House Amendment 1 to House Bill 450
151st General Assembly (2021 - 2022)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
This amendment replaces the definition of copycat weapons with the factors used in the Connecticut assault weapons statute, as well as including semi-automatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 17 rounds to accord with Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 6. It also clarifies circumstances when ownership may be transferred between family members and that ownership of an assault weapon prior to the effective date of this Act is an affirmative defense. It provides a means for a person who receives a legacy weapon from a family member or through inheritance to apply for a certificate of possession and receive one upon a proper showing. Finally, the amendment changes the penalty to a class D felony to align with other similar crimes.