibit a person obtaining a permit to carry a pistol or revolver if the applicant for such permit, or a person in the household of such applicant, has been confined in a hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities within the preceding twenty-four months, rather than within the preceding twelve months, and to delete the requirement that such hospitalization have been ordered by a probate court.

Statement of Purpose:

To expand the mental health look-back period for permits to carry a pistol or revolver to twenty-four months and eliminate the requirement that a probate court order a hospitalization in order for the hospitalization to disqualify a person for a permit.