H2O: Keeping it Clean

April 25, 2013

(April 25) – A bill that will require groundwater monitoring in the Greater Wattenberg Area passed the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee today by a vote of six to five. In January, the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission adopted a rule requiring baseline and post-completion groundwater monitoring for Colorado oil and gas operators,

Marijuana Taxation Bill Passes First Committee

April 25, 2013

(April 25) – A bill to fund a thorough state regulatory system to keep adult-use marijuana out of the hands of kids and criminals cleared its first legislative hurdle this afternoon. HB13-1318, sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont), sets up a statewide referendum on sales and excise taxes of up to 15 percent on retail

Creating Jobs: Expanding Colorado’s Energy Portfolio

April 25, 2013

(April 24) – A bill that will grow Colorado’s renewable energy industry and create jobs across the state passed the House Transportation & Energy Committee today by a vote of 8 to 5. SB13-252, sponsored in the House by Speaker Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) and Rep. Crisanta Duran (D-Denver), will make numerous changes to the Renewable

Vigil’s Veterans Cemetery Extension Bill Takes First Step

April 25, 2013

(April 24) – A bill that will extend the Homelake Military Veterans Cemetery passed the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee unanimously today. SB13-040, sponsored in the House by Rep. Ed Vigil (D-Alamosa), modifies the definition of the Homelake Military Veterans Cemetery to include three distinct expansion areas: the northwest triangular area, the northeast