SB21-078 Reporting Lost and Stolen Firearms
Status: Signed by Governor Polis on April 19, 2021. Passed House and Senate on party-line Votes. (Sens. Jaquez Lewis/Danielson and Reps. Sullivan and Herod) Requires individual gun owners to report to law enforcement within 5 days after discovering a firearm is lost or stolen. Imposes $25 fine on first offense, misdemeanor on subsequent.
HB21-1106 Safe Storage
Status: Signed by Governor Polis on April 19, 20212. Passed House on near party-line vote. All Dems voted YES except D. Valdez. Passed Senate on party-line vote. (Reps. Duran/Mullica, Sens. Bridges/Hansen). Would require gun owners to safely store firearms so that they are not accessible to juveniles or prohibited persons. Requires gun stores to post information as to the law. Imposes a misdemeanor penalty. Also requires Office of Suicide Prevention to post on web site information on safe storage and provides for education program if monies are available.
HB21-1255 Domestic Violence Firearms Relinquishment
Status: Signed by Governor Polis on June 22, 2021. (Reps. Duran/Gray, Sens. Jaquez Lewis/Pettersen). Tightens court procedures and law enforcement responsibilities to ensure that those convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors or subject to domestic violence protection orders relinquish their firearms. Possession of firearms by these individuals is prohibited under state and federal laws.
HB21-1298 Expand Background Checks
Status: Signed by Governor Polis on June 19, 2021. (Reps. Amabile/Woodrow, Sens. Gonzales/Pettersen). 1) Prohibits firearm transfers to persons with certain violent misdemeanor convictions in the last 5 years. 2) Closes the Charleston Loophole by requiring gun buyer by removing time limit on background check 3) Extends appeal time for CBI from 30 days to 60. 4) Denies transfer of gun even if final disposition of criminal case is unclear.
HB21-1299 Office of Gun Violence Prevention
Status: Signed by Governor Polis on June 19, 2021. (Reps. Sullivan/Bacon, Sens. Fields/Hansen). Establishes the office for gun violence prevention which will deal with education on existing gun laws, collect research in repository, and make grants to violence intervention programs if funds are available.
SB21-256 Local Firearm Regulations
Status: Signed by Governor Polis on June 19, 2021. (Sens. Fenberg/Moreno, Reps. Hooton/Daugherty). Allows local governments to enact laws to restrict the transfer and possession of firearms, ammunition and components that are stronger than state laws. Allows local governments, special districts and governing boards of colleges and universities to prohibit the carrying of concealed handguns in public buildings and areas under their jurisdiction.