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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2018

LCO No. 5642

   
 

*HB0554205642SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. MARKLEY, 16th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5542

File No. 678

Cal. No. 503

"AN ACT CONCERNING BUMP STOCKS AND OTHER MEANS OF ENHANCING THE RATE OF FIRE OF A FIREARM."

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2018) (a) A person is guilty of the commission of an offense with the use of a bump stock when such person (1) commits an underlying offense constituting a violation of any provision of title 53a of the general statutes, and (2) in the commission of such offense such person uses, or is armed with and threatens the use of or displays or represents by such person's words or conduct that such person possesses any device, component, part, combination of parts, attachment or accessory that: (A) Uses energy from the recoil of a firearm to generate a reciprocating action that facilitates repeated function of the trigger, including, but not limited to, a bump stock; (B) repeatedly pulls the trigger of a firearm through the use of a crank, lever or other part, including, but not limited to, a trigger crank; or (C) causes a semiautomatic firearm to fire more than one round per operation of the trigger, where the trigger pull and reset constitute a single operation of the trigger, including, but not limited to, a binary trigger system.

(b) Commission of an offense with the use of a bump stock is a class D felony for which five years of the sentence imposed may not be suspended or reduced by the court."

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

Section 1

October 1, 2018

New section