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Committee Hearing on State of Emergency Bill Tomorrow in Colorado

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Please Contact Committee Members Today!

Senate Bill 53, introduced by state Senator Scott Renfroe (R-13), has been scheduled for a hearing in the Colorado Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, February 2, at 1:30 p.m. 

This legislation eliminates the authority of the governor to suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation of firearms during a state of disaster emergency.  State lawmakers thought they addressed this issue years ago, but it was discovered that a drafting oversight actually left a component of the old law on the books.  During session last February, this committee defeated similar legislation on a partisan 3-2 vote.

Please contact members of the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee respectfully urge them to support SB 53.  Contact information can be found below.

Rollie Heath (D-18) Chairman
(303) 866-4872
rollie.heath.senate@state.co.us

Bob Bacon (D-14) Vice Chairman
(303) 866-4841
bob.bacon.senate@state.co.us

Betty Boyd (D-21)
(303) 866-4857
betty.boyd.senate@state.co.us 

Bill Cadman (R-10)
(303) 866-2737
bill.cadman.senate@state.co.us 

Kevin Grantham (R-2)
(303) 866-4877
kevin.grantham.senate@state.co.us

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