LegislatureNews

This Week at the Capitol: April 23-27

Author: Marianne Goodland - April 23, 2018 - Updated: May 10, 2018

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This WeekA low-angle view of inside of gold dome of the Colorado state Capitol building in Denver. (Photo by SeanXu, istockphoto)

Here are the legislative committee hearings of note for the week ahead at the Colorado Capitol. Committee schedules are subject to change. The daily schedule is available on the legislature’s website. Click here and scroll down to committee hearings to listen online.

 

MONDAY

Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 357

Senate Concurrent Resolution 4, on congressional redistricting. Voter approval required.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 5, on legislative redistricting. Voter approval required.

House Bill 1245, to ban conversion therapy for minors

Senate Concurrent Resolution 2, to bar for undocumented immigrants accused of serious crimes. Voter approval required.

Senate Judiciary Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 352

House Bill 1200, stricter penalties for cybercrimes.

House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room107

Senate Bill 38, to allow reclaimed water to irrigate industrial hemp.

Senate Bill 205, designating industrial hemp as an agricultural product.

Senate Bill 218, Colorado Water Conservation Board projects list. Background here.

House Education Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 112

Senate Bill 138, improving interoperable communications for school safety. Background here.

Senate Bill 85, financial incentives to address rural teacher shortages.

House Bill 1309, “Grow Your Own” educator programs to address teacher shortages.

House Finance Committee, 1:30 p.m., LSB-A

House Bill 1377, prohibit employers from asking for salary history.

House Bill 1378, equal pay for equal work act.

 

TUESDAY

Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, upon adjournment, Room 357

Senate Bill 261, allowing physicians to prescribe medical marijuana for pain in place of opiates.

Senate Finance Committee, 2 p.m., Room 357

Senate Bill 247, creating fund within treasurer’s office to allow local governments to pay for extended medical benefits for families of firefighters and police officers who die in the line of duty. Background here.

House Judiciary Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 112

House Bill 1230, creating work permits for undocumented residents.

 

WEDNESDAY

Senate Health & Human Services Committee, upon adjournment, Room 354

House Bill 1313, to allow pharmacists to prescribe over-the-counter medications under Medicaid or other insurance agreements.

House Bill 1263, to allow physicians to prescribe medical marijuana for autism and acute pain. For action only.

House Education Committee, upon adjournment, Room 112

House Bill 1232, new school finance funding formula. Background here.

Senate Judiciary Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 352

House Bill 1314, regarding penalties for drones that interfere with public safety.

House Bill 1391, sexual misconduct in higher education.

Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room 357

House Bill 1279, allows podiatrists, physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, optometrists and dentists and practitioners serving rural communities to electronically prescribe certain medications.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 1, to repeal the state board of education. Voter approval required.

Senate Bill 246, repeal the renewable energy standard set under Senate Bill 13-252.

House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A

Senate Bill 85, allowing the use of deadly force against an intruder at a business.

Senate Bill 52, repeal the 2013 law that limited size of ammunition magazines.

House Bill 1403, Stand By Your Ad Act, expanded disclosure of campaign ads by independent expenditure committees, to include paid websites, online forums and streaming media services.

 

THURSDAY

House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, upon adjournment, Room 112

House Concurrent Resolution 2, to repeal the constitutional exception on slavery. Voter approval required.

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.