This Week in the Legislature, Feb. 13, 2012
House Speaker Frank McNulty plans to form a special committee examining changes to a legislative-privilege clause in the Colorado Constitution after the traffic stop controversy with Rep. Laura Bradford.
■ Today: The House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee will hear a bill about capturing methane gas in coal mines.
■ Tuesday: The House Judiciary Committee will review a bill that would require people found guilty of human trafficking to be liable for damages to the people they traffic.
■ Wednesday: The House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee will debate a bill that would bar local governments from voting in secret to fill vacancies.
■ Thursday: The Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources & Energy Committee will hear a bill to ban trans-fat foods in public schools.
■ Friday: The House Appropriations Committee will discuss a bill to lower fees for late vehicle registration.
■ Next week: The Joint Budget Committee will continue work on the proposed 2012–13 budget.— Proceedings can be watched or heard on the Legislature’s website, http://www.leg.state.co.us