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80 BILLS on today’s quick-look calendar.
BILLS OF NOTE TODAY: SB12-050, Prohibit Red Light Camera Vehicle Identification, 2 p.m., Senate Transportation. HB12-1170, Limit Minors’ Access Artificial Tanning Devices, 1:30 p.m., House Economic. HB12-1134, Prohibit Job Discrimination Against Unemployed, 1:30 p.m., House Economic. HB12-1130, First Degree Murder Of Unborn Child, 1:30 p.m., House Judiciary.
MESSY SCHOOL-LENDING SITUATION IN THE MOUNTAINS RESOLVED: A national banking company is walking away from a loan to a local school that violates the Colorado Constitution, Randy Wyrick of the Vail Daily reports. Wells Fargo loaned Stone Creek Charter School $1.2 million on Aug. 10, 2006. Stone Creek has repaid Wells Fargo more than $800,000 on the loan, school officials said told Wyrick. Because the loan spans several years, it violates Colorado’s TABOR amendment, ruled Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. According to Wyrick, Suthers issued his ruling last Thursday.
OBAMA COLORADO DIRECTOR: Carrie Doyle.
LOVELAND LEGISLATORS NIKKEL AND DELGROSSO could figure big in civil-unions vote.
THE DENVER POST FAILED, IN PRINT OR ON WEB, to credit the Pueblo Chieftain with breaking the weekend story about the per-diem increase for out-state legislators, instead attributing the story to “chatter.”
NEITHER DID the Grand Junction Sentinel.
THE DURANGO HERALD did credit The Chieftain’s work.
MEANWHILE, THE EVER-ENTERPRISING CHIEFTAIN ADVANCES THE STORY, revealing today that Colorado lawmakers are likely to introduce legislation that would forgo the increase.
DU’S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE TAB: $1.65 million.
CLOSELY WATCHED IN COLORADO: U.S. farm bill reauthorization.
GIVE THE MONEY BACK, nonprofit tells Tipton.
OUT STUMPING FOR REPUBLICANS: Frank McNulty.
HAPPY WITH PUTTING PROFESSOR PAY ONLINE: Pueblo Chieftain.
MOVING ON: Bill restricting employer credit checks.
MOVING ON: Legal protections for pregnant moms when drugs are involved.
MOVING ON: HOA transparency bill.
MOVING ON: Bring your gun to an emergency bill.
MOVING SLOWLY: High school students taking college classes bill.
ADVOCACY DAY FOR LATINOS drew activists and politicians from across the state.
NATIONAL EXPOSURE MONDAY for bipartisan native languages bill.
SIX BILLS THAT MATTER TO SCOTT GESSLER: HB12-1024, HB12-1267, HB12-1269, HB12-1274, SB12-062, SB12-123 and SB12-135.
IS IT JUST ME? It’s weird to see the rest of the Capitol closed on President’s Day, when the legislature is in session. Feels like people are playing hooky.
STATE BILL SENT 147 “bill alerts” to its subscribers on Monday.
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YESTERDAY’S BILL ROUNDUP FOR STATE BILL SUBSCRIBERS, COURTESY OUR VIRTUAL BILL BOX:
* Introduced bills
* Signed bills
* Bills acted upon
* New fiscal notes
* Bill amendments
* New bill versions
* Day’s archived audio
* Day’s archived video
NO HICKENLOOPER PUBLIC EVENTS TODAY, but you can catch Joe Garcia at the following:
* 8:45 a.m. – delivering remarks at the GPS Satellite Processing Facility Open House. Location: Lockheed Martin Space Systems, 12257 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton.
* 11 a.m. – delivering the keynote address at the Colorado Nonprofit Association Day at the Capitol. Location: Committee Room SER 352, State Capitol, Denver.
TODAY’S SOCIAL CALENDAR:
* Reception, American Institute of Professional Geologists – Colorado Section, Legislative Reception to discuss Mineral & Energy Economy in Colorado, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., University Club located at 1673 Sherman Street, Denver, Contact : Betsy Murray 303-478-1207
* Other, Colorado Nonprofit Association, Nonprofit Day at the Capitol, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., 200 East Colfax, Denver 80203, Contact : Mark Turner 303-832-5710 x203 firstname.lastname@example.org
* Reception, The Colorado Timber Industry Assoc. & Mountain States Lumber & Building Material Dealers Assoc. & Colorado–Wyoming Society of American Foresters, 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m., The City Grill, 321 E. Colfax, Denver, Contact : Nancy Fishering email@example.com
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