Legislature This Week, Jan. 25, 2011

The 2011 session of the Colorado Legislature is entering its second full week and is still busy with informational briefings as bills trickle in.

Today: The House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee will hear HB1039, which would make it illegal to drag a cow by its tail or lasso the legs of a horse for entertainment, sport or contest.

Tuesday: The Senate Local Government & Energy Committee will consider the nomination of Club 20 President Reeves Brown as executive director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

Wednesday: Colorado voters would be required to show proof of citizenship under SB18, to be heard in the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.

Thursday: Current law bans recipients of public-assistance funds from using ATMs to retrieve benefits at casinos, gun stores or liquor stores, among other places. HB1058, to be heard in the House Health & Environment Committee, would add strip clubs to that list.

Next week: The House Judiciary Committee will tweak the state’s medical-marijuana laws, while the Senate Business, Labor & Technology Committee will consider adding homeless people to the state’s at-risk crime provisions.

All floor action and committees can be watched or heard on the Legislature’s website at http://www.leg.state.co.us.


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