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Substitute Bill No. 5538

February Session, 2018

 

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AN ACT CONCERNING A NONEXPIRING AMMUNITION CERTIFICATE.

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

Section 1. Section 29-38o of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

(a) The fee for each ammunition certificate originally issued under the provisions of [this] section 29-38n shall be (1) thirty-five dollars in the case of a five-year certificate and for each renewal thereof thirty-five dollars, [which fees] or (2) one hundred dollars in the case of a nonexpiring certificate. Any such fee shall be paid to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection and shall be in addition to the fee paid pursuant to subsection (b) of section 29-17a for conducting the [national] state criminal history records check. Upon deposit of such fees in the General Fund, the fees shall be credited to the appropriation to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to a separate nonlapsing account for the purposes of the issuance of ammunition certificates under section 29-38n.

(b) [An] (1) A five-year ammunition certificate originally issued under the provisions of section 29-38n shall expire five years after the date it becomes effective and each renewal thereof shall expire five years after the expiration date of the certificate being renewed.

[(c)] (2) The renewal fee shall apply for each renewal of a five-year ammunition certificate that is requested not earlier than thirty-one days before, and not later than thirty-one days after, the expiration date of the certificate being renewed.

(3) A nonexpiring ammunition certificate shall not be subject to an expiration date, but shall be subject to revocation pursuant to section 29-38p.

[(d)] (c) No fee or portion thereof paid under the provisions of this section for issuance or renewal of an ammunition certificate shall be refundable except if the certificate for which the fee or portion thereof was paid was not issued or renewed.

[(e)] (d) An ammunition certificate issued pursuant to section 29-38n shall be valid for a period of ninety days from the expiration date, except this provision shall not apply to any certificate which has been revoked or for which revocation is pending, pursuant to section 29-38p.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2018

29-38o

Statement of Legislative Commissioners:

In the title and Section 1(a), "permit" was changed to "certificate" for internal consistency; in Section 1(a), an erroneous reference was corrected; in Section 1(a), "national" was changed to "state" for consistency with section 29-38n of the general statutes and in Section 1(b)(3), language was clarified for accuracy.

JUD

Joint Favorable Subst. -LCO