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Rep. Mike McLachlan, D-Durango, speaking on the House floor last month during a debate about gun control measures.

DENVER — First year state Rep. Mike McLachlan was hospitalized Thursday for the second time this week.

According to House Democrats, doctors are conducting tests to determine what’s wrong with the lawmaker, who was first hospitalized early in the week and then released.

“We all have Rep. McLachlan in our thoughts and prayers as he deals with medical conditions,” said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver.

McLachlan, D-Durango, is the subject of a recall effort led by those who are upset that he voted in support of four Democratic gun control proposals last month.

A former Marine who served in Vietnam, McLachlan moved to amend House Bill 1224, a ban on high-capacity magazines, so that magazines of 15 rounds or more, not 10 or more, were outlawed.

The legislation was signed into law Wednesday morning at the Capitol, along with two other bills.