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HB 1228 - Establishes a Background Check Fee - Key Vote

Colorado Key Votes

Kevin Grantham voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes a Background Check Fee

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes a Background Check Fee

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a fee for background checks when purchasing or transferring a firearm, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to establish a fee for instant criminal background checks on firearm purchases and transfers (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes the instant criminal background check cash fund, funded by the fees of firearm background checks, to cover the costs of performing background checks (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to continue using general funds to perform background checks for 6 months, or until the instant criminal background check cash fund has sufficient funds to support the background checks, whichever comes first (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the amount of the fee shall not exceed the direct and indirect costs necessary to complete the criminal background check (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to report the number of full time employees performing background checks and the calculations used to determine the amount of the fee imposed for background checks to the Joint Budget Committee annually on January 15th (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (33-32) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes a Background Check Fee

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a fee for background checks when purchasing or transferring a firearm, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to establish a fee for instant criminal background checks on firearm purchases and transfers (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes the instant criminal background check cash fund, funded by the fees of firearm background checks, to cover the costs of performing background checks (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to continue using general funds to perform background checks for 6 months, or until the instant criminal background check cash fund has sufficient funds to support the background checks, whichever comes first (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the amount of the fee shall not exceed the direct and indirect costs necessary to complete the criminal background check (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to report the number of full time employees performing background checks and the calculations used to determine the amount of the fee imposed for background checks to the Joint Budget Committee annually on January 15th (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes a Background Check Fee

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