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Bill Detail: HB24-1174

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Title Concealed Carry Permits & Training
Status Sent to the Governor (05/10/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors M. Duran (D)
M. Snyder (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Mullica (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/31/2024

Under existing law, an applicant for a permit to carry a concealed
handgun (permit) must demonstrate competence with a handgun, which
the applicant may do by completing a handgun training class (initial class)
offered by a verified instructor. Beginning July 1, 2025, the bill requires
concealed handgun training classes to be held in person and include
instruction regarding:
  • Knowledge and safe handling of firearms and ammunition;
  • Safe storage of firearms and child safety;
  • Safe firearms shooting fundamentals;
  • Federal and state laws pertaining to the lawful purchase,
ownership, transportation, use, and possession of firearms;
  • State law pertaining to the use of deadly force for
self-defense; and
  • Techniques for avoiding a criminal attack and how to
manage a violent confrontation, including conflict
resolution and judgmental use of lethal force.
A student must achieve a passing score on a written concealed
handgun competency exam and in a live-fire exercise to complete an
initial class. An initial class must provide at least 8 hours of instruction,
including the live-fire exercise and written exam.
The bill requires completion of an initial class or a concealed
handgun refresher class (refresher class) for renewal of a permit, unless
an exemption applies. A student in a refresher class must demonstrate
safety and competence with a handgun. The refresher class must be held
in person, be taught by a verified instructor, include instruction on
changes to laws related to firearms, and require a passing score on a
live-fire exercise and written exam. A refresher class must provide at least
2 hours of instruction, including the live-fire exercise and written exam.
The bill requires the Colorado bureau of investigation to verify
class instructors.
The bill allows a person to demonstrate competence with a
handgun by holding a current certification as a peace officer. The bill
prohibits a person from being issued a permit if the person was convicted
of certain misdemeanor offenses within 5 years before submitting a
permit application.
The bill makes it a deceptive trade practice for a person to claim
to be a verified instructor for a concealed handgun training class unless
the person is verified as a firearms instructor by the Colorado bureau of

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