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BF9C07151C830990872583BE0058C436 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1177

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Mar 15, 2019      
Location SCR 357



HB19-1177 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


10:09:36 AM  

Senator Foote made opening remarks about the committee hearing.

10:12:45 AM  

Senator Court and Senator Pettersen, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1177 to the committee. The bill creates and establishes procedures to require an individual to surrender any firearms in his or her possession if the court issues an extreme risk protection order. The sponsors showed the committee video clips from the program, "Insight with John Ferrugia."

10:28:32 AM  

Senators Court and Pettersen commented on the bill. Committee members discussed the bill with the sponsors.

10:36:25 AM  

Sheriff Tony Spurlock, Douglas County Sheriff, testified in support of the bill.

10:39:01 AM  

John Camper, representing the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Colorado Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.

10:39:26 AM  

Jane Dougherty, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

10:42:00 AM  

Lauren Snyder, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

10:45:26 AM  

Mr. Camper and Sheriff Spurlock responded to committee member questions.

10:52:23 AM  

Sheriff Steve Reams, Weld County Sheriff, testified against the bill.

11:15:31 AM  

Sheriff Justin Smith, Larimer County Sheriff, testified against the bill.

11:19:11 AM  

James Bardwell, representing Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, testified against the bill.

11:26:38 AM  

Sheriff Reams, Sheriff Smith, and Mr. Bardwell responded to committee member questions.

11:36:48 AM  

Dr. David Iverson, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified in support of the bill.

11:46:48 AM  

Julianna Nelson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

11:51:15 AM  

Judy Amabile, representing Mental Health Colorado and NAMI Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.

11:53:09 AM  

Jeff Zayach, representing Boulder County Public Health and Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.

11:56:46 AM  

John Anderson, representing himself, testified against the bill.  He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

12:06:28 PM  

Robert Edmiston, representing the Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified against the bill.  He provided a handout to committee members (Attachment B).

12:09:43 PM  

Lesley Hollywood, representing Rally for our Rights, testified against the bill.

12:13:07 PM  

Robert Wareham, representing himself, testified against the bill.

12:16:16 PM  

The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.

12:24:33 PM  

Vic Bancomo, Colorado Gun Owners for Safety, testified in support of the bill.

12:27:39 PM  

Chief Dwight Henninger, representing the Vail Police Department and the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified in support of the bill.

12:29:24 PM  

Ron Sloan, representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police and the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.

12:32:22 PM  

Karin Ascencio, representing Moms Demand Action, testified in support of the bill.

12:36:34 PM  

The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.

12:55:33 PM  

Steve Cary, representing himself, testified against the bill.

12:59:18 PM  

Louis Tartaglia, representing himself, testified against the bill.

01:03:44 PM  

Kelly Carroll, representing himself, testified against the bill.

01:07:55 PM  

Ronald Dietz, representing himself, testified against the bill.

01:13:17 PM  

Mr. Cary and Mr. Tartaglia responded to committee member questions.

01:18:49 PM  

Melissa Petrone Zavaras, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:22:39 PM  

Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:25:59 PM  

Dr. Julie Meyers, representing Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence and the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, testified in support of the bill.

01:29:07 PM  

Chris Heyne, representing the Coalition to End Gun Violence, testified in support of the bill.

01:34:06 PM  

Ms. Parker and Mr. Heyne responded to committee member questions.

01:39:43 PM  

The committee recessed.

01:52:08 PM  

The committee returned to order.

01:52:19 PM  

Keith Emerson, representing himself, testified against the bill.

01:53:04 PM  

Justin Mathew, representing himself, testified against the bill.

01:56:55 PM  

Debra Irvine, representing herself, testified against the bill.

02:02:45 PM  

John Walsh, representing himself as a former US Attorney for Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:04:16 PM  

Robert Schentrup, representing Zero USA, testified in support of the bill.

02:07:06 PM  

Alana Smart, representing Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified in support of the bill. She provided handouts to the committee (Attachment C).

02:10:12 PM  

Eileen McCarron, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified in support of the bill.

02:14:14 PM  

Mr. Walsh and Ms. McCarron responded to committee member questions.

02:34:18 PM  

Lance Cayko, representing the Libertarian Party of Colorado, testified against the bill.

02:35:07 PM  

Del Maxfield, representing himself, testified against the bill.

02:37:26 PM  

Michelle Stinnett, representing herself, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.

02:47:53 PM  

Michael McGuire, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:48:16 PM  

Connie Grieshaber, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:52:03 PM  

Mark Shusterman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:00:11 PM  

Alan Gentz, representing himself, testified against the bill and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D).

03:06:19 PM  

Megan Kaufman, representing herself, testified against the bill.

03:06:33 PM  

Taylor Ellis, representing himself, testified against the bill.

03:09:40 PM  

Lance Touve, representing himself, testified against the bill.

03:12:45 PM  

Dr. Stu Ferguson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:18:16 PM  

Holly Murtaugh read a letter in support of the bill from three Durango residents.  She provided two additional letters to the committee (Attachment E).

03:23:25 PM  

Dawn Renfeld, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:26:29 PM  

Peter Fogg, representing Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified in support of the bill.

03:28:30 PM  

Aaron Peterson, representing himself, testified against the bill.

03:33:37 PM  

Jason Boros, representing himself, testified against the bill.

03:35:49 PM  

Haley Marcantonio, representing herself, testified against the bill.

03:39:58 PM  

Marie Demontague, representing herself, testified against the bill and responded to committee member comments.

03:49:02 PM  

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann testified in support of the bill.

03:49:28 PM  

Dr. JoAnn Ota Fujioka, representing Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill.

03:56:43 PM  

Jean Fredlund, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:59:39 PM  

Rebekah Zimmerman, representing Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:05:12 PM  

District Attorney McCann responded to committee member questions.

04:13:07 PM  

County Commissioner Byron Pelton, representing Logan County, testified against the bill and provided a handout to committee members (Attachment F).

04:16:14 PM  

Division Chief Al Simmons, representing the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, testified against the bill.

04:18:35 PM  

Justin Hayward, representing himself, testified against the bill.

04:22:20 PM  

David Kopel, representing himself, testified against the bill.

04:31:39 PM  

Members of the witness panel responded to questions from the committee.

04:35:50 PM  

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser testified in support of the bill.

04:36:13 PM  

Katie Farnan, representing herself, read testimony from Cindy Sandoo in support of the bill.

04:40:43 PM  

Kelly Allan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  She also read testimony in support of the bill from Stacie Pennar and provided a postcard to committee members (Attachment G).

04:46:52 PM  

Attorney General Weiser responded to committee member questions.

04:47:40 PM  

Eric Mulder, representing himself, testified against the bill.

05:05:05 PM  

Scott Hughes, representing himself, testified against the bill.

05:08:21 PM  

County Commissioner Norm Steen, representing Teller County, testified against the bill.

05:08:56 PM  

Duane Thompson, representing himself, testified against the bill.

05:13:23 PM  

Kristen Hirsch, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:23:08 PM  

Jessica Price, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:26:30 PM  

Mike Heike, representing Colorado Gun Owners for Safety, testified in support of the bill.

05:31:22 PM  

Don Macalady, representing Hunters Against Gun Violence, testified in support of the bill.

05:40:47 PM  

Victoria Reynolds, representing herself, testified against the bill.

05:41:07 PM  

Murry McMurray, representing himself, testified against the bill.

05:48:02 PM  

Fred Koch, representing himself, testified against the bill.

05:48:17 PM  

Ms. Reynolds responded to committee member questions.

05:55:50 PM  

Karen Chapman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:56:09 PM  

Rachel Friend, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:59:28 PM  

Valerie Schlecht, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

05:59:51 PM  

Tom Mauser, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.

06:01:21 PM  

Ms. Schlecht responded to committee member questions.

06:10:26 PM  

Alexandra Garza, representing the National Rifle Association, testified against the bill.

06:15:45 PM  

Lydia Waligorski, representing Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

06:19:12 PM  

M. David Rodriguez, representing the Colorado Nurses Association, testified in support of the bill.

06:19:37 PM  

Terry Crook, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and provided a written copy of her testimony (Attachment H).

06:24:10 PM  

Kelly Murphy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.






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