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1E29239935445C30872586E1001BA73D Hearing Summary


Date May 25, 2021      
Location Old State Library

HB21-1299 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

11:02:15 PM  
Senator Fields and
Senator Hansen, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1299. The bill establishes
the Office of Gun Violence Prevention in the Department of Public Health
and Environment (CDPHE) with the purpose of coordinating and promoting
efforts to reduce gun violence.  
11:08:52 PM  
Senator Gonzales
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be
found in Attachment M.
11:09:12 PM  
Robert Edmiston, representing The Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Lesley Hollywood, representing Rally for our Rights, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:15:23 PM  
Maisha Fields, representing Brady, testified in support of the bill. Eileen McCarron, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified in support of the bill. Jacqui Shumway, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mary Parker, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
11:26:29 PM  
Emily Engelhaupt,
representing Giffords Gun Owners for Safety, Colorado, testified in support
of the bill. Peter Fogg, representing Colorado Faith Communities United
to End Gun Violence, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
11:32:53 PM  
Joel Loomis, represeting
self, testified regarding the bill.
11:37:13 PM  
The bill sponsors gave closing remarks.

11:39:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1299 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Cooke No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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