Well, the Colorado politburo—uh, legislature—convened this past Monday, 9 Jan. Again this year we will try to track the bills and let you know what the impact on your liberty will be. We suspect, if history is a lesson, more government control and socialism. Think we exaggerate? Here’s HB 23-1002.
HB23-1002 Epinephrine Auto-injectors
Limits the charge to no more than $60.00 for a $300.00 (approximately) drug. We already have price caps on insulin, i.e. The only thing I can remember resulting from price caps is shortages.
HB23-1003 School Mental Health Assessment
Provides mental health assessment for 6th through 12 grade students. Voluntary per school (for now). Parents may opt out but the 12+ year-old can override the parents.
HB23-1008 Food Accessibility
Provides funding to non-profits for low-income food education. Raises taxes by eliminating meal tax credit.
HB23-1018 Timber Industry Incentives
It’s all good until you get the part about hiring interns and the focus on ‘underepresented communities’
HB23-1020 Social Equity Licenses In Regulated Marijuana
There is already a grant (tax) program to incentivize minority ownership of pot shops. This expands it and reduces the regulations on the same
HB23-1029 Prohibit COVID-19 Vaccine To Minor Without Consent
It’s a sad state of affairs that we even need a law like this. It’s a good bill and waives sovereign immunity in a civil suit
HB23-1036 Nontoxic Bullet Replacement Hunting Program
The State will trade you for your lead bullets. A lot could be said about the ‘toxicity’ of all bullets
HB23-1044 Second Amendment Preservation Act
This is excellent. That’s why it went to the ‘kill’ committee
HB23-1054 Property Valuation
Some good, some not so good. Sets a valuation increase at no more than 5%.
HB23-1055 Prohibit Wireless Networking Voting Systems
Just like it says
SB23-008 Youth Involvement Education Standards Review
This would place two students as voting members on boards determining educational content, per district
SB23-009 Limit Opioid Prescription And Exception For Intractable Pain
Limits to 90 morphine milligram equivalents per day if to be taken outside the medical office
SB23-014 Disordered Eating Prevention
‘Concerning establishing the office of disordered eating prevention in the department of public health and environment’.
SB23-016 Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Measures
Nineteen pages of ‘environmental’ nonsense. Just more regulation and control.
SB23-021 Name Ordering On Primary Election Ballot
The order of names on the primary ballot will be by lot only, not as currently done by caucus results.
SB23-024 First Amendment Collateral Challenge Court Order
Allows first amendment challenge to a court contempt order.
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