Thread: HB 1205 Now in the Senate
03/10/2011 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans & Military Affairs
As of yesterday it has been introduced.
Step one - Get passed the Committee
Call, e-mail, show up. Preferably all three.
Start with the Senators that are on the committee.
It's scheduled to be heard 3/22 (Tues).
Members of the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee:
ROLLIE HEATH -- D (Chair)
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4872
BOB BACON -- D (Vice Chair)
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4841
BETTY BOYD -- D
President Pro Tempore
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4857
BILL CADMAN -- R (co-sponsor)
Assistant Minority Leader
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2737
KEVIN GRANTHAM -- R (co-sponsor)
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4877
CAPITOL MAILING ADDRESS
Colorado State Capitol
200 E. Colfax
Denver CO 80203
Why only five? I was informed by my Senator that committees require even numbers of representatives from each party.
does anyone think Hickenlooper would sign this into law?
To answer that, how many of you would consider voting for him in the next election if he did sign off on Constitutional Carry?
Any idea what time that hearing will be? Which class will I have to skip I wonder?
Would Hick sign it... If it passes the Senate I think he would.
He likes to go along to get along if he can.
Would it make me vote for him? It would make me reconsider not voting for him.
Phone calls have led me to believe it should actually pass out of committee. Passing the Senate as a whole will be a challenge though.
Gun rights are a major indicator to me of where a politician stands. If one believes in gun rights then they believe in personal responsibility and constitutional duty.
If he governs with this view, and the candidate that opposes him has less of a rights minded record then yes, yes I would.
I still wouldn't vote for him, but I may send him a thank you e-mail for listening to the people of Colorado, unlike that pos ritter.
I would hope the Gov would sign it and not think he is better than the rest of the legislature. I won't say one issue will make or break my vote, but this one carries a lot of weight. If it passes I won't need a thigh rig to carry in the winter!
I called the Capitol staff person for the committee. Unfortunately, there's no definite time for them to start. They're scheduled to start "upon adjournment"--i.e., whenever the Senate as a whole gets done.
There's a party caucus scheduled for Noon; so whatever gets done has to be done by then. The staff person is guessing that the committee will convene about 10:00, but she said it could be 9:30. So anybody who goes tomorrow should plan to clear security by 9:30.
Here's a map of the Capitol.
The North entrance on Colfax is the public entrance. The committee meeting room is SCR 356.
"Senate: Postpone indefinitely HB11-1205, Concealed Handgun Exception. Passed 3-2."
Looks like it got PI'd. It was a partisan vote (of course).
Last edited by entartet17; 03-22-2011 at 03:03 PM.
"There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs of freedom" -- Garet Garrett, The Revolution Was (1938)
I went up and spoke on behalf of the bill. One thing that kind of upset me was that Sen. Heath said that in his opinion, it's not too much to ask for people to get a CCW. And I had pointed in, both in my testimony today and in previous correspondence, that some people can't easily afford the fee. I guess Sen. Heath doesn't think that poor people deserve the same degree of self-defense that other people do.
The State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee is the designated kill-a-bill committee.
Part of our legislative process is the power of the one who can assign the bill in order to kill it. His vote is more powerful than everyone else together.
Last edited by Anubis; 03-23-2011 at 09:03 AM.
Next step is for someone to be charged with a misdemeanor and take it to the Supreme Court. The time is right for something like that.
Not trying to be mean-spirited. Just that the real work needs more than bumberstickerisms.
What else can we expect from a GOD d**** democrat and make a point of the RAT