Legislature This Week, May 2,2011

This is the last full week of the 2011 legislative session, and it’s expected to include some long nights and lengthy debates, particularly over congressional redistricting.

Today: Several immigration measures are up for debate, including three proposed ballot questions before the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee. HB1309, a requirement that employers check residency status, will be heard in the House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee.

Tuesday: The House Health & Environment Committee will review SB177, which would extend the life of two teen pregnancy-prevention programs in Mesa, Delta and Montrose counties.

Wednesday: The House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee will hear HB1276, which would set strict criteria for what courts must use in deciding congressional redistricting cases.

Next week: It will mark the final three days of the session. Bills will be heard in committee or on the floor of the House and Senate as needed.

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



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