Thursday, April 14, 2016

Coalition of CT Sportsmen - Events, Legislative Update


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CORRECTION:  April [24] TUESDAY April 26 CT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. VOTE!

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. (Must Read-Additional items!) Senate Calendar Number 257. Referred by Senate to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding.

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. No New File by 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 Connecticut: Bill that Violates Due Process Scheduled for Hearing. (Must Read). Public Hearing 03/14. Joint Favorable. House Calendar Number 370.  Dem Lawmakers, Malloy Renew Push To Take Guns Away From Those Accused of Domestic Violence  A Nasty Political Wedge in Connecticut (Must Read). NRA: Connecticut: Two Anti-Gun Bills Pass Committee and Head to House Floor (Must Read).

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. 
Gun proposal sparks new debate  Gun Bill Pits Law Enforcement Against Second Amendment Advocates   Public Safety & Security Committee March 3rd Public Hearing   "Open-Carry": Enforcement of General Statutes § 29-35 (b) as Amended in 2015     Bill That Gives Law Enforcement Ability To Ask for Gun Permit Headed To House  Gun proposal sparks new debate

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. House Calendar Number 391

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. Referred by Senate to Committee on Judiciary. No New File by Committee on Judiciary

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. Referred by Senate to Committee on Judiciary.

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 Senate Adopted Senate Amendment Schedule A 3898.Referred by Senate to Committee on Judiciary.  Namibia BANS HUNTING BANS!  Lion Kill Fest: The Impact of the HSUS Ideology
 

HB 5623 AN ACT CONCERNING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, ACCESS TO MARSHALS, AND VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING. OPPOSE FIREARMS SECTIONS.  Public Hearing 03/14. Joint Favorable Substitute. House Calendar Number 368. File Number 597.

 

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NEW hunting & Trapping Regulations approved by DEEP Commissioner  Still requires approval by other agencies before going to the Legislature Regulation Review Committee for approval. Hopefully signed by the Sec of State before fall seasons.

Action Alert: Congressman Needs Your Help to Pass Pro-Gun Legislation!Prohibition on the Taking of

Alewife and Blueback Herring from Connecticut Waters Extended for another Year
EVENTS

“Bear Hunt (Guided) for TWO”  Raffle Mountain View Sporting Camp – Portage, Maine
Tickets are going fast!!! Get yours NOW!!! Quantities are limited!!! CT Trappers Association
 ****Lodging, meals and licenses not included.
Dates: Arrive Sunday, Sept. 4th – Hunt dates: September 5th – 11th, 2016
Winner to be announced May 1st, 2016
Proceeds support the fight to keep our trapping heritage!
Maine Non- Resident License Fee Info:Firearms    $115        Bow   $75   Crossbow   $56    Bear Permit: $74
**Must have proof of a hunter safety course completion or a signed affidavit.
***To obtain tickets send check or money order for the amount per ticket to: Connecticut Trappers Association, Inc. Wallingford, CT  06492

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. 5 Stand Sporting. Events Include; 3 Stand Sporting,Pepper Poppers, Falling Plate, 200 Yard Gong Shoot, .410 Shoot, Simulated Running Deer, Buffalo Rifle Shoot, Lucky Target, Outdoor Pistol Range, Military Rifle, ..and MORE! Hams to winners of each event.Food will be available throughout the day (clam chowder,
burgers, hot dogs, etc.)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

April 26 CT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. VOTE!

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. Door Prizes, Raffles, Special Raffles, Silent Auction & Live Auction. Many, many gun raffles. TICKET PRICES: $75.00 (Single – includes membership) $115.00 (Couple) Seating is limited, so get your tickets early!

2016 Nutmeg State Games!!  Nutmeg State Games Shooting Competition:
- Location: Blue Trail Range, Wallingford, - Coordinator: Deb Lyman
- Dates & Events Offered:  Air Rifle - June 9th and 10th; 3-Position - June 11th; Prone - June 12th-
Age Groups: Sub-Junior, Inter-Junior, Junior, Open, Inter-Senior, Senior. -Entry Fee: $30.00
PRE-Registration Deadline: Fri., June 3rd. -Onsite Registration will be available each day of the tournament
Contact Information  - Phone #: (860) 788-7041  - Email: nutmeg@nutmegstategames.org
 
June 4, 2016 Celebration of Life for George Perry Finch at 1:00 P.M. at the Mystic Rod and Gun Club,  44 Gun Club Road,  (off Rt 201) Stonington CT 06378.   In Memory of Life, March 2, 1936 - January 30, 2016. Anyone familiar with George knew his passion for hunting, fishing, trapping and the outdoors. Please join us in this Celebration of Life to share stories, memories, and laughter as George wished that we would remember him.

October 1st, 2016 "Take A Vet" Fishing Event at Bozrah Rod & Gun Club
79 Santa Anna Rd, Lebanon

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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