This Week in the Legislature, March 24, 2014

Next year’s $20.5 billion budget will be introduced into the Colorado House today, and lawmakers there will spend much of the week poring over it. The 65-member chamber expects to vote on it by Friday.

■ Today: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear HB1069, partly introduced by Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, to slightly change the way judicial performance commissions evaluate judges who are up for retention votes by the public.

■ Tuesday: The House Business, Labor, Economic & Workforce Development Committee will hear four of five measures dealing with revising the state’s telecommunications laws.

■ Wednesday: The Senate Judiciary Committee will debate HB1131 that is designed to crack down on cyber bullying.

■ Thursday: The Senate Finance Committee will hear HB1285, which requires tax preparers to tell clients about their financial backgrounds before working on their tax forms.

■ Next week: Once the House is done with the budget this week, the Senate will take it up. It, too, plans to vote on it by the end of the week.

All floor action and committees can be watched or heard on the Legislature’s website at


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