DENVER – Legislators stepping down their leadership posts. Lawmakers using the wrong bathroom. The death of two gun bills at the hands of so-called “kill committees.”
Goodland says the State Veterans and Military Affairs committee are known as the “kill committee” in both the House and the Senate.
“This week we had the bump stock bill in the Veterans Affairs committee in the Senate and a bill on allowing concealed weapons without a permit in the House kill committee. Both died on party line votes as was expected,” Goodland said. “The one thing that was interesting to me about the vote and the hearing on the concealed weapons bill is that a member of the public that was actually opposed to that bill asked that the committee send it to the House floor. She said if you’ve got the votes to kill this bill send it to floor because I want to know how our representatives would vote on this.”
Goodland says she had never heard anyone, much less a member of the public, say that before and she really feels this speaks to the frustration about the roles of these committees.
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