OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5408

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires the holder of a gun permit to show it to any law enforcement officer who sees him or her openly carrying a handgun and asks to see the permit. It removes the requirement that the officer base the request on the officer's reasonable suspicion of a crime and the need to verify the permit validity or the permittee's identity. By law, a permittee must carry the permit on his or her person when carrying a handgun.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2016

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Safety and Security Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

16

Nay

9

(03/10/2016)