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Committee Bill No. 6200

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 4606

 

*04606HB06200JUD*

Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

(JUD)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF A PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER.

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

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 29-35 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(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 such holder is carrying a pistol or revolver that is observed by such law enforcement officer.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2017

29-35(b)

Statement of Purpose:

To require individuals who openly carrying a pistol or revolver to produce their permit upon request of a law enforcement officer if the firearm is visible to such officer.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

REP. SIMMONS, 144th Dist.; REP. TONG, 147th Dist.

REP. FOX, 148th Dist.; REP. GRESKO, 121st Dist.

REP. STAFSTROM, 129th Dist.; REP. ELLIOTT, 88th Dist.

SEN. LARSON, 3rd Dist.; SEN. MOORE, 22nd Dist.

H.B. 6200