Fields and Conti’s Tougher Enforcement for Hit-and-Runs Clears First Hurdle

February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012 DENVER— House Judiciary Committee Unanimously Passes House Bill 1084. Today, state Reps. Kathleen Conti and Rhonda Fields presented a bill in the House Judiciary Committee that will create tougher enforcement laws for hit-and-runs. House Bill 1084 makes hit-and-runs a Class 4 felony, which carries the same weight as driving under the influence of alcohol.

Scorched Earth for Economic Gardening

February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012 (Denver) – A key element in the House Democrats’ 2012 jobs package died today in the House Economic and Business Development Committee. The vote was 6-5 on party lines. HB12-1133, sponsored by Reps. Pete Lee (D-Colorado Springs) and Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D-Gunbarrel), would have provided management and technical assistance to businesses that have

Bill to Strengthen Stalking Laws Passes Committee Unanimously

February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012 (Denver) –Rep. Millie Hamner’s bill to strengthen Colorado’s stalking laws passed the Judiciary Committee today unanimously. The passage came following a rally held earlier in the day on the Capitol West Steps by supporters of the bill and organized by family members of Yvonne “Vonnie” Flores, who was murdered by a stalker. HB12-1114, sponsored by

Blockbuster, Bipartisan, Job-Creating Film Incentives Bill Advances

February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012 (Denver) – A high-concept bill with bipartisan top billing to create jobs in Colorado’s film industry premiered today on-location in the House Economic and Business Development Committee.  The bill was put in the can on a 9-3 vote and shipped to the finance committee for final edits. House Bill 12-1286, a remake of 2009’s