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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 650

 

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 2202

 

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Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. DUFF, 25th Dist.

SEN. BYE, 5th Dist.

SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th Dist.

SEN. CASSANO, 4th Dist.

SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd Dist.

SEN. CRISCO, 17th Dist.

SEN. KENNEDY, 12th Dist.

SEN. FLEXER, 29th Dist.

SEN. LARSON, 3rd Dist.

SEN. WINFIELD, 10th Dist.

AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS.

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

That section 46b-15 of the general statutes be amended to improve the service and effectiveness of temporary restraining orders issued, including, to: (1) Require a sworn police officer to serve such order in certain circumstances, including whenever the applicant indicates on the application therefor that the respondent has access to a firearm or ammunition or is in possession of a state-issued firearm or ammunition permit or eligibility certificate; (2) allow a court to extend such order if the applicant is present for the subsequent hearing fourteen days after issuance but the order has not yet been served; (3) increase access on the part of applicants to domestic violence advocates who can assist them in properly filling out applications; (4) broaden the methods by which respondents may be given legal notice of such orders by sworn peace officers; and (5) allow the court to order the respondent to a temporary restraining order that has been issued by the court to temporarily transfer, deliver or surrender all firearms and ammunition that he or she possesses, along with any permit issued pursuant to section 29-28 of the general statutes, and all eligibility certificates issued pursuant to sections 29-36f and 29-37q of the general statutes.

Statement of Purpose:

To provide greater protection to applicants who are granted temporary restraining orders by Connecticut courts.