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FDAF9FF83F82EC83872586A1006E5A4F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-078

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Mar 23, 2021      
Location Old State Library



SB21-078 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:05:24 PM  

Representatives Herod and Sullivan, prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-078, concerning the responsbility of an individual firearm owner to report a missing firearm. Representative Herod explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Sullivan provided additional input on the merits of the bill. Representative Sullivan responded to questions regarding the source of certain data he cited. Discussion ensued regarding the penalties in the bill, and the public awareness component of the legislation. Discussion followed regarding laws in other state similar to SB 21-078, and reasons people may not report lost or stolen firearms.

02:43:01 PM  
Discussion returned to the penalties in SB 21-078.
02:46:25 PM  
The following persons testified regarding SB 21-078:

Taylor Rhodes, representing Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, testified in opposition to the bill.

Charity McPike, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mr. Rhodes responded to questions regarding his experience in reporting a stolen firearm, and potential liability for firearms owners when their firearms are stolen.

02:57:48 PM  
Alison Anderman, representing Giffords Law Center, testified in support of the bill.

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

Christa Palmer, representing Moms Demand Action, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Anderman responded to questions regarding laws in other states that require reporting of lost or stolen firearms, and establishment of a firearms registry through reporting of lost or stolen firearms. Discussion ensued regarding reporting requirements associated with other crimes. DA McCann responded to questions regarding the potential impact of liability concerns on the willingness of firearms owners to report lost or stolen firearms, and the potential for collecting data on lost or stolen firearms.

03:19:18 PM  
Robert Edmiston, representing Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:22:54 PM  
Maisha Fields, representing herself, testified in support of SB 21-078.

Vic Bencomo, representing Giffords Gun Owners for Safety, testified in support of the bill.

Maria Ogneva, representing Moms Demand Action, testified in support of the bill.

03:37:45 PM  
Carl Hamm, representing
Colorado Ceasefire, testified in support of SB 21-078.



Peter Fogg, representing Colorado Communities, testified in support of
the bill.
03:45:25 PM  
Ronald Dietz, representing himself, testified in opposition to the SB 21-078.
03:50:01 PM  
Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in support of SB 21-078.
03:53:04 PM  
Ana Thallis, representing herself, testified in support of SB 21-078.
03:57:48 PM  
Representative Herod
explained the effect of amendment L.007.


03:59:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Woodrow
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Luck
Lynch
Roberts
Woodrow
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:59:09 PM  
Representative Herod provided closing remarks in support of SB 21-078. Various committee members commented on the bill.


04:08:08 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-078 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Woodrow
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Luck No
Lynch No
Roberts Yes
Woodrow Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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