Second Gun Safety Bill Passes First Committee

February 13, 2013

(Feb. 12) – Capping 12 hours of impassioned testimony on gun safety measures, the House Judiciary Committee voted tonight to ban the sale or transfer of high-capacity firearms magazines in Colorado. The 7-4 vote advanced the second bill in the legislative Democrats’ gun safety package. Earlier today, the committee approved a bill to require background

Background-Check Loophole Starts to Close

February 13, 2013

(Feb. 12) – The House Judiciary Committee voted 7-4 today to support a bill to close a huge loophole in Colorado’s background checks law, a successful first step forward for legislative Democrats’ gun safety package. HB13-1229, sponsored by Reps. Rhonda Fields (D-Aurora) and Beth McCann (D-Denver), will close the loophole in Colorado’s firearms background checks

House Passes Ginal’s Bill Helping Wildfire Victims

February 11, 2013

(Feb. 11) – Rep. Joann Ginal (D-Fort Collins) won final House passage of her first bill today when the chamber voted 38-26 in favor of her measure to protect Coloradans victimized by wildfires or other disasters from being fleeced by public insurance adjusters. Public insurance adjusters are a roving band of freelancers, mostly from out

House Passes Wildfire Mitigation Incentives

February 11, 2013

(Feb. 11) – A bill to continue tax incentives for homeowners who take precautions to reduce the risk of wildfire to their homes passed the House today on a bipartisan 57-7 vote. HB13-1012 was recommended by the interim Lower North Fork Wildfire Commission and was sponsored by two of that panel’s members, Reps. Claire Levy