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37 total bills, 9 anti-gun bills,
15 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Connecticut Firearm Legislation

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note: Connecticut does not carry over legislation from session to session

this is an pro-gun bill

HB05077

Title: An Act Limiting Orders Related To Firearms And Ammunition During A Civil Preparedness Or Public Health Emergency.

Description: To prohibit the Governor or any municipality from restricting lawful possession of a firearm or ammunition during a civil preparedness or public health emergency.

Last Action: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 22, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB05091

Title: An Act Authoring The Carrying Of Firearms In State Parks.

Description: To allow persons who hold firearms permits to carry firearms in state parks.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Environment

Last Action Date: January 12, 2021

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HB05192

Title: An Act Allowing Off-duty Police Officers To Carry Firearms Used In The Performance Of Official Duties On School Grounds.

Description: To allow off-duty police officers to carry firearms used in the performance of official duties on school grounds.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 15, 2021

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HB05372

Title: An Act Authorizing Certain Federal Law Enforcement Officers To Be Able To Perform Certain Functions Under The Laws Relating To Firearms.

Description: To include active and retired or separated federal law enforcement officers in certain laws relating to firearms.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 22, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB05384

Title: An Act Prohibiting The Regulation Of Firearms By Municipalities.

Description: To prohibit municipalities from adopting ordinances and regulations to regulate firearms.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development

Last Action Date: January 22, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB05433

Title: An Act Funding The State-wide Firearms Trafficking Task Force By Reducing Citizens' Election Program Grants.

Description: To provide funding to the state-wide firearms trafficking task force.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations

Last Action Date: January 25, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB05448

Title: An Act Authorizing The Carrying Of Pistols In State Forests By Pistol Permit Holders.

Description: To authorize the carrying of pistols in state forests by pistol permit holders for the purpose of self-defense.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Environment

Last Action Date: January 25, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB05450

Title: An Act Concerning The Purchase Of Long Guns And Attendant Ammunition And Magazines By Persons Possessing A Hunting License And A Valid State-issued Photo Identification.

Description: To allow persons who hold a hunting license and a state-issued photo identification to purchase long guns and ammunition.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Environment

Last Action Date: January 25, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB05501

Title: An Act Allowing Off-duty Law Enforcement Officers To Carry Firearms On School Grounds.

Description: To allow off-duty law enforcement officers to carry firearms on school grounds.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Education

Last Action Date: January 26, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB05502

Title: An Act Concerning The Employment Of Armed School Security Officers In Public Schools.

Description: To allow for the employment of armed school resource officers and school security officers in public schools.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Education

Last Action Date: January 26, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB05531

Title: An Act Establishing A Tax On Ammunition.

Description: To establish a tax on the purchase of ammunition for sale at retail to increase funding for gun violence prevention programs.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

Last Action Date: January 26, 2021

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HB05622

Title: An Act Allowing Off-duty Police Officers To Carry Firearms Used In The Performance Of Official Duties On School Grounds.

Description: To allow off-duty police officers to carry firearms used in the performance of official duties on school grounds.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Education

Last Action Date: January 27, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB05709

Title: An Act Prohibiting The Regulation Of Firearms By Municipalities.

Description: To prohibit the regulation of firearms by municipalities.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development

Last Action Date: January 27, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB05721

Title: An Act Extending The Term Of Ammunition Certificates.

Description: To extend the term of an ammunition certificate.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security

Last Action Date: January 27, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB05752

Title: An Act Funding The State-wide Firearms Trafficking Task Force By Reducing Citizens' Election Program Grants.

Description: To provide funding to the state-wide firearms trafficking task force.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations

Last Action Date: January 28, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB05970

Title: An Act Concerning The Municipal Regulation Of Firearms.

Description: To prohibit the regulation of firearms by municipalities.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development

Last Action Date: January 28, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB06033

Title: An Act Concerning The Use Of Firearms By Convicted Stalkers.

Description: To prohibit the purchase, transfer or possession and use of a firearm by an individual who has been convicted of stalking, threatening or harassing behaviors.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security

Last Action Date: January 28, 2021

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HB06035

Title: An Act Concerning Staffing Levels At The Special Licensing And Firearms Unit Within The Department Of Emergency Services And Public Protection.

Description: To increase staffing levels at the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection in order to ensure that firearms dealers and their customers are better served.

Last Action: Change of Reference, Senate to Committee on Appropriations

Last Action Date: February 8, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB06036

Title: An Act Creating A Firearms Self-restriction Registry.

Description: To create a Connecticut No Gun Registry, which would allow a person to register to restrict his or her ability to purchase or possess firearms in this state.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security

Last Action Date: January 28, 2021

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HB06037

Title: An Act Concerning Erased Criminal Records And The Review Of Firearm Permit Applications.

Description: To permit chiefs of police and the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners to access arrest records resulting in a nolle in the case of a domestic violence offense in order to determine an applicant's suitability to hold a permit to carry a pistol or revolver.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security

Last Action Date: January 28, 2021

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HB06043

Title: An Act Preventing Community Gun Violence.

Description: To establish an initiative to prevent community gun violence.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security

Last Action Date: January 28, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB06256

Title: An Act Concerning Transfer Of Assault Weapons And Large Capacity Magazines.

Description: To allow the legal transfer of an assault weapon possessed under a certificate of possession and large capacity magazines possessed under a declaration of possession between people who already legally possess such weapons or magazines.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 29, 2021

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HB06257

Title: An Act Concerning Target Pistols Designed For Use In The Olympic Games.

Description: To exclude from the definition of "assault weapon" any rimfire target pistols that are designed for use in target shooting events at the Olympic games.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 29, 2021

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HB06259

Title: An Act Concerning The Unlawful Discharge Of A Firearm.

Description: To curb the number of shootings in inner cities.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 29, 2021

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HB06355

Title: An Act Concerning Risk Protection Orders Or Warrants And Disqualifiers For Firearm Permits And Eligibility Certificates.

Description: To (1) establish a risk protection order and to expand upon the list of persons who may be complainants for purposes of issuance of a risk warrant; (2) require the Judicial Branch to develop and make available a form and explanatory materials to persons applying for a risk protection order; (3) disqualify persons subject to a standing risk protection order from possessing firearms or ammunition; and (4) penalize any such possession.

Last Action: Signed by the Governor

Last Action Date: June 24, 2021

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HB06491

Title: An Act Concerning Electronic Defense Weapons.

Description: To remove the prohibition on possession of nonlethal electronic defense weapons.

Last Action: Signed by the Governor

Last Action Date: June 10, 2021

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SB00006

Title: An Act Concerning Domestic Violence And Criminal Justice Reforms.

Description: To make various changes relating to (1) restraining orders, (2) family violence victim advocates, (3) cash bonds, (4) U Nonimmigrant Status, (5) social services for domestic violence victims, (6) insurance discrimination, (7) counsel for people seeking restraining orders, and (8) crimes based on bigotry or bias.

Last Action: Public Hearing 03/24

Last Action Date: March 19, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB00125

Title: An Act Limiting Multiple Handgun Purchases In A Thirty-day Period.

Description: To prohibit anyone from purchasing more than one handgun within any thirty-day period.

Last Action: Change of Reference, House to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 22, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB00154

Title: An Act Concerning Voting Rights.

Description: To (1) implement several changes designed to increase access to absentee ballots, (2) minimize the number of absentee ballots that are rejected, (3) improve timely tabulation of absentee ballots, and (4) prohibit the presence of firearms in or near polling places.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections

Last Action Date: January 15, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB00219

Title: An Act Expanding The State's Red Flag Law.

Description: To expand the coverage and applicability of risk protection orders to allow a family member, social worker, health care worker, clergy or other concerned community member to notify the court directly about a person who is in possession of a firearm and has threatened to harm herself, himself or another person and ask the court to issue an order to remove firearms from the possession of the person issuing such threats or committing acts of violence.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 22, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB00276

Title: An Act Permitting Law Enforcement Officers To Possess Firearms While On School Property.

Description: To allow active and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons on school property in accordance with the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Education

Last Action Date: January 25, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB00341

Title: An Act Funding The State-wide Firearms Trafficking Task Force By Reducing Citizens' Election Program Grants.

Description: To provide funding to the state-wide firearms trafficking task force.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Appropriations

Last Action Date: January 26, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB00362

Title: An Act Concerning The Defense Of A Person's Home, Motor Vehicle Or Business.

Description: To establish a rebuttable presumption in a self-defense claim that, when a person believes it necessary to use deadly force to repel an intruder, such belief is a reasonable belief.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 26, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB00544

Title: An Act Prohibiting The Municipal Regulation Of Firearms.

Description: To prohibit municipalities from adopting ordinances and regulations to regulate firearms.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Planning and Development

Last Action Date: January 27, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB00730

Title: An Act Permitting Persons To Carry Handguns In State Parks And State Forests.

Description: To prevent the state from restricting persons from carrying handguns in state parks and state forests for the purpose of self-defense.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Environment

Last Action Date: January 29, 2021

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SB00774

Title: An Act Concerning The Theft Of Firearms From Vehicles.

Description: To prevent the theft of firearms from vehicles and save lives.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 29, 2021

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SB00780

Title: An Act Concerning Emergency Certificates Issued By Physicians And Firearm Possession And Sales.

Description: To add temporary commitments under physician's emergency certifications to any registry of admissions for patients with psychiatric disabilities that is maintained by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and reviewed when determining the suitability of a person to purchase or possess a firearm.

Last Action: Referred to Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security

Last Action Date: January 29, 2021

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