CCDL ACTION ALERT
Public hearing on the proposed carry permit fee increases
The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2E at The Legislative Office Building (LOB) located at 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford on the proposed permit fee increases.
The Governor’s proposal will limit the 2nd Amendment to only the wealthy with Bill No. 787 - AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE ITEMS TO IMPLEMENT THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET.
This bill will raise the current carry permit application fee from $140 to $370 and raise the current renewal fee from $70 to $300. The Governor’s office has said this will put Connecticut in line with New York City’s fees. This is way above the fees the surrounding states charge for their permits. Surrounding state fee are:
- New York’s range by country $100 - $130 for initial application with free renewals
- Rhode Island $40
- Massachusetts $100 for 6 years
- New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine do not even require a permit, so they are FREE.
CCDL needs our members to attend this hearing on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2E at the LOB to show our opposition to these fee increases.
Be sure to cc your own legislators a copy of your testimony.
SUBJECT MATTER: Governor's Bill S.B. No. 787 - AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE ITEMS TO IMPLEMENT THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET.
Here are tips for providing testimony:
Introduce yourself (state your name and related bill) and indicate whether you support or oppose the bill, or are offering suggestions to improve it. Clearly explain your reasoning. It may be helpful to write your viewpoint out completely. Keep your remarks short, approximately three minutes. After your testimony ask if any Committee members have any questions.