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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 124

 

January Session, 2005

 

LCO No. 774

   

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. COLAPIETRO, 31st Dist.

 

AN ACT PROHIBITING PLEA BARGAINING WITH RESPECT TO A CHARGE OF THE ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to provide that if a person is charged with the illegal possession of a firearm under section 53a-217 or 53a-217c of the general statutes, such charge may not be reduced, nolled or dismissed as the result of a plea agreement between such person and the prosecuting authority.

Statement of Purpose:

To enforce the punishment for illegally obtaining a gun by prohibiting plea bargaining resulting in the reduction, nolle or dismissal of a charge of the illegal possession of a gun.