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Major step in construction litigation reform set to be signed into law

May 23, 2017
DENVER—Today, the governor’s signing of House Bill 1279 will mark a major breakthrough in Colorado’s affordable housing crisis. The bill, sponsored by Representative Lori Saine (R-Firestone), gives builders more opportunities to resolve issues outside of court. Furthermore, it ensures a majority of owners will have a voice in the litigation process, and protects current and future homeowners from costly litigation ...

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Rep. Catlin’s bill protecting water rights gets signed into law

Rep. Catlin’s bill protecting water rights gets signed into law

May 22, 2017
DENVER—Yesterday in Cortez Colorado, the governor signed Senate Bill 117, sponsored by Representative Marc Catlin (R-Montrose). The new law, which took effect upon the governor’s signature, confirms a person with a recognized water right designated for agricultural use can use that water to grow industrial hemp in Colorado. Senate Bill 117 is in response to facilities around the state banning farmers ...

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Rep. Lang Sias - Arvada (HD 27)

Sias’s charter school equity funding bill headed to the governor’s desk

May 10, 2017
DENVER—Earlier today, the Senate passed House Bill 1375 by a vote of 31-4. If signed by the governor, the bill, sponsored by Representative Lang Sias (R-Arvada), makes major changes in how charter schools are funded in Colorado. House Bill 1375, which passed the House last night, requires school districts to equitably share mill levy revenue regardless of the type of public ...

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Rep. Nordberg renames the 1-25 Cimarron Bridge after a Colorado Springs hero

Rep. Nordberg renames the 1-25 Cimarron Bridge after a Colorado Springs hero

May 9, 2017
DENVER—Today, the House unanimously passed House Resolution 1031, sponsored by Representative Dan Nordberg (R-Colorado Springs) which renames the Cimarron Ave bridge, spanning 1-25 in Colorado Springs, to the "Lt. James "Jim" Downing Bridge." "The Cimarron Bridge is the gateway to Colorado Springs, and that's why it is so fitting that it be renamed after a man who exemplifies the values of ...

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House Dems choose punitive fines over cooperation with small business

House Dems choose punitive fines over cooperation with small business

May 4, 2017
DENVER—Earlier today, House Democrats killed the third Republican attempt to help small businesses manage the growing burden of government regulations. Senate Bill 276, sponsored by House Republican Leader Patrick Neville (R-Castle Rock), was a bipartisan bill that would have required state agencies to give a small businesses a period of time to cure a first-time minor violation of a rule ...

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