Gun Debate Moves to Background Checks

February 15, 2013

(Feb. 15) – After six hours, the House begins debate on closing the background checks loophole to promote public safety in Colorado. HB13-1229, sponsored by Rep. Beth McCann (D-Denver) and Rep. Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora), will require background checks on all gun sales. Under current law, background checks are required for gun sales by licensed dealers

SAVE-ing Colorado Victims

February 15, 2013

(Feb. 14) – A bill to create a compensation fund to ensure sexual assault victims do not have to pay for necessary medical care and treatment related to a sexual assault passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously today. Currently, federal law prevents hospitals from charging sexual assault survivors for their rape kits, but the survivors

Helping Colorado Companies to Go Global

February 15, 2013

(Feb. 14) – Another Democratic job-creating bill made a successful debut today when the Advanced Industries Export Accelerator Act passed the House Business, Labor & Economic & Workforce Development Committee on a 7-4 vote. HB13-1193 would provide matching seed money, up to $15,000, to help a qualifying Colorado advanced-industries business develop an export operation. The