(a) On and after October 1, 2013, no person may be an instructor for a course in the criminal justice system for purposes of § 29-152f or a course in the safety and use of firearms for purposes of subsection (b) of § 29-152m without the approval of the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 29-152p

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.

(b) (1) An application for approval as an instructor shall be submitted on a form prescribed by the commissioner. Such application shall be made under oath and contain the following: (A) The applicant’s name, address and date and place of birth; (B) the applicant’s employment for the five years prior to the date of application; (C) the applicant’s education or training in the subject matter of the course required under § 29-152f or subsection (b) of § 29-152m, as applicable; (D) any convictions for violations of the law; and (E) such other information as the commissioner may require by regulation adopted pursuant to this section for purposes of investigating the character, competency and integrity of the applicant.

(2) No person shall be approved as an instructor who (A) has been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor pursuant to § 21a-279, 53a-58, 53a-61, 53a-61a, 53a-62, 53a-63, 53a-96, 53a-173, 53a-175, 53a-176, 53a-178 or 53a-181d, (B) has been denied a license as a professional bondsman, surety bail bond agent or bail enforcement agent, or (C) has had such license suspended or revoked.

(3) If a course conducted by an instructor under § 29-152f or subsection (b) of § 29-152m is approved by the commissioner on or before October 1, 2013, the instructor of such course shall, notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, have until April 1, 2014, to apply for approval as an instructor in accordance with this subsection.

(c) Upon being satisfied, after investigation, that the applicant satisfies the requirements of subsection (b) of this section and is a suitable person to be approved as an instructor, the commissioner may issue an approval to such applicant to do business in this state as an approved instructor. The fee for such approval shall be fifty dollars. The term of such approval shall not exceed two years from the date of the initial approval. Any person approved as an instructor under this section shall notify the commissioner of any change in such person’s address not later than two business days after such change. The notification shall include the person’s old address and new address.

(d) Each person approved as an instructor under this section may apply for renewal of such approval on a form prescribed by the commissioner that provides for the disclosure of such information as the commissioner may require to determine whether such person’s suitability to continue as an instructor has changed since the issuance of the prior approval. The fee for such renewal shall be fifty dollars.

(e) The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the provisions of subsections (a) to (f), inclusive, of this section.

(f) Any person who violates any provision of subsection (a) of this section shall be fined seventy-five dollars for each offense. Each distinct violation of subsection (a) of this section shall be a separate offense and, in the case of a continuing violation, each day thereof shall be deemed a separate offense.

(g) The Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection may suspend, revoke or refuse to renew the approval of any instructor issued pursuant to subsections (a) to (f), inclusive, of this section, provided the commissioner has given notice to the instructor to appear before the commissioner to show cause why the approval should not be suspended, revoked or refused renewal, upon a finding by the commissioner that the instructor: (1) Has violated any of the terms or provisions of subsections (a) to (f), inclusive, of this section; (2) has practiced fraud, deceit or misrepresentation; (3) has made a material misstatement in the application for issuance or renewal of such approval; (4) has demonstrated incompetence or untrustworthiness in the conduct of the instructor’s courses; (5) has been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor specified in subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section or any crime affecting the instructor’s honesty, integrity or moral fitness; or (6) is otherwise unsuitable. Any party aggrieved by an order of the commissioner under this subsection may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of § 4-183, except venue for such appeal shall be in the judicial district of Hartford.