Governor Signs First Bill of 2013 Session

January 31, 2013

(Jan. 31) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the first bill of the 2013 Legislative Session today. It was a bill sponsored by Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush (D-Steamboat Springs) to move the Colorado Avalanche Information Center back to the Department of Natural Resources. Last year, legislation passed to move the Geological Survey over to the School

Pettersen’s Open Government Bill Passes First Test

January 30, 2013

(Jan. 30) – Rep. Brittany Pettersen (D-Lakewood) saw her first hearing on her first bill come to a successful conclusion today when the House Local Government Committee unanimously approved her measure to modernize the procedure for honoring requests under the Colorado Open Records Act. HB13-1041 bars custodians of public records from requiring that people requesting