Tag Archives: Colorado House

Law Enforcement Recording Bill Passes House

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado House has approved legislation to have law enforcement face civil penalties if an officer destroys or seizes someone’s recordings of a public incident. The bill would require law enforcement to have someone’s consent or a Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance Racial Profiling Bill

co-state-capitol-300A measure to further prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement has cleared the Colorado House. The 36-28 vote yesterday came on a largely party-line vote with Democrats in favor. The bill would broaden Colorado’s existing ban on racial Continue reading

House Advances Two Police Oversight Bills

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado House advanced measures to limit the use of chokeholds by officers and to appoint special prosecutors when law enforcement is accused of using excessive force. The bills, in response to public outcry over allegations of Continue reading

House to Debate Budget Bill

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado House begins debate on the state’s $25 billion budget for next year. The Republican-controlled Senate approved the spending plan last week, with nearly every Democrat voting no after GOP lawmakers rejected most of their Continue reading

Democrats Vote to Allow People to Claim False Gender

Co-State-Capital-300A bill to allow transgender people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without undergoing gender-reassignment surgery has won initial approval in the Colorado House. The bill would also allow people to have their original birth certificates sealed, instead of having them marked to say that the gender has been changed. Continue reading

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