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Amendment

 

February Session, 2016

LCO No. 5817

   
 

*HB0505405817SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. MARKLEY, 16th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5054

File No. 750

Cal. No. 531

"AN ACT PROTECTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. "

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Section 29-28a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

(a) Requests for temporary state permits under section 29-28, as amended by this act, shall be submitted to the chief of police, or, where there is no chief of police, to the warden of the borough or the first selectman of the town, as the case may be, on application forms prescribed by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Upon written request by any person for a temporary state permit not on a prescribed application form, or upon request by any person for such application form, the local authority shall supply such forms. When any such request is made in person at the office of the local authority, the local authority shall supply such application form immediately. When any such request is made in any other manner, the local authority shall supply such application form not later than one week after receiving such request. If such application form is not supplied within the time limits required by this section, the request [therefor] for such application form shall constitute a sufficient application. If any local authority fails to supply an application form upon the request of any person, such person may request an application form from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection or any barracks of the Division of State Police, and the time limits and procedures set forth in this section for handling requests for such forms shall be applicable.

(b) The local authority shall [, not later than eight weeks after a sufficient application for a temporary state permit has been made,] inform [the] any applicant for a temporary state permit that such applicant's request for a temporary state permit has been approved or denied not later than eight weeks after such applicant provides: (1) A completed and notarized application on the forms described in subsection (a) of this section, which forms may not be modified or supplemented by the local authority with additional forms or with additional requests for information from the applicant not otherwise required by law; (2) proof of eligibility consisting of: (A) For citizens of the United States, a birth certificate, a naturalization certificate or a valid United States passport, or (B) for aliens, a permanent resident card, a valid visa issued by the United States Department of State or an employment authorization card issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; (3) a certificate of successful completion of a safety or training course in the use of pistols and revolvers signed by an instructor certified by the state or the National Rifle Association; and (4) two sets of fingerprints to be processed as provided in section 29-29. The local authority shall forward a copy of the application indicating approval or denial of the temporary state permit to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. If the local authority has denied the application for a temporary state permit, no state permit may be issued. The commissioner shall, not later than eight weeks after receiving an application indicating approval from the local authority, inform the applicant in writing that the applicant's application for a state permit has been approved or denied, or that the results of the national criminal history records check have not been received. If grounds for denial become known after a temporary state permit has been obtained, the temporary state permit shall be immediately revoked pursuant to section 29-32, as amended by this act. "

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

Sec. 501

October 1, 2016

29-28a