Tag Archives: House committee

Gay Conversion Therapy To Be Outlawed?

It may soon be illegal for minors to be enrolled in gay conversion therapy in Colorado. A bill that would ban gay conversion therapy in the state passed a Democratic-controlled House committee earlier this week. However, most expect the bill to be defeated in Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance School Liability Bill

co-state-capitol-300Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety advanced in a House committee and is headed for debate by the full chamber. Colorado currently includes schools among government entities that can’t be Continue reading

Lawmakers Reject Homeless Rights Bill

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers have said no to a bill that would have outlined rights that homeless people have in public. A House committee voted 8-3 yesterday to reject the so-called “Homeless Persons’ Bill of Rights.” The measure would have Continue reading

Lawmakers Stalling on Red Light Camera Ban

TRAFFIC CAMERAA push to ban speeding and red-light cameras in Colorado advanced out of a key House committee but time is running out for the bill as the session nears its end. State legislators have tried for years to ban red-light and speeding cameras, which supporters say are used as Continue reading

Lawmakers Mulling over Constitutional Changes Bills

co-state-capitol-300Colorado residents would have a harder time adding laws to the state constitution with a pair of proposals legislators are considering this week. A House committee yesterday advanced a measure to require that citizen petitions have fiscal impact Continue reading

Lawmakers Grappling Over Police Oversight

co-state-capitol-300Several Colorado bills to give police more oversight are running into opposition at the Legislature. A Colorado House committee changed course Thursday on a bill to order police departments to repay people wrongfully charged Continue reading

House Committee Votes to Study Expansion of Black Bear Hunting

black-bearColorado lawmakers have rejected a proposal to expand the black bear hunting season – but they’re moving ahead with a measure asking state wildlife authorities to study the matter. A House committee voted unanimously yesterday to order Colorado Parks and Wildlife to study Colorado’s Continue reading

Legislature Making Changes in Law Enforcement

co-state-capitol-300A measure to encourage police departments to buy body cameras for officers headlines another batch of law enforcement oversight bills up for debate at the Colorado Legislature. A House committee starts work today on the body camera Continue reading

Upcoming Vote on Pot Testing

MARIJUANA-300Safety tests for the new marijuana industry have been an ongoing sore spot for the industry. Pot is supposed to be tested for potency and contaminants, but only a few labs are authorized to do the tests. Testing guidelines have been slow in being implemented, and pot retailers complain that the few available labs sometimes give wildly Continue reading

Lawmakers Working on Minimum Wage Proposals

MINIMUM WAGEA Democratic push to raise the minimum wage in Colorado notched an early success yesterday at the Capitol. A House committee approved a bill to allow local governments to set their own minimum wages in excess of the state minimum Continue reading

This Week in the Colorado Legislature

co-state-capitol-300Legislators begin discussions this week on a package of bills aimed at increasing oversight on law enforcement and curbing their powers. In all, legislators are considering nearly a dozen bills on the topic. The first few will be heard Wednesday Continue reading

Democrats Expected to Vote Down Republican Energy Bill

co-state-capitol-300Democrats are expected to vote down a GOP plan to lower Colorado’s renewable energy mandates. A bill to lower the mandates has passed the Republican state Senate and had its first hearing in a House committee yesterday. That committee Continue reading