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1D9F52642A5AFAB687258519007149E8 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1278

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Feb 25, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



HB20-1278 - Lay Over

01:38:37 PM  

Representatives Duran and Singer, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill. The bill creates new procedures for firearm relinquishment related to civil and mandatory protection orders for domestic abuse cases. The bill sponsors provided amendments L.001 (Attachment A) and L.002 (Attachment B), and explained the effect of the amendments.

01:51:07 PM  

Sheryl Ullman, representing the Office of the State Public Defender, testified about her concerns with the immunity provisions in the bill.

01:57:48 PM  

Demetria Trujillo, representing the Office of the State Public Defender, testified about her due process concerns with the bill.

02:01:10 PM  

Maureen Cain, representing the Office of the State Public Defender, testified about her concerns with the criminal process in the bill.

02:04:35 PM  

Tristan Gorman, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:07:54 PM  

The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

02:19:59 PM  

The committee continued to discuss the panel's concerns with the bill.

02:33:10 PM  

Janet Huffor, representing the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:37:40 PM  

Roberts Edmiston, representing the Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:39:59 PM  

Alexandra Garza, representing the National Rifle Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:41:23 PM  

The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

02:52:10 PM  

The committee continued to discuss the bill with the panel of witnesses.

03:03:24 PM  

The committee took a brief recess.

03:04:00 PM  

The committee returned to order.  Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified from a neutral position on the bill.

03:19:33 PM  

David Keck, representing the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms, testified about effective firearms surrender protocols.

03:25:35 PM  

Jeffrey Riester, representing the Department of Law, testified in support of the bill.

03:27:25 PM  

Anne Kelly, representing the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.

03:30:58 PM  

The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

03:49:40 PM  

The committee continued to discuss the bill with the committee.

04:13:09 PM  

A.B., representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:17:50 PM  

Holly Cheng, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:24:40 PM  

Elizabeth (no last name given), representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:27:53 PM  

Rebecca Zimmerman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:31:28 PM  

Judge Patricia Madsen, representing B'nai Havurah, testified in support of the bill.

04:35:22 PM  

Megan Rudy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:40:59 PM  

Jenn Doe, representing the Denver Domestic Violence Coordinating Coucil, testified in support of the bill.

04:46:29 PM  

Joanne Belknap, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:50:52 PM  

Ann Marie Jensen, representing Violence-free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:55:39 PM  

Eileen McCarron, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified in support of the bill.

04:59:32 PM  

Kelly Murphy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:04:35 PM  

Elizabeth Emerson, representing National Everytown for Gun Safety, testified in support of the bill. She provided a letter in support of the bill (Attachment C).

05:09:52 PM  

Reverend Wayne Laws, representing Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified in support of the bill.

05:13:43 PM  

Peter Fogg, representing the Colorado Faith Communities United Against Gun Violence, testified in support of the bill and provided a written statement (Attachment D).

05:16:49 PM  

Jane Dougherty, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:22:42 PM  

Kim Gibbs, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:26:08 PM  

Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:29:02 PM  

Donald Mcalady, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:31:10 PM  

Lydia Waligorski, representing Violence-free Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.

05:39:05 PM  

Representative Weissman announced that the bill would be laid over for action only. Representatives Duran and Singer wrapped up their presentation of the bill.

05:43:42 PM  

Members of the committee commented about the bill.






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