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FE30A80B7F62FD10872585290075061F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1271

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Mar 12, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



HB20-1271 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:24:49 PM  

Rep Saine, sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1271, concerning measures for persons who pose an extreme risk and the repeal of the extreme risk protection order law. Representative Saine distributed testimony in support of the bill from Safehaven Counseling (Attachment A), a letter in support from Treatment Advocacy Center (Attachment B), and a list of individuals that support the bill (Attachment C).  The bill repeals the laws related to extreme risk protection orders (ERPO) and changes the criteria for when a person can be held in a 72-hour behavioral health hold.

03:29:13 PM  
The following people testified in support of the bill:

Steve Reams, representing the Weld County Sheriff's office.

Dudley Brown, representing Rocky Mountain Gun Owners.

Shannon Byerly, representing Castor County Sheriff's Office.

Rupert Parchment, representing himself.

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

03:54:09 PM  

The following people testified in support of the bill: Laura Felix, representing herself; Charlene Von Schlesien, representing herself and Robert Intlekofer; and Robert Edmiston, representing Firearms Coalition of Colorado.

04:03:32 PM  

The following people testified in support of the bill:



Matthew Rivera, representing himself;



Lesley Hollywood, representing Rally for Our Rights;



Antonia Okafor, Gun Owners of America; and

Nina Prevot, representing herself.

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

 

04:17:12 PM  

The following people testified in support of the bill: Michael Stapleton, representing the Libertarian Party of Colorado; Victoria Reynolds, representing the Libertarian Party of Colorado; Josh Walen, representing himself; and Jafar Partonmah, representing himself.

04:24:50 PM  

The following people testified in support of the bill: Gabriel D'Silva, representing himself; Suprina Williams, representing herself; Jonathan D'Silva, representing himself; and Duane Thompson, representing himself.  Mr. Thompson distributed a copy of his testimony (Attachment D).

04:34:37 PM  

The following people testified in support of the bill:



John Castillo, representing himself;



Greg Brophy, representing the National Rifle Association; and



Michael Sabbeth, representing himself.

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

04:48:51 PM  

Ross Klopf, representing the Libertarian Party of Jefferson County testified in support of the bill.

04:57:15 PM  

The following people testified in opposition to the bill: Diane Wall, representing Zero Tollerance of Domestic Abuse; David Jvenson, representing Colorado Ceasefire. Mr. Jvenson distributed information regarding extreme risk protection orders to the committee (Attachment E); Judy Amabil, representing Mental Health Colorado; and Julie Myers, representing Colorado Faith Communities Against Gun Violence. The panel responded to questions from the committee.

05:16:11 PM  

The following people testified in opposition to the bill: Vincent Agodene, representing Mental Health Colorado; Valerie Schlect, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition; Judy Amabile, representing Mental Health Colorado; and Sarah Grossman, representing Moms Demand Action. The panel responded to questions from the committee. Written testimony in opposition tot he bill was also submitted (Attachment F).

05:37:32 PM  
Eileen McCarran, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified in opposition of the bill.
05:40:31 PM  
Representative Saine made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.


05:58:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1271 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Carver
Seconded McKean
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez No
McKean Yes
Roberts No
Tipper No
Herod No
Weissman No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:58:49 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1271 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 Herod
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean No
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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