Tag Archives: Senate

Builder Liability Reduction Being Considered in Legislature

co-state-capitol-300The Senate may vote this week to approve bills reducing builder liability for defective construction by reducing the amount of time homeowners have to sue, and by putting new limits on lawsuits from Home Owner Continue reading

Compromise Reached on Program to Provide Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

licenseA compromise to fund a Colorado program granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants is heading to the governor’s desk. The bipartisan agreement partially funds a request from the state Department of Revenue to collect and spend 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 Mover Forward with Ban on Using ATM Cards at Pot Shops

MARIJUANA-300A second ban on welfare cards being used at pot shops is moving in the Colorado Legislature. The state House approved a bill Friday to add marijuana businesses and strip clubs to the list of Colorado businesses where electronic benefits cards – called EBTs – can’t be used to withdraw cash. A similar bill has passed in the Senate. But Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Relaxing Ban on Rain Barrels

co-state-capitol-300Backyard rain barrels are illegal in Colorado – but they’re widely used, and state lawmakers are considering changing the law to allow them. A bill that won preliminary approval in the state House Friday would allow homeowners to use up to two Continue reading

Democrats Refuse Parental Control Bill

co-state-capitol-300Democrats yesterday killed a Republican bill giving parents broad authority over their children’s school curriculum and medical treatment. The measure would have allowed parents to exempt their children from “any Continue reading

Hickenlooper Threatens Vetoes on Both Sides of the Aisle

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado’s governor has firm words for lawmakers entering the second half of the legislative session. He hinted yesterday that he’s not sold on measures coming from both parties. Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper told reporters that he doesn’t support repealing a limit on ammunition magazines. That’s a priority for Continue reading

Senate Rejects Western Slope Teen Pregnancy Program Funding

co-state-capitol-300Senate Republicans rejected a bipartisan measure to help fund a counseling program aimed at preventing teen pregnancy and reducing high-school dropout rates. The state-run initiative emphasizes abstinence and teaches Continue reading

Ban on Microbeads Nearing Final Approval

MICROBEADSA ban on tiny plastic particles from soaps and cosmetic products is nearing final approval in the Colorado Legislature. The Senate voted yesterday in favor of a bill banning microbeads by 2020. One more procedural vote sends the ban to the governor’s desk. The microbeads turn up in face scrubs, acne treatments and 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

House Bill would Set Mandatory Fines for Animal Fighting

co-state-capitol-300A Colorado bill to set mandatory fines for people convicted of animal fighting is headed to the governor’s desk. Animal fighting is not widespread in Colorado, with only two people in the state convicted of the crime during the past Continue reading