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HB 1224 - Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity - Key Vote

Colorado Key Votes

Rhonda Fields voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (34-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to repass a bill, after having concurred with Senate amendments thereto, that prohibits large-capacity ammunition magazines, effective July 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the sale, transfer, or possession of a large-capacity magazine (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “large-capacity magazine” as a fixed or detachable magazine or similar device that is designed to be readily converted to accept more than 15 rounds of ammunition or a shotgun that can accept more than 28 inches of shotgun shells (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual to retain possession of a large-capacity magazine if the individual owns the magazine on July 1, 2013 and maintains continuous possession of the magazine (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts certain entities from the provisions of this bill including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Branches of the armed forces of the United States;
    • Departments, agencies, or political subdivisions of Colorado or the United State government; and
    • Firearms retailers who possess the large-capacity magazines for sales conducted outside the state.
  • Requires manufacturers to permanently mark all large-capacity magazines to indicate that the magazines were manufactured or assembled after July 1, 2013 (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill as a Class 2 misdemeanor (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (18-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits large-capacity ammunition magazines, effective July 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the sale, transfer, or possession of a large-capacity magazine (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “large-capacity magazine” as a fixed or detachable magazine or similar device that is designed to be readily converted to accept more than 15 rounds of ammunition or a shotgun that can accept more than 28 inches of shotgun shells (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual to retain possession of a large-capacity magazine if the individual owns the magazine on July 1, 2013 and maintains continuous possession of the magazine (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts certain entities from the provisions of this bill including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Branches of the armed forces of the United States;
    • Departments, agencies, or political subdivisions of Colorado or the United State government; and
    • Firearms retailers who possess the large-capacity magazines for sales conducted outside the state.
  • Requires manufacturers to permanently mark all large-capacity magazines to indicate that the magazines were manufactured or assembled after July 1, 2013 (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill as a Class 2 misdemeanor (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (34-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the sale, transfer, or possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, effective July 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the sale, transfer, or possession of a large-capacity magazine (Sec. 1).
  • Defines a “large-capacity magazine” as a fixed or detachable magazine, box, drum, feed strip, or similar device capable of readily accepting more than 15 rounds of ammunition or 8 shotgun shells (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes an individual to possess a large-capacity ammunition magazine if they own the magazine on the effective date and maintain continuous possession of the magazine (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts any entity, or any employee of such an entity, which manufactures large-capacity magazines within Colorado exclusively for transfer to the following (Sec. 1):
    • A branch of the United States Armed Forces;
    • A department, agency or political subdivision of Colorado, another state, or the federal government;
    • A firearms retailer for a sale abroad;
    • A foreign national government that has been approved by the United States Government; or
    • A person who possesses the magazine solely to transport the magazine out-of-state on behalf of the above entities.

 

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity

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