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Transfer Water Without Losing Rights

WATER CONSERVATIONA bill that would help Coloradoans remain in control of their water rights was signed by Governor John Hickenlooper yesterday. House bill 1228 allows water rights holders to temporarily transfer up to half of their water without Continue reading

Grocery Store Liquor Bill On Governors Desk

liquor-storeThe bill that would allow grocery stores in Colorado to sell full strength liquor wine and beer has reached Governor Hickenlooper’s desk for his signature. The proposal puts into place a fairly complicated plan to phase out Colorado’s existing liquor laws over a 20 Continue reading

Women Still Have To Pay For Birth Control

BC-PILLA Bill that would have prevented woman in the state of Colorado from having to pay for birth control was shot down in a Senate State Affairs Committee yesterday. The bill would have changed existing law, and would have required insurance companies to pay for approved forms Continue reading

People Using Fake “Service Animals” Could Face Charges

service dogPeople who slap a phony “Service Animal” vest on their dogs could soon be facing charges.  A bill that has passed the House would make it a crime for anyone to misrepresent their pets as trained service animals.  Supporters say real, trained animals are losing the public’s Continue reading

Bill To Remove Co Pays From Birth Control Moves Through House

BC-PILLA bill that would allow women access to the birth control without being subject to co-pays passed a House second reading vote yesterday. The bill would clarify the existing law so that insurance companies can’t deny coverage or require women to pay out-of-pocket costs for all FDA-approved forms of birth control. The bill aims to fill gaps n federal Continue reading

Colorado’s Automobile Puffer Law Change

puffing_carA Colorado bill that is headed to the governor’s office would make it legal to leave cars running unattended if they have remote-start systems. State senators passed the update to the state’s so-called “puffer” law, which refers to the puffs of exhaust that come out of tailpipes during cold winter mornings. The bill would allow any owner with a Continue reading

Wyoming Proposes Legalizing Mountain Lion Trapping

mountail-lion-300x300A bill has been introduced to the Wyoming state legislature that would allow the trapping and snaring of the states mountain lions. If approved, the new law would take effect this July. It would also make Wyoming the third state in the country to legalize mountain lion trapping, it is currently legal in Texas and on private lands in New Mexico. Groups like Continue reading

Tipton On Obamacare Repeal Bill

scott-tipton-AT-KRAI-300Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton yesterday released a statement regarding the bill  that rolls back the Affordable Care Act and strips federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year.  The President has said he will repeal the bill.  Tipton stated that if the President “vetoes this repeal effort, he will be admitting that he is unwilling to fix the failures of the law and work toward accessible and affordable healthcare for all Americans—something Obamacare has drastically failed to do.”   Tipton went on the say Continue reading

Jackalope Bill To Be Considered By Wyoming Legislatators

If the Jackalope should be declared Wyoming’s official state mythical creature, is just one of over a hundred bills that will be on the agenda for elected officials when the Wyoming Legislature’s general session kicks off tomorrow for a two-month long session. It addition to the lighthearted Jackalope declaration, dozens of serious bills will be considered. Continue reading

Lawmakers Vote to Study Marijuana Issues

MARIJUANA-300Lawmakers held off on a directive to implement new restrictions on marijuana edibles in Colorado, but will study the issue to consider legislation next year.  Legislators are also advancing a measure to limit pot in its concentrated form.  A Senate committee unanimously approved a bill yesterday Continue reading