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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2018

LCO No. 5643

   
 

*HB0554205643SRO*

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."

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

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) (1) Any person who lawfully possesses a rate of firearm enhancement, as defined in section 1 of this act, on or before the effective date of this section, shall apply by October 1, 2018, or, if such person is a member of the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States and is unable to apply by October 1, 2018, because such member is or was on official duty outside of this state, shall apply within ninety days of returning to the state to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to declare possession of such rate of enhancement. Such application shall be made on such form or in such manner as the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection prescribes.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1 of this act, no person who complies with the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection may be subject to the penalties in section 1 of this act for any such declared rate of fire enhancement, provided possession of a rate of fire enhancement pursuant to this section is not prohibited by federal law.

(b) The department may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to establish procedures with respect to applications under this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 1-210 and 1-211 of the general statutes, the name and address of a person who has declared possession of a rate of fire enhancement shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed, except such records may be disclosed to (1) law enforcement agencies and employees of the United States Probation Office acting in the performance of their duties and parole officers within the Department of Correction acting in the performance of their duties, and (2) the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services to carry out the provisions of subsection (c) of section 17a-500 of the general statutes.

(c) Any person who declared possession of a rate of fire enhancement under this section may possess the rate of fire enhancement only under the following conditions:

(1) At that person's residence;

(2) At that person's place of business or other property owned by that person;

(3) While on the premises of a target range of a public or private club or organization organized for the purpose of practicing shooting at targets;

(4) While on a target range which holds a regulatory or business license for the purpose of practicing shooting at that target range; or

(5) While on the premises of a licensed shooting club.

(d) Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (c) of this section shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor."

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

Sec. 501

from passage

New section