Breast Cancer Screenings: Saving Women’s Lives

April 23, 2013

(April 23) – A bill to ensure women have access to all types of breast imaging to help save more women’s lives passed the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee today by a vote of seven to six. Under current law, a mammogram is one type of breast imaging used for screening and

Bipartisan Public Safety Bill Gets Strong Support

April 23, 2013

(April 23) – A bill to assist law enforcement locate people facing imminent harm passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously today. HB13-1308, sponsored by Reps. Daniel Kagan (D-Cherry Hills Village) and Bob Gardner (R-Colorado Springs), allows a law enforcement agency to direct an employee of cellular service provider to provide location information of a person

Mental Health Task Force Bill Passes First Test

April 23, 2013

(April 23) – A bill to bolster the state’s mental health system passed its first legislative committee today. The vote in the Health, Insurance and Environment Committee was 6-5, following party lines. HB13-1306, sponsored by Rep. Beth McCann (D-Denver), authorizes a task force to study issues surrounding the purchase and possession of firearms by those

House OKs School Finance Reform Bill

April 22, 2013

(April 22) – The House gave preliminary voice-vote approval this afternoon to a bill to modernize Colorado’s K-12 funding formula and make it more accountable. SB13-213, sponsored in the House by Rep. Millie Hamner (D-Dillon), is the first update since 1994 to the formula used each year to allocate state dollars to each of Colorado’s