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Bill Detail: HB23-1044

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Title Second Amendment Preservation Act
Status House Committee on State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/06/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors K. DeGraaf (R)
Senate Sponsors
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/09/2023
Summary

The bill states that any federal act, law, executive order,
administrative order, rule, and regulation (federal laws) that is, or
accomplishes, any of the following is an infringement on the right to bear
arms in Colorado:
  • A tax, levy, fee, or stamp not common to all other goods
and services that is imposed on a firearm, firearm
accessory, or ammunition and that might reasonably be
expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or
ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens;
  • Any registration or tracking of firearms, firearm
accessories, or ammunition;
  • Any registration or tracking of the ownership of firearms,
firearm accessories, or ammunition;
  • A prohibition on the possession, ownership, use, or transfer
of a firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition by
law-abiding citizens; and
  • Any order to confiscate firearms, firearm accessories, or
ammunition from law-abiding citizens.
The bill prohibits any entity or person from enforcing or
attempting to enforce any federal law that infringes on the right to keep
and bear arms. The state or a political subdivision that enforces or
attempts to enforce a federal law that infringes on the right to keep and
bear arms is liable to the injured party and subject to a civil penalty of up
to $50,000 per occurrence.
The bill prohibits the state or a political subdivision, including a
law enforcement agency, from employing a person who, while acting as
a federal agent or under color of federal law, knowingly enforced,
attempted to enforce, or gave material aid and support to the efforts of
another who enforced or attempted to enforce a federal law that infringes
on the right to keep and bear arms. The state or a political subdivision
who employs the person is subject to a civil penalty of up to $50,000 per
employee.

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