Sen. President Ray Powers assigns Musgrave "Vermont-style" permit to graveyard committee with other CCW bills

Sen. President Ray Powers assigns Musgrave "Vermont-style"
permit to graveyard committee with other CCW bills

Jan. 25, 1999 -- Despite a barrage of phonecalls urging Senate President Ray Powers to assign the bill to the State Affairs Committee, he instead sent it to Dottie Wham's Judiciary Committee.

Powers, an NRA "A+" rated Senator, responded to requests by telling them that it was "a Senate rule" that the bill be assigned to a specific committee, though no such rule exists. Powers himself earlier in January assigned a trigger lock bill to the Senate State Affairs Committee, where is was soundly defeated.

Powers is a term-limited El Paso County Senator.

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