HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he'll sign a wide-ranging bill that includes gun control and other measures that respond to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
Members of the Connecticut General Assembly were scheduled to take up the legislation, pieced together by Democratic and Republican legislative leaders, on Wednesday. It is expected to pass both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Malloy could receive the bill as soon Wednesday night, depending on whether lawmakers immediately ship it to his desk.
Even though the bill allows people to keep their large-capacity ammunition magazines, so long as they’re registered with the state by Jan. 1, 2014, Malloy said he’s still ‘‘very happy’’ with the overall legislation. He called the ammunition changes ‘‘a vast improvement’’ over current law.