Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, said Monday morning his bill could be ready Wednesday to make the manufacturers and sellers of semi-automatic assault rifles liable for damages.
Morse announced his idea for the legislation earlier this month, but has not yet introduced the bill.
The law is expected to undue a current exemption manufacturers and sellers have from damages caused by their products. It would open up the possibility of civil lawsuits in future cases like the Aurora movie theater shooting where a semi-automatic weapon was used to kill 12 people.
“I need to introduce it Wednesday to hear it next week,” Morse said.
The House has already passed four bills relating to gun-control including magazine capacity limits, universal background checks and a ban on concealed carry firearms on college campuses.
Those bills are still waiting to be heard in Senate committee.
Critics of Morse’s bill – or the idea he presented – have said it is a back door ban on the assault rifles and manufacturers would likely stop making the guns.