Letter From the Board – March 2015

March 2, 2015 in All, Letters From the Board by luke

A legislative update and a call to action

There are currently 3 important Senate bills that are making their way through committees, the whole Senate and on their way to the House.

Senate Bill 15-032, the Constitutional carry bill, has passed the Senate and is headed to the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs committee in the House. This committee is also known as the “kill committee”. It is up to you to email and call the members of that committee and ask them to allow this bill to make it to the floor of the House for a full vote. Tell them that you as Coloradans are tired of seeing bills that protect your rights die at the hands of a few people. We will keep you up to date when this bill will be heard by the “kill committee.”

Senate Bill 15-175, the magazine ban repeal bill, has had its Judicial Committee hearing rescheduled to Monday, February 23 at 1:30 PM in Room 271. Yet again, it is up to you to email and call the committee members and ask them to pass this bill out of committee to the whole Senate. It is also an opportunity for you to testify at the State House. This bill needs all of our support to remove an arbitrary and capricious law from Colorado.

Senate Bill 15-086, the repeal of universal background checks and CBI transfer fees, has made it out of the Senate Judiciary committee and has been referred to the Senate Appropriations committee. As with the above bills, this is a chance to make your voices heard. Take a few minutes to email or call the members of the Senate Appropriations committee to ask that they pass this bill to the whole Senate.

This is your state.  This is your country.  These are the laws under which you will live and the legal precedents that will guide your children’s future rights – or lack thereof.  Your action – or lack of it – will shape all of our futures.  You can get involved and do something – write, call, testify, demand, protest – to determine the course of that future… or you can keep spectating from the sidelines, leaving it others (who often have their own, selfish agendas), and hoping for the best. We sincerely hope you’ll do the former and stay involved.

Below is the list of pertinent committees:

House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

SU RYDEN – Chair
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2942
E-Mail: su.ryden.house@state.co.us

JOSEPH SALAZAR – Vice Chair
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2918
E-Mail: joseph.salazar.house@state.co.us

MIKE FOOTE
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2920
E-Mail: mike.foote.house@state.co.us

STEPHEN HUMPHREY
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2943
E-Mail: rephumphrey48@yahoo.com

SUSAN LONTINE
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2966
E-Mail: susan.lontine.house@state.co.us

PATRICK NEVILLE P.
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2948
E-Mail: patrick.neville.house@state.co.us

DIANNE PRIMAVERA
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4667
E-Mail: dianne.primavera.house@state.co.us

JACK TATE
Capitol Phone: 303-866-5510
E-Mail: jack.tate.house@state.co.us

DAN THURLOW
Capitol Phone: 303-866-3068
E-Mail: danthurlow55@gmail.com

MAX TYLER
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2951
E-Mail: max@maxtyler.us

YEULIN WILLETT
Capitol Phone: 303-866-2583
E-Mail: yeulin.willett.house@state.co.us

Senate Judiciary

ELLEN S. ROBERTS -Chair
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4884
E-Mail: ellen.roberts.senate@state.co.us

KEVIN LUNDBERG – Vice Chair
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4853
E-Mail: kevin@kevinlundberg.com

JOHN COOKE
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4451
E-Mail: john.cooke.senate@state.co.us

LUCIA GUZMAN
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4862
E-Mail: lucia.guzman.senate@state.co.us

MICHAEL MERRIFIELD
Capitol Phone: 303-866-6364
E-Mail: michael.merrifield.senate@state.co.us

Senate Appropriations

KEVIN GRANTHAM – Chair
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4877
E-Mail: kevin.grantham.senate@state.co.us

KENT LAMBERT – Vice Chair
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4835
E-Mail: senatorlambert@comcast.net

ROLLIE HEATH
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4872
E-Mail: rollie.heath.senate@state.co.us

MARY HODGE
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4855
E-Mail: mary.hodge.senate@state.co.us

JERRY SONNENBERG
Capitol Phone: 303-866-6360
E-Mail: senatorsonnenberg@gmail.com

PAT STEADMAN
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4861
E-Mail: pat.steadman.senate@state.co.us

LAURA WOODS
Capitol Phone: 303-866-4840
E-Mail: laura.woods.senate@state.co.us