Monday, June 13, 2016

Coalition of CT Sportsmen Legislative Update/Events

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LEGISLATION Final PASSED :

HB-5054 AN ACT PROTECTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. OPPOSE Sponsored by the Governor, Rep. J. Brendan Sharkey, Speaker of the House, Rep. Joe Aresimowicz, House Majority Leader, Sen. Martin M. Looney, Senate President Pro Tem, Sen. Bob Duff, Senate Majority Leader, and Valerie Jarrett, who oversees the White House Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and who is one of Obama’s closest and most influential advisers, called Sharkey to encourage him to call the bill for a vote.  White House Advisor Urges Passage of Bill To Combat Domestic Violence  All the heavy hitters. Without significant sportsmen input to legislators, which did not happen, the odds of defeating the bill were against us! The Bill PASSED the House. Those voting Yea 104; Nay 42. PASSED the Senate. Those voting Yea 23, Nay 13.  HB-5054 Connecticut State House April 27 Session Video Date Recorded: 4/27/2016 (6 hr 53 min)  SEE all, but most important-Begins 3:38 min. Senate approves gun seizures in violent domestic breakups  Senate Gives Final Passage To Bill To Protect Domestic Violence Victims From Firearms  Connecticut State Senate May 2 Session   Video Start min 6.14. PASSED. Public Act 16-34. Signed by the Governor. 

 
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 including Pheasant Program!) Senate Calendar Number 257. Referred by Senate to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding. Favorable Report. Senate Passed as Amended by Amendment A. On Consent Calendar. House Calendar Number 515. House Passed as Amended by Senate Amendment A. PASSED.   PUBLIC ACT 16-27  Signed by the Governor. 

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. Favorable Report. No New File. Senate Passed Amendment A. Senate PASSED. House Calendar Number 513.PASSED. Public Act 16-187

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. Senate Passed Senate Amendment Schedule A. Senate Passed On Consent Calendar. House Calendar Number 544. House Passed as Amended by Senate Amendment A. PASSED.  Public Act 16-38. Signed by the Governor.

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. Senate Passed On Consent Calendar. House Calendar Number 450. House Passed. PASSED.  Public Act 16-152. Signed by the Governor.

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. No New File. Senate Passed. House Calendar Number 514.  House Passed. PASSED. 
Public Act 16-160. Signed by the Governor.

NOT PASSED


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. House Passed Amended by House Amendment A. Senate Calendar Number 515. File Number 739  NO ACTION DIED ON CALENDAR.

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.  NO ACTION DIED ON CALENDAR.

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.  NO ACTION DIED ON CALENDAR.

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  NO ACTION DIED ON CALENDAR.

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. [See Amendment]   NO ACTION DIED ON CALENDAR.

HB-5597   AN ACT PROTECTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS SEEKING RESTRAINING ORDERS. SUPPORT. Public Hearing 03/14. Joint Favorable. House Calendar Number 391. File Number 611.  NO ACTION DIED ON CALENDAR.

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. Joint Favorable. No New File. Senate Rejected Senate Amendment Schedule B 4855. Passed Senate. House Calendar Number 499NO ACTION DIED ON CALENDAR.

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.  NO ACTION DIED ON CALENDAR.

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

H.B. No. 5344 AN ACT CONCERNING SUPPORT FOR ANIMALS THAT ARE NEGLECTED OR TREATED CRUELLY. (Title Change.) AN ACT CONCERNING SUPPORT FOR CATS AND DOGS THAT ARE NEGLECTED OR TREATED CRUELLY. Public Hearing Judiciary 02/24Joint Favorable. House Calendar Number 362.  File Number 591. See amendments. House Passed w/Amendment A. Applies ONLY to cats & dogs. Senate Calendar Number 520. File Number 740.Senate Passed Amended by House Amendment  A. PASSED.  Public Act 16-30. Signed by the Governor.

SB 25 AN ACT CONCERNING SPECIAL POLICE FORCES ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES. Public Hearing 02/18 Higher Education and Employment Advancement. Joint Favorable Substitute.Senate Calendar Number 115. Referred by Senate to Committee on Appropriations. Joint Favorable. Senate Passed. On Consent Calendar. House Calendar Number 493. House Passed. PASSED.  Public Act 16-154. Signed by the Governor.
 
Regular Session Ended May 4.  Two Special Session (Budget) and others conducted!


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EVENTS
June 25th Linwood Page "Sportsman of the Year Award. Presentation for Bill Lacey at 6:00 P.M.Bozrah Rod & Gun Club 79 Santa Anna Rd Lebanon. Buffet style meal at 6 p.m.  Libations  5 P.M. Tickets $20. Contact Sptsmnwgs@juno .com or 860-536-6640 -tickets.

June 26  Ducks Unlimited Spring 100 SPORTING CLAYS TARGETS Fun Shoot! (Rain or Shine) at the Guilford Sportsman’s Association Hart Road, Guildford, CT 06235. More info: http://www.ducksystem.com/NATURAL/98875561.PDF  Check in from 7:00am – 8:45 Shotgun Start 9:00am. Directions go to www.guilfordsportsmen.org


August 28  Connecticut Falconers Association 2016 Summer Picnic is set for Sunday, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The event will be held at McCook Park in East Lyme CT. .$10 person. RSVP by Aug 1 to Mike or Karen Rak at 860 739-1936 or lavandula@yahoo.com  Good food, bring your own beverage and a dish to share. Raffle, games & activities for children & adults. No dogs allowed in park.Click on the link for directions to the park. http://www.lisrc.uconn.edu/coastalaccess/site.asp?siteid=60  Enter at the main gate and inform the attendant you are attending the Falconers picnic.Jon D'Arpino, Secretary, Connecticut Falconers Association, jondarp@sbcglobal.net

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