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s_jud_2017a_2017-02-13t13:33:37z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/13/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-006



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-006 to the Committee of the W PASS







03:18 PM -- SB17-006



Senator Cooke, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-006, concerning allowing certain military personnel who are less than 21 years of age to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Senator Cooke explained the provisions of the bill and his reasons for sponsoring the legislation. The committee discussed the bill.



03:28 PM --
Ms. Eleanor Cabell, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She discussed the reasons she does not support the bill. She responded to questions concerning training received by military personnel.



03:31 PM --
Col. ret., Rodger Wilson, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He discussed military policy on possessing certain weapons. Senator Cooke responded to a question concerning possession of firearms with a concealed carry permit.



03:35 PM --
Ms. Julie Meyers, representing Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified in opposition to the bill. She read the testimony of a person who could not attend the hearing. Ms. Meyers, in response to a question, provided information to the committee concerning the relationship between suicides and weapons.



03:40 PM --
Mr. Gene Drumm, representing Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified in opposition to the bill. He discussed brain development of teenagers and the effect of the bill. He responded to questions concerning legalized concealed carry.



03:43 PM --
Ms. Eileen McCarron, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified in opposition to the bill. She explained that the bill permits certain people to conceal carry firearms that they cannot purchase in Colorado. She discussed military policies, and a relationship between suicide and firearm availability.



03:46 PM --
Ms. Jean Grattet, representing the League of Women Voters, testified in opposition to the bill. She read the testimony of a person who could not attend the meeting.



03:50 PM --
Mr. Dan Murphy, representing Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, testified in support of the bill. He explained his experience with firearms while in the military. He discussed firearms training, terrorist attacks on military personnel, and the responsibilities of military personnel.



03:53 PM --
Mr. George Brauchler, 18th Judicial District Attorney, testified in support of the bill. He discussed his experience, and stated that he is not concerned about permitting military personnel to conceal carry firearms. He responded to a question concerning the 18th Judicial District's cases involving an offense committed by a concealed carry permit holder.



03:57 PM --
Mr. Robert Edmiston, representing the Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a packet of information to the committee (Attachment H). He discussed the deterrence of crime.



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04:01 PM --
Mr. Chris Johnson, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He stated support for the bill and spoke favorably of prior testimony.



04:02 PM --
Mr. David Kopel, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the laws and policies in other states concerning issuing concealed carry permits to those younger than 21. Mr. Kopel also discussed the relationship between firearm availability and suicide, and crime rates relating to concealed carry permit holders.



04:07 PM --
Mr. Bruce Glenn, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He discussed that federal law concerning the purchase and transfer firearms, and possible mental issues concerning military personnel.



04:10 PM --
Ms. Laura Carno, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She explained her reasons for supporting the bill, including the possibility of certain persons preventing crime.





04:13 PM



Senator Kagan stated that the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police oppose the bill.



Senator Cooke provided closing remarks on the bill.





04:17 PM



The committee recessed.





04:21 PM



The committee returned to order.

BILL: SB17-006
TIME: 04:22:23 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-006 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Yes
Fields
No
Kagan
No
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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