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Here are the legislative committee hearings of note for the week ahead in the Colorado Capitol. Committee schedules are subject to change. The daily schedule is available on the legislature’s website. Click here and scroll down to committee hearings to listen online.



House Finance Committee, 1:30 p.m., LSB-A (Legislative Services Building, Room A, first floor)

House Bill 1057, which would allows creditors who obtain judgments to obtain debtor information from the Department of Labor and Employment, and would also allow collection agencies to add expenses to the judgment.

House Bill 1127, which would tighten up the rules for landlords regarding rental applications.

House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room 107

House Bill 1151, to add deficit irrigation to the list of pilot projects funded by the Colorado Water Conservation Board. This would allow farmers to use less water for irrigation without risking their water rights. This bill is available for remote testimony.

Senate Business, Labor & Technology Committee, 2 p.m., SCR 354

Nomination of Marguerite Salazar as executive director of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). The recent controversy over the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which is part of DORA, could come up in this hearing.



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

Sunset review hearing for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and Division of Civil Rights. Background here.

Senate Local Government Committee, 1:30 p.m. SCR 354

Senate Bill 010, to require landlords to provide receipts for rent payments and a copy of the lease.

Senate Finance Committee, 2 p.m., SCR 357

Senate Bill 147, revises to educator loan forgiveness program to target “hard to fill” educator positions, such as principals and special services personnel, primarily in rural school districts. The bill also attempts to fund the program, which has not been funded for several years, at $500,000.

Senate Bill 116, to develop an identification card that would allow the general public, for a fee, to bypass state Capitol security checkpoints.

Senate Bill 128, which seeks legislative approval for any state agency fee increase.



House Finance Committee, upon adjournment, LSB-A

House Bill 1092, to set up a pilot program for marijuana delivery.

House Local Government Committee, 1:30 p.m. Room 271

House Bill 1126, to limit an homeowners’ association regulation of dogs based on breed, weight, or size classification.

House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, 1:30 p.m., LSB-A

House Bill 1113, Regulatory Reform Act of 2018 for small business

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

House Bill 1027, to repeal red light cameras.



Senate Health & Human Services Committee, Upon Adjournment, SCR 354

Senate Bill 146, to require free-standing emergency rooms provide patient information about health care options, including cost of services

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

Senate Bill 58, to extend the statute of limitations for those required to report child abuse. Background here.

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

Senate Bill 118, to allow local school boards authority over charter schools; currently the State Board of Education can overrule a local school board’s decision to reject a charter school application.

House Business Affairs & Labor Committee, 1:30 p.m. LSB-A

Senate Bill 67, to allow auction sales of alcohol (like nobody ever does that).

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

House Bill 1122, to require a statewide accounting of conservation easements.

House Bill 1123 , to allow for a tax credit time-out on the conservation easements.

House Bill 1194, to require more transparency in the conservation easement program.

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