5 Things To Know in the Colorado Legislature
KREX News Room
DENVER (AP) - Your weekly look at what's coming up at the Colorado Legislature:
MARIJUANA DEBATE BEGINS
One of the most controversial marijuana proposals in recent years has been setting a blood-limit driving standard for the psychoactive ingredient in pot. This year's bill may succeed where others have failed because marijuana use is expected to become more prevalent now that it's legal. HB1114 sees its first hearing Tuesday in a House committee.
Don't want your boss requiring access to your social media accounts? House Democrats will try again on a proposal to bar employers from demanding access to the private social networking profiles of job applicants and employees. At least two states already have such laws. HB1046 is another bill to watch in House committee action Tuesday.
MORE GUN DISCUSSION
Democrats just last week unveiled a series of gun-control measures they've been promising since last fall. Watch the House Judiciary and Education committees for first consideration of gun-control measures including universal background checks, ammunition limits and a ban on concealed weapons on public college campuses.
After rejecting GOP attempts to see Colorado make it a crime to harm fetuses, Democrats say they've come up with a solution that adds criminal penalties for causing unwanted miscarriages, while still protecting abortion rights. HB1154 gets reviewed by the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Republicans are touting their own child-protection proposal, to increase penalties for people convicted of certain crimes against children. That bill, HB1149, will be considered Thursday in another House committee.
I LOVE YOU NOT
Roses and chocolates greet lawmakers on Valentine's Day, but romance won't be in the air in the House Judiciary Committee. Members will debate several bills changing Colorado rules for premarital agreements, divorces and custody and visitation rights for estranged parents.