As deadlines for bills to be passed out of committee are quickly approaching, several bills that could affect your Second Amendment rights (Governors Bill 28, Raised Bill 207 and Raised Bill 274) are awaiting action.
Governor’s Bill 28 is currently in the Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections. The deadline for this bill to be passed out of committee is Friday, March 26.
Introduced at the request of Governor Jodi Rell (R), Governor’s Bill 28 would have an immeasurable impact on
If passed, an applicant who is denied a pistol permit would have to appeal to the very body, the Department of Public Safety, which rejected the permit. The dismantling of this currently independent board would make it harder for law-abiding gun owners to regain their pistol permits if they have been revoked or denied without proper cause.
Please contact the members of the Government Administration and Election Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to defend our Second Amendment rights by OPPOSING Governor’s Bill 28. The phone number for the Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections is 860-240-0480. Contact information on the individual members of the committee can be found listed below.
Government Administration and Election Committee
State Senator Gayle Slossberg (D-14) Co-Chair
State Representative James Field (D-36) Co-Chair
State Senator Edward Meyer (D-12) Vice Chair
State Representative John Hetherington (R-125) Ranking Member
State Representative Thomas Drew (D-132)
State Representative Andrew Fleischmann (D-18)
State Representative Livvy Floren (R-149)
State Representative Auden Grogins (D-129)
State Representative David Labriola (R-131)
State Representative Michael Lawlor (D-99)
State Representative Patricia Miller (D-145)
State Representative Tim O’Brien (D-24)
State Representative Peggy Reeves (D-143)
Raised Senate Bill 207 and Raised Senate Bill 274 are currently pending consideration in the Environment Committee. The deadline for the bills to be passed out of committee is Monday, March 22.
SB207 is designed to reduce the recent fee increases associated with hunting and fishing licenses. While in concept, the NRA supports this bill, there are several aspects of the bill that the NRA cannot support. Several different bills were considered to lower the fee increases. Please call the members of the Environment Committee, as well as your State Legislator, and ask them to support alternative language to this bill that has been proposed by the Coalition of
SB274 would prohibit the "unreasonable" confinement and tethering of dogs. This legislation could affect those who own dogs bred or trained for hunting by limiting their ability to kennel, transport, and house dogs. NRA strongly opposes this measure.
Please contact members of the Environment Committee and respectfully urge them to support alternative language proposed by the Coalition of
The phone number to contact the committee is (860) 240-0440. Contact information on the individual members of the Environment Committee can be found by clicking here.