Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 240

    February Session, 2016

Substitute House Bill No. 5408

House of Representatives, March 29, 2016

The Committee on Public Safety and Security reported through REP. DARGAN of the 115th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT.

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

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 29-35 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(b) The holder of a permit issued pursuant to section 29-28 shall carry such permit upon one's person while carrying such pistol or revolver. Such holder shall present his or her permit upon the request of a law enforcement officer [who has reasonable suspicion of a crime for purposes of verification of the validity of the permit or identification of the holder, provided] only when such holder is openly carrying a pistol or revolver that is [observed by] visible to such law enforcement officer.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2016

29-35(b)

PS

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill allows a law enforcement officer to request to see a pistol permit only when the holder of the weapon is observed to be carrying the gun openly and it is visible to the law enforcement officer. This is not expected to result in a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

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)

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