Committee Votes to Ban The Gay and Trans Panic Defense

March 3, 2020

The House Judiciary Committee today passed Representatives Leslie Herod and Matt Soper’s bipartisan bill to ban the use of the gay and trans panic defense. The committee vote was 6-2.  “Telling a crime victim that their sexual orientation or gender identity is to blame for the violence perpetrated against them is wrong and cruel,” said

Committee Passes Bill to Enable Medicaid Members to Participate in Clinical Trials

March 3, 2020

Legislation would require Medicaid to cover the additional health care services necessary for clinical trial participation DENVER, CO– The House Committee on Health and Insurance today passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Representatives Dafna Michaelson Jenet and Larry Liston to facilitate participation in clinical trials for Medicaid members. HB20-1232 passed by a vote of 10-0. “We

House Dems Stand With Mobile Home Owners

March 3, 2020

House passes landmark legislation to create a pathway for residents to purchase their mobile home parks if they’re put up for sale or redevelopment DENVER, CO — The House today passed HB20-1201, sponsored by Representatives Edie Hooton and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez, which would provide mobile home park residents a path forward to purchase the land under

Helping Colorado Families Get Ahead Act Passes Committee

March 3, 2020

HB20-1203 would double tax benefit for working families and fund the state’s Child Tax Credit Denver, CO– The House Committee on Finance today passed Representatives Emily Sirota and Matt Gray’s bill to double the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and fund the state Child Tax Credit (CTC) while closing a tax loophole that primarily