Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

h_sa_2018a_2018-04-25t14:08:26z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-185

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 25, 2018      
Location RM 271



SB18-185 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:27:16 PM  
Representative Everett and Representative Sandridge, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-185. The bill adds a place of business to the locations that may be defended using 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.
03:32:20 PM  
Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:36:10 PM  

Ronald Dietz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:39:07 PM  
Andrea Wilkins, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:40:28 PM  
Robert Edmiston, Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee [Attachment C].
03:43:48 PM  
Eileen McCarron, Colorado Ceasefire, testified in opposition to the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
03:48:15 PM  
Kirk Fry, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee. Representative Everett responded to committee member questions. Committee discussion with Mr. Fry ensued.
03:59:24 PM  
Reverend Wayne Laws, Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:02:55 PM  
Representative Everett and Representative Sandridge made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


04:12:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-185 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Leonard
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


04:12:25 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-185 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed 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