SB5 – What is the true status and location of this bill & how legislation works.

So there has been some confusion as to the status of where SB5 is.

Some know, but for those who don’t SB5 is the Extreme Risk Firearms Protection Order Act bill, better known as the Red Flag Law. If this bill, or its duplicate on the house side HB7, becomes a law it will allow anyone you may have come in contact with to be able to go to the court and say that you are a danger to yourself or society and not have any proof that you actually are a danger or not in the right state of mind. Then the police come into your home and take all your firearms and ammo without due process. After that happens, you are not allowed to know who accused you, you are not allowed to face your accuser, you have to prove that you are not a danger or mentally unstable, and you will not have access to a public defender so you will have to pay for an attorney as well as any costs occurred because of this claim.

Now that you are aware of some of the dangers of this bill, here is what happened, where the bill is currently on the Senate side of the house, and who the process works.

SB5 was heard on 1/28/2020 in the Senate Floor Chambers by the Senate Public Affairs Committee. Now from time to time the different committees may hear bills in the Senate Floor Chambers due to it being a highly controversial bill and a normal committee chamber may not be large enough to accommodate the public. Now just because the committee moves the hearing of this bill to the Senate Floor Chamber, doe not mean that it was hear “on the floor”. SB5 was passed by the Senate Public Affairs Committee and is now currently waiting to be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

It is not on the calendar for the Senate Judiciary Committee as of yet, but that does not mean that the chair of this committee can’t have it pulled to be heard today (Monday 2/3/2020) or at any time in the future. I have included a list of all judiciary members, and listed if they support our gun rights, or are opposed to our gun rights.

Now for how a bill works. In order for a bill to become a law it first has to be introduced on either side of the house (Senate or House). From there it is assigned to it’s first committee. If it passes that first committee it then goes to the judiciary committee to discuss the legality/constitutionality of the bill (which we know they don’t always take into consideration). If it passes the judiciary committee it then goes to the “floor” on the side it was introduced on. A Floor Session is when ALL senators or representatives are present to vote on the bill. If the bill passes the Floor, it then goes to the other side of the house where it starts the process all over again. It has to be introduced on that side, assigned first committee, judiciary, then floor.

Before the bill can touch the governor’s desk it HAS to pass both Senate and House in order for her to sign it into a law.

So SB5 is waiting to be heard by Senate Judiciary and it’s counterpart HB7 is still waiting to be heard by the House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee.

Here are copies of the bills as they stand now:
SB5
HB7

Here are the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and if they are for or against gun rights. Please email and call them all and let those who are against our gun rights know that this is not right, and thank those who are for our gun rights.

Senate Judiciary Committee:
Chair:
Joseph Cervantes (Also one of the sponsors of SB5)
Against Gun Rights

[email protected]

575-526-5600
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Vice-Chair:
Daniel A. Ivey-Soto
Against Gun Rights

[email protected]

505-881-4475
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Linda M. Lopez
Against Gun Rights

[email protected]

505-831-4148
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Richard C. Martinez (was recorded threatening his sheriffs with keeping their vehicles requested in Capital outlay and was busted for a DWI and refused a breathalyzer as well as has to do jail time)
Against Gun Rights

[email protected]

505-747-2337
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Bill B. O’Neil
Against Gun Rights

[email protected]

505-450-9263
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Mimi Stewart
Against Gun Rights

[email protected]

505-275-2355
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Peter Wirth
Against Gun Rights

[email protected]

505-986-4727
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William H. Payne
For Gun Rights

[email protected]

505-986-4702
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Gregory A. Baca
For Gun Rights

[email protected]

505-385-7303
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Ron Griggs
For Gun Rights

[email protected]

575-439-1331
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Mark Moores
For Gun Rights

[email protected]

505-681-1975