This bill was drafted by DPS but will not be introduced in the 2008 session.
To all Connecticut Permit holders:
The following text was scanned from a document obtained from the Connecticut Department of Public Safety pursuant to a Freedom of Information Request on January 28, 2008.
If concealment was currently mandated by law in the State of Connecticut, this proposed legislation would not have been drafted.
This proposed legislation IS NOT part of the legislative package being submitted by The Department of Public Safety in the coming 2008 session of the Connecticut Legislature, but donâ€™t be surprised if they find another way to get it introduced.
Insert Fully Drafted Bill
New Statute Concerning Carrying a Pistol or Revolver Concealed:
(NEW) Carrying a pistol or revolver concealed. Exceptions. Penalties. (Effective October 1, 2008):
(a) Any person carrying a pistol or revolver, pursuant to the provisions of section 29-35, shall conceal such pistol or revolver and shall behave in a prudent and responsible manner so as not to cause alarm.
(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to the carrying of any pistol or revolver by any parole officer or peace officer of this state, or parole officer or peace officer of any other state while engaged in the pursuit of official duties, or any current or retired law enforcement officer qualified and annually certified under the provisions of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, 18 USC 926B and 926C, or federal marshal or federal law enforcement agent, or to any member of the armed forces of the United States, as defined by section 27-103, or of this state, as defined by section 27-2, when such member of the armed forces is on duty or going to or from duty.
(c) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (a) of this section shall: (1) For conviction of a first offense, (A) be fined not less than five hundred dollars or more than two thousand dollars, and (B) be imprisoned not more than one year; and (2) for a subsequent conviction of this offense, (A) be fined not less than two thousand dollars or more than five thousand dollars, and (B) be imprisoned not more than five years.