Pay for College Athletes is about to Cross the Finish Line

March 4, 2020

The House today passed legislation to allow collegiate athletes to be compensated for the use of their image and likeness. The bill, sponsored by Representatives Leslie Herod and James Coleman, passed the House by a vote of 55-9 and now moves on to the Governor’s desk for final approval.  “This bill sends a message to

Sullivan’s Bill to Connect Students with Apprenticeship Programs on its way to the Governor’s Desk

March 4, 2020

Bipartisan legislation would connect students and school personnel with apprenticeship programs to facilitate placement DENVER, CO– Representative Tom Sullivan’s bipartisan legislation to connect students and school personnel with apprenticeship programs was passed by the House today by a unanimous vote of 64-0. The bill now moves on to the Governor’s desk for final approval.  “This

House Education Committee Approves Public School Behavioral Health Improvements

March 4, 2020

Committee approves bills to  allow behavioral analysts in public schools and excuse absences for behavioral health issues DENVER, CO– The House Committee on Education today considered a pair of bills, sponsored by Representatives Meg Froelich, Dafna Michaelson Jenet, and Lisa Cutter, to address behavioral health in public schools and support students with behavioral health issues. 

Committee Votes to Ban The Gay and Trans Panic Defense

March 3, 2020

The House Judiciary Committee today passed Representatives Leslie Herod and Matt Soper’s bipartisan bill to ban the use of the gay and trans panic defense. The committee vote was 6-2.  “Telling a crime victim that their sexual orientation or gender identity is to blame for the violence perpetrated against them is wrong and cruel,” said