Senate Sends Marble Bill Protecting Good Samaritans to Governor

Denver—Today, the Senate unanimously approved Senator Vicki Marble’s (R-Fort Collins) bill granting immunity to good Samaritans who perform an emergency rescue for an animal or a person locked inside a vehicle.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Senate Approves Bill to Helping Domestic Violence Victims

DENVER — Today, the Senate unanimously approved Senator John Cooke's (R-Greeley) legislation to provide victims of stalking, sex assault, and domestic violence a path to safety.

House Bill 17-1035 allows the victims of stalking, sex assault, and domestic violence to break their residential lease without penalty if they no longer feel safe. 

Current law does not provide any recourse for these victims to safely exit a dangerous living situation without threat of legal action or monetary repercussions.

HB 1035 asks victims to produce a police report, restraining order, or letter from a medical professional attesting to the crime in order to create a pathway to safety for victims.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Lundberg Proposal to Tackle Substance Abuse Approved by Senate

DENVER—Today, the Senate passed Senator Kevin Lundberg's (R-Larimer County) bill taking steps to treat and prevent substance abuse.

Senate Bill 17-193 creates the center for research into prevention  strategies for, and treatment of, abuse of and addiction to opioids, other controlled substances, and alcohol at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. 

In 2016, 442 Coloradans died from opioid related overdoses, 30 fewer than 2015. That number dwarfs the 56 homicide related fatalities in the same year.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Proposal Supporting Colorado Renters Gets Committee Cosign

DENVER — Today, the Senate Committee on Local Government approved on a unanimous vote Senator Kevin Priola's (R-Brighton) bill strengthening renters rights in Colorado. 

Under current law, a residential lease for under six months may be terminated, or rent may be raised with seven days notice. Senate Bill 17-245 extends that period to 21 days.

 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Grantham Bill to Prioritize 21st Century Classrooms Gets Bipartisan Approval

DENVER -- Today, the Senate Education Committee passed President Kevin J. Grantham's (R-Canon City) proposal to ensure Colorado kids are receiving a 21st century education on a unanimous vote.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Bill Defending Constitutional Rights Passes Senate

DENVER--Today, the Senate passed another of Senator Tim Neville's (R-Jefferson County) bills to strengthen and defend our constitutional rights.  

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Marble Bill to Protect the Vulnerable Gets Unanimous Committee Approval

Denver -- Today, the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee unanimously passed Senator Vicki Marble’s (R-Fort Collins) bill granting immunity to good Samaritans who perform an emergency rescue for an animal or a person in a locked vehicle.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Campus Speech Safeguards Appear Headed For Governor's Desk

DENVER — Colorado’s publicly-funded colleges and universities are about to get a loud and clear message from lawmakers about the importance of protecting free speech on campus, thanks to a bill, authored by Jefferson County Republican Senator Tim Neville, gaining bipartisan momentum as it heads to the Governor’s desk.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Scott Bill to Support Rural Colorado Gets Unanimous Senate Approval

DENVER—Today, the Senate approved Senator Ray Scott's (R-Grand Junction) bill to encourage economic growth through increased investment in rural Colorado.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Cooke Bill Combatting Wage Theft Gets Unanimous Committee Approval

Today, the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee unanimously approved a measure carried by Senator John Cooke (R-Greeley) requiring transparency and reporting in cases of wage theft violations.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

← Previous  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12    44  45  Next →
LATEST TWEETS
Signup for Email Updates