Foote’s Oil & Gas Safety Bill Wins House OK

April 15, 2013

(April 15) – The House gave final approval this morning to Rep. Mike Foote’s bill to increase fines for oil and gas operators who violate state rules. The vote was 35-27. Under current law adopted in the 1950s, the maximum daily fine for violators of Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission regulations is $1,000 and

House OKs Bill to Promote Safe Oil & Gas Development

April 12, 2013

(April 12) –The House gave voice-vote approval today to a bill to add teeth to the state’s oil and gas regulations and enhance penalties on rulebreakers. HB13-1267, sponsored by Rep. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette), will bring Colorado’s schedule of fines for oil and gas spills or other infractions up to date. The bill increases the maximum

Fort Lyon Repurposing On Its Way

April 12, 2013

(April 12) – A bipartisan bill to repurpose Ft. Lyon campus in Las Animas to provide transitional housing, supportive services and vocational training for hundreds of homeless individuals passed the House today on second reading. HB13-1261, sponsored by Reps. Leroy Garcia (D-Pueblo) and Tim Dore (R-Elizabeth), will repurpose the Fort Lyon campus, which is formerly

Clean-Air Bill Passes House

April 12, 2013

(April 12) – The House voted 40-21 today to approve the extension of a tax credit that is reducing air pollution in Colorado. HB13-1247, sponsored by Reps. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver) and Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont), extends to 2021 the innovative motor vehicle tax credit for people who buy an electric- or natural gas-powered vehicle or convert