House Passes Arndt’s Bill Implementing CO Water Plan

March 5, 2018

(March 5) – The House gave strongly bipartisan support today to Rep. Jeni Arndt’s bill to reuse water that isn’t quite ready for prime time. HB18-1093, sponsored by Rep. Arndt, D-Fort Collins, adds food crop irrigation as an allowable use for reclaimed water, which is defined as wastewater that has been treated for subsequent reuse.

Implementing the Colorado Water Plan

April 27, 2017

(April 27) – A bill by Rep. Jeni Arndt, D-Fort Collins, to implement part of the state water plan by funding crucial water projects across the state passed the House unanimously this morning. “This year’s water project funding bill helps to ensure a sustainable water future for Colorado,” said Rep. Arndt. HB17-1248 designates funding for

Two More Ginal Bills Become Law

June 10, 2016

(June 10) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed two bills by Rep. Joann Ginal this morning, one to help veterinarians more effectively treat their animal patients, and the other to help ensure that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities can find meaningful employment. The first bill signed this morning, SB16-077, outlines Employment First policies which are

Helping the Next Generation of Farmers

June 10, 2016

(June 10) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bipartisan bill by Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush to help young farmers and ranchers get their start this morning. New farmers and ranchers face numerous obstacles when beginning a career in the industry, including the high cost of land and other equipment needed for the job. “We are

Esgar Stands Up for Colorado’s State Fair

May 6, 2016

(May 6) – A bill by Rep. Daneya Esgar to provide funding for renovations of the deteriorating Horse Show Arena of Colorado’s State Fairgrounds earned final approval from the House this morning with a 39-25 vote. Colorado’s State Fairgrounds are intended to be self-sustaining, but the poor condition of the Horse Show Arena has been

Ginal Bill Preserving Ag Land Advances

March 24, 2016

Ginal Bill Preserving Ag Land Advances (March 24) – A bill by Rep. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, to preserve agricultural land and reduce workloads for county assessors passed the House on second reading this morning. HB16-1339 allows agricultural land that includes residential property to be assessed as agricultural. “What we want is a working farm

Pink is the New Orange

March 22, 2016

(March 22) – A bill sponsored by Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, to give hunters the option to wear fluorescent pink passed the House on third reading this morning and will now continue to the governor’s desk. “This is a very simple bill that allows hunters to wear fluorescent pink in addition to orange,” said Rep.

Hunting in Pink

March 21, 2016

(March 21) – A bill sponsored by Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, to allow hunters to wear fluorescent pink passed the House on second reading this morning. “This is a very simple bill that allows hunters to wear fluorescent pink in addition to orange,” said Rep. Esgar. “There’s actually evidence that it’s harder for deer to

Esgar Bill Adds ‘Blaze Pink’ to Safe Apparel Options for Hunters

March 16, 2016

(March 16) – A bill sponsored by Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, to allow hunters to comply with state hunting safety laws by wearing fluorescent pink passed the House Agriculture, Livestock, &natural Resources Committee. “This bill is about giving another safe choice to hunters,” said Rep. Esgar. “Studies show that pink is actually a safer and

House Frees the Rain Barrels

March 1, 2016

(March 1) – A bill by Reps. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, and Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, to allow residents to store rain water in up to two 55-gallon rain barrels for use on personal gardens and lawns passed the House on third reading this morning. “This is a common-sense bill that earned overwhelming bi-partisan support across

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