This Week in the Legislature, Feb. 3, 2014

The first month of the 2014 legislative session is over, and all 100 lawmakers have introduced their major pieces of legislation. Still, that doesn’t mean more won’t come, and they always do.

■ Today: The Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee will hear debate on SB94, which would repeal last year’s universal background check law on gun purchases.

■ Tuesday: The House Business, Labor, Economic & Workforce Development Committee will hear HB1071, introduced by Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Glenwood Springs, which calls for voter approval of the state’s new branding logo.

■ Wednesday: The House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee will debate HB1063, which would extend the state’s Make My Day law to include intruders at businesses.

■ Thursday: The Senate Finance Committee will hear SB2, which would turn the nonprofit Safe2Tell program into a government operation managed by the Attorney General’s Office. The program was created to get students to report possible violent crimes that they fear might happen on school grounds.

■ Next week: The Senate Finance Committee will hear SB126, a measure introduced by Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, as part of his duties as chairman of the Legislative Audit Committee. The bill would give the Lottery Commission more authority over itself, rather than through the Department of Revenue. Meanwhile, the House State Affairs Committee will hear two bills by Rep. Jared Wright, R-Fruita. One would provide tax credits to offset any penalty paid by Coloradans for not complying with the federal Affordable Care Act, and the other would prevent most state and local government workers from cooperating with federal authorities in any enforcement of the federal National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.

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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