Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Committee Bill No. 124

January Session, 2005

 

LCO No. 3269

 

*03269SB00124JUD*

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

Introduced by:

 

(JUD)

 

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:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2005) If a person is charged with a violation of section 53-202c, 53a-217 or 53a-217c of the general statutes, such charge may not be reduced, nolled or dismissed as a result of a plea agreement between such person and the prosecuting authority.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2005

New section

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.

[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, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

SEN. COLAPIETRO, 31st Dist.