Last year, the House Judiciary Committee, on which Waller sits, voted 6-5 to kill the bill. It was a straight party-line vote, with Colorado Springs' Republicans representing half of the no votes.

Reps. Bob Gardner and Mark Barker chair and co-chair the committee.

Waller states that he has no idea if the bill will die in committee this year.

"I would never presume to speak for everybody on the committee," he says. "Maybe somebody changed their mind."

He does add, however, that if the bill comes to his committee with language identical to last year's bill, how he'll vote shouldn't be a surprise: "I cast a 'no' vote on it last year, and I don't think that's changing."