Keeping Guns Away from Domestic Abusers

March 30, 2013

(March 28) – The House Judiciary Committee approved two Senate bills to reduce gun violence today. SB13-197, sponsored in the House by Reps. Beth McCann (D-Denver) and Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora), clarifies that people who have domestic violence convictions, or domestic violence restraining orders against them, are ineligible to buy or own firearms, and creates an

Oil & Gas Accountability and Safety Bill Advances

March 29, 2013

(March 28) – A bill to increase public confidence in the state’s regulation of oil and gas operators passed the House Transportation & Energy Committee today on a 7-5 vote. HB13-1269, sponsored by Rep. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette), tackles the credibility gap faced by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission by rebalancing the focus of

Fort Lyons Repurposing On Its Way

March 28, 2013

(March 28) – A bipartisan bill to repurpose Ft. Lyon campus in Las Animas to provide transitional housing, supportive services and vocational training for hundreds of homeless individuals passed the House Local Government Committee today by a vote of ten to three. HB13-1261, sponsored by Reps. Leroy Garcia (D-Pueblo) and Tim Dore (R-Elizabeth), will repurpose

Two Oil & Gas Bills Advance

March 28, 2013

(March 27) – A pair of bills to increase transparency and accountability surrounding oil and gas operations advanced in House committees today. HB13-1268, sponsored by Rep. Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City), requires sellers of real estate to disclose any relevant information about mineral rights associated with the property, including the presence or potential for oil and