Summary of new bills introduced in the Legislature |

Summary of new bills introduced in the Legislature

A summary of new bills introduced Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature:

– Establish the Colorado Cares Rx program to provide generic and non-patented prescription drugs at discounted prices. (Senate Bill 1)

– Bar colleges and universities from requiring undergraduates to have health insurance. (House Bill 1026)

– Bar minors from using tanning equipment unless prescribed by a physician. (Senate Bill 23)

– Require athletic trainers to be certified. (Senate Bill 24)

– Make it a crime to be in this country illegally. (House Bill 1007)

– Require all employers to apply to participate in the federal immigration verification program. (Senate Bill 29)

– Require a no-bond warrant be issued for criminal defendants who are in this country illegally and subject to removal. (House Bill 1040)

– Make it a crime to display any flag other than the flag of the united States or the state of Colorado on a permanent flagpole located on a public building and allowing the display of a prisoner of war, missing in action or veteran commemorative flags. (House Bill 1050)

– Withdraw consent given by the state to the federal government to use eminent domain to acquire land for military training. (House Bill 1069)

– Bar the state and other political subdivisions from using eminent domain to acquire appropriated water rights. (House Bill 1036)

– Cancel any proposed toll road unless the route is included in the statewide transportation plan. (House Bill 1068)

– Expand Colorado’s “Make My Day” law to create a presumption that a person who uses deadly force against an intruder has a reasonable fear of imminent death or serious bodily injury. (House Bill 1011)

– Double the penalty for motorists committing traffic violations while distracted. (House Bill 1006)

– Increase the costs levied for the benefit of crime victims and add surcharges on traffic infractions to fund the crime victim compensation fund. (Senate Bill 55)

– Allow the Revenue Department to seize gambling winnings to pay court fines, restitution or child support. (House Bill 1071)

– Add sexual orientation to the list of characteristics for which a person may not be discriminated against. (Senate Bill 25)

– Lower the minimum age from compulsory education from 7 to 6. (Senate Bill 16)

– Repeal provisions of the Unfair Practices Act that bar companies from selling products for less than cost. (House Bill 1070)

– Create grants to encourage the use of tracking devices to locate handicapped people who become lost. (House Bill 1064)

– Allow adoption of an agreement among states to elect the president by national popular vote. (Senate Bill 46)

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