Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 11, 1999
Susan Colling (866-4784)
TITLE: CONCERNING AUTHORITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO LIMIT CARRYING OF CONCEALED WEAPONS BY ANY PERSON WHO HOLDS A CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT.
Summary of Assessment
The bill specifies that permits to carry concealed weapons are valid in home rule counties, home rule cities and counties, and home rule municipalities. It allows a county, city and county, or municipality to adopt a resolution or ordinance to prohibit any person from carrying concealed weapons within any public building owned or leased by any county, city and county, or municipality or within any park, in any county, city and county or municipality.
The bill specifies that the resolution or ordinance shall not prohibit carrying concealed weapons throughout the jurisdiction of the county, city and county, or municipality by a person who holds a concealed weapons permit.
The bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact on state revenues or expenditures. It allows local government, to adopt a resolution or ordinance prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons in identified areas. Since the bill does not require local agencies to create such a resolution or ordinance, it is up to the local governmental entity to determine the need and applicability of such a resolution or ordinance.