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General Assembly



January Session, 2013

LCO No. 6587



Offered by:


SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 983

File No. 647

Cal. No. 484


Strike section 94 in its entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 94. Subsection (a) of section 29-38 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) Any person who knowingly has, in any vehicle owned, operated or occupied by such person, any weapon, any pistol or revolver for which a proper permit has not been issued as provided in section 29-28 or any machine gun which has not been registered as required by section 53-202, shall be [fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years or both] guilty of a class D felony, and the presence of any such weapon, pistol or revolver, or machine gun in any vehicle shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section by the owner, operator and each occupant thereof. The word "weapon", as used in this section, means any BB. gun, any blackjack, any metal or brass knuckles, any police baton or nightstick, any dirk knife or switch knife, any knife having an automatic spring release device by which a blade is released from the handle, having a blade of over one and one-half inches in length, any stiletto, any knife the edged portion of the blade of which is four inches or more in length, any martial arts weapon or electronic defense weapon, as defined in section 53a-3, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument. "