This Week at the Capitol: April 2-6
Author: Marianne Goodland - April 2, 2018 - Updated: April 12, 2018
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.
This week, the Senate will take up the Long Appropriations Bill, which is likely to be introduced on Monday, April 2.
House Education Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 112
House Finance Committee, 1:30 p.m., LSB-A
Senate Bill 143, increases fees for the Division of Parks and Wildlife; requires DPW to develop a pass system for those who enter state parks by means other than a vehicle, such as biking or walking.
Senate Business, Labor & Technology Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 354
Senate Bill 211, licensing of marijuana consumption clubs.
Senate Judiciary Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 352
House Bill 1065, to strengthen discipline for employees of the Department of Human Services who harm vulnerable persons when the harm does not rise to the level of a criminal offense.
Senate Appropriations Committee, 7:35 a.m., Room 357
The Long Appropriations Bill and its 18 accompanying measures could be heard at this Tuesday morning meeting although they are not currently listed on the calendar. The appropriations committee is the committee of reference for the Long Bill package, which means public testimony can be taken at this hearing on any of those measures.
House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee, upon adjournment, Room 107
House Bill 1300: to grant Aims Community College the authority to offer a bachelor of science in nursing degree, similar to the bill that Gov. John Hickenlooper allowed to become law without his signature on March 23. The significant difference between the two measures is that Aims would seek approval from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Background here.
House Judiciary Committee, upon adjournment, Room 112
House Judiciary Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 112
House Local Government Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 107
Senate Bill 108, to renew Senate Bill 13-251, which allowed undocumented residents to obtain drivers’ licenses and to further allow the use of Social Security numbers for those purposes.
House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, 1:30 p.m., LSB-A
Senate Bill 116, Capitol identification card, which would allow those who pay $500 for a two-year period to bypass Capitol security checkpoints.
Executive Committee of the Legislative Council, 3 p.m., Room 109
Presentation on the legislative workplace study, to include an executive session.
House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, upon adjournment, LSB-A
House Transportation & Energy Committee, upon adjournment., Room 112
House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room 107
House Bill 1286, to allow school nurses to administer medical marijuana under certain conditions.
House Bill 1263, to add autism and acute pain to the conditions for which a medical marijuana license can be issued.