Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen - Legislative Update



 

 Bill Update

Bill Status: JF means Joint Favorable Report; JFS means an amendment (Substitute) has been added. Click on Committee Actions Joint Fav. Rpt to see Summary. The bill will not include substitute language until a FILE copy is completed, For both JF and JFS, the File is what will be debated. Read the Fiscal Note and Bill Analysis

Reading the bill: 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 (Indicated at the first part of the para), it is not underlined.

It is also important you know & contact your own legislators providing your Support/Opposition and requesting their Support/Opposition for the bill. Ask them also to co-sponsor positive bills.
How to Find Your Legislators: https://cga.ct.gov/#  CT General Assembly Home Page: http://www.cga.ct.gov/  
 
2016 Regular Session Convened: February 3, 2016 Adjourns:  May 4, 2016

SB-139   AN ACT CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO ESTABLISH A TROUT STAMP. SUPPORT.  Public Hearing 02/24  Joint Favorable Substitute (ENV) 3/16/2016. File Number 365.

SB-136    AN ACT REGULATING THE USE OF JETTED ARTICULATED VESSELS AND CERTAIN
WATER SKIING DEVICES.Public Hearing 02/24  3/4/2016 (ENV) Joint Favorable Substitute. File No. 124 [pdf] Referred by Senate to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding
 

SB-81   AN ACT CONCERNING THE DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN AREAS OF THE HOUSATONIC RIVER AS A WILD AND SCENIC RIVER.  SUPPORT. Public Hearing 02/11 2/24/2016 (ENV) Joint Favorable. File Number 30. Senate Calendar Number 75.

 HB-5054 AN ACT PROTECTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. OPPOSE. Public Hearing 03/14.   Dem Lawmakers, Malloy Renew Push To Take Guns Away From Those Accused of Domestic ViolenceA Nasty Political Wedge in Connecticut

HB-5315  AN ACT CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF THE HABITUATION OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ANIMALS, THE POSTING OF INFORMATIONAL NOTICES CONCERNING ENCOUNTERS WITH WILDLIFE AND THE STATUS OF SNAPPING TURTLES UNDER STATE LAW. SUPPORT.  Public Hearing 02/24. 3/4/2016 (ENV) Joint Favorable. File No. 114 [pdf House Calendar Number 108    State Seeks To Ban Feeding Bears, Coyotes On Private Land

HB-5316  AN ACT CONCERNING SPORT FISHING LICENSES FOR ANGLERS WHO ARE SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. SUPPORT. Public Hearing 02/24. Committee Deadline. NO ACTION.

HB-5384  AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE TURN IN POACHERS AND LOBSTER RESTORATION PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. SUPPORT. Public Hearing 03/04. Committee Deadline. NO ACTION.

HB-5408  AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT. Public Hearing 03/03.  3/10/2016 (PS)  Joint Favorable Substitute. File Number 240  3/29/2016  House Calendar Number 183 
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HB-5409  AN ACT CONCERNING APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR A REVOLVER. SUPPORT. Public Hearing 03/03.  3/10/2016 (PS)  Joint Favorable Substitute. File Number 241 House Calendar Number 184

HB-5578   AN ACT PROHIBITING THE SALE AND TRADE OF IVORY AND RHINOCEROS HORN. OPPOSE. Public Hearing 03/11. 3/16/2016 (ENV)  Joint Favorable Substitute  House Calendar Number 283 File Number 418

HB-5582  AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRIVATE LAND REVOLVER HUNTING PERMIT. SUPPORT. Public Hearing 03/11. 3/16/2016 (ENV)  Joint Favorable Substitute. File Number 362 House Calendar Number 256. 

HB-5597   AN ACT PROTECTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS SEEKING RESTRAINING ORDERS.  SUPPORT. Public Hearing 03/14. Joint Favorable.

SB-20   AN ACT CONCERNING CARRYING A FIREARM WHILE INTOXICATED OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL. SUPPORT. Public Hearing 03/03.  3/10/2016 (PS)  Joint Favorable Substitute. File Number 254  Senate Calendar Number 199

SB-137  AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUSPENSION OF A HUNTING OR FISHING LICENSE FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR, PAY OR PLEA IN A HUNTING OR FISHING VIOLATION CASE. SUPPORTPublic Hearing 02/24. 3/4/2016  (ENV) Joint Favorable Substitute. File No. 125 [pdf] Senate Calendar Number 138. Referred by Senate to Committee on Government Administration and ElectionsJoint Favorable

H.B.- 5622 AN ACT CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY OF ERASED RECORDS IN DETERMINING WHETHER A PERSON IS A SUITABLE PERSON TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER. OPPOSE. Public Hearing 03/14. NO ACTION.

SB-227  AN ACT CONCERNING CECIL'S LAW. OPPOSE. Public Hearing 03/04. 3/16/2016 (ENV) Joint Favorable Substitute. Senate Calendar Number 288.  File Number 430   Namibia BANS HUNTING BANS!  Lion Kill Fest: The Impact of the HSUS Ideology


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EVENTS

April 9th "2016" Bozrah Rod and Gun Club "Sports" Swap Meet  79 Santa Anna Rd, Lebanon   9A.M. - 2 P.M. Contact 860-536-6640 for tables. Or sptsmnwgs@juno.com for details.

April 10, 2016 Connecticut Waterfowler's Assn Spring Banquet at Aqua Turf Plantsville 1:00 P.M. - 6 P.M. Contact Paul Capotosto 860-848-1879

April 16th Connecticut Annual Fur Auction @ Tolland Agricultural Center 24 Hyde Ave  Route 30 Vernon. Check-In 7:00 - 10:30 A.M.    CTA Raffle

April 16 & 17 Ye Connecticut Gun Guild, Inc. "Spring Gun Show" at Elks Lodge 771, 44 Maynard St, Middletown CT 06457     95 Tables Sat. 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.  Sunday 9 A.m. 2 P.M.  Admission $6.00 (Save $1 w/Ad) Youngsters free with an adult, Active Duty Military Free Admission or Info: Peter Kuck 860-670-5169  (After  5 P.M.)

April 17th - Groton Sportsman's Club Spring Field Day Event at 421 Al Harvey Road, Stonington CT 06378   Open To The Public. Breakfast starts at 7 A.M. Shooting Events Start at 9 A.M. Contact Wayne Carbone at 860-599-5504 for more information

April 24th Friends of CE/FS Reunion Dinner at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville  1 P.M.

April 24  Connecticut Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Program Wild Turkey Hunting Safety Seminar

May 14th Saturday NRA Dinner at Holiday Inn 110 Laura Ave, Norwich.  Doors open at 5:30 PM.  Price is $55.  Buffet dinner, three main courses.

May 14th, 2016 Saturday Eastern CT Chapter of Ducks Unlimited 11th Annual Dinner/ Auction  at Mystic Hilton 20 Coogan Blvd Mystic.

Niantic Sportsmen’s Club  Acclaimed 3D Archery Course. There are six (open to the public) shoots slated for 2016 starting in April and ending in October: April 24, May 15, June 19, August 14, September 4, and October 16. " Email us at niantic3d@hotmail.com for information on the sport and participation in our shoots.

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