UPDATED SUMMARY

HOUSE BILL 13-1224

First Regular Session - Sixty-ninth Colorado General Assembly



           This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house. It does not reflect any amendments that may be subsequently adopted. This summary reflects only the main points of the legislation. To see the actual language of the bill, please click here and navigate to the most current version of the bill.


           The bill prohibits the sale, transfer, or possession of an ammunition feeding device that is capable of accepting, or that can be readily converted to accept, more than 10 rounds 15 rounds of ammunition or more than 5 shotgun shells 8 shotgun shells (large-capacity magazine). A person may possess a large-capacity magazine if he or she owns the large-capacity magazine on the effective date of the bill and maintains continuous possession of the large-capacity magazine.

           The prohibition does not apply to:

                    An entity, or any employee thereof engaged in his or her employment duties, that manufactures large-capacity magazines within Colorado exclusively for transfer to a branch of the armed forces of the United States; a department, agency, or political subdivision of the state of Colorado, or of any other state, or of the United States government; a firearms retailer for the purpose of firearms sales conducted outside the state; a foreign national government that has been approved for such transfers by the United States government; or an out-of-state transferee who may legally possess a large-capacity magazine;

                    An employee of a branch of the armed forces of the United States, or of a department, agency, or political subdivision of the state of Colorado, or of any other state, or of the United States government, who bears a firearm in the course of his or her official duties; or

                    A person who possesses the magazine for the sole purpose of transporting the magazine to an out-of-state entity.

           A person who sells, transfers, or possesses a large-capacity magazine in violation of the new provision commits a class 2 misdemeanor.

           A large-capacity magazine that is manufactured in Colorado on or after the effective date of the bill must include a serial number and the date upon which the large-capacity magazine was manufactured or assembled. The serial number and date must be legibly and conspicuously engraved or cast upon the outer surface of the large-capacity magazine. The Colorado bureau of investigation may promulgate rules that may require a large-capacity magazine that is manufactured on or after the effective date of the bill to bear identifying information in addition to the serial number and date of assembly.

           A person who manufactures a large-capacity magazine in Colorado in violation of the new provision commits a class 2 misdemeanor.






Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Legal Services.