Cooke’s Anti-Swatting Bill Passes the Senate

DENVER – Senator John Cooke’s bill, Senate Bill 68, that increases penalties for those who engage in “swatting,” passed unanimously through the Colorado State Senate this morning. “Swatting” is the practice of reporting a fake emergency, such as a live shooter or hostage situation, with the aim of sending police tactical unity to an unsuspecting target’s home.

“As we’ve seen in recent years, swatting has become more and more prevalent and it has led to the deaths of innocent individuals,” said Senator Cooke. “These false reports, the waste of law enforcement resources, and the deaths that have resulted are unacceptable. Hopefully, with legislation like Senate Bill 68, we will begin to send that message to anybody who considers trying to pull one of these pranks.”

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Grantham Responds to Lebsock Expulsion

Denver -- Colorado Senate President Kevin J. Grantham (R-Canon City) issued the following statement today in response to a House vote to expel Democrat Representative Steve Lebsock:

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Remarks Calling on District Attorney to Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegations

Today President Grantham and Sherrie Gibson issued the following remarks calling on District Attorney Beth McCann to investigate allegations of sexual harassment in the Capitol: 

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Grantham Takes Bold New Steps to Combat Sexual Misconduct

DENVER, CO – Today, Republican lawmakers called for criminal investigations to be launched into allegations of unwanted sexual touching by members of the Colorado legislature.

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811 System Upgrade Will Boost Public Safety

DENVER – A Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction) bill that cleared the Senate Transportation Committee Thursday will help improve public safety by putting more teeth behind 811 rules requiring builders, excavators and others to “call before you dig” in proximity to buried energy or utility lines.

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Persistence Pays Off On Energy Office Reboot

DENVER – After nearly a year of battling, Senator Ray Scott finally is winning bipartisan support for his effort to reinvent Colorado’s Energy Office, by eliminating bureaucratic clutter and broadening its mission beyond a too narrow focus on renewables. Scott’s Senate Bill-3, which passed the Senate today on a 34 to 1 bipartisan vote, tasks the office with promoting all energy options for Colorado, including coal, natural gas, renewables, nuclear and any new energy technologies that emerge.

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Retain, Train, and Attain: Lambert’s Senate Bill 160 Passes the Senate

DENVER – Charter schools may feel some relief this morning as Senate Bill 160 clears the Senate floor on a 33 to 2 vote, garnering support from both sides of the aisle. Senator Kent Lambert’s (R-Colorado Springs) Senate Bill 160 clarifies the ability for charter schools to operate teacher development, licensure, and induction programs.

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Tate Bill Aims to Curb Opioid Abuse

DENVER – The Colorado State Senate took a positive step to curb opioid abuse today by passing Senate Bill-22, authored by Centennial Republican Jack Tate, on a bipartisan vote. It’s one of five opioid-related bills focused on clinical prescribing practices in the state.

Tate’s bill puts guardrails around the quantities of opioid medication that a health care practitioner can prescribe, thus limiting the latent supplies that result from clinical over-prescribing. For initial prescriptions related to getting a tooth pulled, a surgery, or other short-term issues, prescriptions would be limited to a seven-day supply for the first prescription (for a person who had not been prescribed opioids in the last 12 months). Individuals with chronic or long-term conditions would be among the exceptions. 

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Lambert’s Charter Teacher Retention/Attraction Efforts Move Ahead

DENVER – Senate Bill 160, which allows charter schools the ability to engage in their own alternative and induction licensure programs, passed second reading in the Senate today.

These types of programs are already in use in over 40 charter schools across the state already.

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Senate Bill 128 Steamrolls 6 Democrats Trying to Continue Empowering Bureaucracy

DENVER – Despite the opposition of Democrat Senators Donovan, Moreno, Zenzinger, Kefalas, Merrifield, and Fenberg, Colorado is one step closer to taking power from the bureaucracy and putting it in the hands of our citizens.

Senate Bill 128, sponsored by Senator Bob Gardner (R-Colorado Springs) requires that all fee increases from state agencies must be approved by the state legislature. These fees include licensure fees, business license fees, and other fees that any state agency charges the citizens of Colorado.

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