WEEK OF 2 FEB 2015
After a week’s lull for committee activity, the Colorado legislators have resumed dropping more bills. As usual, the approve/oppose note is one man’s opinion–if you wish to do your own research, you can access all of the proposed laws at:
As an aside, many of you have used the Federal address of Thomas.gov. There is now a new, additional, website–Congress.gov–that looks different and has a few different resources.
2015 COLORADO LEGISLATION
An update on SB 15-073–an effort to reduce the number of mandated standardized tests. So far I have talked to three school administrators and they unanimously approve passage. Now they spend up to 11 weeks equivalence on administering these tests, which detracts from classroom instruction. They hope this bill would reduce that time to about 3-4 weeks.
HB15-1135 Terminally Ill Individuals End-of-life Decisions
OPPOSE HAS NOT WORKED WELL IN NETHERLANDS, OREGON
HB15-1138 No Background Check Concealed Handgun Permittees *
HB15-1140 Same Day Voter Registration With Photo ID *
HB15-1148 Transfer General Fund Surplus To State Highway Fund *
OPPOSE FIX CURRENT OVERSPENDING SPENDING FIRST, ART REQ.
HB15-1152 Concealed Handgun Carry No Permit *
APPROVE—COMPANION TO SB-15-032
HB15-1161 Public Accommodation First Amendment Rights *
HB15-1162 Ban Sex-selection Abortions *
HB15-1163 Contingent Repeal Health Ins. Laws Aligning With ACA
OPPOSE—SHOULD NOT BE CONTINGENT, ASSUMES FEDERAL AUTH.
HB15-1165 Schools’ Use Of American Indian Mascots
OPPOSE—ESTABLISHES A COMMITTEE FOR APPROVAL
HB15-1168 Concealed Handgun Carry In Public Schools
APPROVE—SCHOOLS NOT A GUN FREE ZONE FOR ATTACKERS *
HB15-1169 Photo ID For Same Day Voter Registration *
APPROVE—SEE ALSO HB 15-1140
HB15-1171 State Freedom Of Conscience Protection Act *
HB15-1175 Prohibit Conversion Therapy
SB15-114 No County Eminent Domain Open Space
*Bills assigned to the ‘kill committee’
2015 FEDERAL LEGISLATION
HR 596 REPEAL A.C.A. (OBAMACARE)
S 1, HR 3 Keystone XL pipeline
HR 240 FY 2015 Homeland Security, through September 30, 2015