This Week at the Capitol: April 29 – May 4
Author: Marianne Goodland - April 30, 2018 - Updated: May 10, 2018
Note: beginning Tuesday, April 30, the Senate will route all bills, regardless of topic, through one of three committees: Finance, Appropriations and/or State, Veterans and Military Affairs. This decision is based on the General Assembly reaching the last ten days of the 2018 legislative session.
Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert of Parker said that as of Tuesday, when a bill is assigned to State Affairs, normally referred to as a “kill” committee, it should not be taken as a sign that the bill is destined for trouble. The State Affairs committee will become a “catch-all” for bills that don’t require approval from the Finance Committee.
In addition, the usual caution that committee schedules are subject to change now also applies to bills; some will be assigned to a committee with little warning, other than an announcement from legislative leaders on the House or Senate floor.
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.
House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 107
Senate Bill 42: agricultural workforce development program.
House Finance Committee, 1:30 p.m., LSB-A
House Bill 1230: creation of work status for immigrants
Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 352
House Bill 1077, penalty for burglary of firearms.
House Bill 1273, protect state residents from federal government overreach.
House Bill 1207, hospital financial transparency measures.
House Bill 1260: prescription drug price transparency.
Senate Bill 264: prohibit public school teacher strikes.
House Bill 1001: FAMLI family medical leave insurance program.
Senate Finance Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 352
Senate Bill 278: increase penalty For first responder assaults.
Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room 357
House Bill 1309: educator shortages
House Bill 1412, retaining teachers grant program
House Bill 1212: freestanding emergency departments licensure
House Bill 1297: climate change preparedness & resiliency
House Bill 1128: protections for consumer data privacy
Senate Finance Committee, upon adjournment, Room 352
House Bill 1413, create school safety grant program.
House Transportation Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 112
Senate Bill 1: Transportation funding
Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, upon adjournment, Room 357
House Bill 1318: require presidential candidates to disclose tax returns.
House Bill 1368: local control of minimum wage.