House OKs Foote’s Oil & Gas Accountability Bill

April 9, 2013

(April 8) – A bill to increase public confidence in the state’s regulation of oil and gas operators won preliminary House approval tonight. HB13-1269, sponsored by Rep. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette), enhances accountability for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and increases its independence from the oil and gas industry that it regulates. The bill

Revamped Firefighter Bill Makes Its Move

April 8, 2013

(April 8) – The Colorado Firefighter Safety Act passed the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee today by a vote of seven to four. SB13-025, sponsored in the House by Rep. Angela Williams (D-Denver), has been significantly overhauled from its previous version that passed the Senate on Feb. 5 by a vote of 19

Helping Colorado Companies to Go Global

April 8, 2013

(April 8) – The House gave voice-vote approval today to the Advanced Industries Export Accelerator Act, part of the House Democrats’ package of bills to accelerate the state’s economy and connect more Coloradans to good jobs. HB13-1193, sponsored by Reps. Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D-Arvada) and Mike McLachlan (D-Durango), would provide matching seed money, up to $15,000,

House OKs Primavera’s Allergy Emergencies Bill

April 5, 2013

(April 5) – The House gave final approval today to a school safety bill that will save the lives of students suffering from severe allergic reactions. The vote was 53-10. HB13-1171, sponsored by Rep. Dianne Primavera (D-Broomfield), allows, but does not require, schools to authorize the school nurse or other qualified personnel to give an