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House Passes Bill to Halt EPA Water Grab

WATER CONSERVATIONThe U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation co-sponsored by Congressman Scott Tipton to protect private water rights from burdensome federal regulations under the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ controversial ‘waters of the US’ rule. The Regulatory Integrity Protection Continue reading

Law Changed to Allow Medical Use of Pot on Probation

MARIJUANA-300Legislation allowing medical marijuana use by people on probation or parole in Colorado has been signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper. Colorado has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years, but not by people on probation or parole. The bill signed into law Friday changes that policy so those with Continue reading

Governor Expected to Sign School Violence Liability Bill

co-state-capitol-300Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety awaits the governor’s signature. The state House and Senate agreed yesterday on final language in the bill to allow public schools to be sued for negligence in Continue reading

Legislative Session ends Wednesday

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers face a chaotic three-day stretch of work before adjourning for the year Wednesday with substantial legislation still pending, including more oversight on law enforcement, allowing school-violence victims to 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

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

Senate Advances Bill to Repeal Magazine Limits

AR GUNColorado Senate Republicans advanced legislation to repeal a Democrat-sponsored law that limits the size of ammunition magazines in response to mass shootings. The 2013 law that bans the sale of ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds passed when Democrats controlled both statehouse chambers. Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance Bill to Ban Palcohol

palcoholLegislation to put the sale of powdered alcohol on hold in Colorado advanced in the state Senate as lawmakers grapple with how to regulate a product that’s not in stores yet. The product called Palcohol is still awaiting federal approval. It Continue reading

Bill Would Prevent Lawmakers from Getting Paid, if no Balanced Budget

gardnerLegislation has been drafted that would block members of Congress from receiving their salaries unless their chamber of Congress has passed a budget that balances within ten years. The Balanced Budget Accountability Act would also prohibit tax increases unless three-fifths of both chambers of Congress vote in favor of them. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner is a supporter of the Continue reading

Gardner Co-Sponsors Email Privacy Legislation

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner announced Friday that he is co-sponsoring legislation to reform and modernize the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Current law allows the government to read emails and other electronic communications of American citizens without a warrant after they’re 180 days old. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Continue reading

State Health Exchange Repeal Bill Fails

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Legislation to repeal Colorado’s benefit exchange stalled at the Capitol on Thursday after the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee killed House Bill 1066 by a 7-6 vote. Sponsored by Representative Janak Joshi, the bill would have required the dissolution of Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s online marketplace Continue reading

Lawmakers Mulling Right-to-die Legislation

co-state-capitol-300Colorado Democrats are introducing legislation to allow the terminally ill choose when they die, with the help of doctor-prescribed medication. Democrats from the House and Senate announced details of the proposal yesterday, Continue reading