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Senate sends lost and stolen guns bill to Polis' desk

Senate voted along party lines on passage bill requiring firearm owners submit report within five days of learning their gun has been lost

DENVER —

After a unanimous vote to approve amendments added by the House, the state Senate voted along party lines on final passage of a bill requiring firearm owners to report to law enforcement within five days of learning their gun has been lost or stolen.

The votes to approve the changes to Senate Bill 21-078 and repass the bill send the legislation to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk.

> The video above aired on April 2; in it, a Colorado congressman asks Biden to update gun regulations after Boulder shooting.

Senate lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously backed three amendments added by their House colleagues. The first, approved last month as the House Judiciary Committee deliberated on the bill, specified information on lost and stolen guns be entered into the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Crime Information Center Database. 

On the floor of the House last week, lawmakers approved a three-part amendment that allows someone other than the owner of the firearm to make the lost or stolen report, allows the owner not to have to admit they own the firearm and eliminates criminal prosecution for improper storage of a firearm if it's being reported as lost or stolen.  

> Read the full story at Colorado Politics.

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