Esgar’s Birth Certificate Modernization Act Passes the House

February 27, 2018

(Feb 27) – The House passed Rep. Daneya Esgar’s Birth Certificate Modernization Act on a bipartisan vote of 37-27 today. This legislation would make the process less strenuous for transgender Coloradans trying to update the gender on their birth certificate. “Not having an updated birth certificate interferes with the ability of transgender Coloradans to live

Dems Stand Up Twice for Women’s Rights

February 23, 2018

(Feb. 22) – Democrats on the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee defeated a bill tonight that would have banned abortions in Colorado. HB18-1225, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Humphrey, R-Severance, would have accorded civil rights to fetuses from the moment of fertilization. Health care providers who perform elective abortions, even in cases of rape or

Dems Stand Up for Women’s Rights

February 23, 2018

Health Committee Rejects 1st of 2 GOP Attempts to Restrict a Woman’s Right to Choose (Feb. 22) – Democrats on the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee defeated a bill today that was intended to put unreasonable restrictions on a woman’s right to choose. HB18-1082, sponsored by Rep. Lori Saine, R-Firestone, was designed to interpose government

House OKs Relief for Renters

February 22, 2018

(Feb. 22) – The House gave voice-vote approval this morning to a bill to limit out-of-control costs of application fees for prospective tenants. HB18-1127, sponsored by Reps. Dominique Jackson, D-Aurora, and Chris Kennedy, D-Lakewood, is part of the House Democrats’ affordable housing agenda. It limits the application fee a landlord may charge a prospective tenant