The General Assembly’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee’s noontime agenda includes one of Rep. Bob Godfrey and Sen. Beth Bye’s proposed bills targeting gun owners after Sandy Hook Elementary School. The committee’s agenda indicates that the bill will get a change of reference to the tax-writing Finance Committee. Here’s the current language.
“AN ACT REQUIRING THE MAINTENANCE OF LIABILITY INSURANCE BY FIREARM OWNERS AND ESTABLISHING A SALES TAX ON AMMUNITION.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
That the general statutes be amended to (1) require firearm owners to maintain liability insurance, and (2) establish a sales tax on the sale of ammunition at a rate of fifty per cent on the entire sales price, except such sales tax shall not apply to the sale of ammunition at a firing or shooting range, provided such sale is made to and used by the purchaser at the firing or shooting range during the same visit as the purchase.
Statement of Purpose: