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Dems kill second Republican-led effort to reduce regulatory burden on small business

Dems kill second Republican-led effort to reduce regulatory burden on small business

April 27, 2017
DENVER—Today, Democrats in the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee rejected the second Republican-led effort of the session to lighten the regulatory burden on Colorado's small businesses. Senate Bill 186, sponsored by Representatives Terri Carver (R-Colorado Springs) and Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough Park), would have directed regulatory agencies to identify areas in which regulations and reporting requirements could be made more ...

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“Move Over for Cody Act” gets unanimous support from committee

“Move Over for Cody Act” gets unanimous support from committee

April 27, 2017
DENVER – Today, the House Transportation and Energy Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 229, known as the “Move over for Cody Act”. The bill’s informal title is in honor of State Trooper Cody Donahue, who was struck and killed in during a traffic stop in 2016 by a driver who failed to move over a lane. The bill, sponsored by Representatives ...

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Democrats continue to reject second amendment legislation

Democrats continue to reject second amendment legislation

April 27, 2017
DENVER—Last night, Democrats in the State, Veterans, & Military Affairs committee killed, on a party-line vote, Senate Bill 116, sponsored by Representative Kevin Van Winkle (R-Highlands Ranch).  The bill would have allowed law abiding citizens to carry a firearm concealed in non-prohibited places without the need for a permit. "Law-abiding citizens shouldn't need to pay excessive fees and obtain a permission ...

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House unanimously supports bill to curb juvenile sexting

House unanimously supports bill to curb juvenile sexting

April 26, 2017
DENVER—Today, the House unanimously backed Representative Willett's (R-Grand Junction) bill to reform how Colorado addresses juveniles who share, possess, produce or distribute illicit electronic images, also known as sexting. House Bill 1302, also sponsored by Democrat Representative Pete Lee, gives prosecutors and courts the discretion to charge the lower levels as either a civil infraction or misdemeanor. Currently, said behavior ...

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House gives unanimous approval to Rep. Catlin’s agricultural bill

House gives unanimous approval to Rep. Catlin’s agricultural bill

April 24, 2017
DENVER— Today, the House unanimously passed Senate Bill 117, sponsored by Representative Marc Catlin (R-Montrose). The bill confirms a person with a recognized water right designated for agricultural use can use that water to grow industrial hemp in Colorado. The bill is in response to facilities around the state banning farmers from choosing to grow industrial hemp. While industrial hemp is ...

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