RMFU: Bills Are “Piling Up” In Colorado Legislature

By Ed Bowditch, RMFU Government Relations For Colorado

This week, the legislature stayed busy as more bills were introduced (nearing 300!) while others passed third readings. Governor Polis’ presented his free full-day kindergarten plan to the Joint House & Senate Education committees on Wednesday, sparking conversation about how the plan will be funded and what that means for schools that already offer full-day kindergarten.

Meanwhile, legislators spent ample time debating bills impacting tobacco regulations and sexual education requirements.

Check out the Bowditch & Cassell Public Affairs full bill report for RMFU:

Bill action this week:

  • HB19-1015 Recreation Of The Colorado Water Institute – passed Senate Ag and moves to 2nd reading.
  • HB19-1082 Water Rights Easements – passed House Ag and 2nd and 3rd readings.
  • SB19-018 Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Age – passed Senate 3rd reading and faces House Transportation on 2/5.
  • HB19-1148 Change Maximum Criminal Penalty One Year To 364 Days – assigned to Judiciary.
  • HB19-1154 Patient Choice Of Pharmacy – assigned to Health & Insurance.
  • HB19-1162 Expand Farm Equipment Sales And Use Tax Exemption – assigned to Finance.

Upcoming bill action:

  • HB19-1113 Protect Water Quality Adverse Mining Impacts – House Rural Affairs & Ag 2/4.
  • SB19-047 Remove Unauthorized Persons From Vacant Land – Senate Local Govt. 2/5.
  • HB19-1132 School Incentives To Use Colorado Food And Producers – House Rural Affairs & Ag on 2/7.
  • SB19-063 Infant And Family Child Care Action Plan – Senate Approps 2/8.

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