Tag Archives: Colorado House

Lawmakers End Ban on Backyard Rain Barrels

rain barrelThe Colorado House has voted to end Colorado’s only-in-the-nation ban on backyard rain barrels. The bill allows homeowners to collect up to 110 gallons in rain barrels. Colorado’s rain-barrel ban is little known and widely flouted, with rain barrels for sale at many home-gardening stores and commonly used by home gardeners. But the Continue reading

House Approves College Medical Facility Requirements

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require colleges and universities to designate a nearby medical facility for students who need sexual assault exams. The bill was prompted by reports that only one Continue reading

Lawmakers Vote to Regulate Palcohol

palcoholA proposal to regulate the sale of powdered alcohol in Colorado has been sent to Governor John Hickenlooper for action. The Colorado House approved the bill unanimously yesterday. This month, federal regulators approved the Continue reading

House Approves Measure to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado House has given initial approval to barring mental health professionals from practicing gay-conversion therapy with patients under 18. The House advanced the bill on an unrecorded voice vote Friday. The bill prohibits Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance Bill to Curb Cyberbullying

co-state-capitol-300Bullying on social media would be penalized with a misdemeanor harassment charge and possible jail time with a bill approved by Colorado House lawmakers. The proposal passed the chamber yesterday on a bipartisan 43-22 vote. But some Continue reading

Senate Votes to Allow Concealed Carry Without Permit

GUNThe Colorado Senate has approved a bill that would allow adults 21 and over to carry a concealed, unloaded gun without a permit. The proposal is a priority for Republicans newly in charge of the Senate. But the measure faces certain defeat in the Colorado House, which is still controlled by Democrats. The bill would Continue reading

Lawmakers Address Online Bullying

co-state-capitol-300Bullying on social media would be subject to new criminal penalties under a bill advancing in the Colorado House. The sponsor of the bill, Democratic Representative Rhonda Fields, is naming her proposal after a Douglas County high Continue reading

Lawmakers Ban Palcohol

palcoholColorado House lawmakers approved a ban of powdered alcohol in the state before it hits stores. The proposal would ban the product known as Palcohol until the state implements a regulatory system for it. The House approved the bill Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Banning “Palcohol”

palcoholColorado lawmakers will consider whether to ban powdered alcohol before the product arrives in stores. Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, South Carolina and Vermont have already banned the product, which is pending approval from federal Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Candidate Debates Tomorrow

club 20-229CLUB 20’s Fall Meeting and Candidate Debates will be held on today and tomorrow in Grand Junction. The event enables members to engage with local, state and federal elected and Continue reading

Marijuana Edibles Bill Passes Senate

MARIJUANA-300The Colorado Senate passed the marijuana edibles bill which includes a mandate for rules on how edibles look in order to prevent accidental ingestions.  The bill requires edible marijuana products to be marked with a standard symbol, indicating that the product contains marijuana and is not Continue reading