HB 21-1298

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House May 18, 2021
  • Passed House May 17, 2021
  • Passed Senate May 28, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Jun 19, 2021

Expand Firearm Transfer Background Check Requirements

Abstract

Under existing federal law, a licensed gun dealer may transfer a firearm to another person prior to receiving the results of a required background check if 3 days have elapsed since the dealer initiated the background check; state law does not generally require a background check prior to a transfer by a licensed gun dealer. The bill establishes a state requirement for a licensed gun dealer to obtain approval for a firearms transfer from the Colorado bureau of investigation (bureau) prior to transferring a firearm. The bill prohibits the bureau from approving the transfer of a firearm to a person who was convicted of specified misdemeanor offenses. The bill also prohibits the bureau from approving a firearms transfer until the bureau determines that its background investigation is complete and that the transfer would not violate federal prohibitions on firearms possession or result in a violation of state law. Under existing law, a person who has been denied a firearms transfer following a background check can appeal the denial. The bureau is required to review background check records that prompted the denial and render a final administrative decision regarding the denial within 30 days. The bill establishes a 60-day deadline for the bureau to conduct the review and render a final administrative decision. A person may be denied a firearms transfer if there has not been a final disposition in criminal proceedings for certain offenses for which the prospective transferee, if convicted, would be prohibited from purchasing, receiving, or possessing a firearm. Under existing law, the inability of the bureau to obtain the final disposition of a case that is no longer pending cannot constitute the basis for the continued denial of the transfer. The bill removes this restriction and permits continued denial of the transfer when the bureau is unable to obtain the final disposition of a case that is no longer pending. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Jun 19, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 15, 2021

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Jun 14, 2021

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Jun 07, 2021

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Jun 01, 2021

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily

May 28, 2021

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 27, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee

May 26, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 25, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Senate Committee of the Whole State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

May 18, 2021

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

May 17, 2021

House

House Third Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 14, 2021

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor

May 11, 2021

House

House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 05, 2021

House

House Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Judiciary

Apr 29, 2021

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction
Judiciary

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (06/19/2021) PDF
Final Act (06/14/2021) PDF
Rerevised (05/28/2021) PDF
Revised (05/27/2021) PDF
Reengrossed (05/17/2021) PDF
Engrossed (05/14/2021) PDF
Introduced (04/29/2021) PDF
PA1 (05/27/2021) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (05/04/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (07/07/2021) PDF

Sources

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