Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 12, 1998
House Local Government
Steve Tammeus (866-2756)
TITLE: CONCERNING QUALIFYING SHOOTING RANGES.
Summary of Assessment
This bill prohibits local governments and persons from enforcing laws, ordinances, rules, or orders against a qualifying sport shooting range on the basis of noise emanating from the range if the range complied with noise laws, or no law relating to noise applied to the range, at the time of its construction or initial operation.
The bill also prohibits a person from bringing a lawsuit against a qualifying sport shooting range located in the vicinity of the persons’ property if: 1) the qualifying range was established before the person acquired the property; or 2) the range complied with noise laws, or 3) no law relating to noise applied to the range, at the time of its construction or initial operation.
The bill provides, under certain circumstances, a person who engages in sport shooting at a qualifying range assumes the risks associated with the sport.
The provisions of this bill will not affect state or local government revenue or expenditures. The bill does not change noise abatement standards so there would be no change in the state’s enforcement porgram. The bill would not affect local government enforcement agency activities. Therefore, it is assessed as having no fiscal impact. The bill will become effective upon the signature of the Governor.
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