Shining a Light on Bad Actors

April 21, 2016

(April 21) – A bill by Rep. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, to put an end to the secrecy around companies found guilty of wage theft passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously this afternoon. Wage theft refers to the illegal practice of paying employees less than they deserve by requiring employees to conduct work off the

Keeping the Fantasy Alive

April 20, 2016

(April 20) – A bill by Majority Leader Crisanta Duran to place protections around fantasy sports in order to ensure Coloradans can continue to play and have a fair chance to win passed 9-2 out of the House Finance Committee this afternoon. “This bill is about ensuring that people who are playing fantasy sports can

Right to Medication = Right to Education

April 20, 2016

(April 20) – A bill by Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, to allow medical, non-smokeable marijuana to be administered in schools to students needing such medication passed the House with bipartisan support on second reading this morning. HB16-1373 allows a parent or primary caregiver to possess and administer medical marijuana in a non-smokeable form to a

Protecting Our Four-Legged Force

April 20, 2016

(April 20) – A bill by Rep. Su Ryden, D-Aurora, to stiffen financial penalties for purposely harming certified police-working dogs passed the House on a voice vote this morning. HB16-1348 will allow a person to be held responsible for restitution that includes training and certification costs in addition to any veterinary bills and replacement costs