JOINT RELEASE: New Legislation Protects Workers, Helps Businesses Safely Reopen

June 5, 2020

Denver, CO– Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate today unveiled legislation to protect workers from retaliation when they expose safety-related issues. HB20-1415 is sponsored by Representatives Leslie Herod and Tom Sullivan and Senators Brittany Pettersen and Robert Rodriguez.  “Colorado has very few protections for workers who speak out or raise concerns around workplace health

Police Accountability Legislation (Passed by the Colorado GA 2015-2019)

June 4, 2020

HB15-1285: Widespread Use of Body Cameras Sponsors: Rep. Daniel Kagan, Sen. John Cooke Summary: Creates a grant program for law enforcement agencies to purchase body cameras and to train law enforcement officers in their use. Establishes a study group best practices on the use of body cameras and to develop those policies for law enforcement

Rep. McLachlan’s College Credit for Work Experience Bill Passes

June 4, 2020

Bipartisan legislation would allow college students to obtain academic credit for work experience DENVER, CO — The House today passed Representative Barbara McLachlan’s bipartisan bill to make it easier to obtain academic credit for work-related experiences across all state institutions. The vote was 62-3. “As we take the necessary steps to get our state back