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6E4579C15DC82FA987258255006B715C Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-051

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Mar 19, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-051 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:33:35 PM  
Senator Marble, chair, made opening remarks about the hearing.
01:37:35 PM  
Senator Merrifield, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-051 to the committee. The bill makes possessing, selling, or purchasing a "multi-burst trigger activator" a class 4 or 5 felony depending on the circumstances.
01:39:06 PM  
Joe Pelle, Boulder County Sheriff, testified in support of the bill.
01:42:45 PM  

Marcia Kosar, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She also noted her opposition to Senate Bill 18-052, which repeals the ban on large-capacity magazines.

01:44:30 PM  
Anna Dahlstrom, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:46:22 PM  
Sheriff Pelle responded to committee member questions.
01:51:51 PM  

Michael McGuire, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to committee members [Attachment A].  He also noted his opposition to SB 18-052.

01:55:45 PM  
Eleanor Cabell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:58:08 PM  
Dave Hoover, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:03:11 PM  
James Trumbly, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He also discussed SB 18-052.
02:06:12 PM  
Alan Kennedy-Shaffer, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:38 PM  
Keith Emerson, representing himself, testified against the bill. He responded to committee member questions.
02:12:28 PM  
Emma Bliesener, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified in support of the bill. She noted her opposition to SB 18-052 as well.
02:16:42 PM  

Julie Meyers, representing the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, testified in support of the bill.

02:17:56 PM  
Elina Asensio, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:05 PM  

Amy Chambers, representing Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, testified in support of the bill.

02:21:16 PM  
Marilyn Hughes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:22:59 PM  
Ingrid Moore, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She also noted her opposition to SB 18-052. She provided a handout to committee members [Attachment B].
02:27:17 PM  
Councilman Rafael Espinoza, representing the Denver City Council, testified in support of the bill. He also spoke against SB 18-052.
02:29:59 PM  
Jahan Anderson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:31 PM  
Robert Edmiston, representing the Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified against the bill. He provided a handout to committee members [Attachment C].
02:35:17 PM  
Chris Sydoriak, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She also noted her opposition to SB 18-052. She distributed a handout to committee members [Attachment D].
02:39:08 PM  
Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:21 PM  
Ronald Dietz, representing himself, testified against the bill. He responded to committee member questions.
02:45:20 PM  
Senator Merrifield responded to witness testimony. Committee discussion with Mr. Dietz continued.
02:51:28 PM  
Steve Schwandt, representing himself, testified against the bill. He also spoke in support of SB 18-052.
02:53:40 PM  
Lisa Godbehere, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:56:11 PM  
Meghann Silverthorn, representing herself, testified against the bill.
02:59:06 PM  
Sara Grossman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She also spoke in opposition to SB 18-052.
03:03:18 PM  
Dr. Allen Adinoff, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:30 PM  
Fredric Calhoun, representing himself, testified against the bill.
03:10:20 PM  
Bruce Glenn, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He also expressed opposition to SB 18-052.
03:12:48 PM  
Tom Sullivan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:16:08 PM  

Todd Riley, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:21:45 PM  

Marisa Dirks, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  She also noted opposition to SB 18-051.

03:22:00 PM  

Committee members received written testimony from Holly Murtaugh on SB 18-051 and SB 18-052 [Attachment E].

03:22:54 PM  
Jane Dougherty, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to committee members [Attachment F].
03:28:48 PM  
Tom Mauser, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:31:45 PM  
Dr. JoAnn Ota Fujioka, representing the Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill.
03:37:08 PM  
Alana Smart, representing Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified in support of the bill.
03:39:40 PM  
Don Macalady, representing Hunters Against Gun Violence, testified in support of the bill. He provided two handouts to the committee [Attachments G and H].
03:45:47 PM  
Kimberly Gibbs, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:48:30 PM  
Valentina Masse, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:53:14 PM  

George Shorter, representing himself, testified against the bill. He added his support for SB 18-052.

03:56:43 PM  
Patty Cordova, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:58:52 PM  
Simone Aiken, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:04:37 PM  
Senator Merrifield wrapped up his presentation of the bill.
04:06:35 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


04:15:53 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-051 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill No
Sonnenberg No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:16:09 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-051 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court No
Fenberg No
Hill Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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