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h_sa_2017a_2017-02-08t13:35:25z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/08/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1037



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 17-1037 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 17-1037 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







06:08 PM -- HB17-1037



The committee came back to order. Representative Everett, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1037. The 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. Representative Everett answered questions from the committee.



06:14 PM --
Tina Francone, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Francone answered questions from the committee.



06:19 PM --
Eileen McCarron, Colorado Ceasefire, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:22 PM --
David Kopel, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Kopel answered questions from the committee.



06:39 PM --
Wayne Laws, Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:41 PM --
Phil Ross, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



06:45 PM --
Jean Grattet, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:49 PM --
Jenna Ellis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Ellis answered questions from the committee.



06:59 PM --
Scott Lynch, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Lynch answered questions from the committee.



07:09 PM --
Dan Murphy, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Murphy answered questions from the committee.



07:12 PM --
Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



07:16 PM --
Robert Edmiston, Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Edmiston referenced handouts he provided during his testimony on House Bill 17-1036 earlier in the hearing.



07:19 PM --
Don Macalady, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



07:22 PM --
Jacqui Shumway, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



07:25 PM --
Michael McGuire, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He also testified in opposition to House Bill 17-1097. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment G).



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07:33 PM --
Linda Rinehart, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



07:36 PM --
Eleanor Cabell, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



07:40 PM --
Jessica Pettigrew, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.





07:43 PM



Representative Everett made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1037
TIME: 07:55:56 PM
MOVED: Williams D.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1037 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 3-6.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
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




BILL: HB17-1037
TIME: 07:56:30 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1037 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
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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