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The Colorado State Capitol is pictured under blue skies on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, the first legislative day of the Second Regular Session of Colorado's 72nd General Assembly. Photo by Andy Colwell, special to Colorado Politics

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

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


Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, 1:30 p.m. Old Supreme Court Chambers

  • SB 72, Gardner — Human Sexuality Education Notification Requirement
  • SB 77, Woodward — Born Alive Child Physician Relationship
  • SB 133 Woodward — Business Fiscal Impact Notes

House Energy & Environment Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 107

  • HB 1047, Cutter and Froelich — Develop A Statewide Organics Management Plan

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

  • HB 1125, Baisley and Buentello — Eligible Educator Supplies Tax Credit

House Rural Affairs & Agriculture Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 271

  • HB 1084, Duran — Requirements For Dog & Cat Breeders & Sellers. Background here


Bill of the day

Senate Local Government Committee, 2 p.m., Room 354

  • SB 10, Donovan — Repeal Ban On Local Government Regulation Of Plastics. Background here.

House Health & Insurance Committee, upon adjournment, Room 112

  • HB 1008, Lontine — Health Care Cost-sharing Consumer Protections

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

  • HB 1128, Buentello and Wilson — Educator Education Requirements Special Education. Available for Remote Testimony
  • HB 1043, Buckner and Wilson — Income Tax Credit For Early Childhood Ed Fix

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

  • HB 1148, Soper — Offenses Committed Against A Deceased Human Body. Available for Remote Testimony
  • HB 1120, Carver and Roberts — Enforcement Of Sexual Exploitation Of A Child
  • HB 1118, Larson — Careless Driving Serious Bodily Injury

House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, 1:30 p.m., Legislative Services Building, Room A (LSB-A)

  • HB 1031, Benavidez — Replace Columbus Day With New State Holiday. 


Bill of the day

House Business Affairs & Labor Committee, 1:30 p.m., Room 107

  • HB 1048, Herod and Buckner — Race Trait Hairstyle Anti-discrimination Protection. Background here.


Bill of the day

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

  • SB 123, Fields and Bridges — Compensation & Representation Of Student Athletes. Background here.
  • SB 14, Fields — Excused Absences In Public School For Behavioral Health

Senate Finance Committee, upon adjournment, Room 357

  • SB 50, Woodward — Eligible Educator Supplies Tax Credit. Background here.

Senate Ag

  • SB 54, Coram — Rural Development Grant Program Creation. For action only.

Senate Health & Human Services Committee, 1:30 p.m., Old Supreme Court Chambers

  • SB 107, Ginal — Drug Production Costs Transparency Analysis Report. Background here.

House Energy & Environment Committee, upon adjournment, Room 107

  • HB 1117, Neville — Misbranding Nonmeat & Imported & Artificial Meat

House Finance Committee, upon adjournment, Room 112

  • HB 1003, Roberts and Rich — Rural Jump-start Zone Act Modifications. Available for Remote Testimony

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

  • HB 1131, Titone and Caraveo — Menstrual Hygiene Products In Schools Program
  • HB 1062, McLachlan — CO Student Free Expression Law
  • HB 1034, Larson — Income Tax Deduction For 529 Acct K-12 Expenses


The General Assembly allows remote testimony for selected bills. Here are the ground rules from the Legislative Council publication on public participation:

During the 2020 legislative session, 10 sites will be available for remote testimony:

  • Adams State University in Alamosa
  • Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction
  • Colorado Mesa University in Montrose
  • Colorado Mountain College-Vail Valley in Edwards
  • Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs
  • Fort Lewis College in Durango
  • Lamar Community College in Lamar
  • Northeastern Junior College in Sterling
  • Otero Junior College in La Junta
  • Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad

If you wish to testify remotely, you will need to sign up through the General Assembly's registration website. Bills available for remote testimony will be indicated on the registration website, as well as the House and Senate calendars.

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 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.


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