March 13, 2013

24 And 29 Almost Final Votes

HB 1224 passed 34-30 with 1 rep excused. That's the magazine capacity limit bill.

HB 1229, had the senate amendments rejected and was sent to a conference committee of some sort. That's the universal background check bill. The dems were not happy with a senate amendment concerning corporate ownership of firearms, so the sponsors asked the bill be sent to committee instead of passing it outright. The committee will, if I'm not mistaken, be made up of 2 from the majority party in both chambers, and 1 from the minority party in both chambers. 4 dems and 2 repubs in other words.

HB 1224 now heads to the governor's desk. Again if I'm not mistaken, if the governor does not sign within 2 weeks of final passage a bill will become law. Hickenlooper can sign it into law, or just sit back and do nothing. He'd have to actively veto it to stop it. So if he does not veto it, Colorado will have a magazine ban effective July 1rst of 2013.

Update 03-13-13 14:07 MDT News article here.

Posted by Publicola at March 13, 2013 12:38 PM | TrackBack

Everybody involved can be subjected to recall petitions.

Voters remember those, even when they fail.

Posted by: Kristophr at March 13, 2013 07:06 PM
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