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E4CD8EB80D804D808725823B00714540 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1037

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Feb 21, 2018      
Location RM 271



HB18-1037 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:37:17 PM  

Representative Neville, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1037. The bill allows an individual with a concealed carry permit to carry a concealed handgun onto the real property of a public elementary, middle, junior high, or high school.

01:50:51 PM  

Representative Neville answered questions from the committee.

02:04:16 PM  

Jennifer Thompson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Thompson answered questions from the committee.

02:11:57 PM  

Jane Dougherty, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided a handout to the committee [Attachment A].

02:15:02 PM  

William Saggau, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:18:38 PM  

Tom Mauser, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:23:39 PM  

Evan Todd, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Todd answered questions from the committee.

02:31:50 PM  

Madeline Dean, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:33:28 PM  

Amed Eltageb, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:35:20 PM  

Noorjahan Moloo, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:37:34 PM  

Jonah Landeau, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:40:36 PM  

Robert Edmiston, Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  He provided a handout to the committee [Attachment B].

02:45:08 PM  
Cameron Berry, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:48:50 PM  
Kaylee Tyner, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:51:49 PM  

Cameron Casados, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  He provided a letter to the committee [Attachment C].

02:52:52 PM  

Ryan Sack, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  He provided a letter to the committee [Attachment D].

02:54:34 PM  

Elina Asensio, representing herself, and Karin Asensio, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:57:22 PM  

David Kopel, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Kopel answered questions from the committee.

03:04:56 PM  
Ken Toltz, Safe Campus Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:09:01 PM  

Phil Ross, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  He provided a written statement to the committee [Attachment E].

03:12:21 PM  
Susan Montgomery, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:16:35 PM  
Greg Lopez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Lopez answered questions from the committee.
03:22:27 PM  

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, La Sociedad de Guadalupe Para Derechos Humanos, testified in opposition to the bill.  She provided a written statement to the committee [Attachment F].

03:28:21 PM  
Melisa Siegel, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:32:36 PM  

Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  She answered questions from the committee.

03:37:37 PM  
Ronald Dietz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:41:04 PM  

Anne Cohan, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Cohan answered questions from the committee.

03:45:37 PM  

Grady Nouis, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:48:45 PM  

Amie Baca-Oehlert, Colorado Education Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Baca-Oehlert answered questions from the committee.

03:54:58 PM  

Matt Allner, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Allner answered questions from the committee.

04:06:31 PM  

Michelle Pierson, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:10:34 PM  

Dave White, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:14:44 PM  

James Todd, American Academy of Pediatrics - Colorado Chapter, testified in opposition to the bill.  He answered questions from the committee and distributed a handout to the committee members [Attachment G].

04:26:06 PM  

Evan Davis, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:29:04 PM  
Julie Grossman, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:32:50 PM  

Sue Keston, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:36:58 PM  

Rachel Barnes, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:40:08 PM  

Grace Reichardt, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  She provided a written statement to the committee [Attachment H].

04:42:02 PM  

Charlie Meserve, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  He provided a written statement to the committee [Attachment I].  He answered questions from the committee.

04:44:12 PM  

Krista Holtzmann, Douglas County School District Board of Education, testified in opposition to the bill.  She answered questions from the committee.

04:49:35 PM  
Tim Howard, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:53:01 PM  

Charlie Rawlins, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  He provided a written statement to the committee [Attachment J].

04:55:00 PM  

Bronwynn Andrews, representing herself, testified in oppostion to the bill.  She provided a written statement to the committee [Attachment K].

04:55:45 PM  

Jill Dreves, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  She provided a written statement to the committee [Attachment L].

04:58:31 PM  

Sam Boswell, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Representative Benavidez made comments to the witnesses.  An unidentified witness made a statement to the committee. 

05:00:10 PM  

Linda Gertenbach, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:05:19 PM  
Christine Jensen, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:08:39 PM  

Selena Wright, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:11:03 PM  

Eleanor Cabell, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:13:56 PM  

Ellen Lewis, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  She answered questions from the committee and provided two handouts [Attachments M and N].

05:21:16 PM  

Grace Marx, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:23:59 PM  

Sally Augden, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:27:43 PM  

Carly Dougherty, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:31:39 PM  

Julie Meyers, American Academy of Pediatrics - Colorado Chapter, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:34:34 PM  

Maura Benedick, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:37:20 PM  

Randy Chase, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:41:06 PM  

Lillian Kraemer, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  She also expressed her opposition to House Bill 18-1074, concerning the use of deadly physical force against a person who has made an illegal entry into a place of business, and House Bill 18-1015, concerning the repeal of certain provisions concerning ammunition magazines.

05:46:37 PM  
Garrett Potter, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:51:29 PM  

Angela Walker, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:55:48 PM  

Holly Muertaugh, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:59:37 PM  

Allison Pasternak, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:04:47 PM  

Marnie Kamensky, Colorado Ceasefire, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:09:26 PM  

Zachary Kamensky, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:10:35 PM  

Jennifer Bauer Steuck, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:14:33 PM  

Dr. Phyllis Updike, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:20:43 PM  

Mohamed Siid, Bridge Project, testified in opposition to the bill.  He provided a written statement to the committee [Attachment O].

06:23:14 PM  

Jessica Osman, Bridge Project, testified in opposition to the bill.  She provided a written statement to the committee [Attachment P].

06:24:58 PM  

Abdul Juma, Bridge Project, testified in opposition to the bill.  He provided a written statement to the committee [Attachment Q].

06:26:54 PM  

Corey Engle, Bridge Project, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:30:41 PM  
Committee members made comments regarding the Bridge Project.
06:32:16 PM  

Cheryl Wilson, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  She also expressed her opposition to House Bill 18-1074 and House Bill 18-1015.  Ms. Wilson provided a written statement to the committee concerning House Bill 18-1074 [Attachment R].

06:37:22 PM  

Lori Mayfield, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Mayfield expressed her opposition to House Bill 18-1074 and House Bill 18-1015.

06:40:39 PM  

Dr. JoAnn Ota Fujioka, Colorado PTA, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:44:22 PM  
Amy Ross, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:48:59 PM  
Marie O'Connell, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:52:41 PM  
Vanessa Cervantes, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:56:24 PM  

Diana Blair, representing herself, testified in opposition to bill. She read a statement from Mona Karpouzos.

06:59:10 PM  

Renee Pickett, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

07:01:25 PM  
Representative Neville made concluding remarks about the bill.
07:05:25 PM  

Committee members made comments regarding the bill.  A number of letters regarding House Bill 18-1037, House Bill 18-1074, and House Bill 18-1015 were distributed to the committee [Attachment S].



07:37:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1037 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Humphrey
Benavidez No
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton No
Weissman No
Williams D. Yes
Lontine No
Foote No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:38:26 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1037 indefinitely.
Moved Melton
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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