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DF8FFFA6546F624F87258235005F5293 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1077

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Feb 15, 2018      
Location LSB A



HB18-1077 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


10:21:12 AM  

Representative Liston and Representative Valdez, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1077. The bill enhances the sentence for second degree burglary from a class 4 felony to a class 3 felony if the objective of the burglary is the theft of one or more firearms, firearm parts, firearm accessories, or ammunition. The bill allows the courts to impose a fine of $10,000 to $750,000 for an individual convicted of second degree burglary with the objective of stealing a firearm or accessory.

10:25:40 AM  

Representative Liston answered questions from the committee.  Representative Leonard discussed amendment L.005 [Attachment A], which was distributed to the committee. Representative Liston and Representative Valdez answered questions from the committee.

10:34:52 AM  
Tom Sullivan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
10:38:16 AM  

District Attorney George Brauchler, 18th Judicial District, testified in support of the bill. District Attorney Brauchler answered questions from the committee.

10:51:56 AM  
Representative Liston responded to committee comments.
10:55:06 AM  

Aaron Carpenter, Legislative Council Staff, answered questions from the committee regarding the fiscal note for the bill.

10:57:57 AM  
District Attorney Brauchler answered additional questions from the committee.
10:59:27 AM  

Andrew Vaughan, 4th Judicial District, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Vaughn answered questions from the committee.

11:07:16 AM  

Jon Ippolito, 18th Judicial District, testified in support of the bill.

11:09:59 AM  
Tammy Spellman, Springs Armory, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Spellman answered questions from the committee.
11:17:02 AM  
Robert James, Oasis Custom Firearms, testified in support of the bill.
11:21:46 AM  
Robert Edmiston, Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:23:46 AM  
Eileen McCarron, Colorado Ceasefire, testified in support of the bill. Ms. McCarron answered questions from the committee.
11:28:46 AM  
Tim Lane, Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Lane answered questions from the committee.
11:37:42 AM  

John Karakoulakis, National Shooting Sports Federation, testified in support of the bill.

11:40:19 AM  

Representative Valdez read a letter of support from the County Sheriffs of Colorado [Attachment B].

11:41:28 AM  

Representative Liston further discussed amendment L.005.



11:43:34 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 [Attachment A].
Moved Leonard
Seconded Lontine
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:43:35 AM  

Representative Weissman explained L.001 [Attachment C]. Representative Liston and Representative Valdez commented on amendment L.001.



11:45:26 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment C].
Moved Weissman
Seconded Melton
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:45:26 AM  
Representative Liston and Representative Valdez made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments regarding the bill.


12:00:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1077, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Leonard
Benavidez No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton No
Weissman Yes
Williams D. Yes
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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