Attention: This is not a current document. It is an excerpt from the Web page of the former Colorado governor, Roy Romer. It is displayed by the Colorado State Archives for its historical value.
|WHEREAS,||on November 30, 1993, Congress passed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1994; and|
|WHEREAS,||the Colorado General Assembly passed section 12-26.5-101, et seq., C.R.S., implementing the interim provisions of the Brady Act; and|
|WHEREAS,||section 12-26.5-101 et seq., C.R.S., was amended in 1998 to require the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to conduct criminal background checks on persons attempting to purchase any type of firearm from federally licensed firearms dealers, effective November, 30, 1998, when the permanent provisions of federal Brady Act becomes law; and|
|WHEREAS,||such statute requires the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to notify the Revisor of Statutes of the date when the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is implemented; and|
|WHEREAS,||there will be a period of transition before the permanent provisions of the Brady Act are fully implemented through the NICS; and|
|WHEREAS,||the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has requested that the states designate respective points of contact for the NICS; and|
|WHEREAS,||it is necessary for the State of Colorado to designate a point of contact for the NICS until the 1999 Colorado General Assembly considers legislation, if any, regarding the state's participation in NICS.|
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Roy Romer, Governor of the State of Colorado, under the authority
vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Colorado, do hereby order
1. The Director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigations (Director) will act as the
point of contact between the State of Colorado and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for
the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
2. The Director will assess the progress of the implementation of the National Instant
Criminal Background Check System.
3. The Director will notify the Governor, the General Assembly and the Revisor of
Statutes of the date when the National Instant Criminal Background Check System is fully
|GIVEN under my hand and the|
|Executive Seal of the State of Colorado|
|this 28th day of Day of August, 1998.
Last modified June 18, 2003