Latest News – March 26

Halftime Report: Just A Bill, Sitting on Capitol Hill

The arrival of Spring marks the halfway point in the 2015 Colorado Legislative Session. So, it’s time to check in with Lake County’s representatives under the Golden Dome, to find out what bills have died in committee and which are moving through the legislature process.

Most relevant to local voters was the passage of HB-1060, which requires that defendants in sexual assault cases to appear before a judge prior to their release from jail on bond.  The bill was sponsored by Rep. Millie Hamner, who also led the charge to pass Vonnie’s Law back in 2012.

During the 2012 Colorado Legislative Session supporters rally at the capitol for the passage of Vonnie's Law which was signed into law in May 2012. Photo: Leadville Today.

During the 2012 Colorado Legislative Session supporters rally at the capitol for the passage of Vonnie’s Law which was signed into law in May 2012. During the current session the law was strengthened by the passage of HB-1060. Photo: Leadville Today.

More than one hundred bills are making their way through the process in this year’s session, covering a variety of issues from Medical Marijuana to End-of-life Decisions to State Funding Allocations, the latter being an issue that both Senator Kerry Donovan and Rep. Hamner address in their legislative updates. The links to both can be found below. So, log in and hear what your local representatives have to say about the 2015 Colorado Legislative Session which will conclude 7 weeks from today on May 14, 2015.Link_Newsletter_Hamner_LeadvilleToday

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