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71B05DFF725FD3468725839F0074C90D Hearing Summary


Date Feb 12, 2019      
Location HCR 0107

HB19-1116 - Postponed Indefinitely

02:15:48 PM  
Representative McKean and Buentello, co-prime
sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1116, concerning hunter education in
schools.  The bill, as amended by Amendment L.001 (Attachment E),
which strikes everything below the enactment clause, permits but does not
require that a local education provider (LEP) offer a hunter education
course as an elective to seventh grade students.  The LEP must enter
into an agreement with an individual or entity to provide the hunter education
course at no cost to the LEP or enrolled students and must receive gifts,
grants, or donations in an amount sufficient enough to pay the cost of
a hunter education course.  Representative McKean distributed a packet
containing course materials for hunter education courses (Attachment F).
02:25:51 PM  
Representative McKean discussed the curriculum of hunter education courses and answered committee questions about the bill. Representative Buentello also responded to questions from the committee.
02:49:10 PM  
The following people testified on the bill:
02:49:28 PM  
Eileen McCarran, Colorado Ceasefire, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:53:08 PM  
Roland Halpern, Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:56:44 PM  
Dr. JoAnn Fujioka, Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:59:47 PM  
Dr. Donald Macglady, Hunters Against Gun Violence, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:02:16 PM  
The above panel answered questions from the committee.
03:20:21 PM  
Robert Edmiston, Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:23:05 PM  

Kathleen Curry, Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management, testified in support of the bill and distributed a letter from the organization (Attachment G). The letter is also signed by other organizations that support the bill.

03:26:10 PM  
Andy Treharne, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:40 PM  
Lena Donaker, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:31:12 PM  

Mario Acevedo, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and answered questions from the committee.

03:42:08 PM  
Ronald Halpern returned to the table to provide some data regarding gun safety.
03:43:07 PM  
Representative McKean again discussed Amendment L.001, which strikes everything below the enacting clause and makes hunter education classes permissive for LEPs. Representative Buentello made comments regarding the bill and the amendment.

03:51:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Buentello
Seconded Wilson
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection

04:06:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1116, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Wilson
Baisley Yes
Buckner No
Catlin Yes
Coleman No
Cutter No
Exum No
Geitner Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie No
Michaelson Jenet No
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan No
YES: 6   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
04:06:16 PM  
Committee discussion ensued regarding the bill.

04:06:59 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1116 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved McCluskie
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Baisley No
Buckner Yes
Catlin No
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Geitner No
Larson No
McCluskie Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Wilson No
Buentello No
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS