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h_sa_2016a_2016-03-07t13:32:20z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/07/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1023



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 16-1023 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 16-1023 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







07:24 PM -- HB16-1023



The committee recessed.





07:27 PM



The committee reconvened.



Representative Everett, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1023 to the committee. This bill adds a place of business to the locations that may be defended with deadly physical force if an owner, manager, or employee reasonably believes that the intruder is committing, has committed, or intends to commit a crime other than the unlawful entry and that the intruder might use physical force against the occupant. The bill specifies that an owner, manager, or employee of a business is immune from criminal prosecution and civil liability for defending a place of business using deadly physical force.



Committee members discussed the bill with Representative Everett.



07:32 PM --
James Bardwell, representing Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, testified in support of the bill and Senate Bill 16-017.



07:36 PM --
Ron Sloan, representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified against the bill and SB 16-017. He responded to questions from committee members.



07:38 PM --
Chad Day, Yuma County Sheriff representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and SB 16-017.



07:40 PM --
Gene Drumm, representing Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified against the bill and SB 16-017.



07:42 PM --
Robert Edmiston, representing the Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and SB 16-017.



07:46 PM --
Eileen McCarron, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified against the bill.



07:48 PM --
Tina Francone, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and SB 16-017.



07:51 PM --
Jacqui Shumway, representing herself, testified against the bill.



07:55 PM --
Lydia Waligorski, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified against the bill and SB 16-017.



07:59 PM --
Jean Grattet, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified against the bill and SB 16-017.



08:03 PM --
Michael McGuire, representing himself, testified against the bill and SB 16-017. He provided handouts (Attachments I and J).



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08:07 PM --
Julie Meyers read testimony opposing the bill from Mary Parker (Attachment K).



16HouseState0307AttachK.pdf16HouseState0307AttachK.pdf



08:10 PM --
Jacqui Shumway, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified against SB 16-017.



08:12 PM --
Deronn Turner, representing Moms Demand Action, testified against the bill and SB 16-017.





08:17 PM



Representative Everett wrapped up his presentation of the bill.


BILL: HB16-1023
TIME: 08:20:08 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1023 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Leonard
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB16-1023
TIME: 08:22:06 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1023 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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