US Backs Off on CO Marijuana Regs

August 29, 2013

(Aug. 29) – Assistant Majority Leader Dan Pabon said he was pleased by today’s news that the federal government will defer to the state of Colorado in its enforcement of legalized recreational marijuana. “We drafted the most robust marijuana regulations in the country because public safety is our top priority,” said Rep. Pabon (D-Denver), who

New Law Expands Medical Access in Rural Colorado

August 7, 2013

(Aug. 7) – A new law to improve access to health care services in rural Colorado went into effect today. SB 13-264, sponsored by Reps. Mike McLachlan (D-Durango) and Ed Vigil (D-Fort Garland), directs the Commission on Family Medicine to support the development of rural family medicine residency programs to help combat the lack of

New Measures to Help Veterans Now In Effect

August 7, 2013

(Aug. 7) – Several new laws to improve services for veterans and military families went into effect today, 90 days after the end of the 2013 legislative session. All of the new laws stem from bills that received broad bipartisan support in the General Assembly. Laws that went into effect today include the following: ·       

Enhanced Anti-Discrimination Law Now in Effect

August 7, 2013

(Aug. 7) – A new law went into effect today to help ensure that women, minorities and LGBT Coloradans have recourse for workplace discrimination. HB13-1136, sponsored by Reps. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) and Joe Salazar (D-Thornton), updates the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act by bringing state remedies in line with federal law, allowing compensatory and/or punitive damages and