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Here are legislative committee hearings and other events of note for the week ahead in the state Capitol.

Committee schedules are subject to change. The daily schedule is available on the legislature’s website.

A note about remote testimony: This week, the first bill available for remote testimony will be heard in the Senate. Here are the ground rules, from the Legislative Council publication on public participation:

During the 2019 legislative session, six sites will be available for remote testimony for specific bill hearings: Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Otero Junior College in La Junta, Fort Lewis College in Durango, Trinidad Junior College in Trinidad, Lamar Community College in Lamar, and Adams State University in Alamosa.

"If you wish to testify remotely, you will need to sign up through the General Assembly's registration website. In order for a remote testimony site to be available for testimony, at least one witness must be registered to testify at the site at least 24 hours before the hearing on the previous business day. The deadline is 10:00 a.m. for committees scheduled to meet Upon Adjournment. If at least one witness is registered by the deadline, additional witnesses may continue to sign up online to testify remotely until one hour before the scheduled hearing time and may sign up at the remote testimony site until public testimony on the bill concludes. Please note that there is no guarantee that all witnesses, including remote witnesses, will be permitted to testify on a bill, or that remote witnesses will be able to testify at a specific time."

     

MONDAY, JAN. 21

The General Assembly is closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

     

TUESDAY, JAN. 22

House Education Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room 107

  • House Bill 1036 Arndt and McLachlan--Annual Stipends For Certified School Professionals
  • House Bill 1005 Buckner and Wilson--Income Tax Credit For Early Childhood Educators

House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room LSB-A (Legislative Services Building, across the street from the Capitol on 14th Street)

     

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23

House Health & Insurance Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room 271

  • House Bill 1028 Hooton and Ransom--Medical Marijuana Condition Autism (this is the 2019 version of a bill vetoed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in 2018. Gov. Polis has pledged to sign it.)
  • House Bill 1004 Roberts and Catlin--Proposal For Affordable Health Coverage Option 

Senate Judiciary Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room 352

  • Senate Bill 48 by Senator(s) Holbert; also Representative(s) Ransom--Protect Students From Harmful Material (this bill is available for remote testimony)

Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room 357

  • Senate Bill 42 by Senator(s) Foote; also Representative(s) Sirota and Arndt--National Popular Vote

     

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

House Finance Committee, Upon Adjournment Room LSB-A

  • House Bill 1013 Exum--Child Care Expenses Tax Credit Lowincome Families
  • House Bill 1010 Mullica and Landgraf--Freestanding Emergency Departments Licensure

House Judiciary Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room 112 

House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 271

Senate Transportation & Energy Committee, upon adjournment, Room 352

  • Senate Bill 12 by Senator(s) Court; also Representative(s) Melton--Use Of Mobile Electronic Devices While Driving

Senate Education Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room 352

  • Senate Bill 3 by Senator(s) Zenzinger and Coram; also Representative(s) McLachlan and Wilson-- Educator Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Senate Bill 9 by Senator(s) Todd; also Representative(s) McLachlan and Wilson--Financial Incentives For Rural Educators

     

FRIDAY, JAN. 25

  • no events scheduled

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