JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The House of Representatives was called to order at 11: 03 o'clock a. m. , Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey in the Chair.

RECESS

On motion of Representative Becker of the 19th District, the House recessed at 11: 04 o'clock a. m. , to reconvene at the Call of the Chair.

AFTER RECESS

The House reconvened at 6: 58 o'clock p. m. , Speaker Sharkey in the Chair.

Prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Representative Bruce J. Morris of Norwalk, Connecticut.

The following is the prayer:

Let us pray. God of power and might - wisdom and justice - through You, authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted and judgment is decreed. Assist us with Your spirit of counsel on the business set before us today. Grant our leaders Your powerful protection and guide their decisions so that the laws enacted may be of benefit to all our citizens. Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representatives Carter of the 2nd, Bolinsky of the 106th and Hovey of the 112th District.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS

The following House Joint Resolutions were received from the committees indicated, the resolutions read the second time and tabled for the Calendar:

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 86 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF ERIC W. CHESTER OF NORTH HAVEN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 87 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF WILLIAM R. CONNON OF CANTON TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE NOMINATIONS. H. J. No. 88 RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE NOMINATION OF FLOYD J. DUGAS, ESQUIRE, OF MILFORD TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION ARBITRATION BOARD.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

HOUSE BILLS

The following House Bills were received from the committees indicated, the bills read the second time and tabled for the Calendar and printing:

PUBLIC HEALTH. H. B. No. 5104 (RAISED) (File No. 320) AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY LYME DISEASE TESTING.

TRANSPORTATION. H. B. No. 5183 (RAISED) (File No. 321) AN ACT CONCERNING REGISTRATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES AND ESTABLISHING AN ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE DIVISION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

TRANSPORTATION. H. B. No. 6023 (RAISED) (File No. 322) AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF RECYCLED ASPHALT ROOFING SHINGLES IN ROAD PAVING MATERIALS.

TRANSPORTATION. H. B. No. 6033 (RAISED) (File No. 323) AN ACT CONCERNING MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE PROVIDERS AND DISTRACTED DRIVING.

TRANSPORTATION. H. B. No. 6039 (RAISED) (File No. 324) AN ACT LIMITING EXPENDITURES FROM THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND.

TRANSPORTATION. H. B. No. 6051 (RAISED) (File No. 325) AN ACT CONCERNING THE STUDY OF ELECTRONIC TOLLS, HIGHWAY CONGESTION, SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND EXPENDITURES AND REDUCTIONS TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE FUELS TAX.

TRANSPORTATION. H. B. No. 6052 (RAISED) (File No. 326) AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TOLLS FOR THE EXTENSION OF ROUTE 11.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6151 (RAISED) (File No. 327) AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN OPERATORS OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND ELIGIBILITY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.

TRANSPORTATION. H. B. No. 6494 (RAISED) (File No. 328) AN ACT CONCERNING DRIVERS' SCHOOLS AND ADULT INSTRUCTION PERMITS.

ENVIRONMENT. Substitute for H. B. No. 6538 (RAISED) (File No. 329) AN ACT CONCERNING ARBORISTS AND TREE WARDENS.

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

HOUSE BILLS

The following favorable reports on the House Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the committees indicated, the bills read, the reports of the committees accepted, and the bills referred as recommended:

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6357 AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE GOVERNOR CONCERNING EDUCATION.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

EDUCATION. Substitute for H. B. No. 6359 AN ACT CONCERNING AN EARLY CHILDHOOD SYSTEM.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

BUSINESS FROM THE SENATE

FAVORABLE REPORTS OF JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES OF REFERENCE

SENATE BILLS

The following favorable reports on the Senate Bills recommending a change of reference were received from the committees indicated, the bills read, the reports of the committees accepted and the bills referred as recommended in concurrence:

EDUCATION. Substitute for S. B. No. 876 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION OF STATE GRANT COMMITMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECTS AND ROOF PITCH REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

ENVIRONMENT. S. B. No. 1020 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTERSTATE WILDLIFE VIOLATOR COMPACT.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

HOUSE AND SENATE BILLS

On motion of Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District, the first reading of the following bills and resolutions was waived, the list of bills and resolutions as prepared by the Clerks was accepted, and the bills and resolutions referred to the committees as indicated thereon in concurrence.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

H. B. No. 5289 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIMING OF CERTAIN SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS', to permit municipalities to save money by combining certain special municipal elections with regular elections.

H. B. No. 5895 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SICK LEAVE BANK FOR MUNICIPAL FIRST RESPONDERS', to provide additional resources to municipal first responders who have depleted their sick leave time.

H. B. No. 5898 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMISSION ON ENHANCING AGENCY OUTCOMES', to implement any recommendations of the Commission on Enhancing Agency Outcomes that have not yet been implemented legislatively.

H. B. No. 6100 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGIONAL CONSOLIDATION OF CERTAIN FUNCTIONS OF ELECTION ADMINISTRATION', to require the Secretary of the State to review and consider certain election administration functions performed by municipalities for the purpose of regional consolidation.

H. B. No. 6111 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE UNIFORM MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS ACT', to adopt provisions of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act.

H. B. No. 6289 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING WEEKLY CAMPAIGN FINANCIAL STATEMENTS', to require the State Elections Enforcement Commission to review the schedules for the filing of campaign finance statements and to make recommendations to streamline the process for campaign treasurers.

H. B. No. 6290 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING DONATIONS MADE FROM JOINT CHECKING ACCOUNTS', to simplify the accounting of campaign donations from joint checking accounts.

JUDICIARY

H. B. No. 6691 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF A WRITTEN COMPLAINT AND SUMMONS FOR THE COMMISSION OF A MISDEMEANOR OR VIOLATION', to eliminate the requirement that a peace officer take a suspect into custody and bring such suspect to a police department for processing when such suspect has proper identification and is accused of a misdemeanor or violation.

H. B. No. 6692 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING PARTICIPATION IN A PROGRAM OF COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR PERSONS SEEKING FEE WAIVERS IN CERTAIN CIVIL ACTIONS', to provide the court with authority to order (1) a person who receives a waiver of court fees or costs associated with service of process to participate in a program of community service, (2) a party to certain civil actions repay the state for costs incurred due to the granting of fee waivers pursuant to section 52-259b of the general statutes.

H. B. No. 6693 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING COSTS INCURRED BY STATE RESIDENTS WHEN RESPONDING TO OUT-OF-STATE DISCOVERY REQUESTS', to allow state residents the opportunity to recover costs incurred in responding to out-of-state discovery requests.

GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

S. B. No. 673 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION IN PUBLIC HOUSING', to permit residents of public housing to use common areas for political activity.

S. B. No. 729 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING A PILOT PROGRAM FOR EARLY VOTING IN A MUNICIPAL ELECTION', to establish a pilot program for early voting in a municipal election.

S. B. No. 761 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT MAKING THE JANITORIAL WORK PILOT PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY OR A DISADVANTAGE PERMANENT', to make the janitorial work pilot program for persons with a disability and persons with a disadvantage permanent, and to expand the program to the Judicial Branch and Board of Regents for Higher Education.

S. B. No. 773 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE SITING OF STATE FACILITIES', to encourage the state to site state agency facilities in the central business districts of large municipalities.

S. B. No. 774 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION CONCERNING VOTING RIGHTS TO PERSONS BEING RELEASED FROM DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION FACILITIES', to ensure that any person convicted of a felony and committed to custody is informed of their eligibility to have his or her electoral privileges restored.

S. B. No. 777 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT ENABLING TOWNS TO CHECK VOTERS IN ELECTRONICALLY', to enable towns to check voters in electronically.

S. B. No. 778 (COMM) GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS. 'AN ACT CONCERNING POLLING PLACES FOR PRIMARIES', to allow municipalities to reduce the number of polling places for primaries.

JUDICIARY

S. B. No. 1158 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING VICTIMS OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING', to: (1) Amend existing provisions that provide for the inventory, seizure and forfeiture of criminal assets to include assets derived from commercial sexual exploitation of a minor; (2) require the Office of the Chief Court Administrator to develop a bilingual notice concerning resources for victims of human trafficking; (3) require certain liquor permit premises and truck stops to display such notice in a conspicuous location; and (4) require the Office of Victim Services to analyze the compensation and services provided to victims of human trafficking and make recommendations regarding statutory changes that may be enacted to address the needs of such victims.

S. B. No. 1159 (RAISED) JUDICIARY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AT THE JOHN R. MANSON YOUTH INSTITUTION IN CHESHIRE', to establish a vocational education pilot program at the John R. Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

APPROPRIATIONS

On motion of Representative Nafis of the 27th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

BANKS. H. B. No. 6338 (RAISED) (File No. 211) AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE FINANCE AND BANKING DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AND THE CONNECTICUT FINANCE CENTER.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 6399 (RAISED) (File No. 127) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 6400 (RAISED) (File No. 128) AN ACT CONCERNING MANDATED REPORTERS AND REQUIRING CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECKS FOR YOUTH CAMP DIRECTORS AND ASSISTANT DIRECTORS.

HOUSING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6419 (RAISED) (File No. 214) AN ACT EXTENDING THE FORECLOSURE MEDIATION PROGRAM.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. H. B. No. 6455 (RAISED) (File No. 135) AN ACT CREATING THE CONNECTICUT MEDAL OF ACHIEVEMENT.

AGING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6461 (RAISED) (File No. 137) AN ACT CONCERNING PRESUMPTIVE MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CONNECTICUT HOME-CARE PROGRAM FOR THE ELDERLY.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 6501 (RAISED) (File No. 225) AN ACT CONCERNING PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT.

CHILDREN. Substitute for H. B. No. 6526 (RAISED) (File No. 228) AN ACT CONCERNING CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS OF HIGH CONCERN.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

FINANCE, REVENUE AND BONDING

On motion of Representative Nafis of the 27th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. Substitute for H. B. No. 6614 (RAISED) (File No. 236) AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYERS AND HEALTH CARE.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTERS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

HOUSING

On motion of Representative Nafis of the 27th District, the following matters were referred to the Committee on Housing.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS. Substitute for H. B. No. 5386 (RAISED) (File No. 162) AN ACT CONCERNING HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS.

AGING. Substitute for H. B. No. 6398 (RAISED) (File No. 126) AN ACT CONCERNING A SAFE HAVEN FROM EVICTION FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED TENANTS.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE

On motion of Representative Nafis of the 27th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Insurance and Real Estate.

LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. H. B. No. 6148 (RAISED) (File No. 209) AN ACT CONCERNING PENSION DERISKING.

BUSINESS ON THE CALENDAR

MATTER REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

On motion of Representative Nafis of the 27th District, the following matter was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Security.

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT. H. B. No. 6327 (RAISED) (File No. 210) AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT OF PRIVATE DETECTIVES BY MUNICIPALITIES.

EMERGENCY CERTIFICATION

SENATE BILL PASSED

The following bill was received, read by the Clerk and passed. (Emergency certification signed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives accompanied the bill. ) A copy of the bill was on the desk of each member in accordance with the rules.

S. B. No. 1160 SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th DIST. ; REP. SHARKEY, 88th DIST. AN ACT CONCERNING GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND CHILDREN'S SAFETY.

The bill was explained by Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th.

The bill was discussed by Representatives Dargan of the 115th, Fox of the 146th, Wood of the 141st, Megna of the 97th, Fleischmann of the 18th, Alberts of the 50th, Mikutel of the 45th.

DEPUTY SPEAKER RITTER IN THE CHAIR

The bill was further discussed by Representative Nicastro of the 79th.

SPEAKER SHARKEY IN THE CHAIR

Representative O'Neill of the 69th moved to divide the question and further moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The motion was discussed by Representatives Carter of the 2nd and Aresimowicz of the 30th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 8: 56 p. m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 146

Necessary for Adoption 74

Those voting Yea 51

Those voting Nay 95

Those absent and not voting 5

On a roll call vote the motion to divide the question failed.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

N

 

ABERCROMBIE

 

N

 

HEWETT

 

N

 

TERCYAK

Y

   

KUPCHICK

 

N

 

ALBIS

 

N

 

HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

N

 

TONG

Y

   

LABRIOLA

 

N

 

ALEXANDER

 

N

 

HURLBURT

 

N

 

URBAN

Y

   

LAVIELLE

 

N

 

ALTOBELLO

   

X

JANOWSKI

 

N

 

VARGAS

Y

   

LEGEYT

 

N

 

ARCE

 

N

 

JOHNSON

 

N

 

VERRENGIA

Y

   

MILLER, L.

 

N

 

ARCONTI

 

N

 

JUTILA

 

N

 

VICINO

Y

   

MINER

 

N

 

ARESIMOWICZ

 

N

 

KINER

 

N

 

WALKER

Y

   

MOLGANO

 

N

 

AYALA

 

N

 

LARSON

 

N

 

WIDLITZ

Y

   

NOUJAIM

 

N

 

BACKER, T.

 

N

 

LEMAR

 

N

 

WILLIS

Y

   

O'DEA

 

N

 

BARAM

 

N

 

LESSER

 

N

 

WRIGHT, C.

Y

   

O'NEILL

 

N

 

BECKER, B.

 

N

 

LOPES

 

N

 

WRIGHT, E.

Y

   

PERILLO

 

N

 

BOUKUS

 

N

 

LUXENBERG

 

N

 

ZONI

Y

   

PISCOPO

 

N

 

BOWLES

 

N

 

MARONEY

       

Y

   

REBIMBAS

 

N

 

BUTLER

 

N

 

MCCRORY

       

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

 

N

 

CANDELARIA, J.

 

N

 

MCGEE

       

Y

   

SAMPSON

 

N

 

CLEMONS

 

N

 

MEGNA

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

SAWYER

 

N

 

CONROY

 

N

 

MIKUTEL

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

SCRIBNER

 

N

 

COOK

 

N

 

MILLER, P.

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

SHABAN

 

N

 

CUEVAS

 

N

 

MILLER, P. B.

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

SIMANSKI

 

N

 

D'AGOSTINO

 

N

 

MORIN

Y

   

BACCHIOCHI

Y

   

SMITH

 

N

 

DARGAN

 

N

 

MORRIS

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

 

N

 

DAVIS, P.

 

N

 

MOUKAWSHER

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

WALKO

 

N

 

DEMICCO, M.

 

N

 

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

WILLIAMS

 

N

 

DILLON

 

N

 

NAFIS

Y

   

CAFERO

Y

   

WOOD

 

N

 

DIMINICO, j.

 

N

 

NICASTRO

   

X

CAMILLO

Y

   

YACCARINO

 

N

 

ESPOSITO

 

N

 

O'BRIEN

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

 

N

 

FAWCETT

 

N

 

PERONE

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

ZUPKUS

 

N

 

FLEISCHMANN

 

N

 

REED

Y

   

CARTER

       
 

N

 

FLEXER

 

N

 

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

       
 

N

 

FOX, D.

 

N

 

RITTER, M.

Y

   

D'AMELIO

       
 

N

 

FOX, G.

 

N

 

ROJAS

Y

   

DAVIS, C.

 

N

 

SHARKEY (SPKR)

 

N

 

FRITZ

   

X

ROSE

Y

   

FLOREN

       
 

N

 

GENGA

 

N

 

ROVERO

Y

   

FREY

       
 

N

 

GENTILE

 

N

 

SANCHEZ

Y

   

GIEGLER

       
 

N

 

GONZALEZ

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

GIULIANO

   

X

BERGER (DEP)

 

N

 

GROGINS

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

HOVEY

 

N

 

GODFREY (DEP)

 

N

 

GUERRERA

 

N

 

SEAR

Y

   

HOYDICK

 

N

 

ORANGE (DEP)

 

N

 

HADDAD

   

X

SERRA

Y

   

HWANG

 

N

 

RITTER, E. (DEP)

 

N

 

HAMPTON

 

N

 

STALLWORTH

Y

   

KLARIDES

 

N

 

RYAN (DEP)

 

N

 

HENNESSY

 

N

 

STEINBERG

Y

   

KOKORUDA

 

N

 

SAYERS (DEP)

The bill was further discussed by Representatives O'Neill of the 69th, Lemar of the 96th and Miner of the 66th who offered House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5463) moved its adoption and further moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The amendment was discussed by Representatives Carter of the 2nd and Fox of the 146th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 10: 15 p. m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 149

Necessary for Adoption 75

Those voting Yea 45

Those voting Nay 104

Those absent and not voting 2

On a roll call vote the amendment was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

N

 

ABERCROMBIE

 

N

 

HEWETT

 

N

 

TERCYAK

 

N

 

KUPCHICK

 

N

 

ALBIS

 

N

 

HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

N

 

TONG

 

N

 

LABRIOLA

 

N

 

ALEXANDER

 

N

 

HURLBURT

 

N

 

URBAN

Y

   

LAVIELLE

 

N

 

ALTOBELLO

 

N

 

JANOWSKI

 

N

 

VARGAS

Y

   

LEGEYT

 

N

 

ARCE

 

N

 

JOHNSON

 

N

 

VERRENGIA

Y

   

MILLER, L.

 

N

 

ARCONTI

 

N

 

JUTILA

 

N

 

VICINO

Y

   

MINER

 

N

 

ARESIMOWICZ

 

N

 

KINER

 

N

 

WALKER

Y

   

MOLGANO

 

N

 

AYALA

 

N

 

LARSON

 

N

 

WIDLITZ

Y

   

NOUJAIM

Y

   

BACKER, T.

 

N

 

LEMAR

 

N

 

WILLIS

Y

   

O'DEA

 

N

 

BARAM

 

N

 

LESSER

 

N

 

WRIGHT, C.

Y

   

O'NEILL

 

N

 

BECKER, B.

 

N

 

LOPES

 

N

 

WRIGHT, E.

Y

   

PERILLO

 

N

 

BOUKUS

 

N

 

LUXENBERG

 

N

 

ZONI

 

N

 

PISCOPO

 

N

 

BOWLES

 

N

 

MARONEY

       

Y

   

REBIMBAS

 

N

 

BUTLER

 

N

 

MCCRORY

       

Y

   

RUTIGLIANO

 

N

 

CANDELARIA, J.

 

N

 

MCGEE

         

N

 

SAMPSON

 

N

 

CLEMONS

 

N

 

MEGNA

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

SAWYER

 

N

 

CONROY

Y

   

MIKUTEL

Y

   

ADINOLFI

Y

   

SCRIBNER

 

N

 

COOK

 

N

 

MILLER, P.

Y

   

ALBERTS

Y

   

SHABAN

 

N

 

CUEVAS

 

N

 

MILLER, P. B.

Y

   

AMAN

Y

   

SIMANSKI

 

N

 

D'AGOSTINO

 

N

 

MORIN

 

N

 

BACCHIOCHI

Y

   

SMITH

 

N

 

DARGAN

 

N

 

MORRIS

Y

   

BETTS

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

 

N

 

DAVIS, P.

 

N

 

MOUKAWSHER

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

Y

   

WALKO

 

N

 

DEMICCO, M.

 

N

 

MUSHINSKY

 

N

 

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

WILLIAMS

 

N

 

DILLON

 

N

 

NAFIS

 

N

 

CAFERO

Y

   

WOOD

 

N

 

DIMINICO, j.

Y

   

NICASTRO

   

X

CAMILLO

Y

   

YACCARINO

 

N

 

ESPOSITO

 

N

 

O'BRIEN

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

 

N

 

FAWCETT

 

N

 

PERONE

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

ZUPKUS

 

N

 

FLEISCHMANN

 

N

 

REED

Y

   

CARTER

       
 

N

 

FLEXER

 

N

 

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

       
 

N

 

FOX, D.

 

N

 

RITTER, M.

Y

   

D'AMELIO

       
 

N

 

FOX, G.

 

N

 

ROJAS

Y

   

DAVIS, C.

 

N

 

SHARKEY (SPKR)

 

N

 

FRITZ

   

X

ROSE

 

N

 

FLOREN

       
 

N

 

GENGA

Y

   

ROVERO

Y

   

FREY

       
 

N

 

GENTILE

 

N

 

SANCHEZ

Y

   

GIEGLER

       
 

N

 

GONZALEZ

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

GIULIANO

 

N

 

BERGER (DEP)

 

N

 

GROGINS

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

HOVEY

 

N

 

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

GUERRERA

 

N

 

SEAR

Y

   

HOYDICK

 

N

 

ORANGE (DEP)

 

N

 

HADDAD

 

N

 

SERRA

 

N

 

HWANG

 

N

 

RITTER, E. (DEP)

 

N

 

HAMPTON

 

N

 

STALLWORTH

Y

   

KLARIDES

 

N

 

RYAN (DEP)

 

N

 

HENNESSY

 

N

 

STEINBERG

Y

   

KOKORUDA

 

N

 

SAYERS (DEP)

The following is House Amendment Schedule "A" (LCO 5463):

Strike sections 1 to 63, inclusive, in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof and renumber the remaining sections accordingly:

"Section 1. Section 29-37a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) For the purposes of this section, "firearm" has the meaning provided in section 53a-3, and "long gun" means a firearm other than a pistol or revolver.

(b) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection, no person, firm or corporation may sell, deliver or otherwise transfer, at retail, any long gun to any person under eighteen years of age.

(2) On and after May 1, 2013, no person, firm or corporation may sell, deliver or otherwise transfer, at retail, any centerfire rifle that accepts a magazine with a capacity exceeding ten rounds to any person under twenty-one years of age. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to the sale, delivery or transfer of such a rifle to any person who is a member of the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States for use in the discharge of their duties. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to a delivery or transfer occurring on or after May 1, 2013, if the sale was transacted prior to May 1, 2013.

(c) On and after January 1, 2014, no person may purchase or receive any long gun unless such person holds a valid long gun eligibility certificate issued pursuant to section 2 of this act, a valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver issued pursuant to subsection (b) of section 29-28, as amended by this act, a valid permit to sell at retail a pistol or revolver issued pursuant to subsection (a) of section 29-28, a valid eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver issued pursuant to section 29-36f, as amended by this act, or a valid hunting license issued pursuant to chapter 490 and presents such certificate, permit or license to the transferor, or is a federal marshal, parole officer or peace officer.

[(a)] (d) No person, firm or corporation may [deliver, at retail, any firearm, as defined in section 53a-3, other than a pistol or revolver,] sell, deliver or otherwise transfer any long gun to any person unless such person makes application on a form prescribed and furnished by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, which shall be filed and retained by the transferor for at least twenty years or, if the transferor is a federally licensed firearms dealer, attached by the [vendor] transferor to the federal sale or transfer document and filed and retained by the [vendor] transferor for at least twenty years or until such [vendor] transferor goes out of business. Such application shall be available for inspection during normal business hours by law enforcement officials. [No sale or delivery of any firearm shall be made until the expiration of two weeks from the date of the application, and]

(e) No sale, delivery or other transfer of any long gun shall be made until the person, firm or corporation making such sale, delivery or transfer has [insured] ensured that such application has been completed properly and has obtained an authorization number from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection for such sale, delivery or transfer. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall make every effort, including performing the national instant criminal background check, to determine if the applicant is eligible to receive such [firearm] long gun. If it is determined that the applicant is ineligible to receive such [firearm] long gun, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall immediately notify the applicant of such ineligibility and the reason for such ineligibility, and notify the person, firm or corporation to whom such application was made of such ineligibility, and no such [firearm] long gun shall be sold, [or] delivered or otherwise transferred to such applicant by such person, firm or corporation. When any [firearm] long gun is delivered in connection with [the] any sale or purchase, such [firearm] long gun shall be enclosed in a package, the paper or wrapping of which shall be securely fastened, and no such [firearm] long gun when delivered on any sale or purchase shall be loaded or contain any gunpowder or other explosive or any bullet, ball or shell.

[(b)] (f) Upon the sale, delivery or other transfer of the [firearm] long gun, the [purchaser] transferee shall sign in triplicate a receipt for such [firearm] long gun, which shall contain the name, [and] address and date and place of birth of such [purchaser] transferee, the date of such sale, delivery or transfer and the caliber, make, model and manufacturer's number and a general description thereof. Not later than twenty-four hours after such sale, delivery or transfer, the [vendor] transferor shall send by first class mail or electronically transfer one receipt to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection and one 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 in which the [purchaser] transferee resides, and shall retain one receipt, together with the original application, for at least five years. [The]

(g) No sale, delivery or other transfer of any long gun shall be made until the expiration of two weeks from the date of the application, except that such waiting period [specified in subsection (a) of this section during which delivery may not be made and the provisions of this subsection] shall not apply to any federal marshal, parole officer or peace officer, or to the [delivery at retail] sale, delivery or other transfer of (1) any [firearm] long gun to a holder of a valid state permit to carry a pistol or revolver issued under the provisions of section 29-28, as amended by this act, [or] a valid eligibility certificate issued under the provisions of section 29-36f, as amended by this act, or a valid long gun eligibility certificate issued under the provisions of section 2 of this act, (2) any [firearm] long gun to an active member of the armed forces of the United States or of any reserve component thereof, (3) any [firearm] long gun to a holder of a valid hunting license issued pursuant to chapter 490, or (4) antique firearms. For the purposes of this [section] subsection, "antique firearm" means any firearm which was manufactured in or before 1898 and any replica of such firearm, 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. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) Any person who is eighteen years of age or older may apply to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection for a long gun eligibility certificate.

(b) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall issue a long gun eligibility certificate unless said commissioner finds that the applicant: (1) Has failed to successfully complete a course approved by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection in the safety and use of firearms including, but not limited to, a safety or training course in the use of firearms 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 Energy and Environmental Protection and a safety or training course in the use of firearms conducted by an instructor certified by the state or the National Rifle Association; (2) has been convicted of (A) a felony, or (B) a violation of subsection (c) of section 21a-279 or 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 convicted as delinquent for the commission of a serious juvenile offense, as defined in section 46b-120 of the general statutes; (4) 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; (5) has been (A) confined in a hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495 of the general statutes, within the preceding sixty months by order of a probate court, (B) confined in a hospital for psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495 of the general statutes, within the preceding sixty months, for fifteen days or more under an emergency certificate, or (C) confined in either such hospital within the preceding sixty months, for thirty days or more on a voluntary basis; (6) 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; (7) is subject to a firearms seizure order issued pursuant to subsection (d) of section 29-38c of the general statutes after notice and hearing; (8) is prohibited from shipping, transporting, possessing or receiving a firearm pursuant to 18 USC 922(g)(4); or (9) is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) Requests for long gun eligibility certificates under section 2 of this act shall be submitted to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection on application forms prescribed by the commissioner. No long gun eligibility certificate shall be issued under the provisions of section 2 of this act unless the applicant for such certificate gives to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, upon the commissioner's request, full information concerning the applicant's criminal record and relevant information concerning the applicant's mental health history. The commissioner shall require each applicant to submit to state and national criminal history records checks in accordance with section 29-17a of the general statutes. The commissioner shall take a full description of such applicant. The commissioner shall take the fingerprints of such applicant or conduct any other method of positive identification required by the State Police Bureau of Identification or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The commissioner shall record the date the fingerprints were taken in the applicant's file and shall conduct criminal history records checks in accordance with section 29-17a of the general statutes. The commissioner shall, not later than sixty days after receipt of the national criminal history records check from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, either approve the application and issue the long gun eligibility certificate or deny the application and notify the applicant of the reason for such denial in writing.

(b) A long gun eligibility certificate 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.

(c) A person holding a long gun eligibility certificate issued by the commissioner shall notify the commissioner not later than fourteen business days after any change of such person's address. The notification shall include both the old address and the new address of such person.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 1-210 and 1-211 of the general statutes, the name and address of a person issued a long gun eligibility certificate under the provisions of section 2 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, including, but not limited to, employees of the United States Probation Office acting in the performance of their duties, (2) the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection 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 this act, for verification that such certificate is still valid and has not been suspended or revoked, and (3) such information may be disclosed to the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services to carry out the provisions of subsection (c) of section 17a-500 of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

Sec. 4. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) The fee for each long gun eligibility certificate originally issued under the provisions of section 2 of this act shall be thirty-five dollars, which fee shall be paid to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Upon deposit of such fee in the General Fund, the fee shall be credited to the appropriation to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to a separate nonlapsing account for the purposes of the issuance of long gun eligibility certificates under said section.

(b) No fee or portion thereof paid under the provisions of this section for issuance of a long gun eligibility certificate shall be refundable except if the certificate for which the fee or portion thereof was paid was not issued.

Sec. 5. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) A long gun eligibility certificate shall be revoked by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection upon the occurrence of any event which would have disqualified the holder from being issued the certificate pursuant to section 2 of this act.

(b) Upon the revocation of any long gun eligibility certificate, the person whose certificate is revoked shall be notified, in writing, and such certificate shall be forthwith delivered to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. 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. 6. Subsection (b) of section 29-32b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) Any person aggrieved by any refusal to issue or renew a permit or certificate under the provisions of section 29-28, as amended by this act, or 29-36f, as amended by this act, or section 2 of this act, or by any limitation or revocation of a permit or certificate issued under any of said sections, or by a refusal or failure of any issuing authority to furnish an application as provided in section 29-28a, 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, and without prejudice to any other course of action open to such person 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, the board shall not issue a permit.

Sec. 7. Subsection (a) of section 29-36l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall establish a state database that any person, firm or corporation who sells or otherwise transfers [pistols or revolvers] firearms 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, as amended by this act, a permit to sell at retail a pistol or revolver, issued pursuant to subsection (a) of section 29-28, [or] an eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver, issued pursuant to section 29-36f, as amended by this act, or a long gun eligibility certificate, issued pursuant to section 2 of this act, is valid and has not been revoked or suspended.

Sec. 8. Section 29-38b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in fulfilling his obligations under sections 29-28 to 29-38, inclusive, as amended by this act, sections 2 to 5, inclusive, of this act and section 53-202d, shall verify that any person who, on or after October 1, 1998, applies for or seeks renewal of a permit to sell at retail a pistol or revolver, a permit to carry a pistol or revolver, an eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver or a certificate of possession for an assault weapon, or who, on or after July 1, 2013, applies for or seeks renewal of a long gun eligibility certificate, has not been confined in a hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding twelve months by order of a probate court, by making an inquiry to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in such a manner so as to only receive a report on the commitment status of the person with respect to whom the inquiry is made including identifying information in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of section 17a-500, as amended by this act.

(b) If the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection determines pursuant to subsection (a) of this section that a person has been confined in a hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding twelve months by order of a probate court, said commissioner shall report the status of such person's application for or renewal of a permit to sell at retail a pistol or revolver, a permit to carry a pistol or revolver, an eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver, [or] a certificate of possession for an assault weapon or a long gun eligibility certificate to the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the purpose of fulfilling his responsibilities under subsection (c) of section 17a-500, as amended by this act.

Sec. 9. Subsection (b) of section 54-36e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) Firearms turned over to the state police pursuant to subsection (a) of this section which are not destroyed or retained for appropriate use shall be sold at public auctions, conducted by the Commissioner of Administrative Services or [such] said commissioner's designee. Pistols and revolvers, as defined in section 53a-3, which are antiques, as defined in section 29-33, as amended by this act, or curios or relics, as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 27, Chapter 1, Part 178, or modern pistols and revolvers which have a current retail value of one hundred dollars or more may be sold at such public auctions, provided such pistols and revolvers shall be sold only to persons who have a valid permit to sell a pistol or revolver, or a valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver, issued pursuant to section 29-28, as amended by this act. Rifles and shotguns, as defined in section 53a-3, shall be sold only to persons qualified under federal law to purchase such rifles and shotguns and who have a valid long gun eligibility certificate issued pursuant to section 2 of this act. The proceeds of any such sale shall be paid to the State Treasurer and deposited by the State Treasurer in the forfeit firearms account within the General Fund.

Sec. 10. Section 17a-500 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Each court of probate shall keep a record of the cases relating to persons with psychiatric disabilities coming before it under sections 17a-75 to 17a-83, inclusive, 17a-450 to 17a-484, inclusive, 17a-495 to 17a-528, inclusive, 17a-540 to 17a-550, inclusive, 17a-560 to 17a-576, inclusive, and 17a-615 to 17a-618, inclusive, and the disposition of them. It shall also keep on file the original application and certificate of physicians required by said sections, or a microfilm duplicate of such records in accordance with regulations issued by the Probate Court Administrator. All records maintained in the courts of probate under the provisions of said sections shall be sealed and available only to the respondent or his or her counsel unless the Court of Probate, after hearing held with notice to the respondent, determines such records should be disclosed for cause shown.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services, in accordance with section 17a-499, shall maintain information on commitment orders by a probate court and shall provide such information to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection in fulfillment of his obligations under sections 29-28 to 29-38, inclusive, as amended by this act, sections 2 to 5, inclusive, of this act and section 53-202d, in such a manner as to report identifying information on the commitment status, including, but not limited to, name, address, sex, date of birth and date of commitment, for a person who applies for or holds a permit or certificate under said sections 29-28 to 29-38, inclusive, as amended by this act, sections 2 to 5, inclusive, of this act and section 53-202d. The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall maintain as confidential any such information provided to him and shall use such information only for purposes of fulfilling his obligations under sections 29-28 to 29-38, inclusive, as amended by this act, sections 2 to 5, inclusive, of this act and section 53-202d, except that nothing in this section shall prohibit said commissioner from entering such information into evidence at a hearing held in accordance with section 29-32b, as amended by this act.

(c) (1) The Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services shall obtain from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection the status of any firearm application, permit or certificate under sections 29-28 to 29-38, inclusive, as amended by this act, sections 2 to 5, inclusive, of this act and section 53-202d, of each person who is the subject of an order of commitment pursuant to section 17a-499, in such a manner so as to only receive a report on the firearm application, permit or certificate status of the person with respect to whom the inquiry is made.

(2) The Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services shall report to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection any commitment status and identifying information for any person who is an applicant for or holder of any permit or certificate under said sections 29-28 to 29-38, inclusive, as amended by this act, sections 2 to 5, inclusive, of this act and section 53-202d.

(3) The Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services shall advise the hospital for psychiatric disabilities to which a person has been committed of the status of a firearm application, permit or certificate of such person under sections 29-28 to 29-38, inclusive, as amended by this act, sections 2 to 5, inclusive, of this act and section 53-202d, as reported by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection for consideration by such hospital in any psychiatric treatment procedures.

(4) The Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services and a hospital for psychiatric disabilities shall maintain as confidential any information provided to said commissioner or such hospital concerning the status of a firearm application, permit or certificate under sections 29-28 to 29-38, inclusive, as amended by this act, sections 2 to 5, inclusive, of this act and section 53-202d, of any person.

Sec. 11. Subsection (a) of section 53-202g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) Any person who lawfully possesses an assault weapon under sections [29-37j and] 53-202a to0 53-202k, inclusive, [and subsection (h) of section 53a-46a] or a firearm, as defined in section 53a-3, that is lost or stolen from such person shall report the loss or theft to the organized local police department for the town in which the loss or theft occurred or, if such town does not have an organized local police department, to the state police troop having jurisdiction for such town within seventy-two hours of when such person discovered or should have discovered the loss or theft. Such department or troop shall forthwith forward a copy of such report to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to the loss or theft of an antique firearm as defined in [subsection (b) of] section 29-37a, as amended by this act.

Sec. 12. Subsection (c) of section 53-202aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(c) For the purposes of this section, "firearm" means "firearm" as defined in section 53a-3, but does not include a rifle or shotgun or an antique firearm as defined in [subsection (b) of] section 29-37a, as amended by this act.

Sec. 13. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) For the purposes of this section, "ammunition" means cartridge cases, primers, bullets or propellent powder designed for use in any firearm, and "firearm" has the meaning provided in section 53a-3 of the general statutes.

(b) No person who is ineligible to possess a firearm may purchase or possess ammunition or a detachable ammunition magazine.

(c) No person, firm or corporation shall sell ammunition or a detachable ammunition magazine to any person unless such person holds a valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver issued pursua0nt to subsection (b) of section 29-28 of the general statutes, as amended by 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, a valid eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver issued pursuant to section 29-36f of the general statutes, as amended by this act, a valid long gun eligibility certificate issued pursuant to section 2 of this act or a valid hunting license issued pursuant to chapter 490 of the general statutes and presents to the seller such permit, certificate or license, or unless such person holds a valid ammunition certificate issued pursuant to section 14 of this act and presents to the seller such certificate and such person's motor vehicle operator's license, passport or other valid form of identification issued by the federal government or a state or municipal government that contains such person's date of birth and photograph.

(d) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor for a first offense and a class D felony for any subsequent offense.

Sec. 14. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) Any person who is eighteen years of age or older may request the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to (1) conduct a national criminal history records check of such person, in accordance with the provisions of section 29-17a of the general statutes, using such person's name and date of birth only, and (2) issue an ammunition certificate to such person in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(b) After conducting the national criminal history records check of such person, the commissioner shall issue an ammunition certificate to such person unless the commissioner determines, based on a review of the results of such criminal history records check, that such person would be ineligible to be issued a long gun eligibility certificate under section 2 of this act, except that a conviction of a violation specified in subparagraph (B) of subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 2 of this act shall cause such person to be ineligible for an ammunition certificate only if such conviction was for a violation committed on or after the effective date of this section. If the commissioner determines that the person is ineligible for an ammunition certificate, the commissioner shall notify the person of such ineligibility and the reason for such ineligibility.

(c) Such ammunition certificate shall be of such form as the commissioner may prescribe, contain an identification number and the name, address and date of birth of the certificate holder and be signed by the certificate holder.

(d) A person holding an ammunition certificate issued by the commissioner shall notify the commissioner not later than two business days after any change of such person's address. The notification shall include both the old address and the new address of such person.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 1-210 and 1-211 of the general statutes, the name and address of a person issued an ammunition certificate under this section shall be conf00idential and shall not be disclosed, except (1) such information may be disclosed to law enforcement officials acting in the performance of their duties, including, but not limited to, employees of the United States Probation Office acting in the performance of their duties, (2) the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection may disclose such information to the extent necessary to comply with a request made pursuant to section 13 of this act for verification that such certificate is still valid and has not been suspended or revoked, and (3) such information may be disclosed to the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services to carry out the provisions of subsection (c) of section 17a-500 of the general statutes, as amended by this act.

Sec. 15. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) The fee for each ammunition certificate originally issued under the provisions of this section shall be thirty-five dollars, which fee shall be paid to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection and shall be in addition to the fee paid pursuant to subsection (b) of section 29-17a of the general statutes for conducting the national criminal history records check. Upon deposit of such fee in the General Fund, the fee shall be credited to the appropriation to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to a separate nonlapsing account for the purposes of the issuance of ammunition certificates under section 14 of this act.

(b) No fee or portion thereof paid under the provisions of this section for issuance of an ammunition certificate shall be refundable except if the certificate for which the fee or portion thereof was paid was not issued.

Sec. 16. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2013) (a) An ammunition certificate shall be revoked by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection upon the occurrence of any event which would have disqualified the holder from being issued the certificate pursuant to section 14 of this act.

(b) Upon the revocation of any ammunition certificate, the person whose certificate is revoked shall be notified, in writing, and such certificate shall be forthwith delivered to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Any person who fails to surrender such certificate within five days of notification, in writing, of revocation thereof shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

Sec. 17. Subsection (a) of section 29-32b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) (1) There shall be established a Board of Firearms Permit Examiners, within the Office of Governmental Accountability established under section 1-300, to be comprised of seven members appointed by the Governor to serve during [his] the Governor's term and until [their] such members' successors are appointed and qualify, except as provided in subdivision (2) of this subsection. With the exception of public members, the members shall be appointed from nominees of the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Connecticut State Association of Chiefs of Police, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, The Connecticut State Rifle and Revolver Association, Inc. , and Ye Connecticut Gun Guild, Inc. , and each of said organizations shall be entitled to representation on the board. At least one member of the board shall be a lawyer licensed to practice in this state, who shall act as chairman of the board during the hearing of appeals brought under this section, and one member of the board shall be a mental health professional nominated by the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

(2) The term of each public member serving on June 30, 2013, shall terminate on July 1, 2013. Not later than July 1, 2013, the Governor shall appoint (A) one public member, who may be a public member serving on the board on June 30, 2013, and (B) one member from nominees of the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Sec. 18. Subsections (b) to (f), inclusive, of section 29-28 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(b) Upon the application of any person having a bona fide permanent residence [or place of business] within the jurisdiction of any such authority, such chief of police, warden or selectman may issue a temporary state permit to such person to carry a pistol or revolver within the state, provided such authority shall find that such applicant intends to make no use of any pistol or revolver which such applicant may be permitted to carry under such permit other than a lawful use and that such person is a suitable person to receive such permit. No state or temporary state 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 Emergency Services and Public Protection 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 Energy and 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 or 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 convicted as delinquent for the commission of a serious juvenile offense, as defined in section 46b-120, (4) 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, (5) has been (A) confined in a hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding [twelve] sixty months for thirty days or more by order of a probate court, (B) confined in a hospital for psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding sixty months, for fifteen days or more under an emergency certificate, or (C) confined in either such hospital within the preceding sixty months, for thirty days or more on a voluntary basis, (6) 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, (7) is subject to a firearms seizure order issued pursuant to subsection (d) of section 29-38c after notice and hearing, (8) is prohibited from shipping, transporting, possessing or receiving a firearm pursuant to 18 USC 922(g)(4), (9) is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States, or (10) is less than twenty-one years of age. Nothing in this section shall require any person who holds a valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver on October 1, 1994, to participate in any additional training in the safety and use of pistols and revolvers. Upon issuance of a temporary state permit to the applicant, the local authority shall forward the original application to the commissioner. Not later than sixty days after receiving a temporary state permit, an applicant shall appear at a location designated by the commissioner to receive the state permit. [Said] The commissioner may then issue, to any holder of any temporary state permit, a state permit to carry a pistol or revolver within the state. Upon issuance of the state permit, the commissioner shall make available to the permit holder a copy of the law regarding the permit holder's responsibility to report the loss or theft of a firearm and the penalties associated with the failure to comply with such law. Upon issuance of the state permit, the commissioner shall forward a record of such permit to the local authority issuing the temporary state permit. The commissioner shall retain records of all applications, whether approved or denied. The copy of the state permit delivered to the permittee shall be laminated and shall contain a full-face photograph of such permittee. A person holding a state permit issued pursuant to this subsection shall notify the issuing authority within two business days of any change of such person's address. The notification shall include the old address and the new address of such person.

(c) No issuing authority may require any sworn member of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection or an organized local police department to furnish such sworn member's 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 issued by such authority to revise such member's application to include a business or post office address in lieu of the residence address. The issuing authority shall notify each such member of the right to revise such application.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 1-210 and 1-211, 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 state or a temporary state permit to carry a pistol or revolver pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, or a local permit to carry pistols and revolvers issued by local authorities prior to October 1, 2001, 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, including, but not limited to, employees of the United States Probation Office acting in the performance of their duties, (2) the issuing authority may disclose such information to the extent necessary to comply with a request made pursuant to section 29-33, as amended by this act, for verification that such state or temporary state permit is still valid and has not been suspended or revoked, and the local authority may disclose such information to the extent necessary to comply with a request made pursuant to section 29-33, as amended by this act, for verification that a local permit is still valid and has not been suspended or revoked, and (3) such information may be disclosed to the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services to carry out the provisions of subsection (c) of section 17a-500, as amended by this act.

(e) The issuance of any permit to carry a pistol or revolver does not thereby authorize the possession or carrying of a pistol or revolver in any premises where the possession or carrying of a pistol or revolver is otherwise prohibited by law or is prohibited by the person who owns or exercises control over such premises.

(f) Any bona fide resident of the United States having no bona fide permanent residence [or place of business] within the jurisdiction of any local authority in the state, but who has a permit or license to carry a pistol or revolver issued by the authority of another state or subdivision of the United States, may apply directly to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection for a permit to carry a pistol or revolver in this state. All provisions of subsections (b), (c), (d) and (e) of this section shall apply to applications for a permit received by the commissioner under this subsection.

Sec. 19. Subsection (b) of section 29-36f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(b) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall issue an eligibility certificate unless said commissioner finds that the applicant: (1) Has failed to successfully complete a course approved by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection 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 Energy and 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 or 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 convicted as delinquent for the commission of a serious juvenile offense, as defined in section 46b-120; (4) 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; (5) has been (A) confined in a hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding [twelve] sixty months for thirty days or more by order of a probate court, (B) confined in a hospital for psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding sixty months, for fifteen days or more under an emergency certificate, or (C) confined in either such hospital within the preceding sixty months, for thirty days or more on a voluntary basis; (6) 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; (7) is subject to a firearms seizure order issued pursuant to subsection (d) of section 29-38c after notice and hearing; (8) is prohibited from shipping, transporting, possessing or receiving a firearm pursuant to 18 USC 922(g)(4); or (9) is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States.

Sec. 20. Section 29-38b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in fulfilling his obligations under sections 29-28 to 29-38, inclusive, as amended by this act, and section 53-202d, shall verify that any person who, on or after October 1, 1998, applies for or seeks renewal of a permit to sell at retail a pistol or revolver, a permit to carry a pistol or revolver, an eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver or a certificate of possession for an assault weapon has not been (1) confined in a hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding [twelve] sixty months for thirty days or more by order of a probate court, (2) confined in a hospital for psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding sixty months, for fifteen days or more under an emergency certificate, or (3) confined in either such hospital within the preceding sixty months, for thirty days or more on a voluntary basis, by making an inquiry to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in such a manner so as to only receive a report on the commitment status of the person with respect to whom the inquiry is made including identifying information in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of section 17a-500, as amended by this act.

(b) If the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection determines pursuant to subsection (a) of this section that a person has been (1) confined in a hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding [twelve] sixty months for thirty days or more by order of a probate court, (2) confined in a hospital for psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding sixty months, for fifteen days or more under an emergency certificate, or (3) confined in either such hospital within the preceding sixty months, for thirty days or more on a voluntary basis, said commissioner shall report the status of such person's application for or renewal of a permit to sell at retail a pistol or revolver, a permit to carry a pistol or revolver, an eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver or a certificate of possession for an assault weapon to the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the purpose of fulfilling his responsibilities under subsection (c) of section 17a-500, as amended by this act.

Sec. 21. Subsection (a) of section 53a-217c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) A person is guilty of criminal possession of a pistol or revolver when such person possesses a pistol or revolver, as defined in section 29-27, and (1) has been convicted of a felony or of a violation of subsection (c) of section 21a-279 or section 53a-58, 53a-61, 53a-61a, 53a-62, 53a-63, 53a-96, 53a-175, 53a-176, 53a-178 or 53a-181d, (2) has been convicted as delinquent for the commission of a serious juvenile offense, as defined in section 46b-120, (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 (A) confined in a hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding [twelve] sixty months for thirty days or more by order of a probate court, or, with respect to any person who holds a valid permit or certificate that was issued or renewed under the provisions of section 29-28, as amended by this act, or 29-36f, as amended by this act, in effect prior to October 1, 2013, such person has been confined in such hospital within the preceding twelve months, (B) confined in a hospital for psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding sixty months, for fifteen days or more under an emergency certificate, except for any person who holds a valid permit or certificate that was issued or renewed under the provisions of section 29-28, as amended by this act, or 29-36f, as amended by this act, in effect prior to October 1, 2013, or (C) confined in either such hospital within the preceding sixty months, for thirty days or more on a voluntary basis, except for any person who holds a valid permit or certificate that was issued or renewed under the provisions of section 29-28, as amended by this act, or 29-36f, as amended by this act, in effect prior to October 1, 2013, (5) knows that such person is subject to (A) a restraining or protective order of a court of this state that has been issued against such person, 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 (B) a foreign order of protection, as defined in section 46b-15a, that has been issued against such person in a case involving the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against another person, (6) knows that such person is subject to a firearms seizure order issued pursuant to subsection (d) of section 29-38c after notice and an opportunity to be heard has been provided to such person, (7) is prohibited from shipping, transporting, possessing or receiving a firearm pursuant to 18 USC 922(g)(4), or (8) 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.

Sec. 22. (NEW) (Effective from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2013) (a) Any resident of this state, as defined in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 12-701 of the general statutes, who is subject to the tax imposed under chapter 229 of the general statutes for any taxable year shall be allowed a credit against the tax otherwise due under said chapter in an amount equal to the price paid by such taxpayer for a new safe that (1) is specifically manufactured to store firearms, (2) is constructed of steel or a material of equal or greater strength, (3) has a combination or key lock listed by Underwriters Laboratories, and (4) is for the personal, noncommercial use of the taxpayer, provided such credit shall not exceed one hundred fifty dollars.

(b) If the amount of the credit allowed pursuant to this section exceeds the taxpayer's liability for the tax imposed under chapter 229 of the general statutes, the excess shall expire and shall not be refundable.

Sec. 23. Section 29-37i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

No person shall store or keep any loaded firearm on any premises under [his] such person's control if [he] such person knows or reasonably should know that (1) a minor is likely to gain access to the firearm without the permission of the parent or guardian of the minor, or (2) a resident of the premises is ineligible to possess a firearm under state or federal law, unless such person [(1)] (A) keeps the firearm in a securely locked box or other container or in a location which a reasonable person would believe to be secure, or [(2)] (B) carries the firearm on his or her person or within such close proximity thereto that [he] such person can readily retrieve and use [it] the firearm as if [he] such person carried [it] the firearm on his or her person. For the purposes of this section, "minor" means any person under the age of sixteen years.

Sec. 24. Section 52-571g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

Any person whose act or omission constitutes a violation of section 29-37i, as amended by this act, shall be strictly liable for damages when a minor or a resident of the premises who is ineligible to possess a firearm under state or federal law, obtains a firearm, as defined in section 53a-3, and causes the injury or death of such minor, resident or any other person. For the purposes of this section, "minor" means any person under the age of sixteen years.

Sec. 25. Section 53a-217a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) A person is guilty of criminally negligent storage of a firearm when [he] such person violates the provisions of section 29-37i, as amended by this act, and a minor or, a resident of the premises who is ineligible to possess a firearm under state or federal law, obtains the firearm and causes the injury or death of [himself] such minor, resident or any other person. For the purposes of this section, "minor" means any person under the age of sixteen years.

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply if the minor obtains the firearm as a result of an unlawful entry to any premises by any person.

(c) Criminally negligent storage of a firearm is a class D felony.

Sec. 26. Section 54-125a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) A person convicted of one or more crimes who is incarcerated on or after October 1, 1990, who received a definite sentence or aggregate sentence of more than two years, and who has been confined under such sentence or sentences for not less than one-half of the aggregate sentence less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e or one-half of the most recent sentence imposed by the court less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e, whichever is greater, may be allowed to go at large on parole in the discretion of the panel of the Board of Pardons and Paroles for the institution in which the person is confined, if (1) it appears from all available information, including any reports from the Commissioner of Correction that the panel may require, that there is reasonable probability that such inmate will live and remain at liberty without violating the law, and (2) such release is not incompatible with the welfare of society. At the discretion of the panel, and under the terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the panel including requiring the parolee to submit personal reports, the parolee shall be allowed to return to the parolee's home or to reside in a residential community center, or to go elsewhere. The parolee shall, while on parole, remain under the jurisdiction of the board until the expiration of the maximum term or terms for which the parolee was sentenced less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e. Any parolee released on the condition that the parolee reside in a residential community center may be required to contribute to the cost incidental to such residence. Each order of parole shall fix the limits of the parolee's residence, which may be changed in the discretion of the board and the Commissioner of Correction. Within three weeks after the commitment of each person sentenced to more than two years, the state's attorney for the judicial district shall send to the Board of Pardons and Paroles the record, if any, of such person.

(b) (1) No person convicted of any of the following offenses, which was committed on or after July 1, 1981, shall be eligible for parole under subsection (a) of this section: (A) Capital felony, as provided under the provisions of section 53a-54b in effect prior to April 25, 2012, (B) murder with special circumstances, as provided under the provisions of section 53a-54b in effect on or after April 25, 2012, (C) felony murder, as provided in section 53a-54c, (D) arson murder, as provided in section 53a-54d, (E) murder, as provided in section 53a-54a, or (F) aggravated sexual assault in the first degree, as provided in section 53a-70a. (2) A person convicted of (A) a violation of section 53a-100aa or 53a-102, or (B) an offense, other than an offense specified in subdivision (1) of this subsection, where the underlying facts and circumstances of the offense involve the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against another person shall be ineligible for parole under subsection (a) of this section until such person has served not less than eighty-five per cent of the definite sentence imposed. [less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e. ]

(c) The Board of Pardons and Paroles shall, not later than July 1, 1996, adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 to ensure that a person convicted of an offense described in subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section is not released on parole until such person has served eighty-five per cent of the definite sentence imposed by the court. [less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e. ] Such regulations shall include guidelines and procedures for classifying a person as a violent offender that are not limited to a consideration of the elements of the offense or offenses for which such person was convicted.

(d) The Board of Pardons and Paroles shall hold a hearing to determine the suitability for parole release of any person whose eligibility for parole release is not subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section upon completion by such person of seventy-five per cent of such person's definite or aggregate sentence less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e. An employee of the board or, if deemed necessary by the chairperson, a panel of the board shall reassess the suitability for parole release of such person based on the following standards: (1) Whether there is reasonable probability that such person will live and remain at liberty without violating the law, and (2) whether the benefits to such person and society that would result from such person's release to community supervision substantially outweigh the benefits to such person and society that would result from such person's continued incarceration. After hearing, if the board determines that continued confinement is necessary, it shall articulate for the record the specific reasons why such person and the public would not benefit from such person serving a period of parole supervision while transitioning from incarceration to the community. The decision of the board under this subsection shall not be subject to appeal.

(e) The Board of Pardons and Paroles shall hold a hearing to determine the suitability for parole release of any person whose eligibility for parole release is subject to the provisions of subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section upon completion by such person of eighty-five per cent of such person's definite or aggregate sentence. [less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e. ] An employee of the board or, if deemed necessary by the chairperson, a panel of the board shall assess the suitability for parole release of such person based on the following standards: (1) Whether there is reasonable probability that such person will live and remain at liberty without violating the law, and (2) whether the benefits to such person and society that would result from such person's release to community supervision substantially outweigh the benefits to such person and society that would result from such person's continued incarceration. After hearing, if the board determines that continued confinement is necessary, it shall articulate for the record the specific reasons why such person and the public would not benefit from such person serving a period of parole supervision while transitioning from incarceration to the community. The decision of the board under this subsection shall not be subject to appeal.

(f) Any person released on parole under this section shall remain in the custody of the Commissioner of Correction and be subject to supervision by personnel of the Department of Correction during such person's period of parole.

Sec. 27. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2014) (a) For the purposes of this section and sections 28 and 29 of this act:

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection;

(2) "Convicted" means that a person has a judgment entered in this state against such person by a court upon a plea of guilty, a plea of nolo contendere or a finding of guilty by a jury or the court notwithstanding any pending appeal or habeas corpus proceeding arising from such judgment;

(3) "Deadly weapon" means a deadly weapon, as defined in section 53a-3 of the general statutes;

(4) "Department" means the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection;

(5) "Identifying factors" means fingerprints, a photographic image, and a description of any other identifying characteristics as may be required by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection;

(6) "Not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect" means a finding by a court or jury of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect pursuant to section 53a-13 of the general statutes notwithstanding any pending appeal or habeas corpus proceeding arising from such finding;

(7) "Offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon" or "offender" means a person who has been convicted of an offense committed with a deadly weapon;

(8) "Offense committed with a deadly weapon" or "offense" means: (A) A violation of subsection (c) of section 2-1e, subsection (e) of section 29-28, as amended by this act, subsections (a) to (e), inclusive, or (i) of section 29-33, section 29-34, subsection (a) of section 29-35, section 29-36, 29-36k, 29-37a, as amended by this act, or 29-37e, subsection (c) of section 29-37g, as amended by this act, section 29-37j, subsection (b), (c) or (g) of section 53-202, section 53-202b, 53-202c, 53-202j, 53-202k, 53-202l, 53-202aa, as amended by this act, or 53-206b, subsection (b) of section 53a-8, section 53a-55a, 53a-56a, 53a-60a, 53a-60c, 53a-72b, 53a-92a, 53a-94a, 53a-102a, 53a-103a, 53a-211, 53a-212, 53a-216, 53a-217, 53a-217a, 53a-217b or 53a-217c, or a second or subsequent violation of section 53-202g of the general statutes, as amended by this act; or (B) a violation of any section of the general statutes which constitutes a felony, as defined in section 53a-25 of the general statutes, provided the court makes a finding that, at the time of the offense, the offender used a deadly weapon, or was armed with and threatened the use of or displayed or represented by words or conduct that the offender possessed a deadly weapon;

(9) "Registrant" means a person required to register under section 28 of this act;

(10) "Registry" means a central record system in this state that is established pursuant to this section and receives, maintains and disseminates to law enforcement agencies information on persons convicted or found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect of an offense committed with a deadly weapon; and

(11) "Release into the community" means, with respect to a conviction or a finding of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect of an offense committed with a deadly weapon, (A) any release by a court after such conviction or finding of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, a sentence of probation or any other sentence under section 53a-28 of the general statutes that does not result in the offender's immediate placement in the custody of the Commissioner of Correction; (B) release from a correctional facility at the discretion of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, by the Department of Correction to a program authorized by section 18-100c of the general statutes or upon completion of the maximum term or terms of the offender's sentence or sentences, or to the supervision of the Court Support Services Division in accordance with the terms of the offender's sentence; or (C) temporary leave to an approved residence by the Psychiatric Security Review Board pursuant to section 17a-587 of the general statutes, conditional release from a hospital for mental illness or a facility for persons with intellectual disability by the Psychiatric Security Review Board pursuant to section 17a-588 of the general statutes, or release upon termination of commitment to the Psychiatric Security Review Board.

(b) The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall, not later than January 1, 2014, establish and maintain a registry of all persons required to register under section 28 of this act as offenders convicted of an offense committed with a deadly weapon. The department shall, in cooperation with the Office of the Chief Court Administrator, the Department of Correction and the Psychiatric Security Review Board, develop appropriate forms for use by agencies and individuals to report registration information, including changes of address. Upon receipt of registration information, the department shall enter the information into the registry and notify the local police department or state police troop having jurisdiction where the registrant resides or plans to reside. Upon receiving notification pursuant to section 28 of this act that a registrant has changed his or her address, the department shall enter the information into the registry and notify the local police departments or state police troops having jurisdiction where the registrant previously resided and the jurisdiction where the registrant has relocated. The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall also ensure that the name and residence address of each registrant is available through the Connecticut on-line law enforcement communication teleprocessing system maintained by the department. If a registrant reports a residence in another state, the department may notify the state police agency of that state or such other agency in that state that maintains registry information, if known.

(c) The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection may suspend the registration of any person registered under section 28 of this act while such person is incarcerated, under civil commitment or residing outside this state. During the period that such registration is under suspension, the department may withdraw the registration information from access to law enforcement agencies. Upon the release of the registrant from incarceration or civil commitment or resumption of residency in this state by the registrant, the department shall reinstate the registration and redistribute the registration information in accordance with subsection (b) of this section. Suspension of registration shall not affect the date of expiration of the registration obligation of the registrant under section 28 of this act.

(d) The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall include in the registry the most recent photographic image of each registrant taken by the department, the Department of Correction, a law enforcement agency or the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Department.

(e) Whenever the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection receives notice from a superior court pursuant to section 52-11 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or a probate court pursuant to section 45a-99 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, that such court has ordered the change of name of a person, and the department determines that such person is listed in the registry, the department shall revise such person's registration information accordingly.

(f) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall develop a protocol for the notification of other state agencies, the Judicial Department and local police departments whenever a person listed in the registry changes such person's name and notifies the commissioner of the new name pursuant to section 28 of this act or whenever the commissioner determines pursuant to subsection (e) of this section that a person listed in the registry has changed such person's name.

(g) The information in the registry shall not be a public record or file for the purposes of section 1-200 of the general statutes. Any information disclosed pursuant to sections 27 to 29, inclusive, of this act, shall not be further disclosed unless such disclosure is permitted under sections 27 to 29, inclusive, of this act.

Sec. 28. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2014) (a) (1) Any person who has been convicted or found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect of an offense committed with a deadly weapon and is released into the community on or after January 1, 2014, shall, within fourteen calendar days following such release or, if such person is in the custody of the Commissioner of Correction, at such time prior to release as the Commissioner of Correction shall direct, and whether or not such person's place of residence is in this state, register such person's name, identifying factors, criminal history record, residence address and electronic mail address with the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, on such forms and in such locations as the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall direct, and shall maintain such registration for five years.

(2) Prior to accepting a plea of guilty or nolo contendere from a person with respect to an offense committed with a deadly weapon, the court shall (A) inform the person that the entry of a finding of guilty after acceptance of the plea will subject the person to the registration requirements of this section, and (B) determine that the person fully understands the consequences of the plea.

(3) If any person who is subject to registration under this section changes such person's name, such person shall, within two days, notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection in writing of the new name. If any person who is subject to registration under this section changes such person's address, such person shall, without undue delay, notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection in writing of the new address. During such period of registration, each registrant shall complete and return any forms mailed to such registrant to verify such registrant's residence address and shall submit to the retaking of a photographic image upon request of the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

(b) Any offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon who is required to register under this section shall, not later than twenty days after each anniversary date of such initial registration, until the date such registration requirement expires under subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section, personally appear at the local police department or state police troop having jurisdiction where the registrant resides to verify and update, as appropriate, the contents of his or her registration. The local police department or state police troop, as the case may be, may defer such requirement to personally appear to a later date for good cause shown. Not later than thirty calendar days prior to such anniversary date, the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall mail written notice of the personal appearance requirement of this subsection to the registrant and the local police department or state police troop having jurisdiction where the registrant resides. Not later than thirty calendar days after the anniversary date of each registrant, the local police department or state police troop having jurisdiction where the registrant resides shall notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, on such form as the commissioner may prescribe, (1) whether the registrant complied with the personal appearance requirement of this subsection or whether such personal appearance requirement was deferred to a later date for good cause shown, and (2) if the personal appearance requirement was deferred to a later date for good cause shown, the local police department or state police troop shall indicate the later date established for such personal appearance and describe the good cause shown.

(c) Any person who is subject to registration under this section who violates any provisions of subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall be guilty of a class D felony, except that, if such person violates the provisions of this section by failing to notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection within two days of a change of name, address or status or another reportable event, such person shall be subject to such penalty if such failure continues for five business days.

Sec. 29. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2014) (a) The registration information for each registrant shall include:

(1) The offender's name, including any other name by which the offender has been legally known, and any aliases used by the offender;

(2) Identifying information, including a physical description of the offender;

(3) The current residence address of the offender;

(4) The date of conviction of the offense;

(5) A description of the offense; and

(6) If the offender was sentenced to a term of incarceration for such offense, a portion of which was not suspended, the date the offender was released from such incarceration.

(b) The offender shall sign and date the registration.

(c) At the time that the offender appears for the purpose of registering, the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall photograph the offender and arrange for the fingerprinting of the offender and include such photograph and a complete set of fingerprints in the registry. If the offender is required to submit to the taking of a blood or other biological sample of sufficient quality for DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) analysis pursuant to section 54-102g of the general statutes, and has not submitted to the taking of such sample, the commissioner shall also require such sample to be taken for analysis pursuant to section 54-102g of the general statutes.

(d) The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection may require the offender to provide documentation to verify the contents of his or her registration.

Sec. 30. Section 45a-99 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2014):

(a) The courts of probate shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the Superior Court, as provided in section 52-11, as amended by this act, to grant a change of name, except a change of name granted in accordance with subsection (a) of section 46b-63, except that no court of probate may issue an order or otherwise allow for the change of name of a person who is required to register with the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection as a sexual offender or as an offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon unless such person complies with the requirements of subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section.

(b) (1) Any person who is required to register with the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection as a sexual offender or as an offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon who files an application with the Court of Probate for a change of name shall (A) prior to filing such application, notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, on such form as the commissioner may prescribe, that the person intends to file an application for a change of name, indicating the change of name sought, and (B) include with such application a sworn statement that such change of name is not being sought for the purpose of avoiding the legal consequences of a criminal conviction, including, but not limited to, a criminal conviction that requires such person to register as a sexual offender or as an offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon.

(2) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall have standing to challenge such person's application for a change of name in the court of probate where such change of name is sought. The commissioner shall challenge the change of name through the Attorney General. The court of probate may deny such person's application for a change of name if the court finds, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the person is applying for such change of name for the purpose of avoiding the legal consequences of a criminal conviction.

(c) Whenever the court, pursuant to this section, orders a change of name of a person, the court shall notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection of the issuance of such order if the court finds that such person is listed in the registry established and maintained pursuant to section 54-257 or in the registry established and maintained pursuant to section 24 of this act.

Sec. 31. Section 52-11 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2014):

(a) The superior court in each judicial district shall have jurisdiction of complaints praying for a change of name, brought by any person residing in the judicial district, and may change the name of the complainant, who shall thereafter be known by the name prescribed by said court in its decree, except that no superior court may issue an order or otherwise allow for the change of name of a person who is required to register with the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection as a sexual offender or as an offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon unless such person complies with the requirements of subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section.

(b) (1) Any person who is required to register with the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection as a sexual offender or as an offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon who files an application with the Superior Court for a change of name shall (A) prior to filing such application, notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, on such form as the commissioner may prescribe, that the person intends to file an application for a change of name, indicating the change of name sought, and (B) include with such application a sworn statement that such change of name is not being sought for the purpose of avoiding the legal consequences of a criminal conviction, including, but not limited to, a criminal conviction that requires such person to register as a sexual offender or as an offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon.

(2) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall have standing to challenge such person's application for a change of name in the superior court where such change of name is sought. The commissioner shall challenge the change of name through the Attorney General. The superior court may deny such person's application for a change of name if the court finds, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the person is applying for such change of name for the purpose of avoiding the legal consequences of a criminal conviction.

(c) Whenever the court, pursuant to this section, orders a change of name of a person, the clerk of the court shall notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection of the issuance of such order if the clerk finds that such person is listed in the registry established and maintained pursuant to section 54-257 or in the registry established and maintained pursuant to section 24 of this act.

Sec. 32. Section 29-37g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes of this section, (1) "gun show" means any event (A) at which fifty or more firearms are offered or exhibited for sale, transfer or exchange to the public, and (B) at which two or more persons are exhibiting one or more firearms for sale, transfer or exchange to the public; [and] (2) "gun show promoter" means any person who organizes, plans, promotes or operates a gun show; and (3) "local authority" means 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.

(b) (1) No person shall operate a gun show on or after October 1, 2013, without first obtaining a gun show permit in accordance with this subsection.

(2) Not later than thirty days before commencement of a gun show, the gun show promoter shall [notify the chief of police or, where there is no chief of police, the warden of the borough or the first selectman of the town in which the gun show is to take place of the] apply to the local authority of the borough or town in which the gun show is to take place for a gun show permit. Such application shall be in the form and manner prescribed by the local authority and shall include (A) the proposed date, time, duration and location of the gun show, and (B) a provision under which the gun show promoter shall attest, under penalty of false statement, that the gun show promoter shall operate such gun show so that no person, firm or corporation shall sell, deliver or otherwise transfer a firearm at such gun show in violation of subsection (c) of this section. Any gun show permit issued pursuant to this subsection shall be valid only for the gun show, date, time and location for which it is issued.

(3) Any person, firm or corporation that violates the provisions of this subsection by operating a gun show without a valid permit shall be fined five hundred dollars for each violation.

(c) No person, firm or corporation shall sell, deliver or otherwise transfer a firearm at a gun show until such person, firm or corporation has complied with the provisions of section 29-36l, as amended by this act.

Sec. 33. Section 53-202l of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes of this section:

(1) "Armor piercing [. 50 caliber] bullet" means (A) any . 50 caliber bullet that [is (A)] (i) is designed for the purpose of, [(B)] (ii) is held out by the manufacturer or distributor as, or [(C)] (iii) is generally recognized as having a specialized capability to penetrate armor or bulletproof glass, including, but not limited to, such bullets commonly designated as "M2 Armor-Piercing" or "AP", "M8 Armor-Piercing Incendiary" or "API", "M20 Armor-Piercing Incendiary Tracer" or "APIT", "M903 Caliber . 50 Saboted Light Armor Penetrator" or "SLAP", or "M962 Saboted Light Armor Penetrator Tracer" or "SLAPT", or (B) any bullet that can be fired from a pistol or revolver that (i) has projectiles or projectile cores constructed entirely, excluding the presence of traces of other substances, from tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper or depleted uranium, or (ii) is fully jacketed with a jacket weight of more than twenty-five per cent of the total weight of the projectile, is larger than . 22 caliber and is designed and intended for use in a firearm, and (iii) does not have projectiles whose cores are composed of soft materials such as lead or lead alloys, zinc or zinc alloys, frangible projectiles designed primarily for sporting purposes, or any other projectiles or projectile cores that the Attorney General of the United States finds to be primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes or industrial purposes or that otherwise does not constitute "armor piercing ammunition" as defined in federal law. "Armor piercing bullet" does not include a shotgun shell.

(2) "Incendiary . 50 caliber bullet" means any . 50 caliber bullet that [is] (A) is designed for the purpose of, (B) is held out by the manufacturer or distributor as, or (C) is generally recognized as having a specialized capability to ignite upon impact, including, but not limited to, such bullets commonly designated as "M1 Incendiary", "M23 Incendiary", "M8 Armor-Piercing Incendiary" or "API", or "M20 Armor-Piercing Incendiary Tracer" or "APIT".

(b) Any person who knowingly distributes, transports or imports into the state, keeps for sale or offers or exposes for sale or gives to any person any ammunition that is an armor piercing [. 50 caliber] bullet or an incendiary. 50 caliber bullet shall be guilty of a class D felony, except that a first-time violation of this subsection shall be a class A misdemeanor.

(c) Any person who knowingly transports or carries a firearm with an armor piercing bullet or incendiary . 50 caliber bullet loaded shall be guilty of a class D felony.

[(c)] (d) The provisions of [subsection] subsections (b) and (c) of this section shall not apply to the following:

(1) The sale of such ammunition to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, police departments, the Department of Correction or the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States for use in the discharge of their official duties;

(2) A person who is the executor or administrator of an estate that includes such ammunition that is disposed of as authorized by the Probate Court; or

(3) The transfer by bequest or intestate succession of such ammunition.

[(d)] (e) 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 in accordance with the provisions of subsection (h) of section 29-33.

Sec. 34. Section 53-202aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) A person is guilty of firearms trafficking if such person, knowingly and intentionally, directly or indirectly, causes one or more firearms that such person owns, is in possession of or is in control of to come into the possession of or control of another person who such person knows or has reason to believe is prohibited from owning or possessing any firearm under state or federal law.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a class C felony if such person, on or after October 1, 2007, but prior to October 1, 2013, sells, delivers or otherwise transfers five or fewer firearms, and a class B felony if such person, on or after October 1, 2007, but prior to October 1, 2013, sells, delivers or otherwise transfers more than five firearms. Any person who violates any provision of this section on or after October 1, 2013, shall be guilty of a class B felony for which three years of the sentence imposed may not be suspended or reduced by the court, and ten thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine.

(c) For the purposes of this section, "firearm" means "firearm" as defined in section 53a-3, but does not include [a rifle or shotgun or] an antique firearm as defined in subsection (b) of section 29-37a, as amended by this act.

Sec. 35. Section 53a-212 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) A person is guilty of stealing a firearm when, with intent to deprive another person of [his] such other person's firearm or to appropriate the [same] firearm to [himself] such person or a third party, [he] such person wrongfully takes, obtains or withholds a firearm, as defined in subdivision (19) of section 53a-3.

(b) Stealing a firearm is a class [D] C felony for which two years of the sentence imposed may not be suspended or reduced by the court, and five thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine.

Sec. 36. Section 29-32 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes of this section, "conviction" means the entry of a judgment of conviction by any court of competent jurisdiction.

(b) Any state permit or temporary state permit for the carrying of any pistol or revolver may be revoked by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection for cause and shall be revoked by said commissioner 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 this act, or upon the occurrence of any event which would have disqualified the holder from being issued the state permit or temporary state permit pursuant to subsection (b) of section 29-28, as amended by this act. Upon the revocation of any state permit or temporary state permit, the person whose state permit or temporary state permit is revoked shall be notified in writing and such state permit or temporary state permit shall be forthwith delivered to the commissioner. Any law enforcement authority shall confiscate and immediately forward to the commissioner any state permit or temporary state permit that is illegally possessed by any person. The commissioner may revoke the state permit or temporary state permit based upon the commissioner's own investigation or upon the request of any law enforcement agency. Any person who fails to surrender any permit within five days of notification in writing of revocation thereof shall be guilty of a class [C] A misdemeanor.

(c) Any local permit for the carrying of a pistol or revolver issued prior to October 1, 2001, 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 this act, or upon the occurrence of any event which would have disqualified the holder from being issued such local permit. Upon the revocation of any local permit, the person whose local 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. Upon the revocation of any permit issued by the commissioner, the commissioner shall forthwith notify any local authority which the records of the commissioner show as having issued a currently valid local permit to the holder of the permit revoked by the commissioner. Any person who fails to surrender such permit within five days of notification in writing or revocation thereof shall be guilty of a class [C] A misdemeanor.

Sec. 37. Subsections (h) and (i) of section 29-33 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(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] the court 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 Court Support Services Division 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 Court Support Services Division 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] C 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 for which three years of the sentence imposed may not be suspended or reduced by the court, and ten thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine, and any pistol or revolver found in the possession of any person in violation of any provision of this section shall be forfeited.

Sec. 38. Section 29-34 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) No person shall make any false statement or give any false information connected with any purchase, sale, delivery or other transfer of any pistol or revolver. Any person violating any provision of this subsection shall be guilty of a class [D] C felony for which three thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine.

(b) No person shall sell, barter, hire, lend, give, deliver or otherwise transfer to any person under the age of 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. Any person violating any provision of this subsection shall be guilty of a class D felony for which one year of the sentence imposed may not be suspended or reduced by the court.

(c) Any pistol or revolver found in the possession of any person in violation of any provision of this section shall be forfeited.

Sec. 39. Section 29-36 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) No person shall remove, deface, alter or obliterate the name of any maker or model or any maker's number or other mark of identification on any firearm as defined in section 53a-3. The possession of any firearm upon which any identifying mark, number or name has been removed, defaced, altered or obliterated shall be prima facie evidence that the person owning or in possession of such firearm has removed, defaced, altered or obliterated the same.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be [fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years or both] guilty of a class C felony for which five thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine, and any firearm found in the possession of any person in violation of said provision shall be forfeited.

Sec. 40. Section 29-36i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) Any eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver shall be revoked by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection upon the occurrence of any event which would have disqualified the holder from being issued the certificate pursuant to section 29-36f, as amended by 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 Emergency Services and Public Protection. 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] A misdemeanor.

Sec. 41. Section 29-37j of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) Any person who purchases a firearm, as defined in section 53a-3, pursuant to section 29-33, as amended by this act, or 29-37a, as amended by this act, with the intent to transfer such firearm to any other person who the transferor knows or has reason to believe is prohibited from purchasing or otherwise receiving such a firearm pursuant to section 29-33, as amended by this act, or 29-37a, as amended by this act, shall be [fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years or both] guilty of a class C felony for which five thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine.

(b) Any person prohibited from purchasing or otherwise receiving or possessing a firearm and who solicits, employs or assists any person in violating the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall be guilty of a class [B misdemeanor. If the] D felony, except that if such violation of subsection (a) of this section involves a transfer of more than one firearm, such person shall be guilty of a class [A misdemeanor] C felony for which five thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court if any of such firearms is actually transferred unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine. Each transfer shall constitute a separate offense.

(c) Any person convicted of violating the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) of this section and who was convicted of a felony within the prior five-year period shall be guilty of a class [D] B felony for which ten thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine.

Sec. 42. (Effective July 1, 2013) The state-wide firearms trafficking task force established in section 29-38e of the general statutes shall conduct a pilot program, within available appropriations, during a one-year period in one geographic area of the state, to implement the review, identification, tracking and coordination activities described in subsection (f) of section 29-38e of the general statutes. Not later than January 15, 2014, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall submit a report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations, judiciary and public safety, describing the review, identification, tracking and coordination activities engaged in under the pilot program and the results of the pilot program.

Sec. 43. (Effective July 1, 2013) The sum of one million dollars is appropriated to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, from the General Fund, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, for the purpose of funding the pilot program established in section 42 of this act. "

The bill was further discussed by Representatives Alexander of the 58th, Adinolfi of the 103rd, Candelaria of the 95th, Ackert of the 8th, Urban of the 43rd, Srinivasan of the 31st, Rovero of the 51st and Sampson of the 80th who offered House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 5456) moved its adoption and further moved that when the vote be taken it be taken by roll call.

The amendment was discussed by Representative Fox of the 146th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 11: 45 p. m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 149

Necessary for Adoption 75

Those voting Yea 29

Those voting Nay 120

Those absent and not voting 2

On a roll call vote the amendment was rejected.

The following is the roll call vote:

 

N

 

ABERCROMBIE

 

N

 

HEWETT

 

N

 

TERCYAK

 

N

 

KUPCHICK

 

N

 

ALBIS

 

N

 

HOLDER-WINFIELD

 

N

 

TONG

Y

   

LABRIOLA

 

N

 

ALEXANDER

 

N

 

HURLBURT

 

N

 

URBAN

 

N

 

LAVIELLE

 

N

 

ALTOBELLO

 

N

 

JANOWSKI

 

N

 

VARGAS

 

N

 

LEGEYT

 

N

 

ARCE

 

N

 

JOHNSON

 

N

 

VERRENGIA

Y

   

MILLER, L.

 

N

 

ARCONTI

 

N

 

JUTILA

 

N

 

VICINO

Y

   

MINER

 

N

 

ARESIMOWICZ

 

N

 

KINER

 

N

 

WALKER

Y

   

MOLGANO

 

N

 

AYALA

 

N

 

LARSON

 

N

 

WIDLITZ

Y

   

NOUJAIM

 

N

 

BACKER, T.

 

N

 

LEMAR

 

N

 

WILLIS

Y

   

O'DEA

 

N

 

BARAM

 

N

 

LESSER

 

N

 

WRIGHT, C.

 

N

 

O'NEILL

 

N

 

BECKER, B.

 

N

 

LOPES

 

N

 

WRIGHT, E.

Y

   

PERILLO

 

N

 

BOUKUS

 

N

 

LUXENBERG

 

N

 

ZONI

Y

   

PISCOPO

 

N

 

BOWLES

 

N

 

MARONEY

       

Y

   

REBIMBAS

 

N

 

BUTLER

 

N

 

MCCRORY

         

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

 

N

 

CANDELARIA, J.

 

N

 

MCGEE

       

Y

   

SAMPSON

 

N

 

CLEMONS

 

N

 

MEGNA

Y

   

ACKERT

Y

   

SAWYER

 

N

 

CONROY

Y

   

MIKUTEL

Y

   

ADINOLFI

 

N

 

SCRIBNER

 

N

 

COOK

 

N

 

MILLER, P.

Y

   

ALBERTS

 

N

 

SHABAN

 

N

 

CUEVAS

 

N

 

MILLER, P. B.

 

N

 

AMAN

Y

   

SIMANSKI

 

N

 

D'AGOSTINO

 

N

 

MORIN

Y

   

BACCHIOCHI

 

N

 

SMITH

 

N

 

DARGAN

 

N

 

MORRIS

 

N

 

BETTS

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

 

N

 

DAVIS, P.

 

N

 

MOUKAWSHER

 

N

 

BOLINSKY

 

N

 

WALKO

 

N

 

DEMICCO, M.

 

N

 

MUSHINSKY

Y

   

BUCK-TAYLOR

Y

   

WILLIAMS

 

N

 

DILLON

 

N

 

NAFIS

 

N

 

CAFERO

 

N

 

WOOD

 

N

 

DIMINICO, j.

 

N

 

NICASTRO

   

X

CAMILLO

 

N

 

YACCARINO

 

N

 

ESPOSITO

 

N

 

O'BRIEN

Y

   

CANDELORA, V.

Y

   

ZIOBRON

 

N

 

FAWCETT

 

N

 

PERONE

Y

   

CARPINO

Y

   

ZUPKUS

 

N

 

FLEISCHMANN

 

N

 

REED

 

N

 

CARTER

       
 

N

 

FLEXER

 

N

 

RILEY

Y

   

CASE

       
 

N

 

FOX, D.

 

N

 

RITTER, M.

Y

   

D'AMELIO

       
 

N

 

FOX, G.

 

N

 

ROJAS

Y

   

DAVIS, C.

 

N

 

SHARKEY (SPKR)

 

N

 

FRITZ

   

X

ROSE

 

N

 

FLOREN

       
 

N

 

GENGA

 

N

 

ROVERO

 

N

 

FREY

       
 

N

 

GENTILE

 

N

 

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

GIEGLER

       
 

N

 

GONZALEZ

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, E.

Y

   

GIULIANO

 

N

 

BERGER (DEP)

 

N

 

GROGINS

 

N

 

SANTIAGO, H.

 

N

 

HOVEY

 

N

 

GODFREY (DEP)

 

N

 

GUERRERA

 

N

 

SEAR

Y

   

HOYDICK

 

N

 

ORANGE (DEP)

 

N

 

HADDAD

 

N

 

SERRA

 

N

 

HWANG

 

N

 

RITTER, E. (DEP)

 

N

 

HAMPTON

 

N

 

STALLWORTH

 

N

 

KLARIDES

 

N

 

RYAN (DEP)

 

N

 

HENNESSY

 

N

 

STEINBERG

 

N

 

KOKORUDA

 

N

 

SAYERS (DEP)

The following is House Amendment Schedule "B" (LCO 5456):

Strike sections 1 to 63, inclusive, in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Section 1. Subsections (b) to (f), inclusive, of section 29-28 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) Upon the application of any person having a bona fide permanent residence [or place of business] within the jurisdiction of any such authority, such chief of police, warden or selectman may issue a temporary state permit to such person to carry a pistol or revolver within the state, provided such authority shall find that such applicant intends to make no use of any pistol or revolver which such applicant may be permitted to carry under such permit other than a lawful use and that such person is a suitable person to receive such permit. No state or temporary state 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 Emergency Services and Public Protection 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 Energy and 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 or 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 convicted as delinquent for the commission of a serious juvenile offense, as defined in section 46b-120, (4) 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, (5) has been confined in a hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding [twelve] sixty months for (A) thirty or more consecutive days by order of a probate court, or (B) fifteen or more consecutive days under an emergency certificate, (6) 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, (7) is subject to a firearms seizure order issued pursuant to subsection (d) of section 29-38c after notice and hearing, (8) is prohibited from shipping, transporting, possessing or receiving a firearm pursuant to 18 USC 922(g)(4), (9) is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States, or (10) is less than twenty-one years of age. Nothing in this section shall require any person who holds a valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver on October 1, 1994, to participate in any additional training in the safety and use of pistols and revolvers. Upon issuance of a temporary state permit to the applicant, the local authority shall forward the original application to the commissioner. Not later than sixty days after receiving a temporary state permit, an applicant shall appear at a location designated by the commissioner to receive the state permit. [Said] The commissioner may then issue, to any holder of any temporary state permit, a state permit to carry a pistol or revolver within the state. Upon issuance of the state permit, the commissioner shall make available to the permit holder a copy of the law regarding the permit holder's responsibility to report the loss or theft of a firearm and the penalties associated with the failure to comply with such law. Upon issuance of the state permit, the commissioner shall forward a record of such permit to the local authority issuing the temporary state permit. The commissioner shall retain records of all applications, whether approved or denied. The copy of the state permit delivered to the permittee shall be laminated and shall contain a full-face photograph of such permittee. A person holding a state permit issued pursuant to this subsection shall notify the issuing authority within two business days of any change of such person's address. The notification shall include the old address and the new address of such person.

(c) No issuing authority may require any sworn member of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection or an organized local police department to furnish such sworn member's 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 issued by such authority to revise such member's application to include a business or post office address in lieu of the residence address. The issuing authority shall notify each such member of the right to revise such application.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 1-210 and 1-211, 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 state or a temporary state permit to carry a pistol or revolver pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, or a local permit to carry pistols and revolvers issued by local authorities prior to October 1, 2001, 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, including, but not limited to, employees of the United States Probation Office acting in the performance of their duties, (2) the issuing authority may disclose such information to the extent necessary to comply with a request made pursuant to section 29-33 for verification that such state or temporary state permit is still valid and has not been suspended or revoked, and the local authority may disclose such information to the extent necessary to comply with a request made pursuant to section 29-33 for verification that a local permit is still valid and has not been suspended or revoked, and (3) such information may be disclosed to the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services to carry out the provisions of subsection (c) of section 17a-500.

(e) The issuance of any permit to carry a pistol or revolver does not thereby authorize the possession or carrying of a pistol or revolver in any premises where the possession or carrying of a pistol or revolver is otherwise prohibited by law or is prohibited by the person who owns or exercises control over such premises.

(f) Any bona fide resident of the United States having no bona fide permanent residence [or place of business] within the jurisdiction of any local authority in the state, but who has a permit or license to carry a pistol or revolver issued by the authority of another state or subdivision of the United States, may apply directly to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection for a permit to carry a pistol or revolver in this state. All provisions of subsections (b), (c), (d) and (e) of this section shall apply to applications for a permit received by the commissioner under this subsection.

Sec. 2. Subsection (b) of section 29-36f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(b) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall issue an eligibility certificate unless said commissioner finds that the applicant: (1) Has failed to successfully complete a course approved by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection 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 Energy and 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 or 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 convicted as delinquent for the commission of a serious juvenile offense, as defined in section 46b-120; (4) 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; (5) has been confined in a hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding [twelve] sixty months for (A) thirty or more consecutive days by order of a probate court, or (B) fifteen or more consecutive days under an emergency certificate; (6) 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; (7) is subject to a firearms seizure order issued pursuant to subsection (d) of section 29-38c after notice and hearing; (8) is prohibited from shipping, transporting, possessing or receiving a firearm pursuant to 18 USC 922(g)(4); or (9) is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States.

Sec. 3. Section 29-38b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, in fulfilling his obligations under sections 29-28 to 29-38, inclusive, as amended by this act, and section 53-202d, shall verify that any person who, on or after October 1, 1998, applies for or seeks renewal of a permit to sell at retail a pistol or revolver, a permit to carry a pistol or revolver, an eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver or a certificate of possession for an assault weapon has not been confined in a hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding [twelve] sixty months for (1) thirty or more consecutive days by order of a probate court, or (2) fifteen or more consecutive days under an emergency certificate, by making an inquiry to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in such a manner so as to only receive a report on the commitment status of the person with respect to whom the inquiry is made including identifying information in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of section 17a-500.

(b) If the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection determines pursuant to subsection (a) of this section that a person has been confined in a hospital for persons with psychiatric disabilities, as defined in section 17a-495, within the preceding [twelve] sixty months for (1) thirty or more consecutive days by order of a probate court, or (2) fifteen or more consecutive days under an emergency certificate, said commissioner shall report the status of such person's application for or renewal of a permit to sell at retail a pistol or revolver, a permit to carry a pistol or revolver, an eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver or a certificate of possession for an assault weapon to the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the purpose of fulfilling his responsibilities under subsection (c) of section 17a-500.

Sec. 4. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2014) (a) For the purposes of this section and sections 5 and 6 of this act:

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection;

(2) "Convicted" means that a person has a judgment entered in this state against such person by a court upon a plea of guilty, a plea of nolo contendere or a finding of guilty by a jury or the court notwithstanding any pending appeal or habeas corpus proceeding arising from such judgment;

(3) "Deadly weapon" means a deadly weapon, as defined in section 53a-3 of the general statutes;

(4) "Department" means the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection;

(5) "Identifying factors" means fingerprints, a photographic image, and a description of any other identifying characteristics as may be required by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection;

(6) "Not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect" means a finding by a court or jury of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect pursuant to section 53a-13 of the general statutes notwithstanding any pending appeal or habeas corpus proceeding arising from such finding;

(7) "Offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon" or "offender" means a person who has been convicted of an offense committed with a deadly weapon;

(8) "Offense committed with a deadly weapon" or "offense" means: (A) A violation of subsection (c) of section 2-1e, subsection (e) of section 29-28, as amended by this act, subsections (a) to (e), inclusive, or (i) of section 29-33, section 29-34, subsection (a) of section 29-35, section 29-36, 29-36k, 29-37a or 29-37e, subsection (c) of section 29-37g, section 29-37j, subsection (b), (c) or (g) of section 53-202, section 53-202b, 53-202c, 53-202j, 53-202k, 53-202l, 53-202aa, as amended by this act, or 53-206b, subsection (b) of section 53a-8, section 53a-55a, 53a-56a, 53a-60a, 53a-60c, 53a-72b, 53a-92a, 53a-94a, 53a-102a, 53a-103a, 53a-211, 53a-212, 53a-216, 53a-217, 53a-217a, as amended by this act, 53a-217b or 53a-217c, or a second or subsequent violation of section 53-202g of the general statutes; or (B) a violation of any section of the general statutes which constitutes a felony, as defined in section 53a-25 of the general statutes, provided the court makes a finding that, at the time of the offense, the offender used a deadly weapon, or was armed with and threatened the use of or displayed or represented by words or conduct that the offender possessed a deadly weapon;

(9) "Registrant" means a person required to register under section 506 of this act;

(10) "Registry" means a central record system in this state that is established pursuant to this section and receives, maintains and disseminates to law enforcement agencies information on persons convicted or found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect of an offense committed with a deadly weapon; and

(11) "Release into the community" means, with respect to a conviction or a finding of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect of an offense committed with a deadly weapon, (A) any release by a court after such conviction or finding of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, a sentence of probation or any other sentence under section 53a-28 of the general statutes that does not result in the offender's immediate placement in the custody of the Commissioner of Correction; (B) release from a correctional facility at the discretion of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, by the Department of Correction to a program authorized by section 18-100c of the general statutes or upon completion of the maximum term or terms of the offender's sentence or sentences, or to the supervision of the Court Support Services Division in accordance with the terms of the offender's sentence; or (C) temporary leave to an approved residence by the Psychiatric Security Review Board pursuant to section 17a-587 of the general statutes, conditional release from a hospital for mental illness or a facility for persons with intellectual disability by the Psychiatric Security Review Board pursuant to section 17a-588 of the general statutes, or release upon termination of commitment to the Psychiatric Security Review Board.

(b) The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall, not later than January 1, 2014, establish and maintain a registry of all persons required to register under section 5 of this act as offenders convicted of an offense committed with a deadly weapon. The department shall, in cooperation with the Office of the Chief Court Administrator, the Department of Correction and the Psychiatric Security Review Board, develop appropriate forms for use by agencies and individuals to report registration information, including changes of address. Upon receipt of registration information, the department shall enter the information into the registry and notify the local police department or state police troop having jurisdiction where the registrant resides or plans to reside. Upon receiving notification pursuant to section 5 of this act that a registrant has changed his or her address, the department shall enter the information into the registry and notify the local police departments or state police troops having jurisdiction where the registrant previously resided and the jurisdiction where the registrant has relocated. The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall also ensure that the name and residence address of each registrant is available through the Connecticut on-line law enforcement communication teleprocessing system maintained by the department. If a registrant reports a residence in another state, the department may notify the state police agency of that state or such other agency in that state that maintains registry information, if known.

(c) The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection may suspend the registration of any person registered under section 5 of this act while such person is incarcerated, under civil commitment or residing outside this state. During the period that such registration is under suspension, the department may withdraw the registration information from access to law enforcement agencies. Upon the release of the registrant from incarceration or civil commitment or resumption of residency in this state by the registrant, the department shall reinstate the registration and redistribute the registration information in accordance with subsection (b) of this section. Suspension of registration shall not affect the date of expiration of the registration obligation of the registrant under section 5 of this act.

(d) The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall include in the registry the most recent photographic image of each registrant taken by the department, the Department of Correction, a law enforcement agency or the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Department.

(e) Whenever the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection receives notice from a superior court pursuant to section 52-11 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or a probate court pursuant to section 45a-99 of the general statutes, as amended by this act, that such court has ordered the change of name of a person, and the department determines that such person is listed in the registry, the department shall revise such person's registration information accordingly.

(f) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall develop a protocol for the notification of other state agencies, the Judicial Department and local police departments whenever a person listed in the registry changes such person's name and notifies the commissioner of the new name pursuant to section 5 of this act or whenever the commissioner determines pursuant to subsection (e) of this section that a person listed in the registry has changed such person's name.

(g) The information in the registry shall not be a public record or file for the purposes of section 1-200 of the general statutes. Any information disclosed pursuant to sections 4 to 6, inclusive, of this act, shall not be further disclosed unless such disclosure is permitted under sections 4 to 6, inclusive, of this act.

Sec. 5. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2014) (a) (1) Any person who has been convicted or found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect of an offense committed with a deadly weapon and is released into the community on or after January 1, 2014, shall, within fourteen calendar days following such release or, if such person is in the custody of the Commissioner of Correction, at such time prior to release as the Commissioner of Correction shall direct, and whether or not such person's place of residence is in this state, register such person's name, identifying factors, criminal history record, residence address and electronic mail address with the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, on such forms and in such locations as the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall direct, and shall maintain such registration for five years.

(2) Prior to accepting a plea of guilty or nolo contendere from a person with respect to an offense committed with a deadly weapon, the court shall (A) inform the person that the entry of a finding of guilty after acceptance of the plea will subject the person to the registration requirements of this section, and (B) determine that the person fully understands the consequences of the plea.

(3) If any person who is subject to registration under this section changes such person's name, such person shall, within two days, notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection in writing of the new name. If any person who is subject to registration under this section changes such person's address, such person shall, within two days, notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection in writing of the new address. During such period of registration, each registrant shall complete and return any forms mailed to such registrant to verify such registrant's residence address and shall submit to the retaking of a photographic image upon request of the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

(b) Any offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon who is required to register under this section shall, not later than twenty days after each anniversary date of such initial registration, until the date such registration requirement expires under subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of this section, personally appear at the local police department or state police troop having jurisdiction where the registrant resides to verify and update, as appropriate, the contents of his or her registration. The local police department or state police troop, as the case may be, may defer such requirement to personally appear to a later date for good cause shown. Not later than thirty calendar days prior to such anniversary date, the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall mail written notice of the personal appearance requirement of this subsection to the registrant and the local police department or state police troop having jurisdiction where the registrant resides. Not later than thirty calendar days after the anniversary date of each registrant, the local police department or state police troop having jurisdiction where the registrant resides shall notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, on such form as the commissioner may prescribe, (1) whether the registrant complied with the personal appearance requirement of this subsection or whether such personal appearance requirement was deferred to a later date for good cause shown, and (2) if the personal appearance requirement was deferred to a later date for good cause shown, the local police department or state police troop shall indicate the later date established for such personal appearance and describe the good cause shown.

(c) Any person who is subject to registration under this section who violates any provisions of subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall be guilty of a class D felony, except that, if such person violates the provisions of this section by failing to notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection within two days of a change of name, address or status or another reportable event, such person shall be subject to such penalty if such failure continues for five business days.

Sec. 6. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2014) (a) The registration information for each registrant shall include:

(1) The offender's name, including any other name by which the offender has been legally known, and any aliases used by the offender;

(2) Identifying information, including a physical description of the offender;

(3) The current residence address of the offender;

(4) The date of conviction of the offense;

(5) A description of the offense; and

(6) If the offender was sentenced to a term of incarceration for such offense, a portion of which was not suspended, the date the offender was released from such incarceration.

(b) The offender shall sign and date the registration.

(c) At the time that the offender appears for the purpose of registering, the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall photograph the offender and arrange for the fingerprinting of the offender and include such photograph and a complete set of fingerprints in the registry. If the offender is required to submit to the taking of a blood or other biological sample of sufficient quality for DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) analysis pursuant to section 54-102g of the general statutes, and has not submitted to the taking of such sample, the commissioner shall also require such sample to be taken for analysis pursuant to section 54-102g of the general statutes.

(d) The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection may require the offender to provide documentation to verify the contents of his or her registration.

Sec. 7. Section 45a-99 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2014):

(a) The courts of probate shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the Superior Court, as provided in section 52-11, as amended by this act, to grant a change of name, except a change of name granted in accordance with subsection (a) of section 46b-63, except that no court of probate may issue an order or otherwise allow for the change of name of a person who is required to register with the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection as a sexual offender or as an offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon unless such person complies with the requirements of subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section.

(b) (1) Any person who is required to register with the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection as a sexual offender or as an offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon who files an application with the Court of Probate for a change of name shall (A) prior to filing such application, notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, on such form as the commissioner may prescribe, that the person intends to file an application for a change of name, indicating the change of name sought, and (B) include with such application a sworn statement that such change of name is not being sought for the purpose of avoiding the legal consequences of a criminal conviction, including, but not limited to, a criminal conviction that requires such person to register as a sexual offender or as an offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon.

(2) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall have standing to challenge such person's application for a change of name in the court of probate where such change of name is sought. The commissioner shall challenge the change of name through the Attorney General. The court of probate may deny such person's application for a change of name if the court finds, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the person is applying for such change of name for the purpose of avoiding the legal consequences of a criminal conviction.

(c) Whenever the court, pursuant to this section, orders a change of name of a person, the court shall notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection of the issuance of such order if the court finds that such person is listed in the registry established and maintained pursuant to section 54-257 or in the registry established and maintained pursuant to section 4 of this act.

Sec. 8. Section 52-11 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2014):

(a) The superior court in each judicial district shall have jurisdiction of complaints praying for a change of name, brought by any person residing in the judicial district, and may change the name of the complainant, who shall thereafter be known by the name prescribed by said court in its decree, except that no superior court may issue an order or otherwise allow for the change of name of a person who is required to register with the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection as a sexual offender or as an offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon unless such person complies with the requirements of subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section.

(b) (1) Any person who is required to register with the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection as a sexual offender or as an offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon who files an application with the Superior Court for a change of name shall (A) prior to filing such application, notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, on such form as the commissioner may prescribe, that the person intends to file an application for a change of name, indicating the change of name sought, and (B) include with such application a sworn statement that such change of name is not being sought for the purpose of avoiding the legal consequences of a criminal conviction, including, but not limited to, a criminal conviction that requires such person to register as a sexual offender or as an offender convicted of committing a crime with a deadly weapon.

(2) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall have standing to challenge such person's application for a change of name in the superior court where such change of name is sought. The commissioner shall challenge the change of name through the Attorney General. The superior court may deny such person's application for a change of name if the court finds, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the person is applying for such change of name for the purpose of avoiding the legal consequences of a criminal conviction.

(c) Whenever the court, pursuant to this section, orders a change of name of a person, the clerk of the court shall notify the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection of the issuance of such order if the clerk finds that such person is listed in the registry established and maintained pursuant to section 54-257 or in the registry established and maintained pursuant to section 4 of this act.

Sec. 9. Section 29-37i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

No person shall store or keep any loaded firearm on any premises under [his] such person's control if [he] such person knows or reasonably should know that (1) a minor is likely to gain access to the firearm without the permission of the parent or guardian of the minor, or (2) a resident of the premises is ineligible to possess a firearm under state or federal law, unless such person [(1)] (A) keeps the firearm in a securely locked box or other container or in a location which a reasonable person would believe to be secure, or [(2)] (B) carries the firearm on his or her person or within such close proximity thereto that [he] such person can readily retrieve and use [it] the firearm as if [he] such person carried [it] the firearm on his or her person. For the purposes of this section, "minor" means any person under the age of sixteen years.

Sec. 10. Section 52-571g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

Any person whose act or omission constitutes a violation of section 29-37i, as amended by this act, shall be strictly liable for damages when a minor or a resident of the premises who is ineligible to possess a firearm under state or federal law, obtains a firearm, as defined in section 53a-3, and causes the injury or death of such minor, resident or any other person. For the purposes of this section, "minor" means any person under the age of sixteen years.

Sec. 11. Section 53a-217a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2013):

(a) A person is guilty of criminally negligent storage of a firearm when [he] such person violates the provisions of section 29-37i, as amended by this act, and a minor or, a resident of the premises who is ineligible to possess a firearm under state or federal law, obtains the firearm and causes the injury or death of [himself] such minor, resident or any other person. For the purposes of this section, "minor" means any person under the age of sixteen years.

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply if the minor obtains the firearm as a result of an unlawful entry to any premises by any person.

(c) Criminally negligent storage of a firearm is a class D felony.

Sec. 12. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Any person who earned risk reduction credit toward a reduction in such person's sentence under the provisions of section 18-98e of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to 2013, prior to the effective date of this section shall forfeit such credit, except that nothing in this section shall invalidate the release or parole release of an inmate pursuant to such credit that occurred prior to the effective date of this section.

Sec. 13. Section 18-100c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

A person convicted of a crime who is incarcerated on or after July 1, 1993, who received a definite sentence of two years or less, and who has been confined under such sentence for not less than one-half of the sentence imposed by the court, less such time as may have been earned under the provisions of section 18-7, 18-7a, 18-98a, 18-98b or 18-98d, [or less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e,] may be released pursuant to subsection (e) of section 18-100 or to any other community correction program approved by the Commissioner of Correction.

Sec. 14. Section 18-100d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, any person convicted of a crime committed on or after October 1, 1994, shall be subject to supervision by personnel of the Department of Correction until the expiration of the maximum term or terms for which such person was sentenced. [less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e. ]

Sec. 15. Section 54-125a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) A person convicted of one or more crimes who is incarcerated on or after October 1, 1990, who received a definite sentence or aggregate sentence of more than two years, and who has been confined under such sentence or sentences for not less than one-half of the aggregate sentence [less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e] or one-half of the most recent sentence imposed by the court, [less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e,] whichever is greater, may be allowed to go at large on parole in the discretion of the panel of the Board of Pardons and Paroles for the institution in which the person is confined, if (1) it appears from all available information, including any reports from the Commissioner of Correction that the panel may require, that there is reasonable probability that such inmate will live and remain at liberty without violating the law, and (2) such release is not incompatible with the welfare of society. At the discretion of the panel, and under the terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the panel including requiring the parolee to submit personal reports, the parolee shall be allowed to return to the parolee's home or to reside in a residential community center, or to go elsewhere. The parolee shall, while on parole, remain under the jurisdiction of the board until the expiration of the maximum term or terms for which the parolee was sentenced. [less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e. ] Any parolee released on the condition that the parolee reside in a residential community center may be required to contribute to the cost incidental to such residence. Each order of parole shall fix the limits of the parolee's residence, which may be changed in the discretion of the board and the Commissioner of Correction. Within three weeks after the commitment of each person sentenced to more than two years, the state's attorney for the judicial district shall send to the Board of Pardons and Paroles the record, if any, of such person.

(b) (1) No person convicted of any of the following offenses, which was committed on or after July 1, 1981, shall be eligible for parole under subsection (a) of this section: (A) Capital felony, as provided under the provisions of section 53a-54b in effect prior to April 25, 2012, (B) murder with special circumstances, as provided under the provisions of section 53a-54b in effect on or after April 25, 2012, (C) felony murder, as provided in section 53a-54c, (D) arson murder, as provided in section 53a-54d, (E) murder, as provided in section 53a-54a, or (F) aggravated sexual assault in the first degree, as provided in section 53a-70a. (2) A person convicted of (A) a violation of section 53a-100aa or 53a-102, or (B) an offense, other than an offense specified in subdivision (1) of this subsection, where the underlying facts and circumstances of the offense involve the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against another person shall be ineligible for parole under subsection (a) of this section until such person has served not less than eighty-five per cent of the definite sentence imposed. [less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e. ]

(c) The Board of Pardons and Paroles shall, not later than July 1, 1996, adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 to ensure that a person convicted of an offense described in subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section is not released on parole until such person has served eighty-five per cent of the definite sentence imposed by the court. [less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e. ] Such regulations shall include guidelines and procedures for classifying a person as a violent offender that are not limited to a consideration of the elements of the offense or offenses for which such person was convicted.

(d) The Board of Pardons and Paroles shall hold a hearing to determine the suitability for parole release of any person whose eligibility for parole release is not subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section upon completion by such person of seventy-five per cent of such person's definite or aggregate sentence. [less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e. ] An employee of the board or, if deemed necessary by the chairperson, a panel of the board shall reassess the suitability for parole release of such person based on the following standards: (1) Whether there is reasonable probability that such person will live and remain at liberty without violating the law, and (2) whether the benefits to such person and society that would result from such person's release to community supervision substantially outweigh the benefits to such person and society that would result from such person's continued incarceration. After hearing, if the board determines that continued confinement is necessary, it shall articulate for the record the specific reasons why such person and the public would not benefit from such person serving a period of parole supervision while transitioning from incarceration to the community. The decision of the board under this subsection shall not be subject to appeal.

(e) The Board of Pardons and Paroles shall hold a hearing to determine the suitability for parole release of any person whose eligibility for parole release is subject to the provisions of subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section upon completion by such person of eighty-five per cent of such person's definite or aggregate sentence. [less any risk reduction credit earned under the provisions of section 18-98e. ] An employee of the board or, if deemed necessary by the chairperson, a panel of the board shall assess the suitability for parole release of such person based on the following standards: (1) Whether there is reasonable probability that such person will live and remain at liberty without violating the law, and (2) whether the benefits to such person and society that would result from such person's release to community supervision substantially outweigh the benefits to such person and society that would result from such person's continued incarceration. After hearing, if the board determines that continued confinement is necessary, it shall articulate for the record the specific reasons why such person and the public would not benefit from such person serving a period of parole supervision while transitioning from incarceration to the community. The decision of the board under this subsection shall not be subject to appeal.

(f) Any person released on parole under this section shall remain in the custody of the Commissioner of Correction and be subject to supervision by personnel of the Department of Correction during such person's period of parole.

Sec. 16. Section 53-202aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) A person is guilty of firearms trafficking if such person, knowingly and intentionally, directly or indirectly, causes one or more firearms that such person owns, is in possession of or is in control of to come into the possession of or control of another person who such person knows or has reason to believe is prohibited from owning or possessing any firearm under state or federal law.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a class C felony if such person, on or after October 1, 2007, but prior to October 1, 2013, sells, delivers or otherwise transfers five or fewer firearms, and a class B felony if such person, on or after October 1, 2007, but prior to October 1, 2013, sells, delivers or otherwise transfers more than five firearms. Any person who violates any provision of this section on or after October 1, 2013, shall be guilty of a class B felony for which three years of the sentence imposed may not be suspended or reduced by the court, and ten thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine.

(c) For the purposes of this section, "firearm" means "firearm" as defined in section 53a-3, but does not include [a rifle or shotgun or] an antique firearm as defined in subsection (b) of section 29-37a, as amended by this act.

Sec. 17. Section 53a-212 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) A person is guilty of stealing a firearm when, with intent to deprive another person of [his] such other person's firearm or to appropriate the [same] firearm to [himself] such person or a third party, [he] such person wrongfully takes, obtains or withholds a firearm, as defined in subdivision (19) of section 53a-3.

(b) Stealing a firearm is a class [D] C felony for which two years of the sentence imposed may not be suspended or reduced by the court, and five thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine.

Sec. 18. Section 29-32 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes of this section, "conviction" means the entry of a judgment of conviction by any court of competent jurisdiction.

(b) Any state permit or temporary state permit for the carrying of any pistol or revolver may be revoked by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection for cause and shall be revoked by said commissioner 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 this act, or upon the occurrence of any event which would have disqualified the holder from being issued the state permit or temporary state permit pursuant to subsection (b) of section 29-28, as amended by this act. Upon the revocation of any state permit or temporary state permit, the person whose state permit or temporary state permit is revoked shall be notified in writing and such state permit or temporary state permit shall be forthwith delivered to the commissioner. Any law enforcement authority shall confiscate and immediately forward to the commissioner any state permit or temporary state permit that is illegally possessed by any person. The commissioner may revoke the state permit or temporary state permit based upon the commissioner's own investigation or upon the request of any law enforcement agency. Any person who fails to surrender any permit within five days of notification in writing of revocation thereof shall be guilty of a class [C] A misdemeanor.

(c) Any local permit for the carrying of a pistol or revolver issued prior to October 1, 2001, 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 this act, or upon the occurrence of any event which would have disqualified the holder from being issued such local permit. Upon the revocation of any local permit, the person whose local 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. Upon the revocation of any permit issued by the commissioner, the commissioner shall forthwith notify any local authority which the records of the commissioner show as having issued a currently valid local permit to the holder of the permit revoked by the commissioner. Any person who fails to surrender such permit within five days of notification in writing or revocation thereof shall be guilty of a class [C] A misdemeanor.

Sec. 19. Subsections (h) and (i) of section 29-33 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(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] the court 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 Court Support Services Division 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 Court Support Services Division 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] C 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 for which three years of the sentence imposed may not be suspended or reduced by the court, and ten thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine, and any pistol or revolver found in the possession of any person in violation of any provision of this section shall be forfeited.

Sec. 20. Section 29-34 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) No person shall make any false statement or give any false information connected with any purchase, sale, delivery or other transfer of any pistol or revolver. Any person violating any provision of this subsection shall be guilty of a class [D] C felony for which three thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine.

(b) No person shall sell, barter, hire, lend, give, deliver or otherwise transfer to any person under the age of 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. Any person violating any provision of this subsection shall be guilty of a class D felony for which one year of the sentence imposed may not be suspended or reduced by the court.

(c) Any pistol or revolver found in the possession of any person in violation of any provision of this section shall be forfeited.

Sec. 21. Section 29-36 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) No person shall remove, deface, alter or obliterate the name of any maker or model or any maker's number or other mark of identification on any firearm as defined in section 53a-3. The possession of any firearm upon which any identifying mark, number or name has been removed, defaced, altered or obliterated shall be prima facie evidence that the person owning or in possession of such firearm has removed, defaced, altered or obliterated the same.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be [fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years or both] guilty of a class C felony for which five thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine, and any firearm found in the possession of any person in violation of said provision shall be forfeited.

Sec. 22. Section 29-36i of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) Any eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver shall be revoked by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection upon the occurrence of any event which would have disqualified the holder from being issued the certificate pursuant to section 29-36f, as amended by 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 Emergency Services and Public Protection. 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] A misdemeanor.

Sec. 23. Section 29-37j of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) Any person who purchases a firearm, as defined in section 53a-3, pursuant to section 29-33, as amended by this act, or 29-37a, as amended by this act, with the intent to transfer such firearm to any other person who the transferor knows or has reason to believe is prohibited from purchasing or otherwise receiving such a firearm pursuant to section 29-33, as amended by this act, or 29-37a, as amended by this act, shall be [fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years or both] guilty of a class C felony for which five thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine.

(b) Any person prohibited from purchasing or otherwise receiving or possessing a firearm and who solicits, employs or assists any person in violating the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall be guilty of a class [B misdemeanor. If the] D felony, except that if such violation of subsection (a) of this section involves a transfer of more than one firearm, such person shall be guilty of a class [A misdemeanor] C felony for which five thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court if any of such firearms is actually transferred unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine. Each transfer shall constitute a separate offense.

(c) Any person convicted of violating the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) of this section and who was convicted of a felony within the prior five-year period shall be guilty of a class [D] B felony for which ten thousand dollars of the fine imposed may not be remitted or reduced by the court unless the court states on the record its reasons for remitting or reducing such fine.

Sec. 24. (Effective July 1, 2013) The state-wide firearms trafficking task force established in section 29-38e of the general statutes shall conduct a pilot program, within available appropriations, during a one-year period in one geographic area of the state, to implement the review, identification, tracking and coordination activities described in subsection (f) of section 29-38e of the general statutes. Not later than January 15, 2014, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall submit a report, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations, judiciary and public safety, describing the review, identification, tracking and coordination activities engaged in under the pilot program and the results of the pilot program.

Sec. 25. (Effective July 1, 2013) The sum of one million dollars is appropriated to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, from the General Fund, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, for the purpose of funding the pilot program established in section 24 of this act.

Sec. 26. (NEW) (Effective from passage and applicable to taxable years commencing on or after January 1, 2013) (a) Any resident of this state, as defined in subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 12-701 of the general statutes, who is subject to the tax imposed under chapter 229 of the general statutes for any taxable year shall be allowed a credit against the tax otherwise due under said chapter in an amount equal to the price paid by such taxpayer for a new safe that (1) is specifically manufactured to store firearms, (2) is constructed of steel or a material of equal or greater strength, (3) has a combination or key lock listed by Underwriters Laboratories, and (4) is for the personal, noncommercial use of the taxpayer, provided such credit shall not exceed three hundred dollars.

(b) If the amount of the credit allowed pursuant to this section exceeds the taxpayer's liability for the tax imposed under chapter 229 of the general statutes, the excess shall expire and shall not be refundable.

Sec. 27. Section 18-98e of the general statutes is repealed. (Effective from passage). "

In line 3759, strike "and"

In line 3763, after "training" insert the following "; and (3) the hiring of school resource officers"

The bill was further discussed by Representatives Fleischmann of the 18th and Smith of the 108th.

DEPUTY SPEAKER ORANGE IN THE CHAIR

The bill was further discussed by Representatives Shaban of the 135th, Ziobron of the 34th and Dillon of the 92nd.

SPEAKER SHARKEY IN THE CHAIR

The bill was further discussed by Representatives Kupchick of the 132nd, Wright of the 77th, Bolinsky of the 106th, Frey of the 111th, Hennessey of the 127th, McCrory of the 7th, Buck-Taylor of the 67th, Miller of the 36th, Godfrey of the 110th, Cafero of the 142nd and Aresimowicz of the 30th.

The Speaker ordered the vote be taken by roll call at 2: 26 a. m.

The following is the result of the vote:

Total Number Voting 149

Necessary for Passage 75

Those voting Yea 105

Those voting Nay 44

Those absent and not voting 2

On a roll call vote Emergency Certified Senate Bill No. 1160 was passed in concurrence with the Senate.

The following is the roll call vote:

Y

   

ABERCROMBIE

Y

   

HEWETT

Y

   

TERCYAK

Y

   

KUPCHICK

Y

   

ALBIS

Y

   

HOLDER-WINFIELD

Y

   

TONG

 

N

 

LABRIOLA

Y

   

ALEXANDER

Y

   

HURLBURT

Y

   

URBAN

Y

   

LAVIELLE

 

N

 

ALTOBELLO

Y

   

JANOWSKI

Y

   

VARGAS

 

N

 

LEGEYT

Y

   

ARCE

Y

   

JOHNSON

Y

   

VERRENGIA

 

N

 

MILLER, L.

Y

   

ARCONTI

 

N

 

JUTILA

Y

   

VICINO

 

N

 

MINER

Y

   

ARESIMOWICZ

Y

   

KINER

Y

   

WALKER

 

N

 

MOLGANO

Y

   

AYALA

Y

   

LARSON

Y

   

WIDLITZ

 

N

 

NOUJAIM

Y

   

BACKER, T.

Y

   

LEMAR

Y

   

WILLIS

Y

   

O'DEA

Y

   

BARAM

Y

   

LESSER

Y

   

WRIGHT, C.

Y

   

O'NEILL

Y

   

BECKER, B.

Y

   

LOPES

Y

   

WRIGHT, E.

 

N

 

PERILLO

Y

   

BOUKUS

Y

   

LUXENBERG

 

N

 

ZONI

 

N

 

PISCOPO

 

N

 

BOWLES

Y

   

MARONEY

         

N

 

REBIMBAS

Y

   

BUTLER

 

N

 

MCCRORY

         

N

 

RUTIGLIANO

Y

   

CANDELARIA, J.

Y

   

MCGEE

         

N

 

SAMPSON

Y

   

CLEMONS

Y

   

MEGNA

 

N

 

ACKERT

 

N

 

SAWYER

 

N

 

CONROY

 

N

 

MIKUTEL

 

N

 

ADINOLFI

 

N

 

SCRIBNER

Y

   

COOK

Y

   

MILLER, P.

 

N

 

ALBERTS

Y

   

SHABAN

Y

   

CUEVAS

Y

   

MILLER, P. B.

Y

   

AMAN

 

N

 

SIMANSKI

Y

   

D'AGOSTINO

Y

   

MORIN

 

N

 

BACCHIOCHI

Y

   

SMITH

Y

   

DARGAN

Y

   

MORRIS

 

N

 

BETTS

Y

   

SRINIVASAN

Y

   

DAVIS, P.

Y

   

MOUKAWSHER

Y

   

BOLINSKY

Y

   

WALKO

Y

   

DEMICCO, M.

Y

   

MUSHINSKY

 

N

 

BUCK-TAYLOR

 

N

 

WILLIAMS

Y

   

DILLON

Y

   

NAFIS

Y

   

CAFERO

Y

   

WOOD

Y

   

DIMINICO, j.

 

N

 

NICASTRO

   

X

CAMILLO

Y

   

YACCARINO

 

N

 

ESPOSITO

Y

   

O'BRIEN

 

N

 

CANDELORA, V.

 

N

 

ZIOBRON

Y

   

FAWCETT

Y

   

PERONE

Y

   

CARPINO

 

N

 

ZUPKUS

Y

   

FLEISCHMANN

Y

   

REED

 

N

 

CARTER

       

Y

   

FLEXER

Y

   

RILEY

 

N

 

CASE

       

Y

   

FOX, D.

Y

   

RITTER, M.

 

N

 

D'AMELIO

       

Y

   

FOX, G.

Y

   

ROJAS

 

N

 

DAVIS, C.

Y

   

SHARKEY (SPKR)

Y

   

FRITZ

   

X

ROSE

Y

   

FLOREN

       

Y

   

GENGA

 

N

 

ROVERO

Y

   

FREY

       

Y

   

GENTILE

Y

   

SANCHEZ

 

N

 

GIEGLER

       

Y

   

GONZALEZ

Y

   

SANTIAGO, E.

 

N

 

GIULIANO

Y

   

BERGER (DEP)

Y

   

GROGINS

Y

   

SANTIAGO, H.

Y

   

HOVEY

Y

   

GODFREY (DEP)

Y

   

GUERRERA

Y

   

SEAR

 

N

 

HOYDICK

 

N

 

ORANGE (DEP)

Y

   

HADDAD

Y

   

SERRA

Y

   

HWANG

Y

   

RITTER, E. (DEP)

Y

   

HAMPTON

Y

   

STALLWORTH

Y

   

KLARIDES

 

N

 

RYAN (DEP)

Y

   

HENNESSY

Y

   

STEINBERG

Y

   

KOKORUDA

 

N

 

SAYERS (DEP)

IMMEDIATE TRANSMITTAL TO THE GOVERNOR

On motion of Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District, Emergency Certified Senate Bill No. 1160 was immediately transmitted to the Governor.

REPRESENTATIVES ABSENT

The following Representatives were absent today or may have missed some votes due to the following:

Representative Camillo of the 151st District - illness

Representative Rose of the 118th District - illness

ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Representative Aresimowicz of the 30th District, the House adjourned at 2: 30 o'clock a. m. , to meet again at the Call of the Chair.