This Week in the Legislature
The first of nine gun bills will be reviewed in a House committee next week, a measure introduced by Fruita Republican Rep. Jared Wright to repeal last year’s mandatory background checks on all gun purchases.
■ Today: The House State, Veterans & Military Affairs committee will consider a bill to make the Kingcup cactus the official state cactus.
■ Tuesday: The Senate Finance Committee will hear SB13 by Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, to exempt gifts from pension deductions paid to recipients of the state’s Old Age Pension Fund.
■ Wednesday: The House Transportation & Energy Committee will talk about HB1067, a measure that would delay a 20 percent renewable energy standard for rural electric associations from 2020 to 2025. A similar measure introduced by Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, will be heard by the same committee the next day. His measure would lower all renewable standards to 15 percent.
■ Thursday: The House Judiciary Committee will consider HB1041, which would eliminate the need to get a permit to carry concealed weapons.
■ Next week: The House Transportation Committee will hear two bills designed to boost hydroelectric generation. One, HB1138, would add hydroelectric as a renewable energy source, while HB1030 would offer tax incentives to build hydroelectric projects.
All floor action and committees can be watched or heard on the Legislature’s website,