Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 07:01:00 MST
Updated: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 07:21:51 MST
DENVER, Colo. - Colorado’s 2014 legislative session is underway.
Proposals providing tax relief for people who lost their properties during the September floods and incentives for wildfire mitigation are among the first bills of the Colorado legislative session.
The first House bill of the year would reimburse property taxes for people whose properties were destroyed flooding last year. Another bill seeks to expedite the repair of irrigation ditches damaged by the floods by allowing people to bypass water court to begin work immediately.
Lawmakers also want to create a tax credit for homeowners who conduct fire mitigation on their properties.
Other bills that have been introduced include a Republican attempt to allow people to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. Democrats want to allow gay couples to file state taxes jointly.
Thursday morning Governor John Hickenlooper will deliver his annual State of the State Address in the house chambers.