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This Week at the Capitol: April 9-13

Author: Marianne Goodland - April 9, 2018 - Updated: April 23, 2018

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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

Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, 9 a.m., Colorado Judicial Building, Room 1C
The commission is expected to finish deliberations and make a decision on the ethics complaint against state Sen. Vicki Marble of Fort Collins. Background here.

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

Senate Bill 84, to protect minors who are victims of human trafficking, defines trafficking to include minors who engage in prostitution. Background here.

House Bill 1264, clarifies the law on revenge porn. Background here.

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

Senate Bill 220, prohibits sanctuary policies. Background here.

Joint Budget Committee, 2 p.m., JBC Hearing Room
The JBC will meet as the conference committee on House Bill 1322, the Long Appropriations Bill and the budget package, to begin hammering out the difference between the House and Senate versions.

House Finance Committee, 2 p.m., LSB-A

House Bill 1201, to seek voter approval to remove severance taxes from the state’s TABOR revenue limits in years when revenues are not decreased.

 

TUESDAY

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

House Bill 1273, to protect the state and local governments from providing information on Colorado residents.

Senate Local Government Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 354

Senate Bill 221, allow county commissioners to be elected by district. Remote testimony available.

Joint Budget Committee, 2 p.m., JBC Hearing Room
The JBC will meet as the conference committee on House Bill 1322, the Long Appropriations Bill and the budget package, to begin hammering out the difference between the House and Senate versions.

 

WEDNESDAY

Executive Committee of the Legislative Council, 9 a.m., Room 107

The committee will meet to decide how to move forward on the legislative workplace study. Background here.

House Finance Committee, Upon adjournment, LSB-A

House Bill 1212, creating new licensure for freestanding emergency rooms.

House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 271

Senate Bill 175, to prohibit paid union activity by public employees. Background here.

House Transportation & Energy Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room 112

Senate Bill 3, Colorado Energy Office. Background here.

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

House Bill 1092, a pilot program for marijuana delivery

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

House Bill 1274, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Joint Budget Committee, 2 p.m., JBC Hearing Room
The JBC will meet as the conference committee on House Bill 1322, the Long Appropriations Bill and the budget package, to begin hammering out the difference between the House and Senate versions.

 

THURSDAY

House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, Upon adjournment, LSB-A

Senate Bill 96, to repeal the state’s late fee on vehicle registration.

Senate Bill 15, to prohibit squatting (for action only). Background here.

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

Senate Bill 228, to require school districts to transport students to schools out of the district, even those not adjacent to the district.

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

House Bill 1314, creates a new criminal offense for drones that interfere with public safety operations

House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 107

Senate Bill 22, limiting the number of opioids that can be prescribed to a 7-day prescription.

Joint Budget Committee, 1:30 p.m., JBC Hearing Room
The JBC will meet as the conference committee on House Bill 1322, the Long Appropriations Bill and the budget package, to hammer out the difference between the House and Senate versions.

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.