Legislative Roundup, Feb. 14, 2011

Here’s what happened to some measures before the Legislature on Monday:

HB1107: Rep. Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, asked a House committee to kill his bill that would have created an Arizona-style immigration law in the state.

HB1123: Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose, delayed a vote on a measure to bar the use of severance tax revenue for anything other than grants to local governments.

HB1068: The House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee killed a measure that would have required oil, gas and other mineral drillers and miners to pay severance taxes, freeing mineral rights owners from that obligation.

HB1058: The Colorado House gave preliminary approval to a bill barring anyone receiving state benefits from accessing them at ATMs in strip clubs.

SB172: The long-anticipated measure that would create civil unions for gay and lesbian couples was introduced. All 20 Democrats in the Senate and 27 of the 32 Democrats in the House have signed on as co-sponsors. No Republicans have done so.

Details and status of all bills can be found at http://www.leg.state.co.us.



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