General Assembly

 

Committee Bill No. 710

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 4081

 

*04081SB00710PS_*

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

 

Introduced by:

 

(PS)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING PERMITS FOR GUN SHOWS.

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

Section 1. Section 29-37g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) For the purposes of this section, (1) "gun show" means any event (A) at which fifty or more firearms are offered or exhibited for sale, transfer or exchange to the public and (B) at which two or more persons are exhibiting one or more firearms for sale, transfer or exchange to the public; [and] (2) "gun show promoter" means any person who organizes, plans, promotes or operates a gun show; and (3) "local authority" means the chief of police or, where there is no chief of police, the warden of the borough or the first selectman of the town.

(b) Not later than [thirty] sixty days before commencement of a gun show, the gun show promoter shall [notify the chief of police or, where there is no chief of police, the warden of the borough or the first selectman of the town in which the gun show is to take place of the] apply to the local authority of the city, town or borough in which the gun show is to take place for a gun show permit. Such application shall be in the form and manner prescribed by the local authority and shall include the proposed date, time, duration and location of the gun show and any information the local authority deems necessary to determine the applicant's suitability to be a gun show promoter. The local authority may issue a gun show permit to any applicant he or she determines is suitable to be a gun show promoter. If the local authority determines that the applicant is not suitable to be a gun show promoter, he or she shall notify the applicant of such decision in writing not later than thirty days after receiving the application. No person shall operate a gun show without first obtaining a gun show permit from the local authority of the city, town or borough in which the gun show is to take place. Any gun show permit issued pursuant to this subsection shall be valid only for the gun show for which it is issued.

(c) No person, firm or corporation shall sell, deliver or otherwise transfer a firearm at a gun show until such person, firm or corporation has complied with the provisions of section 29-36l.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2013

29-37g

Statement of Purpose:

To require the local authority of the town in which a gun show is to take place to issue a permit for such gun show.

[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:

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

S.B. 710